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There is nothing quite like the feel of a genuine antique pocket watch in the palm of your hand, and here is a fantastic E. Howard pocket watch that feels wonderful to hold and admire. The white enamel dial displays traditional Roman numerals which are so easy to see, and at the bottom there is the second counter and the long sleek and elegant hands, this watch still looks so elegant even well after 100 years have passed since being made. Fitted in a 14 carat white gold filled case that measures 45mm across, a gold filled case such as this is one where a sheet of solid gold is layered over a metal resulting in a finish that still looks superb all these years later, as opposed to gold plating which will not last as long. These gold filled cases are a testament to the quality that Edward Howard was renowned for as well as his superb movements. And what a beautiful movement it is. A superb 23 jewelled manual wind chronometer grade movement that is not only only beautiful to admire but of such a high standard. Fitted with a Breguet hairspring and micro-regulator, this movement has just undergone a full service and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect as a gift for that hard to buy for man, or to add to a collection, this antique E. Howard pocket watch is just perfect. Stock# W1706 Maker: E. Howard Circa: 1913 $Sold.
Like cars, the quality of the movement in a wrist or pocket watch is what truly sets one apart from another, and here is a very stylish antique Illinois pocket watch that was made in 1920 and has an incredibly high grade movement - so high in fact that it actually exceeds chronometer rating. Made in a 14 carat gold filled case that measures 50mm across by 65mm to the top of the bow, the dial is so easy to read with the black numerals, of which they are a fantastic font in their own right, set against the pure white background with the individual seconds on the outer edge. With elegant hands to match and the sub-seconds at the bottom, this is a beautiful dial to admire, and is as clean today as when it was made 100 years ago. Unscrewing the back cover reveals a true masterpiece in mechanical engineering. A super 23 jewelled movement that has been adjusted to six positions. Whereas a chronometer watch or pocket watch is adjusted to five positions, this really exceeds this and goes even further in its quality. Fitted with a Breguet hairspring, an extremely high grade micro-regulator and a solid gold centre wheel, the movement has been completely serviced, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. Wound via the crown at the top, this is a railway grade pocket watch meaning that not only does the dial have to have numerals in an open face pocket watch, but the time is classified as a lever set movement meaning that to set the time, the front cover is unscrewed and the small lever near the 1 o'clock is pulled out, the crown turned to set the hands, then slid back in and the front cover replaced. With a lovely plain back, this pocket watch has a wonderful heft that feels magnificent to hold in the palm of your hand and would make a wonderful gift for that special person for that special occasion. Stock# W1705cc Maker: Illinois Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Edward Howard became known for manufacturing very reliable and fine quality movements, and here is a high grade E. Howard and Co pocket watch in a 9 carat rose gold case that both looks and feels so good to hold in the palm of your hand. The solid gold case measures 50mm in diameter by 68.2mm to the top of the bow and the white enamel dial not only displays traditional Roman numerals with the sub-seconds at the bottom, but is also free of any cracks, chips or damage. Then inside is a movement that is glorious to admire and as fine in quality as any high grade Swiss pocket watch. The 17 jewelled movement has not only been fully serviced, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty, but also has a high quality Breguet micro-regulator and gold chatons. The regulator can be seen in the lower left of the images of the movement and the gold chatons are the gold rims around the jewels which themselves have three screws drilled in supporting them. These two features alone show the high quality of the movement and hearing and watching it tick is such a delight. Perfect for any collection or a special gift, this E. Howard pocket watch is beautiful from every angle that you look at it. Stock# ES8602 Maker: E. Howard Circa: 1923 $Sold.
