Vintage 52mm barometer, off-white metal dial has a matte finish and is marked "Rain", "Change", "Fair" and "Compensated" along with "Inches" and 20-31 in black Arabic numbers with multiple rings of black markers working out towards the edge of the dial, slightly tapered outer ring can be turned with the crown and is marked "Feet" with 0-12,000 in Arabic numbers evenly spaced with black markers, slender blue steel sweep hand with an open circle decorative detail on the short side, heavy smooth polish brass case with a gilt finish has a coin-edge front bezel, heavy bow and thick glass crystal, back has a recessed screw to open if desired, case is showing moderate to heavy wear overall with no deep scratches or defects but quite a bit of brass showing through in various patches, glass crystal does have a small patch of moderately deep scratches; we were reticent to pull the mechanism from the case to replace the crystal, which is likely the original to the case as it does appear the barometer is still functioning and we did not want to risk damaging a mechanism we were not familiar with. We have noted movement of the hand from day-to-day however we are unsure if the readings are accurate, measures approx. 52mm in diameter x 71mm in length x 17mm thick (crystal included). A wonderful vintage novelty, our estimate is that it is from the early to mid-1900s, in very good condition!
- Year Made: early 1900s
- Dial Color: ivory/off-white
- Dial Details: barometer & altitude markings
- Hand Style:
52mm (2.05 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.
As of October 22nd, 2021, 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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