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March 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm #50037
I need to find a donor movement (looking for a balance wheel and balance staff). Can you help in trying to identify the movement? It’s a large size pocket watch with not a lot of info to go on I am afraid. The movement itself measures at 53.77mm.March 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm #64782
Looks to be a watch movement very similar to this.
Many manufacturers of the time may have used this ebauche, or movement style.
I would suggest fishing on Ebay and other sites for a watch with similar markings / size, movement layout.
Good luck !
RandyMarch 8, 2018 at 9:28 pm #64783
That’s an interesting site you linked to. I don’t suppose that is still for sale, I tried to follw the more info link but it came up with an “Object Eror”
JohnMarch 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm #64784
ps. Any idea how a remontoire works inside a pocket watch as I thought that was a system only used in clocks? Some kind of spring?March 23, 2018 at 12:38 am #64785
Here’s the answer I believe :
Many French and Swiss pocketwatches after 1860 were stamped on the back with the word Remontoire. This merely meant that they didn’t have to be wound with a key (i.e. they were wound by the then-novel winding crown inside the pendant). Etymologically the term is correct, the mainspring is “rewound” by some other force than a key, but these watches usually do not contain a remontoire as the word is used today.[March 23, 2018 at 1:24 am #64786
Excellent! Thank you kindly good sir.March 24, 2018 at 9:57 am #64787
My pleasure !!!
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