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    Pocket watch movement ID

    I’ve just bought a Goliath pocket watch. 66mm in diameter and made circa 1900 it has no identifying marks on either the face or the movement. Can anyone identify the movement please?

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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

    Quote Originally Posted by G550driver View Post
    I’ve just bought a Goliath pocket watch. 66mm in diameter and made circa 1900 it has no identifying marks on either the face or the movement. Can anyone identify the movement please?

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    Not a very good one unfortunately :(

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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

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    Not a very good one unfortunately :(
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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

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    can you show the case...inside and out

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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

    I have no further pictures at the moment.
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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

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    A generic maybe Swiss movement with no shock protection and no identification. Given the appearance, it is either new (which seems unlikely) or in a good state of preservation. The technology level is in general agreement with the supplied dating.
    "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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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

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    A generic maybe Swiss movement with no shock protection and no identification. Given the appearance, it is either new (which seems unlikely) or in a good state of preservation. The technology level is in general agreement with the supplied dating.
    Thank you for your time and knowledge, Eeeb.
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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

    The inside of the outer case has a serial number as well as a number of other data groups scratched around the periphery. The serial number is repeated inside the inner case just above the hinge. The outsides of both cases are unmarked. Any further insight would be appreciated.

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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

    The 'scratchings' are watchmaker service marks - usually corresponding to the watchmaker's repair tickets. Counting them indicates the watch has probably been serviced at least six times. That's a good sign.

    The serial number is actually a case number. Serial numbers are almost always placed on the movement. The parts of cases are sometimes numbered to make sure parts that are known to fit together stay together. With rare exceptions case numbers are only used on pocketwatches.
    "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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    Re: Pocket watch movement ID

    Again, thank you for your input, Eeeb.
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