Jean Baptiste Baillon 18kt Gold Enameled Open-face Watch, Paris, mid-18th century, roman numeral enameled dial with arabic numeral outer minutes, signed "J. Baptiste Baillon," gilt pierced hands, floral decorated and engraved dial collar marked "J.B. Baillon," bull's-eye crystal, key-wind, key-set, chain fusee, swing-out movement with silvered regulator, pierced balance cock and engraved "no. 2848/J. Baptiste Baillon/Paris," floral-decorated navy blue and green enameled case, dia. 46.5 mm, 99g.
Condition: UPDATE 10--20 this is a quarter hour on demand watch with hammers. There is no bell that can be located, hammers hit the side of the case. currently winding setting and ticking, time accuracy has not been tested, chip on dial around winding arbor. no losses to enameling. Swing-out movement catch is stiff.
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