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1875 Fusee Chronograph. English 3/4 plate, fully jeweled.

Sadly glass broke in the post :-|



No significant damage, I think I will live with it.



Note, 300 second outer track.



Registered in 1875



Hallmarks Chester 1875



Matching case and movement numbers



English 3/4 plate movement



Key wind and set.



Very very heavy and thick sterling silver case.

These days you would not call it a chronograph, rather a chronostop. Still, a fun piece.

Complex case - and broken fusee chain. Just one link, and I have both ends so hopefully I can repair it.

 

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Very interesting piece trim. I'm glad the post didn't ruin the watch, besides ruinng the crystal. I love the 3/4 plate on most English movements.
 

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Nice one, great dial.
Fusee chains of varying lengths are often available
on UK ebay if you find it to difficult to repair this one, and believe me
they are very difficult to repair but not impossible.
The repair needs to be 100% sound as a fusee chain breaking under
power can damage teeth on the great wheel as the fusee backlashes into
the center wheel pinion.
 

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Really lovely. Shame about the glass - and totally avoidable with a little care and effort on the seller's part.

Good luck with the repair.
 

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Really lovely. Shame about the glass - and totally avoidable with a little care and effort on the seller's part..
Absolutely, the reason it broke was they packed the key on the glass, so stupid. It was so original and untouched, it is a double pity.

It is very very large, so it might be tricky to get a replacement. Although I am sure someone can make me one.
 

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Nice one, great dial.
Fusee chains of varying lengths are often available
on UK ebay if you find it to difficult to repair this one, and believe me
they are very difficult to repair but not impossible.
The repair needs to be 100% sound as a fusee chain breaking under
power can damage teeth on the great wheel as the fusee backlashes into
the center wheel pinion.
You are almost certainly right. I suspect the book I have makes it look easier than it actually is.
 
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