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Rolex are without a doubt the most famous watchmaker in the world and here is a fabulous Rolex pocket watch that dates from the early 1920's and is in exceptional condition. There is nothing quite like holding a genuine antique pocket watch in your hand, and this combined with the fact that it is a Rolex all come together perfectly making this a wonderful addition to any pocket watch collection or a very special gift for that hard to buy for man. Fitted in a rolled gold case by Dennison, rolled gold is where two sheets of gold were rolled under heat and pressure over a base metal and is so so much stronger than gold plating and cal also be engraved. Measuring 50mm across, it is in incredible condition as is the hinge that opens the front to reveal the dial. The engine turned case is in brilliant condition with the engine turning design still very sharp and showing so little wear that this Rolex pocket watch would not have been used very often. With the very elegant dial of Roman numerals and sub-seconds at the bottom, it is still so easy to read and has that wonderful classic look to it and then signed "Rolex" adds that extra special character to an already lovely antique pocket watch. Opening the back shows a dust cover that is also in perfect condition and then opening this reveals the gorgeous Rolex movement in all its glory. This fabulous Rolex movement has just come back from a full service and comes with our twelve month warranty. If you have been after a Rolex pocket watch or a pocket watch with that something extra special, then this Rolex pocket watch just might be the one you have been looking for. Stock# W876 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Vacheron Constantin are one of the worldâ€™s most highly respected watch companies and Asprey are one of the leading jewellers today and here is a very elegant 18ct gold Vacheron Constantin pocket watch retailed by Asprey in the 1930â€™s. This slimline pocket watch feels so beautiful to hold in the palm of your hand and measures 43mm across by 52.5mm from the bottom of the case to the top of the bow. The dial is absolutely stunning with the colour that compliments to gold case so well and the numerals and the very elegant and refined â€śVacheron & Constantinâ€ť signed on the dial. Inside is a magnificent piece of watchmaking, the absolutely gorgeous chronometer grade 18 jewelled movement that is adjusted to 5 positions. This movement is just magnificent and has just come back from a full restoration, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. Fitting perfectly inside its velvet lines box signed â€śAsprey 166 Bond St Londonâ€ť, this Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch would suit any fastidious collector or make a wonderful present for the hard-to-buy for man in your life. A wonderful pocket watch by one of the world leaders in horology. Stock# W627 Maker: Vacheron & Constantin Circa: 1930 $Sold.
Abraham-Louis Breguet is arguably the worlds most famous watchmaker whose designs and inventions changed not just the horological world, but the world as a whole, and his most famous apprentice that ever worked under him was Charles Oudin, and here we are proud to have on offer an extremely rare and important chatelaine pocket watch by Charles Oudin. Made in Paris around 1830, it is astonishing to see the detail and craftsmanship that went into making this incredible piece, from not only the pocket watch aspect , but also the beautiful sterling silver chatelaine to hold it. A chatelaine was designed to hang on the belt with accessories such as sewing implements hanging from chains or in this case a pocket watch. From end to end the chatelaine and pocket watch measure 18.7cm in length and the pocket watch 4.4cm wide. The pocket watch case is made from ebony. Ebony is a heavy dense dark brown to black hardwood that is also often associated with chess pieces and across the front of the pocket watch case are Roman numerals on white enamel. The back has in sterling silver the monogram of "RM" that looks wonderful and gives this antique piece an extra addition of history. Opening the case at the bottom reveals the immaculate and all original white enamel dial that now displays numerals and is signed "Ch. Oudin BrevetĂ©" and "Palais Royal 52". The hands are all original and are actually turned by the finger to set the time and the key which itself is ebony and sterling silver has a small ratchet system that when winding the pocket watch will turn one way and wind back the other making it very easy to wind without removing the key from the hole. The movement inside has been fully serviced and is all original and comes with our twelve month warranty. This really is a piece of history that you can hold in your hand, and this chatelaine pocket watch by Charles Oudin is just incredible. Stock#ES3335 Circa: 1830 $Sold.
In perfect working order comes this antique pocket watch made by John Taylor in 1852 in a solid 18ct yellow gold case that feels wonderful to hold in the palm of your hand. Measuring a wonderful 51.8mm across by 73mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this full hunter pocket watch has a great looking dial and the movement has just come back from a full restoration and comes with our twelve month warranty. When you see the movement and consider that it was made over 160 years ago and was made without any modern technology and keeps great time, this is a real achievement to what could be created. If you have been after a handsome solid gold antique pocket watch with charm and character, then this one really does tick so many boxes. Stock# ES5911 Maker: John Taylor Hallmarked: Chester 1852 $Sold.
