A mint condition hi-grade keyless 24 size chronograph pocket watch retailed by S. Smith & Son and made by Heuer of Switzerland. The watch dating from 1935 and it is keyless-wind. This watch is very clean and is keeping excellent time for a 100 year old watch and just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker. The split-seconds chronograph watch giving direct readings to 1/10 of a second and with a 15 minute time recorder. The watch comes with its original box and 2-page National Physical Laboratory at Teddington test certificate, dated 29/03/1935.
THE DIAL: 100% mint, the satin silver dial with fine black Arabic numerals and in bright condition . Dial with finely made blue steel hands. Diameter is 67 mm. The crystal is also in excellent condition. The dial signed S. Smith & Son Ltd, Traflagar Square, London, as shown.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with superb gilding and gilded plate and keyless set. A silvered steel micrometer 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 70 year old watch. The movement identified as a Heuer ebauche from the book, "Pocket Watches 19th ad 20th Century, by Alan Shenton, pages 277-339.. The watch movement signed, "Swiss Made".
THE CHRONOGRAPH: 100% mint, and in full working order. The dial with conventional hour, minute and subsidary seconds hand, with hand set via the push-piece at 1.00 in the case band. The chronograph operated from the central crown, depressing this starts, stops or returns the centre hand to zero. All functions are in full working order and all hands return to the zero or 12 o'clock starting position. The button to the side at 11.00, stops, starts and returns the split centre seconds hand back to its original position.
THE CASE: 100% mint, the nickel plated case measures 78 mm outside diameter. The front and rear covers both close tightly, and the bow is original to the case. The case rear cover, case band and case front bezel all in crisp condition. The case band and case covers in excellent condition and all very crisp and fresh.