empressissi™ is pleased to offer this antique, all original and in excellent condition 18K solid yellow gold English Fusee pocket watch from the mid 19th century, still working well and keeping good time!
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive, museum level collection of a retired IAF pilot that we are delighted to offer for sale in our website. In 2016 we serviced a small portion of his collection that was later auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial part of the collection for sale; these include several interesting gold English pocket watches, among them are some other fusee pocket watches and other Swiss and American pocket watches.
The watch houses a fine C.F. Magrath of Hounslow key wind/key set gilt caliber in overall excellent condition and running properly, keeping good time. It is a fusee movement, wound from the back and set from the front shaft, supplied with a key. The movement is cased in a heavy all 18K solid gold open face case hallmarked for Sheffield 1850 and 18K, in great shape with original tight bow and mineral crystal. The case has an integral dust cover (double back) from 18K gold as well. All hinges are tight and secure and the net weight of the gold content in this case is 25 grams. The case features gorgeous hand engraved decorations both on the front and back and are in excellent crisp condition.
The dial is a factory original elaborated gold with hand chased floral decorations over turned engine sunburst design with pearl index and original set of hands.