Unknown gold pocket watch (120 years old)

by Cameron

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Hi, I received this unknown gold pocket watch after my grandmother passed and left it to me. All I know is it might be Swiss? It has no serial number, only 39632 found outside and inside the watch. There is a word that I can't read. (pic included).

It is 18k gold plated and about 120 years old. Good condition but it does need a little restoration which I intend to do. Ive brought it in to a few people and they told me that they have no idea what kind of watch it is, just that its very old.

It still works and comes with 3 different keys numbered 5, 6, and 8. I want to know the history of this watch, no doubt its been in my family for years. The face is also gold with a very cool design. The back has a design which has been on a lot of old Swiss watches. It is stamped 18k on the inside of the pocket watch. I have been looking all over the watch but I have not been able to find any European stamp anywhere on the watch. It also has 2 holes for the keys on the back one winds the watch the other moves the minute hand to change the time it goes in either direction.

It comes with a box, the number in the box is 39718. The box is lined with satin, and there was a company name in the box but due to age it has worn off completely. I have been looking around on the Internet and I have not been able to find any other watch like it. I would appreciate ANY feedback on this, its been a week and I have not been able to turn up much.


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Feb 02, 2015
I have the 99% same watch
by: Victor


I have a similar watch as yours. In addition, it came with a gold chain which the tuning key attached to the end. My Box is brownish and have a name of "W. Smith Jeweller Buckie" If you find out more info about this type of watch please leave message in this forum.


Mar 12, 2012
Unknown ladies pocket watch
by: Anonymous

I have a very similar watch. I believe it is a Swiss watch by A. Robert Stauffer & Sons (or just Stauffer and sons) circa 1880.

Mar 18, 2011
Gold Pocket Watch
by: Anonymous

Hi, I have a very similar pocket watch and would be really interested to know if you found anything out about yours?

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