I recently bought this pocket watch at an auction, and I really don't know too much about it. I'm a relatively new collector, but don't have any experience with older key-wind pocket watches. The case is made of silver, and it has beautiful engravings. Does anyone have any more information on Charles Oudin? This is basically all I could find...along with plenty of incredibly nice solid gold watches:
Charles Oudin worked in Paris from 1807 until about 1880. He was Clockmaker to the Emperor & Empress of Russia, and a pupil of Breguet.
It ticks away, and seems to be working correctly, until it stops when the second hand is in a certain spot almost every time around, and you just give it a small tap and it starts going again. I obviously don't repair watches, so does anyone happen to know if this is just a simple problem? It winds nicely, and nothing is blocking the hands that I know of on the outside. Anyways, it seems to be a very nice PW, possibly rare? I'll probably end up selling it in the long run, but hopefully there is some decent value.
Thank you all for any information, greatly appreciated!