empressissi™ is pleased to offer this spectacular 18 size ELGIN USA pocket watch in an amazing 14K solid gold case. The watch was serviced here in our atelier and is running well, 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 grade 82 G.M. Wheeler model crown wind/lever set movement in decorated gilt finish, estimated to 1884 and is a fine American made movement.
The movement is cased in a superb C.S. 14K hallmarked solid yellow gold case in floral/peacock tail motif. It has good hinges, tight bow, good crown, functional lift spring and overall is extremely well preserved all around with elegant 'knurling' effect on the body. It has a mint acrylic crystal.
The dial is a factory original in classic Roman numeral style with no evident damage and has an original set of hands.
This fantastic American pocket watch measures 54mm side to side (excluding crown), The case alone weighs 60g without the crystal, crown and movement.