Antique Pocket Watch 1909 Waltham USA 7 Jewel 10ct Gold Filled Fwo (1 of 11)
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Antique Pocket Watch 1909 Waltham USA 7 Jewel 10ct Gold Filled Fwo

REF: LA327203
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Antique Gentleman's Waltham U.S.A, 'Traveler', 7 jewel pocket watch with beautiful ivory porcelain dial in a 10 carat (tested) gold filled (known in the UK as rolled gold) Illinois (Thos Russell) full hunter 'stepped' case. C ~1909. Looks to have been much loved and very well taken care of -her condition certainly reflects this. Full working order and is an excellent timekeeper (within +3/-3 minute per 24 hours). Fully checked and serviced by my highly experienced watchmaker and is guaranteed to be 100% authentic - a timepiece to grace any collection! DIAL;- Impressive and distinctive, high gloss, 'snowflake' white porcelain dial in very near mint condition - absolutely no marks or nibbles and just one extremely feint hairline showing under eyeglass only from 3 - centre (so small is not showing up in the photographs but mentioning for accuracy). Signed clearly in black very fancy script; Waltham U.S.A. Bold black Roman numerals with black minute markers, bolder black five minute markers and black triangular shaped 15 minute markers to chapter ring. Recessed sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original gold steel spade and whip hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight order with just a tiny bit of age patina (again showing under eyeglass only) to the minute hand. Hunter crystal in amazingly clear and bright condition with very few short and fine little (micro) surface scratches. CASE;- The highly polished/very chunky (5cm diameter / 7.2cm from top of bow to base and 1.6cm depth), 10 carat (tested) gold filled 'stepped' case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 107.9 grams), robust and in wonderful condition - absolutely no wear, just two extremely tiny pin prick indentations to the front cover and few light and fine little overall surface scratches commensurate with age and use in her 111 years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover is hinged at 9, opens to slightly over 90 degrees by depressing the winder, closing tightly with a very reassuring click and is numbered to the inside (slightly rubbed); 5860849. Both the back cover and dust cover are again hinged at 9, open to exactly 90 degrees, closing tightly and both large hinges are true and firm with absolutely no play (as is the front cover hinge). The inside of the back cover is clearly stamped in fancy/arched script; Thos Russell & Son. ILLINOIS WATCH CASE Co. Elgin U.S.A. Clearly numbered; 5860849 and this number is correctly repeated to the inner back case cuvette. The inside of the dust cover (which has one small scratch - looks like someone once tested it to see if solid gold) is clearly stamped; THIS CASE GUARANTEED TO WEAR 10 YEARS and is numbered again; 5860849. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set 7 ruby jewelled 'Traveler', 3/4 fire gilt plate lever movement is in superb and clean order and has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker. Has a compensated balance wheel with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), bright blued steel overcoil balance spring which is true, in the round (and 'breathing' well), bright blued steel movement screws, ruby end stone in a sunken chaton setting, beautifully engraved balance cock, ruby pallet jewels, attractive engine turned 'swirl' decoration to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original matching steel movement screws. Stamped clearly on the top plates in very fancy arched script; American Waltham, U.S.A. TRAVELER and is clearly numbered; 17513835 - dating her to 1919. This number is correctly partially repeated to the bottom plate (under the dial) and to the side of the balance bridge; 513835. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping good time with a sure, strong positive action - runs like a train. Winds extremely smoothly and fully (do not be afraid to fully wind, over-winding is the greatest horological myth!) Hand set operates smoothly and correctly - the pull up/push down action is very firm and true. Lovely large un-worn gold filled 'onion' crown. Good original gold filled bow which is correctly stamped to one side; IQ (Illinois Quality). APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Antique American timepiece which as mentioned earlier was much loved and proudly cared for by the original owner - she will make a perfect gift and a heirloom to be enjoyed by your future generations! Ready to wear or display. Will be delivered in a new presentation box and be very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of antique/vintage gold filled watch chains listed and in stock which will compliment this watch well - please contact me if you have any specific requirements. If you would like to discuss this watch with me over the telephone; Sarah Dunkley (9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri) please click on the 'Contact Details' at the bottom of the listing. *** WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE *** UK - FREE! ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SIGNED FOR DELIVERY

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Origin:
American
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Date of Manufacture:
1909

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