Good half-hunter pocket watch in fine original condition.
Double back silver case with dark blue enamel chapter ring on the cover, hallmarked 1917, sponsor's mark EN (Emile Nielsen). Three-quarter plate keyless movement jewelled to the 3rd, with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape. Single-roller detached lever escapement with steel club-tooth escape. Compensation balance, balance-spring with overcoil. Enamel dial in perfect condition, blued-steel hands. 49 mm diameter. Together with unmarked retailers box, and shown with a suitable size (11 inches long and 25 grams in weight) of single Albert graduated curb link chain, with small drop, perfect for waistcoat or top jacket pocket use.
F W Clerke Ltd, 1 Royal Exchange, London, retailer of top quality clocks and watches.
Nicole Nielsen & Co, the leading manufactures of top class English watches during the second half of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, suppliers to Messrs Dent, Frodsham, S Smith & Son, and many other top retailers. See also my reprint of their Illustrated Price List, copies of which are available on my website - this Type 11 watch "compensated for changes of temperature and adjusted for position errors" is shown, though the prices given are for gold cases.
The watch in fine original condition showing few signs of use, the box showing some age related wear. The chain also in good original condition and priced at £50 if purchased with the watch.
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