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  1. BenJB

    Hess Culbertson

    Here's a fine exsample from 1887...
  2. BenJB

    Have I found a Dent ?

    ... Have I found another Dent..? No marking on the dial, but inside is a hallmark for 1845 and a movement signed Dent and 10957. Is that a good date for E. J. Dent..?
  3. BenJB

    Have I found a Dent ?

    ... Have I found a Dent? I purchased this watch noticing the dial with serial number 43460. The hallmark was hard to read, so I opened my watch and checked the hallmark inside, which seems to be for London 1848. Then I noticed the movement also marked Dent and 12873. Do you think...
  4. BenJB

    Brocot Brevete

    Hello Frenchy58,.. Having another look at your case photos and movement I would say it's all original and probably dates to 1830-40. You have an amazing French Clock. Some people think "if it doesn't have a counter-wheel, it's after 1850", but Pons invented the rack/strike in 1826, and behind...
  5. BenJB

    Brocot Brevete

    If you Google search "The Brocots", you'll see a PDF from nawcc69 listed which is a good explanation of what the Brocot family was doing around 1830. Achille was seeking to improve on his father's Silk Thread Suspension (page 28). Achille patented the screw-type Brocot regulator that became...
  6. BenJB

    Brocot Brevete

    Hello, I have a similar movement. I believe your suspension is an early prototype patented by Brocot around 1835-40. Your case doesn't seem that early although I have seen marble cases in that style of the early 1800s. Heres' my movement:
  7. BenJB

    Comment by 'BenJB' in media 'cappedmvt.jpg'

    ... captivating ! :D
  8. BenJB

    American PW What makes my Hampden PW 18s.. Clunk!

    Thanks for the info! I can see there's alot more to this than I imagined. Now I can appreciate the unseen work that goes into making a watch repair. --Ben
  9. BenJB

    American PW What makes my Hampden PW 18s.. Clunk!

    Just bought a beautiful gold Hampden Pocket watch 18s. Its a bit loud and when I hold it with the 3 in the downward postion the watch goes, "clunk, clunk, clunk,..." and seens to slow a bit. Can you tell me what's making that noise? Can it be fixed or adjusted? I'm planning to take it in to the...
  10. BenJB

    Is it worth fixing? Longines RR (1907)

    Wow! Great information guys. I took these pictures (Below), and I located a staff at http://ptpwp.com/long18-49n.aspx for the Longines 18size PW. But I don't know the caliber, like you said. So that's where I'm at. There's a guy on ebay selling nos cal.21/54,-694 staffs, but I don't even know...
  11. BenJB

    Is it worth fixing? Longines RR (1907)

    My Ebay purchase turned out to be a (1907) Longines Express Leader 18s 19j adj to 5 postions, serial 2044472, dial bold roman numerals marked "J.A. Couture, Thetford Mines, P.Q. (both on dial and movement.) Its in a large silveroid case with a stag in gold on back. I need a new balance staff...
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