Nice looking watch! I believe Premier was their best line. Having Crescent Street on the movement makes it special too. On top of that, it has a sub second hand. Is it an early nurse's watch?
Here's a similar watch in 9 jewels:
I'm not sure, t was my great grandmother's watch. I believe that is what's on her wrist in this picture. Would you happen to know what numbers on the movement are in reference to the caliber? Or otherwise?
Of course, the long number (29885552) is the serial number which appears to put the watch at 1938. The 870 (if I'm seeing that correctly) would probably be the movement caliber, but when I look them both up I get a men's 870 that looks a whole lot like your teeny tiny ladies' movement.
Hopefully someone else will come along and clear this up.
It was previously mentioned and I've noticed, that sub seconds seems quite unusual. Did the model 870 all have sub seconds and I've just not noticed? The 21j version I assume did as well? It is a 14k white gold case, it made no mention of solid, rolled, or filled. I should have taken a picture of inside the case back, it wasn't a case maker I had heard of before. Thanks for all the info, much appreciated.
Sub seconds was the norm, if the watch had a seconds hand. Before the 1940s, almost all watches had a running seconds hand located in a sub-dial, usually at 6:00. This was due to the layout of a classic watch gear train.