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    Posted 5 years ago

    shawnicus
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    No idea who made it patent date 1888 snagged at big damn antique sale 3speckled hens thing.... For 10 bucks... Not running..... Cleaned some and off it went... Stopwatch works too! Anyone recognize the movement? Whole text I can find on movement is pat. Feb 14 88 or 89...the engraving looks like a Waltham or Seth Thomas... Very fine work.. Cant find any images of a movement like this.
    Only big flaw is the big chip in the face... Cant do anything bout it but gives it even more character.
    OK fiddled with it till round 9 lil bugger ran till 7 so 9 hours... Not bad for a paperweight!

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Sans name ?
    2. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      Nope no print cept patent date
    3. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Really cool!! I hope someone here will help you out.
    4. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      Ok in my wandering Google looking for any info I think it's Swiss... Thinking possibly semi rare... Found a couple with the same patent info with split second hands.. So maybe mine was the budget model? Still totally thrilled for 10 bucks!
    5. WARWAGON64 WARWAGON64, 5 years ago
      very nice
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      A skilled restorer can repair the chipped porcelain, but it would cost more than you paid for the watch. I had that done on a slightly smaller chip on my Great-Grandfather's watch. It does look a little like the Waltham movement in mine, but you are probably right regarding the patent. Walthams are also engraved with the maker information, number of jewels, etc. Nice find!
    7. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      Running fairly dang steady if left alone n upright.. 12 hours untouched today.. Might try to cosmetically fill the chip with some appliance touch up paint.. Dont need perfection no way I can duplicate the 1/5 second markers but if it was a matching void instead of a copper void....
    8. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      Yep, if you have a steady hand some of it can be done by yourself. I have done some similar restorations to pottery/China using some Testor's enamel paints used for model building and such. You can start with the flat white and custom mix with other colors to get a pretty close match. Also Testor's modeling putty to fill the deep area before you paint. You can use some 1200 grit sandpaper and glue a small piece to a popsicle stick and wet sand repeated coats of enamel to build up the surface and get it smooth and level with the existing face. The tick marks and numbers will be harder to create, but a lighted magnifier and an extremely fine brush would help. The red numerals & 1/5 second markers would be much harder to duplicate... still, a running antique pocket watch for that price - you did well.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Warning: White is the absolutely hardest colour to match on repairs !
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 5 years ago
      TRU DAT! :-)
    11. shawnicus shawnicus, 5 years ago
      Eh no rush kinda like the battered look. If I do fiddle with it won't be shooting for perfection anyhoo... Just less obvious

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