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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
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
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.
Here is an extremely rare antique piquĂ© purse with a pocket watch that is truly a one of a kind piece that is like no other. PiquĂ© is when a material most often tortoiseshell was inlayed with either silver or gold or a combination of the two resulting in pieces of jewellery and objects of beauty that is like no other. Often found in such pieces such as earrings or brooches, finding it in something like a purse is so exceptionally rare. And then combine this with a watch and you have something which is even more hard to ever find another. The quality of craftsmanship in the case is just exquisite and of the finest quality. In superb condition it measures 80mm across by 24.1mm by 50.7mm thick, and has the most lovely tactile feel to it. With the catch on the side easy to open it then reveals its original velvet lined purse inside which also accesses the back of the watch movement to both wind and set it from here. The movement has been serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty and the dial itself measures a dainty 19.3mm in diameter. No matter how this is displayed or used, this is truly something that once sold, will be exceedingly hard to ever replace. Stock # ES7316 Circa: 1870 $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.
Charles Frodsham was one of London's most eminent watchmakers, renowned the world over for their high quality movements including chronometers, and here is a very elegant 18ct Charles Frodsham pocket watch made in 1874. Perfect for any pocket watch collector, or that perfect gift for that difficult to buy for man in your life, this antique pocket watch feels just right in the palm of your hand. The 18ct yellow gold case measures 48.3mm across by 67mm from the bottom to the top of the bow. With the white enamel dial still in excellent condition, it displays the traditional form of Roman numerals and has the sub-seconds counter at the bottom. Still so easy to read, it is wound via the crown and setting the hands is done by pressing in the pin at the 1 o'clock position and turning the crown. Inside the signed movement has recently undergone a full service, keeps perfect time and comes with our twelve month warranty. Charles Frodsham pocket watches are known the world over as some of the best to collect, and this one is just perfect in all respects. Stock# W1303 Maker: Charles Frodsham Hallmarked: London 1874 $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.