Henry Beguelin Key Wind Silver Pocket Watch
by John Benson
Henry Beguelin Pocket Watch Movement
This Henry Beguelin pocket watch is marked as follows on the dust cover: "Patent Lever, Fully Jeweled, Henry Beguelin, Locle, No. 17537" - It is in a silver hunter case (no hallmark). I know very little about Henry Beguelin! I assume he must have been a Swiss watchmaker. If anyone knows anything about him, or the dates he worked, I would love to know more! I did some research on the Internet and found two other examples of Henry Beguelin watches for sale by auction houses. One was cased in 18K and the other in silver. The 18K had a movement that appeared to be exactly like mine.