My repaired verge is back home!
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    My repaired verge is back home!

    After several months being repaired in the UK, my pride and joy is back home. Accurate to within a minute pr 24hrs now, I couldn't be happier!

    Shes a 1762 English verge made by a Scotsman.









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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    What can I say? Nothing
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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Wow...just Wow...And a minute per day? Somebody knows their craft...

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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    are you sure it is 1762?It seems built yesterday. congratulations to GMorse really good. verge watches seem simple but difficult to adjust
    regards enrico

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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Lucky you!!! I have a very similar watch, similar age, with a diamond center stone. It is so clean, that I at first thought they also make replica verge watches, but it is real. It starts with the first wind of the key but then........ it is 3,5 hours (not minutes!) fast per day. Someone must have put in a spare part, messing up the gear ratio or something else is wrong, but I have no clue. It runs down the full chain with a steady pulse without any (other) problems. This one is next to be sent to the watchmaker and I hope the bill will not be too high.
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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    I have an 1809 English Silver Verge by James McCabe that will be travelling to England for a service soon. I just love the intricacy of the whole watch.

    Nice watch!

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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperhad View Post
    I have an 1809 English Silver Verge by James McCabe that will be travelling to England for a service soon. I just love the intricacy of the whole watch.

    Nice watch!
    THAT James McCabe (1809 verge watch) is either Irish or Scottish, I doubt that it will be serviced by an English watchmaker ... (sorry, just joking)
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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    THAT James McCabe (1809 verge watch) is either Irish or Scottish, I doubt that it will be serviced by an English watchmaker ... (sorry, just joking)
    Irish by birth, moved to London! lol. Short background:

    James McCabe born in 1748 was the son of Patrick McCabe, himself a notable watchmaker from County Lurgan in Ireland. James McCabe immigrated to London in 1775 where he established his own business in Bells Building, Fleet Street.

    On 2nd April 1781, James McCabe, was made an Honorary Freeman of the Clockmakers Company. He progressed to the Livery in April 1787, Junior Warden in January 1809, Renter Warden in October 1809 and Senior Warden on 8th July 1811.Shortly after his appointment to Senior Warden, James McCabe passed away and his company now situated at 97 Cornhill Royal Exchange, was passed on to his sons Thomas, Robert and James Jnr and formally taken over by Robert McCabe in 1833 until it closed for the last time in 1879.


    The guy I purchased it from is doing the service at cost as I have only had it for four years. Good customer service in my mind. I'll post pictures once it comes back. It is a beauty!


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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperhad View Post

    The guy I purchased it from is doing the service at cost as I have only had it for four years. Good customer service in my mind. I'll post pictures once it comes back. It is a beauty!
    As you know getting a verge to run anywhere decent (and wow 1 min a day is amazing) requires some serious skills. A contact to treasure!
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    Re: My repaired verge is back home!

    Quote Originally Posted by eri231 View Post
    are you sure it is 1762?It seems built yesterday. congratulations to GMorse really good. verge watches seem simple but difficult to adjust
    regards enrico
    Indeed, Graham Morse did a fantastic job for me!
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