This Stauffer Son & Co. pocket watch movement is fairly unremarkable. I bought it because I am researching Stauffer Son & Co. and I thought it was pretty.
Here is what I think I know about it:
- Marked Stauffer Cx De Fonds for Stauffer Son & Co. Chaux-de-Fonds
- SS&C in a shield trademark registered by Stauffer Son & Co. in 1880
- Cylinder escapement
- Brass balance wheel, no temperature compensation
- Fully bridged - no top plate.
- Key wind and set
- Jeweled to the third wheel with clear jewels
- Gilded plates and bridges, blued screws - colour not very accurate in picture
Any correction, comments or additions to the foregoing gratefully received.
One thing I am puzzled by is the steel hook shaped piece that seems to be something to do with the going barrel top bearing. I have no idea what this is or does.
Although the SS&C in a shield trademark was registered by Stauffer Son & Co. in 1880 and appears on this movement, I am guessing that it is earlier than 1880 because stem winding and setting came in around 1850. I would have thought that 1880 would be rather a late date for a key wound and set movement. However, my ignorance of pocket watches is vast so I could be totally wrong on this . . .
Thanks for any corrections or input .
Regards - David