Honoring Style & Self-Respect
j.Royale - $169
38mm GS 302 Skeleton
40mm Manual Wind Skeleton
Member of NAWCC
In 2000 d.freemont created a special
watch for the NAWCC convention in Philadelphia – it is on permanent display at
the NAWCC headquarters in Columbia Pa. Only 55 produced.
Collector's Guide to
"I purchased the first ancient mariner from you a number of years ago…
I have many watches…Uylsse Nardin, Rolex, on from there….but I'll tell you
the quality and attention to detail, looks and workmanship in your
watches…is so far above these others its almost laughable. For the
heck of it, I took part in a kickstart of a new company LUXURY
watch…I don’t think people understand what luxury means…its not PRICE its
workmanship, its what makes the watch.. you all have nailed it.. from many
years of work and detail….I enjoy and appreciate my watch more every
year…" R A
Case is 38 x 11 mm (GS 302)
Screw down SS view back
17 jewel manual wind
Accuracy ( +/- 9 sec / 24
Water resistant to showering and
As seen in International WristWatch magazine.
J.Royale is a trademark of d.freemont, ( Swiss watches) / d.freemont is responsible for the design of the J.Royale watch. Here is a unique piece that will catch the eye of
even the most discriminating watch collector.
though it is a bit like a "Model A Ford" or a Jeep, it's practical
You can be brave enough to take it apart and
see what makes it tick. The cost is so low that you can afford to abuse
it. This movement is basically in the rough...this does not mean that
it is not a good time keeper...it means that polishing and engraving
costs have not sneaked into the enjoyment of a true skeleton... not cheap
but low priced.
d.freemont has taken a hint from
customers that a skeleton in this price range is desirable, and it would
create a great demand. Watch people love skeletons - and if you're not
ready to spend $1000, here is a fix to your frustration...Call it a Model
A Ford, but who wouldn't like to have one -even if you do currently own
a hi-grade skeleton.
This movement is made in the Orient - 15
jewels with a shock protector, it is not a copy -but it shares designs
found in $5000 watches. The plates are brass and the gears are made the
same way as those coming from Switzerland. Turn the crown and you will
immediately appreciate that this is a pretty good movement. There is an
abundance of technical items to observe down to the synthetic ruby
jewels. Remember this watch is hand
wound... wind it every morning.
The case is plated base metal
and the back cover is stainless steel. The crystal is protected by the
cast chapter ring and is made of hardened glass, not plastic. The Roman
numerals are cast into the bezel and they are easily seen, as are the
15 jewel movement
"Hey guys, I purchased two of the j.royale skeletons last year and I am still lovin them.
As for the quality of the watch, pretty good reviews, I almost never wind it all the way
I end up winding it up and resetting the time every morning, still keeps good time, band
is nice and durable (mine just got dirty inside) the biggest flaw I see of the watch is that the chrome especially around the edges seems to pit fairly easy. Other than that nothing even close to a complaint. The glass is very tough, I have bumped into things and its not
broken or even scratched." N.D
"I don't think I can find the right words
to express my pleasure with my new J. Royale skeleton watch !!!!
For the price I paid, I never expected the great look, decent size and
heft, and the accuracy of this timepiece. When I was a young
professional with IBM I wore Rolexes. When I retired and taught at a
four year college for nearly 20 years, I moved away from
Rolex's "message" and experimented with other brands, among them your
brand which was "just right" for that time of my life. I owned quite a
few as your records must indicate. Now I'm fully retired and no longer
have any "message" to send. Thus I have been looking around for an
inexpensive watch for everyday use that would not attract unwanted
attention. I tried Seiko, Bulova, Timex and so forth. None of the
aforementioned watches satisfied me. Furthermore, I wasn't sure what
exactly I needed to provide me with satisfaction.
Well, this J. Royale certainly did it for me. It's attractive and
unique face design is appealing. It's not a wimpy thin job; it's nice
and hefty and makes me feel like I have a "real watch" on my wrist. The
black band gives it a nice classy look that's "just right" for everyday
use as well as stepping out for an evening. The lack of any overdone
labeling is a precious gift to me -- there is no"thing draw attention
away from "the works!"
The older I get, the more aware I've become of the passage of time.
What a nice way I now have to check the time. Thank you!"
J.Royale is a trademark of
d.freemont / d.freemont is responsible for the design of the J.Royale watch.