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Antique Cretets Olga 15J Swiss Gold Filled Pocket Watch - IIllinois Watch Case Co - Elgin Giant - Open Face - Runs! #d352

Regular price $148.00
This superb antique Edwardian era pocket watch was manufactured by the Cretets Watch Co., Switzerland, circa 1900 and is marked as an Olga model. The watch is an open face pocket watch style with a swivel bail at the top of the case and an open loop at the bottom. The watch dial is round and pale gold in color with black Arabic numerals for the hours and black hands. The watch dial also has a second hand dial at the bottom. The watch case is octagonal in shape and was made by the Illinois Watch Case company and is an Elgin Giant case. Its marks indicate its case material is 10K yellow gold filled per Illinois watch case reference materials on the NAWCC website. It is beautifully engraved with ornate scrolls and other designs around the dial and with laurel leaves around the sides. The back of the watch is finished in a smooth gold. The watch has 15 jewels and is a mechanical winding piece. The watch wound and ran very well when tested, and kept time within a minute or two of my contemporary Citizen watch. The second hand also operated when the watch was running. It's an absolutely gorgeous timepiece!

The watch and case measure approximately 1 3/8 inches long, 1 inch wide and weigh 15.6 grams. The pieces are signed as follows

1. Watch Case, Inside Back-illinois Watch Case Co., Elgin Giant, Warranted 20 Years, SN 3540126, 10 1/2

2. Watch, Inside on the Movement-Cretets W. Co., Swiss, 15 JLS, 3 ADJ, OLGA

This is a fine pocket watch and a great piece of American timekeeping history. Being a piece from the Edwardian time period makes it a fine piece for the antique watch enthusiast. The watch could be worn in many different ways. It can be clipped on a watch chain and used by a man or strung on a chain upside down as a pendant watch by a woman. It could also be attached to a gold filled watch brooch. The watch and case are in excellent antique condition for their 100+ years of use, with only the expected surface scratches and some mild patina to the dial. As mentioned previously, the watch wound and ran when it was tested. Due to its age, I cannot guarantee it will continue to run without additional cleaning and servicing. It's an exquisite find!

SIGNED: THE WATCH AND CASE ARE SIGNED AS DETAILED IN PARA 2 ABOVE

SIZE: THE WATCH AND CASE ARE APPROX 1 3/8 INCHES LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 15.6 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, ANTIQUE, PRE-OWNED CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND VERY MILD PATINA TO THE DIAL. IT WOUND AND RAN WELL WHEN TESTED, WITHIN ONE OR TWO MINUTES OF MY CONTEMPORY CITIZEN WATCH, BUT I CANNOT GUARANTEE IT WILL CONTINUE TO RUN WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CLEANING AND SERVICING.

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Materials:
10k yellow gold filled,metal,glass

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