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Swiss "Fake" pocket watch movement & dial

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Pocket Watches1023 of 1471The American Watchmaker April, 1950Pocket Watch
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Posted 6 years ago

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This is an example of a "Swiss Fake" pocket watch, The Ohio Watch Company. To the best of my knowledge, there was never an "Ohio Watch Company". The Swiss made these watches to gain a share of the US market. They would give them names of states or cities. The plates, jewels and font are one way to identify these watches. There are literally thousands of these watches around, driving people crazy trying to identify the makers. The second picture shows the difference between the two dials.


  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the illustration of dials.
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Jim, I've bookmarked this posting for future reference. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Kerry

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