WALTHAM Art Deco 10kt Enamel Horserider Fox Hunt Pocket Watch
This Waltham pocket watch from the Art Deco era (ca1930s) era is simply wonderful! Made of 10kt yellow gold, the watch has a beautiful equestrian-inspired enamel design. The face of the watch is white with black letters and sword hands. A pale yellow enamel border with sweet flowers surrounds the watch face, which is signed "WALTHAM," "SWISS MADE" and "17" (indicating a 17 jewel movement). The reverse side of the piece is enameled with the wonderful illustration of a fox hunt. A horseback rider dressed in a bright red riding jacket, cap, white breeches, and tall boots is shown guiding the reigns of a galloping brown horse. Another horse and rider and two hunting hound dogs run alongside in the grass, framed by a tree and branches overhead. The illustration has a very charming, hand drawn appearance that looks lovely against the creamy, pale yellow background. At the top of the watch is the winder is a decorative handle and winder, perfect for hanging from a gold chain. Both the gold seam of the watch and the handle are engraved with a flowing, scrolled motif. A wonderful piece by an excellent maker, this artistic pocket watch is a must for any collector and is perfect for the equestrian enthusiast!
Measurements: The pocket watch hangs approximately 1.5" long (including the handle), has a 1 1/8" diameter, and is 3/8" thick. The overall pennyweight of the pocket watch (including the movement inside) is 11.8 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the watch is excellent. There is some minor surface wear to the glass face, which is normal for a vintage piece of this era, and not noticeable when worn. Besides normal surface wear, the gold setting and the enamel work are both in very good condition. Watches of this era should be cleaned and oiled periodically, but at this time, the watch is in fine working order and keeping good time.