I HAVE OWNED THIS FOR 22 YEARS. Never carried or used it but it has been wound monthly, as to keep it maintained in good working condition.The Reuge Company dates back to 1865. Known as a world leader of Music Boxes. This one is of a Numbered Edition, etched inside a number 3952. This model known as "The Fountain".
The scene on the face is ma Country Scene, A lady is Pumping the Water Well, and the animation shows this with water flowing from the pump to the nearby through, where is Horse is bowing to get a drink. A man is on the horse holding a bird. There is a demonstration of this model on "YouTube" and also shows how to wind and operate the watch. I don't have the papers on this, but I believe they are available on the Reuge Website if interested. Basic Directions: The watch is wound daily on the Winding Crown, inside the bail as any Mechanical watch, just to the left of the crown is a smaller crown, which is pulled out to set the time for the music to start.
Inside, which is opened by your thumb at the bottom, is the winding hole for the music and wound shown by arrow by the gold key with the watch. Below it is a button which says "press", which plays the music. The music is not loud and will play about 5 Min.
Or until it needs wound again. I have noticed that lately, that the music at times is sluggish to start but works fine after additional winding. I have never had it serviced by a jeweler, but they could correct this.
As the music starts, the animation on the face starts as well. The Watch Movement works very well and keeps fairly good time. This is a very well made Swiss Watch of Quality and is not a toy. Movement is a Swiss 17 Jewel.It comes in the Original, Blue Suede Box, with the Gold winding key for the music box. In the box it weighs about 8.7 ounces, Plus Packing material. I only charge the exact cost to your location and it will be insured and it will be packed very well. The watch is all Yellow Gold, the face is multicolored and looks to be hand painted. My price is reasonable and I will accept reasonable Offers.
Thank You All for checking this out. The item "REUGE MUSIC ANTIMATED POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970". The seller is "grandfatherclock44" and is located in Wooster, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.