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Ladies Wrist Watch ORIOSA SWISS 17 JEWELS INCABLOC

£5.50

Ladies Wrist Watch ORIOSA SWISS 17 JEWELS INCABLOC

Old Satin Rose Decorated Box containing Ladies Wrist Watch

Wind Up Watch: Gold Link Chain (may be altered for size) with fold over clasp holds pretty stainless steel back watch. ORIOSA SWISS 17 JEWELS INCABLOC

Watch length: 15 cm without clasp with clasp 16 cm

Watch face diameter: 1.5 cm

Age unknown but believed to be approximately 70 years old.

Not working – needs a clean by specialist.

ORIOSA is a retro Swiss brand from the 50's, 60's and 70's. They don't appear to be in operation anymore and are unremarkable as a brand. When the watch says "17 jewels" it is referring to the number of rubies in the movement (this one would be mechanical) that act as bearings for moving parts.

 

The reference to INCABLOC means that this particular watch is equipped with a shock absorber to keep the balance wheel in alignment and therefore ensure good timing. At the time, this was a new feature in mechanical watches and would be advertised heavily. Today, incabloc is the de-facto standard shock absorber for mechanical watches.

 

 

DCB Antique code DH/RJ359 3

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