Tudor Royal gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1967
A 9ct yellow gold manually wound wristwatch with presentation inscription from J & G Meakin Potteries
In lovely original condition, this Tudor wristwatch was presented to W. H. Thomas by the Directors of J & G Meakin for 50 years service and the case back is engraved accordingly. Meakin, founded in 1851, was one of the most famous names in English pottery production. In 1970, just two years after this watch was made, the firm was taken over by Wedgwood, however, production under the Meakin name continued until 2000. Interestingly, Meakin was based in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent where the well-known retailer Henry Pidduck & Sons was selling watches by, amongst others, Rolex, Tudor and Omega, so it is very possible that Meakin had an arrangement with Pidduck for the supply of their long service watches.
[M] Tudor calibre 1156 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered, raised gilded Arabic and baton indexes, black outer minute track, gilded feuille hands and centre seconds [C] 9ct yellow gold circular case with polished finish, chamfered bezel, case back with presentation inscription, Rolex winding crown [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Width excluding winding crown: 31mm
Length including lugs: 39mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.