Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

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Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

#1 Post by NewTimer » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:31 am

Hi All!

This is my first post in here. I've been given a couple watches by an uncle and am trying to find a little history on them. The Hamilton pocket watch was the easiest, but I'm not having much success in even finding company info on Heyworth. I've attached a couple photos of the watch. Anyone have any information they can share? I haven't removed the back yet to view the movement. I'll likely have that done by a friend that's a jeweler and get the Hamilton info at the same time.

Thanks for any help!
Brad
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Re: Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

#2 Post by SFC » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:21 pm

Hi, I have no information about the company. It is a railroad "style" with Swiss movement inside. The movement is most likely a Unitas manual wind. I think the case back is threaded so all you have to do is unscrew to view the movement. There are many similar watches that can be found with different names on the dial. Not a valuable watch but easy to service and quite good runners...in case you want to use! I attached a link to a similar watch with a different brand name..the bezel looks to have the same pattern as your heyworth.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CARAVELLE-MANU ... SwYaFWce5C

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Re: Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

#3 Post by NewTimer » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks for the reply back! I did open the watch. Turns out it's made by Gallet & Co. I haven't dated it yet. And, upon winding it...it works!!! Here's some interior photos...
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Re: Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

#4 Post by NewTimer » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:17 pm

What's even stranger...here's another Heyworth found in a google search. Am I stumbling into the swiss fake era? This certainly has me fascinated now.
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Re: Heyworth Pocket Watch era?

#5 Post by NewTimer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:33 am

Well, to date, many in here have been helpful and Daniel @ Gallet for sharing some history, too. It's interesting that my Heyworth labeled watch has an identical movement and exact case as a Racine from the same year. Interesting how the "circles of distribution and marketing" get intertwined with what I once thought was a very defined and more homogenous style of timepiece creation...only to find the intertwining diversity that can obscure the lines of "manufacturer" for some watches in certain time periods! :O

Thanks everyone!

BradM

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