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Pocket Watch 1937 Swiss 15 Jewel 9ct Rose Gold Filled Half Hunter FWO (1 of 12)
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Pocket Watch 1937 Swiss 15 Jewel 9ct Rose Gold Filled Half Hunter FWO

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Gentleman's original Swiss 'Craven', high grade 15 jewel pocket watch with beautiful ivory porcelain dial in a highly polished 9 carat (tested) rose gold filled (has a lovely soft pink hue and is known in the UK as rolled gold) Dennison half hunter case with Post Office inscription. C ~1937. 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 (which is sat correctly in the 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 marks and just one tiny 'flea nibble' to left of centre near the cannon pinion (so small is not showing up in the photographs, does not detract but mentioning for accuracy). Signed clearly in bold, black fancy script; CRAVEN with; SWISS MADE in arched black script below the sub dial. Bold black Roman numerals with black minute markers, bolder five minute markers and black diamond shaped 15 minute markers to chapter ring. Large sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original bright blued steel double spade and whip hands (so allowing for easy time check through the front cover) and original blued steel steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight order. Hunter crystal in clear, bright condition and slightly domed original port hole outer glass (not acrylic) in amazing order with no scratches marks or chips. CASE;- The highly polished (5cm diameter / 6.9cm from top of bow to base), 9 carat (tested) rose gold filled case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 107.1 grams), robust and in outstanding condition - absolutely no wear or indentations (please excuse the reflections in the pictures - was extremely difficult to photograph) and just a few very light and fine little (micro) overall surface scratches (showing under eyeglass only) commensurate with age and use in her 84 years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover carries large dark blue Roman numerals to centre (they are more commonly black) which are in outstanding condition with no chips or damage (as is the dark blue enamel to the inner and outer chapter rings) and opens correctly to exactly 90 degrees when the winder is depressed, closing tightly with a very reassuring click (always depress the winder when closing to save wear to the gold and also the catch) and the large hinge is true and firm with absolutely no play. Clearly numbered to the inside; 252902. The back cover and dust cover are again hinged at the 9 position - both open correctly to exactly 90 degrees, closing tightly with a very reassuring click and both hinges are also true and firm. Clearly stamped to the inside of the back cover; STAR DENNISON TRADE MARK (the 'Star' cases were always 9ct gold filled) and is numbered; 252902. Also carries an old service mark which is neatly placed to the inner circumference; 13/4/52 (13th April 1952). Beautifully inscribed to the dust cover; PRESENTED TO H. EDNEY on his retirement from the - POST OFFICE - BY HIS COLLEAGUES - AT - W.C.D.O. (WDCO - West Central District Office, London Underground which was the site of the infamous Holborn Explosion in 1928)., and is clearly stamped to the inside; ENGLISH MAKE THIS CASE GUARANTEED TO YEAR 10 YEARS and is numbered again; 252902. This number is correctly partially repeated to the back case cuvette and the inside of the bezel lip; 2902. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set, Swiss high grade 15 ruby jewelled (2 adj), three finger bridge lever movement (16 size) is in superb bright and clean order and has just been fully checked and serviced. 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 with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), steel over-coil Breguet balance spring which is true, in the round (and 'breathing' well), large ruby jewels in sunken chaton settings, ruby end stone, ruby pallets jewels, attractive 'swirl' engine turning to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original, highly polished matching steel case screws. Clearly stamped to the top plates in arched script; SWISS MADE DATUM WATCH FACTORIES 15 JEWELS 2 ADJUST., and stamped in arched script around the mainspring barrel cover; CRAVEN ***. (Datum Watch Factories - first registered in 1942 and located at Chene Bougeries and Geneva, Switzerland). Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent time with a sure, strong positive action. Takes a very long and smooth wind (do not be afraid to fully wind, over-winding is the greatest horological myth!) Runs for over 24 hours on a full wind. Hand set operates smoothly and correctly - the pull up/push down action is very firm and true. Lovely large original un-worn rose gold filled 'onion' crown. Good, original, firm (looks to have never been carried on a watch chain) totally un-worn large Dennison safety bow which is correctly stamped to one side; DQ - Dennison Quality. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Antique Swiss half hunter 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 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. If you would like to discuss this watch with me over the telephone; Sarah Dunkley (9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri) please click on the 'Contact Details'. *** WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE *** UK - FREE! ROYAL MAIL NEXT DAY SIGNED FOR DELIVERY

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