Victorian Waltham open face pocket watch.
Dates to c1898 making it c122 years old. In great condition. 5.2cm (52mm) across the case.
Crescent gold filled, guaranteed 20 Years (from date of manufacture). Made of solid sheets of gold with a stiff sheet of metal between, In fantastic condition, no major scratches or dents, some light suface marks. The front and rear covers open to 90 degrees, good hinges, no signs or wear.
Mineral glass crystal is in great condition.
The dial is bright and clean with no hairline cracks or chips. Arabic numbers and signed "American Waltham Watch Co"
The movement is a Waltham model 1888 dating to 1898, 13 jewels. Recently fully serviced including modern alloy "unbreakable" mainspring. Tested, runs very well and keeps good time.
With high quality graduated rolled gold Albert chain with amber coloured conical fob. Marked T.F.S. 1906 on the chain, no signs or wear to the gold other than the T bar that shows some wear. Antique chain, 29 cm length from T to dog clip.
Presented in a velvet pocket watch case and velvet pouch for the chain. The box is a little small as the watch is a little larger than the normal 50mm the case is used for.
Great for wedding, graduation, retirement, Christmas, Fathers day or birthday present. A very nice piece.
Recently Fully Serviced, including modern alloy "unbreakable" mainspring.
Servicing is defined as the piece being disassembled, cleaned, inspected and adjusted if necessary. It is then re-assembled and correctly oiled, timed for accuracy and adjusted if required. The mainspring will be replaced with a modern alloy type and the piece will be bench-tested for at least one day.
I restore all of my watches to a fully working condition. It is my aim to provide a watch that is not only running but working to a usable state. My watches can be worn and used for their intended purpose on a daily basis. The time keeping should certainly be within +- 5 minutes per 24 hours but I aim for +-3 or better. I do offer guarantees, the details of which can be found on my website for Time Pocket Watches. I have many years experience and a vast catalogue of Waltham spares and parts.
My highly detailed photographs show the watch in detail, this level of detail is not normally seen by the naked eye. The watch will look even better in real life.
£425.00 Regular Price