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    Question Found in my dad's collection of goodies

    Hi, I would like to find out more about this watch and came here looking for information. It isn't working and I am still searching for the keys but hoping someone here could tell me where, who manufactured? dates? what the picture on the face is depicting? or anything else... I really love it and will get it refurbished (when i find someone I trust)

    The only info that i can see on the watch is Blauer COIN.

    Any help you can give me would be great, thank you for your time.

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: zarka)

    these movements were Swiss and made by a myriad of companies. Typically called "Swiss bar movements", they are worthy timekeepers. I hav not seen one in an original American case though. Would love to see better pics of the dial. Is it American oriented?
    Jeffrey P. Hess, collector, historian, writer, CEO Ball WATCH USA

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: Jeff Hess)

    Moving to the European Pocket Watch forum.

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: zarka)

    The "Coin" bit means it's coin silver.
    The case appears to be of a style that was popular in the 1860s.
    Does the top knob pull out to give you a key?
    If not then you can get a full set of [new] pocket watch keys off ebay for a few pounds.
    The photos of the dial are too low-res for me to even guess what the picture is.

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: topspin)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    Mr Hess- I thought it was american because i thought these were teepee's but now that i look at it closely i am not sure.
    Mr Coatsworth- Thank you so much for putting me in the correct thread.
    Topspin - Thank you for the information and the tip on the top knob. I am either too skittish or it is not a key...

    Hopefully this pic is better of the dial

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: zarka)

    The picture on the dial is interesting. It seems to represent two soldiers attacking a temporary army encampment. The soldiers are wearing red pantaloons which suggests to me that they may be Turkish (although I am not a military historian, so there may be others!). I think that I also see a dead soldier on the ground in the center of the picture, but I can't make out any uniform detail.

    Others on this board may be able to deduce more, but assuming that the soldiers are European, you may be able to get some help from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. They specialise in design and clothing through the ages, and they may be able to identify the uniforms. Email them at contact@vam.ac.uk attaching the photo (as hi-res as you can).
    Martin Rosen

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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: zarka)

    If not Turkish (and wouldn't the numerals be different?) the soldiers might just be French "Zouaves"....
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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: Audemars)

    Quote Originally Posted by Audemars View Post
    If not Turkish (and wouldn't the numerals be different?) the soldiers might just be French "Zouaves"....
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    They may also be American Civil War Zouaves. Those were high prestige units with special uniforms. In at least one unit, I recall, everyone was an officer.
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    Default Re: Found in my dad's collection of goodies (By: Tom McIntyre)

    It looks like the muskets have bayonets
    Can anybody guess what type they are and may be a place and year?

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