Precision Watch Co. (France) 42mm 17J North Star pocket watch, attractive nickel split plate movement with a brushed finish, bold red ruby jewels and an unusual plate layout, mint hard enamel off-white Montgomery style dial with bold black boxcar style Arabic numbers, red and black 1-60 minute markers, a black marked seconds register and a black locomotive design under "North Star" on the upper half of the dial, slender black steel whip-style hands, heavy white base metal (WBM) chrome screw back & bezel (SB&B) water-resistant case with deep floral engraving around the bezels, back has horizontal engraving in the center around an elaborate engraved design of a locomotive in motion, heavy short pendant, fancy floral engraved bow and a glass crystal, back cover has notches along the bezel to allow for the safe opening of the back, which once screwed down, sits in a green rubber gasket inside the back frame and allows for a highly water resistant design, case is showing only very light even wear overall with no heavy scratches or defects but does have a small line of discoloration on the upper-right of the crystal where it appears some of the crystal glue has yellowed a bit with age, measures approx. 49mm in diameter x 62mm in length x 12mm thick (crystal included). An attractive, high quality French-made vintage watch from the 1960s, distinctive for the water resistant case, in excellent+ overall condition!
- Year Made: 1960s
Precision Watch Co. (France)
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Model/Grade: North Star
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: hard enamel
- Dial Color: ivory/off-white
- Dial Details: Montgomery style, locomotive design, boxcar style numbers
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Base Metal - Silver/White, Chrome
- Case Details:
water resistant (WR), locomotive engraving
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.
As of November 29th, 2023, we are not offering a cleaning and service option through PM Time Service. While we do hope to offer this again in the future, we are unfortunately unable to meet customer requests for watch servicing at this time. Please note that, unless otherwise mentioned within the "Full Description" tab, this watch is being sold in good running condition and is ready to wear or carry on arrival.
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.
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