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Can anyone help me ID this Pocket Watch?

Renman

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Hey everyone,
I just joined this forum because I have looked everywhere but haven't found anything about my watch.
Inside the watch it says Avance/retard and I know that's french for fast/slow.
Also when you open the lid it says Doublé D'or and Fine Silver.

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Looking forward for response! :)
 

doug sinclair

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Welcome,

I have included a link to an item in the NAWCC MB Encyclopedia which discusses Swiss watches of the era of yours. There may be other items of interest to you in the Encyclopedia, in your search for information. The article is by NAWCC members Kent Singer and Tom McIntyre. To access the Encyclopedia, scroll to the top of this page and look at the mast head for ENCYCLOPEDIA. If you have other questions, please return to this post and use the REPLY button to keep all posts together.

https://mb.nawcc.org/showwiki.php?title=Generic_Swiss_Watch
 

Dr. Jon

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Welcome to the NAWCC board. Since this is your first post I amassuming you know very little about your watch. It is a very common type with called a Geneva Bar movement. Geneva for its origin and bar becuase the gears are held by bar shaped "bridges". More precisely its a LeEpine caliber type IV. LePine was a maker who invented this tyle of supporting gear bearing with multiple supports instead of putting most of the bearings inot a plate. As the number indicates there are at least four basic configurations which each supplanted the one before it. Type IV's date after about 1850.

Oh, and it's a nice watch and fairly high quality.
 

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