Can You help me identify this pocket watch?
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    Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

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    It is 14 k gold, Remontoir Cylindre Huit Rubis N:82862 and outside it has flowers and a bee in the middle.
    Thanks in advance! :)

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    Photos are to blur to say anything specific about this watch.Looks like ladies pendant watch to me,made in late 19th century.Try to take a photo of the movement on day light.Rgds!
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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    The information you have provided shows that it is an eight jewel ("huit rubis") cylindre escapement ("cylindre") pin set (pin next to the winding stem in the photos) watch from the late 19th century. As such, it is not terrribly special - cylindre escapement watches were fairly run of the mill at that time (but still better than zero jewel pin lever "Roskopf" watches). The main value of your watch would be the gold content. That does not mean that you should have it melted down! - if it still runs, it should give you decent service and perhaps make a nice heirloom.

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    Let's try with better pictures :)
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    It's working.

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    Looks like a nice, clean movement. Possibly by Fontainemelon (FHF) - their escapement wheel cocks bent inwards slightly like yours (under the balance wheel):

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 11'''

    ...but you would need to have a look at the other side of the movement to confirm or reject that hypothesis. The adjustment lever on the balance is bent over rather a lot, showing that the watch could do with a good service. If you are not willing to spend the cash on that, I would advise you not to wind it regularly since it may damage the watch.

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    Thank You, Mr. Richter. The escapement is the same, but it's not 11" , it is 28,5 mm. The watch is working perfectly, but I will follow Your advice and not wind it regularly.

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    11''' is not 11'' - 11'' would be eleven inches but 11''' is 11 old french lignes. 1 french ligne is equivalent to about 2.25mm so that 11''' is about 24mm. Yours would then be 12.5'''.

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    Re: Can You help me identify this pocket watch?

    Sorry... And thank You very much for Your time!
    It seems like I could not identify this watch..

    Best regards!

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