Can anyone venture a guess as to who made this pocket watch?

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    Can anyone venture a guess as to who made this pocket watch?

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    Re: Can anyone venture a guess as to who made this pocket watch?

    This looks like a Swiss made cylinder escapement watch made for the ladies. Probably late 19th century. As to actually made it, that will most likely remain unknown as watches like this were seldom marked as to maker.

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    Re: Can anyone venture a guess as to who made this pocket watch?

    The case has german and swiss silver marks and I'd agree with Ron, you'll probably never know the maker.

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    Re: Can anyone venture a guess as to who made this pocket watch?

    No only that, but it doesn't look particularily well made; most likely made by a small shop who purchased the plates and parts from one of the ebauche makers, and did a relatively simply job of finishing and assembling them. There are what look like bits of material on the edges of the plate, and the finish on the metal parts is very rudimentary. Their goal was clearly to turn out a working product as quickly and cheaply as possible in order to turn some form of profit; you saw this a lot after 1870 as the swiss cottage industry tried to keep its head above water in the face of American products that were better made and cheaper.
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