Got a pocketwatch from my grandad but i dont know anything about it
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    Got a pocketwatch from my grandad but i dont know anything about it

    I got this as a gift but i have no information about it. could Name:  26513088_1601511713262976_1987750310_o.jpg
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    Nice shoes! Is it possible to open the back for us and take a shot of the movement? You might have to pry open the lid, but be careful not to scratch or damage anything. There should be a slot where you go in with the right instrument, sharp knife etc. - but as I said, be careful!, I doubt that it is a screw on/off cover, but you never know. I see some hinges opposite the crown, but they could be from the front cover.

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    A modern-ish watch, especially for a pocket watch. Likely from the 1970s or so. Base metal case. Made to look older than it is. The "Incabloc" marking on the dial relates to the system of shock protection for the balance staff, and shock protection is something older pocket watches didn't have. A Swiss 17 jewel manual wind movement - from the postiion of the subseconds hand it's likely a pocket watch sized movement. You'd need to open it up and show a pic of the movement and note any markings on it to help ID the movement.

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    Re: Got a pocketwatch from my grandad but i dont know anything about it

    The dial says "INCABLOC", so presumably it's a relatively modern watch. But we can't say much without photos of the movement.
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    I agree, this is more than likely early 80's. Should have a decent little movement in it. This is in my 1982 Alsta. I'm sure you'll find something pretty close to it in yours.
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    Re: Got a pocketwatch from my grandad but i dont know anything about it

    Probably not just close but identical. ETA Unitas Cal. 6498:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 6498-1 (Unitas 6498-1)

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