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1 $200 $400 Gold coin - (1): $2 1/2 dollar gold piece 1878 MS-60 No further condition report available
2 $80 $120 Peace dollar - (1) - 1921 XF-40 cleaned No further condition report available
3 $450 $550 Us Olympic coin set - (3): one gold and two silver 1984 coins in box No further condition report available
4 $150 $300 Confederate currency - (6): 50 cent , $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100, all UNC No further condition report available
5 $150 $250 Silver dollars - (7): six Morgan and one Peace, all unc or better No further condition report available
6 $150 $200 Morgan dollars - (11) 1921 F-12 to EF-40, 5-S's + 3-D's + 3-P's No further condition report available
7 $300 $400 Peace dollars - (20): 1922p MS-60 to MS-63 No further condition report available
8 $50 $75 Coins - (20+): includes 1861 1/2 dime + 1856 dime both G-4 + fourteen steel cents, etc No further condition report available
9 $325 $400 Silver dollars - (23) 4 Morgans G-4 - VG-8 +19 Peace F-12 to XF-40 No further condition report available
10 $150 $300 APW - Aurora Watch Co, "Made Expressly for the US (or SU, or U) Guild," 18S, coin silver Fahy's OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD marked for Jacob Wittlig, Marietta Ohio, lever escapement with Hurd's patent regulator, marked 15J, fifth pinion model, gilt, s#62821, it may be that the "U" is related to the University Mvt: near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, one FS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on clean black-polished bright work; dial has three hls in the outer chapter; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear; thck beveled glass crystal with a couple of scratches
11 $100 $200 APW - Aurora Watch Co, 18S, GF original HC with brass mvt ring, fraudulently marked "Fahy's Monarch 14K," SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, adjusted, s#142112 Mvt: GRO but quite dirty & dry, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt, oil smear, cloudiness, a corrosion spot & tiny speckle, some MFS, good slots & very tarnished settings, some oxide on bright work, regulator carrier has been improvised; dial perfect, dirt only; hands are modern replacement RR size that are too big, seconds too dainty; original case shows medium even wear, some MFS, some broad dents or minor dings, mvt ring lacks its set screws; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
12 $150 $300 APW - Burlington Watch Co (Illinois), 16S, GF OF original SB&B Burlington case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, 21J, gold train, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3850403 Mvt: Ticks, sluggish balance motion due to dry oil in caps, good poise when moving with pressure, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls at 6,8,10 & 12; hands good; original case shows light wear, nicely engraved name, numerous light MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, tiny nicks on crown; clean plastic crystal
13 $75 $150 APW - Burlington Watch Co 21J, 12-14S, GF OF original SB&B case with locomotive on back, SW-SS, WE-SS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3875576 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS to FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work & crown wheel, larger patch on click wheel; dial has numerous hls; hands good; original case shows medium wear to brass on band & edges, some MFS, larger compression dent to back; bow & crown show medium & abundant wear respectively; good glass crystal
14 $150 $300 APW - Cheshire Watch Co, Cheshire, Connecticut, 18S, GF OF original pair-case with pendant integral to mvt, SW, setting by holding the spring-loaded pendant in and turning, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#40093 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some fine corosion speckle, faint fingerprint etching, light tarnish, oil smear, hardly anyt MFS; dial perfect within the chapter, but there is a small fracture outside the chapter at 3; hands mismatched; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; very clean overall presentation, plates will look better with cleaning
15 $200 $400 APW - Cornell Watch Co, C L Kidder, Chicago Illinois, 18S, coin silver recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt full plate, s#15853 Mvt: NR, broken upper balance pivot, oil under cock, plates show some tarnish, very thin gilding if any, some MFS & nicks, replaced cock foot screw and case screw, some oxide on bright work and sanding of the regulator top where there was surely more; dial with several faint connected hls with excressence of cleaning fluid; hands good; heavy gauge recase with no lift spring shows light wear, some MFS to FS, minor dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal
16 $100 $200 APW - Dueber Hampden "The Minute Man," 12-14S, WGF OF original HB&B Dueber case, SW-SS, fancy patterned silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3676686 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion but a touch dry, good poise, plates show hardly MFS but one FS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, some light filaments on click; dial minty in appearance, lightly toned tarnish with a few tiny black specks here & there; hands good but slightly rusty; original pinstripe case shows light wear, a few MFS, small ding in back center, easy to knock out; fancy bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a great looking little dress watch, elegantly decorated
17 $200 $400 APW - Elgin gold hunter, 8S, 10K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1665727 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates; dial has several hls; hands good; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, a couple of infinitessimal dings; bow & crown show very little wear; clean plastic crystal; a near mint low carat case
18 $200 $400 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS gold train, fancy circular pattern NI damascene, s#9607372 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show some MFS and scratching next to one case screw, some loss to letter blacking, slots & settings with minimal marring, some tiny oxide distributed on bright work with patches on the click and scratched-off patches on the click wheel; dial has edge chip at lever and light solution etching; hands good; original case shows medium wear to brass on edges, pendant and band, some MFS, small dent in band, for some reason the lip where one case screw affixes is mangled; replaced bow & crown not well matched; good glass crystal
19 $200 $400 APW - Elgin Veritas 21J grade 360, 16S, cased in later NOS (new old stock) OF SB&B Star case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS. adjusted 5 positions, fancy circular pattern arcaded NI damascene, s#14230231, with vintage price tag for 21J Elgin, mvt ca 1909, case ca 1950, tag closer to the later date Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, tiny error in round and substantial error in flat, plates show few MFS or nicks, good slots & settings but for marring to the cock cap, quite a bit of oxide on bright work, all over the regulator, and while the crown wheel is near mint, the click wheel has received irregular polishing to remove oxide patches, eliminating the original radial satin; dial perfect; hands original with a bit of oxide and broken minute tip; later case with no other screw-marks is like new with only a few MFS; good glass crystal; it is possible that the case contained a late BWR that was removed from the case, and the price tag was original to that combo, only if the screw marks exactly matched the older model Veritas; otherwise, the Veritas was cased in this NOS case and the price tag simply associated with the pairing
20 $175 $250 APW - Elgin gold hunter, 8S, 10K original Dueber HC (marked by embossed raised anchor only without quality mark = 10K), lacking bezel, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#1354832 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show oil smear only, one short FS, one case screw ground down; dial has faint hl at 12; hands good; original finely engraved and relatively heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, but sadly lacking bezel; bow & crown show light wear, tarnish to brass crown highlights; no crystal; a very pretty case, deserves a bezel
21 $150 $250 APW - Elgin National Watch Co, 18S, heavy quality GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, gilt H H Taylor, s#735870 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight discoloration, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands right size but mismatched; recase shows nicely removed screw marks by means of flat filing each and matching the new screw rest, additionally shows light even wear but tiny edge or highlight brassing beginning, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear; plastic crystal really too high, even though the cover closes
22 $75 $150 APW - Elgin contract for H M Jacobson, Albany, NY (marked on dial & mvt), 18S, nickel alloy Silveroid OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1866054 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show lots of spotting, corrosion speckle or gilding thinning, MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial has single hl between 4 & 5; hands good; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; scratches to thick beveled glass crystal
23 $50 $100 APW - Elgin keywind, 18S, Dueber Silverine (nickel alloy) OF original case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#558252 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, out of flat, plates show patchy gilding, fingerprint etching; dial has long hl through center & 2 hls below seconds; hands good but dull; original case shows light wear, some MFS, a few minor dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; good glass crystal
24 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton GCT grade 4992B with military 24-hour dial and hacking feature (stops seconds while setting), 16S, rhodium-plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings on back, SW-SS, black dial, lever escapement, 22J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C135965; GCT refers to Greenwich Civil Time, as all watches were coordinated to this standard to avoid time-zone confusion in military operations Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original with a couple of faint oil spots that rodico helps to lift off, some minor scuffs; hands with some chipping to white paint; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear with a little plating wear-through to bow; good glass crystal
25 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 993, 16S, GP recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, s#1535767 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny specks of oxide here and there on bright work; dial has chip to copper at lever & hls; hands mismatched; recase shows little wear to engraving but the plating wash is gone externally, shows few MFS, no dents or dings, lever slot poorly refiled on bezel and needs additional filing beneath lever, pulls out too hard; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; these "20-Year Warrantee" cases were perhaps a fraudulent attempt to pass off plated cases as GF
26 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton SB&B case, SW-LS, printed custom replacement dial on yellow enamel, lever escapement, GJS, parallel pattern damascene, s#C208483 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, very small errors in round & flat, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work & tiny winding wheel patches with one small bit scratched off & a long MFS on click wheel; dial an interesting replacement, printed over yellow enamel in RR style, but otherwise unconventional and free of defects; hands original but in poor finish; original case shows light wear with no brass, numerous MFS and an FS or two, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear to brass, especially on crown; good glass crystal
27 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, slightly older GF OF Hamilton bar-over-crown recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD for Canadian market with red 13-24 hour indications, lever escapement, GJS & gold cap settings, s#C120211 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS or tiny nicks, reasonably good slots, cap settings show MFS, some distress next to case screws, light oxide on all edges of bright work and large patch on click wheel; dial is scarce and mint, the best feature of this watch; hands near mint; model appropriate recase has had other mvts in it, and the case screws have been torqued right through the ledge, leaving unsightly gouges or deep marks in four places (never use a pneumatic wrench and tire iron to tighten case screws); additionally the case shows medium wear to brass on band and highlights, numerous MFS, very slight dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear to brass and brass on bow, tube forming bar-over crown losing material; clean plastic crystal; a really fine dial and good black hands to switch to a mint mvt and case
28 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 992B with "Electric Interurban Special" dial, 16S, GF OF original Wadsworth Hamilton bar-over-crown SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SS Montgomery dial w/ marking, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, s#C118296 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few longer MFS, good slots & settings, some light filamented oxide on bright work confined to whiplash; dial has numerous hls; two hands good but minute replaced and oxidized; original case shows light wear, no brass, numerous MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; plastic crystal shows MFS; NOTE: typically one sees a dial such as this on a grade 974 or other model, so it is possibly interchanged; nice mvt and case condition overall
29 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton Railway Special grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton marked case, SW-LS, painted white metal dial, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C230058 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but for a small round speck on crown wheel; dial has cracks to paint in three locations and tiny loss of black within 9 & 10; hands near mint black; original case shows very light wear but many nicks suggesting the watch was carried with change, like the bag marks coin collectors see; there are MFS to FS as well, with a couple of light soft back dents; bow & crown show little wear but some of the same; plastic crystal accordingly worn; a near mint mvt, the case will do quite well with refinishing and dent removal as there has been little wear to the GF thickness, could use a mint dial
30 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton grade 992, 16S, Keystone base metal OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2571513 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS or screwdriver scuffs, some good slots & settings, but the escape cap is slightly marred and the cock cap mangled (should have used a jewel pusher instead of a ball-peen hammer), tiny oxide on bright work with tiny flecks on winding wheels; dial mint; hands are original but the hour and seconds have turned dull black while the blue remains good on the minute; recase shows medium even wear through the white plating, some MFS, FS and a sharp scratch with associated dent; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; nice mvt, great dial, change the cock cap
31 $100 $200 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1395095 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings but for slight marring to cock cap, some tiny oxide on bright work including a couple of smudged areas on click wheel; dial has 4 hls in outer chapter; hands are modern replacement RR style showing gilding through the bluing; original case shows substantial wear to abundant brass, some MFS, a number of minor dings; bow worn & deformed, crown replaced; lightly scratched plastic crystal
32 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton grade 992, 16S, nickel alloy OF display case with Hamilton signed bezels, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, fancily patterned NI damascene, s#1040400 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; case has no other screw-marks, but does show that some one attempted to expand the lever slot at one time - it should be finished properly; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good beveled glass crystals
33 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton grade 974 Electric-Interurban Special, 16S, GF OF original SB&B "RR" marked stiff bow case, SW-LS, WE-SS Montgomery dial w/ scarce "Electric -Interurban Special" marking, lever escapement, 17J, s#2397172 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work & especially on whiplash; dial perfect but dirty w/ oil smear; hands dull w/ oxide; desireable RR style original case shows light wear, tiny brass under bow only, numerous MFS, one soft crease to case back, easily knocked out; bow & crown show light wear otherwise; good beveled glass crystal
34 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 940, 18S, GF OF period & style correct SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, fancy pattern banded damascene, s#495792 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, one tiny corrosion spot by number, good slots & tarnished settings with minimal marring to cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work with filaments of oxide on whiplash; dial has mint surface but has one thin chip to copper under bezel next to lever only; hands good; recase shows litte wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a great looking 940
35 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton grade 940, 18S, rhodium-plated base metal OF later period "original" case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 21J, fancy pattern NI damascene, s#506088 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, nicks & a tiny gouge, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has fracture at edge between 4 & 5; hands mismatched; mvt placed in a new case at a later date, and shows light wear, some original satin, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear with a little plating wear-through on bow; good glass crystal
36 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton grade 938, 18S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, full plate NI damascene, GJS, s#13487 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hls in outer chapter, surface rust from rusted hands; hands completely rusted by acid-emitting celluloid crystal, but train still not yet frozen, hands will need replacement and the posts and dial train components will need to be cleaned up and polished at their tops or tips where the rusting occurs; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear w/ brass on crown highlights & bow underside; crystal must be discarded, left on here to show typical damage caused by these; the yellowed crystals always create damage looking much worse than it is; while the train can be stopped if the cannon post rust at the top interferes with the hour wheel, it only requires a touch of polishing of these to make the watch all better; new hands, a crystal, and ultrasonic cleaning of the dial are about all it takes; the plate and its steel parts are typically undamaged under the dial
37 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton grade 931 contract marked "Adam H Bolender Rockford Ill Scientific Watchmaker" on mvt, name & town reiterated w/ "Jeweler" on dial, 18S, GF HC recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, full plate, s#35607. Adam Bolender was a major dealer in Rockford watches in Rockford Illinois. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl, 2 or 3 surface scratches, edge roughness at 4 concealed by bezel; hands mismatched; recase shows medium wear to brass on all highlights, some MFS, abundant dents or dings in back, tenuous front cover closure; bow & crown show wear to brass; good glass crystal; a really fun marking
38 $125 $250 APW - Hamilton grade 927 with plate marked "Overstreet's Special, Farmer City Illinois," 18S, HC mvt in GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Overstreet's Special" signature, lever escapement, 17J, circular wave patterned NI damascene, s#125225, with balance cock and balance assembly from a grade 941, both parts with s#121016 Mvt: NR, train & pallet presumably gummed so pallet has no snap, staff seems OK, but one will want to replace the 941 cock & balance assembly with a 927 assembly, and save the 941 assembly for a 941; the decoration of the cock does not match as well; otherwise plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, slight oxide on bright work to both model components; dial has hl at 1, edge chip and fleck at 5; hands good but minute replacement is not quite the right size; recase shows light wear, some MFS, tiny dings or dimpling of the band; bow & crown show medium wear & brass; slight wear to glass crystal
39 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton Model 23 military chronograph, 16S, plated base metal OF original SB&B case w/ markings partially removed, SW-SS, original black dial, lever escapement, 19J, adjusted, s#P9829 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono function, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect w/ only the tiniest rub; hands mint; original case shows little wear but an attempt was made to remove the back inscription, leaving file marks and removing the plate entirely from the center, the job needs to be finished, the back properly sanded and satin finished, then replated; bow & crown show very little wear; domed glass crystal w/ a few surface scratches; would have been a near mint watch but for the inscription removal, can be returned to near mint without case markings quite easily
40 $75 $150 APW - Hamilton 669 (Swiss contract mvt) Traffic Special, 16S, stainless steel OF original SB&B Hamilton marked case, SW-SS, painted white dial, lever escapement, 17J HYL cal, unadjusted, s#P033555 on case only Mvt: Ticks & stops due to dry oil, but shows good balance motion & poise w/ pressure, plates show some tarnish speckle, few MFS, good slots & settings, minimal oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original case shows very little wear, original spin satin, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; plastic crystal getting cloudy, front bezel frozen on
41 $200 $400 APW - Hampden 23J New Railway in 4 oz coin case, 18S, very heavy gauge OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, fancy circular and sectioned pattern NI damascene, s#1334809 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates somewhat washed out with coudy appearance overall, showing profuse MFS, good slots & settings with minor marring to escape cap, tiny oxide on bright work with light oxide film on gilt screw-heads; dial perfect with some dull etching visible on reflection; hands mismatched in styles; nice very heavy recase shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, a small sharp dent; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal with edge chip, flecks; nice heavy recase
42 $100 $200 APW - Hampden Chester Woolworth silver HC with chain, 18S, heavy 4oz original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#33097 Mvt: Will barely tick w/ pressure, very gummy, dirty, needs OH, plates show dirt & oil smear, few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect but filthy; hands broken or bent; original case shows medium wear, abundant tarnish, MFS, many soft dents or dings; bow distorted, too small, replaced push way too high; good glass crystal; nickel chain missing parts; please give me a bath and a new caring master!
43 $200 $400 APW - HB & Co, Baltimore, Swiss for US market, similar to early Madretsch manufacture (outside of Biel), 0S, 14K original lady's HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#32423 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show nicely toned tarnish, one corrosion spot, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; fancy hands with just a touch of verdigris; original relatively heavy gauge case shows no wear but well-executed intial removal in the escutcheon leaving slight concavity, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall, save for the monogram removal
44 $200 $400 APW - Howard Keystone 19J series 5 model 1907, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-DS radial Montgomery style dial (numbers aligned with radius at each position), lever escapement, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, notched bridges, s#1078030 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS near some screw locations, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, very little oxide on bright work, minor patch or two on click wheel; dial perfect; nice blue hands a little too heavy for the watch; original case shows light to medium wear, showing brass at the pendant and at a half inch section of the bezel edge, some MFS, one edge dent; bow & crown show wear to brass; the mvt ring resists snapping back into place, which makes it a bit difficult to completely close the front bezel - but pressure acts on the ring, not the dial, so not to worry; good glass crystal
45 $125 $250 APW - Howard Keystone with chain, penknife & Howard box, 12S, WGF OF original case with Howard logo inside back, WGF chain & knife, SW-PS, silvered metal dial with gilt numerals, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#57658, in wooden Howard box, the latter as-is Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is original with only a few tiny pinpoints of speckle; hands good but seconds is tiny; original case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal, chain & knife show light wear; box has good exterior, some wear to interior, but hinge plate has pulled off its rivets and would need to be refastened, no papers
46 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original Burlington SB&B case, SW-L0S, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#5254515 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show few MFS but nicks around case screw edges, mint but tarnished slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work edges but profuse MFS to FS on the click wheel and arbor cover (one frequently sees this as the three small screws are hard to insert while aligning the triangular arbor fitting); dial has no hls but some surface scratches instead, plus a fleck above the 50 mark over the seconds; hands mismatched; original case shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear to brass without affecting the pendant; good glass crystal
47 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special in Illinois saleman's display case, 16S, nickel alloy OF original snap-bezel case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, NI sunburst damascene, black letter, s#4301992 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings with minor marring to cock cap, hardly any other oxide on bright work but for two patches on click wheel; generic dial has hls, separated dial sections & chipping in between; hands good matched replacements, a touch short; original case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals, one beveled, one domed; would be nice to see this with perfect Bunn dial and hands, nice display case and mvt
48 $150 $300 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special (only with adjustment markings), 16S, GF OF recased with display back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, black letter, s#3952791 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, small errors in flat & round, clean plates show a few MFS, short scratches on cock, deep gouge next to crown wheel, good slots & settings on plates, but the cock and pallet caps are slightly marred with MFS as is the cock cap surround, light oxide on bright work including some light patches on winding wheels; dial has crack at 4 & fracture at 8 creating multiple hls; hands good; recase shows substantial wear to brass, back bezel nearly a perfect fit but is associated, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear to brass; different heights of glass crystals
49 $150 $300 APW - Illinois Bunn Special 21J 60 hour, 16S, WGF OF original Bunn Model case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern damascene, s#5044068 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings save for slight marring to the replaced brass cock cap, light oxide on bright work including tiny patches on winding wheels; dial has chip in center above seconds, fracture at 3:30 with associated hls, hls at bottom, dial clean so these defects are not noticeable at first; hands good, seconds discolored; original case shows medium wear to brass all along the edges of the back plus the pendant, numerous MFS to FS, soft dent & some sharp dings in back; bow & crown show lighter wear without brass; slightly worn plastic crystal
50 $200 $400 APW - Illinois lady’s Rose Leland, 8S, very heavy top quality GF original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#102071 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show good gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has chip above seconds; hands good; near mint original case shows no wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & beautiful decorative push show no wear; good glass crystal; the eagle hallmark would trick some into believing the case to be gold, but it is the top grade of gold-filled in this period that may approach quarter gold (i.e., 1/4 14K GF)
51 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Santa Fe Special, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, fancy NI damascene, gilt regulator & screws, s#4394652 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & toned settings, light oxide on gilt bright work, 3 small spots on click wheel; dial has a number of hls in the outer chapter; hands good; original case shows medium even wear with incipient edge brassing, tarnish, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows medium wear to brass, crown is correct new replacement; clean plastic crystal
52 $150 $300 APW - Illinois 21J A Lincoln, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, silvered metal SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, very tight parallel line NI damascene, s#3687022 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few shorter MFS, one longer FS, slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide on bright work, winding wheels good but for small patch; dial a little dirty or tarnished, but evenly toned; hands good; original case shows medium wear to brass on edges & band, few MFS, no dents or dings; slightly deformed bow & crown show medium wear; clean plastic crystal
53 $150 $300 APW - Illinois Delaware in gilt damascene, 18S, heavy quality GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, "conversion" model with winding square, s#379122 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show some tiny speckle overall, very few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial has edge fleck under bezel at 6 and tiny fleck at center; hands good; original heavy gauge GF case shows medium mostly even wear w/ incipient brassing only at edges or highlights, barely visible, numerous MFS, no dents, one tiny ding in back; gold bow worn at center, GF crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal
54 $150 $300 APW - Illinois grade 706 "Electric Railroad Standard, 16S, GF OF newer case original to mvt, SW-LS, WE-DSD w/ marking, lever escapement, 17J, bridge model w/ gold center wheel, s#5130108 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect and correct to mvt; hands rusted off from acid-emitting celluloid crystal probably on prior case; nearly NOS (new old stock) case shows no wear, some MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear, but stem is a touch long and could be trimmed and adjusted so crown will lay flush in winding position; new glass crystal; near mint mvt & dial condition in later NOS case, only needs good set of hands and stem depth adjustment
55 $150 $300 APW - Illinois Electric Railroad Standard, 16S, WGF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 19J, NI damascene, s#4341632 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & toned settings, hardly any oxide on gilt bright work; dial perfect; hands mint but seconds mismatched; original case shows medium wear to metal, tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings, front bezel currently frozen in place; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; worn a lot but never abused internally, great dial
56 $100 $200 APW - Illinois "Hudson" named 1st model KW in nickel, 18S, coin silver original HC w/ mock crown, KWKS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, NI damascene, s#218527, plate also marked "HB" for Hudson Bay, perhaps Mvt: Barely ticking but showing good poise, needs OH, plates show speckle, dirt, some MFS, good slots & settings, oxide on bright work; dial quite damaged; hands mismatched; original case shows abundant wear, MFS, many soft dents or dings; bow & replaced mock crown show wear; good glass crystal
57 $100 $200 APW - Illinois for Lambert Bros, New York, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy NI damascene, s#1259863 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks nice but has a couple of faint hls & an edge fleck; hands good; appropriate recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal w/ minimal abrasion; nice case for a nice mvt
58 $100 $200 APW - Illinois with two-tone damascene, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J "Adjusted to Four Positions," fancy pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#2146426 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slightly out of flat, plates show faint tarnish, fine speckle, very few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on gilt bright work; dial has faint hl at 5 invisible line at 2, numerous edge chips from 12 to 2; hands near mint; original case shows medium even wear with brass lines along back bezel & band edges, some MFS, no dents or dings; replaced bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
59 $100 $200 APW - Scarce Lancaster Keystone lady's, 6S, GF original Keystone HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#272423 Mvt: NR, dirty, need OH, will tick & stop, plates filthy; dial has edge flakes & hls; hands good but bluing scratched; original case shows light wear, some MFS, tiny dings but for one deeper one in back; bow & crown show wear to metal; good glass crystal
60 $150 $300 APW - Manhattan Watch Co timer, 16S, GF OF original case, SW & setting by pulling up the pin at 1 and turning it, stop-start function by pulling out the pin at 11, WE-SSD, lever escapement with pointed tooth escape wheel & upright half-round steel pallets, 4J, gilt mvt with cutout escapement view, s#131489 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nice escapement action, stop-start function is not engaging and that pin is a replacement, plates show tarnish & localized corrosion speckle, a few MFS, minor loss to letter blacking; dial perfect; hands good; original case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; near mint enamel dial & case condition, only the stop-start feature to restore
61 $200 $400 APW - New York Standard chronograph with engraving of Dan Patch (presumably), 18S, GF original case with hinged bezel and threaded back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI damascene, s#5505497, this example only marked New York Standard on dial & mvt, the racehorse engraving with no indication of name as occurred in later production Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, clean plates show a few MFS, light oxide on bright work plus MFS; dial perfect but for two infintessimal edge flecks; hands good; near mint original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings save for a flattened spot on one hinge tube end; bow & crown show little wear, chrono push has slight edge brassing; good glass crystal; a very fine example overall
62 $100 $200 APW - New York Watch Co, Springfield, MA, Frederick Billings w/ scarce, "Adj.Temp" marking, 18S, GF original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#31816 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tiny speckle, tarnish, few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work; dial dirty, w/ tiny edge fleck at 1:30 & small defect at 6, both under bezel; hands missing hour; original case shows medium even wear to brass on pendant & band highlights, MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show substantial wear to brass; good glass crystal
63 $200 $400 APW - Peoria Watch Co in unusual patented case, 18S, HC mvt recased in coin silver pseudo pair-case bearing the patent date April 5, 1886, the inner nickel mvt ring and cuvette assembly has only a locator pin and a latch-spring, which falls out of the outer coin case with built in nickel ring, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt adjusted, s#9275 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding with a few minor stains or spots, few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work; dial has many hls; hands good; recase shows medium wear, light tarnish, some MFS, a few dents or dings; bow replaced in nickel, brass crown shows tarnish; glass crystal scratched
64 $150 $300 APW - Rockford jeweler's contract for Balthis & Keller, Charlottesville, VA, 18S, heavy coin silver original box-hinged HC with mock crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#74935 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, small errors in round & flat, plates show tarnish, speckle, a couple of corrosion spots, some MFS, minimally marred slots, limited light oxide on bright work; dial has long hls; hands mismatched; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a few larger soft dents; bow & curious crown show light wear; good glass crystal; would clean up nicely
65 $50 $100 APW - Seth Thomas, 18S, GF Newport HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt, s#33966 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates have been polished, show some MFS & fingerprint etching, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial chipped to copper with hls, center chips & edge chips; hands good but seconds mismatched; recase shows substantial uneven wear to brass, some MFS, light dents or dings; replaced bow, crown shows substantial wear; slightly worn but thick beveled glass crystal
66 $200 $400 APW - South Bend 21J Studebaker signed on dial & mvt, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Star case, SW-SS (not for RR), SS silvered metal Montgomery dial, lever escapement, NI parallel line damscene, s#1160744 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very clean plates show very few MFS, slots & settings w/ minimal marring, small scratch next to cock setting, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; silvered dial has light tarnish with dark tarnish concentration just at the 41-3 minute indications, a few faint scuffs (much of the tarnish will clean with proper cleaning method, but the dark spots may produce some local loss to the print); hands good; original case shows medium wear to line brass on edges, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced with wrong style, crown shows medium wear, sleeve needs to be adjusted so crown rides closer to case and stem does not slip, currently one has to push in while winding; good glass crystal
67 $150 $300 APW - South Bend Watch Co grade 305, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel wave pattern NI damascene, s#614375 Mvt: Runs, motion a little sluggish, error in round shows side to side shift, error in flat plays up & down, clean plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has invisible hls in outer chapter concentrated at 12, edge chip to copper at 5:30; hands good but sanded dull; original case shows medium relatively even wear with brassing towards edges & highlights, some MFS, light dents or dings in back; bow shows wear, crown good replacement, showing little wear; good glass crystal; balance motion picks up a bit when listening to salsa music
68 $100 $200 APW - Trenton Watch Co, 18S, GF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt 3/4 plate with symmetrical balance bridge, s#105840 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show nearly total gilding washout, light tarnish, tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, one long FS; dial looks clean but has 2 faint hls, edge fracture at 9 and edge fleck at 2; hands good; lightly GF recase shows medium wear to brass, creating an odd two-tone look, has MFS, minor dents or dings that some attempt has been made to improve; bow & crown show wear to brass; good glass crystal
69 $150 $250 APW - US Watch Co Waltham, 18S, GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#20527 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, faint oil smear, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, faintest oxide rash on bright work; dial perfect & handsome; hands good; original lightly gold-filled case shows wear to brass depsite light wear, nearly a gold plate, some MFS & tarnish spots, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear to brass highlights; good glass crystal; honest original watch, the case would re-plate well
70 $100 $200 APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, "dome" model, approximately 17S in front, 13S in back, GF OF recase, SW-SS, replaced with glued-on Waltham WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#2961 Mvt: NR, will tick a little with pressure, staff OK, plates have scratched names; dial not original as noted, applied with adhesive dots; hands mismatched, seconds missing (post is there); fitted recase shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings a bit dull; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
71 $100 $200 APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt 3/4 plate, s#15761 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light tarnish, faint speckle, a few MFS and UFS from rubbing with cloth; dial would have been mint if not for a fleck at the seconds; hands good; original case shows medium to substantial even wear to brass, some MFS, 2 heavy dents in the band; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
72 $200 $300 APW - Waltham lady's gold hunter with diamonds, 0S, 14K original HC with diamonds set in crescent & star, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI, s#15724212 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates; dial perfect; hands mint; original medium to light gauge case shows little wear, a few MFS, circular compression dent around internal setting disc for diamonds, a few tiny dings, but both covers have creases above the joints, tiny cracking and are therefore slightly sprung; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; good overall plain look
73 $150 $300 APW - Waltham lady's gold hunter, 0S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#10962265, with gold bale Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt; dial perfect; hands good; original light gauge case shows some sharp dings around the top edges of the beveled covers front & back, while showing hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dings in band; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; the dings are a distraction, in difficult locations to improve much less remove
74 $200 $400 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 12S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus model script Waltham signature, fully DES-capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, very fancy patterned NI damascene, s#7158002 Mvt: Barely ticks, staff good, gummy plates show a few MFS and FS by click, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work & minor patches on winding wheels; otherwise perfect but dirty dial has chip off of inner dial "corner;" hands rusty, must have had celluloid crystal; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; rather dirty overall, needs OH, hands, cleaning & polishing, a wax repair to the chip well worth the effort
75 $200 $400 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 12S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with script Waltham signature, fully DES-capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, very fancy patterned NI damascene, s#7160607 Mvt: NR, barely ticks, balance shows some error, pivots may be bent, OH needed, plates show good detail, few MFS, a lot of the letter blacking is washed out, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hls at 7 & 11 plus chip at 5; hands too short, oxide present; original case shows light wear, polish residue, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown replaced & mismatched; good glass crystal; some TLC needed
76 $150 $250 APW - Waltham 23J late model Vanguard, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, pressed jewels, 2 pressed GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#32164987 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS but 3 short scuffs by Vanguard mark, minor distress by case screws, good slots & settings, limited tiny oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial perfect, bezel rub only; hands good; original case shows light wear which was all it took to go to abundant brass on the very thinly filled case, would make a good plating candidate, shows a few FS, a few light dents in back; bow & crown show light wear to brass; good glass crystal; a refinish & plating job would make this case look closer to new, as there really is not much wear despite the brass
77 $150 $300 APW - Waltham late model 23J Vanguard, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, pressed jewels, gold center wheel, satin finish, s#30756285 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show minimal MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect with a couple of MFS only; hands good, a little discolored; original case shows medium wear to brass on band and either side of border on back, a few MFS, two light dents in back; bow & crown show lighter wear; clean plastic crystal
78 $150 $300 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, GF OF original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, NI, s#3038174 Mvt: NR, broken staff, complete, push internal to stem is not there, so the crown is loose and will not activate chrono, but the chrono can be activated by the lever and is operating just fine, lots of loose dirt on inspection, gummy, will need staff & OH, finely damascened plates show dirt & oil smear, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hls at 12; hands good; original case shows light to medium wear w/ some incipient brassing at edges, abundant MFS, light dent in back center, some dings in band; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal terribly scratched; again needs OH, staff, push tube around stem, crystal, nice nickel model
79 $150 $300 APW - Waltham Chronometro Victoria with O'Hara dial, 16S (special size for model 1888), GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with polychrome enamel & metal foil decoration, lever escapement, 15J M1888, fancy NI damascene, s#6497651, signed "Chronometro Victoria" on dial & mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has 2 clean glaze hls at 8, otherwise mint appearance; fancy hands are mint; original case shows abundant even wear to nearly total brass, fake 14K stamp, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show abundant wear; good glass crystal; beautiful dial w/ barely visible hls, fine mvt, needs only a nice mint M88 case
80 $100 $200 APW - Waltham Chronometro Victoria with O'Hara dial, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD with metal foil decoration, lever escapement, 17J M1883, unusual alternating radiant pattern damascene with arcaded border, s#8714965 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in flat, plates show some severe scratches across the main plate, a few MFS, good slots but marred cock cap setting is minus one screw, some oxide on bright work; dial has edge chips or flecks to copper in three locations with associated fractures going into the main dial; hands good; recase shows very light wear, minimal MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; scarce combo with unfortunate defects
81 $150 $300 APW - Waltham Watch Co, plain opera watch (without inner piercing), 0S mvt in 12 size case, 14K OF original two-bodied case with plain internal SO mvt ring, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#16820653 Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, good poise but regulator gear removed to allow regulator to be moved all the way over, probably does not keep time correctly, mvt in otherwise generally good condition; dial has 2 hls; hands good; original light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a profusion of back dings; bow & replaced undersized brass crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal, a bit tired overall, needs restoration
82 $100 $200 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857, 18S, coin silver OF flip-back recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with compensated balance, 11-15J, gilt, s#893027 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates are bright from overwashing, retain some gilding, show a little oil smear or drying pattern on the surface which seems to come off using rodico (a kneaded eraser-like compound used by watchmakers for lifting off excess oil or dirt), otherwise show one long MFS and hardly any others, good slots & settings, tiniest oxide on bright work; otherwise perfect dial has chip at center; hands good; period correct heavy gauge recase shows medium even wear, tarnish, some MFS, very light dents or dings, missing back lift spring; bow & push show medium wear; slightly abraided beveled glass crystal
83 $100 $200 APW - Waltham Royal, 16S, heavy GF original Dueber HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, NI damascene, model 1899, GJS, gold center wheel, s#9501290 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear w/ brassing on band, pendant & cover edges, some MFS, a number of dents or dings, some sharper ones in the back having created distortion in the case so back does not shut; replaced bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal
84 $150 $300 EPW - Abercrombie & Fitch Co two-train tandem winding alarm watch on gong, 49mm, chrome-plated metal OF original case w/ easel back for standing up, SW-pin-set, original silvered dial w/ radium numerals and hands, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#147905 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good alarm function and bell like tone but the one problem is that the top pusher does not advance the alarm hand, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some larger filamented patches of oxide on bright work; original dial shows good overall graphics despite minor loss to upper chapter ring, tarnish and patchy toning overall, some MFS & speckle; hands good w/ radium discoloration only; original case shows light wear, plating loss to back planchet, MFS, a couple of light dings; bow & crown show light wear & plating loss; good glass crystal w/ a couple of short scratches
85 $200 $400 EPW - Absalom Lee verge fusee in 18th century style, 19th century manufacture, 54mm, London hallmarked coin silver OF original inner case only with winding hole cover (original outer missing), probably 1875, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#59275, large size Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, scratches along regulator scale; dial perfect; hands mismatched; original heavy gauge inner case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; somewhat worn & abraided glass bull's-eye crystal; an example of later verge production one would swear was earlier
86 $200 $400 EPW - Adam Travers, London, (active 1769-1799), verge fusee, 50mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#2135, hallmarked 1778, with American watch paper Mvt: Ticks & stops, good verge function but well out of beat, good gilding, few FS but one long scratch; dial hls, fracture and chip from 7-8 repaired with wax; hands later; original case with matched outer showing light to medium wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, sharp scratch near button, a few dents or dings in the outer back; replaced bow & pendant ca 1800 with solder repair at joint; button cap good; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal
87 $200 $400 EPW - Alexander & Low, Turiff lever fusee, 53mm, coin silver OF original pair-case bearing Chester hallmarks for 1884, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement, 9J, gilt, s#53612 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show otherwise good gilding but for tarnished fingerprint etching, no MFS, good slots & settings; dial perfect; hands good although minute is replaced and off color; original very heavy gauge case shows light even wear, light toned tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; domed glass bull's-eye crystal has a lot of abrasion; replace the crystal and one will have a very solid example of a late-19th century pair cased fusee
88 $200 $400 EPW - Continental unsigned verge fusee with ET dial, 58mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, ET silver foil dial in Tavernier style, lightly gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#7351 on case only, ca 1820 Mvt: GRO, good verge function, gilding almost all gone, plates show etching from excessively acidic bath, few FS; dial has light tarnish, minor dings, numerals re-waxed; hour hand original, minute hand later replacement; original case shows medium wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, a pattern of miniscule dings, plating remnants on bezel; original bow & pendant; good domed glass crystal
89 $200 $400 EPW - Continental verge fusee of Austrian origin, marked Samson, London, 52mm, coin silver OF original pair case with Continental marks, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with two-footed cock and unusual plate mask, s#64715 on case only, ca 1830, with German watch paper Mvt: GRO, good verge function, light gilding by design, few FS; dial has small and largely concealed edge chip to copper at 12; hands original but the minute tip is gone; original case with matching outer showing light to medium wear, tarnish, numerous MFS, numerous dents or dings to the outer back, button top gone; original pendant & bow; good domed glass crystal
90 $200 $400 EPW - Continental verge fusee with single footed balance cock, signed M Tobias, London, 58mm, coin silver OF original continental pair case in English style, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with solid balance cock decorated with entwined snake, s#6435, ca 1815, with Philadelphia watch paper, crude construction, but interesting for the snake decoration on the cock, showing the snake tying itself in a knot, similar to the ouroboros, the snake swallowing its tail, an iconic and ancient symbol popular in the 18th century, subject to numerous interpretations Mvt: GRO, good verge function, very thin patchy gilding, a few FS; dial has many hls, one broken foot, needs one more foot pin; hands are gold and of the period; original continental marked case with matched outer showing medium wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, profuse small dents or dings; original bow & pendant; button cap gone but filler in its place; domed glass bull's-eye crystal with edge flakes; while typically associated with infinity, completeness or cycles, the ouroboros image found on 18th century New England gravestones communicates the finite essence of life, of process coming to an end, a fitting decoration for a timepiece echoed by the knotted snake here, and found on some hanging rings for Austrian sedan clocks
91 $200 $400 EPW - E Bridge, London, verge fusee, 57mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#21508, hallmarked 1818, with American watch paper of James Gemmel, New York Mvt: Runs & stops, good verge function face down but stops face up, endshake issue, staff good, good gilding, light oil smear, few FS; dial perfect; hands replaced with later 19th century hands; original very heavy gauge case with matched outer showing light wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, soft dents in outer back; original bow & pendant; worn domed glass bull's-eye crystal
92 $200 $400 EPW - English pair-cased verge fusee, unsigned, 56mm, coin silver OF original pair-case bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1831, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt plain mvt with pierced cock, s#3125, with watch paper from S Huckel in Frankford, PA Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, good gilding, a few scratches; dial looks perfect at first glance but has faint hls straight across from 2 to 8 and a small central glitch, all barely visible; hands good; original cases show light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, numerous dents or dings in outer back and hinge is beginning to break on outer as well; bow & pendant show light wear; good low domed glass crystal; a big attractive dial, perfect look for a period watch hutch
93 $150 $250 EPW - English lever fusee with silver dial, unsigned, 55mm, coin silver OF original consular case with London hallmarks for 1882, inlaid gold garter in case back, KWKS, engraved & ET silver dial with applied gold numerals, detached lever escapement, 11J, gilt plain full plate, s#88625 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly patchy gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on most of the bright work; dial shows fine detail, light tarnish, very few MFS or scuffs; hands mismatched, hour too small; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, but occasional scratches on pendant & odd wear spot on garter; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal
94 $150 $250 EPW - Henry Beguelin & Son, Locle (Switzerland), 53mm, coin silver original HC with fully engraved cuvette, KWKS, WED, straight line fully capped lever escapement with compensated balance and isochronal spring, as indicated on cuvette, 19J, electrum gilt, GJS, s#26772 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly toned regions of gilding, a number of MFS, slots & settings with some minor marring, occasional oxide patches on bright work; dial with fracture next to 10 second mark yielding a nest of hls; hands good original marcasite-set; original heavy case shows medium even wear, light tarnish, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn in on one side next to screw, probably came from another watch, push shows wear to brass under silver cap; good glass crystal
95 $200 $400 EPW - Hollison, London, Continental verge fusee, 51mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, off-white ED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with foliate engraved balance cock, s#1652 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, good gilding, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mismatched; original case shows very little wear, light tarnish, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show little wear; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal; a nice little verge, almost identical to watches typically signed "Quartier au Locle"
96 $150 $250 EPW - J Berry, Yeadon, detached lever fusee with sweep seconds, 59mm, very heavy coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, WE-DSD, gilt full plate mvt, s#80226, Chester hallmarks for 1881 Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy, fully wound, thin gilding with speckle, some FS; dial with multiple hls, crack, & glue residue from re-setting center; hands slightly rusty with clumsy replacement painted sweep hand; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, heavy mottled tarnish, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, just some minor bow wear on back; original bow & pendant; button cap gone; worn glass crystal; needs some restoration
97 $200 $400 EPW - J Gibson, London, verge fusee, 48mm, gilt brass OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#4423, later engravings on case back, ca 1770 Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, very few FS; dial extensively cracked & chipped with large wax repairs; hands are modern, should have poker & beetle; original case with matched outer showing medium wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, some light dents or dings; replaced stirrup bow; button top gone; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal
98 $200 $400 EPW - James Holmes, Edinburgh, (active mid-late 18th century) verge fusee, 51mm, coin silver OF purpose made consular case, KWKS, WED dating from time of new casing, gilt full plate mvt with exceptional pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, DES, open dust cap to reveal entire cock, s#505, mvt circa 1780, case bears London hallmarks for 1860, with blank watch paper inside back; a verge mvt of the finest quality Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, few FS; 1860 dial with hl and two severe cracks; hands mismatched and not original; very heavy purpose made case shows medium wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings, worn and loosening back hinge; replaced nickel bow; worn domed glass bull's-eye crystal; a very high quality Edinburgh mvt, thankfully conserved and at least not lost
99 $200 $400 EPW - James Russell, Locle, Swiss, 41mm, 14-16K original HC, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2124 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands very clean, only the tiniest mismatch to replaced minute; original medium gauge case shows light slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a few very light dents or dings in back; bow & push show light & medium wear respectively; clean plastic crystal
100 $150 $300 EPW - John Wood, Liverpool, (active 1796-1824) verge fusee with seconds at 12, 50mm, coin silver OF original inner case only, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock and aperture to reveal larger diamond cap (diamond now missing), s#491, hallmarked 1799, with Philadelphia watch paper inside case bearing 1847 repair date, requiring one to open watch to wind as the paper blocks the hole Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding with only minor thinning, a few FS, diamond cap missing from its setting, would be nice to replace with old rose cut stone as original; dial has a number of faint hls and a fracture above 6; hands mismatched, possibly original hour; original inner case only shows light wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, a few minor dents or dings; original bow & pendant; good domed glass crystal; the style of dust-cap is particularly elegant
101 $200 $400 EPW - Joseph Kember, Shaw (England) fusee, 49mm, coin silver OF original pair-cases both bearing maker's mark IC and London hallmarks for 1777, SW-LS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock and regulator plate, s#1170; Baillie records another watch by the same maker in 1776; repair paper in back from D B Blake in Providence, RI, indicating the watch was cleaned on July 26, 1865 Mvt: NR, staff is good but the escapement will not turn and the internal fusee click will not hold, the chain simply carries back to the unwound position; either the internal click is stripped, or saponified oil (when oil turns to soap or wax consistency) is holding the clicks back from engaging; the escapement can be problematic, but the gilding is good and the movement appears clean; dial has long hl, tiny edge fleck, but numerous surface scratches from hands rubbing; hands are good period poker & beetle; the tip of the mvt latch is gone, requiring one to use a pointed tool or knife to lift it; the original heavier gauge cases show light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant are replacements close to the original but a bit long, certainly in keeping with the general period if not a bit more towards the 1790 look; good domed glass crystal with an abraided spot
102 $200 $400 EPW - Longines Lugrin's 1876 patent chronograph, 53mm, heavy silver OF original case, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, probably 11J, gilt, s#181494, an interesting application of Lugrin's patent to a non-Waltham chronograph, double-signed, fine cuvette signature Mvt: NR, very gummy, escapement can barely be made to operate, needs complete OH, otherwise nearly pristine plates show light oil smear, no MFS but nicks around chrono spring lever heads, good slots & settings, minor oxide on bright or satin work; dial perfect; hands mint; original heavy case shows light wear, abundant tarnish, few MFS, faintest dings in band, internal condition is very bright and untarnished; bow & crown show light wear & tarnish; beveled glass crystal w/ slight abrasion; should clean up beautifully
103 $150 $250 EPW - M I Tobias, 53mm, very low carat gold OF original case with metal mvt ring & cuvette, spurious gold mark, KWKS, engraved gilt silver dial, cylinder escapement, 6J (four holes, 2 capped), s#32930, ca 1840 Mvt: Ticks & stops, out of beat; dial has tarnish, some MFS or scuffs; hands good but seconds mismatched while hour & minute are odd couple but probably original; original very low carat case (4-8K) which may not even test gold for most people's kits, showing light to medium wear, tarnish (due to high silver content), some MFS, small dents or dings; original worn bow & pendant; mvt ring needs to be re-pinned to shell exterior, it will pop right out; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal; will actually clean up quite a bit
104 $150 $300 EPW - Muller Watch Co, Swiss enamel pendant watch with silver chain and ring for use as a wristwatch, 31mm, sterling silver OF original basse-taille enamelled case, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#1031468 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show minor plating loss, a few MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial clean original w/ faint verdigris under bezel, stabilized by a little cork; hands good; original case shows light wear, tarnish, surface MFS to perfect basse-taille enamel, only tiny losses to edge white champleve enamel accents w/ a short section of loss at one corner of the band, no dents or dings; bow & crown good; good glass crystal
105 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss back calendar w/ dial for date & apertures for day & month, 48mm, gunmetal OF original case w/ calendar dial in back, SW-pin-set, WED, gilt calendar dial, lever escapement, probably 7J, s#38 on case only visible number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, calendar does not always advance, may need cleaning or lubrication, or adjustment of advancing pins or leaf springs; electrum gilt calendar plates show tarnish; front dial has edge chip at one & 2 associated hls; back dial shows tarnish to gilding; hands good; original case shows good overall blue but for some rust spots, little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; all brass case components tarnished; good glass crystals
106 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss Breitling-Wakmann military navigational chronograph, 50mm, rhodium-plated base metal OF original case w/ Breitling signature inside, Wakmann contract details on back, SW-SS, black military dial w/ black on black Breitling signature impressed in dial surface, lever escapement, 18J Valjou cal 5, manufacturer's s#1524 Nearly new internally: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, bloom of oxide on regulator only; dial mint original; hands mint; original case shows light wear, hardly any plating loss, abundant MFS and FS, no dents or dings; bow plating worn off, crown shows very little wear; plastic crystal worn; great internal condition, honest external wear, clear & detailed contract engraving on back, even if out of line when back is torqued closed
107 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss export market key wind with George Washington portrait on dial, Thomas Cooper, London contract, 55mm, silver original HC w/ engraved train going through tunnels proceeding around both covers, brass cuvette, KWKS, WED w/ reverse painting on glass in sunken center bearing portrait of the American leader, lever escapement, 11-15J, bar mvt, s#39182 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, barrel bridge mismatched in gilding, replaced train jewel, barrel cover nicks, brass parts tarnished, some replaced screws, some oxide on bright work; dial has hls in outer chapter, about 30% of portrait is lost to flaking w/ some facial loss; hands good; original case shows light wear, tarnish, numerous MFS, a few light dings in both covers; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; the portrait was wonderfully executed, what remains can still be appreciated
108 $150 $250 EPW - Swiss lighter watch, Hansa Watch Co, Munroe Lighter, Patent Pending, 34mm x 51mm x 14mm, original chrome plated base metal, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 6J, no visible s# Mvt: GRO, reasonably clean mvt; dial original w/ tarnish & glue residue; dirt & light corrosion to lighter body, wick cover does not quite make sense in how it remains lifted, no flint; who wants to smoke these days anyway?
