WW1 1918 Silver Swiss Column Wheel Chronograph pocket watch, imported by George Stockwell.

 
This pocket watch is a nice example of a chronograph with 30 minute counter and stop watch function. The sub second dial at 6 run's constantly and independently of this function. Overall it is is sound condition for it's age with a nice solid silver case and roman numerals on the dial. The movement is of a high grade, being a column wheel chronograph.
 
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Dial:
The dial is enamel. It has a minutes track round the outside with markers for up to 60 seconds around the outside for the chronograph hand. The hours are marked by Roman numerals. The sub second dial at 6 counts the constant seconds, this is graduated to 60 seconds. Overall a very nicely laid out and balanced dial.
 
The dial has some hairline fractures within it. Due to its enamel composition this is common place. These aren't very obvious.
There is one chip in the dial between the outer track marker for 50 and 55 seconds. 
 
Hands:
The hands are original and thermally blued. These are in excellent condition.
 
Glass:
The crystal is a replacement and is in overall good condition.
 
There are light surface scratches.
 
Crown:
Original crown and loop, both in good condition.
 
THE CHRONOGRAPH PUSHER ON THE CROWN CAN DEPRESS TOO FAR AT TIMES, MAKING IT HARD TO RETURN THE CHRONOGRAPH HAND.
 
Case:
A case that is in overall good condition. It is free of deep scratches on dents, having only light surface scratches. It has not suffered much tarnishing. 
 
Caseback:
Light surface scratching. Slightly Loose, not an incredibly tight seal.
 
Inner case back tight and well sealed.
 
Movement:
Keeping time to within 3 minutes a day and it has a healthy balance swing. Has been tested over multiple 24 hour periods.

 

Case width: 50mm

Case length with winder and loop: 72.5mm

Case length: 50mm

Case Depth: 16mm

 
 

WW1 1918 Silver Swiss Column Wheel Chronograph pocket watch, George Stockwell

£325.00Price