Need help identifying this 18th century pocket watch

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    Need help identifying this 18th century pocket watch

    I need help identifying the pocket watch recently purchased at an estate sale. The case seems to have gold wash on tin. Is it real or a fake?
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    Re: Need help identifying this 18th century pocket watch

    I would associate that sort of movement more with the early to mid 19th century than with 1785 but I am no expert on watches of that age. Here is an example of thet general sort of bridge style from ca. 1835:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Bautte 10'''H1.8

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help identifying this 18th century pocket watch

    It is too thin to be a watch from the 1700s.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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