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Omega Pocket Watch c.1912

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Omega Pocket Watch c.1912

A scarce early Omega pocket watch in good all original condition and working order.  The stainless steel case is 50mm in diameter excluding the winder.  The enamel dial is 42mm in diameter and is in good condition, signed 'Omega'.  The movement is signed 'Omega, Swiss Made, # 4292563'  The inside of the dust cover is numbered 5014721, the inside of the case has the Omega emblem and the case number.

Price:  £395

 

Parkinson & Frodsham Silver Half Hunter fully hallmarked with Silver Albert c.1889

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Parkinson & Frodsham Silver Half Hunter fully hallmarked with Silver Albert c.1889

A superb and extremely rare silver cased half hunter pocket watch by Parkinson & Frodsham, fully hallmarked.   This half hunter pocket watch is in very good all original condition and working order. The enamel dial 40 mm in diameter, signed 'Parkinson & Frodsham, London'  and is in excellent condition.  The silver case is hallmarked 'London 1889'. The movement is fully signed 'Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, Cornhill, London' with the serial number 6872. The serial number is also on the case.  It comes with a fully hallmarked silver Albert in good condition.  It is hallmarked 1897 with the maker's mark 'H.A. & S'.  The chain is 34 cm long with graduated links.  The links are also hallmarked although the marks have worn.

Price:  £1,495

Parkinson & Frodsham were renowned for the finest quality movements and are an important part of the history of the London watchmakers.

PARKINSON & FRODSHAM Change Alley London (founded 1801)

The firm of Parkinson and Frodsham produced some of the finest pocket watches.  William Parkinson of which little is known is believed to have gone to London from Prescott. This is a place where he would have learnt the skills of a watch/chronometer maker. William James Frodsham came from the well known family of horologists and at the age of 23 years he went into partnership with Parkinson. They built a successful business in Change Alley and Frodsham had ten children of whom six became watchmakers.

 

S. Smiths & Son Ltd. Trafalgar Sq. London Chronograph Pocket Watch c.1900

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S. Smiths & Son Ltd. Trafalgar Sq. London Chronograph Pocket Watch c.1900

A rare gold plated chronograph pocket watch in very good all original condition and working order.  Made by S. Smith & Son Ltd., Trafalgar Square, London.  The enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary 30 minute recording dial over constant seconds dial is in excellent condition and is fully signed.  It is 43 mm in diameter.  The movement is numbered 54377 and signed "Swiss Made", there is the number 622 on the edge.  The inside of the gold plated case is signed "Guaranteed gold filled 20 years, Swiss Made, 54822". There is a small round logo with the Swiss cross and the letters 'PG'.  It has a dust cover. 

Price:  £795

S. Smith & Sons Ltd was founded by Samuel Smith in London in 1851.

Samuel Smith was born in Ilford, Essex in 1827 and opened a watch & clock makers shop in Newington Causeway, London in 1851. Samuel’s eldest son, also named Samuel was born in 1851 and followed his father into the business. Samuel senior died on 4th February 1875, aged 48 and his son took over the company. It expanded rapidly, opening showrooms at The Strand and later at Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly. Smith & Sons also owned factories in Clerkenwell, London and Bienne, Switzerland. They had many notable customers, became watchmakers to the Admiralty, supplier of explorers watches to the Royal Geographical Society and produced a range of high quality timepieces including certified chronometers, chronographs and repeaters.

In 1899, Samuel formed the private company, S. Smith & Son Ltd, and transferred his business to it. At this time, they started manufacturing motor clocks and in 1904 produced the first British odometer and speedometer. They added many other motoring accessories to their range and in July 1914 formed S. Smith & Sons (Motor Accessories) Ltd. 

 

A Rare French Vernis Martin Pocket Watch Holder Vitrine c.1880

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A Rare French Vernis-Martin Pocket Watch Holder Vitrine c.1880

A rare French pocket watch holder with Vernis-Martin panels in very good all original condition.  The panels depict three different scenes of cherubs playing. The front door panel shows 2 cherubs on a cloud, the left panel shows three cherubs with fishing, the right panel shows three cherubs, one holding a dove, one with staff and the 3rd with an urn.  The top, back and front skirting is light gold velvet. The inside is lined with the same gold velvet with the inside of the door lined with silk.  The door handle is hand painted in enamel, there is a minute hairline in the enamel which is hardly noticeable.  Each window has bevelled glass.  There is a water stain on the back and on the inside of the door on the silk.  There is a slight scratch on the front panel, a small spot of paint loss on the middle cherub on the right pane as can be seen in the pictures.  The vitrine is 7.4 cm high x 9 cm wide x 10 cm deep  (6 ¾" high  x 3½" x 4" deep).

It is rare to find such a wonderful item in such good condition.

