HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

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    HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    I came across this watch in my fathers affects and am finding it practically impossible to find any info, it is a double train movement with at least 25 jewels but is completely void of any identifying marks or numbers, I'm afraid these pics are the best I have and perhaps someone will at least be able to point me in the right direction,thanks in advance.
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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    to my ' not in depth ' knowledge old pieces are signed or marked at the plate not on bridge. If you have somebody around who knows what he is doing they could dismantle the movement and see the markings, that would help.

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    Thanks,took your advise and disassembled but only found the numbers 86863 on the dial side nothing on reverse,the plate is damasked I believe and train wheels and jewel bushings appear to be gold.

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    Reminded me of the Breguet that just came to auction at Christie's
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    Christina: How many watches do you have?
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    Me:................. Have you seen the dial on this Hamilton?

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    Thank you Tylerstg, very similar except mine has a single balance,but why two trains?

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    I suspect in order to show two time zones on the dial.

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    I wish to thank everyone for the help and say I have managed to I.D. this movement,it is a Dubois&Favre independant jumping centre seconds movement, movement is fully jeweled with the maximum 24 rubys,bymetal compensateing big balance wheel with a gold weights,precision regulator,2 pink gold trains circa 1870

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    Re: HELP! can anyone identify this pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by manp135 View Post
    I wish to thank everyone for the help and say I have managed to I.D. this movement,it is a Dubois&Favre independant jumping centre seconds movement, movement is fully jeweled with the maximum 24 rubys,bymetal compensateing big balance wheel with a gold weights,precision regulator,2 pink gold trains circa 1870
    Whatever that all means - it sound awesome! Congrats on a full ID.
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