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    Default Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis pocket watch

    I have this pocket watch witch has following engraving,

    Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis.

    Spiral Brequet Choitons.

    Balancier Compense

    Douible plateau

    I have also enclosed photo's

    I would be interested in know age and Manufacturer.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Ancre 002.jpg   Ancre 004.jpg   Ancre 006.jpg   Ancre 007.jpg   Ancre 010.jpg  


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    Default Re: Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis pocket watch (RE: Smada570)

    YOU have a nice Swiss watch of upper middle quality.

    Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis. = Lever ( a watch mechanism) 16 jewels

    Spiral Brequet Choitons. Breguet harispring special shapt to give very good time keeping Chatons are the metal collars around the red jewels

    Balancier Compense= temperature compensated balance. Cheap watche had fake ones

    Douible plateau= double roller a more modern form of watch escapement (mechanism)

    Good watches often called these out.

    I can't ID the maker

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    Default Re: Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis pocket watch (RE: Dr. Jon)

    Welcome to the board, Smada.

    Your watch has an 18 carat gold case. I'd guess it dates to early 20th century.

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    Default Re: Ancre Levees visibles 16 rubis pocket watch (RE: MartyR)

    I think Marty's estimate is reasonable but I think the watch is earlier. All teh chatons, the gold rings are screwed in place. That went out by the 1890's although yours could be a throwback, a deliberate effort to invoke an older style.

    Possibly Favre Leuba or as they were more popularly known Zenith.

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