Price:  £1,250

The pocket watch is not included

 

An 8 Day Goliath Enamel Dial Pocket Watch in Silver Case c.1903

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An 8 Day Goliath Enamel Dial Pocket Watch With Silver Case c.1903

A goliath chromed case pocket watch in very good condition and working order.  It is in a superb wood case embellished with a silver front, fully hallmarked Birmingham 1903.  The case is lined with green velvet which has some wear, and is 11.4 cm x 10 cm x 3.2 cm deep and has a replacement back stand.  The enamel dial (55mm) has a couple of hairlines which are hardly  noticeable to the naked eye as can be seen in the pictures.   The chromed case is approx. 6.5 cm (65mm) in diameter excluding the winder x approx. 2 cm (20mm) thick. The inside of the case is signed 'Argentan, Swiss' and numbered 313250.

Price:  £495

 

Silver Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1907

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Silver Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1907

A silver cased enamel dial half hunter pocket watch in good condition and working order.  The case is 4.8 cm in diameter.  The dial is 3.6 cm in diameter and has 2 hairline from the centre to 12 o'clock and from the centre to 1 o'clock .  There is a small ding on the edge of the case near the winder. The inside case is hallmarked. The back of the case is inscribed and dated.

Price:  £275

 

Limit Gold Plated Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1910

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Limit Gold Plated Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1910

A Swiss half hunter gold plated pocket watch in good condition and working order.  The white enamel dial is in excellent  condition and has black Roman numerals and is signed ‘Limit, Swiss Made’. The movement has a 7 jewel Swiss lever escapement, Swiss Made. The winder is also used to set the time by pulling it out gently.

The outer case is marked Star #316819 and has some wear on the outside which does not detract. The dust cover is also marked and numbered with the same number. The case closes well as does the front and the dust cover. It is 5 cm in diameter excluding the winder.

Price:  £225

 

Fauvette Swiss Pocket Watch c.1910

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Fauvette Swiss Pocket Watch c.1910

The Fauvette pocket watch was made by H. A. Didisheim (Marvin). Many were imported to the US in the late 19th/early 20th century by H. Didisheim & Co. Swiss made and designed to appeal to US buyers. This example is in very good all original condition and working order.  The solid nickel case is 50mm in diameter excluding the winder x 1.5 cm thick. The enamel dial is 41mm in diameter and is signed 'Fauvette, Swiss Made'. There are a couple of very fine hairlines as can be seen in the picture which do not detract from this highly collectable pocket watch.

Price:  £145

The Didisheim family, besides the well known Marvin also manufactured Lancet and Prima and movements for Rolex which were signed Rolex Prima.

 

Silver Enamel Dial Pocket Watch c.1930s

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Silver Enamel Dial Pocket Watch c.1930s

A Swiss silver open faced pocket watch with enamel dial in good condition and working order.  The enamel dial has 2 hairlines and is 4.2 cm in diameter with a seconds dial at 6 o'clock.  The silver case is hallmarked with a double lion rampant and the letters FC, (Swiss) 0.935, 398779, 7, and a shield containing an indistinct letter.  The case is 5 cm in diameter excluding the winder. 

Price:  £125

 

Webster Stop Watch Chronograph c.1932

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Webster Chronograph Pocket Watch c.1920s

This is a chronograph pocket watch made by the Swiss complicated watch specialist, "Le Phare" and retailed by the English jewellers "Webster". Dating from 1920s.  It has a sterling silver case with hinged bezel, back and inner dust cover. The back decorated with engine turned decoration. There is a button in the centre of winding crown which starts, stops and resets the chronograph. The inside back is stamped with the English import hallmark corresponding to the year 1919.  The dust cover is engraved with a presentation inscription dated 1932.  The case diameter is 50.5mm.

 It has a white enamel dial 45 mm in diameter with dual registers, a subsidiary second dial and a chronograph 30 minute register.  It has black Roman numerals and outer chronograph second chapter, divided into 5ths of a second.  It is signed, "Webster Stop Watch". It has blue steel hands. There is a hairline crack between the centre of the bottom dial to 5 o'clock and another near the edge at 11 o'clock, they are both hardly noticeable to the naked eye and do not detract from the rarity of the watch.

 Price:  £1,295

 

Elgin Pocket Watch c.1909

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Elgin Pocket Watch c.1909

An Elgin pocket with an unusual dial in good all original condition and working order.  The enamel dial is signed 'Elgin' and is 45mm in diameter.  There are red minute chapter around the outer edge of the dial and black 24 hour chapter around the centre.  The movement is signed 'Elgin Natl. Watch Co., U.S.A., sn # 15817647, seven Jewels'. The chromed case is signed on the inside of the screw back 'Silveroid, A.W.C.Co 797371 ' and is 58mm in diameter.

