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Antique Pocket Watch 1919 Victory Lever Swiss 7 Jewel Silver Nickel Case Fwo
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Antique Gentleman's original Swiss 7 jewel 'Victory Lever' (Vertex) pocket watch with beautiful ivory dial in a highly polished, robust silver nickel case. C ~ around 1919 (would have been made to commemorate winning the First World War). Looks to have been much loved and very well cared for - her condition certainly reflects this. Full working order and is an excellent timekeeper (within +2/-2 minute per 24 hours) with plenty of room on the regulator for any further fine tuning. 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 mint condition - absolutely no hairlines, marks or nibbles. Signed clearly in bold black script; COX & SON GT YARMOUTH (they are watch, clock and jewellery retailers, established in 1875 and are still in existence today) and signed in bold red script; VICTORY LEVER also signed in black arched script to base of dial; SWISS MADE Bold black enamel Roman numerals with black minute markers, bolder five minute markers and black diamond shaped 15 minute markers to the chapter ring. Large sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original blued steel spade and whip hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight, unmarked order. Original very thick bevel edge glass (not acrylic) in bright condition showing some overall light little surface scratches commensurate with age. CASE;- The robust (5cm diameter / 8cm from top of bow to base), silver nickel case (favoured by Railwaymen for its strength and durability) is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 91.2 grams) and in good condition - absolutely no wear, just one indentation to edge of case back near the hinge, one tiny one just off centre, two small rub marks to top where the bow has caught it over the years and a few very light and fine little overall surface scratches again commensurate with age and use in her 100+ years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover snaps on and off correctly, closing with a very reassuring click. Back cover and dust cover are hinged at the 6 position, both open correctly to exactly 90 degrees, again closing tightly and the hinge is true and firm with absolutely no play. The inside of the back cover (which has a tiny bit of very light circular marking to centre) is clearly numbered; 2566129 and carries two service marks. Inside of the dust cover is beautifully adorned with bright 'fish scale' engine turning (the detail of which remains as crisp and clear today as the day it was made) and is again correctly numbered; 2566129. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set, Swiss 7 ruby jewelled, 3/4 plate lever movement is in superb bright and clean order and as mentioned above has just been fully checked and serviced. Carries wonderful geometric engine turning to the top plates and 'swirl' engine turning to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers. Has a solid bi-arm balance with brass balance screws and steel flat balance spring which is true, in the round and 'breathing' well. Clearly stamped on the top plates in black very fancy script; MAHLEEN SWISS MADE 7 JEWELS. Stamped to the bottom plate (under the dial) within a triangular shaped cartouche; GT which is the trade letters for Vertex. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent time with a sure, strong positive action. Winds 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 original 'onion' crown. Good big firm silver nickel bow. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Antique Swiss timepiece which as mentioned above was much loved and very well 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 as shown and be very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of Antique silver nickel watch chains listed and in stock which will compliment this watch well - please contact me if you have any specific requirements. *** WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE *** UK - FREE! ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SIGNED FOR DELIVERY
riversidemaximus23 has clarified that the Antique Pocket Watch 1919 Victory Lever Swiss 7 Jewel Silver Nickel Case Fwo (LA228585) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1919
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This Antique Pocket Watch 1919 Victory Lever Swiss 7 Jewel Silver Nickel Case Fwo is located in Normanton, UK