Swiss Pocket Watch | Rare Early Soccer Motif Case Orion Pocket Watch
Manufacturer: Orion; Country: Switzerland; Type: Man's;
Circa Date: 1905
Style: Open Face.
Material: .900 Silver and Rose Gold.
Decorations: A rose-gold soccer player appears on the back cover along
with engraved silver soccer players and a soccer ball and net.
Conditions: This pocket watch was originally a Niello enameled case.
Niello is a lost art of enameling. Many of these beautiful cases were damaged
and were not able to be restored. Instead of discarding these award winning,
works of art, what Niello remained was removed from the case, displaying the
original Art Nouveau period designs. Masterfully giving these beautiful,
multicolored cases a second life!
Numerals: Arabic Hour Numerals, Subsidiary Seconds Dial.
Hands: Spade hands.
Signed: The dial is signed “Supremo".
Conditions: The dial is in Very Good condition.
Jewels: 15 Jewels.
Setting: Stem Set.
Layout: 3/4 Plate.
Conditions: The movement is in Very Good condition.
What is the design on the dust cover of the watch?
Universal Exhibitions Medals
Universal Exhibitions were World's fairs originating in the French tradition of
national exhibitions, a tradition that culminated with the French Industrial
Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. This fair was soon followed by other national
exhibitions in continental Europe, and eventually the United Kingdom. Many of
the dust covers on the pocket watches from the 1900s exhibit the Universal
Exhibitions Awards Medals.