Beautiful Kay’s “Perfection” Lever pocket watch circa 1901 in large 0.935 Solid Silver Case with Vacant Cartouche
Kay & Co Ltd bought Skarratt & Co from the Skarratt family in 1896 and amalgamated that business into Kay & Co Ltd and thereby acquired the contract to supply the Great Western Railway with clocks and watches.
This is a Kay’s “Perfection” Lever from 1901, Key set and key wind.
Recently serviced in July 2016 by professional horologist and in excellent condition inside and out, keeping excellent time over 29 hours.
This is a Swiss Made example in a 0.935 Silver case weighs 124.4 grams.
These Swiss Made watches were imported especially for Kay’s and stored in their impressive security safes, within the St Oswald’s building located in Worcester.
Kays sold hundreds, if not thousands, of these watches and they were amongst the most popular of the range of pocket watches with its customers.
One testimony, from a soldier who served in the Boer War, states that his Perfection kept perfect time even when he forded streams and rivers and the watch survived the rigours of battle and still kept good time.
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