Here is an very solid 18 carat gold Waltham pocket watch made in 1888 in exceptional condition with an equally exceptional and very high grade movement inside. Measuring 51.8mm across by 75.5mm to the top of the bow, the pocket watch weighs 131 grams, and with such a wonderful heft to it, it feels fantastic to hold in the palm of your hand. Not only this, but the condition of the case is absolutely as good as they come with its engine turned design still in its original sharp condition showing how little this pocket watch has been used and held during its life. It is so rare to find a solid gold pocket that is over 130 years old such as this one is, in this condition. And the exceptional condition doesn't stop there, as both the white enamel dial is free of any cracks and the superb movement inside has undergone a full overhaul and is running perfectly. Going back to the dial, it displays traditional Roman numerals with the sub-seconds at the 6 o'clock position and is still so easy to read. Opening the back of the case reveals tow further important features with this pocket watch. The first being that is still retains its original paper warranty from Waltham which is also in amazing condition for its age, and the dust cover has been beautifully hand engraved with Â "Presented by the magistrates & townspeople of Singleton to Senr (Senior) Constable Thos (Thomas) Mickey on his removal to Newcastle April 1889" It is lovely to find such a wonderful sentiment inside as it makes the pocket watch so much more personal than any other. And finally there is the movement itself. The movement is of such a high grade quality that is up there with the best that either America or Switzerland ever produced. Of particular note in the movement is the regulator. Designed by Charles W Fogg, it is called the Fogg Tadpole regulator or Short Tadpole regulator and are held in such high esteem thanks to their superb accuracy. The regulator is used to adjust the balance wheelâ€™s rate of oscillation in order to improve accuracy of the watch. Several varieties of watch regulators are found in Waltham movements, most of which were patented and often called â€śPatent Regulators.â€ť The best regulators offer extreme precision while adjusting the rate of oscillation. A patent regulator was often an indicator of quality which this one most certainly is. And as a final note, there were only 500 of this particular movement ever made, making it a truly rare and beautiful find. From inside to out, this antique pocket watch is truly exception in all respects and looks as incredible today as when it was made all those years ago. Stock# W1586 Circa: 1888 $Sold
Sitting perfectly in the palm of your hand, this 9 carat gold full hunter Rolex pocket watch was made in 1925and has all the look and charm of a vintage pocket watch that will always be admired. Made by arguably the world's most famous watch maker, the solid gold case measures 45.8mm across by 63.3mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, and the case has a lovely engine turned design on both sides with the front having a section at the front that can be engraved with initials if desired or left as it is. Although hard to see from the images, the dial has a lovely radiating design with black numbers and sub-seconds at the bottom that looks so elegant and is typical of the era. The fifteen jewel movement has been completely serviced and runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for a gift for that hard-to-buy for person, or to start or add to a collection, this Rolex pocket watch is just perfect. Stock# ES6634 Maker: Rolex Circa: 1925 $Sold.
Here is a superb very high quality antique 18ct gold quarter repeater pocket watch that is in spectacular condition and amazing to admire from every single angle, both inside and out. A quarter repeater will at the press of a button, strike once for the hours and a set of double strikes for each quarter of hour that has past. In the video below, you can hear this pocket watch strike ten single times denoting 10 o'clock and three sets of double strikes to sound the time between 30 minutes past to 45 minutes past, meaning that the time is between 10:30 and 10:45. The sound that emanates as the button is pressed is so delightful to hear and viewing the movement which is protected further by a glass cover in just astonishing. The Swiss made movement has a centrifugal governor and is the same layout that is used by the esteemed watch manufacture of the time, Le Phare, and it was common at the time for watchmakers to use components from high grade watch manufactures to finish their own pocket watches. This movement has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. Not only does it have the repeater function, but it also has a stop watch that adds to the character and quality of this pocket watch, and has the single start/stop and reset button on the side. The solid gold case measures 57.8mm by 74.5mm to the top of the bow and is profusely and expertly hand engraved on both sides and is still in exceptional condition with no dents or damage and the hinges all is excellent condition. This repeater pocket watch is a true work of art and one that will constantly be admired every time that is is seen and heard. Stock# W1398 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
There is nothing quite like the feel and heft of a genuine antique or vintage pocket watch to hold in the palm of your hand, and here is a gents solid gold Omega pocket watch made in 1923, that looks and feels perfect to hold. Made in 9 carat gold in 1923, the case features an engine turned case that is still in excellent condition with a nice sharp feel to it as well as great solid feel. Measuring 50mm across by 67mm to the top of the bow, opening the front cover reveals that beautiful pure white Omega dial with Roman numerals. Still in wonderful condition and so easy to read, at the bottom it has the sub-seconds dial as well as all original hands. Powered by the brilliant crown wind and set Omega calibre 19SB that has been fully serviced, it runs beautifully and keeps perfect time. This is a wonderful example of a gents Omega pocket watch that looks and feels as great today as the day it was made. Stock# W1556 Maker: Omega Hallmarked: 1923 $Sold.
Here is a very elegant gents 14 carat Teutonia pocket watch made in the early 1900's that has a perfect heft and feel when in the palm of the hand, as well as a lovely clean dial and very beautiful hands. Made in Germany in the early 1900's, the dial is spotless and has very easy to read numbers as well as the sub-seconds at the bottom. With those beautiful hands set on the pocket watch, this watch is a perfect size for any man as it measures 51.8mm across by 73.4mm from the bottom to the top of the bow. The 14 carat yellow gold case has the engine turned design with the front also having a section to engrave initials if one so desires, however as can be seen, this has never been done, leaving the perfect opportunity for its new owner to add there mark to it. Inside is a gorgeous crown wind movement that has been completely restored and comes with our twelve month warranty. This is a lever set movement, meaning that the movement is wound via the crown, and the time set by sliding the small lever just under the 4 o'clock position, then turning the crown to set the hands. In wonderful condition, both inside and out, this is a perfect example of an antique pocket watch that is as beautiful today as when it was made all those years ago. Stock# W1501 Maker: Teutonia Circa: 1900 $Sold.
