It has a beautiful hand engraved pattern to the case back and the bezel which is in stunning condition. I can see NO dings to the naked eye. All of the covers snap to. The inside of the back cover is hallmarked for 18k.
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 42.58 grams inc the movement and crystal and 22.2 grams withiut the movement and crystal. This lovely collectible watch has a STUNNING AND VERY RARE 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 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 style 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 PURPLED 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. The crown and chain ring are solid 18k gold and are in good condition.
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 "SUPER ANTIQUE C1880 SOLID 18K GOLD QUALITY SMALL MANS VEST POCKET WATCH SERVICED" is in sale since Saturday, October 01, 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.