ANOTHER SUPERB ANTIQUE SOLID 18K GOLD RARITY TIMEPIECE FIND FROM ANTIQUETIMEONLINE
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UP FOR AUCTION TODAY IS....
I think this is an extremely rare exciting piece so someone out t is in for a real treat when they win this auction! T are a small number of lady's 18k gold half hunter watches which were made for the British and European markets. This is a rarer beautifully engraved half hunter with a beautiful PINK colored chapter ring. This is the real deal Swiss made solid 18k gold half hunter watch. I have not seen many other timepieces comparable to this early piece.
DEFINITELY ONE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR!
This is an extremely good quality solid 18k gold Swiss made case. I say good quality as this is a nice substantial case. The case is nearly totally free from any damage having some very slight and light surface scratching to the cartouche on the case back. The cartouche has NO personalisations. It has NO personal inscriptions on it. The case has the most beautiful foliate engravings all over the case front and back which look absolutley superb, and must have taken weeks or months of hand engraving, by a master craftsman. The inside back, and front covers are both solid 18k gold and properly hall marked 18k as such, with Swiss control hall marks. The only thing I cannot see is a manufacturers mark though t may be more clues within the movement. The front bezel has its original engraved beautiful and rare PINK guilloche enameled Roman numeral chapter ring. T is one very slight piece of enamel loss at 9 o'clock. All hinged covers operate and the case opens and closes nice and firmly. The watch is stem wound and pin set. The pin being positioned on the outer bezel at the 1 position. The 'Onion' shaped winding crown also looks to be original, and is in excellent condition. The crown and chain ring are gold. The weight of the watch, including the movement is 36.0 grams. This is a womans size half hunter fob watch which measures 3.1cms in diameter excluding the crown and lugs.
This stunning, and extremely beautiful dial is white porcelain. It is unsigned. T are NO hairlines(10x magnification), and NO repairs. it has the original fine blued steel spade type hands (double spade for the hour hand so that it can be seen with the case cover closed.) The dial also has beautiful black hand painted numerals of good quality and sharpness. The outer black painted minute track is clean, pure and crisp. The crystal is brand new, and as such is showing NO scratches.
A super good quality Hi-Grade jeweled movement which is not signed that I can see, though t may be something within the plates. This is not a cheap and cheerful movement and t is a visible level of refinement and finishing evident. The movement is currently in working order, It kicked into life after a few turns on the crown. It winds smoothly (as though it has had minimal use). This piece dates to circa 1910. I am selling this piece with no reserve and the opening bid of just $1.99 so as I said, someone is going to get the bargain of 2007 !!
Please remember that vintage watches have survived for many decades by being treated well. Vintage watches are not for wearing while doing yard work, working out, or swimming.Vintage watches cannot keep time like their quartz cousins and will need altering on average between +-2 to +-5 mins per day. They are a little more destructible than modern watches. Vintage watches also require periodic service and cleaning. Every couple of years, they would like their 20,000 mile checkup, oil change, and general service. By taking care of your vintage watch, you will have years of great service, and a quality heirloom to pass to another generation.
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