Jump Hour Pocket Watch

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    Jump Hour Pocket Watch

    I stumbled on this on a well-known auction site. Its not mine, and I'm not going to buy it - but I thought you might like to see it. There can't be many about!
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    Re: Jump Hour Pocket Watch

    Cute watch. Although not in the best condition. I wonder how old it is...?
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    Re: Jump Hour Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shangas View Post
    Cute watch. Although not in the best condition. I wonder how old it is...?
    I've no real idea (my guess would be c.1915) .

    Its here:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=003

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    Re: Jump Hour Pocket Watch

    Agree it's ca 1900.

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    Re: Jump Hour Pocket Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Agree it's ca 1900.
    Gedeon Thommen patented the jump-hour/jump-minute watch (identical dial layout to this) in 1885, but I've no idea how long it remained in production, or whether any other manufacturer took up the idea once the patent lapsed.

    The only 20th century jump-hour pocket-watches I've seen previously have all been the more common jump-hour/wandering-minute type.

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