ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE SOLID GOLD COLLECTIBLE WATCH FROM ANTIQUETIMEONLINE! AN EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL WORKING ENGLISH CIRCA 1895 SOLID 18K SOLID GOLD SOUGHT AFTER SUMPTOUSLY ENGRAVED CASE AND FABULOUSLY DECORATED GOLDEN DIAL SMALL MANS VEST POCKET WATCH BY'STAUFFER & SONS'. FULLY SERVICED AND READY TO USE. A KEY IS ALSO INCLUDED.
THIS IS A BIGGER THAN A NORMAL FOB WATCH AT 39MM (3.9CMS). The 4 piece DOUBLE HINGED case to this beautiful pocket watch looks to be ALL solid 18k gold.
It has a beautiful hand engraved pattern to the case back and the bezel which is in lovely condition. I can see ONE noticeable ding to the case back which is an outward dent.
All of the covers snap to. The inside of the back cover is hallmarked for 18k and is signed for Steven Stauffer & sons. I have gently polished the case, and it is shining wonderfully, as only hi grade GOLD can. The dust cover is ALSO SOLID 18K GOLD and shows some light marks.
THE WATCH MEASURES 4.0CMS (40MM) IN DIAMETER. The 18k gold hinges to the case back and bezel are good.This is an absolutely beautiful watch case. The watch weighs 39.22 grams inc the movement and crystal.
This lovely collectible watch has a STUNNING AND LOVELY original golden dial. It is showing NO damage or hairlines that I can see. There is only some light tarnishing and light wear. It has beautiful black painted Roman numerals which are in good condition with only very slight loss to a few numerals (see pics). The dial also has a fantastic engraved pattern to its centre.
The crystal is flush fitting and is made from glass which could suggest that it is original to the watch. As such it is in good condition showing some light wear marks here and there. The beautiful antique purpled steel watch hands are in excellent condition.
This is a lovely condition Swiss made FULLY signed'STAUFFER CHX LE FONDS' key wind and set Swiss movement. It has nice steel screws. The watch runs well, HAS HAD A FULL SERVICE by my watch maker and started to tick after a couple of turns of the key. The watch keeps decent time as tested over a 12 hour period but please do not expect accuracy from a watch of 100 + years of age. The crown and chain ring are solid 18k gold.
The chain ring shows a little distortion from normal wear and tear. Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well.
Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning.Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation.
Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested. The item "STAUFFER ANTIQUE VINTAGE C1895 SOLID 18K GOLD MANS VEST POCKET WATCH SERVICED" is in sale since Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "slake25" and is located in YORKSHIRE. This item can be shipped worldwide.