In the shop – Day No. 2

I have spent two days in the shop. What an amazing place. Everywhere I look, some treasure is hiding. Here are some photos of today’s finds.

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Patek Philippe Quartz Clock

Patek Philippe Naviquartz clock in original box with paperwork

This gem was hiding under a bunch of bubble wrap in a bag in a box under more wrapping material and other boxes under a bench. This is why one should always check EVERYTHING!

French lighthouse clocks, clockmaking, watchmaking

French Lighthouse clocks!! I am smitten with these.

These gorgeous (albeit, fragments) Lighthouse clocks were on a tray on the floor of a small cupboard. They are missing almost everything, but I am hopeful I will find the tops to their lanterns and bases somewhere in the haystack.

Banjolele!

Banjolele! A project for when this is all over.

A gum tape machine dispenser - still works too.

A gum tape machine dispenser – still works too.

But look closely at the next find…………..

Do you see it?

Do you see it?

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Ok – here is a closer look

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Now do you see it?

Yes, this original document contains the signatures of many prominent horologists, and among them is Louis Breguet.

Here are some photos of the front room, which Dennis did most of his work in.

The machining side

The machining side

Watchmaking benches - original metal handles, hardwood, and built in staking sets.

Watchmaking benches – original metal handles, hardwood, and built in staking sets.

Let's not forget the antique rounding up tool.

Let’s not forget the antique rounding up tool.

Today I accomplished my main goal of clearing out and organizing one of the smaller rooms and its contents.

The room emptied of the contents - except the small french clock hiding in the corner.

The room emptied of the contents – except the small french clock hiding in the corner.

Parts and materials from Bestfit, Longines, Sarthchild, etc.

Parts and materials from Bestfit, Longines, Swarthchild, etc.

These were all moved from the little room pictured above. Each drawer or every other is separate and has to be moved individually and restacked. They fit together with a pin system, but sometimes the pins don’t match from unit to unit. This can be troublesome when the stack gets too high!

Anyhow, I’m off to bed. It’s been a long day and there are many more to come. I can’t wait.

7 responses

  1. Talk about touching history! There’s a really great book in all this. I know you’re taking lots of photos. Let me know if I need to send you a spare hard disk… 😉

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  2. I am Brittany’s (Nico) mother and have had the honor and joy of watching her grow into one of the most amazing women I have ever met.
    I find her work and incredible mind, talent, and accomplishments, especially at a young age, far exceeding my expectations. I am so blessed to watch her as she follows her chosen path.
    Brittany please keep on posting. We love your photos, knowledge and gift of writing interesting posts.

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      • You’re welcome. But it almost goes without saying that I am just stating FACTS that everyone can see about you as well. Mark is correct, there is a very interesting book in the future for you to author. Many students and professors will soon be learning from you. Just stay as sweet and humble as you are and the world shall open it’s arms to you. Love you Sweetie.

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  3. I am so amazed with everything ! I can’t wait for more. And thank you for the amazing close ups and global view, now we can really understand the vastety of the place !

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