This is a Vintage O. Maire Swiss Pocket Watch Movement, 6 Jewels, 2 adjustments, measures approx. 40 mm. Signed O. Maire Swiss on back of movement.
Some parts appear to be missing. (see the photos)
The dial appears to be a metal gold tone and I do think it had Maire on the dial but appears to be faded. (see the photos)
Selling as is for parts or restoration.
Below is some Info I found in the Jewelers' Circular mentioning the O.Maire Co.
The Jewelers' Circular, Volume 79, Issue 1 - 1919
SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY
Figures on the Production and Exportation
of Watches, Watch Cases and Movements
During the First Quarter of 1919
S. B. Weiss, of O. Maire & Co., 54 Maiden Lane, New York, who recently returend on the Lapland, from an extended visit to the home factory in Switzerland, brought back some very interesting statistics regarding the Swiss output and export of watchesf watch cases and movements. In an interview with a reporter of The Jeweler Circular, Mr. Weiss also gave a brief account of conditions existing in the watchmaking trade in Switzerland during the past few months.
The shortage in output, which is emphasized in the figures given below, is due greatly to the recent strike of watchmakers, which lasted from the latter part of April until July 20, when the manufacturers acceded to the workers' demands. Formerly the men worked 11 hours a day or 66 hours a week. This was reduced to 55 hours a week and later to 48 hours a week on which basis they are now working. There was no definite wage scale agreed upon, but there is a tendency throughout the trade to meet all the individual demands for increase in wages made by the men and unprecedented wages are now being paid. Owing to these unsettled labor conditions the shortage in the output of watches for the first quarter of 1919 was very serious in a number of cases, as is shown in the comparison with the figures given for the first quarter, 1918.
The following is a table of figures giving the output of complete watches, watch cases and movements for the first quarter 1919, as compared with the same period in 1918.
Nickel watches 1.317.146 1.999.886
Silver watches 628,405 700,698
Gold watches '. 74,886 84.511
Chronometers, etc 9,866 8,875
Total 2.030,303 2,793,970
Nickel cases 72,960 46.311
Silver cases 13,585 20.331
Gold cases 357 2,419
Total 86.902 69,061
Finished movements 621,125 580.776
Watch cases stamped hy
the Swiss Government
Assay Office, During
the First Quarter—■
Gold 251.137 237.939
Silver 763,491 725,844
Total 1,014,628 1,063,783
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