Zürcher Kantonal Schützenfest, Rüti 1906
The Zürich cantonal shooting festival of Rüti (district of Hinwil, canton of Zürich), was held between June 24 and July 2, 1906.
Omega – L. Louis Brandt & frère –, Bienne / Biel, is delivering 317 men’s pocket watches for this event, decorated by Holy frères, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura). The movement of each of them is worth 35 Swiss francs and is accompanied by a house Bulletin de marche (movement rate certificate) set at 20 seconds.
On this occasion, independently of this watch, the house Holy Frères from Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura) struck a silver medal (Ø 23 mm.). On the obverse, the bust in profile to the right of a young peasant girl, the hair decorated with laurel leaves and the chest with oak leaves; inscribed “Rüti 1906”. On the reverse, a view of the village of Rüti; inscribed “Zürcher Kantonal Schützenfest” with the coats-of-arms of Rüti and Zürich.
· Schützenzeitung, 1906, pp. 20, 27, 57.
· Les Montres de Tir, au point de vue historique, décoratif, etc., Avec 73 figures dans le texte, Genève, Editions du Journal suisse d’horlogerie, 1908, p. 42-43, fig. 57.
· Catalogue Holy, 1911, p. 12.
· Revue suisse de numismatique, 1912, vol. 18, p. 134, No. 69.
· Richter, No. 1792 c.
· Martin, Jean-Louis, Montres de tir suisses – Schützenuhren der Schweiz – Orologi di tiro svizzeri – Swiss shooting watches, Lausanne, Editions de L’Abbaye du Livre, 1976, p. 120, No. 216.
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