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    1882 medical doctor's watch.

    A 32j Huguenin in a fine original Brit 16 size silver case quarter repeater and chronograph with 300 (not 60) scale. Found serviced and fine condition for price of a silver 16s 21j 88 Waltham. So I violated my one only repeater ownership resolve with a second. THIS a GOOD example of an uncommon high quality affordable 1/4 repeater. These are value depressed by the many gold cased cheap ones with troublesome movements.

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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    Wonderful watch! Very clean, a combination of two of my favourite complications, affordable by the sound of it..... - what more could one ask for?!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    Affordable to me means it would readily sell for what I paid. The best Waltham and this are really fine condition; and definitely all original with recent servicing of both.

    Every internal case surface is marked appropriately and MAP for case maker is as well externally on 2 sides of stem. Fine sounding loud ding dong for quarters and dongs for hours. Chronograph very smooth and precise. The balance is a fast runnuing beat rate perhaps for better chrono resolution.
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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    1800's watches with chronographs because of uses were popularly called horse race timers, and doctor's watches with some with scales for beat rate.
    I am sure this one has a high beat rate for its 300 divisions of 60 seconds chronograph scale. Thus providing unusual for 1870 1/5 second resolution.

    Found this 1882 Brit silver case has about an 1870 Swiss Huguenin movement. So likely a recase? Movement description has Geneve address which was changed tp LeLocle about 1872.
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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    My photos added. Brit case maker Marie Perrier has initials 5 places in case. A French name. Could have done fine engraving?

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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    Art, your pictures are better!

    How common were these 'Horse Race timers'?? They seem to be relatively rare and not vended in quantity by any one vendor... I have seen less than a handfull in the past years.
    "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?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    Watch timers came in wide rage of qualities in 1800's. Common. When with repeater and chronogrph rather rare and usually from better quality makers in gold cases. A silver cased one is really rare if original. My Jurgensen repeater is 1/3 today value of one with chronograph.

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    Re: 1882 medical doctor's watch.

    Seems to me the case is not Swiss made. It is marked all 3 places by the fabricator with Marie Perrier's shop staff, if not herself, with number 1 with Brit hallmarks in all 3 internal locations.

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