MOVT: This key-set #868 movement with hanging ruby cylinder escapement is gilt with a bridge style-cut-away layout. C 3-24 The case is in very good condition-later. D 3-36 The dial is in very good condition-later. M 3 The movement is in very good condition. R 9 Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare.
Experts Opinion: Parachute shock system, compensation curb hanging ruby cylinder, ¼-hour repeater. Constructed by the master Breguet. Later cased in a lovely gold-filled glass back repeater case with Breguet style silver dial. A wonderful watch for the collection! Quarter Repeater The quarter repeater strikes the number of hours, and then the number of quarter hours since the last hour.
The mechanism uses 2 chimes of different tones. The low tone usually signals the hours, and the high tone the quarter hours.As an example, if the time is 2:45, the quarter repeater sounds 2 low tones and after a short pause 3 high ones: "dong, dong, ding, ding, ding". Alternatively, some use a pair of tones to distinguish the quarter hours: "dong, dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong". Key-wind/Key-set Movements The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had key-wind and key-set movements.
A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time. This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands.Some watches of this period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time. This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the original. We consider any reasonable Best Offers - Please submit your best offers!
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