Half-quarter repeater - Swiss work


£ 275.00

Rare form of rough repeater movement, circa 1890.

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Slim barred Swiss made movement with wolf's tooth gearing for the winding wheels, the slide-operated repeat work in place and fully finished including the twin polished steel gongs.The train in place but no escapement parts, balance or balance-spring. The well finished frame with no stamps or numbers that I can see. 43 mm diameter, only 8 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

This form of repeating movement, which I associate with the better class of Swiss work, is a relatively common form found in finished quarter-repeating watches of the period, but this is the only rough movement I have seen, even more so with half-quarter work.

A rare survival in fine complete and original, if rather dusty, condition. Ideal as a record of hand skills long since passed.