Skeleton movement with 19 jewels

Halda Sweden

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Dear Horological friends,

this pocket watch is with skeleton movement and without any visible signature. Only a movement number. The escapement is of rather good quality. Pocket watch case is probably made of gold.

Any information or comments are appreciated...

Best wishes
Peter B.
 
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Bernhard J.

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I suggest that skeletonizing the movement was a final work of a watchmaker training, either journeyman or master, and that this watch is, consequently, a one-off. The original movement is best Swiss quality, not only "rather good".
 
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The bulb shaped pendant and lack of center jewel suggest this is from the late 1860's to early 1870's, although, if a school watch, it could be later.
 

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School watch I would think no. In particular the form of the crown also would let me agree with the 1860s/1870s. But I would not see the unjeweled center wheel as a date indicator.
 

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Thanks, all comments is interesting!

I checked for similar movements but havn´t find any that are exactly the same but there was skeleton movements made by Borel and B. Haas Jne & Cie, Genève that have some simliaritys.

Below a picture on a double sided ladys hunter pocket watch with sketeton movement. No visible signature but probably from the same period. There is some details that are similar (handsetting with a large pin, saturnus rings on the bow, winding wheels).

Rgds
Peter

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