Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

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    Is it possible to fit a miniature music movement, like one from a music box into a pocket watch case? I'm thinking of an idea for a Christmas present, I'm just thinking that maybe to find a case that would fit one It'd need to be and older case that has a bit more depth..

    What do you guys think? Have you ever thought about it? :)

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    Re: Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

    There have historically been such pocket watches made. Reuge make modern ones.

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    Re: Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

    Yes its very possible and been done all through history of Horology. Mechanism must be thin of course.
    Just Google search, you will find lots.
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    Re: Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

    historical fine example,check: Piguet & Meylan musical watch. A while ago only the movement was also available in ebay.Surfacing very seldom, wish you luck

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    Re: Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

    Generally, the musical mechanisms found nowadays are too bulky to be fit into pocket watches. The principle is the same or at least very similar but you would have to have one specially made to fit into a PW.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Musical Movement Inside Pocket Watch Case?

    The Russian Molnija mechanical hunter cased range includes a model with a battery powered circuit board mounted in the back of the case. A quick search on eBay shows several available for $100 or more - a tad too expensive for what it is.

    Rowley
    Last edited by Rowley; October 9th, 2013 at 21:23. Reason: clarity

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