1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

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    1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    I was pleased to be able to examine carefully a nice fine quality verge by a respected English maker that is one of first to make long case clocks in England. Missing glass and hands removed to prevent damage. Indicates date. Shown here only as typical of the better Brit verge movement type before 1700. My photos on tabletop o.k. with the serious and selective collector restorer.

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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    That has to be the earliest watch I've seen posted on this forum, amazing workmaship.
    How they produced the ornate pierced pillars which separate the plates is beyond me.

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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    That has to be the earliest watch I've seen posted on this forum, amazing workmaship.
    How they produced the ornate pierced pillars which separate the plates is beyond me.
    Indeed awesome. There was a link to an even earlier watch posted in here by aditya a few years back: Home
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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    Thanks for posting.

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    Wow! That is cool. Even has a date window.. I would love to see what something like this looked like when it was new. I am guessing the dial was silver with gold wash on it?

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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    Very nice watch ! I like the big engraved balance cock.

    I sold a similar watch some years ago :






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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    Superb detail photos here by Pianist. Bet that old one sold easily. Any more to show?

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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    If you like these old watches, here is a nice onion made by Rousseau à Paris around 1730 :















































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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    The pillars holding the bridge plates together are amazing .... on all of them!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 1690-1700 Fromanteel and Clarke

    That photo safari is almost better than seeing the real thing. A very nice antique I assume had very careful renovation.Recent resturant table snapshots of an odd Dutch? antique with silver movement cover.
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