Vulcain Remontoir Cylindre Ladies Pocket Watch

I have now the pleasure to introduce you to a lovely enamel pocket watch.┬áThe dial has ‘Vulcain’ brand on it. And the dial is lovely enamelled with breguet numerals. It has blue hands. This watch is probably French and it is Victorian approximately late 19th Century.

Vulcain Ladies 18k pocket watch
Vulcain ladies 18k pocket watch

The watch is a typical fob ladies pocket watch, so it is a small one. The diameter is around 29mm and the total weight including the movement is 17.5 grams. The back of the watch is also enamelled. It has green and gold enamel with beautiful flowery design.

Green enamel flower ladies pocket watch gold
The back of the pocket watch is enamelled too

The enamel however is damaged, particularly around the bottom edges. Well, it is sad, though, but I got it at a pretty decent price. If there is no damage, the watch will be far more expensive.

18k ladies enamel pocket watch
Lovely flowery design green enamel pocket watch

What makes me decided to buy it is because it is an 18k gold watch. It has Swiss hallmark 18k with Helvetia head symbol.

Pocket watch 18k swiss hallmark ladies
Swiss 18k hallmark

The crown or the winder at the top, I think, is also an 18k because you can see the Helvetia mark on it. I also can see a little mark on the bow. So I hope the bow is original and also 18k.

Vulcain ladies 18ct gold pocket watch
Crown or winder 18k ladies pocket watch, can you see the little ‘Helvetia head’ mark below the crown?

This pocket watch has a registration number 240790.

18k pocket watch hallmark reg number 240790
Registration number 240790

Inside it is also inscribed with ‘Rementoir Cylindre 10 Rubis No 240790’. This inner cover is also 18k. This inner cover has a little dent on it. I think because people try to open it to see the movement. I also try to open the inside to see the movement, but I can’t and didn’t want to press it. I think it needs a special tool to detach the inner cover. According to the seller the movement is unsigned and has cylinder escapement.

Remontoir Cylindre 10 Rubis No 240790
Remontoir Cylindre 10 Rubis No 240790

There is a hinge issue at this pocket watch. The hinge is unfortunately broken.

Pocket watch hinge problem
Pocket watch has hinge problem

I hope I can get this hinge fixed one day.

Pocket watch hinge issue
Pocket watch hinge issue

Because the hinge is broken, the pocket watch cannot be closed properly.

Pocket watch cannot be closed repair
It can’t be closed properly

All in all, I still love this watch because of its lovely enamel. According to the seller, the watch is working, though I have not tested it (I am too afraid to play with it!).

Lovely ladies guilloche enamel pocket watch
Lovely ladies guilloche enamel pocket watch

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