Good pocket watch for Imperial Russian market by William Gabus, circa 1900s. Case, including the dust cover is made of solid gold and is hallmarked by Russian and Swiss 14k gold hallmarks.The dial, case and movement are signed by. Louis William Gabus was born in 1847 in Le Locle. He is the son of watchmaker Louis Gabus and his wife Heloise Jeanneret-Gris. In 1868, the twenty-year-old Louis traveled to Russia and founded a watchmaker's shop.
The first years require a lot of work and perseverance. But after ten years the effort paid off, Louis William Gabus became a wealthy and respected businessman with steadily growing success. The name of the department store «W. GABUS gained a very good reputation in Moscow and beyond.At that time, the company also became a commercial agent for Patek Philippe & Co. Company also producted complicated watches with perpetual calendar, split-second chronographs, double sided watches and so on. The movement is high quality production of Ulysse nardin very nice. Movement nickel plated and finished with Geneva stripes, it's is jewelled to the centre wheel and features swan neck micrometric regulator. It's in good running condition. Porcelain dial seems to be in very nice condition.
Original blued Breguet hands, mineral glass. Diameter is 50mm, height is 61mm, weight is 81 grams. Nice and rare watch overall.
The item "WILLIAM GABUS Imperial RUSSIAN MARKET 14k GOLD Antique Pocket Watch" is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 2019. 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.