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clementine4's loves60 of 95Vintage egyptian revival bracelet and broochEnglish Verge Fusee John Downes of London
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    Posted 4 years ago

    lentilka11
    (275 items)

    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.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      That's a great hunt!!! High quality and in such a good shape, I bet It's still running :-)
    2. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thats the problem Kyra, its not running :D I have to take it to watch repair to ask how much... and if much, then it will stay a bracelet :)
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Oh boy!! I would just wear it as a bracelet, too. It's beautiful. Four Euro - you did great.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Email Jovial and ask:

      http://www.jovialwatch.com/JOVIAL_Contact.php

      info@jovialwatch.com
    5. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Efesgirl, a lot! I will email them.
    6. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Thomas! Glad you like it!
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      I would wear it as just a bracelet too, it is stunning!!!
    8. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Tassie!
    9. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      I agree with Judy!
      Such a gorgeous piece ! ;)
    10. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Nuts!
    11. Gillian, 4 years ago
      So pretty, and such a good price. Your photographs are always so good.
    12. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Gillian - glad you like it!!
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Love this! Someone else did too to keep it in such nice condition. I got a quote of $40. to completely replace the guts of one of my old watches. Thought that was fair, but didn't like the fact I had to ship it away and basically pay that and insurance on top of it all....

      I'd wear this as is - so unusual!
    14. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you Valentino! Sigh. I already imagined the repair price would be so high or even higher.
      I thought the same - someone treasured and loved the watch enough to keep it in this nice condition!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      It's a beauty Lentilka! Sounds like a pretty good watch movement in it and I would get it fixed. To me, mechanical watches are like a live thing; they need to be alive and run to be happy :)
    16. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      Thank you!
      Looks like the repair is on long time to-do list.
    17. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      company response:
      Referring to your inquiry for the old Jovial wrist watch, kindly note that we have no records available for production before 1970, as the company has closed and new owner brought the company during end 1980's, thus we don’t have any data to give you details of it.
    18. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Well, you don't know any more than you did before. Sheesh....
    19. lentilka11, 4 years ago
      yep... but I still love it.. :)

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