Reviews and Problems with Charles-Hubert, Paris Mechanical Pocket Watch
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Chinese-made movement, junk watch.
S. Steele "Steven", amazon.com
29 December 2011
Summary: I bought one of these watches and discovered that it was gaining about 30 seconds per day while the watch is supposed to be rated at +/-20 seconds per day. I returned the original, and the replacement worked for about a week before the mainspring became detached from the barrel, so I returned that one. The third watch worked for three weeks before completely stopping for no reason. I took it into a watch repairman, who told me: "The movement is Chinese.
Summary: I bought this after my last pocket watch died. My initial pocketwatch was made much more cheaply and I could really tell a difference in the quality of this Charles-Hubert-fella's watch. The Charles-Hubert has a healthy weight and is in primo condition. The craftsmanship is superb and it keeps perfect time. The watch is gorgeous with its see-through face. I love the fact that the back opens as well as the face. It gives it a unique charm.
Summary: Purchased as a gift. Recipient was thrilled. The quality was much better than expected. However I do recommend that you purchase a different chain than the one that comes with the watch. But for the price this watch is a great deal.
Summary: This watch came exactly when i wanted it, and it is beautiful! It works wonderfully, granted it took me a little while to figure out how to wind it properly (but that is more my fault than the watch's)but after a little tinkering and a few stops on the watches part due to my error, i finally figured it out (after actually reading the instructions.....) But anywhooo! i love it, its absolutely gorgeous and keeps great time.
Summary: This is an inexpensive pocket watch that is fun and great looking. It comes with a chain and a nice box and pouch. It doesnt keep perfect time but its pretty accurate. just a fun piece to carry around. So many people have asked me about it and wanted to hold it the last 2 weeks its crazy. My uncle even asked where he can get one from.
Summary: The watch is beautiful, but doesn't work. We bought one for a gift, and immediately had problems with it keeping time. It would stop for long periods. We returned it thinking we'd ended up with a bad watch. We got a second one. It worked for a few days and has started to lose time and stop as well. We are returning the second one and will look for a watch by another watch maker. If you want a watch that runs and keeps time don't buy this watch.
Summary: The watch is nice and keeps pretty good time. We had to send the first one back cause it came to us broken. We reported it and got a replacement quick. We picked it up for under 70 bucks and its worth it.
Summary: I purchased this for my son who wanted a pocket watch for his 19th birthday. This watch looks more beautiful in person than it does in the pictures. It is solid, well made, and was just what we were looking for. I wanted him to have something solid and well made to last, but I didn't have 400.00 to spend on a watch either. I definitely didn't want to go with something cheap. This is perfect. If you are thinking of buying this but are not sure, don't hesitate.