Antique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth BandAntique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth Band

Prior to the early 20th century, the wristwatch was never worn by gentlemen and seldom by ladies! The Boer War and WWI made it acceptable for both genders to wear a wristwatch. Many makers had residual stock created as a pocket watch which was then less popular, and so converted these for wearing on the wrist. This is such an example as a transitional wristwatch. These can be identified as the winder is at 12 o’clock rather than the standard 3 o’clock for the wristwatch. This piece is marked on the dial for Genot with a movement made by Girard, (see image). On the back of the watch are initials which appear to be ‘GFG’ and inside the back plate a further inscription (see image). The bezel of the watch is gold-coloured and has a decorative leaf pattern and there is an ornate bow above the winder. To this is attached a hook for the band which is of black cloth with metal fittings. There is another fitting at the opposite end and a slide in the centre. The actual watch has been recently serviced and is currently working. It is in very good condition for age although the numerals are a little rubbed and the crystal has been replaced. The band appears original but has been re-stitched in a couple of places but it is special that it is still present with the watch. This would be a lovely item to add to your collection of watches as it is not only pleasing in appearance but part of an historical change in watch-wearing. Diameter of watch 1 ins (2.5cm). Total length 5.5 ins (14cm). Weight 14 grams.
This item appears in my book, “How the Watch was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years” on page 235.
Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $32.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.

ITEM ID
GEC-001151
ITEM SIZE
Diameter of watch 1 ins (2.5cm). Total length 5.5 ins (14cm). Weight 14 grams.
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Black

Antique Girard 15 Jewel Lady's Transitional Wristwatch with Cloth Band

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