SERKISOF demiryolu

English translation: "SERKISOF railway"

08:36 Feb 20, 2001
Turkish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Turkish term or phrase: SERKISOF demiryolu
Inscription on back of pocket watch
Rich Uttke
English translation:"SERKISOF railway"
Explanation:
"Serkisof" is an important brand pocketwatch. Having this brand pocketwatch for old people like my grand father is really something in Turkey. By the way if you have not seen one,this pocketwatch has a train relief on its lid.
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Ayce Yalcin
Turkey
Local time: 00:05
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I have discovered that this watch is still for sale on the Web. Mine was purchased in 1969 in Sinop by an Army buddy who presented it to me this year. We met on a website after 30 years. Thanks for your help.
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na +1"SERKISOF railway"
Ayce Yalcin
naSee below.
artyan
naSerkisof
1964
nayazı
allingus (X)


  

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20 mins
yazı


Explanation:
cep telefonunun arkasındaki yazı


    allingus
allingus (X)
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"SERKISOF railway"


Explanation:
"Serkisof" is an important brand pocketwatch. Having this brand pocketwatch for old people like my grand father is really something in Turkey. By the way if you have not seen one,this pocketwatch has a train relief on its lid.

Ayce Yalcin
Turkey
Local time: 00:05
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
Grading comment
I have discovered that this watch is still for sale on the Web. Mine was purchased in 1969 in Sinop by an Army buddy who presented it to me this year. We met on a website after 30 years. Thanks for your help.

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1 hr
Serkisof


Explanation:
That is a brand name
DEmiryolu means Railway
and in fact I saw some "TCDD" as well.
TCDD means (if there is ) Republic of Turkey State Railways
I am not exactly sure but I think It is an old trade mark inherited from Ottoman Empire times, perhaps TCDD producing this wath under this right.


1964
Turkey
Local time: 00:05
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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17 hrs
See below.


Explanation:

No doubt, Serkisof is a well-known watch brandname, as it can be seen from these examples:

“... The Gendarme Criminal Laboratory prepared a report on the bomb. The report said the
Serkisof chain watch and Toshiba battery used in the bomb can not be found ... “
http://www.hri.org/news/turkey/anadolu/1999/99-10-28.anadolu...

“... bir kısmı benim evde vardı, diğer kısımlarını da yani patlayıcıyı, serkisof
marka saati Tekin abi getirmişti. 20 Ekim 1999 günü Necdet Yüksel ... “
www.hurriyet.com.tr/hur/turk/00/10/17/11sdk.htm


I also found a document, which says that there were Serkisof & Co. in Constantinople:

“... working condition key wound and key set collectors condition example of Serkisoff
and Co...Constantinople. Lever escapement. A polished silver 0.800 grade fine ... “
http://freespace.virgin.net/robert.young10/index9.htm


Finally, I found a German-language document, which says about the (TransSiberian?) Serkisof railroad («Demiryolu» = «Railroad»):

... Abenteuer. Nur 69,- DM Eine Fahrt mit der Transsibirischen Eisenbahn Serkisof Demirylou
gehört sicherlich zu einem der letzten großen Abenteuer unserer Zeit ...
www.eurotops.de/art06.htm

I wish my German were better and I could read the document, but I hope that this modest finding will be helpful in some way.


Regards,

Artyan



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