Rare men's vintage 1970's 17J Henri Sandoz & Fils Swiss gold on enameled black dress wristwatch. Running Great!!


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    This is a pristine, rare, vintage 1970's Swiss Henri Sandoz & Fils men's dress manual wind wristwatch.

    The 1 1/2" black enameled case with gold bezel surrounds a stunning subtle, two tone vertical striped silver face complimented by luminescent gold hour and minute hands, gold sweep, and raised gold markers

    The 17J, Swiss movement sets and winds effortlessly, is running strong, and keeping excellent time.

    It has a screw-down back and has been fitted with a new black stitched, man-made leather strap with stainless buckle.

    This is a beautiful vintage timepiece any man would be proud to wear!

    Stock code: S-11


    Henri Frédéric Sandoz (sometimes Frédéric Henri Sandoz), born in 1851, was a self-made man of Le Locle who in the 1870s founded Henri Sandoz & Cie., later producing complicated watches under the name of Cyma. In 1890, in partnership with two families named Schwob, Sandoz established a watchmaking firm at Malleray, near Tavannes, in the French-speaking Bernese Jura of Switzerland. Their new business was known as Tavannes Watch Co. By the time of the death of Sandoz on 18 March 1913, many watches were made under the name of Henri Sandoz & Fils. The enterprise occupied a 'model factory' employing one thousand workers and producing 2,500 watches a day. Sandoz was reported to have a paternalistic policy towards his workforce, exercising a fierce social control.

    Other names used by the Tavannes company at various times include Tavannes-Cyma, Bijou Watch Co., Tacy Watch Co., and Lisca. After the death of Sandoz, the company he founded went on growing. By 1938, it was manufacturing four thousand items a day.

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