This WatchThis rectangular, tank-shaped Bravingtons Renown watch is a real find! It has a sterling silver case, making it more sought after than similar stainless steel options from the same period.
Bravingtons were a high-end jeweller, originating in King's Cross, London in 1927 - only a stone's throw from us here at AWC. They were similar to a department store, but only for jewellery, watches and clocks, the modern equivalent would be if Selfridges only sold jewellery and timepieces. There was one in every city and several in London, including Pentonville Road, the Strand and Charing Cross, but sadly the company no longer exists.
'Renown' is printed on a number of their watches, and was registered by Bravingtons as a trademark in 1955, although the company had been using it long before then.
This watch has been fully serviced in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
For a watch of this age, we would recommended that it is considered for occasional use, once or twice a week. This doesn't mean that you can't wear it every day, but only our recommendation. This is largely because watches of this age weren't built to deal with modern life. They do not have dust proofing, shock absorption and are easily magnetised. Please do try and keep they watch away from magnets such as computers, phones, speakers etc.
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa 1938
Case Size : 26mm
Case Thickness : 9.4mm
Lug to Lug : 39mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Original Delivery Box
Case Material : Sterling silver hallmarked
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty