Two-Day Horological Auction

LOT DESCRIPTION (and condition in italics) EST
1 Jewelry - Humongous English silver double Albert Watch chain and fob, total weight an astounding 14.4 troy ounces, hallmarked on every link, twin graduated sections with central short drop for fob, bearing London hallmarks on t-bar for 1904, Birmingham marks on lower fob component for 1894, the fob customized from various pieces     Light overall wear, one bale changed to similar bale in plated metal, light tarnish, the fob assembled from a lion, a coin and a generally Maltese form cross; an astounding chain that could be worn best by a prize stallion; among the heaviest ever seen $1,200 - $1,800
1a Jewelry - Outstanding emerald and diamond ring - Nearly 9-carat single natural emerald stone surrounded by over 5 carats of diamonds, set in 14K white gold: the 8.89 ct emerald cut natural emerald stone set in 26 yellow gold prongs, surrounded by 16 tapered baguette cut diamonds, 12 straight baguette cut diamonds, and 24 round brilliant cut diamonds, all white gold prong set, total diamond weight 5.23 ct; the emerald is of medium color, good symmetry, medium to intense color intensity, and has been graded as natural and untreated by all known testing methods for unset stones; the diamonds are of general SI class in the G to H color range, predominantly the latter; the ring is accompanied by various insurance appraisals, the one quoted here from a GIA Graduate Gemologist analysis and insurance replacement value appraisal of $31,760 executed in August 2002; total weight of ring is 8.2 dwt (12.7 g); size 7     In excellent condition, the setting showing little wear, an especially beautiful ring with thoroughly documented analysis $6,000 - $9,000
1b Jewelry - Fine 2.12 carat pear-shaped diamond accompanied by its 14K yellow gold and .52 carat channel-set baguette diamond ring setting, the large stone unset for analysis and inspection; the main stone measures 12.13mm x 7.33mm x 3.70mm deep, is of G-H color, VVS2 to VS1 clarity, open culet, with pronounced bow-tie effect from 50.5% depth percentage; the side diamonds are of G-H color range and general SI2 quality; total weight of the ring assembled is 3.6 dwt (5.6 g); accompanied by GIA Graduate Gemologist analysis and insurance replacement value appraisal of $28,110 executed in August 2002; size 7     In excellent condition, the ring showing hardly any wear, absolutely stunning when set, ready to be re-set in this ring setting or the main stone utilized for another project $4,500 - $6,500
1c Jewelry - Art Deco platinum and 5 carat diamond bracelet, composed of 51 G-H color diamonds or SI1-SI2 clarity stones, 47 of which are early modern cuts and the four smallest of which are single cuts; the platinum bracelet itself is die-struck, with hand mill-grained tops and foliate scrolled engraved sides; the bracelet measures 7 inches in length (178mm) and the total weight is 13.1 dwt (20.3 g); accompanied by GIA Graduate Gemologist analysis and insurance replacement value appraisal of $22,740 executed in October of 2008     In excellent condition, a wonderfully fluid bracelet which lays well on the wrist, showing very light wear only, the stones of beautiful matched quality and color $4,000 - $6,000
1d Jewelry - Fine 14K yellow gold and diamond ring with one carat brilliant-cut center stone and 26 tapered baguette side-stones weighing an additional .75 carat, the center stone of G-H color, I1-I2 clarity, the side stones as well of G-H color and SI1 to SI2 clarity; total weight of the ring is 3.2 dwt (5.0 g); accompanied by GIA Graduate Gemologist analysis and insurance replacement value appraisal of $7,330 executed in August 2002; size 5.5     In excellent condition, the setting showing hardly any wear, a beautifully accented center stone $1,800 - $2,400
1e Jewelry - Antique Edwardian style platinum and diamond ring, the two larger round brilliant-cut stones of F-G color and SI1-SI2 clarity, together weighing about .38 carat, the 18 full-cut mounted accent stones of F-G color and SI2-SI3 clarity, weighing together about .90 carat, the stamped platinum setting together with stones weighing a total of 4.1 dwt (6.3 g); accompanied by GIA Graduate Gemologist analysis and insurance replacement value appraisal of $3,960 executed in August 2002; size 6.5     In fine condition, showing light setting wear only $750 - $1,250
2 Jewelry - Platinum and diamond contemporary ring, approximately 1 carat total weight fine high color (possibly G) princess cut stones, gross weight of ring 4.8 dwt (7.4 g), size 7     In nearly new condition, clean high color stones of modern cut with few inclusions, a fine quality ring $700 - $1,200
3 Jewelry - Tiffany lot (15) items - Portfolio Tiffany man's plated WW in box with papers, a sterling Tiffany pen with bag and box, sterling Tiffany perfume, twelve other modern Tiffany pieces including fine 1976 Elsa Piretti cuff bracelet, Paloma Picasso ring & pendant, Elsa Piretti hearts & charm, heart & toggle necklace, heart bracelet, anchor keychain, alligator pattern money clip, starfish earrings, & classic bow pin, in various Tiffany boxes     Some items like new, some with light wear, the money clip with the most wear, the Piretti and Picasso pieces are in good condition $600 - $1,000
4 Jewelry - Victorian diamond solitaire ring with European cut .90 carat stone of high color (possibly G), set in 14K rose gold setting, size 6     Fine color stone with faint blue color draw, quite included, girdle very uneven in height, small open culette, fine setting with little wear; the color makes the stone $650 - $950
5 Jewelry - Fine lady's 14K woven watch chain, 54 inches total length, 24.2 dwt (37.5 g)     Lovely chain with great feel, can be doubled around for good hanging length, little wear $650 - $850
6 Jewelry - Fine Modernist sterling silver Georg Jensen bracelet with original box from Georg Jensen, NY, composed of interlocking concave lobes, two of which form a heart which grows into the standing interlock, the Jensen mark in oval beaded cartouche, style number 166, Denmark, marked "925 S"     In fine condition, little tarnish, few MFS, little wear, generic box with label inside $400 - $800
7 Jewelry - Very fine M Buccellati (of Milan, Rome & Florence) silver box with 18K gold trim, finely chased foliate scrolled champleve relief with taille douce Florentine engraved ground, taille douce engraved interior with monogram within foliate surround, chased gold applied bands surrounding top & base, early 20th century     Fine condition, little wear, light ding in top, some micro-fine scratches $400 - $800
8 Jewelry - Gold chain with Elks' fraternal order gold fob with enamel, diamond and elk's tooth, both chain and fob 10-14K (14K mark on bale), total weight 11.1 dwt (17.2 g)     Light wear, tiny enamel loss $250 - $350
9 Jewelry lot (2) - 14K ball form earrings (12.5mm diameter); lady's 10K ring set with eight garnets (size 6); gross weight 5.9 dwt (9.1 g); in associated Tiffany box     Fine condition, light wear at most $200 - $400
10 Jewelry lot (3) items - Large & fine Italian pietra dura mosaic pin, 57 x 48mm, 15K with 24K wash, 1894 presentation; GF & paste set angel skin coral cameo pendant on 14K chain; silver or WG cameo pin; the pietra dura pin alone weighs 13.3 dwt (20.8 g); all items in round red velvet box     Damage to a few petals and some lifting of the pietra dura, fine setting in good condition, other pieces slightly dirty $350 - $550
11 Jewelry lot (4) Antique watch keys - Silver in form of derringer, GF in form of a bolt-action rifle, gold shell or GF with full figural hound dog, gold shell or GF with full figural rabbit     Light wear & brassing to the guns, very little wear to the figurals, the bolt action form is most unusual $400 - $700
12 Coins - Large lot - 1857 half dime F-12; 1853 3-cent silver F-12; 1869 3-cent nickel G-4; shield nickel G-4; 1913D type-2 Buffalo nickel VF-20; 16 silver dimes, some later date Mercury, Barber 1908 G-4; 6 dateless Buffalos; 3 rolls wheat pennies; 3 Indian heads; some foreign coins; German bills from 1922 to 1929     All grades approximate, sold as-is $150 - $250
13 Clock - Carriage Clock, hour repeating, hour & half hour striking and alarm, lever escapement platform with pointed tooth escape wheel, fine gilt case with silvered column caps, bases, fluted spacers, handle mounts & center, white enamel dial, two hammer, single gong repeat, three train, height to top of case 6 1/8 inches (155mm), to top of upright handle 7 7/8 inches (201 mm); the mvt only marked with #674; Provenance - sold at Sotheby's September 25, 2003, lot 223; with key     GRO, good escapement action, good strike, repeat and alarm functions, clean mvt with faint tarnish to platform; dial perfect with hand-painted graphics; hands in fine blue; clean case with good lacquer overall, minor tarnish or speckle to silvered elements, speckle to back door frame; repeat button now a watch crown; an especially beautiful case, fine condition throughout $1,000 - $1,600
14 Clock - Henry Marc, Paris, carriage clock with helical hairspring, original club-tooth straight-line lever escapement platform with high two footed balance bridge to accommodate the HS, hour & half-hour striking, ornate heavily cast & gilt case, the mvt & white enamel dial signed "Hy Marc, Paris," the mvt as well with medallion for Japy Freres, two train, single hammer on single gong, height to top of case 5 3/4 inches (146mm), to top of extended handle 7 3/4 inches (195mm)     GRO, good escapement action, the escape wheel slightly out of flat (tilted, not bent), the helical spring imperfectly formed and/or with sticky coils, needing cleaning and truing at most, relatively clean mvt with toning overall, good strike function; dial appears perfect in the visible area, but there are corner chips and lines at both top corners; hands in fine blue, original; the case is finely re-gilt by modern immersion plating; glasses are perfect; a most unusual and early style of platform with fully developed modern escapement, rarely seen applied in the mid-19th century, and rarely seen with the heliform HS $900 - $1,400
15 Clock - Carriage clock with hour repeat, hour & half-hour strike and alarm on bell (now missing), lever escapement platform with pointed tooth escape wheel, three train two hammer, white enamel dial with counter-clockwise alarm dial, early mid-19th century style cast & gilt case, serpent head handles, #33 and #4305 are the only markings, unusual repeat button mount through the top glass, height to top of case 4 3/4 inches (122mm), to top of extended handle 6 7/8 inches (162mm)     Ticks & stops, fully wound on the time side, the strike side will strike endlessly if wound, the rack appearing to be hung up and not proceeding to drop tooth by tooth as the gathering pawl lifts it slightly on each turn; mechanism appears complete looking in from the side, (the problem is fairly common when the rack is hung on a lever or pin, something having shifted slightly); alarm functions well, mvt a little spotty, platform a bit dirty, gummy and stained; dial perfect with only a couple of short surface scratches to right of center; hands have oxide overall; case is good original gilding; only the bell and its screw are missing; nice early form $700 - $1,100
16 Clock - Grafton, Barbican (possibly Henry Grafton at 18 Barbican, known as a watchmaker, 1840-1841), unusual carriage clock with silvered engraved dial, time only, early mixture of two case forms with full external columns, engraved internal bezels, engine turned sides & top, bottom mounted platform (modern replacement), anti-clockwise winding; Provenance - sold at Sotheby's, September 25, 2003, lot 234; with key     NR, new platform is very gummy, staff OK, mvt slightly tarnished, arrow scratched in plate to indicate winding direction; dial shows working or hammering of the rivet mounts, clean silvering and blacking of the engraving overall, curious case seems as if it were composed by two different makers, but all seeming to be of the same mid-19th century period; the under-mounted platform another curiosity, (considering the amount of space allotted it would have been interesting to see just what the original platform looked like, if it was generic or as unique in style as the rest); back glass with chipped corners $500 - $1,000
17 APW - Hamilton model 22 21J deck watch with winding indicator, marked "U S Navy Bureau of Ships 1942" on mvt, 35S, plated metal OF original SB&B, snap-cuvette case with contract numbers on back, fitted deck watch box with viewing crystal, outer protective box with leather strap, SW-SS with locking pin which requires depression as the stem is pulled, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant uncut balance and HS, adjusted to temperature and 6 positions, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2F13628, in close to unused NOS condition in and out     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial fine original with very faint tiny speckle; hands near mint; original case shows no wear, a few long MFS or scuffs on back, no dents or dings but light compression to the cuvette; crown shows little wear; good acrylic domed crystal with minor MFS; inner box near mint, with very few fine scratches or nicks; outer box would be near mint if not for some rubbing around the top edges and a few minor scratches or nicks; about as close to unused in and out as one sees, even the leather strap is essentially pristine $1,200 - $1,600
18 APW - Hamilton model 22 21J deck watch with winding indicator, marked "U S Navy Bureau of Ships 1942" on mvt, 35S, plated metal OF original case within fitted deck watch box with viewing crystal, SB&B, snap-cuvette, SW-SS with locking pin which requires depression as the stem is pulled, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant uncut balance and HS, adjusted to temperature and 6 positions, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2F17301     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, some MFS on one cap, clean winding wheels; dial near mint original; hands near mint; original case shows no wear, a few long MFS or scuffs on back, no dents or dings but light compression to the cuvette; crown shows little wear; good acrylic domed crystal with a couple of scuffs; box quite worn & scratched, as is the outer acrylic crystal; looks as if the box took all the wear, the watch hardly any $950 - $1,250
19 APW - Hamilton model 22 21J gimbaled deck watch with winding indicator in original shipping container, US Navy Bureaus of Ships 1942, case diameter 75mm for installation in box with gimbals, deep weighted bronze original case, SW-SS with stem lock that needs to be held in to pull out the crown to setting position, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement with uncut temperature invariant balance & HS, platinum timing screws, GJS, plain narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2F19164; outer container diameter 101mm     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few random MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, hardly any speckle or staining, short MFS in seconds; hands in near mint black; original case shows little wear, medium tarnish, good lacquer, few MFS, no dents or dings; outer tub in fine condition with scratches on bottom, a few MFS, worn instruction label with losses to edges; good glass crystal $550 - $850
20 WW - Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual Date, ref 16613, Quickset, sapphire crystal, 40mm diameter x 47mm to lug tips, 18K & steel original head, now fitted with generic Speidel steel & gold plated bracelet with deployment buckle, original blue dial, blue bezel, 31J cal 3135, s#E918239, triple signed, ca 1991, with original box & papers, anchor & tags     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands near mint original; bezel insert faded from original color with many surface scratches or scuffs; original case shows light overall wear, most visible on edge of bezel, has some MFS and nicks, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good crystal; generic band with light stretch; clean papers and inner box, only half of the outer box, but the insert cushion is decaying and falling into pieces $2,800 - $3,800
21 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer black dial ref 6610, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original Oyster case, new strap with old silver Rolex buckle, original black dial, 25J cal 1030, triple signed, dated for 1st quarter of 1957     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint tarnish, some MFS, good slots and settings, bright work with little oxidation; original dial with good graphics, surface cloudy with overall reactive speckle, giving the surface a dull and faintly patchy overall appearance, the radium has largely flaked away leaving half of its residue in the marker & numeral recesses - in summary, dial is overall evenly toned and aged original with fine graphics; original hands are quite good, with slight overall oxide and complete luminous; original case shows light wear, good polish and satin, a few MFS or edge nicks, no dents or dings; original crown shows light wear, one full turn of threads; clean acrylic crystal $2,500 - $3,500
22 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 6605 alternating red even date, black odd date, 34mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with early Rolex USA spring-loaded Oyster bracelet with deployment buckle, original silvered dial, free-sprung 25J cal 1065 with the balance cock marked "1/4 turn reg screws = 10 seconds," mvt s#740278 with Bulletin de Marche (Watch Rate Certificate) of matching mvt number, triple signed with signed bracelet, case s#278180 with guarantee certificate from sale in Wurzburg, Germany, 15 March, 1958, the case-back dated internally for the second quarter of 1957, with original inner and outer boxes as well; inner box has the original advertising insert, saying, "The finest made by Rolex! The DateJust 'Red Seal' Chronometer - Shows the date, changing instantaneously each midnight and magnified by the ingenious 'Cyclops' lens - Guaranteed waterproof to 150 feet under water - Selfwound by patented 'rotor' Perpetual mechanism - Official Timing Certificate with distinction 'Especially Good Results' - Antishock and antimagnetic - Rolex - Use box for cigarettes after removing this card and watch support" - (fortunately the latter advice was ignored, leaving a splendid time capsule)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates with pristine toning to tarnished edges, rotor with light speckle and overall etching, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original with scuff from 4:30 to 5, original radium in place except at that scuff site; hands original with substantial oxide from radium exposure; original case shows light wear, numerous UFS, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear & good threads; good crystal; band with profuse MFS & minor dings, inconsistent stretch; papers in excellent condition, guarantee is covered in plastic; internal box in excellent condition, external box rubbed with abraided edges & corners; a wonderful preservation of original material, the head, papers & boxes in especially fine condition; with extra link for the rather tired band $1,400 - $2,200
23 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1500, stainless steel, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, original case, Swiss Oyster bracelet with Steelinox deployment buckle, original silvered dial, 26J cal 1570, s#3849972, triple signed & signed on buckle, with serial number tag & seal, ca 1974, in earlier inner & outer boxes plus warrantee papers for another watch, s#2180601 from 1967     Mvt: Ticks but watch has broken stem, so it cannot be wound or set until repaired, winding with the rotor shows the balance to have good motion & poise, plates are nearly pristine, no oxide on bright work but a little rubbing on rotor; dial mint original; hands with MFS; original case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, FS, nicks, two dents in case back; crown shows medium wear, sharp nicks, stem broken but good threads hold on crown; worn out crystal; band very worn with substantial stretch, could still be worn but is very loose, buckle OK, profuse MFS to FS; earlier inner box in fine condition with minor spitting of outer bottom at corners, normal rubbing to outer top; back re-sealed for auction; mvt & dial excellent, but like most of us, could use a week at the health spa and a bit of nip and tuck $650 - $1,050
24 WW - Rolex Precision ref 4330 square man's, 28mm diameter x 35mm to lug tips, gold shell top with stainless back, original case with Rolex logo interior, leather set expansion metal bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J cal 700 with Superbalance, s#486194, triple signed, circa 1948     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial with variant toning over 90% of surface with equally distanced light speckle; hands good, light tarnish; original case shows very little wear but lots of dirt and residue on surface, few MFS, no dents or dings; replaced brass crown shows abundant wear; slightly scratched crystal $400 - $700
25 WW - Rolex Oyster Speedking ref 6420, 30mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap, cleaned or professionally refinished silvered dial (luminous appears original), 17J cal 1210, s#293460, triple signed, case dated for the 4th quarter of 1957, with original serial number tag and Rolex factory service card & booklet from 1956     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent plates, tiny specks of oxide on bright work, resealed for auction; dial looking very close to clean original, tiny pits to left of signature; hands clean original; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear, good threads; good acrylic crystal with tiny scratch, minor band wear $400 - $600
26 WW - Rolex lady's octagonal, 16mm diameter, 14K original case, 14K Italian link bracelet, total length 8 inches, original silvered dial, manual 17J cal 1400, no s#, triple signed (logo within back); gross weight 9.4 dwt (14.6 g)     Mvt: Ticks & stops, staff good, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial toned original, bezel rub only; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; band with medium wear & abundant compression dents; crown shows light wear; good faceted crystal $300 - $500
27 WW - Baume & Mercier, Geneve, for Tiffany & Co, 25mm wide x 41mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap with stainless deployment buckle, original white dial, quartz, s#3742799, MVO45063, fully signed     Mvt: GRO, remaining battery life unknown; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows hardly any wear, no MFS except for extreme knife scratches in the concealed slot where the back is opened (with difficulty) to change the battery; crown shows no wear; good crystal; nearly new looks from the top $300 - $500
28 WW - Breitling "Navitimer Quartz," 42mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, GF original case with stainless back & gilt metal band, original black dial, rotating bezel & scales, 7J ESA cal 900231 (Y2), s#80970, #6815, double signed, mvt only signed ESA     Mvt: Battery dying, running condition unknown, mechanism complete; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows little wear, light wear to bezel, profuse MFS on back, some MFS on barely stretched band, profusion on buckle, no dents or dings overall; crown shows light wear; slightly scratched crystal $300 - $500
29 WW - Breitling Datora triple-date chronograph with 30 minute register, 36mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original case with classic faceted lugs with step-sides, no strap, pins to accept female spring bars, original silvered dial with date chapter, apertures for month & day, minute register & constant seconds, 17J, case marked with s#717241, style #784, double signed (mvt & dial), unsigned case with full Swiss hallmarks, set-pins on outside of band, mvt ring within case-body     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph & date functions, good advancing button functions, plates good but tarnished almost blue, large spotting to top bridge, minor oxide on bright & satin work; dial original with fine graphics, good silver tone overall interrupted only by some black speckle, tiny to insignificant in the center, but larger toward the edges of the outer chapters - speckle is very pronounced at the dial edge where largely concealed; hands are fine original, although the straight tail on the sweep would look better with bulb end; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, several dents or dings in the back alone; slightly off-style generic replacement crown shows little wear; good crystal $1,400 - $2,400
30 WW - Breitling Premier chronograph with 45 minute register, 35mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original case with superb stacked blimp-form lugs, no strap, solid bars for clip band, original silvered dial with tachymeter chapter, minute register & constant seconds, 17J, case marked with s#653418, style #794, double signed (mvt & dial), unsigned case with full Swiss hallmarks     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function and register, good plates, oxide specks on satin work largely confined to one lever; dial in good original condition with perfect graphics, tiny nicks or short MFS to surface, two deeper nicks at 7:30, fine original toning overall; hands in very fine dark purple; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, tiny dings in back only; generic crown shows tarnish; good crystal; wonderful lug style reminiscent of turboprop engine casings on airplanes $1,400 - $2,400
31 WW - Corum, exquisite modern lady's or mid-size 18K with integral 18K gold rope-weave bracelet, full diamond bezel and black fire opal slab dial, 24mm diameter, 6.75 inches length, original case, bezel & bracelet, original opal dial, manual 17J ETA cal 2512, s#304691, triple signed & signed on Corum logo clasp as well; gross weight 34.1 dwt (53.0 g)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint; original case & integral bracelet show hardly any wear, essentially looking new from the top, a few MFS on case-back, no dents or dings, knife marks at slot; crown shows no wear; good sapphire crystal; finely matched diamonds of high color, modern cut & good clarity; an exquisite modern watch with spectacular dial, in nearly new condition $1,200 - $1,800
32 WW - Hamilton 14K pink gold diamond dial and diamond set hooded lug rectangular, 21mm width x 40mm length, 14KPG original case set with 14 diamonds, leather strap, refinished rose-gilt dial with diamond set markers & numerals, 17J grade 980, s#G216551, double signed, case is custom as is typical of these     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, scratched plates, oxide patches on bright work; older refinished dial with uneven surface, light speckle, discoloration or etching; hands generic; original case shows light wear, some MFS, tiny dings or nicks with some compression to the lug caps; crown shows light wear; slightly worn crystal $700 - $1,100
33 WW - Hamilton 14K Piping Rock 1948 type, 28mm wide x 42mm to flex lug tips, 14K original case with black enameled bezel, leather strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J grade 747, s#Y346083, triple signed     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial clean but refinished; hands in dull black, clean; original case shows little wear, some MFS or nicks, no dents or dings, perfect enamel, tight hinges (superior hinge construction on this later model); generic GF crown shows little wear; good crystal $700 - $1,100
34 WW - Hamilton 14K white gold Coronado, 28mm wide x 42mm to flex lug tips, 14KWG original case with black enameled tonneau bezel, leather strap, finely refinished silvered dial, 19J grade 979, s#2907090, triple signed     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lightly scratched & worn plates, tiny oxide on bright work; dial cleanly refinished; hands in fine blue; original case shows light wear, worn & stretched hinges with some tube break, still functional but should be tightened, some MFS, no dents or dings, minimal scratches to enamel; crown shows light wear; good crystal $600 - $1,000
35 WW - Hamilton 14K white gold diamond dial and diamond set hooded lug top-hat form, 21mm width at waist x 39mm length, 14K original case set with ten sizeable diamonds, leather strap, original silvered dial with diamond set markers & numerals, 19J grade 982, s#J298517, double signed, case is custom as is typical of these     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean but scratched plates, small oxide patches on bright work; dial original with fairly good visible area, severe tarnish originating at bezel rub, fine speckle or mist descending into the visible area around 12 to 1, dull surface; hands generic; original case shows little wear, fine satin, a few MFS, no dents or dings, clean and well-matched diamonds; crown shows little wear; good crystal; especially good looks due to the size of the stones $900 - $1,400
36 WW - Hamilton 14K white gold Piping Rock 1928 type, 28mm wide x 42mm to flex lug tips, 14KWG original case with black enameled bezel, leather strap, cleaned original silvered dial with new luminous, 19J grade 979, s#2900789, triple signed     Mvt: NR, staff OK but HS disconnected (assume broken), scratched plates, oxide patches on bright work; dial original, cleaned with slight reduction of graphics, new luminous applied; hands with matching luminous; original case shows light wear, scratched enamel, some MFS, no dents or dings, tight hinges; generic GF crown shows little wear; good crystal $700 - $1,100
37 WW - Hamilton palladium or platinum black diamond dial elongated curvex with faceted crystal, 21mm width x 43mm length, unmarked palladium or platinum original case, leather strap, refinished black dial with diamond set markers & numerals, 17J grade 980, s#G250042, double signed, case is custom as is typical of these     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly scratched plates, tiny oxide on bright work with line on click wheel; dial nicely refinished, clean; hands generic; original case shows little wear, good satin, few MFS, no dents or dings; replacement crown shows light wear; good crystal $800 - $1,200
38 WW - Hamilton platinum diamond dial and diamond set faceted rectangular, custom ribbed and pointed lugs in 18KWG, 21mm width x 41mm to lug tips, 90% platinum 10% iridium original case set with ten sizeable diamonds, leather strap, original silvered dial with diamond set markers & numerals, 19J grade 982, s#J512735, double signed, case is custom as is typical of these     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original with custom markers imperfectly placed, good visible surface, bezel rub; hands generic; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, tiniest back dings; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal; clean white well-matched diamonds; an impressive custom look $1,100 - $1,600
39 WW - Heuer-Leonidas Autavia contract for Abercrombie & Fitch, "Seafarer" round button chronograph with tide indicator, 41mm bezel diameter x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel original water-resistant case w/ gasketed snap back & rotating bezel, leather strap, original silvered, toned & painted dial w/ minute & hour registers & high & low tide indicator, 17J Valjou cal 721, no visible s#, double signed Heuer, signed AF on dial     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chrono functions, good tide dial function set by depressing side pusher (sets counterclockwise), very clean plates show hardly any MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is clean & original but shows uneven toning to the field as if intentionally tarnished - the effect is very attractive however; hands good; original case shows very little wear, original satin and good polish, a few MFS, some nicks & a polished out knife scratch in the back; bezel has some nicks to the paint; crown & pushers show little wear; clean crystal; NOTE: requires press to close $300 - $500
40 WW - International Watch Co for Tiffany & Co, platinum & diamond lady's, 19mm diameter, 6.25 inch length, original 90% platinum 10% iridium Cressarrow case, diamond pave lugs with hinged connectors to platinum & diamond set bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J cal HXB, s#1090373, signed Tiffany on dial, IWC on mvt, CA logo on case, platinum marks on case & band clasp, 67 diamonds of well over a carat total weight, gross weight 19.8 dwt (30.8 g)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial quite tarnished & rubbed; hands in fine blue; original case shows light wear, some MFS, tiniest back dings; crown shows light wear; good faceted crystal; fine clean white diamonds, well-matched; lovely bright looks, a dial refinish would complete its beauty $1,200 - $1,600
41 WW - International Watch Co Schaffhausen, 36mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original case with "Probus" logo within case-back, leather strap, refinished green & diamond set dial, 17-18J cal 89, s#1183583, triple signed, mvt rides in ring within case body     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial oddly refinished in metallic green with diamond set markers; hands generic; original heavier gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, tiny dings in back, some band wear in between lugs; slightly crooked crown shows light wear; slightly scratched crystal $500 - $900
42 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, automatic man's with sweep seconds, 36mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K original case with bombe lugs, leather strap, original silvered dial, 21J cal 852, s#1382785, triple signed     Mvt: Runs, slightly sluggish balance motion, needs pallet lube, good poise, fine plates, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial lightly tarnished and patchy overall with fading graphics; hands in fine condition; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; replaced crown shows little wear; good crystal $900 - $1,400
43 WW - Jean d'Eve Swiss sector watch, 26mm width x 32mm to lug tips, 18K original case with 12 micron plated bracelet & buckle, original painted metal dial, 7J ETA cal 256111, s#063171, triple signed, band measures 6.5 inches     Mvt: GRO, battery life unknown, flybacks work but hour hand needs to be re-positioned; dial original, slightly discolored; hands good; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; heavily scratched crystal; band shows little wear $500 - $900
44 WW - Juvenia Quartz man's with integral 18K bracelet, 25mm diameter x 30mm to lug tips, just over 7 inches long, 18K original case & bracelet, original textured gilt dial, 9J Swiss V8 ETA 256081, s#1302992, triple signed, gross weight 41.0 dwt (63.6 g)     Mvt: Running condition unknown, needs 341 battery; dial mint original; hands with tiny oxide; original case with asymmetrically shortened integral bracelet shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good sapphire crystal $1,250 - $1,650
45 WW - LeCoultre in Modernist style, rectangular, 27mm width x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original case with white gold button & square markers on bezel, faceted lugs, no strap, lugs accept male spring bars, original silvered dial, 17J VXN (Vacheron & Constantin) cal 438/4CW, s#558825, triple signed     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial clean original with concealed bezel rub; hands fine; original case shows little wear, some original satin, few MFS, one FS to polish at 12:30, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal $350 - $700
46 WW - LeCoultre rectangular, 20mm diameter x 37mm to lug tips, 14K YG original case, leather strap, refinished two-tone silvered dial, 17J VXN caliber (by Vacheron & Constantin), s#288945, triple signed     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, one scratch, tiny oxide on bright work; dial finely refinished with nice look, bezel rub & slight scratch at 4; hands near mint; original case shows little wear, some original satin, few MFS, no dents or dings; generic GF crown shows little wear; MFS on crystal $400 - $700
47 WW - Omega "Automatic Seamaster," 42mm diameter x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case & Omega bracelet, original blue dial, 24J cal 565(1), s#29414156, case ref 166.073, triple signed with signed bracelet     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly scratched plates, tarnished & stained rotor, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original; hands near mint original; original case shows hardly any wear, good back satin, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; band with light stretch, good finish $350 - $650
48 WW - Omega Constellation automatic, 34mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, stainless screw-back original case with gold observatory logo inset, leather strap, original heavily speckled silvered dial, 24J cal 551(1), s#17755603, triple signed, ca 1960     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates but a lot of liquid gasket residue on dial plate edge, patchy rotor, no oxide on bright work; dial with good graphics but extensive speckle and discoloration; hands fine; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear & nicks or scars; cracked crystal $200 - $400
49 WW - Omega scarce older manual center seconds, 35mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, heavy stainless steel original case, leather strap, older refinished silvered dial, 15J cal 234SC, s#8953106, case #9750356, triple signed, ca 1941     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lightly scratched plates, tiny oxide on bright work; dial a fine older refinish with good silvered surface, hardly any tiny speckle; hands in fine deep blue; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but a few polished nicks; generic plated crown shows little wear; barely scratched crystal $200 - $400
50 WW - Swiss lady's manual bracelet watch, 7/8 inch (21mm) wide x 7 7/8 inches (198mm) long, 14K original case & bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J AXA cal, no numbers, signed "PSS" in case, total weight 28.7 dwt (44.6 g)     Mvt: NR very gummy, needs OH; dial with bezel rub, lacquer lifting at edges; hands generic; original case & band show light to medium overall wear with tiny break at link tops, some MFS, abundant residue, no dents or dings; generic crown shows corrosion; worn crystal $600 - $800
50a WW - Swiss lady's platinum and diamond head with matching 14KWG and diamond band, Ira Watch Co mvt, the rectangular form head measuring 10mm wide x 22mm excluding lugs, the total length of head and bracelet measuring 6 1/8 inches (155 mm), watch has marked "Certified Platinum" original case set with 28 diamonds inclusive of the flex lugs, the 14K white gold bracelet set with 8 diamonds, safety clasp with safety chain, original silvered dial, 17J, s#53504 in case only, back of case engraved with original owner's name, Ethel A Van Dusen; total weight including mvt 9.4 dwt (14.6 g)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, tarnished plates, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with faint tarnish within chapter, spotted staining without; hands in fine blue; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; band shows light wear; crown shows very light wear; good crystal $550 - $750
51 WW - Tudor Prince Oysterdate "Rotor Self-Winding" ref 74033, 34mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, original steel & gold tone case with Tudor Oyster style "Steelinox" & gold tone band, original silvered dial, 25J ETA cal 2824-2, s#B339175, triple signed with signed band     Mvt: Pristine, GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates, no oxide on bright work, resealed for auction; dial mint original; hands mint; new condition original case & band show no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good sapphire crystal, protective sticker on back $250 - $500
52 WW - Universal Geneve manual man's water-resistant, 31mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, heavy gauge stainless original case, generic expansion bracelet, original silvered dial with radium numerals, 15J cal 260, anti-magnetic cover, s#187689, case #916153, #21029, triple signed with logo inside back     Mvt: Pristine - NR, needs mainspring, shows good balance motion & poise with slight pressure, pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial with near mint graphics and surface under light tiny brown speckle, almost a mist; hands in near mint blue with burnt radium; original case shows little wear, fine satin, few MFS save for back wrench scratch, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; a really beautiful mvt $250 - $450
53 WW lot (3) - Longines 14KYG hooded lugs; Tissot 14KYG automatic; Hamilton 10KYG lacking seconds hand; all tick but need cleaning     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
54 WW lot (5) Seiko stainless men's - Seiko Chronograph Automatic, day-date, tachymeter with no crown, ticks a bit, top button does not return to position, Seiko stainless bracelet; Seiko automatic with checkered bezel, day-date, checkered band; Seiko Speed-Timer automatic chronograph, day-date, ticks, sweep needs to be re-set, scratched crystal, buttons need lube; Seiko Sportsmatic day-date, ticks; Seiko calculator watch, currently with good battery & stainless bracelet     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
55 WW lot (6) Men's - 14K rectangular Benrus with flared lugs, faceted crystal, near mint dial, ticks; 14K square Wittnauer, ticks; GF top square Benrus, clean dial, ticks; Girard Perregaux Gyromatic 17J stainless steel, ticks; Gruen Precision 17J Autowind, GP top, calendar, ticks; Longines stainless, ticks, no crown or stem     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
56 WW lot (7) Gold - 18K man's tank style signed Emerich Meerson, Paris, quartz; lady's 14K and large diamonds, signed Geneve, over 1 carat TW diamonds, quartz; lady's Geneve 14K, diamond bezel and diamond-set integral 14K rope bracelet quartz; lady's Elgin 14K & diamond with integral 14K strap; lady's 14KWG & diamond Hamilton; lady's 14K Benrus; lady's 14KWG Bulova; gross weight of lot 61.1 dwt (95.2 g)     Both Geneve watches of exceptional commercial quality, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $1,200 - $1,800
57 WW lot (12) items - Girard Perregaux 9K; Imperial 14K diamond dial with hooded lugs; Hamilton GF rectangular; Bulova GF; Hamilton round gold lacking stem and crown; Bulova Accutron Astronaut; Swiss bands     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
58 WW lot (13) - Seven men's including a 14K Hamilton NR; six ladies' mostly Longines and Hamilton     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $400
59 WW lot (16) Swiss and American - Some in solid gold cases, some GF, some silver and one enamel pendant, all complete mvts in need of cleaning and minor work     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $350
60 WW lot (20+) items - GF rectangular Hamilton; Elgin; Accutron; Accutron mvts; more; most NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $50 - $100
61 WW lot (22 ) - 14KGF Universal Geneve, Wittnauer, Longines, Bulova, Hamilton, Benrus with day date, LeCoultre, Swiss, etc; complete NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
62 WW lot (31) items - Aluminum triangular Brace; group of ten other lower grades; 20 ladies' WW mvts     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $250
63 EPW - Tiffany & Co "Extra" grade with Guillaume balance (made by Patek Philippe, Geneve), 52mm, massive hidden hinge 18K OF original case made by Tiffany & Co, Jurgensen lips, SW-LS, WED signed Tiffany & Co, the back of the dial with fired enamel PPCo signature, fully capped lever escapement with Guillaume compound balance, platinum & gold timing screws, counterpoised pallet, blued steel HS with isochronal overcoil, micrometer regulator, 20J, central GJS, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, s#116469 matching on case & mvt; in original fitted silk & velvet lined Tiffany & Co leather box with photograph of a beautiful woman for carrying in the case back, the photo reverse with series of timing notations in pencil from month to month; Swiss national Charles-Edouard Guillaume, working for the International Bureau of Standards at Sevres, France, had developed by 1899 the temperature invariant alloy, Invar, for measuring instruments after noticing anomalies in nickel based alloys; by tweaking the alloy to 44% nickel content in a balance of altered form he was able to largely eliminate the middle temperature error characteristic of Earnshaw type balances; after initial experiments with Ditisheim, Nardin & Perret, development & production of these new "compound" balances began by 1901, with most application beginning by 1903, the approximate year of production of the present watch; the balance has the additional advantage of less centrifugal error owing to the creation of four shorter balance overhangs (a design also seen in Lange watches); the balance nearly perfectly compensated for changes in length and elasticity of the hairspring with temperature over a substantial range; Invar, however, was not elasticity invariant and could not be applied practically to hairsprings until Guillaume patented Elinvar in 1919, thus providing the world with two essential alloys for near perfection of scientific measurement & timekeeping; for his efforts, Guillaume was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1920, the year before Einstein won the same distinction; thus the present watch represents one of the early applications of a nearly perfected balance system with little middle temperature error, the best that money could buy at the turn of the century; the watch has no number indicating submission for observatory trials, while the majority of watches found with this primary form of Guillaume balance do have such numbers     Mvt: Nearly pristine - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect with mint surface; hands mint; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, tight & perfect hinges, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; photo with timing notations in good condition, box very clean internally with rubbing & scarring externally; a truly great example of a Tiffany Patek with Guillaume balance from the beginning of commercial application $3,800 - $4,800
64 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, "Chronometro Gondolo" for Gondolo & Labourian, Rio-de-Janeiro, 56mm, heavy oversized 18K rose gold OF original case with all Patek & contract markings fully engraved on the impressive sold gold cuvette, Patek stamps & Swiss hallmarks inside covers, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, gold train, wolf's tooth winding, gilt mvt, s#142810     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates show slightly variant toning or oil smear, no MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but some filamented MFS or incipient oxide on regulator and adjacent parts, clean winding wheels; dial perfect with mild etching; hands near mint original; heavy gauge original case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; always one of Patek Philippe's most impressive contract models $3,500 - $5,500
65 EPW - Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, made for Tiffany & Co (both case & mvt so marked), "Extra" grade, 45mm, 18K OF original hidden hinged back & hinged cuvette with snap-bezel case, SW-SS, WED marked "Tiffany & Co, Switzerland," fully capped lever escapement, 22J, eight adjustments, wolf's tooth winding, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#186337     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect, surface scratches above 4 & 5 and within seconds; hands in mint blue; original heavier gauge case shows little wear, perfect hinges, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint original example overall, simple and elegant $1,600 - $2,600
66 EPW - Jean Joseph Lieutaud, Paris, (master 1764-1789), oversized verge fusee 1/4 repeating coach watch with pull cord activation, single-hammer striking on bell, 102mm, fine mercury-gilt metal box-hinge OF original consular case, the original pique surface now finely restored in faux tortoise shell enamel, KWKS, WED signed on back "Abh" for Abraham, finely pierced original hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with 2-footed pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, fully polished repeat train under dial with skeletonized 1/4 rack, s#372; with new custom key, new pull cord and new decorative gilt pull     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, good repeat function and bell tone, clean plates show fine gilding, few MFS, just restored by a master watchmaker; dial with chip at screw, finely restored replaced chip by winding hole, very beautiful surface; hands of very fine quality with excellent gilding; original case shows light wear to original gilding showing 30-40% brass, the new faux tortoise shell enamel is in fine condition with few MFS; bow is original with 40% brass to original gilding; superb domed glass crystal; a massive, impressive mvt in fine condition, cleaned & serviced, the impressive case with fine enamel restoration; even the custom key is a work of art by the restoration specialist $3,400 - $4,800
67 EPW - John Hutton's Patent Lever Chronometer, Commercial Road, London (active 1830-1858), fusee with modern club-tooth side-lever escapement, free-sprung with helical HS, later adjustable banking pins, 52mm, heavy 18K OF original case with hinged gold cuvette and hunting back, bearing London hallmarks for 1851, cuvette bearing fine presentations from 1852 & 1881, the inside back cover tastefully engraved, recording passing of the watch through four generations for final presentation in 1956, KWKS, WE-SSD marked, "Hutton's Patent Lever Chronometer 534," fully capped lever escapement, 17J, DES, gilt mvt, s#534; the watch represents a departure from the English standard use of pointed tooth escape wheels with this fairly early use of the fully developed modern club tooth lever of extremely fine quality; the balance has fine gold timing weights one might call chronometer class, as well as the well-formed helical HS; a later adjuster, or perhaps the same maker, thought enough of the watch to remove the outer fixed banking pins, and introduce inner adjustable banking pins; it would be interesting to know if the watch was ever submitted to rating trials; with rose gold key of the period     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement action, finely gilt plates show a number of longer MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide in evidence; dial has hls between 4 & 5 and edge fracture at 7 touching the chapter; original gold seconds, hands are lower quality gilt replacements of the period - it would be nicer to see mint blue hands with the gold seconds; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, tiniest dings in band and small ding in front bezel; bow with substantial wear to center, a bit on the small side and distended, push shows light wear; good bull's-eye glass crystal $2,400 - $4,000
68 APW - Cartier, Paris, ultra-thin Art Deco dress watch in platinum with channel-set sapphire band and bow, 45mm, platinum OF original case with French Deco period eagle touchmarks, blue enamel monogram on back, SW-SS, perfect original textured taille-douce ET dial with arcaded & festooned pie-form sections, fine lever escapement with capped escape wheel, signed Cartier, Paris 18J 8-adjustment mvt of similar grade to European Watch Co, gilt mvt, s#3753 within case-back, numbers 252 & 264 on opposite sides of pendant, numbers 7 and 3768 also within case-back, touches on pendant base and within back     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, essentially pristine plates show pristine toning, no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original, about as finely preserved as one will ever see, looking so simple at first glance, but under ten power magnification one can see the hundreds of fine curved lines making up each arcaded section; hands in fine original blue with slight discoloration and tiniest rubbing or oxide; original case of classic design has beautiful complete and undamaged channel set natural sapphires, perfect enamel, shows little wear, numerous MFS plus a couple of tiny nicks on the bezel, no dents or dings; bow perfect save for a couple of tiny nicks, original crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; one of the best examples in original condition ever seen, requiring only careful case buffing; was clearly stored in a place with no air flow for the dial to be so pristine $5,000 - $8,000
69 APW - Waltham 19J 18S KW model 1859 "American Watch Co" grade, Abbott's conversion, Nov 30 1858 patent, ideally cased in heavy and finely engraved 18K GG&Co HC with Cincinnati presentation on professionally plugged gold cuvette (which had only one winding hole), SW-slide-locking-LS, WE-DSD from date of conversion and casing, lever escapement with expansion balance & capped escape wheel, jeweled center wheel confirmed beneath setting cup, gilt mvt, s#40156, from an AT&Co lot designated as 15-17J, in fitted English retailer's box with stand for insert; the watch started life as KWKS while the case initially held another keywind model, perhaps a model 1857; at some point the 19J model 1859 with Abbott's conversion was transferred to this case with minor modification of the locator pin, plugging of the single cuvette hole and spotting for concealment, adaptation of tasteful transitional crown, and addition of the later DSD; the box may be from the retailer who organized this effort; in exceptional condition     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show excellent original gilding with slight toning, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings (the cock cap upgraded to gold), tiny oxide on bright work, very small filamented patch on winding cup surround; dial with very small edge fleck near lever; hands in fine blue with light rubbing & oxide; near mint heavy gauge beautifully engraved recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, a slight dent in the band at 11:30, a couple of infinitesimal dings in covers; bow with slight wear to center, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; fitted box rubbed & chipped with losses to leather covering; a rare top grade model 1859 in a superb recase of appropriate style for the period $2,800 - $4,800
70 APW - Dudley Masonic series 2, P W Baker & Co, 1925-1935, 12S, WGF OF original flip-back case, SW-SS, silvered two-tone Dudley dial, lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 19J, GJS, gilt plates with spotted NI damascene dial plate, s#3294     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean original plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, slightest tarnish or speckle; hands in fine blue; original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very clean original example showing little use, no abuse $2,200 - $3,600
71 APW - Illinois 23J 60 hour Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF original stiff bow SB&B Sangamo Special case, SW-LS, WE-DS 24-hour (Canadian market) Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement with anti-magnetic HS, marked "Motor Barrel, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions, Sixty Hour" GJS, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#4758882     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal errors), plates show some MFS and locally concentrated scuffs, good slots but lightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work, barely visible tiny patches on winding wheels, the latter with MFS; scarce dial is perfect; hands in fine blue with some minor rust bloom; minty appearing original case shows very little wear, fine polish, numerous MFS to FS, light dent in shield; bow near mint, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; great looking case, mint scarce dial, fine mvt with 60 hour marking $1,800 - $3,200
72 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, horse grade, N-S (just over 19S), in very fine & heavy 14K multi-color gold original EHCo case, 1888 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, crested parallel pattern NI damascene, s#212712, in exceptional condition throughout     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few longer MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial looks mint but has faint hl near center and hl at 7; hands mint, slight marring on hub; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, MFS in the shield only, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; with careful polishing of the monogram the watch will appear near mint to mint throughout; exceptional example $1,800 - $2,500
73 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co vibrating hairspring KW model, 16S, heavy coin silver original ET&Co HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with HS "vibrator," an extended pivoting arm acting as stud and allowing free sprung regulation by delimiting freedom of mvt between two adjustment screws, compensated balance, both Stratton's & Fogg patents, 15J, gilt mvt, reverse winding with exposed Geneva stop-works, s#140032, the 32nd watch of the run     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, a patch and some tiny speckle, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work with small patch on winding surround; dial perfect; hands in fine blue with tiny oxide, more on seconds; original heavy gauge case shows medium to substantial even wear with near total loss of ET, light tarnish, a few MFS, very light compression dent in back; bow good, push shows medium to substantial wear; good glass crystal $2,200 - $3,800
74 EPW - Adolf Lange & Sohne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, Glashutte, quality 2b, 49mm, 14K rose gold OF original case with Lange logo stamps, SW-pin-set, WE-DSD, lever escapement with gold pallet & escape, single pin banking, 15J, gilt mvt, s#55120     Mvt: Mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands mint; original case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, new crown shows no wear, slight color difference; good glass crystal; about as close to perfect internally as one will see, near mint externally $1,800 - $2,500
75 EPW - Agassiz minute repeater (fully jeweled LeCoultre ebauche signed under hammer), 53mm, 14K US assay drum style American recased HC, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 22-28J, wolf's tooth winding, fancy banded parallel pattern NI damascene, s#92609     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function & tone, fine plates show slight tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & cap setting, infrequent oxide filaments on bright work, large patch on one winding wheel; dial perfect but with one long FS; hands poorly blackened, should be replaced; medium gauge recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, rather quaintly-executed slide; bow good, crown shows medium wear; clean plastic crystal; rides in the case rather well, showing slight gap on the dial side; a good functional and attractive recase for a high grade LeCoultre ebauche $1,200 - $1,800
