Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

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    Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    My grandfather has 14ct gold Union ancre pocketwatch i could not find a lot information about it so i would like to try it here.
    I would like to know how old this watch is.









    If someone need some additional photos you can pm me.
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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    I would guess the first half of the 20th century... hummmm... I seem to be guessing that a lot in these things... maybe as early as the last quarter of the 19th century. Not uncommon... there is an almost identical one on eBay right now. Googling seems to indicate it is Swiss or French.
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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    My guess was around 1900 could i do something with the serials number or the gold hallmark?? I would like to see the one from ebay do you have a link?

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    I'd say Swiss for sure, 1890s probably or maybe as late as 1900-1910.
    Serial numbers on the case are of little value in identification.
    It's a 15 jewel watch which was pretty good for that time. Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    thanks!! for the information.
    the watch still runs perfect btw.

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    Once more I have to say this - let me advise you to NOT run the watch too much if it has not been cleaned and lubricated in the last 5-10 years. it's definitely bad for the watch to run dry, and that's too good a piece to mess up.

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    Item # 320230118433is one. Another similar one is 110236139802
    Last edited by Eeeb; March 29th, 2008 at 02:08.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    ok thanks i didnt know that.Its to beautifull to ruin it

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    I found some numbers made inside the movement cover by hand, does anyone knows what its means? it looks like 4832
    10630

    Last edited by omegaspeedy; March 29th, 2008 at 16:05.

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    Re: Grandfather's his Union ancre pocketwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by omegaspeedy View Post
    I found some numbers made inside the movement cover by hand, does anyone knows what its means? it looks like 4832
    10630
    Probably scratched on by a watchmaker after he serviced or mended the watch. They all use their own systems - which may or may not include a date. He would then be able to look back in his notes to check what work he had carried out, and when, next time the watch was brought in.

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