1801 - 1900 After 1900 Aug. Ericsson Movement

merig00

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I have an Aug. Ericsson pocket watch that my great-grandfather bought in St. Petersburg, Russia in early 1900s. The only engravings are Aug. Ericsson, gold stamp and serial number. Movement engraved with "qual "Extra""

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merig00

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I think it looks just like the movement on IWC website but not sure. Any idea what movement it could be? Also I don't think it was ever serviced in it's life time. Need to find a reputable place, what should I look for when looking for an old pocket watch repair service?

Time in Your Pocket | IWC Schaffhausen " —Elgin I 19''' calibre hunter movement, four screwed chatons, 15 jewels, blued screws (1884) "
 

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Yes, I think made circa 1899-1903. Same frame as the IWC 53, but higher grade. Maybe others have a number to fit
 

merig00

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Hi,
1898
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Thank you!
I just found this website:


Findings and tentative dating for:

Movement number189,883
Case number225,889



Summary
The movement is a Sav. calibre 53, dating from the year 1898.
The case was most probably produced resp. delivered around 1900.​

Valid entry in "Index of Movement Numbers"
1898189,601-190,800Sav. c. 53 - 19lig. H 7

Valid entries in "Index of Case Numbers"
1899-1901200,000-250,000old IWC indexcompatible with new case index of 2002
1900-1910218,000-466,000current IWC indexcompatible with old list from 2001





 

mosesgodfrey

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Interesting. So it is indeed a 16J Cal 53, but a thicker variant (7mm) and a click I didn’t recognize. The Extra quality mark is also a new one to me. Makes me wonder if it came with a Bulletin.
 

merig00

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Interesting. So it is indeed a 16J Cal 53, but a thicker variant (7mm) and a click I didn’t recognize. The Extra quality mark is also a new one to me. Makes me wonder if it came with a Bulletin.
The Extra quality mark was what lead me to IWC in the first place. I found auction with exactly the same watch with that mark.
 

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