76 EPW - E & E A Bourquin, Bienne (Switzerland), with Nov 30th, 1869 patent for shockproof balance cap, regulator and HS stud assembly, 41mm, very heavy 18K yellow gold original HC, SW-shift-locking-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#21448; the patented system has the cap resting in a slight depression in the cock, the regulator friction-mounted around it, the two-armed spring (looking like a compass) with one beveled spring arm to lock in the HS stud, the other spring arm terminating in the shock ring; with a touch of practice, the system is quite convenient, allowing one to loosen a single screw to remove cap, stud and regulator for service; with the screw loose and the cap lifted from its saucer-like insert, one slides the stud lock into place, aligns the HS into the curb pins, and simply pushes the mount to lock into the insert depression; there is lightly loaded tension now between the two spring arms; then one tightens the single screw and all elements are secure     Mvt: Ticks a bit but is very gummy, staff good, with pressure applied to the fully wound train shows good balance motion & poise, plates show faint speckle or etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to the shock resistant cap, one click wheel cap screw missing, tiny oxide on bright work and a couple of tiny patches on winding wheels; dial chipped to copper at 11 with most of the chip glued back in place, hl at eleven - could be glued flush and wax repaired for much better effect, there are flecks around the seconds hole as well; beautifully formed original hands in fine blue; original very heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings a little sticker residue; bow fine & solid, crown shows little wear; good flat glass crystal riding in thick, high bezel - do not break, as the dead flat thin crystal is very hard to find; an intriguing patent $800 - $1,100
77 EPW - English, Reid and Sons, "Makers to the Lords of the Admiralty," Newcastle Upon Tyne, 53mm, heavy 18K original HC with solid gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, English side-lever escapement, going barrel, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1994, wonderful bird engraving with Latin motto on front cover     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show generally good gilding, only mild tarnish shadows, limited tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has short hl between center and seconds, fine surface; 2 hands in mint blue, minute painted to darken; original heavy gauge case should have two lift springs, only having one now does not really provide any lift; case shows light wear, numerous MFS, some soft dents & dings in band & covers, a couple of sharper dings in band; bow good, brass crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,500
78 EPW - Loehr Patent self winding pocket watch in solid gold with winding indicator, exquisitely engraved case measuring 47mm square, 18K OF original case marked "Remontoire Automatique No 623" on the fancily engraved solid gold cuvette, can be wound with key or by simple agitation, sets by a lever that engages the crown (lever tab currently broken off), WED with sunken seconds and WI marked "Loehr Patent," fine fully capped lever escapement, 20-25J, parallel wave pattern banded NI damascene, s#623; a very rare example in gold, most were cased in silver     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, good poise, good winding & WI functions, cannot be set because the tab end has broken off the set-lever, and a new one will have to be made; plates show uneven tarnish & toning, dirt, oil smear, some small to tiny speckle, very few MFS, one scratch, good slots & setting, very little oxide on bright work; dial has fracture outside of chapter from 11 to 12, hl from edge to 7; hands good; original heavier gauge case has separated reflector ring that acts as the crystal seat, and will require expert repair to secure and allow crystal to hold properly; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but some wavy compression to the back; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal which may pop out when the front is opened and the seat of the reflector ring shifts $1,700 - $2,500
79 EPW - Longines physician's chronograph & tachymeter with 30-minute register & constant seconds, 52mm, 18K OF original case with French export marks and EFCo Longines trademark, gold cuvette marked "Chronographe Compteur Longines," SW-SS, WE-SSD with twin scales, the inner one graduated for 30 pulsations, the outer tachymeter scale graduated for kilometers, lever escapement with uncut temperature invariant and anti-magnetic balance & HS, probably 18J, gilt mvt, s#5104483, triple signed     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph functions, fine plates show good gilding with minor speckle or faint patches, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, winding wheels; dial perfect with mint surface; hands in mint blue but for the minute & hour that have been changed to fine purple of longer length than original; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a beautiful example; allows one to simultaneously measure one's speed and see how fast one's heart is racing $1,800 - $2,500
80 EPW - Longines, 53mm, 18K OF original case with metal cuvette bearing 1919 presentation in German, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD with 24-hour decal, s#2028844     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, mvt in fine condition; dial with concealed edge chip to copper at 2:30, hl from thence, much dirt, worn decal; hands quite beautiful, near mint; original medium gauge case needs hinge pin for cuvette, shows medium wear, some MFS, abundant dents or dings especially in band; bow brass, crown shows abundant wear to brass; scratched glass crystal $900 - $1,200
81 EPW - Longines gold dress watch, 42mm, relatively heavy 14K OF original AW HB&B case with solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 17J cal 17.89M, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#3850319, with 18K two-tone white and yellow gold chain (marked on bale, catch & t-bar) and 14K 4-blade W&Y gold pen knife, in retailer's box, gross weight of watch, knife & chain 53.6 dwt (83.2 g)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show some faint fingerprint etching, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, one very small oxide spot on bright work (stud), clean winding wheels; dial fine original with some local clustered MFS, hardly any speckle, good satin; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, a few long MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; chain and knife show very little wear, one blade shortened; box top breaking apart $900 - $1,200
82 EPW - Russian boxwood and ivory watch in outer carrying box with fitted chambers for watch & chain, partial wooden chain with Shepard's crook bale & screw bale, with provenance from the Frankel collection, 50mm diameter, the outer box measuring 86 x 100mm and signed Bronikoff, Wjatka, ivory plaque dial, wooden cylinder escapement     NR, dial train missing from its mounting area on the dial, HS is all tied up, escapement seems complete, train seems operable, case body & dial good, no cracks, bow broken and most of chain missing, no crystal; watch does have potential for restoration but is already a very scarce example of a uniquely Russian watch with low survival rate $1,000 - $2,000
83 EPW - Scottish verge fusee, J & W Howden & Co, Edinburgh, 45mm, 18K OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1817, Scottish import marks within, KWKS, solid gold ET dial with applied gold Roman numerals, verge escapement with broad steel balance, DES, gilt mvt, s#3075, with gold period key     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, plates show fine gilding, a few MFS, good slots & cap setting, small stripe of oxide on polished balance; dial near mint with minimal MFS or scuffs; hands tarnished; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, the lightest back dents visible inside; bow with little wear; good domed glass crystal; fine period key with hardly any wear; a very fine example $900 - $1,200
84 EPW - Swiss minute-repeating chronograph, 54mm, 18K rose gold original HC with gold cuvette displaying the many gold medals won by the unnamed manufacturer, glazed dust cap in addition, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 17-18J with unjeweled repeat train and exposed "spin-ball" type governor, gilt mvt, s#7490 on case only     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat & chronograph function (seemed to not tick at first, only required a slight adjustment to chronograph wheel tension to start right up), repeat runs swiftly but clearly, there is very slight variation in tone through a full strike of minutes; plates show minor speckle, few MFS, good slots, a couple of small patches of oxide on the entirety of bright & satin work; dial has faint hl at 9; hands good, sweep replaced with a newer and less stylish hand; original medium gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, one dent in the band at 10, otherwise very few dings overall; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals $1,200 - $1,800
85 EPW - Swiss quarter-repeater, 52mm, 18K yellow gold original HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J with unjeweled repeat train and concealed governor, gilt mvt, s#85572 on case only     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine repeat function & tone, near mint plates show hardly any MFS except near click, fine slots & solitary setting, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine purple, barely rubbed or dull; original medium gauge (bordering on light gauge) case shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings in covers and band; bow is odd replacement, needs nice oval bow, not quite perfect replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,400
86 EPW - Tiffany & Co (by H R Ekegren, with patent of Feb 5, 1881), 44mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with Swiss touch marks, SW-SS, rose gold guilloche dial of classic Tavernier style, with script Tiffany signature matching mvt signature and found on most Ekegren subcontracts, fully capped lever escapement with counterpoised pallet, 20J, wolf's tooth winding, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#75908     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show faint tarnish & small to tiny speckle, light staining, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial near mint but for some light fingerprint etching and a few MFS; hands in fine blue but for rust bloom on minute tip; original medium gauge case shows medium even wear, dullness, some MFS, light tiny dings in back, needs a good buffing; bow replaced & brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a case buffing will do wonders $1,000 - $1,400
87 EPW - Bulova Art Deco platinum, diamond & enamel dress watch, 42mm, platinum OF original case with black enamel band, bezel and pendant ring set with 58 single cut diamonds, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 19J 8 adjustments, nearly polished straight satin NI damascene, s#40029 in case only, mvt marked "Bulova Phantom 12P"     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean toned plates show very few MFS, slight edge tarnish, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial with numerous short MFS, faint tarnish, a few light corrosion patches; hands with tiny oxide; original medium gauge case shows light wear, vestiges of original satin, numerous MFS, small sharp back ding; pendant ring with little wear, replaced crown of incorrect style, several chips to black enamel band amounting to about 15-20% loss; good glass crystal; clean and well-matched diamonds $1,000 - $1,400
88 APW - Rare American Repeating Watch Co, Terstegen's 1885 Patents, 5 minute repeating attachment with gongs, NOS ca 1890, for fitting to the back plate of a watch, lacking only the center 5-minute snail and trip that mounts on the center arbor     Like new, nearly perfect bright-work with hardly any MFS or oxide $800 - $1,200
89 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 998 Elinvar, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet bow, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene with the exception of the barrel bridge that has plain parallel pattern NI damascene (a factory oddity, as all bridge numbers match), s#B648888     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, numerous faint tiny specks on click wheel; dial perfect with mint surface; hands mint; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow has internal wear to brass within the eyelet, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example of this rare model, with unusual damascene oddity $1,800 - $2,800
90 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999 with 24 hour Canadian market dial, 16S, near mint WGF OF original "Ball Model" case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B607913     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a few short MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work & tiny speck on click wheel; dial pristine; hands in near mint blue with tiny rust bloom on minute; original case would qualify for near mint, but for some odd plating break on the front of the pendant at the corners, with tiny break on the other side - this should be touched up by pen plating after being rendered even; case otherwise shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; will be a top condition example after touch-up $1,100 - $1,500
91 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B633846     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (minor error in flat), near mint plates show hardly any MFS, small area of discoloration, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, mint surface; black hands mint, mint blue seconds; near mint original case shows no wear, hardly any MFS except light scuffs within case back, no dents or dings, tiniest nick at base of band; bow with tiniest brassing at eyelet, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint to mint watch in and out $1,000 - $1,400
92 APW - Ball Illinois 23J Official Standard, 16S, WGF OF "Ball Official RR Standard" recase with eyelet bow, SW-LS, WE-SS Canadian 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, red & orange lettering, s#B800060     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS and a localized cloud of UFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a tiny speck and some long straight MFS on click wheel; dial perfect but for very small fleck at center; hands in fine blue with minimal rubbing; near mint model appropriate recase shows no wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very rare model in superb Ball case $1,500 - $2,400
93 APW - Ball Elgin Official Railroad Standard, scarce 17J grade 333 hunting, 18S, heavy GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD with patent marking under seconds, lever escapement, GJS, concentric "bull's-eye" pattern NI damascene, s#11958029     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, concentrated mostly on barrel plate and cock foot, good slots & settings except for the cock cap which is quite deeply marred, some oxide distributed over bright work; dial with painted repair to large chip involving almost all of the numeral 11, hls proceeding from thence across dial, hl fork at 7, hl at 3; hands in dullish medium blue; heavy GF recase shows very light wear, some MFS & scuffs on cuvette, no dents or dings, bezel has slight alteration of lever slot and tends to pop off on occasion; bow with small patch of brass internally, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,200
94 APW - Elgin "3-finger-bridge" model, 16S, heavy 14K Roy recased HC with 1902-04 lodge presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Roman numerals, lever escapement, 17J, gold center wheel, fancy circular sawtooth pattern NI damascene, s#9080109     Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, very gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, plates show few MFS but a couple of short scratches & nicks by the case screw, good slots & settings, only tiny filaments of oxide on bright work; dial essentially perfect, a couple of edge microflecks; hands in fine blue; original very heavy gauge case shows loosening of the front quintuple joint hinge with break to the center component, making the case a little difficult to open and causing the cover to open just beyond perpendicular; cover shows significant latch wear, back has separating opening-ridge; case shows light wear, many MFS internally as well as a deep scratch within the back, no dents or dings; bow good, nearly ideal replacement crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,250
95 APW - Elgin "3-finger bridge" model in gold with fancy dial, 16S, heavy 14K OF original AWCCo HB&B case with 1902 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, O'Hara style fancy polychrome WED, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9192285     Mvt: NR, staff good, broken mainspring, very gummy, will need OH & spring, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings but cock cap set a bit low, light oxide patches or filaments on bright work & winding wheels; dial with large wax repair at 4, many hls; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, flat dent at base of band, tiny ding in band, multiple dings to back showing as ripples internally; bow is round replacement, crown shows medium wear & break; heavily abraided ultra-thick glass crystal with flecks $900 - $1,200
96 APW - Elgin in heavy gold, 16S (special size for model), 18K Benedict Brothers recase with 1885 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#4420976     Mvt: Ticking, out of round, plates with horrible stained patch and etching; dial with edge flakes at 3; hands dull, seconds tail broken; heavy gauge recase shows substantial wear, some MFS to FS, many light dents or dings, dent in band, severe ding in bezel, solder flow inside case to keep cover planchets in bezels; bow gold, solder repaired, distended, brass crown replacement, detent screw in pendant gone so stem will lift right out; good glass crystal; GOTS (get out the scale) $1,100 - $1,300
97 APW - Elgin in heavy gold, 18S, 14K original Keystone HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3017879     Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, very dirty, good poise, plates show good gilding under dirt & oil smear, some small spots or speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with right angle hl fractures at 3 & 7; hands in fine blue, slight oxide at hub; original heavy gauge case has cleanly broken fitted bezel, simply needing re-soldering; by gluing in the crystal the bezel almost stays in place (open with caution); case shows medium wear, some MFS, two sharp dings in front, one in back, good band; bow gold with worn center, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; could be cleaned & buffed to render rather attractive $1,000 - $1,200
98 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant uncut balance & HS, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S1631     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, limited light mist of oxide on bright work (whiplash), hardly any on winding wheels; dial perfect with dirty surface; hands in fine black with replaced blued seconds; original case shows light wear with incipient brassing only at the button tops, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow with worn center, crown shows light wear; lightly scratched glass crystal $700 - $1,100
99 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant solid balance & HS, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S3692, stylish monogram fully covers case-back     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, fine slots & settings with a few MFS on caps, small filaments of oxide on bright work, winding wheels with only two tiny specks on crown, 2 longer MFS on click; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in mint purple; original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, no brass; bow with tiny brass to underside, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; an especially gorgeous dial $700 - $1,200
100 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1575646     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in round, plates show tarnish, some MFS, good slots & minimally marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny patch on crown wheel; dial perfect; hands in fine blue but rubbed overall; original case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; worn glass crystal $450 - $650
101 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 993 HC model, 16S, 14K Keystone recase (possibly reinforced - caveat emptor), SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy banded pattern NI damascene, s#1027176     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, fine winding wheels with micro-specks only; dial perfect but dirty; hands in near mint blue with slight discoloration; heavy gauge recase seems very stiff, but does have warrantee mark; feels more like a reinforced gold case (meaning with substantial filling); at least some components seem to be gold, and the sound is right; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced, low carat, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $550 - $1,050
102 APW - Hamilton 7J model, 18S, nickel alloy OF original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, gilt mvt, s#2549     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, some speckle, slight fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect with concealed edge flecks near lever; hands in good blue, light oxide; original case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a nice original example $700 - $1,100
103 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, rare fully restored 1908 patent Ferguson WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant continuous step pattern ("spiderweb") NI damascene, black lettering, s#1399501     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show slight staining or oil smear around barrel arbor setting, some MFS, fine slots & settings but marred cock cap, light oxide filaments on bright work; dial faithfully restored, repainted and the dial sections reglued, still leaving small chip loss to inside corner outside 10 seconds mark; hands an amusing Mutt & Jeff combo in fine purple, oxide on hub; very heavy gauge recase shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; the dial nearly impossible to find in any condition $1,200 - $1,800
104 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163A, marked "Elinvar" on train bridge, 16S, exceptional two-tone WGF & green GF "Illinois Bunn Special Model #173" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, mixed red & black lettering, s#5448331     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands mint; exceptional near mint original case shows hardly any wear, a number of MFS across the finely engraved case back, no dents or dings, sticker residue inside back; bow excellent, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal; a top condition example in one of the most beautiful of the Bunn two-tone cases $1,700 - $2,400
105 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163, 16S, two-tone WGF & YGF "Model #107 Bunn Special" OF original SB&B case, the back professionally overlaid with rose gold Chinese dragon having ruby bushing jewel for eye, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 Hour 6 Positions," fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, s#5420386, mixed red & black lettering     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, infinitesimal error in round, a bit more error in flat, plates show numerous MFS or nicks, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to caps, hardly any tiny oxide on bright work, winding wheels with MFS; letter blacking mostly gone, red lettering intact; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in dull black from overall oxide; original case shows light (covers) to medium (band) wear with some brassing to band & pendant, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight brassing, crown shows light wear; slightly cloudy plastic crystal; a scarce top-end model with amazing custom case decoration $1,600 - $2,400
106 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163A, 16S, WGF "Bunn Special Model #173" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 Hour 6 Positions," fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, concentric banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5563245     Mvt: NR, broken balance staff, fine plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work (tiny speck on whiplash), near mint winding wheels; dial perfect with mint surface; hands in near mint purple; original case shows light wear with faint brassing on pendant highlights, few MFS, faint compression dents in case back causing internal rubbing against click wheel screws when torqued shut, needs blocking; bow with faint brassing to underside, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; exceptional internal condition and dial, honest light wear externally $1,000 - $1,500
107 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161A, 16S, rose GF "Bunn Special Model 29" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, GJS, gold train, concentric banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5561405     Mvt: NR, broken staff, otherwise bright plates show letter blacking loss, some MFS, nicks by the escape cap, a slight wear spot above the word "barrel" on the plate edge, near mint slots & settings but for slight marring to the escape cap, light oxide on bright work giving the whiplash an etched look, fine winding wheels with a few MFS; dial almost perfect, edge microfleck at lever, some glue residue or rubbing; hands in fine blue, light rubbing; original case shows light wear, some MFS, dent in band at 3 and pit marks on back shoulder; bow with slight center wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,400
108 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161A, marked "Elinvar" on train bridge, 16S, WGF "Bunn Special Model 29" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, GJS, gold train, banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5496261     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few shorter MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial perfect with slight surface rubbing or residue; hands in fine variant blue; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, sharp ding at base of band and dimples at impact point towards the back edge; bow with minor brassing underneath, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal with residue $1,000 - $1,500
109 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60-hour grade 161, 16S, green GF OF SB&B "Bunn Special Model" recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 21 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement with standard bimetallic balance and blued steel HS, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5282927     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show 50% lettering washout, small plating loss at foot of cock, a few MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, light oxide on bright work with patch on regulator, relatively clean winding wheels with faint patches on click wheel satin; dial has crooked hl at 4:30, small edge chip at lever, otherwise clean; hands in near mint blue; model specific recase shows very little wear, numerous MFS, two pinpoint dings in case back; bow with fine detail, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $800 - $1,200
110 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161A, 16S, WGF "Model #107 Bunn Special" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, s#5562167, black lettering     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, true in round but slightly out of flat, near mint plates show very few MFS or nicks (almost all on cock), fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, perfect letter blacking; dial with "fuzzy" graphics has lone faint hl at 2; hands with plenty of oxide; original case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents but some tiny sharp nicks or dings, one in back and the others in the band or edges; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,100
111 APW - Illinois 21J "Bunn" - "Special" with rare variant placement of "Bunn" on the barrel plate and "Special" above the balance, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, generic WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene (at one time two-tone gilt), black lettering, s#1248455     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), plates show almost complete washout of two tone gilding, patchiness, speckle and staining, numerous MFS, good slots & settings except for marring to the cock cap and change of the center setting to brass, light oxide on bright work; non-Bunn dial with crooked hls to either side of seconds, hl up to center, flake on edge at 12:30; hands with oxide & rubbing, minute is too small & short; case shows substantial wear to brass on band, cover brass on edges, some MFS, minor dings, pendant looks filed; bow OK, replaced crown wrong shape; good glass crystal $400 - $800
112 APW - Illinois 21J "Special Time King" two-tone mvt, 18S, 14K BWCCo recased HC with weighted band, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, circular checkerboard gilt & NI damascene with arcaded & cloud pattern surrounds, gold lettering, s#2288552     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint cloudiness, tarnish, light speckle, dirt, a few MFS to FS, good slots & toned settings, tiny to light oxide on gilt bright work confined mostly to screw-heads; dial perfect, a few MFS or infinitesimal flecks; hands in slightly dull medium blue; medium gauge recase with weighted band feels heavier than the actual gold content; the case step in the back has been repeatedly filed & altered to accept different case screws; case shows hardly any wear but has been filed along the band from ten to one, has few MFS, no dents or dings although the filing could have been to smooth the edge (wrong way to do it!); bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $900 - $1,400
113 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, green GF OF stiff bow HB&B original Sangamo Special case with logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Motor Barrel, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions," GJS, gold train, wide plain parallel pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#4734271     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but for slight marring to balance & escape caps, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine blue with minimal oxide; original case shows little wear except for uneven buffing wear on the cuvette reducing the word "Special," few MFS externally but a number on the cuvette, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a handsome example $800 - $1,200
114 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, WGF OF stiff bow HB&B original Sangamo Special case, SW-LS, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Motor Barrel, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions," GJS, gold train, plain wide parallel pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4628213     Mvt: NR, broken staff, plates show numerous MFS, good slots but marred settings, light oxide filaments on bright work, clean winding wheels with MFS to click wheel center; dial tarnished, with heavy speckle overall and yellow patches, MFS, very dirty appearance; hands in dull black, mismatched seconds; original case shows light wear, some MFS, profuse UFS on cuvette, back ding near edge; bow with brass underside, crown shows light wear; good but high-domed glass crystal $800 - $1,200
115 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original Sangamo Special case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Motor Barrel, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions," GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4558220, (runs 60 hours but not marked)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly skewed HS, plates show faint toning, some MFS and nicks on cock foot, good slots & settings with light marring to the cock cap and center settings, light specks of oxide on bright work, two faint tiny patches on crown wheel, one infinitesimal speck on click wheel, the latter with MFS around the central screws; dial perfect; hands toned evenly on the dark side & slightly dull; original case has professionally chrome re-plated case-back (looking near mint), the band & bezel in original WGF finish; case shows light wear (back may have had brassing requiring the fine plating treatment), fine polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with light brassing on the underside, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $700 - $1,200
116 APW - Illinois, Washington Watch Co "Senate" bridge model, 16S, 14K recased Dueber HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, banded & arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#2131036     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial with invisible hl at 5, some edge grinding to accommodate bezel; hands dull, rubbed & pale; period & style appropriate medium gauge recase shows very light wear, some MFS and long scratch on cuvette, no dents or dings, adjustment of the front cover lip to engage the latch; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $700 - $900
117 APW - South Bend 21J "The Studebaker" model 2 grade 229, 16S, GF OF SB&B original South Bend "Panama" case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, GJS, gold train, fully capped lever escapement, finely swirled radial pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#622584     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect with mint surface; hands in near mint purple, tiniest rubbing; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow distorted, crown distorted & cracked; good glass crystal; exceptional internal condition, needs NOS bow & crown only $800 - $1,200
118 APW - South Bend 21J "The Studebaker" model 2 grade 229, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, GJS, gold train, fully capped lever escapement, finely swirled radial pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#753863     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide filaments on bright work, tiny to concentrated patches on winding wheels; dial with mint surface has hl at 12 and continuing in center dial to center; hands near mint; original case has near mint body but pendant has wear to brass; body shows little wear, few MFS, some light dents in back center; pendant & bow show wear to brass, as if the watch was never worn but was wound daily for some time and left in a stand, crown shows medium wear with incipient highlight break; good glass crystal; a very good looking example overall, needing some pen-plating touch-up to worn case elements $700 - $1,100
119 APW - South Bend 21J "The Studebaker" model 2 grade 329, 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with large script signature, GJS, fully capped lever escapement, banded, crosshatched & finely swirled pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#579656     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few longer MFS or scuffs, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with large repaired chip above seconds & associated hls, needs further wax repair to bring up to flush with dial surface; hands in slightly dull purple; recase shows little wear, buffing, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; slightly scratched glass crystal $500 - $1,000
120 APW - Waltham Dennison Howard & Davis model 1857, 18S, in fine 14-16K original JH case with touch-marks, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid steel balance, 15J, gilt mvt, s#4876, in exceptional original condition throughout, together with a 14K rose gold Victorian fob     Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates in fine original gilding show some discoloration, oil smear, and faint overall speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & clean settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks clean, with very faint parallel hl clusters at 11 &7; hands in dull blue; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with nearly complete elimination of the light ET, but escutcheon detail still there, few MFS, no dents or dings; original bow with worn center; worn & abraided bull's-eye glass crystal; an exceptional original example, rarely found in gold; fob shows little wear except to cloth $2,200 - $2,800
121 APW - Waltham "Amn Watch Co Hillside" model 1874 in scarce gold water-resistant case, 14S, heavy 14K rose gold OF original SO case with reverse threaded lock-down crown, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, gilt mvt, s#1057406; gross weight of case without mvt, ring & crystal 36.5 dwt (56.7 g)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show nearly orange toning, some longer sweeping MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial looks good but has very faint hls at 4, 6 & 8; hands in near mint blue, MFS on hub; original heavy gauge case has broken internal hinge tube, so the mvt simply drops out when the crown is unscrewed (NOTE - the crown does not pull out, only reverse-unscrewing is necessary to view the mvt); case shows light wear, some MFS, only the slightest back ding; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very interesting case, scarce in gold $1,050 - $1,250
122 APW - Waltham 21J adjusted Riverside Maximus model 1888, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K OF original R&F case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus grade script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet and escape, GJS, gold train, marked adjusted on balance cock, elaborate radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#6525606     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates look mint, have had letter blacking washed out completely without damaging the finish, show a few MFS largely concealed by the fancy damascene, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but some smaller patches on the winding wheels; dial with clean fractures at 11:30 & 4, hl below seconds; hands in near mint blue, rubbing to minute; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows more substantial wear & break; slightly cloudy plastic crystal; mvt condition is excellent, only needs the letter blacking done, a very simple matter to fix $1,400 - $1,800
123 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunting model, 16S, sharp 14K recased HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus model script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#12509231     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS or nicks, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to caps, tiny oxide on bright work with small patch on regulator, near mint winding wheels with tiny speck; almost perfect dial with short hl in corner above 5; hands in near mint blue except for oxide bloom on minute; finely engraved recase shows hardly any wear (body is near mint), few MFS, no dents or dings; bow is gold but replaced, has medium wear to center, replaced crown is NOS of wrong style, should be round; good glass crystal; a good gold bow and correct mint crown would make for a near mint recased example overall $900 - $1,400
124 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 14K OF Howard Keystone HB&B recase with Howard logo on solid gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, SW-LS, WE-DSD with correct but non-standard script signature for Maximus, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS (marked on click wheel), DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#17009545     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial only has edge chipping around lever, largely concealed well outside chapter; hands dark & dull; fine medium gauge recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, replaced crown is of slightly oversize diameter; good glass crystal; exceptional mvt condition, near mint watch overall needing correct crown $900 - $1,400
125 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857 in massive case, 18S, 6 oz class coin silver marked "FM" original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#279757, 64mm, unusual engraved oil derrick scene on lid, finely engine turned cover interior     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, toned plates show some tarnish, light small speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue, light oxide or rubbing; original massive case shows light to medium wear, good engraving detail still, worn & slightly loose but solid front hinge, few MFS, medium tarnish, a number of light back dents or dings mostly seen from within; bow good, push worn to brass; good glass crystal; most impressive with unusual engraving $700 - $1,100
126 EPW - A Perrot, Geneva, 47mm, 12-16K OF original case with gilt metal cuvette, KWKS, ET & engraved gilt or gold foil dial with applied rose gold numerals, lever escapement, 11-15J, electrum gilt bar mvt, s#12645 on case only     Mvt: Ticks, good balance motion, well out of flat, plates show variant coloration and numerous MFS or scuffs, light oxide on bright work; dial with relatively few MFS; hands slightly mismatched, incomplete minute end, oxide overall; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, light dents or dings; bow replaced, gilt; abraided & worn bull's-eye glass crystal $450 - $650
127 EPW - C Jeanneret, Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss gold keywind, 48mm, 18K original HC with gilt metal cuvette, KWKS, WED, s#12739     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mvt in fine condition; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple; original lighter gauge case has no lift spring, shows light uneven wear, some MFS, numerous dents or dings; hollow bow worn to break in center, push shows wear to brass; good glass crystal $700 - $900
128 EPW - Charles E Jacot, Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss, 44mm, 18K and black enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-sliding-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, Sept 1872 patent, wolf's tooth winding, plain radiant pattern NI damascene, s#26242     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), plates show lots of tarnish due to partial rhodium plating washout, numerous MFS, good slots & cap setting, some patches of oxide on bright work, grease smear on winding wheels; dial perfect; fine original two-color hands in gold & blue; medium gauge original case shows little wear, minor enamel losses at the edges and especially the edge of the cover bevel, some polishing wear to taille douce cover centers, few MFS, minor dings overall but a sharp one right in the middle of one taille douce scene and another creating slightly uneven wear; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; very pretty decoration, fortunately black enamel is the easiest to restore $700 - $1,000
129 EPW - Charles E Jacot's Time Keeper, Chaux-de-Fonds, 39mm, 18K original HC with split push for hunting front & back, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid gold balance, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene with micro-spotted dial plate and fancy central bridge, 15J, s#3764, the gold cuvette marked, "Charles E Jacot's Improved Patent Lever Full Jeweled in Ruby & Sapphire," with the name of recipient engraved in between, in original banded wooden box with "Time Keeper" silk, GF watch pin     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS & tiny speckle, good slots & cap setting, hardly any oxide on bright work, fine gilt damascene barrel; dial with abutting crack at 4; hands missing original two-tone hour; original medium gauge soft case shows very light wear, some MFS, a profusion of dings; bow good, split push shows little wear; good glass crystal box with internal wear and heavy external scratching without breaking the finish $450 - $750
130 EPW - Geneva Non-Magnetic Watch Co Ltd, mvt labeled "Paillard's Patent NM Balance Spiral," Swiss manufacture identical to Louis Audemars ebauche, wolf's tooth winding, 49mm, HC mvt in 14K CWMfgCo converted OF recase now with open hunting cover & normal bezel, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with Paillard's anti-magnetic overcoiled HS (& probably AM balance as well), capped escape wheel, 16-17J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#5107 with matching number under dial     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, missing regulator whiplash, plates show tarnish & speckle overall, a few MFS, fair slots & settings, not much oxide on bright work but lots of MFS, clean winding wheels by comparison; dial with hl from 12 to top of seconds; hands with oxide to minutes, replaced seconds; medium gauge recase shows light wear, some MFS, missing one hinge plug, hardly any dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear & break; good glass crystal; may be one of Paillard's first applications $600 - $900
131 EPW - Georges Robert, Locle, 41mm, 18K original HC with solid gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement, possibly 19J, plain Geneva stripe NI damascene, similar layout to "Jurgensen caliber" with wolf's tooth winding, s#12880     Mvt: Barely ticking, staff OK, needs OH, filthy plates show oil residue, possible discoloration, speckle or etching, a few MFS to FS, good slots but deeply tarnished settings & train, tiny oxide on bright work, numerous specks on satin-finished click wheel; dial with surface scratches, flecks around seconds hole, heavy grinding of the edge to accommodate the bezel; hands mismatched; original relatively heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with nearly total loss of very light ET detail, some MFS, a few tiny dings, bow impression on front; bow replaced & too small, early style crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $600 - $800
132 EPW - Girard, Swiss enameled lady's HC, 31mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette, restored panels in grisaille with basse-taille enameled foliate surround within opaque black field, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 8-10J, gilt, s#29742     Mvt: Runs but mainspring may be broken, good cylinder function, mainspring supplies some pressure but the stop works prevent further winding (spring probably slipping), good gilding; dial with glued chip at 2 and hl at 5; hands are good gold originals, slight staining; original relatively thick gauge case shows light wear, abrasion, scratches and chipping to enamel which has been restored at least to color but not to surface, the back losses minor, the front losses involving 20% of the picture of the couple; case shows many MFS externally and internally, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal $300 - $450
133 EPW - International Watch Co, Switzerland, 46mm, 18K and enamel OF original Cressarrow keyed snap-back case, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene (aka "Geneva stripe"), s#727015     Mvt: Just ticking, quite gummy, staff good, out of beat, shows good poise with agitation, bright plates show a little oil smear, few MFS, one curved FS, good slots & tarnished settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original but badly tarnished around circumference, with dark patches at center and small speckle overall, scratch at 8, will require refinish; hands in near mint blue, hardly to be appreciated against the dial; original medium gauge case has had the back planchet re-soldered in tin (white alloy) solder where it seats in the bezel, visible mostly internally, but if the excess is turned off the repair would not be noticeable; case shows light wear, perfect complete enamel save for a scratch or microfleck, numerous MFS on case and an occasional scratch, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear that, in combination with the small diameter, makes winding difficult; good glass crystal; would make a presentable watch with expert dial refinish, case buff, excess solder removal, sharper crown and OH $700 - $900
134 EPW - Johann List in Gratz, Austrian market Continental oversized verge fusee, 70mm, coin silver OF original consular case with twisted ribbon band & Continental marks, KWKS, highly decorative faux-plaque dial with polychrome enamel painting in center, engraved silver mask with circular apertures to reveal the white enamel numbers and create a plaque dial look, verge escapement, gilt mvt with 2-footed pierced and lyre-form scrolled balance cock, s#178     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, barely gilt plates show tarnish, speckle & spotting, few MFS; spring-loaded cuvette is more heavily tarnished, taking on a reddish tone on one side; slightly loose dial has fracture in numeral 10, hls through and beneath the polychrome, indicating that the decoration was undertaken to conceal a flawed blank; hands of the period, slightly bent; original case shows very light wear, medium tarnish, short crack in case back with internal repair, few MFS, a few small dents or dings in back & band; bow good, pendant looking like repeater form; good domed glass crystal; a big and decorative old verge $500 - $800
135 EPW - Longines Edwardian 14K & basse taille enamel & diamond pendant watch with 36 inch silver & enamel chain, for P H Stevens, Hartford, Conn, 26mm, 14K OF original snap-back & bezel case, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 15J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#3061158     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS, minor edge wear, good slots & cap setting, no oxide on bright work; dial with minimal tarnish or speckle; hands in mint blue; original case shows little wear, minor edge fleck to front bezel enamel, surface edge chip to back enamel, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bale good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; chain with heavy tarnish & frequent enamel chipping; clean diamond with 20 chips set in filigree platinum overlay; despite chip and fleck, the enamel appears complete with only slight color change to the back where the chip is $300 - $500
136 EPW - Longines 21J Express Monarch for Otto H Fasoldt, 50mm, GF OF Fahy's original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with patented regulator, DES on balance, circular fishscale pattern NI damascene, s#1406254     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint tarnish or discoloration, some MFS, good slots & darkly tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work including specks and patch on winding wheels; dial with forked crack from center to 1, "Otto" scratched out (were they going to change it to Charles?); hands in dull near black, blue seconds with broken tail; original case shows light wear, abundant MFS & nicks as if carried with change, small dings on band & one on front bezel, photo residue inside case back; bow good, crown shows medium wear; lightly worn plastic crystal $200 - $400
137 EPW - Longines pocket alarm, 50mm, nickel alloy OF original case; unique setting & winding system - tandem winding two-train, SW-SS for time - rotation of the crown counterclockwise when pushed in 1/5 of a turn will activate the alarm, rotation in the opposite direction will deactivate - alarm dial is set with the pin-set; WED with sunken alarm and constant seconds, fine quality lever escapement, 15J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#4036935, complete with instruction paper within case-back     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good alarm & activation functions, fine tone on gong, cloudy plates show a few MFS, good slots & cap setting, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect, radium removed from numerals; hands in fine blue, subsidiaries are dull black; original case shows light wear, light tarnish, numerous MFS and a few scratches, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; worn plastic crystal $200 - $400
138 EPW - Moynier, Geneve, 46mm, 16-18K OF original case with metal cuvette, KWKS, finely engraved gilt foil dial, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt mvt, s#70960, with GF slide chain, fine period gold shell key set with citrine stone; in period fitted paper box     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good cylinder function, clean mvt with minimal speckle; dial with very fine surface, hardly any MFS, edge staining from 6 to 8, staining and speckle on applied numeral 4, light mist on 8; hands in fine purple, minimal rubbing; original light gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, tiniest dings; bow good, chain shows light wear; good glass crystal; key with light wear, slight distension of square; light rubbing to box with good hinges and fasteners $450 - $750
139 EPW - Rolex for US market, 12S (43mm) tonneau, WGF OF original American Nawco case, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 15J cal 66, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#1726050 on case only     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show some longer MFS to FS, good slots & cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; original dial finely toned, tarnished, with good printed graphics, a few MFS in center; hands in good but mottled blue; original case shows light wear with only incipient brassing, a few MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow brassy in center, crown shows light wear and stem pulls too easily; good glass crystal $200 - $400
140 EPW - Swiss multi-color gold dial keywind, 45mm, 18K OF original case with gilt cuvette and heavily carved bezels, KWKS, elaborate 4-color ET dial with gold appliques, cylinder escapement, 6J inclusive of caps, gilt splayed bridge mvt, s#747 in case only, with modern GF chain and antique gold shell key     Mvt: NR, broken pivot, runs with good balance motion & poise face down only, good cylinder action, plates show good gilding, few MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial very clean with hardly any MFS, surface undulation typical of solid gold foil dials; hands oddly finished, almost stippled; original medium gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, very light dings; bow good; good glass crystal; key a bit worn and a bit too big for the square $550 - $750
141 EPW - Swiss "Captain's" watch, 2 time zone, signed "Johnson, Liverpool," single train, 52mm, coin silver original HC, metal cuvette, KWKS, WED with three subsidiary dials, two for time, one for seconds, fully capped lever escapement with fully capped 3rd & 4th wheels to boot, 15-23J depending what was done under the dial, electrum gilt mvt, s#23154 inside back, s#532 within back and cuvette, ca 1850; watches of this type also go by the name in German, "reiseuhr," or travel watch, used to recall home time while away in the pre-time-zone era     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, shows good poise, plates show some toning or discoloration, a few MFS to FS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, regulator replaced; nearly perfect dial for this type of watch, faint hls only at 12 on right dial, 32 and 37 seconds; hands are incorrect mismatched modern WW replacements, seconds original; original medium gauge case shows substantial wear with complete loss of original ET detail, profuse MFS, numerous tiny dents or dings; bow big nickel replacement; good glass crystal; period hands would make a difference $300 - $500
142 EPW - Swiss 16J gold lever with compensation balance, 48mm, 14K OF original case with gilt metal cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, s#9706     Mvt: Ticks & stops, needs OH, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, mvt in good condition; dial with faint hl; hands good; original thin gauge case shows medium wear, some MFS, numerous dents or dings, deep dents around band; bow good, crown worn to brass; good glass crystal $300 - $450
143 EPW - Swiss free-sprung chronograph to English design, under-dial chronograph mechanism with sweep between minute & hour, 51mm, GF OF original American market SB&B case, SW-pin-set, snap-on WED with outer chapter divided into fifths of seconds, fully capped free-sprung side lever escapement with pointed teeth, flat HS with overcoil, DES, probably 19J, electrum gilt 3/4 plate, s#5454300 on case only, mvt & dial unmarked     Mvt: Ticks & stops, quite gummy, out of beat, chronograph functions well, shows good motion & poise with pressure applied via crown to fully wound train, plates show some cloudiness or oil smear, some slight fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny to light oxide on lever & screw heads; dial perfect; hands near mint original except for rubbing to minute; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced, one cup on pendant larger than the other, needs to be equalized and new bow matched up, crooked crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; an overhaul, beat adjustment, new crown & bow will make for a very interesting free-sprung chronograph example $300 - $500
144 EPW - Swiss triple calendar moonphase, 51mm, chrome-plated steel OF original case with glazed cuvette, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD with day, date & month indications and aperture for lunar phases, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#51201     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work, small patch on winding wheels, regulator tip broken off; dial shows light fracture at 6 below seconds, other hidden edge defects; hands oxidized from celluloid crystal, now removed; original case shows little wear, fine polish and plating, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; now with good glass crystal $200 - $400
145 EPW - T F Cooper, London, Swiss gold KW with fine hunting scene engraved on back, 47mm, 18K OF original case with finely signed & engraved solid gold cuvette, KWKS, taille-douce engraved and ET dial, lever escapement with gold balance, 13J, gilt mvt, s#40749     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine gilt mvt with hardly any defects, light oxide mist on bright work; dial near mint with very few MFS or scuffs, light pristine toning; hands in fine variegated blue; original medium gauge case shows very light wear to edges, excellent central detail, few MFS, small dents, one in back, one crease type in band, other very small dings in back; bow fine; good glass crystal; very attractive watch with scarce hunting scene, more detailed than most $500 - $750
