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Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:55 am
by brtime
An amazing find, Mark! Your Hamilton exploits would make a great article all by themselves. As a researcher, this is the type of stuff that gets me excited, almost as much as the watches themselves. I can't wait to see the article that will come of this, and more revelations from this cache of company documents. Great going!

Bruce

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 am
by hamiltonelectric
It just gets better and better! That letter is absolutely wonderful.

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:00 am
by stales
Nookster wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Named after Otis Bryan, the TWA pilot.
Which obviously trumped the Director of Style's (H.E. Vermot's) proposal that Hamilton's version of the Reverso be named the "DUO-PLEX".

I note with interest that Henri Edmond Vermot was accredited in 1954 as the inventor of, "....an improved winding stem for watches. The object of the invention is to provide a one piece winding stem which may be held to permit the crown to be assembled or removed without the use of special tools." Patent US2690644A https://patents.google.com/patent/US269 ... nri+Edmond

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:34 pm
by n-theory
This is amazing! Great, great buy. :D

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:04 pm
by gatorcpa
Vindication is sweet!

I have been saying for years that rumors of lawsuits between Hamilton and JLC make no sense because of the acknowledgement of the US patent on the Reverso case.

Thank you Mark for finding these “smoking gun” documents showing the amicable relationship between these giants of horology.
gatorcpa

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:36 am
by hamiltonelectric
It's also worth remembering that in the original announcement Hamilton sent to the trade on July 15, 1938, they wrote that "it employs a 'reverso' principle.' If they had appropriated the design without permission I'm sure they would never have used the Reverso name so blatantly!

I quoted the announcement in my book 20 years ago.

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:54 am
by ulackfocus
A most excellent find! 8-)

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:37 am
by Nookster
gatorcpa wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Vindication is sweet!

I have been saying for years that rumors of lawsuits between Hamilton and JLC make no sense because of the acknowledgement of the US patent on the Reverso case.

Thank you Mark for finding these “smoking gun” documents showing the amicable relationship between these giants of horology.
gatorcpa

Bryan found the blue document, I found the later long one. Still more to come.

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:01 am
by Kul-Tymz
I wonder where this watch of mine comes into play in the REVERSO saga?

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:08 am
by Nookster
Maybe they made the same deal?