CYMA nine carat solid gold gents cushion case watch dating to 1944, manufactured for the British market and cased in England. CYMA is a long established watch maker, established in 1862 and still manufacturing niche high end watches today. This seventy year old watch is in very good condition and to have remained in this condition has not received regular use over the years. The case and dial look great and the movement has just been oiled and adjusted so it is is running perfectly and keeping time. The watch is signed in three places, on the dial, case and movement.
Case: 9 carat solid gold measuring approximately 24 mm across, excluding the crown and 34 mm from lug to lug. In very good condition, the case shows the expected light signs of use over the years but absolutely no signs of abuse, dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention. The inside of the hinged rear cover is signed by Dennison, a famous British case making company which manufactured cases for many of the high end watchmakers of the time, including Rolex, Omega and Longines. The case is hallmarked as 9K solid gold and bears the Birmingham Assay which dates the watch to 1944.
Dial: porcelain dial, signed "CYMA", finished in French white with hours marked by black Arabic numerals and an outer minuted track marked by gold coloured dots. A subsidiary seconds dial is located just above 6 o'clock. The blued steel hands are in great shape and the crystal is clean and clear. I could see no hairlines on the dial which is unusual as most do; a sign that this watch has always been carefully stored and probably only worn occasionally over the last seventy years.,
Movement: CYMA 15 jewel movement, oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker in preparation for sale, running strongly and keeping time.
Strap: fitted with a brown leatherbespoke strap for fixed lugs. Attached to the watch it measures approximately 205 mm from buckle tip to last hole.