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    Repair Patek Philippe “Golden Ellipse”

    Need help/advice toassist a friend to find service for his Patek Philippe 18K gold “Golden Ellipse” man’s mechanical wrist watch. He bought in new in the 1980's. The movement is a 215 caliber and a reliable local watchmaker says it needs a new center wheel and likely a new cannon pinion. I know...
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Hi Graham, If I apply a little pressure on the top center wheel it will start to run and keep a beat, but won't continue long when force released. Balance staff seems fine. Don't see any obstructions in the escapement.
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    I understand now .... and yes there is a very small banking pin on the outside of the balance wheel. It is hidden from view under the balance cock. I've seen a lot of watches but I am not a repair person and unfamiliar with the banking function. Fun to learn, and thank you Graham. Best, Royal
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Thank you for your message. Unfortunately I'm not experienced enough to answer your question, nor can I locate what you feel is missing. It's a very thin and tight movement. Regards, Royal
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Understood Graham. Many thanks. Royal
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Thank you Graham for your reply. Do you have any further observations about by whom and when this might have been made? Many thanks, Royal
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    Lepine movement ?

    This is a great post. Thanks to the contributors. Here is a Lepine type movement marked Amédée Palliard Sainte-Croix. Case back marked "G" inside a design .Then "PL 2050 18K." Dust cover marked "Horizontal Escapement Four Holes Jeweled." It appears to be entirely original. Measures 34 mm inside...
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Enrico notes that in 1851 Amedee registered as a shopkeeper in 1851 and Audemars notes that all the watch markings are in English, including the regulator marks. Perhaps Amedee didn't make the watch at all, rather he purchased a number of these watches from an English or other maker who applied...
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    I found several sources where Amedee is mentioned with patents and inventions relating to music boxes, but nothing about him making watches. That's what confuses me. If he died in 1880 this watch would have been made prior to that, and it does look pre 1880. I'm hoping that someone will find...
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    Good observation. Thank you.
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    Amédée Paillard 18K Pocket Watch

    I recently purchased this watch, but am unable to find another example or acknowledgment of Amédée Palliard as a watchmaker. I see him in several places as very famous in the early history of music boxes, but no notation for any watches. Does anyone have information to share. It's marked on the...
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    $ Help with Early Tall Case and a Williams, Orton and Preston Ogee

    I understand. I'll see if I can get inside and check them out. In the mean time, from what I have seen so far I would say definitely original, based on initial appearance and source. These are from a very wealthy family. Any advice at all be useful. Of great benefit would be some sense of origin...
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    $ Help with Early Tall Case and a Williams, Orton and Preston Ogee

    I have been asked by friends of the family to help identify and take a guess at value of these two clocks. The tall case clock has no markings that I can find. The weight and pendulum are underneath it. It was found in Dover, VT about 50 years ago. The ogee has it's it's original label, weights...
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    $ Hamilton 992 World War I U.S.A. Corps of Engineers Pocket Watch

    Thank you Fred. I guess I did post it incorrectly so reposted in the right spot just today. think I should remove this post since there are now two.
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    Hamilton 992 Army Corps of Engineers Pocket Watch

    Just acquired this really nice Hamilton 992 made for the Army Corps of Engineers and would love to add to what I know about it, and eventually find it the right home. It comes from the estate of a WWII Corps of Engineers member whose son I know. Thus, it's original and leaves no doubt of...
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    $ Hamilton 992 World War I U.S.A. Corps of Engineers Pocket Watch

    This Hamilton 992 World War I U.S.A. Corps of Engineers watch came from a quality estate of the original owner along with a Swiss made Zenith "Prima" pocket watch also made for the Corps of Engineers. I understand these were both World War I contract pieces made to help keep the French Railroad...
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    Help to Identify Early Tiffany Ladies PW

    Thank you Ray. Do you know yours to be Agassiz?
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    Help to Identify Early Tiffany Ladies PW

    Oldwatchparts.com shows this 1900's Aggassiz and if it means anything the design on the adjuster is nearly identical. But, is that conclusive? Were adjusters... like dials and other parts... possibly have been farmed out to smaller parts makers?
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    Help to Identify Early Tiffany Ladies PW

    Does the design on the adjuster tip anybody off? I looked under the top purple pillow and saw no marks. Also no new undiscovered marks on the case or the visible portion of the movement. It's a lever set. I guess that might have been obvious from the front photo, but possibly not.
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    Help to Identify Early Tiffany Ladies PW

    Hi Ray. Thank you for the input. I knew it wasn't a Patek or some of the other Swiss makers who use much different style movements. I also didn't have any reason to believe that Tiffany made it. Yours is a good lead.

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