The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
Gents 9ct gold trench watch, 1914
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Gents 9ct gold trench watch, 1914. The watch has a hand-winding movement, identified as being by the Swiss ebauche (blank movement) manufacturer Adolph Schild, which is working nicely. The watch measures 32mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the fixed wire lugs. The case is 9 carat gold and there are hallmarks inside the hinged case back for London (import mark), 1914 with an importer's mark for Arthur Rendell. In 1907, an act came into force which meant that all imported watches had to be assayed in a UK assay office and marked with British import hallmarks. For this, a sponsor's mark was required. In this particular case, Arthur Rendell was an employee, and probably in charge, of the department that handled imported watches at a company called Pringles, the UK's largest wholesalers of jewellery, silverware, clocks and watches, so it was deemed relevant to use his initials. Overall the case is in good condition for such an early piece, just fairly light unevenness to the back. The watch glass is in good condition. The dial has a hairline crack on the edge, between 3 and 4, but otherwise is in good condition. The painted detail has been removed from the hands and numbers at some point in the past. A new leather strap has been fitted. The watch comes in a new presentation box. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK AND 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 'Buy Securely' 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 trench watch, 1914 (LA311752) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1914
Price includes UK and worldwide postage
Gents 9ct gold trench watch, 1914 is located in PERSHORE, UK