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    Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    I've been unable to find anything about this rather pretty little watch online and I was hoping that someone could help me out and tell me if I've got anything here.

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    I also have these, I know a little about them but if anyone sees something particularly special then let me know!
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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    Apologies, I posted the thread before it finished uploading the other photos and didn't see a way to edit my post;
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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    The Hamilton looks like a good one, can you show the movement?
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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    I'll see what I can do, give me a bit - thats the only one I haven't been able to get the back off of ;'(

    As for the watch that I was hoping someone could ID - do you know the maker by any chance? It looks to me like Geneva however I can't make out the first part, and I cannot find anything at all like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMartin View Post
    I'll see what I can do, give me a bit - thats the only one I haven't been able to get the back off of ;'(

    As for the watch that I was hoping someone could ID - do you know the maker by any chance? It looks to me like Geneva however I can't make out the first part, and I cannot find anything at all like it.
    I think it is signed "J Guedin", but that means nothing to me. Could be an obscure 19th century watchmaker or perhaps a jeweler who sold private label PWs.
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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    The J Guedin watch movement looks strikingly similar to a high grade U Nardin movement (ca 1855-65?)

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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
    I think it is signed "J Guedin", but that means nothing to me. Could be an obscure 19th century watchmaker or perhaps a jeweler who sold private label PWs.
    Any tips on getting off a super-stuck screw on back, for the Hamilton?


    Was able to find these from said maker, J Guedin, as thats what I was thinking it said as well however still have never seen a 19th century pocket watch with an open face and open back (to show off a very polished and attentive movement!):

    Can't post the links until after this reply ....

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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan S View Post
    I think it is signed "J Guedin", but that means nothing to me. Could be an obscure 19th century watchmaker or perhaps a jeweler who sold private label PWs.
    Any tips on getting off a super-stuck screw on back, for the Hamilton?


    Was able to find these from said maker, J Guedin, as thats what I was thinking it said as well however still have never seen a 19th century pocket watch with an open face and open back (to show off a very polished and attentive movement!):
    Sorry, had to replace periods with DOT lol
    www DOT christies DOT com/lotfinder/Lot/j-guedin-a-fine-18k-pink-gold-5674732-details DOT aspx

    and it is #33 on this page,
    www DOT ashlandinvestment DOT com/PHOTOS/CAT176/CAT176 DOT html

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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    Welcome to Watchuseek! You have some fine watches there. I can't find anything on the maker of the first watch (Guedin) but I think that the movement might be from Louis-Benjamin Audemars. It has a certain resemblance to this one which is presumably older or a concurrent version for key winding:

    Ankerwerke 19"' (ca. 1/5 to 1/4 of the way down the page)

    ...which was also used by Jules Jürgensen:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Jules Jürgensen 19

    Although the area with the winding system and mainspring is quite different (also due to the fact that the crown winding system is redundant), the geartrain and escapement area is a dead ringer for your movement.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Can anyone ID this watch, maybe give a little info?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Welcome to Watchuseek! ... Although the area with the winding system and mainspring is quite different (also due to the fact that the crown winding system is redundant), the geartrain and escapement area is a dead ringer for your movement.

    Hartmut Richter
    Those movements (LBA & JJ) surely look just like the OP's J Guedin watch. Though discussions on other forums also suggest that this movement could have been made by C. Droz & Fils,Paul Matthey, LeCoultre, Piguet or James Picard. However, they actually appear to attribute this ebauche to Aubert Freres.

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    The movement above right is an unsigned ebauche attributed to Aubert Freres
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