This 18s “G.M. Wheeler” Hunter case Pocketwatch features a wonderfully decorated case with great details front and back. The movement is very high-grade for the time period. It features 15 jewels and is marked “Adjusted”. Nice details with its gold jewel setting, micro regulator, and gold regulation scale. The case is heavy gold-filled and is in very good condition with only very minor signs of its 131 years of age. The double sunk enamel dial looks great but does have one very light hairline. It’s there, but hard to see. Overall the watch looks great and after service will run very well.
Photos are of the watch in its current, unrestored state.
The price includes full restoration and repair. The work will be performed after purchase. This entails proper service of the movement, a new mainspring, and anything else that would be necessary to bring the watch into proper working order. Case cleaning and refinishing are also included. The extent of case refinishing, if any will be left up to the new owner.
Once you’ve made your purchase, please contact us so we may discuss the restoration and case refinishing.
Please allow 1-2 weeks after purchase for service to be completed.
Our goal is to achieve what we refer to as “Sympathetic Restoration”; in other words, bringing the watch back as close as possible to its original appearance without the need to remove all signs of its former life. We don’t want to dramatically change its history.
During the restoration, we only use period-correct parts, and in most cases, genuine factory parts from the same time period as the watch.