Cross & Beguelin "Centennial"

Extremely Low Production Private Label timepiece from Cross & Beguelin High End Jewelers. The jewelry & watch firm of Cross & Beguelin Jewelers were ideally located in the famous  Maiden Lane Jewelry District in New York City pictured below.



Mr. Alfred Cross hailed from Maine and was trained as a skilled jeweler in New York. Mr. Henry E. Beguelin hailed from Locle Switzerland from several generations of skilled watchmakers dating back to 1776. Henry Beguelin produced high grade watches under his own name as well as the C & B Centennial name.

The partnership was formed in 1863 during the Civil War. The private label C & B Centennial watches were only produced for about 20 years making them very low production timepieces. Mr Beguelin died in 1896 and Mr Cross died in 1897. With the passing of the watchmaker Beguelin, few more watches were produced.    


Mechanical Swiss made, 11 Jewel, 4 Finger Bridge Assembly,

Suspended Balance Assembly, stem wind and RARE Dual  Pin-Set (at the 1:00 position on the outer case),,, And Key Set movement! 


Factory Hallmarked &  Signed C & B Centennial hinged case, American 18 size or 57.mm (not measuring the stem, sleeve, crown or bow)


Extremely rare Mint condition all Black enameled background dial with bold White enameled 1-12 Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds register, outer minute track & Arabic 5 minute markers.


Complete with matching New Old Stock Heavy Curb Link pocket watch chain.


CIRCA: 1860's - 1870's


Condition: 92-94%

Near MINT Overall Condition!!!


$288. + S/H


Item # P3903-CCF







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