Swiss Lady's Gold Watch, retailed by Raymond Yard

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Swiss Lady's Gold Watch, retailed by Raymond Yard
Case: 29 mm, round, 14k yellow gold,
Dial: silvered with applied gold Dash hour indexes, gold leaf hour and minute hands, black out minute track, auxiliary sweep seconds.
Movement: Mechanical, manual wound
Strap: Pale green lizard completed by a yellow metal buckle and tang; 8 inches
Signed: ""Yard"", for Raymond Yard on dial

Metals:
Gold

Overall Condition: Good


Raymond Yard: Raymond Yard lived the American Dream. In his impoverished youth, he worked for Marcus and Company both behind the scene in production, later at the forefront as a salesman before leaving to open his own business in 1922. His New York boutique sold watches and jewelry made of the finest material. His impeccable eye for quality and detail became Raymond Yard’s trademark. Rarely advertising, Yard's fame and reputation spread by word of mouth, earning him the patronage of America’s finest families: Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, du Pont, Woolworth and Flagler among others. He also attracted celebrities such as Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks. A humble man, his jewels are simply marked YARD. Raymond Yard is viewed ad one of the most prominent Art Deco jewelers in the world. Raymond Yard retired in 1958; his firm continues today.




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