Too good to be true?
I was willing to take the risk with this one and took it home-However, when I saw the movement under light it just seemed brand new and really shiny-just too good to be true really-
The question is why would anyone go through all that work for a fairly affordable piece of watch if it's not a Minerva? look at the blued hands and the work on the case-Runs immaculate and chronological too-Keeps time no fuss and sounds beautiful.
I just don't know-What do you think?
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Too good to be true?
I was willing to take the risk with this one and took it home-However, when I saw the movement under light it just seemed brand new and really shiny-just too good to be true really- The question is why would anyone go through all that work for a fairly af...
Thanks man for your input-
Yeah it sort of looks right but feels wrong being so bloody shiny-Maybe just a time capsule movement lying in a drawer for 60 years- But really cool just to open the lid and study the movement-my first pocket watch you can tell.
I will dear Nico
Just don’t want to turn up with a Chinese copy cat and feel completely stupid😬. I tell you, it doesn’t show too much on pictures but it looks like new.
Definitely does look like some parts were remade or replaced...
That V bridge doesn't look right and one of the brass gears doesn't look correct neither, amongst other things. It is strange to have a watchmaker go through all of that work for an inexpensive watch to rebuild a bridge. The brass gear is something out of...
I could be wrong, but this brass wheel with the hole on top looks like a generic part added later to the movement. What do you think Art? ...
Looks like I was wrong about that gear then! It seemed strange to me that it had a hole on top. But I guess that's normal in this case. Thanks for pointing that out Art!
Crossing my fingers for you!
Villeret is an interesting and inconsistent animal. Hopefully they will have a well organized response for you!
Thanks a lot Dr!!!
Merci! What is Adams WPS name? I was hoping that the manufacture could check it based on case and movement numbers. PS I really love the chrono and it keeps amazing good time and resets perfectly.