A. Lange & SĂ¶hne are regarded as one of the best watch companies in the world right up there with the likes of Patek Philippe and this has been carried from the time that they started to produce pocket watches all those years ago and can be seen in this superb high quality A. Lange & SĂ¶hne pocket watch. In exceptional condition, thisÂ Lange & SĂ¶hne pocket watch was made in 18ct rose gold, with the colour of the gold having such a beautiful and warm colour to it that is made even more wonderful when you open the cover and reveal the mint condition white enamel dial. Displaying numerals and sub-seconds, the dial is still so easy to read a century later and the mechanics of it are also in superb condition. The solid 18ct rose gold case measures 52mm across by 74mm to the top of the bow and has a wonderful solid heft that feels wonderful in the palm of your hand. This is a crown wind pin set pocket watch meaning that the movement is wound via the crown and the small lever pulled out near the 4 o'clock. However unlike all other lever set pocket watches that require you to push the lever back in, a Lange & SĂ¶hne pocket watch eliminates this by elegantly pressing the top of the bow which will push the lever back in with the most discreet "click" to be heard. Opening the back reveals the immaculate and high grade movement complete with a swan neck regulator and fully jewelled movement that is so beautiful to admire and appreciate the high quality expected from such an illustrious firm. And to complete the package, this Lange & SĂ¶hne pocket watch not only comes with its original box, but under the second large section is a spare glass and under the small circle is a spare mainspring, and also its original papers and personal warranty from Adolf Oppermann who was the retailer of this pocket watch. This is such an exceptional pocket watch and comes as complete as you would ever want. Stock# W657cc Maker: A. Lange & SĂ¶hne Circa: 1913 $Sold.
Sometimes you hold an antique pocket watch in your hand and are just amazed by its age and condition that takes your breath away and here is a fantasticÂ 18ct pocket watch by John Cross that was made in 1848. There are so many unique aspects of this pocket watch that makes it so special and unlike any that we have had before. Pocket watches come in two main forms - without a front cover (open face pocket watch) or with a front cover (full hunter pocket watch). When they don't have a front cover, they usually have the bow of the pocket watch at the 12 o'clock position and when it is a full hunter pocket watch, the bow is at the 3 o'clock position, however this is an open face pocket watch with the bow at the 3 o'clock position. Furthermore, when you push on the top of the bow, it springs open the front of the pocket watch exactly as a full hunter pocket watch would do. Not only is the dial all original, it is in spectacular condition which is incredible considering that it is over 160 years old. With traditional black Roman numerals and the sub-seconds, the time is displayed with those elegant Breguet style minute and hour hands. Turning the pocket watch over reveals the most intricate and high quality hand engraving that would have painstakingly taken hours to engrave by hand and opening the back and the dust cover reveals a gorgeous and immaculate movement signedÂ "John B Cross 70 Cornbill London". Completely serviced and complete with our twelve month warranty, this has what is called a diamond end stone on the balance which can be seen in the close up image of the movement. John Cross made some very high grade pocket watches as well as clocks, and this pocket watch by him is certainly no exception and a fantastic testament to the quality of craftsmanship all those years ago. Stock# W375 Maker: John B Cross Hallmarked: London 1848 $Sold. 46 x 64
Zenith are one of the finest watch companies today, and here we have a magnificent antique Zenith pocket watch made in 1913. The company was founded in 1865 and since then has made a name as producing superb quality watches and pocket watches and this pocket watch is certainly no exception, especially when you see this high quality movement inside. Fitted in a solid 18ct yellow gold case that measures 50mm across by 70mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, the case bears the hallmarks for London 1913. It is quite poignant to think that just one year after this pocket watch was made, the Great War would start which would change history forever. The size of this case feels so wonderful in the palm of your hand, and the dial is spotless and so easy to read and has the name "Zenith" just above the seconds at the bottom. Inside is that fabulous 17 jewelled Zenith movement. The quality of the regulator shows the high standard that they produced then and indeed now and shows why they are so highly regarded. Completely serviced, running perfect and with our 12 month warranty, this gents sized Zenith pocket watch is just magnificent. Stock# W355 Maker: Zenith Circa: 1913 $Sold
There are modern pocket watches being made today that may look the part, however they simply just don't have the detail and quality of a genuine antique pocket watch let alone the heft of one that is made in solid gold and how good it feels to hold in the palm of your hand such as this one here. Made by the Rockford in 1908, this company started in 1873 and until 1915 when they closed, they became renown for producing very high quality and equally as reliable pocket watches such as can be seen inside this Rockford pocket watch. A full gents sized pocket watch, the case is made of 14ct yellow gold and measures 50mm across by 70mm from the bottom to the top of the bow and in total weighs 97.2 grams which feels so good to hold. The engine turned case itself is in superb condition with nice crisp engine turning and the hinges are in excellent condition including the front cover that springs open perfectly and stops at 90Â° as it should showing just how well this pocket watch has been looked after and the quality that went into making this pocket watch over a century ago. The white enamel dial is spotless and so easy to read with the black numerals and sub-seconds down the bottom and inside the movement is just spectacular to admire. Fitted with a Rockford 17 jewelled Iroquois movement that includes a high quality micro-regulator, the movement has just undergone a full restoration and service and keeps perfect time and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for a collection or for a special gift for that hard to buy for man, this antique solid gold pocket watch by Rockford is just a fantastic idea. Stock# W514 Maker: Rockford Circa: 1908 $Sold
There is something about the feel and heft of a genuine antique pocket watch in your hand and here is a lovely antique Omega pocket watch made in 1915. Made in 18ct yellow gold, even the edge of this pocket watch is so charming with the detail going all around the side. The case measures 48mm across by 61mm from the bottom to the very top of the bow when it is upright. With a lovely and easy to read dial with numerals, the font has all the characteristics and charm of coming into the early Art Deco era of the 1920's. Then turning it over reveals the most exquisite hand engraving of the initials AM or MA which would have taken hours to do by hand rather than machine. Opening the back cover reveals a gorgeous fully jewelled manual wind Omega calibre 39.5L that has been completely service, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. Antique pocket watches are always incredible to admire both inside and out, and when it comes from a prestigious watch company such as Omega, it is made all the more wonderful. Stock# Q816 Maker: Omega Circa: 1915 $Sold.
