A surprising timepiece!

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I have an interesting pocket watch to present so if you will indulge in a little game we can solve the puzzle. I'll start with picture of the back cover. You already know it falls under the classification of "European & Other Pocket Watches"...
 

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Mikrolisk

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It's a "german" military (2nd. world war) pocket watch for the "Kriegsmarine" of first class quality, with a naval issue number, a deck watch, probably made by Vacheron & Constantin, calibre 22'''-224. Case is 0.925 silver.
Quite easy... ;)

Andreas
 

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LOL, yes that was the easy part! This picture of the gubbins is another story.
 

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Kevin W.

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A very nice and likely a very rare find as well.Thanks for sharing.
 

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The surprising aspect is that the movement is from 1927 while the watch itself was cased in 1942 for the Kriegsmarine, as Andreas identified.

Those interested in military pieces will appreciate it as a deck watch, but it also had a previous life as an Observatory trials watch...
 

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Dr. Jon

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Neat watch. With its guillaume balance its not surprising that it was for trials.

The regulator is interesting. Is that screw head eccentric to push the regulator?

It looks like it has two scales. Is this a vernier arrangement? If so it a unique regulator.
 

tick talk

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Right on both counts Jon; it is a vernier scale with eccentric adjusting screw. This arrangement was patented by V&C in 1923 and used most exclusively for their Observatory and high complication movements.
 

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Ohh, I have a question, how does hairspring stud is held? I see two screws holding steel plate down but how?

Cheers, Watchfixer
 

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Ohh, I have a question, how does hairspring stud is held? I see two screws holding steel plate down but how?

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I'd venture to guess it's a "side button" arrangement like many Swiss watches and on Hamiltons.

Basically, the stud has a button head, and fits into a slot on the side of the cock. The retaining plate then clamps down on the top of it and hold it in place.

It's a lot easier to take one apart and see how it works than it is to explain it.
 

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