L'Ecole Horologie Minute Repeater Pocketwatch
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Sure, Analog:Shift is a business built around the love of watches — mostly mechanical watches. But, in essence, it’s our love for timepieces and timekeeping in general that are the common themes throughout the items we procure. And that includes the love of clocks in general: pocket watches, travel clocks, and more.
After all, in the couple hundred years before the First World War, personal timekeeping was all about the pocket watch, and before that, it was larger clocks that were front and center, horologically. We still believe a good clock — such as a classic travel model from the 1920s or 1930s — has a place in the watch lover’s collection.
But what we have here is special: Dating to circa the 1990ss, it’s no ordinary pocket watch, but a minute repeater that will audibly chime the time upon activation. And it’s no ordinary minute repeater, but a montre école, or a “school watch” — a timepiece assembled by a student at watchmaking school in order to prove his or her skill. Such watches are often incredibly finished and entirely hand-crafted.
This particular montre école is housed in a 51mm 14K yellow gold ‘hunter’ case with an ‘onion’ crown, an acrylic crystal, a minute repeater slide from 2 through 4 o’clock, and a pusher for time setting. It featured a white enamel dial with painted black ‘Roman’ indices, an outer ‘railroad’ minute track, a subsidiary seconds display above 6 o’clock, and a blued steel ‘Breguet’ handset.
Powered by a hand-wound movement and featuring a beautiful, Art Deco-style engraving on the caseback, this superbly interesting timepiece is perfect for someone who appreciates horology in all its forms — including the high level of craftsmanship and savoir faire that goes into making a watch of this caliber.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.