Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss County 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated FWO (1 of 12)
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Vintage Pocket Watch 1970s Swiss County 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated FWO

REF: LA335356
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Vintage Gentleman's original Swiss Arnex 'County', high grade 17 jewel pocket watch with beautiful ivory dial in a highly ornate 12 carat (tested) gold plated half 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; County and signed above the sub dial in black script; 17 JEWELS INCABLOC 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 double spade and whip 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. Original hunter crystal in clear, bright condition and slightly domed original outer crystal in amazing order with no marks or chips and just two or 3 extremely tiny (micro) surface scratches showing under eyeglass only. CASE;- The highly ornate (4.5cm diameter / 6.5cm 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 70.6 grams), robust and in outstanding condition - absolutely no wear or indentations and few very light and fine little (micro again) overall surface scratches (showing under eyeglass only) commensurate with age and use in her 50+ years service. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. Beautifully decorated to the front cover with elaborate scrollwork, leaves and flowers set upon an engine turned background - the detail of which is as crisp and clear today and the day it was made. The large black Roman numerals around the inner chapter ring are in excellent condition with no chips or damage. The back cover is crisply engine turned again with a fancy, un-engraved diamond shaped cartouche 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 snaps on and off correctly closing tightly with a very reassuring click. Both front and back covers are adorned inside with bright 'fish scale' engine turning. The inside of the back cover is clearly stamped to centre; ARNEX BASE METAL SWISS and is numbered; 281. 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. Carries the most wonderful bright 'textured' engine turning to the top plates - again the detail of which remains as crisp and clear today as the day it was made. Clearly stamped on the top plates; SWISS ARNEX SEVENTEEN 17 JEWELS UNADJUSTED. Numbered on the bottom plate (to the side of the balance assembly with the calibre; 6498 and stamped UT (Unitas) AV. 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 30 hours on a full wind. Hand set operates smoothly and correctly - the pull up/push down action is very firm and true. Lovely large un-worn gold plated 'onion' crown. Good, original, firm (looks to have never been carried on a watch chain) totally un-worn large bow. APPRAISAL;- A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's Vintage 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 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 County 17 Jewel 12ct Gold Plated FWO (LA335356) 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

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