Antique Gentleman's large and highly impressive Swiss'Winegarten's Railway Regulator' 7 jewel (Cortebert) pocket watch with beautiful ivory porcelain dial in a very chunky silver nickel hermetic case. Looks to have been much loved and very well taken care of - her condition certainly reflects this. Full working order and is a good timekeeper with room on the regulator 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!
Impressive and distinctive, high gloss,'snowflake' white porcelain dial in very near mint condition - absolutely no marks or nibbles and just one extremely tiny (micro) hairline between 10 & 11 (showing under eyeglass only) which is not visible with the naked eye. Does not detract but mentioning for accuracy. Signed clearly in bold black fancy script; WINEGARTEN'S 145, Bishopsgate LONDON E. And signed in black arched script to base of sub dial; SWISS MADE.
Big black Roman numerals with black minute markers, bolder black 5 minute markers and'diamond' shaped black 15 minute markers to chapter ring. Large sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters.Finely cut, original big bright blued steel spade and whip hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely. Slightly domed, bevel edge crystal in amazingly clear and bright condition with few very short and fine little (micro) surface scratches - again showing under eyeglass only. The highly polished chunky silver nickel 18 size hermetic case (5.5cm diameter / 7cm from top of bow to base, 1.6cm depth) is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is a hefty 111.1 grams), robust and in wonderful condition (please excuse the reflections/dark shadows in the pictures, was extremely difficult to photograph) - absolutely no wear or indentations and just a few light little overall surface scratches commensurate with age and use in her 86 years service. These robust silver nickel cases where favored by the Railway men for their strength and durability. All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front bezel and back cover screw on and off correctly (hermetic), closing tightly (early form of waterproofing) and I have oiled the threads for years of continued smooth operation.
Has an attractive slightly raised coin edge to the front bezel making for an easy grip. The back cover carries to centre a large steam locomotive which is thundering down the tracks with smoke billowing and around this is stamped in arched script; WINEGARTEN'S RAILWAY REGULATOR. Clearly numbered to the inside; 1365213 and carries five old service marks (certainly looks to have been very well maintained) which all look to be done in the same hand - wonder if the original owner always took it to the same watch repairer over the years. The stem wound and set 7 ruby jewelled, 3/4 plate Swiss lever movement (Cortebert cal 544) is in superb clean and bright order and as mentioned above has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker. Carries very attractive'wavy' engine turning to the top plates - the detail of which remains as crisp and clear today as the day they were made.Has a solid bi-arm/bi-metal balance with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), steel flat balance spring which is true, in the round and'breathing' well, yellow gold sunken chaton settings, ruby end stone, ruby pallet jewels,'dog leg' Corbebert regulator,'swirl' engine turning to the mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original matching steel case screws. Stamped clearly on the top plates in arched script; SWISS MADE 7 JEWELS CAL 534. Numbered to the bottom plate; 3406024. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping good time with a sure, strong positive action - runs like a train. Winds extremely smoothly and fully do not be afraid to fully wind, over-winding is the greatest horological myth! Hand set operates smoothly and correctly - the pull up/push down action is very firm and true. Lovely original big brass flat topped'onion' crown. Good original large horse shoe shaped bow which has a little bit of wear to the internal edges from being carried on a pocket watch chain over the years.
The top of the cardboard box has become detached with use over the years. A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's top grade Swiss Railway type timepiece which as mentioned earlier was much loved and proudly 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 very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of antique/vintage silver nickel watch chains listed and in stock which will compliment this watch well - please contact me if you have any specific requirements.This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "riversidemaximus23" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba.