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1930 Silver Patent Hermetic Election Purse Watch

A mint condition solid silver , Swiss classic Art Deco period purse chronometre watch by the firm of Virri and most unusally compelte with its original leather outer case.  This is guaranteed to be a genuine Swiss purse pocket watch and has come from a small collection of purse watches and has been well treasured, hence its excellent condition. The watch case is in original and unrestored condition. Operation of this piece is slightly different to the Movado puse form where the sides simply slide apart. With this watch, pushing the winding stem inwards causes the cover to move upwards and cover the watch, depressing the side button, opens the cover to reveal the watch.

Full details of this patent with the original documentation can be viewed online at; the following web-site: The patent refers to this specific case design and was obtained by Frederic Baumgartner of Switzerland on 15 March 1930. Baumgartner is no stranger to hermetic watches and manufactured a number of pieces to Borgels patent.  



THE DIAL: 100%, the original cream dial with gold Arabic numerals markers and signed "Chrometre Election, by Virri" in bright condition. Dial with cathedral style hands in fine order. Diameter is 24 mm. The  crystal is also in excellent condition.





THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, the watch with a compensated regulator and two arm bimetallic balance with a Breguet overcoiled hairspring. The movement with 15  ruby jewels, set into recesssed gold jewel setting and several wheels also gold plated. The watch with a fine domed winding button. The watch is in very working order for its age, winding smoothly and running strongly. .  





THE CASE: 100% mint, the watch with a case dimensions of 62 x 32 mm.The silver cover which nealty prtects the dial when the watch is not in use, is opened by depressing the button to the side of the case. Pushing the winding crown inwards, slides the cover back over the dial. The  watch comes with its small and original fitted brown leather carry case, marked "Election" to front cover.


This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 August, 2008.
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