Henri Sandoz & fils Men's Silver 17Jwl Watch
This watch is in pre-owned condition
Was Collector's Item
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This Unique and Handsome Henri Sandoz & fils has Silver-tone Case and Bracelet
Beautiful Dial features Original Silver-tone Hands and Silver-tone Hour Markers at all hour positions.
Case measures 34mm diameter excluding crown; 35mm (with crown)
Watch comes without Box and papers.
Henri Frédéric Sandoz (sometimes Frédéric Henri Sandoz), born in 1851, was a self-made man of Le Locle who in the 1870s founded Henri Sandoz & Cie., later producing complicated watches under the name of Cyma.
In 1890, in partnership with two families named Schwob, Sandoz established a watch-making firm at Malleray, near Tavannes, in the French-speaking Bernese Jura of Switzerland. Their new business was known as Tavannes Watch Co.
By the time of the death of Sandoz on 18 March 1913, many watches were made under the name of Henri Sandoz & Fils. The enterprise occupied a 'model factory' employing one thousand workers and producing 2,500 watches a day.
Sandoz was reported to have a paternalistic policy towards his workforce, exercising a fierce social control.
Other names used by the Tavannes company at various times include Tavannes-Cyma, Bijou Watch Co., Tacy Watch Co., and Lisca. After the death of Sandoz, the company he founded went on growing. By 1938, it was manufacturing four thousand items a day.