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1963 Baume 9ct Gold Wristwatch from Bristol Siddeley
  • 1963 Baume 9ct Gold Wristwatch from Bristol Siddeley
  • 1963 Baume 9ct Gold Wristwatch from Bristol Siddeley
  • 1963 Baume 9ct Gold Wristwatch from Bristol Siddeley

1963 Baume 9ct Gold Wristwatch from Bristol Siddeley

Price:

£200.00


Product Description

A fine quality Swiss Baume Gents 9 carat (375) gold Wristwatch in good working condition.

The watch has been given as a token of estimation by the aeronautical engine firm Bristol Siddeley. The watch has a circular anodised cream face with Arabic numerals. The face has a smaller subsidiary seconds hand above the 6. The face is also marked : BAUME BIMATIC 17 JEWELS and SWISS MADE (at the bottom). The glass lens is quite domed making it very easy to read the time. The body is made of gold and the reverse has been engraved with: B.S. Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd – J.W. COOK 1963. The inside of the plate is hallmarked London with the date stamp for 1963. Overall condition of the watch is good and it keeps good time. The watch face has very small white oxidisation spots, but otherwise clean. The watch has a new replacement black leather strap.

Baume was a Swiss company, based in Les Bois in the Jura Mountains. They had a London branch in Hatton Garden. Arthur Baume was a member of the Royal Geographical Society and also president of the British Horological Institute. As well as their own watches, Baume & Company were the importers of Longines watches to the UK and all of the British Commonwealth.

Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd (BSEL) was a British aero engine manufacturer. The company was formed in 1959 by a merger of Bristol Aero-Engines Limited and Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited. In 1961 the company was expanded by the purchase of the de Havilland Engine Company and the engine division of Blackburn Aircraft. Bristol Siddeley was purchased by Rolls-Royce Limited in 1966.

Size: 33 mm (1 ¼ inch)
Weight: 31 g

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