Code: vacheron merimont pw
Antique 14 Kt Yellow Gold Pocket Watch Retailed by Vacheron & Constantin Geneve - Swiss 1920
An antique 14 Kt yellow gold open face pocket watch, retailed by Vacheron & Constantin, made in Switzerland in the 1920’s.
DIAL: The white enamel dial has black Arabic numerals with outer minute divisions. The dial has blued steel spade hands and a subsidiary second’s dial at the six. The protective glass is in great condition. The dial is signed in the upper centre: “VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, SWISS”.
MOVEMENT: The anchor lever escapement movement has 17 jewels with 8 adjustments! The movement has cut and compensated bi-metallic balance, swan regulator and wolf teeth winding. The movement is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch. The movement is signed: “Merimont Watch Co, 17 Jewels, 8 Adjustments, Swiss” and numbered: 3390630.
See book: Dictionnaire Des Horlogers Genevois by Osvaldo Patrizzi – page 274: MERIMONT WATCH Co.
CASE: The watch lies in a 14 Kt yellow gold open face case with a smooth finish and engraved monogram: “WJF”. The case has wheatear edging. The inner side of the case and cuvette are stamped for 14 Kt gold and numbered: 213952. The casemakers initials: “AWC Co”.
Signed: Vacheron & Constantin - Swiss Made - 1920
Diameter: 45 mm - Total Weight: 7.6 gr
Vacheron & Constantin:
Vacheron & Constantin was founded in 1755 in Geneva by the watchmaker and historian Jean-Marc Vacheron. In 1819, Francois Constantin joined the firm. His main task was to travel to France and Italy to sell the watches. Georges Leschot came to the firm in 1839 to help accomplish the biggest challenge of the time, the mechanical manufacture of watch parts. In 1880 the firm adopted the Gross of Malta as their emblem. In this period, they were pioneers in the development of the watch-bracelet. Today they remain innovators, creating high quality pieces with all of the most complicated mechanisms such as chronographs, repetitions and calendars.
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