The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
The watch has a chronometer grade stem-winding movement, 21 jewels, adjusted to temperature and 5 positions. Swan neck regulator, screw jewel sets and Breguet hairspring. The movement is signed Super Prestex… the name Prestex was registered in 1927 by Prestons SA (the Swiss arm of Prestons Ltd). The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover which has a beautifully engraved long service inscription from St Helens Smelting Company, 1949. The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is gold plated and was made by the Birmingham based Dennison Watch Case Company, a prolific manufacturer of cases for various watch makers. Overall, the case is in good condition, just a slight indentation to the back. The winding crown pushes in to open the front cover. Inside, the acrylic lens is in lovely condition. The dial is signed Prestons Ltd. It is in lovely condition with original hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and outer minute track. The jewellery and diamond specialist Prestons of Bolton opened in 1869 when it was founded by goldsmith James Preston. The business was later inherited by James’ niece, Gertrude Duckworth. It was the only jewellery store outside London to trade on four floors and featured the novelty of a customer lift. The company produced their own watches under the name Prestex. 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 Chronometer Grade Super Prestex Hunter Pocket Watch (LA353949) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1940s
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 Chronometer Grade Super Prestex Hunter Pocket Watch is located in PERSHORE, UK