Price:  £285

 

Tavannes Pocket Watch c.1910

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Tavannes Pocket Watch c.1910

A rare & fine Tavannes gold plated pocket watch made for the American market at the beginning of the 20th Century.  It is in  good all original condition and working order.  The keyless wind movement c. 1910 is fully marked  with the serial number 7283451, U.S. Pat. 2 May - 1904, 4 adjustments, Swiss, 15 Jewels, Tavannes Watch co., 613  3  5.  The screwback is engraved on the inside 'Empress, A.W.C.C. Co. 1467335, #16 in a circle'.  The enamel dial is 41mm in diameter, signed 'Tavannes, Swiss'.

Price:  £285

 

Longines Silver Pocket Watch c.1906

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Longines Silver Cased Enamel Dial Pocket Watch c.1906

Silver cased Longines pocket watch c.1906.  It has just been cleaned and serviced and is in very good condition and working order.  The enamel dial 40mm in diameter, signed 'Longines'.  The movement is signed 'Longines' with the serial number 1935233.  The dust cover is signed 'Longines, Grand Prix Paris 1900', the inside of the back cover has the same serial number as has the inside of the dust cover.  It is fully signed as can be seen in the pictures. 

Price: £795

 

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Waltham Pocket Watch c.1906

The movement is signed 'Am. Watch Co. Waltham, Mass Bond St. 15394640' with the numbers '1 2 7' along the inner edge of the case. The enamel dial is 42mm in diameter.  The inside of the dustcover is inscribed 'English Make, This case guaranteed to wear 10 years #175127' The case has 'Star 175127 on the inside. The outer case has a small mark on the back & a minute ding as can be seen in the pictures, there is a minute ding above the 12 which is hardly noticeable to the naked eye.

Price:  £199

 

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American Waltham Traveler Gold Plated Pocket Watch c.1914-15

A gold plated Waltham Traveler pocket watch signed 'A. Saunders & Co., The Waltham Watch Co., 3 Southampton Row, London' on the dial.  It is in good all original condition and working order.  The movement is signed 'American Waltham, U.S.A., Traveler, #19781920'.  There are a couple of minute dings on the back and a couple of minor scratches, one on the side and one on the back. The case is 53 mm in diameter and the dial is 40 mm in diameter.  (The stand is not included)

Price:  £225

 

Swiss Enamel Dial Goliath Pocket Watch  c.1900

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Swiss Enamel Dial Goliath Pocket Watch  c.1900

This Swiss made movement Goliath pocket watch is in good all original condition and working order.  It has a chromed case with dust cover and the small top set button.  The enamel dial is 55 mm in diameter  and is in good condition except for a small repair in the centre.  The case is 66 mm in diameter excluding the ring x 18 mm thick.  Both the dust cover  and the back of the case are signed 'Argentan  313065', the back is also signed 'Swiss'.

Price:  £245

 

Rare Goliath Pocket Watch with Unusual Enamel Dial c. 1900

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Rare Goliath Pocket Watch with Unusual Enamel Dial c. 1900

A steel cased goliath pocket watch in very good working order and keeping good time.  The dial is 5.5 cm in diameter and is in need of some restoration as can be seen in the picture.  The dial has green and gold enamel hour markers which is rare.  The movement is numbered #4579 and has a dust cover.  The case is approx. 6.6 cm in diameter excluding the winder and the pocket watch weighs 202 grams.

 

 

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Winegartens Railway Regulator c. 1920

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Winegartens Railway Regulator c. 1920

This is a Swiss lever made for an English retailer as a railway watch in a nickel open face case. It has a mechanical movement with going barrel and is in good condition and working order.   The white enamel dial is signed ' Winegarten's 145 Bishopsgate London EC2, Swiss Made'.   It has subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Plain nickel open face case, solid body with screw on bezel. On the back of the case a depiction of a steam locomotive in an oval cartouche and inscribed "Winegarten's Railway Regulator".  The dial is 47 mm in diameter and the case has 58 mm in diameter. 

Price:  £475

 

Goliath Swiss Enamel Dial Stop Watch c. 1900s

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Goliath Swiss Enamel Dial Stop Watch c. 1900s

This unusual Goliath size stop watch has a superb enamel dial in excellent condition.  The dial (61 mm) is signed "Swiss Made".  The case is nickel chrome in good condition with a couple of minute dents at the edge.  It has a screw back.  This is a superb heavy in all original condition piece of history.

Price:  £199

 

Silver Fusee Pocket Watch

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Silver Fusee Pocket Watch

This is a silver cased fusee movement pocket watch in good all original condition and working order.  It comes with a key.  The case is fully hallmarked as can be seen in the pictures.

