For sale we have a beautiful 1946 Record 9ct rose gold watch. It has a neat octagonal tonneau shaped case measuring 26mm. It has a silver satin dial with sub-second dial, rose gold foil numerals and signed record Swan logo. Inside is a Record 107 manual wind movement, functioning well.
The dial has a classic silver satin tone. The appealing aspects of this dials design are the well-executed Record Swan logo signing and the rose gold foil numerals which shine in the light. The sub-second dial has a nice bit of texture with the circular grained finish. There are simple dash markers around the exterior. The sword style hands are neat and original, in a gold tone.
The case is of a neat proportion, measuring 26mm x 29mm, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 35.5mm. Despite these petite strict proportions, the style of the case and the way it catches the light gives the watch wrist presence. It is an octagonal shape to the front, with elements of a tonneau shape with the sides and continuation of the lugs. It is a beautiful and warm rose gold tone, which matches excellently with the foil hour markers.
The hinged case back opens and inside it is signed with British hallmarking from London assay office, dating to 1946/47.
The movement is a record calibre 107 which is a manual wind 15 jewel movement. Record produced their own calibres, which is an aspect that makes their watches great value for money. It is in great condition and is keeping time to within +20 seconds a day.
Overall, this is a clean and classic watch, with a lovely dial design, case design and to top it off, it has a warm rose gold tone. With a Record in-house calibre inside, this is a lovely watch for the money. This is also the reason we have sold many examples from this era.
Full condition report below. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.
The dial is original and is in good condition. It has a silver satin finish which is bright and even in tone. The hour markers are good with rose gold foil finish. The signing is all clear, with Record logo. It has some light marking and a dimpled dent to the lower left of the centre of the hands.
The hands are of sword style and are original. They are a gold tone. They are in good condition. The sub-second hand is also original.
The acrylic crystal is a replacement and is in very good condition.
The rose gold-plated crown is original and functions as it should. It has wear to the gold plate.
The case is 9ct rose gold and is in good condition. It had no dents and only light surface scratching.
The case back is 9ct rose gold and is in very good condition. The hinge is also in good condition, and it closes tightly. It has a polished finish with only light surface scratching.
The watch comes on a new genuine leather strap.
The movement is a Record calibre 107. It is a manual wind movement, with sub-second hand. It has a jewel count of 15 and a frequency of 18,000 BPH.
The service history is unknown, but the movement is in very good condition cosmetically and functionally. It’s keeping time to within + 20 seconds a day, with an amplitude of 280 degrees and a beat error of 1.8m/s.
Case width: 26.25mm
Case width with crown: 27.75mm
Case length: 29mm
Lug to lug: 35.5mm
Lug width: 16mm
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