Cortebert is a little village in Switzerland and this is when the Cortebert watch story started back in 1790. Over the next 180 years, the Cortebert named business grew until its demise in the 1970s. Another victim of the quartz revolution. They were hugely respected as watchmakers, manufacturing watch movements for Panerai and Rolex and producing railroad watches where accuracy and reliability were so important.
This Cortebert pocket watch, probably from the 1930s, is in very good condition. There are no hairline cracks in the porcelain dial and no significant scratches or dinks in the case - just a few very light indentations in the case back.
The white porcelain dial has hardly faded. The hour indexes are Arabic numerals and there is a railroad track minute outer. Blued steel Poire hands. Small seconds sub-dial at 6.
The nickel case and snap-fit case back are both in good condition.
Inside is the Cortebert in-house produced calibre 534. It's a beautifully engineered movement and runs well.
1930s Cortebert Pocket Watch
Year 1930s Case Metal Nickel Case Back Nickel Back type Snap Diameter* 49mm Power Manual Calibre 534
* excluding the winder