Swiss 25mm (3-OS) 15J ladies' pocket watch, attractive nickel bar-style movement with elegant bridges and plate layouts, ruby jewels and a bar-style damascene pattern, beautiful fancy white porcelain enamel dial with fancy black Arabic style numbers, a subsidiary seconds register and gold filigree balls as minute markers around the edge of the dial has a small hairline under the bezel at 11:30, otherwise mint, sleek purple steel moon & whip style hands, heavy silver hinge-back (HB) case with deep floral engraving accented with matte black niello on the back cover and front bezel, geometric engravings on the frame accented with niello, yellow gold filled (YGF) bow and a glass crystal, the niello has been removed in a number of places and now presents the solid silver engraved case that was under the accent, other than the damage to the niello the case is showing only normal light wear and measures approx. 30mm in diameter x 9mm thick (crystal included). A very high grade, early watch from the 1890s, still attractive and distinctive despite the damage, in very good condition!
- Year Made: 1890s
- Company: Swiss
- Jewels: 15J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bar-style
- Dial Material: fancy enamel
- Dial Color: white
- Dial Details: gold filigree
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Silver - Sterling/Solid
- Case Details: Niello accents
30mm (1.18 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.
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; as this watch is currently offered at our
, please message us on Etsy when purchasing this item to request a new crystal.
Please note that the average turnaround time for all pocket watch crystal replacements will be two days from the placement of the order; wrist watches will typically also take two days, however we do not carry every model of crystal in stock and there may be a delay of up to seven business days as we order the correct item from our supplier.
with any further questions or for an estimate on any shipping delays.
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.