Rare Antique Sterling 935 Juviena Swiss Argent Dore Royal Blue Enamel Watch Fob
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Rare Antique Sterling 935 Juviena Swiss Argent Dore Royal Blue Enamel Watch Fob:
Title: Rare Antique Juviena Mfg. Swiss Sterling ARGENT DORE Royal Blue Enamel Oval Bell Style Watch Fob Pendant 8 Jewels
Brand: Juviena Mfg. Swiss
Style: Fob Watch; ARGENT DORE (Vermeil) 71695
Jewels: 8 jewels appear to be red rubies
Size: 1 1/8” x 7/8” Oval
Weight: 20.6 grams including movement
Markings: The inside of the lid is vermeil with heavy grouped hall markings. Marks inside lid are as follows
In 1887 Switzerland enacted a higher level of silver be used for export to Britain to comply with British silver standard and this hallmark identified compliance.
Details: The history and details about this watch fob are as exciting as the watch is beautiful! This Rare Antique Juviena Mfg. Swiss Sterling ARGENT DORE Royal Blue Enamel Oval Bell Style Watch Fob was created by the highly regarded 19th century luxury watch maker Jacques Didisheim-Goldschmidt which founded Juviena Mfg. Swiss in Sant-lnier, Switzerland, 1860 and then later relocated to La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Juviena Mfg. Swiss is known for its extraordinary case designs and has created some of the most uniquely advant-garde pendant watches that exist and that are so highly sought-after today. Not only that, Jacques Didisheim-Goldschmidt and then his son Bernard are also known for creating one of the first ladies wristwatches of the 1880’s and also the smallest movement on a single level in 1914. True innovators!!
The prominently featured face of this luxury watch is iridescent off white with raised shiny black numbering and Swiss written at the bottom under the six. The hands are black with an iridescent blue hue.
Around the face is royal blue enameling and around the exterior side as well. Just below the royal blue enameling on the side is a row of clear rhinestones. The exterior case of the watch is an oval bell style shape and is royal blue enamel with a silver bail at the top so it can hang as a watch fob or pendant.
The watch runs but does need serviced. The movement is in excellent antique condition for the age. It’s 8 jewels, unadjusted. The movement is marked Juviena Mfg. Swiss and also FAB Suisse (added requirement for export to France). Some of the gears and wheel appear to be brass and the jewels appear to be red rubies.
The inside of the lid is heavily hallmarked and is ARGENT DORE (Vermeil).
Age: 1880-1933 Based on all the hallmark information.
History:Juviena has continued through time without interruption as a watch manufacturer and was bought by an Asian company in 1988. Juviena continues to create masterpiece timepieces today.
Condition:Excellent Antique Condition! The overall antique condition of the watch is magnificent and RUNS but has not been serviced. Color in pictures appear slightly darker blue, however, the enamel is a true beautiful royal blue enameling and has a minor scratch due to wear and age near the top side near bail and exterior side has one slight fracture that can been seen with a loop and as well some rhinestones have chips seen with a loop. Expected for its age. Some rhinestones are clear and some have natural slightly yellowed with age and as well some have wear due to age when looped. The interior movement does need cleaning but is magnificent! The movement has clear hallmarks and some of the parts appear to be brass.
Item Number: AM0213201
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