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    Help for an identification.

    hi Everyone.

    Could anyone please help me identifying this watch?
    I'd date it from the end of the 19th century. Maybe german.
    There is no hallmark on the movement.

    If you have any information about it, it will be welcomed.







    Thanks in advance,
    Ben.

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    Re: Help for an identification.

    Le Coultre Swiss style movement popular from 1830 to 1875. Are there any markings on the inside of the case that may help with ID?

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    Re: Help for an identification.

    Hi Ray.
    Thx for your fast answer.
    The only markings are the solid gold markings. Nothing else.

    This watch belonged to my great-grand father. He was living in Russia, this is why I thought the watch could've been german (I know Moser was selling most of their watches in Russia).


    And by the way, the watch is wound by "keys" (i don't know the right word). Why is there 2 "keyholes"?

    Thanks again, and sorry for my poor vocabulary.

    Ben.

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    Re: Help for an identification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben18 View Post
    And by the way, the watch is wound by "keys" (i don't know the right word). Why is there 2 "keyholes"?
    One to wind it, the other to set the time!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Help for an identification.

    Well the correct word is keywind I think.
    It's very difficult to identify the maker and/or nationality on this age of European watch. Very often assembly was in small home based factories with finishing at the watchmaker. There is little in the way of marking on the movement in most situations.

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