The watch has a very good quality 25-jewel automatic movement, ETA 2472, which is working nicely. The watch measures 33.5mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is 9 carat gold and there are hallmarks inside the case back for London 1969 with a case maker's mark for the British Watch Case Company. The case is in very nice condition. The back of the watch has a long service inscription.
The lens is in very nice condition.
The signed dial is in its original finish and it is in very good condition with original hands, centre seconds and date display (an early form of quickset where the hands are moved repeatedly backwards and forwards between 12 midnight and 8.30pm).
Garrards was founded in 1735 by George Wickes. They designed, manufactured and retailed luxury jewellery, silver and watches. The company is still trading today and as well has having their headquarters in Mayfair, London, they also have a presence in Harrods, London, Geneva, Lebanon, Qatar, Dubai, Moscow and Hong Kong. Garrard was the Crown Jeweller of the United Kingdom, charged with the upkeep of the British Crown Jewels from 1843 to 2007.
A new leather strap has been fitted.
The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.
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.
All of our prices include worldwide postage. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations.
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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.