Can you help me identifind this pocket watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrijanos View Post
    A 200 year old watch would have been made in 1800. That watch looks maybe 80 to 100 years newer. American watch makers in the late 1800's put a lot of identifying information on their movements. Yet I see none on that dial or movement. Are there any identifying marks that you see on the movement or case?

    My first guess is a low jewel watch movement from europe. But the pictures are so dim and out of focus it is difficult to say anything conclusive.

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    The end of the 19th and begining of the 20th century.Its probably Schild or FHF movement inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    A 200 year old watch would have been made in 1800. That watch looks maybe 80 to 100 years newer.
    +1

    It's a pin set cylinder movement, common Swiss format from about 1880 to 1910. Prior to that it would have been key set and key wound.

    American production seemed to skip this style of movement and jump from key set, key wound straight to crown set, crown wound pallet lever movements (or pin lever for the cheaper ones) in the late 1800s.

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    American watch makers in the late 1800's put a lot of identifying information on their movements. Yet I see none on that dial or movement. Are there any identifying marks that you see on the movement or case?
    +1 .. American watches from mid 1800s to mid 1900s are easiest to date because of use of serial numbers on movements and records kept.

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    My first guess is a low jewel watch movement from europe. But the pictures are so dim and out of focus it is difficult to say anything conclusive.
    +1 ... from late 1800s or early 1900s

    If it's a gold case, I would look for Swiss or British hallmarks

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    Re: Can you help me identifind this pocket watch

    what do you think the price is???
    one man offered me 3000 kuna (about 520 dollars)
    what do you thinik should i take that or is it value more*????

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    At this point, your guess is probably better than any of ours.

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    Sorry, but we just do not do valuations in this forum.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrijanos View Post
    what do you think the price is???
    one man offered me 3000 kuna (about 520 dollars)
    what do you thinik should i take that or is it value more*????
    Several people have given what I believe is a consensus opinion about the origin, age and quality of the movement. For a variety of reasons it is literally impossible for anyone on WUS to do a proper pricing over the internet. If you need an accurate value please take your watch to a reputable jeweler with a background in old watches who can estimate the gold content and it's melt-down value.

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