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help me identify these antique gold poacket watches

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long story short i have a opportunity to bid on these watches at a local auction.

im very friendly with a manager and he actually let me see and handle these before they go on the auction block.now let me tell you something,pics dont do justice and the cases they came in are just as intricate and beautiful.

they are made in switzerland,germany and france respectively.date form around the 1860 (we think).the first one is sterling silver with solid gold inlay,the other two are SOLID gold.

no idea what movement they are or even maker,you have to open them up to determine that and he just doesnt wanna risk it.

if anybody has any insight i would appreciate it:

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Unless your hands are quite big, these look like the smaller (often ladies') watch size. The cases are good quality, most of that is hand-chased and engraved. Can you find any marks on the insides of he cases?

You have to take a look inside, and check if the movements are in order before you buy them. This type of case is very easy to open, and just a quick visual inspecion for rust and dirt can tell you a lot.

Are the winding keys present? They look like they're key-wound.

Lacking any information about the movements and their condition, I would bid $150 each, max.
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