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    Default Victorian 18k Gold and Diamond Pocket Watch - Identification and Information

    I am new to the forum, and I have a Victorian pocket watch pin that I hope to identify. It is 18k gold with black enamel, and has several old European cut diamonds. The only maker's mark is a stylized "M" in a shield, and only a part of the mark is visible (see photo). Can anyone identify the maker? Any other info would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Victorian 18k Gold and Diamond Pocket Watch - Identification and Information (By: swer37)

    Welcome to the board, Swer

    That is a superb watch in wonderful condition :o Your use of the word "Victorian" suggests that you thinkit has a British connection, but I think it's either Swiss or French. Is the case gold, and does it have any assay marks?

    I have scoured Mikrolisk in search of the trademark, but without success. I hope someone else may be able to find the maker for you.

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    Default Re: Victorian 18k Gold and Diamond Pocket Watch - Identification and Information (By: MartyR)

    The watch looks to me to have been finished in the US. The mark with the diamond partly obliterating it suggests the finish was done later perhaps by an American Jeweler who either imported it or started with a stock American case.

    I can't find the mark so its it may have been made by a large and very capable jeweler.


    The movement looks to be C. H. Meylan (Swiss) and their usual very high grade.

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    Default Re: Victorian 18k Gold and Diamond Pocket Watch - Identification and Information (By: Dr. Jon)

    I collect C.H. Meylans. I have never seen a Meylan with that bridgework, but they are so variable, i cannot rule out that attribution. Ladies-size Meylans are fairly uncommon. See below for photos of two in my collection that look fairly different than Newbie's watch.
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