Rare 9ct gold vintage Cyma gentleman's wristwatch from the early 1950s presented as a horse racing trophy prize in 1953, most probably to the jockey, Joe Sime by racehorse owner & trainer, Sam Hall. The watch has a manual winding movement and appears in good working order and keeps good time when tested. It comes complete with a brand new leather strap.
The back of the watch is nicely engraved. The 1953 Cumberland Plate took place at Carlisle Racecourse on 2nd July 1953 over 1 &1/2 miles. The result was as follows. Jockey Joe Sime, Owner & Trainer, Sam Hall. Watch Weight (including strap): 26.3 gm.Diameter of case: 28 mm. Overall length of watch with strap: 225 mm. I have not removed the back of the case to find out the Reference Number as I did not want to risk scratching the gold. The watch has however been confirmed as 9ct gold by a qualified jeweller. If anyone has any technical questions regarding the watch please ask and I will try and answer them as best I can. As with all my items there is a no quibble return if not fully satisfied.
Joe Sime: Joe was born on 27th July 1923 in Liverpool and was crowned Champion Apprentice Jockey in 1943, 1944 & 1946. In a career that spanned 29 years from 1941 to 1968, Joe rode 1,420 winners.
Summary: As can be seen from the photos this is an interesting item which could still be worn today as a quality, stylish, vintage gold wristwatch with a good story behind it. Most likely presented to Jockey, Joe Sime for winning the prestigious Cumberland Plate at Carlisle in 1953, it is a nice piece of horse racing history. The item "9ct Gold Cyma Wristwatch Horse Racing Medal. Cumberland Plate, Carlisle 1953" is in sale since Thursday, November 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
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