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Posted 4 years ago

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Dannyyuill
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Found this in a wall I'm not sure what kind it is can ya help. This is what it says on the inside A. Dubois Baillod , Lode Luissel Hands Detached Lever 13 Jewels N=0 9181. It still works. It's nice I don't know what kind it is or how old can you help, Thanks

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    What kind of a wall? Not often someone springs that on you (punny!) We love stories.
  2. Dannyyuill Dannyyuill, 4 years ago
    Well it was a house in central no that was built in 1862. This was my first home I was renovating it in the lover level of the parlor the walls were made out of what looked to be old wooden lath. I was removing the old plaster and cloth like wall . I guess really old like sheet rock. And when we had all the stuff knocked off the studs on a small cross wood beam I saw what I first thought was an old can top I put the flash light on it and in the metal old tin was a bunch of dust and this pocket watch with a small chain and key that was in the picture. So now this was 15 years ago I had put it in a safe place now I have a little time and I'm trying to figure out how old and who made it.. Thanks be good.
  3. rhinoman rhinoman, 4 years ago
    Really like old pocket watches, looks like a nice one.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    I don't know nothing about this particular watch, but styling and key wind and set would suggest mid to late 1800's. (1870's-90's). Nice timepiece
  5. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 4 years ago
    Beautiful! I always wonder what the story is when a piece is found like that. Did someone set it down while working? Hiding it? Neat!
  6. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 4 years ago
    Found this on Just Answer Antiques:
    Expert: Will replied 1 year ago.
    Thanks, got it! Antoine DuBois is a very old Swiss maker and firm founded in Le Locle a bit earlier than 1785 (the detached lever movement was implemented as early as 1754 by Thomas Mudge, an English watchmaker).
  7. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 4 years ago
    There is a bunch of stuff out there under that name. Hope that helps, Dannyyuill.
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
    Here's one similar to yours, note it's gold, but styling, jewel count and the "Baillod" name, circa 1880's
    http://www.bathantiquesonline.com/antique-collectible/clock-vintage-watch/antique-baillod-18ct-gold-hunter-pocket-watch-with-gold-chain--key--box-collectible-33786.html

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