This is a CLASSIC – SILVER VINTAGE PURSE WATCH by the Eminent Swiss Maker – ELECTION Sa of La Chaux-de-Fonds and which dates to the 1920s. There are what appears to be a group of Assay Marks on the base, but these are indistinguisable. The Watch is working very well and keeping very good time.
The case has silver fittings, is covered by what I believe is Turtle or Crocodile skin and measures 62 x 34 x 11mm.
The button on the side activates the sprung panel which conceals the Dial. When the button is presssed, the cover recedes, the dial appears and the winder is pushed out at the bottom. The engine turned, sunburst effect Dial is signed Election – Vikri and measures 25 x 21mm – Ref : 309 D.
ELECTION Sa was founded in 1850 at La Chaux de Fonds as A. Braunschweig. The Company went through a number of name changes over the years and from 1920 -1931 was known as Les Fils de L. Braunschweig, Fabrique Election. The Company produced a wide range of watches, which included simple and complicated, repeaters, chronographs,automata,calendars,grande sonnerie, chronometers and specialised in large gold watches. see Pritchards : Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975 , pages e22-e24.
The S&H WORLDWIDE is €11.00 for Registered (and signed for) Priority Airmail.
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