Antique 1894 late Victorian ROBERT REID BRISTOL Sterling Silver Key Wound/Set Warranted English Lever Open Faced Pocket Watch.
Weight: 101.80gms Size: 50mm x 20mm
Case: Hallmarked Sterling Silver Birmingham 1894. Makers mark WE - William Ehrhardt. Hinged on front and back case, both working well and clicking securely. Case edge has coined edge markings. Case back has engine turned pattern with vacant cartouche with a couple of minor dents. All in all case in very good condition. Silver hallmark pendant marked WE. In good condition with push button opening case back with large bow for Albert chain. Inside case back is makers mark WE and RR with a cross beneath it which is unusual, this being the initials for the watchmaker Robert Reid of Bristol. Inside is a cuvette dust cover with a hole for reaching the winding stem with engraving to the outside. The inside cuvette cover is marked WE and 66 with the letter U stamped matching the outside case mark.
Dial: White enamelled unsigned dial. In good condition with just tiny hairlines at 8 o'clock and 1 o'clock. Roman numerals with minute markers on outside chapter ring. Central gold whip and spade hands. Subsidiary dial present at 6 o'clock with working sweep hand. Bevelled glass crystal present and intact with just minor nibbles to bezel at 11 and 12 o'clock.
Movement: Movement signed Robert Reid Bristol Serial Number 305388 and engraved Warranted English Lever. Key wound and hands set movement. Hands being set from the front. Ruby endstone with engraved balance cock showing compensated balance with gold screw cases. Blued steel screws.
All in all a nice looking heavy late Victorian English Lever Pocket Watch in working condition. The watch comes without key.
THE WATCH WINDS WELL AND RUNS WITH A GOOD STRONG TICK.
NO GUARANTEE IS OFFERED FOR ACCURACY OR FOR FUTURE FUNCTIONING OF THIS TIMEPIECE