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This auction is for..........ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!! ESTATE VINTAGE/ANTIQUE PIECE
14 KT GOLD (SOLID?) CASE with
WADSWORTH/ELGIN CASE -1920's12KT GOLD FILLED 'JB' BRACELET (marked)
by JB 1925
RARE WELTA WATCH
Circa early 1900'sBeautiful lady's 14k gold wrist watch with gold filled expandable patent bracelet I am not a jeweler or a watch collector but I do know this is a gorgeous early piece. I have listed the information that I have found about this piece below: If anyone has additional info. please let me know......
Wonderful high quality, artistry and workmanship... This piece is a high end, high quality piece .....it is beautiful!DETAILS: This is an older pocket/pendant watch that has a watch band bracelet so it is used as a wristwatch....
The inside opened case lid reveals WADSWORTH REFEREE WARRENTED 20 years 4059496. It appears to be very old but I cannot find any information about this piece other than Wadsworth produced watch cases and placed various watches inside. The Elgin National Watch Company (ENWCo) bought the Wadsworth Watch Case Company of Kentucky in the early 1900's so I do not know if this was made prior or after this acquisition. I believe this case is either solid gold or gold filled. It has tested 14kt gold . Wadsworth/Elgin Made both 14kt gold and 14kt gold filled.
The inside watch portion is marked (on the watch) 7 jewels and 2ADJ (I believe this is the movement) F QUE WELTA SWISS . It also has AFRS and GIROD. Welta made Swiss made watches, Circa early 20thC and these were made in Switzerland.
The watch band is gorgeous and is marked PATENT 2097,055 USA and is also marked 1/20 12KT gold filled . It has a trademark of J B inside a triangle . I traced the patent number to1925.....2,097,055 Issue Date: October 26, 1925.
The face of this watch has an antique looking background (aged) with a black center and copper hands. The entire crystal is bezel set into the case.
One look and you tell the high quality of this piece and you can tell the...