First U.S. multicolor gold case maker proof with 1884 example

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    First U.S. multicolor gold case maker proof with 1884 example

    About 1880 a few Swiss immigrants set up in N.Y. city to make the best pocket watch cases.
    Jeannot & Shiebler did the best quality gold cases for the finest Swiss, German and Americam movements and dealers like Tiffany. Little used example here is 1884 Waltham 8 size. Has handcrafted floral arrangement not the usual prepared stick-on pieces. Has their hard gold alloy bow liner to minimize chain hook wear. Learned today after 40 years of buying and selling J&S was first with these.
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    Re: First U.S. multicolor gold case maker proof with 1884 example

    Quote Originally Posted by artb View Post
    About 1880 a few Swiss immigrants set up in N.Y. city to make the best pocket watch cases.
    Jeannot & Shiebler did the best quality gold cases for the finest Swiss, German and Americam movements and dealers like Tiffany. Little used example here is 1884 Waltham 8 size. Has handcrafted floral arrangement not the usual prepared stick-on pieces. Has their hard gold alloy bow liner to minimize chain hook wear. Learned today after 40 years of buying and selling J&S was first with these.
    I have seen a few multicolor movements but I don't remember any cases. Beautiful!! Thanks again for enlightening us!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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