Here is a genuine antique pocket watch that was made 127 years ago and is in such incredible condition that we first thought that this was a reproduction pocket watch. Not only is the condition of the case outstanding, this is a demi-hunter pocket watch which has remained the most popular and sought after style of antique pocket watch that we deal in and here is an antique demi-hunter pocket watch that is as good as it gets. A demi-hunter pocket watch is one that has the protection of a full hunter pocket watch i.e. one with a front cover with the ease to read the time like an open face pocket watch i.e. one without a cover. Not only that it has the double spade hands which differentiates the hour hand from the minute hand when the case is closed and shows the Roman numerals in blue enamel. The case is just one of the reasons why this is such an incredible pocket watch. Made in sterling silver in 1888, the back and front have the traditional engine turned design. This alone is not that extraordinary. What is extraordinary is the condition of it well after 120 years. The engine turning on both the front and back cover is still so sharp and crisp and is without a doubt one of the best examples that we have seen for a long while. Measuring 51mm across by 70mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this is pocket watch has a wonderful heft to it and feels just perfect in the hand. Then to make this even more special, this pocket watch was retailed in Sydney by the jewellery and watchmaking company of TT Jones and Sons.Â T.T Jones and Sons were a highly regarded business that operated from 1853 until 1926, so not only is this a wonderful pocket watch but it also has the early Australian history attached. Inside is an English Rotherhams movement that has just come back from our watchmaker after undergoing a full service and now runs perfectly and comes with our 12 month warranty and it too is signed TT Jones and Sons. The movement is a crown wind and pin set style which means the movement is wound via the crown and the time set by pressing in the small button near the 4 o'clock and then turning the crown to move the hands. We simply adore this pocket watch for it being a demi-hunter, for its immaculate condition and for the Australian history and this really is as good as it gets. Stock# W362 Retailer: T T Jones and Sons Sydney Hallmarked: 1888 $Sold.
There is something about holding a genuine antique pocket watch in your hand and here is a gents pocket watch that is in wonderful condition. Made in 1924 by Elgin, the case is made of rolled gold which is a layer of gold bonded onto another metal. Condition is the key to pocket watch cases, and this case is still in wonderful condition. Whereas we see many pocket watches that have worn cases, hinges that don't open at the front or front covers that open far more than 90Â° this one is in wonderful condition. Even the engine turned design on the front and back are still nice and sharp making this a great pocket watch to hold and feel in the palm of your hand. Measuring 50mm across by 70mm from the bottom of the case to the top of the bow, pressing the bow will open the front cover revealing the traditional white enamel dial with Roman numerals and sub-seconds. This traditional look combined with a perfect dial with no cracks all go further to make this a wonderful pocket watch that would be prefect for a special gift. Inside there is a superb 17 jewelled movement with a micro-regulator that has been completely serviced, runs perfectly and comes with our 12 month warranty. You can buy similar pocket watches for less, but this often means that the cases and dial are not in good condition and of course they are not serviced with a warranty whereas this one will give you complete peace of mind and remain a wonderful pocket watch in wonderful condition. Stock# W130 Maker: Elgin Circa: 1924 $Sold.
J. Hargreaves and Co was founded in 1797 and here we have a magnificent antique pocket watch from them that is in superb condition. This prestigious watchmaking company was so highly regarded that they made pocket watches for the royal family. Made in 18ct yellow gold, this gents full hunter pocket watch has its original white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and centre stop watch seconds counter. The pocket watch is wound via the crown and the time is set by pressing in the pin to the side of the bow near the 3 o'clock position then turning the crown. Then near the 4 o'clock position is a slide bar that when slid will start and stop the centre sweep seconds. Measuring 54mm across by 77mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this pocket watch also weighs in at a heftyÂ 141.6 grams making it feel so solid in the palm of your hand. The movement is not only spotless but as can be seen is engraved "J. Hargreaves & Co Liverpool" then below the serial number it is engraved "Makers to the Queen & HRH the Prince of Wales" Regardless of the fact that this pocket watch is over 125 years old, we have just had it completely serviced and it runs beautifully and comes with our 12 month warranty. There is nothing quite like a genuine antique pocket watch to hold and admire and this one is just incredible for its age and condition and history. Stock# W346 Maker: J Hargreaves Hallmarked: Chester 1890 $Sold.