A friend asked me to research a family pocket watch.
He says that on the inside of the movement cover (which he didn't take pictures of) is 8862 0
and 18K stamped on the inside and outside of front cover.
It's from Le Locle, "Full Jewelled" and "Patent Lever"
I'm guessing that one of the hands has been replaced, but that it's turn-of-the-century or perhaps a bit earlier, from Le Locle. Maybe it's a private label using a Perret-family movement (see links below). But I'm shocked at what good condition, and good quality it is. All the detailing on the case is still intact! And in comparison to the examples I found in the MWACC database, the movement is in fantastic shape, and has been decorated, too.
Can anyone fill in any more info? Or should I send my friend to the Museum?
A few with really similar movements.
Watch, Pocket - 83.82.1038
Watch, Pocket - 83.82.1548
Watch, Pocket - 83.82.1863
Watch, Pocket - 78.52.2
Anything more anyone can say?