Unusual antique Japy Freres pocket watch. Fancy Jewish dial and fancy movement. Fancy enamel Jewish dial and fancy movement. The case and movement signed "Democrate" which is a trade mark of Japy Freres. The watch watch is key wind and comes with a matching key JAPY FRERES history: Japy freres was founded 1n 1806 by Frédéric with his sons Pierre (finances/ commerce), Fritz and Louis (technicality, machine design) Today JAPY FRERES watches and clocks are still around because of the devellopment by industrializion the watch manufacturing industry.
They produced many watches and clocks, estimated in the millions during a good 150 years. Watches/ clocks were made individual, by hand, by one or more people and then assembled.
In very short time the production was more then double the usual way. Japy Freres also created the machines or modified machines to do this. Because of production amount/ speed and lower prices Japy Freres got many contracts by different army's to deliver watches and clocks. Japy Freres gave birth to the new standard for production: in his case this ment: watches, clocks, and later on emaille dials, and other things.Later on Frédéric's idea and interpretation of production lines became the industrial standard, as good as world wide. After his death in 1812 the factory went through his family untill the late 1930's, and ended there, as far it concerned watch/ clocks manufacturing. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in this country: BG. This item can be shipped worldwide.