I had been watching this listing for a while, because I liked the way it looks. Almost 1 year goes by and I decide to though in a 33% of asking price offer to start haggling. To my surprise it got accepted immediately. And boy, it sure doesn't disappoint either. Been on my wrist for a while now. Super pleased with the way it looks and feels.
I was hoping the experts in this forum could tell me a little more about this piece. My knowledge beyond the 1950's is basically non-existent for watchmaking.
1) What movement maker and manufacture year? (listing said "1920's")
2) Originally a wrist watch, that is this was never meant to be a pocket watch?
3) Case purpose; where these for water or dust? Military perhaps?
Case markings are 18K and the gold hallmark seems to be the Swiss Helvetia (women's head) Swiss Cross and finally "J.F." which I could not get a good picture of but is below Swiss made and the serial # 518605
The large text says: "Double Boitier Hermetique" and "BREVET 89278"
(google tells me Brevet has something to do with commissioned officers receiving a higher rank as a reward?)
Thanks in advance :)
Listing Pictures for better identification / (good photography)