Germinal Voltaire 17 Jewels Automatic Watch
This Germinal Voltaire 17 Jewels automatic watch for men and women features a gold-tone case and gold-tone steel watch strap. The entire watch features gold-plated details such as the hour hands, hour markers, and watch crown.
The 1970s Swiss-made automatic watch has seen better days. The age can be seen on the watch dial and case, but that is the beauty of this watch. The patina gives it a great and interesting look, making it a great choice for vintage watch collectors.
The watch is in very good working condition and that shows the quality of Swiss watch brands. The watch strap and watch case have similar signs of wearing and aging, giving us the impression that this is the actual original watch strap. We will include another watch strap in case you want to change it. The overall value of the watch is increased by the fact that it still has all the original parts.
Year: Circa 1970s
Brand: Germinal Voltaire
17 Jewels Automatic Movement
Gold-Tone Case and Strap
Condition: Very Good
Dial measurements: 33mm
The watch is in working condition!
Germinal Voltaire Watches
Germinal Voltaire watches trace their origins to 1848 when it began as MEYER FRERES. In 1895 PICARD & CIE registered trademarks for watches and watch parts, in 1901 the company was reformed under the same name. The trademarks of BLUM & FRERES MEYER were transferred to Picard & Cie after 1902.
By 1915, the company was known as Fabrique Germinal. By this point, the company was producing and selling all sorts of innovative timepieces including some of the first wristwatches, ultra-flat pocket watches, and chronographs.
Germinal was known for its specialty timepieces for its driver, aviator, engineer, and doctor consumers. All ‘Germinal’ watches were produced by Picard & Fils, Fabrique Germinal, SA La Chaux de Fonds. Their USA representatives were: Germinal-Voltaire Watches Vulcain Watch Co. of North America, New York, N. Y.
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