This 95 gram circa 1890’s PERRET 18k. gold pocket watch displays wonderful overall condition. The 51.2mm. solid, 18k. gold case shows only two small dings on the side (in photos) and weighs 95 grams. The porcelain dial is without any flaws and retains the original hands. The fine movement is accurate and was recently cleaned. Perret & Fils founded in 1854, by the father of the more famous son by the same name. David Perret (the son) was appointed as one of the Swiss members of the jury for the horology section of the Paris exhibition in 1878 .David Perret et fils registered its trade mark (the fleur de lys) in 1880 for watch movements and case backs. The firm won a honorable mention at the National Exhibition of Horology in La Chaux de Fonds in 1881.In 1883 the firm employed 300 workmen and produced 50,000 pieces a year, all of good quality. David Perret patented about 10 inventions, including an electric clock. Perret was granted a US patent No 378974 on March 6 1888 for a stem wound watch. This patent was used by the American Watch Company of Waltham in its stem-wind hunting “Special”. The firm exhibited at the Paris Exhibition in 1889. $2950.
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