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Help with a Geneva seal pocket watch. Lester Cerf.? "Click" to Login or Register 
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I just purchased this 14k gold Swiss pocket watch. It is unmarked, except it is stamped twice on the movement with the Geneva seal. No maker or serial number. The dial is marked Lester Cerf. N.Y. & the dial side of the movement is marked 22478 which matches the case numbers. Very high grade movement with wolf teeth winding wheels. There are only a handful of watch brands that bear the Geneva seal. Any idea as to the maker of this fine watch?
Thanks, Jim











 
Posts: 276 | Location: New York in the USA | Registered: May 28, 2008
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If you google Lester Cerf there's some info about him being a jeweler.

Marty
 
Posts: 420 | Location: Alabama in the USA | Registered: January 26, 2012
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BHJ Co. shows up on some internet searches as a watchmaker. I did not want to post the link since it was an auction site. Try "bhj & co watch" in Google search. Similar looking movement and parts.

The G on the case stands for Geneva, and the Squirrel means 14K gold (as marked):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallmark#Switzerland.

Last search pulled up this - B. H. J. Co. (Bernard Haas Jeune Cie) as the possible watchmaker.
 
Posts: 407 | Location: Northern Virginia in the USA | Registered: October 08, 2011
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I found this as well ...
Name of Company - Haas Neveux & Cie.
Year Started - 1848
In - Geneva
By - B. Haas Jeune
From - http://www.antiquewatchworld.c...h/html/watch_co.html
 
Posts: 407 | Location: Northern Virginia in the USA | Registered: October 08, 2011
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