Gents pocket watch movement, E. Raffin, Geneva, late 19th century.

Physical Description

White enamel dial has black roman numerals and a seconds hand at centre of dial. Key wound spring; lever escapement. Jewelled pivots. Scale fast to slow.


One of several watch movements donated by Ingram Brothers jewelers in 1937. During the 1930s Depression, customers would bring in gold or silver fob watches to sell for the value of the gold or silver. Ingrams (and other jewelers) melted down the cases to sell the metal, but kept the movements of historically interesting watches.

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