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A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch
A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch

A vintage rolled gold Lanco Swiss made 17 jewel lapel watch

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R 1,999.00
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R 1,999.00
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This vintage rolled gold 20 microns Swiss made "Lanco" Lapel watch is in good condition. These styled watches are also known as Nurses watches. The watch is engraved on the back. This is a mechanical watch and it is in working order.

A Bit of Watch History

The first watches appear to have been made during the early 1500’s, but were not reliable at keeping time. They were more of a status symbol worn by the wealthy. Queen Elizabeth I and members of her court wore watches on chains or ribbons around their necks as fashion accessories. They were usually elaborately decorated or often enclosed in elaborate cases. Some early watch cases were in the form of animals or other objects with the watch hidden inside.
In 1785 George Washington had a watch and chain made for his wife Martha. Also, late in the 1700’s watches were often worn suspended from chatelaine pins. Ladies’ “pocket” style watches continued to be worn on chains or suspended from “watch pins” through the early 1900’s. A 1902 catalog shows ladies’ enameled lapel “pocket” style watches on matching enameled fleur-de-lis pins. Enamel ball watches appeared as early as 1915, as did ring watches. The first true lapel watch, meant to be worn upside down was around 1915.

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