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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.
This 9ct gold antique pocket watch by JW Benson made in 1912 feels perfect to hold in the palm of your hand with the right weight and size to it and is in such good condition. Measuring 50mm across by 70mm to the top of the bow, this gents pocket watch has a lovely clean dial with traditional Roman numerals and the sub-seconds at the bottom, and is signed "J.W Benson London". This prestigious watchmaking company actually has family roots in watchmaking that goes as far back as 1847. The company became J.W Benson in 1855 and were official watchmaker to the Admiralty & the War Department. Not only this, they also held a number of royal warrants, being watchmakers to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia and several other royal families. Inside the movement has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty, is a crown wind and pin set movement. This means that the pocket watch is wound via the crown at the top and when the pin is pressed in near the 1 o'clock position and the crown now turned, this will set the time. In wonderful condition with a wonderful rose gold case, this is a lovely example of an antique pocket watch that looks as good today as when it was made. Stock# W1302 Maker: J.W. Benson Hallmarked: London 1912 $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 a magnificent piece of history - an original Art Deco Niello Tiffany & Co pocket watch with original box that looks amazing no matter which side of the pocket watch is viewed. Made in 1918, the case is made in 14ct and silver and highlighted with niello. Niello is actually not an enamelling technique, rather it is a blackening technique produced as an alloy of sulfur with copper, silver and lead. Once produced it is then used to fill the channels that have been previously engraved into the metal, and after a few more steps including polishing, the result is a wonderful contrast of colours in often a beautiful design. In this pocket watch, there is the most stylish angular design that not only looks amazing, but also feels wonderful to hold in the palm of your hand. Measuring 45.9mm across by 61.2mm to the top of the bow, it also measures a very slim 9.5mm in width which is also a testament to the lovely quality movement inside that was made all those years ago. Made by Longines in 1918, there is also the archive papers from Longines stating that this was made for Tiffany & Co. The movement runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty. The dial is all original and displays elegant Roman numerals and sub-seconds and is signed Tiffany & Co. With its lovely hands to match the style of the time, this is one pocket watch that is sure to always get the admiration that it deserves. Complete with its original Tiffany & Co box, this is a real treasure to hold and admire. Stock# ES7930 Circa: 1918 $Sold
Zenith are regarded as one of the finest watchmaking companies in the world, and here is a very elegant 14ct gold Art Deco Zenith pocket watch from the 1930's. With all the charm and character of the Art Deco period, the case itself measures 48.5mm across by 63mm from the bottom to the top of the fancy bow and has a wonderful Art Deco design. With a section to engrave initials or a monogram if one wishes, the elegant design of this watch is matched by the slim case and how perfect it feels in the palm of your hand. With a beautiful Art Deco font for the numbers, it also has the sub-seconds at the bottom and incredibly sleek and elegant Breguet style hands. Topped of with the fancy bow on the top, this is such an elegant pocket watch that you expect from such an esteemed watchmaking company. Inside there is the magnificent movement that has just comes back from a full service, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. If you have been after a pocket watch for a special occasion, or to add to a collection, then this is one to consider. Stock# W1151 Maker: Zenith Circa: 1930 $Sold.
There's nothing quite like the heft and feel of a genuine antique pocket watch in your hand, and here is a great looking antique pocket watch made by Hawley & Co in the early 1900's that not only feels fantastic to hold, but is also in full working order. This gents sized pocket watch was made in a rolled gold case which is where solid gold sheets are rolled over a metal. Not to be confused with gold plating which does come off quite quickly, rolled gold allows it to be engraved and also polished. With a lovely white dial that is so easy to read and displaying numbers, it has the sub-seconds at the bottom and is signed "Chronometer makers to the Admiralty. Hawley & Co Coventry" Opening the back reveals the lovely 15 jewelled manual wind and crown set movement that has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for any man for any occasion, this lovely antique pocket watch looks as good today as when it was made over 100 years ago. Stock# W1243cc Maker: Hawley & Co, Coventry Circa: 1910 $Sold.
