Help needed for ID watch

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    Help needed for ID watch

    Hi, guys! My name is Bogdan and I'm new on this forum.

    I would like to ask you for help. I need to identify the watch which could be seen in photos bellow. I know nothing about vintage watches, actually the only thing I know about watches is that they point me the hour and the minute :)

    This watch I inherit from an old aunt of mine. She couldn't tell me anything about it. I supose the watch is from early XXth century.

    I would like to know the type, manufacturer, year of production and, if posible, a price. Unfortunatelly the watch has no markings at all, I search for markings on every inch of it.

    Any help you could provide for ID this watch is very much apreciated.

    Thank you very much for your efforts!




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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    BogadanBr, without markings it is very difficult to identify who made the Wall Clock, not a watch but it may be simply a translation to English.

    It looks very nice, probably th case is mahogany.

    Which country are you from? this might give a clue.

    Is it still working?

    These forums do not give values and if you are able to photograph the movement then post these as well.

    Good luck

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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    Hi, NeilA! Thanks for your answer.

    The value is not important to me as I dont want to sell the watch, so this is an question which can be ignored from now on.

    I am from Transylvania, Romania. I supose the watch is of austro-hungarian or hungarian made, maybe german. The problem is that having no markings at all, the research for info is very dificult. Unfortunatelly, I cant post photo with the movement, as I am not a specialist in clocks and I risk to deteriorate the mechanism if I touch it.

    Best regards,Bogdan


    LE: my hope is that someone can give me a clue based on the construction details which might be, perhaps, relevant, in order to give a path toward a certain manufacturer. A first clue was given to me from another forum, pointing to Brauswtter Janos, a hungarian manufacturer. He lived between 1817-1903. It is suposition, anyway, not a certain identification.
    Last edited by BogdanBr; December 17th, 2011 at 20:34.

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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    I know nothing about the wall clocks, so I'm only guessing here, but the dial and specially the numbers on it looks similar to my fathers wall clock made by Gustav Becker, a german clockmaker who lived 1819-1885. Some information about him and his clocks can be found for example in here: Gustav Becker Clock Company History - Antique Clocks Guy: Antique Clocks and Mechanical Musical Instruments. We bring collectors and buyers together. Always the highest quality antique clocks available; fabulous antique automatic musical instruments.

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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    Thank you, kamak!

    Are there any other sugestions, please?

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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    Guys, I tried to opened the clock, but I failed. I just could take some pics and looking inside I founf a serial number, but no manufacturer markings. The serial numbet is 530036.

    It is marked like this (sorry for the low quality of the photo):

    Another pic with the movement



    And o another piece (I dont know it's name)


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    Re: Help needed for ID watch

    The upper side of the watch is missing. I found 2 holes where the upper side was fixed.

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