top winding

I have not seen this watch but its described as "Top winding" with crown at 12. Steel with black dial and aout 31mm.
Does any have any info on this model?. and from the 1930's ?Seller claims its worth around 3K !!!
Thanks Brian
06/10/2010 - 00:25
06/10/2010 - 03:46
Re: top winding
06/10/2010 - 03:46
There were versions of the top-winding wristwatch in steel and gold during the 1930's.  Antiquorum's Quarter Millennium catalog lists both: steel lot #54; 31mm case, 11 ligne calibre and gold lot #184; 29mm case, also 11 ligne calibre.  They were congfigured this way because a pocket watch lepine-type movement was used which mandated the crown and sub-seconds on the same axis.Photo Courtesy of Antiquorum A very clever and unusual model that also used a lepine movement during the same period were the 150th anniversary models from 1935 (remember, this was before the factory discovered their actual founding date of 17 September 1755).  In this case, the winder was kept at 3 o'clock by positioning the sub-seconds at 9.