empressissi™ is pleased to offer this amazing, heavy American Waltham pocket watch in solid 14K gold case. The watch was serviced in our atelier, it is working flawlessly, keeping good time.
This watch is part of a large 'Virginia Collection' we offer for sale, from an avid collector of mostly American made solid gold watches.
The watch houses an early crown wind/lever set 'Hillside grade' in 14 size (Model 1874) with gilt finish, estimated to 1882 with a compensated bi-metallic balance version. The movement is working well, keeping good time.
The movement is cased in a magnificent hand engraved box hinge case American Waltham original case marked 14K solid yellow gold with an internal gold dust cover inscribed for 1888, it is heavy and impressive with 'knurling' effect on the sides. The crown is original, the bow is tight, the lift spring is working properly, revealing the face of the watch covered with the original bezel with a mint acrylic crystal.
The dial is a factory original white enamel with sunken sub seconds and Roman numerals design exhibiting just a few hairlines with an original set of hands.
This fantastic American pocket watch measures 48,5mm side to side (excluding crown), The case alone weighs 64.5g without the crystal and movement.