Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

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    Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    Any help on what these two are? Looking to see where the first came from and also if the second one is worth fixing up.




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    Re: Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    BTW the first one I cannot identify at all. The second one has "E. Marchand" on the dial and the case is silver (0.935) Can anyone help.




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    Re: Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    The first one is a common, lower-quality swiss lever in a style similar to early FHF or AS ebauches. The bridging is a bit odd...normally a curved fourth wheel bridge would have similarly curved escape wheel bridge. The F/S markings on the balance cock (without a corresponding A/R mark) suggest this was designed explicitly for export to one of the english markets.
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    Re: Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    And the second is a relatively standard, low to mid range cylindre escapement Swiss movement from ca. 1830-1870. Almost impossible to identify.

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    Re: Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    The first one might be identifiable if you post the dimension in mm and also post a photo of the dial side (with the dial removed). The historical way to identify a stem-set unmarked movement is based on the shapes of the parts used to wind and set the watch.
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    Re: Two old pocketwatch movements - help identifying

    I don't have a photo of the dial removed, but the first one is 29mm or just under. Thanks for all the expertise so far.




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