Ladies’ 1920 Sterling Silver Swiss Wire Lug Wrist Watch

Ladies’ 1920 Sterling Silver Swiss Wire Lug Wrist Watch

Item: W1422

Watch's origin: Swiss

Number of jewels: 15

Case: LeCoultre

Manufacturer: Misc. Swiss

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 10mm

Dimension: 34mm lug-to-lug by 16mm wide

Composition: Silver

Other Attributes:   Wire Lug

Price: $795.00

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The concept of a Digital Watch is not new. Throughout the 19th century, pocket watches were made utilizing rotating wheels versus hands circling a watch face. As wristwatches were searching for an identity and the Deco Era was forcing watch designers to come up with innovative, sleek ideas - the digital, or jump-hour concept was revived.

This phenomenal example of progressive styling and engineering is a digital, or jump-hour wrist watch, crafted as a post-modern element: their stark, industrial lines were considered on the cutting edge of style. As with earlier pocket watches, there are no hands on these examples; instead, the time is displayed by wheels that rotate as the watch runs. Typically, the manual watch movement is contained in a rectangular, brushed chrome case. The idea was a novelty in the Jazz age and surfaced as a design concept during the '60s; now, collectors are re-discovering the panace of a mechanical digital wristwatch!

This genuine, unusual example is in quite good shape for the genre, and is in fine working order, measuring approx. 34mm lug-to-lug by 16mm wide. Not only have we CLEANED, OILED AND CALIBRATED this special timepiece, we've fitted it with a new strap so that it can be worn and admired!