146 EPW - Theodore B Starr Swiss contract lady's Art Nouveau pendant watch, 28mm, heavy 18K OF original case with ornate cast & chiseled back with diamond set in center, matching very fancy bow, SW-SS, intense translucent cobalt blue enamel basse-taille dial with radiant wave pattern field, lever escapement, 15J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#1441, with gold-plated chain and bale, 14K clasp, swivel pendant     Mvt: NR, staff good, very gummy, needs OH, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, fine plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect; hands fine; near mint original case shows no wear, no MFS save for UFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow near mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; clean diamond with blue color draw, an exquisite pendant watch needing only a cleaning $600 - $900
147 EPW - Tobias, London, Continental manufacture, pair cased verge calendar fusee with silver balance bridge and engraved silver detachable locking cuvette (in Austrian taste), 61mm, coin silver OF original inner & outer cases, KWKS, WED with central calendar indication, verge escapement, gilt mvt, s#64473 and 54647 within inner case, matching tail number 73 within outer     Exceptional condition in and out - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, calendar advances properly, near mint plates show finely toned gilding and hardly any MFS, minty cuvette with nearly flush cutout for balance cock; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in fine condition although minute and hour are slightly later period, and the top of the square barely comes above the minute opening; original case shows light wear, few MFS, good polish, hardly any dents or dings, button cap gone; bow good although pendant is crooked; good domed glass crystal; a good looking verge only needing pendant straightening, beautifully cleaned $300 - $500
148 EPW - Willeumier a Paris, Continental calendar verge fusee with hand-painted dial of the period of the French Empire, 58mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, WED with painting of standing woman holding the laurels of victory, with subsidiary calendar and time dials, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#8561     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good verge function, plates show good gilding, slight cloudiness, a few MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial now with protective bushing covering winding hole chips with some still visible, otherwise a nearly perfect dial with edge flecks only; hands of the period, minute changed; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, heavy tarnish, few MFS, a few minor dings; bow good, pendant fine; good glass crystal with some glue residue; a nice original Empire example, much to be appreciated by those who saw the Napoleon exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, two years ago $500 - $750
149 EPW - Zenith "Prima" Corps of Engineers, 52mm, .900 silver OF original case with marking for the Corps and contract No 12744, SW-SS, WE-SSD with radium numerals, lever escapement, 17J, gilt mvt, s#2342579     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (tiny error in flat), finely gilt plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial with glued chip at center, radium loss; hands with radium loss; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS and scuffs, some flat dents or dings at cover edge and band; bow good, crown shows light wear; scratched glass crystal $300 - $500
150 APW - Ball Waltham 16J "Queen" lady's watch, 0S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B517754     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with only very faint traces on winding wheels; dial with three hls straight across horizontally; hands in fine blue but are shorter replacements; recase has slightly sprung front cover, shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow is low carat gold with worn center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
151 APW - Ball Waltham 16J Commercial Standard, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Model" Keystone SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B226730     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, out of round, plates show a few MFS to UFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work, none on winding wheels; dial with extensive network of hls all over; two hands in original purple, minute hand mismatched blue replacement; original case shows medium wear to brass overall, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, worn crown filed with notches for traction; worn & scratched glass crystal $100 - $200
152 APW - Columbus King 21J, 18S, 25-year GF SB&B recase (although this watch has been in this case for a long time), SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Columbus King 21 Jewels," fully capped lever escapement, sunburst pattern NI damascene with star pattern barrel plate, s#505271     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work, crisp blacking; dial quite damaged, large wax repairs, hls, cracks; hands in deep blue, slight dullness to minute; recase might be original, screw shadows may be artifacts of trying another mvt when new, case shows medium to substantial wear, highlight and edge brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow OK, crown shows substantial wear; scratched glass crystal $200 - $400
153 APW - Columbus transitional 15J adjusted, 18S, coin silver recased HC with finely engraved covers, SW-LS, contract WE-DSD for E L Heaton, Canton, NY, lever escapement with incomplete fine adjustment regulator, gilt mvt, s#32239     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, splayed HS, plates show dirt & tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & settings, light mist of oxide on bright work, regulator lacks a screw and adjustment wheel combo mounted in the eyelet and engaging with the serrated scale; dial with extensive hls, cracks & separation; hands in fine blue, oxide & rubbing to seconds; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, good detail, a few MFS, numerous light dents or dings overall, 1895 ID scratched within front cover; bow good nickel but oversized, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $100 - $200
154 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V adjusted deer grade, L-S (just over 15S), heavy coin silver Dueber recased HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#62869     Mvt: Ticks, sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs OH or more, plates show profuse MFS & nicks, good slots but marred settings with very chewed up cock cap setting, now set deeper than it should be (evidence of pivot or staff work), light film of oxide on bright work; dial with long hls at 10, 4-5 & 5; hands in good blue, hour tip gone; recase has hole in pendant for earlier detent screw, watch winds unevenly, heavy gauge case shows light to medium uneven wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, NOS crown shows no wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
155 APW - Elgin gold hunter, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, s#5076445     Mvt: NR, very gummy, dirty & tarnished mvt in fair condition; dial with fracture at 4; hands with oxide, rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or fine dings in covers and band; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $950 - $1,250
156 APW - Elgin convertible, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K original Blauer HC with 1893 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded & florette pattern NI damascene, s#4317851     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS and a long checkered FS, good slots & settings, very few tiny oxide filaments on bright work; dial with hls at 7 & 3, edge flecks at 7 & 12; hands mismatched, only hour original; original heavy gauge case shows light (covers) to medium (band) wear, some MFS, dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear & break; clean plastic crystal $950 - $1,150
157 APW - Elgin 23J Lord Elgin, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark full fancy cock cap, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#12718280     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels with only the tiniest specks; dial with hl at 9; hands in rubbed purple with mismatched seconds; original medium gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example $750 - $1,050
158 APW - Elgin 19J Lord Elgin "Classic," 12S, 14K white gold OF original case with "Classic" logo on gold cuvette, back with overlaid diamond monogram for "WM," SW-SS, original silvered metal dial, lever escapement with eight adjustments, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#27284150     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to caps, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels but for tiny scratched spot on click; dial looks mint original, nicely sealed, tiny ding at 7; hands not original but decorative; original case shows little wear, some MFS (abundant MFS on cuvette), no dents or dings, nice detail; bow crisp, crown shows little wear; clear plastic crystal a bit high-domed for this watch $450 - $750
159 APW - Elgin, 16S (special size for model), OF mvt in 14K OF original case converted from HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3036573     Mvt: Barely ticks, very gummy, needs OH, plates dirty and speckled; dial with forked hl at 7; hands in dull blue, slightly mismatched in color only; original medium gauge case shows substantial wear, some MFS, many light dents or dings; bow is GF replacement, a little too big for the cups, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; get out the scale $700 - $900
160 APW - Elgin HC model, 16S, recased in 10-14K Swiss Henry Reymond HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#13229189     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show minor edge nicks, few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands dull; original thin gauge case has no lift spring, shows medium wear, numerous MFS, many light dents or dings and more serious dents in band; bow lightly worn low carat, replacement crown in brass, should be round form; good glass crystal $550 - $750
161 APW - Elgin, exquisite lady's multi-color gold hunter with diamond set floral basket, 6S, 14K OF original case with three color gold appliques, the front a shield with foliate surround, the back a flower basket with diamond set bell-form flowers, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, Aesthetic pattern NI damascene, s#1170095     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudiness, tarnish, a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; fine dark hands; original relatively heavy gauge case has weak lift spring, hair trigger cover closure due less to wear and more to slight looseness in the front hinge which, if tightened, will improve the closure; otherwise near mint case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS and a short scratch next to the basket, slight dents or dings around the back cover, visible internally, and a tiny ding in the front cover as well; bow good, carrying spare split jump-ring, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; most unusual decoration, Japanese in feeling from the Aesthetic Movement period which drew on such elements; even the damascene pattern inside is typical of Aesthetic motifs $600 - $900
162 APW - Elgin lady's scalloped-form gold & diamond-set hunter, 6S, 14K original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#3371452     Mvt: Running, but oil has fouled the HS, needs OH, plates oily as well, will clean nicely; dial with hls fractures from 7 across to 4; hands good; original heavier gauge case has hole drilled in cuvette to accept diamond culet, case shows very light wear, some MFS, one tiny ding in cover; bow with wear at center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $750
163 APW - Elgin, 12S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#24589561     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, out of round and flat, cloudy plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings but for marred cock cap with missing screw, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has fine surface, hl at 7; hands of mismatched style, close color match; original lighter gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, light to moderate dents in band, dings in covers; bow good, undersized replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $700
164 APW - Elgin "3-finger" bridge model in multicolor GF hunter, 16S, GF recased HC with inset diamond of good size, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy circular pattern NI damascene, s#8979246     Mvt: Problems winding & setting, clutch & transfers gummy, otherwise GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dark toned plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, small patches removed from click wheel; dial with edge fracture and hl at 4; hands good; recase has poorly restored front hinge, poor closure, good lift strength, shows medium wear to back, slightly more to front, brassing to band, some MFS, light dents, a number of tiny dings; bow brassy, replacement crown not the right size; good glass crystal $250 - $500
165 APW - Elgin 21J adjusted "three finger bridge" model, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased & Timed by Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric & arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#9250565     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings except the marred cock cap which is also missing one screw and is lifting without it, very little oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial fractures at 7 & 11 with edge chip at 11 as well; hands in fine blue, slightly rubbed; original case shows light overall wear, some MFS, no dents or dings except for a double ding in the reflector ring at 10, back will not quite screw on all the way; bow good, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $200 - $400
166 APW - Elgin 15J lady's hunter, 6S, finely engraved heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, s#3299358     Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, needs OH, mvt in fine condition under dirt & oil smear; dial perfect; hands with tiny rust bloom; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, tiniest dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $350 - $500
167 APW - Elgin 15J lady's hunter, 6S, finely engraved heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, s#4041798, 1890 presentation on solid gold cuvette     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt; dial perfect; hands near mint; crisp relatively heavy gauge original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, missing one hinge plug; bow with slightly worn center, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $350 - $550
168 APW - Elgin 15J, 12S, heavy 14K OF original Roy case, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, s#26211432, with 14K gold chain and 10K gold fob, weight of chain & fob 8.1 dwt (12.5 g)     Mvt: Ticks & stops, staff good, needs OH, mvt tarnished; dial heavily tarnished with mist of speckle; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, one tiny back ding; bow good, crown shows medium wear; glass crystal way too small $550 - $850
169 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 18S, heavy 3 oz class coin silver HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery dial with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#17375715     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, faintly cloudy plates show a few MFS, good slots & slightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial with 4 hls radiating out from the WI center, 2 hls continuing on main dial; hands mismatched & rubbed; recase shows light wear, some MFS, ding in band; bow good, crown shows light wear; scratched & abraided glass crystal $600 - $900
170 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 18S, nickel alloy SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#14494374     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS and longer FS, good slots, slightly marred settings with replaced cock cap in brass without DES, hardly any oxide on bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with big conchoidal chip in WI, double hls from WI to top of seconds; hands in fine blue; recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal with slight scratch $400 - $600
171 APW - Elgin 23J B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased and Timed at the Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#38780289     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, fine winding wheels with tiniest faint speckle; dial looks perfect but has invisible hl at 12, very hard to see; hands in near mint blue, tiniest oxide on seconds hub; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, slight dent at base of band, tiny dings on top of bow; bow good otherwise, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; another curious combination of Invar balance with blued steel HS $250 - $450
172 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original SB&B "B W Raymond Model" case, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "Invar Balance" in the seconds dial, lever escapement now without Invar balance, changed to standard bimetallic balance with blued steel HS and different serial number on the balance spars, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#31415548     Mvt: NR, very sluggish balance motion due to the fact that when the balance was interchanged the watchmaker failed to polish the pivots to match the jewel diameters, depriving us also of the Invar balance that probably had a broken staff (and perhaps an Elinvar HS), fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but for the replaced brass cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean but lightly polished winding wheels, more noticeable on the crown wheel; dial with mint surface has hl through 2; hands mint; near mint original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; in future, replace the staff, not the balance! $150 - $300
173 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Elgin RR" at base of pendant, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#27201834     Mvt: Runs face down, shows good balance motion & poise in that position but loses motion quickly face up, possible pivot defect or incorrect bushing jewel, cloudy plates show some patchiness, severe scratches by the click wheel, a number of MFS, good slots & settings but the cock cap has been raised to accommodate a longer pivot or deeper bushing, tiny oxide on bright work, tiny patches on click wheel; dial perfect, slight rubbing in seconds; hands in fine blue with tiny oxide; original case shows light wear, few MFS, numerous dings in band resembling hack marks; bow good, replaced crown of wrong form; good glass crystal will need staff work or upper bushing jewel replacement (it looks as if the wrong bushing jewel was installed on the cock, making the cap setting ride higher) $150 - $250
174 APW - Elgin 21J grade 571 B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, painted metal Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement with uncut Invar balance, temperature & elasticity invariant HS, 9 adjustments, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#I383772     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, true in round, small error in flat, clean plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial slightly toned, perfect graphics, infinitesimal specks; mint blue hands with mismatched black minute; original case shows little wear, some MFS and a long, nasty scratch, no dents or dings; bow a little loose with wear to brass on underside, crown shows little wear, some residue; worn & dull plastic crystal $150 - $300
175 APW - Elgin 21J "No 348," 18S, HC mvt in sidewinding format in nickel alloy SO original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#10422774     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS overall, fine slots & settings but for the change to brass cock cap setting, small filaments of oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 5, hl between center & seconds, wax repair in center corner above five; hands in lightly rubbed blue; original case shows light wear, faint tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow slightly worn, crown shows hand re-filing for grip; plastic crystal with MFS $150 - $300
176 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time, 18S, nickel alloy SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9447902     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with hls at 8 & 3, internal fleck at 8, scratch under 12; hands mismatched; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
177 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, original Ferguson Patent WE-faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#10860058     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, small patches on winding wheels with tiny white speckle; original Ferguson dial with two long, meandering hls from 35 to 55 and 4 minutes respectively; hands in fine blue; recase shows substantial wear to brass, some MFS, light back dents & numerous dings; bow brassy, crown shows wear to almost smooth brass; good glass crystal; rare dial and fine mvt $400 - $700
178 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas, 18S, near mint heavy 4 oz class coin silver HB&B Crescent recase with Crescent paper inside back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, marked "Adjusted" on balance cock, fancy concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#10372328     Mvt: Ticking, sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs lube or OH, plates show some MFS, good slots & slightly marred settings, the cock cap changed to brass (was gold & DES), tiny oxide on most bright work, small oxide patches on click wheel, film of oxide over most of crown wheel; dial has hl at 7, edge chip at 2, some surface scratches; hands in near mint blue; heavy gauge near mint case shows no wear, a few MFS or nicks in shield, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown mint; good thick flat beveled glass crystal; paper rubbed with minor edge tears; the kind of case called in the trade a "nailfile," in honor of its sharp ET $300 - $500
179 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas, 3-finger bridge grade 360, 16S, GF OF Keystone RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Canadian market 24-hour Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#13279995     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings but the cock cap has been changed to brass of the proper size and height, tiny oxide on bright work including faint tiny specks on winding wheels; dial has hl at 3:30, hl & wedge-shaped edge chip down to tiny copper at 4:30, just touching the 24 minute mark; hands in good blue, tiny rubbing or oxide; fine recase shows hardly any wear, some toning or tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings, sticker residue; bow good, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystal; very fine components $300 - $500
180 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas with Canadian contract 24-hour dial for R Strochan, Diamond Hall, Fort William, Ontario, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#11505888     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels, case washers installed for security; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in fine blue; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example with rare dial, beautifully marked $250 - $450
181 APW - Elgin 21J Veritas, 18S, heavy coin silver SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene, s#11505543     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a number of longer MFS, good slots but slightly marred cap settings, tiny oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial with mint surface has pair of hls at 1; hands near mint; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, few MFS, one sharp ding in back edge; bow too small, new crown can catch a bit while winding; good thick beveled glass crystal $150 - $300
182 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 16S, GF OF Keystone HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark full fancy cock cap, round fishscale pattern NI damascene center with radiant surround, s#12717985     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous shorter MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, tiny specks on click wheel; dial with wax repair to chip at inner corner above 7, scratch below 7, perfect otherwise; hands in fine blue, light oxide on hour; recase shows very little wear, a few MFS, scratches within back where an attempt was made to improve a dent, crease still visible there, that and another light dent in the shield; bow worn to brass on the underside, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $300 - $450
183 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 16S, GF OF possibly original SB&B case with engraving of American Indian on horseback, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS with classic fancy full balance cap, gold train, circular fishscale pattern NI damascene center with radiant border, s#16165490     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, but it should be noted that the 4th wheel post is bent and will need straightening before the seconds hub will stay centered over the seconds hole; bright plates show very few longer MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny specks on click wheel; dial looks good but has very faint hl through 4 and hl at edge near 8; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide; what appears to be the original case does have signs of being turned where the case screws seat, so perhaps it was manufactured that way or was turned to eliminate prior marks; case shows medium wear to light brassing, American Indian detail rather worn but visible, background detail largely gone, some MFS, light flat dents to center back; bow replaced, a bit small, crown shows medium wear and plenty o' brass; clean plastic crystal $300 - $500
184 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 16S, nickel alloy OF original Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap surrounding DES, gold center wheel, fishscale pattern NI damascene center with radiant surround, s#18299255     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS to FS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the escape cap, tiny oxide on bright work but a few patches present on click wheel; dial perfect with mint surface; hands near mint blue, tiny oxide mostly on seconds; original case shows little wear, slight tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example $300 - $450
185 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, 24-hour Canadian contract WE-DSD for M Bilsky & Son, Ottawa, Ontario, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, round fishscale pattern NI damascene with arcaded surround, s#10859388     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some MFS and numerous nicks, 3 or 4 corrosion patches, fine slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide on original bright work but the click wheel & click show pitting, sanding and refinishing, as well as slight refinishing of the crown wheel; dial with numerous hls, internal chip at 17-hour mark; hands coated with oxide, discolored; original case shows light wear, some MFS, many soft dents in back, some nicks in bezel; bow with brass underneath, crown shows light wear; worn glass crystal with several internal edge chips $250 - $450
186 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 18S, heavy 4 oz class coin silver HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, round fishscale pattern NI damascene with arcaded surround, s#11820734     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work (just a tiny patch on regulator scale); near mint winding wheels; dial perfect, short scratch at 2; hands in near mint blue; heavy gauge recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good thick beveled glass crystal $250 - $450
187 APW - Elgin GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) B W Raymond 22J (marked 21J) grade 581 center seconds hacking US Army Air Corps watch, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings, original 24-hour black dial, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant uncut balance and lightly blued HS (the feeble color of chemically blued Elinvar-type alloy springs), GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#40294748, ca 1941     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, slight error in round, large error in flat, HS slightly off center, dull and slightly etched or oil-smeared plates show very few MFS but some short scratches on the center seconds cock, fine slots & settings, light oxide on bright work especially on the edges of the whiplash, winding wheels with some tiny specks; dial with surface residue and paint loss at 1200 hours, edge loss to either side of 35 minutes, other short scratches; hands are repainted generic replacements of incorrect style & length; original case shows little wear, complete plating, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow very clean, crown shows little wear but the stem pulls out too easily; good glass crystal; coming at the very beginning of US wartime production, the 21J model was upgraded to 22J by addition of the sweep and sweep cock, without regard for changing plate markings, understandably so under the pressures of wartime $250 - $450
188 APW - Fredonia marked "Quick Beat", 18S, heavy Newport coin silver OF original case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J (now 14J at most), gilt mvt, s#217181     Mvt: Runs, slightly weak balance motion, tiny errors, fine plates show good gilding, oil smear, some MFS, good slots & settings but for the rebushing of the upper pallet jewel in plain metal, will need jeweled replacement; light oxide on bright work; dial perfect but it appears that another signature was removed above the Fredonia NY marking; hands mismatched but quaint; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, missing hinge plug, some MFS, profuse lighter dents or dings overall; bow tight; slightly scratched glass crystal $150 - $300
189 APW - Hamilton Hayden W Wheeler model for F A Robbins Company, signed Robbins on dial, case & mvt, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B HWW case with gold cuvette bearing 1904 presentation, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, parallel cloud pattern NI damascene, s#75868, first run     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, staff good but mechanism very gummy, can be made to tick sluggishly with pressure applied to train, shows good poise, plates show numerous short MFS, good slots & settings, slight marring to cock cap, some light oxide over bright work, one small patch on click wheel; dial perfect, bezel rub, MFS in seconds; hands in medium purple with some rubbing; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, small dings at edge of back and near hinge; bow with worn center, crown a perfectly matched hardly worn replacement; good glass crystal; good original example needing OH, buffing, mainspring $700 - $900
190 APW - Hamilton 14K 19J grade 918 with matching 14K chain and 14K pen knife, 12S, 14K OF original Hamilton case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, pinstripe NI damascene, s#3139163, gross weight of chain alone 6.2 dwt (9.7 g), three-bladed knife by Empire in Winsted, CT, "PSD" monograms on case & knife     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous short MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to escape cap, tiny oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial with light staining or speckle, profuse MFS; hands original, slightly dull; original medium to light gauge case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents, tiniest dings; bow good, replaced crown sits too high; good glass crystal $700 - $900
191 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 923, 12S, 18K OF original Hamilton HB&B case with hinged solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied numerals, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant uncut balance and HS, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, fine concentric bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#R2560     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial near mint original, bezel rub only; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; scratched glass crystal $800 - $1,200
192 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original HB&B Fahy's case with snap bezel, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1154797     Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, very gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, slightly toned or tarnished plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings with a slight bend in the escape cap rim, some localized light oxide on bright work, very small patches on winding wheels; dial has single hl at 4:30; hands in fine purple with garishly mismatched minute; original case shows light wear, a few MFS, light compression dents to back; bow slightly mangled, crown shows medium wear; worn plastic crystal $400 - $600
193 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#752985     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise but for tiny error in round, plates show cloudiness, staining, tarnish, many MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with very small patch on click wheel, missing case screw; dial with single hl at 1; hands in near mint purple; what looks like "original" case has lathe turned case screw seat and the bezel rides too tight to the dial, preventing complete closure, shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown rides a touch high, shows light wear; good glass crystal $400 - $600
194 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 970, 16S, fairly heavy 14K OF RF recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, quilted center pattern NI damascene with fishscale and radiant surrounds, s#70382, first run, only 2806 produced     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and none on winding wheels; dial with chip at edge by 4, just touching the flat of the dial and concealed by bezel; two hands in fine purple, the minute replaced and not quite perfectly matched; what appears to be the original case actually has two very faint screw shadows, but the present mvt obviously has been in the case a long time; medium to heavy gauge case shows light overall wear, few MFS, good polish, no dents or dings; bow good, well-matched crown rides a bit high but shows little wear; good glass crystal $850 - $1,150
195 APW - Hamilton grade 975P, 16S, 14K Dubois original HC, SW-SS, WE-SS contract dial for Fuhrman, Albany, NY, lever escapement, 17J, concentric spiral pattern NI damascene, s#841133     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS to FS, good slots, tarnished settings with marring to center bushing and cock cap, some tiny oxide on bright work and very small patch on click wheel; dial perfect; hands original, good blue, light rubbing & oxide on minute tip; medium gauge original case shows light wear, some MFS, dent in band at 11, various minor dings in band & covers; bow good, light center wear, crown shows light wear to highlight break; good glass crystal $700 - $900
196 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946 (unmarked), 18S, GF OF SB&B Keystone original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with short-wave surrounds, s#438982     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some minor dark speckle, a few MFS, fine slots & settings except for slight marring to the cock cap and marred slots to some plate screws, mismatched case screws, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks perfect but has light hl below seconds; hands slightly mismatched in fine blue; original case has replacement front bezel; case shows light wear (replaced bezel has brass highlights) some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $550 - $850
197 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 920, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case with Hamilton logo ring on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1880201     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect but plain; hands very rubbed or sanded; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, some light dents or dings; bow a little loose, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $450 - $650
198 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 922, 12S, 14K OF original HB-snap-bezel case with Hamilton logo on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, fine concentric bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#3004203     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnished area, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light mist of oxide overall on bright work including winding wheels; dial with cracks across, fracture at 2; hands in fine purple; original medium gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, lightest dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; worn glass crystal with profuse MFS $450 - $650
199 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 941, 18S, GF Essex Superior recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene with wave & florette surrounds, s#121350     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few longer MFS, very faint etching, good slots & tarnished settings, the cock cap deeper than it should be, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with circular fracture at lever, almost a chip; hands in good blue with light oxide or rubbing; fine recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but some tiny nicks in the ET field to the right of the decorative escutcheon; bow good, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; an attractively cased example $250 - $450
200 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 944, 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B "Silverode" recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant central pattern NI damascene with florette, rope-twist & short-wave surrounds, s#494517     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some longer MFS to FS, good slots & tarnished settings (slight corrosion on barrel arbor setting), tiny to light oxide on bright work; dial essentially perfect, with only incipient line outside 2; hands in fine blue; original case shows little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal with one scratch $200 - $400
201 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 952, 16S, GF OF Hamilton bar-over-crown recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, plain narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#775076     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show a few MFS, faintest speckle or etching, good slots & tarnished settings, light faint film of oxide on bright work, winding wheels quite good; dial with refitted seconds disc with extensive chipping to the disc edge itself, several parallel hls at 7, others at 6 & 4; hands in fine blue with light rubbing & oxide on hub; recase shows little wear, numerous MFS over original satin, no dents or dings; bow with wear to infinitesimal brass under center, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal $300 - $500
202 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 952, 16S, GF OF Hamilton RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1151449     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show very few MFS but scratches by two screws, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with large patch scratched off click wheel; dial with 2 hls at 6, small edge chip to copper at 7:30, some surface scratching from bezel rubbing; hands in near mint blue but for oxide and slight shortness to minute tip; recase shows light wear, tiny brass at tops of bezel buttons, many MFS, flat dent in back towards edge; bow good, crown shows light wear; somewhat scratched glass crystal $250 - $450
203 APW - Hamilton grade 968, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, frosted gold train, radiant central pattern NI damascene with fishscale and short-wave surrounds, s#82826     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but the cock cap is transposed, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels, missing one case screw; dial with hl pair under seconds, dirt only; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide or rub; original case shows light to medium wear with brassing beginning at hinge, much on pendant, few MFS, faintest back dents; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $300 - $500
204 APW - Hamilton 17J grade 974 Special, 16S, GF OF original or NOS Star SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#2596911     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring and very gummy, will not quite tick with pressure, needs OH at least, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide filaments on bright work, small patches on winding wheels; dial with faint hl above center; hands in good deep blue with light oxide; original or NOS case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents, a cluster of dings at 10 in the band; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $100 - $200
205 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Keystone "Hamilton Railroad Model" case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, plain narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2575130     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, patches scratched of click wheel; dial almost perfect, tiny fracture below 12 on internal edge; hands in slightly dull purple, seconds blue; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with tiny brassing underneath, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $150 - $300
206 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF Hamilton RR style original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, uncut balance with length & temperature invariant anti-magnetic HS, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C101701     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & slightly tarnished settings, no oxide on bright work but several spots on click wheel in tiny droplet form; dial perfect; hands essentially mint; original case shows light wear, brass to tops of bezel buttons only, many MFS, tiny ding to back center; bow good with light brassing underneath, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; a high condition example internally $250 - $350
207 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, painted metal SSD, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant solid balance & HS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C195036, modern monogram on back     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, errors in round & flat, plates show numerous MFS & nicks, good slots & slightly marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work & winding wheels; dial with paint crazing overall but still white with no lifting; hands in near mint black; original case shows medium wear with brass highlights and edges, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with wear to brass, crown shows wear to brass; plastic crystal with MFS $150 - $300
208 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 996, 16S, GF OF Keystone RR style original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, rope-twist radiant pattern NI damascene, s#1243276     Mvt: Ticking but amplitude is slightly limited, may simply need lubrication, possibly overhaul, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue, slight rubbing; original case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow underside worn to brass, crown shows light wear; cloudy plastic crystal; nice original example $200 - $400
209 APW - Hamilton 4992B GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) military watch in silver "officer's" case with contract markings, 16S, .800 silver OF original case, SW-SS, black dial with white graphics, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & HS, 22J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C46470     Mvt: NR, quite gummy, staff good, shows good motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with dirty surface, showing some spots or staining, good graphics but patchy appearance to black; hands original with minor discoloration; original case shows evenly toned dark tarnish, little wear good satin under clear contract markings, few MFS, a dent in the band at 1800 hours with corresponding dimples in front bezel; bow good, crown shows wear to metal on top; good glass crystal $300 - $500
210 APW - Hampden 23J Special Railway two-tone, 18S, heavy 4 oz class coin silver OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, fancy WED in O'Hara style with gold foil blossoms under glaze, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, fancy quilted, wavelet & florette pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#1722553     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, largely washed-out plates show profuse UFS, MFS, and some FS, good slots & slightly marred settings, abundant light oxide on bright work; dial with fracture at 12 and deep glaze lines across from 7 to 4; hands of pale metallic color; heavy gauge recase shows medium even wear, missing hinge plugs, few MFS, two small dings in band; bow good, fine replacement crown shows little wear but sits too high, needs stem length or sleeve depth adjustment only; good glass crystal $200 - $400
211 APW - Hampden 23J "No 104," 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor with full gold setting, GJS, parallel wave pattern NI damascene, s#3451543     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, relatively clean winding wheels; dial perfect but there is some surface abrasion to the right of center; hands in near mint blue, MFS on hub; original case shows light wear and tiniest edge brassing, few MFS, very light compression dents in back; bow good, new crown shows no wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
212 APW - Hampden 21J "Chronometer," 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3544246     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, very small filaments on winding wheels and heavy patches on crown wheel center; dial perfect, curved MFS at 12; hands in good blue, rubbed; original case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings but a sharp nick in the band; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
213 APW - Hampden 21J Special Railway, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant arcaded & florette pattern NI damascene, s#2751199     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, OK poise (but slight error in flat and escapement contact noise face down), fine plates show a few shorter MFS, a long FS on barrel plate, fine slots & settings but for the deeply marred cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial cracks at 7 & 2; hands in good blue, a bit dull; original thinly gold filled case shows light wear but abundant brass, few MFS, a couple of very small back dings; bow too small & brassy, new crown shows no wear, looks too big with small bow but is nearly correct size; good glass crystal $150 - $300
214 APW - Hampden 21J John Hancock, 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, multiple concentric & star pattern NI damascene, s#1151340     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (tiny error in flat), cloudy & patchy plates show oil smear, a few longer MFS & nicks, good slots & tarnished settings, light mist of oxide on bright work; dial with pair of hls below seconds; hands mismatched; recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $125 - $250
215 APW - Hampden, 18S, heavy box-hinge GF OF original HB&B Dueber case with anchor logo, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, fancy concentric wavelet pattern NI damascene, s#372558     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a number of MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with faint pair of hls below seconds, very small chip at internal corner above 5, edge microfleck at 10; hands quite rubbed, fine blue; original heavy GF quality case shows medium wear with pronounced brassing on box hinge, edge brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings; plated replacement bow a bit large and thin, fine replacement crown shows little wear; worn & abraided glass crystal $150 - $300
216 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 14S, 14K OF original case with Howard logo ring on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1266855     Mvt: NR, good staff, gummed solid, needs OH, fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; cloudy plastic crystal; would clean up to a near mint watch overall $475 - $675
217 APW - Howard Keystone 19J notched bridge model, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1079154     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, out of round and slightly out of flat, plates show numerous MFS and pry marks on edges, slightly marred slots & settings and a couple of replaced screws, light oxide on bright work, faint bits on winding wheels; dial with hl pair at 10, microfleck at 4; hands with replaced minute, oxide; recase shows light wear, brassing at pendant, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
218 APW - Howard Keystone 21J "Series 10," 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring inside case-back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, star & arrow grade, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1238536, in original box with matching warrantee paper for mvt & case     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial has intersecting hl fracture in center, hl through 9, edge hl outside 3; hands in fine blue, light oxide patches; original case shows light to medium even wear with incipient brass at base and pendant, some MFS, ding at base of case from being dropped; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear & filing for grip; cloudy plastic crystal; fitted box with a few external nicks, good finish, interior with torn silk hinge covering but otherwise fairly clean, with good original paper $350 - $550
219 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 10, 16S, GF OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1279327     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and a patch on one case screw; dial has hl clusters at 5 & 9, flat edge chip & small hl at 1:30; hands in near mint blue, minimal rubbing; recase shows medium wear to brass on sharp edges, some MFS, small flat dent, no dings; bow worn to brass, brass on pendant, good replacement crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; fine internal condition $200 - $400
220 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 10, 16S, nickel alloy recase, SW-SS, WE-DS radial Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, star & arrow grade, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1309121     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with a concentration of MFS on cock, good slots & settings with MFS, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect, bezel rub or scratch only; hands in dark blue; generic recase has pendant detent screw for stem that rubs and makes winding seem difficult unless the crown is pressed towards the dial (away from detent); case shows light wear, tarnish, some MFS, abundant dings in the back; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a fine mvt & dial awaiting a fine Keystone Howard case $200 - $400
221 APW - Howard Keystone 21J Series 10, 16S, WGF OF original SB&B RR style case with Howard logo ring inside back, fob guard within bow, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1149179     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, toned plates show hardly any MFS, one small scratch & scuff, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, missing one case screw, the other a marred replacement; dial with severe chip and fracture at 9, poorly restored with painted approximation of lost graphics; hands 100% clouded with oxide; original case shows medium even wear, brass highlights to all reeding, brass lines on edges & shoulders, pendant brassing, profuse MFS, dent in band at 3:30, dent in back near edge; bow with line brassing, crown shows medium wear; worn plastic crystal; very fine mvt condition, the rest rather tired $175 - $325
222 APW - Illinois "24 Ruby Jewels, Bunn Special, Adjusted Temperature, 6 Positions, Isochronism," 18S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant continuous step pattern ("spider web") NI damascene, black lettering, s#1877677     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few longer MFS or scuffs, near mint slots & settings but for the slight marring of the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; otherwise fine dial has edge chip to copper at 6 and hl up to seconds; hands in slightly dull fine blue; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, two slight dents in back; bow good, crown shows medium wear & break; glass crystal with internal double chip; a fine original example $700 - $1,100
223 APW - Illinois "23 Ruby Jewels Washington Watch Co Lafayette," 16S bridge model, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, banded & festooned pattern NI damascene, s#2007106     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, small oxide patch on whiplash at site of bend in the spring where it may break if stressed further, hardly any other oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels with minimal faint small specks or shadows; dial hls at 11, 7 & 5; hands rubbed, mismatched seconds; original case shows light wear overall but worn to a brass ring around the bevel of the case back, few MFS, soft dents in back center; bow with wear to brass underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $350 - $550
224 APW - Illinois "The Bensonhurst" grade 305 model 6 two-tone mvt, 16S, HC mvt in NOS GF OF SB&B RR style case, SW-SS, WE-DSD marked "The Bensonhurst, N Gamse, New York," lever escapement, gold center wheel, quilted checkerboard pattern gilt & NI damascene, gold lettering, s#2356920     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some toning or tarnish, small dark speckle, few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on gilt bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect, MFS only; hands poor, gilt, bent, showing oxide; case has only contained this mvt, shows little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
225 APW - Illinois "Wilson Brothers King of the Road" two-tone mvt, 18S, coin silver recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Wilson Brothers Special for Railway Service," lever escapement with Chalmers Patent regulator, 17J, GJS, circular checkerboard gilt & NI damascene with arcaded & cloud pattern surrounds, gold lettering, s#1240613     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some washout, cloudiness, tarnish, dark speckle, dirt, a few MFS to FS, etching, the letter "F" neatly engraved near the cock foot, good slots & settings, quite a lot of oxide on bright work; dial with hl above 8, edge chips at 12, crack across seconds, chip at internal corner above 7; hands in near mint blue; medium gauge recase shows light even wear, light tarnish, few MFS, infinitesimal dings visible only internally; back does not snap shut; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $400 - $600
226 APW - Illinois "Wilson Brothers King of the Road" grade 186 model 5 two-tone mvt, 16S, GF OF HB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Wilson Bros Boston," fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, gold center wheel, fine circular crosshatched pattern gilt & NI damascene, gold lettering, s#2464360, the last number in the run     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show slight toning, some minor light speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings with minor marring to the caps, tiny oxide on gilt bright work, very small oxide specks on winding wheel; dial hl at 12, faint hl at edge at 5; hands in fine blue, rubbed spots; original case shows medium wear to brass on edges and highlights, some MFS, slight dents or dings in back & band; bow brass, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; very fine internally $350 - $550
227 APW - Illinois 21J Burlington Watch Co, 16S, WGF OF Nawco SB&B (with snap cuvette) original "Burlington Watch Co Bull Dog" case, SW-LS, WE-DS Illinois dial, fully capped lever escapement, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5215470     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, tiny errors in flat & round, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with faint hls at 3,4,6,7 & 8; hands in fine medium blue, tiny oxide; original case shows medium wear overall, brass lines beginning on all edges, some MFS, no dents or dings but light compression to the cuvette center; bow with brassing underneath, crown shows light wear, probably replaced; good glass crystal $200 - $400
228 APW - Illinois 21J "Burlington Bull Dog," 16S, GF OF original Burlington SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with marking, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4264790     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including very few tiny specks on winding wheels; dial essentially perfect, tiny edge fleck down to copper at 6, concealed; hands in deep cobalt blue, light rubbing; original case shows substantial wear, almost total loss of engraving detail, but retaining non-brassy appearance, few MFS, tiny dings in back; bow replaced, replacement crown sits a bit high and is of later form; good glass crystal $150 - $300
229 APW - Illinois 17J Bunn hunting model, 18S, multicolor gold decorated sterling silver recased HC with GF band, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#1347383     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show overall speckle, some MFS, fine slots & settings except for marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work with patch above regulator screw; dial perfect, glue residue; hands with rubbing to intense blue; recase shows very light wear, tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings, tiny nicks in band; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
