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Pocket Watches490 of 994Chinese Duplex Key Wind Pocket Watch c.1870My Grandpa's Watch
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is an unknown Swiss pocket watch movement with hi-grade wolf teeth winding wheels. It is nicely jeweled. There are no markings to indicate a maker. Enjoy and thanks for looking.
Jim

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Jim,
    Here is a H.L. Matile on Worthpoint that is like yours.
    I'm finding information on Matile is pretty sparse.
    I was hoping you were the man with the answers.
    Dave
    http://www.worthpoint.com/blog-entry/gold-silver-prices-endanger-future-antique-watch-collections-watch
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Here is a link to the Swiss report on the Philadelphia Exhibition 1876. I think it is on page 5 where it first mentions H. L. Matile.
    Dave
    http://www.nawcc-index.net/Articles/Favre-Perret.pdf
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Here is a link to a youtube video on a H. L. Matile key wind.
    Dave
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_PcNxQ4FBM
  4. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 2 years ago
    Dave, I saw that video of a watchmaker working on a movement. I have a complete Matile somewhere here. If I can find it, I'll let you know. I am surprised that he is not listed in Brian Loomes' or Baillie's books. He did make some of the finest pocket watches.
    Thanks again,
    Jim

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