Dating info please

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  1. Jeff Hess

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    I have a bit of a puzzler . Ideas as to age?

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  2. Omexa

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    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
     
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    I Ray-Thank you. I always wondered what that magnifying glass was-sorry to say parachute gave me the NAWCC Error Board. Allan.
     
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    Hi 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.

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  5. Jeff Hess

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    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!
     
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    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?

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  7. Allan C. Purcell

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    Thank you Graham-I will do that next time.

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    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.
     
  9. Jeff Hess

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    More Pics. Amy Idea On Dial Maker? See signature

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