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Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by Jeff Hess, Feb 9, 2018.
I have a bit of a puzzler . Ideas as to age?
Hi Jeff, if you search where the magnifying glass is next to top in the top right hand corner and put in Parachute, you will get some information. Regards Ray
I Ray-Thank you. I always wondered what that magnifying glass was-sorry to say parachute gave me the NAWCC Error Board. Allan.
You probably needed to untick the two search boxes at the bottom of the drop-down, which restrict the scope of the search to this thread and this forum.
thanks so much. I have reason to believe that this "may " have been from the 1825 to 1828 era... From the info gleaned from your suggestion, they seem to indicate 1830 to 1850. I meant to post 3 pics and only one came up. I am still getting used to posting pics from my phone and will try again and hope someone can help me pin point this a bit. I have a mystery I want to solve. thanks!
Obviously a repeater (we can see the gongs), and rather nicely finished, with richly-blued screws etc. and jewels which are unusually large by Franco-Swiss standards; could these possibly indicate that the movement received its final touches in England?
Thank you Graham-I will do that next time.
The go-to book is Chapiro's 400 years of watches, the story of French watchmaking. You can get it in French or German. I have the German edition which shows a nearly identical watch by Breguet date 1816 but with a note that the compensation work is later. This type of movement was in more general use and is classed as a caliber IIA by Chapiro in use from 1825 to 1835.
The examples in Chapiro have both the parachute and Breguet compensator.
More Pics. Amy Idea On Dial Maker? See signature