SOLD - Concord Art Deco 1930s Reverso Style Prototype in Stainless Steel - One of a kind I believe
Ladies and Gents, I wish I could tell you a really cool story about this watch; and I know there is one out there. However, this piece appears to be a prototype of a watch made to compete with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso of the time. You should know the history of the Concord Watch Company to help understand how important this fine watchmaker was during this time and how they would have the know how to produce such a complex piece of case machinery. The design of the mechanism that makes this watch flip is simply out of this world; almost inconceivable. Each side has a triple hinged dual arm and double push in ball bearings to hold the watch in place. They even took the time to have this incredible invention detailed with deco period design elements. It's magnificent. From what I can tell, the watch is powered with an early version of the 17 jewel manual wind in-house Concord Caliber 245B. The watch works well and keep near perfect time. The watch appears to have it's original dial, hands, crown and indices. The crystal is glass and has some external wear on the corners; but not distracting nor would it need to be replaced. The back is not engraved and the entire case appears to have it's original finish. The case back is marked with the number "2"; a further indication that this is a prototype which were usually done in 3. The strap is dark brown vintage - not made by Concord. Please take your time to view how incredible the case design is. This is a must have for any serious collector especially if you focus on early Reverso's.