Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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FRITZ DENNI

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Fritz Denni - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

Mark registered on the 10th April 1888



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Fritz Denni - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'F.R.'

Mark registered on the 3rd August 1888.


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Fritz Denni - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1889

Mark registered on the 25th June 1889

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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LES FILS DE L. BRAUNSCHWEIG

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Les Fils de L. Braunschweig - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

Mark registered on the 20th February 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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CHOPARD & MARCHAND

St. Imier, Switzerland


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Chopard & Marchand - St. Imier - 1888

'CM'

Mark registered on the 11th January 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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EBERHARD & ROSSELET

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Eberhard & Rosselet - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

Mark registered on the 23rd March 1888.

The business of Georges-Emile Eberhard and Henri Rosselet was established in 1887. The firm's name was restyled to Eberhard & Co in 1892.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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ED. ENAY

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Ed. Enay - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'EE'

Mark registered on the 9th February 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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EDOUARD FALLET

St. Imier, Switzerland


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Edouard Fallet - St. Imier - 1888

'RIVERSIDE'

Mark registered on the 9th January 1888.


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Edouard Fallet - St. Imier - 1888

'RIVERSIDE WATCH Co.'

Mark registered on the 17th February 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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JAMES CALAME ROBERT

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Js Calame-Robert - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'JCR'

Mark registered on the 12th March 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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PETITPIERRE & CIE

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Petitpierre & Cie - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'LA NATIONALE'

Mark registered on the 17th May 1888.



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Petitpierre & Cie - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'LA CONFIANCE'

Mark registered on the 17th May 1888.



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Petitpierre & Cie - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'SANS RIVAL'

Mark registered on the 19th May 1888.



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Petitpierre & Cie - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'LA BELLE'

Mark registered on the 19th May 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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H. BOVET

Bienne, Switzerland


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H. Bovet - Bienne - 1888

'BOVET'

Mark registered on the 23rd March 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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DUBAIL, MONNIN, FROSSARD & CIE

Porrentruy, Switzerland


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Dubail, Monnin, Frossard & Cie - Porrentruy - 1888

'PHENEX'

Mark registered on the 13th February 1888.



The business of Jules Dubail, Jean-Baptiste Monnin and Joseph Frossard was established in 1873.

The company was later, in 1899, styled Société d'Horlogerie de Porrentruy, and later still styled Phénix Watch Co.


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Société d'Horlogerie de Porrentruy - Porrentruy - c.1900

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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CHARLES COULERU-MEURI

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Chs. Couleru & Meuri - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'BICYCLE CLUB WATCH' - 'OBSERVATOR'

Mark registered on the 14th August 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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SIMON CORBAT

Vendlincourt, Switzerland


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Simon Corbat - Vendlincourt - 1888

Mark registered on the 13th February 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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AUGUSTE FAVRE

Cormoret, Switzerland


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Auguste Favre - Cormoret - 1888

'A.F.'

Mark registered on the 25th January 1888.


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Woman and Lion (Frau mit Löwe)

Mark registered on the 21st March 1929

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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GASPARD GOETSCHEL

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Gaspard Goetschel - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

Mark registered on the 9th May 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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AUBRY, GRAIZELY & GODAT

La Ferrière, Switzerland


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Aubry, Graizely & Godat - La Ferrière - 1888

'EVA'

Mark registered on the 4th June 1888.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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HENRI CODENET

Bienne, Switzerland


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Hri Codenet - Bienne - 1889


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'HC'

Mark registered on the 10th June 1887.

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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GIRARD PERREGAUX & Cie.

Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland


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Girard Perregaux & Cie. - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'STAR'

Mark registered on the 25th January 1888.


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Girard Perregaux & Cie. - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

Mark registered on the 12th July 1888.


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Girard Perregaux & Cie. - Chaux-de-Fonds - 1888

'IDEAL'

Mark registered on the 12th July 1888.

