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Automotive: Maybe...

The first Range Rover in 1969 was a 2 door, the 4 door didn't come along until 1980. No one called it a "Coupe" at the time but it was one of the best cars I have ever owned. I brought my first Range Rover in 1975 finally selling it in 1992 after driving 450,000km I wish I had kept it. I brought a s
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Independents: Just to make it very clear this is NOT, repeat Not a..........

Daniels Co-Axial escapement, as several other purists have noted. It is the Daniels Double Wheel Chronometer escapement which George had developed some years prior to the Co-Axial. I saw the prototype of this 10 years ago as did several others, and was very much taken by the development of the movem
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By: David Walter
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Horological Meandering: Solana Beach GTG with Tim Jackson

Thank you Tim and the HSNY watch class that was held here last weekend and especially for the Saturday evening which was great, thepurists very own Cazela was ther etoo. fun.
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WatchTech: Patent

No, there is no patent number on this piece, but then it is a presented clock that represents the turbine, not the actual working Turbine itself which most likely does have patent number on it
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WatchTech: Yes

I will post pics later
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WatchTech: Breguet Marine Chronometer No. 4857

I occassionaly accept repair or restoration pieces as long as they are "Interesting", this Breguet certainly meets that requirement. This piece was made Ca. 1830. The movement is Breguet's layout with two going barrels. View of the balance and escapement Detail of the escape wheel and the spring det
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Rare Industrial Revoluton Automata clock

This clock was made and built as presentation piece to M. C Leclaire in 1887. M. Leclaire was the inventor of the Turbine a Dragee which choclate coated sugar cube and other edibles. This is quite heavy with a marble base which contains the spring driven movement to turn the barrel, and very sturdil
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Earthquakes are not all the same

Some shake up and down, some in a wave motion, some left and right, some back and forth. This was back and forth, because the epicenter was about 50km away and fairly shallow at 3km deep under the Pacific Ocean the shorter slave pendulum was also effected, this is the first time I have recorded an e
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: This has been an interesting week !

Today this Swiss pocket chronometer with pivoted detent escapement arrived. When I got it the escape wheel was not not being unlocked at each and every rotation of the balance, I determined that the gold passing spring was at fault. After letting the mainspring down I removed the balance and saw the
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