AN UNUSUAL VERY THIN CYLINDER WATCH WITHIN A SILVER MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE TURKISH WARS

geneva or la chaux de fonds, second quarter of 19th century

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The gilt movement with plain balance wound and set with male key, engine-turned silver dial with eccentric roman chapter ring, blued-steel hands, within a silver medal bearing a portrait of Nicholas I on one side, on the other the symboUc female figure of Russia giving a warrior his sword and a crucifix with the Latin inscription, Gird your Swords to Your Thighs, Heroes, Turkish Wars, 14 April, 1828