109 $200 $400 EPW - Thomas Best, London, (active 1770-1794) verge fusee, 50mm, coin silver OF later purpose fitted consular case, KWKS, later WED produced when fitted to case, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, no s#, the mvt ca 1775, the case hallmarked 1806, the cuvette engraved for Wm Cundell, London, 1815 Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, a few FS, missing one screw to the regulator mask; dial perfect, purpose made for the larger dial plate to which the mvt is affixed; hands near mint, of same date as the dial; purpose fitted case shows medium even wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS in the escutcheon, very faint dings, a little plating remnant on the bezel, hinge plugs absent; original bow & pendant; good flat glass crystal; Best made many watches for the Dutch market, apparently some one wanted this mvt cased in England in the latest style
110 $200 $400 EPW - Wallerius, Norrkoeping, verge fusee of probably Austrian origin for Swedish market, 60mm, nickel alloy metal OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, plain full plate brass mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#950 on case only, ca 1830, fairly crude overall Mvt: Ticks & stops, verge function seems OK, no gilding, no FS except for ones caused by sliding regulator; dial has chips & hls all around winding hole; hands are later replacements; original case shows light wear, tarnish, MFS, profuse dents or dings; original bow & pendant; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal, but a bit small and held only tenuously with glue; despite the crudity, contracts for Northern markets are interesting for their scarcity and are quite collectible near the towns marked on them
111 $150 $250 EPW - William Robinson, Liverpool, (active 1795-1824) detached lever fusee, 52mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, cream tone ED, gilt full plate mvt with foliate engraved balance cock, s#1818, hallmarked 1816 Mvt: GRO, good lever function, motion & poise, near mint gilding, hardly any FS; dial has faint hls coinciding with the outer chapter line and towards the edge from 1-2; hands of the period but slightly mismatched; original heavy gauge case shows substantial wear, heavy mottled tarnish, some MFS, a number of soft dents or dings; replaced bow; good flat glass crystal; very clean mvt, near mint, dial hls not much of a distraction, lots of honest wear from there out
112 $200 $400 EPW - Wilson & Fairbank, Bradford (England) detached lever fusee, 57mm, heavy coin silver OF original pair case marked 3 OZ on inner referring to total silver weight of both cases, KWKS, light cream ED, gilt full plate mvt with foliate engraved balance cock, s#5652, Birmingham hallmarks for 1847, with English watch paper, the 7J mvt equipped with hacking feature (stop lever at 7) Mvt: Runs sluggishly, quite gummy but escapement action is good, otherwise good gilding has region of fingerprint etching and cloudiness, very few FS; dial is perfect; hands were both gold, but the minute has been replaced with good style match that would need to be plated, seconds is original; original heavy gauge case with matched outer showing light wear, heavy mottled tarnish, some MFS, very small ding in outer back; original bow & pendant; square button gone; domed glass crystal shows some wear; the watch would clean beautifully
113 $400 $600 APW's - (2) Hamilton 4992B 22J GCT - one with full military markings on plated base metal, the other with .800 silver "officer's" model body, replaced plain plated base metal cover & bezel Both ticking, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
114 $400 $600 APW's - (2) Hamilton clean running 4992B 22J GCT models, black dials, base metal cases Both ticking, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
115 $200 $400 APW's - (2) Manhattan Watch Co OF, one with enamel dial, the other with torn paper dial One ticks, the other with good staff but missing set pin, both worn, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
116 $750 $900 APW's - (2) 14K solid gold 16S light gauge HC's - one an Elgin 16S SW-SS, the other a Roy 16S SW case only Roy case in better shape, the other rough, both with bezels, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
117 $200 $400 APW's - (2) Aurora 18S OF - one a 4 oz silver cased 15J SWLS, NI fifth pinion model, s#75571, marked adjusted, the other an 11J in Silverode case Nice big ticking Aurora watches, hls in Aurora dial, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
118 $200 $400 APW's - (2) Running 19J 12S - one a Waltham Riverside OF, the other a Burlington Special 19J YGF HC with engraving of USS Vermont on cover, plus Simmons two-tone GF chain Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
119 $200 $400 APW's - (2) Manhattan Watch Co OF, one with paper dial, the other with enamel dial and excellent case Both ticking, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
120 $300 $600 APW's - (2) E Howard OF, both cased in Keystone silver cases - one is s#200277 N-S in 4 oz case, the other is s#301941 N-S in SB&B case Both tick, good dials & hands, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
121 $400 $600 APW's - (2) Elgin 12S in original boxes, clean GRO - one a 14K solid white gold 17J, the other a Lord Elgin 21J YGF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
122 $300 $600 APW's - (2) 21J RR type: one a South Bend with Studebaker marked mvt, 16S OF 8 adjustments, the other a Santa Fe Special 12S with Montgomery dial Both ticking, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
123 $350 $550 APW's - (2) Hamilton OF 992Bs, one in 18S display case with sizing ring & reproduction dial, the other with WE-DSD & locomotive back case Both ticking, the display mvt in better condition, perfect WED, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
124 $250 $450 APW's - (2) Hamilton OF 16S 992s, one with enamel dial, the other metal Both tick, avg condition, one case brassy, slight dial defects, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
125 $300 $450 APW's - (2) Hamiltons in brassy cases - one a clean 940, the other a 974 Both tick, both clean, 940 mvt excellent, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
126 $350 $550 APW's - (2) Hamiltons in clean cases - one a 990 21J, the other a 976 contract Both tick, escapement noise in 990, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
127 $450 $650 APW's - (2) Illinois 14K 12S - one a 17J in WG, the other a 21J in YG with winding problems Good staffs, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
128 $250 $400 APW's - (2) Waltham 17J OF - one a Ball Official Standard 16S, the other an 18S 17J Both tick, clean mvts, case wear, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
129 $200 $400 APW's - (2) 18S OF - one an Aurora fifth pinion 15J s#135318 in GF, the other an Elgin 7J coin KW Both tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
130 $150 $300 APW's - (2) 18S - one a New York Standard 7J coin silver HC SW-LS, the other a National Watch Co OF 15J silveroid KWKS "Matt Laflin" S#11058 Both tick, some dents & wear, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
131 $300 $500 APW's - (2) Clean 16S GF - one a Hamilton 992, the other a Waltham 16S 19J Riverside in RR case with locomotive back & Montgomery dial (edge chipped) Clean ticking watches, fine cases, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
132 $600 $1000 EPW's - (2) Swiss gold KWs in period boxes - one a Girod 45mm 18K KWKS with gold cuvette (loose crystal and missing hands), the other a 46mm 18K KWKS contract for "Mulford and Wendell Albany NY" signed on case and metal cuvette Both tick, show little to light wear, fancy engraved dials, one very tarnished, slightly rubbed period boxes that fit well, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
133 $75 $150 EPW's - (2) Swiss silver OF WED cylinder watches, one keywind, the other SW Both tick, some case wear, good dials, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
134 $200 $400 EPW's - (2) Coin silver OF KWKS - one an Irish Thomas Dobbie lever fusee, 7J, DES, gold balance, silver dial with applied gold numerals, the other a Swiss M J Tobias cylinder KWKS bridge mvt Both tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
135 $250 $350 EPW's - (2) Swiss silver KW HC Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
136 $200 $400 EPW's - (2) Hebdomas, one a silver antique OF with fancy dial, the other a modern plated HC with Arnex signature and relief of woman with bird on cover Old one has bad staff, other ticks, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
137 $300 $500 PW's - (2) - Swiss gunmetal 1/4 hr repeater in running condition with poor dial and a New England duplex Addison with fancy dial (hls) Good repeat function & tone, both ticking, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
138 $100 $150 PW's - (2) - Longines 14K OF 3/0 size (clean and running), and a Waltham Ruby GF 3/0 size (appears overbanked) Longines ticks, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
139 $250 $450 Lot - (2) 14K solid gold - one an Elgin multicolor 0S broken case with mvt, the other a lady's Gruen Precision WW with gold band Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
140 $200 $400 APW's - (3) Elgin: 18S OF, BW Raymond 19J, and a BW Raymond 15J All tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
141 $250 $450 APW's - (3) Hamilton GF: a 16S 19J 952 and two 17J 912 The 912's tick, the 952 is in a nice original case, needing OH and a staff; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
142 $450 $600 APW's - (3) Howard Keystone 12-14S: a solid 14K HB&B 17J, a GF 17J HB&B, and a 17J 16S GF Clean ticking watches, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
143 $250 $400 APW's - (3) Manhattan Watch Co OF: a two button with sweep & incorrect back, a single button without seconds, and a KW Swiss fake in nickel All tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
144 $300 $600 APW's - (3) Manhattan Watch Co OF: two twin-button in excellent GF cases with enamel dials, the third a single button in plated base metal All tick, stop button missing from one, crown detached from other GF, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
145 $300 $500 APW's - (3) OF with clean mvts: an Illinois M187 16S YGF 17J, a Rockford recased 18S s#332617, and a Ball Hamilton recased 18S 17J All tick, relatively clean, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
146 $300 $600 APW's - (3) 18S OF in heavy silver cases: a Waltham 15J SW-SS in SO case, an Elgin 7J SW-LS HB&B, and a Seth Thomas finely damascened 3/4 plate 15J Model 3 adjusted, GJS, HB&B, DSD All tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
147 $200 $350 APW's - (3) Waltham: 18S coin silver KW HC, an Appleton Tracy 18S YGF OF, and a 16S GF OF Mixed condition, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
148 $150 $300 APW's - (3): a Waltham 15J GF HC, a Waltham opera style (0S in 12S case) and a Hamilton OF grade 912 Mixed condition, need work, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
149 $150 $300 APW's - (3) GF ladies' HC: two clean Elgins and a Hampden in decorative case All tick a bit, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
150 $200 $350 APW's - (3): Elgin 18S YGF OF, an Elgin 18S coin OF SW, and a Waltham 16S M88 heavy coin OF M88 quite nice, M88 & GF elgin tick, other as-is, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
151 $400 $600 APW's - (3): Hampden 18S 23J OF, Elgin 19J HC LS, and an Illinois Bunn 18S 17J chrome OF All tick, small repairs needed, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
152 $200 $400 APW's - (3) Illinois 16S: Bunn 17J in Illinois display case, a Time King 16S 17J recase and an Arlington 16S HC 17J with spotty mvt Two tick, display needs bow, Arlington needs roller jewel & service at least, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
153 $250 $450 APW's - (3): Non-Magnetic 16S HC, a Columbus 18S 7J SW OF, and a Waltham 18S 19J Crescent St M92 with gold inlaid train on back All tick, nice Waltham case, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
154 $400 $600 APW's - (3): Illinois Sangamo 16S 23J recase lacking hands but with fine mvt, a Hamilton 19J grade 900 GF, and a Waltham 16S 21J OF All tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
155 $300 $500 APW's - (3): Waltham 12S 14K solid gold 7J S/O case, Waltham M92 ATCo 18S, and a 16S 17J Hamilton 974 with repro dial All tick, all clean, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
156 $200 $400 APW's - (3) 18S: Waltham 18S Sterling in coin silver Invisible Joint Case Co HC, and two Elgin BW Raymond 18S YGF (one 15J, one 17J) Only one BWR ticks, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
157 $150 $300 APW's - (3): Illinois 19J in RR case, a Waltham 12S 15J, and a 3/0S Waltham 15J All tick, relatively clean, some wear to RR case, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
158 $250 $350 APW's - (3): Waltham 15J 18S OF, an Elgin 18S YGF HC, and a sharp Waltham ET HC 16S Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
159 $300 $500 EPW's - (3) 18S Longines: two silver HC and one well-worn YGF recase Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
160 $300 $600 EPW's - (3) OF: E Bourguin & Son in silver 48mm OF case KWKS, an unmarked English 15J bar movement in 48mm case and a SwissSW pin set , 6J, w/"EXTRA" on dial and Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
161 $300 $400 EPW's - (3): English verge T.Cox Savory, a Wallis silver cased verge, and an unmarked lever Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
162 $400 $600 EPW's - (3): F. Foster HC silver KWKSfully jewelled,, a Swiss Electa 51mm chronograph,silver OF case, enamel dial, honors to cuvette,30 min reg at 12, and an English Kendal & Dent 16S fine porc dial, KWKS, silver case Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
163 $400 $600 PW's - (3): clean Bulova 17J two tone dial, an over sized pin set w/beautiful dial, and a Russian Molnija Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
164 $300 $400 PW's - (3): Hampden 18S KW coin OF, a contract flagged recase16S, and a 10S 17J Minuteman OF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
165 $150 $250 PW's - (3): a clean Swiss demi hunter with contract dial in silver case, an OF 10S Elgin and a Swiss Windsor lighter watch Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
166 $250 $400 PW's - (3); Waterbury S12 SeriesL, porc dial, base metal, duplex escapement, push set, a Pavel Buhre 18S, nickel, OF, SWPS< watchmaker to Nicholas II of Russia, state emblem of Russian Empire, and an Ingrahamm (Pastor on dial),sweep seconds hand fly back, OF Base metal, paper dial. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
167 $300 $450 APW's - (4) GF: Elgin 6S HC 9K, a Hampden 16S 15H GF HC SW LS General Stuart, an Elgin 14S GF 15J Wheeler OF and a Waltham 16S OFGF OF 17J RN w/24 hr outer dial Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
168 $300 $400 APW's - (4) Keystone Howard: all 17J and in clean original cases, clean mvts , three w/good dials,requiring minor work Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
169 $150 $250 APW's - (4) Waltham: PS Bartlett 18S KW OF, an Ellery 18S HC, an 18S coin OF, and a 12S SW OF Mvts in generally poor condition, good cases; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
170 $250 $400 APW's - (4): Elgin Dueber Watch Co OF 18S,GF SW LS OF 15J, a Waltham 18S GF SW LS HC 15J HB, a Trenton GF 17J OF , and NY Standard 7J KWKS in clean coin silver HC Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
171 $200 $400 APW's - (4): Illinois 17J OF GF, a Waltham 18S 17J OF GF, a Waltham 16S 15J OF GF and a Waltham 12S 7J OF Three clean cases, 18S is brass, 3 tick, 12S does not, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
172 $300 $400 APW's - (4): Rockford 18S KW HC, an Illinois transitional KWSW 18S HC, a Columbus 18S KWSW transitional and a Hampden KW mvt and dial only Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
173 $300 $400 APW's - (4): two Elgin 18S 19J BW Raymond, an Elgin 18S display case 19J, and an Elgin GF 6S ladies HC w/fancy dial Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
174 $350 $500 APW's - (4): Waltham 15J 16S HC, a Waltham 16S gold flashed 15J mvt, a Waltham 10S OF, and a Hamilton 974 WGF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
175 $300 $500 APW's - (4): two 910 Hamilton, a Hampden 17J gr.307 and a Hamilton 17J w/original box and papers Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
176 $400 $550 PW's - (4): Elgin 17J 12S WGF OF w/box, an Elgin 16S 21J, a clean 18S and a clean 16S Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
177 $400 $600 PW's - (4): Illinois 14S 21J, a Hamilton 918, an Illinois 17J SO and a Jules Hugenin in silver OF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
178 $300 $400 PW's - (4): Longines contract YGF 17J, a South Bend 17J gr.419, a Bulova 17J 10S, and a Swiss Eagle Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
179 $300 $500 APW's - (5): two Illinois 16S 17J, a Seth Thomas 18S OF, an Elgin 18S 19J OF and an Elgin 16S 15J HC Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
180 $400 $700 APW's - (5): US Watch Co Woerds Patent raised dome, an Illinois Lafayette KW, an E Howard s#302655 recase, an Aurora 15J recase and a Waltham 18S 15J Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
181 $300 $500 EPW's - (5): Swiss silver oversize 65mm HC, a Swiss silver KW 57mm HC, a Swiss 53mm KW HC, an Atlas 18S OF and a Swiss KW OF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
182 $600 $800 EPW's - (5) mvts and dials only - (1) Charles E Jacot, "Star Duplex Patented July 1852," KW 3-tooth star duplex s#19782, running well but 4th wheel arbor is stubbed and dial is a replacement, (2) Jacot KW, (3) B Laval marked "Jacot's Design Patent," and (4&5) two A Saltzman Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
183 $300 $500 APW's - (6): Waltham 18S 24hr dial, a Waltham 18S OF, a Waltham 18S silver SW OF, a Waltham GF pendant watch, a Waltham Timer, and an Elgin Timer Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
184 $200 $300 PW's - (6): sharp Waltham 16S HC, other Walthams and two Swiss Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
185 $300 $450 PW's - (7): Waltham 18S Ellery, two Elgin 18S OF, a Trenton OF, a Marlboro OF, an Elgin 10S 17J and a generic Swiss lever w/bad hinge Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
186 $400 $600 APW's - (8): Rockford 18S SW YGF OF, a Waltham 16S 16J HC, an Elgin silver 18S OF, an IWC 18S in poor case, a Waltham 16S 17J HC, a Seth Thomas 8S HC with tu tone mvt, an Illinois M121 10S 21J WGF and a 3/0S GF case only Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
187 $450 $600 APW's - (8): Waltham 14K OF, six GF and one silver, Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
188 $150 $250 Lot - (8): five PW's and three WW's inc. four ladies pendants (two as parts watches), a dollar watch, Bulova Quartz,Mido day/date,Clinton day/date Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
189 $250 $350 PW's - (9): includes Hampden 18S 17J "Railway" , a Waltham 18S S/O w/brassy case, a Longines 10S 14KYG contract for "Hudson", an Elgin BWR 18S, a silver HC Turkish market watch, 18S Hampden, a 16S Hampden, a boxed Clebar stopwatch, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
190 $250 $500 APW's - (10) as is: Includes Hampden, Elgin, Waltham and a contract Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
191 $350 $500 PW's - (10): early Jn Burton Liverpool verge in hugh 61mm HC, an Elgin GMW KW, a Waltham 18S w/unusual Waltham wavy print dial, other Walthams, Elgins, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
192 $300 $500 PW's - (10): Swiss silver cased Henry Beguelin KW, F Girard, Elgins, Walthams, and an Illinois Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
193 $250 $400 PW's - (10+): PW's along with a platinum lady's wristwatch and a 14KYG ladies wristwatch Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
194 $150 $250 PW mvts only: (10+): includes Jas Hodell London, Will Dixon London, Rich Hornby, Swiss Ginnel, Edward Perragaux, Waltham Royal, Hamilton 914, Hamilton 916, and more Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
195 $250 $400 APW's - (12): two 18S 17J Waltham PS Bartlett, a Rockford 18S KW lacking stem and crown, a Keystone 18S OF, a Waltham Hillside 16S, an Elgin 18S, an Elgin 16S OF, a New England "Padishah", two Waltham 12S, an Elgin 12S and a Majestic Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
196 $250 $350 PW's - (13) Lady's lapel: mostly Swiss silver cases, complete but needing minor work Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
197 $500 $1000 PW's - (13): recased Longines 12S for Tom Mix, a Tom Mix mvt and dial only, a recased Hamilton 974, a recased Hampden NI mvt, a Rockford 18S OF 17J fine tu tone ribbon mvt, two Swiss silver cased cylinders, a 3/0S silver cased Swiss, a Burlington 3/0S case only, a short GF chain, a Swiss 18K 15J lever, an elgin 6S, and a Waltham recased 21J Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
198 $250 $400 PW's - (16) Lady's lapel: American and Swiss, most complete Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
199 $300 $500 PW's - (16): European and American such as Express English Lever in silver case, a pin set silver cased demi hunter w/fine chain, a good early coin silver cased Waltham, a clean Hamilton 974, 17J Howard Keystone, etc. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
200 $300 $500 PW's - (18): Includes Waltham SW 18S OF, Waltham 18S 16J contract, 16S silver Waltham HC, 16S Waltham 17J OF, Waltham 16S contract, Waltham 12S 15J contract, Hampden 18S HC, Hampden 18S OF, Hampden 18S mvt and dial only, Elgin 18S missing stem and crown, Elgin 6S HC, Knickerboker, Hamilton 17J recase, Braille watch, Illinois 3/0 mvt and dial only, 3/0 S HC only, Illinois 12S17J "Capitol", and a 6/0S Waltham, together with two GF chains Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
201 $300 $500 PW's - (20): includes 12S,16S and 18S Walthams inc. a 16S OF w/tu tone mvt.,Elgin inc an MD Ogden in orig silver HC, an early English verge fusee w/label by Strong, Illinois, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
202 $300 $500 PW's - (20): includes Hamilton YGF 917,clean WGF Hamilton 910, Waltham,s, Elgins, Washington, Swiss w/decorated porc dial and fine siver case lacking hands, etc most complete and needing minor repairs Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
203 $150 $300 APW's - (22) OF dollar watches in unusually fine condition inc. in part,World Time,ships watch, sports timer, a Simplon alarm, more. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
204 $2000 $3500 PW mvt cabinet - (1): full of close to 2000+/- mvts ( most American) and a handful of dials, mostly American and never "cherry picked", wooden with ten-drawers Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
205 $200 $400 PW mvts and dials - (50+/-) European Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
206 $500 $1000 PW mvts and dials - (100+): includes approx 100 American some complete and 25 fusees Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
207 $250 $400 Clock - Lecoutre Atmos square dial Ca. 1960s complete but may need adjustment after shipping
208 $200 $300 Clock - Lecoultre Atmos Clock #13313, clean brass case, good glasses and movement in original Lecoultre box
209 $150 $250 Clock - Bulova w/ship's wheel Sold as-is, no further condition report available
210 $300 $500 Clocks - (2) LeCoultre Atmos: one complete in GRO and the other ready for assembly Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
211 $150 $300 Clocks - (2) late 20C bracket: Hamilton and a Howard Miller Both clean and in GRO, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
212 $100 $250 Clocks - (2) Seth Thomas mantle Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
213 $200 $300 Clocks - (3): Junghans mantle, a Hamilton mantle and a metal framed Naval Observatory by Self Winding Clock Co Movements complete, cases in good condition, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
214 $75 $150 Clocks - (3) camel back All complete w/ good cases and mvts; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
215 $150 $300 Clocks - (6): two cottage, an iron clock, anniversary clock and two electrics (not pictured) All mostly complete but needing TLC; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
216 $200 $400 WW's - (100+): many complete along with numerous WW men's and lady's leather and metal bands Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
217 $200 $300 WW mvts - (200+): men's and lady's mostly complete, some NOS cases, many older cases Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
218 $200 $300 WW bands - (150+): men's and lady's NOS and old stock leather and metal Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
219 $200 $400 WW bands - (200+): quality NOS metal braclets Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
220 $200 $500 WW boxes - (100+): includes many different makes Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
221 $300 $500 WW cabinet - (1): multiple-drawer of cases, dials, mvts including numerous Accutron and Hamilton parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
222 $100 $200 WW crystal cabinet - (1): twenty-four drawers full and organized Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
223 $300 $600 WW cabinets - (4): multi-drawer metal with various wristwatch parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
224 $300 $500 WW crystal cabinets - (10): multiple drawer wooden cabinets full of thousands of sorted mens and lady's Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
225 $200 $400 WW crystal cabinets - (15): well organized and mostly very well stocked Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
226 $200 $300 Lot - (50) boxes of organized WW Parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
227 $200 $400 Lot - (200+) WW's: mostly complete w/bracelets and 30 lbs+ of WW cases and parts for scrap Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
228 $100 $200 Lot - (500+): includes a huge quantity of used WW's, WW bands, parts, pins, staffs, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
229 $200 $400 Books and Pamphlets - (75+): on Watches and Clocks Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
230 $400 $750 PW cases only - (100+/-): SW and KW, some silver, mostly 12S,16S and 18S Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
231 $200 $300 Swiss Jewel Systems - (10+) boxes Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
232 $400 $700 Crystal cabinet - (1): four-drawer mahogany, full Lot sold as-is, no further condition report available
233 $400 $700 Crystal cabinet - (1): wooden five-drawer, full Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
234 $200 $300 Crystal cabinets - (5): full of crystals for pocketwatches with press Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
235 $300 $500 Crystal cabinets - (33): Best fit, many with complete press sets Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
236 $100 $200 Crystals - (1000+/-): includes most sizes Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
237 $150 $500 Crystals - (1000+/-): non sorted pocketwatch and (100's) of glass WW crystals Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
238 $150 $250 Crystals - (1000+/-): sorted glass PW crystals and a nice single-drawer organized VTF crystal cabinet Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
239 $150 $250 Crystals - (1000+/-) (8): PW and WW Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
240 $100 $200 Crystals - (16) boxes: organized Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
241 $200 $400 Findings - gold filled chains, fine PW bows, jump rings, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
242 $200 $400 Jewels and screws - includes C and E Marshall balance staffs and jewels, ruby and sapphire, roller jewels, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
243 $250 $500 Lot - (50+/-) boxes: PW and WW material including timing washers, stems, crowns, sleeves, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
244 $25 $50 Lot - (50+/-): cleaning jars, plastic trays, glass covers, large collection drill bits, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
245 $50 $150 Lot - (500+): includes Dremmel ( Gesswein ) Works, clock keys, misc tools and parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
246 $200 $400 Lot - (1000+): includes PW parts, cases, mvts and dials Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
247 $100 $200 Lot - (1000+): pocketwatches, parts, used cases, mts, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
248 $200 $400 Lot - (1000+/-) mainsprings Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
249 $100 $200 Lot - (1000+): includes balance wheels, mainsprings, setting tools, PW crystals, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
250 $400 $700 Lot - (1000+): mostly Swiss including mainsprings, stems, hands, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
251 $200 $400 Lot - (1000+): crowns, hands, stems, WW parts, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
252 $150 $300 Lot - (2000+): crowns, gears, hands, jewels, sheels and stems, organized Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
253 $100 $150 Tool - Jeweler's lathe, 10mm, no name Sold as-is, no further condition report available
254 $100 $200 Tool - Jeweler's lathe, 8mm, unmarked Sold as-is, no further condition report available
255 $100 $200 Tool - Jeweler's lathe, Racine 8mm with a handful of collets Sold as-is, no further condition report available
256 $300 $500 Tools - lathe accessories 8mm including Peerless collets, fine adjustment slide, 3 jew chucks, and tray of Paulson, Germany collets Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
257 $300 $500 Tool - Bulova VC-10 cleaner Sold as-is, no further condition report available
258 $50 $150 Tool - early brass microscope, single tube old as-is, no further condition report available
259 $50 $100 Tool - Hermes Thermograph Sold as-is, no further condition report available
260 $150 $300 Tool - C&E Marshall staking set Sold as-is, no further condition report available
261 $100 $200 Tool - KYC double lens microscope #2561 in box Sold as-is, no further condition report available
262 $150 $250 Tool - The Torison Balance Co set in original mahogany box with four extra sets of weights in boxes Sold as-is, no further condition report available
263 $50 $100 Tool - Watchmaster Model G-47 Sold as-is, no further condition report available
264 $500 $900 Tools - (2) fine hairspring vibrators: E Luthy-Hirt Bienne No 1306 nickel in original box and an unmarked brass w/nickel base Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
265 $100 $150 Tools - (2) Tick O Print Standard watch timers Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
266 $100 $200 Tools - (2): unmarked 6mm lathe w/collets and other accessories and an early staking set Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
267 $100 $200 Tools - (3) Ultrasonic cleaners as is Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
268 $100 $300 Tools - (4) Ultrasonic cleaners: all basically complete, but all electronics being sold "as is" Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
269 $200 $400 Tools - (5+): includes four Vibrograf's B200 and B200A, a Tickoprint Compact and books and misc items Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
270 $200 $300 Tools - (10+): includes Ohaus Scales new in box, several staking sets some partial, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
271 $200 $300 Tools - (10+): includes partial staking set, Seitz set, several fine movement holders, bracelet crown taps, crown reamer etc. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
272 $50 $150 Tools - (10+): presses as is and other bench tools including S huron 82 all-shape cutter, S Huran drill, Kagan ring sizer, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
273 $50 $100 Tools - (10+) work lights Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
274 $50 $100 Tools - (10+): includes lathe and assorted tool holders Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
275 $100 $200 Tools - (30+): includes movement holders, loops, magnifiers, brass scales, battery tester, Universal clock keys, set of collets, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
276 $150 $400 Tools - (50+): includes four Ultrasonic cleaners, Electro Plater power supply, Vibrograf, misc cleaners, hand tools, twizzers, files, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
277 $100 $200 Tools - (50+): includes F P Inverting set mostly complete in box, poising tool, depthing tool, case back removers, calipers, mvt holders, assorted hand tools, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
278 $250 $400 Tools - (100+) bench tools: two boxes include calipers, hand removers, stone gauges, mainspring winders in original boxes, files, tweezers, hand gauges, mvt holders, pallet setters, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
279 $200 $400 Tools - (100+) watchmaker's hand tools: many in original boxes including Bergeon key & holder for water tight watches, K& D reamers, MS winders, case back removers, press, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
280 $250 $400 Tools - (100+/-): files, brushes, case rings, burnishing tools, small hand tools, tweezers, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
281 $100 $200 Tools - (100+/-): testing equipment under repair and as is, includes a Vibrograph M80-tick-o-print, another vibrograph, quantity of associated cords and cables, and about 15 pcs Rogers silver plated flatware Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
282 $1000 $1500 Watch cabinet - (1): wooden sectional eleven-drawer for crystals and parts w/ a very fine selection of pocket watch hands, and dozens and dozens of boxed PW material Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
283 $200 $400 Watch cabinet - (1): Newall eight-drawer full of sorted screws, crowns, center jewels, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
284 $200 $400 Watch cabinet - (1): twenty-seven-drawer metal with quantities of pocketwatch and wristwatch parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
285 $300 $600 Watch cabinets - (2) Waltham: indexed and full of parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
286 $200 $400 Watch cabinets - (2) metal four-drawer of Fuller's findings: fine selection of NOS PW bows, t-bars, snaps, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
287 $400 $500 Watch cabinets - (2) wooden four-drawer crystal cabinets Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
288 $600 $1000 Watch cabinets - (4) metal: full of American pocketwatch stems, crowns, sleeves, jewels, mainsprings, etc. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
289 $500 $800 Watch cabinets - (4) two-drawer Hamilton: good quantities of parts material Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
290 $500 $1000 Watch cabinets - (4): includes a two-drawer Illinois and other American and one four-drawer with mainsprings including Howard, stems, sleeves, staffs, etc. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
291 $500 $800 Watch cabinets - (6) Elgin: indexed with great quantities Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
292 $400 $600 Watch cabinets - (6): includes crystals, screws, jewels, a good selection of Elgin, Illinois, Waltham, and Hamilton parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
293 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (7) Elgin: full of jewels, hands, misc parts, mainsprings, dials, etc (not all cabinets photoed) Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
294 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (7) Elgin: includes many hundreds of assorted packaged parts and organized material Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
295 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (7): full of Swiss material Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
296 $400 $600 Watch cabinets - (9): Swiss and American indexed with hundreds of crystals, pocket watch bows, NOS, t-bars, findings, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
297 $400 $700 Watch cabinets - (10+/-) Swiss and American: includes mainsprings, staffs, stems, crowns, crystals, jewels, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
298 $200 $400 Watch cabinets - (10) Bulova: full of material and parts Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
299 $400 $700 Watch cabinets - (12): Swiss and misc crystals, screws, jewels, pocket and wrist parts and hand tools Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
300 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (16): includes parts, mvts, crystals and hand tools Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
301 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (18): Swiss material including stems, staffs, mainsprings, crystals, jewels, roller jewels, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
302 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (19): Gruen and other Swiss with index Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
303 $300 $500 Watch cabinets - (29): Swiss pocket and wrist parts with mainsprings, crowns, jewels, stems, crystals Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
304 $200 $300 Lot - crystals, some parts, mixed WW and PW, in 7 boxes Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
305 $2000 $3000 Jewelry - Necklace: Tiffany & Co very heavy 18K & natural sapphire with Tiffany silk lined & covered folding display, 59.2 dwt total weight (92.0 g), choker length Excellent condition, nicely matched stones in medium cornflower color, rugged construction, drapes beautifully
306 $1000 $1600 Jewelry - Pair of diamond studs and matching pin: high quality diamonds of approximately 40 points each in the studs, slightly smaller matched pair in the pin, all in 14K gold settings Excellent cut, clarity and life, limited color draw, well-matched, very handsome as a set, very little wear
307 $1200 $1600 Jewelry - Ring: fine natural ruby & diamond in .950 platinum setting, approximately one carat ruby with som natural inclusions and fine color, channel set white diamond baguettes to either side, modern setting of fine quality Excellent condition & polish, fine stones with great color & life
308 $1200 $1800 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's rectangular sapphire & diamond, the central cornflower blue natural stone over 2 carats, surrounded by 18 diamonds weighing 72 points, original retail $6300 Lovely even color saturation, good clarity, nice white diamonds, the color comes up nicely on the hand, very little wear
309 $1100 $1800 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's 14K gold & pear-shaped diamond ring, approximately 1.3 carat center stone with 4 small diamonds distributed to either side, high setting with possibly platinum tops, in nice wooden ring box Excellent condition, little wear, stone has some faint yellow color draw, some small white inclusions clustered beneath the table towards the point, a slightly open culet, plenty of life and sparkle, faint color is evident on the hand
310 $800 $1200 Jewelry - Ring: Modernist lady's 18K & diamond pave, 43 diamonds in stylish pave field, approximately 2 carats total, 8.9 dwt total weight (13.9 g), maker's mark a connected "HB" Fine condition, light wear & MFS, white stones with tiny black inclusions visible only under the loupe, a great Modernist statement
311 $500 $800 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's diamond in either platinum or 18KWG, approximately 75 point central stone in older European cut with open culet, six side stones of about 3 points each, 1.9 dwt total weight (2.9 g) Excellent condition, central stone has light yellow color draw, good clarity and life, looks quite white, clear & lively on the hand
312 $500 $800 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's platinum with brown/grey oval cabachon cat's-eye (probably chrysoberyl) with diamond accents, stone weighs 5.64 ct, has 16 side diamonds with a TW of .42 ct Beautiful banded chatoyancy, well made, little wear
313 $500 $800 Jewelry - Ring: Large 14K gold man's diamond, 2 rows of channel-set stones, 14 stones of at least 8 points each, over 1 carat total weight of diamonds, 10.2 dwt (15.8 g) total weight of ring Excellent condition, minimal wear or MFS, consistent life to stones despite minor variations in color, cut & clarity match
314 $400 $700 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's 14K gold & diamond, the heavily included central stone of about 85 points, with two rows of channel-set baguettes to either side, total diamond weight over one carat, total ring weight 2.8 dwt (4.3 g) Nice white color and look despite some color draw, fine setting, many white striated feathers in the central stone's center, but looks good on the hand
315 $400 $700 Jewelry - Ring: Lady's platinum and diamond, 3 square brilliant cut stones with inclusions, 4.3 dwt (6.6 g) Excellent condition and look, heavy setting, some color draw to the stones, each has some inclusion, but a large slip-plane in the center stone creates a lot of reflection, making the stone appear white-included overall; the ring still has a lot of sparkle and looks good on the hand
316 $300 $500 Jewelry - Ring: Man's hardstone cameo in 14K yellow gold Victorian style elongated octagonal setting, the carved lady's head in onyx Excellent condition, very little wear, two infinitessimal edge flecks to the onyx, only visible under loupe
317 $150 $300 Jewelry - Ring: Gold, diamond & green stone (possibly tourmaline or other soft gemstone), signed "Yard," 5.1 dwt total weight (7.8 g), probably 14K Stone quite abraided, all stones & setting filled with residue
318 $750 $1250 Jewelry - Bracelet: 14K gold Maharajah style hinged bangle set with natural rubies, pearls, coral and sapphires, in modern Tiffany & Co associated box, gross weight 29.5 dwt (45.8 g) Clean, very little wear, stones complete, a complete mixture of lower qualities and colors
319 $400 $600 Jewelry - Bracelet: Tiffany & Co 14K gold, jade & cultured pearl with safety chain, in Tiffany box, total weight 19.9 dwt (30.9 g) Excellent condition, darker jade of serpentine color with nicely distributed hematite inclusions
320 $300 $500 Jewelry - Bracelet: Tiffany & Co 14K gold and carved Chinese jade, 3 panels of mottled mutton fat to apple green color, in Tiffany box, 11.4 dwt total weight (17.8 g) Older piece with medium wear, good color
321 $550 $950 Jewelry - Brooch: Tiffany & Co 18K gold & natural ruby coral-form, with Tiffany box, 14.6 dwt (22.8g) Excellent condition, deep pink sapphires with enough color to call ruby
322 $450 $750 Jewelry - Brooch: Tiffany & Co 18K & natural sapphire leaf-form, Italy, in Tiffany box, 12.1 dwt (18.8 g) Excellent condition and quality setting, lighter cornflower blue stones with flaws
323 $400 $550 Jewelry - Brooch: exotic tropical fish form, 14-18K gold, diamond & basse-taille enamel, unmarked, 5.7 dwt (8.9 g) Excellent condition, perfect enamel, hardly any MFS, nicely toned tarnish
324 $350 $550 Jewelry - Brooch and earrings: Tiffany & Co 18K Italian flower-form brooch with natural sapphires, 14K suspended hoop earrings, brooch 5.9 dwt (9.2 g), earrings 3.7 dwt (5.7g) Brooch excellent, earrings lightly worn
325 $250 $500 Jewelry - Brooch: Tiffany & Co 18K leaf-form with natural ruby stones, Italy, 5.5 dwt (8.6 g), in Tiffany box Excellent condition, bright deep pink sapphire stones, enough color to call ruby
326 $150 $300 Jewelry - Brooch: Leaf-form in 14K with diamond, 4.6 dwt (7.1 g) Light wear, ID number on back
327 $100 $150 Jewelry - Pendant: diamond solitaire in 14K gold bar setting on 14K gold chain, stone about 15 points, 1.9 dwt (3.0 g) Good condition, clean modern full-cut stone
328 $400 $650 Jewelry - (2): 14K gold pendant on 14K gold chain (Chinese seal character for happiness), and a 14K gold bracelet, weight of gold 17.7 dwt (27.5 g) Good condition, slight wear
329 $250 $400 Jewelry - (3) 14K: 14K gold and 5mm cultured pearl bracelet and necklace and a lady's modern 14K cameo ring Very clean, hardly worn, commercial quality cameo
330 $300 $500 Jewelry - (3) rings: 14K with Chinese carved jade stone, 18K with diamonds and pale green rectangular center stone, possibly tourmaline, and 18K with diamonds and natural emerald, 10.4 dwt gross weight (16.1 g) Light wear, larger bales need polishing, abraided tourmaline (?) stone, dirt obscuring tested diamonds
332 $150 $300 Jewelry - (5): 18KWG emerald and diamond ring, 18KWG and diamond chip eternity band, 14KWG and diamond chip Hamilton lady's WW, a Mexican silver pin, a Mexidan silver bracelet; gold weight estimate 4-5 dwt total Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
333 $200 $400 Jewelry - (8) stickpins: seven gold with semi-precious stones or cameo, and one Art Nouveau in GF, total gold weight 6.1 dwt (9,.5 g) Good condition, complete
333a $500 $700 Jewelry - Watch chain - fancy 14K approximately 14" in length, 10.7DWT
334 $250 $375 Watch chain - Antique gold box link chain segment with antique GF watch key, weight of 10-14K chain without key but with its replaced GF bale & jump ring is 15.5 dwt (24.1 g) Medium wear to chain, key is nice but square misshapen
335 $200 $400 Watch keys and fobs: (50+): includes 22 modern keys, 22 antique keys, 3 mid-19th century fobs, 2 made-up balance cock keys, one universal key, one 19th century foil covered, one large 18th century key with open oval center, one mother-of pearl covered GF pencil, one pendant, one screwdriver fob Normal wear, most squares are good, a few exceptions, one balance cock key broken, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
336 $500 $800 Snuff boxes - (14): includes a finely painted porcelain, a blue glass w/intricate brass overlay, another blue glass with enamel, three wooden salts, etc
337 $100 $200 Place card holders - (11): interesting engraved glass holders on gilded frames, now with substantial oxidation to bases No further condition report.
338 $150 $250 Perfume bottles (2): cranberry and silver overlay " with Funell" No further condition report.
339 $100 $150 Eye glasses - (2) pair: 1940's in solid 14K and a golf filled pair No further condition report.
340 $2600 $3200 Clock - Tiffany & Co solid 18K intense yellow gold 8-day travel clock, 63mm x 79mm x 21mm closed, 18K original "Made for Tiffany & Co" signed travel case, SW-SS, WED signed Tiffany, lever escapement, 15J 3-adjustment Majestic Watch Co Swiss mvt, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#D865 on case lip only, all case elements marked 18K, when stripped down the case weighs well over 4 oz troy net at 87 dwt (135 g), the mvt, crystal & hinge pin as well as gold nuts removed, the foam feet only remaining; case construction is quite wonderful, consisting of three solid gold components, the bezel, the case-back and the easel plate, sandwiching together and affixed by three solid gold nuts; top bears extensive presentation to General Edmund Hayes, December 28, 1913 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish & MFS; dial has fracture at 3 with minimal loss, hls proceeding therefrom; hands good; original massive case shows little wear, some MFS, minor dings in the bottom; crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a massive amount of gold with the Tiffany name to boot, quite rare to see this in gold rather than silver
341 $600 $800 Clock - Junghans figural 8-day swinger, Cleopatra model-approx 15.5" fine condition w/excellent dial -retaining fine patina
342 $600 $900 Clock - Ansonia Royal Bonn-outside escapement- this beauty is in very fine condition,no chips, cracks, etc.
