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    Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    My Great Uncle gave me this watch several years ago. I would like to know more about it, such as when it was made, where it was made and does it have any value. Any information would be highly appreciated.
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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    I can't identify it, though there are similarities to calibres by Doxa and A Schild. It might help if we knew the size, but I suspect that it will need more work to see if there is a makers mark either under the dial or under one of the bridges. I would date it around the 1920's, probably to the latter end of that decade but give or take ten years as pocket watch styles can be quite variable. This appears to be Swiss made in a .800 Swiss silver case which has been exported to Germany.

    Edit. Looking again at the pictures it wouldn't be unreasonable to go with 1925.
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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Thanks! What does "HP" on the back cover symbol represent?

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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Quote Originally Posted by Deangreen View Post
    Thanks! What does "HP" on the back cover symbol represent?
    Hi,
    HP is a previous owners initials.

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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    AND 'REMONTOIRE' means 'winding' - in this case the watch is wound from the crown and hand set from the crown patented 1847
    'ANCRE' means it a 'detached lever escapement' patented 1754
    '15 Rubies' means it has 15 Jewels fitted (up to and including 3rd wheel)

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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Thanks. That makes sense, since my Uncle's name is Hans Poths!

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    HP is a previous owners initials.

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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Thanks. This has been a great education!

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    AND 'REMONTOIRE' means 'winding' - in this case the watch is wound from the crown and hand set from the crown patented 1847
    'ANCRE' means it a 'detached lever escapement' patented 1754
    '15 Rubies' means it has 15 Jewels fitted (up to and including 3rd wheel)

    Regards and Welcome

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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Thought I should add
    blue numbers on that enamel dial are LOVELY
    Blue numbers are much rarer than red on these dials.
    Its very cool
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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Thanks! Did you notice the damage on the dial between 4 & 5 o'clock and on the opposite end between 10 & 11 o'clock. What do you supposed happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Thought I should add
    blue numbers on that enamel dial are LOVELY
    Blue numbers are much rarer than red on these dials.
    Its very cool
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    Re: Remontoir that my Uncle gave me

    Quote Originally Posted by Deangreen View Post
    Thanks! Did you notice the damage on the dial between 4 & 5 o'clock and on the opposite end between 10 & 11 o'clock. What do you supposed happened?
    I doubt VERY much OP made this damage. Why? Because its been repaired.
    Repairing an enamel dial is close to impossible and done by only the skilled And repairing and repainting in blue - impossible i think
    It happend - Enamel dials are ULTRA durable, but fragile

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