Metropolitan Watch Co (Swiss) 18S 11J key wind pocket watch #824066, full plate gilt movement with an elegantly engraved balance bridge, porcelain enamel dial with roman numerals and a circle marked for seconds at 6 o'clock has a few small hairlines near the edges along with a small flake near the center winding post but is otherwise mint, blue steel spade style hands, distinctive Fahy's No 1 oresilver (white base metal [WBM]) cup-style hinged smooth polish case, movement is secured in a frame with a heavy pendant, large bow and a hinged dust cover over the movement, frame then fits into an outer heavy smooth polish hinged case with an extra thick glass crystal, case is showing only light normal wear however the glass crystal does have a pair of flakes on the beveled edge, we can replace with a new plastic crystal at no charge (see the Crystal Options tab to the left for details), measures approx. 57mm in diameter x 82mm in length x 21mm thick (crystal included). A clean and distinctive key wind pocket watch from the late 1800s in excellent condition!
- Year Made: late 1800s
- Company: Metropolitan Watch Co (Swiss)
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Serial #: 824066
- Movement Finish: gilt
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Hand Style: spade
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Silver/White
- Case Details: cup-style outer case
57mm (2.24 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.