U.S.; Elgin; Mans; Serial# 1,509,416; C. 1885
CASE: The coin silver, 18-size, plain polished case has an open face.
DIAL: This white porcelain, single sunk dial displays Roman numerals and
MOVT: This 7-jewel, key-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with a
full plate layout and is signed.
C 3 (The
case is in very good condition)
D 3-46 (The
dial is in very good condition, chip (s) or hairline (s) under bezel, not
visible when closed)
M 3 (The
movement is in very good condition)
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