A Swiss Cyma pocket watch movement inside a Dennison Star case that was engraved in 1949, and the watch is all in good order.


From the engraving on the movement dust cover we can accurately date this watch to being presented in 1949.


The dial does not carry any name, but these sterile dials were no uncommon.  There are no cracks on this very clean dial, but in some lights you can see a flat paint mark between 2 and 4.  The case has matching numbers on the case back, dust cover and main body, so we know it is all original.  The case was made in 1938, but the watch wasn’t engraved until 1949 – it may have been used before 1949, or the second world war may have prevented this watch being sold.  The Cyma 999 pocket watch movement may not have been fitted to the case until after the war – this is part of this watches provenance that we will probably never discover.  The engraving is nicely done, and for 21 years service at St Martins School in Dorking (which still exists).  As the engraving is on the dust cover it does add to the watches history, but doesn’t show from the outside – an ideal compromise.  The watch is running well, and the bow is perfect (not loose or distorted).

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  64.7 mm not including the bow

Width without crown  50.9 mm

Case Thickness  14 mm

All sizes are approximate.

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