4.15 Large Unusual Antique Silver Pocket Watch By J Hawley Ltd. Open Face. 61mm. Key Wound / Key Set. Chester 1899

Movement – this gilt full plate Going barrel movement has a lever escapement and a compensated balance. The movement is signed “Hatton Garden EC and at Coventry, Gold and Silver Medals Awarded”. The movement is in 90% mint condition – 1 small stain. The movement has its original gilt dust cap, which is signed “John Hartley Limited, London, EC, Est 1857” No 30885

Case – the movement comes in a massive English silver open face case, which has a hinged back and bezel. The watch is wound from the back, set from the front and swings out from the front also. The case is decorated with coin edged sides, engine turning and a vacant crest on the back. The case is in 90% mint condition – light marks and the back cover is slightly sprained so that it leans slightly backwards when in the full open position

Dial – the white enamel dial has a pair of gilt hands and a blue steel sub seconds hand. The dial is decorated with a logo of a hand holding a pocket watch and is signed “Reliable, Trade Mark, Registered”. The dial is in 90% mint condition – a few small marks on the sub seconds dial The watch has a thick bevelled glass

£450 including shipping -