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Lot No. 585 (89th Auction)
West End Watch Co. / Droz, Amstutz & Co., Geneva, Case No. 604231, 48 mm, 85 g, circa 1915

A gentleman's elegant gold enamel pocket watch for the Ottoman market
Case: 18k gold, the back lid with polychrome Champlevè enamel, depicting Koran suras, gold dome. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 4/5 plate movement, frosted, gilt, screwed chatons, screw compensation balance.

West End Watch Co.
The foundation of the brand was in 1886. The first West End Watches are produced by Alcide Droz & Sons and distributed on the Indian market.
During the 1st World War West End Watch Co. produces its first wristwatches for the soldiers of the British Army. The brand becomes legendary in the Middle-East. In 1917 Société des Montres West End SA (the Ltd. company) is registered in Geneva. West End Watch Co. is the first brand to introduce in series the revolutionary Incabloc anti-shock system invented by Mr Braunschweig in 1934.
Source: http://www.westendwatchco.ch/index.php?p=1&s=2, as of 08/03/2010.
Estimate  2,000 - 4,000 €

Price Realised  2,000 €
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