Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

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    Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

    The obvious workmanship quality I see in these prompts my interest in their history I have not found. My examples indicate Lattes a fine finisher of specials and also Matile who did fine movements as well. Some details:

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    Re: Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

    Two very nice watches - you really know how to pick 'em! What I find intriguing is that the Matile from Le Locle still has English inscriptions. Probably made for the export market.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

    Actually photo bits from 3 Matiles and the Latte to indicate the work quality done 150+ years past in primitive environments and with skillfully fashioned hand tools. Remarkable results from cow milkers and wood choppers? A common Swiss poised side lever 1850? elaborated with considerable skillful labor.

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    Re: Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

    That is simply stunning!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Desire Information directly or references about Swiss 1800's fine makers Lattes and Matile

    Matile and Lattes named watches I notice a few of in big money auctions but not seen yet with these auctions usual detailed history descriptions. So have not become a good researcher myself but remain very interested in past activities and products. Auction photo:

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