It seems ages since any of us recorded anything on a supposed favourite topic - watches. In fact the last mention of them was not a watch but a compass!
So, without further ado, and in the hope it may be of interest to the watch people who read the blog, this was Mme Glynskette's wedding present to me - a very long time ago!
This rather handsome (like me at the time!!!) hunter, complete with chain, key and cigar cutter was used quite extensively...
...by me for a number of years at formal occasions. Sadly as will have been noticed by the eagle eyed, I think after an attack by children, the second hand 'went missing' and for ages I have been meaning to do something about it but never got round to it
though this is about to change as I have recently met an excellent watch restorer to whom it will be sent very soon. Despite the missing hand it works very well so with luck I shall be able to use it soon.
As an item I not only love it - for obvious reasons - but find it intriguing that it has three hinged sections; why I have no idea. As you can see it is heavily 'encrusted' with gilt decorations and there are silver stamps all over the place - but no mention of the manufacturer (though it is a long time since I searched).
Hopefully the specialist will be able to tell me more (all?) once he receives it and makes the new hand and I promise the information will get passed on.
Yours, diablog, second to none