1882 J. ROTHERHAM 18K Large English Chronograph Pocket Watch
J. Rotherham & Sons
empressissi™ is pleased to offer this all original and in excellent condition, large, heavy and impressive 18K solid rose gold John Rotherham & Sons pocket watch from 1882.
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 repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces, most complex and interesting antique Swiss and American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses a large classic JR English pinset gilt caliber in overall excellent condition and running properly. This is not a chronograph in the classic definition of independent time measurement but rather a stop watch which functions through a sliding lever outside the case and stop/starts the whole movement. The movement is cased in a large and heavy all 18K solid gold case hallmarked for Chester 1882 18K, in great shape with original bow, crown and mineral crystal. The case has an internal dust cover from 18K gold as well. All hinges are tight and secure and the net weight of the gold content in this case is 49 grams.
The dial is a factory original enamel off white tone in fantastic condition with recessed center, featuring Roman numerals and seconds track with original set of classic hands.