Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch
Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch

Touring circa 1915 | nickel hinged cased manual wind vintage wristwatch

One of the earliest wristwatch designs, this interesting and attractive watch dates to the First World War period. Touring was a brand of the Swiss watchmaker Ditisheim & Co. and the Touring name was registered in 1905. Interestingly the inside case back is stamped Déposé 9846, referring to a design registered by the Anglo/Swiss company Dimier Frères & Cie. The 9846 design, first registered in 1903, was for an early wristwatch case with fixed wire lugs to accommodate a leather strap. The lugs are wire bars but with a distinctive down-turn, allowing a strap to pass easily beneath the case. Further information regarding the 9846 design can be found on David Boettcher’s excellent website here.

In remarkable condition for its age, the watch retains its original knurled winding crown, the white enamel dial is in excellent condition with no visible cracks and the nickel case has tightly closing back, strong hinge and shows some minor age related marks. The 12 o’clock numeral is prominently painted in red, a feature adopted by early wristwatch dial manufacturers to act as a quick reminder of its position – this was due to the fact that on open-faced pocket watches, the 12 o’clock position was usually located beneath the winding crown, i.e. the 3 o’clock position on a wristwatch dial.

Cased in a hinged nickel case, this is exactly the style of watch used in the trenches of the First World War. We have fitted the watch with a new but traditionally styled two-piece leather strap which comprises the leather strap itself and a separate but integrated leather pad. The pad forms a cuff and ensures that the metal case does not touch the skin when in use.

Specifications

[M] Swiss jewelled lever movement with decoratively engraved bridges, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH
[D] white enamel dial, black Arabic numerals, red ’12’ o’clock, blued steel hands, recessed subsidiary seconds
[C] hinged nickel case with matt finish
[S] dial signed

Measurements

33mm width excluding winding crown
10mm depth to centre of crystal
12mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year guarantee – this watch has been serviced and overhauled
Black Bough certificate and box

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Description

One of the earliest wristwatch designs, this interesting and attractive watch dates to the First World War period. Touring was a brand of the Swiss watchmaker Ditisheim & Co. and the Touring name was registered in 1905. Interestingly the inside case back is stamped Déposé 9846, referring to a design registered by the Anglo/Swiss company Dimier Frères & Cie. The 9846 design, first registered in 1903, was for an early wristwatch case with fixed wire lugs to accommodate a leather strap. The lugs are wire bars but with a distinctive down-turn, allowing a strap to pass easily beneath the case. Further information regarding the 9846 design can be found on David Boettcher’s excellent website here.

In remarkable condition for its age, the watch retains its original knurled winding crown, the white enamel dial is in excellent condition with no visible cracks and the nickel case has tightly closing back, strong hinge and shows some minor age related marks. The 12 o’clock numeral is prominently painted in red, a feature adopted by early wristwatch dial manufacturers to act as a quick reminder of its position – this was due to the fact that on open-faced pocket watches, the 12 o’clock position was usually located beneath the winding crown, i.e. the 3 o’clock position on a wristwatch dial.

Cased in a hinged nickel case, this is exactly the style of watch used in the trenches of the First World War. We have fitted the watch with a new but traditionally styled two-piece leather strap which comprises the leather strap itself and a separate but integrated leather pad. The pad forms a cuff and ensures that the metal case does not touch the skin when in use.

Specifications

[M] Swiss jewelled lever movement with decoratively engraved bridges, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH
[D] white enamel dial, black Arabic numerals, red ’12’ o’clock, blued steel hands, recessed subsidiary seconds
[C] hinged nickel case with matt finish
[S] dial signed

Measurements

33mm width excluding winding crown
10mm depth to centre of crystal
12mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year guarantee – this watch has been serviced and overhauled
Black Bough certificate and box

£950.00