A mint condition solid 18k gold and silver hi-grade 15-jewelled half-hunter cased pocket watch by the International Watch Company (IWC) of Schaffhausen. The watch is clearly marked and in its original period case and period military long service dedication. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a presentation box. The buy it now price is a clear reflection of the rarity, stunning condition and long-term investment for this watch. Mint watches in this condition, can only rise in value, given the limited supply of such items.
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THE DIAL: 100% mint, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and in bright condition with no hairlines or chips. The dial with blue steel hands. Diameter is 41 mm and signed International Watch Company (IWC) of Schaffhausen. The inner crystal is also in excellent condition and retained securely.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with finely finished gilt plated movement and a Bosley regulator, and blue steel screws. A cut two arm bimetallic balance, with hairspring and club tooth lever escapement. The movement of good quality and with 15 jewels and a small stamp SS&Co with a crown, for the importer, Stauffer &Co. The watch ticking away on my desk as I type this, and keeping excellent time and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. The watch is marked Peerless and number, 420,xxx, and patent numer of 31457. With the dial removed the characteristic IWC stamp is clearly seen as shown in an image below on the movement top plate. The serial number of the watch allows accurate dating to ca. 1909-10. The movement is a calibre 52 grade (18 size) in very nice and crisp condition
THE CASE: 100% mint, the solid 18k gold capped, silver half-hunter case measures 49 mm. The front and rear covers are excellent, both are hinged and close nice and tightly. The case with top cover which pops open when the pendant button is depressed. The inner solid gold dust cuvette is crips and clean, and outer cover likewise. The case with London marks, London import hall-marks and CN for the importer, (Charles Niocolet & Co. a subsidary of Stauffer Son & Co. the importers of IWC watches into England), located at 13, Charterhouse Street, Holborn, London, and a case number 4xx,xxx. The top cover with 18k gold black enamelled chapter ring with Roman numerals.
The inner dust cuvette, with dedication to Mr. H.C. Chambers in recognition of services to the Proctor Estate from C. W. Cope Proctor. Surviving original trustee, 12th December 1910.
Possibly referring to Charles West Cope Proctor, see National Archives for multiple documents, i.e. 40015/13 1905-1911
1905 March 24
Settlement in trust
1. Edward Garraway Cope-Proctor of 70 Pembroke Road, Clifton, law student
2. Charles William Cope-Proctor of the same, esq., and Howard Proctor Ryland of Moxhull Park, Warwicks, esq.
Premises: Share of (1) in estate of his grand-father Thomas Proctor, being 1/10th part of estate, both real and in the form of investments [real estate unspecified]
With schedule of investments.
1911 April 12
Deed poll of Charles William Cope-Proctor, releasing his right to annuity of £50 payable to him under trusts of above settlement
This is a high quality IWC half-hunter, a work of art in its own right in crisp condition and of jewel like quality.The pictures show minor reflections and various dark marks, these are an artefact from the lighting and are not present in the watch case. This is a very fine period IWC half-hunter pocket watch in simply stunning condition, which is a very rare collectable item or a possible investment for the future or of course a fine gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding etc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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