Timing & Repeating Watch Co. 45mm (14S) 17J lever set (LS) chronograph pocket watch #23316, attractive gilt half-plate movement with a fancy layout, raised steel chronograph train and a matte finish, porcelain enamel dial with fancy Arabic-style numbers, black 5 minute markers, minute & seconds hashmarks and a subsidiary seconds register has a faint hairline at 8 o'clock, blue steel spade & whip style hands and blue sweep hand, heavy Sterling silver (hallmarked .925) hinge back & bezel (HB&B) case with engine turning around a blank fancy monogram shield, coin edge bezel, heavy pendant and large bow and a thick glass crystal, brass crown depresses to use and re-set the chronograph functions, case is showing normal light wear, measures approx. 49mm in diameter x 71mm in length x 16mm thick (crystal included).
Watch is currently in good running and setting condition for the time, however there are some issues with the chronograph function. When you depress the crown to begin the sweep, in most cases it will correctly advance and will not interfere with the time function. However, when you depress the crown again to stop the chronograph, it will often also stop the second hand from advancing even with the minute and hour hand advancing as normal. Typically, depressing the crown a third time (to return the sweep hand to 12) will also release the second hand to move freely. Additionally, if the chronograph is running, the time function can hang up for a few minutes and then will re-start itself with no intervention. We have tracked all these issues down to two of the pivots in the train that are not plumb; we've spent a number of hours attempting to straighten and adjust these however we have been unable to correct the current gears and it is our assessment that to complete repairs, these will be a potentially large number of man-hours in order to continue to adjust and reassemble the watch or new gears will need to be located or built by a watchmaker.
At this time, the watch is cost prohibitive for us to fully repair and we are selling it AS-IS for running condition. A high quality vintage chronograph in excellent overall cosmetic condition, a perfect project for fixing up by a motivated watchmaker or hobbyist!
- Year Made: 1900s
- Company: Timing & Repeating Watch Co.
- Jewels: 17J
- Setting/Movement Type:
- Serial #: 23316
- Movement Finish: gilt
- Movement Details: chronograph
- Dial Material: porcelain enamel
- Hand Style:
- Case Style:
Silver - Sterling/Solid
Case Length, bow included:
- Crystal Material: glass
This watch is in our Mechanic's Special section because we consider it to have serious cosmetic or mechanical problems that are currently cost prohibitive to repair in-house, but the watch itself is of a high enough quality that it may be of interest as a repair project for some of our customers. Please read the Full Description, where we attempt to note the specific flaws or problems with the watch. In many cases, these problems do result in the watch not running, winding, or setting properly as is.
With that in mind, we do NOT offer our standard 30-day return on any Mechanic's Special items.
On these items, all sales are AS IS and FINAL.
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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