Posted 4 years ago
Beautiful Jovial swiss made snake bracelet / wristwatch. It is gold plated (10 microns), the snake head and tail is glittering with white and blue rhinestones.
The front says: Jovial, 17 jewels, Swiss made.
The backside says: Plaque OR G 10 microns, and BREVETE ET DEPOSE.
I found on internet that Breveté (or brevete without the accent as most sellers write it) means patented in French and most clocks produced between about 1850 and 1950 have that word stamped on the back and Depose means registered.
Jovial is a Swiss manufacturer of watches, with headquarters in Biel, Switzerland, formed in 1929.
So I guess my flea market find from today was made between 1929 and 1950. I paid 4 EUR for that. Woo hoo! Sadly, its not in working condition.
I would be very grateful for any additional info.