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post #1936 of 48312
Yes, this is a Charles Frodsham who was the last of the dynasty. He bought out some of the other famous makers like Arnold--some earlier watches are marked Arnold. At the age of 20, Frodsham apparently won second prize with his marine chronometer at the Greenwich Observatory Trials. The best movements had freespung balances.
post #1937 of 48312
i am thinking about buying this 18k yellow gold constellation. any thoughts are appreciated. mainly i am concerned if it is a little too much given the champagne colored dial.
post #1938 of 48312
I'd check such watches carefully as there are a lot of Franken-Constellations out there. I like the gold dial. My circa 1949 Omega chronometer is 18k gold with a gold dial.
post #1939 of 48312
I'm not a big fashion watch guy. However, in the past few years, I've been hunting for one of these dandies. The model line (Chaumet Dandy) has been out for the past few years and I love every single model. Movement is mostly like ETA 2892 with modifications.















my favorite by far and one I'd wear:



post #1940 of 48312
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I'd check such watches carefully as there are a lot of Franken-Constellations out there.

I like the gold dial. My circa 1949 Omega chronometer is 18k gold with a gold dial.

i agree, franken-connies can be a danger. any particular precautions or questions i should ask with regard to the watch? the seller is well, respected and been in business here in la for a while.
post #1941 of 48312
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the seller is well, respected and been in business here in la for a while.
In this instance you're buying the seller, so if he checks out then go for it. You can always have a watchmaker inspect it for peace of mind.
post #1942 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Coho View Post
I'm not a big fashion watch guy. However, in the past few years, I've been hunting for one of these dandies. The model line (Chaumet Dandy) has been out for the past few years and I love every single model. Movement is mostly like ETA 2892 with modifications.


my favorite by far and one I'd wear:


You like these and think Panerais are ugly? WTH?
post #1943 of 48312
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I think there was around ten Frodsham chronometer/instrument makers, - they were sort of a dynasty, and all top-notch, which is why simpler instruments can have fake Frodsham markings. No doubt about this watch, though - it's great, especially the tortoiseshell chain. Some other products of the Frodsham family's work:
I've corresponded with an antique English watch specialist and he said this was a rather unusual watch given the case style--he thinks it might have been made for Frodsham's stand at the Great Exhibition in 1851. The case is unusual in that it is a demi-hunter without an opening mechanism, and no inner glass. It would have a kind of experiment with thinner fusees when Frodsham's main competitor, Dent, was offering the thin fusees made by Nicole & Capt later Nicole Nielsen & Co.
post #1944 of 48312
I like these Chaumet Dandies. I have neutral feelings about people wearing Panerai. I just don't wear them because I think they're ugly. I hope I've made myself clear.
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You like these and think Panerais are ugly? WTH?
post #1945 of 48312
Playing around with a lamp & camera.

post #1946 of 48312
Nice shot.
post #1947 of 48312
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Playing around with a lamp & camera.


+1

That is how the wearer often sees his/her watch. The urwerk is designed to be read in that position.
post #1948 of 48312
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I like these Chaumet Dandies. I have neutral feelings about people wearing Panerai. I just don't wear them because I think they're ugly. I hope I've made myself clear.

Those Chaumet Dandies scream Radomir-"inspired".

post #1949 of 48312
Lol ^
post #1950 of 48312
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I'm wearing my White Dial Daytona today



Me too. A great classic style statement. Larry.
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