Help needed to identify movement

Home Forums General Discussion Forum Help needed to identify movement

  • This topic is empty.
Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #50037
    johnno
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 19
    • Total Posts: 55

    I need to find a donor movement (looking for a balance wheel and balance staff). Can you help in trying to identify the movement? It’s a large size pocket watch with not a lot of info to go on I am afraid. The movement itself measures at 53.77mm.

    #64782
    randy
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 39
    • Total Posts: 594

    Johnno.
    Looks to be a watch movement very similar to this.
    http://acquris.se/media/product.php?id=488&lang=en

    Many manufacturers of the time may have used this ebauche, or movement style.

    I would suggest fishing on Ebay and other sites for a watch with similar markings / size, movement layout.

    Good luck !

    Randy

    #64783
    johnno
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 19
    • Total Posts: 55

    Thanks, Randy.

    That’s an interesting site you linked to. I don’t suppose that is still for sale, I tried to follw the more info link but it came up with an “Object Eror”

    Cheers
    John

    #64784
    johnno
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 19
    • Total Posts: 55

    ps. Any idea how a remontoire works inside a pocket watch as I thought that was a system only used in clocks? Some kind of spring?

    #64785
    randy
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 39
    • Total Posts: 594

    Johnno
    Here’s the answer I believe :
    Many French and Swiss pocketwatches after 1860 were stamped on the back with the word Remontoire. This merely meant that they didn’t have to be wound with a key (i.e. they were wound by the then-novel winding crown inside the pendant). Etymologically the term is correct, the mainspring is “rewound” by some other force than a key, but these watches usually do not contain a remontoire as the word is used today.[

    #64786
    johnno
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 19
    • Total Posts: 55

    Excellent! Thank you kindly good sir. :)

    #64787
    randy
    Participant
    • Topics Started: 39
    • Total Posts: 594

    My pleasure !!!

    Randy

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
johnnoHelp needed to identify movement