Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?
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    Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and just wanted to ask for any information anyone may have on this pocket watch. I came across it at an auction and I know nothing about watches of any kind. It is marked "Romilly a Paris 3380". Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?

    Welcome to the forum!
    I found one Jean Romilly, a watchmaker based in Paris. Died in 1796, so the watch- if it is this Romilly who made it- is from before that year.
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    Googling out "romilly pocket watch" however shows, that his watches were usually in way better cases than this one. I hardly know anything about PWs from that period- not my area of... well, not expertise- "interest" sounds more like it.
    Others will probably know much more than me- that said, experts will be here soon.
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    Thanks for your post. I have done some googling and I found it was probably from that time period, but like you said the case and the face seem different than most every other one that pops up.

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    Re: Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?

    But most of the ones I've googled do have enameled dials. Could still be the same maker.
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    Re: Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by bsshog40 View Post
    But most of the ones I've googled do have enameled dials. Could still be the same maker.
    Yes, it could. And probably is. My point was, that almost all that I've seen were in gold cases with a lot of decorative engravings.
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    Re: Info on Romilly Pocket Watch?

    Romilly Jean was born (1714) in Geneva, the son of a French refugee.
    become Master in Paris in 1752 and was in Quai de Pelletier in Place Dauohine (1772-81) and finally in Rue Poupée (1787-89)
    in 1754 it has a clock navy and in 1755 a clock with seconds
    also clocks that run for a year without recharging
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