Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (1 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (2 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (3 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (4 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (5 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (6 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (7 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (8 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (9 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (10 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (11 of 12)
Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (12 of 12)
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Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo

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Vintage Gentleman's original Swiss 'Avia', high grade 17 jewel pocket watch with beautiful ivory dial in a highly ornate 12 carat (tested) gold plated full hunter case. C ~1970's. 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 dial in mint condition - absolutely no hairlines, marks or nibbles. Signed clearly in bold, black very fancy script; AVIA and signed above the sub dial in black script; INCABLOC 17 JEWELS with; SWISS MADE in arched black script below the sub dial. Bold black heavily scrolled Arabic numbers (note the lovely little arrow tip to number 4) with black minute markers and red Arabic numbers (13 - 24) forming the chapter ring. Large sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original black steel Breguet moon hands and original black steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely straight, unmarked order. Original hunter crystal in clear, bright, un-marked condition. CASE;- The highly ornate (4.4cm diameter / 6cm from top of bow to base), 12 carat (tested) gold plated case is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is 70.3 grams), robust and in outstanding condition - absolutely no wear or indentations and few very light and fine little (micro) overall surface scratches and one or two on the back cover opening lip (these cases are notoriously difficult to open, none detract but mentioning for accuracy) commensurate with age and use in her 40+ years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. Beautifully adorned to the front and back covers with an attractive engine turned decoration - the detail of which is as crisp and clear today and the day it was made. The front cover carries a highly polished, un-engraved shield shaped cartouche with the back having the traditional bulls eye to centre. The front cover 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. The back cover is hinged at 9 opens correctly to exactly 90 degrees, again closing tightly with a very reassuring click. Both front and back inside covers carry bright and crisp 'fish scale' engine turning. The dust cover (which snaps and and off correctly and again carries the bright 'fish scale' engine turning to the inside) is beautifully stamped in arched very fancy script; ANCRE DE PRECISION and carries ten medal awards. MOVEMENT;- The stem wound and set, Swiss 17 ruby jewelled, 3/4 plate Unitas lever movement is in superb bright and clean order and has just been fully checked and serviced. Clearly stamped on the engine turned top plates; SWISS SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED. Numbered on the bottom plate (to the side of the balance assembly with the Unitas calibre; 6498 and stamped UZ. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent time with a sure, strong positive action. 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 large un-worn gold plated flat topped 'onion' crown. Good, original, firm (looks to have never been carried on a watch chain) totally un-worn horse shoe shaped bow. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Vintage Swiss full 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 vintage gold plated 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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riversidemaximus23 has clarified that the Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo (LA333367) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1970s

additional info

Material:
Gold Plated
Origin:
Swiss
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
1970s

delivery

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location

This Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss Avia 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated Full Hunter Fwo is located in Normanton, UK

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