© JAPY FRERES: MARKINGS AND HISTORY.

Japy Freres was founded in 1806 by Frederic Japy with his sons Pierre (finances/ commerce, Fritz and Louis (technicality, machine design).  Today many JAPY FRERES watches and clocks are still around because of the development by industrialitation of the watch manufacturing industry. They produced millions of clocks and watches during ca. 150 years.  Frederic Japy (1749-1812) was a pioneer in industrialisation and manufacturieng clocks and watches.  

                                                                        

                                              Édouard Louis Frédéric Japy       

                        

Watches and clocks were by hand.  Frederic Japy started productio lines in one building at Besancourt, all manufacturing together, ca. 1770-1780, pocket watches and clocks were made there. The production grew rapidly.  In 1806 his sons Louis, Pierre and Fritz by then took over the bussiness.  The trademark JAPY FRERES was founded by then.. During the next years, up to 1930 the factory became very big, and supplied even several armies with contracts to deliver a variation of watches and clocks.   They also produced emaille dials.    Japy Freres standariszed the manufacturing of watches and clocks up to Industrial scale world wide.  The factory closed by the end of the 1930's.

      Edouard Louis Frédéric Japy 1749-1812 and his wife, Suzanne.                                                                                                                                                   

                                    Marguerite AMSTUTZ                                                                                                                                             Suzanne Catherine Amstutz 1756-1811

                                                                 

   

      Watch factory Japy Freres, Beaucourt 1823                                                                                                     

          

    Watch/ clock factory at Badevel (close to Beaucourt)              

 

FOUNDING "JAPY FRERES", 1806, BY THESE 3 BROTHERS, SONS OF FREDERIC AND SUZANNE. 

                

                         

  Pierre Japy 1777-1863 and his wife Caroline Cuvier              Caroline Cuvier

    

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Frederic Guillaume "Fritz"Japy                            Louis Frederic japy 1777-1852

                 1774-1854

 

 Charles Guillaume Adolphe Japy 1813-1897 

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Henri Charles Octave 1848-1935

Son of Charles Guillaume Adolphe Japy and Pauline Clemence Sahler,

he was married to Louise Jenny Birckel.

                                                               


                                                      JAPY FRERES MARKINGS

JAPY FRERES,

MEDAILLE DE BRONZE

1873.


JAPY FRERES & Cie,

MEDAILLE d'Honneur 1855.

Expo universelle Paris 1855.



LA VIGILANTE,

louis Japy Freres.

Berne Seloncourt. 1850

Registered: 27-09-1894


LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES, BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-9-1894.


LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES,

BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-09-1894 


Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 


Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 


Japy Freres & Cie

Medaille D'Honneur: 1855. 


L'ALOUETTE

(WITH SWALLOW), 

REGISTERED: 22-03-1902.

(BESANCON).

JAPY FRERES 


ANCRE FRANCAISE

(ORNAMENTAL:

HORSESHOE AND BANNER),

REGISTERED:08-02-1892.

(BEACOURT/ BESANCON)

JAPY FRERES


AUTOMEDON

BRAND FOR TIME

ADJUSTMENT FEATURE,

REGISTERED: 28-2-1899. 

(BEAUCOURT)

JAPY FRERES & CIE


Japy Freres & Cie

Beaucourt 1893  


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JAPY FRERES

PRODUCTION MARKS / YEARS 

JAPY FRERES,

MEDAILLE DE BRONZE

1873.

JAPY FRERES & Cie,

MEDAILLE d'Honneur 1855.

Expo universelle Paris 1855.

 

LA VIGILANTE,

louis Japy Freres.

Berne Seloncourt. 1850

Registered: 27-09-1894

LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES, BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-9-1894.

 

 

LA PARISIENNE

JAPY FRERES,

BESANCON

REGISTERED: 27-09-1894 

 

 

Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 

Japy Freres

Beaucourt. 

Japy Freres & Cie

Medaille D'Honneur: 1855. 

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L'ALOUETTE

(WITH SWALLOW), 

REGISTERED: 22-03-1902.

(BESANCON).

JAPY FRERES 

ANCRE FRANCAISE

(ORNAMENTAL:

HORSESHOE AND BANNER),

REGISTERED:08-02-1892.

(BEACOURT/ BESANCON)

JAPY FRERES

 

AUTOMEDON

BRAND FOR TIME

ADJUSTMENT FEATURE,

REGISTERED: 28-2-1899. 

(BEAUCOURT)

JAPY FRERES & CIE

 

Japy Freres & Cie

Beaucourt 1893  

AUTOMOBILE REGULATOR

(WITH JFC IN OVAL)

REGISTERED: 28-01-1899.

(BESANCON)

JAPY FRERES

 

BABY JAPY 

PARIS, BEAUCOURT,

BESANCON.

