Gold Cylinder Jump Hour Pocket Watch
Stock No. 1337
Anon., France, c1830
Gold case, 42 mm.
Cylinder escapement, jump hour
A jump hour, cylinder watch, with very stylish silver dial, in a wonderful, slim gold case.
MOVEMENT : Gilded cylinder movement. A few scratches to the gilding, and some tarnishing, but otherwise in good condition, and running well.
DIAL : A beautiful, engine turned silver, asymmetrical dial, with jump hour window at the top, lower large minute dial, and subsidiary seconds dial within the minute.
A few light marks and tiny dents around the edge, and a round mark at the top (this is impressed from the back of the dial), but in overall good condition. Blued steel hands.
CASE : Slim, rose gold case, engine turned to the back, front and band. Windows to the front, revealing jump hour and minutes. No marks except for the same serial number (43525 rubbed) stamped on cuvette and back cover.
A little even wear to the engine turning, wear to the bow and a few light dents (the worst on the front rim at 1 o’clock) and scratches (the worst near the hinge on the front).
The hinges on the back cover, cuvette and front cover are fine and they snap shut, though with slight gaps at the stem.
The 2 crystals are fine.
This watch was probably made in Paris, but could also be from Switzerland.