The major hotels in which the Bucherer stores are located give out the silverplated Rolex spoons to hotel patrons.Purely a marketing thing by Bucherer to get, mostly, foreign The major hotels in which the Bucherer stores are located give out the silverplated Rolex spoons to hotel patrons.Contents Swiss Hallmarks Poinçons de Maître Precious Metals Act 1880 Swiss Gold Standards • Eighteen Carat Gold • Fourteen Carat Gold • Nine Carat Gold • Twelve Carat Gold Swiss Silver Standards • 0.875 Silver • 0.800 Silver Additional Silver Grades • 0.900 Silver • 0.935 Silver • 0.925 Silver Platinum The Merchandise Marks Act • Three Bears: 935 silver • Three Heads: 0.755 gold • 9 and 12 Carat Gold • "Swiss Made" Plaqué Or - Gold Plated Precious Metals Act 1933 Déposé No. Regulations were later introduced in the cantons of Neuchâtel and Schaffhausen, each having its own standards for gold and silver, its own system of testing and hallmarking, and its own unique set of marks.
It was permissible in Switzerland to use base metal for the cuvette, the inner cover that protected the movement while a key was being used to wind it. If it wasn't, none of the case would be hallmarked by the British assay offices.
At one time I thought that the Swiss sometimes made the bow, the ring on the pendant, out of plated brass, but now I think that if a watch has a bow like this it is a replacement for an original bow that wore through.
Soup was eaten, and still is in silver service, with soup spoon which is very similar to a table spoon and about the size of what we now call a table spoon. Second, the weight matters because of the value of silver in it.
Third, it matters what kind of spoon you are talking about.
The table reproduced here uses the "per mil" or parts per thousand symbol ‰.