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It is truly astonishing to think that not only was this pocket watch made 230 years ago, but is still working and is so breathtaking to admire from the front as well as inside to see the magnificent movement. Made in the 1790's by the watchmaker Pierre Rigaud in Switzerland, the silver gilt case which has a lovely warm yellow tone to it, measures 50.3mm across by 76mm to the op of the bow, and feels amazing to hold. With a great size and heft to it, there is nothing quite like holding a genuine antique pocket watch in the palm of your hand. The dial is so attractive with its enamel scene on the outside with a woman in the foreground and two men working the fields on the other side. With the dial displaying numerals which are pointed to by those gorgeous fancy hour and minute hands, even the condition of the dial is a testament to the quality of what could be produced hundreds of years ago. Inside the pocket watch is an incredible fusee verge movement that has come back from a full service and runs surprisingly accurately. While never destined to be a chronometer grade movement, it is astonishing how accurate this pocket watch is, with all of the movement being made all those years ago, and comes complete with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for a collector, or that hard-to-buy for person as a very special gift, this 18th century pocket watch will always be appreciated and such a wonderful and amazing conversation starter. Stock# ES9221 Maker: Pierre Rigaud Circa: 1790 $Sold.
Here is not only a vintage pocket watch that was made by one of the finest watchmaking companies in the world, Jaeger LeCoultre, but one that is also made all the more amazing by the fact that this pocket watch was issued and used during World War II. Fitted in a chrome plated case that measures 51.5mm across, it has been kept all original and unpolished and shows the various scratches and wear on the case as a testament to its history and where it has been. The case back is stamped with the British broad arrow and GS/TP which stood for General Service Trade Pattern, although many people (incorrectly) call them General Service Time Piece. Either way, there is no denying that this is a great looking pocket watch that looks and feels amazing to hold. When restoring this pocket watch, we also chose to keep the dial 100% original without re-luming the numbers or replacing the hands, and combined with the look of the case, this pocket watch is all the more better for it. This pocket watch is so full of character and will remain such an incredible talking point. Inside is the magnificent 15 jewelled manual wind Jaeger LeCoultre calibre 467/2 movement that has been completely serviced and runs perfectly as well as coming with our twelve month warranty. From a fantastic watch maker, to a war that changed the world, this vintage pocket watch is a true collectors piece. Stock# W1765 Maker: Jaeger LeCoultre Circa: 1943 $Sold.
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 is something truly wonderful to hold an antique pocket watch in the palm of your hand that is not only 250 years old, but still working such as this one here. This is what is called a pair cased fusee pocket watch with the inner pocket watch protected by the gorgeous sterling silver repoussĂ© case. This outer case was to protect the inner pocket watch from dust and other debris, and measures 47mm and has such an incredible tactile feel to the touch. With such detail on the back as well as around the edge, this alone is amazing to consider that it was made all those years ago. Then open this outer case at the side allows the pocket watch itself to come out. Measuring 41.7mm across by 59.8mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this enamel dial is still as easy to read today as when it was made. With Roman numerals and those gorgeous hands, this has all the charm and characteristics of a beautiful Georgian era pocket watch. Then opening it up inside reveals a truly wonderful fusee verge movement that has been serviced and overhauled, and keeps surprisingly good time especially considering its age. With stylish square pillars and a pierced balance cock, to consider that all of this was made by hand with no modern tools such as we have today is simply astounding. Made by John Cole who also made grandfather clocks, this is a beautiful example of what could be produced all those years ago, and still function exactly as was intended 250 years later. Stock# W1742cc Maker: John Cole Circa: 1770 $Sold.
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.
This very stylish antique pocket watch was made by L. Marchand in the 1860's and has just come back from a full service and runs beautifully even after being made 160 years ago. Made in an 18 carat gold case that measures 45mm across by 62.4mm to the top of the bow, the back of the case has been so beautifully hand engraved and has such a wonderful tactile feel to it. The hours alone needed to engrave the case would have been immense and then the dial itself is just as beautiful to admire. With a lovely design that is complimented by the Roman numerals and Breguet style hands, this all comes together to make it still so easy to read. The 8 jewelled Lepine cylinder escapement movement is beautiful to admire and a real testament to the watchmakers of the time. Signed "L. Marchand Geneva" as mentioned it has been fully serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty. As beautiful today as the day it was made, this antique pocket will look and feel so smooth in the palm of your hand. Stock# W1600 Maker: L. Marchand Circa: 1860 $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.