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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Showing you a Victorian silver pocket watch on a sterling silver chain I want to ask you what the (I suppose English ) hallmarks means? You see them on the fourth picture and it says: fine silver, a crown and a 2.
    Who can tell more? And the sterling silver chain (hallmarked 925) is from origin not belonging to the watch and I think it is Art Deco I like to hear from you what you think about this?

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    1. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
      Could you show a picture of the movement?
    2. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Hello thisoldwatch, as you suggested I posted a picture of the movement. L'll hope you can see enough? Thanks in advance for your time!
    3. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
      I can see from the picture that is is a cylinder escapement most likely Swiss-made. Could you post a clearer picture of the hallmark and then I can possibly tell you who made the case.
    4. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Hello I posted a new picture. What I can see is:
      A crown and the words: Fine Silver and also: 4553 . On the other plate is also the crown and Fine Silver and a 2.
      There are some figures scratched in it (the opposite site from the hallmark picture) but I think that is not so interesting. Better pictures I cannot make I'm afraid. Thanking in advance for your kind help!
    5. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 6 years ago
      It looks very close to the hallmark of Richard Grosse of Berlin, Germany. Not much is written about him. I hope this helps a little. The hand written scratches are marks from different jewelers that worked on the watch over the years. It is also a key wind/key set (from the back) possibly from the mid 1800's.
    6. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Thanks you for all your work and I will look if I get any information about this Richard Grosse.
    7. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68 we share a lot of the same favorites.

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