The Art Deco period, combined with a gents pocket watch results in this elegant and stylish Art Deco pocket watch retailed by Hardy Brothers in 1934. There is something so nice about the heft and feel of a genuine pocket watch with a mechanical movement inside and this one looks as good today as when it was made all those years ago. Made in a 9ct yellow gold case that measures 45.7mm across by 54.6mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this is the perfect size to slip into a pocket and then pull out and hold in the palm of your hand. The dial is so clean and easy to read and is signed with the retailer Hardy Bros (Brothers) Ltd who started in Sydney in 1853 and are still trading today. With the sub-seconds at the bottom and beautiful Art Deco font for the numerals, this is a perfect pocket watch to add to a collection or for that special gift for that hard-to-buy for person in your life. Inside is a lovely 15 jewelled manual wind Swiss made movement made by Vertex which has just come back from a full service, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. If you have been after an elegant vintage pocket watch that both looks and feels so smart in the palm of your hand, then this might just be the one. Stock# ES7836 Hallmarked: 1934 $Sold.
Here is a very solid and robust antique 18ct gold full hunter chronograph W. Bennett & Co pocket watch that feels incredible in the palm of the hand. Made in 1886, the pocket watch was made by the eminent English watch making company Bennett and Co. Not only is it a wonderful timepiece, but it also has the chronograph function which is started, stopped and reset by the button near the 12 o'clock position. Once started, the long hand is easy to read and the time passed displayed on the additional counter at the 12 o'clock. With the white enamel dial in perfect condition, this is such a handsome pocket watch to hold in the palm of your hand. Measuring 53mm across by 72.6mm to the top of the bow, there is nothing quite like a genuine antique pocket watch to hold and admire such as this one. Opening the back cover reveals the dust cover which has the most exquisite hand engraving of the highest standard. There is no doubt that this hand engraving is up there with the best of the best and displays the British coat of arms, including the French phrases "Dieu et mon droit "which means "God and my right" and is the motto of the monarch of the United Kingdom and was adopted by Henry V in the 15th Century. And there is the other French phrase "Honi soit qui mal y penseâ€ť which means â€śShame on he who thinks evil of itâ€ť. This term goes back to King Edward III, when Norman French was a common language in the UK. These phrases and coat of Arms is commonly seen in the United Kingdom including on all British passports. And below the coat of arms, it is also hand engraved with Wm (William) Farmer 30 Hunter St Sydney which were the retailers of this fine pocket watch. Farmer and Co, were one of Australia's leading department stores, that started in 1839 and continued to run until 1960. Opening this dust cover shows the gorgeous movement which has undergone a full restoration, is working perfectly and comes complete with our twelve month warranty. This is such a fine quality antique pocket watch, that with the addition of the chronograph and incredible engraving, will always be such a talking point. Stock# W1144 Maker: William Bennett and Co. Hallmarked: Birmingham 1886 $Sold.
