H. Bernstein, Manchester 54mm 16J key wind chronograph #105558 pocket watch, gilt jeweled key wind and set from the back movement with engraved balance, mint single sunk porcelain enamel dial with bold roman numerals and outer track marked 1-300, gold steel hands and blue sweep, extra heavy silver hinge back & bezel (HB&B) smooth polish case with deep engraving around blank monogram shield, coin edge frame, oversized bow, offset gold hinges, thick glass crystal and gold chronograph button, measures approx. 60mm in diameter x 16mm thick (crystal included). This watch winds and sets with a #5 size key. Impressive old chronograph in excellent+ condition!
- Age Description:
- Company: H. Bernstein, Manchester
- Jewels: 16J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: chronograph
- Serial #: 105558
- Movement Finish: gilt
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: chronograph markers
- Case Style:
Silver - Sterling/Solid
60mm (2.36 inches)
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: glass
This watch is in good running condition, unless otherwise noted in the description. This means that on receipt, pending any item-specific running conditions noted in the description, you can expect the watch to be winding and setting properly and to run smoothly while keeping reasonable time. We consider "reasonable time" to meet these basic guidelines:
- Railroad Grade Watches will be keeping +/- 5 minutes per day
- Pocket and Wrist Watches with 15 or more jewels will be keeping +/- 10 minutes per day
- All key wind watches and watches with 14 or fewer jewels will be keeping +/- 15 minutes per day
The above guideline is the lowest standard in which we would ship out a watch, however in most cases, you will see much better timekeeping. Most of our watches have been in storage for many years, so if you plan on carrying/wearing them everyday, you should consider having them cleaned and oiled soon, and then once a year thereafter to keep them in top running condition. If the watches will be for occasional use or display, they should be cleaned and serviced every 3 to 5 years depending on use.
We do have a professional watchmaker that does all of our cleaning and repair work for us. To have your watch serviced before shipping, simply add this Cleaning/Service Agreement
to your shopping basket. The cleaning and timing service is $95, and depending on the time of the year, has a turnaround time of 1 to 3 weeks.
Please note that we provide this service in addition to the listed purchase price of our watches. If you do purchase this option and later decide to return the watch, this fee is non-refundable.
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.