This is my latest pocket watch, I've had it a few days now and thought
it would be easy to pin down but I can find no reference to Edouard
Perregaux, can anyone shed a light on this maker?
The flags, under close examination, seem to be enamelled rather than
painted on the sub dial. does anyone know the significance of these?
The hand setting mechanism is unusual, to set the hands you press the crown which opens the back.
To the left of the stem is a small lever which you push to the right,
this lever clicks in place and at the same time a pin pops out of the
case just to the left of the lever, you can set the hands and the pin is
depressed when the case is closed and resets the lever to the winding
position...a very positive and fool proof system which I've never come across before.
I doubt very much that the micro regulator is original and will probably
lose this when servicing.
The movement, though dirty and in need of a service has been well cared
for during its life.
On the analyser after a few winds of the crown and with a balance
amplitude of only 150 degrees it returns amazing figures of a losing
rate of 20 secs a day plus or minus 3 secs in all six positions i.e
a six second positional variation...I'm amazed to see such accuracy
in a watch so obviously dirty as this.
Any information on the maker, the significance of the flags possible
date etc would be much appreciated.