Avia Mead Watch Co. 20mm 7J Boulevard ladies' pendant watch, handsome nickel bridge movement with bold red ruby jewels, copper-toned metal dial with a brushed finish, raised fancy gold Arabic style numbers and a black marked subsidiary seconds register is marked "Boulevard", dial has some short scratches and a bit of patina on the numbers, thin gold steel baton-style hands, distinctive rose gold filled (RGF) over a stainless steel base round smooth polish pendant case with a small loop on the frame at 6 o'clock and an extra thick flat Lucite crystal, case is showing normal even wear overall with some notable scrapes on the side of the crystal and some small spots of discoloration on the crown and nearby frame, measures approx. 22mm in diameter x 25mm in length x 10mm thick (crystal included).
Paired with the watch is a matching Art Deco style 2-tone rose and yellow gold filled brooch with an upper rose-toned half-circle finished with spheres on each end and a yellow-toned accent of raised interlocking rings with a small loop on the bottom connecting to a rose-toned half sphere detail and then to the pendant watch, brooch is showing normal even wear overall but does have a small spot of repair near the upper-right sphere, measures approx. 40mm wide x 44mm in height x 10mm thick. A handsome, high quality vintage watch and brooch set from the mid-1900s in excellent overall condition!
- Year Made: mid 1900s
- Company: Avia Mead Watch Co
- Jewels: 7J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: Boulevard
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bridge layout
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: red/rose
- Dial Details: marked "Boulevard"
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow, Gold Filled - Rose
- Case Details: Lucite crystal
Case Length, bow included:
40mm (1.57 inches)
Pin Height: 44mm (1.73 inches)
10mm (0.39 inches)
- Crystal Material: Lucite
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
As of January 28th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping. Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body. We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page
, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.
To attach a watch, or other display item, to the pin, thread the bow of the watch through the hoop on the back of the pin before you wear it. Once you put the pin on your person, your own clothing will prevent the watch from being able to leave the loop. Because of the curved design of this hook, it would also secure a watch to the pin safely if a brooch-converter was used to turn this into a pendant.
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