Can anyone provide any info on this pocket watch? And it works!

dawn44

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I picked up this watch the other day at a flea market. I think I have gleaned website That it was a Swiss make but a German product? That the inscription under the back is “cylinder” meaning the type of movement? And the number of jewels used in making it? I also made sure to include clear pictures The markings on the rim of the inside cover I thought might’ve been damage from opening it up, but both markings match each other exactly so I’m thinking that’s not the case. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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To have a chance to ID the movement, which admittedly is won't be easy no matter what (I'm taking it for granted that there is no name marked on it. This would not be unusual.), you'll have to provide an image of the entire movement. You show the regulator on the balance cock but nothing else.

What I can say is that it's very good that you bought the watch in running condition. The watch has a cylinder escapement, rather than the more common lever escapement, and not many present-day watchmakers work on them. Since it's running, and would probably just need a clean and oil, you shouldn't have to worry about that. Any watchmaker can service it. Still, don't be surprised if some might shy away from doing so.

I believe it would either be of Swiss or French origin. The case looks in nice shape, and may be some form of silver. However, a closer look tells me that the dust cover, at the very least, may be some form of white base metal. Any hallmarks in the case would help figure that out.

The marks are just from watchmakers in the past who were either casing the watch or servicing it. Enjoy the watch and it's tick-talk. And welcome to the message board. Cheers.
 
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To have a chance to ID the movement, which admittedly is won't be easy no matter what (I'm taking it for granted that there is no name marked on it. This would not be unusual.), you'll have to provide an image of the entire movement. You show the regulator on the balance cock but nothing else.

What I can say is that it's very good that you bought the watch in running condition. The watch has a cylinder escapement, rather than the more common lever escapement, and not many present-day watchmakers work on them. Since it's running, and would probably just need a clean and oil, you shouldn't have to worry about that. Any watchmaker can service it. Still, don't be surprised if some might shy away from doing so.

I believe it would either be of Swiss or French origin. The case looks in nice shape, and may be some form of silver. However, a closer look tells me that the dust cover, at the very least, may be some form of white base metal. Any hallmarks in the case would help figure that out.

The marks are just from watchmakers in the past who were either casing the watch or servicing it. Enjoy the watch and it's tick-talk. And welcome to the message board. Cheers.
Thank you for the info! there are no hallmarks so I’m thinking it’s not any precious metal? It definitely tickled me to hear the ticktock!
 

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As I suspected, the movement is rather generic of the form so it's difficult to say who made it. Sorry. Sometimes there are markings under the dial, or under the bridges, but it's probably not worth it to go through the trouble of finding out. Unless, of course, you get it serviced. At that time your watchmaker can look for maker marks as he/she goes along.

The "6 rubis", are indeed the number of jewels used in making the watch. It appears that they are on the top and bottom of the balance, which would equal 4 (cap and hole on each side), and the escape wheel (just hole jewels on either side). Enjoy the watch. Cheers.
 

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Hi dawn44, and welcome to the forum,
What I can say is that it's very good that you bought the watch in running condition.
Yes, it is indeed running, but only just, and it clearly needs cleaning and lubrication, because the way the balance is oscillating is very weak. You shouldn't run it any more before that's done, because old oils become sticky, attract dust and the resulting abrasive mixture can damage the fine pivots in the movement.

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Hi dawn44, and welcome to the forum,


Yes, it is indeed running, but only just, and it clearly needs cleaning and lubrication, because the way the balance is oscillating is very weak. You shouldn't run it any more before that's done, because old oils become sticky, attract dust and the resulting abrasive mixture can damage the fine pivots in the movement.

Regards,

Graham
Thank you Graham!
 

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