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    Peter Desmarais London jumping- and quarter seconds etc.....

    Thanks Allan, The Martin and Desmaris Pocket watches are the only two I know of with the lock mechanism, but there is perhaps more examples known? The inscription "Fecit" on Desmaris pocket watch and not on Martins perhaps means something... It would bee interesting to study more examples...
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    Peter Desmarais London jumping- and quarter seconds etc.....

    Thanks Allan! In David Thompson great book "Watches" there is a similar pocket watch illustrated, The picture under the dial shows the construction of the lock.... Rgds Peter B
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    English movement & frame makers

    Dear Graham, By some reason I don´t have any photoss on the inside of the lid. I have to find this watch and come back with new photos later. Best rgds Peter B
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    Caleb Pitt London doctor or observation pocket watch

    Perhaps there is a connection to Charles Pitt...? https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/charles-pitt-london-duplex-escapement.179597/ Rgds Peter B
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    Charles Pitt London duplex escapement

    Dear Horological firends, Are there any more known watches from Charles Pitt London with duplex escapement? This one, with movement no 1083, has a silver case, year 1842, I believe it was made by Charles Hubberd, 9 Poole Terrace City Road, London. Perhaps there is a connection to Caleb...
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    Santiago James Moore French

    Dear Horological Friends! This pocket chronometer made by James Moore French London is a bit special. The silver case is gilded inside, diam. ca 58 mm, weight, ca 162 gram Movement no 2735. Is there any similar chronometers from James Moore French known? Best rgds Peter B.
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    English movement & frame makers

    Dear Horological friends! Here is a pocket watch signed; "Rich Doke Liverpool No 3067". Not sure regarding the case maker... Best rgds Peter B.
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    James Payne London Year 1808

    Very interesting information from John and "novicetimekeeper" Thanks! Peter
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    Coachwatch - Joseph Spiegel Friedberg - missing parts ...

    Dear Horological Friends, Yesterday I visited my friend who do advanced repairs on horological objects. The Joseph Spiegel coach watch is still on his bench. Everything is working except the repeating mechanism and we are still confused regarding how the missing parts looked like when it was...
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    Peter Desmarais London jumping- and quarter seconds etc.....

    This watch has a secret code to open it, just like a combination lock on a Safe. You use the hand at 4 á clock! I only know of one more watch with this special function. Best rgds Peter
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    John Sizer Grimsby with special dial and dustcap marked SPICER

    Back of silver dial..... Best rgds Peter B
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    John Sizer Grimsby with special dial and dustcap marked SPICER

    Dear John, great information, thanks! I have to check the dial again... Best rgds Peter B
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    John Sizer Grimsby with special dial and dustcap marked SPICER

    Ok, Let´s wait for an answer from John Matthews. Here i another one but from 1899 with case from Yeomans.. Best rgds Peter
  14. Halda Sweden

    John Sizer Grimsby with special dial and dustcap marked SPICER

    Dear Graham, Yes, Spicer made the dust cap but is he known? There was a case maker with the same name I believe... Photo isn´t 100% clear but i think F.T or E.T There is also a mark S... under the balance cock... Rgds Peter
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    John Sizer Grimsby with special dial and dustcap marked SPICER

    Dear Horological friends, Last week I was fortunate and bought several watchmakers cabinets with old parts and repair objects from a retired hobby watchmaker. It´s like Christmas Eve to check every drawer.... This pocket watch is rather large (54 mm) and heavy (153 gram) and even if the...
  16. Halda Sweden

    Peter Desmarais London jumping- and quarter seconds etc.....

    The smal hand at 4 á clock has a special and suprising function...................
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    A. Lange & Gutkaes?

    Thanks Agemo!
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    James Payne London Year 1808

    This pocket watch has something extra. The decoration on movement is rather special. James Payne London No 2530. It´s has a rather large silvercase, ca 65 mm. It´s made 1808. I believe the casemaker is Samuel Atkins, Bridgewater square, London, reg. 1801. Any information regarding the case-...
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    "SAL HESS LIVERPOOL NO 506"

    Many thanks to all of you. Very interesting ... Best rgds Peter B.
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    Roberts B London doctor or observation pocket watch

    Yes, thinking about it this symbol where also common on watch hands. I guess it was a religious symbol or what was the purpose at the time do you think? Tired yesterday evening.... The pocket watch is marked "B Roberts London No 74..." Best rgds Peter

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