So a little about the watch then.... The watch is in great running condition.
Exhibition skeleton back.
Serial #: 13237
Movement: Mechanical with manual winding. 5 Minute Repeater.
Dial : Original White enamel color dial and applied black roman numerals hour markers. Case: 18k Gold. Exhibition back. Front case engraved with monogram.
Diameter: 44 mm.
Weight: 83.5 grams
Signatures: Dial, case and movement signatures
It also bears hall marks and makers signatures in several places these are
Front inside - Jules Jurgensen 13237 18k.
Dial - Jules Jurgensen Copenhagen
Back inside - 15798, 18k, Jules Jurgensen, 132377
Movement - N.13237, Copenhagen, Jules Jurgensen
Sale price £5,000
Jules Jurgensen watches are one of the most valuable and prestigious watch makers in the world and many of his time pieces sell for thousands.
Here are some useful facts that may help date your time pieces.
Jules Jurgensen came from a long line of expert quality watch makers, the first company was the watch making company bearing the name Larpent & Jürgensen founded in 1773 by Jurgen Jurgensen.
When he died in 1811 the business passed to his son Fredrik and the company name subsequently changed to frederik.
Jurgen's eldest son Urban also set up a company again following his christian name and the family name Jurgensen.
When Urban died in 1836 hi son Jules took over the company.
Jules Jurgensen’s most notable patent (1867) was his method of setting the hands of the watch by moving the bow forward (hunting case) or backward (open face).
He put guard rings on the bow so the clutch would not engage unless the front or back of the case was open.
These became such a style feature that American case makers imitated them and sold “Jurgensen style” cases with rings on the bows.
The company still makes high end market watches, and are just as highly sought after as when they were first produced.
Check out all the watch collections at the foot of these posts under the watches tag.