Record and Revue watches used the brand name Syren to export watch movements from Switzerland. The watch itself measures 50mm in diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is gold plated and is the Star model by the Dennison Watch Case Company. The Star model was a good quality 9ct rolled gold (outside and gold plate inside) case originally guaranteed to wear for 10 years. Aaron Lufkin Dennison pioneered watchmaking in America before moving to England in 1862 to set up a watch case factory in the Handsworth area of Birmingham. Dennison was highly respected for the quality of its watch cases which were commonly used by Omega and Rolex. Sadly they went out of business in 1997.
The Syren movement is top of the quality range and was built to chronometer standards. Clues are the four double-screwed (one triple) gold chatons that locate the visible jewels and the finely adjustable regulator. A superb piece of engineering that runs extremely accurately to this day.
It has a beautiful porcelain dial free of hairline cracks with fully saturated black print. Being a half-hunter the time can be told when the case is closed as there is a central lens through which the blued steel hands can partly be seen.
Overall, the dial is in excellent condition as is the case.
A superb timepiece.
1920s Syren Half Hunter Pocket Watch
Year 1920s Case Metal Rolled gold Back Metal Rolled gold Back Type Snap Diameter* 50.1 mm Power Manual Calibre Not known
* excluding the winder