end of watchmaking school project in 1967
I have seen the Dufour pocket watch and its is a simple time only model. As Philippe says himself this PW (as well as the Simplicity) movement design were inspired by the movements made in the Vallée du Joux in the 40s-50s. So I would say the two are similar in design and finish but I guess someone would need to take them apart to really point the differences.
Two visible differences are the winding mechanism and mainspring barel which are visible on Dufour's, the latter also has a black polished escapment bridge that the VC does not.
If you fly with one of these, they might be confiscated as a weapon at the airport!
Thanks for the pics!
testament to the skills of the watch maker...Thanks Alex.
Thanks Alex !
Beautiful watch Alex!
I believe that movement was used fairly commonly in the pocket watches of the 1940's.
But the finish is excellent.
Stay tuned til mid-May. I will post my 2 pocket watches from that era but they are not couteax type although at least one has the same movement.
Outstanding pocket watch!
...and the dial looks like very contemporary!