Pocket watch that is over 150 years old! This watch is an extremely large and very heavy 5+ Ounce 18 size mens Coin Silver open face case that is in amazing condition for its age. Total weight of this massive watch is 205 grams!! This watch is one the oldest I have had in my possession and was manufactured in March of 1863! A watch like this should be the cornerstone of any Civil War Buff or Early American collector because of the age, history and the fact that is one of the earliest and Most Highest grades produced by.
An Appleton, Tracy & Co. The watch has so many amazing features!The Cincinnati Private Labeled movement is a Model 1857 Appleton Tracy and is a 15 Jewel check out the size of the jewelling! It is a full plate, gilded movement with the gilding being in good condition. The balance cock also shows spectacular hand engraving which adds to the beauty of this movement. There are no extra screw marks on this case and the hole in the dust cover is perfectly aligned with the winding socket so the movement is definitely original to the case. The Appleton, Tracy, & Co Grade watch was one of Waltham's highest grade watches of that era. The case is of the highest quality and is an original period case. Warranted Coin Silver with Gold Hinges and in fantastic condition and correct style for the age of the watch. Check out the photos and you will see the great condition of this case - considering its age, this watch must have not had excessive use. This case is just massive and amazing to hold in your hand. The case is nearly 60mm in diameter which is just such an amazingly large case! The case has no major scratches or dents.
The outside silver case is smooth with the rear case lid displaying a handsome cartouche on it. All 3 case lid hinges are tight and open and close well. The hinges are firm and all case lids close with no gaps showing which is fantastic for a case of this age.The case has great offset solid gold hinges and the Original, Solid Silver Bow is intact, tight, and in good order. The single sunk dial is also in Excellent condition with just a few tight hairlines. It is also signed the same as the movement which is INCREDIBLE FOR THE AGE!! The crystal is overall clean with just a few small chips around the outer edge. The Roman Numerials are still very clear and in like new condition. The dial is correctly marked for the same jeweler as the movement and the watch carries its original deeply blued spade hands, which were reserved only for their highest grade models. This watch is key set and key wind. The watch was cleaned, oiled, and adjusted 1 year ago but due to the age of the watch I do not guarantee any specific accuracy but typically these will hold to better than 2 minutes per day. This particular watch has been holding to roughly 2 minutes per day. The hands set very well. The watch comes complete with a very old key that came to me with the watch (not shown in photos).
There is no possible way you could be disappointed with this watch and it would be the pride of your collection. This old masterpiece has history and good looks! The item "CIVIL WAR 1863 AMERICAN WALTHAM APPLETON TRACY WATCH, PRIVATE LABEL, COIN CASE" is in sale since Monday, May 01, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "heygreatwatch" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.