Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

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    Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    I have been given this pocket watch but do not know anything about it
    It has a grouse logo which I understand comes from Switzerland between 1882 - 1934
    It is marked 0.800
    There are 2 keys with it
    It has an "M" inscribed on the workings
    and has 40831 inscribed on the case together with FP in an elipse
    many Thanks
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    Hi Mike
    Did I put it in the wrong spot?
    Moved to where?
    Kind Regards
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by furzefarm View Post
    Hi Mike
    Did I put it in the wrong spot?
    Yes
    Moved to where?
    Kind Regards
    furzefarm
    To the forum you are looking at.
    Kind regards
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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    It should be pre 1880 or so?

    Mike, you must have Spartan ancestry!

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    Furzefam,

    If you'll post more photos of the inside of the case where all the hallmarks are, we can probably date the watch for you and also tell you of its origin. While the movement isn't marked, being that it is a key wind/key set, we can probably infer, as Janne said, that the watch is pre-1880.
    ~ Cheers, Steve.

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    thank you ....this is my first post!!!

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    Can't tell much from the photo of the outer lid, but the "FP" within the circle seems to ring a bell from somewhere.

    I would imagine that the hallmarks are probably located on the inner lid. Would you post a photo of the inside of the inner lid as well?
    ~ Cheers, Steve.

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    Re: Can anyone tell me about this pocket watch?

    You have a Swiss watch made in the English 3/4 plate style for the English market. It is a Cylinder escapement, with probably only 4 jewels - so not the best money could buy. I would have said it could be anywhere from 1880-1900, as the English watch market was very traditional - that said, I wouldn't expect this one to be much newer than 1890. The movement is generic, and most of these can never be identified (not that it really matters).

    The silver case is in nice condition, and it is the best feature.

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