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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I need some help here. My Father in law has this watch it is from his Grandfather when he worked in London he believes. He suffers from memory loss so I am not too sure about the story on this watch. I want to get the watch working again but I would like to know if anyone recognizes this watch or the marker. Please help with any information. I do not want to take it to a watch repair shop that has no idea how to work on such an old watch.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Well, you could send it to me for repairs & it would only cost you the postage one way! LOL
      Welcome to CW & not everybody is like me, but enough to keep things interesting. Have a lot of watch experts here but I was lucky enough to get 1st shot.
    2. tempusfigit, 8 years ago
      If you could make a picture of the actual movement, then perhaps some of us can tell you more.
    3. joaverage43, 8 years ago
      Without the movement or the back dust cover exposed its all guess work. However we can tell by the lack of a winding crown that it is a key wind and most probably a key time set. The dial tells us a lot about the time frame that it was constructed. This is a silver engraved dial that has a double sunk second hand area. The individual second dots are also consistent with 1890 to 1909 dials. The silver standout roman numerals match the overall silver art work and the silver matching minute and hour hands are original and match the case the dial and the art work engraved on the back. My guess is when you open the back cover to access the keywinding and time set area you will find this watch is a 13 jewel with a patended lever inscription. With 13 jewels the word Holes proceeds the word jewels which means it is fully jeweled at 13. I believe it is a Tobius watch that was in fact made in London as you alluded to and inscribed lastly with the name LONDON engraved on the bottom or if less than 13 jewels then the name London would be at the top followed by the rest of the info. It may well be that you did not open the dust cover to spot the key winding area and that would explain why you had no info for us to go on. You may not need to send it in after you wind it it may just run.. If it starts ticking after one 3/4 of a full turn of the winding spring set this is always a key to the overall working condition of the watch. Its always been true for me personally. It is all guess work but it was fun to guess. How close did I get?
      joe hanlon in Sonoma calif.

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