A 17th century French pocket coach watch is up for grabs

A really good watch is an investment someone wise once said and he wasn’t wrong. From time immemorial people have given due consideration to time and its products such as watches and clocks have been mush sought after. As is the case of anything precious, the old the better and this 17th century pocket coach watch is one fine example. It was made in France in the year 1625 and remains in tact to this day with an hour strike and an alarm. The watch displays intricate and delicate yet stunning craftsmanship and a high level of class which was vital during those days. In the olden days a pocket watch was called as a pocket clock and was used as an accessory to show off by the rich than to check what time it was.

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This particular time piece was made by a Parisian watchmaker, Josias Jolly. It features only one hand which does not mean the minute hand is broken, but depicts a part of history when the minute-hand was not considered relevant in a watch. It was however improved in 1690 adding a balance spring which was a new mechanism as well as a regulator. This antique time piece is available on James List for around $78,000.

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