Courvoisier Frères 38mm 16J key wind ladies' pocket watch #46919, nickel split plate movement with a distinctive plate layout, brushed finish and a detailed emblem engraved near the time-set post for Courvoisier Frères, movement is running strong however there is a notable cosmetic scratch from one of the screw-heads across the plate, porcelain enamel dial with bold roman numerals has a subsidiary seconds register and is marked "Courvoisier Frères Extra Quality Made in Switzerland" along the upper half, dial does have a few very faint hairlines, gold steel fleur de lis style hands.
Case is a heavy silver hunting case (HC) with full engine turning around a large fancy blank monogram shield surrounded by floral designs on one side and a small accent button on the reverse, offset hinges, coin edge frame and a heavy silver-hallmarked pendant and bow, case is hallmarked and marked for 0.900 content on the inside of both exterior covers, the dust cover is white base metal (WBM) and does have matching serial number markings to the outer covers, case is showing normal even wear overall but does have some small depressions along the frame and the bezel over the dial does look to have been a hinged design but is now friction fit, measures approx. 43mm in diameter x 59mm in length x 13mm thick. The Courvoisier Frères watch company was a partner company to Gallet & Co
. A high quality vintage silver watch from the late 1800s in excellent condition!
- Year Made: late 1800s
- Company: Courvoisier Freres
- Jewels: 16J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Serial #: 46919
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: fancy plate layout
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Silver - Sterling/Solid, Base Metal - Silver/White
43mm (1.69 inches)
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: glass
- Misc. Info: Gallet & Co.
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.
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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Please note: if you add this watch with a crystal exchange option to your shopping cart
but later change your mind on the crystal selection type, you'll need to remove the watch from the cart in order to make a new crystal selection. Once that is done, you can return to this page and add that new combination to the cart. We apologize for the limitations to our system that prevent you making that change from the shopping cart directly.
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.