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    BOVET / Swiss Made Late 1800 - 1900

    After days of researching I figured out that I have a BOVET. The Bo Wei is a match to the face and the inside above SWISS MADE.

    It's a wind up which works 100% as I speak. It's double hinged. It's 2 tone. One side looks to be brass and the other silver. White face looks porcelain based on the hair line on the face not the cover glass.

    I am the owner and I found this in a cedar chest along with WWII bringback items from 1945.



    ETA: Scroll Down For Internal Pics. 20sec video on the ticking..















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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    Pics of the movement (insides) might help. So far I see a watch from the late 1800s or early 1900s...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Pics of the movement (insides) might help. So far I see a watch from the late 1800s or early 1900s...
    Need to look up how to do so. Give me a few.

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    SWISS MADE:

    Even did a 20 sec video on the ticking. Waiting to upload all of this.

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    Click to see 20sec video. CLICK ON PIC.

    Last edited by matt1974; November 26th, 2012 at 21:51.

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    Well I found out what brand: BOVET

    The Bo Wei trademark is stamped above the SWISS MADE stamp.
    Last edited by matt1974; November 27th, 2012 at 19:11.

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    That makes sense - they made quite a bit for the Chinese market.....

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    True, but I've yet come across one like mine. This makes it hard to research. Does anyone know of a Bovet appraiser or collector?

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    Re: Chinese or Japanese Double Hinged Case Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt1974 View Post
    True, but I've yet come across one like mine. This makes it hard to research. Does anyone know of a Bovet appraiser or collector?
    I don't remember one but I am always surprised and amazed at the wealth of knowledge of folks on the forum...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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