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Antique silver Aurora Watch Co pocket watch, 1885

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Antique silver Aurora Watch Co pocket watch, 1885.

The watch has a stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement is signed Aurora Watch Co and it has the serial number 31560 which dates it back to around 1885. The movement is also signed with the original retailer’s name, C A Webster, Weeping Water, Nebraska.

Charles A Webster was the proprietor of the leading jewellery and book store of Weeping Water, Nebraska, also carrying a fine line of stationery and fancy goods. The company was established in the winter of 1881-82, first as a jewellery store, and was the first of its kind in the Weeping Water. It grew gradually from a modest beginning but subsequently enjoyed a constantly increasing patronage. Mr Webster was regarded as a thorough business man, a master jeweller, and classed as one of the stirring and enterprising men of his community (Usgennet.org).

The watch measures 60mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the loop. The case was made by the American Watch Company of Toronto. It is stamped Coin which indicates that it is coin silver, which is usually 90 percent pure silver and 10 percent copper. It has the smallest amount of silver in a metal that can legally be marketed as silver in the United States.

A little more unusually, there are rose gold highlights which give the watch a very handsome appearance.

The case is in good condition. One 5mm scratch to the bezel, and a couple of marks to the back where the loop has pressed in.

The glass lens has a 7mm scratch but otherwise is in good condition.

The signed dial looks good to the naked eye. If viewed through a jeweller’s loupe, there is a short faint hairline underneath the sub seconds dial. Some nibbling to the edge but mostly covered by the bezel. Lever set hands.

The watch comes in a new presentation box.
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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company operates on a Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) basis which means that the international buyer is responsible for any import duties, taxes & customs which may be necessary to release an order from international customs. Tax and import duty varies from country to country so we recommend you check with your local tax office to see if any fees will be payable. If the customer refuses to pay any duty and customs charges and the parcel is returned to sender all shipping and associated charges will be deducted from any refund.

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All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations.

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We are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.
Price
£225.00  UK
$292.01  USA
267.55  EU
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ALL PRICES INCLUDE UK POSTAGE.

Please contact us for international shipping prices.

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company operates on a Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) basis which means that the international buyer is responsible for any import duties, taxes & customs which may be necessary to release an order from international customs. Tax and import duty varies from country to country so we recommend you check with your local tax office to see if any fees will be payable. If the customer refuses to pay any duty and customs charges and the parcel is returned to sender all shipping and associated charges will be deducted from any refund.

Due to Customs regulations, we are unable to send watches / precious metals to certain countries. If you are unsure about your country’s regulations, please contact us and we can check for you. Any orders from prohibited countries will be refunded, less any Paypal fees which are non-refundable.
Category Antique and Vintage Watches Date 1885  Late Victorian Antiques Material Silver Origin American Item code as170a12735 Status For Sale

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