Swiss for Geo. C. Shreve & Co 32mm 16J ladies' pocket watch #2890302, handsome bar-style nickel movement with a bar-style damascene pattern is marked "Geo. C Shreve & Co San Francisco", porcelain enamel dial with fancy Arabic-style numbers, red 5 minute markers and a subsidiary seconds register is also marked "Geo. C Shreve & Co San Francisco", dial has small flakes around the second hand post but is otherwise mint, fancy gold filigree Louis XIV-style hands, heavy 14k Shreve & Co.
fully engraved hunting case (HC) with vermicelli designs loosely patterned with a 4-petal flower design on both sides, one side has a large round smooth polish monogram shield with a fancy monogram, possibly "ACS", reverse side has a small faceted star in the center, case is showing only light even wear, measures approx. 36mm in diameter x 52mm in length x 10mm thick. We did not find any further maker's marks on the movement, including under the dial, however this prominent jeweler commissioned watches from many top-tier European watch companies and based on the high quality finish to this movement it is likely this watch is an unmarked piece from one of those companies. An impressive, high quality vintage gold triple signed watch from the late 1800s in excellent+ condition!
- Year Made: late 1800s
- Company: Swiss for Geo. C. Shreve & Co
- Jewels: 16J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Serial #: 2890302
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Movement Details: bar-style, marked "Geo. C Shreve & Co San Francisco"
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Dial Details: marked "Geo. C Shreve & Co San Francisco"
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Solid Gold - Yellow
- Case Details: marked "Shreve & Co."
36mm (1.42 inches)
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: plastic
- Misc. Info: Shreve & Co. Jewelers
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 plastic 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
, 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.