When is a Brequet NOT a Breguet BUT NOT a Fake either?
Well trolling across eBay I cam across this:Breguet 9ct gold ladies wristwatch circa 1920I knew Breguet was dead by 1823, but his watches carried on so I was interested.
15 jewel manual wind Breguet ladies wristwatch
Guilloche enamel dial
Coin edge watch case both signatures of breguet.
Movement in fine working order and keeps precise time with a slow/fast dial(which also works)
There is small split in the gold case
The back case carries an import mark for Glasgow 1923.
A fine example of art deco wristwatches.Breguet is signed to the movement.
The watch has a diameter of an inch.
Pictures showed these:
Thinking, indeed knowing this was never a 'Breguet' I wrote to the seller suggesting maybe it said 'BREVET' and not 'Breguet'
Nope, she wrote back INSISTING it clearly said 'Breguet' - picture later and I have this:
Now I DO see 'Breguet' - stand back in amazement at first - till I look closer and see 'HSPG'. What could that be? Of course abbreviation for 'hairspring'. A little more research and;
VOILA! I have it. This watch has a Breguet over coiled hairspring invented by Breguet in 1795, and used in most watches past and present!
Not a Breguet watch, but marked Breguet and NOT a fake either.