343 $250 $400 Clock - Elgin 8 day desk in Jade (small repair to case back and damaged crystal) approx 4 1/2"
344 $850 $1050 WW - Band only - 18KYG brickwork & woven combination, 17.4 tubes will fit 18mm lugs easily, band measures about 5 7/8 inches to lug/corner junction, total weight 30.4 dwt, heavy construction Light wear, light stretch, good polish, a few MFS
345 $500 $650 WW - Band only - 14KYG brickwork strap, 16mm ends, 5 5/8 inches long, 16.0 dwt Light wear, light stretch, MFS, good links
346 $700 $1100 WW - Audemars Piguet 18KYG ultra-thin, 32mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, 18K original case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 2003 similar to "nine douzieme," s#87628, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial original w/ faint scuffs, faint speckle, bezel rub; hands good; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS, an edge nick; original crown shows light wear; crystal scratched
348 $850 $1150 WW - Baume & Mercier, Geneve, gold man's Florentine dress watch with integral bracelet, 24mm wide x 7.5 inches total length, original 14K case & brickwork strap, original gilt Florentine dial, 17J cal BM775, s#103297, triple signed, nice feature behind band provides a knife rest for opening the back without putting pressure on the brickwork, total weight with mechanism & crystal 37.7 dwt (58.7 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work limited to winding wheels; dial near mint original, slightest tarnish; hands good; original case & band shows very light wear, no distortion of brickwork, some MFS on case-back only, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good plastic crystal; a handsome watch in excellent condition
349 $1000 $1400 WW - Breitling Chronomat chronograph with minute & hour registers plus constant seconds & date, tachymeter reflector ring, 37mm bezel diameter x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel & gold tone original case & band with split deployment, original blue dial, 25J ETA cal 7750, s#1310111763, fully signed, in original box with warrantee & booklets Mvt: In pristine condition internally - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show no MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case & band show light wear, many MFS, occasional FS, slight nicks on pronounced edges, no dents or dings, minor band stretch; original crown shows little wear, good threads; perfect sapphire crystal; resealed for auction; only needs cosmetic polishing, has full links, original retail $4200; inner box clean, outer slip worn
350 $900 $1400 WW - Breitling Chronomat Automatic, ref 13350, chronograph with minute & hour registers plus constant seconds & date, 40mm bezel diameter x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case & bracelet with deployment clasp, original gray dial, s#15181, fully signed, with both boxes, warrantee papers & booklet Mvt: GRO, unopened, mvt assumed to be pristine; dial mint; hands mint; original case & band show essentially no wear, a few MFS, slight scuffs on higher inner bezel ring give away that the watch was worn and scraped against something, and perhaps the 4 high points have been re-finished; crown shows no wear; perfect sapphire crystal; essentially like new condition but for the scrape on the bezel top, so common with this model; boxes & papers are very clean
351 $700 $1100 WW - Breitling Chronomat square button chronograph with minute register & constant seconds, rotating bezel w/ twin scale telemetric calculator, 37mm bezel diameter x 43mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap, original silvered & black dial w/ red central chapter, 17J WOG cal 33, s#646526, #769, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, a little dry, good chrono function, plates show tiny bit of rust towards edges adjacent to rust in case joint, hardly any MFS, oxide at same places on bright work, some discolored spots on central bridge; dial is near mint original, about as good as one sees at this age, showing excellent graphics w/ only infinitessimal break, original radium w/ typical effusion surrounding it; hands good; original case shows little wear, original satin, few MFS, no dents or dings, there is rust in the back joint just touching the mvt edges, which should be cleaned up; crown shows little wear; crystal lightly scratched; except for the internal case rust the watch looks as if it saw very little use, and the tiny oxide making its way onto the mvt is of no consequence to function and would clean up; really exceptional original vintage condition for the purist; hard to find this dial at this age in this condition
352 $1750 $3500 WW - Bulgari automatic Diagono Professional GMT 40 certified chronometer chronograph with minute & hour registers (compte-tout), date, constant seconds, 24-hour fixed reflector ring and uni-directional 24-hour rotating bezel, ref L-1309, 40mm bezel diameter x 49mm to lug barrels, stainless steel original case, hard rubber & stainless steel strap with split-deployment buckle, original white dial, with chronometer certificate #401516789, s#676, fully signed with boxes, warrantee, twin-slip-jacketed booklets and certificate, in essentially new stock condition; with screw-down crown, pushers and 24-hour advancing button for two-time zone operation Mvt: GRO, never opened, mvt assumed to be pristine; dial mint original; hands mint; original case essentially new with hardly any MFS; band mint, showing only the slightest residue in the deployment buckle indicating that it was on a wrist for a very short time; crown & pushers unworn; perfect mineral glass crystal; very close to unworn condition; retail about $6750; exceptional quality
353 $800 $1400 WW - Hamilton grade 747 Piping Rock, 1948 issue, 28mm wide x 43mm to flex lug tips, 14K original Hamilton marked S&W case of more advanced design than 1928 issue with much stronger circular flex joint and mvt lifting out the front, GF bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J grade 747 adjusted, s#Y26481, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original w/ some tiny specks, scuffs or MFS; hands good although generic; original case shows light wear, strong joints, some MFS, FS, one deeper back scratch, some fine nicks to sharp edges, no dents or dings, perfect enamel; the back has numerous light knife scratches from attempts to open the watch from the back as the 1928 model opens; crown good; plastic crystal w/ MFS; this is a greatly improved version of the original Piping Rock, heavier in overall construction, more scarce, and the lug style is distinctive enough to merit another style name; one might suggest the Piping Rock II, the Piping Rock '48, or the Piping Rock 747
354 $600 $1000 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen (Swiss), 36mm diameter x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel "Staybrite" original case with Probus logo and full signature, new leather strap, refinished silvered dial, 17-18J cal 89 with parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1238447, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work & patch on click wheel; dial refinished with signature graphic derived from freehand original, a bit amateur but somehow cute; dial otherwise has dull surface of even tone, small gouge between 4 & 5; hands good, seconds a bit oxidized; original case shows light wear, clean facets, some original satin & polish, some MFS, tiny edge nicks and a knife scuff on back, no dents or dings; crown with fish logo shows little wear; plastic crystal with some MFS
355 $1600 $2400 WW - LeCoultre Reverso, older vintage model, 23mm wide x 39mm to lug tips, original stainless steel "Staybrite" rectangular case with mildly chamfered corners, leather strap, original silvered dial with subsidiary seconds, 15J, s#57616, triple signed, ca 1930's, initials on reversing back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slightly out of round, plates show profuse MFS, marred slots, tiny oxide on bright work; dial original with complete graphics, lightly tarnished with darkening towards the edges, very few MFS, toned, dull & aged but not abused; hands good with only faint oxide; original case shows light to medium wear, numerous MFS, a light dent in the reversing back causing variant depth in the line accents; original crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a good original from early production, one might want to restore the reversing back by blocking and re-engraving the accent lines; there is enough gauge for removal of the medium depth initials, but done properly, this would require enhancement of all the lines
356 $900 $1200 WW - Omega man's gold textured dress watch with integral bracelet, 22mm wide x 7.4 inches total length, 14K original case with integral woven strap with fine crosshatch texture, original gilt crosshatched textured dial, 17J cal 625, s#348003, fully signed with Omega logos on clasp and crown, protective knife rest behind band for opening, total weight with mvt & crystal 37.8 dwt (58.9 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; original dial shows faint tarnish only; hands good; original case & band shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, the band shows slight twist, one tiny pinpoint break at edge near 7; crown shows light wear; scratched plastic crystal
357 $800 $1600 WW - Omega rare water-resistant patent, square form center w/ hooded lugs, effectively pair-cased w/ locking clip, the one case sliding into the other, dual crystals, 28mm wide at waist x 34mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case marked w/ various international patents including US patent 1907700, paired with expandible steel bracelet w/ fold-out extension, as if for diving use, original silvered dial, 17J OXG cal 19.4T.2, s#8623586, quadruple signed (inner & outer cases, dial, mvt); probably an older competitive concept to the Oyster Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial finely toned original w/ two clusters of light speckle at opposite corners; hands good; original case shows light wear, lines of rust (at outer joints) or protective grease within all joints, some MFS, FS on lugs, no dents or dings; concealed inner crown shows little wear; both glass crystals good; looks indeed as if it was used for diving, given the outer residue and slight rust; with modern silicone grease it would be interesting to test just what kind of water resistance the case did offer, as it is a nice "hermetic" style concept; a rare watch in fine original condition with an interesting associated band for the same purpose, although the band is thinner than the width the lugs would allow by a couple of mm
358 $4000 $7000 WW - Patek Philippe & Co classic rectangular ref 1493, 24mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 18KYG original two-bodied case, leather strap, finely refinished silvered dial w/ applied roman numerals & markers, possibly conserving some original fired graphics, 18J, s#839528, case #646118, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial refinished but lovely, probably cleaned with preservation of original fired graphics which stand out from the surface, but the color is a touch whiter than original, and the markers are just a bit uneven; hands good; nice intense yellow gold color original heavy gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, engraved initials on back; original crown shows light wear; elegant domed crystal shows light wear only; a very elegant model with beautiful case structure
359 $3500 $5500 WW - Patek Philippe & Co 18KYG rectangular with heavy trapezoidal lugs and matching PPCo buckle, ref 2427, 26mm wide x 41mm to lug tips, 18K original case, leather strap w/ 18KYG buckle, original silvered dial, 18J, s#973571, case #512699, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial fine original showing slight bezel rub and very faint limited speckle mostly outside the chapter and only visible in the corners; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, but an inscription has been removed from the back leaving some heavier buffed file marks; there is sufficient case gauge to warrant finishing the back smoothly & correctly while leaving some of the deeper engraving nicks rather than making the back too thin; original crown shows light wear; crystal has only a few light MFS
360 $3500 $4500 WW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref 1513, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 18K original snap back case with full Patek markings, leather strap, original graphics to cleaned silvered dial, 18J cal 12-120, s#968123, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few shorter MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has been professionally cleaned and maintains its original graphics - this involved removing (and afterward resetting) the applied numerals, cleaning & silvering with final satin finishing, now horizontal in orientation (originally typically vertical), which reduced the graphics slightly but still leaves some characteristic height to the line graphics; the dial now looks very clean, has a slight bump from the dial post at 10, and a single long MFS from 9 to 3; hands good; original case shows little wear, good polish, original satin to the body, later nicely spun satin to the back, few MFS, no dents or dings; original crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a clean and near mint overall effect; the raised hard graphics of Patek Philippe watches make them susceptible to cleaning like this as opposed to complete refinishing and re-printing, allowing for conservation of the fine original graphics
361 $3000 $5000 WW - Patek Philippe manual wind ref 1513, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 18K original Patek case #661747, leather strap, original but cleaned silvered dial, 18J, s#967856, triple signed, with an Extract from the Archives showing manufacture and sale in 1951 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial is original but cleaned, showing satin line from left to right rather than conventionally up & down, and characteristic reduction of fired graphics height, leaving the signature raised but a touch faint; a couple of MFS visible on the dial upon reflection; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; original plain crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal; a good looking watch overall, the line of the satin just a bit off and unconventional
362 $2000 $4000 WW - Patek Philippe lady's 18KWG & diamond with custom platinum & diamond set bracelet, mvt & case ca 1927, 15mm wide x 33mm to lug tips, total band length just over 6 inches, 18KWG original signed Patek case with customized diamond bezel, custom platinum & diamond lugs professionally soldered to case for attachment to the custom platinum & diamond band, genuine Patek medium blue dial from modern period, modern Patek crown, 18J, s#817188, triple signed; this assembly was apparently custom ordered through the Stern agency directly to Patek Philippe, who returned the watch in the companion double box (for service shipping) with the serial number of the watch listed; one may infer from this that a vintage Patek was presented for restoration and/or customization by Patek Philippe directly Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, balance well out of true, plates show some MFS, marred slots, MFS on settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original modern, showing line of discoloration along edge from 2 to 6; hands white, the minute replaced and painted to match; original case shows light wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; custom diamond bezel, lugs & bracelet in fine condition, nice white matched goods; new Patek crown shows hardly any wear; clean acryllic crystal; a lovely custom package, with modern elements from Patek and the jewelry work either under their auspices or by another professional; makes for a nice vintage/modern hybrid
363 $2000 $4000 WW - Patek Philippe in custom platinum curved case with custom diamond dial for US market, 1920's, 24mm at waist x 43mm to lug tips, 90% platinum 10% iridium custom period case, leather strap, period custom silvered diamond dial, 18J 11.7mm x 22.1mm mvt in oblong form, s#200424, double signed; it is possible that an American importer purchased the mvt only from Patek in the 1920's, and went ahead with casing and dialing in the US; it is also possible that the diamond embellishments were later added to the dial; it is also possible that the mvt was taken from an original and exceedingly rare Patek driver's watch with dial of the oblong rectangular form, and was recased and redialed subsequently; one would need to research the Patek Philippe Archives to gain any further clues Mvt: Runs, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs lube at least, slightly patchy plates show a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial appears to be correct US market Art Deco period w/ added diamond embellishments, faintly yellowed, showing black tarnish around periphery, speckle & dark tarnish scratches internally, loss of lower graphics; hands generic retaining hardly any blue, not the right quality for the watch; heavy gauge custom case shows light wear, good satin, a few MFS, one ding on back edge; generic WGF crown shows light wear; crystal hand ground to a slightly imperfect fit
364 $1200 $1800 WW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref 3468, 33mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, 18K original fully signed case, leather strap, nominally refinished silvered dial, 18J cal 23-300 with free-sprung balance, s#1142416, triple signed Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show no MFS but a few nicks near the cock screw, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has been functionally refinished, reducing marker detail, the signature reprinted (but it's clean, at least); hands good; original case shows residue, very light wear, some original back satin, few MFS, no dents or dings; original crown shows little wear; plastic crystal with scuffs; near mint mvt, case could be polished & satined to near mint status, but the dial needs either a top quality refinish, or better yet, a new dial from Patek if they can supply one
365 $8000 $14000 WW - Rolex ca 1956 Oyster Perpetual Explorer ref 6610 with extremely rare original white dial, 35mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, period Rolex USA C&I Oyster bracelet, original silvered dial in white finish with black graphics, the recesses for the numbers & markers now filled with luminous over the blacking beneath, 25J cal 1030, mvt s#690087, case #168639 (from the altered numbering period beginning in 1954), case internally dated for the 2nd quarter of 1956, fully signed, with period box; the watch is in very fine original condition throughout, well-conserved; the very rare white dial is among only a few examples of dials deviating from black, from a short period of experimentation by Rolex now dubbed by some collectors as "designer dials" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some nicely toned tarnish, a few short MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; original dial shows finely frosted surface with only one scuff at about the 22 minute mark, has fine even toning with only faint yellowish tarnish towards center & edges, as noted above, the recesses for the black numbering have been filled with luminous compound, which can be removed with solvent or perhaps lifted; any operation to remove the luminous should avoid any contact with the printed graphics, which are perfect; short exposure of most solvents to the surface will have no effect on a dial surface finish of this type, so it is possible to bring the dial to original condition without alteration; hands are mint, which makes one think possibly replaced with new model specific Rolex hands; original case shows little wear, excellent polish & satin, with three repair marks within the pristine case-back inside, while the outside back shows fine polish over slight pitting; clearly the watch was conserved by either Rolex or Rolex trained repair person to show such good attention to detail, such as the tasteful polishing of bezel and back, and the satin topping of the lugs; crown shows little wear & good threads; good acrylic crystal; band has medium stretch, nicely satined finish, a few MFS; box shows light rubbing; a very rare 6610 in great condition
366 $7500 $12500 WW - Rolex 18K Oyster Perpetual Date Yachmaster ref 168628, mid-size, 34mm bezel diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 18K original case & Oyster bracelet, original white dial with black filled markers, fully jeweled original mvt, QS, sapphire crystal, s#P550707, fully signed, with mahogany Rolex box & outer box, original warrantee papers & booklets, sold in 2002 Mvt: GRO, unopened, requires special size wrench, mvt assumed to be pristine; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case & band show little wear, little stretch, but numerous MFS over original satin & polished finishes; original crown shows little wear, mint threads; good sapphire crystal; inner box & papers mint, dust on suede inset only, outer box rubbed; current retail $22,450; expert refinishing will bring the watch close to new
367 $6000 $12000 WW - Rolex "orange hand" Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II ref 1655, 38mm bezel diameter x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, stainless steel Oyster bracelet with simple deployment buckle, original black dial with orange luminous 24 hour hand and luminous dot seconds hand (introduced in 1974), non-QS, acrylic crystal, 26J cal 1570, s#5348105, fully signed, with box & anchor, ca 1978; this watch was originally designed for speleologists, or cave explorers, for the high contrast 24-hour hand vital to long term exploration in the absence of light clues; more recently the watch has been variously called the "Freccione," or the "Steve McQueen," the latter term probably completely without foundation, as McQueen wore a Submariner in real life, and only a look-alike to the 1655 in the film that began this legendary association Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, only a single service mark from 1995 within case-back; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows light wear, some MFS over original satin on lug tops & bezel a few MFS on case back with no sign of original satin, no dents or dings; band shows only slight stretch, numerous MFS over satin, band short 3 links, 1-3 for most users; original crown shows little wear, good threads; a few MFS on otherwise clean acrylic crystal; case re-sealed for auction; the winding of the watch is a bit stiff due to grease in the stem assembly beginning to harden; will be easier to operate if this is cleaned out and fresh silicone applied to crown gasket & tube; an extremely fine original example of this highly collectible Rolex 1655
369 $2200 $2800 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K bubbleback, ref 3131, 32mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, 14K original fully marked case, 14K associated heavy woven bracelet (24.9 dwt alone), older refinished silvered dial, 18J covered mvt w/ external rotor & Superbalance (unmarked), s#472575 (on case), mvt s#35598, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean internal plates show very slight plating washout, a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; cover & rotor show some plating washout, faint cloudiness, a few MFS; dial relatively clean w/ faintest tarnish & infinitessimal sparse black micro-speckle; hands good; original case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings but a couple of nicks on the crenellation and a little minor roughness from the wrench on the edge of the case-back; period Rolex crown shows light wear to brass highlights, probably from a slightly different model but has excellent threads; lightly scratched plastic crystal; band is well-constructed, showing light wear & MFS, a very nice complement to the watch
370 $1500 $2500 WW - Rolex GMT Master w/ Oyster band, ref 1675, 39mm bezel diameter x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case w/ blue & red insert, stainless steel older style US market type Oyster extendable bracelet (ref 9135, 280 caps) w/ more recent style locking deployant Steelinox buckle (flip extension probably original to this), original silvered dial, 26J cal 1570, s#3246504, triple signed, pre-QS, plastic crystal, ca 1972 Excellent head condition overall; Mvt: nearly pristine; GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original save for tiny paint blister/loss around 23 minute hatch mark; hands mint original; original case shows light wear, tiny back nicks, some MFS & FS on back, no dents or dings; insert shows slight fading towards edge, good surface, tiny blemish at 9, some residue from silicone creeping; crown shows light wear, full turn of threads remaining; crystal clean but has some polished nicks above cyclops, remnant MFS; band is mismatched w/ buckle and has considerable stretch; band is also lengthened on 12 o'clock side, considerably shortened on 6 o'clock side; works for now, but the excellent overall vintage head condition merits a better band
371 $1600 $2200 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 16233, 36mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, 18K & stainless steel original case & Jubilee band, original gilt dial, 31J cal 3135, s#R904583, fully signed, with both modern style boxes, papers & warrantee Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mvt nearly pristine: plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, two service notations in back; dial mint; hands near mint; original case & band show light wear, some MFS especially on buckle, a few tiny pits on back, satined over; crown shows light wear, good threads; tiny flecks to edge of sapphire crystal; boxes & papers almost like new but for conrner split on outer; case resealed after examination
373 $1200 $1600 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer steel & gold bubbleback, ref 3372, 32mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case w/ ET gold bezel, spring loaded Rolex Steelinox ref 249 bracelet w/ deployant buckle, original two tone gilt dial, 17J Superbalance mvt w/ cover & external rotor, s#270646, triple signed, ca 1944 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mvt nearly pristine under cover, plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; rotor cover & rotor have some edge tarnish, light speckle or faint cloudiness; dial falls just short of near mint original as it has an even field of micro-speckle across the center, but still looks great w/ nice, high profile original radium; hands excellent, w/ only two small stains to radium; original case shows light wear to steel, slightly uneven medium wear to bezel edge, numerous MFS overall, dent on back at crenellation w/ fine wrench scratches or gouges; crown shows medium wear w/ break through jacket to undermetal, still has about 1/2 turn of thread; clean plastic crystal w/ short scratch; band shows light wear, good spring strength, abundant MFS
374 $800 $1200 WW - Rolex lady's two-tone Oyster Perpetual, ref 6719, original 14K & steel Jubilee bracelet (Rolex USA), original stainless steel case with14K fluted bezel, 26mm diameter x 31mm to lug tips, original silvered dial signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual with Tiffany & Company contract signature added, 28J cal 2030, s#5045358, fully signed Mvt: Essentially pristine - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original but the contract signature added for Tiffany is slightly off line, even though the graphics are good, leading one to think that the error was from the sub-contractor adding the signature as opposed to being printed after the fact as any enhancement; hands original but showing some oxide bloom; original case shows light wear, some original satin, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, minimal wear to bezel facets; band shows pretty substantial stretch but without any link distortion, has light MFS; original crown shows light wear, good threads; clean acrylic crystal
375 $800 $1200 WW - Rolex, early oversized curved sterling wristwatch, 15J mvt marked "Rolex Prima, Timed 6 Positions for all Climates," curved hinged back rectangular sterling silver wire lugged case, 27mm wide x 46mm to lug extremes, case marked with English hallmarks and signed "Rolex 20 World Records .925 Geneva-Suisse," Rolex patent dustproof crown, original luminous dial marked "C Bucherer's Rolex," triple signed, ca 1928 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial original with light tarnishm bezel rub, notched corner at 11 under bezel, worn radium; hands new mint replacements of generally correct style; original case has been nicely cleaned & polished, shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, only light marring from prying the case open; Rolex patent plated crown shows light wear; good formed glass crystal; a nice early example with full markings
376 $650 $1050 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual in gold "shell" case w/ 20 micron gold band ref 1024, 34mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, original case w/ stainless steel back, spring-loaded Oyster bracelet (ref 6635, 57 caps) w/ Rolex deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 26J cal 1570, s#1523669, triple signed, ca 1962 Mvt: Barely ticking, good poise, needs OH, plates show some light dirt & oil smear, a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is near mint original w/ only the faintest micro-speckle visible on reflection; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS on top, back has abundant MFS to FS around crenellation, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, one turn of threads; crystal scratched & buffed, worn; band appears to be put together from two bracelets, one pink, the other yellow, in random pattern w/ dents, good but uneven springs, abundant MFS to FS; one does not see too many of these gold shell over steel heads these days
377 $500 $800 WW - Rolex Oyster Precision, manual-wind, ref 6022, 34mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, original stainless steel screw-back case with Super Oyster crown (non-screw-down), leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 710 Superbalance mvt w/ sweep seconds, s#801355, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show faint tarnish, no MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is very fine original, having no defects, only slightly toned overall aging & darkening towards the edges; hands good originals; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS & tiny nicks at edges, no dents or dings, original satin to back of body; original crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal; very fine original condition throughout
378 $500 $800 WW - Rolex Oyster with sweep seconds, ref 6422, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, original stainless steel screw-back case with screw-down crown, new Stuller leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 1210 manual wind, s#68763 (from the altered number series with dated cases), triple signed, made in the first quarter of 1955 Mvt: Nearly pristine - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show one FS outside crown wheel, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial original with light, finely powdered toned tarnish fairly consitent across the surface; hands original, light oxide from radium interaction; original case shows light wear, a number of MFS espectially on back, no dents, nicks or dings; original crown shows light wear, good threads; clean plastic crystal; a nice original watch that spent much of its life in a drawer, somewhat a time capsule piece with honest faint dial tarnish
379 $350 $550 WW - Rolex Oyster "Royalite," manual, ref 4220, 30mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, new leather strap, older refinished silvered dial, 15J, s#231646, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates dull with plating washout, tarnish, some show MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work but not much on signed winding wheels; dial a nice old refinish, now showing lightly toned tarnish overall, looks original but the graphics are too big & the two-tone register off; hands original with discolored tarnish; original case shows light wear, finely polished surfaces but the satin lug tops were done by hand rather than on the lathe, some FS across the well polished back, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows light wear but marks from using pliers to unscrew; crown threads good; clean plastic crystal; generally attractive due to the case polishing and even dial tone; left unsealed for inspection
380 $4500 $5000 WW - Waldan International 18K "Chronometre Chronographe" with day, date, month & moon phase indications as well as minute & hour registers (compte-tout) and 24 hour dial coaxial with the constant seconds, 38mm diameter x 45mm to lug tips, heavy 18K rose tone gold original water-resistant case with observation back and flush button for advancing the day, with the remaining functions set by the intermediate crown position, fine genuine crocodile strap with 18K buckle, original ivory white painted dial, Breguet hands, 25J ETA cal 7751, s#1224, case #181, limited production, new old stock condition, one of the more complicated mvts in production New old stock condition - mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good calendar & chronograph functions, pristine plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint; mint original case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, original protective coating around back; original crown shows no wear; perfect mineral crystal; unused; another beautiful Waldan custom contract watch of the finest quality and materials, impressive and heavy construction, classic aesthetics, very few made; the Waldan custom contract models always sought to provide the very best in Swiss craftsmanship, vintage aesthetics and quality casing; the 7751 is a wonderfully complex mechanism
384 $800 $1100 WW - Waltham 14KWG in "Piping Rock" style, 26mm wide x 41mm to lug tips, 14KWG original Keystone case w/ black enamel bezel & matching 14KWG buckle, no strap, refinished silvered dial, 15J Lady Waltham 6/0 mvt, s#25381606 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial mint refinish but graphics not quite right, missing segment at 6 for printing reasons; hands mint; original case shows little wear, excellent tight hinges, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, but some roughness at the openwork corners that should be dressed; enamel is mint; replaced crown the wrong color & size; crystal is plastic and obscures view of the outer chapter; a new crystal, a correct crown, a touch of work to the internal corners and buffing would yield a very mint looking example
385 $250 $450 WW - Baume and Mercier gold tank-style, 24mm wide x 35mm to lug tips, 14K original case, leather strap, original white painted dial, 17J cal BM777, s#228162, triple signed, sapphire set crown Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt; dial original w/ bezel rub & tiny fleck to white hidden at bottom; hands good; original case shows light overall wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good glass crystal w/ minor glue residue
386 $200 $400 WW - Bulova square 14K automatic with date, ref L-127, 28mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original snap case, leather strap with GF Bulova buckle, original gilt dial, 17J cal 11ANACD, partially removed case number ending in s#9260, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise mint plates show a few FS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original, bezel rub only over Swiss marking; hands mint; original case has had inscription removed from the case back, causing reduction of the case number but avoiding the case gold marking, and leaving sanding lines, otherwise the case shows little wear, good polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; original signed crown shows little wear; buckle shows little wear with nice "Bulova" relief on top, good plastic crystal; would be a near mint watch were it not for the inscription removal, but there is still ample gauge to the case to finish the sanding job properly, even at the risk of further reduction or elimination of the serial number, which might have been #99260; one could remove it and re-stamp it
387 $400 $600 WW - Cartier silver vermeil quartz lady's tank watch, 21mm diameter x 28mm to lug tips, sterling silver with gold wash, original fully signed case with Swiss silver marks, leather Cartier strap with GF Cartier style buckle, original painted yellow dial with Cartier secret signature, 4J Swiss cal 057 taking 321 battery, s#CC209203, fully signed Mvt: GRO, remaining battery life unknown; dial mint original; hands mint; original case shows light wear with a bit of silver peeking through, abundant MFS to FS all over case, no dents or dings, six of eight case screws are good, two are slightly stripped but there; original crown shows little wear; crystal is quite scratched; watch could be returned to mint looks by refinishing the case and plating it afresh, and getting a new crystal, actually a very quick job
388 $150 $300 WW - Concord man's Mariner SG with integral bracelet, quartz, 23mm width of head, full length just under 7 inches, original anodized black steel & gold-plated case & bracelet, original black dial, Swiss V8 6J ETA 279001 mvt, gasketed snap back GRO, remaining battery life unknown, band has scratch one one link revealing steel, some tiny paint splatter overall that picks right off (thank heavens they used cheap latex paint - next time remove the watch before painting the hallway)
389 $400 $700 WW - Corum rectangular chamfered corner quartz 18K, 28mm wide x 34mm long, 18K original case, lizard strap, original gilt dial with applied gold Corum key, 6J ETA cal 959001, s#44/103/012951, triple signed Close to new condition - Mvt: GRO, new battery about 7 months ago; dial mint original, a little dust only; hands mint; original case shows hardly any wear, all original satin on back, a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good sapphire crystal
390 $400 $650 WW - Frey & Co Swiss with solid 14K mvt in two-tone gold case, 23mm wide at waist x 36mm to lug tips, 14K white & yellow gold contract case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J "Geneva Quality" 14K solid gold mvt w/ DES on balance and escape wheel, ruby jewels, s#691196, signed Frey & Co on mvt, Illinois on case Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS, faint oxide speckle on bright work especially click wheel; dial quite tarnished and not of the same quality as the mvt; hands good; contract case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; crystal lightly scratched; solid gold mvt plates are quite rare, and this case & dial combo is probably improvised; the least one could do is to have a beautiful dial finish for the watch, as the case is quite nice and the movement so unusual
391 $200 $400 WW - Girard Perregaux gold step lug, 24mm wide x 34mm to lug tips, 14K pink gold original case, leather strap, refinished copper tone dial w/ "Cartier" signature, possibly a contract, possibly spurious, 17J GXM cal 72, s#3542, double signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial an attractive refinish, but once refinished the name it bears is now meaningless, although Cartier in NY did have some contracts apparently outside of its own reference system, for which it now seems to have few to no records; hands good; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, engraved initials on back; crown good GP original; slightly scratched plastic crystal
392 $450 $750 WW - Gruen doctor's watch in wonderful period Gruen case with general warrantee paper, ref 877/8, 21mm wide x 41mm to lug tips, 14K WGF original Gruen case "reinforced with extra gold," new leather strap, original silvered dial, 15J cal 877S, s#1825892, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight plating wash-out or darkening, a few MFS or nicks, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on clean bright work; dial original with complete graphics, Switzerland stamp at base, showing uneven tarnishing, discoloration and bezel rub; hands good; original case shows light wear, good polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a really wonderful and original example with natural aging to the dial, in a great box with vintage paper, also in great condition
393 $350 $550 WW - Guebelin 18K with horned lugs, 34mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K heavy gauge original case, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J, s#127544, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial clean overall w/ minimal faint speckle towards edge, small lifting at edge near 5; hands good; original case has back that wants to pop off, shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; crystal clean; will definitely need back tightened
394 $450 $850 WW - Hamilton 982 Reverso YGF, 23mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 14KGF Hamilton signed original S&W case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 19J, GJS, M logo, s#M170692, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial original w/ very faint micro-speckle and some concealed bezel rub; hands good; original case shows light wear but some medium wear to brass on lug tops, possible re-plating at some point, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, probably replaced; crystal good; case action good
395 $150 $300 WW - Hamilton 982 curved gold, 22mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 14KYG original case, no strap, original silvered dial, 19J, s#J47640, triple signed, engraved on back "George from Babe - Xmas - 1939" Mvt: NR, hairspring twisted, gummy, staff seems OK, will need HS work and OH, plates show very few MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial original but surface completely corroded w/ minor graphic loss; hands have oxide, plating faint; original case shows light wear, abundant MFS, minor dings; crown shows medium wear to brass edges; crystal cracked & scratched
396 $600 $900 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 27mm wide x 42mm to lug tips, 14K Cressarrow original tonneau case with hinged back (pin only missing), leather strap, unsigned refinished silvered dial with applied numerals, 17J cal 87, anti-magnetic cover requiring stem removal prior to lifting, s#998157 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, some minor oxide on bright work; refinished dial relatively clean with some minor speckle or bezel rub, no attempt made to re-print signature; hands good; original finely constructed and heavier gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, only the hinge pin missing with no distress to the hinge tubes, the plugs are still in the outer tubes; original crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
397 $400 $700 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 34mm diameter x 32mm to tips of partially concealed lugs, 18K Swiss original snap back case w/ Probus logo, no strap, original gilt dial, 17J cal 401, s#1734496, triple signed, engraved presentation on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work except for one small spot on click wheel; dial original but extensively discolored w/ gilding loss, lacquer crazing, speckle faint tarnish and exposed metal - will need refinish unless you like modern art; hands good; original case shows little wear, some original spin finishing on back, a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows medium wear to brass on cap; clean plastic crystal
398 $300 $500 WW - International Watch Co Schaffhausen for Tiffany & Co, 32mm diameter x 37mm to lug tips, 14KYG original Wittnauer US contract case, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 401, s#1734403, double signed Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, shows good balance motion & poise w/ pressure, but it appears that the sweep seconds hub is jammed within the tube and the end of the sweep arbor may be broken off, hence rubbing and causing the watch to stop, plates show very few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is quite stained and losing its finish all the way around the edge; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, one or two back dings; crown shows wear to brass; crystal only slightly rubbed; the best case is that the hub is creating the jam and the post is good, the worst case is that the post is broken high up: then the best case is that one can put on a sweep with a longer tube, the worst case that one will need a new arbor for the seconds; or one can go "secondless" for a minimalist statement after extracting what appears to be the hub
399 $250 $500 WW - International Watch Co gold scrolled hooded lug hinged & curved rectangular, 22mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 14K original Cressarrow case, no strap, refinished silvered dial with applied numerals marked Bigelow Kennard & Co, 17J HXB cal C87, s#998053 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some oil smear, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; refinished dial is clean, bezel rub at one corner only; hands good; original heavy gauge case has perfectly sheared off hinge pin with no distortion to the tubing, shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown is generic GF and ready to come unscrewed, better replacement needed; plastic crystal w/ minimal FS; a really lovely case stylistically and quality-wise, the hinge could be ignored, or the pin fragments simply knocked out and a new pin put in
400 $150 $300 WW - Jules Jurgensen automatic date, 34mm diameter x 38mm to lug tips, 14K original single bodied case with 2-piece crown allowing mvt removal from the front, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J JXJ cal LT, s#79015, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, hands could be reset so that calendar goes over at midnight, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, some loss of letter blacking; dial original w/ some very light speckle or MFS; hands good but seconds bent a bit; original case shows light wear, MFS, some deeper polished scratches or nicks, no dents or dings; crown generic; plastic crystal cracking at edges and fitting too easily, needs replacing
401 $300 $550 WW - LeCoultre two-tone triple calendar with moon phase, 33mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel w/ gold or GF bezel original case, leather strap, original copper-toned dial, 17J cal 494/1, s#414878, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, day will advance but other counters seem stuck, and the pushes seem frozen in the band, plates show numerous MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original but severely corroded w/ speckle, tarnish and toning; hands good; original case shows light wear, MFS, a back scratch, no dents or dings, some rust corrosion within the back joint; crown shows light wear; crystal clean but very high domed
402 $250 $450 WW - LeCoultre automatic gold Master Mariner with power reserve indicator (non-functioning), 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 14K original water-resistant case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 481 bumper-style automatic, s#1394343, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good winding but reserve indicator does not move, plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work but extensive light verdigris on rotor edge; dial near mint original w/ surface dirt only; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; crystal clean; nice ratcheting mechanism
403 $250 $450 WW - LeCoultre Memovox Calendar Alarm, 34mm diameter x 38mm to lug tips, GF original case, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 91, s#6688091, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good alarm & calendar function, near mint plates show only a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, showing only some bezel rub, a tiny short scratch or two, a tiny bit of micro-speckle; hands good; original single body case shows light wear & the tiniest break on lug backs, few MFS; crowns show light wear; crystal broken around edges from removal and needs replacement; NOTE: two part stems require extra pull to remove, mvt drops out front after removal of crystal; nice condition & function
404 $150 $300 WW - LeCoultre Wrist Alarm YGF, 32mm diameter x 37mm to lug tips, GF original Wadsworth case, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 489, s#681230, triple signed Mvt: NR, broken staff, escapement will function, broken alarm mainspring, alarm clicks with passage, clean plates show a few MFS, very little oxide on bright work; dial relatively clean original w/ good graphics, faint tarnish or discoloration in matte field; hands original but showing oxide; original case shows light wear, tiniest incipient break on one lug edge, some MFS, no dents or dings; crowns show light wear; clean plastic crystal; should prove to be a good running watch once the staff & spring are done
405 $400 $750 WW - Longines rectangular gold diamond dial, 24mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 14KWG original case, leather strap, finely refinished silvered dial w/ flush settings, 17J cal 22L, s#7929002, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show harldy any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work save for tiny specks on click wheel; dial is well refinished and with hardly any defects, especially in regard to the nice flush placement of the diamond markers; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; crown is generic white; good glass crystal
406 $500 $900 WW - Lord Elgin in scarce platinum case, 20mm wide x 36mm to lug tips, 90% platinum 10% iridium original Elgin signed case, no strap, refinished silvered dial, 21J Elgin 626, s#H955987, triple signed, 7.5 dwt net weight of platinum alone (crystal & pins removed) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show numerous MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial clean but refinished; hands good; original case shows little wear, original finish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; glass crystal not quite the right fit, has convex ends, needs flat ends, could be ground to correct, side curvature fits well
407 $500 $900 WW - Movado calendar in gold, with apertures for day & month plus sweep date, 32mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, 14K original case, new leather strap, original partially cleaned silvered dial, 17J MXI cal mvt, s#T465546/44776 within case-back only, triple signed, elegant presentation inscription on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good calendar functions advancing by set-pins, clean plates show nicely toned tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has been partially cleaned of tarnish & discolored lacquer leaving a patchy look, with slight loss to graphics - further cleaning would completely remove graphics, but surface is good with only tiny plating bubbling, so a fine refinish will yield good results; hands good, light oxide; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS or tiny edge nicks, no dents or dings; original crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal; a top quality refinish and a little polishing of the lug tops will make a great looking watch, mvt is excellent
408 $400 $800 WW - Movado Kingmatic square gold automatic, 33mm wide x 37mm to lug tips, 14K original Swiss case w/ Movado signature & logo, leather strap, original silvered dial, 28J cal 538, case #14, #45204, triple signed, head appears to be in new old stock condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original w/ tiny bezel rub, a couple of tiny specks; hands good; original case shows essentially no wear, original back finish, deep toning suggestive of a watch that remained in stock and was not touched for years, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; original deeply toned crown shows no wear; clean plastic crystal; a finely aged and unused specimen, subject only to atmospheric conditions; coin lovers will appreciate the toning of the case
409 $150 $300 WW - Olympia lady doctor's, 13mm wide x 30mm to lug tips, rhodium-plated base metal original case, metal strap, original silvered dial, 7J, s#1142662, double signed, case signed Starwhite but incorrectly marked as GF inside Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, balance out of round, needs OH, cloudy plates show few MFS, very little oxide on bright work; dial has extensive speckle & bezel rub; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows wear to metal; crystal scratched, dirty around edges
410 $150 $300 WW - Olympic doctor’s watch, 21mm wide x 38mm to lug tips, GF original case in poor condition, no strap, original silvered dial in poor condition, 17J cal 14, no visible s#, double signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, tarnished plates show some MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial top & bottom tarnished, corroded & speckled w/ some loss of graphics towards bottom, still readable; hands good; original case shows abundant wear to brass, large break on back corners (lug backs OK), MFS, abundant dents & dings in back; crown shows medium wear to brass; crystal very scratched & worn; will require OH, could have a competent dial refinish or leave as-is, but case definitely needs dents removed, complete refinish, soldering of corners, heavy replating, new crown & crystal; a worthwhile project
411 $550 $950 WW - Omega Seamaster gold round-button chronograph, 33mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, 14KYG original case w/ snap back, leather strap w/ GF Omega buckle, original silvered dial w/ tachymeter scale, 17J cal 321, s#13803522, triple signed, supplied with potential replacement buttons for single button that is missing Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono function which can be tested as only the pusher cap is missing, copper toned plates show minor tarnish or dicoloration, very few MFS, very little oxide on bright work; dial is original and even toned but shows some minor cracking of lacquer, lifting, minor outer chapter graphic loss and bezel rub that is slightly visible; hands good but showing tiny oxide; original medium gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, two tiny dings; original crown shows light wear; 5 chrono pushers are supplied and perhaps one will fit the missing pusher; crystal has crack
412 $400 $650 WW - Omega Automatic, bumper-type, sweep seconds, 33mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, 14K water-resistant screw-back original case, new Stuller leather strap, original silvered dial with applied markers & Breguet numerals, 17J cal 351, s#12634667, triple signed, lengthy 1953 presentation on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean copper-toned plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, the bumper shows some plating washout and fingerprint etching to the side; dial is mint original with only two infinitessimal specks and concealed bezel rub; hands good, slight oxide on seconds; original heavier gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; Omega crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystal; except for the minor details of the rotor, a near mint watch throughout, looks like it spent most of its life in the drawer; the well-executed engraving is fairly deep, so best not to attempt to remove it
413 $300 $600 WW - Omega manual square in gold, 28mm wide x 37mm to lug tips, 14K US market original Omega signed case, leather strap, older refinished silvered dial, 17J cal 302, s#13414011, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, copper toned plates show hardly any MFS, a little oxide on bright work; refinished dial faintly tarnished or speckled but presentable; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, 3 faint dings in back; crown shows extensive wear to complete brass; plastic crystal w/ MFS only
414 $250 $450 WW - Omega automatic contract for Tiffany & Co, 33mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original water-resistant case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 28.10 bumper-style automatic, s#10862957, triple signed, signed Tiffany on dial only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, copper-tone plates show light tarnish and just a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original but with even speckle across the center surface, yellow oil smear near the crown; hands good; original case shows light wear, some original back satin but a characteristic pattern of wear across the back showing the watch was on a continuous strap for some time, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; original crown shows light wear; crystal a bit scratched
415 $250 $450 WW - Omega Constellation Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified, ref 168.010, 35mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with steel observatory logo, leather strap, original silvered dial, 24J cal 1/564, s#24324838, triple signed, in period box, nearly new old stock condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise near mint plates show one area of discoloration with some cloudiness and fingerprint etching on rotor only along with a couple of MFS, otherwise good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial is pristine; hands near mint, only tiny oxide; original case shows hardly any wear, logo is pristine and shows original frosted field, but ouside the logo are a couple of case wrench scratches and a few MFS, only tiny MFS on case top; Omega logo crown shows no wear; mint plastic crystal; near mint box but top is loosening; essentially new old stock condition with the only defects introduced by servicing; dial is as good as it gets
416 $250 $450 WW - Omega Constellation ref 168.005, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, GF top, steel back original case with gold observatory inset & Omega plated steel bracelet, original silvered dial, 24J cal 1/564, s#24305434, fully signed, with period box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint copper-toned plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; original dial has lightly & evenly distributed tiny corrosion speckle, mostly across the flat center, to an otherwise nearly pristine surface; hands good, some blacking loss to filler; original case shows light wear, good polish, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; Omega crown shows light wear; band shows medium to substantial stretch while looking good, plating a bit thin in places, showing a few MFS; clean plastic crystal; box lightly rubbed, tiny chips, lightly stained interior
417 $150 $250 WW - Omega Constellation (head only), approximately 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, steel & gold shell original case with gold observatory logo on back, no strap, original silvered dial with worn graphics, triple signed Not available for inspection prior to press - please check for update on-line
418 $500 $800 WW - Tag Heuer older automatic date chronograph with sweep minute & subsidiary hour registers (compte-tout), 24-hour subsidiary dial as well as constant seconds, tonneau-form body measuring 41mm wide x 45mm long, black anodized water-resistant steel original case with stainless back, generic black anodized metal strap, original black dial, 17J signed Lemania cal 5200 mvt, s#4420778, signed Heuer on case & dial, Lemania on mvt (correct markings for this older contract period) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph and dial functions, mvt near mint if not pristine - plates show bright satin, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original, tachymeter reflector near mint original ( a few infinitessimal upper edge micro-flecks); hands near mint, slightest discoloration on hour; original heavy case shows light wear, metal just peeking through on highlight edges, some bezel nicks, a few MFS, no dents or dings, some FS on back from wrench slipping; pushes & crown show light wear; good sapphire crystal with a little glue residue; band not wide enough, shows wear, MFS, stretch, better band well deserved
419 $300 $400 WW - Tourneau quartz chronograph with minute & hour registers, constant seconds & date, ref 610.211, 38mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, steel original case & integral bracelet with split-deployment buckle, original black dial with silvered chapters, fully signed, with box & warrantee plus 2 additional links; warrantee provides lifetime battery service GRO, unopened, remaining battery life unknown, can be serviced at Tourneau according to warrantee; dial perfect; case shows light wear & numerous MFS; scratched crystal; a nice reason to go to NYC for the weekend
420 $200 $400 WW - Tudor Advisor alarm, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, no strap, refinished white dial, 17J cal 1475, no visible s#, double signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, but detent broken on alarm, so alarm cannot be tested by pulling out stem to activate or set; plates show a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial clean but refinish quality mediocre; hands good; original case shows light wear, a few MFS, a few back dings; crowns show light wear; medium wear to plastic crystal; tightening the detent screw does not prevent the stem from pulling out, so the detent may be broken or displaced
421 $200 $400 WW - Tudor Oyster Prince automatic, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap, probably older refinished silvered dial, 17J Auto-Prince mvt, s#62544 ref 7809, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, copper toned plates show tarnish, plating loss, numerous MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial lacquer broadly crazed w/ yellowish discoloration; hands good; original case shows light wear, a few MFS and nicks, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, good threads; scratched, buffed & worn crystal
422 $300 $550 WW - Ulysse Nardin Chronometer Co, 32mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, 14K original Ulysse Nardin NY case w/ fancy lugs, no strap, original silvered dial, 17J BXP cal, s#5000654, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, copper-toned plates show a few MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original but completely corroded; hands good, slightly tarnished; original case shows light wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; GF crown shows slight wear; crystal has MFS, needs polish
423 $500 $900 WW - Universal Geneve automatic chronograph triple calendar moonphase w/ minute & hour registers, constant seconds, 39mm diameter x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case w/ GF bezel, leather strap, original two-tone textured silvered dial, 17J UG-99 (Valjou cal 7751), s#80919, ref 104.41.990, triple signed, w/ booklet Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono functions, calendar functions not quite right, showing evidence of water intrusion visible on day dial, may be rust in that portion of the mechanism, plates show further evidence of minor water intrusion with distributed rust on plates & oxide on bright work; dial is perfect but day dial has rust flowing onto it which will have to be cleaned off when the calendar mechanism is cleaned & any oxides removed; hands good; original case shows some rust in the back joint where intrusion must have occured, light wear, numerous MFS, knife scuffs, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, not too easy to turn as the silicone must be drying; crystal is a hair small and is glued in place, not the water-resistant original; overall condition would be good if not for the intrusion; will need complete OH and rust removal in the calendar train, should be OK then with fitted mineral crystal; NOTE: requires press to close back and set down bezel
424 $800 $1300 WW's - (2) Rolex Oyster Speedking: both ref 4220 17J adjusted 2 positions, original dials, triple signed, 30mm, screwback cases, screwdown crowns, one with Mercedes hands Both run, one dial has fine graphics and deeply toned radium burn, the other with faded graphics & tarnish speckle, good crowns & threads, original throughout, some bad back scratches; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
