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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. Dial resilvering - Germany

    I am restoring an antique Kienzle grandfather clock and have successfully been able to get it into good working order. The case is beautiful German oak and is in excellent condition. However, I need to have the dial face re-silvered and new numerals painted. I am located in Frankfurt, Germany and need to find a shop in Germany that does this work. Does anyone know of such?
    Gene Shillcutt
  4. 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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  5. My very first RR grade American pocket watch

    This is a story begining in the days when I first started collecting American watches.
    At the time I was a proud owner of a few American pieces I was rather fond of (though of many of them no serious collector would be) and one day I encountered another busted piece on Polish allegro.pl auction website.

    These were the wonderful times when American watches were considered inferior by Polish collectors, and almost every American piece was considered crappy. Back the one could buy

    Updated 07-03-2016 at 12:52 PM by pmwas

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