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Pocket Watches751 of 1413Antique  14k Pocket Watch - American Watch Company - Model 1873 -  Royal Cotton Belt Fordyce pocket watch
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Posted 4 years ago


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This is my late father pocket watch,he bought it in France in the 70's and never wore it.He passed it to me when i got married in 1982.
It is a very heavy watch (more than 100 grams) with the inscriptions "Plaque Or" 10 Microns.
This watch is by Jean Perret Geneve Hebdomas and has initials R A and S F or R S & A F (depends how you read it,please see images).
At the back read "8 jours" Ancre Bruxelles 1910"-"Paris 1900"-"Geneve 1896"-"Chicago 1902"-"Milan 1916".
At the bottom: "Qualite Superieure Guarantie".

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  1. folon23, 4 years ago
    I made many researches in the Internet and couldn't find any history about this beauty.I thank you with the bottom of my heart if you could help me.
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    Here's a link for you... Be sure and scroll down a bit:
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    The R S on the left stand for Retard or Slow and the A F on the right stand for Advance or Fast. If you look there in the center just below the dial you should see a means of regulating the watch... speed it up or slow it down. To slow it, turn to the left. To speed it up turn to the right...
  4. folon23, 4 years ago
    Thank you toolate2 for your effort.I went to your link and found similars watches.
    I must say,i was very pleased that this pocket watch is prestigious.
    Once again many thanks.
  5. tempusfigit, 4 years ago
    Another link:
  6. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    Great link! So we're looking at a watch from 1965 or newer....
  7. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
    they are quite heavy. same movement as mine purchased in 1973:
  8. folon23, 4 years ago
    Thank you all.

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