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Trying to ID an Cylinder Escapement Pocket Watch "Click" to Login or Register 
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I am in the process of cleaning a pocket watch that I was wondering if anyone knows the mark I found under the bridge.

The case appears to be German made, it is marked with the crescent moon & crown 0.800. The dust cover is marked Cylindergang 10 Stein.

Here is a photo of the mark under the bridge.

I will post some photos when I get the movement back together.

Thanks for your help.

Tom

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Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Hi Tom

SHL - 'Langendorf Watch Co.' = 'Uhrenfabrik Langendorf SA'; Langendorf, Switzerland, founded 1872.

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Gerald
 
Posts: 742 | Location: Wertheim in Germany | Registered: February 21, 2009
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Hi Tom,

Enjoy playing with cylinder watches Roll Eyes Big Grin

Langendorf in the 60's also used the trade names of Lanco, Lancyl & Lonville for its products.
The link below will take you to some history of the company.

http://sometimeago.itsens.nl/c...f_watch_company.html

Best regards

John
 
Posts: 1282 | Location: Northern England, United Kingdom | Registered: January 07, 2006
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Thanks Gerald & John, I knew I could count on you guys.

This is one of two watches I bought, the other is American made. They belonged to a gentleman that was born in Norway in 1880 & came to this country in 1900. He went on to become a Senator in the state of Montana.

He was apparently given this watch right after his 15th birthday, from what I have found he was born April 5, 1880 & this watch case is engraved with his name & the date 06/09/1895

Hopefully I can get it back together.

Tom
 
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Here is the movement back together & running so far.

Tom

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Dial side.

The watch still had it stops works intact.

Tom

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Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Here is the movement back in the case. I am in need of a minute hand for the watch, to match the hour hand it would need to be gold colored. The diameter of the shaft is 1.38mm & the length from the center of the shaft to end it would need to be about 18mm long.

The second hand is also missing but unfortunately some time in the life of the watch the shaft was broken off.

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The inscription in the case back

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The dust cover

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