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    Movement ID and rough age?

    Hi

    New to the forum but not watches. Managed to give the habit up once or twice, but I find something and it hooks me straight back in.

    Just got back from Paris after the Bastille Day celebrations and of course the World cup final and managed to come across a Brocante under Pont Alex III and found this little beauty. A pocket watch with Collet Longwy on the face and what looks like CG or GC on the movement. Its the markings on the movement I would like identifying. I suspect mid/late 19th early as it is a pin set. Any info appreciated.

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    Re: Movement ID and rough age?

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    Re: Movement ID and rough age?

    It has some resemblance with this Favre Freres movement bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Favre Freres 18'''

    What's the movement size?

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    French would be my guess, but no surprise given where you got it. You might need to check out some French watch forums as we don’t see too many people collecting French watches here.

    Date would seem likely to be 1905 to 1915 but that would be based on Swiss watches so maybe a bit of variance there.


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    Re: Movement ID and rough age?

    Thanks for the replies.

    Still trying to identify the markings on the mechanism. I like the idea of getting something that catches your eye and finding out what you can.

    Lots of markings within the case, but I have read these could be from repairers or service markings.

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    Very interesting mark on the dial side plate. Looks like Humpty Dumpty lol! Remember weeble wobbles? Reminds me of those too. This mark just looks modern even though it on an almost 100 year old watch. Hopefully someone can help you identify but that mark should help you.


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    The movement mark could be C over C,which is a registered trademark of Langendorf according to Mikrolisk.The movement shares some similarities to other Langendorf movements i have seen,but nothing definite as far as an exact calibre match i`m afraid.
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    Re: Movement ID and rough age?

    I don’t see that c over c on Mikrolisk for langendorf and I would expect the to mark the balance cock in two languages. But that said they could have made it for the French market using the French style of bridges.


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    There is actually an intertwined "CC" for Langendorf in Mikrolisk (search for "Langendorf" with the existing tick mark in the two boxes underneath removed) but it's not quite the same. As for this being a Langendorf movement, it's not one I know but then, I don't know 'em all.....

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