1928 Near NOS Silver Chronograph pocket watch, high grade column wheel movement.

 

The movement has been serviced. A testament to it's quality, the movement is keeping time to within +2 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 305 degrees and a beat error of 0.2 m/s.

 

The dial is enamel and is in excellent original condition. The dial has Roman Numerals for the hour markers. The dial displays two sub dials at 12 and 6, the top of which measures the chronograph minutes up to 30 minutes. The bottom sub dial displays the constant sub-second timing.
The dial has a scale around the exterior in red. It is marked "Miles Per Hour From 1/4 Mile Distances", measuring from 15 mph - 100 mph. This indicates this pocket watch may have had a sporting/motor racing application.

 

The hands are original and are in very good condition. The hour hand is Spade style. All hands are thermally blued and maintain a deep blue tone, with little to no corrosion. The hands, alongside the condition of the dial, make this Chronograph particularly pleasing.

 

The case is sterling silver and is in excellent condition, measuring 50mm x 50mm. The case has an excellent shine, but has not been polished. The case hinges are in excellent condition, functioning perfectly, with no slack.
The case back is in excellent condition, with hallmarking for imported silver to Birmingham assay office in 1928/29. The inside of the case back is in very good condition. The hallmarks are clearly visible and have not worn. There is light surface scratching and some old service etchings.

 

The inner hinged movement cover is in good condition on the outer side. The inside is in excellent condition with peerlage finish. The hallmarking and case numbers match and they are clear.

 

The movement is Swiss made and is a column wheel chronograph movement. It is signed "Official" with the numbers "342 414" by the balance wheel. This is an exceptionally well finished movement, in fact we would say the best finished Pocket watch Chronograph we have seen.

 

The movement has some key signs of the high grade finishing found in Haute Horology finishing. The movement has extremely well executed Cotes de Geneve motif, with peerlage finishing underneath the balance wheel. The main components also have an angular finish, rather than straight, on the edges.

 

Overall this pocket watch is in excellent condition and will make an ideal addition to a collection due to it's high quality movement and pleasing and clean design.

 

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Condition:

Dial:

The dial is enamel and is in excellent original condition. There are no hairline fractures or chips to the enamel finish. The writing, numerals, tracks on the dial are all clear, with very minimal wear. The wear fits minimal usage in good conditions across the pocket watches life.

 

Hands:

The hands are original and are in very good condition. The hour hand is Spade style. All hands are thermally blued and maintain a deep blue tone, with little to no corrosion.

 

Glass:

The glass is original and is in very good condition, with no noticeable scratches. Loop: The loop is clean, with no tarnishing. It is in excellent condition, with clear hallmark, that isn't worn. Minor surface scratching consistent with age.

 

Crown:

Original crown, in excellent condition.

 

Case:

In very good original condition with very light surface scratches. It has not been polished. There are no dents.

 

Hinges:

The case hinges are in excellent condition, functioning perfectly, with no slack.

 

Caseback:

The case back is Silver and is in excellent condition, with only light surface scratches. It has not been polished and remains free of tarnishing.

 

Inside of the caseback:

The inside of the case back is in very good condition. The hallmarks are clearly visible and have not worn. There is light surface scratching and some old service etchings.

 

Inner hinged movement cover:

The outer side is in excellent condition with light surface scratching. The inside is in excellent condition with peerlage finish. Hallmarking and case number match and they are clear.

 

Movement:

A Swiss made, column wheel chronograph movement. It is signed "Official" with the numbers "342 414" by the balance wheel. This is an exceptionally well finished movement, in fact we would say the best finished Pocket watch Chronograph we have seen.

 

The movement has some key signs of the high grade finishing found in Haute Horology finishing. The movement has extremely well executed Cotes de Geneve motif, with peerlage finishing underneath the balance wheel. The main components also have an angular finish, rather than straight, on the edges.

 

The movement has been recently serviced by ourselves. A testament to it's quality, the movement is keeping time to within +2 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 305 degrees and a beat error of 0.2 m/s.

 

Case dimensions:

Case width: 50.5mm

Case Length: 50.5mm

Case with crown: 65.5mm

Case depth: 15.5mm

1928 Near NOS Silver Chronograph pocket watch, high grade column wheel serviced

£950.00Price