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    Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Hello All,

    I would greatly all appreciate help in the identification ofthis minute repeater any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

    Does anyone know about the maker, whom is George Reymonde?

    I acquired this watch from Doyle Auction in NYC, it was pickedup yesterday, and it is more gorgeous in person than in the photos.

    Here is the link to the auction:

    http://www.doylenewyork.com/asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=13JL03++++95+&refno=++93 7122

    I have embedded clickable thumbnails of separate large file photos of the PW that were taken at the auction house for me, as well as two photos that were taken this AM.

    Thank you in advice for all your assistance.

    Regards to all,

    John

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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Two OUTSTANDING Repeaters in two days - Wow!!!

    I think this is Georges Reymonde - La chaux de Fonds
    Between 1860 and 1879 this firm specialized in fine horology and jewels.
    In 1865 the firm deposited two chronometers at the Neuchatel Observatory - both achieved certificates.

    Thats all I have
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    This watch is based on a fairly common repeater ebauch from the le locle region; you'll see similar examples associated with lecoultre, patek, longines, etc. But few have the level of quality that this one exhibits. Nearly every pivot I can see is jeweled, the escape wheel is capped, it has wolf-teeth winding gears, every metal pieces is polished to a smooth mirror finish, and that dial is simply stunning. I don't even what to know what you paid for it; that'll just depress me.
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Agreed its fantastic
    $7500
    Just to depress you - you deserve it LOL
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Actually, that's nowhere near as depressing as I thought; a Patek of the same vintage would have cost more and probably not have been finished as nicely.
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Actually, that's nowhere near as depressing as I thought; a Patek of the same vintage would have cost more and probably not have been finished as nicely.
    Thats true. But that is because Patek are buying EVERY piece for their own museum.

    Next time I will lie and say $54,000 just to depress you LOL
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

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    likely this caliber is a Paul Ditisheim
    take a look here:Paul Ditisheim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    regards enrico

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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Two OUTSTANDING Repeaters in two days - Wow!!!

    I think this is Georges Reymonde - La chaux de Fonds
    Between 1860 and 1879 this firm specialized in fine horology and jewels.
    In 1865 the firm deposited two chronometers at the Neuchatel Observatory - both achieved certificates.

    Thats all I have
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Kathleen Pritchard - Swiss timekeepers
    Hello HOROLOGIST007,

    Thank you for the information, it is greatly appreciated!

    Regards,

    John
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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    This watch is based on a fairly common repeater ebauch from the le locle region; you'll see similar examples associated with lecoultre, patek, longines, etc. But few have the level of quality that this one exhibits. Nearly every pivot I can see is jeweled, the escape wheel is capped, it has wolf-teeth winding gears, every metal pieces is polished to a smooth mirror finish, and that dial is simply stunning. I don't even what to know what you paid for it; that'll just depress me.
    Hello AbslomRob,

    Great information, thank you! That is what attracted me to the watch the momentthat is saw it was the finish. It is stunningin person, it the dial literally juts shines without the light hitting it. When the light hits it, the whole watch sparkleslike a diamond.

    I total was a little over $8,000.00 with taxes, which is agreat price in my opinion for a watch of this caliber.

    Regards,

    John

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    Re: Vintage Minute Repeater Pocket Watch Help Needed…

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Thats true. But that is because Patek are buying EVERY piece for their own museum.

    Next time I will lie and say $54,000 just to depress you LOL
    I think what was paid for it was extremely fair…LOL!
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