From what I can make out they were/ are a small producer. They usually bought in movements and made limited edition / runs. I have seen examples with El Primero movements as well as ETA. I tend to feel they are of better quality than the usual small producer. Recently the company was taken over / sold and is making very limited production watches with a focus on the luxury sector.
It is one of those brands where you can get a lot of bang for your buck on a budget.
The family (Du Bois) sold the company in 2010 and it re-launched in 2013 with a crowdfunding project. Hence the change in direction.
The watch does not look like it is in bad shape a service and new glass will give you a nice family heirloom. The value is in the story more than anything else. Many on the forum ,including myself, would love to have a watch that was handed down to them. With a standard ETA 7751 servicing should always be ok. Overall a good wearable watch, I would say wear it and enjoy.
If you are looking for a value eBay usually has a few for sale, that will give you a guide. It would depend if it was gold or gold plated. If the caseback is steel then it more than likely gold plated.
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