We offer you a rare wrist watch large authentic dress timepiece that dates circa 1920's. It was made by the REVUE Gedeon Thommen. MODEL NAME: LARGE SIZE ANTIQUE WRISTWATCH CONVERTED FROM POCKET WATCH. This timepiece features an authentic enameled dial is in excellent condition, with original antique Brequet-style hands and a sunken seconds dial with sweep seconds hand.
The three-piece, two hinged silver case is in very good condition (have some scratches). The back lid is Have Swiss silver hallmark and number #149206.
Lifting this second lid reveals a routinely serviced and high quality, 15 Fifteen Jewel manual wind, screwed settings lever escapement movement with red Ruby jewel settings that is signed REVUE SWISS MADE. This beautiful wristwatch has the Original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. GLASS/CRYSTAL: NEW DOME PLASTIC GLASS. The winding crown is in very good shape and operates property.It comes with a new 22 mm genuine leather band. Size (from lug to lug): 58 mm. Case Diameter (with crown): 55 mm.
Case Diameter (without crown): 49 mm. Watch crystal diameter: 43 mm. After the construction of the Basel-Olten railway line in the 1850s, the little Jura town of Waldenburg, situated on the Basel-Geneva trade route, was forced to fight the unemployment and poverty in its population. In 1853, the borough decided to introduce the watch and clock making industry and founded the "Société d' Horlogerie à Waldenburg" (Waldenburg clock and watch making company).
But the enterprise didn't flourish until it was privatised and taken over by the young merchant Gédéon Thommen in 1859. The company, managed under the name of "Gédéon Thommen - Watch Makers", originally gave its watches the brand mark G. Manufacturing and assembly methods were fundamentally improved and particular importance was attached to the production of quality watches. The "système à pièces interchangeables" (interchangeable components system), which consisted in the interchangeability of individual watch components, was groundbreaking and made it possible to transfer to series production.
An invention protected by a "Remontoir patent" led to the simplification of the spring winding device and hand adjustment. While 4000 watches were produced in 1870, an output of 13000 watches was reached in 1890. Gédéon Thommen was becoming less and less dependent on suppliers, as the aspiring company could produce movement blanks in its own workshops.
From 1875 the company was not only making cylinder watches - they were also producing lever pocket watches. An invention patented in 1885, and which is still amazing today, was the G.
"Springeruhr" with a very modern looking mechanical digital display. Gédéon Thommens' far-sightedness and capacity for work were no secret to the public, to whom he devoted himself in many ways. He was co-founder of the "Waldenburger Bezirksblatts" (Waldburg local newspaper) and played an eminent part in the founding of the Waldenburg railway. This opened in 1880 as the smallest narrow-gauge railway in Europe operated by steam and brought traffic to the Waldenburg valley. He was a member of the national assembly for 26 years and was particularly interested in the education system.
After Gédéon Thommen's death, his son Alphonse founded the company "Thommens Uhrenfabriken AG" in 1905. The REVUE watches produced with their own production machines according to modern methods met with general approval among experts. Revue Thommen built its legend with the renowned President's Watch, worn by many world leaders.
This was the world's first acoustic alarm wristwatch. Its 50th anniversary was celebrated with a limited edition series; crafted from platinum and fitted with a replica of the original 1947 movement.
Revue Thommen is now owned by Grovana, Inc.. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches.
All Antique watches are mechanical. Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive.
Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture. If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly.Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust.
If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring.If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only. Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i.
Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism. Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert.
Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down. To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth. Keep your antiques watch away from magnets.Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well.
The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day. Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good.
Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable).
Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. The item "REVUE Gedeon Thommen Antique Large Silver Watch Porcelain Dial" is in sale since Thursday, November 26, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "originaldeal2009" and is located in Kiev . This item can be shipped worldwide.