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    Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    picked up this beauty not too long ago and got it running after a good cleaning. Really accurate for a fusee. Im getting addicted to these english watches. Name:  11737143_10153108278196359_565506606_n.jpg
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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Looks like a nice watch and in good condition for its age. Unfortunately, I can't tell you much about English fusees so I hope someone else with more knowledge will come along soo.

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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Nice, I think he was one of the best Coventry makers, have you seen his design for a keyless fusee?
    A BURDESS, Coventry. No 14935 - David Penney's Antique Watch Store
    It seems to be be some sort of ratchet attached to the fusee square.
    I think fusee watches are unfairly under represented in watch collections. I suppose it's because they are harder to get working well.

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    Interesting, I especially like how the time is set on that one. Probably saved alot of dials from slipping keys.

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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    clock tuner for android cant detect the beat from this one, i had to regulate it by trial and error.

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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    anyone know what the target bph for such a watch would be? even a ballpark

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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcschmidt View Post
    anyone know what the target bph for such a watch would be? even a ballpark
    No, I never thought of it, but if no one can answer here, let me know, and I can surely find out
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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Quote Originally Posted by bcschmidt View Post
    anyone know what the target bph for such a watch would be? even a ballpark
    The common beats for English watches is 5 beats per second, or 18000bph.
    There have been watches made with 14400bph and other odd trains, and I've saw English watches using the same Ebauche
    but with different BPH.

    With practice you can count the beats over a period
    of a few seconds and then multiply it up...count them by observing the 'ticking' of the seconds hand or the swing of the balance.
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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Although I never thought about it before
    It is quite impressive, they could achieve 5 BPS, with the earlier (cruder) balance wheel springs

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    Re: Adam Burdess Coventry fusee.

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Although I never thought about it before
    It is quite impressive, they could achieve 5 BPS, with the earlier (cruder) balance wheel springs

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    Best quality blued steel hairsprings, from this time, were capable of remarkable performance.
    Hookes laws and the metallurgy of fine steels were well understood by the Victorian watchmakers, impressive indeed!
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