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    MY SMALL ACCUMULATION OF POCKET WATCHES

    No1: Gent's silver watch with fusee movement. 82142 on movement and case
    Weight 5.5oz gross
    Dia. of case 2 1/8"
    Hallmark for London 1872
    Case made by Edward Wigan
    Unfortunately one of the hands is missing
    I will add another watch tomorrow at 2000hr GMT

    Any additional information or advice would be much appreciated.
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    Unfortunately I can't add any information but thank you for the very well made pictures this pocket watch. It's a gread pleasure to view them. I'll look forward for the next part of your "accumulation" .

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    No2 Ladies 18ct. Pocket Watch unsigned movement. No makers mark or date letter on case.
    Weight 1.4 oz Dia.~1 5/8"
    Is there a generic name for this type of movement?
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    Yes.."collectors name" is lepine IV with clinder escapement and 6 rubies. Depending n the straight form of the cocks/bridge is not a very early one of this contruktion type. A good overview you found here Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index but this form was used a long time paralell to the lepine V until the end of the 20 century. Depending on the absence of french or probably swiss hallmarks its most likely made before 1882.
    A really wonderful case and a nice two tone email dial well presented.

    Thank you again for the nice pictures
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    Thanks for the information.

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    No3 Another ladies watch, this time in a Fine Silver* case. Perhaps the most plain that I have but the one in the best condition, apart from the hairline cracks on the dial. Again no hall marks or date letter.
    Keyless winding and perhaps newer than the rest.
    Weight 2oz
    Size Dia.~ 1 5/8"

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    A quite commun swiss bridge design and its probably impossible to find the maker ..may be some hints on the dial side ..may be no hints anywhere. Please replace the two missing srews on the click wheel. This will look much more nicer.

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    No4 My grandfather's gold pocket watch.
    18ct gold case hallmarked for London 1864. Maker looks like RB but I cannot find this maker in my book of marks.
    Weight: 4.5 oz
    Size: dia. 2"
    Fusee movement signed J R & W Laing 53 & 55 Brunswick st. Glasgow. 2288
    Amazingly this firm still trades in watches but at a different Glasgow address. ( J R & W = James, Robert & William )
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    Re: MY SMALL ACCUMULATION OF POCKET WATCHES

    I wonder if anyone can tell me why some of the screws in the balance wheel are cut square while most are pointed?
    This can be clearly seen in photo 3 watch No4

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    Re: MY SMALL ACCUMULATION OF POCKET WATCHES

    Quote Originally Posted by Longjean View Post
    I wonder if anyone can tell me why some of the screws in the balance wheel are cut square while most are pointed?
    This can be clearly seen in photo 3 watch No4
    At a guess i would say the difference between the square ones and the pointy ones is that only one type have threads,so that they can be screwed in or out to adjust microsecond differences in the swing of the balance.
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