This is a rare Silver Officers Wristwatch, which has a Full-Hunter Case, with a Flip Release button at 6pm. It bears the sponsors mark G S and has a London Import Mark for 1918c. George Stockwell for George Stockwell & Co. – Stockwell & Company were carriers and shipping agents with offices at 16/18 Finsbury Street, London, and many depots around the UK . The high quality movement is by FHF – Fontainemelon) or AS Schild – (see David Boettcher at vintagewatchstraps.com)
The 15 Jewel Movement is 12 1/2 lignes in size and is in very good condition, with the plates decorated in beautiful circular graining. It is running very well; keeping very good time and is stamped 007 under the balance.
The 28mm dial is stamped Swiss made and is in very good condition, but the reflective radium coating on the numerals and hands has faded somewhat.
The Silver Case measures 38mm in diameter width (including crown) and 41mm to the solid lugs. It is in superb condition, with just the usual wear marks. It is signed as shown and bears SN 32238 and is stamped .925, with a London Import mark for 1918c. The covers close tightly and the front cover flips to full opening, when the button is pressed. It is fitted with an 12mm black leather strap, which measures 230mm overall. – Ref. ACC310
This is a very nice WW1 Wristwatch to add to your Collection and comes to you directly from a large Irish Watch Collection, which was assembled over the past 40-50 years. It is Priced at €1,650 open to offers.
Fontainemelon & Schild Makers :
For more information see Kathleen Pritchard : Pages F49 & F53 and S24 to S30
The S&H Worldwide is by Fedex at a cost of €85 to €115, depending on destination of sale.
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