Recent content by Jerzy Ganczarczyk

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    Gouvernon, Geneve

    The new list of watchmakers by Loomes (2006) shows a record of 'Gouvernon, Widmer & Co., Geneva and London, 1869'. Widmer alone (James) is recorded in the same source for London in 1881. However, there is no information over there on only Gouvernon in Geneva.
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    Gouvernon, Geneve

    Recently, I had an opportunity to inspect a Gouvernon, Geneve, open-face watch of 20 1/2 "' size, 3/4 plate, with a cylinder escapement and gold balance. It was housed in an original, unmarked, silver case bearing the same number as the movement. Both the watch dial, and the movement itself...
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    Touchon Serial Number List

    Mr. Lipsig's list of the Touchon movements would be more valuable if it would provide more information on the movements listed. In a private correspondence of 2007, Mr. Vassiliadis expressed an opinion that at least two different number lists for such movements existed. My Touchon movement ...
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    Miroglio's clock

    Small, incomplete, tower clock with a pin-wheel escapement carries on the auxiliary dial the inscription: 'Flli. (Brothers) Miroglio, Torino' (see pictures). It is also known that the firm: 'Brothers Miroglio' was active in the early 20th century. But how to date this specific clock...
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    Movado's tourbillon

    The comments to my query by 'Dr. Jon' and 'Nachtmotte' are appreciated. Both of them provided some specific information. At the same time, their contributions are a proof that information on the watches only about 100 years old is not easily available, and often not quite complete. Let's hope...
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    David Forster of Dublin

    Not too much is known about this Irish watch/clock maker of Dublin. In the new Loomes List he is recorded, among 34 watchmakers/clockmakers of the same last name, as active in the period 1826-1868, and Charles Forster (his son?) is mentioned as his successor (1868-1874). The Dublin City...
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    Isaac Larpent, Copenhagen

    Hakonrs, Thank you for your note. Most of the information provided was already known to me, but there are in it some points new to me. Could you direct me to a technical study, which would analyze Larpent watchmaking techniques? I know that his watches were mostly done in the English style...
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    Isaac Larpent, Copenhagen

    I am trying to get some more detailed information on this Danish watch maker, than only a few partially questionable words provided on the subject in the new Loomes List. Larpent certainly worked for a period longer than three decades before he joined forces with Juergensen. How many and what...
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    Movado's tourbillon

    Thank you, Dr. McIntyre, for your information. However, my understanding is that Kathleen referred to a pocket watch produced before the first WW. And this is the subject of my interest. Of course, I could be wrong.
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    Movado's tourbillon

    Kathleen Pritchard in her list of Swiss timepiece makers noted a MOVADO's watch model called 'Tourbillon'. Does anybody know any details about this watch model? Any information would be appreciated.
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    Geneva Watch Co.

    Hi Tony, Thank you for your comment. I was waiting for it, but preferred not to ask you directly, as it would look like an obvious attempt to abuse your knowledge, kindness and generosity. I am fully aware that it was a logical 'jump' on my side to try to relate a name of the location with a...
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    Watchmaker's tools?

    Thanks are due to 'dross' for his kind help in identification of the discussed tools. In another comment on the topic, offered outside the MB, my assumption that these tools might be 'home made' was questioned. It appears that they might be professionally made in the latter part of the 19th...
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    Watchmaker's tools?

    The presented, homemade tools were found in a workshop of an old watchmaker. What they were used for?
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    Geneva Watch Co.

    Perhaps my query would be more clear if it would be supplemented by a picture. Attached is one, which is technically not very correct, but informative enough.
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    Geneva Watch Co.

    A 16 size (19 1/2''') Swiss hunter watch bears on its cuvette (dome) the following inscription: 'Ancre/Ligne Droitee/15 Rubies/Remontoire/GENEVE/No 98607'. Is it justified to assume that this watch was manufactured by the Geneva Watch Co. , Geneve, which in 1905 succeeded J. J. Badollet? The...
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