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Jaquet (not Droz!) - Excelsior Park EP4 Chrono

  1. Spinakerr Oct 28, 2020

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    Hi all - has anyone come across the Jaquet brand on their watch adventures?

    I have been after an Excelsior Park chrono for a while and nabbed this slightly neglected beauty for a fraction of the typical Gallet/Zenith/Certina/Sinn and even Excelsior branded editions.

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    It looks almost exactly like a variant of the Zenith 143, down to the hands, markers etc.

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    My watchmakers says its all complete and, surprisingly, will clean up well. Then its time to see with a new crystal and a clean what the dial actually looks like!
     
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  2. janice&fred Oct 28, 2020

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    I like it. I know I've run across that name before in our watch hunting but don't think ever owned one yet. Looks like it's solid stainless which is a big plus and good that your watch maker doesn't spot any major issues and gives it the thumbs up for just a regular service. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Oct 28, 2020

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    Nice finish on the movement too :thumbsup:
     
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  4. wristpirate Oct 28, 2020

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    Very nice. Looking forward to seeing it all cleaned up!
     
  5. MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Oct 28, 2020

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    Jaquet is one of the brands known to have used the EP4 movement. I used to search Jaquet on eBay when looking for EP parts, and ended up with this a couple of years ago... haven’t had the heart to use it for parts.
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  6. Spinakerr Oct 28, 2020

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    Oh a Decimal dial with the 'hooked seven'! Lovely, thanks for sharing that. There are some EP dials available but prices seems steep at the moment...
     
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  7. Wuza72 Oct 28, 2020

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    Not realy helpful sorry, but here is a list of watchmakers named "Jaquet" from a german page named mikrolisk.

    http://www.mikrolisk.de/show.php?site=280#sucheMarker

    André Jaquet-Piguet André Jaquet Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet René Jaquet Genf, Schweiz
    Jaquet JJames aquet SA Basel, Schweiz; registriert am 18.5.1956
    Jaquet & Girard Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet & Girard / Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet & Girard / JG / Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet & Girard / Old Swiss Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet-Droz Fabrique d'Horlogerie Jaquet-Droz Uhren; Biel und La Chaux-de-Fonds, Schweiz; registriert am 26.10.1960
    Jaquet-Droz Cooperative de Fabricants Suisses d'Horlogerie Uhrmachervereinigung; Biel, Schweiz; registriert am 26.10.1960
    Jaquet Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    Jaquet-Piguet André Jaquet Biel, Schweiz
    JG Jaquet-Girard Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz; registriert am 26.4.1962
    JG Jaquet + Girard Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    JG Jaquet + Girard Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    JG R. Jaquet Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz
    R. Jaquet Rene Jaquet Genf, Schweiz
    R. Jaquet Geneve [​IMG] Rene Jaquet SA Uhren, Uhrwerke; Genf, Schweiz; registriert am 27.6.1946
    R. Jaquet Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz; registriert am 27.6.1946
    R. Jaquet JG Geneve Jaquet & Girard SA Biel, Schweiz

    A quick translation:

    Wortmarke = trademark
    Bildmarke = logo
    Hersteller = manufacturer
    Firmensitz und Details = headquarter and details

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    Now you can continue your research :thumbsup:
     
  8. Spinakerr Oct 29, 2020

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    Thanks! I wonder which one of these it is... perhaps the London Underground sued over the use of their logo and they had to rename...
     
  9. Wuza72 Oct 29, 2020

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    Realy .... i don´t know :)
     
  10. Vocalisten Feb 13, 2022

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    Looks a bit like mine........ Fars ur.png