SUMMARY: A stunning solid silver, English, 19th century highly engraved chain driven fusee Lever pocket watch, by the maker Bracebridges of Clerkenwell, London. The watch is very substantial, and in a 1.0 oz silver hunter case, so requires a secure pocket. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a key for winding and presentation box. Mint watches in this condition, can only rise in value, given the limited supply of such items.THE DIAL : 100%, the white enamel dial with fine black Roman numerals, and a separate minute track to outside of dial with no chips or hairlines, with a subsidary seconds dial. With gold hour and minute moon hands and seconds hand. The original glass in very fine condition. THE MOVEMENT : 100% mint, with richly gilded 3/4 plate in wonderful condition. The balance cock with a large ruby end-stone to the centre of the shiny bimetallic two arm balance wheel. The back plate with further decoration and a blued steel Bosley regulator. The watch is keywind, and movement size is 39 mm diameter. The escapement with a very good and strong action and jewelled to this wheel. The movement signed by Bracebridges of Clerkenwell, London and number 6584. Pierced gilded fusee stop work with iron hinge. The watch with fusee chain on tight to barrel and fusee cone and a good free swinging balance and the watch runs the full length of the fusee chain, keeping good time. The watch comes with a winding key for hands set and winding. The movement comes with its original integral gilt dust cuvette which locks on tightly to the movement. The watch is much brighter and crisp than in these dark photos, which are limited by my camera and lighting equipment. THE CASE: 100% mint, the solid silver hunter case measures an impressive 50 mm outside diameter. The silver hinged covers all closing tightly, and in fine order. The three knuckle hinge in good order. The cases with London hall-marks, case maker marks and sterling silver marks. The case maker mark of "PW" and number of 6584. The pendant and very well made bow, in superb condition. The case with no pin-holes or stretch marks, to the case. The inner dust cuvette also in very clean and good order. The top cover lifted by finger, when the pendant button is depressed.
This is a very fine period solid silver pocket watch in simply stunning condition, which is a very rare collectable item or a possible investment for the future or of course a fine gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding etc. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please note, the magnified electronic images show detail much greater than would be visible with the naked eye. Any dark areas or marks on highly polished surfaces are almost certainly reflections from the camera or lighting equipment.If there are any marks or dents of any note, these will be mentioned in the description. The only exception to this, is if the watch has been misused or damaged. Please note that we do not accept 3rd part watch makers repairs or invoices.
The item "Stunning Silver Chain Fusee Bracebridges of London Hunter Pocket Watch 1872" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "vintagewatchstores" and is located in London.
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