Top quality Swiss Deck Watch, circa 1940.
Substantial Swiss double back silver case, numbered 610315 and stamped 0.925, with further stamps for Nardin and FFBA 46. 22" gilt barred keyless movement jewelled to the centre, the escape and lever jeweling in gold caps. Straight line double-roller detached lever escapement with polished steel club-tooth escape and fine adjustment regulator. Guillaume balance, blued-steel balance-spring with overcoil. Signed enamel dial, original blued-steel hands. 59 mm diameter.
Paul David Nardin (1855-1920), son of Ulysse Nardin, succeeding to this most famous Swiss watch and chronometer makers in 1876. The firm specialised in precision watches, producing most of those entered for the Neuchâtel Trials from around 1891 onwards.
NB: This 22" calibre deck watch was sold to the German Navy via importers such as the firm of Andreas Huber with shops in both Munich and Berlin at that date - the Berlin shop did not survive the war. See the book by Konrad Knirim, Military Timepieces, and also the book by Estelle Fallet La Mesure du Temps en Mer et les Horlogers Suisses.
The dial with a few blemishes that looks to here been there since made, otherwise in fine original condition showing few if any signs of use. Serviced and guaranteed.
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