253. Williams & Son chronometer No 23843 by J.Monard Geneve, 1880s


  • Precision lever chronometer 20 jewels movement
  • Finished and decorated with Geneve stripes, gold chaton
  • Classic thin numbers signed enamel dial

Historical & antiquarian notes

Private label production by famous Jules Monard Geneve manufacture for US distributor house. Original maker name can be found under dial.

This movement originally was produced in 1880s as high-precision gold gentlemans pocket watch. Movement class is lever-type chronometer. Typical high-grade Geneve finish.

Technical data


type: swiss lever, nickel plates and bridges, 20 jewels, gold chaton, cam micro regulator
balance type: bimetallic cut balance with gold screw weights, Breguet hairspring
numbers: 23843 serial
signature: Williams & Son – Albany N.Y. – Adjusted – Patented; J.MONARD GENEVE (under dial)
age & origin: Swiss made in circa 1880’s, all original
condition: Perfect (10/10), mechanical status is PERFECT
restorations: NONE


type: classic hot enamel, black and red numerals
signature: W.H. WILLIAMS & SON.
age & origin: original to the movement
condition: Perfect
hands: dark-blue steel hands, original
restorations: NONE


type, size: custom made new wristwatch case, “classique” style, display back, diameter w/o crown 48 mm
metal, crystal: solid stainless steel 316L, front & back mineral crystals
age & origin: new custom made one piece
condition: NEW UNWORN


size, material, type: 22 mm, thick natural leather, classic style with rivets
condition: NEW UNWORN


testing time: 20+ days, winding every day at 12am
running duration: more than 30 hours
day error (static/dynamic): less than 10/25 seconds/day
conclusion: guaranted to keep resonably good time for 6 months

Final notes

Perfect gentlemans chronometer for good timekeeping. Exquisite Geneve-style movement finish will gratify owner in display caseback.

MSRP (£): 1400