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Art Deco Jump Hour, Wandering Seconds Watch 1920s - Pierce Calibre 103


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A Vintage ‘Jump Hours and Wandering Seconds’ Art Deco Pre-Digital Wrist Watch. c.1920’s.

These beautiful and highly unusual unisex Art Deco wrist watches were produced throughout the 1920s and 1930s and were manufactured in a number of different versions, all with the same streamline, futuristic appearance - characteristic of the art deco period.  

A jumping hour watch is one that does not feature a traditional hour hand that sweeps the dial once every 12 or 24 hours but instead has a disc viewed through an aperture that jumps to display each new hour. 

The discs inside the  nickel chromo casing can be adjusted using the manual winding crown similarly to a standard analogue watch. While the hours jump, the minutes and seconds scrolling (or wander) - giving the watch its unusual and funky name.

Engraved on the rear of the casing with ‘Nickel Chromo - Swiss made,’ the standard silver metal crown of this unique vintage timepiece has been replaced by our watchmaker with a stunning new/old stock blue Cabochon crown for an eye-catching Cartier style look that makes a great departure from tradition. 

Dating to the 1920s, the watch has a hand-winding mechanism and will suit both gents and ladies.

What’s on offer:

This piece has recently been professionally serviced and is in full working order. The unpolished case is in superb condition, with brush lines still visible from top to bottom. 

Sold without its original box or papers but instead supplied with one of our leather watch travel pouches. The watch will be supplied with a 6-month guarantee from Vintage Watch Specialist and will arrive fitted with your choice of a black, brown or tan leather strap - suitable for either a man or a woman.  

Additional information:

Made from: 

Case: Nickel Chromo.
Dial: Hour, minute and seconds disks.
Crystal: N/A
Bracelet: Your choice of a black, tan or brown leather strap with metal pin buckle. 

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual winding.
Movement type:
Calibre: Pierce 103.
Jewels: 15.

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent 9/10
Model reference: jump hours
Date of issue: c.1920


Supplied with a 6-month guarantee. 


Width (without crown) 25mm
Height (lug to lug) 38mm
Lug width: 16mm.

Wrist size: Adjustable.