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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 $1,450 (On HOLD M.G)
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 $1,250
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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 $3,300
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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 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.
The style and design of the Art Deco period of the 1920's to the 1940's resulted in some truly exceptional designs, and this is evident with this very attractive and stylish two tone 18 carat gold Art Deco Uti pocket watch made in the 1920's. Made in 18 carat gold, the back of the case is so typical of the era with its wonderful lines creating a magnificent angular design that has been highlighted in both yellow and white. The design is so typical of the Art Deco period and also feels so sleek to the touch. With the dial displaying numbers in a font also reminiscent of the Art Deco era, it also has the sub-seconds at the bottom and beautiful hands to match. The case as well as the movement were both made in France, and the case measures 46mm across by 60mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, and inside the manual wind movement has been fully serviced, runs great and comes with our twelve month warranty. From the front or the back, this pocket watch has all the charm and character of the wonderful Art Deco period. Stock# W1505 Maker: Uti Circa: 1920 $3,800
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Here is a very elegant gents 14 carat Teutonia pocket watch made in the early 1900's that has a perfect heft and feel when in the palm of the hand, as well as a lovely clean dial and very beautiful hands. Made in Germany in the early 1900's, the dial is spotless and has very easy to read numbers as well as the sub-seconds at the bottom. With those beautiful hands set on the pocket watch, this watch is a perfect size for any man as it measures 51.8mm across by 73.4mm from the bottom to the top of the bow. The 14 carat yellow gold case has the engine turned design with the front also having a section to engrave initials if one so desires, however as can be seen, this has never been done, leaving the perfect opportunity for its new owner to add there mark to it. Inside is a gorgeous crown wind movement that has been completely restored and comes with our twelve month warranty. This is a lever set movement, meaning that the movement is wound via the crown, and the time set by sliding the small lever just under the 4 o'clock position, then turning the crown to set the hands. In wonderful condition, both inside and out, this is a perfect example of an antique pocket watch that is as beautiful today as when it was made all those years ago. Stock# W1501 Maker: Teutonia Circa: 1900 $Sold.
Vacheron & Constantin are one of the oldest watch making company in the world, having been founded in 1755, and here we are proud to offer a immaculate solid 18 carat yellow gold Vacheron & Constantin pocket watch made in 1923. This gents sized pocket watch measures50.6mm across by 69.5mm from the bottom of the case to the top of the bow and feels so sleek to hold in the palm of your hand thanks to the heft of the solid gold and the movement, as well as the highly polished and plain case. The dial is spotless and signed â€śVacheron & Constantinâ€ť which was the way all of their timepieces were signed for over 250 years until 1970 when they dropped the â€ś&â€ť symbol and today are just signed "Vacheron Constantin". With easy to read black numerals and the sub-seconds, the Breguet style hands finish of the elegant style and design of the dial. Inside is the magnificent crown wind and crown set movement which has just come back from a full service, runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. Perfect for any connoisseur of fine timepieces, whether it be a gift for a gent who is celebrating a particular milestone or a collector or perhaps even both, this lovely pocket watch is a wonderful testament to the quality and craftsmanship from this highly esteemed watch company. Stock# ES8370 Maker: Vacheron & Constantin Circa: 1923 $8,850
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Here is a very rare antique sterling silver lapel pocket watch that was made in the late 1800â€™s and will always be admired whenever and wherever it is worn. Made in sterling silver, this wonderful antique folly sits perfectly in the lapel of a suit and is fitted in a similar way to a pair of cufflinks. With the base sitting behind the lapel measuring 22.8mm in diameter, the pocket watch section itself measures a dainty 11.7mm in diameter. The dial is wonderful to admire with the black numerals all the way around and then the number twelve in red. Combine this with those delightful hands and size and this will certainly capture the eye and be such a wonderful conversation starter. Inside is a Swiss wind pin set movement that has just come back from a full service and overhaul and comes with our twelve month warranty. This lapel pocket watch was retailed by the Australian jeweller V Fleet This exact lapel pocket watch is featured on page 294 of the book, Australian Jewellers: Gold & Silversmiths, Makers & Marks, by Kenneth Cavill, Graham Cocks, and Jack Grace. Stock# ES7268 Circa: 1890 $2,150
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Here is a very handsome and solid antique 18ct gold centre seconds chronograph pocket watch made in 1903 that feels perfect to hold in the palm of your hand and has such an elegant dial thanks to the Roman numerals and large centre sweep second hand. Made in 18 carat yellow gold, the case measures 52.5mm by 72mm to the top of the bow and not only is the case in wonderful condition, but the hinges and spring on the front cover is as well, which is a true testament to the quality of this pocket watch. Technology at the time didn't allow for time to be measured while the pocket watch is still running, so using the slide on the side of the case near the 5 o'clock position, this will both start and stop that wonderfully large and easy to read second hand in the centre, as well as stop the entire movement as well. Winding the pocket watch is done via the crown and setting the hands for the time is done by pressing in the small pin just to the side of the bow. Opening the back cover reveals the most wonderful hand engraving that says "Presented to James Robb by Crookston Bros Glasgow 17/2/04" and then opening the next cover reveals a lovely English three quarter plate movement that has been fully serviced, runs great and comes with our twelve month warranty. This is the perfect example of a gents antique pocket watch and made in 18 carat gold makes it feel even more wonderful to hold. Stock# W895 Hallmarked: Chester 1903 $6,350
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