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    pocketwatch identification

    hello,

    I have found this 18k pocketwatch on the internet but i could not find wich brand it is.It has chronometer on the dial.And when opening the backside "clap" There is Bruxelles Milan with under Milan 1905 and under Bruxelles 1910,
    and some circels and the word arcent.Also "Ancre . Levees . Visibles. 15 Rubis .B. Revete" is on the case. I hope someone knows its brand.


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    Re: pocketwatch identification

    I know nothing about Pocket Watches, but to be going on with -

    From: http://barrygoldberg.net/watchinfo2.htm#foreign

    Ancre Indicates the watch has a lever escapement.

    Levees Visibles Visible escapement [technically, it means that the pallets, which are part of a lever escapement, can be seen from the back of the watch movement without disassembling it]

    Brevet Patented [usually followed by a patent number]

    Rubis Jewels [literally ''rubies'']

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    Re: pocketwatch identification

    No way to tell its brand without a look at the movement unfortunately. Whoever the maker was they won medals or at least exhibited at fairs in Milan (1905) and Brussels (1910). That means the watch is at least from 1910 or later.
    The rest Marrick has already deciphered for you. 15 jewel lever escapement with the pallets visible (probably a 3/4 plate movement or perhaps a bridge).
    Maybe arcent is argent which would mean silver. Perhaps a silver medal at the fairs?

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    Re: pocketwatch identification

    ok i couldnt get any photos of the movement.
    What kind of fairs where it?

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    Re: pocketwatch identification

    World's Fairs. 1906 actually in Milan and 1910 in Brussels.

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    Re: pocketwatch identification

    Perhaps, it could be interesting for you having a look at the thread I posted yesterday about a watch that looks similar to yours, particularly as for the dial.
    I have already received a first interesting answer by Hartmut and others could follow....

    Regards.

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