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john2013

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Can't figure out how to post pictures. Looking for date of an old pocket watch.
 

doug sinclair

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Welcome,

You need to have saved pictures of the watch to your computer. Once you have done that, return to this thread an hit the REPLY button. Type your message. Look at the mast head above your opening post in this thread for the icon of the framed picture, and click on the icon. Follow the instructions, and locate the image on your computer and upload it. We need pictures of the face, inside the case back, and the " works". Well lit, well enlarged, well focused, please. Then we'll se what we can do.
 

MartyR

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Welcome to the board, John :)

Thanks for the photos ... but we are missing the most important one which is of the movement (apart from the tantalising glimpse in your fourth photo).

Perret is a common name in Swiss watchmaking - Pritchard lists nearly 30 variations of individual and company names. The only "Perret & Co, Geneva" entry is the shortest of them all and tells us nothing of any value. So we need to see the movement to see if we can narrow the field.

The unusual numerals on the dial are an encouraging feature, as also is the engraving on the cuvette - these suggest a good quality watch - but the case engraving by contrast looks pretty dull.

The English language in the name and the words "Patent Lever" suggest this watch was made for the American or British market, and the fact that it is a lever escapement might also help in identifying the maker and the date.
 

john2013

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Please if anyone can give any feedback reguarding the date of the watch I would be very greatfull. I can provide more pictures or whatever data I can to help. I am just looking for some direction on this watch.

Thanks again for any and all help!!! John Griner
 

Squite

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As far as I can see Perret opened their doors in Geneva in 1893. Maybe they started under a different name earlier than that. The Swiss bar movement is typical of those from the last half of the 19th century, as if I'm not mistaken, the straight bridge over the winding wheels indicate a later generation lepine style. The orientation of the regulator and the adjustment index is one that is found usually on higher grade movements associated with labels such as Tiffany and Vacheron.
 

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