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VINTAGE 1920’s SILVER GOLF BALL GOLFERS FULL HUNTER WATCH THE BURLINGTON ARCADE LONDON

£810.00

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VINTAGE 1920’s SILVER GOLF BALL GOLFERS FULL HUNTER WATCH THE BURLINGTON ARCADE LONDON

Vintage 1920’s silver golf ball golfers full hunter watch the Burlington Arcade London.

This is a very unusual watch dating from the early 1920’s. A golfers watch styled in the shape of a golf-ball, in a full hunter case with opening protective top cover. Measuring 37mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 44.5mm tip-to-tip. The case appears to be un-hallmarked sterling silver. We have tested one of the strap lugs which confirms 0.925 silver.

Pressing the pusher on the side of the case releases the top cover, which flips open very smartly and the inside of the cover is stamped with Swiss patent marks. The double hinged back with inner cuvette opens and closes very tightly as it should, both hinges are in perfect condition. The inside back is marked with USA patent marks and the inner cuvette with serial number 95396.

The original porcelain-enamel dial is beautiful and in absolutely perfect condition, with no chips, cracks or hairlines of any description. Signed by the retailer B. Barnett ltd. the Burlington arcade – London. The blued steel ‘moon’ hands are in perfect order with no rust and the original winding crown is still present.

Opening the inner back reveals a very nice quality movement. Fifteen jewels with Geneva spotted finish and in close to ‘as-new’ condition, the watch has clearly had very little use. Winding and setting as it should and keeping very good time.

Fitted with the original period strap which is still perfectly usable, though we will include a new quality alligator-grain strap with the purchase.

The watch is in wonderful condition, with very little wear and without doubt one of the best examples that we have seen.

These watches are scarce and eagerly sought by golfing enthusiasts. this one is still perfectly usable and i would not hesitate to wear it for a round or two.

This watch is displayed in our Hungerford store in the Hungerford Arcade Antiques Center.