A near mint solid silver, Swiss hi-grade keyless 18 size pocket watch by Vertex with its original presentation box. The watch dating from 1918 and it is keyless-wind. This hunter watch is very clean and is keeping excellent time and cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. This is a beautifully made Swiss keyless-wound man 's watch, dating from ca. 1918, from the WW1 period. The watch is clearly marked silver and in its original case. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a presentation box.
THE DIAL: 100% mint, the white enamel dial with fine black Roman numerals and in bright condition with no hairlines or chips. Dial with finely made blue steel spade hands. Diameter is 44 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with with superb gilding and gilded plate and keyless set. A silvered steel regulator, and ruby endstone setting, and blued steel screws. The movement jewelled to the balance staff and escape wheel and through the train. The watch is keyless-wind and movement size is 40 mm diameter. The watch is ticking away very strongly and keeping very good time for a 100 year old watch. The movement fully signed for the Vertex Watch Company and with 16 jewels.
THE CASE: 100% mint, the solid silver half-hunter case measures 501mm outside diameter. The hinges are excellent with the case closing tightly, and the bow is original to the case. This is a single-bottomed case and the movement is viewed through the back when the dust cuvette is opened. The watch with ALD marks and Birmingham hall-marks and sterling silver stamps. The case with a few tiny dings and tiny marks. The top cover pops open when the pendant button is depressed. The top bezel with finely enamelled set of Roman numerals to a blue chapter ring. The inner dust cuvette with a later dated dedication from 1933. to store the watch when not in use.