Specifications

Manufactured by David Maguin – Switzerland

Manufacturer: David Maguin
Manufacturer Location: Switzerland
Movement: Ebauche Style
Estimated Production Year: 1850
Size: 14s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key Wind – Key Set

David Maguin Housed in 18K Gold Case ca. 1850 owned by Capt. Wood War of 1812

This fine David Maguin is a special pocket watch with direct ties to the War of 1812. The war was a defining moment for the fledgling United States as it took on Great Britain, the reigning superpower of the period, in the U.S.’s first conflict as a sovereign nation. This pocket watch once belonged to a veteran of the War of 1812, Captain Benjamin Franklin Wood. Capt. Wood raised a company of fighting men, 121 soldiers strong, and led his men until the war’s end in 1815.

Thirty-five years after the war, Capt. Wood acquired this beautiful Swiss-made timepiece. This gorgeous timepiece would be at home in a museum or in the hands of a serious collector of fine vintage timepieces with historical ties. The watch itself is believed to have been crafted during the era of Switzerland’s cottage watchmaker industry.

This watch features a LeCoultre Ebauche style of bar movement and 15 jewels, mostly rubies indicating the fine materials and craftsmanship used to create this fabulous timepiece. The 18K gold case features exquisite etchings with beautiful floral patterns and precision crosshatching on the case back. The 18K gold dial features Roman numerals highlighted with 18K gold Brequet style hands.

If you’re looking for a pocket watch with a rich history and tied to a significant event in the United States history, this is the watch for you. This timepiece is in excellent condition and comes with its original case (the numbers match), a spare dial, and provenance.

$7,800

1 in stock

DETAILS

Overall condition: Excellent
Case: Size 14s, 44.4mm, 18K Gold – excellent
Hands: 18K Gold, Brequet style – excellent
Dials: Dial 1: 18K Gold, Dial 2: enamel – excellent
Movement: Key Wind Key Set Ebauche Bar Movement  – excellent
Original Box: Included with matching serial number
Provenance: Under the pocket watch (pictured) in the original note. We have a later typed note to the same effect.

Warranty: Full one-year warranty.
Service: All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned, and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease and adjusted for accuracy.

Included with all orders: quality gift box, velvet pouch, tarnish-free paper, display stand (pictured), and polishing cloth.
Orders under: $2,500 are shipped USPS Priority Mail with signature confirmation.
Orders over: $2,500 are shipped FedEx Overnight with signature confirmation.

Specifications

Manufactured by David Maguin – Switzerland

Manufacturer: David Maguin
Manufacturer Location: Switzerland
Movement: Ebauche Style
Estimated Production Year: 1850
Size: 14s
Jewels: 15j
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Gilt
Movement Setting: Key Wind – Key Set