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 hi grade 'P.S. Bartlett' in 18 size (Model 1883) with fantastic, well preserved nickel finish, estimated to 1895 with a compensated bi-metallic balance. The movement is working well, keeping good time.
The movement is cased in a magnificent, large, heavy and very impressive, extremely well preserved solid 14K yellow gold BWC case all around with amazing decorations. The crown is original lightly worn condition, free bow, the lift spring is working but needs help to open sometimes, revealing the face of the watch covered with the original decorated bezel with a mint mineral crystal.
The dial is a factory original white enamel with double sunken design and Roman numerals exhibiting a few hairlines/minor cracks,small center chip and comes with an original set of Louis XIV gilt style hands.
This fantastic American pocket watch measures 53,5mm side to side (excluding crown), The case alone weighs 78g without the crystal, crown and movement.