Signed clearly in bold black script; KAY'S "SCREWBACK" LEVER. And signed in black arched script to base of sub dial; SWISS MADE. Bold black Roman numerals with black minute markers and bolder black 5 minute markers to chapter ring.Large sub dial with black Arabic numbers and black seconds chapters. Finely cut, original large bright blued steel spade and whip hands and original blued steel arrow tip seconds hand all in lovely. Original very thick bevel edge glass (not acrylic) in amazingly clear and bright condition with just two or 3 very short and fine little (micro) surface scratches showing under eyeglass only. The highly polished chunky chrome'drum' case (5.4cm diameter / 7.2cm from top of bow to base, 2.4cm depth) is heavy (has a pleasing solid feel in the hand and total watch weight is a hefty 112.1 grams), robust and in lovely condition (please excuse the reflections/dark shadows in the pictures, was extremely difficult to photograph) - absolutely no wear or indentations and just light and fine little overall surface scratches to the back (not showing up well in the photographs but mentioning for accuracy) commensurate with age and use in her 100+ years service.
All covers (both inside and out) still retain their original, high gloss, mirror finish. The front bezel and back cover (both of which have an attractive crisp milled circumference making for an easy grip) screw on and off correctly (hermetic), closing tightly and I have oiled the threads for years of continued smooth operation. The inside of the back cover is clearly stamped; NICKEL CHROMIUM PLATED and is numbered; 3020437.
Also carries two watch repairers service marks, one of which looks to be dated; 8/51 (August 1951). The stem wound and set high grade 15 ruby jewelled, engine turned 3/4 plate Swiss lever movement is in superb clean order and has just been checked/serviced by my highly experienced watch maker.
Has a solid bi-arm balance with brass balance screws and two brass meantime screws (for precision timing), blued steel flat balance spring which is in the round and'breathing' well, large ruby jewels in sunken chaton settings, ruby end stone, ruby pallet jewels, mirror finish mainspring and ratchet barrel covers and original matching steel case screws. Stamped clearly on the top plates in arched black script; KAY & Co. Balance action is absolutely tremendous in all positions (could not be any better) and is keeping excellent time with a sure, strong positive action - runs like a train. Winds extremely smoothly and fully running well over 30 hours on a full wind 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 un-worn original big chrome flat topped'onion' crown. Good original un-worn very firm large chrome horseshoe shaped bow. A very handsome and highly impressive Gentleman's top grade/retailer Swiss 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 in a new presentation box as shown and be very securely and safely packed. I always have a good selection of antique/vintage chrome 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.
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