This Swiss Vertex Revue pocket watch was given by British Rail to reward 45 years service.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the 10 year case guarantee on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1966. But this watch also has the original guarantee, stamped from Garrard & Co. Ltd for 7th March 1966.
The watch case is made by Dennison, the movement and dial by Vertex Revue, and it was retailed by the Queens jewellers, Garrard, so all the right signs of quality are there. And without jumping up to a solid gold case this is as nice an example as you will find. As well as the papers, the watch arrived in a leather pouch which appears to have age to it – We believe the watch has sat in the leather protective pouch all its life.
That would explain the condition, which is superb. Dennison’s ten year case guarantee may have expired over 40 years ago, but the case is neigh on perfect, with just slight rubbing on the right hand side of the case shown at it’s very worst in the photos. The case back hinge and bow are still tight and not worn, and even high wear points like the crown are not showing signs of wear. The dial is crisp and very clean, the blued hands perfect and the glass is unmarked. The movement has been inspected and is running well.
This watch will be supplied with the original guarantee papers, leather pouch and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 65.3 mm
Width without crown 50.5 mm
Case Thickness 13.6 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 1 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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