double headed eagle pocket watch, ID needed!

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    double headed eagle pocket watch, ID needed!

    I don't think this was made in Russia, as it may be too early, but I also posted it in the made in russia board. Can anyone tell me anything about this pocketwatch? 1.92" across. Banged up but beautiful none the less...If this belongs in a different forum let me know!














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    Re: double headed eagle pocket watch, ID needed!

    It's a verge of European origin and I'd estimate it to be from the early 1800s. Certainly the dial is Russian in styling.
    Russia didn't really have a watch industry of much consequence till the 1930s so it was probably made in Switzerland, France or Germany.
    Very interesting watch and thanks for posting.

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    Re: double headed eagle pocket watch, ID needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    It's a verge of European origin and I'd estimate it to be from the early 1800s. Certainly the dial is Russian in styling.
    Russia didn't really have a watch industry of much consequence till the 1930s so it was probably made in Switzerland, France or Germany.
    Very interesting watch and thanks for posting.
    Well it is a Russian Coat of Arms... It's certainly a 19th century watch...

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