Golay Fils & Stahl

Golay Fils & Stahl

Golay Fils & Stahl The firm was founded at 31, quai des Bergues, Geneva in 1837 by Auguste Golay-Leresche, a clockmaker. The house was sold to Stahl around 1900 and the name became Golay Fils & Stahl. In the period from 1860 until 1930 there were two stores,...
Half-Hunter

Half-Hunter

Half-Hunter A hunting case – or hunter – refers to a pocket watch with a completely closed, metal cover to prevent the glass cover from breaking while the wearer is involved in hands-on labor such as partaking in a hunt. A half-hunter or demi-hunter has a...
Hunting Case

Hunting Case

Hunting Case A hunting case – or hunter – refers to a pocket watch with a completely closed metal cover to prevent the glass cover from breaking while the wearer is involved in hands-on labor such as a hunt. A half-hunter has a semi open worked lid so the...
Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Patek Phillipe Calatrava Wristwatch. Patek Philippe S.A. is a high-end Swiss watchmaking company which was established in 1839 as Patek, Czapek & Cie. by Antoine Norbert de Patek and François Czapek. In 1845, Czapek left the company and the firm was...
Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch

Pocket Watch A pocket watch is the ancestor of the modern day wristwatch. The watch did not have a wristband but was worn in a fob or vest pocket, usually on a fob chain. Antique Hunting Case (Covered) Pocket...