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    Pocket Watch Movement Help Please

    I have Borgel cased pocket watch London import 1911 case size is 48mm excluding crown.

    Can anyone help me identify the movement maker. Thanks
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    Re: Pocket Watch Movement Help Please

    I can't, sorry - its like none I have seen before, on the plus side that barrel bridge is probably quite distinctive. Movements from this period are HARD to ID.

    I'd love to see a photo of the whole watch

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    Re: Pocket Watch Movement Help Please

    Hi Trim

    Hopefully pictures attached, oops I need to check out how to post smaller pictures. Thanks Neil
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    Re: Pocket Watch Movement Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I can't, sorry - its like none I have seen before, on the plus side that barrel bridge is probably quite distinctive.
    Trim, do you think that's a "rocker"?
    Courtesy of ULF.

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    When the winding crown is raised to release the case it reveals a Swiss Bear hallmark, not seen when closed. Just above the FB and key hallmark is a quite indistict hallmark, may be GS cant be sure.

    I have been through the ranftt archive to try and find the movement but no joy.

    Many contributors seem to have great knowledge. Is it possible that someone could "politely" or funny is OK describe the main features of this movement. (I have a newbies knowledge only, building slowly) any help and knowledge building appreciated.

    Now I need to learn how to post wee photos.

    Thanks to all

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    Re: Pocket Watch Movement Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Trim, do you think that's a "rocker"?
    I have no idea what you're talking about Pithy.



    Quote Originally Posted by NeilA View Post
    Many contributors seem to have great knowledge. Is it possible that someone could "politely" or funny is OK describe the main features of this movement. (I have a newbies knowledge only, building slowly) any help and knowledge building appreciated.

    Hi Neil,

    sadly I think you probably already have all the info you will get. Have you checked out David's Borgel site? I imagine you must have.

    As for the movement, it is a mid-range 15 Jewel swiss lever. The movement to me looks very standard pin-set Swiss generic, except for the barrel bridge, which by this time usually had exposed crown and ratchet wheels. I don't know why it is like this - but maybe this is what pithy was hinting at? It was clearly intended for the English market as the regulator is marked Fast and Slow.

    I'm afraid this isn't really much help at all, but that is all I have.

    My Borgel pocket watch is in the link below, and is quite unusual, as it is not pin-set.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/bor...ch-462112.html
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