The bezel is 9ct gold and is a push fit onto the main body of the case. It holds the crystal and is in good condition with a polished finish. There is light surface scratching on the case but no denting. The main body of the case also has a polished finish and is in very good condition. The hinge to the rear of the case is in good condition, opening to a 90-degree angle as it should.The lugs are built into the centre section of the case. This is a very neat and well designed, thick case, as is expected for a Dennison case. The case back is 9ct gold and is hinged.
The inside of the case back has English hallmarks for 9ct gold, assayed at Birmingham assay office. The watch dates to 1926, with the date letter "B".The watch was made by Dennison Watch Case co Ltd. It has the serial number 360679. The dial is in very good original condition.
It is an enamel dial which has no cracking, chips or hairline fractures. It is the beautifully preserved dial which makes this watch so impressive. The dial is layed out in a manner which exhibits all the hallmarks of the best designed, and most aesthetically pleasing enamel dials from the period. There is a clear railroad track around the outside of the dial, with triangle markers for the hours and diamond markers for 12, 3, 6, 9. The Roman numerals are neatly laid out for the hours.The sub-second dial is in-set into the enamel dial, with a clear railroad track and 10 second graduations in Arabic numerals. The dial is signed simply "Russells LTD Liverpool" at 12 O'clock, with Swiss Made either side of the sub-second dial. The hands are original and are of classic 1920s Spade and Whip style. They are in good condition with no bending and minimal corrosion. They have the original thermally blued finish which has a good shine.
They are beautifully designed and make this watch stand out. The subtle blue tone catches in the light, whilst the enamel dial also has a subtle shine in the same light. The crown is original, fitted the crown tube well.It is a beautiful gold onion crown which adds an eye-catching element to the circular polished case. The movement is a 15 jewel Swiss lever movement by DF & C (Dimier Freres & Cie). The movement has been recently serviced and is in good condition cosmetically, keeping acceptable time for a watch of this vintage. It has a daily gain of -30 seconds, with an amplitude of 270 degrees and a beat error of 0.7 m/s. Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below. The crystal is a plexiglass replacement which fits the profile of the watch very well. It is in perfect condition with no scratches. It is a beautiful gold onion crown which adds an eye catching element to the circular polished case. It is in good condition, with light surface scratching. The watch is on black leather strap for fixed lugs, fixed in place with metal tabs. The winding wheel is a replacement and despite being movement correct, when winding, the negative set can be slightly faulty, meaning the hands turn too. It is therefore best to wind the watch fully and then set the hands. Case width with crown: 34.3mm. Case length lug to lug: 34mm. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "boldtimepieces" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.