ANTIQUE SILVER HUNTER CASE ENGLISH KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S

ANTIQUE SILVER HUNTER CASE ENGLISH KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S

SP72018-25AI
$700.00
ANTIQUE SILVER HUNTER CASE ENGLISH KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S
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ANTIQUE SILVER HUNTER CASE ENGLISH KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S

SP72018-25AI
$700.00

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Product Details


English 53mm Hunter Case Pocket Watch
England; Unsigned; Man’s; C. 1830’s
CASE: The .800 silver plain polished hunter case has a size of 53mm.  The case is in very good condition, slightly worn.
DIAL: This off white porcelain dial displays Roman numerals and has spade hands.  The dial is in very good condition, hairline(s) barely visible, very slightly chipped.
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge escapement is gilt with a full plate layout.  The movement is in very good condition.

Key-wind/Key-set Movements
The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had key-wind and key-set movements.  A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time.  This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands.  Some watches of this period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time. 

This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the original.