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Romilly, circa 1750


Jean Romilly became a master watchmaker in 1750 with his watch making firm located in Paris France. This watch at one time would have been housed in a 22kt gold case. Unfortunately the gold case was at one point, melted down for it's cash value and a replacement shop case was used to hold the movement. This watch I estimate to be made in 1750 and he had made his first watch in 1730.

Romilly began from a clock making dynasty in Geneva with his father, uncle and three of his brothers involved in the family business. Jean moved to Paris 1730 and was befriended by Jean-Jacques Roosseau. Romilly specialized in movements for watches and later became known for his dial paintings and watch case painted scenes. This specific watch is now being restored by CWRNH and will sport a new Crystal.

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