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This is such a beautiful little pocket watch. I bought it in the UK from a man who only sells clocks and watches, and he is very knowledgeable. His watches and clocks are always in working condition. This is a hunter case, so it has a gold cover on both sides. The face is a beautiful porcelain one, but it is not covered with glass as it is not meant to be displayed, but only seen to check the time. This watch is a key wind and there is a key that winds it, though it most likely is not the original key. It is an old key which works. The lovely leather box comes with the watch, but , while it is an antique leather box, is not original to the watch, but was given to me with my purchase, to protect the watch. I would say this is a ladies' watch, as it is fairly small (1 inch in diameter), but the name engraved inside is for a Henry, so I would assume he is a man, and I have some watches that are late Victorian, which are engraved with a woman's name, but are larger than this one. This is the oldest working watch I have ever had. The back of the watch is engraved "MP." I am trying very hard to read all of the engraving. Some of it is difficult, as the lovely , old , Spenserian script is used. I can make out "Henry Capke (not certain about the last two letters, but it looks like Capke Generes" Then in another script , which most likely came with the watch, is engraved "HUIT TROUS RUBLS." No 24114. The watch alone weighs 14.9 grams. It is a lovely piece.

ITEM ID
8187
ITEM SIZE
1 inch in diameter
TYPE
Fine
STYLE
Georgian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold

18 ct Hunter case pocket watch, 1820

$900

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