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A1086-9 Pocket watch, movement and hands only, '12/50' '25956' brass / enamel / steel /, movement by C. Detouche, 158 -160 Rue St. Martins, Paris, 1820. Click to enlarge.

Pocket watch by C. Detouche, Paris

Made
  • 1820
This mainspring pocket watch has a Breuget style hour hand and a verge escapement. C. Detouche founded his business in 1803 and went on to become one of Paris's better known jewellers and scientific instrument makers. One of his specialties was the making of clock s and watches which he made at his workshop at Rue St. Martins as late as 1875. The shop itself was a recognised landmark where locals could come to set the watches against Detouche's regulator clock which gave the time, phases of …

Summary

Object No.

A1086-9

Object Statement

Pocket watch, movement and hands only, '12/50' '25956' brass / enamel / steel /, movement by C. Detouche, 158 -160 Rue St. Martins, Paris, 1820

Physical Description

Pocket watch, movement and hands only, '12/50' '25956' brass / enamel / steel /, movement by C. Detouche, 158 -160 Rue St. Martins, Paris, 1820

Dimensions

Width

43 mm

Production

Made

  • 1820

Notes

'A watch is essentially a portable, spring driven timekeeper containing a series of geared wheels to transfer energy from a wound spring to an escapement which controls the speed of the unwinding spring. It is the escapement which can be heard 'ticking' as it allows the spring to unwind, releasing one tooth of the last wheel in the gear train at each tick.' George Daniels 1980

References
George Daniels, Ohannes Markarian, Watches and Clocks in the Sir David Salomons Collection, Sotheby Publications, London, 1980

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pocket watch by C. Detouche, Paris 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 August 2022, <https://ma.as/171578>

Wikipedia

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