Antique Edwardian Rose Gold Filled Ladies Wrist Watch Pocket Watch Conversion by Ideal
Dating to the early 1900s may I offer this rose gold filled (rose gold plated?) wrist watch for a lady manufactured by Ideal. The watch has an open face at the front, white enamel panel with black numerals - no second hand. The back panel has a set of nicely engraved initials - EMR it seems. The watch comes on a short portion of gold filled chain that can be unhooked from the top bar so that the piece can be used as a pocket watch. The back panel can pop off with the use of a finger nail to reveal the inside works. Ideal was used as a trade name used on pocket watch movements manufactured by New York Standard Watch Col the company made watches from 1885 to 1929.
Condition: Very nice front - clear glass - no chips to the enamel, no discoloration - clean back - nice chain. I have wound the top just a few turns while the back is off and the watch DOES work. However as to how long it will keep ticking I do not know.
Metal Content: Gold Filled case. Stainless steel works.
Hallmarks: On the inside back of the case - Philadelphia Watch Case Co., Victory, Warranted 10 years, 4355727. That's the printed info. The jewelers scratched marks are "G344-1372 G168 19995 21817." On the works, the marks are - Ideal USA 492901.
Size: Front measures 1-1/4" high/wide. The chain length is 4-3/4".
Weight: 29 grams
Final Comments: Adorable! I just love the fact that it's more a wrist watch than pocket!
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Antique Edwardian Ladies Gold Filled Wrist Watch by Ideal