Jim Presented Ida with this beautiful full hunter watch in 1898. Jim obviously liked Ida a lot because he had a beautiful diamond mounted on an eight pointed star for her.
This is is a diamond mounted gold plated Elgin ladies fob or pocket watch. Attached is a long rose gold plated belcher muff chain.
The watch is in good working order.
The dial measures 1 5/16 inches. The doubled chain is 27 inches long or 54 inches when opened to its full length.
As I mentioned previously, the watch is in good working order. The dial has no damage. The hands and the second hand are original. The crystal is clear of chips, cracks or scratches. The crown winder is in excellent working order. The movement is marked and signed as an Elgin movement.
A full hunter watch is one that has a full front case to protect the crystal and the dial from damage. It originated as a means to protect a watch when hunters fell from their horses. Hence the name.
As I hold this tactile watch lovingly I sense the affection that Jim held for Ida. It could be the beginning or even the end of a great love story......or maybe the start of a new one for you?
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