Trying to identify pocket watch

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    Trying to identify pocket watch

    Hello !

    I have a watch of my grandgrandfather. It is probably a Swiss watch, dating back in the period 1904-1908. I appreciate any information, which you could share regarding this pocket watch, like known producer or more exact date of production ? There is a serial number on the case 134141 and also A0-800G, which probably means Ag (silver case) ? Please click on "BIG PICTURE" to see pictures in full size.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    Is there a lot of work which needs to be performed on the calibre to make it functional ?

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    Hi Yang,

    You are lucky to have your Grandfathers watch.

    It is impossible to say, from looking at these pics, what it would
    take to make the watch functional but looking at the movement it looks
    complete and the hairspring doesn't seem mangled.

    Best case scenario would be a service and new bow but only an examination
    by a watchmaker would give you an accurate picture. You need to find a watchmaker
    who works on antique cylinder escapement watches. If the balance swings freely and is
    not obviously broken then that is also a good sign.

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    Re: Trying to identify pocket watch

    The movement looks like a generic Adolf Schild Cal. AS 52 or similar:

    bidfun-db AS_52: AS 52

    It is not a particularly high class movement but these old cylindre escapement watches were rugged workhorses that were still higher class than the Roskopf style no jewel pin lever escapement watches. If it just needs a clean and lube, I would get it done, even though the value at the end will realistically be less than you put into it in the first place. An heirloom should be looked after!

    Hartmut Richter

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