ID and info help on this Reymond Locle

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  1. LJballer

    LJballer Registered User

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    This is one of my late father's watches that I need more info on. It is marked on the case G. Reymond Locle N 219255 full jeweled. Also marked on the movement- G.Reymond Locle. thanks so much!!
    Luke
     
  2. LJballer

    LJballer Registered User

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    here are the pics
     

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  3. Dr. Jon

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    Its a nice, better than average quality watch. Full jeweled meant that it has 15 jewels. Georege Reymond is listed in Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775 1975 by Pritchard.

    She wrote that the form was active in fine watches and jewels from 1860 to 1879. It has a high serial number but it could have been made at any time in this range, although the serial number puts it toward 1879.

    It seems to be missing the bezel which holds a crystal over the dial when the front of the case is open. That is probably why the hour hand is bent. The second hand is usually gold when the minute an hour hand are.

    The movement is called a Geneva Bar type. Locle is a small town in the Neuchatel area. Many Locle makers used a different style but Geneva Bar movements are far and away the most common type.
     
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    So is that in Switzerland? thanks for all that info!!
     
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    Yes its in a region called the Valley of Joy (In French) and its near the Swiss French Border. Legend has it that they started as Farmers who did watch work in the winter.

    This area competed with the Geneva area although your watch had a Geneva style movement.
     

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