18K Memovox

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vincereynard
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18K Memovox

Post by vincereynard » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:54 am

I came across the attached whilst browsing the net.

A solid 18K Memovox, which according to my understanding of your excellent book, should be a caliber 916 Full Rotor Automatic.

One of the last made perhaps. Solid gold dial?

The back looks like it has had a serious session with the polishing wheel. I assume the "875" refers to the gold contents?.

I shall ask for better movement shots.

Priced at £1950 ($2850) which seems reasonable to me. What do you think please?
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Re: 18K Memovox

Post by zafbasha » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:42 am

875 21 is likely to be the case reference number, something along the lines of E875 as 21 being the yellow gold, etc. Something like that.

I do agree with you and would expect an 916 in there.

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Re: 18K Memovox

Post by vincereynard » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:42 pm

Zaf,
Thanks for the reply,

"I assume the "875" refers to the gold contents?" Sorry about that, a bit of brain fade. Silly question.

1437876 - would this date it to about 1970?

Vince

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Re: 18K Memovox

Post by zafbasha » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:49 pm

I can't really date by case serial # but 1970 +/- is a good guess.

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