A very fine condition solid 9k gold hi-grade 17-jewelled Royal cased pocket watch by the famous American Watch Company, Walham. The watch recently serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker and keeping very good time indeed. The watch movement of very high grade, being damasced all over, of 17 jewels, a Royal grade, with gold centre wheel and gold work to the time regulator.
This is a beautifully made keyless-wound man's pocket watch, dating from the early 20th century. The watch is clearly marked 9k gold. The watch is in full working order and comes complete with a presentation box.
THE DIAL: 100% mint, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and in bright condition with no chips or hairlines. The dial with blue steel hands and subsidary seconds hand. Diameter is 44 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with with finely nickel damaskeened plates and a micrometer adjustment star-cam regulator on solid gold platter, and steel screws. A cut two arm bimetallic balance, with hairspring and club tooth lever escapement. The movement of good quality and with 17 jewels, signed "Royal" grade, with a solid gold centre wheel. Many of the jewels are set into gold chatons held in place by screws, a very good sign of quality. The watch ticking away on my desk as I type this, and keeping excellent time and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. The watch signed, "A.W.W.Co" for American Waltham Watch Company and number 11,xxx,xxx, dating to 1903.
THE CASE: 100% mint, the solid 9k gold case measures 49 mm. The front and rear covers are excellent, both are hinged and close nice and tightly. The inner solid 9k gold dust cuvette in excellent condition. The case with 9k gold hall marks, Birmingham hall-marks and "ALD" for the Aaron Lufkin Dennison Watch Case Company. The top bezel and rear cover in very fine and crisp order. The inside dust cuvette with dedication dated from 1904: "Presented wit a Purse of Gold, by the Birmingham Branch of the UKCTA to T. W. Wetton Esq.; in recognition of his valuable services as Treasurerfor the past seven years, January 16th, 1904."
This is a high quality solid 9k gold watch, with deep and rich engraving to the case, a work of art in its own right in crisp condition and of jewel like quality. This watch has clearly had a sheltered life and was most likely kept just for "Sunday Best", hence its mint and immaculate condition.