Pocket Watch

 

Mathey 6s Cylinder escapement pocket watch

Mathey 6s Cylinder escapement pocket watch

Normally cylinder escapements are put on the back burner since I don’t have the staking punches necessary to change the plugs but this one just kept getting better the more I looked at it. It’s a 10 jewel which is mid to high on the scale for these movements. The (Swiss .935)  silver case was the first thing that caught my eye and the condition was excellent so I stuck around for bidding.

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Swiss 15 jewel 18s movement

Swiss 15 jewel 18s movement

This is one of the typical Swiss movements you’ll find online. The case sacrificed to the bullion buyer and the rest put up for sale. They can usually be found for around $50.00 and I picked this one up for a custom wrist conversion project. If you’re a purist I suggest you turn your head and skip to the next post because this will not meet your approval.

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1891 Seth Thomas model #5

1891 Seth Thomas model #5

Picked this one out of a box from an estate buyer.. It was the first time I’ve serviced a full plate with s potence so the camera didn’t get set up. Being new to pocket watches I wasn’t aware Seth Thomas made them. Researching I’ve discovered they came out with some beautifully decorated pieces.

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