Old School Chronograph arrived today

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    Old School Chronograph arrived today

    1875 Fusee Chronograph. English 3/4 plate, fully jeweled.

    Sadly glass broke in the post



    No significant damage, I think I will live with it.



    Note, 300 second outer track.



    Registered in 1875



    Hallmarks Chester 1875



    Matching case and movement numbers



    English 3/4 plate movement



    Key wind and set.



    Very very heavy and thick sterling silver case.

    These days you would not call it a chronograph, rather a chronostop. Still, a fun piece.

    Complex case - and broken fusee chain. Just one link, and I have both ends so hopefully I can repair it.

    Last edited by trim; September 7th, 2010 at 09:25.

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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Very interesting piece trim. I'm glad the post didn't ruin the watch, besides ruinng the crystal. I love the 3/4 plate on most English movements.
    Last edited by emmanuelgoldstein; September 7th, 2010 at 14:10.
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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Thanks for posting, not too often we see old english chronostop/chronograph watches here.
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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Nice one, great dial.
    Fusee chains of varying lengths are often available
    on UK ebay if you find it to difficult to repair this one, and believe me
    they are very difficult to repair but not impossible.
    The repair needs to be 100% sound as a fusee chain breaking under
    power can damage teeth on the great wheel as the fusee backlashes into
    the center wheel pinion.

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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Really lovely. Shame about the glass - and totally avoidable with a little care and effort on the seller's part.

    Good luck with the repair.
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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Really lovely. Shame about the glass - and totally avoidable with a little care and effort on the seller's part..
    Absolutely, the reason it broke was they packed the key on the glass, so stupid. It was so original and untouched, it is a double pity.

    It is very very large, so it might be tricky to get a replacement. Although I am sure someone can make me one.

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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Quote Originally Posted by radger View Post
    Nice one, great dial.
    Fusee chains of varying lengths are often available
    on UK ebay if you find it to difficult to repair this one, and believe me
    they are very difficult to repair but not impossible.
    The repair needs to be 100% sound as a fusee chain breaking under
    power can damage teeth on the great wheel as the fusee backlashes into
    the center wheel pinion.
    You are almost certainly right. I suspect the book I have makes it look easier than it actually is.

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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    That's a nice interesting watch......real shame the glass broke, so hope you can find another?!!

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    Re: Old School Chronograph arrived today

    Well, it's not getting sent back as - the dial, case and mvmt are too good to lose.

    It might be expensive, but I am sure I can find someone locally.

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