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First, a gem from an obscure brand - a 1940s rectangular Mora:
Having done a quick look, Mora was a brand from...Denmark, a trademark of a J.C. Filtenborg of Copenhagen. Fun thing - the seller mentioned having acquired it as a part of a batch of watches in Denmark alright.
"Imp." at the bottom of the dial apparently stands for "importeret", or "Imported." That's consistent with the movement, which is a Swiss import indeed - an AS 984. Yes, it has a round AS 984 in a relatively substantial "tank" case.
The case is chrome-plated, and...also imported to Denmark, from Continental Europe's (excluding Switzerland) casemaking/metalworking hub - Pforzheim, Krautland.
"GK" with star and crescent stands for Gebruder Kuttroff (Kuttroff Brothers) of Pforzheim, registered in 1934.
The next haul...
...could be the first issued milwatch in my collection:
The engravings are worn, as is the rest of the case, but it seems to be a legit GSTP - General Service Trade Pattern, or General Service Timepiece, not sure which of these did the GSTP acronym stand for. Brass case, screw-down bezel and case back.
Moeris was - at some point - a respectable independent brand, which, like a lot of others, at some point was eaten up by a larger company as an alternative to closing its doors - in this case, it was Tissot, and so Moeris got swallowed by the SSIH.
Inside, a Moeris 19'''H:
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db. ... Moeris_19H
Sadly, the movement - while it does work - will need a thorough service. The position of the regulator indicates that the movement just cries for a watchmaker's intervention.
So, that's all, folks. Mr. Bloke out.
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