IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ONLY. SEVERAL SALES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED RECENTLY DUE TO BUYERS NOT REALISING HOW MUCH EXTRA THEY MAY HAVE TO PAY. Waltham open face pocket watch in sterling silver case.Size is 50mm or 2 in dia approx. A service comprises of the following, a complete strip down cleaning in an ultrasonic bath, all jewel and pivot holes cleaned with peg wood, the mainspring is removed from the barrel, cleaned and oiled, if this is broken or set it is replaced. If so, this is stated. The movement is inspected oiled reassembled and adjusted. The watch is running with a true and flat balance motion with good amplitude in all positions. The balance is a cut compensating bimetallic balance with a blued over coil Breguet type hair spring, with screwed in weights in the balance rim and mean time adjusting screws in the balance arms. The watch is keeping good time, please note a mechanical watch will not keep time as a quartz watch will. The movement is in a nickel finish with beautiful damascening on the bridge plates with bright steel crown and ratchet wheels, with all the black inlay paint intact. It has a patent style regulator for fine adjustment of the time.
A very nice looking movement. The dial is in glass enamel and is single sunk at the 6 o'clock position, it is in Roman numerals with a minute track in the outer chapter, With Waltham U. Written in script, there aren't any hairlines, chips, or marks of any kind, a perfect dial. The hands are an elegant slim matched set in blued steel of the spade style and are also in excellent condition. The case is made by Dennison it is in Sterling silver and is their special model, it is hall marked at the Birmingham assay office for the year 1931.The case and the movement are a. Marriage as the movement is a hunter as it winds at the 3 o'clock position, often.
Referred to as a side winder. The two rear covers open and close down tight on good hinges, the bezel is of the snap on style and also closes down tight. The case is engine turned on the rear with a vacant cartouche, the body of the case is a milled coin edge.
There are one or two very small dings in the rear cover, they really are tiny, but they are there so I mention them. The crown winds and extracts to set the time and functions as it should, there aren't any gouges, or scratches or other damage. The rear cover still retains it's engine turned finish, a very nice robust case. The crystal is in mineral glass, it is raised and bevelled and is new.
I try to give an honest and accurate description, please look at the photos as they form part of it. This is an antique, it has been used, it will show signs of use, it is not new.
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