Nothing has been ever changed, repaired or altered in this watch! Please note that this is the oldest watch in my collection-it is over 300 years old, but preserved in museum condition and PERFECT WORKING ORDER!!! However do not expect a quartz accuracy from 300 old watch. This is a collector's piece-not a daily timekeeper. It's place belonge to museum or to your display window, not in your pocket!The watch is really imprssive. The movement is 27mm thick! 237g heavy together with the chatelaine.
Oignon watches were made following the most significant milestones in watch history, Christian Huyguens' invention of the balance spring. This device for accuracy in timepieces resulted in the birth of a new type of watches such as the oignon watch made in France from 1685 to 1725. Watchmakers in France modified the dimensions to a bulbous shape, hence the name oignon.The typical shape of this watch was also adorned in some examples with specific decorations inspired by the work of famous French artists from the period such as the Bérain or the chaser and engraver Pierre Bourdon. The upheaval caused by the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685) forced Protestant watchmakers to seek refuge abroad, therefore halting technical watchmaking in France. Various European wars forced Louis XIV to order the melting of silver and gold, including oignon watches, in order to finance the war effort. The present watch is testimony of the greatness of French craftmanship from that time. NOTE:PLEASE OBSERVE CAREFULLY THE PHOTOS! IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. Every poSSIBLE defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described. All the photos shoot by professional Nikon 105 Macro lens under 40x diopter magnification, so you can explore even the smallest detail like under microscope! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique French Delorme Verge Fusee REPEATER Oignon silver pocket watch&fob c1720" is in sale since Monday, December 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.