230 APW - Illinois 19J Bunn, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant flame pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#3783755     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight errors in round & flat, plates show a number of shorter MFS, good slots & settings with light marring of the cock cap, light oxide filaments on bright work and patchy oxide all over click wheel surface; dial perfect; hands in fine purple but dull overall; recase shows substantial wear, brass, MFS, very light dents or dings; bow replaced, brass crown; good glass crystal; good internally, recase is tired $150 - $300
231 APW - Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B original "Bunn Special Model 29" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5166163     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, numerous MFS to FS on winding wheels; dial with solitary hl at 3:30; hands in fine blue with tiny oxide; original case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow with tiny brassing underneath, crown shows light wear; slightly worn plastic crystal $250 - $450
232 APW - Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B original "Bunn Special Model 181" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5224066     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny speck of oxide on bright work, tiny filament on crown wheel, excellent winding wheels overall; dial with solitary hl at 8; hands in near mint blue, speck of rust bloom on hub; original case shows medium wear with brassing of highlights, back does not quite want to close all the way, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with brassing underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
233 APW - Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B original Wadsworth case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5224171     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show near complete letter blacking washout, few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with forked hl at 8, hl below seconds; hands mint, tiny oxide on seconds; original case shows medium wear with fine line brassing beginning on edges or ridges, numerous MFS, small dent & ding in back; bow good, crown shows medium wear to metal; good glass crystal $200 - $400
234 APW - Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5110236     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS and scuffs, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, tiny to small patches & MFS on winding wheels; dial with faint fracture at 12, surface scratches, microflecks; hands with light oxide patterns; recase shows medium wear to brassing on edges, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $150 - $300
235 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 hour, 16S, GF OF SB&B display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#5305652     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels, MFS on click hub only; dial with crooked fracture through 4, hl at 8, edge microflecks; hands in near mint blue; RR style recase with customized back to show off mvt; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows little wear; glass crystals with a few MFS or nicks; superb mvt condition $550 - $850
236 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original "Bunn Special Model" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, orange & red lettering, s#2895906     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, FS by "23" marking, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with hl at 9, internal chip above 7, dirt; hands in good purple, some oxide & much rubbing; original case shows fairly substantial even wear to brass, profuse MFS, some very light dings; bow brassy, crown shows substantial wear; cloudy glass crystal $200 - $400
237 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161, marked "Elinvar" on balance cock, 16S, WGF "Bunn Special Model 108" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & blued HS, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5440717     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, substantial errors in round & flat, plates show 50% lettering washout, a few shorter MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, very small oxide speck on bright work, faint specks on winding wheels; dial has hl at 3:30; hands with tiny rust bloom overall; original case shows fairly substantial wear to brass, abundant on band, some MFS, sharp dings in band; bow with significant brass, crown shows medium wear; good but domed glass crystal $500 - $900
238 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B original "Bunn Special Model" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4630779     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show slight tarnish on the barrel plate, a few MFS, 50% loss to letter blacking, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with very small faint patches on winding wheels; dial with hls at 1, 4, 7-8, very tiny chip at corner by 12 seconds; hands in fine purple but dull; original case shows little wear, numerous MFS, small back ding; bow fine, tiny break on corner to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; very fine condition overall $250 - $450
239 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original "Bunn Special Model" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4480977     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, true in round but quite out of flat, near mint plates show very few MFS, slight loss to letter blacking, good slots & settings with minimal marring to caps, tiny oxide on bright work and tiny faint specks on winding wheels; dial chipped to copper at 8:30, hl in center; hands with total loss to black finish, dull; original case shows light wear, some MFS, dings in band including pits where case was dropped at bottom, creating slight distortion; bow with tiny brass at corners, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
240 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, parallel rope-twist pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#2577051     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, MFS or hl at 9; hands of mismatched styles, mint hour, oxide on minute; RR style recase shows medium wear with line brassing to back edge, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to brass, replacement crown of correct size shows light wear & lighter color; good glass crystal; exceptional mvt & dial condition $200 - $400
241 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, "Adjusted Temperature 6 Positions Isochronism," 18S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant continuous step pattern ("spider web") NI damascene, black lettering, s#1729633     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates have repair number incised under barrel arbor, show oil smear only (lifts right off with rodico), very few MFS, near mint slots & toned settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with hl at 2, hl in center, wax repair to chip at center hole; hands in good blue, rubbed or discolored hour; original (or NOS) case shows no wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; excellent overall condition except for the notation on the barrel plate $150 - $300
242 APW - Illinois 21J Sangamo, 16S, GF OF HB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted Temperature 6 Positions Isochronism," GJS, gold train, continuous radiant step pattern (spider-web) NI damascene, s#1743968     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a number of shorter MFS, good slots & settings with slight marring to the cock & escape caps, tiny oxide filaments on bright work, tiny patch & MFS on winding wheel; dial with forked hl at 2, hl below seconds; hands mismatched; original case shows medium even wear to brass on edges & highlights, few MFS, light back dents or dings, one sharper; bow good, NOS crown shows no wear; clean plastic crystal $300 - $500
243 APW - Illinois 21J Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted Temperature and Six Positions," DES, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2728238     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, marring to cock cap surround, tiny oxide on bright work edges, clean winding wheels; dial with single hl at 8; hands in dull purple, light rubbing; recase shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, tiny sharp ding at base of band; bow small, too small replacement brass crown difficult to wind; good glass crystal $200 - $400
244 APW - Illinois 21J Sangamo two-tone mvt, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted," GJS, parallel wave pattern rose-gilt & NI damascene, s#1530630     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light wash-out, fine speckle & fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, very little on winding wheel; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, purple seconds; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow slightly distorted, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
245 APW - Illinois 21J Santa Fe Special two-tone, 16S, GF OF original Santa Fe Watch Co SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, circular crosshatched checkerboard with rope-twist radiant surround in gilt & NI damascene, s#2971100, in scarce original Santa Fe Special box with signed ribbon inside     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show yellowish toning, tiny speckle, one speck on "e" in "Safety," hardly any MFS, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect, a few MFS only; hands in near mint blue; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight brassing underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; scarce box with velvet surface worn off externally, interior signed ribbon rubbed and torn but still largely legible; a fine time capsule $350 - $700
246 APW - Illinois 21J Santa Fe Special HC model, 16S, sidewinder format in WGF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, circular quilted pattern NI damascene with scalloped border, s#3466895     Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff good, needs OH, HS slightly off center, lightly tarnished plates show very few MFS, faint speckle, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on gilt bright work; dial with hl crack from 7-8, hl at 3:30; hands in medium blue, light rubbing & oxide; recase shows light wear, no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow lightly worn with tarnish, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
247 APW - Illinois 21J Santa Fe Special, 16S, GF original "Santa Fe Watch Co" HC with locomotive engraved on cover, SW-SS, WE-DS Montgomery dial marked Santa Fe Special, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, circular crosshatch center with fine radiant rope pattern NI damascene surround, black lettering, s#3833345     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on gilt bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial hls at 4, 8 & 9; hands in near mint blue; original case shows very light wear but has small split to front hinge tube causing the cover to not sit flush when shut; case shows few MFS, flat dent at base of band; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a nice original fully marked model $250 - $450
248 APW - Illinois 23J model 4 grade 174 (Getty model), 16S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, parallel flowing wave pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#2232951     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & toned settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheel & crescent click; dial with faint hls at 11, loose internal fleck at 1; hands in fine purple; original case shows light wear, few MFS, dents in the band as if one tried to pry the front bezel; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
249 APW - Illinois 23J model 4 grade 184, 16S, HC mvt cased in sidewinder format in nickel alloy OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked, "Jaccard's Kansas City," fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#1409145, factory upgrade from a 19J lot of only 25     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, very small errors in round & flat, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some small oxide patches or filaments on bright work & winding wheels; dial with hl fracture at 11; hands mismatched in style and weight; recase shows light wear, bezel scratches, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, replaced crown wrong shape; slight wear to glass crystal $150 - $300
250 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, "nickeloid" white alloy OF SB&B RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Jeweled Barrel, Adjusted to Temperature Six Positions," GJS, gold train, fine short-wave crosshatch NI damascene, s#2917760; with heavy cast silver American Indian arrowhead form fob with silver buckle     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial has hl through center, hls at 9, 5, 6, 7, tiny one beside 8-10 seconds, small chip to copper at 1;30; hands in fine purple, tiny rubbing; recase shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; exceptional mvt condition $450 - $750
251 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF HB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, marked "Adjusted Temperature Six Positions," GJS, gold train, microwave crosshatch pattern NI damascene, s#2798047, case #9325128     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, patches of oxide on bright work, only tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with enamel repair to corner above 7; hands in near mint purple, seconds too short; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but probably replaced, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with mild abrasion $350 - $650
252 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo, 16S, GF OF HB&B original case with "Sangamo 23 Jewels" logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted," GJS, gold train, continuous step pattern (spider-web) NI damascene, s#2327320     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiniest oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheel; dial with internal fleck below 11, edge flake at 1; hands very dull with oxide; original case shows medium wear to brass lines, some MFS, sharp ding toward back edge; bow brassy, distended, crown shows medium wear to brass and filing for grip; good glass crystal with short scratch $350 - $650
253 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted Temperature Six Positions," jeweled barrel, DES, GJS, gold train, microwave crosshatch pattern NI damascene, s#2575881, case #933938     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial has tiny chip at inner corner above 7, tiny edge fleck at 9; hands in near mint purple, slight color fade to minute tip; "recase" has no other screw-marks, so the mvt is at least original to the case, shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; exceptional mvt condition $300 - $500
254 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo two-tone mvt, 16S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted," GJS, gold train, parallel wave pattern rose-gilt & NI damascene, s#1567667     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight discoloration or tarnish, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, frequent tiny oxide specks on bright work & winding wheels; dial has hls at 5, 9 & 11, chip above 60 seconds with hl through center section; hands in dull purple; original case shows medium wear to brass on band, edges & pendant, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy, crown shows substantial wear to brass & refiling for grip; good glass crystal $300 - $500
255 APW - Illinois grade 104 model 3, 18S, heavy coin silver Fahy's recased HC, SW-LS (with keywind square option), WE-DSD with old English script, lever escapement, Wheeler's patent regulator, 15J, GJS, fancy garland pattern NI damascene, gold letter, s#501106     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint discoloration, cloudiness, patchiness or oil smear, some MFS, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial with numerous edge flakes, some touching chapter, hl around complete circumference of sunken center, with occasional microfleck; hands original but quite rubbed or scratched, only half of blue left; heavy 3 oz class recase shows medium tarnish, light wear, some MFS, a few very light dents or dings; pendant detent hole is either plugged, or the head filed off in the hole; bow is nickel, slides off easily, crown is nickel replacement, shows light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
256 APW - Illinois, "The R W Sears Watch Co - Defiance - Chicago Ill," 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS transitional with KW square, unmarked WE-SSD, lever escapement with "Chalmers Patent" regulator, 15J, quilted pattern NI damascene, s#279125     Mvt: Runs, slightly sluggish balance motion, needs pallet lube at least, good poise, cloudy, toned & tarnished plates show a few longer MFS, nicks on the cock foot, good slots, marred cap setting, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with tiny concealed edge fracture & microfleck; hands in fine blue, slight rubbing; recase has stretched front hinge that will require a new hinge pin and straightening of the tubes before it breaks, this distortion makes for difficulty opening, cover lays way out; case shows medium even wear, no brassing, few MFS, no dents, two tiny dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
257 APW - Illinois grade 69, 18S, GF OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1973327     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very few MFS except on cock foot, good slots & settings, change cock foot screw, light film of oxide on gilt bright work; dial very dirty, mocrofleck at edge by 2 only; hands of incorrect weight for RR dial; original case shows substantial wear to brass at base of band, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to brass, crown shows medium wear & break; good glass crystal $100 - $200
258 APW - Illinois, 21J Washington Watch Co, Army and Navy, 18S, nickel alloy OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, banded crosshatch pattern NI damascene, s#2151008     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few longer MFS, good slots & settings but marred cock cap, tiny oxide film on bright work; dial with hl straight through center and seconds, outer dial section good; mismatched hands in fine blue; recase shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
259 APW - Peoria Watch Co for Railway Service, "Anti-Magnetic," 18S, coin silver recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with anti-magnetic HS (Paillard type), 15J adjusted, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene with short-wave surrounds, s#15565     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show numerous MFS, good slots & minimally marred settings, very small patches of oxide on bright work; dial perfect; mismatched hands in fine blue; heavy gauge recase shows very light wear, few MFS, light soft dents in front, visible internally; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
260 APW - Rockford 21J grade 655 with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SO case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, fine parallel wave pattern NI damascene with scalloped winding wheels, s#858505     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, only tiny patches on winding wheels, the largest on crown wheel; dial with complex fracture through 7 but otherwise good, impressive for these fragile dials; hands in fine blue, mismatched WI hand; original case shows medium wear with edge brassing to bezel and much pendant brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow brass, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $600 - $900
261 APW - Rockford 21J "Pocahontas," 16S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, radiant wave pattern NI damascene, s#663554     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial with solitary hl below seconds; hands in fine blue, slightly mismatched within style; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, tiny dings at base of band; bow distorted, replaced crown not quite right height or diameter; good glass crystal $250 - $500
262 APW - Rockford grade 545 model 5, apparently upgraded from 21J to 23J and embellished with the engraving, "Doll," both markings suspect, 16S, GF OF Keystone RR style SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement now with capped third & fourth wheels looking like factory work, marked "23 Jewels" with the "3" possibly overwriting a "1" or simply poorly engraved, the third wheel bridge now professionally engraved "Doll" as if to indicate Doll Watch Co, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#620028, hard to believe the watch left the factory this way, with such a mangled jewel marking, although the caps look good     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, good slots & evenly toned settings, light oxide on bright work covering lower portion of regulator assembly, only the tiniest specks on winding wheels; dial fractured at 11, 7 & 1 with chip at lever; hands in near mint purple with blued seconds; recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; unless "Doll Watch Co" had some unusual contract marking processes, regard these markings as suspect; the mvt at least started out as a beautiful grade 545; even Shugart shows the 23J HC model as being a grade "504" 4th model, a grade which does not exist in the factory records, so perhaps it should have been listed as the 21J grade "540" 4th model, and was ordered with two more plate jewels for the "Doll" contract, as perhaps was this watch? Any photos of either "Doll Watch Co" 23J contract would be appreciated $250 - $450
263 APW - Rockford 21J "RG" model 4 grade 540, 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, frosted gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#544973     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, slight prying marks at plate edge above "adjusted," fine slots & settings, light oxide on bright work, a couple of patches on winding wheels; dial perfect but with lots of surface etching and light staining which may or may not clean off; hands in rubbed purple, new blue seconds; finely engraved recase shows hardly any wear but the gold filling has been buffed off the cuvette almost entirely; case shows a few MFS, no dents or dings, looks great externally; bow fine, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; nice example overall, simply plate the cuvette $200 - $400
264 APW - Rockford dome model, 16S, multi-color gold decorated GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, microwave checkerboard NI damascene, s#386478     Mvt: NR, ticks & stops almost immediately, needs OH, plates show a few MFS and deeper FS, good slots & tarnished settings, lots of oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial with numerous hls & edge fractures; hands mismatched; recase shows medium wear to brass on band highlights, still fairly good detail to multi-color appliques, some MFS, minor dents or dings including bow impression; bow brassy, crown shows light wear & some break; good glass crystal $200 - $400
265 APW - Rockford 21J "RG" model 2 grade 535, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#545167     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work & winding wheels, patch on click wheel center screw; dial has hl from 11-12, three hls in center with associated microflecks; hands mismatched; finely engraved recase shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow slightly distorted, crown shows light wear; good but dirty glass crystal $150 - $300
266 APW - Rockford 21J "RG" model 4 grade 540, 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#558573     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a number of MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on edges of bright work but relatively clean winding wheels; dial with hl spider cluster at 3:30; hands slightly mismatched in color; lightly plated recase shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy in center, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal $150 - $300
267 APW - Rockford keywind in 4 oz class case, 18S, heavy coin silver recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#38290     Mvt: NR, fully wound, staff good, will not tick, well-gilt plates show slight staining, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting, light oxide film on bright work, deeply tarnished regulator scale; dial with small pitchfork hl at 5 from edge; hands bent, mismatched, minute covered in oxide; fine heavy gauge recase shows light overall wear, light tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
268 APW - South Bend 21J "The Studebaker" model 2 grade 229, 16S, GF OF SB&B original South Bend "Panama" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, GJS, gold train, fully capped lever escapement, finely swirled radial pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#753651     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings (slightest marring to cock cap), tiny oxide on bright work, faint tiny specks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, invisible hl and microfleck under seconds; hands in near mint blue but for tiny oxide; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $700 - $1,100
269 APW - South Bend 21J marked grade 295, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original Illinois case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant fan pattern NI damascene, s#518081     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work, mismatched winding wheels with tiny patch on each; dial with two hls in center, single hls at 4 & 12; hands in slightly dull blue with oxide on minute; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow lightly worn, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
270 APW - South Bend 21J double roller adjusted marked grade 227, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, short-wave over pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#1218363     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS but a gouge & checkered scratch next to a plate screw, good slots & darkly tarnished settings, tiny oxide along edges of bright work, clean winding wheels; dial hls at 6, 7, 10 & 12; hands in near mint blue, tiny rust bloom; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS brushed lightly across back, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; great looking watch $150 - $300
271 APW - South Bend 17J double roller adjusted marked grade 313, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, banded, barred & swirled pattern NI damascene, s#701055     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (tiny error in flat), plates show numerous longer MFS concentrated mostly around one case screw, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide and patch on bright work; dial looks clean but has cluster of hls in seconds, another possibly washed clean; hands with oxide & rubbing; sharp recase shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced & brassy, crown shows little wear; slightly worn plastic crystal; just needs a NOS bow $150 - $300
272 APW - South Bend 17J marked grade 217, 16S, GF OF SB&B original NAWCo case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#765301     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on bright work, including concentrated patches on winding wheels; dial looks perfect but has concealed roughness where center goes under outer dial at 3; hands dark & dull; original case shows light wear, some MFS, faint back dents; bow good, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with internal chip $100 - $200
273 APW - South Bend 15J marked grade 204, 16S, GF recased Keystone HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, rope-twist parallel pattern NI damascene, s#965210     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS but a couple of long checkered scratches, good slots & settings, lots of oxide on bright work but none on winding wheels; dial perfect but with hand rubbing; hands mismatched but in mint blue, seconds tail broken, not mint; finely engraved recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with wear to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
274 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, J W Deacon, 18S, coin silver recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement visible through butterfly cutout, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#93446     Mvt: NR, balance is hitting cock face-up, face down can show good balance motion & poise but hangs up, plates show hardly a breath of gilding, overall tarnish, staining, speckle, fingerprint etching, some longer FS, reasonable slots, replaced cock cap setting, film of oxide on bright work; dial with faint hls at base, microflecks at edge & internally; hands off-color, seconds fancy Swiss replacement; heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, some MFS, light tarnish, abundant light dents or dings to both covers; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
275 APW - United States Watch Co Marion dial only, WE-DSD with USWCo logo in seconds area, dove of peace with wreath of laurels above center, very few known     Chips with pitch repair to either side of seconds, hls at 12:30, 3, 6, 7:20 & 11:30, hl in seconds, fleck at 45 seconds mark, one dial foot removed, all dial sections refitted with pitch $100 - $200
276 APW - Waltham "Traveler" export model for English market, 16S, 14K recased Roy HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD in English taste, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#17789622     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a little speckle, a couple of FS, good slots & setting, tiny oxide on bright work and specks on winding wheels; dial with invisible hl between center & seconds, mint surface; hands in near mint medium blue; medium gauge recase has had the front cover planchet re-soldered with slightly uneven effect externally and plenty of excess solder visible internally; case retains most of its fine decoration, shows light to little wear, some MFS, a flat dent in the band and other minor band dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; slightly loose plastic crystal $650 - $800
277 APW - Waltham, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9796924     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with two areas of hl fractures, edge chip; hands dull, seconds missing, good post; original light gauge case has crack by front hinge, is somewhat distorted, shows very light wear, few MFS, has numerous dents in the very thin band, dings in covers; bow good, crown shows little wear; no crystal, good bezel; superficially a good looking case, but the thinness of gauge has been its failing $550 - $750
278 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent Street with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene with wave surround, s#20102442     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, slightly cloudy plates show very few MFS, very tiny pits, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and a very small patch on each of the winding wheels; dial perfect, surface dirt & a couple of FS; hands in fine blue, only tiny rubbing or oxide; recase shows medium wear with highlight and edge brassing, some MFS and one scratch, no dents or dings; bow replaced from 12-14S, replaced crown of wrong style; good glass crystal; quite good internal condition $450 - $750
279 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent Street hunting model 1892, 18S, sharp GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, chrysanthemum center with rope & arcaded pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#11010253     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS, some concentrated at Crescent Street mark, fine slots & settings (one case screw head broken), minimal oxide on bright work, 2 tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with hl fracture at 4, hl at 11:30; hands mint (tiny oxide on seconds); fine recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings except for a sharp internal ding in the front cover, visible only internally; bow good, new stock crown just a hair big; good glass crystal $200 - $400
280 APW - Waltham Crescent St model 1883, 18S, crisp GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J adjusted, GJS, elaborate concentric banded & florette pattern NI damascene, s#6038105     Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion, lube needed, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS except for a longer FS or scuff on the barrel plate, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 3:30, small edge chips at lever & 11; hands in near mint blue; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a near mint example of a top decorated version of the model 1883 $200 - $400
281 APW - Waltham 19J Riverside, 16S, fine 14K OF original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#15034205     Mvt: NR, broken staff, plates show faint oil smear, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and patchy region on click wheel; dial with hl at 6, small flecks at lever; hands with oxide & rubbing; original finely engraved medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, a dent in the band; bow good, crown shows very light wear; glass crystal with internal edge chips; fine example in need of staff, cleaning, polishing, mint crystal $750 - $950
282 APW - Waltham 21J Colonial Riverside A with fine mother-of-pearl dial, 14S, 14K OF original HB&B Waltham case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, scarce MOP dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, jeweled barrel, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#23086061, from a lot designated originally as 19J, with original fitted box and price card     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, errors in round & flat, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, tiny specks & MFS on winding wheels; dial with fracture at 7, short line through seconds center; hands with faint oxide; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, abundant MFS, slight back dent, small band ding; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; clean box in and out with minimal rubbing, slight folding or staining to card; a rarely seen dial $500 - $750
283 APW - Waltham Riverside Art Nouveau lady's pendant & bracelet watch with superb carved floral appliques set with two diamonds, 6/0S, 14K OF original case with swivel bow, bale at bottom for drop or optional use as bracelet watch, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#12521279     Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil, needs lube at least, good poise, fine plates show few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny patches of oxide on bright work; dial has hl from 10 to 12; hands have oxide patch on minute end; original case with heavy solid carved applique shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; fancy bow a bit too small and crowding the crown, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with short scratch; exquisite applique $400 - $700
284 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, GF OF original case (or case for M99 at least), SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus script dial, fully capped lever escapement, one DES left on escape, GJS, gold train, "peacock tail-feather" pattern NI damascene, s#10530309     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dull & cloudy plates show abundant MFS and UFS, OK slots but frankly ruined settings, replaced brass center & cap bushings, settings marred, escape wheel setting reset deeply with concentric damage to bridge, tiny oxide on bright work but abundant MFS; dial with jagged hl at 2, hl at 8, minor edge flecks; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide on hub; original case shows medium wear, tiny brassing on all highlights and reeding, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow has slight brass on both sides, crown shows light wear; very worn glass crystal; this Maximus is unfortunately minimus $250 - $450
285 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, GF OF original case, SW-SS, generic WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on escape & balance, GJS, gold train, elaborate "peacock tail-feather" pattern NI damascene, s#12030931     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work but a few patches of varying sizes on winding wheels; generic non-Maximus dial with hls at 1, 9 & 6; hands with light rust from celluloid crystal, replaced seconds a bit big; original case shows medium wear to brass lines on highlights, some MFS, tiny back dings plus some undulations in the bezel; bow brassy underneath, crown shows substantial wear to smooth brass; freshly installed glass crystal, bezel will need slight straightening to hold it perfectly $250 - $400
286 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard model 1892, 18S, scarce & heavy 14K OF SO original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, circular checkerboard center with short-wave NI damascene surrounds, s#13000738     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS and one long accidental FS right across the main plate, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on rose gilt bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands mismatched and in need of mint replacements of appropriate style; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, unevenly distributed around the bezel ET, with substantial buffing wear to the pendant (use rouge, not tripoli for goodness' sake!), some MFS and a scratch, no dents or dings; bow is replaced GF, crown is perfect replacement with little wear; good glass crystal; great internal condition, fine case, but one will have to replace the gold pendant for a near mint effect overall, which can be done with less fuss than one might think $850 - $1,050
287 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator (not working), 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original (NOS) Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TS Canadian dial with 24-hour indications, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#25340589     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, WI not functional, gummy winding, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings with slight marring to cock cap, light oxide patches on bright work, very few tiny patches on winding wheels; dial with faint hls at center, 10 and below seconds; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide; original or NOS case shows light wear or polishing through the plating to finely polished metal surface beneath, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with plating wear, crown shows complete plating wear; glass crystal with numerous edge chips; NOTE: it is unknown if the WI parts are there or not, at least the central hub is $400 - $600
288 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard hunting model 1892, 18S, coin silver recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, small circular checkerboard center with peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene surround, s#6026009     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS and some smaller more heavily scratched spots, good slots & settings with some marring to cock cap and 4th wheel setting, tiny oxide on gilt bright work, fine winding wheels (MFS only); dial has clean hl at 1:30; hands in fine blue; recase shows very light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, a few small dents or dings in the band; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
289 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co KW model, 10S, 18K rose gold original HC by Wise of Brooklyn NY, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement with expansion balance, 15J, gilt mvt, s#388364     Mvt: NR, staff good, very gummy, plates show tarnish, toning, light staining, some fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, a couple of oxide patches on bright work; dial with hl at 5, edge microflecks; hands in mint blue, fine matched replacements of slightly heavier weight than originals; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, lovely color, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, push shows little wear but has tiny missing section of reeded edge, one reed wide; clean plastic crystal $600 - $900
290 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857, 18S, massive 5oz coin silver original Waltham case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#523788, exceptionally clean     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fine gilding, very few long MFS, a small region of scuffing or lift, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, brilliant blue work, bimetallic balance looks mint; dial perfect; hands in fine medium blue, oxide on hub; original massive case with excellent gold hinges and lift action shows light overall wear, fine polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow excellent, push shows light wear; glass crystal with small chip at 12, excess glue residue; excellent example in high condition $350 - $500
291 APW - Waltham model 1894, 12S, 14K OF original Roy HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#16992275     Mvt: Runs, motion OK, has poising errors, plates pretty clean, very little oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with multiple hls; hands good but missing seconds (post is there); original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, some nicks in bezel; bow good, crown shows light wear; worn glass crystal $500 - $700
292 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett, 16S, 14K original BWCCo HC with weighted band, SW-SS, WE-faux DSD, lever escapement, 17J, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surround, s#19004180     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, small errors in round & flat, plates show a few MFS, good slots but tarnished & lightly marred settings, light oxide on bright work with numerous patches on winding wheels; dial perfect but for small edge fleck under 30 minute mark; hands in good blue, some rubbing, oxide & color variation; original light gauge case with weighted band shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dents & dings including deep ding at base of band, all due to light gauge; bow good, crown shows light wear; dirty plastic crystal in replacement bezel of thin width $600 - $800
293 APW - Waltham, William Ellery KW model, 18S, unusual "Albata metal" original silver-plated nickel alloy case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with steel balance, 11J, gilt mvt, s#130232, Civil War period     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good original gilding, tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny patches on winding cup disc; dial perfect but for a tiny edge fleck at 10 and tiny edge fracture outside 4; hands in fine variant blue, the minute a bit dark; unusual original case shows medium wear, some tarnish or etching, plating loss, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, push is machined replacement; good glass crystal; one of the earliest uses of nickel alloy in American watch cases $250 - $450
294 PW lot (2) - 21J Hampden 16S McKinley OF, good case and mvt, dial w/ one very light hl at 6; 12S Ball Waltham YGF OF 17J Commercial Standard PS, good dial, mvt and case; both running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
295 PW lot (2) - Ball Waltham 16S YGF OF 19J, clean case and mvt, dial w/ large chip at 10; 18S Rockford SW M6 exposed escapement in silver HC, gummy mvt, fine case, dial w/ large chip at 5, hls     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $500
296 PW lot (2) - Clean Hamilton 992 in original case; clean Hamilton 917 14K OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
297 PW lot (2) - Elgin 16S 21J Father Time, dial hl, chrome case; clean YGF 16S 21J Father Time     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
298 PW lot (2) - Elgin 18S grade 349 21J, SO case; Elgin HC, fine case and mvt, reproduction steamboat dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
299 PW lot (2) - Elgin 6S SW in fancy 14K HC, NR, hls; 0S Swiss lady's 18K in demi HC, running, fine dial and mvt     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
300 PW lot (2) - Franklin Watch Co 18S 17J HC; Standard 14S NR; both in clean silver and gold HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $300
301 PW lot (2) - Grossman 18S YGF box hinge; 16S Elgin BWR 21J YGF OF; both running with good cases and dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
302 PW lot (2) - Hamilton 16S 17J Wheeler, niello silver case, contract for "W R Heinrich New York," NR, fine case, dial hls; 16S Elgin YGF w/ GF chain, grade 291, running, good dial and brassy case, missing minute hand     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $450
303 PW Lot (2) - Hamilton 21J 18S 942, runs, dial hls; South Bend 227, runs     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $400
304 PW lot (2) - Hamilton 992 w/ some case wear, good dial, running; Hamilton 992, SO case, running, clean     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
305 PW lot (2) - Hampden 16S 21J OF McKinley, clean, running; Hamilton 18S 21J GRO, dial with hls     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition reports available $400 - $500
306 PW lot (2) - Hampden 18S 21J New Railway; Hampden 15J Railway; both recased and running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
307 PW lot (2) - Hampden 18S J P Stevens s#70297 KWKS in coin HC, running but gummy, good case and mvt, dial w/ some hls; Waltham M57 18S PSB s#366561 running but gummy, coin silver case, movement stains, dial w/ small filled-in chip at 4     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
308 PW lot (2) - Howard Keystone 17J, good dial and mvt, case w/ several pin-point dings; Hamilton 974 Special w/ good Montgomery dial; both running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
309 PW lot (2) - Illinois 14K 12S OF; Gruen 14K 12S Veri-thin Precision     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
310 PW lot (2) - Illinois 16S 21J A Lincoln, recased; Elgin 16S 21J, recased; both very clean and running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
311 PW lot (2) - Illinois 16S 21J nickel alloy SO case; 16S 21J Waltham "Warwick" movement     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
312 PW lot (2) - Illinois 18S 21J Bunn Special, SO case, good dial and mvt; 16S Illinois 21J 60 hour Bunn Special, recased     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $500
313 PW lot (2) - Illinois 18S Mason s#4054 KWKS, good Silverode case and movement, dial w/ short hls; Elgin Veritas 21J in silverode case, SW LS, good dial, case and mvt; both running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
314 PW lot (2) - Illinois 21J; Elgin 12S 14KWG     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
315 PW lot (2) - Illinois 6S 14K HC, sharp, good dial and mvt; 18K OF Swiss 45mm, good mvt and case, light scratch on dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $700
316 PW lot (2) - Illinois Bunn Special 18S 21J, SO case; 16S 21J Bunn Special, dial hl, brassing on case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
317 PW lot (2) - Keystone Howard HC M1905 16S s#855176 running, good case and dial w/ chip at 9; 12S M1908 17J series 7 runs, good recase, dial and mvt     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
318 PW Lot (2) - Lady's 14K Elgin contract HC; Waltham 14K HC NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
319 PW lot (2) - Lord Elgin 12S 14KWG; Waltham Royal 14KYG; both with clean dials cases, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
320 PW lot (2) - Recased Ball s#B207730 w/ broken hinge, running; Hamilton Montgomery dial Railway Special     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
321 PW lot (2) - Rockford 17J grade 575; Rockford 17J grade 566     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
322 PW lot (2) - Rockford 17J Winnebago, clean but recased; clean Illinois 16S 21J Bunn Special     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
323 PW lot (2) - Rockford 18S KW sterling silver recase; Rockford grade 825 17J for Mermod Jaccard and Co (St Louis)     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
324 PW lot (2) - South Bend 16S recased 227 w/ clean dial, running; Studebaker 16S, brassy case and tired dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
325 PW lot (2) - South Bend grade 227 in clean recase w/ good Montgomery dial; South Bend Studebaker 21J in GRO w/ good DSD     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $500
326 PW lot (2) - Swiss 18K OF "John Harrison" on mvt, lacking crystal; Russian Roskopf pin set NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $450
327 PW lot (2) - Swiss 18K YG OF SW 48mm, NR; octagonal Elgin Giant 14K case only     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $550 - $750
328 PW lot (2) - Swiss contracts for H Henzell 18S silveroid OF SW     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $100 - $200
329 PW lot (2) - Swiss Waltham 17J, fine 18KWG AWWCo case, 12S, running; 14KYG OF Elgin 12S, fine dial and mvt, loose plastic crystal     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
330 PW lot (2) - Trenton 18S OF chronograph, loose stem and hairlined dial; recased Howard N-S s#220255 with clean E Howard and Co dial, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
331 PW lot (2) - Turkish market silver KW, incomplete balance assembly, Turkish dial, 51mm; Benedict Brothers, NY, fine silver hunter with Swiss mvt, possibly Longines or similar St Imier manufacture, 47mm; with chain fragment & key     Benedict Brothers in GRO, nice case & dial, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $100 - $200
332 PW lot (2) - Very clean Hamilton 992 with bar-over-crown case, running; clean 992     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
333 PW lot (2) - Waltham 14K OF 12S; lady's diamond-set Waltham pendant HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
334 PW lot (2) - Waltham 18S HC in 9K; Elgin 14K 10S HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $750
335 PW lot (2) - Waltham 21J SW-LS 845 OF YGF, runs, clean case, dial and mvt; Waltham 16S 21J LS M1908, runs, clean case, dial and mvt     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
336 PW lot (2) - Waltham 845 18S OF; 21J Vanguard both running w/ good cases     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
337 PW lot (2) - Waltham Crescent St 21J 16S, clean case, dial and mvt; clean Waltham 21J grade 645 in SO case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
338 PW lot (2) Clean 12 size 14K - Illinois A Lincoln; Waltham Riverside A Both GRO     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
339 PW lot (2) Elgin - 18S clean coin hunter OF; fancy dial H H Taylor in coin case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
340 PW lot (2) Elgin - Lord Elgin 12-14S clean dress watch; 14K Elgin Wheeler in Wheeler marked case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
341 PW lot (2) Hamilton - 17J 14KWG in Hamilton stiff bow case, hands rusted; grade 912 in 14KYG case, dial discolored; both running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
342 PW lot (2) Hamilton - 992E 21J 16S recased; 992 21J in display case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
343 PW lot (2) Hamilton 16S 992, clean cases, DSD, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $450
344 PW lot (2) Hamilton 18S - 21J grade 940, clean recase, mvt and dial; 21J grade 940 s#268531, poor hands, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
345 PW lot (2) Hamilton M23 chronographs, PS, running, one w/ military markings, one w/ markings buffed off     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
346 PW lot (2) Hamilton OF running - 952 YGF PS; 990 21J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
347 PW lot (2) Hampden 16S 21J, both running, one is McKinley     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
348 PW lot (2) Howard - Series 11 21J GF chronometer running, fine case, dial w/ many hls; Series V s#1110641 19J, running, good case, one dial hl     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
349 PW lot (2) Illinois - 16S 19J Burlington YGF; 16S 19J Bunn; both clean and running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
350 PW lot (2) Illinois 21J 16S 60 hour Bunn Specials, both cases with light brassing, good mvts and dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
351 PW lot (2) Illinois Bunn Special - 23J with damaged dial, clean case & mvt; 21J w/ good DSD, running but with brassing on case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
352 PW lot (2) Illinois Sangamo Specials, 21J, both w/ clean mvts and dials, one w/ brassy case, other recased but clean     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $600
353 PW lot (2) Keystone Howards - Series 0 23J w/ broken pivot; Series 11 21J w/ bad center jewel     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
354 PW lot (2) Ladies' 14K floral and ET HC pendants, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
355 PW lot (2) Movado purse watches - Silver case w/ poor dial; base metal case with good dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $350
356 PW lot (2) OF - Contract three finger bridge 16S YG; Waltham Premier Vanguard 23J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
357 PW lot (2) OF, running - Waltham Vanguard 18S 23J YGF; Elgin Veritas 21J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
358 PW lot (2) Purse watches - Tiffany and Co in leather case, running; Wyler NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
359 PW lot (2) Running Hamilton - 17J in 14KWG Hamilton marked case; WGF sector seconds in marked case, dial w/ some scratches, lacking hour hand     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
360 PW lot (2) Seikosha - Seikosha chronograph s#1111, original nickel alloy case, running, fine case and dial; Seikosha s#4616, clean mvt and case, loose stem and crown, discolored dial, missing seconds hand     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
361 PW lot (2) Swiss - Triple calendar moon phase gun metal, running with fine dial and case; Timing and Repeating 14S OF chronograph in silver, running, with fine case and dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
362 Watch lot (2) - PW & WW; Swiss for Abercrombie and Fitch; Cricket Alarm by Vulcain, NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
363 PW & Jewelry lot (3) items - SGDG 8-day PW with outside escapement; Elgin 17J GF 12S; both running w/ good dials, mvts and cases; jade and diamond pendant w/ light gold chain     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
364 PW lot (3) - 16S 17J recased Rockford Winnebago, dial hls; 16S Gruen & Sons s#66351, dial hls; 18S Illinois Miller transition s#68318 w/ very good dial, case and mvt; all running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
365 PW lot (3) - Ball Elgin 16J; Elgin 17J 16S HC; Elgin 18S OF split plate; all running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
366 PW lot (3) - Contract for Brillman, Albany, NR, good case & dial, mvt needs cleaning; Rockford Winnebago grade 400, running, fancy dial, needs crystal; Rockford 16S contract watch 17J, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $350
367 PW lot (3) - Elgin 21J Father Time, clean case, running, excellent Montgomery DSD; Ball Hamilton clean recased 999, running; 12S 21J Rockford w/ gold train, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
368 PW lot (3) - Elgin 9K 8S clean HC w/ running mvt; Elgin 14K 0S; Swiss contract 14K OF 0S     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
369 PW lot (3) - Hamilton 927 HC w/ chain; Hamilton 927 HC; Plymouth Watch Co (Illinois) 18S OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $350
370 PW lot (3) - Hamilton 927 in 18S YGF HC; Illinois 18S in original coin HC; 17J Hampden contract 18S     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $500
371 PW lot (3) - Hamilton 972; Hamilton 974 w/ Electric Railway Special dial; Hamilton 978 w/ Electric Railway Special dial; all running with good cases and mvts     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
372 PW lot (3) - Hamilton 992; Hamilton 941; very clean Hamilton 992B in bar-over-crown case; all running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $750
373 PW lot (3) - Howard s#913196 w/ clean dial, SO case and mvt; 17J Keystone in original case w/ damaged dial; Howard 14K LS case only     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $550 - $750
374 PW lot (3) - New York Watch Co Geo Sam Rice silver HC s#23562; recased Will Gilbert KW; Hampden Chester Woolworth KW     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
375 PW lot (3) - R W Thornes and Son, Albany with V&C mvt, 42mm running; Swiss high relief religious SW, running; Swiss silver OF KW w/ heavily chased mvt     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $700
376 PW lot (3) - Rockford 18S NI SO case s#349896; Rockford 16S 15J OF; Rockford YGF 17J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
377 PW lot (3) - Rockford Winnebago s#782394 OF SW LS; Hamilton 922 23J SW SS; 12S Illinois A Lincoln SW-SS OF; all three running with good cases, dials and mvts     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $700
378 PW lot (3) - Studebaker 12S WGF OF 21J mvt, running; Hamilton 902 14K, running; Waltham gold 6S HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $550
379 PW lot (3) - Thomas Moser niello plunge 1/4 hour repeater NR, as is; 1/4 hour repeating travel clock, running; 16S Swiss gunmetal (rough) Neutra calendar w/ visible escapement and good dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
380 PW lot (3) - Tremont 18S OF s#8627 coin KWKS running; Waltham 21J 645; Waltham 15J contract; the last two both w/ clean mvts, cases and dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
381 PW lot (3) - U S Watch Co 18S HC s#400618; 18S Rockford KW, clean mvt marked "Extra" in original coin case; Swiss 17J Landis Colonel in very worn 18S case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $600
382 PW lot (3) - Waltham Royal 16S 17J, runs; Illinois Bunn 16S 19J with clean mvt, dial hls; Elgin Veritas 23J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
383 PW lot (3) 14K ladies' HC pendant     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $550 - $750
384 PW lot (3) 14K solid gold 12S - Waltham Royal 17J; Lord Elgin 19J; Elgin G M Wheeler     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $600 - $800
385 PW lot (3) Hamilton - 992 in display case, running; 4992B, runs but w/ loose stem; 977, good mvt but no stem; all w/ good dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
