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    shazndave
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    Default Need Help with 18k fob watch marked GUIVRE

    Hi there, can anyone out there help with a 18k fob watch that I have, there are no markings on the movement at all, the case has 18k and the number 154172 and a hallmark of a womans head facing to the left (she is wearing a crown!) and then on the inner case is the word 'guivre' and the same number that is on the outer case. If it would help I could take a photo and post that as well. Any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

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    shazndave
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    Default Need Help with 18k fob watch marked GUIVRE (RE: shazndave)

    Hi there, can anyone out there help with a 18k fob watch that I have, there are no markings on the movement at all, the case has 18k and the number 154172 and a hallmark of a womans head facing to the left (she is wearing a crown!) and then on the inner case is the word 'guivre' and the same number that is on the outer case. If it would help I could take a photo and post that as well. Any help anyone could give would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks

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    Default Need Help with 18k fob watch marked GUIVRE (RE: shazndave)

    The lady is the Swiss Helvetia mark for 18k gold and the other word you are reading is probably "cuivre" french for copper I think but used for "metal" on swiss watches. This mark is often seen on the dustcover or cuvette of otherwise 18k gold watches.

    Jeff Hess, guessing
    Jeffrey P. Hess, collector, historian, writer, CEO Ball WATCH USA

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    shazndave
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    Default Need Help with 18k fob watch marked GUIVRE (RE: shazndave)

    Thanks Jeff, any information (even guesswork) is better than I have been able to come up with! I have been left a group of pocket watches and know nothing about them (except they feel great and are amazing to look at!). I am trying to pick my way through all the bits of info in the books and on the web that I can find but may well need a little more help along the way so any help is greatly appreciated! Cheers, Sharon

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    Stan Gordon
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    Default Need Help with 18k fob watch marked GUIVRE (RE: shazndave)

    Hi it is with great interest that I read your enquiry re the ladies fob watch, I have just inherited my Grandmothers Ladies pocket 18K watch, It too has engraved on the watch cover workings cover,the second cover, what I thought was GUIVRE, but on checking again I belive it is CUIVRE, the number is 119599, I`m very interested to try and find a little history of the maker and what the watch might even be worth, but I doubt if I would ever sell it, a local watchrepairer has overhauled it and just about rebuit it and it is now running in superb condition. if anyone knows any thing about CUIVRE i would be ever so grateful,
    cheers
    stan

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