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Swiss Made Half Hunter – c1890s – 1900s

SIZE OVERALL: 49.8mm (excluding Crown & Bow)

SIZE MOVEMENT: 41.9mm. US size 14/15

MANUFACTURED IN: Switzerland

YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1899

JEWELS: 15

MOVEMENT TYPE: Three quarter plate

£325.00

This is a Swiss Made Half Hunter Pocket Watch without any specific makers name. The Swiss produced very many generic watch movements which were shipped all over the world. Frequently an idea of the age and where a watch was sold can be worked out by the marks and hallmarks on the silver case. Of course the 925 indicates that it is Sterling Silver. One of the hallmarks looks like two capital “Fs” on their sides facing each other and this is the mark for Imported Silver to Glasgow while the other looks a bit like a stylised “O” and the nearest date letter for Glasgow that looks like this is for 1899 which is actually a “C” - it is not entirely right, however, this is pretty close to the presumed date on the watch. The sharp eyed will have noticed that there are a few teeth missing from the winding wheel. So far as I can tell this has no detrimental effect on winding the watch at all.

This is a really pretty watch - in fact probably one of the prettiest I have ever seen and the engraving is almost as sharp as it must have been when new. It is working really well after its ultrasound clean. An absolute beauty.

SWISS MADE HALF HUNTER POCKET WATCH. c1890’s

OVERALL CONDITION: The watch is working well and in generally good condition.

SIZE OVERALL: 49.8mm (excluding Crown & Bow)

SIZE MOVEMENT: 41.9mm. US size 14/15

MANUFACTURED IN: Switzerland

YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1899?

JEWELS: 15

MOVEMENT TYPE: Three quarter plate

MOVEMENT CONDITION: Very good. Stripped and ultra sound cleaned within the last 12 months. There are some teeth missing from the winding wheel, but this does not seem to affect the way the watch winds or works. There is some fine damaskeening on the top plate.

MOVEMENT ACCURACY: +/- 10 minutes in 24 hours

RUN TIME: 24 hours + on one full wind.

ESCAPEMENT:  Lever

DIAL: Arabic numerals both on the dial and the outer chapter ring. Very good condition.

CRYSTAL: Replacement Mineral glass Hunter ultra thin crystal.

WIND: Crown Wind

SET: Crown set

CASE: .925 Silver with import hallmark for Glasgow, possibly 1899.

CONDITION: Superb for its age.

KNOWN DEFECTS: No obvious faults.