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Rare Small Antique Chinese market watch, Bovet Fleurier

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Rare Small Antique Chinese market watch, Bovet Fleurier

ID: 81

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Beautiful small pocket watch for Chinese market.

Very typical for Fleurier, probably mad by Bovet.
Rare miniature 12 lines movement.
Usually these watches comes with duplex escapement, but this one is with cylinder escapement, probably, because it's small size.

The movement is beautifully engraved.
A. Chapuis, in his book "La Montre Chinois" (The Chinese watch) on the page 182 shows similar floral engravement attributed to Ed. Vuillemin.
The whole plate, bridges and barrel are decorated with the similar nice floral hand-engraved pattern.

The dustcover is made of glass to show beauty of movement.
The inner side of dust cover is signed with hieroglyphs, should be master watchmaker signature. It also bear English London hallmarks.

Watch is in excellent technical and cosmetic condition.
Dial seems to be intact, glasses and hands seems to be original.
Movement is in perfect running condition.

Diameter is 34mm, height is 42mm.
Watch comes with key and small silver chain.
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