The gilt jewelled three quarter plate lever movement detailed Chas Frodsham 27 South Molton St, London, by appointment to The King 010347, 18ct gold inner case, presentation inscribed, the signed enamelled dial with black Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and with blued steel hands, the case front with enamelled Roman numerals, London 1930, (the watch glass lacking), gross weight 114 gms, case diameter 48.5mm, with the original Charles Frodsham case
|£1,500 - £2,000
The watch is overwound and currently not working, presentation inscription to the outside of the inner case, case hinges are very stiff, watch glass lacking, dial and hands in good condition, case exterior in good condition, hallmarks clear, maker's mark R.N to case. Hands will change, but are a bit stiff.
The balance wheel is fairly rigid, it is possible that the oil lubricating the movement has completely dried out, it does not seem that the balance wheel is actually broken. There are no haircracks to the dial.