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    Jules Jurgensen Gold Bow Set Minute Repeater Presented To J. Parker, circa 1919
    Case: 18k yellow gold, 47 mm, gold slide for activating the repeat, gold cuvette, No. 16008, case back engraved "To J. Parker, Etc. Etc. Best Wishes of the Season from Mack Bennett, Maurice Tourneur, Allan Dwan, George Loane tucker, Thomas H. Ince, Mickey Neilan, Xmas 1919"
    Dial: enamel, Arabic chapters, sub seconds, blued spade hands
    Movement: No. 16008, nickel bridge, bow setting to the case back, 31 jewels, 7 adjustments, straight line lever, jeweled to the hammers
    Signed: triple signed Jules Jurgensen Copenhagen

    J Parker Read Jnr (1885 - 1942) was a noted Hollywood film producer and director and co-founder of Associated Producers Inc. Read came from a family of significant note, a direct descendant of George Read, one of the 56 original signatories of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, whilst the Reads of Los Angeles we significant Beverly Hills property developers.

    Read directed his first feature in 1913, before moving onto film producing and In 1919, along with cofounders Thomas Ince (The first movie mogul), director Maurice Tourneur and director and actor Mack Sennett launched Associated Producers, a film production and distribution company in Culver City, on the site now occupied by Sony Pictures Studio. In 1922, Associated Producers merged with First National Pictures and in 1929, it subsequently merged with Warner Bros.

    This Jules Jurgensen minute repeater pocket watch was a thank you gift from the co-founders of Associated Producers along with actor, director and producers Mickey Neilan, George L. Tucker and Allan Dwan to J Parker Read and is engraved with the inscription 'Best Wishes of the Season' Xmas 1919





    Condition Report*: Type: Jules Jurgensen Gold Bow Set Minute Repeater Presented To J. Parker
    Dial: enamel, Arabic
    Hands; spade
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 78.7
    Case No: 16008
    Case Info: double hinged back, gold cuvette
    Case Width: 47 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 16008, nickel bridge, bow setting to the case back, 31 jewels, 7 adjustments, straight line lever, jeweled to the hammers
    Circa: 1919
    Condition: movement is good, running and chiming with good tone, dial is superb, case is good
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