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Pocket Watches127 of 1677Number 33 of my pocket watch key collection New York StandardWatch Co.
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    Posted 3 years ago

    Pete99
    (10 items)

    Picked up about 10 years ago with intention to repair but never got around to it. I would like to find some info about it. When you open the back of the watch there are the letters WJ , the number 19080 and what I think is a hallmark that I can't make out. It kind of looks like winged dragon. The scene on the dial is palm trees and a village. The watch is 1 7/8" wide.
    If anyone has any info on this watch it would be appreciated.
    Thanks for looking
    Pete

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    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 3 years ago
      Pete,
      I'm not a European pocket watch collector although I do have a few.
      The movement appears to be a Swiss Keywind Bar Movement.
      It is very similar to the T. F. Cooper Keywind Bar Movement, circa 1850-1890, but not exact and the inside dust cover would usually be marked with the Cooper name, so I don't think it is a Cooper.
      Focused close-up photos might reveal something someone will recognize.
      Dave
    2. Pete99, 3 years ago
      Thank you pw-collector for your response. I put the watch away in it's box last night and removed the tissue from the bottom and found the dust cover. The dust covers hinge and a bent pin. The back of The cover had the same numbe
      r as the case. The watch was made by M J Tobias. What I thought was a English hallmark was a Scottish purity mark denoting 18 kt.

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