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NAPOLEON GIFT LEGEND: SKELETONIZED REPEATER Verge Fusee Antique Repeating Pocket Watch

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NAPOLEON GIFT LEGEND: SKELETONIZED REPEATER Verge Fusee Antique Repeating Pocket Watch


ID: 207

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Nice skeletonized verge fusee watch with quarter hour repetition.
It comes in 18k gold case, the dust cover is gilt metal.
Case diameter is 54mm, height without bow is 68mm.
Weight is 113 grams.

Watch comes with old hand written legend in French.
It says that the watch was a gift from Napoleon to his Polish mistress countess Walewska. After it was inherited by her son from Napoleon - Alexandre Florian Joseph Colonna Walewski, who died in 1868 and left the watch to Dominique Weyer. After it was inherited inside the family till the 1940s, when this legend was wrote.
The paper notes that the weight of the watch is 113 grams, what corresponds to the weight of actual watch.
As it could be the family legend, though Napoleon is often used and gifted non-pompous watches, even the silver ones (which was sometimes engraved after by owners to keep memory). Always on the road and in the camps, he often used quite ordinary objects.


The watch is production on 1790-1800, with nice skeletonized dial.
The verge fusee movement is quite typical for this period.
Swiss or French production.




Condition
Movement is in good condition, works in every position, though time keeping is not guaranteed.
Repetition works as it should.
Solid 18k gold case is in good condition, it bears some hallmarks inside the back cover.

The dial is in good condition for such type of watches, with minor flaws.

Nice watch with interesting legend.
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