Baptiste Baillon 20K Blue & White 1/4-Hour Repeating Enamel Verge Fusee Gents Pocket Watch In Superb Condition With Key Paris/France; J. Baptiste Baillon; Mans; Serial # 3,687; Circa: 1751 Complications: ¼-Hour repeater CASE: The 20K rose-gold 16-size No. 32 48mm swing-out case displays floral, enamel decorations with musical instruments.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial features Arabic numerals and poker hands. 3,687 gilt movement has a verge/fusee escapement, full-plate layout and is signed. C 2 (The case is in perfect condition) D 2-3 (The dial is in perfect condition/very good condition) M 3 (The movement is in very good condition) R 9 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare) A ¼-hour French enamel all in exquisite condition. A unique musical enameled scene by a very highly recognized French master craftsman.Quarter Repeater The quarter repeater strikes the number of hours, and then the number of quarter hours since the last hour. The mechanism uses 2 chimes of different tones. The low tone usually signals the hours, and the high tone the quarter hours. As an example, if the time is 2:45, the quarter repeater sounds 2 low tones and after a short pause 3 high ones: "dong, dong, ding, ding, ding". Alternatively, some use a pair of tones to distinguish the quarter hours: "dong, dong, ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong". Key-wind/Key-set Movements The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time. This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands.
Some watches of this period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time. This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the original. Verge Fusee Escapement Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down. The mainspring is coiled around a stationary axle (arbor), inside a cylindrical box, the barrel.The force of the spring turns the barrel. We consider any reasonable Best Offers - Please submit your best offers! ABOUT US: Ashland presents the worlds best vintage and pre-owned watches and jewelry online. We offer leading brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Breitling and many more.
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We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item "ANTIQUE 20K ROSE GOLD QUARTER HOUR REPEATER VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH C1751" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "eashland_net" and is located in Sarasota, Florida.This item can be shipped worldwide.