There is nothing quite like a genuine antique pocket watch in the palm of your hands, and here is a very solid antique pocket watch by John Forrest made in 1895. Made in a sterling silver case that measures a large 55.1mm across by 77.7mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, the case has the most beautiful hand engraving as well as the rose gold buckle design on the reverse side. The heft of this pocket watch is wonderful and feels marvelous to hold and appreciate all the work and details that went into hand engraving the case all those years ago. The dial is equally as beautiful with the Roman numerals in gold as well as the engraving on the dial. There is also the smaller dial at the bottom for the seconds and this dial has all the character of a genuine antique pocket watch that the modern ones simply donâ€™t have. Inside the fusee movement which has been completely serviced and overhauled, is wound and the hands set via a key, and this pocket watch comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for a collection or a gift, this is a wonderfully large antique pocket watch that looks and feels perfect to hold in your hand. Stock# P996 Maker: John Forrest Hallmarked: Chester 1895 $Sold
Here is a gents size 18ct Waltham pocket made in 1886 that is in absolutely exceptional condition and has a very high grade movement to match. The condition of the case is amazing and even more that it is in 18 carat solid gold with so little wear to the engine turned case. So often thee cases are worn down, however not only is the case in incredible condition, but this fact is made even more amazing when you consider that it is over 130 years old. Measuring 52mm across by 74mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this pocket watch weighs 132 grams and feels amazing to hold in the palm of your hand. With a beautiful heft and wonderful tactile feel to it, opening the front cover reveals its equally pristine white enamel dial. With no hair line cracks or damage, it displays the traditional black Roman numerals and sub-seconds at the bottom. This is a crown wind and lever set pocket watch meaning that you wind the movement via the crown, then sliding the lever out which is near the 4 o'clock position, turning the crown once more will now set the hands. And then inside is the brilliant and very high grade movement which has undergone a full service, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. The regulator is of particular note and was designed by Charles W Fogg called the Fogg Tadpole regulator or Short Tadpole regulator. This regulator can be seen in the close up shot of the movement. These regulators are held in such high esteem thanks to their superb accuracy. The regulator is used to adjust the balance wheel's rate of oscillation in order to improve accuracy of the watch. Several varieties of watch regulators are found in Waltham movements, most of which were patented and often called "Patent Regulators." The best regulators offer extreme precision while adjusting the rate of oscillation. A patent regulator was often an indicator of quality which this one most certainly is. In incredible condition, with a superb movement and feel to it, this pocket watch would be the perfect milestone present or suit the most fastidious of collectors. Stock# W1427 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1886 $Sold
There is something so nice about holding a genuine antique pocket watch in your hand, and here is a very stylish gents antique Waltham pocket watch made in 1917 that is in superb condition and running perfectly over 100 years later. Made in a rolled gold case which measures 50.5mm by 71.3mm to the top of the bow, is in excellent condition and has a nice crisp engine turned design to both sides. Rolled gold was a technique that started during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century and was made by rolling a sheet of gold over a base metal. This allows for a solid sheet of gold to be clad to the metal which can easily be polished and engraved as opposed to gold plating which is done via electricity and is not as strong or long lasting. The dial is all original and so pristine and displays traditional Roman numerals with the sub-seconds at the bottom and is so easy to read at any time of the day or night and has no cracks or damage. Inside is a lovely 15 jewelled movement which has just been fully serviced, keeps perfect time and comes with our twelve month warranty. This antique pocket watch would make a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for person in your life and will always be such a wonderful conversation starter. Stock# W1428 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1917 $Sold.
Here is a truly spectacular piece of jewellery that is up there with the best of the best- a magnificent antique diamond poodle brooch set with a diamond pocket watch that is destined to always be admired and commented on every time that it is worn. This amazing piece was made in the early 1900's in France in 18ct yellow gold and silver. Silver was used up until the late Edwardian period of around 1910 as white gold was not yet invented and platinum was not used in jewellery until about the same time. Depicting a French poodle jumping through a hoop, the brooch itself measures 55.4mm across by 24.2mm and is set with 75 rose cut diamonds. This brooch was so finely and expertly made that it feels so sculptured to the touch and is so finely detailed. This brooch part alone is just incredible. And then there is the amazing pocket watch that hangs below and can be taken on or off as desired. Measuring 19.6mm across by 30.8mm high, not only are there more rose cut diamonds around the dial, and of course the diamonds on the back which are a combination of larger European cut diamonds and smaller rose cut diamonds, but even the bow of the pocket watch and neck are also set with even more rose cut diamonds. In total there are 211 diamonds in the pendant and the pocket watch that come to a dazzling 1.76 carats in weight that is sure to always sparkle and be admired day or night. The dial of the pocket watch is all original and wonderfully clean and the movement itself has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. Worn just as the poodle brooch, or with the pocket watch, anyone who sees this piece will no doubt appreciate it for not only its beauty but also the incredible detail and craftsmanship that went into making this amazing piece all those years ago. Stock# ES7931 Circa: 1900 $Sold