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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Modernista Patent FLY BACK RETROGRADE plus JUMP HOUR Pocket Watch"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
These watches were actually made for order by a cigar company in Argentina and were given away with boxes of the Mazolini Particular.
The unusual feature of this watch is the dial: below the 12 position there is an aperture, which reveals the hour. Around this is an arc with numbers from 0 – 60 and a pointer. This pointer indicates the minutes. As the watch ticks the pointer will move along indicating the passing minutes. When the hand reached 60, the hand will fly back to 0 and the HOUR number, will jump to the next hour. To see this watch work, please click on the link below
The watch is working well. It flies back properly when it reaches 59 – please note that when you set the hands, it flies back at the 55 and the hand setting is VERY STIFF
The watch keeps excellent time but HAS not been cleaned or serviced and so is sold “as is” with NO warranty of refunds accepted
Movement - the 13 Jewel bridge movement has a lever escapement, is decorated with damascening and is in 75% mint condition – many small marks and scratches
Case - the movement is protected by a gilt inner cover, signed “Modernista Patent”. The movement comes in a gold plated open face case with a hinged back and front. The case is decorated with engine turning and features a vacant crest on the back of the case is in 70% mint condition – the gilt colour on the case is fading and wear on the back
Dial - the silvered dial has a sub secs and the dial is signed “Cigarillos Excelsior”. The dial is decorated with nice engine turning and is in 80% mint condition – light scratches and the lettering is faded in places
The watch has a plastic glass