Very rare self winding pocket watch by Wuilleumier Freres in gunmetal case. The self-winding mechanism is based on pedometer principles, according patent by company of 1892. Similar principle was used by several manufacturers of this time, seems that version from Von Loehr is most often to found.
According the book "The self-winding watches" by C. Sabrier, version by Wuilleumier was probably most successful of such implementations of automatic winding complication.Crott, in Germany in 2016 (sale 93, lot 384). Condition The movement work as it should, automatic winding functions correctly. Gunmetal case seems to be in good condition. Dial has couple of hairlines between V and VI hours, please see photos. Mineral glass, Louis XVI hands.
Diameter is 52mm, height without bow is 64mm. Watch comes with it's key. Nice piece, don't miss it. From the book "The self-winding watch" by C. Video will open in a new window.I can accept payments in euros within EU. The item "AUTOMATIC SELF WINDING RARE Antique Pocket Watch by Wuilleumier Freres" is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique".
The seller is "goodoldwatch" and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped worldwide.