This is my very first pocket watch and I am so excited! I get it from the Vienna Antiques Fair at the Ringstrassen-Galerien.
It is a small watch with a diameter less than 3cm. I think this type of watch is simply called ‘open face’ pocket watch.
The watch case has a 14K written hallmark with a squirrel hallmark – from the Swiss hallmarking system. It has a serial number I think it reads ‘139576’.
It also has a middle metal lid called ‘cuivre’ meaning copper in French, with the same serial number ‘139576’.
I kinda like pocket watch because it has a lot of parts in it. It shows a truly handmade antique which requires precision.
The weight of this pocket watch is about 18.1 grams.
It is a manual handling watch so I think I need to winding it manually to make it works.
The lady who sold it says that this pocket watch is about 100-120 years, meaning that it was probably made in the late 19th century or early 1900s.