LEFORTIER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S | 48MM .800 SILVER CASE

LEFORTIER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S | 48MM .800 SILVER CASE

SP12019-07-AI
$625.00
LEFORTIER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S | 48MM .800 SILVER CASE
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LEFORTIER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1830S | 48MM .800 SILVER CASE

SP12019-07-AI
$625.00

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Product Details


48mm LeFortier Mans Pocket Watch
England, Jersey; LeFortier; Mans; C. 1830s
CASE: The .800 silver, 48mm, plain polished case has an open face.
DIAL: This white, porcelain dial displays Arabic numerals and sunburst hands.
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge escapement is gilt with a full plate layout and is signed.
CONDITIONS:
C 3 (The case is in very good condition)
D 3-40-57 (The dial is in very good condition, slightly scratched, slightly restored)
M 3 (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.