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Antique Pocket Watch 1920 Thomas Russell 15 Jewel 10ct Rose Gold Filled Case Fwo (1 of 12)
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Antique Pocket Watch 1920 Thomas Russell 15 Jewel 10ct Rose Gold Filled Case Fwo

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Gentleman's Swiss 'Thomas Russell', high grade 15 jewel Antique pocket watch with beautiful ivory porcelain dial in a 10 carat (stamped) rose gold filled (has a lovely soft pink hue and is what is known in the UK as rolled gold) Dennison case. C ~1920. 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) with plenty of room on the regulator (which is sat correctly a fairly central position) 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 very near mint condition - absolutely no hairlines or nibbles and just one extremely feint little (micro) black 'spec' between 3 - 4 which looks to be a fault in the original firing process (so tiny is not showing up in the photographs but mentioning for accuracy). Signed clearly in black fancy script with the retailers name; THOs RUSSELL & SON LIVERPOOL and signed in black arched script below the sub dial; SWISS MADE. Bold black Roman numerals with black minute markers, black triangular shaped five minute markers and bold black diamond shaped 15 minute markers to chapter ring. Correct double sunk dial (only used on high jewelled watches) with slightly textured centre and recessed sub dial containing black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original, very bright blued steel Breguet Moon hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight order. Original thick bevel edge glass (not acrylic) in clear and bright condition with few little surface scratches commensurate with age. CASE;- The highly polished/very chunky (4.5cm diameter / 6.3cm from top of bow to base and 1.2cm depth), 10 carat (stamped) rose gold filled Dennison case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 71.8 grams), robust and in wonderful condition - absolutely no wear or indentations and just a few light and fine little overall surface scratches commensurate with age and use in her 101 years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover is hinged at 6 (they are more commonly a snap fit), opens correctly to exactly 90 degrees, closing tightly with a very reassuring click. The back cover and dust cover are again hinged at 6, open to exactly 90 degrees, closing very tightly and all three large hinges are true and firm with absolutely no play. The inside of the back cover (which has one light little scratch - looks like some one once tested it to see if solid gold) is clearly stamped; MOON (the Moon cases where always 10ct gold filled), TRADE MARK A.L.D DENNISON WATCH CASE Co LTD (Aaron Lufkin Dennison - one of the founding Fathers of the American Waltham Watch Co., who moved to England to establish the Dennison factory. They made cases for all the leading watch manufacturers including Rolex and Omega) and is numbered; 611278. This number is correctly, partially repeated to the inside lip of the front bezel; 278 and interestingly to the inside back case cuvette; 2278 - looks to have been over-stamped on the first number 2 and number 7 as it should read; 1278 (wonder if the Goldsmith at the Dennison factory nipped away for his break, came back and stamped it incorrectly, then realized and tried to rectify it - we will never know). Clearly stamped to centre with the Dennison trade symbols of a star, crescent moon and sun. Also carries two old service marks which are neatly placed to the inner circumference and look to be dated; 31 (1931) and 50 (1950). The inside of the dust cover is clearly stamped; ENGLISH MAKE THIS CASE GUARANTEED TO BE MADE FROM TWO PLATES OF 10CT GOLD AND TO WEAR 20 YEARS (the Dennison '20' year cases where always 10ct gold filled). Numbered correctly; 611278 20 W - the 20 is the Dennison date numbering system 1920 and the W is the first letter of the surname of the Goldsmith at the Dennison factory who pinned the case joints, unfortunately on this occasion I have been unable to identify him. Again carries an old service mark - certainly looks to have been very well maintained. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set high grade 15 ruby jewelled 3/4 plate lever movement is in superb and clean order and has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker. Carries the most wonderful geometric engine turning to the top plates - the detail of which remains as crisp and clear today as the day it was made. Has a solid bi-arm balance wheel with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), steel over coil balance spring which is true, in the round (and 'breathing' well), large ruby jewels in sunken chaton settings, ruby end stone in a sunken chaton setting, ruby pallet jewels, beautifully engraved (in gold) balance cock, attractive engine turned 'swirl' decoration to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original slightly domed matching movement screws. Stamped clearly on the top plates in arched gold script; SWISS MADE. Numbered to the bottom plate (under the dial); 13102270. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping great 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 rose gold filled Dennison safety bow (little bit of wear to top underside from being proudly carried on a watch chain over the years) which is correctly stamped; DQ - Dennison Quality. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Antique Swiss 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 gold filled 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

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riversidemaximus23 has clarified that the Antique Pocket Watch 1920 Thomas Russell 15 Jewel 10ct Rose Gold Filled Case Fwo (LA342051) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1920

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Origin:
Swiss
Date of Manufacture:
1920

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