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Silver Leather cased Timepiece for an Office Desk.
This is a Swiss timepiece made circa 1900. These larger watches were made for the English market and were made to fit into silver fronted leather cases with a hinged strut at the back. The watches would then be displayed on a desk or mantle piece.
This is a Swiss watch made circa 1910
The watch works for 36 hours and keeps time to around 10 minutes a day
Movement – the gilt ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement and 15 jewels. The movement is in 85% mint condition – a clean movement but the plates are tarnished
Case – the move comes in a nickel, white metal case, which has a hinged inner, back and a snap on bezel. The case has a smooth plain finish and is in 80% mint condition – light marks and scratches only
Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel hands and is in 95% mint condition – some tiny marks only
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch is stem wound / pin set
The watch measures 66mm wide x 21mm deep
This is a leather case with a silver front piece. The silver has hallmarks for Birmingham 1899 and maker's marks for HM
The inside is lined with white silk and black velvet – light wear only
The silver has a plain finish but has corner panels of green guilloche enamel. The silver is in 95% mint condition – very little wear
The leather has a hinged strut on the back. The case closes well and is in excellent condition – light wear only
The case measures 105mm high x 95mm wide x 310mm deep