Success 34mm 16J lever set (LS) ladies' pocket watch, handsome nickel bridge movement with bold red ruby jewels, an unusual plate layout over the winding gears and a bar and circle damascene pattern, double sunk (DS) porcelain dial with roman numerals and a subsidiary seconds register has some expert repairs and hairlines, blue steel spade style hands, attractive yellow gold filled (YGF) Dueber fully engraved hunting case (HC) with an elaborate scalloped crescent, diagonal geometric-pattern banner and upper floral spray surrounding a fancy oval monogram shield on both sides, one side has a blank shield while the reverse has delicate floral engraving in it, coin edge bezels and frame, case is showing normal moderate wear overall with no brass but a number of small expert repairs to shore up the hinges and front case at the latch, additionally there are a number of scratches and small spots of discoloration on the interior case covers from aggressive gold testing, the case does have a similar feel and give to a low-karat gold case from this era however the Dueber markings match documented gold filled hallmarks, measures approx. 40mm in diameter x 57mm in length x 12mm thick. Despite the cosmetic flaws, this impressive vintage watch from the mid-1900s is still attractive and running well, a handsome watch in good condition to carry daily!
- Year Made: mid 1900s
- Company: Success
- Jewels: 16J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bridge layout, fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow
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 January 18th, 2022, 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.
This watch comes complete with an appropriate, intact glass crystal; however, on request PM Time Service can replace the current crystal on this pocket watch for you. We offer a number of new and vintage crystal choices for pocket watches; you can select your desired choice from the dropdown menu below.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order.
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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
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