Here is a truly remarkable rare and important 18ct yellow gold Longines chronograph minute repeater pocket watch of the highest standard and in exceptional condition. Repeater pocket watches come in three types - a quarter repeater that will strike the hours and which quarter the time is, for instance three gongs for 3 o'clock and one double gongs for being between 3:00 and 3:15. Then there is the five minute repeater which has a more complicated movement to tell withing five minutes and finally the crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me of them all - a minute repeater. This will strike the exact time for the hours and minutes and is a real testament to the quality of this pocket watch. And then after the fact that it is a superb minute repeater, it also has a chronograph function for timing. Having one complication is great, however having two is even better and makes this even more special. The solid 18ct gold case measures 55mm across by 73.6mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, and the front cover has the most wonderful hand engraved monogram in a very elegant Art Deco font. Not only has this pocket watch been extensively serviced and in full working order, it also comes with Longines archive papers stating that it was sold in January 1924 to their French agent, Perusset. This is an incredible Art Deco pocket watch by Longines with a very impressive movement to match. Stock # W991 Maker: Longines Circa: 1924 $Sold
Niello is a unique technique that involved designing a pattern into the metal then firing an alloy of sulfur with copper, silver and lead, and once polished back reveals the engraved sections in wonderful detail as can be seen here in this Art Deco niello silver pocket watch made in the 1920's. Both the front and back as well as the edge of the pocket watch and even the bow has the most wonderful design and with the niello finish, this also gives it a brilliant tactile and smooth feel to the touch. Measuring 51.2mm across by 68.2mm to the top of the bow, this full size gents pocket watch feels so good in the palm of the hand. Opening the front reveals the pristine white dial with numerals and the sub-seconds at the bottom. The font of the numerals is wonderful as can easily be seen and this is so easy to read day or night. Inside is a wonderful Swiss made movement that has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. If you have been after a special and unique pocket watch for yourself or that hard-to-buy for person, then this might just be the one. Stock # W236 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
It is rare to find an 18ct Century pocket watch in full working order, harder still to find a pair case pocket watch with its original third outer tortoiseshell case, one that has a calendar and near on impossible to find a pocket watch that can tick all of these boxes. So suffice to say, here is an incredible and very rare Tarts verge pair case pocket with calendar made in 1763 that has it all. Traditionally pair case pocket watches are when there is an outer case protecting the pocket watch itself, so to find one that has its original tortoiseshell and sterling silver inlayed case that protects the "outer" silver case is a real find. The feel and look of the tortoiseshell case has that wonderful chocolate brown colour and is highlighted by the silver hinge and detailing on the front. This outer case measures 58.3mm across by 57.9mm. Then removing this allows you to see and feel the glorious sterling silver repousssĂ© case that is so tactile to feel and incredible to admire. The front of this case is delightful with the simple yet elegant design, however turning it over reveals that magnificent scene. The amount of time and effort to create this is incredible and alone is such a talking piece. Measuring 50.5mm across by 51mm, it sits so well in the palm of your hand. And then the last but by no means least inner section. While the sterling silver case is now plain, the dial and inner workings are magnificent. The silver dial is comparable to the repousssĂ© work on the outer case. With those gorgeous hands and dial with both Roman numerals and five minute markers, there is also the calendar function. And then opening it up further shows the spectacular workings of this pocket watch, made all the more incredible to think that it was all hand made over 250 years ago. With the verge escapement, fusee movement and wonderful pierced balance cock as well as its elegant pillars on the side, this pocket watch not only looks incredible, it is also in full working order. This is an exceptional 18th Century verge pocket watch that has so many incredible features that separates it from a standard pair case pocket watch, and one that will suit any astute and avid collector of fine time pieces. Stock# ES6882 Maker: Tarts London Hallmarked: London 1763 $Sold
Here is a 14ct gold Waltham pocket watch made in 1918 in exceptional condition with an equally beautiful movement inside. Too often the term "mint condition" is used when describing a piece of jewellery or pocket watch for example, however it can aptly be used for this pocket watch. The engine turned design on both the front and back are still so crisp and sharp and show how little this pocket watch was actually used and handled. Often this engine turned design gets worn down as does the hinges on the case, whereas the front cover opens easily when the bow is pressed down, and stops at 90 degrees to the dial. Measuring 50mm across by 70mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, the heft and feel of this pocket watch in the palm of your hand will feel just right. Made in 14ct solid gold as opposed to rolled gold adds to the charm and character of an already very handsome antique pocket watch. With the dial itself in equally excellent condition, it is as pure white in colour today as when it was made 199 years ago. With the numerals and sub-seconds at the bottom, this is a very easy to read dial. Inside is the beautiful 15 jewelled manual wind Waltham movement that has been completely serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. If you have been after a perfect pocket watch for yourself or for a gift, then this antique Waltham pocket watch might just be the one that ticks all the boxes. Stock# W1172 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1918 $Sold