ELGIN KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1885 | 18 SIZE 3 OZ COIN SILVER CASE

ELGIN KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1885 | 18 SIZE 3 OZ COIN SILVER CASE

SP12019-22-AI
$375.00
ELGIN KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1885 | 18 SIZE 3 OZ COIN SILVER CASE
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ELGIN KEYWIND POCKET WATCH CA1885 | 18 SIZE 3 OZ COIN SILVER CASE

SP12019-22-AI
$375.00

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Product Details


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 spade hands.
MOVT: This 7-jewel, key-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with a full plate layout and is signed.
CONDITIONS:
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)

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.