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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 crown 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 $Sold
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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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
Here is a gents size 18ct Waltham pocket made in 1886 that is in absolutely exceptional condition and has a very high grade movement to match. The condition of the case is amazing and even more that it is in 18 carat solid gold with so little wear to the engine turned case. So often thee cases are worn down, however not only is the case in incredible condition, but this fact is made even more amazing when you consider that it is over 130 years old. Measuring 52mm across by 74mm from the bottom to the top of the bow, this pocket watch weighs 132 grams and feels amazing to hold in the palm of your hand. With a beautiful heft and wonderful tactile feel to it, opening the front cover reveals its equally pristine white enamel dial. With no hair line cracks or damage, it displays the traditional black Roman numerals and sub-seconds at the bottom. This is a crown wind and lever set pocket watch meaning that you wind the movement via the crown, then sliding the lever out which is near the 4 o'clock position, turning the crown once more will now set the hands. And then inside is the brilliant and very high grade movement which has undergone a full service, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. The regulator is of particular note and was designed by Charles W Fogg called the Fogg Tadpole regulator or Short Tadpole regulator. This regulator can be seen in the close up shot of the movement. These regulators are held in such high esteem thanks to their superb accuracy. The regulator is used to adjust the balance wheel'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 "Patent Regulators." 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. In incredible condition, with a superb movement and feel to it, this pocket watch would be the perfect milestone present or suit the most fastidious of collectors. Stock# W1427 Maker: Waltham Circa: 1886 $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.
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.
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.