Rare important historic antique 18k Gild&Enamel Longines watch, award by Ataturk. The watch rear case depicting an award emblem writen both in old Turkish and Bulgarian language! The watch comes from the family estate sale of the owner.
The watch has a high grade movement. Fully jeweled, big compensate balance wheel with gold weights, Breguet hairspring, ruby endstone on balance, old style hand engraved Longines logo with sand clock with wings. The watch is oversized-55mm diameter, 20mm thick!! Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence.Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns led to victory in the Turkish War of Independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern and secular nation-state. Under his leadership, thousands of new schools were built, primary education was made free and compulsory, and women were given equal civil and political rights, while the burden of taxation on peasants was reduced. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.
The watch comes with CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY! Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "Rare important historic antique 18k Gild&Enamel Longines watch, award by Ataturk" is in sale since Wednesday, March 7, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "victors_watches_store" and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.