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Requesting information about Germinal Voltaire

Greetings and salutations,
This being my first post on this forum please bare with my ignorances.

What When Where and/or Who is GERMINAL VOLTAIRE?
What is AMERIC METAL?
Answer:
It would be best if you posted a picture. "Germinal" is a famous novel by Emile Zola. Voltaire is the author of "Candide". What I suspect is that some watch merchant with literary tastes combined the names of two favorite authors to come up with a watch brand.
Answer:
thanks for that info.
well, i've dug deeper and found more information pertaining to this watch. sorry for no pictures. i cannot find my difital camera.
after opening the case by slowly and gently prying with my fingernail and then eventually a flathead i found this info:
MOVEMENT PARTS:
FEF6620
SWISS
WATCH IMP CORP
UNADJUSTED
SEVENTEEN
17 JEWELS
MBA
OUTSIDE BACKPLATE:
AMERIC METAL
LOGO>>"G""5POINTEDSTAR UNDERLINED BY A SMILE""K"
STAINLESS
STEEL BACK
SWISS
GERMINAL VOLTAIRE
212Y
INSIDE BACKPLATE:
WATCH IMP CORP
667
ON DIAL:
Germinal Voltaire
17 JEWELS
SWISS MADE
ON BAND CLASP:
AMERIC METAL
LOGO>>"G""5POINTEDSTAR UNDERLINED BY A SMILE""K"
Answer:
Germinal Voltaire was a Swiss watch company (Fabrique Germinal S.A.) with origins dating back to before 1900. They were making watches up until the late 50s early 60s I believe. The company may have been acquired by Jules Jurgensen around that time.
Germinal made good quality watches using quality movements. It's one of the rarer brands but you can find nice examples some in 14K.