ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE SOLID 18 CARAT GOLD COLLECTIBLE FOB AND SOLID GOLD CHAIN WATCH FROM ANTIQUETIMEONLINE! AN EXTREMELY STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL WORKING CIRCA 1860 HIGH GRADE 18 CARAT GOLD FULLY MARKED SOUGHT AFTER LADY'S WATCH WITH ITS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS SOLID 9 CARAT LONG GOLD MUFF CHAIN. SUPPLIED BY SWISS HOROLOGER STAUFFER & SONS OF CHAUX LE FONDS SWITZERLAND.
IN WORKING ORDER AND A SUPERB BEAUTIFUL AND VERY ATTRACTIVE PIECE OF JEWELLERY. The 4 piece double hinged case to this beautiful watch is FULLY MARKED K18 (which is a little rubbed) and tested as 18 carat gold. The case back has a lovely engine turned decoration. I see quite a few dings on the outside of the case back and some small creases.
The case side has a beautiful coin edged finish and the bezel is beautifully engraved with repousse work. The dust cover is gold colored metal and is Engraved with an owners name and the date 1860. All of the covers push to ok but the caseback hinge is a little loose on opening. This does not affect the operation of this beautiful timepiece.
I have gently polished the case, and it is shining wonderfully as only real SOLID hi grade 18 carat gold can. THE WATCH IS OF GOOD PROPORTIONS AND MEASURES 3.4CMS (34mm) across. This lovely collectible watch has an absolutely STUNNING original golden dial.A lot of the time these dials were made from solid gold but I have not tested this one so canot be sure. It is unsigned and is only showing some normal light marks etc underneath the crystal. It has beautiful black painted Roman numerals which are in good condition and are very readable. Unusually for this age of watch there is a sub second dial which is rare. The beautiful antique spade design watch hands are purpled steel and are in good condition.
The watch is fitted with a brand new plastic crystal which is in minty condition. This is a lovely condition Swiss made signed crown wind and set good grade cylinder jewelled movement which is typical of the movements at this time. It is signed in between the plates and is partially covered but is definitely Staffer & Sons as I have had similar watches before and can identify the script.It has minty steel screws. THE WATCH IS IN WORKING ORDER AND HAS JUST BEEN FULLY SERVICED BY MY WATCHMAKER. The crown is solid 18 carat gold and the chain ring is gold plated metal. This fantastic watch is complete with a beautiful 53cms (530mm) in length including the dog clip of solid 9 carat gold muff chain.
The chain and dog clip are not marked but have tested for 9 carat gold. Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well.
Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming. Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning.
Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation. I describe all of my items to the best of my knowledge.You may only return an item if there was a MAJOR mistake made by me in the description of the item that I have overlooked. Please do not waste anyones time if you are not interested. The item "C1860 ANTIQUE SOLID 18K GOLD STAUFFER & SON WATCH & SOLID 9K MUFF CHAIN SERVICED" is in sale since Tuesday, June 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "slake25" and is located in YORKSHIRE. This item can be shipped worldwide.