Chas.Latour Geneva

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  1. fxm

    fxm Registered User

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    Hello

    I have just started to collect pocket watches and looking forward to cleaning/repair as a hobby. Have picked up a few movements such as the following one below . Would anyone have any information on this watch or know where I should look. Tried Google and have had no luck at all.

    As for the watch it is working the serial number is 69268 the minute and hour hand gears are missing I am guess these will be very hard to find.

    I am going to use it and some other movements to practice with for cleaning. I have only just started to purchase tools and after reading many of the post here have found a wealth of information.

    Thank you for any information and your time.

    Francis
     

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  2. kurtnz

    kurtnz Registered User

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    Pritchard has a listing of Charles Latour, Geneve
    It is not much, but here it is:
    In 1884 Aiken Lambert & Co. of New York were listed as sole agents for Charles Latour, Geneva
     
  3. MartyR

    MartyR Registered User
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    Waht a coincidence :eek: I posted earlier about a watch I just bought, signed Russells on dial and movement, with a movement that looks uncannily like yours. I was comparing it to a Longines movement, but I wonder if it could be a Charles Latour?

    What do you think?
     

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  4. fxm

    fxm Registered User

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    That does indeed look almost the same! It has to come from the same factory? I wonder as you suggest if both were made by Longines as a Private Label Watch?

    If you have any photo's of the dial and case would love to see them.

    My hope would be that if indeed made by Longines might have a chance at purchasing the missing hour, minute gears.

    Thank you Kurtnz for the information that is more then I could find ;)
     
  5. MartyR

    MartyR Registered User
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    First, here are the dial and back of my Russells watch.
    -> posts merged by system <-
    And here is the movement of the Longines which I found very similar.
    -> posts merged by system <-
    ... and finally another Longines with some marked similarities (but wihtout that supplementary plate) ...
     

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  6. robert1968

    robert1968 New Member

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    i have this pocket watch it runs i need it fixed tho crystal watch face and set the time part broke
     
  7. robert1968

    robert1968 New Member

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    i have this pocket watch it runs i need it fixed tho crystal watch face and set the time part broke

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