Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The "Vintage Serie"
Solvil Watch Co Massonic

Swiss, made by G. Schwab- Loeillet, Geneva, circa 1960. Fine, silver, triangular, keyless Masonic pocket watch, Swiss patent No. 34864.Two-body case, triangular, the bezel cast and chased with the Union Chain, the band with different Masonic symbols, the back with the Masonic Temple and symbols and the letters “G”, “B”, and “J”, set with a cabochon in the pendant, triangular bow. Mother of pearl dial with polychrome painted Masonic symbols in place of numerals and with the inscription: “Love your fellow man, lend him a helping hand”, outer minute track and Arabic twenty minute numerals. Blued steel "alpha" hands. Caliber 27B-9, 12''', rhodium plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with three adjustments, self compensating flat balance spring, shock absorber, index regulator. Dim. 51 x 45 mm.

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