Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Bravingtons Swiss 17 Jewel Half Hunter & Box Fwo (1 of 12)
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Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Bravingtons Swiss 17 Jewel Half Hunter & Box Fwo

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Vintage Gentleman's Swiss 'Bravingtons' high grade 17 jewel pocket watch with beautiful ivory dial in a highly polished chrome slim half hunter case (Gentleman's dress watch). Complete with original large Bravingtons box. C ~1970's. 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 +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 dial in very near mint condition - absolutely no hairlines or nibbles and just one extremely tiny black mark on left hand side of sub dial (so small is not showing up well in the photographs, does not detract in any way but mentioning for accuracy). Signed clearly in bold black very fancy script; Bravingtons and signed in black arched script to base of sub dial; SWISS MADE. Bold black Arabic numbers (note the attractive little arrow tip to number 4) with black minute markers and the rarer red Arabic numbers (13-24) forming the chapter ring. Sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original black steel 'breguet moon' hands (so allowing for easy time check through the front cover) and original black steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight, unmarked order. Hunter crystal in amazingly clear and bright condition with very few short and fine little (micro) surface scratches (showing under eyeglass only) and original domed outer glass in amazingly un-marked condition. CASE;- The highly polished (5cm diameter / 6.7cm from top of bow to base, 1cm depth), very slim chrome case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 82.2 grams), robust and in wonderful condition (please excuse the reflections in the pictures - was extremely difficult to photograph) - absolutely no wear or indentations and just a few extremely light and fine little overall surface scratches commensurate with age and use in her 50 years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front cover (which carries the most wonderful bright 'fish scale' engine turning to the inside - the detail of which is as crisp and clear today as the day it was made) is hinged at 9, opens correctly to exactly 90 degrees by depressing the winder, closing tightly with a very reassuring click and the hinge is true and firm with no play. Carries bold black enamel Roman numerals with black enamel inner and outer chapter rings and amazingly there is no enamel loss to any. The back cover snaps on and off correctly, closing with a very reassuring click and again carries the bright 'fishcale' engine turning to the inside. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set high grade 17 ruby jewelled, 3/4 plate Swiss Unitas lever movement is in superb clean order and has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker. Again carries 'fish scale' engine turning to the top plates. Stamped clearly on the top plates; SWISS 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED and is clearly stamped to the bottom plate (to the side of the balance assembly); UT 498. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent 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 un-worn fancy chrome 'onion' crown. Good original firm un-worn (looks to have never been carried on a watch chain) horseshoe shaped chrome bow. BOX;- Complete with her original large mulberry coloured leatherette box with very attractive fancy gold decoration to the lid. Measures; 8.7cm width, 10.4cm length and 3.3cm height. Opens up correctly by depressing the front catch, closes correctly and the large hinge is true and firm with no play. Lined to the inside of the lid with purple satin which is clearly stamped in gold script with Bravingtons' details and the purple velvet base has the raised half moon lip to secure the pocket watch. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's top grade 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 very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of antique/vintage chrome 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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additional info

Material:
Chrome
Origin:
Swiss
Date of Manufacture:
1970s

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