Watch chain fob maker - Whale? DRG?

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jerseygirl153
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Watch chain fob maker - Whale? DRG?

Postby jerseygirl153 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:09 pm

I have an interesting pocket watch chain with sailboat, anchor and working compass. I'm trying to identify the chain maker and time period.

The chain is attached to an American Waltham Co. coin silver pocket watch which appears to be ca. 1860.

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Re: Watch chain fob maker - Whale? DRG?

Postby Traintime » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:47 am

Are those German styled Eagles surrounding the DRG? If so, possibly not a maker mark but the end client, to wit, Deutsche Riechsbahn Gessellschaft which marked items "DRG with eagle(s)". Background....post WWII western German sleeping car company formed to replace long established MITROPA which was seized by the komrads for that old standoff. Maybe watch sent for use by railroad employees due to conditions there or just pieced together by a collector. Taking longshots.


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