This is an extremely nice old Civil War Era Wm. Ellery 18 size 4 hinged coin silver hunting case. The gilt movement is marked Wm. Ellery Boston, Mass with serial number 212831 ca.The case is marked Warranted Coin Silver with fancy tooling inside the front cover. The case has gold hinges and shows only minimal wear while the engraving is still very crisp. The movement shows normal patina with no signs of abuse. I don't know how many jewels, but there are 4 large "window pane" jewels visible on the top plate. The watch is running and setting fine but I don't know when it was last serviced, so no guarantee to accuracy or extended run time.
The balance has a great motion with a slight "wiggle", but the pivots are fine. I would recommend a good cleaning and truing the balance, if you want better accuracy.The watch will run all the way down with every winding. Comes with a period correct key as well. Just a great old Civil War Time Piece. The item "CIVIL WAR 1865 AMERICAN WATCH CO WM. ELLERY 4 HINGED COIN SILVER HUNTING CASE" is in sale since Monday, November 13, 2017.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "otg76" and is located in Thornville, Ohio.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.