386 PW lot (3) Hamilton - Clean 973, 974 and 990, all ticking     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
387 PW lot (3) Hamilton - Grade 992 YGF s#330969, running; 992B Railway Special; 992 21J s#379976     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $600
388 PW lot (3) Illinois 16S GF - 21J Bunn Special, dial hls and small case dents; 19J Bunn w/ good case, dial damage; 21J A Lincoln w/ good case, dial hls     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
389 PW lot (3) Illinois YGF 16S - 19J Bunn Special; 19J Victory; 21J Illinois     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
390 PW lot (3) Ladies' 14K HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $700
391 PW lot (3) Ladies' 14K pendant HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $550 - $750
392 PW lot (3) OF - Omega silver; Hallmark mvt and dial only; Swiss chronograph 18S silver     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $300
393 PW lot (3) Running - Hamilton 3992B 16S 22J PS; Elgin Father Time 16S 21J; Elgin 19J BWR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
394 PW lot (4) - 10K box hinge; 3 YGF HC; all as is     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
395 PW lot (4) - Aurora 18S silver s#16570; Waltham Vanguard 19J; two SW Elgin 18S in ore cases; all complete but need cleaning     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
396 PW lot (4) - Clean 18S SW OF Hampden for Glover & Roberts NI mvt s#345867; 18S OF Waltham 17J Riverside; Waltham 18S HC w/ fancy dial; 8S Waltham OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
397 PW lot (4) - Clean Lancaster mvt s#19765 in poor case; 18S Illinois contract for Hoenninger NY; 16S South Bend grade 215 as is; clean Washington Watch Co     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
398 PW lot (4) - Columbus North Star 16S in clean sterling recase; recased YGF 16S Columbus s#90623; Illinois Sangamo 16S 21RJ recased, ticking but lacking crown; Elgin 16S OF, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $700
399 PW lot (4) - Elgin 0S 7J grade 320 14K HC NR; Elgin 6S GF HC grade 295, running; Waltham 0S grade 65 GF with 12KGF chain, running; Hampden Molly Stark, running; all with good cases     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
400 PW lot (4) - Elgin 16S 21J 3-finger-bridge, running; US Watch Co 3/0S in 14K HC, running; Waltham 14K 17J Royal in fine case, running; 6S GF multi-color Illinois     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $600 - $900
401 PW lot (4) - Elgin lady's 6S 14K HC NR; Hampden 18S Gladiator, running; New York Watch Co Chas Hayward, running; 8-day Hebdomas, NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $450
402 PW lot (4) - Illinois 18S KW HC; Waltham 21J Riverside; Hamilton 12S 912; Elgin 16S 15J; most are ticking     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
403 PW lot (4) - Illinois Electric Railroad, brassing on case; Hamilton 974 recased; Illinois 16S 17J HC; 18S KW SW HC Leader coin case only     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
404 PW lot (4) - Illinois recased 18S OF 21J Abe Lincoln; Hunke and Fish, Albany 16S contract HC; Elgin 18S HC Currier; silver cased verge fusee     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
405 PW lot (4) - Illinois Stewart 16S, clean & running; Illinois 15J recased, running; Illinois 15J contract for Schwartz; 18S Illinois recased 17J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
406 PW lot (4) - Juvenia 15J travel cased silver purse watch; two base metal purse watches; 12S souvenir watch in brass case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
407 PW lot (4) - New York Standard chronograph, running; Hampden Continental silver HC, running; Borel Courvoisier KW, running; Waltham 12S 15J silver HC NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $650
408 PW lot (4) - South Bend Studebaker, stiff bow, broken balance staff; Illinois 21J, running; Waltham 6S GF HC NR; Swiss Raketa     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
409 PW lot (4) - Three 16S Burlington 21J w/ clean cases, dials and mvts; 17J Illinois Capitol w/ clean mvt, poor dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
410 PW lot (4) - Two Illinois 16S A Lincoln 21J w/ bad staffs; South Bend grade 227 as-is; Hamilton 992, running; Hamilton 956, poor case, dial hl     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
411 PW lot (4) - US Watch Co Marion Wm Alexander 18S KW s#23237 recased, clean dial; Howard Series IV mvt and dial; Columbus Railroad King 18S s#215299 two tone mvt, damaged dial, poor case; Columbus contract 18S NI KW s#73111     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
412 PW lot (4) - V&C mvt & dial 33mm s#277129 in protective case; Rockford 16S HC Iroquis; Rockford 16S 15J; Waterbury GF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $350
413 PW lot (4) - Verge fusee silver case calendar with key; John Forrest silver case; oversized tortoise shell pair case; Hebdomas 3 dial parts watch     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $1,000
414 PW lot (4) - Very clean Hamilton 975; clean Elgin 6S 14K HC; Waltham 6S HC; clean South Bend 6S GF HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
415 PW lot (4) - Waltham "Opera" Ruby mvt, running, lacking minute hand, good dial, case and mvt; 16S Keystone Howard 17J S11 s#1118679, running, good case, dial hls; recased Keystone Howard; Swiss gold and enamel pendant     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
416 PW lot (4) - Waltham 21J Crescent St (misspelled stamping on mvt); two 18S Elgins, one with brassy case; Hamilton 976 s#60776 recased, dial hl; all running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
417 PW lot (4) - Waltham Sterling OF; Keystone Howard 16S 17J; Longines 17J OF; South Bend grade 211 OF 16S 17J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
418 PW lot (4) - Washington 18S Liberty Bell very worn case; Waltham KW s#425086 runs sluggishly; Elgin 18S OF SW; Rockford 18S KW s#42528 in original silver HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
419 PW lot (4) - West End Watch Co 18S SW; Raymond Ducane chronograph; Waltham 16S 21J grade 645; Waltham 18S, fancy dial with hls, recased     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
420 PW lot (4) 14K ladies' pendant watches - Three HC and one OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $600 - $1,100
421 PW lot (4) 18S Hamiltons - Grade 924 17J; 926 17J; 936 17J s#6558; 21J 940; all running, 3 w/ fine dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
422 PW lot (4) Contract watches - 18S Rockford YGF HC KWKS s#15459 marked "Extra" on good mvt, good dial, case brassy; 18S Rockford J Frishman Cripple Creek Colo, good OF SO case, chip in dial; 16S Hamilton 974 YGF 17J, good dial, mvt and case; 16S Illinois Model I LS, runs slowly, good case, mvt and dial, hour hand missing; first three are running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
423 PW lot (4) Elgin - 16S 14K BWR 21J, clean case, dial and mvt; 18S with dial hls; Elgin 16S 3-finger-bridge 17J, running, recased; Elgin 7J 16S NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
424 PW lot (4) Hamilton - 954, 956, and two 972s, one w/ good Montgomery dial, all running, three w/ fine dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
425 PW lot (4) Hamilton - Three 21J, running but w/ problem dials; 16S 975 NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $600
426 PW lot (4) Hamilton - Two grade 921 21J 12S in Hamilton marked cases, w/ clean dials and mvts; 920 23J WGF; 900 GF 19J needing cleaning; the first three are running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $500
427 PW lot (4) Hamilton 16S in good hinged cases - 17J grade 972; 17J grade 974; 16J grade 976; 17J grade 978; all with dial defects     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
428 PW lot (4) Hamilton running - Grade 928 18S base metal OF; 936 in brassy case; 972 in brassy case; display cased s#87846     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $500
429 PW lot (4) Hampden - 16S 15J w/ two tone mvt; 16S 23J SR (very brassy case); 16S 21J grade 105 NR; 18S 19J Railway     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $450
430 PW lot (4) Hampden - 18S SW 16J recase NR; 18S 17J recase NR; M108 NR; Hampden 16S 21J "Ohioan" NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
431 PW lot (4) items - Waltham YGF Riverside Maximus in 3/0 HC; Waltham 6/0 size w/ O'Hara style dial in YGF HC; Hampden 18S YGF 15J; US military compass     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
432 PW lot (4) Ladies' pendants - Three in 14K HC, one in silver OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $750
433 PW lot (4) Ladies' watches - 3/0S 14K OF; 6S 14K HC; Elgin 3/0S mvt only; Elgin YGF 6S     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
434 PW lot (4) Walthams - 18S KW, running, dial hls; 18S SW, running, dial hls; two 16S OF SWs, running; all four w/ clean cases     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
435 PW lot (5) - Elgin 14S; Hamilton 992; Waltham 21J 645; Yankee Ingersoll; 18S YGF case only     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
436 PW lot (5) - Elgin 16S 21J BWR, runs; Columbus 18S transitional, runs; two 18S Seth Thomas split plates, running; New York to Paris dollar watch (Lindbergh)     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
437 PW lot (5) - Elgin 573; Non Magnetic Watch Co in silver case; recased Waltham w/ gold flashed mvt; Hampden 17J McKinley; dollar watch; all NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $300
438 PW lot (5) - Four Waltham - One silver w/ gold inlay HC; one lacking front cover; one 16S 17J Riverside; one in display case; 16S US Watch Co     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
439 PW lot (5) - Hamilton 18S 940 21J; 12S Studebaker; 6S Waltham HC; Equity 7J; clean Elgin 17J, chrome case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $300
440 PW lot (5) - Illinois 18S recased KW; English Thos Blundell railway timekeeper; Philadelphia Watch Co s#6020, recased, running with fine dial; Coleman 24 hour nightlight; Washington Watch Co 16S, 17J, Liberty Bell     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
441 PW lot (5) - Illinois 18S transition HC; Hamilton 16S 17J HC; Illinois 16S 17J HC; South Bend 289 in clean YGF case; 12S 21J YGF Illinois Burlington HC; all watches w/ good dials and running mvts     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
442 PW lot (5) - Illinois 19J Monarch; clean 21J Illinois Bunn Special; Am Watch Co 17S HC; Waltham 16S 15J OF; Seth Thomas 18S SW     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
443 PW lot (5) - Illinois Currier KWKS in original silver HC; Longines 18S YGF HC; Burlington 21J GF with dial hls; Illinois 17J; Burlington 21J with RN dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
444 PW lot (5) - Irish Dublin Wm Barr s#5737, inner case and mvt only; Waltham HC Hillside; two ladies' GF HC pendants; Illinois Miller mvt and dial only, broken third wheel     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
445 PW lot (5) - Lancaster in fine coin HC NR; Elgin fancy dial 12S OF, running; NY Standard 8S clean; Waltham Riverside, running, very clean; recased 15J Waltham 16S     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
446 PW lot (5) - Swiss 16S 25J Waltham OF YGF, running; Waltham 15J M83 in brassy case, running; 18S Washington Liberty Bell 17J, gummy, good case; Illinois Plymouth 18S base metal 17J; Illinois Time King 17J 18S OF silveroid, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
447 PW lot (5) - Swiss pendant w/ enamel, blue and gold back, NR; Swiss w/ split pearls on bezel and back; clean Waltham 0S HC running; Waltham 0S fancy case running; Waltham 3/0 size gummy mvt     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
448 PW lot (5) - Swiss Silver OF pin-set 15J, very sharp, marked "Longitude" on dial and mvt, runs; Swiss 18K OF case 47mm w/ married mvt and discolored dial; Swiss pin-set silver pendant w/ three dimensional bird and snake on case back; verge silver cased fusee; V&C mvt and dial in a sharp ET GF recase, s#313080     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $600 - $800
449 PW lot (5) - Swiss triple calendar, running, poor case; Waltham 18S 17J HC; Rockford SW 17J; Keystone 19J; 10S YGF case only     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
450 PW lot (5) - Three Walthams, two Elgins, all ticking     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $350
452 PW lot (5) - Waltham 18S HC; Waltham 16S, seconds at 3; Waltham 16S contract; Waltham Royal; Hampden McKinley is the only one running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $400
453 PW lot (5) - Waltham 8S w/ seconds at 3; Illinois 12S, clean; Longines 12S; Waltham 12S, silver cased; English Erhardt fusee; all clean ticking watches     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
454 PW lot (5) English silver cased fusees, complete but NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
455 PW lot (5) Zero-size - Four in 14K, one in 12K; two of these are OF, two are HC, one is missing front cover     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $550
456 Watch lot (5) items - 18K white gold Edwardian ring watch set with diamonds, better grade Swiss lever; .935 silver & guilloche enamel ball watch on associated pin, ticks, better grade Swiss lever; Cyma Tavannes stainless square automatic water-resistant "Watersport" NR; 14K white gold Wittnauer lady's WW set with diamonds, ticks; 18K long rectangular Movado lady's WW, ticks, triple signed, Swiss hallmarks     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $750
457 PW lot (6) - Elgin 6S 14K HC NR; 6S Elgin YGF HC, running w/ nice case, dial and mvt; 0S YGF Waltham HC, running, clean dial, case and mvt; 0S Elgin, fine case, NR, dial hl; 0S Waltham YGF, running, fancy dial; Swiss YGF 0S HC, good case and dial, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
458 PW lot (6) - Hamilton 956; Burlington 19J lacking hands but otherwise complete; Lancaster KW s#41111; 18S New Columbus, poor dial; clean Elgin 16S YGF HC; Elgin 16S silver HC; some running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
459 PW lot (6) - Illinois 18S SO SW; "The American" dollar watch; Hampden 18S Stilson contract w/ poor case; unmarked silver verge pair case w/ alarm; Sentinel rotating seconds dollar watch; Swiss w/ cut-away mvt and compass     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
460 PW lot (6) - Seth Thomas 3/4 plate s#66785, fine case, dial and mvt; Illinois 18S 15J s#332300, very clean; Columbus 18S s#28061; Elgin 16S 17J HC; 15J OF Elgin; 16S Equity; most in running order     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
461 PW lot (6) - Three clean GF pendants; 17J Keystone Howard; two 12S Illinois     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
462 PW lot (6) - Unusual Howard recased 10S mvt s#500504; Keystone 17J Howard; Illinois marked 121 in display case; Swiss contract Darby 16S OF; Waltham and Elgin 16S mvts     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
463 PW lot (6) - Waltham 21J Crescent St; 17J Rockford Iroquois; Hampden 17J 16S McKinley; Elgin; Illinois; Keystone Howard NR; first three running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $700
464 PW lot (6) 18S - BWR 17J Elgin OF, running; Seth Thomas OF, running; silver HC Elgin NR; Rockford Silverine OF, running, w/ good case, dial and mvt; Illinois YGF w/ locomotive on mvt s#703685, gummy, good Canadian dial, front cover hinge broken; more     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
465 PW lot (6) Ladies' YGF pendants, running, including one piecrust form w/ polychrome dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $400
466 PW lot (6) plus antique desk - Swiss silver KW; Swiss Lancet SW; Swiss Prevote 15J; Swiss Zenith silver hunter (rust in mvt); Swiss generic; Waltham 16S lacking front cover; all together with an early Walnut writing desk, brass bound (missing some binding), recessed brass handles & quill pen     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $100 - $200
467 PW lot (7) Ladies' solid gold and GF pendants - Two Elgin 14K HC; Columbus GF HC; Waltham 14K HC; two Elgin GF HC; Waltham GF HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
468 Watch lot (7) - Elgin 16S 17J OF, clean; Elgin 12S 15J HC, clean; Waltham 17J OF 18S; Wittnauer WW; Elgin Shockmaster WW; two Bulova WW; most in running order     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $300
469 PW lot (8) Elgin 12S - Seven OF, three of which run and have good dials & cases; one HC w/ GF chain, running with good dial and case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
470 Watch lot (8) items - Rockford 18S SW s#332617; Elgin 574; Waltham 14S Bond St, original silver case; Hamilton 910 mvt and dial only; Arnold Adams 13J lever NR; Howard mvt and dial only; modern Mickey Mouse     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
471 Watch lot (8) items - Seven mostly running PWs and one NR purse watch - 16S Illinois 3FB recased, good case and dial; 6/0 Ruby Waltham HC, good case and dial; 0S Illinois fancy dial, missing front cover; South Bend 0S HC, good dial and case; 6S Seth Thomas HC NR; 16S Elgin clean mvt, dial hl; Movado purse watch NR but clean     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
472 Watch lot (10) - Six generic WWs; four small ladies' pendant watches     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $300
473 PW lot (18) items - 15 PWs and 3 chains, including five 18S, six 16S and four 12S, several running, most NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
474 PW lot (18) items - Ten clean HC, several running; 6 others up to 12S; 2 chains     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $500
475 PW lot (19) Mvts - English fusees, duplex, August Salzsman, many w/ clean dials, many running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $800
476 PW lot (65+) items - Dials and movements, many running, mostly American, 0S thru 18S     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
501 Jewelry - Superbly carved hardstone cameo carving of the Virgin Mary, with hands clasped and grief-stricken countenance, in solid gold and enamel pendant frame with bezel behind to accept image or miniature (lacking cover), with Estruscan twist wire-work, blue enamel flutes, white enamel beading, 45mm x 54mm (72mm with bale), 22.0 dwt total weight (34.2 g), with indistinct touch-mark on jump-ring, Italian, 19th century, of Castellani quality, signed by the artist, A Lanzi (followed by "F" for fecit or fabricante, etc)     The hardstone carving is nearly perfect, a couple of micro-flecks on the edge of the incredibly thin veil, and only a natural line within the stone visible in the background when held up to the light; the inner enamel is perfect save for one white button; the outer edge buttons are chipped in almost half of the total while the frame remains in excellent condition; behind the cameo, one has a place to put an image of the loved one that one is presumably mourning, but this thin chamber would typically have had a thin and virtually flush bezel plus possibly a mica shield; this is an exceedingly fine example of the hardstone cameo carver's art, blessed with a signature $1,800 - $2,800
502 Jewelry - Exceptional antique Victorian gold, diamond, pearl and hardstone cameo pendant depicting Jesus with crown of thorns, 80mm length from top of bale to bottom of drop, set with 88 mine-cut stones ranging in weight from less than a point to .40 carats, set also with 12 pearls in surround (representing the Apostles), the cameo of banded agate from gray to orange to white, carefully carved as to suggest bleeding from the thorns, total weight 16.0 dwt (24.8 g)     Shows little wear; the hardstone has been cracked from edge to edge in sickle shape from beneath Christ's beard across his chest & straight to the bottom with small loss of stone beneath the beard in the background; as well there is one tiny diamond chip missing in the center of the lower loop; the back has a threaded hole to accept the threaded base for a hinged pin, with folding clasp across from it; the bale could be slid off the frame to allow wearing as a brooch, the pin itself has been removed to facilitate wearing as a pendant; only the hinged pin and threaded base is missing; an extraordinary cameo collectible in one of the finest settings $1,500 - $2,500
503 Jewelry - Magnificent oversize stone cameo pin/pendant in solid gold frame with Etruscan bead-work, 54mm x 63mm without bale, Italian, 19th century, unsigned and unmarked, reminiscent of Castellani, probably 15K, 39.4 dwt total weight, (61.1 g)     Complete, agate cameo flawless, bale option probably added later but well-matched, bead & filigree work complete, tarnish staining from silver content in this particular gold alloy, minor denting to top of frame; will need only minor straightening, and the black tarnish will vanish with mild muriatic acid cleaning and immediate baking soda scrubbing; a superb look and size $1,500 - $2,500
504 Jewelry - Italian Estruscan revival fully dimensional hardstone cameo brooch set in 15K gold with enamel cloisons and buttons, in the manner of Castellani, unsigned, with later 14K posts for pin and clasp, 42mm x 50mm, total weight 19.7 dwt (30.6 g), the dimensional full-relief bust likely of the goddess Athena, with flowers in her hair     The cameo is perfect, the upper edge of the frame has a slight dent from impact, two of the white cloisons (cells) have slight surface fractures or chips as a result, but the enamel remains complete otherwise $1,200 - $1,800
505 Jewelry - Very unusual Egyptian Revival solid gold, enamel and full-relief carved onyx pin depicting ancient Egyptian Queen with full headdress in Phaoronic Egyptian style, surrounded by heiroglyphs in relief, probably Italian, circa 1850, probably 15K or higher, 36mm x 45mm, 12.7 dwt total weight (19.7 g)     Hardstone onyx carving is perfect, evocative of the basalt carvings found in ancient Egypt, possibly a depiction of Nefertiti, about 20-30% of the black enamel outer surround has been chipped or distressed in some way, while there is very little loss to the headdress and the pin itself is intact, with only minor bending to the top of the frame in back; a most interesting piece from the earlier Egyptian Revival period circa 1850 $1,100 - $1,600
506 Jewelry - Fine Italian hardstone cameo set in gold with pearl surround, 20th century, older style gold bale, exceptional rose color to agate ground, exquisitely rendered woman's head, 39mm x 50mm, 25.7 dwt total weight (24.3 g)     In fine condition, natural lines within stone only, slight roughness at top of beaded hairpiece, some glue on back of pearls to secure, bale earlier & probably 15K (which is then gilt), the frame itself probably 18K, jump ring cut but strong $700 - $1,100
507 Jewelry - Angel skin coral cameo in heavy 14K frame by Dingwall, good high relief carving & engraving, 33mm x 27mm, gross weight 6.0 dwt (9.2 g), pivoting bale & split-ring for alternate use as pendant     Light wear to cameo surface, no cracks or chips, clean frame, replaced metal pin, gold mount & clasp good $200 - $400
508 Jewelry lot (2) Antique gold & hardstone cameo brooches - Italian 15K with gold wash & Etruscan wire work, rose ground, twin profiles, the inner in white, the outer with burnt orange tones to beard & head-scarf, 30mm x 24mm; the second in 18K with head of satyr in brown on white ground, probably French, with mine-cut diamonds set in silver foliate mounts, with later 14K hinged jump ring professionally added for pendant option, 45mm x 39mm to scroll tips; gross weight of pair 18.8 dwt (29.3 g)     Italian cameo with tiny chip to nose of background profile, crack apparent through head-scarf, pin apparently added in lieu of post construction visible in center of back bracket; satyr with crack beneath bust, iron stained, silver tarnished black, heavy gold construction to frame; both finely carved $500 - $900
509 EPW - Tiffany, Reed & Cie, 57 Rue de Chateaudun, Paris, exceptional lady's 18K gold, silver, diamond, Limoges enamel & garnet Art Nouveau pendant watch with chatelaine in original box, the ebauche in the style of the successor firm of Louis Benjamin Audemars, bearing serial number beneath the dial of 10615 followed by a 9 on its back, the five digits consistent with Audemars serial number ranges but open to interpretation - the six digit number, 106159 would be consistent with Patek Philippe who used this Audemars style caliber with similar HS stud and counterpoise, and we have found in our own inventory a nearly identical mvt signed Patek Philippe from the 86,000 range; Leroy & Cie as well contracted Audemars products but with classic Audemars stud style - the watch measuring 32mm in diameter, the watch & chatelaine together measuring about 118mm in total length, 18K OF original case with 26 silver mounted mine cut diamonds (one missing) surrounding a large garnet domed cabochon, the interior of the case with Renaissance revival style portrait of man in Limoges enamel, SW-SS, fancy WED with teal & gold accents signed "Tiffany & Co, Geneve," fully capped lever escapement, 18-19J, gilt mvt signed Tiffany & Co, Geneva, the only serial number to be found under the dial, the gold chatelaine in articulated sections surmounted by a large garnet cabochon with fan-form silver surround, foliate cup base & accents set with 83 rose cut diamonds, the chatelaine & pendant bearing French touch-marks of the 19th century, total weight 49.3 dwt (76.7 g), total diamonds present 108 with one to add to make 109, in original leather covered fitted etui; provenance - sold at Sotheby's NY, sale 1195, lot 432A     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show fine gilding, slight tarnish, few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; original case shows little wear, one diamond missing as noted, perfect internal enamel, staining from galvanic metal interaction only, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; the matching pendant in fine & complete state, some tarnish & galvanic staining due to mixed metals interaction, the whole needing only cleaning and the diamond replacement to achieve near mint overall grading; the box with loose top insert needing to be reaffixed, broken lip at the lower latch area, some warping and definitive rubbing or scratching of the leather, will close but leaving gap $5,000 - $8,000
510 EPW - A P Walsh, London, (Arthur Paul Walsh, b 1815, d 1893), free-sprung spring detent pocket chronometer with duo-in-uno HS, winding indicator and fusee, 52mm, heavy 18K original HC bearing London hallmarks for 1866 and maker's mark "AS," KWKS, WED marked with name of chronometer retailer Samuel Hammond in New York, fully capped spring detent escapement, DES, gilt mvt, s#320; Walsh was a "celebrated chronometer maker and springer" (Britten's Ninth Edition), the man who perfected the duo-in-uno HS, represented here in a fine and original example     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement & WI functions, duo-in-uno HS in pristine blue with excellent alignment, finely gilt plates show oil smear around arbor, a few MFS or UFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint surface; hands near mint blue, minute slightly rubbed; original heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear with all ET gone, but retaining fine appearance; case shows some MFS, no dents or dings; bow showing little wear, pendant showing a little pitting around push, push showing light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine original example $6,000 - $8,000
511 EPW - Swiss import for James E Spear, Charleston, SC, with portrait enamels front & back, one of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart, the other said to have been of Daniel Webster by vague resemblance, but more likely of the owner or other significant individual, the two enamels superbly executed in photographic quality in black, white & sepia tones, 48mm, 18K original HC with Spear name engraved on gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, side-lever escapement, 11-15J, electrum gilt bar mvt, s#37869, circa 1850's; this may be the same James Spear noted as a highly accomplished SC silversmith in the mid 19th century, or the same one who built a superb Italianate residence around 1860 in Charleston; it may also conceivably be the man pictured, and all may be the same man; Webster was abhorred in Charleston at the time, as a matter of historical fact     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show extensive tarnish from the high silver content of electrum gilding, lots of mottled staining and discoloration (much of which will disappear if one washes the plates quickly in a silver cleaning solution and neutralizes them immediately prior to normal cleaning); plate, bridges & cocks show hardly any MFS, good slots, small oxide patch on bright work; dial with chip to copper at 12, hl from thence to the top of the seconds; hands in fine purple; original medium gauge case shows light wear, abundant MFS on otherwise perfect & complete enamel portraits and champleve elements, profuse MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; hollow bow with slight crimp to center and slightly out-of-round, push shows wear amidst slight crack in pendant top; good glass crystal; exceptional enamel miniature portraiture; undoubtedly an important miniaturist $4,000 - $7,000
512 EPW - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte i Sa, U-boat, deck or flight watch with luminous dial and winding indicator, 59mm, silver-filled OF original snap back and bezel case with National Socialist emblem on back and supplier's signature on hinged metal cuvette, Andreas Huber, Munchen-Berlin, SW-pin-set, fully luminous metal dial, lever escapement with repeated serial # on dial plate next to balance, indicating possible observatory submission & rating, 16J, frosted gilt mvt, s#205489, military contract number M12253, WWII     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light speckle only, no MFS, good slots & cock cap setting, no oxide on bright work; dial in very fine condition, bezel rub only, luminous very bright after illumination; hands in near mint blue; original case shows very little wear, light mottled tarnish, many MFS, only one small deep ding in the band at 3; bow in rhodium plated metal, rhodium plated metal crown (possibly replaced) shows no wear; lightly scratched acrylic crystal; fine example, historically interesting watch from the tragic period of the Second World War $2,200 - $3,200
513 EPW - Scarce Swiss patent helical mainspring watch, 49mm, 0.935 silver OF original case with glazed display cuvette for viewing of open helical mainspring, SW-SS, WED, Swiss lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#726 with Swiss patent numbers 5019 and 14528, trade mark of helix within pocket watch     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show good gilding, faint white speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots, two small oxide patches on regulator; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge case shows little wear, medium tarnish & sticker shadow, some MFS, many fine light dings in back & band; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals $800 - $1,200
514 EPW - Swiss split-seconds chronograph with minute register, 50mm, 14K OF original case without cuvette, SW-SS, WED with sunken seconds & register, lever escapement, approximately 15J, brass plates, s#38711 on case only     Mvt: Runs but cannot be set as the crown lifts off with any pulling, shows reasonably good balance motion & poise, good split functions although the hands need to be re-set to align at zero (12), plates show heavy tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial has large edge chip at 1:30, many hls around 1, hls at 11 & down to 7 from center; hands dull, subsidiary hands mismatched; medium gauge original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents but many tiny dings in band; good GF bow, brass crown & nickel push show light wear; good glass crystal $600 - $900
515 EPW - Eliakim, Cairo, pin and pendant watch in lantern form with diamond & ruby embellishments, length to top of pin 41mm, case diameter containing mvt at bottom of lamp 15mm, total weight 12.3 dwt (19.3 g), 18K original case & pin with Egyptian touchmarks, SW-SS, rose gilt metal dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, Swiss Pronto Watch Co mvt, 17J, plain wheel turned satin NI damascene, s#31517; the lamp and ruby frame may well be an allusion to the "Light of Islam"     Mvt: NR, mvt gummy, staff OK, will tick with pressure applied to fully wound train, OH needed; dial clean, minor flaking of graphics; hands in fine blue; original case & pin show light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, but the bottom case element falls right out and must be tightened; crown shows light wear; good glass crystal and lantern cylinder; a charming watch, tightening the closure must be done, it will not hold $350 - $550
516 APW - Albert Potter & Co, Geneva, minute repeating grande & petite sonnerie clockwatch, tandem winding, 52mm, heavy 18K original HC with Potter balance logo within back cover, glazed cuvette, 1892 presentation within front cover to Henry Sherman Boutell, inscribed within the back cover, "This watch is sold to H S Boutell for $1,000.00 and is one of the only two of the kind made by us, Albert H Potter & Co, March14, 1892," SW with shifting lever-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 29-37J, plain wheel pattern satin NI damascene, s#774, equipped with silent & striking selection lever at top, hours & quarters (petite sonnerie) vs full striking (grand sonnerie) lever at base of bezel, minute repeat activation by trip lever on band     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat, clockwatch functions and tone; plates show only a few tiny black specks, numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands of slightly variant tone but original; the case inscription in the back has a correction to the Boutell spelling error on the second letter; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow with lightly worn center & sticker residue, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals $27,000 - $40,000
517 APW - Albert Potter & Co, Geneva, free-sprung pivoted detent pocket chronometer, 55mm, heavy 18K original HC with Albert Potter balance logo within back cover, glazed cuvette, SW with shift-lever setting, WE-SSD, Potter's patent fully capped pivoted detent escapement with perpendicular passing spring strut and helical HS, escapement patent October 11, 1875, plate design patent January 4, 1876, 21-22J, GJS, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#110     Mvt: NR, bad lower pivot, locking cam will not hold 1st wheel to barrel; the mainspring was replaced with white alloy at one time, but the specially designed locking cam which prevents damage when the spring breaks now no longer carries the wheel, and will need to be repaired or adjusted; the bushing jewels are good, the escapement action is fine in face up position, the clean plates show very few MFS and only faint tiny speckle, one corrosion area of only pitting, one short scuff, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has small chip below center to top of seconds; hands in near mint purple; original massive case needs new screw for lift spring (head broken off), the spring is currently loose and applies insufficient force to lift cover; case shows very little wear, some MFS, needs polishing, there are no dents or dings; bow in fine condition with sticker residue, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals; a fine and important example awaiting conservation $20,000 - $30,000
518 APW - Charles Fasoldt Patent Chronometer, series III, coaxial double wheel lever chronometer escapement requiring no pallet or detent lubrication, 20S, 54mm external diameter, 18K original HC by E Humboldt with slide-lock for stem, allowing stem to double as key, therefore SW-key-set, champleve and basse-taille enamel monogram of owner on front cover, glazed hinged cuvette, WE-SSD signed "C Fasoldt Patent Chronometer Albany NY," 16J, GJS, gold patented regulator & stud assembly, finely satin finished NI bridges and concentric satin dial plate, bridges marked " C Fasoldt Albany NY Pat Feb 1, 1859, April 5, 1864 & March 7, 1865; And Patent Applied For," s#407     Near mint internally - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement action, near mint plates show fine original satin, no MFS, tiniest staining or oil smear, pristine slots & settings with no MFS and untouched blue, no oxide; dial perfect with near mint surface, hardly any MFS; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & removable crown show light wear; enamel perfect with short surface scratches only; good glass crystals; NOTE: the back cover only closes when the slide-lock is in locked position; internal condition is outstanding, the desirable case with locking stem in fine condition showing some use but no abuse; top marks, among the best Fasoldt watches for internal condition and case beauty $25,000 - $35,000
519 APW - Charles Fasoldt, Albany, NY, 1st series s#6, 20S, heavy 18K perfectly reproduced Humboldt style purpose made HC marked "MRM" (Martin Matthews, one of the world's last traditional casemakers), slide lock for removable crown key, glazed hinged cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "C Fasoldt Patent Chronometer, Albany NY," Fasoldt coaxial triple detent escapement, probably 16J, gold cap setting on cock, brass spring-loaded regulator allows fine timing adjustment only of a nearly free-sprung design, gilt brass plain parallel pattern damascene, s#6     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, the HS overcoil is in contact with the cock which will alter timekeeping and needs only tiny adjustment to bring to position, original plates show many MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has near mint glaze but long hl fractures from 10:30 to center and at 5, short hl at 8; hands in near purple with light oxide; top quality traditional purpose made case by one of the last people famous for making copies of original cases; very heavy gauge case shows external medium wear (probably induced to create the appearance of age), few MFS, no dents or dings; bow very fine, crown either selected for its medium wear, or perhaps the original crown survived with the watch; good glass crystals; Matthews cases were exquisite and cost thousands to have made, he was the best in his field; this early mvt was well worth the investment $18,000 - $22,000
520 APW - Charles Fasoldt Patent Chronometer, with coaxial double-wheel lever escapement, approximately 18S, ideally recased in 18K "EH" (E Humboldt) HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, Fasoldt's patented design of triple-detent lever escapement with capped coaxial double escape wheels, GJS & regulator as well as fine gold mounts and gold click spring for click assembly, 18J, gilt satin damascene, s#113, 1871 presentation inscription on gold cuvette indicating Troy, NY origin of EH recase     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, reasonably good poise with infinitesimal errors in round & flat, fine escapement action, plates show very tiny speckle or light tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & settings, gold work in excellent polish with minimal MFS, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect with only slight surface etching; hands fine original with light rubbing; the recase is quite an amazing find, testimony to the substantial age of acquisition of the collection; the original notes of the collector show that the mvt was obtained first in an Illinois recase from another eminent American collector; the Humboldt case would normally be correct for an 18S Fasoldt mvt, and the cuvette has a partially erased engraving on the cuvette, looking possibly like No 28; additionally the watch aligns well, but there have been changes to the locator pin sites, a screw mark is visible on the upper rim, while the internal case screw fits well to the unaltered internal rim; this leads one to believe that the case was originally for another Fasoldt, with now this Fasoldt placed in it; the 18S Fasoldt measures just under 18S and fits the front perfectly; there are few other American mvts even close to such a fit or alignment; the heavy gauge recase shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, a few small dents or dings to the back cover only; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; it has been decades since a collector could dream of finding even something close to a Fasoldt case to fit a Fasoldt mvt $9,000 - $18,000
521 APW - Columbus King 25J hunting model, 18S, GF recased HC marked "Dueber 14K Special" (in reference to the special, thick brass underneath the 14K), SW-LS, WE-SSD with Canadian 24 hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, raised GJS, star center with garlanded surround pattern NI damascene, s#503189     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show numerous MFS, good slots & minimally marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work with the whiplash top filed at some point for rust removal, should be polished afresh; dial of generic non-RR type probably replaced, hls from 1 to seconds, hls between seconds & center & below seconds, edge chip at 3:30; hands reflect dial change as the minute has been replaced to accommodate the smaller outer chapter diameter, hour hand probably original; recase appears to show little wear but the pendant has brass on either side; case shows few MFS, no dents or dings, a classic fraudulent case marking; bow is apparently gold, thinning a bit, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a reasonably good example of the 25J Columbus King mvt, a good looking recase with a marking that fools people to this day, especially with the gold bow replacement $2,200 - $3,500
522 APW - Edward Howard, 23 blue sapphire jewels, free-sprung with special fine adjustment weights mounted on balance spar, 16S, 18K OF original Edward Howard case with finely engraved logo ring on gold cuvette and Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-SSD of glass quality signed "Edward Howard," fully capped lever escapement with gold and platinum timing weights, gold star form fine adjustment weights flush mounted on the spar, finely gilt plates & bridges, frosted finish steel cap chatons, frosted and polished winding wheels, matching s#234 on mvt and cuvette; in near mint condition internally with only light wear externally     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very slight thinning of gilding at the outer perimeter, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright or matte-work; original snap-on dial perfect, but surface has MFS below seconds and tiny scratch below "Edward;" hands near mint with tiny rubbing through blue only; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively, the crown with some break on highlights; good glass crystal; a very fine example of Howard's most expensive and exclusive model of the Keystone period, would look near mint overall with polishing and a new old stock crown of identical type $12,000 - $16,000
523 APW - Edward Howard, 23 blue sapphire jewels, free-sprung with special fine adjustment weights mounted on balance spar, 16S, 14K high-quality hidden-hinged non-Howard Roy OF recase (wear to the lever slot is the definitive evidence of the prior casing of another mvt), SW-SS, WE-SSD of glass quality signed "Edward Howard," fully capped lever escapement with gold and platinum timing weights, gold star form fine adjustment weights flush mounted on the spar, finely gilt plates & bridges, frosted finish steel cap chatons, frosted and polished winding wheels, s#256     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some gilding losses towards the edges, a few MFS or scuffs, nicks from pushing bridges down with tweezers, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright or matte-work, just a filament visible on click wheel and a faint scuff or two; dial has chipped fracture at seconds center with multiple hls proceeding outward in the seconds dial, a fleck at 7 seconds, a light fracture above 4 with multiple hls proceeding outward, long hls through center; hands slightly dull, mismatched seconds; fitted heavy gauge case has loose hidden hinge in back, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & replaced crown show light wear, crown diameter too big; good glass crystal; $11,000 - $12,000
524 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, rare I-size ("eye"-size) s#3432, I-S (exactly 10S), 18K AWCo Waltham 10S KW model recased HC with cuvette center removed, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, exposed lever escapement of early type with nearly straight teeth, visible through plate aperture, pallet with flared counterpoise also visible beneath escape wheel, gold solid balance, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, only nine known examples by older count including the present watch     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, original plates show characteristically thin gilding, light tarnish, slight and faint speckle, one long MFS, good slots & cock cap setting, tiny to light oxide on bright work; dial with hl from center to one, hl from center to seconds and hl below seconds, a tiny edge hl below 4; hands are Swiss replacements; snugly fitting recase is ideal for this one rare Howard size as would be any 10S KW case, but the cuvette should have been plugged and re-drilled for better effect; one can always do this with another case; relatively heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, push worn to brass; good glass crystal; the mvt itself is a fine original example of this top rarity, unaltered except for the hands $4,000 - $8,000
525 APW - E Howard & Co, series K, K-S (just under 14S), housed in GF snap-back recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with pallet cock, raised barrel cover and partially exposed stop-works, s#3009, ninth in the series     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good original gilding with only a few small corrosion spots, a flat spot on the edge of the raised barrel ring, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting with one replaced but period stop-works cover screw, tiny oxide on bright work and removed patch on stop-works cover; dial almost perfect with hl through 7 and tiny chips at the seconds center; hands near mint original; recase makes a good temporary holder, having built up steps in the back for the case screws and leaving the mvt unaltered; case shows little wear, few MFS but a scratch on the bezel, no dents or dings; bow good, now decorative crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example of this extremely rare Howard mvt $4,000 - $8,000
526 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II, N-S (just over 19S), 18K model specific and period correct P&B (Peters & Boss, Boston) recase (see condition report), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, professionally conserved gilt mvt, s#2269     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, shows good balance motion & poise with slight pressure, finely restored plates have been lightly reduced, corrosion removed and re-gilt, have cloudy formation to gilding around plate screws on one side probably due to chemical reactivity; otherwise, plates show hardly any MFS, one scuff, finely re-blued screw heads, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has chips at center & 2, partly filled with wax, hls coming out of the chip at 2 to the edge, edge fracture at 7 with line to the seconds, hl under second towards 5, faint hl in seconds; hands of Swiss origin, various colors with corrosion on minute hub; the period recase is given away only by the presence of another locator pin-hole with no corresponding location on the mvt, as well as other check-marks along the screw seat internally (the case screws are on the dial plate and fix onto the front case lip); the cuvette aligns perfectly; otherwise the medium to heavy gauge case shows well-functioning hinge restoration to the front cover on the case body, light to medium wear, few MFS, only tiny or light cover dings; bow & push show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal; a very well matched model specific recase of the period $4,000 - $5,000
527 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), massive 14K D&Co original (or model specific) case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#205649, superbly engraved near mint case with delightful lake scene on back     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, true in round but out of flat, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & slightly marred settings, light oxide filaments on bright work; dial perfect but with dull & dirty surface; hands showing light oxide overall; massive gauge near mint case probably had a near mint lower grade series VII mvt, and this higher grade was installed despite its condition being nowhere near the case's; case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a spectacular series VII case that would merit a mint series VII mvt $2,000 - $3,000
528 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time free-sprung deck-watch with winding indicator in massive 6-oz Dueber sterling silver case, 18S, OF original case with gold hinges, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, fully capped free-sprung lever escapement with gold-plated (or gold alloy) HS & stud, DES on balance, GJS, radiant pattern NI damascene with chrysanthemum center and tiny arcaded border, s#15394830     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, plates show some MFS but profuse MFS on cock, generally good slots & settings with some marring to the cock cap & surround, tiny oxide on bright work but for a larger patch of rust bloom on the click wheel toward the edge; dial nearly perfect, with only two small edge flecks at the lever and micro-flecks directly adjacent; hands in fine blue with small spot of rust on minute and minor rubbing to all; massive original case shows very little wear, light tarnish, sticker shadow, few MFS but a scratch within the back cover about an inch long and quite deliberate, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; slightly scratched thick beveled glass crystal; a very impressive example of this watch; the HS is probably anti-magnetic and gold plated for protection from the environment, as solid gold springs were found to lose elasticity over time (see Randall, Time Museum Catalog of Chronometers) $3,500 - $5,500
529 APW - Ezra F Bowman, Lancaster, PA, serial #28, 21J, free-sprung English style pointed tooth lever, 16S, coin silver demi-hunting recase with enamel chapter on cover and custom cutout & glazed hinged cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, large basket weave pattern NI damascene to central plate & cock, mini-spotted pattern NI damascene to dial plate and cock foot, fully signed dial & mvt, the 28th of only about 50 total watches produced by this famous American maker     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good original plates show oil smear etching around barrel arbor and center wheel setting, a tiny spot with some infinitesimal speckle, some MFS with UFS as well, light scuffs by the "L" in Lancaster, good slots & settings with minimal marring, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has profuse hls and fractures with no losses to the dial surface except a tiny edge fleck and small area of edge roughness; hands mismatched, the demi-hunter hour hand definitely replaced; solidly constructed recase with gold hinges shows light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings, expertly plugged pin-set-hole, good enamel; bow & crown show light wear and sticker residue, rust on the pendant detent screw for the stem with wear to the gold on the base of the pendant; good glass crystals; NOTE: currently there is no dial plate case screw as the case interior provides no convenient ledge, so one should assume that the mvt is held in the case by friction and by the stem; a highly desirable collectible from one of America's great horologists and horological educators $12,000 - $16,000
530 APW - G P Reed with winding indicator made for Currier & L'Heureux, N-S (slightly over 19S), recased in 18S 14K multi-color gold box-hinged Leon WCCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "Reed" and "Currier & L'Heureux," Monitor style mvt with lever escapement, gold escape wheel, Reed's patent barrel, 15J, parallel wavecrest pattern NI damascene, s#290     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, clean looking plates show only slight discoloration, very few MFS but parallel UFS are visible on reflection due to light finishing with polishing cloth, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; the outer 1mm of dial radius has been bevel ground to allow placement beneath the bezel of the current case; dial otherwise has hl fractures to either side of re-glued seconds dial and two nicks in the surface under 10; hands are fine original Reed hands reminiscent of Howard umbrella style; original near mint medium to light gauge case shows no wear, some MFS in shield, a few very light dents or dings in the covers; bow & loose crown show hardly any wear but the pendant detent screw for the stem is broken off internally and needs replacement for the stem to hold in the case; good glass crystal; NOTE: this Reed mvt is of the same dimensions as any N-S Howard, and will therefore fit an N-S Howard case; fortunately, no alteration was done to the mvt to make it fit the 18S case; only the dial edge was ground to accommodate the bezel, as the dial itself in this instance is a full N-S; any 18S case has two opening dimensions in front, a larger one for the dial plate, and a smaller one forming the seat that the mvt inserts through; in order to fit an N-S mvt into an 18S case, the inner dimension must be reduced by just over 0.5mm of diameter to allow the mvt to slide in; the dial opening itself is bigger than 18S on standard cases, so the N-S mvt will usually friction in tight to the opening without alteration; this is exactly what happened here, with the inner dimension carefully hand shaved with graver; the result is that the Reed may be recased in a Howard case with perfect fit and no gap in the back, while the 18S case will still accommodate any 18S standard mvt, but has some side-shake that will largely disappear when the case screws are torqued; so no visible harm has effectively occurred from this recasing effort except for the dial being ground; even this grinding of the dial may not show in a Howard N-S recase, as some Howard dials are not a full N-S as this one is, and the bezel may cover it; an impressive near mint case with scarce mvt from an eminent American watchmaker $12,000 - $16,000
531 APW - P Goddard, Shrewsbury (Massachusetts), early American pair-cased verge fusee, s#543, 56mm, coin silver OF original matched pair cases with eagle hallmark on inner, cast back with some internal spinning within outer, KWKS, WED with repairs, verge escapement, gilt mvt with eagle-form balance cock; this watch numbers among the last of the first continuous domestic production of American watches     Mvt: GRO, good but typically limited balance motion, good verge function, plates in original gilding, fine cutout eagle cock, plates show some MFS, oxide or rust bloom on screw-heads; dial with numerous repairs and hls, the major losses filled with yellow filler, should be done in white; hands replaced and mismatched; original American made pair-case is all original and shows light wear and tarnish, few tiny dings or repairs, original spring & button; bow is original but worn & loose, pendant original; replaced lower dome crystal has required reduction of the center post and cannon pinion to install; verge watches by the Goddards with American eagle-form cocks are among the most desirable of the few Goddards that have survived $6,000 - $8,000
532 APW - Waltham Crystal Plate Number 49, 4S, 18K OF original Waltham case with spring loaded back and glazed hinged cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, free-sprung lever escapement, 17J, gold cock cap setting, gold train, ruby jewels including jeweled barrel arbor and center wheel, quilted pattern gilt damascene front plate and star pattern gilt damascene barrel, s#49, in near mint original condition throughout     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, crystal plates are perfect, without chips, scratches or cracks; front plate shows no MFS, hardly any gilding washout, tiny losses to letter blacking, good slots & jewels, hardly any oxide on bright work but there is rust on one half of the cock screw-top and tiny oxide on one plate screw; dial has near mint surface but one tiny hl from the edge into the 50, and a couple of infinitesimal edge flecks; hands mint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, a number of MFS, very tiny dings or engraving compression marks visible only within the back; bow & crown show hardly any wear; case-back lift spring is good but fails to provide much lift as the hinge seems gummy internally; good glass crystals; an exceptional example of this highly desirable collectible Waltham watch $22,000 - $28,000
533 APW - Waltham 23J Premier Maximus with winding indicator, 16S bridge model 1908, 18K OF original Waltham case with Premier Maximus inscription in ring on gold cuvette, case #190854 as noted in the inscription which attributes that number to the watch, SW-SS, WED (frequently referred to as "glass" dial for its quality level) with sunken center, seconds and double-sunk WI (therefore "quadruple sunk"), fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, GJS with full bridge caps for 4th wheel & escape, DES on all three escapement elements, simple concentric pattern banded NI damascene, mvt s#17057103, number 103 of the second run, the 303rd produced     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates appear to be lightly but professionally polished and show a few tiny or short MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny limited oxide on bright work, some cloudiness to winding wheel centers with a long MFS on the click wheel; dial has 3 hls in the outer chapter only, one at 2 and two more to the either side of the 8; hands are near mint with minimal rubbing; original heavy gauge case has slightly sprung back & cuvette, shows medium wear, numerous MFS, light dents or dings across the back; bow has sticker residue, crown shows medium wear and break through all of the highlights; good glass crystal; considered Waltham's top modern grade in the 20th century $5,000 - $7,000
