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    Help identifying REALLY old Pocket Watch

    Hello Everyone!

    I just bought a really gorgeous but quite damaged Fusee Pocket watch from KIJIJI. The name of the maker is Patry from the city of Cormolain in Northern France. Could anyone please help with ANY info as I can find nothing at all about it.

    Thanks A lot for any info at all!
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    Re: Help identifying REALLY old Pocket Watch

    Moved to Vintage. Looks like a verge from the 1820s. Any markings on the inside of the caseback? That often can help.

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    Not really anything there. The only bit in the case back is the number 13.

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    Interesting; "Brittens Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers" lists an Alex Patry, 1790, but shows Geneva as his location. But Loomes "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" list Alex Patry as being from Paris. From this, I suppose we can imagine that Alex Patry was a watchmaker from Geneva who, like so many Swiss watchmakers, moved to France. The date would match the style of watch, at any rate; late 18th or early 19th century.
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    Looks like it needs a service ;)

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    I would LOVE to get this watch up and running! I brought to 4 different places in MTL and no one said they could do it. The major problem is, is that the fusee chain is disconnected and at the same time the chain itself needs to be repaired.

    If anyone can fix it please let me know!

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    Re: Help identifying REALLY old Pocket Watch

    You might want to contact the local nawcc chapter; they might know someone who has experience with fusee watches. As i understand it, working on fusee chains is a pretty high end skill, so a professional won't be cheap. On the other hand, something like this might be good practice for an aspiring watchmaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gchrisf View Post
    Looks like it needs a service ;)
    I'll say!
    So what difference does it make, whether it's 20 minutes or 20 years, since neither amounts to the faintest echo of the tiniest whisper in the thunder of time.

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