JAPY FRERES SA

 

Beaucourt JFC 

(in horseshoe)

Beaucourt, 1850;

registered: 8-2-1892.

Japy Freres

 

Japy freres & Cie

Registered: 19-07-1893.

 

 

 

 

Beaucourt/ JFC

(in horseshoe,

surrounding monogram)

La Chaux-de-Fonds,

Switzerland.

Registered: 7-3-1890.

Japy Freres &Cie.

Beaucourt Watch Company/

JFC 

La Chaux-de-Fonds,

Switzerland.

Registered: 12-3-1888

Japy Freres

 

Bocor (the cross)

Clocks; registered:

16-3-1903.

(Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 
Japy Freres & Cie
Bocor

Movements; registered:

25-1-1935.

(Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Brevete (with cock)

Beaucourt and Besancon

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

La Chaud De Fonds,

Japy Freres & Cie,

Switzerland

Registered: 15-4-1887

Crescendo Japy

Paris, Beaucourt and

Besancon.

Japy FreresSA

 

CX

Beaucourt.

Japy Freres

 

Cyrano

Besançon and Beaucourt,

registered: 9-8-1898.

Japy Freres

 

Japy Freres

Medaille d'or

Democrate

(Pocket watches)

Registered: 28-1-1896.

(Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Double Succès

Registered: 31-5-1935

and 7-6-1905.

(Beaucourt) Japy FreresSA

 

E (actually SE on clock)

Watches; Rue Fredric Japy,

registered: 4-2-1936.

(Beaucourt) Henri Scherer

 

R & Co.

Beaucourt, France

Gaston Japy

 

Gauloise (La Gauloise)

Registered: 28-2-1892.

(Besancon)

Japy Freres

 
 

 

Gauloise 

(on banner

with cock and pocket)

Besancon,  

La Chaux-de-Fonds,

Switzerland;

Registered: 12-6-1888.

Japy Freres 

 

Japy Freres & Cie. /

Goe Med D'Honneur

(with medal and crown)

Small Watches,

watch movements;

Beaucourt.                                       

Japy Freres &Cie.

  

 

 
       

JF

Registered:20-12-1910

Beaucourt

Japy Freres & Cie 

 

JF (in a semicircle / C)

Small Watches, watch movements;

Registered: 30-12-1913. (Beaucourt)

Japy Freres &Cie.

Paris (Horsehoe surrounding JFC monogram)

Beaucourt.

Japy Freres &Cie.

Japy freres & Cie

Medaille D'honneur. 1867.

JFC( with 4 stars above)

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, 1887.

(in duo with Besançon)

Japy Freres &Cie.

JFC (like in relief, with 4 stars above))

Small Watches, watch parts, movements, housing,

Beaucourt + La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Registered: 15-4-1887.                  

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Paris (in Horsehoe, surrounding monogram

with 4 stars above) 

Beaucourt, 1901.

Japy Freres &Cie.

   

LEP Japy & Cie

La Chapotte-Herimoncourt.

LEP Japy &Cie.

 

LM (bee in the circle)

Movement; Beaucourt and Besançon,

France; LM = La Melissa;

Registered: 22-9-1904.

Japy Freres

 

Japy Freres & Cie

Beaucourt.

La Démocrate

Registered: 28-2-1896. (Besancon)

Japy Freres

                                                                                                                                                            

japy freres & Cie

Registered: 08-12-1901.

Le fleuron

Berne-Seloncourt, 1850.

Registered: 28-2-1896.

Beaucourt.

Louis Japy/ Japy freres

 


Le fleuron

Berne-Seloncourt, France, 1850,

registered: 28-2-1896.

Louis Japy /Japy Freres

Melissa

Movements and watch parts; Bce,

registered: 22-9-1904

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Minut

Paris, Beaucourt and Besancon.

Japy Freres

 

Minut-Japy

Paris, Beaucourt and Besancon.

Japy Freres

 

Monnin

Sale of products by Japy Freres, Paris, 1851-1861.

 

Montre Universelle / Populaire (in circle with 3 coins: JFC /

Grand Prix)

Small Watches, watch parts, movements, dials,

pocket watches,

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss,

registrated: 24-11-1888. 

Japy Freres

 

Moteur Japy

Beaucourt and Besançon,  registered: 17-9-1898.

Japy Freres

 

Murmure

Paris and Besançon.

Japy FreresSA

 

Murmure Japy

Paris and Besançon.

Japy FreresSA

 

JAPY FRERES & Cie

Registered 1893  

 

Opex

Watches, small watches, watch parts; Beaucourt,

registered: 25-4-1906.

Japy Freres &Cie.

 

Opteur

Movement, watch parts; Beaucourt,

registered: 18-2-1908.

Japy Freres &Cie.