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    Trying to identify pocket watch

    Hello !

    I have a pocket watch, which belonged to my grandgrandfather. It is a watch of the unknown ? producer. It is probably a Swiss watch, dating back in the period 1900-1940. I appreciate any information, which you could share regarding this pocket watch. Also There is a serial number on the case 134141 and also a writing "A0-800G", which probably means Ag (silver case) ?

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    You are correct that AG is for silver and the 0.800 stands for the purity of the silver ie
    80% silver content.
    Your watch has a cylinder escapement and has ten jewels.
    The dial suggests a watch from the 20/30's and is of a generic type which
    is hard to pin down to any specific maker. There might have been a name on the
    dial which has since faded, if you angle the watch to the light and look under the 12
    something might still be visible.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    As late as that? I thought they gave up on cylinders a bit earlier? Interesting.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    I never thought about that. To be honest I don't know when the Swiss
    gave up cylinder production.
    I concede that it could easily be earlier.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    Cylinder escapements were used in wrist watches as late as the 1950's, made in France.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    Ornate silver dials were very popular in the later part of the 1800's; the simpler ones could easily be mistaken for the stamped metal dials popular in the 20's. The style of the case (and the engraving on the dust cover) suggest the last couple of decades of 1800's to me.
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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    Looks a little like an Adolf Schild Cal. AS 52:

    bidfun-db AS_52: AS 52

    OK, so there are slight differences (e.g. cylindre wheel cock shape) but it may well be a related calibre or a follow-up version.

    Hartmut Richter

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