This is a very early 974 with 4 dial feet. The serial number puts the manufacture date at 1904. These are rarely seen and collectible. It features a strong running 17 jewel movement marked “Adjusted”. The gold-filled snap-back case features a nice stirrup bow and is in very good condition. The double-sunk dial looks wonderful and is free of any hairlines. The blued steel hands are in very good condition and the watch has a new glass crystal.
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.