Helmstine, Stockholm 58mm 15J key wind verge fusee #2952 pocket watch, heavy silver swing out case

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Helmstine, Stockholm 58mm 15J key wind verge fusee #2952 pocket watch, heavy silver swing out case
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Helmstine, Stockholm 58mm 15J key wind verge fusee #2952 pocket watch, beautifully engraved gilt movement with elaborate whorls and geometric designs, elaborately cut out balance cover, early porcelain enamel dial marked "Helmstine Stockholm" in fancy decorative designs has black Arabic numbers and markers, dial unfortunately has a large number of hairlines and some light damage near the edge at 5 and 6 o'clock, missing hands, heavy hallmarked silver smooth polish swing out case with a small brass bow, front hinge is a bit loose however the case closes and latches securely, high domed glass crystal.

Along with the cosmetic problems, the watch is currently not running, the chain is ok but the holes or chain mandrell (cone) are worn, it does have good balance, and it is missing (what we believe) is the regulator. This is a little known Swedish watch company, which in itself is unusual, and from the hallmarks on the case, this watch is from 1748 or 1788. A little attention from a patient watch maker could turn this item into a fine addition to your early watch collection. We are selling this item AS-IS as far as running condition.

This watch is in our Mechanic's Special section because we consider it to have serious cosmetic or mechanical problems that are currently cost prohibitive to repair in-house, but the watch itself is of a high enough quality that it may be of interest as a repair project for some of our customers.  Please read the Full Description, where we attempt to note the specific flaws or problems with the watch.  In many cases, these problems do result in the watch not running, winding, or setting properly as is.

With that in mind, we do NOT offer our standard 30-day return on any Mechanic's Special items.
On these items, all sales are AS IS and FINAL.

Unlike modern quartz watches, most vintage watches need daily winding in order to keep the watch functioning for timekeeping.  Additionally, there are a number of different ways to set the time other than simply pulling the crown away from the watch body.  We are happy to provide an overview of each of the different setting types on our "How To Use" page, where we also provide information on proper winding techniques for each style and some suggestions for the proper long term care and storage of your watch.

Please note: an appropriate winding and setting key (or keys) is included in the listed price for this item.  Unless otherwise noted in the Full Description, the key is not original to the watch.

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We process a very large number of watches and accessories each year for sale via our web site, eBay and local avenues.  We attempt to offer descriptions and photos that are as complete and clear as possible on each item, and we always encourage you to write us with questions if something is not addressed in the description!

In each description, we attempt to note the following things:
<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

Taking an example of a watch already described, we've bracketed the different sections and ordered them as above:
<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>.  <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

We also provide a List of Abbreviations that we use in our descriptions, as well as a Pocket Watch Sizing Chart that explains numerically and graphically the various sizes of pocket watches that we offer.
We offer a 30-day return period beginning the day you receive your items for all PM Time Service merchandise.  To receive a full refund, the item must be return in "as shipped" condition, with no new personalized engravings or end-user adaptions.  Items damaged in transit will be eligible for the full refund pending the application of the insurance claim on the damaged watch or item.  Please see our Shipping & Return Policy page for full details.
Holiday & Vacation Dates - Unless otherwise noted on our holiday page, you can expect an order placed to be processed and shipped out within 2-3 business days, often much sooner.  If you need an item quickly, please do double check our holiday page to make sure we will be in the office!

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In order to provide a fair and secure shipping experience for our customers, we require full insurance for the total value of your order with all items purchased.  You can view the amounts required to cover full insurance on your order on our Shipping Overview page, and it will also update automatically on the shipping estimator.  At this time, we do not allow for a customer to opt-out of insurance on their shipments.

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