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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:  POA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ansonia Pocket Watch c.1890

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Ansonia Pocket Watch c.1890

This is an early American open faced pocket watch made by the Ansonia Watch Co. of Brooklyn NY , owned by the Ansonia Clock Co of Connecticut. It is in good condition and working order.  It has a stem-set movement with lever escapement, gilted with a full plate layout.  The base metal case is in good condition, a little wear on the back with one ding and the ring is worn. It is 5.5 cm in diameter and the dial is 4 cm in diameter. These watches are an important part of American horological history.

Price:  £68

 

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

 

Minerva Gold Plated Half Hunter c.1918-20

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Minerva Gold Plated Half Hunter c.1918-20

Swiss made Minerva gold plated half hunter in good all original condition and working order. The enamel dial is in excellent condition and is 4.1 cm in diameter and signed 'Swiss Made'.  The movement is signed 'Minerva, 17 Jewels, 4 Adjustments,  Swiss Made and has the number 2980 on the edge of the case'.  The dust cover is inscribed 'English Make, this case guaranteed to wear 10 years, 1022980',  the back cover is signed on the inside 'Star, Dennison Watch Case Co.'. The back is inscribed with the initials FRM (?).  The pocket watch comes in its original shop box 'Sanders Limited, The Leading London Goldsmiths.

 

 

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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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