Help identifying minute repeater ebauche manufacturer

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That regulator looks a lot like the one on this Omega even though
obviously not the same grade movement(maybe a Wilmot regulator)
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Ethan Lipsig

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C.H. Meylan made or at least signed similar MRs. The example shown below has a usual swan's neck regulator, but Meylan 3/4 plate movement mainly used a cam type regulator as on the watch you are showing, Bryan. I have long thought that J.J. Badollet was the source of C.H. Meylan 3/4 plate movement. So I am putting a buck on Badollet to win, a buck on C.H. Meylan to place, and am acknowledging that the maker likely was someone else.

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Hi Ethan, is the watch you depicted signed Meylan?

I have read similar about Badollet supplying movements to Meylan, but your example is the first I've seen with with same pivot hole locations.

Yours is nearly identical, aside from the escape wheel cock, regulator arrangement, and other minor finishing differences..
 

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Bryan, the watch I posted is signed by Meylan. It isn't in my collection, just in my Meylan database, where I have classified it as a Type 8C minute repeater, probably a hunter. I noted that some Meylans likely were made by H.L. Matile and that Matile #10,909 was an open face version of a Type 8C minute repeater. So, perhaps Matile was the maker, or just another customer of someone else's ebauche or finished movement.
 

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