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Old 5 February 2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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A little help on this watch - Jean Louis Roehrich

I figured the vintage forum was the best place, but if not mods feel free to move it.

I was given this pocket watch about 20 years ago from my in-laws and they had it for about 20 years before that. They were neighbors with the son or daughter of Jean Louis Roehrich, a Swiss trained watchmaker. They had several watches that were built by their father and this was one of them. It is basically brand new still today since I have never carried it or used it. The only scratches on the inside of the case are from me wiping my darned fingerprints off.

There is very little information I can find on Jean Louis Roehrich via a Google search. Looks like he was well respected and wrote a few things, but that is about all I can find. From what I remember about the story when I was given the watch, he worked for at least part of his career for Cartier, but that is about all I have.

I am hoping that the braintrust here may be able to fill in a little information about the watch I possess and its watchmaker.

The watch is approximately 45mm in diameter, made of solid 14k gold and has a NC stamped on the fob loop (?). Has SWISS MADE below the #6 and keeps really good time for an old watch - aff about 10 seconds a day. You can see all the other marks, etc.

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Old 5 February 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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It appears to be a generic swiss movement in a gold case although counting the jewels appears to be 15 jewel not 17 unless the barrel bridge is jeweled which is unlikely. It looks clean, nice dial what is it your trying to figure out? Value in my opinion would be the intrinsic value of the gold plus 50 dollars best guess. Rikki
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Very clean looking...sorry I can't add anything about the watch though.
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Old 5 February 2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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It appears to be a generic swiss movement in a gold case although counting the jewels appears to be 15 jewel not 17 unless the barrel bridge is jeweled which is unlikely. It looks clean, nice dial what is it your trying to figure out? Value in my opinion would be the intrinsic value of the gold plus 50 dollars best guess. Rikki
Just curious if anyone knows anything about the watchmaker and/or the watch. Not interested in selling it, but always curious about value. :-)

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I googled the name and came up with the Jean louis Roehrich corp. in Ny City check it out it must me the same person
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Old 24 June 2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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It's a piguet! What a prize!

Your watch was built by Audemars Piguet. It is absolutely SPECTACULAR!
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