A very rare 1920's art deco New Haven ladies wristwatch. Stunning 7 jewel barrel watch with etched case, gold and off-white two tone oval dial. The second counter is the same reflective gold as the center. In their day, these New Haven 7 jewel watches were considered dollar watches which meant that everyday people could own a watch. They normally ended up in the landfill. To find one is such wonderful aesthetic, working condition is indeed rare.
CONDITION: Excellent condition - dial is very clean and bright. The watch is working and keeping time. The band is old but not original and has a small mark on it as the second photo shows. Macro photography enhances any minuscule marks not visible to the naked eye. It has been sitting and may need a cleaning and oiling sometime in the near future.
SIZE: The case including lugs is 40mm high x 35mm wide including the winder and 32mm without
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From the first time I watched a classic movie as a young girl, and watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it, art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever.A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.