Posted 10 months ago
I picked up this chronometer in Tarsus, Turkey. For you history buffs this is the town on the Mediterranean coast where Cleopatra rendezvoused with Mark Antony and also the birthplace of Paul the Apostle. I bought the watch because I had never seen one like it before and its one of those things that you got to have. I don't know a thing about other than what I was told by a watch repairman. It is a minute repeater, sounds the time down to the minute with different chimes. It has 5 dials, days of month-31, months, days of week, seconds and the main staff has 4 hands. Months and days appear to be in French abbreviations: lun, mar, mer, jeu, ven, sam and dim for the days. It also appears to have been gold plated at one time but the plating has long vanished. Other than above, I know nothing about this watch. It is just an interesting piece. If anyone has more information on the watch please share.