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Pocket Watch Movement - Switzerland Object Reg. No: ST 017693

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, Switzerland. Retailed by Denis Brothers, Melbourne.
Description:
White enamel dial has roman numerals and seconds dial at 6. Back plate has been removed. Screws and hands in bottle.

Key wound spring; cylinder escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Larard Bros, 1925
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1 cm (Width), 4 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks, cuivre, cuivre watch snr.321623, pocket watch, 9c, rose gold, 50084, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'Denis Brothers, Melbourne'. Dial is marked 'Denis Brothers, Melbourne'.
Place Made: Switzerland
Retailer: Denis Brothers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Comments

Susan Letts Posted on 22 Jan 2010 5:11 PM
I have a ladies' fob watch which has 60314 CUIVRE 18k engraged on the inside, together with "Manufactured for Denis Bros. Melbourne"
I am wondering if you can advise what date this watch would have been made.
Discovery Centre Posted on 25 Jan 2010 11:59 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Susan. It seems that Denis Bros operated from 1857 to the 1880s. More information about the company can be found at:
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=5692
Cuivre means copper in French and seems to have been used to indicate that the cover of a watch was copper or brass, as opposed to silver or gold, from which the inside workings would have been made. The number is probably a serial number and would give you an exact date if you could find the company records. You should contact a horologist who deals in antique watches for further information. A good start would be the website of the Australian Antiquarian Horological Society: http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/default.htm
Mrs P A Lloyd Posted on 03 Mar 2010 8:37 PM
I have a Cuivre pocket watch stamped 14k serial no. 104172. This has been passed down the family as my Great Granfather & Grandmother were french. My Grandmother was born in the 1880's, with the family name of Cheaveau. Please can you tell me a little more about it.

Thanks
Ann Lloyd
Discovery Centre Posted on 05 Mar 2010 12:27 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, cuivre is not the maker of the piece but actually means copper in French. This was used to indicate that the cover of a watch was copper or brass. The number is the serial number and the maker’s name should be engraved on the watch. You should contact a horologist who deals in antique watches for further information. Try the Australian Antiquarian Horological Society: http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/default.htmAs you are in the UK, you should could try the Antiquarian Horological Society (UK): http://www.ahsoc.demon.co.uk/

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