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    Picture Just got this.

    I posted this one's here to get some info for some body I know.He was my ex boss.Well I retired a few month's ago and he gave it to me as a retirement gift.It's a Ulysse Nardine 18 size,15 jewel,pin set,cir. 1870's,Sold by Savage Lyman & Co.Montreal.The minute hand's a replacement I think a Whip style hand should be the right one.The serial no. is 4707 same no. on case and movement.It's also a transitional you could use a key on the movement to wind it and set time plus pin set were you hold down the button next to the crown to set the time.




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    Re: Just got this.

    As a retirement gift this is far better than a modern gold quartzwatch, as some people end up with. Nice piece.
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    Re: Just got this.

    Nice watch! congrats!

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    That's a cracking watch River rat.

    Ulysse Nardin is up there with the big guns as far
    as quality is concerned.
    The balance on your watch looks to be very large which
    is a good thing in producing an accurate timekeeper.

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    Re: Just got this.

    Wonder how slow the beat rate is. State of the art like a Jurgensen in 1870.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artb View Post
    Wonder how slow the beat rate is. State of the art like a Jurgensen in 1870.
    artb you made me look at a book at Jules Jurgensen they had a famous bow setting feature that was patented in 1869 do you think Ulysse Nardine got permission to use that in there watches?And that what's in this one.
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    Re: Just got this.

    River Rat, your watch is pin set. If you look at contempory
    Jurgensen watches you'll notice the 'oversize balance' as has yours.
    The beat is the number of tics per hour. If you count how many times
    your watch tics over say a ten second period then you can work out the beat
    rate per hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artb View Post
    Wonder how slow the beat rate is. State of the art like a Jurgensen in 1870.
    Perhaps River rat will let us know the beat rate, do you know the beat rate of a Jurgenson with large Balance?

    By the 1900's smaller balances were being used because of the influences
    of barometric pressure amongst other things.

    I read this in the excellent 1900's book on escapements available free at the Gutenberg project.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17021...-h/17021-h.htm

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    Thanks for the Gutenberg Project book. I should have a Jurgensen reference book. Will be looking. Have a good book for Omega ww. mvmts.
    Kruezer, Omega Designs.

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    Re: Just got this.

    Well I notice that these Ulysse Nadine came with a whip minute hand.So at the last NAWCC meeting I asked a good friend if he had one he said he mite have one at home.So after the meeting we went over his house he has a shop I wish I had.Well he goes through his large collection of hand's and we find a close match.So he show's me how to size a hand.We put the hand in a holder and use a tool that look's like a pounch to make the hole bigger.Here is a shot out of a book of a Ulysse Nadine with a whip hand.And mine after the new hand was put on.


    Do you forum member's think it look's better.Did any of you notice the gear's on this watch are differnt than most pocket watches they are called wolf's teeth they were used on earler made watches.
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