Antique French 18 Karat Gold Floral Engraved Ladies' Pocket/Fob Watch
Antique French watch from the 19th century.
Antique French 18 Karat Gold Floral Engraved Ladies' Pocket/Fob Watch #33090
Absolutely beautiful French antique 18k karat gold ladies' pocket watch from the late 1800's or very early 1900's. The back is engraved with a delicate floral and butterflies design. This open face watch has a porcelain dial under beveled glass, with black Roman numerals each in a gold circle. The hands are rose gold.
It is fully marked under both covers. First with a horse head mark that was used in France from 1838 to 1919 for gold. It also has the makers mark with 2 letters FN with in between a design difficult to describe enclosed in a diamond shape. I was not able to find the jeweler as online most makers marks are for Paris jewelers and this watch comes from the South of France.
Inside the mechanism the balance bridge has the letters R - A used by Breguet and others continental workshops. The watch has a model number #33090.
The inside of the outer cover is slightly scratched and I believe the previous owner at one point engraved it with some letters and numbers that are hard to read. Keep in mind that close-up pictures show details that you can barely see with the naked eye. The shadows you see in some pictures are just a reflection of the camera as the gold is so polished and shiny.
We tested the gold, it actually tested higher than 18 karat.
This antique watch is in very good condition considering its age. The hinges work well and the covers snap closed securely. The clock mechanism works (see video).
Please note: with any antique timepiece there is no guarantee about its accuracy. As described above we find it running. We always advise that it is ultimately the buyer's responsibility to have the timekeeping mechanism checked out by a professional. Antique watches are not waterproof.
A great unique addition to any collection of antique watches!
Weight: 12.48 g Dimensions: diameter 1" height 1 1/2"
All jewelry comes gift packaged in organza bags.
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