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Who makes this watch and is it worth fixing?

MGBV8

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I recently received this pocket watch and do not know the maker. Can anyone tell me who manufactured this watch and if it would be worth fixing. The gentleman that gave it to me said his grandfather gave it to him and he was about 65 years old so I am guessing this watch is somewhere around the early 1900's or late 1800's. It does not have any name on the dial and see the pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated and any suggestions on who to send it to get it cleaned and repaired would also be appreciated. THANKS! Troubled in Bama Watch 2.jpg Watch 1.jpg Watch 3.jpg
 

MGBV8

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Who made this watch:???:

I recently received this pocket watch and do not know the maker. Can anyone tell me who manufactured this watch and if it would be worth fixing. The gentleman that gave it to me said his grandfather gave it to him and he was about 65 years old so I am guessing this watch is somewhere around the early 1900's or late 1800's. It does not have any name on the dial and see the pictures. Any help would be greatly appreciated and any suggestions on who to send it to get it cleaned and repaired would also be appreciated. It does not have a name anywhere on the watch but only has four numbers, 91381 on the back case. THANKS! Troubled in Bama Watch 1.jpg Watch 2.jpg Watch 3.jpg
 

Tom Huber

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Re: Who made this watch:???:

I believe that your watch is European made, probably Swiss. It appears to be missing the inside back dust cover (cuvette)

I'm asking the moderator to move this thread to the European watch section.

It should get more info there.

Tom
 

gmorse

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Re: Who made this watch:???:

Hi,

This looks like a Swiss cylinder movement of modest quality. You're very unlikely to discover who made it I'm afraid, as the Swiss manufacturing system at this level of product used a number of specialist "cottage" makers who supplied parts and assemblies to agents who then sold on to dealers; nothing was signed or marked, and many thousands of these were produced in the third and fourth quarters of the C19th. The regulator is marked "Fast" and "Slow" in English, (rather than its native French), which suggests that it was intended for an English-speaking market.

You may have some difficulty finding a repairer who is competent and willing to work on a cylinder movement, and the cost of restoration will almost certainly exceed the monetary value, but it is of course impossible to put a price on sentimental value.

Regards,

Graham
 

Jim Haney

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Re: Who made this watch:???:

MGBV8,
I have combined these 2 thread that you started on the same watch. Please do not do this as it caused confusion on the message board.

I see that Graham has answered your questions.

There maybe be small hallmarks stamped inside the case lid to help date it further.

Thanks
 

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