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    vintage pocket watch help

    my late father had a pocket watch which my mother now as, and wondering if anybody as any info on it, the movement as stauffer, cxde-fonds or it could be ronds, the case as fine silver, warranted, ss&c, and numbers 38131 here are some pics sorry about quality done on my mobile





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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    Hi joeuk,

    Stauffer, Son & Co (SSc in a shield) was a reputable watch factory founded in 1830. Your
    watch has a movement with a so called Lepine IV layout, which was common for many
    watches between ca. 1835 and 1860.

    As the mark with SSc in a shield was registered in 1880, and the movement layout was already
    oldfashioned that year, you can be pretty sure that the watch was made around 1880.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    thanks for that roland, the ssc is in a oblong but it as a sheild with some letters in i think it one is a s cant make out the other, i know it was my grand dads watch

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    Hi joeuk,

    I thought I recongnized a shield on the left between two bridges of the movement.
    However, it makes no difference; SS&C in an oval was also registered in 1880.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    yes thats a sheild just couldnt make out the letters well spotted i think one of letters was a fancy stlye s and the other looked like an old style e . the e looks like a 3 so together s3 if you know what i mean, and again thanks for the quick reply. also my dad was from malta if that makes a difference.

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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    Of course my old eyes aren't that good that they see the invisible.
    I just saw a shield with something inside. Officially there schould
    be two big "S" and a small "c" overlaping the top portion of the
    right "S". Sometimes it is possible to idemtify a stamp if one knows
    how it should look like.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    An old cylinder escapement- does it run? It looks like the hairspring has problems.

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    Re: vintage pocket watch help

    it did run, my mother said a guy had fixed the hairspring afew years ago. she doesnt run it but to me it still doesnt look right. wont try it has its not been running for years. would love to give it a polish and have it serviced

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