tobias pocket watch....dont know how old it is?

Doug Villa

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I have a tobias pocket watch,don't know how old it might be can anyone help me with that?
 

gmorse

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Hi Doug, and welcome,

We can't tell you anything about your watch without a little more information from you; starting with some pictures, preferably clear close ups of the movement, dial and any marks on the inside of the case. Otherwise I'll have to resort to mind-reading and clairvoyance, because my crystal ball is in for a service!

Regards,

Graham
 

gmorse

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Hi LloydB,

Ah, but that's probably because you aren't so far away as I am!

The 19th century is a given, whether it's by MI or one of his many Swiss admirers . . .

Regards,

Graham
 

Lychnobius

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Here is one point which may narrow the field a little even if no images are available: - If, when you open the back of the case, the inner lid which is then revealed is (a) hinged, (b) pierced with two keyholes and (c) engraved with the maker's name and town, the watch is almost certainly an anonymous Swiss product with a false name on it, dating from around the middle of the nineteenth century. If on the other hand this inner lid is fixed, has only one keyhole and bears no lettering except possibly some kind of presentation inscription, there is a good chance that the piece is a genuine product of one of the Tobiases (Morris, Meyer Isaac, or S. I. whose full names I have forgotten). In that event it may be somewhat older; Morris at least was working at the very beginning of the century.

Oliver Mundy.
 

LloydB

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Hi LloydB,

Ah, but that's probably because you aren't so far away as I am!

The 19th century is a given, whether it's by MI or one of his many Swiss admirers . . .

Regards,

Graham
This crystal ball of mine is well known for revealing the obvious ;-)
 

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