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  1. #1
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    Unique pocket watch

    I am afraid I am somewhat stumped by this but I know there our others out there much smarter than me.
    I inherited this small ornate pocket watch and cannot seem to find any information about it. These are the details as the pics may be hard to make out.
    There are no markings on the dial other than the roman numerals
    Inside the front cover it has an oval with 14k and a stamp 01
    Inside the back over is also a 14k
    On the back of the watch once the cover is open it has several markings:
    Chaux de Fonds (I assume is the company name)
    Remontoir Cylindre (I assume is the movement)
    10 Rubis (10 rubies)
    Auguste Ruelle & Fils (I am guessing the watch maker)

    The case is quite ornate with jewels and painted patina, not sure if any of the jewels are real.

    I cannot seem to find much about this watch at all and was hopeful that someone may know all about it.
    Thanks in advance
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    Feb 2006

    Re: Unique pocket watch

    Welcome to Watchuseek! Unique?! Maybe the case is but the rest is quite standard for its time (ca. 1880-1910). The maker (company) is Auguste Ruelle & Fils (= Auguste Ruelle & Sons), the location where it was made is La Chaux de Fonds in Canton neuchatel, Switzerland and the movement is a - probably generic (= outsourced from a movement maker and simply assembled by AR&F) - 10 ruby cylindre escapement movement looking something (I would think) like this:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: FHF 11'''

    ...but there are other movement looking different with respect to detail that could easily have been used too. The case is 14K solid gold. On the whole, a nice looking, if technically slightly primitive, ladies' pendant watch from the turn of the (19th) century.

    Hartmut Richter

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