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A very special and rare Barraud
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:24 pm Reply with quote
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desk model, as made; I have seen only 2 of these in all my years...........

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:46 pm Reply with quote
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This is a chronometer detent escapement with a very heavy balance, large screws and a rather low height helical hairspring. The balance wheel has those extensions at the 2 portions of the cut balance.

The movement hinges at 12:00 and tilts out with a catch at VI. There is a back side disk slide slot for winding/the disk covers up the winding arbor to keep out the dust. All original including the hands.

Movement is signed Barrauds' Cornhill, London plus the serial number which is fractionalized all on the main plate. The case is gilded mat finish brass; bezel is friction fit.

Main plate is fish scaled damask and the BB is plain gilt--all in superb condition.

I have had this little GEM since 1972 when I traveled from NYC to see my old friend, the late FH McMillan, in New Jersey. A good buy at $150. even then! My other great friend, Dennis Harmon who was one of the finest watchmakers in the USA ever, cleaned it for me sometime afterwards. He remarked about the superb condition. I personally like the seconds bit at the top--a little different, as well as the condition.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:54 pm Reply with quote
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Movement photo by unskilled me

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:02 pm Reply with quote
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A pleasure to see this one. Beautiful movement condition. Interesting compensated balance. Thanks for posting. Post more please, Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:06 pm Reply with quote
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Sorry for the amatuerish photography but I am doing my best; had trouble uploading some from my cell phone.

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The photography is good enough for us to see that this is a GOTFW.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:54 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks.

I suggest everyine blow it up for a better photo, as such when I shot it. This one was hard to shoot due to the case size and swing out movement.

OH, BTW, there are two small original feet on the front for the upright desk position.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:23 pm Reply with quote
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Fantastic Jon; I have some Barrauds but not in this Class. Regards Ray

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Gorgeous!!!

Keith R...

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Jon there is a button on the screen of your camera that is for macro shots. In my camera it appears as a double leaf. When you press it, the photo magnifies by almost double. Another trick is take your fingers and manually widen the image by placing your fingers on the screen and spreading your fingers. This will "expand" the image.

Its a great feature - I do hope you can figure it out!

PS you dont think the desk case is a 2nd generation case? Looks like one to me!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:37 pm Reply with quote
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Nope, especially as at least two are known. Also, notice the placement of the seconds bit--have you ever seen a regular cased Barraud watch with this style dial?

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Hi, seeing as the discussion has got to Photos, I use a Panasonic DMC-LX7 that has a Leica Lens; they are pricey but worth it. Also Photoshop to enhance the photos and Paint to make the photo smaller to post on Chapter 149. Regards Ray

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I am struggling with photos again tonight, mostly getting them to load.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:23 am Reply with quote
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Jon wrote:
Nope, especially as at least two are known. Also, notice the placement of the seconds bit--have you ever seen a regular cased Barraud watch with this style dial?


There is one in the upcoming J&H auction.
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What lot?

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