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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:57 am Reply with quote
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I am looking for a price line on an Albert H. Potter chronometer with a perfect dial and original hands. It is being tweaked by a well known watchmaker, but soon up for sale. I am no expert in these rare and pricey pocket watches. This would be for the movement only. Any expertise would certainly be appreciated. Offers would certainly be entertained.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:48 am Reply with quote
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Lever escapement would be $1,500 to $3,500 - a complete watch sells for $16,000.

Chronometer detent escapement would be ballpark $12,500 - a complete watch sells for $60,000 to $90,000.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:51 am Reply with quote
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Detent, Neil. Without case. Perfect dial and original hands.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:53 am Reply with quote
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OK - you got my orig post - I edited it so you can see the info. I didn't see at first you said no case!

Hope this helps~ Neil
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:57 am Reply with quote
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It would be so nice to be able to find a Potter case, but I think the movements have been left behind by the scrappers. Too bad, but there may be one out there somewhere. One could only hope. Very nice example of Potter's finest. No. 90

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:04 pm Reply with quote
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They were made to fit the watches - forget about finding one. You are better off having one made. Maybe Peter Wuischpard will do it for you - expect to pay 4 figures to have it done!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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YIKES, not him!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:08 pm Reply with quote
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There is NOBODY left - Jon! I know what you mean, but who else is there!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:21 pm Reply with quote
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To make stuff correctly, or repair the right way without faults--probably no one unless one investigates Europe. There once were 2 Englishmen who did perfect work, but I believe they died!

I say, collect movements like everyone else.

These clowns that ruin one original watch to make up another re-case are simply BUTCHERS and MOLESTORS.

Note: the antique car and motorcycle true collectors and experts are now keeping all old items original and ruining/restoring an old all original car is a sin. Once that original finish, paint, workmanship is changed it can never be brought back.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:56 pm Reply with quote
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Peter would definitely do one for big big bucks, but I think that just saving the movement has been a significant save. It's the engine of the auto. It is absolutely gorgeous. The craftmanship that went into building this piece is incredible. It's a site to behold. Would like to put it in a good home where it will be revered as to who made it and his history as one of the best if not THE best.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:30 pm Reply with quote
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His craftmanship is one of the best - I think Reed was the most innovative. Fasoldt for some reason I like the best!

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All greats, Neil.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:03 pm Reply with quote
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jon,
ray still making cases?

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Tyulty?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:54 am Reply with quote
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What about Peter Isles? I know he's mostly a watchmaker, but doesn't he make cases also?
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