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    Silver Chinese Market Duplex pocket watch c1850

    Silver Chinese Market Duplex pocket watch c1850

    $1,000 (approx conversion from £750)

    Item details

    This is a Swiss pocket watch made for the Chinese market.

    It has been cleaned and serviced but these watches were never accurate timepieces when made so if you are looking for a watch to use on a daily basis this watch is not recommended

    Movement – this beautiful gilt bridge movement has a crab tooth duplex escapement and a bevelled gilt balance wheel. The movement has a freestanding mainspring barrel and the whole movement is decorated with carved polished decoration against a brush gilt background. The movement is in 99% mint condition – a beautiful example

    Case – the movement comes in a silver case, which has no hallmarks. The case has a hinged inner cover signed “Duplex” and has a hinged back and bezel. The case has coin edged sides and is decorated on the back with a church and lakeside scene. The case is in 90% mint condition – light wear

    Dial – the white enamel dial has a pair of gilt filigree hands and a blue steel centre seconds hand. The dial is in 80% mint condition – 4 faint hairlines in the centre

    The watch has a domed mineral glass

    The watch measures 47mm wide x 17mm deep

    The watch is key wound / key set and comes with a key

    Victorian (1837 to 1901)


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