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    Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Hi
    I'm looking for information on a pocket watch I got from my father.
    The face has a print "Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix" . I have seen some very similar ones put with "Zenith" print.
    Inside I can find Zenith and Brequet engraved.
    The serial# is 062155, other details are visible in the attached images.
    Any info on the history and rarity is appreciated. Thanks.

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    Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Hi and welcome.

    Showing us the movement will enable us to make more informed responses. All you have shown us is the case and there is a limited amount of information we can give you about the case.


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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Hi,

    One step more is to show us the movement, that is where all the information resides :)
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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Perhaps an early Zenith?
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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Thanks for the replies. I'm in different country than the watch but will try to get an image from the movement.
    Thanks again.
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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Mikrolisk shows that Zenith logo registered in 1907.


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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    The company name changed from "George Favre-Jacot" to "Zenith" in 1911. The general style of the watch as well as the fact that it isn't pin set, let alone key set and wound, is suggestive of the new generation of movements that were introduced in 1905. I would also favour a date between ca. 1907-1911.

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    Hi All and thanks for the information you handcrafted this far.
    Here the picture of the movement. Although I must apologize the quality of the image. 😔
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    Re: Georges Favre-Jacot Grand Prix 14k

    Ah, no - it's still one of the older generation of Zenith movements! It is in fact (assuming that it is 19''', i.e. ca. 43mm across - the visible part should be ca. 41mm) a Cal. 19'''-278 lepine. The savonette (open face) version of this movement was the mirror image and was the Cal. 19'''-277 sav. That would make the watch a little older, ca. 1900-1907. Since the case logo came into use in 1907, this allows us to date the watch fairly accurately.

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    Thanks for the information. Very insightful.
    And the sizes you mentioned looks right.
    I'm further interested to understand the meaning of the engravings in the back.; Paris Grand Prix 1900 and Medal de or Geneve 1896.
    Could you enlighten me on these?

    I also learnt from Brequet website that some manufactures added "Spiral Brequet" engraving to add credibility on their watches, when in fact Brequet never used that engraving.
    Surprised to see that trademark infringement was so systematic even over 100 years ago.

    Finally, is this a rare pocket watch, or already "mass produced"?

    Thank You in advance.

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