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alanb4168's items1 of 7Early drinking tankard marked 1872 German. Another watch that I would like information about please.
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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This watch has CUIVRE 19915 M4 on the back, cylindre 4 Nubis and some symbols-- a Crown stamp, an Anchor with J A and a C at the bottom of the anchor, 0.800 and a Peacock (possibly) and a white face with lovely silver hands. Any info one this one would be appreciated please.
    Thank you Alan B

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 years ago
      This seem to hold true on this watch also, I will copy and post what they had to say and the link takin from
      The watch does not appear to be marked with a maker's name and is likely a low grade Swiss watch from the mid to late 1800's.

      The word "cuivre" means copper or brass, and indicates that the inner "dust" cover is made of one of these metals, as opposed to the rest of the case which might be silver or gold.

      "Cylndre" indicates that the watch has a cylinder style escapement. Left to its own devices, the mainspring of a watch would wind down in a matter of seconds. The escapement is the part of the watch mechanism that keeps this from happening, forcing the mainspring to instead unwind at a slow, regular pace. The regular interaction of the various parts of the escapement is what literally makes a watch "tick." Cylinder escapements were popular on lower grade Swiss watches during the time period I mentioend. They were fairly cheap and easy to manufacture, but not as reliable as other styles.

      "quatre rubis" indicates that the watch has at least 4 jewels, some of which were small doughnut shaped rubies that acted as bearings on some of the arbors [the "axles" of the various gears], and others of which were small chips of ruby used internally to provide a hard surface where various parts interact with each other.
    2. alanb4168 alanb4168, 11 years ago
      Thank you for all the information, now I need to start learning quickly as i have a box of Earings/necklaces/ and other bits to find out about with a lovely dianond-ruby cluster ring to check out next. thanks again,Alan

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