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Unusual Workmanship, by Charles Braun

From The American Horologist magazine, January 1942

Unusual Workmanship, by Charles Braun

Dr. Charles Braun of Weiser, Idaho, in his spare time converts ordinary lever watches in to chronometers. At a recent meeting of the Union Pacific railroad watch inspectors Dr. Braun exhibited an old 14 size Waltham watch to which he fitted a chronometer escapement. The illustration shows this watch but the exacting and delicate construction is best appreciated by seeing the watch itself. 

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