Please help identifying two pocket watches!

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    Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    Hello friends,
    I have pretty much abandoned this forum, sorry about that, I spend most of my time in the Dive watch forum, but I am looking for some help...
    A friend's wife came back from Poland with her fathers watch collection, of which most seemed to be junk, however two pieces caught my attention when my friend showed them to me.
    Obviously one is a Molnia pocket watch, with what seems to be a genuine movement and dial, however the other watch has no identification, and may not even be Russian in origin, perhaps even a franken? but the movement looks very nice. It has some French? writing on the case back. Both watches run surprisingly well!
    Can you please identify these watches as far as year of manufacture (and perhaps value, though my friend is not interested in selling them, only curious) and type of momements?
    I took some pictures, I hope this is enough to go by.
    Your helpl is greately appreciated, thank you in advance!
    EDIT: unfortunately pics did not load in proper order, my appologies

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    The older one is Swiss or French - a cylinder escapement from I'd say the 1890s.

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    wow! any more information on this one?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    The older one is Swiss or French - a cylinder escapement from I'd say the 1890s.

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    Almost impossible to identify the maker on these, unfortunately.

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    The 24hr numbering on the second one looks odd - as if it was applied at a later date.

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    Some sort of decal applied on the dial maybe. The dial itself looks a bit more modern than the movement as well.

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    What about the Molnia? Any guess as to what year it was manufactured? Does it look original?
    Thanks,
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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    Looks original to me, dated 1970's
    Cheers Martin

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    Re: Please help identifying two pocket watches!

    Thank you!

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