14K Gold Hunter Case 14K Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Pocket Watch in Exceptional Condition

14K Gold Hunter Case 14K Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Pocket Watch in Exceptional Condition

183-25TE
$2,350.00
14K Gold Hunter Case 14K Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Pocket Watch in Exceptional Condition
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14K Gold Hunter Case 14K Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Pocket Watch in Exceptional Condition

183-25TE
$2,350.00

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14K Gold Hunter Case 14K Non-Magnetic Watch Co. Pocket Watch in Exceptional Condition – 139.6 Grams TW!
U.S./IL. ; Peoria Watch Co./Non-Magnetic of America; Serial# 31,923; C. 1885
CASE: The 14K yellow gold, 18-size, No. 4,168 hunter case features machined decorations and is signed R.C.Y. & Co.  Weighs 89.47 DWTS = 139.5 Grams TW.
DIAL: This white porcelain, double sunk dial displays Roman numerals, diamond hands and is signed Non-Magnetic Watch Co..
MOVT: This 15-jewel, lever-set, No. 31,923, adjusted movement with lever escapement is nickel with a full plate layout and is signed Non-Magnetic Watch Co..
C 2 (The case is in perfect condition)
D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition)
M 3 (The movement is in very good condition)
R 8 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)
Experts Opinion: Very scarce Non-Magnetic Watch Co. by Peoria Watch Co. in mint heavy 14K U.S. Assay engine turned coin edge hunter case. Paillard’s patent. Probably less than 1,500 produced of this 18-size by Peoria.  TE

Hunter Cases
A hunting case covers the face of the watch concealing the dial. The case is opened by pressing the stem or the crown of the watch. Hold the watch in your right hand with the bow between the index finger and thumb. Press on the pendant-crown with the right thumb to release the cover exposing the face. When closing, do not SNAP the cover. Press the crown to move the catch in, close the cover, then release the crown. This will prevent wear on the rim and catch.

Stem-wind, Lever-Set Movements
Mandatory for all railroad watches after roughly 1908, this kind of pocket watch was set by opening the crystal and bezel and pulling out the setting-lever (most hunter cases have levers accessible without removing the crystal or bezel), which was generally found at either the 10 or 2 o'clock positions on open-faced watches, and at 5:00 on hunting cased watches. Once the lever was pulled out, the crown could be turned to set the time. The lever was then pushed back in and the crystal and bezel were closed over the dial again. This method of time setting on pocket watches was preferred by American and Canadian railroads, as lever setting watches make accidental time changes impossible. After 1908, lever setting was generally required for new watches entering service on American railroads.

Paillard Patent
During the mid 1880's a series of patent's for non magnetic alloys for balance springs and balances were granted to Charles-Auguste Paillard who had experimented with gold and palladium alloys. Pocket watches marked "
Paillard’s patent" were made by the “Non-Magnetic Watch  Co. of America” from 1887