interesting engraved dial

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  1. novicetimekeeper

    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    I occasionally buy lots just to find out more about them, this dial intrigued me with the three hole plugs and the high quality engraving.

    Even more so now I have it.

    To remind us never to say never, the chapter ring seems always to have been screwed to the dialplate, no evidence of feet.

    There look to have been tabs on the dialplate for a 30 hour movement.

    The skill in casting these dialplates is remarkable, hardly a fault to be seen, the plate has not been planished but scraped and judging by the rag in the cutouts has always been this thin.

    The three plugs do not cover three holes but two, the third added for symmetry I guess though I don't know what the two holes were for. There may have been a date, and there was a modern movement once so perhaps there was a winding hole.

    The engraving is excellent.

    Three different spandrel styles, haven't decided which is original yet but favour the pair as they have original holes, even though they would be late for this style.

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  2. Chris Radano

    Chris Radano Registered User

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    You would know the most about it. Are you going to re purpose it? A nice coaster. Or just decor? My favorite part is the center engraving.
     
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    novicetimekeeper Registered User

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    I have them put in oak picture frames so it looks like they are in a hood then hang them on the wall.
     
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    That's a good idea. The brass dIal will have some depth as a wall hanging. Also to have something framed professionally isn't exactly cheap. You are creating value for the object. There are people that like how old clocks look, but don't want an actual old clock. An old framed dial is a good alternative. I would give the dial a cleaning, but not a full-on restoration. Actually, it would take some thought to decide how I would want the dial to look in a frame.
     
  5. novicetimekeeper

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    They go in box frames to allow for the dial feet
     

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