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    Question about inherited pocket watch

    Greetings everyone,

    I inherited an old pocket watch marked, "F.H. Dewitt Port Clinton O." on the face as the brand. No markings on the rear. It seems well built and keeps perfect time, but I can find nothing on the brand.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Question about inherited pocket watch

    It wasn't uncommon for jewellers to have their name on the watch instead of a brand during the 19th Century. Probably it is a quality brand of the era.

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    Re: Question about inherited pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhere else View Post
    It wasn't uncommon for jewellers to have their name on the watch instead of a brand during the 19th Century. Probably it is a quality brand of the era.

    And not just in 19th century,but in 20th as well.

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    Re: Question about inherited pocket watch

    You have a "private brand". All the watch manufacturers would make up special dials and sometimes mark the movement with a jeweler's name for a nominal fee. If you can take a sharp close-up of the movement an ID may be possible.

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