14 Kt. Rose Gold & Yellow Gold Links Retro Era 1940-49 Ladies Bracelet Watch - 17 Jewels Swiss Watch (SARWA). Wind up mechanical watch in fine working condition, not Quartz - total weight 38.9 Grams.
Vintage Retro 1940's Era jewelry is highly collectible, hard to find in good condition, especially a watch in good working order too. The style of Retro jewelry is unmistakable, mixing rose with yellow or white gold and platinum. The Retro style, especially seen in bracelets has an architectural, geometric and chunky look compared to delicate pieces of jewelry from other eras. Retro has a very bold look with lots of angles and curves, often rows of links placed on double or triple tracks.
The links in this vintage watch are very unique, I have never seen anything like them before, Viewed from the top, each link looks like a double triangle. When viewed from the side these same links resemble the pediment of a classic building with it's 1/4" high profile in the center of each elongated 1-1/4" link.
The underside of the tongue clasp is marked 14K. There is also a 2-1/2" long safety chain. The watch measures 7-1/4" long x 3/4" wide across both parallel links. There are 8 rose gold links and the rose gold watch case alone measures just under 3/4" long. Two yellow gold elongated links plus the lugs on each end of the watch case repeat the triangular shape and the box and tongue clasp are all in 14K yellow gold. This watch has some minor scratches and small dings, the gold is highly polished.
The original convex crystal measures approximately 1/2" long x 3/8" wide. The sunburst dial has numbers 12 2 4 6 8 10, markers for 1 3 5 7 9 11. SWISS is seen along the very bottom and SARWA, 17 Jewels and Anti magnetic are also on the dial. The watch was professionally cleaned and serviced by my Princeton, NJ jeweler and keeps proper time. It has to be wound every day and again, is not a battery quartz watch.
The links are fully articulated making it comfortable to wear and the polished gold links feel smooth and silky. I would be glad to take additional photos if you ask. This 1940's vintage bracelet watch is not just a fine ladies Swiss 14K gold watch, it's a work of art and a family heirloom to be passed from one generation to the next.
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