Help identifying key wind pocket watch

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by JayRs, Apr 16, 2014.

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  1. JayRs

    JayRs Registered User

    Mar 17, 2014
    Vermont, USA
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    My father gave me this watch to figure out.
    It appears to be French/Swizz with the Avance/Retard on the regulator
    The original crystal is missing.
    It is key wind from the front. How does that work?
    The inside of the back cover there is a "L" in a box and under that is "6I326"
    Not sure what the case is made of.

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. G_Z

    G_Z Registered User

    Dec 20, 2013
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    Your watch is a continental (swiss or french) verge fusee made ca 1800. The case is made of silver The movement is a common movement made in large numbers by Japy Freres.
    The hands do not match and are replaced.
    Someone in the past opened the back of the watchcase. This movement is hinged in the case, when jou open the front bezel with the crystal you will find a sloted o pusher at the 6 o'clock position. Pushing with the thumbnail will unlock the movement.
    This watches were set and wound (clockwise) from the front.


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