This weekend was wonderful: I could relax and spend some time for my hobby and get a "new" watch. I guess my Clos Dunods collection is now complete if the work on the watches is done. Here are my three examples: A lepine , a half - hunter and nearly a hunter if I can find a matching winder/crown:
If you're surprised about the Jules jürgensen style movement in a GFJ watch than you're not alone . This trademark seems to have these style fashion in all watches I've seen until now
As you see on this advertise from 1889 its definetly a trademark of GFJ:
(Off topic: Funny, Zenith is missing here)
If you investigate the movement the balance part and the escapement are quite typical for a GFJ watch out of this aera while the winding system, sprial fixing and the wheels are very unusual:
Here from the lepine but in these details they are all identical. In my eyes this brand is made in the Jules Jürgensen Style because of a fashion and raw movements from somewhere else were used. For people who are not aware of a ebouche in this aera here are a list from FHF and his raw movements:
All raw movemnts was usually sold without balance and escapement if you don't order a complete movement or something in between. Raw movements have a long tradition and their roods around 1650 anywhere in england. They relieved the watchmakers to do his fine work and it wasn't frowned upon if a movement is not complete "manufacture".
Other opinions I like to read. I think Clos Dunods are made in a short aera in the middle of the 1880 at least 10 years. They all seem to include Jules Jürgensen Style calibres and are foreign raw movements with in house balance and escapement parts.
Movements and cases have matching numbers and both where marked with Clos Dunods:
Kind regards Silke