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it took four and half months to get this from a dealer in switzerland... here's the blurb on the clock from him:

Masterpiece, prob. Germany or Belgium, 19th cent.

Precision regulator, glass enclosed on three sides, enamel flat dial with radial Roman numeral hours and Arabic numeral second indicator on its upper part, fine blued steel hands. Circa 1850 with an Ellicott temperature compensated bimetallic pendulum. John Ellicott (1706-1772) was a man of science, watchmaker of King George III, he was one of the most brilliant British watchmakers of the 18th century. This temperature compensated pendulum is made of a bimetallic rod linked to the bob through a levers system intended to compensate for the effect of thermal fluctuations on the precision of the timepiece.

Movement: Very interesting "Baguette" type weight driven brass movement. Graham escapement, pallets of the anchor with inlaid stones.

Overall height: 140cm (55")
Width 43cm (17")
Depth 23cm (9")

A brass plaque is engraved H. Rosselet on the front and inscribed "Jean Prodhom à son ami Hri - Hte Rosselet" on the back. Both were respected watchmakers in Geneva in the later 1800s. In 1887, Henri-Hyppolite Rosselet joined his brother-in-law Georges-Lucien Eberhard when the latter moved to La Chaux-de-Fonds to start his first comptoir, in Avenue Léopold Robert, at number 16. The company changed its name to Eberhard & Cie in 1892, moving to an impressive building in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1907.

a couple of points worth mentioning:

- the cord was acquired from a sailing shop, who braided the ends together :)

- like a precision regulator, the hour and minute hands are independent and adjusted separately

- the bob rests on the two pins that connect to the ellicott pendulum rod... which means the bob can be lifted off those little fingers for easy removal

- 30-day movement, jeweled pallets

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