Lynn, Bishop's Lynn, Lynn Regis and King's Lynn, my home town has had many names over the past 1800 years or so and it's got it's fair share of history to go with it, part of it's history, like most towns at one time, was local watchmakers, one of those was a certain William Read Pridgeon who practiced in the mid to late 19th century at 103 High street
Now a clothing shop
Mr Pridgeon was also a photographer and in 1865 photographed the Royal family at Sandringham, what's with all these ramblings I hear you cry, well I came across this recently
A lovely little Fusee movement by mr Pridgeon No 46576
I think it was originally a ladies watch as it's only 35mm across, now I've just fallen in love with the dial and I'm thinking about what to do with it.
It's not running at the moment so I need to drop it off at my watchmaker's but what should I do with it when it's running?
I'm thinking about asking him to make a nice wrist watch out of it, is that a really bad thing to do? It's homeless at the moment and I think I'd rather see it as a nice dress watch, I feel it could be done sympathetically, I know Fusee movements were never meant for the wrist and there's the key wind thing to overcome but I'm thinking of a sort out hinged back trench style case like the early wrist watches
Anyway I just thought I'd share this with you
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