18 K Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Chronograph

by Louise
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

18K Gold Pocket Chronograph

18K Gold Pocket Chronograph

This 18K Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Chronograph bears no maker's mark although the movement has an engraving "No 102" enclosed within a sketch in the shape of a Swiss Cross. Presumably the watch was made in Switzerland and the inscription on the casing, in the French language, "CHRONOGRAPHE - Système breveté - REPETITION - Ancre ligne droite - 32 Rubis - Balancier Compensateur - No 5628 - SPIRAL BREGUET" was designed to lure the unaware buyer into thinking that the instrument was made by BREGUET.


This timepiece came to me through my late father, deceased in 1958, from my grandfather who died in 1933. I never knew my grandfather since I was born in 1945 and I have no idea how he obtained the watch originally.

Nevertheless, this "fake" timepiece still works without flaws today, despite no maintenance whatsoever over the last sixty years at least. My research over the Internet so far has failed to find an exact equivalent for the features of this 18K Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Chronograph:

  • Spring activated dust cover release controlled by depressing the winding stem button positioned at the 3 o'clock mark;

  • All-Or-Nothing Piece to engage the Quarter Hour Repeater;

  • 32-ruby movement;

  • single button to start, stop and reset-to-start the 300 seconds (5 mins.) chronograph;

  • separate encapsulated seconds dial.


The pocket chronograph, without the bow and chain, weights in at 105 grams and measures 5 cms. in diameter by 2 cms. in thickness. The 18K Gold outer shell has a few bumps in it, accountable to the softness of the metal but none to impair the workings. The chronograph sweep hand is missing and would need replacing as would the bow and the chain.

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Feb 19, 2017
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Ancre 18k 32 robies
by: Alex

Hi;
My name is Alex and I like to ask if any price of this pocket watch was found?
I have one and is perfectly working
Thank u for help!!!

Feb 07, 2012
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Pocket watch value
by: Anonymous

Never tried to sell it, no idea what price it might fetch!

Feb 06, 2012
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Price?
by: DAN

Dear Louise, have you tried to sell your watch ?
Do you know its value ?

Jan 30, 2012
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18k Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Chronograph
by: liliano

Ciao! I have the same watch perfectly working for time, but missing components for two important functions: repeating (hammers and related components), chronograph (wheels, springs, etc related moving bridge). The watch is in gold and looks of the highest quality. How and where can I buy the same movement for changing or restoring parts?

Thanks for help.

Mar 02, 2011
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18 K Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Chronograph
by: DAN

Hello, I'm from Romania and I have a similar watch from my grandfather, who died in 1991. The watch has 3 gold(18 K) caps. The one on the middle has engraved the following words : "No 5292 REPETITION CHRONOGRAPHE Spiral Brecuet Balancier Compensateur Ancre Ligne Droite 32 Rubis". Does someone know the value of this watch?

Jan 17, 2011
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A SIMILAR WATCH FOUND IN MEXICO
by: Omar

I found a similar watch in Mexico to be exact in Queretaro, Mexico, in a pawn shop, the manufacturer name appears in this watch, it is exactly as the one shown in this website, the name reads "Laleek and Co." Geneve, it has a similar description like the one you show here: Ancre, Ligne/droite sprial Breguet Levees visibles 32 rubis
Balancier Compense
Remontoir
Repetition a Quarts & a Minutes

So I agree with other of the readers of this article, I think it is fake, and its value is around $ 2,800 USD because of the 18 Karat gold.

Oct 05, 2010
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Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Watch
by: MrK

HI, I Have a similar watch, total weight is 124 grams. Few exceptions: no "breguet" writing and all hands and functions are intact. Your movement appears to have one "hammer". My pocket watch has two. I also cant find any value information so far. Le me know when you have any new information.
Thanks, Mr K

May 13, 2010
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18 K Gold Quarter Hour Repeater Pocket Chronograph
by: Anonymous

I have the exact same watch does anyone have any new info regarding this watch?

Jan 17, 2010
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Very nice pocket watch!
by: John

Hi, my father has a similar 18k repeater pocket watch, I am wondering what it might be worth? Do you have any idea? You say it is a fake but surely such a high-quality repeater pocket watch must still be worth quite a bit?

I sometimes see watches like this sell for quite a bit on eBay. I keep on about prices but I know my father wouldn't sell his, I don't suppose you would either.

Thanks
John




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