425 $300 $450 WW's - (2) 14K rectangular: Longines fancy lug and a Waltham 17J lacking one hand Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
426 $250 $450 WW's - (2) Omega GF top steel back automatic: Constellation with gold observatory back inset and a standard Both tick, original dials, Constellation dial tarnished and crystal broken, light wear overall, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
427 $200 $350 WW's - (2): Movado sliding gilt w/date and a refitted generic Swiss pop up pendant watch with chain Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
428 $500 $700 WW's - (3): Longines 14KYG Admiral 1200, a Longines 14K rectangular hidden lugs and a 21J 14K Waltham rectangular Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
429 $500 $600 WW's - (3): Hamilton 14KYG auto in good running order, a lady's 14KYG Movado with solid gold strap and a Keystone Howard 17J GF with dial hls Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
430 $400 $600 WW's - (3) 14KYG: Movado with sweep hand, a rectangular Longines and a Generic Swiss Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
431 $350 $500 WW's - (3): Gruen Curvex 14KYG 34mm 17J, a Swiss Wyler 14K and a generic Swiss solid gold Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
432 $200 $350 WW's - (3) Hamilton: one missing crown and stem Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
433 $150 $250 WW's - (3) men's Accutron: all with metal bands and complete Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
434 $200 $250 WW's - (4): Accutron Cormea GF, a Lord Elgin 21J, a Citizens calendar, and a stainless Accutron w/day/date Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
435 $600 $900 WW's - (5) two register chronographs - (1) Jardur round pusher, original black dial, GF top, running and functioning, (2) Lebois & Co, running and functioning, (3) Leonidas, running and functioning, (4) Kelbert, running but functions not working, and (5) Kelbert, not running, missing two hands Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
436 $300 $450 WW's - (6) complete: Lecoultre GF with clean 17J mvt and unusual lugs, a Gruen Precision, a Gruen Curvex Precision, a stainless Illinois w/discolored dial, a Gruen Veri thin and a lady's 14K Gruen Precision Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
437 $450 $600 WW's - (7): Bucherer SS automatic, a Jules Jurgensen with diamond dial and SS back, a Hamilton 225 GF, a Swiss Titus, a Bulova 14K, a Lord Elgin 14K, and an Elgin Automatic 14K Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
438 $100 $200 WW's - (7): six man's and one Lady's inc. a rect YGF Hamilton,Gruen veri thin,Ingersol,Mido SS day/date,Hamilton electronic day/date,one generic Swiss and a ladies 1920s "Bailey Banks & Biddle" Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
439 $1000 $1500 WW bands - (11+): (9) Rolex bands (1) Omega band & (1) 16 dwt gold woven band marked 18K; Rolex bands consist of one modern Jubilee, the remaining Oyster bands include some older USA, a USA spring-mounted plated band, as well as some current Swiss Rolex bands, some split back link, some solid link, properly marked, plus some parts, ends, half a bracelet, various links including some gold, and two or three link sets that may be generic or may be genuine From quite used to hardly used (the short modern band and the Jubilee band), varying degress of stretch, some older ones with lots of MFS to FS, link gaps, etc, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
440 $100 $250 WW's - (12): eleven complete lady's mostly GF and a mans assymetrical GF Lord Elgin not running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
441 $400 $650 WW's - (14) generic: includes a Zodiac Hermatic, Longines and a Gruen Curvex with double stepped extended lugs and one extra SS case Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
442 $400 $600 WW's - (14): includes a small ladies gold, two Gruen Precision, Gruen Seamaster, Generic Swiss, ladies pendant, Longines SS, Longines GF, Hamilton, Waltham, etc. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
443 $300 $400 WW's - (15+): includes German lighter watch, two Bulova digital watches, a 14KYG Longines, purse watch, Benrus 21J, rects and rounds Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
444 $250 $400 WW's - (20+) men's and lady's, most complete Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
446 $200 $350 WW's - (30) generic: includes Gruen, Bulova, Hamilton, some Swiss, etc, complete mvts. mostly YGF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
447 $300 $500 WW's - (30+) generic: includes men's and lady's with extra cases and bands, Swatch watches, modern PW's, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
448 $150 $250 WW's - (40+/-) lady's as is: most complete Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
449 $250 $400 WW's - (50+/-): Lady's, most running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
451 $4500 $6500 APW - American Watch Co, Waltham, 21J model 1872 "Centennial" grade, 16S (special size for model 1872), 14K rose gold original MB (Margot Brothers) HC with beaded edges & chain-guard bow, SW-LS, WE-SSD with original top grade Gothic AWWCo signed dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, superb quilted pattern fancy NI damascene, fine rose-turned winding wheels, s#3127922; the present example from a 17J listed run out of which a few mvts were selected for top grade finishing; watches of this type were displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, hence the popular reference to "Centennial model" generally applies; those examples actually on display in 1876 could be called true "Centennial" watches, whereas this example was produced in the early 1880's Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & near mint settings that could use just a touch of flat polish to the tops, hardly any oxide on bright work, a faint tiny speck or two on the winding wheels that otherwise show good polish, clear decoration and very few MFS; dial perfect with near mint surface, just a light scratch in the seconds; hands near mint, slight polished area on hour hub; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, slight exposure of the line joint to the bezel at the edge of the flat, a number of MFS, no dents, a couple of infintessimal dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a wonderful example, near mint internally and the case not far behind
452 $4250 $5500 APW - Hamilton "Torpedo Boat Watch" with 56-hour winding indicator, 36S, 69mm massive sterling silver OF original CWCCo case with "USSB 412" marking on back within rings, SW-pin-set, refinished silvered dial, lever escapement, 21J, 5 positions adjusted, motor barrel, double roller, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene on upper plates with tight helix pattern damascene on dial plate, s#1260113 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise near mint clean plates show a few MFS and some scuffs at the center, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide or MFS on bright work; dial resilvered and reprinted, clean in overall appearance; hands about mint; original massive heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, a few short scratches on side, no dents or dings, hardly any tarnish, light engraving still fully visible; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; this pocket watch cased version of the deck watch is always impressive
453 $2200 $3400 APW - Howard Series I serial #658, N-S (18S), coin silver EH&Co stamped original case #2157 (contractor's production #), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, with universal key Mvt: NR, very gummy, will tick somewhat w/ pressure applied to train, plates show good gilding, only 3 or 4 small corrosion spotts, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings overall, some filaments of oxide on bright work, lightly sanded off of barrel click cover (only needing final polishing); dial has faint hls, chips above & below seconds & at dial edge; hands replaced & mismatched; original heavy gauge case shows medium to substantial wear, profuse MFS, some FS, a few dents or dings; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; a scarce thing to see in the original case
454 $2500 $3500 APW - Waltham Watch Co massive 14K gold box hinged open hunter with equally massive matching 14K gold box link chain, 18S, very heavy gauge OF original case with hunting bezel and decorative inner finishing bezel, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt Appleton Tracy & Co model 1879, s#1727259, chain weighs 45.5 dwt (70.8 g), case weighs 60.5 dwt gross (94.1 g) together with its relatively thin crystal & springs, closing in on 5 troy ounces of net gold together Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings save for rotation of cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands mint; original massive case shows light even wear, exceptional polish leaving hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows light wear, crown shows medium wear with brassing; good glass crystal; chain shows only light wear & MFS; a most impressive watch and chain with great looks and relative simplicity; the hunting bezel feature is really nice for lever setting
455 $2500 $4500 APW - Waltham model 1888 Royal in superb multi-color 18K gold equestrian case, 16S (special size for M88), warranted US assay 18K solid gold original HC with diamond-decorated multi-color gold relief bust of racehorses with diamond eyes running neck-and-neck, or within a nose of each other, with horseshoe applique surround in relief, the horses engraved in taille douce for highly realistic effect, the front cover with multicolor gold applique surround of applied escutcheon, framed by an engraved horseshoe, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy circular pattern damascene, s#5598631 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, true in round, tiny error in flat, plates show some MFS with many scratches around the detent screw and the case screw next to it, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on bright work including winding wheels; dial with numerous hls; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, very few MFS but a light scuff on the engraved horseshoe with tiny ding next to it, the front escutcheon showing a mild compression outline within the case, the important back near mint with minimal wear to features and very mild compression of the lower part of the horseshoe visible within; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; one of the top collectible cases among multi-colors, rare for its superb decoration, for being an 18K multicolor, and for being a model 1888 case; deserves a top quality model 1888 mvt in top condition, or at least a mint dial
456 $2200 $2800 APW - Illinois 23J 60 hour Elinvar grade 163 Bunn Special with rare dial, 16S, GF OF original Bunn Special Model 108 SB&B case, SW-LS, desirable WE-DSD with full marking, "Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 Hour 6 Positions," lever escapement with uncut Elinvar balance and blued steel HS, Elinvar marking on cock, GJS, gold train, radiant checkered pattern (sunburst) NI damascene, red lettering, s#5421254 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, very tiny error in round & small error in flat, clean plates show very few MFS, one short FS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; rare dial is mint; black hands good; original case looks very clean but shows light to medium wear with line brassing on highlights and band, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light to medium wear with brass on highlights, one would not think the case had much wear at all at first glance; good glass crystal; a very fine overall example with one of the best Bunn dials
457 $2200 $3200 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion NJ, 18S, 18K original hunting case with USWCo logos, SW-button-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement visible through butterfly cutout, 11-15J, gilt Edwin Rollo grade, s#6790, with 14K fancy engraved link gold chain and possibly lower carat locket fob, total weight of chain & locket alone is 35.9 dwt (55.9 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly a breath of gilding, slight tarnish, tiny faint speckle, very few MFS, missing case screw, replaced cock & barrel plate screws, otherwise good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial is perfect, although at one time some one penciled 13-24 hour indications which have left a faint shadow, but might be finally removed with careful use of cleaning solvent; hands near mint with minor oxide; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; very fine chain matches nicely, fob has wear, dents and color issues that would make a beautiful yellow fob something to consider looking for as a replacement; a gorgeous Marion case & chain pairing
458 $2200 $3200 APW - Waltham scarce Lugrin's patent double dial chronograph with conversion dial for sidewinder format, 14S model 1874, coin silver OF original American Waltham case with glazed cuvette for viewing back, fine engraving of racehorse trotter pulling jockey on sulky on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD with seconds at 9 and WE chronograph dial ring, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, fancy NI damascene, s#1378547 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with hardly any marring, very little oxide on bright work; front dial has clean hls from invisible fracture, small edge fleck at 6, hand rub within seconds; back dial is cracked & chipped to copper around the region of each dial screw, with minimal old wax filling; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light wear, good engraving detail, few MFS, multiple soft light dents or dings across back that could be improved with just a little blocking, plus a dent in the band that did not go in much but left a mottled spot; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals; rare model, rare conversion dial (few go from OF to HC, most go the other way around), great case with exceptional engraving
459 $2000 $4000 APW - American Watch Co grade Waltham 19J KW model 1860, 16S, nicely fitted in coin silver English recase bearing London hallmarks for 1828, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel and bimetallic expansion balance, 19J, gilt 3/4 plate, s#55106, from the fourth lot of 16S KW model Waltham mvts, a lot of assorted balance grades, listed as 15-17J in the catalog but containing a small number of other known 19J grade exceptions; the jewel count has been confirmed by disassembly Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with light patch on barrel arbor cover; dial perfect; hands good; recase is a very good stylistic choice, just a bit thin for the watch as the dial rides high and there is limited possibility of making a reflector ring easily to close the gap around it; cuvette has been plugged & re-drilled to match the holes; heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, some MFS, no dents, few minor dings; bow oversized, shows light wear; good glass crystal; a well-recased example of this rare Waltham grade
460 $2000 $3500 APW - Spectacular 21J American Watch Company grade model 1888 Waltham in rare rose gold case with O'Hara dial, approximately 16S (unique size to model 1888), very heavy 14K OF original case with continuous parallel fluted and ET alternate ribbing, SW-SS, WED by O'Hara with polychrome enamel and gold foil decoration including painting of bleeding hearts flowers in center, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, DES for balance, pallet & escape wheel, gold train, highly ornate patterned NI damascene, s#7000526, the 26th OF mvt from the second of two lots of 500 each labeled in the Waltham catalog as "Special," (the first lot was hunting starting with 7000001); with 14K gold chain weighing 10.4 dwt (16.1 g), ca 1895 In near mint condition throughout - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show no MFS, slight pressure nicks opposite cock on plate edge, good slots with minimal marring to the cock & escape cap settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial essentially mint save for faint pair of glaze lines at edge terminating at flower by 7, mint surface; hands near mint, only slight center marring to be polished; spectacular original very heavy gauge case with rare decoration shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows light wear & some marring that should be polished; crown shows light wear with brass & infinitessimal break on highlights; fine domed & beveled flat center glass crystal; comparitively generic chain of slightly different color shows light wear; perhaps the most amazingly beautiful example from the "Special" series, in near mint condition throughout, an ultimate collectible
461 $1800 $3000 APW - Longines "American Standard" for American market in massive and exquisite box hinge 18K HC, 52mm (approximately 18S), 18K massively constructed rose gold original case with glazed cuvette in addition to solid gold dust cover, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS and gold regulator scale, marked "Adjusted," early Longines logo on balance cock, marked "American Standard" on mvt & dial, s#50786, classic St Imier style manufacture of the early 1870's, presented in 1880, matching serial number on case & mvt, exquisite taille-douce engraving of band, hinges & bezels Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, beautiful HS, clean plates show slight oil smear, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, just a few MFS against the mirrored fields; dial essentially perfect w/ only two infinitessimal defects - an insipient line at the edge at 2, and a tiny scratch under the center; hands good; original near mint and very heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a number of MFS visible againt the plain polished ground, no wear to the engraving, no dents, only 3 faint dings in the back; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystals; one of the best, most massive box hinges in 18K in near mint condition
462 $1600 $2400 APW - Waltham American Watch Co grade 19J model 1888 with Gothic dial, 16S (specialty size for M88), 14K warranted US assay original Roy HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD with model specific AWWCo Gothic script, lever escapement, 19J, GJS, gold train, elaborate fancy detailed radiant pattern damascene with arcaded border, s#6500737 Mvt: Ticks, balance motion sluggish due to dry oil, needs lubrication, shows tiniest error in flat; winding skips, stem connects and disconnects from engagement; near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work save for infintissimal fleck on otherwise mint winding wheels; dial has several hls and a tiny edge fleck; hands good but seconds replaced; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but an unnecessary testing notch on the inside edge of the back; bow shows little wear, crown of different color indicating that perhaps the detent stem was interchanged, which might have something to do with the poor winding function - watch still sets well; good glass crystal
463 $1400 $2000 APW - Howard Watch Co Series IV with scarce transitional dial, N-S (approximately 18S), heavy 14K original WWCCo case, factory converted from HC to OF, creating spring loaded bezel with reflector ring instead of cover with inner bezel, SW-SS, WE-SSD with seconds at 3 and circular signature at 9, allowing transition from HC model to OF, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, GJS, s#49105 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding of characteristically dark tone, some circular MFS near one case screw, good slots & settings with only faint marring, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hl from 9 across to seconds, where there are two well-executed wax repairs to chips at 50 and 60 in the main dial, plus tiny fracture at edge at 8:30 and small fracture at 4; hands near mint original; original very heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, very few MFS, small dent in band; bow & crown show medium wear, break on crown highlights; good glass crystal
464 $7000 $9000 EPW - Patek Philippe Extra grade minute repeater for Tiffany and Co, 46mm, 18K OF original Swiss case & mvt both marked "Made for Tiffany & Co by Patek Philippe & Co, Switzerland," SW-SS, original gilt dial marked "Tiffany & Co" and "Switzerland," repeat activation by slide, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, fully jeweled repeat train, 31J with 8 adjustments, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#174740, back with rhombohedral monogram Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, plates show faint cloudiness, tiny corrosion speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings (one governor bridge screw changed to gold), tiny oxide on bright work with a patch on one hammer; dial very clean original with perfect graphics and good surface, showing only faint tarnish towards edge, a few infinitessimal black specks, a light surface scuff in seconds; hands near mint, slight oxide; original relatively heavy gauge hidden hinge case shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear & MFS; good glass crystal
466 $2600 $4000 EPW - Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, large gold hunter for L M Lilpop, Purveyor to his (or her) Majesty, Warsaw, Poland, 53mm, 14K original Swiss case with Swiss touchmarks and circular Patek signature on cuvette, with Lilpop contract in French, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with capped escape wheel & moustached counterpoised pallet, 18J, gilt bridge model, s#127554, triple signed Mvt: near mint, GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show nearly pristine gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands near mint (only slight bluing loss); original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, good polish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch throughout, a large, simple & elegant example
467 $2400 $3600 EPW - Patek Philippe & Cie oversized Chronometro Godolo, for Gondolo & Labourian, Rio-de-Janeiro, 56mm, 18K OF original Patek case with logos & circular cuvette signature, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement with moustache counterpoised pallet, 20J, gold train, gilt bridge mvt, s#140147, fully signed Mvt: Runs, slightly sluggish balance motion probably due to dry oil, good poise, plates show good gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, faint crazing of incipient oxide over bright work; dial perfect with surface etching towards center; hands good but seconds replaced and too short; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; this oversized model was very popular in South America and is always impressive
468 $1400 $2000 EPW - Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, 45mm, 18K OF original Patek case with logo marks and circular cuvette signature, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, NI, s#804518, fully signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some plating washout, a number of MFS, good slots & settings, very tiny oxide on bright work; dial original with generally good surface, some scuffs towards edges mostly under bezel, slight thinning to signature graphic, small soft dent towards dial center; hands good; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, tiny stretch to hidden hinge, some MFS, a couple of tiny dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
469 $1800 $2800 EPW - Patek Philippe made for Shreve, Crump & Low Co, Boston MA, 52mm, 18K original US Market JS HC with Shreve signature on cuvette, SW-SS, unmarked original WED, lever escapement, 18J, adjusted grade, s#114968, mvt with both Patek & Shreve signatures, cuvette engraved for William M Murphy Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, beautiful HS, plates show just a hint of oil smear & fingerprint speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial is mint; gorgeous Louis XV hands are mint; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous light MFS, some tiny dings in back; bow & crown show light wear w/ tiny break on crown highlights; clean plastic crystal
470 $1000 $1400 EPW - Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, ref 600/2, 45mm, 18K OF original Patek Philippe case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with raised applied numerals, lever escapement, 18J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#882161 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint washout to barrel bridge, a number of shorter MFS and tiny nicks to the balance cock, slightly marred slots, good settings, some light oxide on bright work; dial mint original, one faint MFS; hands mint; original case has had an inscription evenly & professionally removed from the back, but leaving the gauge of the back quite thin, so one must press on the edges to close; the case shows light wear, a few nicks where the inscription points were the deepest, profuse MFS that almost disguise what has happened, slight dings in the band plus a light crease across the back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; great dial condition, watch case looks good but the back is now vulnerable to dings, dents or more creasing, so handle with care and carry in a slip-case
471 $1000 $1500 EPW - Patek Philippe mvt custom-cased in platinum with custom diamond dial, 40mm, American 90% platinum 10% iridium case, SW-SS, dial refinished with applied platinum & diamond-set numerals, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, NI Patek curved bridge model OF mvt from the late 1890's set in a nicely enameled sizing ring, s#100051; probably customized at some point in the Art Deco period, dial refinished recently Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, dullness & faint speckle, slightly marred slots & settings, some oxide on bright work with the regulator tail broken off; clean dial is custom made with printed signature in roughly Deco period style; hands mismatched; custom case shows evidence of removed inscription, light wear, satin finishing, some MFS, a number of small dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; the watch was probably cutomized when this look became fashionable, taking advantage of the older Patek Philippe mvt; pretty good weight still left in the platinum
472 $1200 $1800 EPW - Patek Philippe dress watch in much older Patek box for hunter or side-winder with its certificate for watch #32895, with 2 chain fragments (one gold), 45mm, 18K OF original Patek keyed snap-back case, SW-SS, silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#881315, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very slight cloudiness in signature area, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original, with discolored tarnish patch starting under seconds, bezel rub & tarnish speckle towards edges outside chapter, tarnish discoloration to applied markers, a few MFS; hands near mint original; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, abundant MFS, slight flat dent at bottom of band; bow & crown show light wear; slightly worn plastic crystal; one chain fragment appears to be 14K, the other GF, neither suitable for the watch; the fine old mahogany box appears to have its original paper in the top behind the signature silk, and is in fine condition overall, accepting a watch of about 49mm diameter; box is not warped, the insert edge bent a bit; watch could use a good polishing
473 $1200 $1800 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, in original box, 49mm, 18K OF original PP&Co logo case with full Patek signature on gold cuvette, SW-SS, original gilt dial, lever escapement with moustache counterpoised pallet, 16J, gilt curved bridge model, s#195421 Mvt: NR, gummed solid in the caps, needs OH, may not have been cleaned since new as the mvt looks nearly pristine, with pressure exhibits the potential for good balance motion & poise, plates show near mint gilding, hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, nearly pristine surface with only the faintest scuffs or MFS visible on reflection; hands mint original; original medium to heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch needing only cleaning and fresh lubrication; box shows light rubbing, fine interior; watch is a nice large diameter for a slimmer dress watch variety
474 $1000 $1600 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, 45mm, 18K original snap-back case, SW-SS, cleaned & refinished silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#804533 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few short MFS, good slots & settings, only one filamented oxide patch on bright work; dial cleaning & refinishing managed to preserve the seconds chapter graphic and the Swiss graphic beneath, but it was necessary to reprint the Patek Philippe signature, dial is now clean and presentable with slightly off-line satin, but with tarnish to the applied markers; hands good, seconds tarnished; original medium gauge case shows light overall wear, some edge nicks on the back in difficult locations to fix without turning off material, profuse MFS, no other dents or dings, back insert rotated slightly; bow & crown show light wear; plastic crystal should be changed to glass for best look
475 $900 $1400 EPW - Patek Philippe & Co contract for Tiffany & Co, 40mm, 18K original HC, early SW-SS system, WED w/ central decoration, fully capped lever escapement, probably 18-19J, gilt bridge mvt, wolf's tooth winding, s#25116, a very early stem-winding example, signed by both parties on cuvette in elegant style Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very little toning variation to gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has long radial hls; hands well-matched although minute seems a bit short; original case shows light wear, MFS, some small dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; an early stem-wind example w/ Tiffany signature a plus
476 $3500 $5500 EPW - A Lange & Sohne in Deutsche Uhren-Fabrikation box, quality 1a (Herkner system) with DES, GJS, gold pallet & escape wheel, 51mm, 18K OF original case with Lange signature in garter logo, gold cuvette with signature, "Martin Halbkram, Hof-Uhrmacher [master watchmaker] Wien," SW-pin-set, signed WED, fully capped lever escapement with single pin banking, 20J, top grade produced, s#42950, in near mint condition overall, with near mint associated period box with spare mainspring & crystal for a DUF grade hunter A near mint package overall from the original family owners - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show mint gilding, only one long light MFS barely visible under "Dresden," mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, infinitessimal faint spots on winding wheels with infinitessimal scratch over one; dial mint, with faintest solution etching; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, has a number of MFS on back & cuvette, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very light wear; good glass crystal & spare; box has opening a bit large for the watch, has mint interior, dust only, mint top, rubbing on bottom where it should be; a near top condition Lange in DUF box of the same period, needing only case polishing
477 $3000 $5000 EPW - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte bei Dresden, in original signed fitted box, quality 1a (Herkner system) with DES, GJS, gold pallet & escape wheel, 55mm, heavy 18K OF original case with Lange signature in garter logo, gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, signed WED, fully capped lever escapement with single pin banking, 20J, top grade produced, s#63104, in excellent condition overall, the box with empty recesses for spare mainspring & crystal Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a couple of small faint dull spots and one infintessimal speck to otherwise near mint gilding with no MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but one small patch on teeth of click wheel along with a handful of infintessimal specks; dial perfect but has a lot of solution or glaze etching overall that one can see only on reflection, looks mint head-on; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; box has near mint interior, dust only, exterior very rubbed; watch is in excellent overall condition, needing only case polishing
478 $3000 $4500 EPW - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte bei Dresden, 50mm, 18K original HC, SW with Lange's special lever setting feature - one shifts the lever towards the pendant where it locks and sets, one then pushes in the crown to unlock and return to winding mode, WED, lever escapement with gold pallet and Lange single pin banking, 15J, gilt, quality 1b (sapphire endstone), s#18871, with original box and bi-lingual warrantee, complete with spare mainspring & crystal, fully signed dial & mvt, European contract case marked .750 only with matching numbers to mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, few MFS but one FS at center and one on dial plate, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl at 9, and edge chip near lever, mostly concealed under bezel; hands good; original medium gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, evidence of case blocking to remove dents especially in front, with refinishing of the cover interior, some MFS, few remaining subtle dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; fine box showing light rubbing, slightly stained warrantee card in English on one side and German on the other, together with a typewritten page reviewing the same basic details in this description, only in German
479 $2800 $4800 EPW - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte bei Dresden, quality 1a (Herkner system) with DES, GJS, gold pallet & escape wheel, 49mm, 18K OF original case with Lange signature in garter logo, gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, signed WED, fully capped lever escapement with single pin banking, 20J, top grade produced, s#34157, in associated box from Marenzeller in Wien Mvt: NR, very gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to the train, clean plates show good gilding, some very faint scuffs and rubbing by the regulator screw-head, no MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, only the tiniest barely visible specks on click wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint; original amedium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
480 $1000 $2000 EPW - Early Adolf Lange bridge model KW, quality 1b (ruby endstone), 51mm, English market hallmarked coin silver OF original or custom case w/ matching serial number, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, probably 15J, gilt, s#3289 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faintly patchy gilding and a few longer MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; unsigned original dial has hl through 8; hands are replaced & in poor condition; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, evenly toned tarnish, some MFS, back has large soft dents continuing into cuvette; bow replaced; good glass crystal; the watch appears to be an original contract for English market, with both dial and case made in England; the Chester marked case has no date letters, making it difficult to know with precision if the case and dial combination were made later or were period; Lange did make mvts for export that were cased in other countries, and this case would appear overall to be of the period of the mvt; more research is necessary
481 $800 $1400 EPW - Movement and dial only - Adolph Lange, Dresden, gilt 1a quality, DES, GJS, WED, HC mvt, s#9928, 43.7mm exact dial plate diameter, signed dial & mvt Near mint overall condition - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fine gilding, a few MFS on reflection, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but for a faint fingerprint etching on the crown wheel; dial has mint surface but faint short hl pair by 5 with tiniest edge fleck; hands mint; great overall condition
482 $2200 $3500 EPW - Glashutter Uhrenfabrik Union, quality 2a (Herkner system) with DES, GJS, gold pallet & escape wheel, 56mm, very heavy 18K OF original case with Uhrenfabrik Union signature, gold cuvette in addition to glazed dust-cover, SW-pin-set, signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with single pin banking, 20J, top grade produced under Uhrenfabrik Union name, s#43345, in excellent condition overall with associated Deutsche Uhren-Fabrikation box for oversized watch, the spare parts recesses now empty, and with further associated A Lange & Sohne certificate for watch #46975 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show near mint gilding, a few infinitessimal specks, one MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with a filament of oxide on crown wheel and only a couple of other infintessimal specks; dial perfect, only a little surface dirt & minor etching; hands mint; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, only the faintest soft ding in the back; bow & crown show very light wear; good glass crystals; sound box for a huge watch with a little surface residue, good interior with dust & dirt, clean warrantee card that will hopefully find its original watch some day; watch itself is in excellent overall condition, quite large, heavy & impressive
483 $1400 $2000 EPW - Glashutter Prazisions-Uhren-Fabrik Aktien Gesellschaft, quality 2b (Herkner), 55mm, heavy Louis XV style (long step-pendant) 14K plain polished original HC, SW-shift-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with gold pallet & escape wheel, single-pin banking, 16J, gilt 3/4 plate mvt, s#100874, in near mint to mint condition throughout, recently overhauled Mvt: In mint condition - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show perfect gilding, no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial mint; hands mint; near mint heavy gauge original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, good polish, the faintest ding above the front hinge; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a top condition Glashutte watch in one of the most desireable case styles
484 $3000 $4000 EPW - Giles Wales & Co, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, heavy gold fully jeweled minute repeater, 57mm, quite massive 18K original case with GW&Co mark and hallmark, SW-button-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train, probably 33J, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, s#10056 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, true in round, slight error in flat, good repeat function & tone, plates show some patchiness, faint tarnish, very small corrosion speckle, etching on governor bridge, a few MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings with one screw head knocked off of escape cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work, filament on hammer, patch on click wheel; dial has faint hl pair running from center in V to either side of 12; hands replaced but for original gold hour; original very heavy gauge case has mvt ring to which gold cuvette is affixed, the band is still massive; case shows light even wear to the very light & fine ET, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a massive quality watch - can you name the American watch company associated with Giles Wales?
485 $2400 $3400 EPW - Conrad Felsing, Berlin, high grade quarter repeater, nickel bridge mvt with parallel pattern damascene, wolf's tooth winding, counterpoised pallet, compensation balance with Breguet hairspring, 32 ruby jewels, jeweled through hammers, unmarked LeCoultre contract ebauche, slide activated, heavy 18K original plain polished HC, SW-LS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, gold hands, s#43683 A near mint watch overall - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, clean plates show nicely toned tarnish, a few shorter MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; snap-on dial is mint; hands mint; heavy gauge original case shows light wear, excellent polish, few MFS, no dents or dings (one expertly removed ding invisible on outside now); bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; an exceptionally clean top grade example
486 $4500 $7500 EPW - Jean Baptiste Baillon, after 1751, watchmaker to Queen Marie Leczinska and Queen Marie Antoinette, elegant multi-color gold and repousse quarter repeating verge fusee with dumb-striking and bell-striking option lever as well as muting button, 46mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, WED w/ expert restoration, verge escapement, finely gilt plates, pierced foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, rose-cut diamond-set hands, without serial number; Britten's notes that Baillon did an extensive trade and was "the richest watchmaker in Europe," and examples of his work may be found in the Victoria & Albert museum as well as others Mvt: GRO, excellent verge function but will occasionally stop due to lack of lubrication, excellent repeat function & crisp bell tone; with the lever at 6 protruding through the case pushed to the left, the watch strikes on the bell, which can then be muted by pressing the tiny touch piece at 7:30, also protruding through the case; with the lever shifted to the right, the watch dumb-strikes, which can then be changed to a muted bell strike by depressing the mute pin; it should be noted that the first bell tone of the quarter strike does not dumb strike when the watch in in dumb mode, so a tiny adjustment is needed; the mechanism is richly gilt and in an impeccable state of conservation, clean and unaltered; the dial was apparently chipped around the winding hole and as well at the minute chapter from 10 to 20, and this has been well-restored by creating a perfect flat surface finish to the entire dial; at the same time, the portions of the chapter that were re-painted are less than precise - had they been precisely painted one would hardly have noticed the restoration at all; the hands are utterly exquisite; the case could well have resided in a protective outer at some time, but was apparently carried without any outer enough to impart some wear to the highlights of the 5-color gold scene, impacting the central head the most, while the remainder of the case shows little wear; the 5 colors are subtle: the slight rose tone to the case sets off white, pink, slightly green and slightly yellow overlays; the case button shows medium wear with tiny break; overall a finely conserved example by an eminent pre-revolutionary French maker
487 $3500 $5500 EPW - Jules Jurgensen five-minute repeating gold watch, 45mm, 18K OF original case with hinged glazed cuvette and factory signature, SW-bow-set by pressing bow towards open back, WED, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train, probably 28-32J, NI bridge mvt, GJS, s#13498 with matching case number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, plates show slightest toning, a few MFS, one FS and one faint corrosion spot by "J" in Jurgensen, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hour hand original, minute hand closely matched replacement, second hand replaced and too blue for original; original very heavy gauge case shows fairly substantial even wear, with reeding to bezels almost completely worn off, but because of its weight still looking substantial and nearly plain polished, shows as well a number of MFS, no dents, only very light back dings; bow & crown show light to medium wear; good glass crystals; despite wear, still a great looking and substantial watch in fine internal condition
488 $3700 $4500 EPW - Large Fleurier-style duplex enameled watch for Chinese market, the elaborately engraved mechanism with standard English duplex escapement, the gilt metal case with polychrome enamel painting of mother and daughter collecting flowers over a basse-taille translucent enamel field, 59mm, OF original case with split pearl paved borders, pendant & bow, bearing fake hallmarks for London 18K gold, KWKS, WED, probably 6J, s#10725 inside cuvette only, late 19th century Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good duplex action (escapement not the offset short to long drop type more typical of Chinese market duplexes, but the standard English variety), plates show good gilding with speckle only on the dial plate, few MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright or blued work; dial perfect; hands good; original case shows little wear to gilding, few MFS, no dents or dings; excellent enamel panel has only a few edge flecks or touch-up at the top edge, and a few FS; bow & push show little wear; good glass crystal; great overall condition, a lot of presence, one of the most endearing painted subjects one will see on this type of watch
489 $2200 $3500 EPW - Pierre Le Roy, Paris (active 1765-1789), multicolor gold cased with tortoise shell pique glazed outer, verge fusee 1/4 hour repeating on bell, 46mm, 18K OF original consular inner case with piercing for bell tone and heavy multi-color gold appliques creating repousse effect, gilt brass original outer with tortoise shell pique decoration and glazed back, KWKS, WED, fine gold hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance bridge, s#7227; this Pierre Le Roy, perhaps a relative at some level, worked at rue St Martin, and is not to be confused with his eminent contemporary of the same name who was son of Julien; of course, as a note of interest, the son of Julien continued to honor his father by signing Julien's name to his own watches, so a Pierre Le Roy signature on a verge of this period is in general almost certain to indicate this maker on rue St Martin; it is still fun to note that it was Julien who designed this very form of French repeating mechanism, used by this maker of the same name as his son Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, repeat function is a bit gummy, would hardly strike at all until the governor train was lubricated, now strikes but tends to hesitate a bit, and one has to hold the pendant in for a moment to allow the all-or-nothing to pass; as it is it will strike all 3 quarters at lower hours, but has difficulty getting out all quarters after 12:45 and only strikes 11 hours, further evidence of gumminess in the train and racks; the mvt has fine gilding with dried oil smear, few MFS, and a scratch by the signature; dial has fairly large chip at the winding that fortunately misses most of the 2 & 3 numerals; hands very fine original; original inner case shows light to medium even wear, with wear to the tops of the figural decorations indicating that the crystal for the outer was gone for a long time; there is little tarnish, a few MFS including a long one over the cupid's head, and very minor dings in the back, only one noticeable; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; outer shows light wear, complete tortoise with natural break at pendant joint, only one line at base, all pique rivets are there, the outer now with mid-19th century high-domed flat center crystal installed for protection (a continuous high dome would be correct)
490 $1800 $2600 EPW - Scarce gold cabriolet pair-cased duplex fusee signed B J Warner, Royal Poytechnic Institution, Regent St, London, convertible from hunting case to open face by turning over the inner case within the heavy outer, 55mm, 18K HC-OF convertible original case signed E&D Kinsey, Cincinnati, O #2090, KWKS, WED, capped duplex escapement, probably 12J, gilt 3/4 plate, DES, s#2090 on mvt as well; in HC format, the bezel is magnificently engraved and the inside cover has very fine ET decoration Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint gilt plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has 3 hls; hands good; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear to ET, a few MFS, minor dings to back visible only internally; bow & push show little wear; good glass crystal; a magnificently constructed case in exceptional condition, with a scarce fusee duplex mvt as well; few of these surviving cases are as sharp
491 $4000 $7000 EPW - Swiss minute repeating moon-phase calendar chronograph, 55mm, 18K heavy original HC w/ glazed cuvette in addition to gold dust-cover with remant couple's portraits in floated emulsion within engraved escutcheons, SW-LS, WED w/ apertures & sub-dials, lever escapement, probably 25J as the repeat train is unjeweled on the dial plate, NI, higher grade governor wag system, s#10788, slide-activated minute repeating on two gongs, simple day-date-month-moon-phase calendar w/ advancing levers through bezel, simple stop-start-return chronograph activated by button on band Fully inspected under dial and with calendar plate removed; Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise; good repeat function & tone although I did note that the quarter rack spring occasionally will slip under its pin if the racks lift at all, a very simple matter to adjust to prevent, but if it happens the symptom will be failure to strike every last note of the quarters; calendar mechanism complete, and all dials advance well except the month, which has its leaf spring tending to ride away from the star wheel, another simple thing to fix by pinning the spring foot; good chrono function; plates show substantial tarnish through the plating, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, very small bits of oxide on bright work; dial is perfect; hands are good but seconds hand is missing and requires one with a long tube - examination showed the seconds post to be intact; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, numerous MFS, a handful of faint dings in back and at two locations on band; GF bow, push & crown show a little highlight wear to brass; plastic front crystal, good glass back crystal; a very handsome example with only minor eccentricities to tweak for assurance of perfect function
492 $2500 $3500 EPW - Swiss quarter-repeating moon-phase calendar chronograph for German & Russian markets, 60mm, 14K & 56 zolotnik marked original HC with gold cuvette in addition to glazed dust cover, SW-LS, levers for advancing calendar functions, single button chronograph activation, push for repeat activation, WED with aperture for lunar phases, lever escapement, 15-17J, gilt mvt, s#102872 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, good chrono function, calendar functions advance flawlessly, plates show faintest cloudiness or oil smear to gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on satin-work; dial is mint, moon dial is dark and apparently never cleaned; hands excellent, although the month hand is fancy and the other calendar hands plain; original medium to light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS and a couple of long scratches on the front, very few minor dings mostly removed from the front cover; bow & crown show wear; good glass crystal; a nice, big, solid complicated repeater in fine condition; with lighter gauge cases, covers should always be closed by pressing towards the edges to keep them looking good, pressing in the centers can develop denting which fortunately has not happened here
493 $4500 $6500 EPW - Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829), "Inventit et Fecit" (literally, "the inventor and maker thereof") 119 High Holborn, London, fusee pocket chronometer with Earnshaw spring detent escapement, 55mm, coin silver OF original or purpose ordered naval duty consular case bearing London hallmarks for either 1809 or 1829 (marks obscured and indicating the date the case order was filled, not the date of manufacture of the mvt), KWKS, WED with identical signature & number, gilt full-plate mvt with DES, flat HS with long-rising overcoil, s#4719; this is an example from the original manufacturer of Earnshaw's improved pocket & ship's chronometer escapement with expansion balance that became the standard for all fusee chronometers for the remainder of the century (including the Hamilton in the 20th); while Harrison is credited with his invention of the marine chronometer, his invention was impractical, being a verge escapement with cycloidal -faced pallets and requiring a remontoir for supplying constant spring pressure, a difficult if not impossible thing to mass produce; Arnold & Earnshaw came up with slightly different practical designs at about the same time, and there was controversy about who came up with whose design first; what is not controversial is that the Arnold escapement did not work as well, and many Arnold watches were subsequently converted to Earnshaw escapements; by the time of J R Arnold, the son, all such Arnold products were manufactured with Earnshaw escapements NOTE: The present example required replacement of the spring detent alone by minor adaptation of a nearly identical Earnshaw type detent of the period, and may be considered as restored in historically correct fashion with original material; no other repair was necessary, only cleaning; this information would not be known under inspection if not revealed by the master horologist who has owned & restored the watch and consigned it for sale - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement function; the expansion balance is of standard thickness in profile, with gold timing weights and numerous threaded holes for accurate optional placement of weights; bright plates show fine gilding, very few MFS but a few UFS from polishing in the distant past, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on the very limited amount of bright work or on any steel components; dial is mint but for a very small fleck at the seconds center; hands are mint but the appropriate replacement seconds hand is slightly copper toned; original heavy gauge consular case typical of watches cased for naval service shows medium even wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, minor dings in band or back; bow & pendant show light wear; the hallmarks are quite worn in appearance, but the large letter "O" is still visible on reflection, while it is not possible to tell if a crown exists atop the jackal - no crown should be there if the "O" is actually the small letter indicating 1829; some letters would suffer such fate if the final blocking was done after the hallmark was applied, so they are not worn, but blocked out; good glass crystal; an exceptional clean, original and appropriately conserved example, historically significant; it should be noted that records can sometimes be found of watches such as these in the British Admiralty files that have largely survived
494 $2000 $2600 EPW - Touchon & Co, Geneva, minute repeater with slide activation, 47mm, 14K original Swiss HC with Swiss touchmarks, SW-LS, WED, lever escapementwith capped escape wheel, fully jeweled mvt including governor & hammers, 24-30J, NI damascene bridge model in LeCoultre style, s#26220 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, quite loud for small size when placed on resonant surface, clean plates with minimal cloudiness on governor spring bridge show various distributed MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; fancy hands only faintly discolored; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, one pin-point ding in band near hinge; bow & crown show little wear, only visible wear at top edge of crown highlights; good glass crystal
496 $1200 $1800 APW - American Watch Co grade 21J (Centennial) HC model 1872, 16S (special size case for '72 only), GF OF recase, SW-LS, O'Hara style polychrome enamel dial, fully capped lever escapement, superb NI damascene, GJS, gold train, s#2737318 Mvt: NR, can barely be made to tick with pressure applied to the utterly gummy train, shows signs of good potential balance motion & good poise, plates show fine finish and not too many MFS, but a horological genius has carefully engraved "23 Jewels" under the adjusted mark, apparently as challenged in math as he was in timepiece conservation; otherwise, near mint slots & settings but for tiny marring to EW cap, tiny oxide on bright work but sanded removal of more extensive oxide from the click wheel; dial has hls, may be from a model 1888, maybe not; hands good; purely utilitarian recase shows wear to brass, MFS, a creased dent & dings; replaced bow, nice crown shows minimal wear; plastic crystal w/ MFS; very fine plates but for the intrusive and incorrect inscription which will simply have to be forgiven or elegantly plugged; needs OH, fine click wheel, fine dial, fine HC in gold; fortunately there seem to have been no further mechanical inerventions committed, so the wonderful mvt has good remaining potential
497 $800 $1600 APW - Ball Waltham ORC (Order of Railway Conductors) 21J Official Standard, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Philadelphia case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with colorful ORC logo, lever escapement, concentric (bull's-eye) pattern NI damascene, GJS, gold center wheel, s#B206291 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS with abundant FS near the case screw sites, good slots but slightly marred settings, light oxide on bright work and small patches on winding wheels; dial has hls, one through 4 & 5 proceeding from a small chip to copper at the dial edge, and the other at 6 beneath the seconds; hands good but seconds mismatched; original case shows light wear, few MFS, a small ding in the back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal with minimal scratches
498 $700 $1000 APW - Ball Elgin marked Official RR Standard 21J grade 333, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase with locomotive on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, Ball hands, lever escapement, GJS, full plate concentric pattern NI damascene, s#11858894 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, true in the flat with only infinitessimal error in round, plates show numerous MFS, some faint cloudiness, light etching just under balance, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect with full patent marking concealed only by the bezel, faint MFS in seconds; hands original but minute tip needs polishing and bluing; recase shows light wear, some MFS, a light dent on the band, one in the back which has been partially pushed out with a single ding that should be flattened & blocked; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal, scarce model, protective case, would be nice to turn out the reflector ring to show off the fine patent marking, plenty of material in the ring to do that
499 $700 $1200 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999 Official Standard, 16S, finely engraved WGF OF Ball Model Keystone original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#B604385 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, generally good poise with only infintessimal error in round, plates show a few short MFS particularly by one case screw, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap and MFS on pallet cap, tiny oxide on bright work and a few tiny patches on winding wheels; dial has been reglazed in its entirety to conceal some edge flecks and presumably any lines that might have been cleaned out, creating a glaze minicus around the seconds dial; hands good; original case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; nice mvt, great case, both deserve a mint dial even though the restored one looks pretty good
500 $600 $1000 APW - Columbus Watch Co 23J "Columbus King," 18S, heavy quality GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD with Roman numerals, lever escapement, GJS, radiant sunburst NI damascene eccentrically centered on barrel arbor origin with star decorated barrel bridge, s#504376 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a number of light MFS not very visible due to the brilliant damascene, good slots & settings, although the gold setting and jewel for the barrel arbor has been changed to a simple brass bushing without alteration to the bridge or screws, reducing the jewel count by one until correct jewel replacement is found, tiny oxide on bright work with many tiny specks on whiplash; dial has fine surface but a few very faint hls and concealed edge fleck at 3; hands good; period & style appropriate recase of heavy GF quality shows light (back) to medium (front) even wear but no brass, some MFS, minor dings visible only inside the covers near the edges, the original screw hole on the pendant has been clumsily plugged and a new screw placed on the opposite side, could be plugged nicely with a little additional effort; bow & crown show very little wear, fine replacements; good glass crystal; rare model, great damascene, good recase needing only finishing touches to the pendant plug
501 $1500 $2500 APW - E Howard & Co split plate series VII, N-S (approximately 18S), massive near mint 14K original EH&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, marked adjusted on foot, GJS, radiant cloud pattern NI damascene, s#228865 (the 865th split plate made) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, slots & settings are slightly marred and cock cap setting is very marred, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands near mint; original extremely heavy gauge case shows no wear but a light initial has been deftly removed from the round escutcheon, leaving a slightly concave appearance, case has hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a stupendous case with rare split plate mvt
502 $1200 $1700 APW - E Howard & Co Series V, L-S (approximately 16S), heavy 18K original EH&Co case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, marked adjusted on cock, deer grade, s#66338, case as-is Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS & dirt, good slots & slightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hour hand broken off, minute hand twisted, seconds hand mint (thank heavens for little favors); original very heavy gauge case shows medium wear, numerous MFS, some light dents or dings to covers, broken or missing lift spring, slightly sprung front cover; bow replaced with lower karat & worn, awful brass crown not original, stem length needs adjustment or new crown may fix the length issue; no crystal; good high grade mvt, case needs a makeover
503 $1000 $1500 APW - E Howard & Co Series VIII, N-S (18S), 14K original box hinge HC conversion to OF EH&Co case w/ bezel for glazed cuvette in addition to gold dust-cover, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, hound grade, fancy NI damascene, GJS, s#306153 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS to FS, some nicks on plate edge near balance, missing both case screws, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but regulator whiplash is missing; dial has 2 long hls & needs seconds dial repositioned; hands not original and missing minute; original medium to heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, some MFS, numerous minor dings; bow & crown show substantial wear; crystal missing in back, good glass crystal in front; an interesting example of HC conversion to OF, apparently to order for this mvt
504 $800 $1200 APW - E Howard & Co series III, N-S (approximately 18S), heavy coin silver original BWCF HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, Mershon's patent regulator (not marked), Reed's patent barrel with exposed stop-works and counterclockwise winding, marked adjusted, gilt mvt, s#18915 Mvt: GRO, lively balance motion, errors in flat and round with noticeable dancing of the upper pivot under the cap, may need slight pivot straightening, or may need truing as well, plates show characteristically slightly dark gilding, fine to medium speckle acoss the plates and barrel, very few MFS, good slots & settings, very tiny oxide on bright work edges; dial perfect, a couple of specks of glue residue only; hands near mint; very heavy gauge original case shows medium even wear, some faint tarnish, residue, a few MFS, no dents or dings, gold hinges good but loosening; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; the nice engraving depth of the case along with its mass makes for a handsome original case to a higher grade series III; excellent original condition overall
