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  1. Survival rates watches from 18th and early 19th centuries (France and England)

    I'm slowly working my way through (savouring) Adolphe Chapiro's "La montre française - du XVIe siècle jusqu'à 1900", Les Éditions de L'Amateur 1991. It has to be the definitive book on vintage french watches.

    In the chapter devoted to Julien Le Roy (and his son Pierre), Chapiro writes (my translation):

    "Of the 5000 watches produced by the firm "Julien Le Roy" between 1720 and 1779 [father and son], only fifty specimens, whose authenticity is established ...
  2. Rolex GMT Watch

    [QUOTE=Lane Williams;1054679]Hello again,
    I have acquired a Rolex GMT, and I am need some information on this.One side of the watch head has; 2129123. The other side has;1675. Any help would be great! Thanks!!
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  3. Peter Henlein Watch

    I believe I have come across a Peter Henlein watch from the early 1500s.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to authenticate it?Click image for larger version. 

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  4. A New Leaf...

    I really ranted in my last post, about past repairs. I wanted to delete the whole post, after stewing on it all night, but I could not locate a delete post option. So, I deleted my rant, and here is why:
    1. I am not a Watch Repair Person
    2. The Repairman I denounced has no way to defend himself,
    and I have never met him, or walked a mile in his shoes.
    3. The watch he worked on is not common. ...

    Updated 12-27-2015 at 12:05 PM by kikonizzy (add tags)

    Categories
    My Views , Member Thoughts , Thoughts on Watches
  5. Troll Horology: 1880s patent for right/left handed interchangeable watch movement

    I was doing a Google patent search to try and find Elgin-related patents from 1880 to 1889, when I came across this:

    U.S Patent No. 353, 687. A.L. Keller. Stem winding watch. Patented Dec. 7, 1886.

    Several things going on there, but the part that caught my eye is this:

    My invention relates to improvements in stem-winding and hand-setting mechanism in which the works of the watch can be shifted and changed for either a right or left hand person. In other
    ...

    Updated 04-15-2014 at 03:53 AM by Luis Casillas

    Categories
    Member Thoughts , Thoughts on Watches
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