Waltham 15 Jewel, American coin silver full hunter 18s pocket watch, an antique from Victorian period. Great inscription indicating some history of the watch.
5.5cm across the case.
160 grams in total weight.
The case by Keystone, in very good condition, some slight marks commensurate with age, no major scratches, some minor marks, engraved detail to front and rear covers, coin edged. The front cover pops open with a depression of the crown, as it should. Front and rear covers open to 90 degrees. All hinges are good. Case model "LEADER"
The dust cover is inscribed with :-
"Presented to William Fraser, 2nd engineer of SS "Umbria" for valuable services when ship was lying with broken shaft at sea, by M.E.B.A Ocean No 69 N.Y. U.S.A. Jan 19th 1893"
A researchable event with historic connection to this watch.
"On 23 December 1892, six days out from Liverpool (with a stop at Queenstown, Ireland), the Umbria lost power when her propeller shaft fractured. She drifted in gale force winds for four days until the ship's engineer and crew could make repairs, and limped into New York late on New Year's Eve. After some temporary repairs in New York, she returned to Liverpool without passengers for permanent repairs. As part of that refit, the sailing rig was remove from her main and mizzen masts, leaving only the yards on the foremast for setting sail in case of emergencies."
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