28 Jun 2017
January 18, 2016 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — David

An antique pocket watch with Masonic links to Runcorn has been placed for sale by a private seller. Despite the watch dating back to 1922, it still keeps time to within two minutes.

The antique watch is inscribed with the details of the recipient, and is inscribed:

Presented to “Bro. H. Hassall” by the perseverance pride of Cheshire and international lodges of the R.A.O.B Runcorn for services rendered during the past 11 years, Apl.14.1922

The watch was made by Thomas Russell and is a full hunter pocket watch. A private seller is putting the watch up for sale through The Vintage Wrist Pocket Watch company. The description states that the watch maintains time to two minutes across a 24-hour period. Although there are some scratches on the surface of the pocket watch, the item is generally described as being in good condition.

The rolled gold case has intricate detailing around the edge, which is unusual for a pocket watch, and has a diameter of 51mm. The original guarantee was 10 years, and it is still working almost 100 years later. Due to the exceptional condition of this antique pocket watch, it has been priced at £135.

Antiques that have lasted for many hundreds of years, and are still in excellent condition, can be bought from reputable antiques dealers. For those who love the antique look, they can consider restored furniture that will probably last for many more years than some modern items. Antique bedroom furniture and antique desks are particularly popular.

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