Heading: SECTION VI: FINE WATCHES
Author: W. K. Vanderslice & Co. [San Francisco]
Title: 14K Yellow Gold Keyless Wind Open Face Chronograph Pocket Watch with Enamel Dial
Place Published: United States
Date Published: c.1890
14K yellow gold case, caseback elaborately monogrammed in the Edwardian manner, start/stop button for chronograph in crown, case and movement numbered 105174, dial and movement signed "W. K. Vanderslice & Co. / San Francisco", lever movement with bi-metallic balance, manual wind, jeweled, adjusted. White enamel dial, black Arabic numerals, black outer minute track, subsidiary seconds at 6, blued steel spade hands, black center chronograph hand. Generally very fine, some rubs to case, one chip and several hairline cracks to dial. Size: 50mm.
W. K. Vanderslice & Co. (1858-1908) was one of San Francisco's foremost jewelers and silversmiths of the Barbary Coast era.
Service history unknown, runs when wound, not tested for accuracy. Crown sticks making it difficult to adjust the hands.