505 $1250 $1750 APW - Elgin B W Raymond "Adjusted" in rare heavy 14K Waltham swing-out case, 18S, very heavy gauge OF original SO case with embossed AWCo & 14K stamps, brass hinged mvt ring, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2302723, within an as-is curious period fitted leather-covered travel box in which the watch can be set up on a night stand; a newspaper cutout of a marriage announcement from 1898 still resides within the case-back Mvt: NR, staff OK but very gummy, mainspring slips in barrel, clearly broken, plates with minor speckle; dial with hls & edge fleck; hands good; original quite massive & very heavy gauge SO case shows very little wear, some MFS and concentrations of MFS where the metal watch holder tabs rub the back in the box, no dents or dings, stem sleeve needs adjustment, not quite in position for winding & setting without finessing it; the bezel compresses the dial when approaching full closure, seat needs more depth for this mvt; bow & crown show little wear; glass crystal has small internal chip at edge; box is missing its front cover edge, would need to be refabricated, otherwise it has some rubbing; an amazing massive watch case, SO cases in gold are quite rare
506 $1250 $1750 APW - Elgin B W Raymond in heavy gold hunter, 18S, heavy 18K OB&H hallmarked recase, SW-LS conversion from KW with winding hole in cuvette as well, probably factory conversion as opposed to Abbott's, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, gilt, s#491586 Mvt: NR, fully wound, gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied via crown, plates show relatively good gilding with minor cloudiness & slight fingerprint etching, very few MFS, minor speckle, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial has no hls but a number of edge flecks in several spots concealed by the bezel; hands good; heavy gauge recase shows light to medium slightly uneven wear but good detail to deeper engraving, some MFS, some light dents or dings in covers and a sharper ding in cuvette; bow & crown show medium wear, abundant bow brass; good glass crystal; heavy case might have housed an Illinois 3rd model conversion at one point, has had a few other mvts in there
507 $1000 $1600 APW - Elgin convertible in 14K multi-color gold Keller & Untermeyer boxed-hinged HC, 16S (specialty size for Elgin convertible model), original case with multi-color appliques & escutcheon on one side, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancily patterned NI damascene, s#2445998 Mvt: Ticks, good balance motion & poise with pressure, needs OH, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hls at 8 & 6; hands matching but short; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium even wear but more substantial look to the wear on the decorative cover, has some MFS, a few minor dings; bow shows medium wear, crown abundantly worn to brass & split; good glass crystal
508 $1000 $1500 APW - Elgin heavy gold box-hinged hunter, 16S (specialty Elgin size similar to convertible), heavy solid construction 14K original HC marked "BWCCo Warranted 14K," SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#1061583 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion although a bit dry, good poise, plates show good gilding, oil smear, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but a sharp nick in the back; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
509 $1000 $1500 APW - Elgin in gold box-hinged multicolor hunter with fancy dial, 12-14S, 14K original HC with four-color gold appliques over fifth base color of case, SW-SS, WE-SS O'Hara style dial with decorative coloration & gold accents, lever escapement, 7J, NI, s#26741331 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show a little loss to letter blacking; dial essentially perfect with only microflecks at dial center, possibly in the making; hands good decorative Louis XV style, seconds slightly mismatched and darkened; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, some knife-related MFS on cuvette, only a few tiny dings in covers; bow shows very little wear, crown shows light wear on highlights; good glass crystal; a near mint effect overall with fine appliques & excellent stag head
510 $1000 $1400 APW - Elgin gold box-hinge hunter, 18S, warranted 14K assay original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt full-plate mvt, s#584648 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings overall with mismatched case screws, faint oxide on bright work; dial has light hls at 5, small fracture at 7:30; hands good, light oxide; original medium to light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, the lighter case gauge has allowed buckling and inward compression to both lids, the back more than the front, along with a few dents or dings in covers & cuvette; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; while the box hinges are of fairly heavy construction, the light gauges for the covers & cuvette make them very sensitive to compression; case will need to be re-blocked to improve the degree of compression somewhat and remove the dents; covers like these must be closed at the edges, never pressing towards the center
511 $1000 $1600 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B Nawco recase with unusual custom pendant & bow, SW-LS, scarce WE Montgomery dial with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, GJS with elaborate gold cock cap, gold train, radiant & wave pattern NI damascene, s#21770597 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, very tiny error in round, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings (tiny scratch on cock cap), hardly any oxide on bright work; dial unfortunately has lengthy chip along the seconds from 43 to 32 in the main dial, as well as another chip from 21 to 19, but leaving the seconds dial undamged, as well there is a tiny hl above the center; hands good; recase shows little wear, good plating, few MFS, no dents or dings; custom bow, pendant & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; it appears that the pendant was changed to RR style by a true master casemaker
512 $1000 $1600 APW - Elgin multi-color gold box-hinged hunter, 16S, 14K original Roy HC, SW-SS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, NI, s#22769246 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, minor MFS or oxide; dial has faint hls; hands good; medium to light gauge original case shows light wear, a few MFS, minor dings to back; light gauge cuvette bent inward under engraving pressure while scribing name, causing a wrinkle as well; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal
513 $750 $1050 APW - Elgin HC in gold, 16S, 14K heavy original Dueber HC with proper gold marking, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9-11J, gilt, s#1159153 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding except barrel top is darkened, no MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; other hands good but minute hand too small; original case shows light even wear, a few MFS, minor dings toward the shoulder of the case back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
514 $750 $1250 APW - Elgin large gold hunter, 18S, 14K BWCCo original HC w/ weighted band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt full plate, s#3114386 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has 2 faint hls; hands good; original medium gauge case w/ weighted band shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, modern inscription inside front cover: "To my husband Love your wife," good advice for all of us; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; very clean watch overall
515 $700 $1000 APW - Elgin National Watch Co, 18S, in professionally purpose fitted & converted 12-14K gold case originally by Wood & Vail, Goshen (NH), once a keywind case for fusee lever style mvt, now SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J adjusted, G M Wheeler with fancy NI damascene, s#11200060 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings except for modification of cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has chip at 12 through the 60, fleck at 1; hands good; finely fitted case has plugged cuvette beautifully converted to hinged cuvette, converted SW pendant, a factory quality conversion probably done at the time the current mvt was bought new to replace the old; the case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; Goshen is famous for its horologists and casemakers, among the best in America, one still in his prime
516 $650 $1000 APW - Elgin lady’s box-hinge hunter, 8S, 18K original finely engraved HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#1370982 Mvt: NR, good staff, barely ticking; (rarely does one see a balance so far out of round and flat that it makes one think of a Bacardi Mojito commercial); plates show abundant grundge, good slots & settings, minimal oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a profusion of soft dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; crystal gone
517 $600 $1000 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Elgin RR marked case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#18106073 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, reasonably good in round but distinctly out of flat, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings except for marring and FS to the cock cap and its mounting, little noticeable oxide on bright work but there is a fine mist on the winding wheels; dial perfect under a little dirt or oil smear that will clean right off; hands near mint; original case shows medium wear to brass on band & highlights, a few MFS, pinpoint ding in back; bow & crown show medium wear but little brass; good glass crystal; good internal condition, great dial and honest outer case
518 $600 $1000 APW - Elgin in elaborate multi-color gold case, 8S, 14K 5-color gold original HC (white, yellow, pink and green against a more neutral rose tone of the case), SW-LS, WE-SSD with hand-painted name of owner, lever escapement, 9-11J, gilt, s#1463579 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show thin gilding, tiny speckle & fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has 3 faint hls; hands good but variant in color; original medium gauge case shows excellent color contrast, very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, but the front cover hinge is slightly distorted causing the cover to lay open a touch too much, could be fixed with new pin and tube truing; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very handsome watch with elegant decoration
519 $500 $900 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy patterned NI damscene, s#16840335 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight cloudiness, numerous MFS, slightly marred slots & settings with replaced cock cap setting screw, light oxide on bright work, patch and other tiny specks on winding wheels; dial has large wax repair to chip at 9, obliterating the chapter and the edge of the numeral, plus hls, chip next to WI and edge chip at 4:30; hands original showing prevalent light oxide; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but quite a lot of verdigris on the bezel along the crystal notch; bow & replacement crown show medium & light wear respectively; good glass crystal
520 $1250 $1750 APW - Elgin National Watch Co with unusual stem-wind conversion, 18S, very heavy 18K apparently original customized case, the KW mvt converted to SW-LS with down-shifting lever, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, H H Taylor gilt model 1, s#210543 Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise but out of beat, plates show good gilding but loose dirt & oil smear, mvt needs OH; otherwise plates show few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost mint, faint hl under seconds; hands good; original very heavy gauge case was initially designed for a standard lever position, so the bezel has a replaced section where it was cut out; then a new slot was cut for the conversion lever; the cuvette shows no sign of ever having been filled, and the case shows no sign of any other mvt ever being in it; so apparently it was desired to have this specific conversion mvt go into this specific SW-LS case; the case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, only the tiniest back ding; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very heavy and impressive watch, will be near mint overall with cleaning of the mvt
521 $1000 $1600 APW - F W Drosten, St Louis, MO, Swiss for US market in astounding multi-color GF case with massive raised dog's head, 18S, very heavy quality GF original case with massive multi-color gold overlays in four colors, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 16J, NI damascene multi-plane mvt, s#570050 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show slightest frosting, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings w/ minimal marring, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands mint; original heaviest quality GF case shows no wear, excellent polish & color contrast, hardly any MFS, only one soft dent to center of cover that will block out easily, creating a slight cupping right now to the escutcheon; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch in every respect, one of the best multi-color designs, amazing to see in GF
522 $1200 $1600 APW - Exceptional Hamilton Masterpiece 23J grade 922 in 18KWG with original box & warrantee certificate, 12-14S, 18K white gold OF original case with gold cuvette bearing Hamilton logo banners, SW-SS, striated silvered original dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#3011936, textured leather fitted Hamilton box with gilt edge, velvet interior, paper with matching numbers, in near mint condition throughout A near mint watch throughout - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial essentially mint, with slight surface dirt or whitish speckle; hands mint; near mint original medium to relatively heavy gauge case shows no wear, original satin, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; box interior near mint with only the velour off the hook, paper complete with slight verdigree speckle & mild rubbing, box exterior mildly rubbed with a slight chip to the gilding; one of the best condition complete Masterpiece presentations out there
523 $1000 $1600 APW - Hamilton Elinvar 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original marked "Hamilton Railroad Model" SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid Elinvar balance and blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2639808 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, a patch on click wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint; original case shows very little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; clean plastic crystal with a few MFS; a very high condition example of this rare model, needs case polishing and a glass crystal only
524 $900 $1400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 991 in scarce original EH&Co gold case, 16S, heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, NI fancy damascene, GJS, frosted gold train, s#712915, handsome signature style engraving on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has solitary hl below seconds; hands good but seconds too small; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents but a hidden small ding visible only internally in the back at the edge; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; one hardly ever sees a Howard case contract for another mvt, clearly custom ordered
525 $900 $1400 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF period & model correct SB&B Hamilton recase, SW-LS, painted metal faux DSD, lever escapement, gold cap settings, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S20655 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, slight distress by case screws, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work except tiny spot at regulator tip; dial mint with good surface; hands mint; correct recase shows other screw marks, but has hardly any wear, original satin, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; about as nice a 950B as one will find outside of new old stock, save for the prior occupancy of another mvt; worth the effort to straighten the screw ledge and turn off the old marks on the lathe to create an as original look
526 $900 $1400 APW - Hamilton gold hunter grade 935 contract for Wm Kennedy, Albany, NY, 18S, heavy 14K original MF&Co HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD with contract signature as well, lever escapement, 17J, fancy patterned NI damascene, s#29813 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of longer MFS including a long fine scuff, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has single hl below seconds, tiny internal fleck above 5; hands good; original heavy gauge case has broken lift spring, shows light to medium even wear but preserving the engraving detail, some MFS, 2 small dents, one in band, one near edge of back; bow & crown show light and subtstantial wear, respecitively; good glass crystal
527 $800 $1250 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, superbly engraved to two-tone effect, SW-LS, WE-DSD with wonderful contract signature, "The Edwards Jewelry Store, Pittsfield, Mass," lever escapement, GJS, elaborate NI damascene, s#493420, nearly new old stock appearance Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates but for a few long MFS on the barrel bridge and a couple on the main plate, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work save for a tiny spot on the regulator pointer; dial looks mint but has very small fleck at the lever concealed by the bezel; hands mint; original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; the case threads have dried grease or rouge in them that needs to be cleaned out for smooth turning, right now the turning is difficult; good glass crystal; except for the MFS, about as mint a 946 with as wonderful a GF case as one could want; even the dial marking is great; top marks
528 $750 $1150 APW - Hamilton 975 for Fuhrman, Albany NY, 16S, 14K heavy 51mm diameter Keystone marked .585 original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD w/ Fuhrman signature, lever escapement, 17J, grade 975, s#345756 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial looks mint but has partially concealed wax repair to chip at edge next to 12; hands good; original medium-heavy gauge case shows very little wear, good polish, few MFS, small back dent & one band ding; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; nice watch w/ a large feel for a 16S
529 $750 $1500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 994, 16S, GF OF Hamilton recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, bridge model w/ fishscale damascene, GJS, gold train, s#1153516 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, with pressure applied shows good balance motion & poise, near mint plates show few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial essentially perfect w/ mint surface, only two microflecks on inner bevel, possibly in making; hands mint; recase shows light wear, difficult threads on front bezel, some MFS & FS, no dents or dings; bow has tiniest brassing while bow & crown show little wear; clean plastic crystal; great mvt & dial condition in this scarce model
530 $700 $1000 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original marked "Hamilton Railroad Model" SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1576022 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, very slight errors in round & flat, plates show some patchiness, cloudiness, thin plating, a few MFS or nicks, good slots & settings with slight marring to the cock cap, light oxide on bright work with some MFS; dial almost mint, one faint hl beneath seconds; hands good, slightly dull; original case shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow has wear to brass underneath where the chain always pulled at the same corner, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; very attractive numeral graphics
531 $700 $1000 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, painted metal faux-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, s#S22999 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with some tiny specks and a spot on the winding wheels; dial has surface dirt and some printing loss in the signature - one can see what probably happened: the watch was without crystal for a long time, the surface became coated with dirt, an attempt was made to clean and loss occured along with some remnant UFS from cloth cleaning; hands good but have a little surface film; original case shows hardly any wear, original satin line, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch that suffered the mishap of having no crystal in a dirty or greasy environment and being cleaned incorrectly; a mint dial could yield a near mint watch
532 $1500 $2500 APW - Scarce early Hampden, New York Watch Co with capped escape wheel serial #6149, 18S, 18K heavy original HC w/ matching serial #6149, marked Golwey, Albany, KWKS from back, WE-SSD, lever escapement w/ compensated balance w/ gold timing weights, could be 15-17J depending on front plate jeweling of 3rd & 4th wheels, gilt 3/4 plate, exceptional find w/ matching case numbers Mvt: Ticks sluggishly due to dry oil & dirt, good poise, plates show dirt, some patchiness due to oil smear, patchy tarnish as well, some tiny distributed corrosion speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings w/ some contact tarnish only at EW cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has edge chip in chapter between 7 & 8, tiny hl under seconds; hands good; original very heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, numerous MFS, a few tiny dings; bow is lightly worn 14K replacement, push shows substantial break or loss to either side; good glass crystal; case retains good presence because of its mass, a very scarce Hampden w/ rare case
533 $750 $1500 APW - Historically interesting English verge fusee made for US market, the barrel plate marked "Joseph Lye, Lynn [Massachusetts] 1816," the identical date to the hallmark; 58mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, cock cut-out on dust-cap, s#8139, London hallmarks for 1816, with series of watch papers from the local area documenting the repair history of the watch from 1832 to 1851; in 1832, Balch & Smith of Salem Mass diagnosed the verge as "worn out;" Aaron Holmes of Lynn put in a "new virge [sic]" as well as a new mainspring in 1835; he serviced the watch again in 1838; from there the watch was serviced by Charles Lefavour of Lynn in 1840, 1846, and 1851; the 1846 paper mentions the customer John Lye, which confirms that the name and date on the plate was more than likely ordered for presentation, passed down by 1846, and was not a jeweler's name Mvt: GRO, good verge function, near mint gilding, few FS, cap jewel perhaps replaced, but not its setting; dial perfect; hands lovely but probably later than original; original case with matched outer showing light wear, medium toned even tarnish, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; original bow & pendant; button square good; good domed glass crystal; papers in excellent condition throughout, complete with good graphics; an excellent condition original watch with a series of papers that one can confirm were within the watch and carefully conserved; it is hard to find English contract verges with such good historical information from the late 18th or early 19th centuries, and one rarely sees an affirmable date engraved on a plate
534 $1200 $2000 APW - Howard Series I serial #640, N-S (18S), coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, Reed's Patent, Geneva stop-works, pointed tooth escape wheel Mvt: GRO, but slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil, good poise, plates show somewhat patchy gilding, tarnish, occasional tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, one changed case screw, some filamented oxide patches on bright work; dial perfect, a little oil smear in seconds, good underneath; hands good w/ finely faceted pointer centers; reasonably well-fitted recase shows medium & slightly uneven wear, a few MFS, a number of minor dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; good beveled glass crystal
535 $700 $1100 APW - Howard Series III with Mershon's 1859 patent regulator, N-S (18S), heavy coin silver WP&Co original HC w/ beautiful ET decoration inside front cover, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#13173, Reed's patent barrel, Geneva stop-works, banking pins abutting pallet stone setting backs Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show even toned tarnish, thin gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, occasional tiny oxide on bright work; dial has single edge hl along chapter from 4 to 5; hands good original; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, one ding in front cover & two dings in back; bow replaced w/ nickel, push shows medium wear especially front & back; good glass crystal; a really fine original example that has aged nicely, should clean beautifully
536 $1200 $1800 APW - Howard Series IV keywind in gold, N-S (approximately 18S), heavy ET 18K original PB&Co HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, heat & cold marked on cock, gilt, s#35408, gold plated advertising key with chain a nice touch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates have little remaining gilding from overwashing, some speckle & tarnish, show few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work mostly consisting of patch on barrel disc; dial has faint hl through 7, otherwise perfect; hands are fine original umbrella style; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, excellent appearance, few MFS, slightest dings in back; bow & push show very light wear; good glass crystal; a most impressive original Howard case with a minty look to it
537 $1000 $1500 APW - Howard series IV keywind in gold, N-S (approximately 18S), 12-14K original HC marked N&S, KWKS winding counterclockwise, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#35362 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show thin gilding, oil smear, diffuse spotting, few MFS, light scuffs, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, some MFS, the faintest dings; replaced bow good, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal
538 $1000 $1600 APW - E Howard & Co, series IV marked "Adjusted," N-S (approximately 18S), heavy 14K original HC with maker's mark, "P," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, fancy parallel pattern NI damascene, s#49890 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint even cloudiness, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl from 12 to seconds; hands good original; original very heavy gauge case has broken lift-spring, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear with a section of foil breaking on the crown; good glass crystal; a substantial case
539 $900 $1200 APW - Howard Keystone 23J notched bridge model 1907, 16S, 14K original Howard HC with circular Howard logo on gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, uninitialed crest on lid, SW-SS, WE-DS Arabic dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, ruby banking pins in lieu of jeweled barrel, "Special Adjustment," parallel pattern banded NI damascene, s#1136204 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show minor tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original fairly heavy gauge case shows light even wear, the cuvette logo is worn quite a bit where an attempt was made to remove knife scratches, otherwise the case has a few MFS, dents or dings; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal
540 $500 $750 APW - Howard Keystone 23J in associated Howard box, 14S, 14K original Keystone case with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1288534 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show darkened tone or tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work and crown wheel; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands good; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; clean plastic crystal; black wooden box has some stains externally to clean up, interior quite worn & stained, silk torn where it covers hinge, paper missing; fits the watch reasonably well, might be original
541 $900 $1400 APW - Illinois in fine multi-color gold case, 16S, 14K original HC in 5 colors (4-color decoration over rose gold field), SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI 3/4 plate, s#1629143 Mvt: Barely ticks, quite gummy, shows good motion & poise w/ pressure, will need OH, plates show hardly any MFS but a major scratch instead, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, a handful of light dings in front, the only noticeable one in the escutcheon; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; very minty overall in presentation, but could use OH, polishing of the plain areas and ding removal from the escutcheon; the overall design is beautiful
542 $750 $1100 APW - Illinois 161A Elinvar Bunn Special 60 hour, 16S, rose tone GF OF original Bunn Special Model 107 case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with uncut Elinvar alloy balance and blued HS, 21J, NI concentric pattern scalloped (fishscale) damascene, GJS, gold train, black lettering, s#5481728 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS but one long FS next to a case screw, mint slots & settings, slight marring to cock screw slot and slots on winding wheels, hardly any oxide on bright work, a few MFS at click wheel center and a few on wheel itself; dial mint; hands near mint, mottled only; original case shows light wear with faintest incipient brassing lines just starting at highlights, a few MFS, two tiny dings in back; bow & crown show light wear but for underside of bow which is brassy from fob strap wear; good glass crystal; a high condition original example with some mint features and only minor distractions
543 $700 $1200 APW - Illinois 161A Elinvar 21J 60 Hour Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF Bunn Special Model 181 original SB&B case with step top, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with uncut Elinvar balance and blued steel HS, concentric scalloped (fish-scale) NI damascene, GJS, gold train, black lettering, s#5511105 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise in round but tiniest error in flat, near mint plates show very few MFS and a tiny screw gouge by the cock screw, minor letter blacking loss, good slots with minimal marring & near mint settings, tiny oxide on bright work but very clean winding wheels with minimal faint speckle; dial perfect; hands near mint; original case shows medium wear with fine brassing on band, steps & highlights, numerous MFS, no dents, tiniest ding in band; bow & crown show medium wear as well, but the crown top has been ground to brass, as if removing a Hamilton logo, so this otherwise perfectly proportioned crown may be replaced or modified from original purpose; good glass crystal
544 $600 $1000 APW - Illinois 161A Elinvar Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with uncut Elinvar alloy balance and blued HS, 21J, GJS, gold train, s#5496729 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but profuse MFS at click wheel center and its screw slots; dial cracked above seconds; hands mint; original case shows very little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow is a bit distorted, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; there is the possibility that this was a new old stock case provided for the mvt at a slightly later date, but the mvt is well matched to this case and could have been born this way
545 $750 $1150 APW - Illinois 21J two-tone Sangamo in gold, 16S, 14K OF original Roy case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 21J, wave pattern gilt NI damascene in faint pink & white, s#1567483 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint two-tone effect due to slight overwashing, some small loss to letter blacking, hardly any MFS but some scratches around the escape wheel cap setting, otherwise good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work but for one small patch on the click wheel; dial has hls at 2, 5, & 11 in the outer chapter; hands good; original relatively heavy gauge hidden hinge case shows little wear, few MFS, one tiny ding in band; bow & crown show medium wear w/ break on crown highlights; good glass crystal; replacement of bow & crown would create a near mint look for the case
546 $800 $1100 APW - Illinois 23J 60 Hour Bunn Special with scarce marked dial, 16S, WGF OF original Bunn Special Model #28 SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," lever escapement, radiant pattern (sunburst) NI damacene, GJS, gold train, red letter, s#5216951, with modern fine black leather zippered carrying pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly oxide on bright work, tiniest patches on crown wheel, abundant MFS on click wheel, hardly any losses to red rettering; scarce dial has hl at 12, small fleck under "Jewel" with partial filler, about 2 seconds long measuring from adjacent seconds chapter; hands near mint; original case shows light even wear, with tiny line brassing just visible on bezels, and pendant brassing on highlights - the fine case surface almost conceals this from view, otherwise the case shows few MFS, fine back surface, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear with only incipient brassing; good glass crystal; a very attractive model with scarce dial in fine original condition
547 $600 $1000 APW - Illinois 23J 60 Hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF Bunn Special Model 29 original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with full 23 Jewel 60 Hour marking, lever escapement, radiant checkered NI damascene, GJS, gold train, red lettering, s#5305742 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS but a single arched scratch near the serial #, good slots in general & near mint settings, no oxide on bright work, just a few MFS on click wheel; dial has fractures and glued in chip without loss from 6 to 8, and hls in seconds and at 12; the marked sunken center is perfect, allowing for potential insertion in a perfect unmarked dial; hands good but showing tiny oxide; original case shows light even wear no brass, abundant MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, no brass; there is a scratch around the inside corner of the case back where one of the case screws was left high at one time; good glass crystal; case will polish nicely, excellent mvt condition, dial restoration potential as noted
548 $800 $1200 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special with contract dial, 18S, GF OF possibly original Keystone SO case, SW-LS, WE-DSD for J M Bigwood, lever escapement, GJS, radiant pattern checkered damascene, s#1877678 Mvt: internal condition is about as good as it gets: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial is perfect, with only a few MFS - there is a dimple at the edge near 1 that is in the manufacture; hands are near mint; possibly original case shows light to medium even wear to thin brass lines on edges & band, a few MFS, a few edge dings; replaced nickel bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; NOTE: the mvt ring rests up a bit high at the base, so torquing down the front bezel will impact the dial and create wear over time, or possibly create compression hls, do not tighten down; while the case appears to be original, having no other screw marks, it is more likely that another Bunn of lower grade was removed from this case in an effort to find a model original recase; the reasons are several: the case has eight service marks internally, while the mvt is just about as pristine as one will ever see; it is doubtful that any watch could go through such a number of service overhauls from different watchmakers and look essentially untouched; further, the dial shows no evidence of bezel wear or compression, which it will surely have if it stays in this case much longer, and should have had had it been in this case since new; one would ideally want to find a mint case on a lower grade Bunn with identical screw positions to house what is close to the very top condition 24J mvt with exceptional dial
549 $700 $1100 APW - Illinois grade 161 Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Bunn Model case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, 21J, NI sunburst damascene, s#5282856 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has a number of hls in the outer chapter; hands near mint; original case shows little wear, a few MFS, a sharp ding & a couple of nicks along the upper edge of the back; bow & crown show little wear; clean plastic crystal
550 $750 $1250 APW - Scarce Lancaster Watch Co marked "Merced Eastern Watch Co," 18S, 10K original HC disingenuously marked "18" with American eagle, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "Lancaster, PA," lever escapement, 15J, 3/4 plate broad parallel pattern NI damascene with spotted damascene front plate and cock foot, s#191305 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a little oil smear, very limited tiny speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, oxide pitting on regulator partly removed by flat sanding of the regulator top; dial has several hls towards the edge; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, one dent in a tough location at the bevel to flat transition on the back, some other minor dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very scarce marking towards the end of Lancaster production, just before transition to Keystone Standard Watch Co, precursor to Hamilton Watch Co
551 $1100 $1600 APW - M S Smith, Detroit, Michigan, Swiss for US market, approximately 16S (50mm diameter), 14K warranted US assay original S&K HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#60090 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a little cloudiness, dirt, a couple of FS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; snap-on dial is perfect; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, hardly any MFS (one in escutcheon), no dents or dings, cover just slightly sprung; bow & crown show light wear with a bit more wear to bow center; good glass crystal; for bonus points name the famous American company destroyed by fire whose mvt style bore the M S Smith name (hint - the company purchased its equipment from Mozart Watch Co)
552 $700 $1000 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co grade in fancy NI damascene with blacked engraving and gilt bright-work, 18S, HC mvt in OF display recase (sidewinder format), SW-LS (late production shift lever), WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J with unjewelled plate caps, butterfly cutout, s#206341 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some faint tarnish, discoloration or patchiness, a few MFS and sharp nicks, limited small speckle, good slots & settings, some light oxide & gilding loss on bright work, cock foot screw is blued; minor blacking loss overall, easily filled with black wax as it was originally; dial has hl at 4, some minor flecks to edge, center & seconds, small wax repair and hl within seconds at the outer chapter line at 5 seconds; hands good, oxide on hub; recase shows off the mvt nicely, showing little wear, good plating, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystals, tiny edge chip on one
553 $1400 $2000 APW - Philadelphia Watch Co, Paulus' 1868 patents, SW in heavy gold, approximately 18S, 55mm diameter, heavy 18K original Dueber HC, SW-LS (nicely designed short-pull lever locks for setting and can be returned by closing the cover), WE-SSD, lever escapement with fine HS, very beautiful rose GJS with large ruby bearings, fishscale pattern spotted NI damascene, s#10430 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show slight edge tarnish, only occasional patchiness or speckle, few MFS but a couple of shorter scratches near the keywind barrel arbor through "patent," good slots & beautiful settings with only a couple of sharp edge checks, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial looks mint but has only the faintest edge hls at 5 with light surface MFS, one has to strain to see them with the bezel off; hands near mint of beautiful color; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium even wear (most ET gone from front field, still present in back), some MFS, a light soft dent & a couple of faint dings in the back; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; still a big and impressively cased stem-winding Philadelphia with the prettiest of jewel settings
554 $1000 $1500 APW - Rockford 17J Indicator with scarce nearly perfect dial, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, gold center wheel, wave pattern NI damascene, s#833907 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, pristine toned slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hl running from the top of the seconds through the center to the bottom of the WI, and a tiny fleck in the WI dial at the bottom of the 12 mark; hands near mint; recase shows medium wear to brass patches, MFS, some light dents or dings; replaced bow & original crown show mixed wear; good glass crystal; watch has exceptional mvt & dial; most dials of this type look as if they had just been brought up from the Titanic, owing to stresses in the original manufacture; to find one this good is extremely hard; the near mint relative status of dial & mvt demands finding a wonderful case, preferably one housing the same basic model with identical screw positions
555 $800 $1200 APW - South Bend 21J grade 295,16S, nickel alloy OF display-back case, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "South Bend Polaris," lever escapement, GJS, gold train, bright radiant tiered pattern NI damascene with scalloped borders, s#480358, gold lettering Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show some MFS especially around cock screw and regulator adjustment, good slots & settings but for minimal marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work, very clean winding wheels; dial with a network of mostly invisible hls with section lifting by 11; hands good; case has no other screw marks and might be original, but in either event the lever slot had to be re-cut; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals; a desireable marked Polaris dial despite its flaws, a highly attractive South Bend mvt, nice to have in a display case; the grade 295 is the correct grade for the Polaris, it is not clear that all movements were also marked Polaris as some would suggest
556 $1400 $2200 APW - Stephen Vanwyck, New York, gold Continental verge fusee contract with calendar & coin silver spring loaded hinged dust-cover, 56mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case, KWKS, WED with full contract signature, gold openwork hands, verge escapement, gilt unsigned mvt with pierced & foliate scrolled balance cock, s#6670/5071 on case only, ca 1795-1805, in exceptional condition Mvt: Nearly pristine - GRO, good balance motion, good verge & calendar function, plates show pristine gilding with only a couple of faint spots and some oil smear, no MFS, some filaments of light oxide on bright work, pristine silver regulator scale, mint silver dust-cover with only faint tarnish; dial is mint, a couple of MFS only to the mint surface; hands are American folk art originals, but the calendar hand was changed in the mid 19th century (they sometimes break as they are finger-set); original medium gauge case shows light overall wear, numerous MFS, some very light dents or dings, one in proximity to the hinge creating slight distortion, making it slightly difficult to snap the case shut, and leaving a small gap in the closure on one side; bow & pendant show light wear; perfect domed glass crystal; an exceptional example, rare to find an American contract from the late 18th century, rare to find it in gold, and rare to find one from NY; top marks for a pre-industrial, pre-Goddard import
557 $600 $1000 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, rare 3/4 plate model, 18S, Dueber Siverine (nickel alloy) recase, KWKS from the back, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt 3/4 plate, s#40161 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show even dark toning to the thin gilding, some patchiness, oil smear & limited tiny speckle, a few longer MFS, good slots & settings, only tiny oxide on bright work; attractive dial with faint hls at 3, tiny fleck at center and tiny edge flecks below seconds; hands of Swiss origin but tastefully selected; recase shows little wear, light tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings, the mvt slightly rotated to align with the winding hole in back; bow shows little wear; clean glass crystal with internal edge chip at 11; a good example of this very scarce model in nice running condition
558 $1400 $2000 APW - Waltham American Watch Co grade marked 21J model 1888, 16S (special size for model 88), GF original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD with top grade AWWCo signature, fully capped lever escapement with DES on all three caps, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant pattern NI damascene with borders, s#7003029 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, round is true, infinitessimal error in flat, clean plates show a number of MFS that are nearly impossible to see with the fancy damascene, good slots & settings, very tiny oxide on bright work with tiny filaments on winding wheels; dial is essentially mint, with an edge chip at ten that is almost completely off of the flat of the dial; hands good, a little marring at hub that could be polished; original case shows light even wear with tiny brass showing on reeded band highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example overall, not many have the factory 21 jewel marking
559 $1000 $1400 APW - Waltham 21J model 1892 Crescent St with specially designed railroad dial and unusual solid gold swing-out case, 18S, 10-14K OF SO recase with KK mark, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Patent App'd For" with range of minutes from 1 to 60 alternately marked outside and within the chapter, sometimes referred to as the "Railroader" model dial, lever escapement, GJS, fancy patterned NI damascene, s#9518112 Mvt: Runs with good poise but the motion is weak, could need OH or other attention, plates show some MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings, some light oxide on bright work; dial has mint surface but hls are at the 5, 11 and 19 minute marks from the edge inwards; hands are mismatched; unusual heavy gauge gold recase shows medium even wear but substantial wear to pendant, shows some MFS but no dents or dings; bow & crown are both replaced of mismatched metals; good glass crystal; an interesting combination of some scarce elements
560 $750 $1150 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 14K OF original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with script Waltham signature designated exclusively for Maximus, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, DES on both cock & escape, ornate radiant pattern NI damascene, model 1899, s#11510673 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, infinitessimal fleck on click wheel; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands good; original medium to lighter gauge case shows light even wear overall, numerous MFS, a soft dent just above back hinge, easily to repair; bow & crown show medium wear with the crown almost smooth; good glass crystal; near mint internally, honest wear externally
561 $850 $1250 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 16S, heavy 14K OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, elegant cream-colored SSD perhaps originally ordered with the mvt in lieu of the standard Maximus cursive Waltham dial, lever escapement, model 1899, elaborate NI damascene, GJS, DES for all three caps, gold train, s#10049996, ca 1900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, tiny error in flat, near mint plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect and most likely custom ordered with matching gold hands; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, good internal polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows light wear, crown shows medium wear w/ tiny break on highlights; good glass crystal; a new crown would bring this watch close to near mint status externally, it is certainly near mint internally save for the pivot check and slight balance truing needed
562 $700 $1050 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 12-14S, 14K original ET HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD for Maximus in cursive Waltham script, lever escapement, bridge model 1894, GJS, gold train, DES on balance & escape, s#11032127, presentation on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, infinitessimal error in round and greater error in flat, plates show a few MFS or nicks, good slots but slightly marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands good; original medium to light gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but lighter gauge cuvette bent in slightly from engraving pressure for presentation; bow shows light wear, crown shows medium wear to break; good glass crystal
563 $900 $1250 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy gold KW model, 16S, 18K OF original ET&Co case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#175968 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, hardly any MFS but some UFS from cloth cleaning, good slots & settings, some small oxide on bright work; dial has hls at 10 & center, some surface dirt or stain; hands slightly mismatched; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, abundant MFS, 2 small flat edge dents; bow is finely matched GF replacement; good glass crystal
564 $600 $1000 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy 20S KW model 1862, coin silver OF recase, KWKS from the back, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works winding counter-clockwise, marked Stratton's Patent, s#125066 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show abundant fingerprint etching, light speckle, a tiny corrosion spot, some MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work & tiny patches on barrel arbor cover; dial perfect; hands quite nice, just a little off-weight in match and length; well-fitted recase fits dial nicely to reflector ring, cuvette has been plugged & drilled to match holes; recase shows medium even wear, no tarnish, some MFS, only tiny dings; bow shows light wear; good glass crystal
565 $950 $1400 APW - Waltham Hillside model 1874, 14S, heavy 18K box-hinge original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#2015613 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, a number of faint MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has many hls; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, some minor dings in back center; GF bow & crown show medium wear to brass, crown cap half gone; good glass crystal
566 $600 $1100 APW - Waltham in near mint gold hunter, 18S, 14K BWCCo original case with weighted band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, model 1883, s#5671320 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show good gilding with oil smear only creating a look of slight discoloration - will vanish with cleaning, infinitessimal corrosion specks, no MFS, one short FS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint but for a scratch on the 4; hands good but have some rust bloom; original near mint case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, a small dent in the back 4mm above the hinge transferred slightly to the cuvette underneath; being soft dents they will be easily removed; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; but for the small dent and hand rust, a mint watch in and out; while these cases have lower net gold weight due to the weighted band, the look of this one is fresh and nearly new
567 $1000 $2000 APW - Waltham model 1857 pin-plate watch s#8969 cased in hunting case possibly from the estate of Abraham Lincoln, 18S, very heavy coin silver recase with commemorative engraving on back, "Abr Lincoln House 1867," the case signed "FM," KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt P S Bartlett pin-plate model, s#8969; unfortunately, the case has been home to two other watch mvts in its time, but poses an interesting historical puzzle; one theory is out there about other such items so labeled as coming from, being found in, or being de-accessioned from Abraham Lincoln's home after his death; a further notion could be that such engraved commemoration represents a visit to the house; in either case, it makes the case most interesting, which now houses a period appropriate watch mvt from just before the Civil War; Lincoln had numerous watches, and presented a number of 20-size KW model Walthams during his presidency Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, only slightly out of flat, plates show thin gilding, slight tarnish or patchiness, a small fingerprint etching, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is perfect and the under-dial area is pristine (no watchmaker records, unfortunately); hands are mismatched; the very heavy gauge and impressive recase shows light even wear, evenly toned tarnish, numerous MFS, dents at site of bow contact and some other subtle soft denting; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; a wonderful case with original period engraving, authentic and historically significant; the mvt was well selected
568 $900 $1400 APW - Waltham model 1857 with Abbott's patent 1881 stem-wind conversion, 18S, 18K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with Fogg's patent, s#488624 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly discolored gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots (finely blued) & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, replaced cock foot screw; dial has edge fleck at 6, two edge hl fractures at 11 & 1; hands good; original medium gauge case shows abundant wear, many MFS, numerous dents & dings; bow worn brass replacement, conversion crown shows light wear & tarnish on brass highlights; good glass crystal
569 $700 $1000 APW - Waltham model 1857 P S Bartlett S#10897 with pinned plates, 18S, coin siilver period HC with eagle hallmark & maker's mark "HED," KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid balance, 11J, gilt mvt, s#10897 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show gilding washout & tarnish, some faint speckle, hardly any MFS, just normal pin-related scratches, good slots & settings, case screw changed, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original or at least perfectly fitting model specific period heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, numerous MFS, a number of light dings in the back plus some bow rubbing; bow & push show light to medium wear & tarnish; a nicely scribed circle has been added to the front engraving; good glass crystal; watch fits the period case perfectly, right down to the locating pin, the only suggestion that there might have been another M57 in the case is the slight gap between dial and reflector ring; so correct model specific case if not original
570 $900 $1200 APW - Waltham model 1883 in heavy gold case, 18S, heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI damascene, s#3672714 Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, very dirty, oil dry, good poise, plates show abundant dirt, some MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, a couple of light dents; bow & crown show light wear, medium wear to bow center, brass on crown highlights; good glass crystal
571 $1100 $1500 APW - Waltham Royal model 1872 in gold, 16-17S, 14K original Waltham marked HC with fine continuous engraving around case body & covers, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#4109586 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding w/ only slight patchiness, no MFS but one long FS, good slots & settings, light distributed oxide on bright work & prevalent on winding wheels & centers; dial has hls; hands good w/ a touch of oxide on minute spade; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, 3 or 4 tiny dings & one internal crease from engraving; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal has one edge flake; a handsome model 1872 case, worth putting in a higher grade '72
572 $950 $1400 EPW - Agassiz in heavy gold, 52mm, 18K original US market JS case, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, NI damascene, s#8924 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show minor speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hl fractures & edge chip at 5; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium mostly even wear, many MFS, several small dings around the case back & one on band; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
572a $800 $1100 EPW - Albert Montandon 18K HC in original sale's box for Walther & Co Broadway NY, SW LS hi grade wolfs tooth winding, tu tone dial, stone set hands Watch as new condition
573 $1000 $1600 EPW - Anonymous Swiss recased in heavy gold, 53mm, 18K very heavy gauge HC, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, probably 15J, gilt bridge mvt, case #14102 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has edge chip at 8; hands good; very heavy gauge recase fitted rather poorly, with no adjustment of stem length, poor cutting of bezel for lever and poor filing of lever to allow case closure; shows medium even wear, light ET almost gone, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear & reduction of bow center; good glass crystal; quite a hunk of gold, at least
574 $750 $1050 EPW - Arnold Brothers, Royal Exchange, Liverpool, fusee, 49mm, 18K original HC bearing Chester hallmarks for 1853, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt 3/4 plate, s#21631 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a couple of corrosion spots & minor speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, a film of oxide on bright work and some blued screw tops; dial has nice surface but has edge flecks at 11 & 2:30 plus faint hls at 4; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, a number of tiny dings; bow & push show light wear with thinned bow center; good glass crystal
575 $1250 $1750 EPW - Borel & Courvoisier for E Marks, Troy NY, 54mm, heavy 18K original HC w/ E Marks stamp & matching serial number to mvt, KWKS, WED w/ elegant Marks signature, lever escapement, probably 15J, fine NI 3/4 plate 3 finger bridge mvt w/ B&C logo, Marks signature, GJS, s#58370 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine HS w/ elegant terminal curve, plates show light tarnish, a few short MFS, good slots & settings, some small oxide filaments on bright work, sanded lightly at click spring foot; dial perfect w/ surface like glass; hands mint; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear down to 60% remaining ET, engraving complete, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; and impressive and heavy watch for US market
576 $1000 $1600 EPW - C L Guinand, Locle, large gold split-seconds chronograph with minute register, 53mm, heavy 14K OF original Swiss case with squirrel touch-mark & 14K stamps, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with capped escape wheel & counterpoised pallet, probably 20J, NI 3/4 plate with gilt front plate, s#31181 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function save for momentary hang-up of the split hand, a minor lubrication or hub adjustment issue, plates show faint tarnish or speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect but for invisible line at 7; hands are fine original Louis XV, with part of one sweep tail decoration missing on one, and all of the tail missing on the other; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings unless one wanted to note the tiniest pin point on the front bezel; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal is worn and chipped at edges, must be a used replacement as it is not the same condition as the watch; an impressive, big split with fine mvt, good function, needing only a new glass crystal; if one can find them, perfect sweep hands would be a great plus
577 $750 $1250 EPW - CH Meylan gold split chronograph with Dan Patch portrait, 49mm, heavy 14K OF original hidden hinge case w/ engraving of Dan Patch and the winning time of 1.55, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, probably 22-25J, NI, 1880 patent, GJS, s#4665 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono function & split, plates show patchy tarnish & plating loss, some MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has single hl at 1:30; hands good; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, tiny ding in case back; bow & new crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine watch to carry the portrait of Dan Patch, typically only seen on the NY Standard single chronos of the same name
578 $1250 $1750 EPW - Charles Jacot high grade lever in gold with patent tiered mvt, 51mm, heavy 18K original HC with exceptionally beautiful example of modern engine turning on the covers, KWKS, WED, "Improved straight line lever escapement, fully jeweled," probably 17J including capped escape wheel, GJS, s#7035, mvt design unique to Jacot, 1869 presentation inside cover consistent with the production period of the watch, the case has substantial weight, allowing for the exquisite modern engine turning to have been recently added Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show minor tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial essentially perfect, infinitessimal edge fleck at 5, if you can even see it; hands are good original two-tone Jacot hands, need a little bit of plating touch-up on the minute; original case shows medium wear around the reeded band, the push and the bow center, which is how one can determine that the very heavy case that was probably originally engine turned to begin with had lost its detail; additionally, the front hinge was damaged; the front hinge has now been expertly restored in the extended style, has perfect function and alignment, and the covers were polished smooth and then expertly engine turned to stunning effect; this took the watch from looking tired to being close to the way it might have looked when new, with some stylistic license; the new work is unworn; good glass crystal; a tour-de-force restoration
579 $1500 $2500 EPW - Continental verge fusee with calendar, decorative dial with standing figures, and possibly later improvised automaton showing procession of animals, signed Spencer y Perkins, Londre, for Spanish market, 53mm, coin silver OF original consular case with rotating cover for winding hole, KWKS, WE and polychrome hand-painted dial, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock and elaborate engraved mask, s#15879, ca 1800 Mvt: GRO, good verge function, reasonably good gilding, some FS at pin sites, solder repair on cock; dial is finely painted with good surface but has faint hl through center and chips around center hole (see note below); hands are closely matched gold, hour seems to be replaced if any; original case shows medium wear, little tarnish, numerous MFS along with scratched number, some slight dings, break in middle of winding hole cover disc; original bow & pendant; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal; NOTE: only the calendar wheel is present, the system of advancing levers & leaf spring are absent, leaving three posts to account for; additionally, the dial from the back does show evidence in the counterenamel recession that there was indeed an aperture in the original firing, but other areas around the inset bezel show chipping to the same counterenamel where there was no such recession; this causes one to speculate that perhaps the aperture size or shape was changed; the animal disc looks to be of the period, but it is oddly placed and the underpainting of the plate for contrast seems like an afterthought; it is possible that such rough improvisation was simply part of making a fancy product for export, or was done later; nonetheless, it makes for an interesting visual effect and is not without comparable improvisational relatives of the period
