Nice movement and case. I particularly like the case and eagle. Do you have info on the case? How is it marked? Weight? Date? I have two cases with very similar eagle on hunter covers and only marked "Warranted Coin Silver" and number marks (6 and 9 ounce cases). Thanks Mike
Hi Graham. All the clocks are out/running and I clean/oil myself. PWs only wind/run when showing/discussing with others. Carry PW on occasion but not the fusee. Not sure why I started the 3/4 wind but like I said works for me/my collection. Semper fi.
Thanks for reply Jim. It is a crown above SWC. I assume the false "winding crown" for that period/or earlier period was to give the impression that it was a stem wound watch at a time when that was a new trend feature.
Can anyone help with identification of the watch case company? Date range? Also curious about the "crown" which isn't a winding crown but rather a pusher to open the front cover. Thanks for any info. Mike
Hi Ethan. Nice watch. Reference my post on my Frodsham detent chronometer movement marked " Frodsham Gracechurch Street London No 196" and only "Chronometer" on the dial. Our movements are almost identical and dials very similar. That discussion indicated that these were made by John Frodsham...
John - There is a bit of information in the Shugart Guides (several pages with types/descriptions including two marked #1516 and #13596) which notes low production for about 4 years from 1874 in Geneva which was taken over by Patek. Mike
Agreed. He is a yank (from Baltimore I believe versus all of us this side of the pond) and is the "last word" on Tobias (M.I. and his uncle Morris) as set out in the two articles in the NAWCC publication. Mike
Alex - I collect Tobias watches (and have several in gold cases) and can confirm that yours is a Swiss copy (mid to late 1800s) of those produced by M.I.Tobias. That said, I wish I had a timepiece carried by my Grandfather which I do not. If it was mine, I would get it fixed and carry it over...