A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS. FACE ; LOVELY CLEAR ENAMEL WHITE FACE. WHIP & SPADE MINUTE & HOUR. MARKED J G GRAVES EXPRESS ENGLISH LEVER. WITH AN EXPRESS ENGLISH LEVER CLEAN MOVEMENT.WITH A GOOD FLY BACK ACTION. Hinges are sound and covers close firmly. MOVEMENT ; for;Chester'N' for 1904. The fully signed movement has been cleaned and serviced and in good running order. Key wound from the back and set on the hands with all functions working as they should. Winds smoothly and fully and runs for a complete wind keeping good time. Crisp white Enamel dial is in Mint condition with no hairlines. The crystal has been replaced at some time with and acrylic replacement which is also in Mint condition. CASE ; SOLID SILVER CASE ENGINE TURNED ENGRAVING , BLANK CARTOUCHE HALLMARED/ASSAY CHESTER 1904.
IN NICE OVER ALL CONDITION COMMENSURATE POCKET WEAR. Edge maybe a light ding or so nothing of any significance. KEY WOUND AND SET KEY PROVIDED. BIT ABOUT THE WATCH MAKER. John George Graves (1866 - 1945) was a successful English entrepreneur and public benefactor.
He became Sheffield's Lord Mayor and an Alderman in 1926 and he was given Freedom of the City in 1929. He was born in Lincolnshire in 1866 and died in 1945, after having settled in Sheffield. Graves moved to Sheffield to become an apprentice watchmaker. The company was absorbed by Great Universal Stores after Graves' death.He also contributed hundreds of pictures from his private collection. Part of the Union building is known as the "Graves Building". He also made gifts of land to the city, including Graves Park, Ecclesall Woods, Tinsley playing fields, Concord Park and Black a Moor.
Graves Trust, a charitable trust set up in his name, exists to the present day. HARD TO IMAGINE THIS WATCH IS 114 YEARS OLD.& REMAINED IN THIS LOVELY CONDITION. AND WILL ONLY APPRECIATE IN VALUE. YOU WON'T FIND BETTER IN MY OPINION. PLEASE EXAMINE ALL PICTURES AS THESE ARE A BIG PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. IDEAL GIFT FOR RETIREMENT, WEDDING GIFT , for best man or groom FATHERS DAY/MOTHERS DAY , WEDDING GIFT , ANNIVERSARIES, GRADUATION , CHRISTMAS, BIRTHDAYS.
The item "ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER J G GRAVES EXPRESS ENGLISH LEVER POCKET WATCH 1904" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches". The seller is "john2you2010" and is located in KILWINNING, North Ayrshire.This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada.