Antique Pocket Watch 18S Coin Silver Elgin Fahy 7J Triple Hunter 1887 Chain RUNS


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Antique Pocket Watch 18S Coin Silver Elgin Fahy 7J Triple Hunter 1887 Chain RUNS

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Antique Pocket Watch 18S Coin Silver Elgin Fahy 7J Triple Hunter 1887 Chain RUNS

Item specifics Condition: Pre-owned : An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab Seller Notes: “Runs. No hairline fractures on dial. Please see photos & Item Description.” Department: Men Elgin National Watch Co Yrs of Operation: 1863 – 1968 Fahys Watch Case Co. Location: New York City Case Finish: Matte Antique?: Yes Coin Silver Case Manufacturer: Fahys Estimated Production Year: 1887. 134 years ago. Movement Finish: Gilt Patent Date on Key: Sept 1st 1874 Elgin National Watch Co. Location: Elgin, Illinois Serial Number: 2081655 Pocket Watch Size: 18 Display: Analog Hand Color: Dark Blue Steel Iridescent Hour & Minute Hands Case Color: Silver Writing on Case Interior: Fahys, Coin, No 1, 3321 Fahys Watch Case Co. Years of Operation: 1857 – 1931 Dial Color: White Vintage: Yes Coin Silver Case Etched With: Birds, Flowers, Leaves Size: 18s Brand: Elgin Movement Serial Number: 2081655 Second Hand Color: Copper Color Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Feature: Triple Hunter – Has 3 Covers Case Material: Coin Silver Number of Jewels: 7 Jewels Dial Style: Arabic Numerals, Roman Numerals Closure: Hunter Approximate Chain Lenght: 12″ Caseback: Snap Movement Color: Gold Theme: Hunting, Animal, Floral Year Manufactured: 1887 Movement: Mechanical (Key-winding) Jewels: 7j Type: Pocket Watch UPC: Does not apply

Collecting Antique Pocket Watches


An antique pocket watch is something other pieces of precious jewelry are not: it is timeless. Pocket watches are the very epitome of elegance. They exude quiet charm and wealth, and give their bearer distinction.

Pocket watches are personal timepieces that can around be carried in one's pocket. These are typically strapless, and they sport usually displays that are analog. Though perhaps not always a feature that is present silver pocket watches often have a hinged cover to protect the watch face. Fobs or pocket view chains are always present to secure the timepiece to a waistcoat, belt cycle, or lapel. Most pocket that is antique likewise have fasteners built to be put through buttonholes and worn in a waistcoat or jacket.

Kinds Of Pocket Watches


Pocket watches could be any 1 of 2 types. The type that is first open-faced watches, or hunter-cased, often known as Savonette. The next, and perhaps the many common type, includes a hinged front address that protects the crystal face of the watch. Usually, the stem or pendant of a Savonette is placed at its twelve o'clock position. The hunter's stem, on the other side, is placed during the three o'clock position.

Modern manufacturers of new pocket watches, nonetheless, aren't bound by tradition, regardless of the cases they normally use. Often, mechanism meant for modern wristwatches are being used in silver pocket watches nowadays. This is a trend virtually unheard of with the old, classic silver pocket watches.

Pocket Watches on the Railroad


The final half of the 19th century saw a rise in railroading, as well as the usage of silver pocket watches. Old pocket watches became a dependence on all railroad workers, for the reason that is sole of train wrecks. After having a massive train wreck in Kipton, Ohio in 1891, railroad officials established a precision standard for railroad pocket watches. In 1893, strict criteria for silver pocket watches were adapted in railroading.

Pocket Watches Today


In contemporary times, silver pocket watches have become collectors' items. a classic pocket watch is bound to bring in enthusiasts. Pocket watches have also quite a bit increased in value. Despite their faces that are plain railroad pocket watches are particularly appealing for the quality of their craftsmanship. There are also several vintage pocket watches worthy of mention.

Today an Elgin pocket watch made 50 to 150 years ago can still be of practical use. These pocket watches are considered symbols of America's rise from an agricultural country to the powerful commercial country it is today. Waltham pocket watches were 1st antique gold pocket watches to be produced in higher quantities, with the notion of producing silver pocket watches at a price that is affordable.

Hamilton pocket watches are known with regards to their precision. In fact, a majority of their watches became the standard for railroad pocket watches. By 1923, 53 per cent of their production was solely dedicated to the make of railroad pocket watches. Another pocket that is antique worthy of mention would be the extremely rare and much sought-after Verge pocket watches.

The pocket watch is a survivor. It survived the painful beginnings of the railroad system and is still used today, into the age and place of commercialism. Breathtaking, exquisite, and timeless, the pocket watch will be around for decades, maybe even centuries, more.

History Of The Pocket Watch


The History And Development Of The Pocket Watch The real history of the pocket view is often overlooked in importance because of the many other inventions that had been taking place. But, the pocket watch provided us utilizing the very first portable clocks giving us the capacity to know what time it absolutely was wherever we had been. The pocket watch was a device which was really rich in the century that is 16th just the high quality could have.

In the 16th century clocks had been produced utilizing springs instead of weights, signifying the transfer from clocks to watches. These old pocket watches were the first timepieces that could be owned by the public. Having a pocket watch signified the status, wealth and power of a person.

The century that is 17th pocket watches even more desirable with a brand new look to the figure. The view had changed from its original box-like look to a new rounded and case that is slimmer. Craftsmen began working ever therefore hard to produce designs on every pocket view made.

In 1675 some watchmakers discovered the importance of a spiral spring. The accuracy of the pocket watch increased greatly by attaching the spiral spring to the balance. It was now possible to inform time by the moment as oppose to being off by way of a couple of hours. With this particular new discovery, the minute hand came to be on the pocket watch.

The 18th century saw added improvement to the pocket view with further development and more added features to drive the price up. Oil had become a popular method to lubricate and smoothen the motion for the hands of the view. Jewels had started to be used for the bearings in watches while diamonds were used on the high priced watches. This shot the fee up to again provide the rich the capacity to show their wealth and status.

In the centre of the 18th century another hand ended up being introduced showing the increased precision with time. It was just a matter of time that the third hand would be added seeing that we were aware of time down to the 2nd now. This allowed people to know the time that is exact of it was through there pocket view.

The century that is 19th several famous pocket view makers that increased the worth of the watch. Having watchmakers that are multiple the competition to the standard of watch they sold, including just how much they sold their watches for. The quality of watches sold was now a lot better than ever with much more prices that are reasonable. The 19th century signified the peak of the pocket watch that is old.

As time passed further inventions were place that is taking the invention of the wristwatch quickly took the area associated with the pocket view. While some old pocket watches remain around today, the wristwatch is the dominant selection of time now. Today old pocket watches are far more of an antique collection than anything. As the pocket watch has served as a tool that is useful the years, it now rests as solely a collection item that helped trigger the development associated with wristwatch.

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