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    Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Hello everyone , sorry but could not find a location for the presentation, as noticed already i'm from Lisbon in Portugal , land of sun and good food, friendly and hospitable people , discoverers of half the world, land and Amalia of Eusebio, land of the best shoes makers in the world and port wine , a country of innovators. My relationship with the watches is very recent and is related to my passion for the fountainpens. In exchange for pens I was given this pocket watch which I know nothing.Thank you all
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Hallo Francisco to Lissabon and welcome here.

    Welldone pictures pictures of an old pocket watch. I see you step on a new from you unexplored ground. Watch collectors always cy: Show me the movement please. The "motor" and watchmakers handcraft usually tells us something about he aera and often about the orgin. Within the casecover there seems to be english hallmarks. They would date the wonderful case.
    Therefore it will helpful for you to get informations to spend a view under the dustcover and a front view on the hallmarks. Without this facts there is nothing more to say than is a over 100 years old keywinder sold in england.

    Kind regards Silke
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Thank SilkeN, the photos were taken by the former owner, them he gave them to me , I have it for less than a week, i have not took pictures or remove the screw to see the mechanism. A friend of mine told me it could be a Baume and Mercier but i think it is older.
    The thing that i know is that is a 18kt gold.
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    An intresing securing mechanism usually you just can fold back the dustcover. At all it doesn't look very english to me and I wouldn't be surprised if its continental orgin but we'll see more soon.

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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Quote Originally Posted by francisco from lisbon View Post
    Thank SilkeN, the photos were taken by the former owner, them he gave them to me , I have it for less than a week, i have not took pictures or remove the screw to see the mechanism. A friend of mine told me it could be a Baume and Mercier but i think it is older.
    The thing that i know is that is a 18kt gold.
    Hi,
    Don't try to remove the rear dust cover by rmoving screws.
    This movement will most likely swing out from the front.

    Flip open the front bezel, see how it is hinged? there should be a tab opposite the hinge to insert
    your thumbnail.
    Once open release the tiny catch at 6.0clock position and the movement will swing out, it is hinged
    at 12.0clock position.
    Another dust cover will be revealed which is released by sliding the cresent shaped spring to one side.
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    HI Radger ...yes of course its an english case. Thanks a lot for correcting.

    Kind regards Silke
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Quote Originally Posted by SilkeN View Post
    HI Radger ...yes of course its an english case. Thanks a lot for correcting.

    Kind regards Silke

    Hi Silken,

    Doesn't look English at first glance but the way it is hinged and the Chester hallmark give it away.

    To the Op, better pics of the hallmark will allow for accurate dating of this watch.

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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    Wow a diamond cap stone and a pointed tooth escapement .This looks not continental but english and the hallmarks also seems real to me and no "swiss fakes". It should be Gold 18k, Chester but I can't read the letter. English pocket watches are not my construction zone but I'm sure others could help.

    A very nice watch

    regards Silke
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    Re: Hello from Lisbon, here is my frist pocket watch, "mistery one"!

    The only result for a HS case maker's mark I've been able to find stands for Henry Stratford of Sheffield. Looks similar, but I'm not convinced that's it.
    English silver hallmarks: British maker's marks identification HM-HU
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