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Posted 2 years ago

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karag
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I think this watch was my Grandfathers.. It is stamped inside ARGENT FIN and there is a maybe serial number 35270
It is inscribed
TOBIAS
LOCLE
Anere 13 Pierres

I just want to know its history and what it is worth.

Thank you!

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  1. karag, 2 years ago
    The picture looks brassy.. the watch is silver (Argent fin!) but I did not polish it.. tarnished.
  2. tempusfigit, 2 years ago
    Locle or Le Locle is a village in Switserland where many watchmakers were located ig Tissot.
    Anere could be Ancre a type of escapement in the watch. 13 Pierres could be 13 Rubis or 13 stones.

    Argentin is also known as German Silver. It's an alloy of Copper, Zinc and Nickel.

    See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Locle

    and :

    http://chestofbooks.com/reference/Henley-s-20th-Century-Formulas-Recipes-Processes-Vol1/German-Silver-Or-Argentan.html#.UP29OB2_Arg
  3. karag, 2 years ago
    Thank you. I google searched ancre 13 pierres and found the below..i'm learning! do you think Tobias was the name of the watchmaker?
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    Lot 46: A 14 carat gold hunter pocket watch

    Signed J. Blondel and numbered 6411, 62474 and 56. White enamel dial with Roman numerals. On the reverse side the caption: Echappement a ancre 13 pierres Aiguilles J. Blondel Ligne Droite. Diam. 50 mm
  4. tempusfigit, 2 years ago
    It could be. There was a Tobias watchfactory in Switserland.
    Is the watch inside stamped with any sign.

    Here is something to look out for: http://www.mikrolisk.de/show.php?site=280&letter=T&searchWhere=trademark&searchMode=exact&id=17#sucheMarker
  5. tempusfigit, 2 years ago
    It looks to be a factory that made the housings of pocketwatches.
  6. karag, 2 years ago
    There is no other sign.. tobias is all capped block letters and nothing else.
  7. tempusfigit, 2 years ago
    I mean inside the watch. Where you can see the gears...
  8. karag, 2 years ago
    inside where the gears are it is stamped
    R
    LLLL

    No picture or emblem..

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