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Just now, JonnyOldBoy said:

Is that watch dial enamelled ? Or more of a lacquered paint ?

 

It is enamelled, as was the general custom at the time.

Coventry had a notable dial making history, also producing dials for prominent Swiss houses. :yes:

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Nice one, Alan. I know all to well about flame bluing hands. After bluing the new hands on my Grandfather clock very successfully, I decided to reblue the hands on my Elgin Masonic  PW as they were a bit rusty. Unfortunately, during the cleaning process, I caught the tip of the minute hand in the fine wire wool I was using and snapped the tip off. I was distraught, but luckily managed to source an identical NOS set from the USA. A lucky escape !

New hands...

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Looks very clean, I think these things offer outstanding value given supply is greater than demand you get a lot for your money.

 

Nice clear hallmarks, clean dial and bulletproof movt.  Thumbs up from me.

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31 minutes ago, Daveyboyz said:

Looks very clean, I think these things offer outstanding value given supply is greater than demand you get a lot for your money.

 

Nice clear hallmarks, clean dial and bulletproof movt.  Thumbs up from me.


Thank you, & I agree wholeheartedly with your summation.

Plus knowing these were hand crafted/assembled by artisans who took pride in their work!

When you consider the many processes, people involved in just the case making...wire drawers, stampers, annealers, case fashioners, springers, closers & polishers, you can really appreciate the skills that went into making these timepieces.

Fortunately I have the occasion to regularly wear one.

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27 minutes ago, Karrusel said:

 

Fortunately I have the occasion to regularly wear one.

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I don't have such occasion or attire but I could still be tempted at some stage if I cross paths with a suitably enticing example.  

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Thanks all :thumbsup:

 

28 minutes ago, martinzx said:

Well done Alan, a beautiful timepiece the quality is tremendous, a testimony to local watch artisans and the rich watch history in Coventry of yesteryear! :thumbsup:
 

Cheers Martin, do I really need another pocket watch ?
When an example such as this pops up, for ridiculously little money, it would have been churlish to pass it by. :biggrin:

 

Honestly believe (wish) every watch lover should have several at least one English hand made pocket watch!
 

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3 hours ago, Karrusel said:

Honestly believe (wish) every watch lover should have several at least one English hand made pocket watch!
 

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I agree, more excuses reasons to buy watches! Excellent! :yes::whistling:

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