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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Found this watch in my grandfathers collection.I love the snake.I cant find any info on it.Any help would be grateful.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      I haven't much info on this watch , but I can tell you that it's a key wind and the snake was use as a symbol of everlasting love during the Victorian era, Hope this helps in your search for answers. Thanks for sharing this awesome timepiece.
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Also key set, and I'm sure you've fiqured out it is from Paris.
    3. gearpunk gearpunk, 9 years ago
      Yes.I have the key for it.I don't plan on winding it,till i get it checked out.Thank you for you'r help.I would have never guessed what the snake meant.My Grandfather loved his watches,and I shared that love with him.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      A beautiful face! Love the snake and the ruby eye!
      Just a hint about "Hands".
      French handwriting can have some differences to what you'd expect.
      I think this actually reads "Kands"

      Note too that Poncin is written in this French handwriting style and the Paris is in a more gothic font. Poncin is a town & a commune in the Ain department in eastern France. It lies on the banks of the Ain River. It is also a French surname.

      Kands is also a French surname. I think it is originally Armenian. There is a watchmaker working in Toulouse of that name who repairs old clocks. This may have nothing to do with your watch though.

      The French term for a pocket watch is montre a gousset (de poche).
    5. gearpunk gearpunk, 9 years ago
      Thank you to everyone!The info has been very helpful.
    6. toolate2 toolate2, 9 years ago
      Love the movement! All that work is hand done you know. Very nice watch!!!
    7. gearpunk gearpunk, 9 years ago
      Yes toolate.The craftsmanship that went in to the movement really makes this watch special to me,and i'd like to think this watch is a one of a kind special made for some one in some little quaint french town while they where on their travels in Paris.

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