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    Introduction and request

    Hello all. I am new to this forum but have participated in forums for a long time, so I know it is in bad taste to just barge in and start asking questions on your first post. I have always enjoyed and been fascinated with watches and pocket watches and I look forward to learning more here on this forum.

    Recently I was the recipient of a pocket watch which I have not been able to find any information on in the interweb. Even a search here has turned up very little. The pocket watch is small, 0/3, ladies (?). The face has the name Erme, 17 Jewels, Incabloc, France. I have had a hard time getting the dust plate off to see the movement but do have a picture of the front. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Hi Deadmanliving,
    Hard to say much about this pocketwatch except that it is relatively modern for a pocket watch. Having
    incabloc shock protection to the balance would place it sometime post WW11 and present day.
    That's all I can determine, someone may know more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Hi Deadmanliving,
    Hard to say much about this pocketwatch except that it is relatively modern for a pocket watch. Having
    incabloc shock protection to the balance would place it sometime post WW11 and present day.
    That's all I can determine, someone may know more.
    I figured as much, it only runs for about six hours before it stops but keeps perfect time for those six hours! I need to figure out how to get into the back. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Introduction and request

    Pocket watches of that era often had screw down backs or snap on backs that detatch completely. If you can wind the watch ad infinitum but only get 6 hours power reserve, the mainspring is probably broken in the middle, giving you some power but nowhere near the complete 36 hours or so that one would expect. I suspect the movement is a french wrist watch movement (Lorsa, Cupillard, Parennin.....), possibly a tiny ladies movement since the watch lacks a seconds hand altogether.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    Pocket watches of that era often had screw down backs or snap on backs that detatch completely. If you can wind the watch ad infinitum but only get 6 hours power reserve, the mainspring is probably broken in the middle, giving you some power but nowhere near the complete 36 hours or so that one would expect. I suspect the movement is a french wrist watch movement (Lorsa, Cupillard, Parennin.....), possibly a tiny ladies movement since the watch lacks a seconds hand altogether.

    Hartmut Richter
    Well I guess I need to get the back off and then go from there. Now to determine exactly how the back attaches. Thank you Hartmut.

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