The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
Antique 1919 Swiss Silver Pocket Watch
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The watch has a jewelled Swiss stem-winding movement which is working well. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover which has some surface scratching and a small "ding". The watch itself measures 48mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the stem. The case is silver and there are silver hallmarks inside the two case backs for London (import mark), 1919 with an importer's mark for Arthur George Rendell. The case has some small "dings" / surface marking although it is in nice condition for such an early piece. Initials have been scratched into the cartouche although they look just like scratches. In 1907, an act came into force which meant that all imported watches had to be assayed in a UK assay office and marked with British import hallmarks. For this, a sponsor's mark was required. In this particular case, Arthur Rendell was an employee, and probably in charge, of the department that handled imported watches at a company called Pringles, the UK's largest wholesalers of jewellery, silverware, clocks and watches, so it was deemed relevant to use his initials. The watch glass is in nice condition. The white enamel dial has a couple of very faint hairline cracks but otherwise it is in nice condition. Pin set blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. The watch comes in a new presentation box. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK & WORLDWIDE POSTAGE. 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. Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that 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 Antique 1919 Swiss Silver Pocket Watch (LA330021) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1919
All prices include UK and worldwide postage. Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If your country prohibits the importation of watches / precious metals and you send through an order then any Paypal fees that we incur will be deducted from your refund. Please contact us if you are unsure and we can check the regulations for your country.
This Antique 1919 Swiss Silver Pocket Watch is located in PERSHORE, UK