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Vintage Doxa 17J Gold Electroplated & Enamel Desk Clock Watch Pendant Combo Necklace - Synchron 13 - 10 Microns - Runs #d442

Regular price $267.00
This fabulous mid-century pendant watch necklace was created by the Doxa watch company of Switzerland, which was founded in 1889 by Georges Ducommun. The Doxa brand was bought by Synchron S.A in the late 1960s, the period in which this watch was manufactured, and finally was acquired by the Jenny family of Switzerland in 1997. Doxa is known for supplying the clocks used in Bugatti sports cars in the 1920s-30s, and for aircraft clocks, chronographs and fine diver's watches throughout the 20th century. The Doxa brand is still in business today.

This Doxa pendant watch necklace features a large, mantel-style-shaped watch pendant that is strung on a long, thick gold tone rope chain. The watch is gold with a reddish-brown enamel that is accented throughout with gold floral details. The dial of the watch is gold with a pretty scroll design and it has black roman numerals for the hours and black hands. The watch is mechanical with a winding/setting crown on the side and an attached bail on the back for attaching it to the chain. The back of the watch case is finished in a smooth gold. A unique feature of this piece is its hinged bottom that can swing backward and be used to hold the watch up as a small desk clock. The watch wound and the time set properly, and it ran for 24 hours keeping excellent time when compared to my modern Citizen Eco Drive. It's a rare and extremely unique timepiece!

The watch pendant measures about 2 9/16 inches long and 1 inch wide. It is signed "Doxa" on the watch dial, "Seventeen 17 Jewels", "Synchron 13", and "Unadjusted Swiss" on the watch movement, "Synchron S.A." "Swiss Made", "13.024.31" and "40-199" on the inside of the case and "Gold Electroplated", "10", the symbol for microns, and "RS" inside an oval on the back of the watch case. The chain is approximately 27 1/2 inches in length. It is unsigned.

I love the design and versatility of this Doxa watch! It's a versatile and rare find that would make a great addition to a vintage watch or clock collection. The watch is in excellent vintage condition with light wear and normal surface scratches from previous use. There is some wear to the gold finish on the chain and chain clasp. I don't know if the chain is original to the piece but it works well with it.

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SIZE: WATCH- APPROX 2 9/16 INCHES LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE AND CHAIN-APPROX 27 1/2 INCHES LONG

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION WITH NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES & LIGHT WEAR FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. THE GOLD TONE CHAIN AND CHAIN CLASP HAVE SOME FINISH WEAR. THE WATCH WOUND, THE TIME SET PROPERLY AND IT RAN AND KEPT TIME WELL WHEN TESTED.

NOTE: VINTAGE WATCHES ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO CONTINUE RUNNING AND MAY REQUIRE CLEANING AND SERVICING.

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Materials:
10 microns gold electroplate,metal,glass,enamel

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