What a beautiful piece.
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That's one immaculate looking movement! Really dig the swan neck!
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I'm sure someone will be along shorty that knows about this watch, also check; www.nawcc.org
L'auronce a Oloron small town in south france near the spanish border.
the case made by Frainier a Morteau:
between 1864 and 1930.
FRAINIER: native of Porrentruy (Switzerland), where he made some boxes of watches in 1864. He created a very personal kind. He hit the balance wheel. All these punches are engraved by hand.
History: The period stretching from 1890 to 1914 is a prosperous period for the watchmaking industry; two distinct trends characterize the watch production of that time: while the crocketed, serious, or painted and translucent enamels with watchcases highlight the compositions of Art nouveau, the quality of the manufacture of movements reached a kind of climax which ends with the appearance of the wristwatch.
A workshop for the production of watch cases, that of the factory Frainier & son, established in Morteau from 1864 is kept in the Musée d'horlogerie in this city. The workshop is equipped with a machine to guilloching and collection of Fund boxes accompanying illustrates the work at the time of Art nouveau.
(source "Art Nouveau La Chaux de Fonds").
thanks you are very kind. best wishes to you too
A FANTASTIC piece
ALL KUDOS to enrico (as always)
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