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Waterbury movement

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Got this one in today. Never seen this Waterbury movement. Any info on movement and clock appreciated. Thanks.
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One of our chapter members had a question about this movement several months ago. I took a couple of pictures of these two parts movements that have the same patent date. And also found this Archie Bannatyne patent for that date (same patent as in the earlier thread). US610753A - Archibald bannatyne - Google Patents.

I'm not sure what part of the patent appears in both clocks to have Waterbury make different movements with the same patent date. Or was it just that the movements have the same back plate that was already stamped? Would love to hear other thoughts.

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Thanks EW and Pat. I have a Waterbury crystal regulator with the rack and snail and open escapement. Pat’s example has the count wheel and open escapement. Mine has the count wheel and no open escapement. All with the same patent date. Interesting! I wonder if the case on mine is original or if it was black originally. Anybody know a model for the one I have?
 

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clock prices these days are all over the place... but mostly down. the impression i've gotten over time is that higher-end waterburys are better... and both of my french open-escapement crystal regulators cost me a lot less... but, then, i'm a power shopper (and lucky!). :)
 

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I thought it was a little high priced, what do you think?
Well, I am not in the USA, so can't really speak for that market, but I do know that these four glass clocks are popular and that one looks in quite good condition (except for those hands!!).

I recently bought a Ansonia four glass (Viscount model) for equivalent of $375 because I had always wanted a four glass and this model is attractive (at least to me). It's a fancier model than the one you posted. BUT, it was covered in nasty gold paint and had one broken glass and the movement is filthy. Others in better condition went for more than I could afford. It will take some time and money to get this one back to something like it should be, probably more than is sensible, if I am honest, but I can do it in stages.

So, whilst $416 might be on the higher side of 'normal' for a plain-ish four glass you saw, I wouldn't say it was exceptionally high. And being an auction, it may have been a fight to the death between two bidders.

Just my thoughts, which may not be valid in USA.

JTD
 
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