Henri Sandoz founded a watch company under his own name in 1870. By 1891, he moved to Tavannes, just outside of Bern and by 1895, he had set up The Tavannes Watch Company. Between 1889 and 1907, Sandoz himself had registered 39 patents, all associated with watchmaking, and a further 11 were registered under the Tavannes Watch Co. Tavannes, like many others, suffered during the quartz crisis of the 1970s, but the brand was resurrected in 2008. The Tavannes brand is closely associated with Cyma, which was created as a brand name for Tavannes to sell watches through. Cyma-Tavannes was one of the few Swiss companies to produce in-house movements up until the 1950s.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
For a watch of this age ( 93 years ), we would recommend that it is considered for occasional use, once or twice a week. This doesn't mean that you can't wear it every day, but only our recommendation. This is largely because watches of this age weren't built to deal with modern life. They do not have dust proofing, shock absorption and are easily magnetised. Please do try and keep they watch away from magnets such as computers, phones, speakers etc.
Please note, the glass was removed for some pictures to cancel out the glare.
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : 1930
Case Size : 28mm
Case Thickness : 9.4mm
Lug to Lug : 38mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Solid 925 Sterling Silver
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty