The movement carries two Patent indications. There is an additional number stamped on the bridge plate"23311" possibly the serial number. English Patent No 3224, August 1880'Stop-watches.Taken out by L A Groth, Patent Agent, on behalf of Henry Alfred Lugrin and Prosper Nordman, both of New York City, USA. So it may be safe to say this watch was made sometime in the 1880s or later. The movement is described as.
Straight line detached lever escapement, with brass club-tooth escape (divided lift) escape. Outwardly this watch is in very good condition, considering it may be in excess of 131 years old. The case looks to be a nickel silver. The case measures approximately 51 mm in diameter/ 19 mm front to back.The case is stamped "swiss" and carries the serial no. The dial is in excellent condition, but there are two imperfections, one at the 15 seconds mark and one at the 45 seconds mark, both are at the edge, and not easily visible when the crystal bezel is closed.
Unfortunately this pocket watch is not working. The hands can be set (lever) but when wound the watch does not respond. We offer this time piece for restoration. If you are a collector who repairs and maintains antique timepieces, this rare pocket watch may well be worth the time to restore it to working order. The item "Antique Geneva Timing and Repeating Watch Co.23311 1880s" is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Parts, Tools & Guides\Parts\Movements". The seller is "gimbler" and is located in El Segundo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.