Grandpas old pocket watch

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    Grandpas old pocket watch

    I am wondering if anyone can help me indentify a pocket watch I found after my grandpa passed away. It has no name on it and I do not feel comftorable opening up the back to look at the movement. If someone could steer me in the right direction as far as info is concerned that would be fantastic. Thank you in advance.

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    I took a few more pics if they can help get me more info. Sorry for the quality all I have is my cell phone. They second one reads Puritan 690177. The only markings I see on the movement is the word swiss.
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    Re: Grandpas old pocket watch

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    Re: Grandpas old pocket watch

    Marrick is spot on. The only other things to add is that it appears to be a cylinder movement (although the swan neck holes on the balance cock perplex me) and the regulator appears broken. At a guess, 1890s, most likely pre 1900 anyway due to styling.

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    Re: Grandpas old pocket watch

    I'm not quite so sure, either about Tavannes or pre 1900. I'm somewhat suspicious about a US importer and casing.

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    Ya it defiantly does not work. I need to find a good watch shop to have someone give it the once over. I would love to get it fixed. I'm not so much worried about what it's worth as I do not want to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    I'm somewhat suspicious about a US importer and casing.
    Humm, that Tieche is perplexing. US casing of even lower grade swiss movements was common enough. Style of OPs case is most often pre 1900, in the pendant style. I suppose +5 or 10 years is likely enough, so early 1900s is possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by 10dsgs View Post
    Ya it defiantly does not work. I need to find a good watch shop to have someone give it the once over. I would love to get it fixed. I'm not so much worried about what it's worth as I do not want to sell it.

    You need to find someone willing to work on cylinder movements - that might not be easy, so its a question you should ask early on in your conversations with potential watchmakers.
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