The origins of the company date to 1791. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girard-Perregaux

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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THE SWISS FEDERAL COUNCIL

DECEMBER 24, 1887

In virtue of Art. 1 of the Federal Law concerning the control and guarantee of the standard of gold and silver wares of December 23. 1880, and of Art. 8 of the Executive Ordinance of May 17, 1881, and making, moreover, use of the powers conferred upon them by the complementary disposition added by the Federal Law of December 21, 1886, to Art. 2 of the Federal Law of December 23, 1880.

On the proposition of the Federal Board of Trade and Agriculture

Decrees

1.–For gold watch cases bearing the 18-carat or 0*755 standard mark or both these marks together, and for silver watch cases bearing the standard mark 0*935 or sterling silver 0*935, marking is obligatory.

The signs indicating the standard must be encircled.


2.–Gold and silver watch cases intended for England and bearing either of the above standard marks, cannot receive the official stamp unless the assaying practised on each proves that they really are in their entirety, as well as in all their component parts, including the inner caps, of the described standard, under reservation of the dispositions of Art. -1 of the Regulations of May 17, 1881 with regard to ornaments placed on the exterior.

The stamping of bow-rings is obligatory.


3.–The manufacturer who presents for stamping, watch cases intended for export to England, must make express mention of the same upon the declaration required by Art. 2 of the Regulations of May 17, 1881.


4.–The marking (stamping) of the articles mentioned sub. Art. 2 of the present decree must be done in the following manner :

For the standard 18-carat gold or 0*755: by two imprints of the stamp, " Large Helvetia," and one imprint of the stamp, " Small Helvetia."

For the standard of 0*935 silver : by two imprints of the stamp. "Large Bear," and one imprint of the stamp, " Small Bear."'

These imprints must be stamped on the inside of the cases. Instructions from the Federal Board of Trade will determine in a precise manner the way in which the indication of the standard and the assay marks shall be placed, so as to form a regular and uniform design.

Gold bow-rings destined for cases of the 0*755 standard, and silver bow-rings destined for cases of the 0*935 standard shall bear, the former two imprints of the stamp, " Small Helvetia," the latter, two imprints of the stamp, "Small Bear."

As to the stamping of all other parts of the case the existing dispositions remain in force.


5.–If gold or silver cases which have been presented to be assayed, are not of the standard indicated thereon, due consideration being given to the margin allowed by Art. 2 of the law of December 23, 1880. the assay offices shall proceed according to the legal dispositions.


6.–The present decree comes into force immediately.



INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ASSAY OFFICES

DECEMBER 27, 1887

Art. 4 of the decree of the Federal Council, dated December 24, 1887, with regard to the control and marking of gold and silver watch cases intended for export to England, prescribes that the Federal Board of Trade shall issue instructions as to the manner in which the indications of the standard and the official marks (stamps) shall be placed, so as to form a regular and uniform design.

We have the honour to give you in the present circular, the instructions referred to.

1. Indication of Standard.

The standard shall be indicated in conformity with the following designs :–


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2. Marking (Stamping).

For gold : two imprints of the "Large Helvetia," and one imprint of the "Small Helvetia."

For silver : two imprints of the " Large Bear," and one imprint of the " Small Bear " shall be the characteristics of the marking as prescribed by the above decree.

The respective marks are to be arranged so as to form a triangle, at the top angle of which the small mark shall be placed, the two large marks being placed at the base ; the marks shall be 3 millimetres apart from each other.

We give below designs of this mode of marking.

The lids (covers) of cut hunters (boites guichet) shall bear on the top, under the pendant, the signs showing the standard, and below, above the joint, the three official marks.

It is optional, according to the decree of the Federal Council of December 24, 1887, to present for assay bow-rings with the cases or separately, but the marking of bow-rings being obligatory for this kind of cases, those of which the bow-rings should not be marked would be considered irregular.

The two imprints which bow-rings must bear shall be placed on each side of the maker's mark.


3. Composition of the Mode of Marking.



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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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TISSOT, BARTH & Cie.

Bienne


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Tissot, Barth & Cie. - Bienne - 1889


Mark registered on the 24th June 1889

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Re: Swiss Watch Case Marking Information

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JEAN DÉROBERT

Genève


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Jean Dérobert - Genève - 1889

'BREVETE 355'


Mark registered on the 5th June 1889

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