Revue Thommen Men's 12002-3112 Pocket Watch Hand-Winding Movement White Dial Watch
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- Stainless steel case
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Pocket watch, white dial, see-through case back
- Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 M)
Only a few firms in the Swiss watch industry can look back on such a long tradition as Revue Thommen. The firm, Revue Thommen, was founded in 1853 by Gedeon Thommen and it developed into one of the leading companies in this sector.
In the early days, only wristwatches and pocket watches were produced. They relied exclusively on their own movements, as was only fitting. Around 1920, Revue Thommen also decided to start producing instruments for the aviation industry. This segment was constantly expanded, and today, Revue Thommens instruments are among the leading products in the aviation industry.
Small watches (wristwatches) were produced in La Chaux-de-Fonds for many years. The Revue Thommen Cricket* products (mechanical alarm clocks) became world famous. Many presidents of the United States were proud wearers of the Revue Thommen Cricket watch.
The firm, Grovana Watch Co. Ltd., took over production and global sales of Revue Thommen watches in spring 2001. The firm, Grovana, is one of the leading companies in the Swiss watchmaking industry. Sales of Grovana products have expanded strongly in recent years. Today, its watches are sold through more than 60 country agents around the world. Great attention has always been paid to quality, but if a repair is ever necessary, our spare parts service comes into its own. Any part, ordered by our agents, will be dispatched within 48 hours.
When Revue Thommen watches were integrated into Grovana Watch Co. Ltd., it was decided that two main divisions should be further developed: the Airspeed aviation chronometers and the traditional watch division with exclusive Revue Thommen Manufacture movements.
The Airspeed lines, which comprise "The Classics" and "The XLarge Collection", will shortly be supplemented by the jubilee collection called "The Flyback Collection". The Airspeed line reflects the technical accuracy and perfection of Revue Thommens aviation tradition.
The traditional collection is devoted to the original watchmaking art. Thus Revue Thommen has decided to resume production of the tried-and-tested, exclusive Revue Thommen Manufacture movements.
- Package Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.2 x 2.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- ASIN: B0049JMZX8
- Item model number: 12002-3112
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 11, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Revue Thommen|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective sapphire|
|Case material||Steel and 14k gold|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||7.8 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Movement||Mechanical hand wind|
|Water resistant depth||99 Feet|
Top customer reviews
A watch can have high value for several reason. It can be rare, or very well made, or have a high gold content. Watches owned by the famous also carry a certain value. Lincoln's Waltham watch, while very modest, is Lincoln's watch therefore in the Smithsonian.
Looking at this watch, I'm damned if I can figure out what makes it worth $3000.
The movement is a modest mass produced movement. The screw heads look like round machine screws rather than well fitted flush screws. The jewels are press fitted into the bridges rather than sitting in gold chaton's, as you'd find in a quality watch. The movement also does not seem to be adjusted in positions, also a mark of a quality watch.
In fact, a internet search shows the movement, an MSR T44, goes for less than $200.
So, why is this watch worth almost $3000?
Maybe it isn't.