This is an early American Watch Co – Model 1868 -15J -16sz Movement with Foggs Safety Pinion. It is housed in a 9ct Gold Open Face Case, which was specially commissioned from Benson Bros., Liverpool in 1922. It is in superb cosmetic condition and working order and is keeping good time.
The 44mm White Enamel Dial has Roman Numerals, is signed American Watch Co. and is in superb condition with no apparent defects. It has a set of blue steel spade hands.
The 3/4 plate Model 1868 Movement has Gilt Plates and bears s/n 360233, which dates to 1868/69c manufacture ( according to the Waltham Workbooks from 1900c.). It is signed American Watch Co., Waltham Mass. and has 15 Jewels, a flat hairspring and is KW/KS on the back. It is also stamped Foggs Safety Pinion; Patent Feb 14th 1865.
The 50mm Diameter (70mm. incl ring : 25.4mm = 1 inch), 9ct Gold Case is signed BB (Benson Bros., Liverpool – see Priestley), as shown in the pics. It is in superb condition with no visible defects and bears Sn 60233 (The last 5 digits of the movement number).
This is a rare and unique 1 off watch, which would make a superb addition to your Watch Collection and is being sold as described and in the condition as shown in the pics. It is priced at €1600.00 or nearest Offer
Our ref is ACC 411 and this watch comes to you directly from a large Irish Watch Collection, which was assembled over the past 40-50 years.
Signed: Amercian Watch Co.
Width (mm): 44 (Note:25.4mm=1inch)
Hands: Blue Spade Hands
Metal Content: 9ct Solid Gold
Serial Number: 60233
Maker: Benson Bros. Liverpool
Diameter (mm): 50
Diameter – (mm) incl.Pendant Ring : 70
Calibre: RIVERSIDE Grade, 21J Adjusted
Model: Model 1868 or 16KW
Serial Number: 360233 – dates to 1868/69c
Condition: Beautiful Cosmetically
Timekeeping: Running very well and keeping good time over 24 hours
Overhauled: Mini Service and oiling recently
The S&H WORLDWIDE is by Fedex Courier shipment – Cost €95 approx, depending on destination.
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