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Gents Boxed 9ct Gold Vertex Revue Watch, 1963 (1 of 1)
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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK

Gents Boxed 9ct Gold Vertex Revue Watch, 1963

REF: LA78466
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This is a gents 9 carat gold Vertex Revue wristwatch in original box. The watch has a good quality fully signed hand-winding movement which is working nicely. The watch itself measures 31mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is 9 carat gold and there hallmarks inside the case back for Birmingham 1963. The case is in lovely condition. There is a 1963 “good service” inscription to the back from Van den Berghs. Van den Berghs was originally a soap and margarine manufacturer in the Netherlands and they created Vitello and Stork margarine. They subsequently merged with Lever Brothers, to become Unilever. The lens is in good condition. The signed dial is in lovely condition with original hands, subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. A later leather strap has been fitted. The watch comes in its original Vertex presentation box. In 1859, Louis Tschopp and Gédéon Thommen ran the Societe d’Horlogerie in Waldenburg Switzerland and eventually Gédéon Thommen took over the sole ownership and he renamed the company Gédéon Thommen. Thommen started to build lever movements with the aim of developing a manufacturing process whereby the components were interchangeable. Upon his father's death, Alphonse Thommen took over the business and by 1890, the factory was producing 13,000 watches per year. By 1929 Thommen had registered the brand name Vertex specifically to market the watches in the UK. Early Vertex wrist watches were very functional with most being modified pocket watches with simple wire lugs. However, by the 1920s and early 1930s, the fashion for Art Deco soon became incorporated into Vertex watches resulting in some striking Art Deco pieces. Unfortunately the economic crash of the late 1920s / early 1930s hit the watch making industry hard and in fact saw the demise of many watch making companies but Thommen began manufacturing aviation navigational instruments and time pieces, many of which were bought by the British and German armed forces. All of our watches are checked over before listing and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. All of our prices include worldwide postage. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. We are VAT registered and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. We also welcome film / TV enquiries (we have supplied Peaky Blinders, Grantchester and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express to name just a few). Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers.


The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Gents Boxed 9ct Gold Vertex Revue Watch, 1963 (LA78466) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1963


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