Savoy Watch Co. for Lee 7J wrist watch, vintage mechanical manual-wind nickel split plate movement is marked for seven (7) jewels, attractive matte black metal dial with raised fancy rhinestone crystal markers, white minute markers and a white marked seconds register is marked "Lee" & "17 Jewels" in fancy white script, dial does have a few short scratches and is mis-marked as a 17J, not accurately to match the 7J movement, we are not sure if this was an error during printing or if the dial is a replacement to the watch as Savoy was well known for producing watches for jewelers and smaller watch companies, slender gold steel baton style hands with pointed tips, handsome yellow gold filled (YGF) & stainless steel (SS) rectangular case with a distinctive wavy design top bezel that supports a matching, likely original, heavy acrylic crystal that also has a wavy design to the top dome and edges, slightly raised heavy rounded extended lugs are engraved on the side of each lug with a small floral design, case is showing normal even wear overall with a few small spots of brass starting to show on the edges of the frame, crown and back of the lugs, measures approx. 22mm wide x 35mm lug to lug x 9mm thick (crystal included), lightly padded red-brown leather band. A fun and attractive vintage watch from the mid-1900s in excellent overall condition!
- Year Made: mid 1900s
- Company: Savoy Watch Co. for Lee
- Jewels: 7J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Movement Finish: nickel
- Dial Material: metal
- Dial Color: black
- Dial Details: crystal markers, marked "Lee"
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Gold Filled - Yellow, Stainless Steel
- Case Details: fancy crystal
Case Width, without crown:
22mm (0.87 inches)
Case Length, lug to lug:
Interior Lug Width:
(measurement range includes watch length & band)
- Band Material: leather strap
- Crystal Material: acrylic
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 September 28th, 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.
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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