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    Rolling eyes I need more info about this pocket watch

    Hi,

    this watch is not running I want to fix it but before doing that I want to know more about this watch. Maybe it's not worth fixing. It has a JP hallmark on the case. Is this hallmark familiar to you? Who's the maker?

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    Re: I need more info about this pocket watch

    Oxff...Hello. I do not know the Mark on your gold-plated case, but this is a Swiss movement, that looks to be in very nice shape, that I would certainly go ahead and Service. There's a bit of damage on the dial around the second's hand, that might indicate a less-than-good earlier Service, so examine the movement carefully. Note also that the balance is only partially cut...this was a common feature on quite a few watches, where the manufacture wanted to give the impression of using a high-grade, cut, bimetallic balance. It's not at all a problem--or an indication of a poor-quality watch--it's simply a technique that maker's of average-quality watches used in an attempt to sell more of what they were making...a monometallic balance is capable of good timekeeping.

    Do be especially careful when loosening the screw next to the crown wheel ( the smaller one ): it must be loosened to remove the winding stem, and can be very tight. Be sure to use a proper screwdriver ( I have seen MANY such screws damaged, & the surrounding area ground-into ), that fits the screw properly...future watchmakers will thank you!

    Good luck with it. Michael.
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    Re: I need more info about this pocket watch

    The hallmark PJ is probably of Perrenoud Fills & Cie.
    It deserves a service
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