Code: h moser black dial
H. Moser Black Dial Open Face Pocket Watch Swiss 1900
A gunmetal H. Moser open face pocket watch with a black dial, made in Switzerland in the 1900’s.
Dial: The black dial has white Arabic numerals which is rare and white 5-60-minute numbers with outer minute divisions. The dial has golden hands and a subsidiary second’s dial at the six. The dial is signed in the upper centre: H. Moser & Co.
Movement: The anchor lever movement is protected by a glass, please see pictures! The movement is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch.
Case: The H. Moser pocket watch lies in a gunmetal open face snap back case with a smooth finish. The inner side of the case is stamped for H. Moser & Co 68908.
Signed: H. Moser & Co – Swiss – 1900
Diameter: 49 mm – Weight: 68.6
Moser watches are often overlooked by newcomer collectors who are not familiar with this obscure brand, but in fact, for the advanced enthusiast looking for exceptionally high quality early vintage wristwatches, they are well worth considering.
It is noticeable that some of the collectors who have heard of H. Moser watches are aware that there is a link between Moser and the IWC company. Heinrich Moser grew up in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen and learned his skills as a watchmaker there. He set up business in St. Petersburg in 1828. The link between IWC and Moser comes about due to a meeting in 1866 between F.A Jones, the founder of IWC, and Heinrich Moser.
Moser’s reputation for extreme quality grew and it became a significant player in the export markets of China, Japan and Persia. Heinrich Moser died in 1877, but the business continued to flourish under the aegis of Paul Girard, to whom Moser’s wife sold it after her husband’s demise.
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