Just as the Bohemian glass wearers on backpacks - also known as hutts - transported and sold their glassware, so did the watch wearers, when more and more watches were being made from 1800 onwards. Since the watches were good and cheap, dealers from Switzerland to the Netherlands began to take watch orders and looked in the valleys of the Black Forest for farms that made the watches according to customer requirements - the beginning of the Black Forest watch industry. Tourism advertising in the 1950s and 1960s promoted awareness of this activity, which had only been practiced for a few decades.
Description: Black Forest clock carrier made of metal, colored, a small Black Forest clock.
French clock bearer
The French counterpart to the Black Forest watch carrier ensured the spread of the Comtoise clock. In addition to the clock, usually only the long pendulum was taken as an articulated or folding pendulum. The weights were made on site, either by an iron blacksmith or by a stone mason.
Description: Lithograph (1820s) by Carle Vernet, born in Bordeaux 14.08.1758, died in Paris 21.11.1836.
Title: Marchand d'Horloges de bois, 72nd sheet of the series "Les Cris de Paris" - "The calls of Paris", the dealer calls out "Wooden clocks, wooden clocks".
The printer is Delpech, François Seraphin (Orléans, 1778 - 1825), imprimeur-lithographe.