Pocketwatch id?

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    Pocketwatch id?

    This watch was my Great Grandfather's. He was a watchmaker himself so he may have built this. Just curious if anybody could point me in the right direction identifying it? The only marks i see are the numbers 24021678. I count 11 rubies built into the gears. There are no hands, it's not a watch. It just sort of spins. Thanks for helping me solve this 40 year old mystery. :)

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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    Interesting work. But I don't recognize the movement. Sorry.
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    If I didn't know better, I'd say your grandfather made that for gits and shiggles, just to show what the inside of a pocketwatch looks like...
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    Looks american due to the lack of an obvious stem screw. The dial-side picture is fuzzy, but the plates and keyless works look like a Waltham '99
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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    Thanks you very much. He coulda very well made it for gits and shiggles. I'm thinking that's what it is.

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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    There's no way of turning this into a functional watch is there? If not, then I stand by what I said. That it was done jsut for the heck of it, as a fancy little display piece.
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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shangas View Post
    There's no way of turning this into a functional watch is there?
    Well, seems it is missing its regulator and the entire motion works. So not without a lot of work.

    For purposes of a demonstration piece, it would work fine as is.

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    Re: Pocketwatch id?

    As mentioned I am pretty sure as well that this is a hand made skeleton-ized American Waltham.
    Nice idea!

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