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Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by KATHRYN, Nov 26, 2019.
I have a silver Blodes hunter with what seems to be an unusual face . Would love to know more.
I think its a timer. But i could be wrong.
Hi, it has Turkish or Ottoman Empire 1 to 12 Numbers on the Dial. Not Rare 1000's made. It is missing the Minute Hand. Regards Ray
Thanks Ray for that information.
Bilodes was a name used by Georges Favre Jacot as was Zenith
The company is now known as Zenith
Sorry I was not very clear. I know there are tons of Bilodes, but what interests me is the pink face and what looks like the gold wreathe with black decorations under it. I have looked at picture of a lot of these watches and do not see any like this. The pink might let me think it was a woman’s watch but it is not small like you might expect it to be if it was made for a woman.
the image is out of focus but the Orosdi-Back brand is visible, a company that started in Costantinoploi in 1855 and had branches in Europe and the Middle East . I doubt that in the Arab world there were female watches.
Mavi Boncuk: Orosdi-Back in Constantinople
Is Orosdi-Back rare?
All the Billodes hunter watches made for the Ottoman empire I have seen were sold by K Serkisoff
In fact they are rare. most were marketed by K. Serkisoff who from 1889 was the importer of Billodes and then Zenith, a brand to which he had been linked for many years. in 1920 the property is purchased by Chirinian which continues and also exports to the Russian market