Gold Pocket Watch And Holders

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The pocket watch is a long gone tradition which stille exist amongst the refined enthousiastics who appreciate the value of a distinguished gold pocket watch. They usually hold their fob watches on a pedistule and are collectors who know the difference between a clockmakers creation and a industrial automatic watches which lack the authenticity and the unique appearance of each piece.

Movements in these watches come in many kinds and have been developing as the pocket watches have been developing through the ages. At first there was the key wind key set. This type had a winding arbour which could be reached by opening the back casing of the watch. To wind the mainspring you used a key to turn the setting arbour which was directly attached to the minute wheel and hence adjusted the minute hand. There were some models in which the crystal bezel was needed to open to reach the setting arbour. Then you could manually turn the minute hands directly by pushing them with your finger. This made it comparably easier to set the time correctly.

After the key set key wind era in pocket watches the crown wind crown-, lever- and pin set, models were made in that order of timeframe. The CS watches are both the vintage models and the modern watches. It has proven to be quite a practical and accurate movement so it has stuck with the fob wathces. It was originally created by Patek-Philippe and it dates as late as 1850s and it was an ease to the people at the time since keys were no longer needed to adjust the watches. Lever set movements became mandatory for the watches used by the railroad workers. These pocket watches were easiy set after the crystal was opened. The setting lever was pulled out and the crown could be used to set the time by turning. This made the watch more accurate as it could not be accidentally adjusted since there was a different mechanism to release the crown for adjustation. The pind set movements were very much like the lever set since the idea is fundamentally the same, but instead of a lever you have a pin that is pulled to release the crown for adjustments.

The high quality clockmakers soon realised that the moving parts of their pocket watches started to wear after a period of time. Since the parts were metallic, there was notable friction and as we know friction does tend to wear and tear the surfaces. The watchmakers such as Patek-Philippe and Waltham, Rolex, Illnois started to manufacture their movements from jewels. The jewels used are much harder than the metals used and this gave a significant boost to the watches lifetime. Maintenance periods were notably lenghtened. The usual Jewels used in the mowements such aas arbors and the cogwheel were diamonds and sapphires. In addition to those such jewes as rubies were used also. This as expected made the watches more expensive but in the long run it became cheaper since mainentenance was not required as often. The lowest amount of jewels a quality pocket watch can generally have is seven. Below this it is not considered to have jewelled movements. The more the stones the better the quality and the longer the lifetime of the fob watch. So as high as 21 jewels exist and they are considerd as the golden standard in todays high quality pocket watches. Usually the count is engraved in the top plate of the watch.

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