580 $1200 $1600 EPW - Continental Empire period verge fusee with exposed balance bridge & balance under glazed cover, hand-painted porcelain plaques, subsidiary time dial & engraved mask, 54 mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, WE eccentric dial symmetrically opposed to revealed balance cock, verge escapement, gilt full plate mvt with engraved regulator scale & hand in back, pierced & foliate scrolled balance bridge in front, s#7646 on case only, ca 1800, with fine period coin silver chain Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, bright gilding, few MFS; dial, mask & panels are essentially mint, with virtually no defects, the appearance of two infintessimal flecks above 12 being in the manufacture; hands good; original lighter gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings across the back and over the edge; original bow & pendant show light wear; good domed glass crystal in bezel, and good glass crystal showing period laminar flow over the balance cock; one of the cleanest dial layouts of this type one will see, near mint internally, the case needing some boxing to return to fine condition; the period chain is a lovely touch, showing light to medium wear
581 $800 $1100 EPW - Continental Matthey & Compagnie verge fusee, 52mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with Empire style pendant, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced scrolled balance bridge, s#4330 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, good gilding, minimal pin-related scratches; dial nearly perfect, with tiny stress related hls at edge by 6; hands are fine gold originals, the minute pointer twisted a bit; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, some MFS, some very light dents or dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; domed glass crystal with inside edge flake at 5
582 $600 $1000 EPW - Continental small gold, enamel & split pearl verge fusee with later floral painting in Fleurier style, 33mm, 18K OF original consular case with spring loaded bezel, KWKS, gold foil ET dial in Tavernier style, verge escapement, gilt full plate mvt with pierced scrolled balance bridge, s#10253, unsigned Mvt: GRO, good verge function despite being quite out of beat, good gilding, some MFS; dial excellent with minimal MFS or scuffs & tiny loss to redone blacking (matte paint as opposed to wax); hands near mint; original typically thin gauge case shows little wear, has all fine pearls with good nacre, the once hard-enameled back suffered tiny dings (still visible inside) in the process of that enamel being damaged, so the whole was removed and a new enamel executed by hand; the painting is very well executed, and the only thing discordant about it is the natural build-up of the painting on the surface that breaks the light up on reflection; one has only to add a few layers of clear glaze to reduce the effect and create the more glass-like surface appearance of a period enamel, even if the style is more modern or naive; bow & push show little wear; good glass crystal; fine modern restoration effort
583 $600 $1000 EPW - Continental verge fusee for Turkish market in elaborate silver and gilt brass case, bearing spurious signatures of "Jln Le Roy, Paris," 62mm, OF original consular case with silver back & bezel inset in gilt brass frame, the back with cannon, flags tent and crescent moons set with garnets, with spring mounted cover for winding hole that can be moved out of the way from the inside only, KWKS, WED with Turkish numerals, verge escapement, gilt generic mvt of late 18th to early 19th centuries, s#2516 Mvt: GRO, active but uneven verge function, plates cloudy & scratched, silvering worn off regulator disc, some oxide present; dial badly chipped, restored and cracked, many hls; hands good, original; original case shows light overall wear, thin to absent gilding, some MFS, some dents or dings visible around the edge of the silver back-piece internally; some kind of carved jewel or other decoration was installed in the tent opening originally, and is now gone, as are many of the glued-in garnets of various shapes, colors and qualities; bow & pendant a bit bent, show wear to tarnished brass; good domed glass crystal; the key-hole cover is odd, one can push the key in and work the cover to the side to wind, but then one has to open the watch to close the cover, somewhat defeating the entire purpose of a cover; still, very interesting Turkish market decoration with commercial abuse of the Julien Le Roy name, who died in 1759, decades before this watch was made
584 $600 $1000 EPW - Continental verge fusee with importer's signature of John Ward, Fore Street, London (active 1772-1797), the balance bridge pierced in the coronation crown of George III of England, 61 mm, coin silver OF period pair-case with matching shagreen covered outer, KWKS, replaced enamel dial, verge escapement, gilt mvt, s#6531, regulator mask with unusual pierced F-S indication next to disk Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, clean plates show a few MFS; dial has been replaced with a similar sized Continental dial of the period which has a large repair around the winding hole; hands are blacked Louis XV hands from the late 19th century; period matching pair cases may be original to the mvt or may be matched up, as the inner mvt hinge fits nicely but the diameter is slightly off, causing the mvt to list in the case slightly; the shagreen covering is in excellent condition, but has been added more recently to what may be a plain outer, with handsome effect despite imperfect borders; the button & rivet are newly made and just like the originals; the inner case shows light wear, MFS, dents or dings; bow replaced in nickel, original pendant shows wear; good domed glass crystal; case is a perfect match in period to the mvt at the very least, and the watch has been recently cleaned & oiled
585 $600 $900 EPW - Continental repousse verge fusee marked Tarts, London, 52mm, coin silver OF original repousse pair case, KWKS, WED with polychrome painting of pastoral hunting & fishing scenes, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#15454, ca 1790, Dutch watch paper; these Continental watches from the low countries imitated some London styles from a few decades before, and look stylistically earlier than is actually the case; even the London style hallmarks are fake, as is typical Mvt: Runs & stops, good verge function although dirty, good gilding beneath, some pin-related FS and fingerprint etching; dial has perfect enamel and painting although the chapters show some scratching from hand dragging on the dial surface, or pushing the minute hand against the surface to set it; hands are replaced, the hour loosely from the correct period, the minute later; original case with matched outer showing relatively light wear, heavy tarnish, no break on the repousse heads, very light dents or dings visible on the inner; original style pendant & bow has been affixed by solder at the case joint that normally is only riveted; button top gone; good domed glass crystal
586 $600 $1000 EPW - Cornelius Clegg, London, reverse painted tortoise shell pique pair cased fusee, 54mm, OF original pair case with silver inner and metal outer, both bearing maker's mark IWP, the inner with London hallmarks for 1790, KWKS, WED, gilt mvt with pierced & foliate scrolled balance cock, s#34048, with later gilt nickel alloy box link watch chain & key Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, a few FS; dial has 2 hls to either side of 6, one scratch looking like an hl at 1, and tiny edge loss from 8:30 to 9; hands are nice old period of slightly mixed style, perhaps intentional and maybe original; original inner case shows medium wear, profuse FS, a small dent and a few dings plus compression creasing towards 3; outer case has about 90% complete shell, the remainder filled to roughly match next to the case latch-spring rivet, with a crack proceeding from there to the box hinge along the pique rivets, front bezel has one small loss and one crack, both with epoxy filler; only 12 rivets missing from a large number; original bow & pendant of different metals showing light wear & heavy tarnish to latter (bows & pendants in this period came from different makers, so a mismatch does not necessarily mean replacement; read Leonard Weiss's History of Watchmaking in England 1760-1810 for fascinating insights into the intense division of labor in this period); good glass bull's-eye crystal; associated chain has worn gilding, silver bale
587 $2400 $3800 EPW - Cruciform gold & enamel pendant watch containing miniature oval cylinder mvt with tiny dial under hunting cover, 65mm long without bale, 37mm across, original form watch design, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt, neither signed nor numbered, ca 1870, winged griffin touch-mark for 18K, mvt measures 15mm x 22mm, dial under 8mm approximately, requires miniature key smaller than size 12, opens by pressing screw-style button towards center of cover, not away Mvt: GRO, good cylinder function, good balance motion, good poise, electrum gilt plates show tarnish & MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect with exquisite tiny numerals; hands perfect exquisite tiny originals w/ minimal oxide; original case shows light wear, some MFS, a couple of very tiny dings in rear cover & cuvette, a dent in the front of the cross spar end at 3, a tiny ding on the edge at the back of the same cross spar end, 3 other very tiny dings in the cross back; enamel loss to half of the black tracery has been curiously restored with a clear enamel; the job was perfectly executed but only needed to be done in black, and should be redone for perfect effect; the tear at the sight of the front dent has been filled in red; bale shows light wear only; an exquisite form watch in gold and enamel, with only minor flaws as noted; the miniature dial & mechanism are in wonderful original state
588 $700 $1000 EPW - Cuendet Freres, Ste Croix, 50mm, 18K original HC, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, probably 15J, NI damascene bridge mvt, s#2666 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS or tiny nicks, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hls; hands good although seconds size is not quite right; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, some MFS, minor dings; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
589 $1500 $2500 EPW - D Gruen & Sons (by Assmann, Glashutte), with dial marked "G Beninghausen Precision Watch Seattle" in addition to Gruen signature, 55mm, heavy 14K original D Gruen HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, gold train with gold pallet & escape wheel, NI damascene, s#63273 Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil in caps, good poise, plates show a few MFS and more profuse MFS on cock & regulator, good slots & minimally marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work here and there, and a couple of FS on the winding wheels; wonderfully marked snap-on dial has mint surface and is perfect save for infinitessimal edge fleck at the snap-on ring at 55; hands good but minute is slightly mismatched replacement; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a very light ding in the back and a small dent in the front cover; bow shows light wear, crown is replaced with one that is too small; good glass crystal; an impressive example in heavy gold, superb dial
591 $800 $1200 EPW - Decorative Swiss niello cased minute repeater with push activation, 54mm, .900 silver OF original niello case, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, simple parallel pattern NI damascene, s#76501 on case only, unsigned, with exposed "spin-ball" governor & snap-on dial Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, a little slowness & variability in strike speed indicating a bit of dryness of oil, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial looks mint but has very small edge chip concealed under bezel at 5; hands good; original heavy gauge niello case in great condition with no loss to the niello, only the lightest wear in a couple of places, generally the case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; push has a bit of sway to it, would be nice to stabilize; good glass crystal; rather exceptional condition for a niello case, which are very vulnerable to loss, with a solid functional mvt and appearance of mint dial with the bezel closed
592 $550 $900 EPW - Donat Freres, La-Chaux-de-Fonds, 42mm, 18K original HC with black tracery enamel, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, NI, wolf's tooth winding, s#26011 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightest patchiness, few MFS, two tiny corrosion spotsm good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands are two tone replacements; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, enamel complete; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
593 $800 $1250 EPW - Dufour & Ceret, Ferney (near Geneva), famous as the watch factory in association with the writer Voltaire, ca 1770, 35mm, 18K OF original consular case with multi-color gold garland decoration, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance bridge, without number, ornate decorative pierced & engraved gold hands Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, bright gilding with some MFS & pin-related scratches, neat filing to edge of regulator disc to ensure balance clearance; dial has chips around the winding hole, and a section of edge chipped to copper from 8:30 to 9:30; hands are exquisite originals; original case shows light to medium even wear the ET intact but the highlights of the appliques rather worn, with few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; domed glass crystal with chip right over the dial's edge chip; Voltaire (1694-1778) was one of the most influential writers of the Enlightenment, and in his spare time from putting pen to over 2000 books and pamphlets and over 20,000 letters, many directly influencing the philosopher composers of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights, became interested in watch manufacturing, and had an ownership interest in this very factory; a priceless touch of history
594 $750 $1150 EPW - Duchene, Peyrot & Co, Geneva, 46mm, 18K OF original case with gold cuvette, KWKS, ET gold foil dial with multi-color gold appliques, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt splayed bar mvt, s#55438, in mid-19th century box from a New Bedford, Mass jeweler, ca 1850 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show MFS and stronger scratches around the click, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial has few MFS but a sharper scratch in the seconds; gold hands good; original case shows light uneven wear, MFS, minor back dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; good glass bull's-eye crystal
595 $1250 $1750 EPW - E Leonville Locle chronograph (ebauche by Badollet w/ left facing rampant lion mark), 52mm, heavy 14K US Assay original HC, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, probably 18J, NI, GJS, Patented 1880, snail cam regulator, s#48449 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono function, plates show some light tarnish or oil smear, few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial has hls from 3 to center; hands good but for replaced constant seconds and missing chrono sweep tail; original very heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear w/ break on crown highlights & wear to bow center; good glass crystal
596 $800 $1100 EPW - E S Yates & Co, Liverpool lever fusee, 50mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, engraved gold dial, detached lever escapement, 12-17J w/ slightly oversized "Liverpool window" jewels, gilt, s#19618 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show perfect gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial shows light MFS or scuffs; hands good; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good bull's-eye glass crystal; mvt is about as mint as one ever sees, nice case, the dial scuffs are a distraction
597 $1000 $1600 EPW - Edward Prior, London, quadruple cased verge fusee for Turkish market, the two inner cases silver, the innermost with custom bezel, the third case silver with full tortoise shell pique, the outer a leather covered carrying case, 76mm, all cases original to one another bearing London hallmarks for 1860, KWKS, replaced WED with Turkish numerals by the same maker, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock in 18th century style, s#73158, with modern velvet padding in case backs instead of papers Mvt: NR, mvt dirty & gummy, needs cleaning, verge action not perfect, tends to skip, balance shows rust, some FS on plates; dial was originally domed, must have been damaged somehow, a flat dial was found by the same maker and glued onto the dial plate, but because the diameter was too small a new bezel was made of somewhat clumsy dimensions to accomodate the replacement dial; as it is, the new dial has one hl; hands are new replacements; otherwise the original cases show good surfaces, light wear, minimal tarnish, some MFS, a couple of dings; original bow & pendant; worn or absent but filled button caps; the tortoise shell is nearly complete on the case back, one tiny crack and a chip, a dozen pique rivets/pins are missing, the bezel shell has a one inch section replaced, a couple of cracks, and about 15 missing pique pins; the leather outer is quite complete with light rubbing; good domed glass crystal
598 $800 $1400 EPW - Edward Prior, London (father & son of same name active 1800-1875), quadruple cased verge fusee for Turkish market, 64mm, coin silver original cases including consular inner, chased and engraved second, tortoise-shell pique third with brass framing under pique, and covered or closed outer, the inner two cases bearing London hallmarks for either 1832 or 1872, the original fitted outer bearing Turkish hallmarks, KWKS, flat WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#50092; watches of this type in late 18th century style were produced through the 19th century and carry nearly identical traits; it is likely from the high serial number and small field "r" that the later date is correct Mvt: NR, verge is non-functional and balance has severe rust, while the pivots are there, oscillation can sometimes be forced, but best to assume that grinding and polishing of the balance will be necessary as well as new verge staff and probably HS; chain gone; gilding OK & mvt otherwise complete, but one never quite knows what else happened when the chain let go (internal fusee clicks, mainspring, etc; dial has 2 hls proceeding to center; hands are fine 18th century style poker & beetle; original cases shows very light wear, light tarnish, minor soft dents or dings to outer, tortoise shell complete with split near button, a few pique points missing, minor chipping around one of these points; bow & pendant original, showing little wear; crystal missing; the late date may surprise some, but the very last pair cased "farmer's verges," for example, were produced at the beginning of the 20th century
599 $1000 $1600 EPW - French 1/4 repeating watch with twist-lock pendant push activation, unsigned, 47mm, 18K OF original case with finely engraved gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, high grade (for the period) lever escapement with counterpoised pallet, compensated balance, apparently 17J with 4 holes of the repeat governor train jeweled, gilt, s#2197/686 on case only; the repeat activation consists of pulling out the pendant, rotating it 90 degrees, and pushing in; when complete, one simply rotates the pendant back and sets it back flush with the pendant; the design is seen on repeating watches by Abraham-Louis Breguet; ca 1840 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat tone & function, plates show good gilding, few MFS but one longer FS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, faintest dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; quite a substantial and good quality example of this type
600 $1000 $1600 EPW - French, small gold quarter-hour repeating on gongs with concealed plunge activation (a system originally designed by Breguet), 42mm, 18K rose gold original OF case with gold cuvette, cap plunger atop pendant that pulls out, twists 90 degrees and then can be depressed for repeat activation, then twisted back and returned flush to the pendant, KWKS, eccentric gold foil ET and engraved dial with enamel numerals reminiscent of both Tavernier & Empire styles, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt plates, floating barrel with stop-works, s#37065 on case only, unsigned, polished square steel stock used for gongs, ca 1830 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good cylinder function, good repeat function & bright tone, clean plates show good gilding save for two bare spots on the barrel cover, very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial near mint with hardly any MFS, perfect enamel; hands mint; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show very little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall, great condition for its age
601 $600 $1000 EPW - Geroge Charle, London, (active 1794-1842) covered pair-cased verge fusee for Turkish market, 60mm, the inner coin silver OF original case bearing London hallmarks in older style for 1828, the outer well matched coin silver covered case bearing London hallmarks for 1820 and different maker's mark, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock and engraved regulator plate, s#8534, replacement hands in rough poker & beetle style, with lovely crank-key from the early 19th century Mvt: Ticking just barely, it seems that there is not much pressure, so the set-up tension of the mainspring must be too low, although with pressure applied the watch ticks with less than enthusiastic motion, plates show good gilding with some MFS and pin-related scratches, regulator blacking washed out; dial has numerous contoured hls creating the appearance of a topographical map; hands are home-made attempt at creating one's own poker & beetle style hands; original inner case has corner-shaped break or tear under the latch, filing of the latch seat to create more room to either side of the iron latch itself, shows light wear, MFS, and a profusion of tiny dings overall; the associated outer fits well, shows lighter wear, has MFS and fewer minor dents or dings; bow shows medium wear & thinning, pendant fortified at base joint with case body, also showing wear; good glass bull's-eye crystal, key has two sizes; a good pairing, close enough to make one speculate that they have been together a long time; not the easiest watch to evaluate given the archaic and anachronistic hallmarks and the original effort to make a watch looking decades older for a specific market
602 $1200 $1700 EPW - Heuer Autavia automobile racing (rally) timer with minute & hour registers (no time feature), dashboard mounted, 58mm square mount, 54 mm bezel diameter, chromed metal OF original case, SW with stop & return features, black dial with radium numerals, lever escapement, 7J Valjoux cal 340, triple signed Heuer; crown stops & starts balance, button returns to zero; screwed bezel, back-bracket has 3 set screws under which is a friction cover for the mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise near mint plates show a few MFS and some scuffs, good satin, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work save for tiny patch on click; original dial with complete graphics & radium shows some cloudy bloom over the black surface, more like surface dirt than corrosion speckle, and some tiny nicks around the Autavia signature; hands original but slightly off color from radium exposure; original case shows light wear to plating, superficial dirt, some MFS, no dents or dings; pushers show light wear to plating; beveled glass crystal has some edge flecks; a rare auto rally clock in original condition throughout
603 $1200 $1800 EPW - Ian Heyder, Amsterdam, (second quarter of 18th century) pair cased verge fusee calendar watch with champleve dial, 60mm, coin silver OF original inner case with split-bezel, stirrup bow, rotating pendant, and makers mark TM, the well-fitted coin silver period outer with makers stamp, Lacroix; KWKS, silver champleve dial with sunken center and pierced silver mask in armorial style with maker's signature laying flush to brass dial plate, the latter with aperture for calendar; verge escapement, both the two footed balance bridge and regulator plate fully pierced, the former with scrolls, flags, animals and dolphin in armorial display, elaborate wide scrolled pillars, rack & pinion barrel setup, without number Mvt: Runs, good verge function but motion a little sluggish, occasionally stops, good gilding, no alteration to mechanism; dial in fine original condition, cleaned, with only minimal loss to numeral wax; hands original & period; original inner case shows light wear, some compression denting on sides from riding in the outer, a post related ding pressing outwards in the back, an arrow scratched in the wrong direction to indicate winding which is counterclockwise, so please disobey the incorrect instruction; the outer case by different maker is ideal enough in period and fit to make one speculate that this outer might simply have been ordered or produced by a second maker - there are instances of such division of labor, but this cannot be proven; the outer has a soldered in repair patch in the back, shows light wear, light tarnish, many tiny dings; bow & pendant are original and show light wear, original inner reinforcement; early period domed glass crystal has crack, internal bubbles; inside the bezel is a bit of verdigris; a fine period watch in original state from the inner case inwards, only the outer one must assume to be a fortuitous replacement, perhaps from ages ago
604 $1100 $1700 EPW - International Watch Co, (Schaffhausen), oversized gold watch in original box, 56mm, 18K OF original case with "Probus - Scafusa" logo, signed International Watch Co on cuvette with medals and "Lutetia," metal mvt ring, SW-pin-set, signed WED, lever escapement, 16J, gilt parallel bridge style mvt w/ Probus logo on dial plate, s#393830, in fitted and signed leather box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, small errors in round & flat, plates show good gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work but winding wheels quite clean; dial has simple compression crack through 11 & 12; hands good; original medium to light gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, numerous dents or dings have been removed from the band, leaving an uneven appearance, a couple of small cracks, and the front bezel not closing properly; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; fine box with good interior and minor exterior rubbing; the thinner construction of the band made it susceptible to distortion when dented, will need some more case work to make it perfect
605 $1800 $2600 EPW - Isaac Rogers, London, exceptionally large and near mint triple cased verge fusee for Turkish market with Turkish dial and tortoise shell pique outer case, 82mm, matching coin silver original cases, the outer in pique with decorative bezels & edges, the second with decorative bezel & edges, the inner plain, KWKS, WED with gold poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, the mvt gilt w/ pierced & foliate scrolled single footed balance cock, s#19545, in exceptional original state, with an early 19th century GF stone-set key Mvt: GRO, excellent verge function, exceptional brilliant gilding w/ some MFS to the plain plate only, mint silver regulator disc, perfect dial, mint hands, inner case, pendant & stirrup bow showing hardly any wear, faint tarnish if any at all, a few MFS; the second case w/ box hinge showing hardly any wear, tarnish to exposed bezel only, some MFS overall; the outer nearly mint relatively speaking, w/ matching box hinge, with only 3 pique rivet heads missing on the back, none missing on the front bezel, one short crack in the tortoise shell from the button to the button spring rivet, a couple of tiny chips and one crack to the front bezel tortoise shell; otherwise the shell shows minor rubbing and MFS at the back center; a wonderful example for its size and condition
606 $700 $1000 EPW - James Ryland, Liverpool, lever fusee in gold, 51mm, 18K hallmarked OF original case, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement, probably 13J, gilt, DES, s#2583 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect but could be a replacement; hands adequate; original medium to heavy gauge case shows substantial wear but still has attractive carved bezels, ET almost completely gone, some MFS, some very minor dings; bow shows wear & solder repair to center; good glass bull's-eye crystal
607 $800 $1100 EPW - John Harrison, Liverpool, lever fusee, 50mm, 16-18K ("18" mark) OF original consular contract case, KWKS, WED, later type Massey crank roller lever escapement, 12-16J of larger size, gilt mvt w/ elaborately engraved cock & barrel plate, s#26290 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide spreading on bright work; dial has chips & wax repairs at 12 & 2:30, associated hls; hands good but probably later American; original heavy gauge case shows light slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a number of soft dents or dings; bow replaced; good glass bull's-eye crystal
608 $750 $1000 EPW - John Harrison (19th century) lever fusee, 47mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, gold or gilt dial with multi-color gold appliques, detached lever escapement, 7J, gilt 3/4 plate mvt with spring mounted cut-out dust-cap, s#7778 Mvt: NR, staff good, mvt very gummy & dirty, chain complete; dust-cap re-cut & difficult to operate; dial shows surface dirt, tarnish specks, a few MFS; hands original but bent; original medium gauge case shows medium uneven wear, MFS, extensive dents or dings plus crack; bow & pendant show medium wear; evil yellow celluloid crystal; a project
609 $950 $1250 EPW - Joseph Johnson, Liverpool, lever fusee, 53mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement w/ bimetallic compensation curb for HS, 12-17J, gilt, s#7587 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement action, plates show good gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has short hls at edges; hands mismatched w/ tiny breaks; original heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear but the mass of the case still makes for reasonably good looks, has a few MFS, a few minor dents or dings; back was probably ET with center escutcheon, now completely erased; bow was GF, now worn to brass; good glass bull's-eye crystal
610 $700 $1100 EPW - Jules Jurgensen in small size, 43mm, 18K heavy original HC w/ split crown for hunting front or back, KWKS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, probably 20J, gilt bridge mvt, GJS, s#8257, fully signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt, tarnish & oil smear that should clean up with OH, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial w/ multiple hls and flecks; hands missing minute; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; nicely replaced bow shows little wear, pushes show normal light wear; clean plastic crystal
611 $1600 $2400 EPW - Very scarce patent going barrel rack lever, Michael Isaac Tobias & Co, Liverpool, (active 1810-1829), 46mm, 18K OF original English consular case with Chester hallmarks for 1815, case with elaborately cast band, KWKS, taille douce stipple engraved and ET gold dial, gilt full plate mvt with finely carved floral and scrolled balance cock, solid balance, DES, 4J, s#2809; to find an English watch of such early date with going barrel, as well as a rack lever escapement, is extraordinary, and one can only assume a very limited production of these at most Mvt: GRO, excellent rack lever function, good motion & poise even at low wind, good gilding, FS at the pin-sites and a little marred spot above the "S" in "Slow," blued elements show a little wear, but hardly any oxide; dial shows very few MFS or scuffs; hands look good but hour is actually replaced; original medium gauge ET case shows medium even wear, a few MFS, tiny ding in cuvette; original bow & pendant show medium wear, slight bow distortion; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal; a truly interesting watch for a number of reasons: British production of fusee lever watches of all types kept the cost of production high, and the British market was blind-sided by American introduction of going barrel watches with English escapements into the market in the last half of the 19th century; this ultimately led to the decline of the British industry; here is a precocious example of the realization that various forms of lever escapement could function quite well without the fusee; the fusee, after all, was only a necessity for a pressure sensitive escapement like the verge; Tobias probably found that he was unable to sell this concept to a market rigidly insistent on fusees, hence the rarity; it would be interesting to know if indeed any others were produced
612 $1000 $1500 EPW - M I Tobias & Co, Liverpool, (active 1810-1829) patent detached lever fusee in gold with multi-color gold dial, 51mm, heavy 18K OF original export market true consular case (meaning with very thin central solid band of earlier consular type), case signed ES&Co, New York, with elaborately carved bezels, KWKS, engraved and ET gold or gilt dial with multi-color gold appliques, gilt full plate mvt with finely carved floral balance cock, bimetallic solid balance with blued center, DES, s#24234, ca 1825; Michael Isaac Tobias should not be confused with Morris Tobias, as most think the "M" refers to Morris Mvt: GRO, good lever function, motion & poise, near mint gilding, hardly any MFS, beautifully blued elements, no oxide; dial with Numerous MFS; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; original bow & pendant show little wear; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal; a close to mint example were it not for the dial MFS and the hint of wear, mvt near mint certainly, very attractive example
613 $500 $1000 EPW - Malignon, Geneve, fine scalloped form and basse-taille enameled watch, 39mm, 18K heavy OF original case with black and translucent green panel over taille douce (very delicately engraved) and engine turned ground, spring-loaded back, KWKS, gilt or gold engraved and ET dial, cylinder escapement, 10J (8 holes jeweled plus caps), electrum gilt mvt, s#2707 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good cylinder function, gilding of variant color, scratch on barrel bridge; dial shows abundant MFS and some washout of painted numerals; hands good; original very heavy gauge case for this type shows hardly any wear, but there are losses to the green enamel on almost all of the scallop highlights, a larger chip to the main panel almost exclusively confined to the green, the panel with many glazing MFS; bow & push show little wear; good glass bull's-eye crystal; exquisite case quality, deserving the best restoration, but even green touch-up in low-fired epoxy enamel will make great improvements to the visual look of the piece; a beautiful design, inspired by the scallop form cases and boxes of the Louis XIV to Louis XV periods of the prior century
614 $500 $1000 EPW - Pemberton, London, pair-cased verge fusee with finely painted masonic armorial dial, 57mm, coin silver OF original pair-case bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1840, KWKS, WED with hand-painted figures of green-clad huntsman to either side of a coat-of-arms, with masonic images of all-seeing eye above the scene and handshake within the crest, verge escapement, gilt mvt with foliate scrolled regulator plate and foliate pierced balance cock, s#13222, with period hand-made petit-point linen watch "paper" within, simply stating, "Love God - RW" Mvt: GRO, good verge function although the set-up pressure for the mainspring could be a touch stronger, bright plates show good gilding, a number of MFS & pin-related scratches; dial has central chip around half of the hole for the hands, interrupting one qarter of the armorial design, lightly colored in as an attempt at repair, otherwise there is only an edge fleck at 5 and one tiny surface scratch towards the 3; hands are wonderful gold cutout period hands; original heavy gauge cases show light to medium even wear, light tarnish, some MFS, soft dents to the outer, tiny dings to the inner; bow shows medium wear, is quite thin and may be replaced; good domed bull's-eye crystal with a few scratches; a very handsome dial with regal presence
615 $1100 $1400 EPW - Robert Roscoe, Liverpool, (active 1813-1829), gold detached lever fusee, 54mm, heavy unmarked 16-18K gold original export market consular HC, KWKS, WED, 12-16J gilt full plate mvt with foliate engraved balance cock, s#1504 Mvt: GRO, good lever function, replaced deep ruby color plate jewel for pallet, gilding almost completely gone from mvt and very thin on dust-cap, some MFS; dial has 2 hls at 12; hands good, seconds a tiny bit short; original case shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, a number of very light dings; replaced bow is gold but small; good glass crystal
616 $1250 $1750 EPW - Swiss for Calvin S Ball Jr, Syracuse, NY, 57mm, 18K very heavy OF original case, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, probably 16J, NI, wolf's tooth winding, s#24037, signed Calvin S Ball Jr on dial, cuvette & mvt, with maker's stamp CSB Jr within case back, massive case, oversize Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, setting skips a bit, suggesting hardening of grease within the winding & setting mechanism, loosening of parts or wear to the crown wheel/clutch junction, plates show some light speckle & faint fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial has chip in main dial by 26 seconds mark, 3 short FS, incipient hl at 8; hands good, seconds replaced and a bit short; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, some very light dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear with a section of the crown foil missing; beveled glass crystal has some scratches
617 $600 $1000 EPW - Swiss Frederic Courvoisier fine lady's enamel HC, 33mm, 18K original case with finely executed polychrome enamel panels front & back, with portrait of woman on one side and flowers in the other, champleve enamelled borders of fine detail, KWKS, gilt dial with multi-color gold appliques decorating center, cylinder escapement, 8J, gilt mvt, s#38287 Mvt: GRO, good cylinder function, some dark plate tarnish in center with other light discoloration & MFS; dial with evenly toned light tarnish, good surface save for light scuff from 12 to 1; hands good; original case shows hardly any wear, but there are minor dents or dings to the sides of the panels, and the thin bezel separated and was repaired, causing it now to only lay in position on its hinge and not snap closed; in contrast, the enamel panels appear mint with near mint surfaces; only an occasional MFS and a tiny short FS are visible towards the edges; because of the bezel not closing, the front cover closure is a bit awkward and there is the risk of the cover catching and locking on to the bezel; when this happened once, the edge of the front cover was pried outward to open the cover, leaving a pried section of bezel that needs to be carefully straightened and rotated back inwards; how the enamel survived these assaults is a miracle; bow & push show little wear; good glass crystal; a superbly painted enamel in otherwise near mint condition needing some very attentive case work to make perfect
618 $1000 $1600 EPW - Tiffany & Co contract made by H R Ekegren (triple signed Tiffany only), 51mm, 18K OF original Swiss case w/ matching serial number to mvt, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, NI bridge model w/ wolf's tooth winding, s#75924, bearing patent date of Feb 5, 1881 and "Made in Switzerland" marking on click wheel plate Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lovely HS, plates show light oil smear & a few MFS plus a tiny spot of roughness at the center bridge edge, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, only a few MFS; dial has single faint hl proceeding from center towards signature; hands good but seconds mismatched in color; original heavy gauge hidden hinge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; crystal is cracked; a lovely and solid example of this classic Tiffany Ekegren contract, with typical markings and signature style
619 $1000 $1500 EPW - Tiffany & Co, New York, 50mm, 18K original "Tiffany & Co Makers" marked HC with glazed cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with moustache counterpoised pallet and capped escape wheel, 18J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#87488; the mvt is probably a Tiffany factory product; as the factory was eventually destroyed by fire, no records remain of the associations with other Swiss companies; the layout is not exactly typical for Patek while the grade may look similar, and the markings are not typical for Ekegren products from the same serial range Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight cloudiness, some MFS concentrated at cock screw and around barrel arbor, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial is perfect snap-on dial with no markings underneath save for the same serial #; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear except for some anomalous light wear toward the back center associated with a slight crease and longer polished scuff; otherwise, case shows a few MFS, no other dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; both crystals are cloudy plastic and should be changed to show off the dial & mvt
620 $1200 $1800 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, 52mm, 18K OF original V&C logo case with full Vacheron signature on gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, gilt mvt, s#357643, in associated or possibly original period fitted box from M Herz & Sohn, Wien Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show fine gilding, tiniest white speckle on the dial plate, a few MFS on the pallet cock and tiny scuffs just above the click wheel on the barrel bridge, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall needing case polishing
621 $1150 $1650 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, 51mm, heavy 14K OF original US market case, SW-PS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, micrometer regulator, 20J, wheel finished NI satin, s#315325 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a few MFS in one spot, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hl just beginning at edge at 11:30; hands good but minute is a slightly short replacement; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively with break on crown highlights; slightly worn glass crystal
622 $1000 $1600 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, 49mm, 18K OF original V&C case with gold cuvette signed Vacheron & Constantin, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, micrometer regulator, 20J, gilt bridge mvt, s#340485, in associated period box of Rudolf Beier from Wiener Neustadt Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding nearly devoid of defects, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but a few MFS visible; dial has the tiniest fracture in the center with barely visible hls, and hls at 12 & 1; hands ; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; near mint internally, case needs polishing, dial defects barely visible, nice paper covered box with minimal rubbing
623 $900 $1250 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, 52mm, 18K OF original case with matching serial number to mvt, SW-LS (lever locks, shutting bezel moves it back to winding mode), WED, fully capped lever escapement with moustache counterpoise, probably 19J, gilt bridge model, s#256164 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiniest oxide on bright work; dial has fleck & line at lever, fleck at seconds; solid gold hands, blued seconds; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, numerous MFS, 2 tiny dings in band; bow & crown show abundant wear to brass & need replacement; glass crystal w/ minor scratches
624 $750 $1150 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin for Frederick H Sloan, 45mm, 18K OF original hidden hinge US market case marked EER (a casemaker frequently seen on US contract Vacheron watches), SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, satined NI mvt, s#386599, Vacheron & Sloan signatures on mvt, Sloan signiature on dial Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good round but slightly out of flat, plates show some cloudiness & tarnish speckle, some MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide but some MFS on bright work; dial mint; hands original with light oxide bloom overall; original well-constructed medium gauge case shows medium even wear, numerous MFS, a dent in the band, numerous light dings; bow & crown are both very worn replacements, the bow brass and the crown of incorrect depth; good glass crystal
625 $1300 $1700 EPW - W F McDonnell, Liverpool, gold keyless lever with going barrel, sweep seconds and hacking feature (sliding button near pin-set), 53mm, very heavy 18K original HC with Chester hallmarks for 1888, SW-pin-set, WE-DSD, detached lever escapement, probably 14J, gilt 3/4 plate mvt, s#8/5041, over 2 ounces net 18K gold Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, the hack stops after half a turn of the balance, needs tiny adjustment to impact the roller just right, plates show even toned gilding with slight patchiness, oil smear or fingerprint etching, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, some very minor soft dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
626 $700 $1000 EPW - Whitmore & Son, Northampton (England) fusee, 48mm, 18K original HC bearing London hallmarks for 1876, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement, 9J, gilt 3/4 plate, s#23224 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show oil smear, a few spots, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands slightly mismatched, hour only is original; original medium gauge case shows medium to substantial slightly uneven wear, few MFS, some light dings in both covers; bow & push show medium to substantial wear; good glass crystal
627 $800 $1200 EPW - Wm Robinson, Liverpool, lever fusee, 48mm, 18K OF original case, KWKS, guilloche gold dial, detached lever escapement, 7J, DES, gilt, s#1200, gilt dust cap Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff & chain good, needs OH; dial w/ minimal MFS; hands good; original very heavy gauge case shows substantial wear but good presence, some MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show medium wear but still substantial; good glass crystal
628 $750 $1250 EPW - Zenith Chronometre, 49mm, 14K original HC decorated in ET cubist pattern creating optical illusion in the manner of Escher, gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied numerals, lever escapement, 16-17J, gilt mvt, s#2659390 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, oil a little dry, plates show good gilding, a small patch of etching, very little speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; original dial has faint even tarnish, a hint of verdigris towards the edges, some faint deistributed speckle on the right half; hands broken at tips; original near mint lighter gauge case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS (one scratch inside back), no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a handsome dress watch for any fan of the artist Escher, famous for his patterns creating optical illusions
629 $300 $600 APW - American KW, probably Newark Watch Co contract for J W Haight & Co, Auburn NY, marked "Patent" and "Full-Jewel'd," 18S, heavy 4oz coin silver recase, KWKS, WE-SS Waltham pin-footed dial that fits dial plate perfectly, lever escapement, probably 15J, gilt, s#8529, matching final 3 digits under cock; dial plate is additionally marked "Wadsworth's Patent" internally, beneath the regulator; while the perfectly fitting Waltham dial would lead one to suspect a Waltham contract, the numbers certainly are not; the patent marking internally is not seen in Waltham, nor is this style of patent mark on the barrel bridge, but the Newark bridges are typically beveled; the rose design on the cock with the rose surround to the foot screw is typical of Newark; there are other model 57 clones out there as well Mvt: Ticks briefly and stops, very gummy, fully wound, plates show patchy gilding, some speckle & fingerprint etching, no MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work; dial has single hl under center; hands missing minute; very heavy recase shows light wear, tarnish, some MFS, some broad, soft dents; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal
630 $300 $600 APW - Appleton Watch Co, Appleton Wisconsin, 18S, GF OF original Scepter SB&B pair-case with pendant integral to mvt, SW-SS, signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI damascene, s#93106, a very scarce American product made from Cheshire material by the founder of the Remington Watch Co, only a few thousand produced despite the serial number ranges Mvt: Ticks rather rapidly, typically indicating the need for either pallet stone or banking adjustment, balance is out of true, plates have tiny speckle & a few scratches; dial has edge chips at 10 & 2, surface scratches on right side and repeated parallel MFS over the 2; hands not original, slightly off-scale; original case shows substantial even wear to mostly brass, few MFS, a light back dent; bow replaced, brass, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
631 $600 $900 APW - Aurora Watch Co marked 15 Ruby Jewels (actually 17J), fifth pinion, adjusted, Hurds Patent regulator, 18S, nickel alloy OF display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, fancy gilt two-tone quilt & florette patterned NI damascene, s#101071 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright & clean plates show good gilding, good contrast, a few longer MFS by one case screw, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, discolored (tarnished) regulator scale; dial is perfect in its visible area, but there are very small edge flecks in the 1 to 3 zone; hands good; recase shows off mvt well, has good plating externally (a small section of loss internally) & shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals, micro-fleck on one bevel
632 $750 $1250 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999, adusted 5 positions, 16S, GF OF original Ball Model HB&B case with full Ball signature in ring on cuvette, eyelet bow, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene with matching winding wheels, s#B603579 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work (tiny whiplash oxide), near mint winding wheels; dial has small fracture lines above 5 and fracture lines from 11 to 12; hands near mint original, hardly any oxide; original case has back that does not snap shut, shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear with break on crown highlights; good glass crystal; near mint internally, could use mint dial but this one would clean out ultrasonically to near invisibility of lines, case back will require slight blocking to bring back its snap (a cinch for those who know the trick)
633 $400 $700 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J model 999B, 16S, GF OF original Ball Model Keystone case, SW-LS, white painted metal dial, lever escapement, gold cap settings, s#IB27516 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, light washout to letter blacking, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial chows slight stain near lever, bezel contact verdigris; hands good but a bit dull; original case shows medium even wear with rather abundant edge & band brassing, some nicks, numerous MFS, faint ding in back; bow & crown show medium wear with light brassing; clean plastic crystal
634 $500 $900 APW - Ball Hamilton grade 998 21J Official RR Standard, 16S, GF OF SB&B original Ball Model marked case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 3/4 plate, GJS, gold center wheel, s#B651135 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiniest oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial is perfect but for some tiny MFS or black traces in the seconds area that might be in the making; hands near mint original; original case shows light wear, MFS, very faint incipient brassing at bottom of band, lightest compression in center of back that will knock right out; bow shows light wear, no brass, crown shows medium wear to all brass highlights; clean plastic crystal; gorgeous mvt condition, very fine condition overall
635 $350 $550 APW - Ball Waltham "Queen" lady's hunter, 3/0S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, s#B056713 Mvt: Broken mainspring, will tick nicely with pressure, plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original thin gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a few small dings in band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
636 $350 $550 APW - Ball Waltham 21J Official Standard, 16S, green GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with sapphire pallets, gold center wheel, concentric pattern NI damascene with matching winding wheels, s#B244887 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, some tiny oxide on bright work and patches on click wheel; dial has long faint hl from beside 12 through center to top of seconds; hands original with good blue, seconds changed, a bit small and wrong color; original case shows light wear, brass just beginning to appear on the tops of the reeding, case has some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; fine overall condition, nice heavy case
637 $300 $500 APW - Ball Official Standard Hamilton 21J grade 999, 16S, GF OF original marked "Ball Official RR Standard" SB&B case with eyelet bow, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#B627133 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including a line of very small patches on the click wheel; dial has long, straight hls; hands original, good blue, tiny oxide; original case shows light to medium even wear with brass beginning to show on highlights around back edge, has some MFS and a couple of FS in back, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light to medium wear with highlight & eyelet wear to brass; clean plastic crystal; this model of case was very good looking
638 $400 $600 APW - Columbus 17J Railway King with signed locomotive dial, 18S, sterling silver OF HB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD with full engraving style image of locomotive, signed Columbus Railway King, lever escapement, GJS, fancy two-tone conentric pattern gilt damascene, s#201826 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint tarnish, faint speckle or slight washout, very few MFS, good slots & settings, faint oxide mist on bright work; dial has hls in the outer chapter at 11, 12 & 6, and edge chip at 1:30 and a few other minor edge flecks, most defects well outside the outer chapter and concealed by bezel, mint center & seconds; hands good; period correct 3 oz recase shows medium to substantial even wear, some MFS, some light back dents & dings; bow & crown show light wear; good thick beveled glass crystal; great looking locomotive
639 $200 $350 APW - Columbus Watch Co, 18S, GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, patterned NI damascene, s#181827 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, what would have been nice plates are now deeply scratched (drink only decaf from now on); dial perfect, oddly off-white; hands good; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, a small dent in back, nice internal polish; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch except for plate scratches recalling Alfred Hitchcock
640 $300 $500 APW - E Howard & Co Series III, N-S (18S), heavy GF HC recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#9211 Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish motion due to dry oil & dirt, balance slightly out of flat, plates show dirt, very faint fingerprint etching, few MFS but some straight scratches apparently to indicate a regulator position, good slots & settings, missing stop-works, tiny oxide on bright work, case screws have incorrect washer solution for this recasing effort; dial has abundant hls; hands adequate but probably replaced; very heavy GF quality recase shows light wear, numerous MFS, some tiny dings; bow & replaced push show wear to brass; good glass crystal; case unaltered and would fit any standard US 18S KW, cuvette intact
641 $600 $900 APW - E Jaccard Jewelry Co, St Louis, No 42, Swiss for US market, 16S (51mm), 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, probably 16J, NI damascene, s#81273 Mvt: Running but HS fouled by oil or magnetism, coils moving together, needs OH, otherwise shows good balance motion, good poise, plates show patchiness, cloudiness, plating loss, some MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls; hands good; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium wear, MFS, minor dings; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
642 $400 $700 APW - Crisp Elgin gold hunter, 12S, 14K original fancy engraved HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#20820379 Mvt: Ticking, sluggish motion due to dry oil, good poise, plates show micro-speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, cuvette has curious engraving creating ripple within thin gauge cuvette; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
643 $500 $750 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy patterned NI damascene, s#17698922 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show some MFS and some unnecessary and severe scratches on the barrel plate where the screwdriver skipped repeatedly while winding the click wheel by pushing the outer teeth (that's why we have bench keys, for winding watches when they are not in their cases), good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, fine winding wheels; dial has center hole chips & lines in the WI subsidiary only; hands good, seconds a bit dull; original case with pleasant engraving shows medium wear, brassing on band, some MFS, light back dings; replaced bow & crown show substantial wear or slight mangling; plastic crystal with only light scratches
644 $550 $950 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy pattern NI damascene, s#22000279 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; mint dial but for a tiny fleck by the seconds; hands near mint; original case shows light wear, no brass, a few MFS, a couple of soft dings in back, light modern engraved initials in back; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal; a fine original condition example overall
645 $450 $700 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement with curious anti-magnetic gilt or gold HS, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy patterned NI damascene, s#16970804 Mvt: NR, very gummy, dry grease makes winding very difficult, with pressure shows good balance motion & poise, plates show some cloudiness or dulling from washing, numerous MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work and tiny patches on winding wheels; dial has one long hl from WI to 4, and two short hls beneath seconds; hands near mint; recase shows light wear, some MFS, very slight back dings; small replacement bow & original crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal
646 $800 $1200 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Fahy's Montaux RR marked SO case, SW-LS, scarce WE Montgomery dial with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, fancy pattern NI damascene, GJS, gold center wheel, s#24055922 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight errors in round & flat, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings showing minimal marring, some tiny oxide in many places on bright work; scarce dial is mint; hands near mint, minor oxide; original case shows medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows abundant wear to brass, correct replacement crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; one of the best dials one will see on this model
647 $600 $850 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, s#19311223 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, one FS by case screw, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect, light dirt only; hands near mint, minor oxide; original case shows light to medium wear but no brass, some MFS, light dents or dings over the back; bow & crown show medium wear with brass highlights; good glass crystal
648 $250 $400 APW - Elgin 21J with gold horse case inlay, 18S, sterling silver Fahy's OF SO case with gold mounted horse inlay on back, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, full plate NI fancy damascene, GJS, s#6362322 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS to FS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hl in center & concealed fleck off dial at edge near 1; hands good; probably original case has two evenly transposed light case marks, possibly caused by there being no location pin for these SO cases, and watchmakers will start to torque the screws down in error; in any event, the case is very appropriate to the mvt; case shows light wear, even toned tarnish, good detail on inlay, a few MFS, an edge dent at 10, few other dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
649 $1000 $2000 APW - Elgin 23J "Adjusted 6 Positions" B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Elgin Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, with "wind" and "stop" indications at 32 and 8 hours respectively, the optimal winding pattern, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, jeweled barrel arbor, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#34900266, one of Elgin's top models Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, a scratch by one winding screw, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work with very clean winding wheels; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands original, good blue with minor oxide or dullness; original case is dull but shows only light wear, no brass, profuse MFS, no dents or dings but 3-4 nicks on the edges; bow & crown show light wear, the bow a touch loose; good glass crystal; polish the case and tighten the bow for a very high to near mint condition result overall
650 $500 $900 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked Elgin RR on pendant, SW-LS, WED with sunken apertures for seconds and WI, lever escapement, NI damascene, GJS with classic fancy cock cap, gold center wheel, s#21770578 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very faint cloudiness, a number of MFS but a long scratch across the bridge by the Veritas marking, good slots & settings, tiny speckled oxide across bright work but the winding wheels still have a nice appearance; dial has fractured edge chip to copper at 4 outside the chapter, but no other imperfections; hands good; original case shows medium wear with brassing on the band & highlights, light MFS overall, a number of light dings at two places on the case back; bow & crown show medium wear with brass showing on the crown cap; slightly worn glass crystal
651 $1200 $2400 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SWCCo SB&B case, SW-LS, gilt metal Montgomery dial with sunken seconds & WI, fully capped lever escapement, adjusted 5 positions, GJS with trade-mark fancy cock cap, gold center wheel, fancy checkerboard center & radiant pattern NI damascene, s#23141277, one of Elgin's top RR models Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS & nicks, near mint slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work including 3 dark specks on winding wheels; dial original with respect to graphics, which have some minor losses - the gilding is suspect, as typically this type of dial would be silvered, so either it was originally gilt, or it was plated after cleaning of tarnish from the silvered dial caused some loss of the printing - in either case it makes for a nice effect; hands are original with good blue & minor oxide; original case shows light to medium even wear but no brassing (a tiny spot of brass is visible next to the "Elgin RR" signed pendant block, as if a light testing notch had been made; otherwise the case has a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal; a higher condition example of one of Elgin's most collectible models
