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This is a pocket watch from the imperial Russia of the brand Telephone. I know very little about it apart from it being solid silver case. I would appreciate anything you can tell me about it, and the brand itself. For instance, how old is it?


It is a quite impressive piece measuring 58 mm across.


This the front with some sort of hunter motive or a family weapon.


This is the back. Overlaying circles makes for an interesting optical effect.


We open the front lid and find the dial. Interestingly the dial is signed in English. I love the hands.


The inside of the front lid. Here is the Telephone logo, but this time in Cyrillic. We also see two silver stamps and a serial number.


At first I though that the inside of the back lid was identical to the front, but then I discovered that this time the logo is written in English!


This is the second lid that covers the movement.


Finally we get to the movement. I would love to know more about it - could it be George Favre-Jacot?
 

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I would be amazed if you could identify the maker of the movement to anyone let alone anyone famous. Swiss movements of this era are usually the result of a collective effort and are very generic. It is probably from the nineteenth century. Last half probably.

It looks like it could use another good service. Clearly it has had service before. But modern service with modern lubricants is soooo much better than anything that could be done in the past -- the watch will like it.
 

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Thank you for your input. I'll do some research on Rueff Freres and see if I can learn something more.
 
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