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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:13 pm Reply with quote
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I suppose a few members here have been wondering who the fool was that paid so much for the Arnold in the recent J & H Auction. Well, I found out it was me and am I glad I purchased it. I have wanted a chronometer example by Arnold for a long time and apparently I wasn't going to let this one get away. I thought at first that I would re-case it back to a proper period case until I and my good friend John Huber got to look at it. Turns out the case was purpose made and very high grade. I am going to leave it alone as a preservation of its provenance. The movement has never been on the receiving end of a bad repairman and is basically original and in beautiful condition. Having been serviced recently it keeps time within a few seconds over a 24 hour period. The owners of this watch over the past 215 years must have truly prized it and depended on it.
So I thought it might please the watch to have a nice home to set in while it is in my possession. Here is a box I made since the Auction.
Thanks for looking, Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:16 pm Reply with quote
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Don't know why the pics are on their side but if you click the pic it is shown larger and properly. Paul
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Paul terrific job on the box and the movement is fantastic. Geno
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Hi Paul, whatever you paid for it is irrelevant it is a really top Chronometer. Regards Ray

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Fantastic Paul. I love it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:11 pm Reply with quote
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Incredible work Paul and a fantastic watch!
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Fabulous, I love it!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:50 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks everyone, these small boxes are fun to build but require a lot of time. Especially the ones I inlay all the corner brass. I just finished 9 of them for someone and he has requested 10 more.
Paul
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I dont think you overpaid, Paul. When it sold I thought that was the right price for that watch.

For all you know it looks like the case may have been nicer than the original!

I love English Chronometers - I think if I ever run out of Wallies to find, these would be the next category I would like to pursue.

Thanks for posting it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:34 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Neil I appreciate it. It’s cost or value have no meaning to me since I will never sell it.
Paul
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Hi Paul, I have a few Pocket Watches etc. like that so I understand. Regards Ray

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Neilywatch wrote:
I dont think you overpaid, Paul. When it sold I thought that was the right price for that watch.

For all you know it looks like the case may have been nicer than the original!

I love English Chronometers - I think if I ever run out of Wallies to find, these would be the next category I would like to pursue.

Thanks for posting it.


Arnolds? Come see me, Neil! Idea Wink Laughing

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Not now Jon, I got too many IOU's to clean up!

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omexa reborn wrote:
Hi Paul, I have a few Pocket Watches etc. like that so I understand. Regards Ray


Don't we all!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:36 am Reply with quote
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Paul,

Beautiful watch and a very impressive box you made for it!

Bruce
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