This beautiful gentleman's full hunter pocket watch in a solid silver case is in excellent working condition, having been recently serviced. The high quality 3/4 plate Swiss movement looks to have been made for the English market, with a frosted gilt finish to the plates. All screws are blued to a rich lustre, and the steelwork is "black polished". The blued steel hairspring has a Breguet overcoil, and the balance wheel is bimetallic for temperature compensation. The jewels are fitted in screwed in "chatons", as is typical in higher quality work.
Even the winding mechanism, which is hidden inside the movement, is highly polished as a sign of quality. The movement has been fully dismantled, cleaned and reassembled with Swiss lubricants. The mainspring has not been replaced, as it still provides plenty of power to the watch.
The solid silver case is of a purity higher than sterling silver- 93.5%. It is a heavy gauge of silver, with gold case hinges and thumb piece. The front cover springs open to 90 degrees when the winding crown is depressed, and all covers close tightly with no excess play.
There are a couple of tiny dents/marks on the edge of the case and two very fine scratches on the case cover (please see pictures). The case has been cleaned and very lightly polished, however it still retains the character of a 120 year old watch. The snowy white enamel dial is in beautiful condition, with two very faint hairlines running from the centre to the number 12 (please see pictures).
The time is shown by the original set of matching spade and whip hands, which can be set by pulling out the lever at the 4 o'clock position and turning the winding crown. This system prevents the watch from being accidentally put into handset mode when pulling it in and out of the pocket, and was typically used on railroad watches.This is not a railroad watch, however it is very finely made. The wafer thin glass protecting the dial is a mineral crystal. The watch runs for over 30 hours and keeps time to within a minute a day. It is a superb watch to wear on special occasions, and has a lovely weight in the pocket. If you have any questions at all please ask!
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "isisbeth" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.