I just inherited this pocket watch from my grandmother who recently passed. It has a key for winding the movement. The case is marked "H. A. Favre" LOCLE. From the little research I've done, I take this to mean it was manufactured in Le Locle, Switzerland. There seem to be 3 or 4 different "H. A. Favre"s in the lineage of the Favre-Jacot company which later became Zenith(?)
The movement itself doesn't appear to be marked. There's an outer case and then an inner lid over the movement... the serial numbers on each match. Is the inner lid part of the movement? Or is that all just part of the case?
There's a Crown containing 2 crosses and the number 18. Does this mean the case is 18K gold? There's also a very tiny little stamped shape that looks like a leaf or something right above that.
The serial is 12972. There's an FJ above it. (Maybe Favre-Jacot?) There's also another number below that looks like A "section" symbol or maybe three little stacked circles followed by 021.
The face is also gold colored metal with some detailing and raised roman numerals... which is surprising as most watches I'm finding have a white face. The crystal over the face is missing, but the hinged frame for it is still there. The hands are missing.
Any help would be much appreciated!
High quality photos of all elements are available here: https://plus.google.com/photos/10828...97273966804817