This is a lovely vintage 10 K Rolled Gold lapel FORTRESS 17 jewel Swiss Made watch hanging from a gold filled lapel pin fashioned in the shape of a bow. The frame of the watch is decorated with a braided design around the face pf the watch. The watch also has a working second hand dial at the bottom. When ladies watches were first introduced, they were suspended from pin in a chatelaine belt, so that it was convenient for the woman of the house to keep track of time, then they eventually progressed to being worn by a pin worn on the lapel suspended from a highly decorated pin. These pins were popular until the early 1900’s.
MARK: The front of the watch is marked “Fortress 17 Jewel Swiss Made” and on the back is marked “10K RG”
SIZE: The length of the watch and pin is 2 ¼” and the watch is 1 14” in diameter.
CONDITION: This watch and pin are in good working condition. I wound the watch lightly and it worked for 5 hours including the second hand. I do not warranty the movement as this is an antique watch. It’s always a good idea to have it serviced for longevity. The crystal has a few very light scratches.
This jewelry is timeless in design. This is a very unusual piece, particularly in still functioning condition, and would make a wonderful addition to your vintage jewelry collection.
It is a feminine brooch that would look lovely on any woman's lapel! A lovely piece of history that can be yours today!
I have tried to take accurate pictures to show you the true condition of the piece. I will be glad to supply you with more pictures on request. PLEASE VIEW THE LARGER PHOTOS FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS.
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