A stunning solid silver, English, 19th century highly engraved chain driven fusee Lever pocket watch, by the maker Andrew Smith of Kings Lynn. The watch is very substantial, and in a 1.0 oz silver case, so requires a secure pocket. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a key for winding and 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. We are a Platinium eBay Power-Seller, so please bid with confidence. You can also visit our shop at vintagewatchstore where there is a wide variety of fine antique & vintages watches.
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THE DIAL: 100%, the white enamel dial with fine black Roman numerals, and a separate minute track to outside of dial with no chips or hairlines, with a subsidary seconds dial. With gold hour and minute hands and seconds hand. The original glass in very fine condition. Diameter is 42 mm.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with richly gilded full plate in wonderful condition. The rare balance cock and foot in superb condition and of a simple pattern, but beautifully engraved with leafs and similar motifs and signed Patent. The balance cock with a ruby end-stone to the centre of the shiny 9k gold three arm balance wheel. The back plate with further decoration and a blued steel Bosley regulator. The watch is keywind, and movement size is 39 mm diameter. The escapement with a very good and strong action and jewelled to this wheel. The movement signed by Andrew Smith of Kings Lynn, and number 14362. Pierced gilded fusee stop work with iron hinge. The watch with fusee chain on tight to barrel and fusee cone and a good free swinging balance and the watch runs the full length of the fusee chain, keeping good time. The watch comes with a winding key for hands set and winding. The movement comes with its original integral gilt dust cuvette which locks on tightly to the movement. The watch is much brighter and crisp than in these dark photos, which are limited by my camera and lighting equiment.
THE CASE: 95% mint, the solid silver case measures an impressive 50 mm outside diameter. The silver hinged covers all closing tightly, and in fine order. The three knuckle hinge in good order. The cases with London hall-marks, case maker marks and sterling silver marks. The case maker mark of "RG" and case number of 14362. The pendant and very well made bow, in superb condition. The case with no pin-holes or stretch marks, to the case, just a few small dings to rear cover. The inner dust cuvette also in very clean and good order.
The watch case has not been buffed up or over-polished as seems to be the case so often with early watches offered on eBay. This is a very fine period solid silver 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:
Please note, the magnified electronic images show detail much greater than would be visible with the naked eye. Any dark areas or marks on highly polished surfaces are almost certainly reflections from the camera or lighting equipment. If there are any marks or dents of any note, these will be mentioned in the description. All of our watches have been fully cleaned and serviced by a professional watch-maker unless not stated on the auction and the time-keeping carefully checked. We are happy to give a 3 month warranty on this work, which is thoroughly checked, and all watches are also given a 24 hour check prior to being shipped. We are here to help and ensure that our good eBay reputation is enhanced and this eBay shop becomes one of your favourite places to purchase watches.
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If any item received is not as described, please email us and return it, and we will repair it and return it to you free of charge. The only exception to this, is if the watch has been misused or damaged. Please note that we do not accept 3rd part watch makers repairs or invoices. In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with any watch you have purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us and every effort will be made to ensure that any problems are resolved to your satisfaction. If there has been an error or the item is not as described then we will offer a full refund, provided that the item is returned to me, undamaged and in the condition that it was sent out. We offer a 7-day non-quibble policy on any item as stated on all of our eBay auctions.
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