"Who can beat this Plucky Four, But all the Same We're Wanting More". The watch dial with the Four Country Flags for England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; to the top of the dial the motto. For King and Country, exhorting men to join up for the duration of the whole war. The watch movement made by the English firm of Smiths of London.This has a 3/4 plate model, with characteristic train lay-out. Contemporary advertisements of the period show this type of movement. The watch shop had around 260 machines and 270 workers and it appears that they made the whole movments, except for the dials and springs. The frim manage to carry on until the great depression and the receiver finally called in during 1931. The watch has just been fully serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker, and is keeping excellent time.
This watch comes with a new presentation box as shown. See the book by Shenton for an identical pocket watch dated 1915, on page 253, Collectable Pocket Watches, 19th and 20th century. Mint watches in this condition, can only rise in value, given the limited supply of such items. THE DIAL : 100% mint, the restored original enamel dial with black Roman numerals.Dial with original blued steel spade hands and seconds hand. The new crystal is also in excellent condition. The dial with four flags to the centre held by a soldier from each part of Great Britian and sub-seconds. THE MOVEMENT : 100% mint, with finely finished plates. The watch with a compensated regulator and two arm balance, with over-coiled hairspring and lever escapement. The movement with 17 jewels and a plain winding crown.
The watch is much brighter and crisp than in these dark photos, which are limited by my camera and lighting equipment. The watch is in very good working order for its age. The watch movement signed S. Smith & Son of 9, The Strand, London, Makers to the Admiralty.
THE CASE : 98% mint, the solid silver case measures 48 mm outside diameter. The case is in excellent condition, with a hinged dust cuvette and plain rear cover. The watch case with Chester and silver hall-marks. The case with number of 437602, with some tiny dings to the case. The watch comes with a presentation box.This is a high quality WW1 issue pocket watch, a work of art in its own right in crisp condition and of jewel like quality. This is a very fine watch in simply stunning condition, which is a very rare collectable item or a possible investment for the future or of course a fine gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding etc. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please note, the magnified electronic images show detail much greater than would be visible with the naked eye.
Any dark areas or marks on highly polished surfaces are almost certainly reflections from the camera or lighting equipment. If there are any marks or dents of any note, these will be mentioned in the description. The only exception to this, is if the watch has been misused or damaged. Please note that we do not accept 3rd part watch makers repairs or invoices.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "vintagewatchstores" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.