Pierce Watch’s Slogan is: “The Quality of Time”.
Features of this important vintage timepiece include:
– 7 Jewels Swiss Made movement
– Waterproof (when it was made; no vintage watch should be considered waterproof)
– Shock Protected
– Stainless Steel Case with Integral lugs
– Blue Steel Cathedral style hour and minute hands
– Lovely sub second dial at the 6 position with blue steel second hand
– Clear and easy to read Arabic numerals
– Nicely knurled crown
Circa 1930-1940. (Watches sold by Pierce will have had signed movements before 1940, unsigned movements thereafter).
This is a collectible Swiss Made watch by one of the high grade Swiss watch makers. It features an all-stainless steel case manufactured by the famed case makers, FB/Taubert et Fils. The inside of the case back is stamped ‘FB’, the maker’s mark for Taubert & Fils. From the late 19th century, when it existed under the name Frères Borgel, specialist case maker Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases.
The unusual (1932 Patent CH 156807 / GB 385509 François Borgel FB-key mark successor firm Taubert) stainless steel case has integral lugs and features not one but two backs – outer 10 sided (decagonal) case back and inner snap back – guarding the watch movement. A real treasure!
The watch (made back when FDR was in the White House) is running strong and keeping quite dependable vintage time. Amazing, is it not, that something so intricate and so old is so deluxe in the best sense of the word.
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