Remontoir Cylindre 10 Rubis watch

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  1. Linda C

    Linda C New Member

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    Hello,

    I inherited this Remontoir Cylindre 10 Rubis watch from my German mother, but I think it actually belonged to my German grandmother before.(My mother was bon in 1923 if that helps date it?)

    I have searched the internet and have found nothing to really compare this to I am hoping someone on this site can provide some information and perhaps approximate value of this beautiful watch.

    Thank you,
    Linda
     

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  2. richiec

    richiec Registered User
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    A clear picture of the works inside the watch would be very helpful. It is 14K gold with what looks like enamel enhancements. I would be curious about what movement is inside the case, if you can open the rear cover over the movement, take a photo please.
     
  3. Linda C

    Linda C New Member

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    I'm sorry but I don't know how to get to the works. Is it somehow behind the part that says 'Cylindre 10 Rubis'?
     
  4. MartyR

    MartyR Super Moderator
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    Yes Linda, that is right. You should be able to see a flange, or lip, in that cover and by carefully inserting a blade behind that flange and pushing it around the edge of the cover, it should just pop up. Just be very careful that the blade doesn't slip out - that could damage the case or (more importantly) your hand!

    If you can't do that, post again and show us a photo of the side of the cover and we'll advise you further.

    By the way, the decoration on that case looks exceptional :eek:
     
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  6. MartyR

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    That mirrored-faces trademark on the case has been intriguing me. I finally found a similar (but far from identical) trademark on Mikrolisk, shown below, registered in 1907 by Wenger & Co, Basel, Switzerland.

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    Janus was the trademark of Braunschweig & Hirsch.
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    regards enrico
     
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    Hi Linda,

    Nobody seems to have explained the meaning of the French words engraved on the inner lid, (the "cuvette"). "Remontoir" refers to the winding via a crown on the stem, "cylindre" refers to the type of escapement, (the parts that measure out the power of the spring steadily so that the watch keeps running at the proper rate), and "10 rubis" means that there are 10 ruby jewels acting as bearings to reduce friction in the movement.

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  9. Linda C

    Linda C New Member

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    #9 Linda C, Sep 22, 2015
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    Thank you for your kind assistance. I finally got the back open and have taken the picture, but now am having trouble inserting the image! I will try again and hope it attachés. I would like to say that though the picture makes the works look dirty, it is actually so shiny and clean. Thank you for your comment about the artwork on the cover and back. I agree! I wonder if it is hand-painted, as the cover is totally smooth to the touch.

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