16 size 17 jewel open face pendant-set Grade 966 pocket watch. A very rare watch, the total production of the Grade 966 was only 307 made. Movement is very nicely finished with raised gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, gold center wheel, and an attractive nickel damaskeen.
Watch is fronted by a double-sunk enamel dial which is private label signed J. Law April 6 1900" and watch is housed in a 20 year gold-filled "Springfield case with engine turned finish to its rear. Movement serial number is 58330. Running and a very nice looking movement with excellent color and luster. Dial is beautiful with only a very faint outer chapter hairline at 28 minutes and a very small edge flake under the case bezel at 12 minutes.
Case has a decent in hand look with good engine turning detail but case has wear to brass around its band, some scratches to its band and bezel, a small ding to its band at the 10:30 area, case pendant is tilted somewhat to the right when viewed from front, and its bow is brassy. Small metal spacers have been inserted beneath the movement case screws so there is likely some metal loss to the inner case lip in these areas.
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This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "fhwatch" and is located in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.