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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:44 pm Reply with quote
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I'm choosing today as my "stay home day". No big deal in
the day of Covid.

One might call this one a fake. It's actually an 1812 Verge
by a US Export retailer using fictitious American names to
sell to the American market. I liked it for it's Ruby end stone.

Excellent running verge. Name chosen, Rich Champion.

Keith R...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:25 pm Reply with quote
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I might as well put up a Verge with a calendar function.
This maker from 1810 which is the hallmark. It's a good
example that times well.

B. Roberts of London. 1810 Verge.

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watches of character
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The great thing about English watches.....they all have character if in nice condition.

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Great watch Keith, keep them coming!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:49 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks guys...................!!

I even bought some experimental watches. This one an early
lever (1815). Check out the chain.

Keith R...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:55 pm Reply with quote
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Hi, in very good condition. Ray

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:03 am Reply with quote
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Thanks boss, it's one of my top time keepers and an early 9J.

Massey developed his lever escapements in 1814. To read up
on Massey, see our friend Oliver Mundy's write up at following:

oliviastationary.co.uk

Here's an early 1820 Rack lever out of the UK I had restored.

Keith R...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 am Reply with quote
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I have always been very keen on Rack Levers

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:37 am Reply with quote
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I've always enjoyed those large jewels. I once tried to collect watches with Liverpool Windows. But it was Very competitive

Your watches are in great shape!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:49 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Neil, good to hear from you! The Liverpool windows
hooked me also.

Here's another 14J Rack. This owners wife had this one re-cased
for his retirement in 1838. Luv the designed dust cap.

Circa 1821.

Wathen rack lever for wealthy English owner Stroud of Stroud
Water.

Keith R...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:26 pm Reply with quote
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Cap of the century!

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Caps off to you!!!

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From now on, all my watches with dust caps will look dull...

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omexa reborn wrote:
Caps off to you!!!


Really good one! Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:11 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks guys!!

Needless to say, the sellers photos sported the cap pic first.

I'll dive in the library and fetch something up (keeps the safe
shut). Ray hooked me on movements also. This my earliest
rack, 1810.

Note white dial (London replacement). All Liverpool watches
are cream colored.

Keith R... (Roskell)

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