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Help Identifying W&C Watch Movement

mkwatches

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I recently got this "W&C" watch movement but could not identify the maker. I have searched Mikrolisk for dog Hallmarks but the only one that looked similar was E. Howard which I do not believe this is. Any help identifying the maker would be appreciated.

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roughbarked

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Western NSW or just this side of the black stump.
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Goschler & Cie. Urania watch co. ?
Bienne, home to watchmakers from Alsace and the Jura

After the arrival of watchmakers from the French Jura, others left Alsace and settled in Bienne. So it was that companies such as Antima Watch (the Antmann and Appel families), Liebmann and Liema Watch (Sigmund Liebmann), and Goschler et Cie were created. The latter, founded in 1830 under the name of Goschler Frères, and which gained fame with the trademark “Urania”, was for a time managed by Charles Picard, the then president of the Jewish community in Bienne.
 

mosesgodfrey

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Goschler was playing in the genre. Here's the closest I found from them, from 1903. Not a match, and I can't find the W & C mark referenced by mikrolisk in the Feuille. Still, it's the best shot.

Speculating, but I think the W & C is for Wille & Cie, Roskopf successors, who were making movements for others in addition to selling directly under Wille, Schmid & Cie. They took W&C name in 1897 and went under in 1905, succeded by (Chs) Leon Schmid & Cie.

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