The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
The watch has a Swiss stem-winding movement, identified as being by Revue, which is working well. The watch would have been bought in as a private label piece to be sold under the retailer’s name, Kay & Co Ltd, and the movement is signed with their name. William Kay set up Kays of Worcester in 1890. Customers bought items from handbills in a folder and initially the goods on offer were limited to jewellery, watches, clocks and household items. Eventually William’s son Jack took over the running of the business. The company continued to expand and trade successfully, becoming one of Worcester’s largest employers. This particular movement is protected by an inner dust cover which has some scratching where a tool has probably slipped in the past. The watch measures 51mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the loop. The case is nickel and has light surface marking from use and a couple of small "dings" to the back but overall it is in nice condition. The inner case back has light surface scratches The acrylic lens is in good condition. The dial is signed and Kays have given the watch the name “Standard Lever”. There are some short hairlines between numbers 4 and 5 but they are quite faint. Original blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. The watch comes on a vintage nickel albert chain which measures 29cm long including the T bar and clasp. The watch and chain come in a new presentation box. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. All prices include UK shipping. Please contact us for international shipping prices. We are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the 1920s Kays Standard Lever Pocket Watch & Chain (LA365146) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1920s
ALL PRICES INCLUDE UK POSTAGE. Please contact us for international shipping prices. Please note that regrettably we no longer ship to Europe. Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If you are unsure about your country’s regulations, please contact us and we can check for you. Any orders from prohibited countries will be refunded, less any Paypal fees which are non-refundable. Any Customs / import duties are payable by the purchaser.
This 1920s Kays Standard Lever Pocket Watch & Chain is located in PERSHORE, UK