Help please Can anyone identify this watch?

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by jolox, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. jolox

    jolox New Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have a quality pocket watch (18 ligne) in a gold hunter case. The
    movement is fully jeweled with a Breguet (overcoil) hairspring and a
    micro adjustable regulator. The plates are brass coloured and the
    balance has regulating screws all round it. It is a lever movement. I
    think it must be of high quality because of the Breguet hairspring,
    these were not used in `run of the mill` watches. There is no make on
    the dial with its black arabic figures on a white dial with a
    subsiduary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. The only mark on the plates
    (that I can see) is a shield with the initials H & H over a capital
    D. I was in the watch trade back in the 1950s and 1960s and am very
    conversant with most makers of that and earlier era but this has
    defeated me. Inside the case back there is a logo that looks like a
    crown inside a circle and the gold mark of 0.585. The watch has come
    to light in Eastern Europe in the last couple of years but I would
    love to know who made it . Hopefully there is somebody out there that
    is very knowledgeable and can help me. Thank you.
  2. Luca

    Luca Registered User

    Jan 19, 2004
    A picture of the movement would help a lot - some folks here are great at identifying likely makers and time periods based on the layout.
  3. jolox

    jolox New Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Somebody very kindly informed me that the watch was from HAMMACHER & HAHN of Dortmund and I thank them for that information. However I cannot find anything about this manufacturer. Any further help would be appreciated. Thank you
  4. JTD

    JTD Registered User

    Sep 27, 2005
    Hi Jolox,

    There is a short entry for Hamacher & Hahn (only one 'm' in Hamacher, not two)of Dortmund in Schmid's 'Lexikon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie'.


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