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Pocket Watch - Dimier, Geneva, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 023630

Summary:
Ladies pocket watch, gold case set with pearls, enamel painting of birds and flowers on back cover, Dimier, Geneva, circa 1850.

Jean Antoine Dimier was active in Geneva from around 1835 to his death in 1863. He exported watches in gilt brass, or gold and enamel, cases, often with a pearl-set floral decor.
Description:
Gold case set with pearls. Enamel painting of bird and flowers on back cover. White enamel dial has black roman numerals and centre seconds hand. Red jewelled balance wheel

Key wound spring; duplex escapement. Scale fast to slow.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2 cm (Width), 6.2 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: key watches, ladies watches, pocket watches, geneva hong kong
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Works are marked 'Dimier Geneve'.
Maker: Dimier, Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1850
References: Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, 1998.

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ROYCE Posted on 25 Jun 2010 3:42 PM
hello, i also have a dimier pocket watch, it is a mans , weighs about 4 ounces.dimier freres & co no 38779 . how rare are these ,and do you know who can provide an honest apraisle..thank you royce
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Jun 2010 12:16 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Royce, Museum Victoria cannot provide you with a valuation for your pocket watch. Perhaps consider contacting the Australian Horological Society, contact details can be found here: http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/default.htm

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