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    Help ID a pocket watch

    Hi all,

    A colleague of mine brought his pocket watch to work so I could see it. I don't know anything about it so I took a few pictures for you to see.

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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    Looks like something from AS family,maybe cal.52. but not exactly the same.There are some threads about Galonne silver cases on this fora,also about German import marks.The style of the watch puts it in the begining of the 20th century.
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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    It's a fairly nondescript swiss bar movement of decent quality; 15 jewels was considered "fully jeweled" for a lever based watch until about 1880 or so. The case has the german silver hallmark, which wasn't used until around 1886. There's a swiss hallmark for silver too, so it was a swiss made case that was exported to germany. I've read that word "Gallone" indicates that there was gold leaf decoration overtop the silver originally, but I've yet to see a case where that's survived the 100+ year trip through time.

    Unless there are marks on the movement we can't see, there probably won't be a lot more to say about it; Swiss watch manufacturing was a multi-worker operation and most provide little or no way to determine where or when the watch was made.
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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    Thank you for the information, I will tell my colleague that he has a working 100 (+) year old swiss made pocket watch and it might have been gold plated one time.

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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    A similar looking watch was discussed here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/gre...se-368651.html
    Note in particular the rounded barrel bridge, which is one of the more distinctive features of your particular movement.
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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    Please tell your friend to have it serviced if he plans to use it.
    Using this old watch without a service will ruin the works!

    Furir, did you read my post on the Public Forum?

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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Please tell your friend to have it serviced if he plans to use it.
    Using this old watch without a service will ruin the works!

    Furir, did you read my post on the Public Forum?
    I'll tell him to have it serviced.
    Yes I read your post in the public forum but I couldn't reply 'cos the thread was closed.
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    Re: Help ID a pocket watch

    I agree, those rounded ends on the barrel bridge are distinctive though I don't know who the manufacturer is. By the time this was made, it was no longer a cottage industry where the origin of watches is impossible to know, these were made by ebaucheries on machines. I don't think these are AS but I could be wrong as I don't know who made this design.


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