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1860 Silver & Niello Civil War Watch

A near mint condition silver and niello metal cased, hi-grade Swiss pocket watch with 15 jewels. This is a beautifully made keyless-wound pocket watch, made in ca. 1860-70. The watch movement of very nice quality with beautifully gilded plates. This watch with the rare feature of a civil war battle scene to rear cover, and made by Perret  Fils. of Geneve. The watch recently cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker and in good order and keeping excellent time



THE DIAL: 100% mint, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and in bright condition with no chips or hairlines. The dial with fine blued steel spade hands and subsidary  seconds hand. Diameter is 43 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition and retained securely.





THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with a gilded plates and a silver steel-regulator, and blue steel screws. An uncut three arm gilt metal balance, with hairspring and Swiss club-foot lever escapement. The movement overall of very good quality and measure 42 mm. The watch ticking away strongly and keeping very good time. The watch with typical raised winding wheels and fancy cut-out gilded barrel bridge.




THE CASE: 100% mint, the silver and niello case measures an impressive 51 mm. The front and rear covers both close nice and tightly and are both hinged. Both of the covers hinge have individual gold raised thumb pieces for opening the case, ad also a gold collet for the push-piece. The case fully marked with Swiss hall-mark, 800 grade silver and case number of "13813" The front and rear covers, with nice finish to edges.

THE NIELLO WORK: 100% mint, The niello work in excellent conditon, showing minimal loss and still in bright and fresh condition. The rear cover with a central scene of a civil war era canon and a bullock laying in front. The rear cover inset with cartouches above and below the scene. The case band is further inset with small star niello work. The watch comes with a new wooden presentation box to store the watch when not in use.





This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 20 July, 2008.
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