The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
Gents 9ct Gold Colonial Wrist Watch, John Elkan
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UK POSTAGE ONLY ON THIS ITEM The watch has a Swiss 15-jewel hand-winding movement which is working nicely. The watch measures 35mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the fixed wire lugs. The case is 9 carat gold and there are hallmarks inside the case back for Birmingham 1925, with a case maker’s mark for Aaron Dennison of the Dennison Watch Case Company, a Birmingham based watch case maker who supplied various watch manufacturers. The case is of a semi-hermetic design, with the original intention of making the watch “damp and dust proof”. However, as with any vintage watch, it should be kept away from water, moisture and dusty conditions. The case is in very nice condition for such an early piece, a little unevenness to the back and light surface marks but overall very good indeed. The later lens is in lovely condition. The dial is signed John Elkan Ltd, the original retailer of the watch. John Elkan was a retail jeweller who specialised in jewellery, gold and silver goods. The dial is in good condition… originally it would have had painted detail to the hands and numerals but this has been removed over the years. A new leather strap has been fitted. The watch comes in a vintage presentation box although not the original. I have attached a photo of an advert from 1915 for the Colonial watch; this is just from the internet for interest, and is not included in the sale. 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 Gents 9ct Gold Colonial Wrist Watch, John Elkan (LA334869) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1925
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 Gents 9ct Gold Colonial Wrist Watch, John Elkan is located in PERSHORE, UK