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Touchon & Co. Art Nouveau Open Faced Pocket Watch, circa 1900s

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Touchon & Co. STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Faced METAL / MATERIAL: Silver CIRCA / YEAR: 1900's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Diameter 48mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 21 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Kiln Fired Enamel with Breguet Style Arabic Numerals / Wine Blued Hands WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is a magnificent hand made watch by a premier old house. Touchon was a competirtor to Patek Philippe but they simply could not stay in business when the depression came along. This beautiful hand constructed watch will easily last another 100 years. It was produced for a prominent jeweler in Springfield, Massachusetts, A Whipple and Sons and it is adjusted to 8 positions as well.
  • Creator:
    Touchon & Co
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1900-
  • Condition:
    Repaired. Wear consistent with age and use. It is important to recognize that this watch only had a 12-month warranty when it was new. However, we are so confident of our workmanship and team that we offer an 18-month warranty on all our watches, even those over 100 years old.
  • Seller Location:
    Long Beach, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 480 NN1stDibs: LU42237512962

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