Besancon France Mechanical Vintage Watch
Besancon is a hub for local French watch manufacturers, the home of many watchmakers that have started limited watch productions over the years. It's also the place where this elegant timepiece has been produced.
This vintage Besancon mechanical watch model has arrived in our collection in good condition. And we have done our best to transform it into a beautiful vintage piece, and to restore its shine.
Though it may not appear so clearly in the photos, the case of the watch is silver-tone, and the bracelet comes in a bright tone of gold. When you order the watch, you will receive an extra watch bracelet, since this one presents some signs of age.
The mechanical movement of the watch is in full working condition. And the watch is a delightful piece to have on the wrist. French design, longevity, and elegance, these would be the main features of this lovely Besancon watch model. With a 36-mm dial, the watch is perfect for medium wrist sizes for women, or small wrist sizes for men.
Stainless steel back.
Base metal case.
About mechanical watches
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a clockwork mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically, with the help of a small battery.
A mechanical watch is driven by a mainspring which must be hand-wound periodically. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power balance, a weighted wheel that oscillates back and forth at a constant rate. A device called an escapement releases the watch's wheels to move forward a small amount with each swing of the balance wheel, moving the watch's hands forward at a constant rate.
Mechanical watches are classic vintage pieces, beautiful displays of minimalism and old-school features. Some of the most elegant mechanical watches, for true vintage enthusiasts, are now available in our vintage mechanical watch collection.
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From our collection of vintages and antiques, only the best pieces make it through our selection for this platform. Our goal is to locate the finest vintage pieces and reclaim their original, timeless beauty.
The process behind our brand is a complex one: restoring antique and vintage pieces, making them look flawless, carefully reconstructing what is broken and capturing them as accurately as possible so that these articles get a chance to a second story.
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Our vintage watches are extensively verified by local watchmakers that we work with. Any repairs needed are done by professionals, so rest assured, all the watches are in perfect working condition. They are additionally checked for another 24 hours, once the order is placed, before shipping.
The pieces we sell are vintage, so they may present marks of the passage of time. Make sure you have a close look at the photos of each product. We try to capture them as accurately as possible. Colors may differ slightly.
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The items can be shipped worldwide, from Romania. In particular cases, items can be shipped from a different country.
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