Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

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    Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    Hello again, of course with a pocket watch. These pictures (sorry for low quality picture) of what I know is a movement Lepine 5 from 1870-1880, but a work in engraving that I have not seen this before. I realize that this watch (i do not have much information at this time) was worked by a very skilled watchmaker. What do you think about it you? Deserves to be bought for a sum of $ 350-400? Who do you think could have made such an engraving?
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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    350-400$?! Maybe if in perfect condition. With at least one hand missing and presumably unserviced (otherwise the hand would be there!), I wouldn't even pay half that much.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    Thanks Harmut Richter .
    I know that movement is not just valuable, but that is etched in this way requires many hours of work and a special skill. This made me think that asking price is justified

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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    BTW, "Aguilles" is the french for hands (of a watch). This has nothing to do with a name or the brand, it simply indicates the hole through which to set the hands (the other is of course for winding the watch).

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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    Agree totally to Hartmut and add.
    Swiss movement probably for Turkish market hence that Damaskeening
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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    And finally came home.
    I began researching.
    Silver Full Housing Case Hunter, which has the following papers:
    J.Calame Robert, serial numbers: 36806 and 113 631 (this is repeated in all caps)
    Movement is 113,161 series and is connected in series with the same dial number (113 161)

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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    I found a James Calame Robert La Chaux-de-Fonds/London arround 1889. In the Dictionaire de Hologers Genevois there isn't a Calame- Robert mentioned. Therefore I guess its this one and the aera match.

    Kind regards Silke
    That's what I think about today:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUGeY7MWVo

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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    Calame Robert I managed to read , but I realize that stamp is slightly longer. it is possible to be J.Calame Robert. More than this assumption can not do in the absence of clear evidence. Thanks
    A strange thing that movement, dial and case have the same number
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    Re: Lepine V Aiguilles 13 Rubis ?

    It's not strange . It was quite commun that case and movement which belongs together get one number and therefore you can be sure that all is orginal. By the time the production of larger series grows up and movements was produced more and more on stock this changed. For example I know from Zenith that usually case and movement number match always until 1900. This aera ends around 1901/1902. Often "high end" producers with smal series use matching numbers until the end of the pocket watch aera. If you've a old keywinder the chance is gread to find matching numbers.

    Kind regards Silke
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