534 APW - Waltham 23J Premier Maximus with winding indicator for English market, top grade of bridge model 1899, 16S, heavy 18K OF original ALD (Aaron L Dennison) case bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1924 (mvt produced in 1909), SW-LS, WE-QSD (quadruple sunk dial) of "glass" quality, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet & escape, GJS, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#17057003     In excellent to near mint condition overall except that the winding indicator is not functioning - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, one light scuff next to one, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work with clean winding wheels; dial perfect but for micro-fleck at edge outside 8; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, some light dents & dings at locations around the shoulder of the back; bow with slight wear to center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; with dent removal, polishing and repair of the WI, this would definitely be a near mint example overall; Waltham took many years to sell its examples of this very expensive mvt, and this one was ordered well after production for export; it is ironic that the watch would be cased by the English case company founded by Waltham's founding father $4,000 - $7,000
535 APW - Waltham very rare 23J Riverside Maximus with winding indicator from lot of 100, 16S, nickel alloy "Silverode" OF original case, SW-LS, fine silvered metal dial with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, adjusted 6 positions, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate "peacock tail-feather" NI damascene, s#19403039, in Waltham fitted mahogany box     In near mint condition throughout - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the center top, no oxide on bright work, oil smear or cloudiness to winding wheel centers only; dial near mint, bezel rub only; hands mint; original case shows no wear, a little patchy tarnish to polish out, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow perfect, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; box shows rubbing and scratching, a better one could be had; the watch itself is a top condition example of one of Waltham's rarest WI models $4,000 - $6,000
536 APW - Waltham 21J model 1872 "American Watch Co" grade, so-called "Centennial model," the present watch manufactured in 1882, 16S (special size for M72), fine 14K OF original or model specific R&F case with 1903 presentation from father to son on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, elaborate oblique quilted pattern NI damascene, s#1719006     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, back plate shows light cloudiness from washing while the rhodium plating is largely washed away from the nickel on the balance cock; plates show numerous MFS, fine slots & settings except for the escape cap which has been changed to brass, light oxide is distributed over bright work including the mismatched winding wheels; dial has several clean hls from 12, 4 & 8 to seconds or edge, some rubbing or etching; hands in fine blue; original or model specific case shows only very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal, dirty only; it makes sense that the watch was bought in 1882 by the father and presented 21 years later to the son, a common tradition; however, the case is in very fine condition while the mvt has been overcleaned, scratched and two obvious parts replaced; either the watch was regularly serviced by a sloppy watchmaker who sent parts flying and had to improvise, or another M72 was in the case from the same year; great case, not so great top grade mvt condition $2,500 - $3,500
537 APW - Waltham, 21J American Watch Co grade model 1872, so-called "Centennial" model (the present example manufactured in 1887), 16S (special size for M72), GF model 1872 HC, possibly original, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel at least, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene with swirled florettes, elaborate turned winding wheels, s#3349006, the sixth in a run of 100 marked in the catalog as 17J, somewhat typical of these top grade exceptions     Mvt: NR, broken balance staff, fine plates show only the faintest cloudiness, very few MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings with the escape wheel cap replaced in brass, hardly any oxide on bright work, a tiny circular shadow on the click wheel, probably due to interchange of the two washers of the near mint winding wheels; dial almost perfect, tiny fleck above seconds, not the top grade of dial; hands too delicate; possibly original case one would expect to see on a lower grade watch; case shows medium wear down to some really ugly brass patches on back, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; mvt condition itself is generally very fine, but for needing a staff and gold cap for the escape $2,200 - $3,400
538 APW - Waltham 21J model 1872 "American Watch Co" grade, so-called "Centennial model" after watches of this type that were shown at the Centennial exposition in 1876, the current example produced in 1886, 16S (special size for M72), 14K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with Paillard type anti-magnetic alloy HS, GJS, gold train, elaborate quilted pattern NI damascene, s#2788069, from a lot of 17J designated watches in the catalog, 1887 Christmas presentation on gold cuvette     Mvt: Ticking, sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs OH, plates show faint cloudiness overall from solution reaction (incipient washout), a few MFS, good slots & settings with light marring to the tops, tiny oxide on bright work and tiniest specks and one patch on winding wheels and centers; dial perfect with surface dirt only; hands in dark blue with oxide on the seconds; original medium gauge case shows substantial even wear, loosening and stretched front hinge, some MFS, light but broad dent & ding in front cover; GF bow worn to brass underneath, replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $2,200 - $3,200
539 APW - Waltham, model 1883 Appleton Tracy & Co in heavy box hinged hunter with multicolor gold chain & fob, 18S, heavy 14K original Western HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, quilted & frosted (plaid) pattern NI damascene, s#4299119, with complimentary 10-14K two-color gold watch chain and unique 10-14K "Yellow Pine" four-color gold log-form fob locket containing old albumin photos of man & woman, chain alone weighs 39.3 dwt (61.1 g) inclusive of GF replacement bale     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show surface dirt & oil smear only, very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands show some light rust bloom especially on the hub and minute tip; original heavy gauge case with solidly constructed hinges shows hardly any wear, very subtle compression of the flats of the covers, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; chain has replaced worn GF bale where it connects to the bow, one should find a nice gold one; light wear between the links shows the chain to be solid gold, the fob is in fine condition, clearly made for a gent in the lumber industry, showing cross sections of the wood in different colors of gold $2,700 - $4,200
540 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator in gold, 18S model 1892, very heavy 14K rose gold OF original case, SW-LS, WED with sunken center, seconds and WI (triple sunk), original blued RR hands with exquisite bubble-tipped wind indicator hand, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, elaborate circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#16168289, an exceptional example in near mint condition throughout     Just about mint internally - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, just a tiny speck on the crown wheel center; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands near mint, tiny oxide near hubs, the WI hand is wonderful, get out the loupe to examine what an elegant hand design this is, blending with the WI scale to create the impression of a dot floating on the scale; original very heavy gauge case shows very little wear, missing one hinge plug only, has a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear, some tag residue; good glass crystal; about as nice an example of this model in heavy gold one will ever see $2,000 - $3,000
541 APW - Waltham "American Watch Co" grade 16S KW model with jeweled vibrating hairspring, 18K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, jeweled upper pivot for HS vibrator, 19-20J (if the center wheel is jeweled on the front plate, the vibrator is not), gilt mvt with exposed stop-works (reverse-winding, as with Howard watches), marked with Fogg's & Stratton's patents, s#125496, from a lot designated as 17J; the device essentially acts as a free-sprung arrangement which can be regulated by screw-adjustment of the gap that the HS arm "vibrates" between; there is slight isochronal advantage to the device in theory     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely formed HS is planar but slightly skewed towards the cock foot, plates show fine original gilding with minimal cloudiness or faint speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, small specks of oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect, with double edge flake just touching chapter at 2; hands are dull and rubbed, but correct; original medium gauge case shows very slight wear, few MFS, abundant tiny dings; bow good, replaced push shows medium wear; good glass crystal $2,200 - $3,600
542 APW - Waltham, 20S KW model with vibrating hairspring, marked with both Stratton's & Fogg's patents, Appleton Tracy & Co, heavy 18K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, free-sprung lever escapement with pivoting HS stud arm and twin screw pivot-sway limiters, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#100943, balance cock marked with Fogg's patent of Feb 2, 1864; the pivot-sway limiters for the HS stud arm allow for regulation as well as offering minor advantage over a fixed stud to approach isochronal vibration; theoretically, this would be so with a well-formed hairspring since the balance & HS assembly loosely maintains its center of gravity on the axis of the balance pivots while the spring breathes, and is only thrown off at contact with the limiting screws, which is what destroys isochronism with fixed outer studs lacking compensatory terminal curve; of course, the advantage is even less where the spring fails to breathe concentrically, as is the case with most vibrating HS models     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good pivoting stud function, plates show fine original gilding with only minor patchiness or oil smear, hardly any corrosion specks on the back plate but a larger verdigris patch on the dial plate next to the dial foot with other corrosion patches nearby; plates otherwise show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings although the case screw has rust from involvement with the verdigris process just mentioned; there is light oxide on the pivoting stud arm, but only faint patches on the barrel cup/stop-works cover; dial perfect; hands in good blue with light rubbing, hour hand replaced and a little too big; original heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, rendering smooth what was once ET, numerous MFS, light cover dings, name engraved on cuvette; bow original with wear to center, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; a fine original example of this technical and historical rarity $2,200 - $3,200
543 APW - Waltham "Appleton Tracy & Co" grade 16S KW model with vibrating hairspring, 18K original R&A HC, KWKS, WE-SSD with block signature, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works (reverse-winding, as with Howard watches), marked with Fogg's & Stratton's patents, s#140312; the device essentially acts as a free-sprung arrangement which can be regulated by screw-adjustment of the gap that the HS arm "vibrates" between; there is slight isochronal advantage to the device in theory; according to the collector's records this watch was originally owned by Cass Gilbert, architect of the Supreme Court Building and the Woolworth Building in Washington DC     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely formed HS, plates show fine gilding, very little tiny speckle, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, fine original bluing, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original medium to heavy gauge case shows fairly substantial and somewhat uneven wear, most ET gone, some MFS (profusion on cuvette), various light dings front & back, band good; bow original with worn center, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; exceptional internal condition, honest use externally, original throughout $1,400 - $1,800
544 APW - Waltham KW model with vibrating hairspring, Appleton Tracy & Co, 16S, 10-14K original AWCo HC, KWKS from the back, WE-SSD, free-sprung lever escapement with pivoted long-arm HS stud allowing expansion and contraction of the spring assembly between internal and external limiting screws, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#140040, balance cock marked with Fogg's patent of Feb 2, 1864; the vibrating hairspring arrangement allowed for regulation as well as having some slight isochronal advantage over a fixed outer stud     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good vibrator motion, plates show fine original gilding, a few MFS, fine slots & settings, some tiny oxide sprinkled over bright work; dial perfect, a little surface etching only; hands slightly mismatched with a little rubbing; medium gauge original case shows medium slightly uneven wear, a few MFS, light cover dings; replaced GF bow worn to brass, push shows light to medium wear; good glass crystal $1,600 - $2,400
545 APW - Waltham Presidential presentation "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), 18K original Roy HC with presentation on solid gold cuvette, "From the President of the United States to Captain William Whitton of the British Steamship "Colorado" in recognition of his humane services in effecting the rescue of the master and crew of the American schooner "Fredonia" at sea, December 18, 1896," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, gold center wheel. elegant festooned drapery pattern NI damascene, s#5000891; probably presented by William McKinley, who took office in January of 1897     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, winding a bit hard due to thickening oil within barrel or winding, could use OH, fine plates show some MFS to UFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, tiny specks & one spot on winding wheels; dial has hl at 5, tiny edge flecks at 3; hands with light rubbing & oxide; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, very tiny back dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear & break; plastic crystal; $2,000 - $3,000
546 APW - Presidential presentation Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, with seal of the President of the United States engraved on front, the gold cuvette engraved, "From the President of the United States to James Mably, Master of the British steamship Clivegrove, in recognition of his humane services in effecting the rescue at sea, on January 8, 1912, of the master and crew of the American barge Pocomoke," 16S, very heavy 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus model script, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant pattern (peacock tail-feather) NI damascene, s#13006084, in excellent condition; the rescue occurred during the Taft administration, but either Taft or Wilson, who entered office after him in 1913, may have presented this watch     Mvt: Near mint internally - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, 2 tiny specks on click wheel with a little oil smear on centers; dial perfect, a tiny grinding flaw in production at the bevel leading up to 10:30; hands near mint, some tiny discoloration; original very heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; clearly a preserved and treasured watch, near mint internally and almost so externally, with an intriguing history to research $1,500 - $2,500
547 APW - Hampden 23J American Presidential presentation watch, engraved on cuvette, "From the President of the United States to Captain James McAuley of the British Steamship "Commonwealth" in recognition of his humane services in effecting the rescue of the captain and crew of the American Schooner "Leading Breeze" October 17th, 1900," 16S, 14K original Dueber HC with McAuley's monogram engraved on the front cover, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy pattern gilt & NI two-tone damascene with gold lettering, s#1040687; if the date refers to the rescue, the watch was either presented by William McKinley prior to September 14, 1901, or by Theodore Roosevelt after McKinley's assassination     Mvt: Runs but started up with difficulty due to gumminess and will occasionally stop, shows reasonably good balance motion when running, good poise, plates show washout of gilding and cloudiness due to over-cleaning, some spots, etching & corrosion speckle, some MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, tiny oxide on gilt bright work, whiplash replaced in bright steel; dial has hls at 12, 6, 6:30 & 7; hands of umbrella style in good blue with rubbing to the minute tip; original heavy gauge case has slight front hinge stretch, shows little wear, some MFS, only infinitesimal band dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal $1,250 - $1,750
548 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999 Official Standard in rare solid gold Ball recase, 16S, 14K OF case with Ball Watch Co logo in garter within case back, "The Ball Watch Co Cleveland" in ring on gold cuvette, case by JS, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#B604794     NOTE: Crown is missing, sheared off at the tube base, the stem and sleeve are good - Mvt: GRO when wound mechanically, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS with a checkered FS, while the balance cock has a number of tiny nicks or gouges as well as MFS around the regulator, generally good slots & settings with light marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work but none on winding wheels; dial has hl from center towards 1 and above seconds to center; hands with good blue and some rubbing at minute tip; rare medium gauge 14K Ball case shows very little wear but the back hinge has one split case tube and the replacement pin is rotated (hinge still functions); otherwise case shows some MFS, one small ding in the band; bow shows very little wear but has sticker residue; crown absent as noted; good glass crystal; a rare Ball gold case with a fine Ball mvt, perhaps the case had a Commercial Standard mvt in it to begin with $1,100 - $1,700
549 APW - Samuel Curtis, Roxbury, model 1857 (Waltham) number 723, 18S (slightly different dimensions than standard for this early model, the back plate smaller), coin silver OF later Waltham recase with loose sizing ring to accept case screws, KWKS, replaced WE-SSD, lever escapement, DES, 15J, gilt mvt, s#723     Mvt: Ticks and stops, fully wound, staff good, out of beat, while watch looks clean it will need OH, plates show good original gilding with darkening around the winding arbor, a few MFS, good slots & settings with finely re-blued heads, no oxide on bright work but a bit of rust on one bushing screw-head; replaced dial shifts on its feet, has long hl and two edge repairs; hands of period English style close to original; recase shows imperfect alignment with cuvette hole, light even wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant show light wear; slightly worn thick beveled glass crystal $1,200 - $2,200
550 APW - Dudley Masonic, model #2, 12S, GF OF original flip-back Star case with glazed cuvette, SW-SS, original gilt metal dial with arabic numerals, lever escapement, 19J, GJS, gilt bridges in the forms of Masonic symbols with silvered dial plate, s#3067, P W Baker Co, 1925-1935     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, faint tarnish to silvered elements, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original with good coloring and graphics, but numerous MFS; hands in fine blue with tiny oxide; original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, light internal tarnish; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystals $1,400 - $2,200
551 APW - Howard & Rice, Boston, Boston Watch Co, model 1857 (Waltham) with upright pallet escapement, 18S, heavy 4oz coin silver recased HC, KWKS, original WE-SSD, upright pallet lever escapement with lever operating beneath the plane of the escape wheel (see condition report), 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#6157     NOTE: One of the upright pallet stones has been changed to metal, but the escapement is performing well - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very fine gilding, possibly professionally re-gilt (excellent conservation, if so), a couple of spots, very few MFS or scuffs, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has edge chip at 1, re-glued seconds disc (or possibly replaced); hands in good blue with slight rubbing; heavy gauge recase needs lift spring, shows medium overall wear, some MFS, very light dent in back; possibly replaced bow & original push show light and substantial wear respectively; good glass crystal $1,500 - $2,500
552 APW - Dennison, Howard & Davis model 1857 (Waltham), 18S, in heavy 18K period and model consistent MB (Margot Brothers) recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid steel balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#4221     Mvt: Ticks & stops, the fourth wheel jewel has a line through the center that may also contribute to train stoppage, with pressure on the fully wound train shows good balance motion & poise, professionally re-gilt plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings and nice original blue, light oxide on bright work and steel balance; dial almost perfect, tiny fracture next to 7; hands mismatched but seconds ideal; finely selected top quality period heavy gauge recase shows light to medium even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with light wear, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; the mvt has had another locator pin hole drilled in the dial plate just next to the original, to make the mvt align with the cuvette hole; this forces the dial about a half-minute out of line in the case; a good combination of a finely conserved early Waltham mvt with an exceptional period case $2,000 - $3,000
553 APW - Dennison Howard & Davis, Waltham, model 1857, 18S, heavy coin silver recased HC, KWKS, unmarked WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#2612, the 12th watch of the run; in associated deck watch box with Admiralty mark that fits very well but has no relation to the watch or its display     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show generally good gilding, light tarnish to the barrel plate center, very few MFS, good slots & settings although the third wheel plate jewel is mismatched in color but of the correct style, hardly any oxide on bright work, finely re-blued screws; dial almost perfect with mint surface, only microflecks around seconds hole, the dial at least model specific if not original; hands with only very light oxide; later period recase looks like it had no other mvt in it, but the screw mark extends to either side and may be slightly fudged; the mvt aligns perfectly with the cuvette hole at the expense of the dial being rotated about one minute from true alignment; very heavy gauge recase shows substantial even wear, still looks good but has lost all of its back detail while retaining deep front engraving detail; case otherwise shows a few MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings; replaced bow & push show less wear; good glass crystal; internally a very fine specimen; nice Admiralty marked box probably from the WWI period, a little salt staining internally $1,200 - $1,800
554 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#254, series I, N-S (just over 19S), housed in nickel alloy Thiery OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, HS slightly skewed but flat, professionally re-gilt plates show some chemical reactivity around the jewel settings, very few MFS under gilding, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect, with tiny hl at 3:30 and tiny edge fleck to seconds at 27; hands in good blue with nicely polished spades, seconds tail missing; substandard recase only serves to protect the mvt, shows light wear, some MFS, some dents & dings, cuvette hinge weak; bow shows light wear; lightly scratched glass crystal; very finely conserved mvt, dial & hands, awaiting better re-casing $1,500 - $2,500
555 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series I with upright pallet escapement, N-S (just over 19S), later coin silver Howard model N-S recased HC by CEH&Co, KWKS, WE-SSD, early form of Howard lever escapement with upright pallet jewels mounted on traditional lever aligned below the plane of the escape wheel, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop works, s#996     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show fresh gilding (professionally refinished with minimal reduction of the plate surface and its engraving), a single checkered MFS, only two small spots, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has chip at 9 filled in with enamel, faint hls above 1 and below 4; hands slightly dull with tiny rubbing; later heavy gauge Howard model case fits quite well, has additional locator hole inside, shows medium wear, some MFS to FS, no dents or dings, polish residue; bow & push show medium wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,600
556 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K Howard model R C Green, Pottsville recase of slightly later period with 1871 presentation on gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid gold balance, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#2385     Mvt: Ticks & stops, sluggish balance motion, good poise, HS flat but slightly skewed, professionally re-gilt plates show a couple of longer MFS and one FS under fresh gilding, fine slots & cock setting with finely re-blued screw-heads, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial may be from another Howard, has edge chip at 10, elongation to seconds hole; hands are of correct size but probably Swiss replacements in gilt & blue, second hand missing (post is there); heavy gauge recase shows medium even wear with good engraved detail but most light ET gone, a few MFS, no dents, a sharp ding in the band, heavy internal case screw mark; bow worn to brass, replaced 14K push shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,800 - $2,800
557 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II, N-S (just over 19S), generic coin silver OF recase with cuvette & hinge removed, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2099     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fresh gilding (professionally done without refinishing), very few MFS, some UFS from cleaning, a few spots or specks, good slots & settings, some tiny or light oxide on bright work; dial perfect with fine surface; hands have replaced minute, minimal rubbing; recase shows substantial but even wear (original ET gone), some MFS, tiny nicks or dings; bow & pendant show medium wear; slightly scratched glass crystal $800 - $1,400
558 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II with Mershon's patent regulator, N-S (just over 19S), finely housed in heavy 4oz Waltham OF recase with professionally plugged & re-drilled cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, traditional club-tooth lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1726     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show fine gilding (probably professionally re-gilt), hardly any MFS, good slots & cock cap setting, finely blued screws, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; massive recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents dings, cuvette and back close weakly; bow has sticker residue; good glass crystal; a very nice case to display this excellent and finely conserved series II example $800 - $1,200
559 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III with Cole's resilient escapement, N-S (just over 19S), 18K N-S Howard model & period consistent WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, self-banking lever escapement designed by J F Cole, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#23540     Mvt: NR, lower pivot broken, original pallet and original Cole's escape wheel function well, plates show predominant gilding wash-out, tarnish, tiny speckle & some spots, fingerprint etching, a few MFS, good slots & single cock setting, light oxide & filaments sprinkled over bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue with polished spades, minimal oxide; recase fits perfectly, aligns well and has identical screw-placement, but there is another locator pin hole in the case that has been used with no corresponding pin location on the mvt; heavy gauge case has broken lift spring, incorrect push that will not depress latch spring, slightly sprung cover hinge from pushing out over latch; case shows light wear, some MFS, a few small dings; bow with little wear, sticker residue, incorrect push cap is broken and needs replacement along with internal push-rod of proper length; good glass crystal; a very appropriate case for the scarce example of this escapement, needing restoration of the staff and case $1,600 - $2,200
560 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, early series III with Mershon's 1859 patent regulator and Lange banking, N-S (just over 19S), recased in 18K N-S EH&Co HC for different series, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, early club tooth form of lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3718     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some patchiness, a few spots or specks, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work (regulator is very fine); dial has faint blue hls proceeding from edge inwards at several locations; hands show some oxide; heavy gauge Howard recase shows substantial uneven wear, detail essentially gone, cuvette aligns with mvt imperfectly; case also shows some MFS, minor light dents or dings; later low carat bow & original push show medium wear; good glass crystal; mvt is a very fine example of the early series III, the patent regulator, and the lange banking system (a hole in the plate accepting a single banking pin) - Howard and Lange corresponded and admired each other $1,500 - $2,250
561 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III with Cole's resilient escapement, N-S (slightly over 19S), massive coin silver WP&Co model specific recased HC bearing the number 500, KWKS, WE-SSD, faceted spade hands, Cole's patent resilient lever escapement where the banking limits are controlled directly by the engagement of the pallet jewels with the special form of the escape wheel teeth (the teeth pointing in the opposite direction of standard teeth and having a different club shape), 15J, gilt mvt with balance cock marked "Heat & Cold," s#23609, case weighs 102.2 dwt gross without mvt (159 g), total weight with mvt 138.6 dwt (215.5 g), nearly 7 oz     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement function, plates show tarnish and very faint speckle, good gilding, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect with faint hl from 8 to 9 only; hands original with some oxide at minute tip; model specific recase once contained a Howard of different series according to the screw position; five oz class case shows weakness to lift spring (you would be tired too if you lifted this massive cover for 140 years); case shows light even wear, good gold hinges, good detail, few MFS, a few tiny nicks, no dents or dings; massive bow shows little wear, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example of the resilient escapement of J F Cole, in a superb Howard model N-S case $1,200 - $1,800
562 APW - E Howard & Co series III, N-S (slightly over 19S), 16-18K original HO&Co HC with American eagle hallmark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#16315     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any remaining gilding, tiny random speckle, oil smear, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for micro-flecks at the edge; hands show near mint blue but for minute hand which is purple Swiss replacement; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, a few MFS, several dings in the back; bow shows light wear & tag residue, push shows heavy wear with loss of 2mm of its edge; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,600
563 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), recased in 18K C&F HC specific for N-S Howards, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with modern club toothed escape wheel and standard banking pins, 15J, gilt mvt, s#6824     NOTE - Mvt locator pin was filed off to allow rotation of the mvt only slightly to align with cuvette W&S holes - mvt can fall out until locator pin is replaced - handle with care - Mvt: Runs, sluggish balance motion, gummy, good poise, needs OH, plates show faint patchy toning, oil smear, faint spotting & tiny speckle, few MFS, good slots & setting, filaments and patches of oxide or tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands original in fine blue, seconds slightly purple in tone; model consistent medium gauge case shows back hinge repair, substantial wear down to plain polish, abundant MFS, hardly any minor dings; bow GF replacement worn to brass, push cap gone, stud mount only remains; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,400
564 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, scarce series III adjusted in nickel, N-S (just over 19S), coin silver MB (Margot Brothers) N-S recase (for different Howard model), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, sunburst pattern NI damascene, s#26596     Mvt: NR, escapement not performing properly, will need advanced repair, slightly cloudy plates show some MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide specks or mist at various places on bright work; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, tiny rubbing; recase has replaced brass bezel with plating traces, shows substantial even wear with total loss of original ET decoration, some MFS, minor dings; bow is nickel replacement, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a very scarce model, but needing escapement and/or staff work $750 - $1,250
565 APW - Howard series V, now with Cole's resilient escapement, L-S (just over 15S), exceptionally heavy 18K original WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) HC with modern presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, Cole's resilient lever escapement apparently installed later, owing to the obvious removal of banking pins by the pallet, 15J, gilt mvt, s#53277     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement function, plates are very patchy, stained, tarnished and discolored, show few MFS, should be professionally re-gilt; good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with small fleck and chip around center hole; hands mismatched, blued seconds good, amateur attempt to polish center on minute; original very heavy gauge case shows light to medium even wear with fine ET half gone, some MFS, barely visible dings; bow now brassy GF replacement, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $1,500 - $2,000
566 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), OF mvt recased in what was once an OF KW model WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) heavy 18K case, the solid gold cuvette holes now plugged, the pendant changed to 14K stem-wind type, the detent hole in the replacement pendant left unplugged, SW-SS, WE-SSD without seconds, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, fully adjusted deer grade, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#65692     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in round), plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings with tiny marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide filaments on bright work; dial with hl from 6:30 to 7:30, fine surface; hands in near mint blue, slight rubbing; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, profuse MFS, slight dings in back; bow with worn center, replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; quite a bit of work went into this recasing job, but the reflector ring does not reach the dial and creates the appearance of a gap, and the pendant hole needs filling; odd to have a fully adjusted watch without seconds $1,400 - $1,800
567 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 18K original EHCo HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD with patent mark, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#53841     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, thin gilding, faint speckle, very few MFS, good slots & cock setting, stem detent screw broken off deeply in plate (have fun getting that one out), light or tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, dirt only; hands have nice polished centers but the minute had some rust that has been sanded off without final polishing; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a nice heavy case $1,250 - $1,750
568 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (slightly over 15S), heavy 18K original C&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD with "Pat Feb 4th, 1868" under signature, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt marked "Heat & Cold" on cock, s#57772     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show extremely thin gilding with some spotting or speckle, very few concentric MFS around center, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has very faint hls at 4, 5, seconds center and edge at 8:30; hands in good blue with minimal rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, light dents or dings in covers; bow shows light wear at center, sticker residue, crown is perfect new replacement showing no wear; good glass crystal; a solidly constructed case $1,250 - $1,750
569 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, horse grade, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 14K original EH&Co HC with glazed dust cover in addition to gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#63435     Mvt: Runs with somewhat sluggish balance motion, needs lube at least, shows good poise, plates show good gilding, oil creep around settings, minimal faint speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, light oxide on bright work including filaments around whiplash screw; dial perfect; hands in good blue with light oxide & rubbing on minute; original heavy gauge case with only the tiniest wear has had the front cover blemished by an ill advised attempt to remove the monogram, creating a concavity and wearing off the surrounding ET; the only thing one can do now is add a fine large gold escutcheon to the surface, or remove all the ET and make a plain polished case; otherwise there are few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,600
570 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 14K rose gold original JS HC with keyed glazed dust-cover in addition to solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#59239     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some gilding discoloration or tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to tops, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with hl at 3, hl & tiny fleck at center to seconds; hands in fine blue with minimal oxide or rubbing; original heavy gauge case with intense rose tone shows light wear, numerous MFS, some light dents to covers and a flat dent in the band; bow has sticker residue, back has glue residue, crown shows light wear with break; good glass crystals $1,050 - $1,450
571 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, hound grade, L-S (slightly over 15S), heavy 14K original EH&Co HC with glazed cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond pattern NI damascene, s#63790     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show faint cloudiness, some MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl beneath center and one beneath seconds, miniscule edge fleck at 4; hands near mint with hardly any rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, one missing hinge plug, some MFS, a few small back dings; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystals $850 - $1,250
572 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, "Prescott" model series V, L-S (just over 15S), HC mvt in OF display recase, SW-shift-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with raised plate center, s#51905     Mvt: NR, will only tick with pressure applied to fully wound train, can show good balance motion & poise, slightly out of beat, needs OH, plates have lost most gilding, show dirt, speckle, cloudiness, some MFS & scuffs, a long scratch right across the entire plate that apparently occurred with the center cup removed, somewhat marred slots, replaced cock cap setting, light to patchy oxide on bright work with slight pitting; dial very damaged around seconds with poor enamel repair, hls; hands in fine blue, minimal light oxide dulling; recase fits OK, with rather rough cut-out for Abbott style lever, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, original gold Howard crown shows light wear; mismatched glass crystals, one a bull's-eye; a very scarce mvt in need of restoration and good casing $700 - $1,400
573 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VI in unusual OF layout, G-S (just over 6S), heavy 18K OF original case with Gothic "R" hallmark, SW-slide-locking LS, WE-SSD without seconds allowing OF format, full-size dial with smaller actual dial area and broad bezel, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#101342     Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, runs with good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train only, plates show thin gilding, patchy tarnish & speckle, hardly any MFS or nicks, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial essentially perfect, micro-flecks on edge only; hands original but rather dull; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, fine stipple engraving, mounts all appear to be 14K by color, a small spot of discoloration or metal flaw is in the back, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $750 - $1,150
574 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VI, G-S (slightly over 6S), 14K original EH&Co HC with 1887 inscription on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#102566     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly patchy gilding, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, a little surface dirt only; hands in good blue with slight oxide; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, two light dings in front cover, a light dent with tiny dings in back, most only visible within; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal $600 - $1,000
575 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VI, G-S (slightly over 6S), 14K original EH&Co HC set with pave diamond starburst cluster, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, radiant sunburst pattern NI damascene, s#102795, finely engraved presentation inside front cover from Christmas of 1886     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has small fracture just above seconds; hands show good blue but minute has lost a bit of its tip; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, an infinitesimal band ding; bow & crown show little wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal; generally clean old mine stones with a couple of more heavily included ones $600 - $1,000
576 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K original EH&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, crested parallel pattern NI damascene, s#202119     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, good staff, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, plates show faint cloudiness, some MFS & FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide specks on bright work; dial has faint hl through 7, tiny edge fleck, surface dirt; hands with good blue except minute has quite a bit of oxide; original heavy gauge case shows medium overall wear, cuvette has fancy engraving to conceal inscription; case otherwise shows numerous MFS, one dent in band at 11:30; bow & crown show medium even wear; good glass crystal $1,500 - $2,000
577 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted deer grade, N-S (slightly over 19S), very heavy 18K original EH&Co HC with glazed dust-cover in addition to gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, umbrella hands, lever escapement, GJS, 15J, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#217196     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise but still could use an overhaul, cloudy plates show some MFS & oil smear, good slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has single blue hl from 4:30 to seconds; hands near mint; original very heavy gauge case shows rather substantial wear, almost all of the ET is gone, there are some MFS, and numerous light dings to the covers; massive bow is thinned a bit at center, still very thick, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystals; a very massive watch needing cleaning and cosmetics $1,500 - $2,000
578 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S, heavy 14K original HC with fleur-de-lis mark, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt with "adjusted" mark on cock, s#203376     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show patchy cloudiness to gilding, some spots and speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands in good blue with light oxide, rusted seconds needs replacement; original heavy gauge case with starred band has repair to case-screw seat at both screw positions, shows light wear, good detail, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, slight bow distortion; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,600
579 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K original EH&Co HC with interesting engraving, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#214437     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slightly unevenly toned tarnish and oil smear, some tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, residue and dirt on surface; hands near mint with slight rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, a tiny back ding and tiny engraving compression; bow & crown show light wear, break on crown highlights; good glass crystal; an attractive original example $1,000 - $1,500
580 APW - E Howard & Co, series VII split-plate, N-S (just over 19S), 14K original EH&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, parallel cloud pattern NI damascene, s#229447     Mvt: Barely ticking, balance has errors in round & flat, will need OH, poising after rendering true, plates show numerous MFS with FS and scratches from detent and case screw areas, slightly marred slots & settings, numerous oxide specks on bright work; dial has edge chip to copper at 6, other edge flecks, loose seconds dial has three touches of glue on surface to stabilize, center panel is of slightly whiter color, indicating the possibility that the dial may be assembled from different model specific planchets; hands in good blue with tiny oxide and rubbing; original relatively medium gauge case shows light wear, a variety of tiny dings in covers and band plus a nick in front cover edge; bow became worn, bushings stuffed into the pendant without being finished, could use new bow after finishing bushing centers, crown shows medium wear & break; rubbed plastic crystal $1,000 - $1,800
581 APW - E Howard Watch Co, Boston, series VII hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K original EH&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, NI damascene, s#220115     Near mint internally, close to that externally - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show pristine toning to gilding, a couple of MFS, mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work limited to regulator pointer only; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands mint; original medium gauge case with massively weighted band (made obviously by BWCCo for EH&Co) shows hardly any wear, some MFS in shield, only a couple of tiny dings visible within back; bow perfect, sticker residue only, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; the only problem with this case construction is that the covers are thin, so the very tight back must be closed pushing on its bezel and not on the cover insert edge - that is how the two dings formed, and how more could; a near mint watch in general, feeling much heavier than it actually has in gold weight due to lead weighting behind the case springs $900 - $1,400
582 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, nothin' but a hound dog grade, N-S (just over 19S), 14K original EH&Co case with weighted band (probably BWCCo contract given the construction), SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#224743     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly discolored, toned or tarnished plates show some loose dirt, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with faint blue hl at 7; hands in near mint blue, tiny rubbing; original lighter gauge case with weighted band shows light to medium uneven wear, few MFS, numerous lighter dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; contrary to popular belief, this watch is tickin' all the time, not cryin' $750 - $1,150
583 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII, adjusted deer grade, N-S (slightly over 19S), heavy 14K OF original EH&Co case with 1891 Christmas presentation on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, alternate banded & crosshatched NI damascene, s#306099     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise with only infinitesimal rounding fluctuation, plates show some MFS and more on the cock, good slots & settings on plate but some marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has extensive hl fracture originating beneath the 11 and extending in all directions; hands near mint, tiny oxide only; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear & sticker residue; good glass crystal with a few MFS; a very substantial case $1,200 - $1,700
584 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII, N-S, heavy 14K OF original EH&Co case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#308570     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a number of shorter MFS concentrated around center, good slots & settings, tiny filaments of oxide on bright work; dial with hl from 7 to 8, fine surface; hands in fine blue, slight discoloration; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, flat dent in band, hardly visible minor dings in back; bow good, sticker residue, crown shows light wear & tiny break; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,400
585 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII deer grade (top adjusted grade marking), N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K OF original W-in-shield case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#303877     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates a bit dull & dirty, showing numerous MFS, minimally marred slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case has slightly loose back pin with replaced hinge pin, shows little wear, a number of MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a lengthy and very neat list of repair numbers inside the cuvette documents years of watchmaker service despite limited use $1,000 - $1,400
586 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII marked adjusted hound grade (the hound mark typically means unadjusted), N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K OF original EH&Co case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#307880; balance cock & balance have matching numbers     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show light tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings with hardly any marring, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in good blue with minor localized oxide or rubbing; heavy gauge original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear to break on highlights, and the stem system has some up & down play, so perhaps this was replaced at some time and only needs adjustment of the length of the threaded end; good glass crystal; in excellent condition in and out, the balance and cock look pristine underneath; an interesting mvt with adjusted mark & gold jewel settings, proving it ain't always nothin' but a hound dog $900 - $1,400
587 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IX hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K recased BWCCo HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#402851     Mvt: Runs, sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs OH, plates show patchy or thin gilding, speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & setting, rust bloom on foot of whiplash; dial with two long hls from 1 & 2 toward center and one down to seconds top; hands in fine blue, oxide on hub, seconds sanded to metal but original; heavy gauge case (without weighted band, in this instance) cannot be opened - depressing the crown does nothing to budge the latch spring - one has to pry it open; case shows medium even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, hinge plugs missing; bow worn to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,400
588 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series X adjusted, J-S (just under 12S), 14K OF original EH&Co case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#501036, in later Keystone Howard fitted box     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings but marring to the cock cap & surround, some light oxide on bright work with tiny rust bloom; dial almost perfect, very faint hl at edge at 2; hands have replaced minute of different color than the original blue hour and second; original relatively thin gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, profuse dings; bow bent & worn, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; later box fits perfectly, shows some nicks, scuffs, hl crack $950 - $1,450
589 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series XI split-plate with marked "Adjusted" balance cock, L-S (just over 15S), 14K original EH&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel pattern NI damascene with rope-twist lines, s#600639     Mvt: Ticks & stops, good staff, quite gummy, needs OH, shows good balance motion & poise with light pressure on the train, relatively clean plates under dirt & oil show a number of MFS, good slots & settings with marring only to the center setting, limited tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 2, intersecting hls at 10, tiny nick in center below Boston, possibly firing flaw; hands not original, mismatched, but seconds original; original relatively light gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, a few soft dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal $1,000 - $1,800
590 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series XII split-plate with marked "Adjusted" balance cock, L-S (just over 15S), 14K OF Roy case, case possibly original to mvt (due to lack of any other marks) but not model specific (due to sizing ring adaptor and threaded pendant interior), SW-SS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement, 17J, radiant geometric pattern NI damascene, s#700887     Mvt: Barely ticking, quite gummy, staff good, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, fine decoration on plates conceals a number of MFS, a long FS, slightly marred slots & settings with one flat-head jewel screw among the original convex (pan) heads, light film of oxide on bright work; dial is lifting slightly from its metal backing, has faint hls at edge at 3:30, 5 and 6; hands original but tips rusty and short (probably flicked-off tips); Roy case is most likely a pure & simple re-case, as there is a chip to the threaded pendant-top concealed by the crown which can occur when one is removing a screwed-in sleeve from a light-weight gold case (Howard specific cases have no threads, being detent-stem type); lighter gauge case otherwise shows medium wear, some MFS, dent in back near hinge; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $900 - $1,400
591 APW - Effingham Embree, New York, (listed in Britten's ca 1785), English pair cased verge fusee, 56mm coin silver OF original inner and outer cases bearing London hallmarks for 1793 and maker's mark IT (=JT), KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt, s#374 with matching number on inner case, later Boston paper from Phinehas Mitchell in back; imports of English watches to the newly formed United States did not begin until after signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, so this watch was imported during the first ten years of post-Revolutionary development and in the fourth year of Washington's presidency; ironically the hallmarks include the image of George III     Mvt: GRO, good verge function, good gilding, slight dullness & dirt, one plate pin lacking, pin-related scratches original throughout; dial with numerous concealed edge chips to copper from 3 to 6, edge hls from 6 to 9, only one hl across dial from 9 to 5, all damage caused by impact of bezel which will not quite close over dial; dial plate foot fastened with screw instead of pin in one instance; hands probably both original, but repair to the minute has caused discoloration, tiny break on hour; original cases show light to medium wear, the pendant attachment area shows distress and loss of the central hinge tube, and the pendant has been re-soldered internally with about twenty times the amount of solder necessary; cases otherwise show a few MFS, hardly any measurable dents or dings, crushing to the button-top; bow original; good period domed glass crystal $800 - $1,600
592 APW - Elgin convertible in very heavy multi-color gold HC, 16S (special size for Elgin models), recased in K&D 14K four-color gold HC which fits both the convertible and standard earlier 16S Elgin model (which was in there before), heavy gold cuvette with presentation and bezel with crystal to carry picture of loved one, finely executed stag applique in field of rushes, SW-LS, fancy decorative O'Hara style dial, lever escapement, 15J, circular & banded pattern NI damascene, s#4317656     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, minor speckle, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work and patches on winding guard and cap; dial essentially perfect, infinitesimal micro-flecks at center; hands in purple with light oxide, blued seconds replaced; very heavy gauge recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, sticker residue, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystals front and back; a superb quality case approaching near mint condition $1,800 - $2,400
593 APW - Elgin convertible, 16S (special size for model), poorly recased in very heavy 18K MF&Co HC for quite different American or European model, with solid gold cuvette and additional glazed display cover, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel & sawtooth pattern NI damascene, s#815170     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show discoloration, oil smear, dirt, some MFS & nicks, good slots & settings, light oxide & patches on bright work; dial fractured with numerous hls across base; hands slightly mismatched; finely constructed very heavy gauge case is larger than mvt, mvt is riding on locator pins on top of seat, can fall out, case has been filed to accommodate case screws, mvt too shallow in back; case shows light wear, fine tight hinges, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight center wear, gold replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystals; gorgeous quality case, clinically insane casing job (what part of "it doesn't fit" did they not understand?) $1,100 - $1,400
594 APW - Elgin B W Raymond multi-color gold hunter with exceptional stag's head, 18S, heavy 14K scalloped multi-color gold original Dueber HC with zirchon? set in star beneath stag's head, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J marked adjusted, gilt mvt, s#3300937     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fine gilding, tiny speckle only, slight tarnish, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work except for two tiny patches on regulator scale; dial has clean hls at 3 & 7; hands essentially mint; original heavy gauge case has had monogram removed carefully from escutcheon, leaving slightly uneven appearance to the shield; case otherwise shows very little wear, few MFS, one tiny ding in front cover in a position where it can be removed; bow & crown show light wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal; the sculpting of the stag head applique is very fine, creating a most impressive look; excellent condition overall $2,000 - $2,400
595 APW - Elgin three finger bridge model, 16S, heavy 18K Roy recased HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#15028019     Mvt: NR, staff good, very gummy, can barely be induced to tick, plates show a few MFS, an FS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work but a few patches or clouds on winding wheels; dial perfect, faint etching only; hands in good blue, slightly rubbed; heavy gauge solid recase shows light wear, missing two hinge plugs, case has some MFS, light dent in cover, tiny ding in band; bow replaced, lower carat, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; nice massive case $1,200 - $1,600
596 APW - Elgin multi-color gold box hinge hunter, 18S, 10-14K rose gold recased BWMC box-hinged HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, gilt mvt, s#1640914     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, a few MFS, some tiny speckle, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue with minimal rubbing; medium gauge recase has the luster of 10K despite the 14K marking, case shows light even wear, a number of MFS, small dents in band, light crease & tiny dings in covers; bow is GF, replaced crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,800
597 APW - Elgin, Frances Rubie, 10S, near mint very heavy 18K original PB&Co (Peters & Boss) HC, KWKS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, gilt mvt marked "Patent Pinion," s#50319; Peters & Boss made cases for Howard as well; total weight of watch with mvt 57.3 dwt (89.1 g)     Mvt: NR, gummed solid, staff OK, needs OH, plates show generally good gilding, slight discoloration or oil smear, very few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work; rare DS 10S KW dial is perfect; hands are lovely match-up of Swiss, seconds American; very heavy gauge original case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, push shows no wear; good glass crystal; a truly fine example of this early Elgin keywind model, typically considered a lady's size at the time by the independent Swiss observer of the American industry, Jacques David; some men carried them nonetheless $1,000 - $1,400
598 APW - Elgin in heavy gold hunter, 16S (special size for this model), heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#3334168     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show generally good gilding, limited speckle, very few MFS, good slots & setting, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has short hl at 12; hands in pale blue, minor bend; heavy gauge original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $900 - $1,400
599 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time, 16S, near mint 14K OF HB&B Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy arcaded concentric pattern NI damascene, s#20852567, in near mint condition throughout     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, oil smear only; dial essentially perfect (micro-fleck on edge at 12); hands in mint blue, but probably heavier weight replacements than original; mint appearance to medium gauge recase, shows no wear, light MFS in shield, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; beautiful fusion of near mint to mint elements $850 - $1,150
600 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time free-sprung with winding indicator, 18S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, DES, gold center wheel, s#21869286     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels with MFS to click wheel center only; dial almost perfect with faint hl from bottom of WI to top of seconds where there is an associated micro-fleck; hands painted matte black; mvt was probably in a deck watch originally, as the free-sprung versions typically were; recase shows very little wear, a few MFS, flat dents at bottom of band; bow & crown show little wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal $750 - $1,250
601 APW - Lady Elgin KW model marked "Mosely's Patent," 10S, heavy 18K original HC with deep engraving, black tracery enamel and dog in relief on back, KWKS, WE-SSD with "WCo" logo signature, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#160593     Mvt: Just ticking, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, needs OH, plates show good gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, small oxide spots or rust bloom on bright work; dial has long hl from 12 through center, hl at 5; hands show light rubbing & oxide through good blue; original heavy gauge case has well-executed front hinge repair, shows light wear, good engraving detail, some small losses to tracery enamel in numerous locations, few MFS, small dings to covers; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal $800 - $1,200
602 APW - Elgin 19J C H Hulburd, 12S, 14K white gold OF original "C H Hulburd Model" HB&B case signed with Elgin logo on gold cuvette, SW-SS, textured silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, gold train, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#19999862     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean but slightly tarnished plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work (escape wheel cap and click wheel); dial original, fine condition but for tarnish stain from 7 to 8; hands good; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,100
603 APW - Elgin sweep-seconds "Doctor's" watch, 16S (special size for 4th model), unmarked 10-14K OF (converted HC) original case for OF mvt, no lift spring apparently ever installed, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 13-15J, gilt mvt, s#627917, 1880 presentation on gold cuvette     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, minimal oil smear or discoloration, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint deep blue; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight wear to center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; the open hunter format allows easy access to the lever, and was apparently ordered without lift spring, as there is no lift wear or evidence of use of the spring hole; a very clean example $700 - $1,100
604 APW - Hamilton 21J model 36 with winding indicator, 36S, massive coin silver OF original case with artistic engraving on back indicating "US Navy No 5123," not a typical military contract marking style, SW-pin-set, refinished silvered metal DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1260425, in well-fitting leather covered box     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings with slight marring to the cock cap only, tiny oxide on bright work, no oxide on winding wheels, just dirt & oil smear; dial a rather lusterless but clean refinish with matte black graphics; hands in fine blue with minor oxide and rubbing; heavy gauge original case shows little wear, lightly toned tarnish, sticker, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; lightly scratched or abraided glass crystal; box will not quite close, the leather is in fine shape; altering the insert slightly might allow the watch to fit better and the box to shut with watch inside $3,500 - $4,800
605 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 994 (scarce) bridge model, 16S, 14K OF original case with Hamilton logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fine fishscale pattern NI damascene, s#1153703, in what is probably the original Hamilton box     In near mint overall condition - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands near mint, minute tip rubbed; original medium to heavy gauge case shows no wear, hardly any MFS but some knife related FS on the cuvette, no dents or dings; bow perfect save for sticker residue, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; box has fine interior, the exterior rubbed, scratched and with some sticky residue; looks like the watch hardly ever left the box; a top condition specimen of this very scarce bridge model grade $1,600 - $2,200
606 APW - Hamilton 23J Masterpiece grade 922, 12S, 18K white gold OF original stiff bow case with Hamilton logo and 1928 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#3010678     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS to FS, fine slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work with larger area on whiplash; dial original with tiny white speckle overall, some darker speckle in seconds; hands with slight oxide; original case shows very little wear, good polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows little wear but is slightly crooked; glass crystal with a few MFS $800 - $1,200
607 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 990 in scarce 14K SO case, 16S, heavy 14K patented BWWCo OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, frosted gold train, very fancy concentric fishscale band surrounding quilted center with radiant border NI damascene, s#1083719     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, detailed plates show a few MFS mostly on cock, good slots & settings with minor marring to the caps, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny speck only on click wheel; dial has old wax repair to chip at seconds hole, hl at 7, scratch within seconds; hands in good blue with small rust bloom; heavy gauge recase shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; scarce case & mvt $900 - $1,250
608 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, scarce original 14K solid gold OF Hamilton Wadsworth bar-over-crown case (see note in condition report), SW-LS, painted metal faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, nearly pinstripe parallel pattern NI damascene, s#SZ9144; watches of this type represent some of the best of American time measurement technology, having solid (uncut) monometallic anti-magnetic balances along with elasticity invariant anti-magnetic hairsprings in matched autocompensating combination; the uncut balance has less wind resistance and no centrifugal error; Hamilton B grades enjoy these distinctions in general, along with other Elinvar and Invar American grades, some having more advanced properties than others by application of progressively more sophisticated alloys and technologies     A near mint watch overall - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial near mint, slight scuff from 7 to 8; hands mint black; heavy gauge 14K original case shows hardly any wear, a number of MFS to the original satin, some sticker residue, no dents or dings; bow near mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch in and out; it was discovered during this inspection that this case and mvt had been interchanged with the 950 in GF bar-over-crown case, additionally with backs interchanged; one could easily see that each mvt came from the other's frame and the matching case elements were obvious; any case-screw shadow is a remnant of that misguided experiment; all elements have now been returned to their original mates [See Lot 779] $1,500 - $2,500
609 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950 in gold, 16S, 14K OF original Roy HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, thin parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1154984     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitessimal error in round), good plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for glue residue and micro-flecks at edge; hands slightly dull; original medium gauge case shows light to medium uneven wear, some MFS, several dents or dings in band and back; bow & crown show light wear; light MFS on plastic crystal $1,000 - $1,500
610 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950 Elinvar (marked on pallet bridge), 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR model case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) monometallic balance & blued HS in temperature invariant combination, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2611624; the Elinvar and Invar alloys were developed by Charles-Edouard Guillaume, for which he won the Noble Prize in 1920; both alloys were temperature invariant, but Elinvar was also elasticity invariant with temperature, and intended for application to hairsprings; the additional advantage of the uncut temperature invariant balance was a diminution of wind resistance related perturbation of isochronism, as well as elimination of centrifugal error by free balance arms; see additional notes under lot 613     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS except on the balance cock where there are a few more, good slots & settings but light marring to the cock cap, some oxide on bright work including filaments all over the whiplash and specks and patches on the winding wheels; dial has faint hl through Hamilton signature, otherwise only light surface etching; hands in clean black; original case shows substantial even wear to pure brass on bezel and edges, if the case were refinished and plated it would lose all reeded features; bow & crown equally worn to brass; worn plastic crystal; good internal condition, time for a new case for this rare model, or at least a plating job $900 - $1,400
611 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1576369     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very slight cloudiness, a few MFS or short FS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny flecks on winding wheels; dial has hls at 11 & tri-corner hl at 4:30; hands in fine blue, light oxide or rubbing; original light gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, light dents & dings; bow with slight bend at center, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal too high-domed for the watch $900 - $1,200
612 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, 14K OF original Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1022328     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very light tarnish, tiniest speckle, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a small patch on click wheel & a handful of tiny specks on both wheels; dial internally perfect, edge fleck at 2 and larger flake at 10, both concealed; hands in near mint blue; original medium to lighter gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a very high condition to near mint example $900 - $1,400
613 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950 Elinvar, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton "Railroad Model" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with solid gilt temperature invariant balance and rusted blued HS (originally in auto-compensating combination), marked "Elinvar" on pallet bridge, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2618464; the present watch illustrates a conundrum in current horological study - the reason for the invention of Elinvar, nominally a white alloy, was to create a hairspring that did not change dimension or elasticity with temperature, where Invar was elasticity variant; Hamilton advertised these first marked "Elinvar" models as having monometallic balances with Elinvar hairsprings; the same was true for Illinois Elinvar models produced under Hamilton's management after purchasing Illinois in 1927; in all American watches with marked "Elinvar" designation, one sees uncut balances in white alloy with blued hairsprings that are supposed to be Elinvar and rust-proof, according to contemporary advertising; an article in the October 1931 Scientific American by the Director of Hamilton Research is dispositive of most of the mystery: by 1931 Hamilton had been researching the application of Elinvar hairsprings to monometallic balances for "years," had already produced both Illinois and Hamilton watches in their first respective runs, and had tested them; so production dating in published materials is utterly misleading; the extensive research resulted in production of these blued springs which retained all important Elinvar properties, apparently despite the thin formation of magnetite (blued) surfaces; Elinvar is attracted by a magnet just like normal steel, but does not remain magnetized, and hardly changes rate despite all other steel parts of the watch being intensely magnetized; these watches were being created for electrical engineers as well as railroad engineers and conductors, and were intended to preserve properties after exposure to Gaussian (magnetic) fields, even though performance would be disaffected in chronic fields; so if one sees a rusted spring, one may assume that the Elinvar HS has been replaced with normal steel, but one can conclusively test the watch for Elinvar by magnetizing the entire watch and checking rates before and after on a vibrograph; the rates will be very similar with the Elinvar spring, but substantially off if that spring has been changed to a normal steel spring of identical appearance     Mvt: Runs, shows good balance motion but error in flat, rusted steel HS has probably ruined any chance of good timekeeping - hopefully the balance has not been adjusted to the rust; bright plates show a few MFS and small staining, fine slots & settings, numerous oxide patches on bright work, polished off of regulator parts but still showing shadows; oxide patches on winding wheels; dial perfect with fine surface; hands in near mint blue, some color variation; original case shows medium wear to brass on edges & highlights, numerous MFS to FS, faint back ding; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear to brass; good glass crystal $750 - $1,250
614 APW - Hamilton 23J bridge model grade 920, 12S, 14K OF original case with Hamilton logo ring on solid gold cuvette, Masonic or other fraternal Christian order engraving on back, SW-SS, WE-SSD with name of owner, N H McClevey, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1769032     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight cloudiness, limited tiny speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with invisible fractures from seconds to 12 and 2, obvious on reflection; hands in dull purple with discolored or replaced minute; original medium gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, undersized crown replacement shows light wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,000
615 APW - Hampden 23J "SR" pennant marking in very heavy gold with two tone mvt & fancy dial, 16S, very heavy 14K original Dueber HC of the best quality, SW-LS, decorative WE-SSD in O'Hara style, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, fancy radiant pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#1040641     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show substantial washout of gilding, cloudiness, dirt, oil smear, dark speckle forming spots in a couple of places, very few MFS, good slots but marred cock & escape settings, tiny oxide on bright & gilt bright work; dial perfect, micro-flecks around center hole; hands of Louis XV style but hour too small and with hub too small to cover dial hole; front hinge needs attention - the internal pin has receded out of one joint or sheared, creating play - the hinge plugs will need to be removed, the pin extracted, and either properly installed or replaced with proper size internal pin, and then the plugs re-installed (a simple operation for a casemaker) - this should be done before the hinge begins to distort; near mint case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very heavy and near mint watch save for the mvt, which has been washed too much $1,250 - $1,750
616 APW - Howard Keystone made by Waltham, 23J bridge model 1899, 16S, 14K original HC with Howard logo on solid gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1000001     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show numerous MFS or tiny nicks, good slots & minimally marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work and small patches on click wheel, one on crown wheel; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple but for some tiny rust bloom; original relatively heavy gauge case has overlay to original shield in rose gold, shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, sticker residue, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a fine condition example, a significant serial number $1,200 - $1,800
617 APW - Howard Keystone 23J "Series O," 16S, heavy customized 14K HB&B OF original Keystone case with Jurgensen lips & Howard logo ring on solid gold hinged cuvette, later customized RR style pendant & crown assembly with massive bow, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement & jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1112501     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some tiny speckle, tarnish, and lifting plating on one end of the center bridge, a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny oxide on bright work with fine black-polished winding wheels; dial with tiny to small edge flecks near lever, concealed by bezel, otherwise perfect; hands in fine blue with some rubbing; original but cleverly customized case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; massive bow, RR style crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very clever bit of case work to transform the gent's style case into the RR style, not factory work, but makes for a very interesting style statement $1,200 - $1,800
618 APW - Howard Keystone 23J "Series O," 16S, 14K OF original case with Jurgensen lips & Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, arrow & maltese cross mark, s#1237631     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has chip at 1:30; hands black, possibly colored but of nice style, seconds blued; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, two missing hinge plugs, some MFS, minor soft dings in band; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; an excellent condition example overall $900 - $1,400
619 APW - Howard Keystone 23J unmarked series "O" with notched bridges, 16S, 14K OF original Keystone case with Jurgensen lips and Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, arrow and Maltese cross grade, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1086368     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight tarnish, hardly any MFS, a dark spot on cock, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, only a filament or two on click wheel; dial with invisible line in center by signature, some light tiny surface etching; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, one light dent in back, two dents in band, one at 9 and a barely noticeable one at 3; bow shows little wear, crown shows light wear with highlight brass; very scratched glass crystal, must be an old used replacement $700 - $1,100
620 APW - Howard Keystone 23J, 12-14S, 14K original Keystone HC with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, arrow & Maltese cross grade mark, s#1286719     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, especially on dial plate and internal footing, a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but patches and filaments on the winding wheels; dial with edge chips to copper at 7 and 11, hls from those, hl fracture at 4, abundant crystal glue residue; hands in fine purple with minimal rubbing; original medium gauge case has worn front latch, which closes and stays closed with difficulty; case shows light wear, some MFS, only tiny cover dings; bow good, crown shows light wear to brass highlights; good glass crystal $500 - $750
621 APW - Howard Keystone 21J "Series 10," 16S, heavy 14K OF original Keystone case with Howard logo ring on solid gold cuvette, case with Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, arrow & star mark, s#1149838     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise except for tiny error in round, HS should be cleaned since the outer two coils were sticking together when first examined, but separated with only a touch of the tweezers; otherwise the clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial has hl spider throughout center (in this case, a daddy-long-legs); hands in fine deep purple with minimal rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear to highlight brass; good glass crystal; a very fine condition example in general $850 - $1,250
622 APW - Howard Keystone 21J "Extra Adjustment," 16S, 14K OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DS radial type Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, star-arrow grade, plain wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1102159     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, missing regulator whiplash, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings except for the cock cap which is marred, hardly any oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial looks good but has faint forked hl fracture at 1:30; hands in fine blue, slight rubbing; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, some dings in the band, one quite rippled; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $750 - $1,000
623 APW - Howard Keystone 1905 patent, 16S, 14K original Keystone HC with Jurgensen lips and Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#962614     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings except for one replaced plate screw and a poorly replaced case screw, neither in good condition, hardly any oxide on bright work but the regulator assembly has been finely sanded and only needs final polishing; dial looks perfect but has faint edge hl forming at 2:30; hands in deep cobalt, a little dull; an otherwise near mint original case has new escutcheon soldered over the original shield to conceal a monogram; case shows hardly any wear, a sticker shadow, a few MFS, two slight cover dings in front; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; conjecture has been made that this model might be a Hamilton product, but the plate style is similar to but not the same as any Hamilton model, and the shape of the balance cock is different as well; it merits best the model 1905 appellation $750 - $1,000
624 APW - Howard Keystone in gold in original box, 16S, 14K original HC case now converted to OF, leaving watch in side-winding format, Howard logo ring on solid gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#934160, in Howard mahogany box, with pricing paper of $105 in top showing case & mvt numbers matching the watch, with the delicate notice, "This company will stop the supply of Howard Watches to any jeweler who sells this watch at a price lower than given above," so watch your step, everybody     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, relatively bright plates showing oil smear, a few short MFS to FS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work but near mint winding wheels with oil smear only; dial perfect, dirt & glue residue only; hands near black, blue seconds replaced; original case had bezel removed and reflector ring installed in cover, probably at the factory to customer's request; the lift spring was replaced at one time and operates well, but when one opens the watch the pin pops up that holds the spring - best to replace with screw; case shows light wear, nice engraving detail with small loss of ET, a few MFS, dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; sound box with good insert, scratches& nicks outside; please do not sell for under $105, out of respect $700 - $1,000
625 APW - Howard Keystone made by Waltham, 23J bridge model 1899, 16S, 14K original OF with Howard logo on solid gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1005022     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint cloudiness or oil smear, a few MFS and tiny nicks, good slots & settings except for the quite deeply marred cock cap, light oxide on bright work including patches on winding wheels, faint polishing of click wheel; dial perfect; hands mismatched (hour straightened since photo taken); original relatively heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced, misshapen, ideal replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,600
626 APW - Illinois "21 Ruby Jewels" Bunn Special two-tone HC model, 18S, 14K Dueber recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene with rose-gilt band, s#1630574     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint rose gilding, numerous small black corrosion spots, fine speckle overall, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings under some dirt, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands essentially mint original; medium gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, one faint slight back ding; bow good, crown shows hardly any wear, (bow & crown must be perfect replacements); good glass crystal; super dial and hands, presentable case, the mvt might respond to cleaning a bit, but some of the black specks are permanent, unfortunately $900 - $1,100
627 APW - Illinois 24J Washington Watch Co grade, 18S, rose tone GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Washington Watch Co" signature, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, banded radiant step-pattern NI damascene over outer flared scrolls, s#2367826, from a run of 20 watches listed as Bunn Special 24J in the older Illinois catalog     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, relatively bright plates show some MFS especially on cock, good slots & settings save for marring to cock cap, light oxide on bright work; dial has chips filled with black wax at 10 and center, hls in center, hls at 10 & 5, surface dirt; hands slightly dull & rubbed; period appropriate recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; nice recase, fine mvt, dial needs white wax repair & cleaning to look much better; a very scarce model not even listed in Shugart $800 - $1,400
628 APW - Illinois grade 163 23J 60-hour Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF original "Bunn Special Model" SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "23 Jewel 60 Hour" marking, reworked from 21J, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#5334729     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, small errors in flat & round, HS slightly skewed, good plates show a few MFS, good slots but dirty settings, tiny oxide on bright work but a rust patch on the crown wheel and limited faint speckle on the click wheel; dial has glued chip above 5, no loss; hands very clean with good color; original case shows medium wear to brass around back, a couple of scratches and some MFS, some sharp dings in band and the worst at the back bevel (tough to improve); bow & crown show medium wear to brass; clean plastic crystal; a desirable model needing OH and expert attention to the balance and HS $800 - $1,250
629 APW - Keystone, Lancaster, PA, KW model, 18S, recased in older 18K English consular case for lever fusee with hinge tube soldered to dial plate, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#4774     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show washed out gilding, light tarnish, some MFS and one FS, speckle, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 5, flake into chapter at 11, other lesser edge flakes; hands mismatched, minute wrong; recase has plugged & redrilled solid cuvette, shows fairly substantial even wear, some MFS, minor dents or dings; bow shows thinning wear; good American glass crystal $900 - $1,200
630 APW - Lancaster Watch Co, 20J Adams Perry Manufacturing Co model, 19S, HC mvt in GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, unmarked WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS on escapement, gilt mvt, s#1452     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any gilding, some faint discoloration, oil smear or speckle, a few MFS and occasional FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has wax repair at 6, hl through center to 12:30; hands mismatched; recase houses the watch well, shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but there are nicks on the reeded band and back edge; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,800
631 APW - Lancaster Watch Co, Lancaster, Pa, 19S (these watches are typically listed as 18S, but this one's dial plate measures 19S as did the early Adams & Perry precursors), 18K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, re-gilt mvt, s#19116     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates have been over-gilt without removing settings, creating a lollipop effect; plates show some MFS, good slots, some oxide on bright work; dial fractured, chipped & wax-filled at 10, hls at 5; hands with a little rust bloom & rubbing; original heavy gauge case has replaced GF bezel, front hinge repair that is less than perfect but functional; case shows rather substantial even wear with complete loss of ET but retaining good edge detail; case shows some MFS to FS, light dents & sharp ding in back cover; bow replaced GF, replaced crown shows medium wear, through-threaded for its original stem; good glass crystal; perhaps a good casing candidate for an Adams & Perry $1,200 - $1,600
632 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co, Charles G Knapp in original USWCo logo case, 8S, 18K original HC with mock crown, KWKS, WE-SSD with signature in seconds, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#60211 in garter surround to click cover     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight discoloration to gilding with faint speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has only tiny forked hl at edge at 11;30, almost concealed; hands with good deep color; original heavy gauge ET case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, some tiny cover dings; bow & mock crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a very high condition example of this scarce model $900 - $1,400
633 APW - New York Standard worm-drive with lever escapement acting on perpendicular escape wheel, 18S, GF OF display SB&B recase, SW-LS, custom manufactured acrylic dial with printed graphics allowing view of escapement under dial as well as unique internally geared winding & setting system, 4J, gilt mvt, s#2341     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, plates show even gilding, oil staining, some MFS, good slots, no oxide on bright work; custom dial in fine condition, professionally made; hands in fine blue; recase shows light wear to the case body, medium wear to brass to matching bezels (one a cutout of back cover), few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystals, one a 19th century bull's-eye; it was a great idea to equip this watch with transparent dial, as not only is the escapement a lever variant of the Debauffre "chaff-cutter" concept, with fine visibility from the dial side, but the winding and setting system is most entertaining to view; the model would have enjoyed greater success with this dial than the typical paper dial, as there are three attributes to view, not just the one in the star cutout $600 - $1,000
634 APW - Newark Watch Works, Arthur Wadsworth, "Patented June 19, 1866, & Feb 11, 1868," Newark, NJ, 18S, heavy 18K original case with glazed hinged cuvette, presentation inside back reads, "Presented to Peter Witzel as a token of esteem from his many friends, Newark, May 25, 1872," SW-shift-locking-lever-set, WE-SSD marked "Newark Watch Works," lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#5423; this watch suggests that Wadsworth was still marketing his Newark products after sale of the manufacturing side of his business to Cornell in 1870     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very little discoloration or oil smear, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; shift-lever does not quite want to lock, making setting rough as the set train fights the lever back to position; dial with hl at 5:30, invisible fracture from 2 to seconds to center and over towards 8, only visible on reflection, tiny flecks at center & seconds center; hands in good blue with light rubbing or oxide; original very heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with medium wear to center & sticker residue, crown shows light to medium wear; good glass crystals $3,000 - $3,500
635 APW - Otay Watch Co, F A Kimball, 18S, heavy 14K recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD signed "Otay Watch Co Otay California," lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#1419     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight discoloration due to oil smear, should clean to a more consistent color, there is slight cloudiness across the gilding surface evident when the smear is lifted with rodico; otherwise plates show hardly any MFS but one long FS under serial #, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect with essentially mint surface, only edge micro-flecks; hands original with consistent dark color; heavy gauge recase has thick gold overlay to the escutcheon to conceal prior monogram, case shows light even wear, few MFS, small edge dent to back cover with dings visible internally at same spot; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal $1,000 - $2,000
636 APW - Philadelphia Watch Co, E Paulus patent, just over 19S, close to N-S (typically erroneously listed as 18S), 18K original MB (Margot Brothers) HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS on cock only, gilt mvt, s#642; Margot Brothers also made cases for Howard, and it is interesting to note that what is typically called 16S and 18S in the literature is actually L-S and N-S when measured, so Paulus was apparently following the Dennison system at least early on     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some light tarnish, no MFS but UFS from cloth cleaning, tiny speckle, an arched impression around the center, tiny etching, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in deep blue, slightly dull as opposed to near mint; original heavy gauge case shows light wear to the front, medium wear to the back, some MFS on cuvette which has engraved presentation, no dents or dings; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,600
637 APW - Philadelphia Watch Co, Paulus patents of 1868, 52mm, heavy 18K original PWCo HC, SW-short-pull-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, single GJS, spotted pattern NI damascene, s#4700     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight tarnish, tiny speckle, fingerprint etching over "Watch," very few MFS, good slots & slightly marred cock setting, some light or patchy oxide on bright work; dial with fracture & surface loss from 5 to 6; hands near mint original, tiny rubbing; heavy gauge original case shows fairly substantial even wear with almost complete loss of ET, has MFS overall and knife-related FS on cuvette, a few light dents or dings in front & back, flat dent in band; bow with worn center, crown shows substantial wear to brass substrate; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,600
638 APW - Philadelphia Watch Co, E Paulus patent, approximately 15S, close to L-S (typically erroneously listed as 16S), 18K original Riggs Brothers, Philadelphia HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, GJS, electrum gilt mvt, s#1191     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight tarnish, some MFS but a longer scratch or two and a short gouge by the case screw, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original relatively heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a few sharper dings in back, light dings in cover, one hinge plug missing; bow replaced lower carat, push shows wear medium wear, tiniest break; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,400
639 APW - Rockford 24J grade 800 (hunting model) with red graphic Rockford dial, mvt marked "A Cole, Mt Carroll, Illinois," 18S, 14K CW Mfg Co recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with unusual red graphics, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, very fine "beaded curtain" pattern NI damascene (formed by crest-to-crest sinusoidal turning), s#535698     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show only very faint patchiness or oil smear, very few MFS, one FS by balance at plate edge, near mint slots & settings with only slight tarnish and tiny marring to cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work edges; rare dial is perfect with only a few MFS to glaze surface; hands decorative but not original; medium to heavy gauge recase with weighted band shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings in covers, ding in band at 5; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal; a fine example of this desirable mvt with rare dial $1,600 - $2,200
640 APW - Rare Rockford 24J with 24 hour dial and dial train, grade 800, 18S, GF recased HC with multi-color gold appliques, SW-LS, WE-SSD with alternating hours from 1 to 24 on inner and middle chapters, the hour hand completing a full revolution once a day, signed Rockford Watch Co, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, very fine "beaded curtain" pattern NI damascene (formed by crest-to-crest sinusoidal turning), s#519403     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, barrel plate has scribed repair number above the "RG" marking, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with only slight marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work but the plate holding the barrel arbor setting is cloudy in appearance and would need to be black polished; rare dial has hl at 14 hours, scratch in seconds and other MFS on dial surface; hands in fine blue with minimal rubbing; recase shows light wear, tarnish around the back applique, some MFS, very light compression dent to front cover visible only inside; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a very rare custom ordered Rockford, if not unique $1,500 - $2,500
641 APW - Rockford Indicator marked grade 655, 16S, GF OF SO recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & winding indicator, lever escapement, 21J, GJS, gold train, wave-pattern pin-stripe NI damascene, s#858682     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, otherwise good slots & settings have chamfer repair of digging around slightly marred cock cap, light oxide on bright work with filaments, small patches or flecks on winding wheels & click; dial has a number of faint hls in spider form between 7 & 8 and 9 & 10, plus hls in WI and dial center, but there are no enamel losses and the dial is better than most of this fragile type; hands have oxidized surface; appropriate style recase shows light wear, no brass, sticker residue, some MFS, small double-ding on band; bow lightly worn or distorted, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a generally good looking example $800 - $1,600
642 APW - Seth Thomas 25J Maiden Lane with two-tone damascene, 18S, 14K OF Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement and lower train, GJS, gold regulator scale, fancy two tone gilt & NI damascene s#351030     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show reasonably good contrast, slight overall cloudiness from over-washing, faint tarnish and tiny speckle, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has 2 hls in center, one at 7 with microfleck; hands painted blue instead of blued; medium to lighter gauge recase shows light wear, some MFS, light dings in band and back; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal $1,800 - $2,600
643 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, 19J Frederic Atherton & Co grade, 18S, almost correctly recased in heavy coin silver USWCo HC with logo inside cover, SW with push-button-set (mvt formerly had slide-locking lever option), WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, gilt mvt, s#1387     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show intense orange toning, as if the plates had been lightly polished and then reacted over time to some plating, cleaning or treatment chemical; plates show variant tarnish, few MFS, good but polished slots & settings and re-blued screws, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with numerous hls and small chips, internally & externally; hands slightly dull; casing was almost correct, in that the mvt has the facility to be operated by the button-set mechanism, but had originally been set up for the slide-locking lever, which has been removed, leaving one of its screw attachments; the case was set up for a button-set mvt, with no matching provision for the lever cut-out in the dial plate; mvt required slight change in its locator pin site; the button-set mechanism is a little bent internally so the button does not return automatically if the button flange moves under the setting bar; this could be corrected; in short, the mvt has all of the minor alterations and removed lever, the case is unaltered; heavy gauge recase with fine markings has rear cover which will not stay closed, needs tightening, case shows light wear, light tarnish, sticker shadow, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $1,000
644 APW - Waltham 5-minute repeater model 1872 (without exposed winding wheels), 16S (special size for model 1872 repeater), HC mvt in GF OF original (see condition report) Wadsworth case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3793881, among the very last Waltham repeaters produced     Mvt: NR, will tick but should not be wound until cleaned, good staff, very gummy, repeat mechanism is complete but the repeat is so gummy that it only intermittently releases, causing the watch to run its chime for several minutes and not necessarily run down; the governor train is concealed so it cannot be tested after quick lubrication, a complete OH is certainly necessary; somewhat bright plates show some localized corrosion speckle or etching, a number of MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide on bright work with rust bloom on gongs; snap-on dial has hl from 12 through center; hands original with some rust bloom on hour; the case looks like a recased improvisation, but is actually original; these cases were manufactured without cuvette as an inexpensive way to market unsold repeating mvts; numbers of identical cases of this type have been seen on Waltham repeaters, including one of the few known minute repeaters from a special lot of ten unusual repeaters (yours truly personally inspected that GF OF HC minute repeating watch, and owned the first HC minute repeater ever found by the collector community which he sold to the Time Museum collection in 1977); the slide tail has been broken off without affecting slide function; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a nice original GF example in need of complete overhaul, polishing, and slide restoration $1,500 - $2,500
645 APW - Waltham "Chronodrometer," Appleton Tracy & Co, stop-start mechanism for escapement, 4-second subsidiary dial counting 1/4 seconds, 4-minute outer chapter with sweep counting 4-second divisions, subsidiary time dial at normal 12 o'clock position, 18S, coin silver professionally fitted recase with activation button and beautifully plugged & re-drilled cuvette with offset holes for setting and winding, KWKS from rear, WE-SSD marked "Appleton Tracy & Co Waltham, Mass, Chronodrometer Patent February 8, 1859," lever escapement, 15-16J, gilt mvt, s#14706, referred to in the Waltham catalog as the "Sporting" model     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, gold balance shows good motion when stop is deactivated and shows good poise, fine plates show excellent gilding, some tiny bits of speckle, no MFS but some gouges around the case screw, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial is very fine with faint hl from 11 to 4 and continuing over to edge, another hl crow's foot under "Mass;" sweep & seconds hands appear original, the others well selected Swiss hands with curious triangular center hole on minute; recase is superbly executed, having selected a period case, perfectly plugged the cuvette, finely re-drilled and decorated the holes, made a fine activation pin like the originals one hardly ever sees; otherwise the only other evidence is the changing of the latch-spring screw head and the fact that the locator pin hole under the bezel reveals the undrilled plate beneath; looks so convincingly original one could be fooled and not notice for years; recase shows light to medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a few light & soft dents or dings only, the most pronounced near the front cover edge; replaced bow, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; internally near the top condition one sees in this rare model, needing only a new mainspring; externally as good as a recase may ever get; a unique model horologically speaking for the unusual dial layout and chapter division $1,400 - $2,200
646 APW - Waltham 23J "American Watch Co" grade bridge model 1899, 16S, heavy 14K OF original case with hidden hinges, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet & escape, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene with elaborate winding wheels, s#9503884     In very fine condition overall - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, but there is a light staking punch rub around the center setting, good slots & settings with minimal marring if any to the tops, no oxide on bright work, a tiny patch concealed by decoration on the click wheel (wheels otherwise excellent); dial has hls at 2 with slight edge abrasion; hands in fine purple with slight discoloration, especially to seconds; original relatively heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, excellent hidden hinges, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow has no wear but a few nicks, only the crown is a newer replacement; good glass crystal; lovely original example $1,250 - $1,750
647 APW - Waltham 23J "American Watch Co" grade bridge model 1899, 16S, hunting mvt in 14K Dubois recased HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with variant of Maximus script signature in black, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#10552050     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates have slight cloudiness, a couple of edge nicks to the bridge, all bridges show a number of MFS, slightly marred slots & settings with some polished tops, tiny oxide on bright work with fingerprint etching on click wheel; dial has hls at 8 & 1:30, faint hls between 3 & 4, edge fleck to copper at 9; hands in good blue with light rubbing; medium gauge recase has replaced brass bezel, weak front hinge with looseness and hole in center tube; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a few dings in the band; bow has worn center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $900 - $1,400
648 APW - Waltham 21J "American Watch Co" grade bridge model 1899 with unique damascene, 16S, rose tone GF original Dueber HC, SW-SS, generic WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, cobblestone pattern NI damascene (achieved by precision offset micro-spotting) with pin-stripe pattern dial plate, intricate star pattern winding wheels, s#9503664     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, one small spot, hardly any other speckle, good slots & minimally marred settings, oxide mist all over regulator, should be changed, patch on click wheel; generic dial has hl from center to 10:30, needs to be changed for proper grade; hands in near mint blue; original near mint case, possibly NOS later casing, shows no wear, some longer MFS, no dents or dings; bow is replacement but good style, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch internally & externally needing proper grade dial $700 - $1,100
649 APW - Waltham, 23J American Watch Co grade bridge model 1899, 16S, heavy 18K OF original ALD (Aaron L Dennison) English market case bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1904, SW-SS, WE-DSD in English taste with contract marking for W A Perry & Co, 4 Snow Hill, Birmingham, in addition to Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement components, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9503732     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS and numerous tiny MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work and matching fancy winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; heavy gauge original case missing all of its hinge plugs; case has lovely, broad reflector ring, shows medium wear, some MFS, some light dings only visible internally; bow shows substantial wear & distension to center, perfectly matched crown shows very little wear, pendant hallmarks worn; fine thick beveled glass crystal; impressive case & dial, a new 18K bow is in order to make this a very fine overall example $1,400 - $1,800
650 APW - Waltham 21J "American Watch Co" grade bridge model 1894, 12S, heavy 18K OF Hayden W Wheeler original hidden hinge case, SW-PS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet & escape, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#8774554, 1902 presentation on hinged gold cuvette     In excellent condition throughout - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, clean winding wheels; dial perfect; hands near mint purple, seconds off tone; heavy gauge original case shows very light wear, some MFS, a small flat dent in the band at 7; bow good, sticker residue only, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a wonderful original example with truly fine case needing only buffing $1,100 - $1,600
651 APW - Waltham 21J "American Watch Co" grade bridge model 1899, 16S, 14K original Roy HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#10552074     Mvt: Runs, but there is a deep break in the mainspring barrel right near the tail that causes the spring to slip when one approaches full wind, nonetheless shows good & strong balance motion & poise even at partial wind, bright plates show some small fine MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to the tops, tiny oxide on bright work and winding wheels with small patch on whiplash; dial with two hls below seconds and tiny edge abrasion at 4; hands in fine purple with minor oxide; original light gauge case has replaced brass bezel that fits perfectly and merits plating; case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, numerous minor dings in cover and band owing to light gauge; bow good, crown shows very little wear; plastic crystal $900 - $1,400
652 APW - Waltham 21J American Watch Co grade bridge model 1894, 12S, 14K OF Keystone original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with small slanted Times Roman font Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement elements, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#8774848     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, faint shadow on crown wheel; dial fractured above left and to the side of seconds, hl at 8; hands in slightly dull but clean blue, seconds short; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium wear, some MFS, dents in band, dings in back; bow good, sticker residue, replaced crown a touch big internally, shows little wear; good glass crystal $750 - $1,050
653 APW - Waltham 21J American Watch Co grade bridge model 1894, 12S, 14K OF Solidarity recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus style script Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement elements, GJS, gold train, plain concentric pattern NI damascene, s#8774623     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, errors in round and flat, plates show a few MFS and scuffs, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including very small specks on winding wheels; dial with hl at 9, dull surface, probably matched to this model rather than original; hands in dull dark purple; relatively heavy gauge recase shows light wear, some MFS, soft back dents; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,000
654 APW - Waltham, American Watch Co grade 19J model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), 18K original European market case, SW-SS, plain WE-SSD in European or English taste, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, elaborate radiant "Eastlake" Victorian pattern NI damascene, s#6500814; the catalog lists the run as 17J, but known exceptions exist and the present watch has been disassembled to confirm originality and jewel count - even the underdial cap settings are gold     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, relatively good poise with infinitesimal errors in round & flat, fine plates show a few MFS largely concealed by the unusual damascene pattern, underdial near pristine, very delicate engraving of the factory grade name, fine slots & settings with hardly any marring, no oxide on bright work but tiny bits on the satin winding wheels with light polishing of the crown wheel, both wheels with oil stain; dial perfect; hands near mint with darkening of the minute; original medium gauge case has a spot of damage with silver solder repair on the band, a dent in the back with possible solder repair; case otherwise shows very light wear, some MFS, dents & dings still rippled at the repair site on the back; bow unworn with hallmarks, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint mvt and dial, case would have been quite good if not for the damage suffered at two areas of lighter gauge $1,700 - $2,200
