A very rare near mint hi-grade keyless solid silver goliath 8-day pocket watch with a 15 jewelled movement, and made by the famous Watch-Makers, S. Smith & Son of London. The watch dating from 1914, the WW1 period and it is keyless-wind and with a fully signed white enamel dial. This watch is very clean and is keeping excellent time for a 90 year old watch and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. This is a beautifully made keyless-wound man's solid silver 8-day pocket watch , dating from ca. 1914.
THE DIAL: 90% mint, the original white enamel dial with fine white Romannumerals and in bright condition with no hairlines and chipping to dial at edge at 6.00 as shown. Dial with blued steel spade hands. Diameter is 60 mm and signed S. Smith & Son, 179-185, Great Portland Street, London 8-Days. The crystal is also in excellent condition.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with superb gilded plates 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 with 15 jewels. The watch is keyless-wind and movement size is 54 mm diameter. The watch is ticking away very strongly and keeping very good time for a 100 year old watch. The movement of attractive and unusual format, and in very clean and good order. The movement with a solid silver dust cuvette cover, a nich touch and clearly required, to keep dirt and moisture out.
THE CASE: 97% mint, the solid silver case measures 68 mm outside diameter. The front and rear covers are hinged and both close tightly, and the bow is original to the case. The watch case numbered, 114,xxx. The case in crisp condition, with minor scratches commensuare with the age of the watch. The case with sterling silver marks and London import hall-marks and case sponsor marks of "G.G.G.". This is a high quality watch, in crisp condition and of fabulous quality. This watch has clearly had a sheltered life and was most likely kept just for "Sunday Best", hence its near mint and immaculate condition.