Birks and Sons Pocket watch

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  1. Tanqboy

    Tanqboy New Member

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    Hello, I'm trying to identify an open faced pocket watch that my spouse's great grandfather passed on. It's a Henry Birks and Sons, open faced silver pocket watch about 1 1/4" in diameter. When the back plate is opened and the movement exposed, it says it's Swiss, a 17 Jewel Birks Buckingham, Serial No. 1869302 and 0,9355 sterling silver.

    I have looked online trying to identify it further, but my knowledge is pretty limited. Can anyone point me to the correct resources? Thank you.

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  2. Kevin W.

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    I believe the movement is made by Longines. I have a watch with same retailers name, and it has a Longines movement.
     
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    Tanqboy New Member

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    Thank you for the information. Now I just have to get it running. I know it dates back to around the turn of last century. Have to say, I love the hands on it.
     
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    Glad to help. The hands are called Louis XIV or filigree hands. They are not common but not rare.
     
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