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Author Topic: The Ultimate pocket watch  (Read 6729 times)
R J Gibson
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« on: December 01, 2008, 05:07:01 am »

I saw one of these years ago, and was blown away.
http://www.antique-watch.com/stat/w7300.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 05:28:14 am »

 That one there is just a fancy case  Grin - All kidding aside, there was quite the craze for watches in unusual cases in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Skulls were common, as were beetles, fruit, and other shapes. Quite often the cases were enamelled and fired. One that was quite popular was a scarab beetle watch that reveled the time when the wings were swung open..

Ulltimate pocket watches, IMHO,  would include  a Waltham Stone Mountain..

The Stone Mountain had plates made of quarzt crystal, allowing the full train to be visible. There were very few of these made.





and a Breguet 1160...




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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 06:10:18 am »

unbelievable !
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 11:52:31 am »

I was thinking about getting one of these for my husband.

http://budk.com/product.asp?pn=14%20FTB827&bhcd2=1226723132
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 01:22:55 pm »

The Breguet is absolutely mind blowing. My ultimate pocket watch is this:(warning, silly sized images ahead!)
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Circa 1635. I love single handed watches, it reminds me how far we have come technologically, and also astounds me that this watch still does it's job, nearly 400 years on. Amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 07:52:39 am »

I would love a beetle shaped pocket watch.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 09:47:32 am »

On that line, despite the superstition risks, I'll take one that is scarab shaped.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2008, 03:56:29 pm »

  I'm pretty shy so I mostly lurk around here but I have to say that each time I see the picture of that Breguet 1160 I give a little gasp and my breath magically disappears for a moment.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 04:00:57 pm »

The breuget is quite possibly the most gorgeous watch I have ever seen. I love being able to watch the parts move on my watch. That is what the truly amazing part of the watch is, anyway! I do, however, like the idea of the scarab watch, although it would be a bit more difficult to close, I think.
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 02:19:27 am »

Pfft,  Color me a constitutionalist and patriot Smiley

Taken from oldwatch.com

*****Henry O.Stauffer 18 size, Centennial 1776 Bridges, 21 jewels
very nice Sterling Silver Hunting case with a sailing ship on the cover, Sterling Silver dial, with rose gold roman numerals, gold King George hands, nickel Bridge plate movement formed in the shape of 1776, micrometric regulator circa 1882 This is about as desirable and collectable as it gets. For the true lover of America this is a great watch to own. The first runs of these were made for the Centennial of 1876. A later run was made in 1882. This watch is One of only One 21 jewel version known to exist. The movement was made by Jacot, which later became Zenith. This watch is a real museum piece. $26500.00 plus S/H
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 ***** English John Wilter London Digital Date Verge Fusee 43mm, keywind/keyset, Sterling Silver Repousee Pair Case, porcelain dial with date window at the 6, roman numerals beautiful full plate fusee pin plate movement Circa 1760 This watch sold several years ago in New York for $10,000.00. I found it at a parts auction and was able to purchase it for a much lower price. The savings is yours! You might never see one of these again and worth a look! $5200.00 plus S/H TRADES CONSIDERED
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And this one is for HAC since he's a waltham fan, I LOVE 24 hour movement....

*****Waltham 18 size Waltham Sidereal, 19 Ruby jewels Correct swingout open face Coin Silver A. W. C. Co. case MARKED DOM.OBS.251 flat white enamel hand painted 24 hour Sidereal marked dial, blue spade hands, arabic numerals, lever set, Full plate model 92 nickel movement with checkerboard damaskeening, screw down gold jewel settings, diamond end stone, marked adjusted 5 positions, recessed balance, micrometric regulator (18028534) circa 1910 This watch spent its days being used in the Dominion Observatory in Canada. The Sidereal is rated to keep Sidereal time. As a side note, Admiral Perry used a Sidereal on his expeditions to the North Pole. We know that during the early arctic expeditions they had trouble with the oil solidifying in the watches. Arctic navigation timepieces were assembled without oil. Running a watch without oil can damage the pivots, or jewels...but damage is less likely to occur if you use the hardest endstone you can ...Diamond. Less then 300 total watches were ever made... and this is the only one known to have worked for the Dominion Observatory. Not for everyone, but worth a look! Oh by the way. This one will be serviced before shipment...cleaned, oiled, and adjusted to rate...or cleaned and put up dry, if you are headed to the Artic. $5200.00 plus S/H TRADES CONSIDERED
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 02:21:41 am »

Ah.. the 24 hour Walthams..
I almost had a GCT Waltham 24-hour, once, I think you've given me the urge to source one...

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 02:24:42 am »

I think if any female on the planet bought me a Henry O.Stauffer 18 size, Centennial 1776 Bridges, 21 jewels. I would have to marry them.  even if they were already married Sad


If my car was still brand new I could trade it in for that watch, honestly, I think I would do it too.. at least I would know what time to start walking to work Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2008, 04:57:35 pm »

I would love a beetle shaped pocket watch.
They had one of those on display in the museum over here in Liverpool Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 06:25:28 pm »

I love this thread. I can look at all the pretty watches I will never be able to afford!
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2008, 06:34:48 pm »

Here's one I just finished putting together..

12S 19J Illinois



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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2008, 12:00:39 am »

Beautiful, Harold, love the hands especially.
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2009, 12:43:22 pm »

I am totally in love with this gorgeous beauty but just know it'll be outta my price range...  Tongue

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2009, 01:55:38 pm »


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You have very, very good taste. I will have to watch this auction carefully, this is my kind of watch Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2009, 03:12:01 pm »

I think I'm in the minority here, but that Breguet, it's just... I don't know, a bit too... busy? I don't like it  Lips sealed
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2009, 03:20:41 pm »


I tell you, it's not often I see online gets a whistle out of me, maybe a "Wow" but rarely a whistle.  It's beautiful, the case and the faces both.
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