4.0264 Guinand Freres, Brenets Swiss, 1880’s

£1,200.00

Original 130-year old GUINAND FRERES movement, originally produced in the 1880’s as a small gold jacket-type pocket watch. The original movement and dial have been re-housed in a new, custom-made 39mm solid stainless steel case. The impressive, antique movement can be viewed through the crystal display caseback. The watch has been serviced with full disassembly, cleaning, oiling and adjusting. Comes with a black, genuine leather strap.

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Key Features

Original 130-year old movement by the independent family manufactory, Guinand Freres. This movement was originally produced in the 1880’s as a small gold jacket-type pocket watch. The movement is a lever type based on a LeCoultre & Co ebauche. Upper-middle class with nice a Geneva wave finish. The solid stainless steel case is a convenient ‘king size’ 39 mm, and houses a perfect original enamel dial with ornate hands.

This is an elegant and conveniently sized, perfect-looking wristwatch with an original 130-year old antique movement. The impressive, antique movement can be viewed through the caseback.

About Guinand Freres

Guinand Freres (brothers) is old family-run manufactory from Switzerland. The Guinand horological dynasty included more than 50 officially registered master watchmakers. Almost every small family workshops and manufactories were overtaken by huge watchmaking unions during the 1890-1900’s, but interesting watches from independent makers still can be found on antique markets.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. Please make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.

Overview

Case and Strap

  • New, custom-made ‘antique’ style case with ‘olive’ type lugs.
  • Solid stainless steel 316L.
  • Mineral crystal.
  • Mineral crystal display caseback.
  • Antique style, silver-tone crown.
  • New, black, genuine leather strap with screws.

Dimensions:

  • Width w/o crown 39 mm.

Dial and Hands

  • Original, classic metal white dial.
  • Roman numerals.
  • “Guinand Freres Brenets” signature.
  • Small seconds subdial over numeral 6 position.
  • Rare, ‘tulil’ style, dark purple tempered steel hands.
  • In perfect condition.

Movement

  • Swiss-made movement.
  • Made circa 1880’s.
  • 15 jewels.
  • Manual winding.
  • ‘Wolf’s teeth’ winding gears.
  • Power reserve more than 30 hours.
  • Nickel plates and bridges with “Cote de Geneve”.
  • In perfect mechanical condition.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 14+ days, winding every day at 12am.
  • Average timekeeping range: less than 40-60 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

  • Fully serviced with disassembly in our Bristol shop.
  • Mechanics in full working order.
  • New, black genuine leather strap with screws.
  • Guarantee Terms and Conditions. 
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Case material

Solid stainless steel

Dial tone

Beige/White/Silver

Origin

Swiss

Size grade

39-41 mm

Year approx

1880