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 Post subject: Can someone tell me something more? I don't find the brand
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Can someone tell me something more? I don't find the bra
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:17 pm 
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This looks like a pin-set movement with a cylinder escapement. I think I can account for 10 jewels. It's probably Swiss (or French) and probably from the first two decades of the 20th Century. The case appears to be silver, with some corrosion that a jeweler could get off.

By pin-set, I mean that you push in the pin by the crown, rather than pull out the crown, to set the watch.

I can see the typical escape wheel of a cylinder movement, down under the balance wheel.

Both the setting method and the type of escapement were rather archaic. The cylinder escapement dates all the way back to the 18th Century. It had long since ceased to be used on this side of the Atlantic, but it hung on in France down into the 1920s.

The round case with wire lugs is typical of the time down through the end of WW I. The "0,800" means 80% silver, about what would have been called "coin silver" over here. Perhaps someone else can identify the casemaker's hallmark. Silver cases were common on early wristwatches.


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