French Enameled and Diamond-set Open-face Watch, c. 1860s, blue enameled dial with four white subsidiary dials: time, date, seconds, and slow/fast regulator, exposed center balance, applied diamond-set fleur-de-lis, swing-out movement with cylinder escapement and mounted additional rear seconds dial, fully enameled bezel, dia. 43 mm.
Provenance: The estate of David G. Newsom.
not running, balance swings, dial with several chips, many stones missing from fleur-di-lis, case back in very clean condition with no losses.
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