Price:  £275

 

Stop Watch c.1940-50

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Stop Watch c.1940-50

This stop watch is in good all original condition and working order.  The dial is 42 mm in diameter

Price:  £38

 

Goliath Pocket Watch in Wood Case c.1900

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Goliath Pocket Watch in Wood Case c.1900

A wonderful and extremely rare gigantic goliath pocket watch with a 12 cm (5") enamel dial in good condition and working order.  It is loosely mounted on an angled wooden holder which weighs 1 kilo!.  The case is 13.5 cm in diameter.  The original movement has been replaced with an excellent quartz movement.  The movement is extra powerful in order to cope with the weight of the original blue steel hands. There is a minute chip at the centre where the hands are set.  The seconds dial is not functional. The pocket watch weighs 868 grams.  This is a truly superb Goliath pocket watch for a collector.

 

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Omega Silver Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1918

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Omega Silver Half Hunter Pocket Watch c.1918

A rare silver Omega half hunter pocket watch in good condition and working order.  The enamel dial is 4.1 cm in diameter with Roman numerals and is in excellent condition.  It has the original blue steel hands and the second hand sweep at 6 o'clock.  The silver case ( 5.1 cm in diameter) is hallmarked 'London 1918' with the Omega logo and has a dust cover which is numbered 6094024 the same as the number inside the front cover.  The movement is signed 'Omega #5189472'.  The outer back case has a few dings from age which do not detract from the rarity of this pocket watch. 

 

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Rolex Pocket Watch c. 1930

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Rolex Pocket Watch c. 1930

Rolex nickel open face case pocket watch  in good condition and working order.  It has a 15 rubies, Swiss Made lever movement.  The enamel dial is signed 'Rolex' and has a subsidiary seconds dial, Arabic numerals and blue steel hands. It has a screw back which is signed on the inside 'Rolex, 31 Records Universels'.  The movement is signed ' Rolex, 15 rubies, Swiss Made' & cal 540.  It has just been cleaned and serviced and keeps excellent time.  The diameter is approx. 4.8 cm (48mm) without the winder.  The dial has a diameter of approx. 4.4 cm (44mm).

 

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Omega Silver Cased Pocket Watch c.1912

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Omega Silver Cased Pocket Watch c.1912

A silver cased enamel dial Omega pocket watch.  This Omega pocket watch is in good condition and working order.  The movement is signed 'Omega' with the serial number 4142548. The silver case is fully hallmarked and the dust cover has the 'Grand Prix Paris 1900' medals.  The case has small dents on the bottom right and left sides which are hardly noticeable.  There is a small hair line between the 3 & 4 which are hardly noticeable to the naked eye. The dial is 42 mm in diameter.

 

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Hebdomas 8 Day Enamel Dial Pocket Watch c.1910

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Hebdomas 8 Day Enamel Dial Pocket Watch c.1910

 A silver cased open open face Hebdomas 8 day enamel dial pocket watch in good condition and working order.  The case is 5.3 cm in diameter, the dial is 40mm in diameter.  The movement is signed 'Lever, visible escapement, spring Breguet, 8 days, Swiss made, guaranteed, 1960' The inside of the back cover is numbered 828586 and fully hallmarked.  The crystal has a small chip just above one o'clock.

 

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A Rare French Vernis-Martin Pocket Watch Holder c.1880

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A Rare French Vernis-Martin Pocket Watch Holder c.1880

A rare and fabulous French pocket watch holder with Vernis-Martin panels in very good all original condition.  It is in the shape of a grandfather clock with Vernis-Martin panels on the front.  The central panel has two cherubs, one on either side of the thermometer which has the words 'Thermomètre, Reaumur, Centigrade'.  The other panels depict flowers and garlands in very fine detail.  The miniature grandfather clock holder is 30.5 cm high x 9 cm wide x 6 cm deep (12" high x 3½" wide x 2¼" deep).  The side panels and edging are beige velvet, the back is beige silk with several stains.  The thermometer is slightly stained and there is a small mark just above it as can be seen in the pictures but which do not detract from this superb item.

It is rare to find such a wonderful item in such good condition.

The pocket watch is not included

 

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18k Gold Chronograph with Split Second Timer Pocket Watch c.1890

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Rare 18k Gold Chronograph with Split Second Timer Pocket Watch c.1890

This is a fabulous & rare 18k gold cased pocket chronograph in very good all original condition.  The case is  50mm in diameter, gross weight is 82.2 grams.  The winding crown has the rare feature of having the button in the middle to stop/start the chronometer timer.  The enamel dial is 43mm in diameter and is in excellent condition except for a minute hairline between the 8-9 which is partially hidden by the bezel.  The hour and minute hands are in gold, the split-second hand is in blue steel as is the small minutes hand (top dial).  It has the 24 hours in red.  The case is stamped with the French "owl" mark on the stem of the winder and on the inner cases. The case also has the number 6165.  The movement is numbered 164699.

 

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