Date and ID pocket watch please?

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    Date and ID pocket watch please?

    Hello. I joined your forum in hope you can help me at least approximately date this watch. I searched previous posts about these Swiss/French "remontoir" watches and have seen that ID is very hard/impossible so I'm at least hoping that those with knowledge can give me an approximate timeframe when it may have been made judging by its looks, though of course any other info at all would be great :)

    The watch works though it stops before completing a full minute, gently touching the seconds hand makes it start again. I dare not wind it too much in fear of breaking something further.

    Back side (the front is the same only more worn)


    The glass is missing, also note the number on the inside of the cover, "292" and under it "II". This number is inside the front and back lid and the inner lid of the movement


    on the back behind the cover it says Remontoir, 6 Rubis, Qualite Superieure, Metal


    The visible part of the movement. I dare not try to open any further, nor do I have the tools I think


    Any info is most welcome
    Last edited by roxunreal; April 5th, 2012 at 21:57.

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    Re: Date and ID pocket watch please?

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    A full shot of the movement would help but it appears to be an MST calibre 7 by Meyer & Studeli, which fits with the hunter configuration.

    So, it probably looks like this.

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    Depending on size it could be a Cal 13 which is similar.
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    Re: Date and ID pocket watch please?

    As requested:



    Looks the same to me, just doesn't have the writing like the one on your picture.

    As for size, the movemet diameter (the gold colored part) is 38mm.
    Last edited by roxunreal; April 5th, 2012 at 23:40.

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    Re: Date and ID pocket watch please?

    Now that we can see the whole thing, that is a 7. Date wise, it's not so easy to be sure. It's not pin set but given the decorated case I'd say early so perhaps 1915 to 1920.


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    Re: Date and ID pocket watch please?

    Thank you :)

    Hoping for any more insights from other users as well.

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    Re: Date and ID pocket watch please?

    Not sure what other insights you are after, David (mirius) has nailed it.

    MST, had a large number of brands under which they sold their watches. Medana would have been the most likely sold with the calibre, BUT, they also sold movements to other companies.

    You can find some of the history of the company on my site - this is one of their 'lower' grade movements. Cylinders can be tricky to repair.

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