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Made in 1914, this antique pocket watch by Waltham looks and feels perfect to hold in the palm of your hand and after a recent service runs beautifully. The 14 carat gold filled case measures 49mm across, and gold filled means that a sheet of solid gold is layered over a metal resulting in a finish that still looks superb all these years later. Although not solid gold all the way through, it can be polished and as can be seen here, is still in superb condition over 100 years later. With the white enamel dial as clean and easy to read today as when it was made, it has stylish numerals combined with the sub-seconds at the bottom and those very sleek and elegant hands. Inside is a 17 jewelled movement that as mentioned keeps perfect time and also comes with our twelve month warranty. While there are many Waltham pocket watches around, finding them as clean today as when they were made and in full working order is always another issue, and this one is just perfect. Stock# W1754 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1914 $Sold.
This antique pocket watch was made by Waltham in 1913 and is in superb condition with not only the movement running flawlessly, but the rolled gold case still having a wonderful sharp engine turned case that has had so little wear in its life, and like the hinges, is in excellent condition. Measuring 51mm across plus the bow, the case is made from rolled gold which should not to be confused with gold plating which is much less durable. Rolled gold is a process where the gold itself is layered over a base metal then bonded together using heat and pressure and made into various items such as jewellery and of course pocket watch cases. The major advantage it has over gold plating is that because it is gold on the outside, it can be both engraved and polished, whereas this can not be done with gold plating. It is a true testament to the quality that it is still in wonderful condition even though more than 100 years has passed. The dial is also in superb condition with no cracks and displays elegant and traditional Roman numerals as well as the sub-seconds at the bottom, and all of this is powered by the beautiful fully jewelled movement in the back. The 17 jewelled movement has just come back from a full service, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. As beautiful today as when it was made, this is a wonderful antique pocket watch to add to a collection or for a special gift for that special occasion. Stock# W1751cc Maker: Waltham Circa: 1913 $Sold
There are so many antique pocket watches around, however finding ones in as good as condition as this one is becoming increasingly hard to come by. Made by Waltham in 1910, the solid sterling silver case which measures 52mm across not only has the engine turned design on the front and back in excellent condition, but the front cover opens so well and has no damage to the hinge. This means that the front cover opens and closes perfectly and still feels so fresh in the palm of your hand. There is nothing quite like the heft of a genuine antique pocket watch such as this, and is a testament to the quality that was put into making this over 100 years ago. The white enamel dial is free of any cracks or damage and is as easy to read today as when it was made and has traditional black Roman numerals with the sub-seconds counter at the bottom. Making this so personal and special, the dust cover on the inside that is protecting the movement has been beautifully hand engraved with, "Presented to Robert T Kyle by the employees of the carriage dept of NSW Govt railways as a mark of their esteem on his retirement after 35 years service 8 . 11 .12" It is wonderful to think how highly he was regarded to receive this lovely pocket watch after all those years of service. Under this cover is the beautiful 15 jewelled movement that has just come back from a full service, runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for any gift or to add to a collection, when you feel this pocket watch in your hand, you will truly understand why the condition of the case and dial is so important to make it stand out from so many others on the market. Stock# W1649 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1910 $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
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
Its incredible to think that you can hold an antique pocket watch in your hand, one that has a mechanical movement that is working perfectly and still in wonderful condition all for under $1,000 such as this antique rolled gold Waltham pocket watch made in 1916. This full gents size pocket watch was made in a rolled gold case which measures 51.5mm across by 70.6mm from the bottom to the top of the bow. Rolled gold, not to be confused with gold plating which is much less durable and long lasting, is a process where the gold itself is layered over a base metal then bonded together using heat and pressure and made into various items such as jewellery and of course pocket watch cases. The major advantage it has over gold plating is that because it is gold on the outside, it can be both engraved and polished, whereas this can not be done with gold plating. This case displays an engine turned pattern which has such a smooth and sleek feel to the touch. With the original dial displaying numerals, it also has in red the five minute markers on the outer edge as well as the sub-seconds at the bottom. With very sleek hour and minute hands, this is a great dial that is still so easy to read. Inside is a 17 jewelled manual wind movement by Waltham that has been completely serviced, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for a gift or for someone who is after an affordable genuine antique pocket watch that has been serviced and runs great, this antique pocket watch certainly ticks many boxes. Stock# W1301 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1916 $Sold.
Here is an exceptionally beautiful on this ladies antique Waltham pocket watch sold by Montgomery Bros in the late 1800's that is not only stunningly beautiful on both sides, but also in incredible condition. Montgomery Bros were founded in 1881, and were known as "Tiffany of Los Angeles" and retailed very high end jewellery and pocket watches of which this one is certainly no exception. The case was made in 14ct yellow gold and the dial is still so easy to read and of course turning it over reveals the gorgeous back set with a pear cut sapphire and two diamonds. The design that they are set is so beautiful and the sapphire and diamonds really sets this pocket watch apart from so many others. Even the bow at the top is so beautifully crafted showing the quality Inside is a wonderful movement that has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty and is still in superb condition just like the movement. Measuring 29mm across by 44.4mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this is the perfect ladies size pocket watch to wear on a chain. So elegant and charming, this ladies pocket watch is one of the finest around. Stock# W881 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1898 $Sold.