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: I have my great grandfathers pocket watch and
: Iam not sure of the time period or age thier
: are these inscription CYMA TAVANNES WATCH
: CO.could you help me out with time age and
With all old pocket watches, (save for a few exceptional makes) much depends on its condition, age and the metal it was made of.
I did a quick search on eBay - cut and paste the search terms "cyma (pocketwatch, pocket watch)" without the quotes but with the brackets.
There are plenty of examples there. (I think the chap who's wanting $199 is a bit optimistic - solid gold and he might get his price, but gold plated, as it is, and he won't.)
If you see a watch like yours, it will give you an idea of the age and the price.
Tavannes is the town in Switzerland where Cyma had its factory.
Just on what you write, it sounds as it the watch could be made from 1890 to 1930 but a picture would be the only way of telling (and then it could be somewhat approximate.)
Looking on a balance of probabilities, find the year in which your great-grandfather was 21 and that would give you an idea of the watch's age.
For the history of Cyma watches, go to
My opinion is that Cyma are underestimated, and that is reflected in the secondhand price of their watches. You are unlikely to be able to retire on the proceeds of the sale: I would keep the watch as a family heirloom and pass it on to your children and then to theirs.