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Le Phare MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH Gold Antique Pocket Watch

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Le Phare MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH Gold Antique Pocket Watch


ID: 242

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Good minute repeater & chronograph in solid 14k gold hunter case.
Case diameter is 55mm, height without bow is 69mm.
Weight is 118 grams.

The dust cover is signed by Tempora.
Tempora trademark was registered 17 February of 1883 by Barbezat-Baillot.
Barbezat-Baillot was one of the largest and most innovative Swiss manufacturers of complicated watches. In the late XIX, company patented the governor regulator and many other improvements.
In 1885 Barbezat-Baillot registered and started using trademark Le Phare. Since 1905 all the Barbezat-Baillot company was renamed to Le Phare.
As Charles Barbezat-Baillot refused to support the Swiss armaments industry, about 1915 he sold his company to Zenith S.A., for ethical reasons.


Movement is a nice one, with mirror polished steel parts and cross chaped governor - typical for Le Phare movements.
It bears Swiss patent marks 344 and 13244 - both for Barbezat-Baillot inventions to the repetition mechanism.

Watch comes in solid 14k gold case.
The covers bears Swiss, German and Russian hallmarks for 14k gold.




Condition
The watch appears to be in good condition.
The movement is in good running condition.
Repetition strikes as it should.
Chronograph is also functions correctly.

Dial seems to be flawless, free from hairlines or other defects.
Cosmetically watch is quite fine.
The one thing to mention is a minor defect of the case in the place of slot of dust cover opening - the dust cover is tight...
This defect isn't noticeable, but I prefer to describe it, please look video for more info.
Overall good condition.

Good watch, don't miss it.
Shipping from France worldwide.

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