Recognize Swiss watchmaker name?

Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by JerseyGal, Dec 25, 2019.

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  1. JerseyGal

    JerseyGal Registered User

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    I've inherited a petite Swiss key wind pocket watch, and have been unable to research the name on the face. Hohert? Rurert? Robert? I'm baffled.....and wonder about the age of the piece.

    Size leads me to assume is a womans watch, might have belonged to my late grandmother.

    The movement appears to be rather simple, no crystal is plastic, no apparent hallmarks other than a serial number on the case (nickle or some other silver metal?). I hesitate to polish, I quite like the patina.

    It runs well in the horizontal position.

    Any ideas? Many thanks....

    Linda

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  2. tick talk

    tick talk Registered User

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    Looks like "ROBERT GENEVE".
     
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  3. JerseyGal

    JerseyGal Registered User

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    Ding, ding, ding, looks like we have a winner. Thank you Tick Talk.....now there's Google results!
     
  4. Squite

    Squite Registered User

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    They usually marked the outer case and used a cheaper metal (like silver plated copper) for the inner cuvette. That's maybe why there's no other marking on the inner case. Just a thought.

    Also, the "Robert" name may just be the name of the jeweler that sold the watch in Geneva and not the maker of the watch at all, which wouldn't be a surprise due to the workshop orientated nature of Swiss manufacturing, where different shops would specialize in the different components and they would then be assembled at the jeweler.
     
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