- Oct 31, 2021
Hello, all. I was gifted a lovely antique pocket watch that has no obvious maker-identification on the movement. The movement has a serial number, but how to use it if manufacturer unknown? The 14K (double) hunter case also has a serial number but no manufacturer. Have consulted a local watchmaker and corresponded with another online; the latter guessed the piece to be late 19th- to early 20th-century and said perhaps "generic Swiss?" My impression is nothing particularly special about the movement. In any case (a little pocket watch humor!), some insight so appreciated. In general, inheriting this piece has stimulated my interest in mechanical watches...and in time itself. This from someone who almost flunked physics. Thanks so much.