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.
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!! 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! A project for when this is all over.
A gum tape machine dispenser – still works too.
But look closely at the next find…………..
Do you see it?
Ok – here is a closer look
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
Watchmaking benches – original metal handles, hardwood, and built in staking sets.
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.
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.