652 $300 $550 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 16S, period & style appropriate GF OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 3/4 plate fancy NI damascene, GJS w/ trade mark fancy cock cap, gold train, s#24625426 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS including a long one or two, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial has edge flecks at 11 & 2, hls at 10 & above 7; hands near mint; finely selected recase shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; nice thick beveled glass crystal
653 $500 $750 APW - Elgin convertible in gold, 16S (special size for convertible), 10K Dueber original HC with raised anchor hallmark, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, circular pattern NI damascene, s#608475 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light tarnish, faint washout, some light speckle, some MFS & a checkered scratch, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work & filament on center; dial has hls at 11 & 7; hands good; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium wear, split forming on back at bezel to flat joint, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium to substantial wear (crown just brass core); good glass crystal
654 $300 $450 APW - Elgin gold lady's hunter, 6S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#3171109 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work; dial has 2 hls; hands good; original heavy case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, some tiny dings; bow & crown show light wear & wear to bow center; clean plastic crystal
655 $450 $750 APW - Elgin in gold, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI, s#9401140 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work but mostly on click wheel; dial has faint hls; hands good; original light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dings to covers & band; replaced GF bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
656 $1200 $1600 APW - Elgin in heavy gold hunter, 18S, 18K BWWCo recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J adjusted, fancy NI damascene, s#11879236, cuvette engraving to John Wells, Troy, NY Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial hls at 12 & 3, surface dirt & gum; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a few light soft dents or dings in covers ; bow & crown show light to medium wear; good glass crystal
657 $250 $500 APW - Elgin lady's gold HC with diamonds & rubies, 6S, 14K original HC with horseshore on back set with 4 diamonds & 3 rubies, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, grade 67 model 1, s#2412135 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with a few MFS; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, a couple of small dings visible inside the front cover, the front hinge is slightly distorted, the pin bent internally, could be straightened to create perfect closure; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; near mint overall needing just the hinge straightening
658 $300 $450 APW - Elgin lady's gold hunter, 8S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt, s#746203 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, generally clean plates; dial has hl at 7; hands good; original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a sharp and minty look overall
659 $350 $550 APW - Elgin lady’s gold multicolor for Theo Knoop, Cohoes NY, 6S, 14K US Assay original HC, SW-LS, fancy polychrome O'Hara style dial w/ Knoop signature, lever escapement, 11-15J, NI, gold center wheel, s#3967681 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, HS slightly off center, plates show light etching from solution, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has glaze cracks above 11; hands missing minute in Louis XV style, blued seconds hand should be changed to match; original medium-heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS but a pair of short scratches on back, 2 barely visible dings in back & band; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal
660 $400 $700 APW - Elgin military deck watch contract for the British Admiralty, 22J B W Raymond with sweep seconds, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original case with Admiralty arrow and contract number 498, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Admiralty arrow, lever escapement, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#42078965, within a model consistent wooden fitted box for the Ministry of Defense Hydrographic Department, s#1910, and an inspection certificate from the Chronometer Section of the Hydrographic Department, both box & watch in apparently unissued condition Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands pristine; near mint original case shows no wear, a couple of random FS disturbing the perfect back satin, no dents or dings; near mint bow & crown show no wear, the slightest bubbling to the plating; good glass crystal; essentially an unused watch; the case, which was probably intended for a nearly identical model, is near mint inside & out, with nice snug-fitting gray leather liner, and glue residue, not a chip, at the top of the window; makes a lovely coupling
661 $250 $500 APW - Elgin National Watch Co, G M Wheeler, 18S, massive 6 oz GW&Co sterling silver original HC with engraved dog on lid, KWKS, WE-SS Roman numeral dial signed National Watch Co, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#23897 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show bright gilding, some MFS and a checkered FS by case screw, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work but none on blued work; dial near mint with tiny fleck at edge under 5 and tiny disruption in the making at 11:30; hands good, tiny oxide; original massive case shows medium to substantial even wear but is so massive it appears as if it had lost nothing, has a few MFS, no dents or dings, good hinges & lift (a minor miracle at this weight class); bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; a massive watch, lifting the covers is more like opening the door to a bank vault
662 $350 $450 APW - Elgin scalloped hunter in gold, 6S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI, s#3289928 Mvt: Ticks & stops, needs OH, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has several hls; hands reasonable replacements; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, numerous MFS, several light dents or dings; GF bow & crown show medium wear, the former to brass; good glass crystal
663 $250 $450 APW - Freedonia Watch Co in unusual gilt damascene, 18S, heavy quality early style GF original HC, SW-LS, scarce WE-DSD, lever escapement with anti-magnetic HS, 15J, full plate fancy pattern gilt damascene with beveled barrel plate, s#10156 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slightly out of round, fine plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, a couple of patches of oxide on bright work; dial is mint but for a surface fleck by the lever, not quite concealed by the bezel; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, a couple of tiny dings, front cover latch a bit worn, needs a little help to keep closed; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; an impressive looking simple Fredonia in and out
664 $250 $500 APW - Hamilton 22J 4992B military GCT hack watch in original box, 16S, rhodium plated metal OF original case with contract numbers, SW-SS, black metal 24-hour dial showing Greenwich Civil Time for coordinated timekeeping of military operations, lever escapement, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C84328, box with matching numbers for US Army Air Force, watch basically unused Watch in basically unused condition - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, a little crazing on regulator or click wheel screw-head, a little tarnish on sweep wheel; dial mint save for one tiny surface scratch that is hard to see; hands mint; original case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal with a little dirt residue only; original two part box with labels shows some wear & rubbing; watch was hardly out of the box in its life
665 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J Elinvar grade 992, 16S, GF OF slightly later Hamilton SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with uncut Elinvar balance and blued steel HS, marked Elinvar on pallet bridge, GJS, gold center wheel, s#2597532 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings with minimally marred caps, hardly any oxide on bright work, fine winding wheels; dial mint original, bezel rub only; hands good, minor oxide, seconds hand different color; recase has a couple of polished out screw marks, and had a rougher life than the mvt - the case was dropped on the edge a couple of time, shows distortion, possible pry mark, threads not quite perfectly smooth as a result, shows light wear, MFS, no dents or dings but polished off light engraving in the back, gouges internally where the case back got jammed on a loose case screw, and two external gouges in the back where violent action was taken to unscrew the back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; fortunately, the case suffered this treatment with a prior occupant; mvt & dial condition is great, the recase is very appropriate although a bit later in period, and the case could be improved a bit to make a more perfect home
666 $400 $800 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 with Masonic dial in finely machined steel SB&B bar-over-crown case by Edward Bolsetzian, number 6 out of a limited edition of 9 made in 1995, finely machine engraved signature within case back, 16S, purpose made custom case with notched bezels, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, s#1196682 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, balance motion slightly sluggish from dry oil in the caps, good poise, plates show very few MFS, one FS across cock, good slots & settings w/ minimal marring to cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work but mint winding wheels, screw head broken in half on click wheel, should be replaced, watch winds a touch unevenly, another lubrication issue; rare Hamilton Masonic dial has no hls, just a surface scratch from 1 to 3 and an infinitessimal edge fleck outside the 48 minute mark, surface otherwise near mint with minimal etching; hands near mint, hardly any oxide; beautifully machined custom case is in nearly new condition, showing no wear, fine satin finishing, a few MFS a pair of short scratches on the back bezel for orientation of the engraver, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; clean acryllic crystal; near mint mvt & rare dial, tour-de-force machining, truly a labor of love, high marks to the case maker
667 $500 $800 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 Inspector's Standard, 16S, GF OF original Philadelphia SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, fancy banded pattern NI damascene, s#338201, first watch of the run Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean & bright plates show a few MFS, good slots & slightly tarnished but unblemished settings, some tiny oxide on bright work including limited smaller patches on winding wheels; dial looks mint but has very faint hl at 12, surface scratch in center near 9; hands mint, hub MFS only; original case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, it takes a microscope to see fine line brassing occuring at the sharp edge of the bezel & back; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; very fine condition throughout for this scarce marked model
668 $400 $800 APW - Rare Hamilton model 966, 1st run of three runs of 100 each, 16S, GF OF original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD w/ signature of Dahle in Maynard MA, lever escapement, 17J, 3/4 plate, GJS, s#52746 (46th one of 300 made), detent stem NOTE: Watch arrived with decomposed hands utterly rusted solid due to acid emitting celluloid crystal, WD-40 or similar substance on dial surface to loosen rust, which instead bleached dial; crystal discarded, rusted hands removed, WD-40 removed, rust unfrozen, under dial cleaned up and inspected; Mvt: Ticking with sluggish motion, good poise, needs OH, plates in fine condition and as well under the dial, show minimal MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial bleached by rust piercing substance, has faint contract name, 4-footed, a few hls; hands gone; original case shows substantial wear to brass, numerous MFS, one bezel ding; bow shows little wear, crown worn out; crystal gone; while the watch was certainly worn a great deal and the dial harmed by the attempted solution to unfreezing the hub, the very rare mvt itself is in great shape, requiring a fine case that will accomodate the detent stem, a fine four-footed dial, hands and overhaul; the seconds hand tube is still on the pivot, and will need to be gently filed off the post and the post then polished; polishing also required for the train elements that were rusted only at their tops; will make a great example, worth the effort
669 $400 $800 APW - Hamilton 17J grade 965 very scarce, with contract dial for C E Fritts, 16S, HC mvt in OF Hamilton display case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bridge model, GJS, gold center wheel, s#51679, making this the 29th watch of the first run of 100 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl through signature; hands good; display case has no other screw marks, shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystals
670 $100 $200 APW - Hamilton grade 956 in original box with warrantee, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, radiant NI damascene, s#1177874 Mvt: NR, good staff, very gummy, needs OH, plates generally clean, a little oxide on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands near mint; original heavy GF case shows very light wear, few MFS, a couple of dings, one on band, one on back near thumb-latch, hard to remove; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; box quite rubbed, paper has taped repair to tear, but is complete
671 $500 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, bridge model, GJS, gold train, s#2505157 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS & tiny nicks, good slots & settings, tiniest oxide oxide on bright work but winding wheels near mint; dial looks mint but has faintest hl at 4:30, tiniest roughness at edge by lever; hands good; original case shows beginning of medium wear w/ tiny highlight brassing and shoulder brass around back, some MFS, small soft back dent; bow & crown show medium wear w/ highlight brassing; clean plastic crystal; a good looking watch overall w/ honest wear
672 $500 $800 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Nawco security case now missing its snap cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1634500 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, showing very slight errors in round & flat, plates show a number of short MFS or scuffs, good slots but marring to two of the settings, tiny oxide on bright work, a few tiny patches on winding wheels; dial is generally mint but has circumferential surface scratch from bezel contact variously from 1 to 5, obviously not visible with bezel on; hands near mint; original case looks better but shows medium wear to brass on edges, band & highlights, has some MFS, but no dents or dings; pendant has some brass, bow shows wear, crown must be correct replacement as it shows only light wear; good glass crystal
673 $400 $800 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original HB-snap bezel Hamilton logo case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, bridge model, GJS, gold train, s#1576426 Mvt: Ticks & stops, very gummy & dirty, will show good balance motion & poise w/ pressure applied to train, plates show tarnish or discoloration, some light speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiniest oxide on bright work, missing screw at barrel center (i.e., click wheel cover); dial almost perfect but for tiny edge fleck inside 10, small edge chip at lever; hands good; original case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear w/ highlight brassing on crown; good glass crystal; needs OH and buffing to be quite presentable
674 $400 $750 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original bar-over-crown Wadsworth case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, bridge model, GJS, gold train, s#1575402 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, slightly marred slots & settings, tiny oxide and MFS on bright work; dial appears to be perfect under a lot of surface dirt; hands good; original case shows medium wear, numerous MFS, a number of smaller dents & dings, one case screw has bitten through lip; bow shows brass, crown shows light wear, tube missing around bar core; plastic crystal has a hunk out of it; could use a good bath, case restoration and crystal, looks a bit tired right now
675 $600 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B Railway Special, 16S, slightly asymmetrical WGF OF Hamilton Railroad Model SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement w/ solid Invar balance & antimagnetic HS, GJS, s#S17738 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, one short heavy scratch near click wheel, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but a handful of MFS on mirrored winding wheels; dial has 6 short hls; hands good; recase shows light wear, no brass on body, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, circular gouge within case back caused by prior mvt contact, not by this mvt; bow & crown show medium wear with wear to brass on bow; glass crystal w/ some light scratches
676 $600 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B Railway Special, 16S, WGF OF recased but model correct SB&B "Hamilton Railroad Model" marked asymmetrical case, SW-LS, painted metal DSD, lever escapement, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S25855 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a couple of longer MFS on near mint winding wheels; dial has lifting cracks to paint while the surface is quite good otherwise; hands near mint, tiny oxide; model, style & period correct recase shows little wear good polish, few MFS but a long FS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, but bow has medium wear to brass; good glass crystal with a few MFS; great mvt condition, fine case; worth finding a mint dial, plus crystal & bow (or replate this one)
677 $500 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, coin silver OF original SO case with gold locomotive inlay and multi-color gold garland beneath, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, elaborate NI damascene, s#550146 Mvt: NR, broken staff, plates show numerous MFS, good slots but lightly marred settings, profuse light oxide on bright work (regulator); dial with 2 edge chips & 2 hls; hands good but have oxide overall; original case shows little wear, dark tarnish, excellent gold detail, some MFS, 3 short scratches on the case, one through the bezel detail, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; case will clean up beautifully, staff (and/or bushing jewels) will be straightforward to repair; will make a handsome example
678 $400 $650 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 943, 18S, very heavy quality GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, highly ornate brickwork band and wave pattern NI damascene, s#163990 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous longer MFS to FS, good slots & settings but for marred cock cap, some filaments of oxide on bright work; dial has crotched hls, edge chips at 4:30 visible in recase; hands good, light rust; fine period recase could fool one into thinking it was gold, and probably has very thick filling like the 1/4 gold chains of the same period; case shows light wear but a very thin brass line exactly at the closure lip, good detail, some MFS, no dents or dings but most hinge plugs are gone; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal with some verdigris in the crystal seat of the bezel; scarce mvt, great damascene, impressive gold case look-alike with significant gold content
679 $250 $500 APW - Hamilton scarce 15J grade 928, contract for Central City, Syracuse, NY, 18S, coin silver OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, full plate, s#26580 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show numerous MFS, one long FS on barrel plate, good slots & settings, light oxide rash on bright work; dial hls at 7:30; hands good; recase shows medium wear, some MFS, back has several dents or dings & what looks like a chisel mark (don't take out your rage on the poor little watch!); bow & crown show abundant wear; glass crystal a bit worn
680 $500 $750 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 920 in gold, 12-14S, heavy 14K OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bridge model, GJS, s#1766953, 1914 inscription on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudiness from overwashing, a few MFS, good slots & settings although not the best polish, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hls through center; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium to substantial even wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; GF bow & crown show wear; good glass crystal
681 $500 $750 APW - Hamilton heavy gold grade 916 in original box with warrantee, 12-14S, heavy 14K OF original case with decorative bezels & bow, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, fine parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3105036, with associated GF two-color belt chain Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial close to mint original, shows a touch of infinitessimal black speckle, one speck and tiny area of discoloration only; hands good; original heavy gauge case with very heavy band & medium gauge cuvette shows original satin, hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; box very clean with some light rubbing to the top, good interior, clean paper but for a piece of clear tape and a pencilled #11; a really nice case
682 $350 $500 APW - Hamilton grade 914 in gold, 12-14S, 14K OF original 2-part SO case with Hamilton logo within back, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1853011 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show long scratch, other MFS, good slots & settings with marred cock cap, some oxide on bright work, missing whiplash; refinished dial has corroded patches; hands good; original rather heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, minor dings; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; clean plastic crystal; quite a heavy case for so-called "clamshell" construction
683 $400 $650 APW - Hamilton grade 900 14K in original box with warrantee, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with Hamilton logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, original gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 19J, GJS, gold train, fishscale NI damascene, s#1910711, 1923 presentation on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with speck on click wheel; dial mint original with mint surface; hands mint; original medium to relatively heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; box interior excellent, clean paper, good exterior with minimal rubbing; a near mint watch in excellent original box
684 $250 $500 APW - Hamilton Hayden W. Wheeler Maiden Lane (marked HWWCo Maiden Lane), 16S, gold mounted sterling silver HC recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, 3/4 plate w/ balance cock marked "Heat & Cold," s#76173 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely damascened plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work & small patch on click wheel; dial unmarked w/ hls at 7:30 & 10; hands replaced, too bold; finely mounted recase shows light to medium wear, a few FS, soft back dents or dings; bow replaced nickel, crown & stem do not fit quite properly, making screwing down the detent impossible & therefore setting the watch impossible as well; good glass crystal; this scarce mvt should go in a more appropriate recase, and this nice case should get a more appropriate lever-set resident
685 $250 $500 APW - Hampden 23J Special Railway, 18S, heavy nickel alloy model specific Dueber Railway OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD for Canadian market with numbers from 13 to 24, lever escapement, GJS, fancy pattern damascene, s#3351015 Mvt: Runs, sluggish balance motion due to dry oil, shows good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS except for a number on the cock foot, near mint slots & settings, but some oxide on bright work largely confined to the regulator adjuster; dial would be mint were it not for chipping all around the seconds hole - the only solution would be to find or make a special seconds hand with large blued disc center to give more coverage; hands good, a little oxide; model specific marked Railway recase shows light wear, one missing gold hinge tube plug, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; fine thick beveled glass crystal
686 $450 $700 APW - Howard gold hunter in associated Howard box, 16S, 14K original HC with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, round checkerboard damascene, s#968667 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original light gauge case shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, a few dings; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; wooden Howard box a close match to numbers on case & mvt, the right fit, somewhat distressed interior, some burn marks on outer finish
687 $400 $700 APW - Howard Keystone with rare New York Fire Department presentation on 14K case back and gold cuvette, inside reads, "Presented to Lieutenant John M. Rahilly by Members of Hook and Ladder Co 44 July 1, 1924," back shows engraved 20-year veteran badge of FDNY, 14S, original case with Howard logo on cuvette surrounding presentation, silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, arrow through circle grade, s#1350403 Mvt: NR, near mint mvt can barely be made to tick due to dry oil, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial original with very tiny speckle towards the edge and a couple of nicks; hands good; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a little case polishing, clean the mvt for a near mint watch with quite good dial; FDNY badge is great
688 $350 $500 APW - Howard Keystone in gold with associated Howard box, 14S, 14K original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, refinished silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1315531, 1923 presentation on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates very clean; dial painstakingly refinished by hand-painting the numerals; hands unusual replacements that are near mint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; clean plastic crystal; box looks slightly dull and clean on the outside, the interior looks as if it had been through earthquake, flood and fire; a good thing the watch was not left inside; watch fits what's left of the interior
689 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 11 Railroad Chronometer, 16S, heavy GF OF J Boss Extra original case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, fine satined plates, s#1261269 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has fleck in the seconds to copper eliminating the 12th & 13th seconds marks; hands near mint but seconds replaced and mismatched; original near mint case shows hardly any wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; slightly worn glass crystal; a mint dial, a matching seconds hand and a new crystal would make for a near mint watch through and through
690 $300 $550 APW - Howard Keystone 21J Series 11 Railroad Chronometer, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo within back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, s#1183655 About as close to mint as they get: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint; hands mint; original case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; clean plastic crystal; a nearly perfect example
691 $250 $450 APW - Howard Keystone 19J model 1907 straight bridge, 16S, in model specific Howard box also for 19J but bearing different numbers on the paper, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1057857 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, infinitessimal error in round, clean plates show a few bad scratches on escape wheel bridge, a few MFS, good slots but settings have been marred or mangled on the cock, escape and barrel, no oxide on bright work, very clean winding wheels; dial has 2 very faint hls in center; hands near mint; original case shows light wear but brass appearing on the pendant, a few MFS, very light back dents or dings; replaced bow the wrong color, crown shows substantial smooth wear; good glass crystal; clean wooden Howard box fitting the watch perfectly, clean interior & paper, light rubbing or etched impression on the top finish
692 $250 $450 APW - Howard Keystone 21J Series 11 Railroad Chronometer, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo inside back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, standard satin finish plates, s#1263841 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS especially by regulator, slots & settings good overall but for slight marring to escape cap and marring to cock-screw slot, hardly any oxide on bright work, a long FS on click wheel; dial perfect; hands are replaced RR style, minute a bit heavy, seconds original; original case shows light wear & no brass but pendant shows heavier wear to brass, case shows some MFS, a minor ding in back plus a little bow impression; bow shows light wear, crown shows heavier wear to brass; good thick beveled glass crystal
693 $150 $300 APW - Howard Keystone hunter in original box with warrantee, 16S, heavy GF original HC with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric NI damascene, s#936726, 1910 presentation on cuvette, initial in escutcheon Mvt: NR, staff broken, plates show some MFS & oil smear, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very light wear; good glass crystal; box in fine condition externally, clean internally with clean paper, the upper insert gone and the velour off of the clip; a staff and cleaning will yield a near mint watch
694 $125 $250 APW - Howard Keystone in associated Howard box, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, circular checkerboard NI damascene, s#1129727 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, but a small patch on click wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint; original case shows light & slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a soft dent in the back and a slight flattened spot on the band involving the bezel; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; Howard box is ideal fit, just for a different watch of the same model, the interior clean, the exterior developing very fine crazing ("alligatoring")
695 $125 $250 APW - Howard Keystone in original Howard box with warrantee, 14S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1255228 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very clean plates show oil smear only, hardly any oxide; dial nearly perfect, only a surface check in the center; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, one slight dent in back; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal with small scratches; box fairly clean externally, quite worn & dirty internally, silk torn where it covered hinge, paper soiled
696 $125 $250 APW - Howard Keystone in original box with warrantee, 14S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, exposed stop-works, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#986015 Mvt: NR, has broken click spring, if held in wound position shows good balance motion & poise, clean plates, hardly any oxide; dial has invisible hl under center, looks mint; hands mint; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, a bit more on crown; good glass crystal; generally clean box with tiny chips, one longer scuff on edge, clean paper
697 $650 $950 APW - Illinois gold hunter contract for E Marks, Troy, NY (so marked on dial & mvt), 16S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy NI damascene, s#1305940 Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, very gummy, good plates with a lot of oil smear, few MFS, no oxide; dial perfect; hands near mint; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, some very light dents or dings in covers & band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
698 $600 $1000 APW - Illinois 21J contract for C WA & Co (dial only marked), 16S, 10-14K recased HC by BWCCo with embossed lion stamp, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric checkered damascene, s#1304937 Mvt: NR, very gummy, needs OH, will show good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates show slight couldiness & oil smear, very few MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work while severe patches on the click wheel have been sanded off on the lathe - a bit more sanding, finishing & polishing and the resulting turned satin look could be quite attractive; dial has faint hl at 11, tiny edge fleck at 9:30; fine hands are mint; recase has replaced GF bezel, needing just a little more fitting around the case spring screw-tops, a new lever position has been filed in the case underneath the bezel; medium to heavy gauge case shows light to medium wear, some MFS, numerous light dings in covers, two dents in band; bow & crown show medium & light wear repectively; good glass crystal
699 $600 $900 APW - Illinois in box-hinged low carat gold case, 18S, 8-12K gold original case falsely marked "18K," SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, so-called "conversion" model w/ key winding arbor still present, gilt damascene, s#458096 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has long hl; hands good; original medium case shows medium wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear and thinning of the bow top; good glass crystal
700 $500 $900 APW - Illinois 21J 60 Hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF Bunn Model 29 original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with full 21 Jewel 60 Hour marking, lever escapement, radiant checkered NI damascene, GJS, gold train, black lettering, s#5276135 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & mint settings, tiniest oxide on bright work, very few MFS on click wheel but missing one of the three screws to the click wheel center; dial has single faint hl at 4 only; hands good but with numerous rust patches; original case shows very light wear but there are some pry marks on the pendant under the crown that look like some one tried to get the lever set watch to set by forcing the crown out, which obviously it will not do; otherwise the case shows abundant MFS, a couple of FS, a tiny ding in the band; bow & crown show very light wear, but the same watch abuser lightly hammered the crown top to see if that would help transform the watch into pendant setting - one presumes the hammering to thus be done by magic wand ending in failure; amazingly, the underside of the crown saw little distress from the prying operation; good glass crystal; a very handsome example with case marred by ignorance
701 $400 $700 APW - Illinois 21J 60 Hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, radiant checkered NI damascene, GJS, gold train, black lettering, Motor Barrel 60 marking on plate, s#4770556, 1928 presentation engraved inside back, initials in escutcheon A near mint watch throughout: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show essentially no MFS, good slots & near mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint surface; hands near mint; near mint original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, nearly pristine internal surface; bow & crown show no wear; cracked plastic crystal; a nice glass crystal will make this as near to a perfect example as one will find
702 $400 $600 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special with monogram dial, 18S, style and age appropriate GF OF Illinois recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with monogram to customer's order, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant checkered NI damascene, s#2482080 Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil in the caps, good poise, plates show slight cloudiness, tiny thinning of plating on cock, a number of MFS, good slots & settings with only minor marring to the cock cap, light oxide on bright work making regulator assembly look dull; scarce custom ordered monogram dial is essentially perfect with only micro-flecks at the center and seconds holes; hands good, light oxide; recase shows only light wear but the thin GF is already showing brass on the edge highlights; the case otherwise shows a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; great dial, scarce mvt, case would re-plate nicely
703 $300 $500 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special (marked Motor Barrel, no 60 hour marking), 16S, GF OF original Bunn Special Model SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, red letter, s#3948941 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, tiniest limited oxide specks or patches on bright work or click wheels; dial has hls at 3; hands good, fine purple tone; original case shows even medium wear to limited brass on edges (not band) while retaining good polish & only lightly worn detail, some MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear with brassing mostly to crown; good glass crystal; wonderful mvt condition
704 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J A Lincoln, 16S, GF OF original Security SB&B case with snap-cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, pinstripe pattern damascene, s#3186828 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some patchiness, fingerprint etching, slight discoloration, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work concentrated in patches & film on winding wheels; dial has hl below seconds & short scratch in center; hands very clean; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS to FS on back and knife-related FS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; near mint case & hands, dial & mvt fairly nice
705 $400 $800 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF original Sangamo Special Patented screw-back, hinged bezel case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain banded NI damascene, s#3776640 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of shorter MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, hardly any on click wheel; dial has long clean hl from seconds to 1; hands good; original case shows little wear, few MFS, a couple of faint dings in back; bow & crown show light wear with tiny brassing under bow; good glass crystal; a very clean original example overall
706 $300 $600 APW - Illinois Watch Co, "King Philip Special for Railway Service," 18S, coin silver OF original Dueber case, SW-LS, WE-DSD fully signed as quoted above, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, fancy patterned NI damascene mvt marked "King Philip," s#1333435 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; rare dial is perfect; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings except for an edge nick on the front bezel at 4; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very nice condition example of this scarce model named after a trunk line of the railroad, itself named after the 17th century American Indian warrior who waged war against the English colonists in Massachusetts
707 $250 $400 APW - Illinois Watch Co with unusual plates and pair case, 18S, coin silver OF original Junior pair-case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J fifth pinion "conversion" model with winding square, stepped chrysanthemum pattern radiant gilt damascene, s#640046 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case has outer hinge tubes that are starting to crack as well as a crack in the outer edge along the joint, and shows light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, minor dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
708 $250 $450 APW - Illinois Watch Co, lady's 6S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#736481 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt shows nice toning, a couple of plate scuffs, missing one case screw; dial has hl at 11; hands a pretty blue but not quite right stylistically; near mint original medium gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, hardly any dings or compression; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall
709 $100 $200 APW - Illinois Autocrat with nickel chain in original box with guarantee, 12S, WGF OF original "Autocrat Model" case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with gold accent, lever escapement, 17J, circular & radiant pattern damascene, s#4911184 Mvt: Ticks a little sluggishly, clean mvt overall, very little oxide; dial with light speckle & tiny losses to graphics; hands good; original case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & replaced crown show little wear; good glass crystal; box with minor chips & rubbing, light stains & discoloration to paper
710 $400 $650 APW - J P Stevens & Co with gold Stevens Patent regulator, Hampden type (from Stevens' purchase of material from Springfield Watch Co), HC model, 18S, appropriately recased for the moment in Dueber Hampden nickel salesman's or shipping display case (bowless), SW-LS, WE-SSD with 24 hour indications & full signature, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, intersecting pattern NI damascene, s#792 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS mostly by the regulator disc, good slots & settings, limited light oxide on bright work, very few MFS on regulator; dial very clean in appearance, but has 2 faint hls at 4 & 5, a tiny fleck next to the 15 seconds mark, and a couple of scratches in the seconds dial; hands good; recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, good polish; crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; a very handsome Stevens example, well-housed in the display case (a good number of these cases in general came bowless and need to be drilled and bushed to accept bows)
711 $250 $450 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co, unusual two-tone "Extra Jeweled" Asa Fuller, marked "Giles Patent," 18S, coin silver OF original 2 1/2 oz Waltham case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement visible through butterfly cutout, 11-15J, gilt plate with NI damascene barrel bridge bearing the same serial number underneath, s#35341 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, tiny errors in round & flat, tarnished plates show numerous MFS to FS, some light speckle, various screws have been changed, abundant oxide on bright work; dial has hl from 12 to center, infintessimal edge flecks; hands mismatched, hour the best style for the watch; original case shows medium even wear, some MFS, back has a couple of minor dings; bow replaced in nickel; good glass crystal; an unusual original two-tone combination
712 $250 $400 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co, G A Read, 18S, heavy coin silver recased HC, period & style appropriate, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt with butterfly cutout, s#128436 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in round, plates show gilding washout, tarnish to the exposed brass, some MFS, tiny nicks, faint distributed speckle overall, light oxide on bright work, case screw is mostly stripped, barely hanging on, cock-foot screw and another case screw not correct; dial has edge flecks at 4:30 & 12; hands good; well-selected heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, some MFS and more pronounced FS, one dent in band, very few dings; bow & push show medium & light wear, respectively; slightly cloudy plastic crystal
713 $300 $450 APW - New England skeleton duplex, approximately 18S, nickel alloy OF original display case, SW, set by pushing in the spring-loaded crown, skeletonized gilt dial with colored numerals in relief, duplex escapement, 1-3J, gilt mvt, without number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good duplex function, the number or date "1907" scratched in back plate; dial with a little surface dirt; hands mismatched, need better contrasting hands; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, some nicks on the crown; good glass crystals; always a popular model among collectors for the visibility of the escapement action
714 $600 $850 APW - New York Watch Co, Springfield, Frederick Billings (early Hampden), 18S, 10-12K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, temperature adjusted gilt grade with "Ad' Temp'" marking on cock foot, s#28268, 1873 presentation on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding under loose dirt, tiniest corrosion speckle, no MFS, good slots & settings, very tiny oxide & only occasional MFS on bright work; dial centrally perfect, but has hidden edge fleck near 5 outside the thin chapter; hands are good original with nice blue except for the minute which is a poor & mismatched replacement; original heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a number of dings; bow & replaced improvised push show light wear; good glass crystal; change the minute hand and push for a nice original gold New York with unusual adjustment marking
715 $300 $500 APW - New York Watch Co s#4551, 3/4 plate for William H Hansell, Philadelphia, 18S, coin silver recase of the period with nickel alloy cuvette, KWKS from the back, WE-DSD marked "New York Watch Co," lever escapement with bimetallic expansion balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a lot of corrosion speckle and some spotting to otherwise good original gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots, verdigris on cock setting, light oxide on bright work; dial has some hls in outer chapter, tiny wax repair at dial "corner" by 45 seconds; hands good; recase has the mvt aligned with the winding hole in the back, putting the dial about one minute out of alignment from the front; one could plug and re-drill the cuvette hole as an alternative; nice period case otherwise shows light wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, one softly creased dent in the back; replaced nickel bow & original push show light wear; good glass crystal; a scarce model very difficult to find in the original case
716 $400 $800 APW - Newark Watch Co, Robert Fellows, Newark, NJ, 18S, coin silver OF optimal recase, KWKS, scarce mint WE-SSD marked "Newark Watch Works," lever escapement, 15J, finely gilt mvt with "Patent" mark and Fellows signature in script, s#12070 Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show near mint gilding, only 3 or 4 longer MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; rare dial is mint; hands mint; 2 1/2 oz recase is of perfect style and period, and shows light wear, very little tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings but for a small hard crease across the thumb latch on the front bezel, one hinge plug out; bow & pendant show light wear; good glass crystal; a near mint Newark internally, case is ideal period match
717 $250 $450 APW - Peoria Non-Magnetic Watch Co with Paillard's patent anti-magnetic alloy HS, 18S, heavy quality GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt full plate with beveled barrel bridge, s#26709 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly thinning gilding especially on cock with slight fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide filaments on bright work; dial appears mint but has 2 faint hls in center; hands good; nice recase shows light wear, no brassing, some front latch wear but still operates OK, few MFS, no dents, one faint ding; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic HC crystal; a nicely cased example of an early anti-magnetic watch
718 $500 $750 APW - Rockford gold hunter, 16S, 14K recased HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel wave pattern NI damascene, s#749548 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS to FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny speckle on winding wheels; dial has hls at 7:30 & a couple of surface scratches; hands in good blue, light oxide at minute tip; light gauge recase shows no wear but an inscription has been removed from the cuvette by a dremel sander, not finished, leaving the cuvette paper thin; otherwise the case shows few MFS, no dents or dings but for a slight flat spot and tiny sharp ding on the band; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; a minty looking watch externally, but the cuvette may be too thin to bring to final finish; if so, one could cut it on the lathe to make a glazed cover, or insert a new gold planchet
719 $300 $500 APW - Rockford 21J grade 918, 18S, nickel alloy OF plain display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, fancy NI damascene, GJS, s#707423 Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, mild errors in round and flat, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings but for slight marring of the cock cap and more substantial marring of its screws and surround, light oxide on bright work concentrated on regulator; dial has two small edge chips to copper concealed at 11:30 & 4:30, tiny fleck at lever, faint hl from 10 to 11; hands good, tiny rust; recase shows light wear, faint tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals
720 $250 $500 APW - Rockford Indicator (WI not working), 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, WED w/ sunken seconds and WI dials, lever escapement, 17J, gold center wheel, NI wave pattern damascene, s#833416 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, indicator not moving at all while winding, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, small specks (one larger) & filaments of oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial extensively cracked as usual, but w/ no enamel loss; hands all mismatched; period & style appropriate recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, good luster; bow has tiny brassing, crown shows little wear; glass crystal has very tiny edge flecks at one spot; NOTE: parts may be needed for WI
721 $400 $800 APW - Samuel Davis, Boston (USA), imported fusee of English manufacture, 52mm, coin silver OF original consular case bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1825, KWKS, off-white ED, Massey type crank-roller lever escapement with small escape wheel, 7J, gilt with DES, s#4183 Mvt: near mint internally - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show mint gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, good gilding on dust-cap; dial perfect; hands are mid-century American replacements, not matching the seconds color; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, evenly toned tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; atypical stirrup style bow is quaint but may be customized; good glass bull's-eye crystal; a very fine early American contract lever fusee in exceptional internal condition, well conserved
722 $250 $450 APW - South Bend 21J grade 227, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Nawco Security case with snap cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD for Canadian market with red hours from 13-24, lever escapement, straight checkered NI damascene, s#1090359 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS but cock shows a number of MFS, otherwise plates have 3 or 4 longer FS, good slots but slightly marred cap settings, tiny oxide on bright work but click wheel has been sanded off, indicating that it once had oxide patches - it should be finished better; dial has several hls in the outer chapter, an edge fracture near 3 and a tiny edge fleck at 11; hands good; original case shows medium wear with brassing on band & highlights, a few MFS, only subtle dents or dings, the locomotive has lost detail; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal
723 $250 $450 APW - South Bend 21J grade 227, 16S, WGF OF original SB&B case with snap cuvette, SW-LS, silvered metal DSD, lever escapement, NI brickwork damascene, polished center wheel, s#1218338 Mvt: GRO, sluggish balance motion but runs well with pressure, good poise, dry oil, a touch of Moebius 9815 on the pallet stones helped the motion to pick up, but the caps are still gummy, very fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work with the exception of the regulator & whiplash which have filamented oxide across the center; dial original & cleaned by cyanide washing, leaving an attractive frosted appearance; hands good but w/ light oxide overall; finely engraved original case shows very little wear, a number of MFS plus a long FS on the cuvette, no dents or dings, the back at full closure is not straight, so this needs to be tuned slightly; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very handsome and not far from mint example
724 $300 $500 APW - US contract for T G Timpane, Cohoes NY, lady's multicolor w/ Swiss (probably Longines) mvt, 0S (34mm), 14K US assay original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, probably 15J, NI damascene, s#1097977 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some tarnish & light speckle, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium to light gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, a number of dings in the back that are only visible internally, and one near the hinge that causes the back to close less than optimally; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very sharp watch needing a touch of case work
725 $350 $550 APW - Swiss contract for James Mix, Albany, NY, gold hunter in original box, 8S (43mm), 14K original JS American HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, banded NI damascene, s#38677, mvt somewhat reminiscent of Madretsch style mechanisms Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, faintly cloudy plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; near mint medium gauge original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, a couple of tiny dings on the edge of the back bevel; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; box rubbed & worn, but original with faded signature of James Mix on silk
726 $600 $900 APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, 16S, 14K original BWCCo case, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, 3/4 plate mvt with fancy quilted NI damascene, s#724234 Mvt: NR, very gummy, ticks & stops, needs OH, good plates with a few MFS, very little oxide; dial with long hl and chip at 6; hands good, seconds tail broken off; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, a few tiny dings in band; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal
727 $400 $650 APW - Scarce Waltham "Special - Rail Road King" model 1883, 18S, coin silver OF SB&B recase, SW-SS (before lever standard), WE-DSD marked, "For RR Service," lever escapement, 17J, NI fancy damascene, GJS, gilt regulator, gold plate lettering, black lettering for jewels & serial number, s#1864518 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on gilt bright work & case screws; rare dial looks great but has minor imperfections - hl at 10, hl below seconds, tiny internal fleck inside 10; hands good; period & style appropriate very heavy gauge recase has housed this mvt for a long time, shows substantial even wear (evident only by engraving remnants), some MFS, a couple of tiny dings in band - case would look better with final removal of engraving, plenty of gauge to work with; nickel bow replacement, crown shows medium wear; fine thick beveled glass crystal
728 $350 $650 APW - Unusual Waltham enameled opera watch in gold, 6/0S Ruby mvt set in pierced ring within approximately 12S case, 14K heavy OF original patented case w/ white & black tracery & champleve enamel around bezels, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, Ruby series, s#23000094 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work & oxide patch on click wheel; dial finely cleaned original; hands good; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS and a few short scratches on back, no dents or dings, tiny losses to back enamel only; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; an unusual opera watch for the rather heavy patented design case, the enamel decoration and solid condition, needing just some case finishing to really look great
729 $350 $500 APW - Waltham 19J Riverside, 12S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy NI damascene, s#17310223 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, slots & settings with minimal marring, hardly any oxide on bright work, just on one case screw top, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands good; original light gauge case shows light & slightly uneven wear, some MFS, multiple small light dents or dings in covers & band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
730 $200 $400 APW - Waltham model 1888 with fancy O'Hara dial, 16S (special size for model 88), GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with polychrome enamel and gold foil decoration under glaze, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#6224193 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work and tiny specks on decorative winding wheels; dial perfect with only slight rubbing in the seconds and a short scratch under the center; hands near mint, tiny oxide; original case shows light wear, some MFS and a couple of FS in the scroll, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
731 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 23J GF Maximus with 14K chain, 12-14S, GF OF original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus style script Waltham, lever escapement, bridge model 1894, s#13034750, chain weighs 8.7 dwt (13.7 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, just a tiny speck on the crown wheel; dial perfect; hands good; original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch throughout; chain quite worn between links and certainly had much wear before being paired with this nearly unused watch
732 $550 $850 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent St with winding indicator, 16S, green GF OF model appropriate Waltham marked RR SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, round checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#20314323 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS a couple of FS by click, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial effectively perfect, with only minor edge roughness or micro-flecks at both lever slot positions; hands mint; fine RR recase marked inside, "Cased & Timed at the Factory - Waltham Watch Co, Waltham USA;" case shows light to medium even wear but no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light to medium even wear with good detail but brass on highlights & bow underside; good glass crystal; near mint internal condition in a fine Waltham model case
733 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent St with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken center, seconds & WI (triple sunk), fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy round checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#20156103 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial almost perfect, with a small circular line in the seconds, looking almost like a pencil mark instead; hands mint; original case shows light wear, some MFS, 2 faint dings in back only seen from the inside; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal with minor surface scratches; near mint internally, fine overall condition
734 $500 $800 APW - Waltham 21J Cresent Street with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF BWCCo original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy pattern NI damascene, s#20155631 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS especially outside click wheel, good slots & settings save for marring or scratching to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work & wheels; dial looks minty but has clean hl through center between two dials, another hl at 1:30 and an edge fracture showing tiny copper at 2:30; hands good; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS in the well-polished bback center, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; good looking externally, not bad internally
735 $350 $500 APW - Waltham 21J Premier Colonial in gold, 12-14S, 14K original Waltham snap-back & bezel case, SW-SS, refinished silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, late model with pressed jewels, satin finish, s#31931535 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial a very clean refinish with nice satin work; hands good but seconds tiny; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, soft dent in back & two dings in band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
736 $750 $950 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard in gold, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B Solidarity case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with internally jeweled motor barrel, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#18099256 Mvt: Runs but the mainspring is slipping and needs either replacement or reconnection at the barrel hook, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, clean plates show no MFS, just two short scratches, good slots, slightly marred cap settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint click wheels; dial has large chip at lever, surface dirt, no hls; hands near mint; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, slight compression to back with minor dings; bow & crown show light wear; slightly worn glass crystal
737 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator and Lossier inner-terminal HS, 16S, GF OF original late period case, SW-LS, original painted metal SSD (late period), fully capped lever escapement, GJS (some pressed), gold center wheel, fancily patterned NI damascene, s#27128312; an interesting transitional watch, preserving some of the older grade features among the new, near mint overall with minor technical issue Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, small error in round (hula dance effect), the regulator all the way over on the scale, will need truing, pivot check, poising; near mint plates show very few MFS, a little gouging by one case screw, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; late period dial is mint; hands mint; original Star case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium & light wear respectively, the bow worn through the light plating a bit; good glass crystal; near mint internally with minor wear externally, rarely does one see the factory mint painted dial for the WI model
738 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, green GF OF wonderful RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-TSD (triple sunk dial), fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#18026014 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show light tarnish or wash-out, a few MFS, slots & settings with minor marring, hardly any oxide on bright work, only one faint spot on otherwise mint winding wheels; dial has fracture & line with minor loss at hub of WI; hands near mint; otherwise near mint RR style recase has been opened to accomodate a larger plate size than standard in the back, creating a gap around any standard 16S RR mvt; the mvt appears to ride high in the back owing to this opening but it actually does not; the case that could be a dream case shows superb decoration, no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, although the inside of the back is scored in two places from too thick a mvt having been cased in here (my guess - an Elgin convertible was stuffed in); bow & crown show no wear; clean plastic crystal; generally good mvt condition, ideally the case will need a ring made to replace what was turned out, worth it for this case; back will need slight tuning as well to get it to fully align
