This beautiful, collectible 7 jewel mechanical watch is an estate sale acquisition. It is rare and has an antique gold tone all over its metal, with the VENDOME sign on the back. There is a safety chain included, and the clasp can be closed with some adjusting. There are signs of wear on the metal and on the plating, please refer to photos for condition. It has roman numeral lettering on its face, with the sign VENDOME on the face as well. A truly beautiful addition to the costume jewellery fan's collection.
1.25" diameter (watch face)
Antique gold tone on metal
7 Jewel Mechanical watch
From Nasvete: "Founded as a subsidiary of Coro in 1944, Vendome produced unique style and high quality jewellery. The name origins in Parisian jewelry trade center Place de Vendome, specialized in the production of luxury jewellery for the rich clientele. Indeed, the jewellery designers used high quality materials, such as rock crystal from Austria and Czechoslovakia, sparkling artificial pearls and enamels, metal with gold or silver plated, clear and colored perspex. In 1953, the company separated from Coro, and existed until 1979.
In 1944, the company “Coro” for the first time used the brand “Vendome” on some of its decorations. And almost ten years later, in 1953 appeared a full line of “Vendome” as a subsidiary of “Coro” instead of “Corocraft.” However, in 1957 Richton International Corporation bought the company “Coro” and “Vendome”.
The traditional motifs and designs of the 1960s jewelry – floral and geometric. When Helen Marion became the chief designer of “Vendome”, the company released innovative jewelry designs. Among them it is worth noting ethnic decorations and a series of artful collages (brooches). Since 1970 the company has significantly reduced its trade. Regardless of the style and design, decoration of ‘Vendome” are in great demand among collectors."