- A few collections of interest are availiable at:
Perhaps some interested person could buy one of these collections with an
eye towards splitting it up?
Thirty late 18th and early 19th century English and
French watch cocks from full plate verge movements
mounted on black velvet. Glazed antique gilt effect
all for $627.00 US, or about $21.00 apiece. I have a feelling that one
could easily sell them, working or not, for much more to interested
reenactors. Put me down for one that doesn't work, $30.00 - $40.00 for a
case and face I can put a modern mechanism in sounds fine to me.
- Hi Chuck;
The cocks listed are just the plate that holds the mechanism of
the watch together. During our time period they were so ornate
that they were keep as collectable items and displayed long after
the watch was gone.
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Charles Broward wrote:
> At 01:28 PM 2/5/99 -0500, you wrote:--
> >A few collections of interest are availiable at:
> >Perhaps some interested person could buy one of these collections with an
> >eye towards splitting it up?
> snip snip
> Hello, I too would purchase one of these to enhance my 18th cent
> image...good idea!
> keep me posted,
> C Broward, Fanning's, 64th, and wandering astronomer
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Charles M. Wallace
- I found the below info on an F&I web site. If anyone has any knowledge
of the watches referred to, please share with the list.
"For those who might be interested in a a fine watch for reenacting,
contact Stuart Christians, 4419
Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford, MI 49341. These watches have the British
Crown and GR stamped
on the bezel and have a nice eagle design engraved on the cover."
In the matter of a pocket watch: I use a Jas. Towsend cheepie: I would not care to muck about in the open with an Original in my pocket, by "Murphys Law' it would be lost or sat on by the close of Camp on Sunday!
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- The Townsend one is about as far away from the 18th C. look as possible.
You could try to find a nonworking original and replace the movement.
Also, how would you tr to sit on it?