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Belgium Revolution Souvenir Pocket Watch 1910

Ref: LA15697

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Belgium Revolution Souvenir Pocket watch 1910

You are bidding on a symbolic pocket watch from the Belgium Revolution, made in Switzerland in 1910. This is a real collector's item. It is a souvenir from 1830 with the embossed back and the watch is inscribed on the front: "L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE" and on the back: "SOUVENIR DE L'INDEPENDANCE 1830-1905". This is a symbolic watch of the Belgium Revolution and Independence.

DIAL: The silver coloured dial has black Arabic numerals with outer minute divisions and a subsidiary seconds dial at the six. The dial has the symbols of independence in the upper centre.

MOVEMENT: The anchor lever movement is working well and keeping good time; however we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch.

CASE: The pocket watch is lying in a beautiful decorated embossed back case. The front of the case has the motto: "L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE" and the back of the case has the motto: "SOUVENIR DE L'INDEPENDANCE 1830-1905". The inner side of the cuvette is signed: "FAB. SUISSE, B.P.O., GENEVE" and numbered: 508. The back of the case is signed: AHdel and ABJG. The back of the case has a scene of happy men dancing with music. (See pictures).

DIAMETER: 54 mm - Made in Switzerland - Circa 1910

The motto inscribed in this pocket watch:

The motto was used in Belgium after its Revolution of 1830, initially only in its French form "L'union fait la force". Only when the Dutch was equated with the French did the Belgian state take "Eendracht maakt macht" as its motto instead, sometimes with the variant "Eenheid baart macht". The motto is a unionist not a unitarist slogan. Its German version is "Einigkeit macht stark". Flemings sometimes parody the motto by chanting it as "L'union fait la farce" ("Union makes a farce") or "L'oignon fait la farce" ("The onion makes the filling"), trivialising it as a cooking recipe.

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Measurements

Diameter : 54 mm - 2.13 in

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Declaration

Euro Antique Watches has clarified that the Belgium Revolution Souvenir Pocket watch (LA15697) is antique and it's date/period of manufacture is 1910.

Condition

Good condition! Collectors items!

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Delivery

Please contact Euro Antique Watches for delivery of this item. For UK customers delivery is £5.00.

Location

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