Lip Men's Silver 17Jwl Swiss Made Calendar Slim Watch w/ Spiedel Strap
This watch is in PRE-OWNED condition
WAS COLLECTORS ITEM
PLEASE REFER TO THE PICTURES
This Rare and Handsome LIP Watch has Silver-tone Case and Speidel Leather Strap.
Original Dial features Silver-tone hour markers with Original Hands.
There is Calendar Window at 3 o'clock
Movement: Swiss 17Jwl
Case measures 30mm without crown; 31mm with crown; 35mm from lug to lug
Crystal has normal signs of use - please refer to the pictures
There are NO BOX AND PAPERS
In 1807, the Jewish community of Besançon offered a mechanical watch (montre à gousset) to Napoleon. Sixty years later, Emmanuel Lipman and his sons founded a clockwork workshop under the name of Comptoir Lipmann. In 1893 it became the Société Anonyme d'Horlogerie Lipmann Frères (Lipmann Brothers Clock Factory).
The firm launched the Lip stopwatch in 1896. Thereafter Lip became the brand of the company. They built around 2,500 pieces a year. The company launched the first electronic watch in 1952, called "Electronic" (it was not electric because of the presence of a diode). The first models were worn by Charles de Gaulle and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower; in 1948, a T18 was offered to Winston Churchill.