The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)
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    The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Great story, thanks for posting.
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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Pleasure.

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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Great Read!!
    Thanks for posting
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    Thanks Barry
    Yes I thought so.
    I sent it to Philip Poniz too.
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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Excellent read thanks for posting it.

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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Breguet was 'The Man'!!
    Imagine pulling a Breguet movement from an Ebay junkbox after some clever
    person scraps the gold case...it could happen, not every Breguet is accounted for.

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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Or buying one at a boot fair for £25 like the James Bond Breitling.


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    Re: The strange story of Marie Antoinette's exquisite gold timepiece (Wired UK)

    Interesting story, thanks for posting Adam.

    So, this is The Queen:



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    That is quite a production, the work of a genius, no doubt.

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