739 $500 $800 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken center, seconds & WI (triple-sunk), lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy circular pattern NI damascene, s#20013966 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, a scuff by the case screw, good slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock & escape caps, some tiny oxide on bright work but substantial patches on the winding wheels with some MFS; dial has invisible hl at the 58 minute hatch mark; hands good with some light oxide; original case shows light to medium wear with brass showing on the reeded highlights, some MFS, a couple of dents or dings in the back, one of which has been partially removed leaving marks on the inside; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; a little case work and polishing, plus a mint pair of winding wheels would do a lot for this example
740 $450 $650 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Waltham Wadsworth case with enamel pendant shoulders, SW-LS, WED with sunken center, seconds and WI, lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, s#26560620 Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, noticeably out of round and flat, plates show a number of MFS particularly at regulator area, good slots & settings with minor marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work, regulator missing its terminus that would act as its own spring; dial has chip, fracture and wax in center above the 50 seconds mark, with associated hls in center and above 7, fleck and hl in WI dial, hl at 6, leaving only the seconds dial undamaged; hands good, light oxide; original case shows medium even wear to brass on highlights & incipient lines on band, numerous MFS, minor ding in back, 60% enamel loss; bow & crown show medium wear, brassing; good glass crystal; the heart of any watch is its balance, vital to the performance of any RR grade timepiece; this balance will have to be trued first so the poise "looks" good, and then poised for timekeeping to see where weight needs to be added or diminished to limit positional error; then the balance will require timing so that the regulator is at the center of the scale when timekeeping is dead on; the regulator arm will need replacement in the process; well worth the effort
741 $1200 $1800 APW - Waltham chronograph in heavy 18K gold original case, chronograph mvt stripped, 14S model 1874, very heavy 18K rose gold original HC with chronograph button at 4:30 (button is there, receding in case), SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer divided chapter for 1/5 seconds, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#1583193 This one is all about the case - Mvt: All chrono parts gone, time train is in GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt, MFS; scarce dial has very faint hls through center, arched hl at edge (3:30); hands very slim & delicate, good blue, slight bend, seconds thicker; original very heavy gauge case has broken lift spring, shows light to medium even wear with no loss of detail, some MFS, ding in center of front cover; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal; a rather massive case that could be finished & polished nicely, perfect home for a top grade '74 chronograph mvt; even the dial might clean well in ultrasonic
742 $600 $950 APW - Waltham gold 21J Riverside Maximus, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with enameled "O R (?) Diamond" in script, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus style script Waltham dial as well as AWWCo mark, lever escapement, model 1894, GJS, DES for all three caps, gold train, s#7158051, technically the 51st OF Maximus made in the model 1894, preceeded only by two HC 1894 Maximus lots (prior to that there were only model 1888 Maximus lots) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS or nicks, good slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, one feather on crown wheel; dial has 3 hls in external chapter; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, abundant MFS, slight enamel loss, one missing hinge plug, no dents but a couple of small dings at edge of back; bow & crown show abundant wear to brass; plastic crystal has MFS
743 $650 $950 APW - Waltham in gold hunter, 18S, 14K original Roy HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, model 1883 with fancy patterned NI damascene, s#6890076, 1897 presentation on gold cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a little loose dirt, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original lighter gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, several severe dents to band, slight dings to covers, with slight twisting to case when open as a result; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; in clear need of some case-work
744 $450 $750 APW - Waltham gold hunter, 16S, fancily engraved 14K original case, SW-SS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, model 1899-1908, s#18075981 Mvt: Runs w/ tension applied to mainspring, but the winding & setting is gummed solid & barely moves; one can wind by screwing the set screw on the click wheel only; needs complete OH, removal of solidified grease; at least the train was properly lubed so one can see that the watch will run; clean plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has many faint hls; hands good; original light gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, several sharp dings in band and just touching the back cover edge in one case; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; has a very minty look to the case & mvt, could use a perfect dial which is common in this model, the edge dings are harder to work with in a thin gauge coin edge band; the grease used in the winding train is all that has frozen up
745 $450 $750 APW - Waltham in gold, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE faux DSD, lever escapement, 17J, model 1899, s#16758971 Mvt: Barely ticks, will show good balance motion & poise w/ pressure, dirty & gummy, needs OH, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial w/ long hl & more at base; hands OK but oxide on minute; original thin gauge case w/ weighted band shows light wear, some MFS, knife scratches on cuvette, several dents or dings in both covers; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal; watch feels deceptively heavy relative to actual gold content, nice large look for 16S
746 $450 $700 APW - Waltham model 1888 in gold, 16S (special size closer to 17S), 14K OF original Bay State US assay case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI damascene, s#5391672 Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy, shows good balance motion & poise w/ pressure applied to fully wound train, needs OH, plates show some dirt, few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide spots on bright work; dial has one short hl; hands good; original medium gauge case probably with weighted band shows medium wear, MFS, numerous small dents or dings; GF bow & crown show light wear to brass; slightly scratched glass crystal
747 $400 $650 APW - Waltham multi-color gold hunter, 6S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#5317799 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring deep in the barrel, watch will tick slowly upon winding, w/ pressure shows good balance motion & poise, plates show a long FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has single invisible hl; hands have broken off hour; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, good detail, cover does not quite align and opens only with a little help as it catches on bezel, remnant of photo emulsion on inside front cover, FS from knife on cuvette, resultant dings in lighter gauge cuvette only; bow & crown show little wear; tiny crack in glass crystal
748 $700 $1100 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857, 18S, 12K-14K original HC with lion hallmark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with bimetallic expansion balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#379482 Mvt: NR, staff seems good, watch very gummy and overbanked as well, plates show light speckle, tarnish, slight corrosion spread, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls in center & below 6; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows light & mostly even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; a nice original watch through and through, not serviced much at all, will clean up very nicely
749 $600 $900 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857, 18S, later Fahy's 1884 patent coin silver OF pair case with nickel alloy cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD signed Appleton Tracy & Co, lever escapement with solid gold balance, probably 15J, gilt mvt with large jewels, s#21177, mvt ca 1860-61 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show generally good gilding with only minor variation, limited faint speckle, 3 small corrosion spots and a light patch, some MFS concentric to the barrel arbor, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work & lovely blue on regulator; dial has mint surface but has a very small compression fracture outside the chapter at 2, not visible when in its case, and the seconds dial has been tastefully reset with dial wax; hands good period originals; standard size recase fits the movement and aligns well, shows medium even wear, some MFS, a couple of very light dings; bow shows light wear; good glass crystal; very good internal condition, nicely cased
750 $550 $950 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett in gold, 16S, 14K finely engraved original Wadsworth HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, NI damascene, gold center wheel, s#22067692 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, light distributed oxide on bright work most visible on winding wheels; dial has several hls in outer chapter; hands good; original lighter gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, but a few light dings or engraving related creases, and a dent with dings on the very light gauge cuvette, probably caused by merely closing it; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very minty looking watch externally, but the lighter case gauge demands proper closing towards the edge of the cuvette or back, and depressing the crown when closing the front
751 $550 $900 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett in sharp gold hunter, 16S, 14K recased Roy HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, gold center wheel, fancy NI damascene, s#22258486 Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, very gummy, needs OH, shows good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work except for a patch on the crown wheel and a speck on the click wheel; dial perfect with dirt or residue only; hands mint save for tiny rust at minute tip; original medium to light gauge case shows no wear, some MFS in the escutcheon, one light dent in the band and one light dent in the back visible inside only; bow & crown show no wear but the sleeve depth has to go in a touch, otherwise one has to push down on the crown while winding for engagement; good glass crystal; clean the mvt, dial & crystal, polish the escutcheon for a near mint watch overall
752 $400 $650 APW - Waltham Royal elaborate scalloped gold HC with cutout bow, 6S, OF original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9-11J, NI damascene, s#1938754 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion but oil is slightly dry, good poise, fine plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original near mint heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; elaborate bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall; NOTE: move the bow to the side before winding or setting to avoid pushing the crown into contact with the bow cutout
753 $300 $500 APW - Waltham Royal lady's 14K hunter, 8S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9-11J, NI, s#1558794, near mint Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some oil smear, patchiness & fingerprint etching, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has 2 faint hls to either side of seconds; hands good; original medium gauge case shows essentially no wear, MFS in escutcheon, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint case, mvt could use cleaning
754 $400 $750 APW - Waltham Santa Fe Route model 1883, 18S, GP OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD w/ Santa Fe Route marking in rectangular cartouche, matching mvt marking, lever escapement, 17J, fancy NI damascene, GJS, s#7454187 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings save for tiny marring to cock cap, some oxide filaments on bright work; dial has edge chip & hl at lever at 2, two more hls in external chapter at 5, tiny chip in seconds at 58, center cartouche w/ marking is perfect; hands good but seconds a little funky; recase shows worn off plating, time to be re-plated as the detail is good and wear minimal, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; beveled glass crystal has only a couple of short scratches; a very good example of this rare model, deserving a better case
755 $500 $800 APW - Waltham Watch Co, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, model 1899 with fancy concentric patterned NI damascene, GJS, s#10419889 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS to FS, good slots & settings, light oxide patches on winding wheels, pitting & removal from crown wheel; dial perfect; hands good; original medium (covers) to light gauge case looks mint, shows very little wear, hardly any MFS, but the light gauge of the cuvette and band has allowed two larger dents in the latter and tiny dings or creases in the former; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal a bit high and probably flush with the cover when closed; minty looks, though
756 $500 $700 APW - Waltham Watch Co, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI, s#12118426 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, slightly marred slots & cap setting, specks of oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial has fracture at 4 and other invisible hls across it; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light to medium even wear, a few MFS, a couple of tiny dings plus a protruding edge dent; bow & replaced crown show light wear; good glass crystal
757 $750 $1250 APW - Waltham Wm Ellery 18K box-hinged hunter, 6S, heavy 18K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#2202651 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a little oil smear, no MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial has hls; hands good; original heavy gauge case with solidly constructed box hinges shows hardly any wear, some MFS on back, two very faint soft dings in back; bow & crown show little wear, one tiny nick to crown; good glass crystal; a near mint and heavy watch overall, a mint dial will be easy to find for it
758 $300 $450 APW - Waltham Wm Ellery gold hunter, 6S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#2363356, 1884 presentation on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show scratched out corrosion spot areas, some MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, 3 or 4 dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal
759 $450 $650 APW - Waltham Wm Ellery KW model, 8S, 14K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#980948, 1878 presentation on cuvette Mvt: Ticks, sluggish balance motion, good poise, oil dry, needs lube, near mint plates show excellent gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good; original medium gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, but has black tarnish at solder joints due to galvanic action over time from using a dissimilar solder to the case metal in the original construction - these effects can be chemically cleaned and/or polished out; bow & push show very little wear; good glass crystal; clearly this example has seen little use at all, and will clean to near mint status
760 $300 $600 APW - Waltham, Amn Watch Co grade 16S KW model, very heavy quality 14K GF original HC w/ mock crown marked Goewey, Albany NY, case patented Oct 15, 1872, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt, s#400291 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show finely toned/tarnished gilding w/ some light speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial looks perfect but has faint hl between center & seconds & two more at 6; hands good; original case shows medium even wear, no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings, no lift action; gold bow & replaced GF crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; this is another example of very heavy gold filling that could fool one as being solid gold, approaching quarter gold content
761 $225 $375 APW - Waltham, 6S, 14K OF original case, SW-LS with external gold lever, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#3547810 Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, fully wound, needs OH, good gilding, tarnished barrel, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good, light oxide; original relatively heavy gauge and solidly constructed case shows light wear, some MFS, a soft slight dent on one side of the band and a sharper ding on the other, with slight closure distortion of the back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
762 $250 $500 EPW - A Routledge, Carlisle, verge fusee, 56mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with very finely engraved pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#417, Birmingham hallmarks for 1819, with Philadelphia watch paper Mvt: GRO, good verge function, near mint gilding, few FS; dial has mint surface but double crack at 2; hands fine original gold; original heavy gauge case with matched outer showing very little wear, shiny black tarnish indicating excellent surface, few MFS, no dents or dings; original bow & pendant; button cap good; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal with extra large center; were it not for the 2 hls, this would qualify as a near mint example with nearly pristine surface under tarnish
763 $450 $750 EPW - Agassiz dress watch contract for Tiffany & Co, 43mm, 18K OF original case marked Tiffany & Agassiz as is the mvt, SW-SS, gilt original dial w/ Tiffany signature, lever escapement w/ capped escape wheel, 17J, NI, s#234185 on case & mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudy plating loss from overwashing, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; original dial shows faint tarnish overall, 3 or 4 small MF scuffs visible on reflection; hands good; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
764 $450 $750 EPW - Agassiz for Tiffany & Co, 45mm, 18K OF original marked Agassiz case, SW-SS, cleaned (see report) silvered dial marked Tiffany & Co Switzerland, lever escapement, 21J, NI adjusted mvt marked "Made for Tiffany & Co by Agassiz Watch Co Switzerland," s#316243 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has had the surface refinished but preserves most of the original baked on graphics w/ tiny losses to both ends of the graphics & tiny touch up on "Co," thus "refinished but with original graphics" or "cleaned finish" both apply (a full refinish has reprinted graphics); hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, strong dent in band at 4; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
765 $450 $750 EPW - Alliez Terond & Compagnie, Geneve, 46mm, 18K OF original case with interesting engraved scene of men in challenge with a woman separating them (one might infer a scene from Shakespeare), KWKS, WED, Swiss lever escapement with parachute shock, temperature curb and counterpoised pallet, 11-15J, gilt splayed bar mvt, s#72594 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding except for the barrel edge, few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work limited mostly to the setting cup; dial cracked across, edge flecks & chip at one screw; hands adequate with blued tips & unfinished centers; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; very worn bull's-eye glass crystal
766 $400 $800 EPW - A Goly Leresche & Fils, Geneve, Swiss gold & enamel demi hunter, 36mm, 18K original HC with black tracery enamel & gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt bridge mvt, s#10944, in an associated Tiffany box from the early 20th century Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good cylinder function, plates show the slightest speckle or tarnish, no MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect, only the tiniest fleck by one dial-screw hole; hands good; original relatively heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, perfect black tracery enamel & chapter; bow & push show hardly any wear; good glass crystals; a near mint watch from about 1850
767 $350 $550 EPW - Berthoud à Paris with unusual engraving of herdsman rounding up cattle, 46mm, 18K OF original case w/ enameled signature on cuvette, KWKS, gilt & engraved dial, lever escapement, 15J, gilt bar mvt, s#900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some tarnish, dirt or thin gilding, few MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work; dial quite clean w/ minimal tarnish, numeral paint loss, or MFS; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, some dents or dings more visible internally & especially on elaborately engraved cuvette; bow shows little wear; good glass crystal
767a $500 $800 EPW - Breitling Laederich 13J detached lever #9304 in 18K OF 46mm w/key Interesting bird of Paradise amidst roses on dial, cases with even amount of honest wear, very clean movement in GRO
768 $550 $850 EPW - Donne, London, gold demi hunter fusee, 47mm, 18K original case bearing London hallmarks for 1883, with enamel dial chapter on demi-cover, KWKS, WE-SSD, detached lever escapement with capped escape wheel and gold balance, 11J (as the rest of the train is unjeweled), gilt mvt, s#1285, ring-type dust-cap Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show thin gilding under dominant oil smear, limited tiny corrosion speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings (one dust-cap screw changed), hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with several hls; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, no dents, tiny ding in band; bow & push show medium wear, sloppy gold-solder repair to bow; good glass crystal internally, the exterior crystal has much abrasion; about 40% enamel loss to outer ring of cover chapter
769 $300 $600 EPW - Dorer in Wien (Vienna) champleve enameled Continental verge fusee, 38mm, gilt silver OF original consular case with spring loaded bezel, signed Bovet (from Fleurier, Switzerland), KWKS, silver guilloche dial in Tavernier style, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance bridge, s#311 Mvt: GRO, good verge function although slightly out of beat, good gilding with a few MFS and pin-related scratches; dial nicely cleaned with some MFS that are hardly noticeable; hands good; original case has good enamel with only minor flecks, the entire case has been cleaned and plated in 24K, either as it was originally gilt, or as an enhancement to look now like gold; the case shows little wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show little wear; slightest wear to good glass crystal; it is likely that the entire watch was made by Bovet for Dorer
770 $400 $550 EPW - Duchene, Geneve, gold hunter in period fitted wooden box, 39mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette, KWKS, gold ET & engraved dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 13J, gilt mvt, s#85193 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, will tick with pressure but balance is way out of true, plates show tarnish & some MFS, very little oxide on bright work; dial near mint with very few MFS; hands very pretty but mismatched in color; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, a few very tiny dings; bow & push show light wear; clean plastic crystal looking just like glass; box in good shape, some nicks & checks, most likely original to watch, escutcheon replaced with circular MOP button of typical Shibayama style
771 $300 $500 EPW - Ducommun, Geneve, Swiss enameled lady's hunter, 35mm, 18K original HC with polychrome enamel flowers and basse-taille leaves (translucent enamel on engine turned ground) against a stipple engraved field, gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, electrum gilt mvt, s#54915 Mvt: Runs with good poise, but motion is sluggish due to dry oil in the cylinder walls, needs lube, plates are tarnished in oil slick patterns, but gilding is excellent beneath; dial would be mint but for an edge chip partly concealed at 9; hands are delicate and exquisite in their own simple way; original case shows light wear, some MFS on engraved cuvette and shield, only the tiniest dings; bow & push show medium wear with collapse of the hollow bow in the center from prolonged suspension; the enamel is perfect but for tiny loss to the black filigree around the shield and some MFS; good glass crystal
772 $450 $750 EPW - E Hood, London, especially massive pair cased verge fusee with mixed numeral dial, 67mm, very heavy gauge coin silver OF original inner & outer cases with maker's mark BN and London hallmarks for 1806, KWKS, WED with Roman numerals for 12, 3, 6 & 9 and Arabic numerals for the remainder, gilt mvt with unusual pierced "wheel of fire" balance cock with foliate engraved foot and grotesque mask, s#485, with two papers in the back from Chandlee & Hollaway, Baltimore (Maryland-USA) Mvt: NR, good verge function with pressure but chain is broken off at barrel hook, plates show good gilding with minor faint cloudiness, hardly any FS; dial is quite rare, showing a few fine surface scratches, a faint hl at 8, very thin concealed edge loss from 12:30 to 1:30, and some washout of the original painted numerals to fainter shadows - the overall look is reasonably good (NOTE: do not clean this dial, as the painting has little glaze to protect it); hands are of mixed type, within 20 years to either side of the date of manufacture, one or the other might even be original; original heavy gauge inner case shows light wear, light toned tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; original outer case shows light wear but medium hinge wear, heavier mottled tarnish, replaced button and worn latch, just barely keeping the case closed; original bow & pendant show light wear & heavy tarnish to former; good domed glass crystal; papers have losses & staining
773 $250 $500 EPW - Early Breguet contract quarter repeating mvt with exposed repeat work, 55mm, in crude OF nickel recase, KWKS, WED with Breguet signature at bottom and spurious secret signature under 12, traditional cylinder escapement, gilt, s#508, the mvt remains probably from the Gide partnership after the French Revolution Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff good, missing one hammer-tail end-piece, hour touch-piece loose in center, set up for slide repeat in current case but may have had slide or crank-pendant originally, related parts are absent, gongs between plates, light oxide over bright-work, fine original hands, dial loose in its setting ring, hls at 2 & 8, the secret signature amateurly scratched on at some later date but still quite a while ago, presumably to enhance authenticity; Breguet formed a partnership with Gide and ordered watches of various types to be sold and build up business after the Revolution; this was probably one of those; Breguet's early manufacture involved a fractional serial numbering system absent from this watch, but could have been on a cuvette, if there ever was any; there is always the possibility that the number of the fake secret signature did come from the original casing which bore such a number, and could be from the first series, but it is more likely the contract type; the true dial signature at 6 is exquisite
774 $200 $400 EPW - English pair-cased verge fusee, unsigned, 59mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1813 and maker's mark IG, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with newer style engraved balance cock with grotesque mask, locking dust-cap, s#921 inside inner case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good good verge function, good gilding with dirt & oil smear only; dial almost perfect but for small hl fracture at edge near 5; hands good; original heavier gauge cases show medium even wear overall, some MFS, hardly any dents or dings, worn hole on button cap; bow & pendant show medium wear; good glass bull's-eye crystal with very small chip at 1:30; a well-functioning and original watch with honest wear; some of the unsigned watches of this type were slated for export so they could be signed by any retailer; this watch was produced during the American embargo on British goods due to the War of 1812, and might have been blocked from US shores - a mere historical guess
775 $450 $650 EPW - Emile Jacot, Locle (Switzerland), 44mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette & mock crown push, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, parallel pattern NI damascene with spotted front plate, s#13250 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings, some occasional oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good in matched weight but styles do not match; original medium gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, a number of small soft dings in both covers, front hinge beginning to separate; bow & mock crown/push show light wear; good glass crystal
776 $400 $600 EPW - Eugene Montandon, Locle (Swiss), 45mm, 12-16K original case for London market with indistinct hallmarks and metal cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, NI, s#1666 Mvt: NR, escapement can be made to run with pressure, but the watch will currently only set, winding does not engage, click does not quite "click," needs some work; dial near mint, little scratch next to seconds; hands good original; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, tiniest dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal
777 $250 $500 EPW - Fleurier style Chinese duplex with elaborate plates, 55mm, coin silver original HC with plated cuvette & bow, KWKS, WED, special duplex escapement with alternate short & long drops allows for seconds beating effect, 9-10J, gilt, s#443 on case only, US Civil War soldiers firing mortar engraved on front Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent duplex function, finest type of gilt fancy plates show good gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original case shows medium wear, tarnish, some MFS, numerous light dings, plating loss from cuvette; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; great internal condition, outside needs cleaning & some replating
778 $450 $750 EPW - French Morris & Co, London, Swiss manufacture, 47mm, 18K OF original case with 18K cuvette, KWKS, gold engraved dial with applied numerals, lever escapement with temperature compensation curb & parachute shock, 11-15J, gilt bridge mvt, s#2302 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light tarnish to electrum gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is about as mint as one sees these, with brilliant surface and hardly any MFS; hands good but hour mismatched; original light to medium gauge case shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, profuse dents & dings; bow shows light wear; good glass bull's-eye crystal; fabulous dial condition
779 $250 $500 EPW - Girardier L'aine (the elder) (active in Geneva, 1790-1805), Continental verge fusee, 52mm, nickel alloy metal OF later purpose made consular case, KWKS, WED with decorative painting of a woman in French Empire style, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#6109, ca 1795, recased circa 1850 Mvt: GRO, good verge function, gilding a bit thin or patchy, a few FS; dial chipped and repaired poorly at winding hole, with hl going straight through that area; Breguet style hands slightly mismatched and slightly later than mvt; custom case of dubious quality showing light wear, crude finish, tarnish, MFS, tiny dings; original bow & pendant of equally poor quality; case back will hardly stay on; good domed glass crystal; a nice dial & mvt of the French Empire period and market
780 $500 $800 EPW - Henri Beguelin, Locle high grade smaller size HC, 42mm, heavy 18K original HC, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, s#11462 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, watch will tick with pressure applied and shows signs of good motion & poise, mvt gummy, plates show significant patchiness and loss of plating from over-washing, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands good but replaced minute is too thick; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, one tiny ding; bow & crown show light wear; glass crystal just a bit small in diameter for the bezel, holds in poorly with glue; the overwashing of the mvt looks unsightly, but the fundamental condition is much better
781 $300 $500 EPW - Henry Longhurst, Kingston (Surrey), (active 1791-1800), verge fusee, 53mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#28, hallmarked 1793, with American watch paper Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, a number of pin-related FS; dial perfect, with only light surface scratches from hands touching; hands are lovely original gold hands, classic for the 1790's; original case with matching outer showing light wear, heavy tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; original bow & pendant; button cap good; worn domed glass bull's-eye crystal; a very good condition original example for this type of working man's watch
782 $400 $700 EPW - International Watch Co for Tiffany & Co, 45mm, 14K OF original US market case, SW-SS, silvered dial w/ applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 19J, 6 adjustments, s#749660, signed International on mvt, Tiffany on dial, Cressarrow logo on case Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is original w/ very tiny loss to Tiffany graphic, some small areas of fine scratches, faint fingerprint etching, bezel rub all around, tarnish to numerals; hands good w/ faint oxide; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, MFS overall, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
782a $250 $400 EPW - Irish verge fusee T. Ryan Dublin #4462 Lacking crystal, lengthly hairline and chain detached at one end, matching cases in good condition
783 $275 $450 EPW - J F Cooper, London, Swiss manufacture, 49mm, 18K OF original case with metal cuvette, KWKS, engraved gilt dial, cylinder escapement, 6J (four holes jeweled plus two caps), gilt bridge mvt, s#1869/55973 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good cylinder function, plates very tarnished but fine electrum gilding beneath; dial with very few MFS, one short FS in seconds; hands good; original light gauge case shows medium to substantial uneven wear, some MFS, many fine dings; bow has loss to gold shell, pendant repaired with silver solder; good glass bull's-eye crystal
784 $400 $650 EPW - Jules Huguenin gold hunter, 43mm, 18K original HC with gilt cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#13077, finely engraved vignettes on both covers, gold plated key with chain a nice touch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands original; original medium to light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous tiny dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal
785 $250 $400 EPW - Jules Lacroix, Geneve, gold hunter in original box, 42mm, 10-14K original case with gold cuvette (18K marking in doubt), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt bridge mvt, s#15050 (box silk had #15052, corrected in ink) Mvt: NR, will tick with pressure, very gummy, needs OH; dial perfect; hands delicate & near mint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, original brass bezel losing its plate; bow & push show light wear & tarnish; good glass crystal; clean box but for alteration of number and signture of owner in the same ink; maybe it is higher carat, but the luster is not right
786 $400 $800 EPW - Lange or other Dresden contract for Starr & Marcus, NY, with Tiffany signed dial, quality 1b, 50mm, OF nickel recase, SW with push-release levers for setting, WED, lever escapement, probably 15J, NI damascene, s#11093 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint cloudiness from excessive washing, loss to letter blacking, very few MFS, good slots & settings, 3 small oxide spots on bright work (click wheel), one scratched out; dial has hl & fleck just beneath 5; hands good; practical recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; one wonders why the perfectly fitting snap-on dial from Tiffany bears the Starr & Marcus contract on the mvt; perhaps there was an association or perhaps this other contract dial was mixed at some point with the original; in any case, the dial is a perfect fit, and there is no number on the back of the dial to clarify the issue; NOTE: to set one removes the bezel, pushes the lower lever up until it clicks, when through setting it is necessary to take a knife point and push back on the lever at the pendant until another click is heard; originally, one simpy pushed the hunting crown to take the watch out of setting mode
787 $500 $900 EPW - Lepine, Paris, multi-color gold verge fusee, 39mm, 18K original consular case with multi-color gold appliques to back & bezel, KWKS, WED, finely pierced gold hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance bridge, s#17923 within case only, ca 1780 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, good clean gilding, loss of blacking to clean regulator scale; dial has painted repair to chipped winding hole, has edge chips awaiting restoration from 40 to 53 minute positions; hands very fine originals; original case shows light to medium overall even wear with some loss of detail to the highlights, few visible MFS, no dents or dings although the bezel lip has been twisted slightly to ensure good snap closure; bow & pendant show medium wear; good domed glass crystal; generally good condition, a touch more dial restoration will be a nice improvement
788 $300 $500 EPW - Louis Reymond, Locle, Swiss, 44mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt brass bridge mvt, s#67908, in original Reymond box, ca 1850-60 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show complete gilding washout, light tarnish, some MFS, faint oxide on bright work; dial perfect; original hands except for absurdly mismatched hour hand (must have belonged to an Existentialist); original light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, dented & distorted cuvette, numerous outer dings; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; box with worn interior missing button
789 $400 $600 EPW - M I Tobias, Liverpool, Swiss manufacture with fancy cut bridges, 52mm, 12-16K OF original case (with misleading "18" stamp within) with mvt ring & metal cuvette, KWKS, WED, fancy ET & engraved gilt or gold foil dial, 11-15J, gilt, s#7191 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion (although a little sluggish at first), good poise, plates show some light tarnish to electrum gilding, a few MFS to FS, tiny oxide & concentric scratches on bright work; dial has a little staining, some tarnish due to galvanic action, very few MFS, should clean quite nicely; hands mismatched; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light even wear, numerous MFS, one or two tiny dings, tiny bezel chip, slight solder joint exposure where bezel joins back; bow shows medium wear at center; good glass crystal
790 $400 $600 EPW - M J Tobias, Liverpool (active 1792-1848), Swiss for export market with finely engraved back depicting Place de Mexico, 49mm, 18K OF original case with gilt cuvette, KWKS, gilt or gold foil engraved & ET dial, detached lever escapement with compensation curb & parachute shock, 15J, gilt splayed bar mvt, s#18900, ca 1840; M J Tobias is presumably the marking for Morris Tobias's non-English import-export contracts, not to be confused with M I Tobias; Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding with one corrosion speck and surrounding stain, no MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on well-polished bright work; dial slightly tarnished with few MFS, but a few scratches between 9 & 10; hands good; original lighter gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, a few minor dings, a slight compression wave created by the intense stipple engraving in imitation of grass, as opposed to any accident; bow & pendant show little wear; good glass crystal
791 $250 $450 EPW - M I Tobias, Liverpool, "Double Time Keeper," showing two time zones with constant seconds and sweep seconds, single train, 53mm, coin silver OF original case with metal cuvette, KWKS, WED, gilt cylinder bar mvt, 7-10J, s#96092, ca 1840, with hacking feature to stop train; there is no independent means to set the second hands short of removal and replacement, making this a novelty watch as opposed to a "true" captain's watch, the latter having two trains one of which may be stopped independently during transit observation while the other maintains Greeenwich time to only rough accuracy Mvt: Will tick but the mainspring is broken near the barrel wall, giving one the impression that the watch is winding, shows good cylinder function with pressure, shows some giliding loss, a few FS; dial has a chunk glued back without loss at 7:30, tiny flecks around seconds hole; hands good; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; original bow & pendant; good flat glass crystal
792 $250 $500 EPW - Movado for Cartier stainless Hermeto style purse watch, 48mm long closed, original sliding case which winds upon opening & closing, stem set, original silvered contract dial, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, s#1225563M Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, winding works well, plates show some light cloudiness, very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial clean & original w/ some faint surface cloudiness & minor surface loss to radium, genuine contract signature; hands show radium loss; original case once was leather covered, now lightly tarnished over all; crown shows little wear; crystal missing; needs crystal, and leather covering, or opaque enamel if you really want to get fancy
793 $400 $700 EPW - mvt and dial only - A Lange & Sohne, Dresden, gilt quality 1a, DES, GJS, WED, s#9910, 43.5mm exact dial plate diameter, signed dial & mvt Almost ticking, will run with good motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, mvt very dirty, needs complete OH, plates show patchy tarnish to gilding, no MFS visible, just a small scratch next to click wheel, tiny oxide plus oxide speckle on winding wheels & bright work, dial with several hls and fracture at 5, seconds hand missing but post is there, hands original; a good bath needed
794 $500 $900 EPW - Omega man's gold dress watch, 45mm, 14K heavy original Omega signed case, SW-SS, original silvered dial w/ applied gold markers, lever escapement, 17J cal 37.5T1, s#10008289 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, gave it a quick lube to get it going, near mint plates show no MFS, light tarnish, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial essentially mint original but for the tiniest MFS; hands near mint; original heavy gauge snap bezel case shows very little wear, some MFS, tiny dings or engraving remnants around a heavy gold disc that has been expertly soldered to the back to apparently conceal an inscription - this could be finished a touch better; bow & crown show very little wear; clean plastic crystal
795 $600 $900 EPW - P Piguet Capt, Brassus (Switzerland), 49mm, 18K original HC, SW-SS, WED with red hours from 13 to 24, lever escapement, 19J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#18626, a record engraved within the front cover commemorates three male generations of the Vinke family born respectively in 1838, 1878 & 1909 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some cloudiness, oil smear & faint etching or speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, a mist of oxide on bright work plus a couple of patches; dial would be perfect but the lower of two screw holes has a chip proceeding to the edge, and the screws for fixing the dial to the plate are absent, meaning that another means of fixing the dial to the plate was used; hands of matched style but there has been color alteration to the hour that needs improvement; original medium to very light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, but a profusion of small dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal
796 $125 $250 EPW - Roskopf Patent, early low-cost production timepiece, 54mm, nickel alloy OF original case, SW, hands are finger-set just like a clock, WED, upright pin-lever escapement, 8J, signed on mvt & case, s#4 on plate, s#1 in case (probably assembly numbers as opposed to actual serial numbers) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, tarnished plates have scratches, some oxide on steel components; dial has numerous hls plus edge chip to copper at one with associated fracture; hands good original; original case shows light wear, some MFS, FS or scratches, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; one of the earliest "dollar" watches running very nicely
797 $600 $900 EPW - Small French or Swiss verge fusee with basse-taille enameled back & split pearl borders, 34mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with spring loaded bezel, KWKS, gold foil guilloche dial with white enamel plaques and chapter, verge escapement, gilt mvt, neither signed nor numbered Mvt: GRO, good verge function, nicely toned gilding with hardly any MFS, clean polished steel cap; fine dial with hardly any MFS, minor push around winding hole; hands good; original case shows light wear but enamel has four edge chips and/or repairs plus surface scratches, deserves to be properly restored, especially as the cobalt yields the best restoration results, otherwise the pearls are complete, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; slightly scratched glass crystal
798 $400 $700 EPW - Swiss Jules Huguenin gold and enamel hunter in period box, 42mm, 18K original HC with black tracery enamel and gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, straight line lever escapement, 15J, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene bridges with spotted damascene dial plate, s#36160, brass inlaid fitted mahogany box that may well be the original Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, tarnished gold train wheels; dial with hls proceeding from fracture above 4; hands fine delicate original; original medium to lighter gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings, crease above back hinge with tiny crack forming to one side of the hinge; bow & push show light to medium wear; good glass crystal; box in good overall condition, fine cracks forming, not warped, worn interior
799 $300 $500 EPW - Swiss "Graziosa," 48mm, 14K OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2738 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show scratches, tiny oxide on bright work; dial clean original with nicely patterned ET; hands good; original medium to light gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, some dents in band, cuvette closes with difficulty; bow shows some wear, crown replaced; good glass crystal
800 $500 $900 EPW - Swiss 8-day very thin dress watch for French market with modest couteau edge, 48mm (case height 4mm without crystal), 18K OF original case with Swiss touchmarks, SW-SS, gilt dial with silvered plaques in traditional French style, lever escapement, probably 18J, unusual internationally patented 5th pinion plain NI damascene mvt (making the seconds wheel the fifth wheel) with click on crown wheel, s#69998 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudiness, light tarnish, light corrosion speckle overall, a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny distributed oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial shows numerous MFS to FS, faint tarnish, some speckle in silvered chapter; hands good, minute slightly curved; original thin gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, some occasional fine dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; the front bezel holds but does not snap on with conviction
801 $500 $900 EPW - Swiss Arbaco Masonic triangular form watch, 56mm length of base, gold filled (20 micron plated) metal original case with stamped relief of Masonic altar & symbols, SW-SS, silvered metal dial with painted Masonic symbols in lieu of numerals, lever escapement, 17J, satined NI mvt, no production numbers Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mvt near mint, few MFS; dial original, good surface but for one scratch, slight bends towards points as is typical, bezel rub; hands are good originals with Masonic compasses; original case shows light wear to most of the body, but wear through the plating at base and bow, and the joint at bottom has profuse pry-marks now creating some separation along the joint; the front bezel in this way was bent slightly upwards creating the gap; some wear to the plastic crystal; straighten the base alignment, reduce the pry marks, polish the crystal and do some touch-up plating and the watch will look very good from every angle, as the dial and case detail are quite good
802 $350 $650 EPW - Swiss classical urn-shaped form watch in gold & basse-taille enamel, 36mm, 14K original HC for Russian market (marked "56" as well, indicating 56 zolotniks, or 56/96 parts gold = .583), gold cuvette marked "Remontoir" meaning "stem-winder," bezel within back cover holding paper image of Russian dignitary or royal, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, simple NI damascene mvt, s#17681 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, solid balance a bit out of flat, plates show a few MFS, scratches on cock, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has impact hls at edge at 10; hands good; original medium to light case shows light wear, one restored panel on one side, a few MFS, no dents or dings, some wear to the closure; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; the back hard enamel gives a good basse-taille effect, the front hard enamel repair obscurs the turned ground by use of excess enamel, and half of the rose cut diamond chips at the center of the panel are missing; there is a pin-hole in the case-back on the plain repousse
803 $350 $450 EPW - Swiss for C S Ball, Syracuse, NY, 42mm (approximately 8S), 14K Blauer original HC, SW-SS, WE faux DSD, lever escapement w/ moustache counterpoised pallet, probably 16J, NI bridge mvt, s#66885 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show overall faint tarnish and speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very light wear; good glass crystal
804 $450 $700 EPW - Swiss gold keywind, 48mm, 18K OF original case with metal cuvette & mvt ring, KWKS, gilt silver dial, lever escapement, 13J, gilt bridge mvt, s#4023, unsigned Mvt: Ticks sluggishly due to dry oil, good poise, clean plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work except for dirt or oxide around winding cup; dial tarnished, loss to painted numerals, a few MFS, short scuffs; hands fine original; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, tiny dings around back edge visible inside; bow & pendant show very little wear; good glass crystal
805 $500 $900 EPW - Swiss man's oval dial watch in gold, 47mm, 14K OF original case with unusual oval bezel opening to create oval dial effect, metal cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED with polychrome floral decoration, lever escapement, 15J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#201470 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some intentional scratches, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks almost perfect as revealed, but has cracks & blue hls under bezel left of the 9, just visible outside the chapter, and a fleck at the center; hands good; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; cameo-domed custom acryllic crystal; a very unusual look, seen seldom in ladies' watches but hardly ever in men's
806 $350 $550 EPW - Swiss gold watch with unusual engraved scene of woman, child and dog praying before a shrine, 47mm, 18K OF original case with metal cuvette, KWKS, gilt engraved dial, lever escapement, 15J (ten holes jeweled plus two caps & three "lifts" [levees]), gilt splayed bar mvt, s#14280 Mvt: Ticks a bit sluggishly, good gilding, tarnished wheels, little oxide; dial has lost much of the numeral blacking and has a few MFS; hands good; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, charming engraving, a few MFS, one slight visible dent and many fine dings in the back visible inside only; bow & pendant show light wear but there is break through the hollow bow on the underside; good glass crystal a bit hard to keep in the bezel if opened
807 $300 $500 EPW - Swiss Rose Watch Co "Sphygmometer" (pulsation) chronograph with chapter for measuring pulse rate, 50mm, GF OF original SB&B US market case, SW-SS, WED calibrated for 20 pulsations (one starts the chronograph while feeling the pulse, counts to 20 pulsations and stops the chronograph, then reads the heart rate per minute off of the external chapter), lever escapement, 15J, 3 adjustments, NI damascene, s#47465; a similar name not to be confused with the older device, "sphygmomanometer," for measuring blood pressure Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono functions, plates show tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial looks good but has hl in center, edge chips mostly concealed by bezel from 5-6 and at 7:30; hands mint; original case shows little wear, abundant MFS & some FS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very good looking watch, much less expensive than the classic Longines pulsation chronographs one sees typically in gold
808 $300 $500 EPW - English oversized coin silver lever fusee weighing over 10 oz total with mvt, 62mm, coin silver OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1870, KWKS, ivory color enamel dial, detached lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#84558 Mvt: NR, staff good, quite gummy, will tick & stop, needs OH, plates gummy & oil smeared, small patch scratched off plate near balance, a few MFS; dial has chip, loss & lines under seconds; hands home-made, seconds original, it would be hard to find replacements for the big hands; original massive 7-8 oz class case shows medium even wear, lacking lift spring for back, has light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; a wonderful massive watch, would look great cleaned, polished and with fine hands
809 $500 $900 EPW - Systeme Glashutte, 50mm, 14K original German market case with Swiss touch-mark and singed metal cuvette, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt referred to in German literature (Herkner) as the OLIW grade, Swiss manufacture to German specifications, s#263267 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show good gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work although the crown wheel looks inverted and therefore unfinished; dial has hls; hands original, missing one marcasite decoration to the minute; original lighter gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, very few tiny dings, meaning the watch was well protected given its vulnerable gauge; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal; a good looking case and fine mvt
810 $750 $1050 EPW - Thomas Blundell, Liverpool, gold lever fusee, 51mm, heavy 18K OF original case by A C Benedict, 28 Bowery, NY, KWKS, WED, detached lever escapement with stop (hacking feature), 12-16J, gilt mvt, s#7620, in later associated velvet box Mvt: NR, chain off barrel, staff OK, good gilding, quite gummy, verdigris around the jewel settings; dial with edge hls & wax repair to chip at 6; hands original, missing one scroll, a bit bent; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, very minor dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; good glass crystal; box a bit worn
811 $500 $800 EPW - Thomas F Cooper Patent Duplex, Swiss Fleurier style mvt with bat-wing weights on balance as on Chinese market duplex watches, unusual timing format with subsidiary seconds beating half-seconds 4 times per single rotation, and the sweep seconds beating half seconds as well but appearing to jump single seconds on the scale (that is, the sweep rotates once every thirty seconds, taking two full rotations for the minute hand to move one minute), 58mm, coin silver original HC with silver cuvette, engraved portrait of ship's captain with looking glass on front cover between the initials WP, engraved with locomotive on back, KWKS, WED, 4-tooth duplex escapement with 4 upright impulse teeth spaced exactly between them, 7-10J, plain electrum gilt mvt in Fleurier style, s#1162 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, plates show good gilding, some MFS and pin-point nicks on cock foot, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial clean but with noticeable chips around seconds hole; hands good, nice facets on hour & minute; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, a light scuff across the ground and lower part of the locomotive, some light soft back dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; attractive portrait, interesting escapement and hand action, reminds one of the four tooth version of Jacot's star duplex (also in three-tooth), or of Vienna regulator clocks where the seconds hand does not come close to counting the seconds and is for decoration only; in this watch the half-seconds beat is actually useful
812 $400 $650 EPW - Thomas Wagstaffe, London, (active 1766 - 1794), verge fusee, 49mm, coin silver OF original pair case, KWKS, WED, gilt full plate mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, s#8679, hallmarked 1779, with German watch paper Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, a few FS; dial with edge chips, larger center chip & hls towards edges; hands are mismatched replacements; original case with matching outer showing light to medium even wear, heavy tarnish, some MFS, very few dents or dings, somewhat stretched outer hinge; original pendant & bow; button top good; good domed glass crystal; a nice original example from this eminent maker, except for the hands
813 $400 $800 EPW - Tissot & Co "Rail Way Time Keeper," 55mm, 8-12K gold original HC w/ false "18K" stamp, metal mvt ring w/ metal cuvette, KWKS, restored WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt bar mvt, s#524 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial restored & repainted at certain numerals; hands replaced but suitable; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal
814 $500 $800 EPW - Ulysse Nardin, Locle & Geneve, 45mm, 18K OF original Ulysse Nardin logo marked case, SW-SS, gilt metal dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, wheel finished NI satin, s#91629, in associated period box from Carl Morawetz, Wien (Vienna) Mvt: Runs, oil is dry, shows good balance motion & good poise with applied pressure, plates show slight tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, good surface, only a few infinitessimal specks or MFS, bezel rub; hands good; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; excellent overall condition, needs lube or OH and case polishing, box lightly rubbed
815 $700 $1100 EPW - Union (Glashutte), 54mm, 14K rose gold Louis XV style original case for German market with German crown, gold cuvette & glazed dust-cover, SW-push-lever-set, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt in typical Glashutte plate layout, s#69365; Union watches were a Swiss product to German specifications, but the case style and markings are classic and frequently found on various German Lange models Mvt: GRO, plates show MFS, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, dirt only; hands good; what is clearly the original case for the mvt now lacks its original mvt ring & one case screw, so the mvt is loose while the case screws would align perfectly; the opportunity to recase a Lange or DUF grade mvt cannot be overlooked, as this is the perfect case for one; the dial plate opening without ring is 45.1 mm, the back 41.3; lever location may be slightly different; the medium gauge case shows light wear, a number of dents needing restoration, and needs cleaning & polishing; weight of case, bezels & springs is 31.4 dwt (48.8 g); a nice opportunity to put a correct period & model recase on a high grade Lange HC mvt; otherwise one can make a correct ring for the original Union mvt and restore as necessary; original bow & crown; good glass crystals front & back
816 $500 $800 EPW - Utmost Swiss quarter hour repeater, 53mm, .875 silver (84 in Russian system) original HC with silver cuvette displaying various medals, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, electrum gilt mvt, s#32735 on case only, for Russian market Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil, good poise, repeat function works but the "spin-ball" governor runs far too quickly at times, other times hesitantly, even though the governor is fully connected; OH and adjustment may be needed for this watch (perhaps the repeat spring is too strong); plates show good gilding, no tarnish, no MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has bad edge chip to copper from 7 to 8, partially filled with wax; hands good; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, a number of dents or dings in the covers, the crown push is difficult, and the back has uneven closure; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; needs some TLC
817 $550 $950 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin for US market, 47mm, 14K AWCCo original US contract case, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 17J, NI curved bridge mvt, s#311281, signed on dial & mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight discoloration, few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for tiny scratch at edge by 25; hands good; original medium gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, some minor cover dings; bow & crown show medium wear with crown casing gone; good glass crystal
818 $600 $900 EPW - Wm Read, St John St, Liverpool, "Warranted 19J" (see qualification) lever fusee in gold, 52mm, fancy engraved lower carat (8-12K) gold original HC, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, probably 16J train unless capped under plate or otherwise jeweled, but number on dial also refers to jeweled window in cock, gilt mvt w/ "Liverpool windows" (large jewels) and window on top of balance cock, s#20867 Mvt: NR, good staff, chain detached at barrel, probably broken barrel hook, mvt gummy, escapement functional, click is there for the barrel set-up, plates show good but slightly tarnished gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; broken minute hand, bent hour hand, missing seconds hand; original medium to heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, internal tarnish; bow & push show very little wear; crystal missing; an excellent condition watch overall, needing OH and barrel hook, as well as hands & crystal
819 $375 $550 EPW - Zenith gold dress watch, 44mm, 14K original case with gold cuvette & Zenith logo, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#1983298, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some cloudiness & fingerprint etching towards the edges, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings (one plate screw missing), no oxide on brilliant bright work with very few localized MFS; dial original showing a patch of small nicks under the signature, few other MFS or nicks, some faint micro-speckle, 95% of the dial surface is good; hands good but with some rust bloom from a celluloid crystal that was on the watch; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little and light wear respectively; good glass crystal of ideal style now installed