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Today my watchmkaer friend handed me this interesting minature desk clock.  The dial and back have Le Pitite Forgeron on them. "The Little Blacksmith"

is sitting happliy at the anvil. Yes it is animated too.   I see it is Swiss made and my guess is cira 1900 - 1915?  I did find many on searching and there are some small differences such as the color of the ring around the bezel, the base is marbel where this is bakalite ( I think that makes this newer ?)  So besides that what less can anyone tell me about the clock?

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An interesting piece.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q="Le+Pitite+Forgeron"+clock&t=canonical&atb=v124-1&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fimage.invaluable.com%2FhousePhotos%2Fschmitt%2F42%2F293942%2FH1101-L19036236.jpg
 

They do seem to come with quite a variety of bases, and since Bakelite was probably a bit of a novelty back then, it may well be that this was a selling point. Does it keep good time? Have you had a chance to take it apart and service it?

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Sorry I cant provide any more information I just wanted to say I do like it.

It may be gimmicky, but I do enjoy watches and clocks that make themselves a bit more fun by having animated objects in them.

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32 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Very nice little clock.  If it were mine I would keep it but then again  keep all my clocks.

yes, I understand this but I also have begun to collect currency to pay for the bills that are collecting :)

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Hi the only problem with collecting currency is what you collected this week has gone by the next and therefore  needs replacing so you collect some more and so on  . you have entered into the ultimate in collecting which becomes a continious process  and as you never seem to get enough it becomes an obssesion driven by the fact you need it to exist:D 

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