Tuesday, April 6, 2010

VERY RARE LUXURY VINTAGE HY MOSER & CIE MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)











VERY RARE! VINTAGE H.Y MOSER & CIE MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1930'S

BRAND/JENAMA: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE H.Y MOSER & CIE MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS

CIRCA/TAHUN: 1930's

MODEL: VINTAGE

CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACRYLIC LENS

MOVEMENT/ENJIN: HY MOSER 16 RUBIES MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT Cal.H20

DIAL COLOR: CHAMPAGNE GOLD TONE/KEEMASAN

FUNCTION/FUNGSI: SUB SECOND DIAL AT 6:00

HANDS/JARUM: BLACK METAL BREGUET HAND/ LOGAM HITAM

MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: RAISED BLACK TONE ARABIC MILITARY

CASING : GOLD TOP & STAINLESS STEEL BACK / EMAS SADUR DIATAS DAN KELULI BELAKANG

LUGS: 22mm

MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 39mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 40mm LUG TO LUG

DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: S/N 925607

CROWN: ORIGINALGP/ SADUR EMAS

STRAP/TALI: NEW MILITARY BLACK TEXTILE BAND

SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"

EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL & VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND

PRICE/HARGA: RM1,450.00 (SOLD TO SAIFUL HAKIM, PARIS, FRANCE)

SOLD: RM850.00




BRIEF HISTORY OF H.Y MOSER THE WATCHMAKER

Johann Heinrich Moser was born and grew up in Schaffhausen in the traditions and experience of a watchmaking dynasty that had become established over the generations. Son and grandson of watchmakers he learned the traditional watchmaker’s craft from his father, Erhard Moser and from his grandfather Johannes Moser.

In 1824, he left Schaffhouse to set up in Locle where he perfected his knowledge in the presence of the greatest watchmakers of the time. Two years later, he tried to return and set up business in his home town, but the Municipal Council rejected his request to be given the honorary post of watchmaker to the town in favour of someone else.

Heinrich Moser & Co. came into being in 1828 and in 1829, Johann Heinrich Moser founded his watchmaking business in Locle to manufacture pocket watches.

As an ambitious and visionary watchmaker, Johann Heinrich Moser decided to set up in business in Russia. Tsarist Russia at the time was regarded as an excellent labour and sales market and as a sound trading base for watches.

After several employed positions as a watchmaker, he founded his own company in St. Petersburg at the end of 1828. This marked the hour of inception of the greatly successful brand, Hy Moser & Cie. Alongside precision watches and watches designed as pieces of jewellery, Johann Heinrich Moser also offered a range of simple watches.

As he built up his trading network, he came to realize that a successful wholesaler should also be a manufacturer. Johann Heinrich Moser accordingly established a watch factory in Le Locle in 1829, which produced watches exclusively for his businesses. This allowed him to guarantee the high quality of his products. Eventually, he was made an honorary citizen of Le Locle in acknowledgement of his services to the town in the Swiss Jura.


The 1st internationally active company founded by Johann Heinrich Moser was the St. Petersburg trading company, Hy Moser & Co. From this name, he developed the company signature in Latin and in Cyrillic script, which was almost always accompanied by a medallion. Until about 1918, these symbols were the standard signature on all watches supplied by Heinrich Moser’s watch company. In 1829, Johann Heinrich Moser opened a watch factory in Locle, which also bore the name “Hy Moser & Co.”.

The Russian operation had to be abandoned in 1917 in the aftermath of the October Revolution.

In about 1920, Moscow founded the “Central watch repair workshop” on the ashes of the Moser watchmaking factories of old Tzarist Russia. For the seventy-year period of the “Soviet Union” Henry Moser watches would remain synonymous with work of a superior quality for the leaders of the eastern bloc. As proof of this, in 1966, the USSR presented one of its high-ranking military staff a Moser pocket watch in 18-carat gold, dating from before 1917 (this collector’s piece has now been bought back by Moser Schaffhausen AG).

The name of Henry Moser also died out in this branch of the family in 1923 with the death of Heinrich Moser’s only son, who had no male offspring.

In 2002, Dr. J├╝rgen Lange and the great-grandson of Johann Heinrich Moser, Roger Nicholas Balsiger, jointly with private investors, founded the watch company Moser Schaffhausen AG. Dr. Lange also registered the original brand H. Moser & Cie again internationally.It was a time of renaissance for the Moser Schaffhausen AG and the reintegration of the Henry Moser lineage.

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