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Please help identify the maker of this Swiss movement.

luvsthetick

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My collection is mainly American and know little about Swiss made movements. I have a fascination with private label watches and could not pass up this Swiss movement and dial marked for the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. housed in a Philadelphia Watch Case Co. case. The movement is clearly marked Swiss on the regulator scale and balance cock and the dial is stamped Swiss on the back.

I sure would appreciate if someone can identify the Swiss maker and satisfy my curiosity.

Thanks!

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I'm still new here and new to the hobby, but I did find this: https://mb.nawcc.org/wiki/Philadelphia-Watch-Case-Co

It's interesting that it's Philadelphia Watch CASE Co and not Philadelphia Watch Co on the movement. The latter appears to be the name of an actual company that was producing movements, but doesn't appear to be related to your Case company that also appears to have slapped their name onto a swiss movement.

Interested to see if anyone else has information on where that movement came from.
 

luvsthetick

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t's interesting that it's Philadelphia Watch CASE Co and not Philadelphia Watch Co on the movement.
The Philadelphia Watch Case Co. not only made cases, but also purchased movements and marketed complete watches. Here is one of their ads.

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I also have a Trenton watch with a private label for them.

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I just find it curious they also obviously purchased a Swiss movement labelled for them.
 

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This movement was made by David Perret of Neuchatel, in 1883 the factory employed 300 employees and built 50,000 movements per year. In 1900 the factory was converted for the construction of electric clocks several times awarded for accuracy and were used in observatories for the transmission of the time by telegraphs.
regards enrico
 

Rick Hufnagel

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The variety of movements marked this way is interesting. Enrico identified my Tavennes for Philadelphia Watch Case Co not very long ago. It should still be recent in this forum.

Maybe someday a catalog listing will appear. My feelers have been out for a little while with no results.
 
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