Dating to the late Art Deco to early Retro era (1940's!) this charming all-working ladies CYMA watch is made of 9ct rose gold case and gold lined band.
The Cyma watch brand was founded in the late 19th century in Switzerland. The high-quality of the Cyma timepieces allowed Tavannes/Cyma to develop into one of the largest Swiss watch manufacturers by circa 1910, and continued throughout the 20th century. The Cyma watch brand is currently owned by Stelux International Ltd, and today continues to lead in the production of high-end watches.
The timeless rectangular-shaped case features hand-engraved detail to the bezel sides and smoothly polished convex top and bottom bezel. A tapered geometric textured band attaches to the case, the colour of the band is a rosy yellow hue. The rectangular dial is a champagne-tone with yellow hued hands and numerals. Hand painted black minute markers accent the outer dial, along with "CYMA" and "SWISS MADE" placed to the very bottom. Keeping in style with the Retro genre, an original convex glass covers and protects the dial.
Enclosed is a working CYMA mechanical 15 jewel Swiss movement. Inside the 9ct gold case there is a metal dustcover, giving further protection to the mechanism (a sign of quality... and likely the reason why the watch still ticks today!). A simple wind of the crown to kick-start the cogs is needed every time it's worn. The inside of the case is stamped "HANDLEY" "CYMA" and "9CT", denoting 9ct gold and watch case manufacturer 'Handley'. JW Handley was Australia's largest watch case manufacturer of the 1920's through to the 1960's - it cased many high-end watch brands, including Rolex.
The case measures 21mm long x 14.00mm wide. The total length of the watch measures approximately 18.00cm - 19.00cm - the back spring-loaded links allows for an expandable fit, and links can be removed to suit desired fit. A simple ladder style clasp fastens the bracelet.
A charming vintage timepiece. Perfect for any vintage lover, and a pleasing way to reading the time!
*Please note the watch currently works, keeping fairly accurate time within 24 hours. However, the mechanical movement has not had an overhaul so does not come with a guarantee. Typically mechanical watches of this era, if working, either gain or lose between 5 -10 minutes as the cogs wind down.