655 APW - Waltham 21J "American Watch Co" grade model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), very heavy 18K original JS HC with 1894 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Gothic AWWCo signature, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, ruby jewels, gold train, elaborate radiant Eastlake fan pattern NI damascene with pinstriped dial plate, s#6500564     Mvt: NR, upper pivot and/or bushing jewel broken, in some positions still will show good balance motion & poise, will need new staff and/or bushing jewel, near mint plates show faintest oil film, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring, no oxide on bright work, one tiny shadow on click wheel; dial has hl from 3 to 4, fine surface; hands in near mint blue; original very heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents but one tiny ding in case back; bow good & solid, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very heavy and high condition example, needing only the repairs noted $1,600 - $2,400
656 APW - Waltham 21J "American Watch Co" grade model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), 14K OF original case with unusual original glazed cuvette (hardly ever seen on M88 cases), the bezel keyed, SW-SS, WE-SSD from another grade of M88, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement elements, GJS, elaborate "peacock tail-feather" radiant pattern NI damascene (as seen on Maximus grade), s#7003705     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, relatively good poise with only infinitesimal errors in round & flat, fine plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with faint patch on click wheel and small dark spot on crown wheel; dial has faint hl above seconds, not the correct grade dial for the watch; hands in good blue with minimal rubbing or oxide; original medium gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, some flat dents in band, the most extreme at 4 and 7, tiny dings in back, one hinge plug missing; bow has sticker residue, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystals $900 - $1,400
657 APW - Waltham "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), 14K original SFM&Co HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy radiant pattern NI damascene, s#4468255     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very faint cloudiness or oil smear, a few MFS and two FS, good slots & settings but for the slightly marred cock cap, some tiny oxide on bright work and a filament on click wheel, a washer visible under crown wheel screw; rather poorly printed M88 dial has compression crack under seconds; hands show variant color; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very light wear, good detail, some MFS, no dents or dings; GF bow & crown show light wear with brassing under the bow and on crown highlights; glass crystal is just a touch high so the cover is in full contact when just closed $750 - $1,000
658 APW - Waltham 16J "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1873, 8S, very heavy 18K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, broad trellis pattern NI damascene, s#951868, in near mint condition     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show 4 tiny corrosion spots or specks, hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, loss to letter blacking (easily remedied); dial has hl between center & seconds, and a microfleck at seconds edge by five - probably a manufacturing flaw, if one can even see it; hands near mint, minimal rubbing; original very heavy gauge case shows no wear, sticker residue, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a wonderful "Amn" grade 6S $750 - $1,250
659 APW - Fine Waltham "Amn Watch Co" model 1872, 16S (special size for M72), heavy 18K OF original AWCo case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, gold center wheel, refined radiant pattern NI damascene with arcaded border, s#1738065, in near mint condition apart from dial defects     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, three long ones between the escape wheel and center wheel settings, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work save for infinitesimal specks on click wheel and its center; dial with hl in seconds area and fleck at seconds center; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, a number of MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal; but for the minor dial defects, an exceptional example of the desirable "Amn" grade in superb case $1,500 - $2,250
660 APW - Waltham, "Amn Watch Co" grade 16J model 1872, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K original Waltham HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, elaborate banded & circular pattern NI damascene with sawtooth surrounds, s#3999085     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with tiniest specks or patches on winding wheels; dial with edge fracture at 3:30 and crack proceeding over to seconds, scratch & hl at 12, edge microfleck at lever; hands in good blue, a little discolored or rubbed; original finely engraved heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, tiny ding in front cover; bow with worn center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine original example overall save for the dial defects $1,400 - $2,200
661 APW - Waltham model 60, "Amn Watch Co," 16S, 18K original HC, KWKS from the back, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#420467, marked "Fogg's Safety Pinion Patent Feb 14, 1865"     Mvt: Running, sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, just a few corrosion spots, hardly any MFS but a darker FS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work including winding cup; dial almost perfect, hl under seconds and chipping around the seconds hole; hands in near mint blue; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, some MFS, a few light cover dings; bow is lower karat replacement, push shows light to medium wear; good glass crystal $1,400 - $2,000
662 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunter, 16S, heavy 18K original Swiss contract demi-HC with enamel chapter and gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD in European taste, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#11510582     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with fracture in center to either side of seconds with tiny associated loss, edge flecks at 7 & 11; hands in near mint blue, marring to hub; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, tiniest occasional dings; bow with slight wear to center, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals $1,400 - $1,800
663 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 18K OF original English "JW" HB & snap-bezel case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, generic Waltham WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant pattern NI damascene (typical Maximus peacock tail-feather design), s#11076960     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS or nicks, a little loose dirt, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but a few specks on winding wheels; dial perfect but not Maximus grade; hands near mint blue but seconds a little dull; original heavy gauge case has had an inscription removed but leaving ample thickness, shows light wear, numerous MFS and a few nicks at the deepest engraving points, no dents or dings, plenty of gauge to complete plain flat grinding & polish of the back; bow shows slight wear to center, replaced crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal $1,400 - $1,800
664 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S model 1899, heavy 14K OF original Dubois hidden hinge case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus script Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#10587589     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show few MFS, good slots but marred escape and balance settings, no oxide on bright work but tiny patches on click wheel; dial has short hl pair at 8 outside chapter starting at edge; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS including knife-related FS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow with light wear, replacement plated crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example overall $1,100 - $1,500
665 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 14K OF original case with 1910 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, generic Waltham Roman numeral WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES on cock & escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant pattern NI damascene with decorative winding wheels, s#15044701     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with only tiny marring of the escape cap, no oxide on bright work but a few faint small patches or specks on winding wheels with minimal MFS; dial has faint hls from 12 to 6 and 2 to center; hands near mint; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, one small flat dent at bottom of band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; nice original condition, would be good to find a Maximus type script dial despite the fact the customer may have originally requested the watch to come this way $900 - $1,400
666 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus model 1894, 12S, 14K finely engraved Florentine style OF recase, SW-SS, WE-SS non-Maximus dial, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard center NI damascene, s#23066616     Mvt: Runs but with defects - the pallet bridge, when torqued down, causes the watch to stop - one pallet bridge screw seems stripped, and can ride up and stop the watch when not at its final turn which is the only one that catches - additionally, the mainspring is broken deep and slips every few winds - when the screws are backed off, the watch still shows good balance motion & poise; plates show very slight discoloration, few MFS or nicks, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work including large patch on crown wheel and small to tiny patches click wheel; dial perfect but generic; hands in fine blue; medium gauge recase would be mint, but again there is a defect - the bow carriage on the pendant has come loose, and needs to be re-soldered back in position, currently floating; case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow near mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a little trouble-shooting will yield a near mint recased watch overall, the classic model dial would be nice to find $800 - $1,200
667 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 9K OF original English market ALD (Aaron L Dennison) HB & cuvette case with keyed snap-bezel, SW-SS, WE-DSD in English taste, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance & escape, GJS, gold train, peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#16071421     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, true in round, slightly off in flat, fine plates show very few MFS or nicks but a clean scratch near the center setting, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on edges of bright work, tiny patches on click wheel, mismatched but clean crown wheel; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple, seconds in blue; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, sticker residue, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $600 - $1,000
668 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus model 1894, 12S, 14K multi-color gold original HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus style script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement components, GJS, gold train, small circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#7157156     Mvt: Barely ticking, needs OH, shows good balance motion & poise with slight pressure placed on fully wound mainspring, plates show slight cloudiness, a few MFS and nicks, slightly marred slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and winding wheels but quite a bit of oxide or pitting to the winding wheel centers; dial with fracture at 7 and long fractures in center to either side of seconds; hands in good blue, a touch short; near mint original medium gauge case with light gauge cuvette shows hardly any wear, few MFS (mostly on cuvette), no dents dings, fine detail; bow good, sticker residue only, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,600
669 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 12S model 1894, heavy 18K OF original English market case with Chester hallmarks for 1905, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus script Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, round checkerboard center NI damascene, s#10508025     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, slight errors in flat & round, plates show some MFS especially around regulator adjustment, a corrosion patch by the third wheel setting, good slots & slightly marred settings, the cock cap quite marred, very little oxide on bright work with the notable exception of a large and unsightly patch on the click wheel; dial with extensive fracture at 11 to 12 and network of hls over the remainder; hands in near mint blue, seconds replaced in metal finish with some oxide; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, light dents or dings in back, nicks by hinge ends; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very heavy watch for its size $850 - $1,250
670 APW - Waltham Riverside Maximus, model 1888 21J, 16S (special size for M88), crisp but unusual "DS" marked (double stock - very heavy gold-filled) BWCCo original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus style script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on all three escapement component caps, GJS, gold train, elaborate "peacock tail-feather" NI damascene, s#6500975, with 1894 presentation on gold cuvette     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS mostly concealed by fancy decoration, a long FS on the train plate, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but filaments or specks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, only two infinitesimal flecks on the edge of the internal signature planchet, which would lead one to think they were manufacturing flaws as there is no way to induce them otherwise; hands in near mint variably toned blue (looking a bit like case-hardening on guns); near mint original medium gauge case looks for all the world like a solid 10K case, but the "DS" is the clue to it being yet another clever combination of metals by the Brooklyn Watch Case Company; case shows no wear, a few MFS, two tiny dings in the front cover; bow mint, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; quite a wonderful example $800 - $1,400
671 APW - Waltham Riverside 19J 16S, 18K English market original ALD (Aaron Dennison) HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, concealed jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#19014745, 1919 Oddfellows presentation on solid gold cuvette     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS and a severe short scratch next to the click wheel, good slots & settings with minimal marring around the cock cap, very little oxide on bright work but profuse MFS at the center of the click wheel cup; dial in English taste with very faint compression hls from 3 to 4; hands in good blue with some rust bloom; original medium to heavy gauge case shows wear, many MFS, some light dents & dings plus flat dent in band; bow with worn center, crown has lost nearly half of its gold shell; good glass crystal $1,100 - $1,400
672 APW - Waltham Riverside model 1888 in scarce decorative case, 16S (special size for M88), heavy 14K swirled, fluted and wrapped KE&F OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric banded pattern NI damascene, s#6010359     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very fine plates show very few MFS but a small gouge by the detent screw, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work but none on winding wheel, dirt specks only with oil residue; dial looks mint but has hl outside chapter at 12:30, micro-fleck at edge at 12; hands near mint original, tiny oxide on seconds; original fairly heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, one missing hinge plug; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a highly desirable case style in great condition, suitable for a top grade M88 $1,000 - $1,600
673 APW - Waltham Riverside model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), heavy 14K OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, small circular checkerboard with fancy fan surround pattern NI damascene, s#6563077     Mvt: Near mint - GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, a few MFS; hands with light rubbing & discoloration; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear to ET, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear to the point of break; good glass crystal; about as mint a mvt as one sees, very fine case with a hint of wear, only noticeable wear on crown, needs new mint hands $1,000 - $1,400
674 APW - Waltham Riverside model 1888, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K OF original Waltham HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, radiant star-centered pattern NI damascene, s#4427681     Mvt: Ticks & stops, quite gummy, needs OH, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, fine plates show very few MFS, tiny nicks on cock foot, good slots & settings but for marring at & around the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; impressive RR style dial is perfect with only slight rubbing in seconds; impressive RR style hands are near mint save for tiny rubbing and oxide at the minute tip; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, missing hinge tube plugs, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows medium wear, crown shows substantial wear to smooth brass; good glass crystal; heavy case weight, great dial & hands, nice mvt decoration $900 - $1,200
675 APW - Waltham Riverside model 1874, 14S, 18K OF original AWCo case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, faint concentric & banded pattern NI damascene, s#1763754     Mvt: NR, fully wound, gummy, with pressure shows good balance motion & poise, plates show cloudiness, light speckle, some spots, a few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, hardly any tiny oxide on bright work; dial with hl fractures overall, chips at edge from 12 to 1; hands in good blue but minute mismatched and very bent up; heavy gauge original case shows substantial even wear, some MFS, sharp ding in back; bow brass, GF replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,000 - $1,400
676 APW - Waltham "Warwick" model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), 18K OF original Waltham case, SW-SS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, elaborate arcaded NI damascene around central checkerboard pattern, s#7067310     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and crown wheel, oil smear only on click wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint blue; original medium gauge case shows medium even wear to back with most ET gone, while the band and bezel decorations still hold lovely detail, few MFS, only faint soft back dings visible internally; bow perfect new replacement, crown perfect new replacement; good glass crystal; nice clean watch, hard to find 18K M88 cases $900 - $1,200
677 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator in scarce solid gold SO case, 18S, heavy 14K OF BWCCo SO recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken center, seconds & WI center (triple sunk), fully capped lever escapement, GJS, DES, fancy round checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#16126378     Mvt: NR, winding will not engage so WI cannot be tested, staff is good, plates show dirt, oil, some MFS and nicks, light marring to slots & settings, light oxide on bright work but winding wheels quite clean; dial with numerous flaws including fracture & replaced chip at 2 with small loss, small fracture in WI junction, line from 12 to 1:30, line at 6; hands mismatched but the wonderful bulb-ended WI hand is good; period correct heavy gauge recase shows very little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear but sticker residue is on bow; good old-fashioned bull's-eye glass crystal; case is wonderful, the watch may have something as simple as hardened grease in the winding train that prevents it from engaging, or may be compromised more seriously, especially if any WI parts are not there, so caveat emptor $1,600 - $2,200
678 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, 16S, 18K OF original Roy HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard center with short-wave NI damascene surround, s#15103955     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial hls at 4 & 9, several small chips at corner above 5, 1, 9 & 7:30; hands in fine blue, rubbed; original medium gauge case has poor closure for back, shows light wear, some MFS, numerous dents or dings in band & light dings in back; bow good, crown shows medium wear & unsightly break; good glass crystal $750 - $1,050
679 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, heavy 18K original AWCo HC with glazed dust-cover in addition to gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 13J, gilt mvt, gold chronograph wheels, s#2718127     Mvt: Time train runs well, showing good balance motion & poise, but the chrono train will not always engage and will stop the watch after about half a minute, indicating lubrication issues and dirt in the train - the chrono components at least will need cleaning and lubrication if not the entire mechanism; plates show variant color to gilding, perhaps due to oil smear, some loose grease and dirt, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide specks on satin-work, hardly any oxide on regulator; dial perfect with mint surface; hands mint; original very heavy gauge case shows light to medium overall even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & slightly different color crown show light wear, nicks on bow sides; good glass crystals, small edge flake in front crystal; a very fine original example $1,400 - $1,850
680 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, heavy 18K original Waltham HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD with division to fifths of seconds in outer chapter, lever escapement, 13J, frosted NI damascene, s#2823395     Mvt: Ticks & stops, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates show some light MFS or scuffs, good slots & tarnished settings, some tiny oxide on bright work and specks on frosted work; dial has small edge chip outside 10, perfect otherwise; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case has weak cover lift spring, the front hinge with loss to one tube and beginning to stretch; case shows medium even wear, numerous MFS, a small back dent; GF bow & crown both replaced, showing light wear & sticker residue; good glass crystal; needs a good overhaul and front hinge repair $1,200 - $1,800
681 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, heavy 18K Waltham original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths, lever escapement, 13J, gold chronograph wheels, gilt mvt, s#2824649     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, plates show some tarnish or even toning to gilding, a few corrosion spots, some fingerprint etching, numerous MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide specks on bright and satin work; dial with tiny line at 12, appearing to be scratch rather than hl, microflecks to edge; hands original in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, a sharp dent at the edge of the front cover plus another lesser sharp ding opposite; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,600
682 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884 with scarce 15-minute register and subsidiary seconds, 14S, heavy 14K OF original AWCo case, SW-LS, WE-DSD (sunken seconds & register) with outer chapter divided by fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 13J, gold chronograph wheels, fancy combined patterns of NI damascene, s#2824171     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph and register functions, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & good but dull brass settings, some light oxide on bright work & satin-work; scarce dial has deep chip at 7:30 partly filled with wax, several hls from there and directly adjacent, hl fracture above register, hl at 4; hands mismatched but in generally good blue, sweep too short, only the sub-seconds seems correct; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with most ET gone, some MFS, no dents or dings; gold bow with worn center, replaced crown of wrong style and size; good glass crystal $950 - $1,450
683 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, fancy 14K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, gilt mvt, s#2718272     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, plates show patchy gilding, dirt, some MFS and a number of FS under the activation lever, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work and matte-work; dial perfect; hands in fine deep blue; original heavy gauge case shows fine detail, light wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show medium wear with lots of break on crown highlights; good glass crystal; a very fine original fancy Waltham chronograph case, deserving a new crown & bow to look its best $900 - $1,400
684 APW - Waltham split-seconds chronograph NI model 1884, 14S, coin silver OF original AWWCo case with gold hinges & button, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, GJS, gold train and chronograph wheels, broad parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3126244, the mvt marked with English and American patents     Mvt: Time train in GRO, showing good balance motion & poise, the chronograph mechanism somewhat gummy but working, the hands a bit slow to catch up or return, but eventually do what they are supposed to do, will need lubrication at least or cleaning at most; plates show a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work or matte-work; dial has two faint hls; hands in good blue with minimal oxide, small seconds hand dull with more oxide; original medium gauge case shows medium to substantial even wear, light tarnish, few MFS, only slight dings in back or cuvette; distorted nickel bow & silver crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; a fine original example of this scarce split-chrono in its best grade $700 - $1,200
685 APW - Waltham 16J Lugrin's patent back-dial chronograph model 1874, 14S, GF OF original Crescent case with hinged back, hinged glazed cuvette & screw bezel, SW-LS, WE-SSD & WE chapter in back, lever escapement, GJS, unusual large plain checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#1279264     Mvt: Runs unless the chronograph is engaged and reaches the 30-second mark, must be a touch of dirt in the gearing, bypasses with the slightest touch of force, until then shows good balance motion & poise, plates show slight tarnish, few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial in back is cracked & chipped at 10 & 45 seconds with hardly any other defect, so is actually pretty good compared to what one typically sees for these fragile chapters; dial in front has curved hls at 4 & 8, edge flakes at 1; hands in front are slightly oversized Louis XV style, chrono hand in back has been lightly sanded; original case shows generally light to medium even wear with brassing to edge & band highlights, some MFS, tiny sharp ding in band; bow reasonable replacement, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals, glue residue on back crystal $700 - $1,200
686 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent Street model 1892, 18S, 18K original BWCCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy circular and arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#11501791, mining inscription on cuvette from 1904     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, slightly marred slots & settings with replaced escape cap jewel, tiny oxide on bright work but small patches on winding wheels; dial hls at 7:30, 6 and center; hands in good blue but minute hand replaced, too short and with rust bloom; original medium gauge case has quite a bit of twisting distress around the case screws, one in particular; case shows light wear, some MFS, dent in band, tiny dings in covers; BWCCo case has heavy springs but band is not weighted as in the 14K counterpart; bow with center wear, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal is distending cover and needs replacement $1,200 - $1,500
687 APW - Waltham model 1857 with scarce and desirable "Shreve, Crump & Low, Boston, Mass" contract marking on mvt, 18S, heavy 18K original HC by Hamann & Koch, 9 Maiden Lane, NY, KWKS, WE-SSD marked American Watch Co, lever escapement with compensated balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#411798, from a large lot of 9000 WWCo and PSB designated grade mvts; the present watch dates from the beginning of 1869, the first year of the consolidation of various firms into the Shreve, Crump & Low entity, and is perhaps the earliest watch (among very few others) to bear the firm's modern name     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show mottled cloudiness, tarnish, light speckle and/or oil smear, very few MFS, good slots & settings with one changed cock cap screw, tiny oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect with tiny hl below seconds, oil sheen on surface will clean right off; hands in near mint original blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear with slightly more wear to the ET back; case shows fine detail, few MFS, no dents or dings; original bow with little wear, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; a fine and original example of perhaps Shreve, Crump & Low's earliest watch contract in that name, significant in Boston history; the watch would have to have been ordered in 1868 in anticipation of the final consolidation and new name $1,400 - $2,200
688 APW - Waltham, early C T Parker pin-plate model 1857, 18S, nickel alloy recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#1219, from the first mixed lot containing any C T Parker mvts, as identified by Townsend in 1963     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, professionally re-gilt plates with minimal reduction of surface show a few MFS and small spots, good slots & setting, minimal oxide on bright work; dial with small edge flakes at 12, abundant edge micro-flecks, surface dirt & gunk; hands of the period but mismatched slightly in color; generic recase fits fairly well, has bent up bezel that will not close and is missing 25% of the crystal seat, shows medium wear, light tarnish, some MFS, FS and scratches, numerous light dents or dings; bow good, push shows medium wear & thin bent edges; glass crystal completely chipped around the edge from repeated attempts to fit into the misshapen bezel; scarce early mvt, finely conserved, needs new case or complete bezel repair $700 - $1,200
689 APW - Waltham model 1870 series B Crescent Street, 18S, heavy 18K AWCo original HC, SW with spring mounted lever one depresses with thumbnail to set, WE-SSD marked "American Watch Co," lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#671991     Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly, shows good poise and lovely tall gold timing screws, plates show good gilding with some tiny or small corrosion speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has nice surface but hls at center and from 7 to 8; hands are clean but mismatched and not quite the right size; original very heavy gauge case shows medium to substantial even wear, some MFS, only the tiniest dings in band; replaced bow has original bow stops floating on it, all brass crown core shows additional wear; good glass crystal $1,200 - $1,600
690 APW - Waltham model 1872 in very heavy gold case, 16S (special size for M72), substantial 18K original AWCo HC in near mint condition, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gold center wheel, decorative concentric pattern damascene, starburst decoration on winding wheels, s#2473037     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, infinitesimal oxide on bright work or specks on winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint surface save for micro-fleck at lower edge and slight rubbing between center & 3; hands mint, but minute is mismatched in style; very heavy gauge original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very light wear, sticker residue on former; good glass crystal; a near mint watch inside and out $1,600 - $2,400
691 APW - Waltham model 1872 Park Road, 16S (special size for M72), heavy 18K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, plain swirl pattern winding wheels, s#932101     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight tarnish, oil smear or discoloration, tiny edge discoloration or incipient speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, tiny specks on crown wheel; dial has several hls together from the center to 10, another at 5, another between seconds & center; hands with generally good blue, slight dullness, seconds tail missing; original heavy gauge case shows pronounced wear to the covers at the bevel edges to the flat tops, probably a result of the cover planchets lifting from the bezels and needing resoldering and further concealment, a few MFS, a number of small dings overall; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal; mvt is a good example of the low grade M72, dial and case are challenged condition-wise $1,400 - $1,750
692 APW - Waltham model 1883 Appleton Tracy & Co, 18S, 14K multi-color gold recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS and gold banking pins, fancy "oyster & pearl" pattern gilt damascene, s#5737489     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine decorative plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect, hl at 11; hands good; medium gauge period recase has rather primitive stag applique, shows little wear, some MFS, dents in both covers mostly visible from the inside, should be pushed out; bow good, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine model 1883 $2,300 - $2,600
693 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co model 1883, 18S, heavy 18K OF original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, fine quilted & frosted pattern NI damascene, s#4177710, case weight just over 50 dwt with crystal and mvt removed but stem & crown in place     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a little loose dirt, hardly any MFS, a couple of short scuffs, near mint slots & settings but for light marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny patch on regulator; dial has hl between center & seconds, dirt on surface; hands in good blue, light rubbing & oxide, tiny rust bloom; original heavy gauge case has solid gold band, unweighted, shows light wear, few MFS, a couple of light dings in cover and one flat ding in band; bow with worn center, crown shows abundant wear with lifting shell, needs replacement; good glass crystal $1,700 - $2,200
694 APW - Waltham, Appleton, Tracy & Co 16S KW model, heavy 18K original AWCo HC, KWKS from back, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#280554     NOTE: Balance & HS not original, appear to be improvised from lower grade material, the gold timing weights severely filed - Mvt: Runs with good motion but with substantial errors in round & flat, has lowered cock bushing & cap pair, balance cock foot unfinished with exposed locator pins; the remainder of the mvt is original and in fine condition, the pallet showing good action; plates show good gilding, slight discoloration or tarnish, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings (except for the cock), light oxide on bright work; dial has faint hl and scuff between center & seconds, chips at seconds hole; hands mismatched; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, three tiny sharp dings in the covers; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine case, it would be nice to find a good HS & balance assembly from the same model $1,200 - $1,600
695 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co model 1877, 18S, 14K rose gold original Keystone HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1527388     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt, cloudiness, very few MFS, good slots but tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands a bit dull; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a flat dent on the band; bow & crown show light wear, brass on crown highlights; good glass crystal $850 - $1,150
696 APW - Waltham, early s#6473 Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857, 18S, in fine & unusual coin silver original "Am Watch Co" case with American eagle mark and raised Grecian key decoration on band, KWKS, WE-SSD with hand-painted numerals and large Appleton Tracy & Co signature, lever escapement with compensated balance, DES, 15J, gilt mvt, from the first run designated as "16-18J"     Mvt: NR, the click does not catch, the mainspring & staff are good, holding the key the watch will tick with signs of good balance motion & poise, fine plates show excellent original gilding with only a faint spot or two, very few MFS, good slots & settings with excellent bluing, hardly any oxide on bright work; main dial is perfect but the sunken seconds disc is cracked across (could be replaced); hands mismatched, cannon pinion longer than central post; fine original case shows very light wear, patchy & heavy tarnish, few MFS, light soft dings in covers, exceptional Grecian key band is undisturbed; bow with light central wear, push shows light wear & tiny break; good glass crystal; an exceptional original example overall $800 - $1,400
697 APW - Waltham model 1883, 18S, heavy 14K OF original case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, circular sawtooth pattern NI damascene, s#3306643     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show few MFS, two longer FS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hls in three places on outer chapter; hands in good blue with a little oxide; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, tiny break on crown highlights; good glass crystal $750 - $1,000
698 APW - Waltham model 1894 in multi-color gold hunter, 12S, 14K original HC in three-color gold with stag on back, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#19880291     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show very few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with edge hl at 4; hands dull with oxide & rubbing; original medium gauge case has front cover that will not quite close flush, even with the bezel off; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, sharp detail; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $800 - $1,200
699 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1877 in nickel, 18S, very heavy 18K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, parallel sawtooth pattern NI damascene, s#1261291     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, true in round but not in flat, plates show some tarnish discoloration, few MFS with a few FS as well, good slots but very tarnished settings, tiny patches of oxide on bright work; dial with faint hl at 7; hands with replaced minute, too small; original very heavy gauge case shows light overall wear with partial loss of ET, some MFS, a few dents at cover edges, not too noticeable; bow good, light center wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice big case, scarce NI 77 $1,400 - $1,800
700 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett, Civil War period, 18S, in heavy 18K case of slightly later period, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#145126     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, replaced HS stud of shorter design than original, finely gilt plates show few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, a couple of surface scratches in center; hands of the period just slightly mismatched, rubbed, with tiny oxide; heavy gauge recase shows very little wear, few MFS, slight dent in cover with nicks at impact site; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; beautiful case from about 1870, fine mvt from the end of the war $1,250 - $1,650
701 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1883 KW, 18S, recased in very heavy 14K MB (Margot Brothers) OF case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3387425     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, some oil smear, a few MFS, good slots & settings, missing winding cup (screws are there), tiny oxide on bright work; dial with repaired fracture below seconds and invisible hls across dial from thence to 10; hands in fine blue but mixed style; very heavy gauge recase with heavily reeded band shows light wear, some MFS & sticker residue, no dents or dings; bow with light center wear, pendant shows light wear; good glass crystal; great case $1,100 - $1,400
702 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857, 18S, 14-18K original eagle-hallmarked HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#165728, ca 1865     Mvt: NR, fully wound, roller jewel absent, staff good, poise good, plates show thin gilding, tarnish, speckle, slight discoloration, a few longer MFS, good slots & settings, tiny to light oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, minute hand almost a perfect replacement, a tiny bit short; original medium to heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with most ET gone, few MFS, light dent in back and one in front, internally one sees a dent in the front cover, without any evidence of it externally, so it had to have been a repair or manufacturing flaw prior to final finishing and engraving of the cover; bow original with worn center, push is flush and shows little wear; good glass crystal; a fine original example overall, with honest wear $1,100 - $1,500
703 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett export model, 16S, near mint 18K original HC by the Dennison Watch Case Co with maker's stamp "ALD" for Aaron L Dennison, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, model 1899, fancy NI damascene with PSB mark on barrel bridge, s#13021727     Mvt: GRO, balance motion a little slow due to oil dryness, needs a good cleaning, good poise, plates show oil smear, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings but very dirty, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny specks on winding wheels; dial perfect with slight rubbing in seconds and a couple of MFS; hands near mint, hardly any oxide; original medium to heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; clean the mvt and one will have a near mint watch inside & out $800 - $1,100
704 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett KW model, 10S, heavy 18K original S&Co HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with compensated balance, 15J, gilt mvt, s#718080     NOTE: Case screw has broken head, mvt will fall out of case with bezel removed - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show fine gilding with variant toning, no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands in near mint blue, tiny rubbing; near mint original heavy gauge case shows no wear, sticker shadow, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow mint, push shows very little wear; good glass crystal; about as close to mint inside and outside as one will find, just needs a mint blued case screw $800 - $1,400
705 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett 10S "Special" KW model with 1858 patent mark on plate, heavy 18K original JMH (J M Harper) HC, exquisite internal ET within front cover, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13-15J, gilt mvt, s#46114, from a single lot of 400 10S KW models listed with the designation "Special" in the catalog     Mvt: Ticks & stops, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, quite gummy, needs OH, plates show faint mottled gilding, speckle & spots, very few MFS but a scratch and a couple of FS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect, has thin wax repair at 11 mostly outside chapter; hands are elegant two color Swiss; while the latch and lift are good, the cover needs a little help to get it to pop up, needing tiny adjustment to latch spring depth; near mint original heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, a couple of barely visible dings in the covers; bow mint, push shows no wear; good glass crystal; fine original example $750 - $1,150
706 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett KW model, 10S, 18K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with gold solid balance, 13J, gilt mvt, s#58330     Mvt: Runs for a while, mainspring broken, after a few winds the spring will shift, shows good balance motion & poise with partial wind, plates show lightly toned original gilding, slight speckle, few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial with hl fractures at 5 & 7; hands a bit dull with light oxide & tiny rust bloom; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, minor light dents or dings to front cover; bow with light wear to center, push shows little wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,000
707 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett KW model, 10S, 18K original AWCo HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#517386     Mvt: NR, fully wound, ticks & stops, can show good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to winding square, plates show good gilding, minor dirt or cloudiness that will probably clean up, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work with small patch on winding cover; dial with faint hl fractures through 5, 8 & 11; hands in fine blue with tiny rust bloom; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, tiny dings or light creases in covers visible only internally; bow with sticker residue, push shows light wear; good glass crystal $700 - $1,000
708 APW - Waltham, Dennison Howard & Davis model 1857, 18S, nearly perfectly recased in period & model correct American Watch Co coin silver HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#4021     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, professionally re-gilt plates with no reduction of original surface show hardly any MFS, good slots & setting, finely re-blued screws, tiny oxide film on bright work; dial with faint hl at 28 minutes, small edge flake at 5; hands slightly short & slightly rubbed; what looks like the original case has perfect alignment in the back, almost perfect alignment in the front, mvt has filed off locator pin that was very close to perfect location; case shows light stretch to the front hinge, very light wear, light tarnish with mottled tarnish interior, few MFS, minimal faint dents or dings; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; a perfectly conserved mvt in a nearly perfect recase of perfect tight diameters $700 - $1,200
709 APW - Waltham, Dennison Howard & Davis model 1857, 18S, in unaltered, well-fitting but later heavy coin silver HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid steel balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3770; case has Art Nouveau lady's head floated on the back years after the fact     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (tiny error in flat), professionally re-gilt plates show one corrosion patch, some minor speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, professionally polished and re-blued screws, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with edge chip to copper at 2:30 just touching outer chapter, long hl at 5; short English style replacement hands, modern seconds; heavy gauge case fits perfectly, no internal case-pin alteration, shows medium wear, some MFS, two slight dents, silver pin or badge element with abundant solder around it, could be un-soldered, may conceal another defect beneath; bow good, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal $600 - $1,000
710 APW - Waltham, Dennison, Howard and Davis model 1857, 18S, coin silver recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with solid steel balance, 11-15J, professionally re-gilt mvt, s#1204     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, professionally re-gilt plates without reduction to original surface show tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, nicely blued or re-blued screws with perhaps one replacement, tiny oxide on bright work, missing case screw so open bezel with caution; dial has edge chips at 8 & 11 and other edge flecks, dial may be original or from later M57; hands show oxide overall; later recase is not flush to the mvt in back, as the earliest M57 mvts were indeed smaller in the back; case shows light to medium overall wear, some MFS, minor cover dings; bow good, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; nicely conserved early mvt, #204 in a lot of 260 that had a mixture of DHD, PSB and C T Parker grades $600 - $1,000
711 APW - Waltham Dennison, Howard & Davis model 1857, 18S, early American Watch Co eagle hallmarked recase, KWKS, unmarked WE-SSD, lever escapement with steel solid balance, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3384     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates are professionally re-gilt with minimal plate reduction; plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, nicely re-blued screw tops, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in fine blue with light oxide; very appropriate and well-fitting recase shows light wear, has weak lift spring, a few MFS, 1mm hole at 1 in the case band with surrounding distress, some light dents & dings in covers & band; bow original with worn center; good glass crystal; a well fitting early case for this finely conserved early Waltham $600 - $1,100
712 APW - Unique A C Fisher "Double Escapement," with starburst form double wheel duplex escapement, the twin balances operating as intermeshed plate gears, one surmounted on a balance wheel with undersprung HS with regulation access through an aperture in the upper plate, both wheels carrying impulse pins and with slotted staffs for the lesser impulse, the twin five point star escape wheels interacting with both balances identically; there are two pierced symmetrical balance cocks, a finely decorated & pierced bridge for the starburst escape wheel; customized from an Elgin full plate HC model, 18S, custom gilt metal OF SB&B display recase, SW-LS, WE-SS Elgin dial, probably 12J, gilt mvt, without number     Mvt: GRO, balance system shows pretty good motion, good escapement action, but could use OH, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings; diamond pierced balance cocks, some artful engraving & skeletonization; dial perfect; hands in good blue except for dull hour; practical recase shows medium wear (prior to gilding), some MFS, no dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear with break to brass; good glass crystals; another nicely executed bit of American creative genius, with three other unique watches by the same maker being offered in this sale; this is perhaps the most artfully executed of the four, echoing concepts of the great horological masters, whose double escapement watches of any form run in tens of thousands of dollars; mesmerizing to watch $1,000 - $1,800
713 APW - Unique A C Fisher with double-wheel unidirectional wind-resistant escapement, customized from an Elgin full plate model, 18S, custom gilt metal OF SB&B display recase, SW-SS, WE-SS Elgin dial, unique escapement with staggered pair of surmounted escape wheels of pointed tooth form acting against two staggered rollers on the free-mounted balance without hairspring, causing the balance to rotate continuously as would a governor, while ticking at each accelerating contact of tooth against roller, with wind shields mounted on the balance spars as solitary means of regulation, 10J (with further possibility of jeweled rollers), gilt mvt, without number     Mvt: GRO, swift but slightly uneven balance rotation, good gyroscopic poise, plates show good gilding, a few FS, good slots & cap setting, finely altered balance cock, some artful engraving & skeletonization; dial with hls at 7 & 5; hands matching but slightly dull; practical recase shows slight wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; an absolutely fascinating escapement, wonderful to listen to, however impractical it may be, running a bit slowly, but that in itself is an accomplishment; such an escapement will change rate with its going barrel (but would be more consistent if equipped with a fusee), and will tend to show different rates in different positions; all that being said, a nicely executed bit of American creative genius, with three other unique watches by the same maker being offered in this sale $800 - $1,400
714 APW - Unique A C Fisher with bow-tie-cam form single pin (single tooth) lever escapement, replacing a traditional escape wheel with an upright pin mounted on a roller carried by the escape wheel pinion, which moves within the bow-tie cam mount on the lever, in such fashion as to give impulse against the internal cam face, while avoiding the single banking pin pointing down into the bow-tie; customized from an Elgin full plate model, 18S, custom gilt metal OF SB&B display recase, SW-SS, WE-SS Elgin dial with signature removed, probably 13J, gilt mvt, without number     Mvt: NR, fully wound, will tick with agitation and pressure applied via the crown, shows good motion with slow beat, will need cleaning, lubrication and possible fine polishing of the cam interior and pin; plates show toned & variant gilding, a few FS, tiny speckle, good slots & settings, finely pierced balance cock, some artful engraving & skeletonization; dial with three hls originating from seconds edge; hands in near mint blue; practical recase shows slight wear, some MFS, minor dings or nicks to back bezel; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; another nicely executed bit of American creative genius, with three other unique watches by the same maker being offered in this sale; the escapement avoids the complexities of creating a club-tooth escape wheel, with a simpler cam form, but adds more friction to the impulse action; further study might show a way to minimize friction in the design $700 - $1,200
715 APW - A C Fisher skeletonized spring-detent pocket chronometer customized from an Elgin KW mvt, 18S, nickel alloy silveroid recase, KWKS, WE-SSD with Elgin signature, custom spring-detent escapement, bimetallic expansion balance with internally & externally mounted timing screws, 10-12J, gilt plates with hand-executed cutout and engraved signature barrel bridge, hand-executed cutout, beveled, pierced and/or scrolled plate and angled flush-fitting balance cock, signed, "Made by A C Fisher, 1937, Chronometer," one of several unique timepieces executed by the same American maker in the present collection being offered for sale     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, custom plates show slight discoloration or verdigris, a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, very little oxide on bright or blue work; generic dial with hls; hands mint; generic recase shows light wear, tarnish, some MFS, soft dents in back; bow shows light wear & tarnish; worn glass crystal; a wonderful piece of horological Americana, well-executed mechanically and with folk-art touches aesthetically, deserving a fine Elgin KW case and mint unsigned dial; few examples known $500 - $1,000
716 APW - Home-made tourbillion with spring detent escapement on Elgin base mvt, 18S, improvised GF SB-brass-snap-back display case with high back to allow for height of structure, SW-SS, WE-SSD, crudely formed cross-detent chronometer escapement with temperature invariant anti-magnetic uncut balance & HS, mounted on approximately 15 second tourbillion carriage, approximately 7-9J, polished nickel plates, Elgin s#9578838     Mvt: NR, fully wound, will tick briefly and hang up, will need escapement adjustment and refinement, crude plates with mounted cock show fingerprint etching and speckle, some MFS, light oxide in evidence; dial with hl at 11, edge flake at 4; hands mismatched in weight, reasonable blue; improvised case shows light wear, tarnished brass back bezel, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystals; an interesting mechanic's improvisation, shows enough life in the escapement to make for a good project to get running and create better finishes $300 - $500
717 EPW - Unusual customized John Stubbs, London, verge fusee mvt, now equipped with pendulette and Hooke's style straight hairspring, 50mm, recased in gilt metal display case with modern dial and custom early Continental style hands, aligned as to be hung in a stand for proper periodicity of the pendulum, gilt mvt with pierced foliate scrolled balance cock, DES, and newly fitted finely engraved regulator plate for the straight HS, roughly following Hooke's proposition for application of a straight HS to the verge balance, which was overcome by the superiority of the coiled design     Mvt: GRO, good pendulette motion when suspended by the bow, the pendulette addition creating uneven weight and therefore not intended as a pocket device, plates show good gilding, some MFS, some hammering on the barrel plate beneath the signature; dial of modern metal design, slightly tarnished; hands custom as well in older Continental style; practical recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good; good glass crystals; for those interested in the history of the balance spring, this serves as a model of a slightly different application of the straight spring, which in itself was hardly ever utilized $250 - $500
718 APW lot (2) Very interesting early American contract movements - the first marked, "Made by G Nichols, Kentucky, No 1845," duplex escapement fusee with capped escapement, DES, and certain features atypical of English manufacture that may lend credence to some degree of finishing in the US: the set-up ratchet is atop the plate and cut off on one side, an impractical arrangement that means one has to secure the escape wheel with the balance removed and set up the mainspring pressure according to the ratchet position - the regulator and HS stud have an American flavor to them, but could still be English - the engraving is atypical of English contract engraving; the second mvt is marked, "Jesse Smith Jun'r, Salem, Mass, Improv'd Lever," with fully decorative plate engraving, full jewelling and DES; both watches have cream colored enamel dials and measure 44mm in diameter, 1840's or slightly before, both in 18S Waltham shipping cases, both makers unlisted in Shugart     Nichols: Quite dirty, good staff, will tick, good duplex action, complete mechanically, missing hands, dial with hl fractures and edge shipping at 12; Smith: Broken upper pivot, chain wrapped around fusee but off barrel, may only need hook, excellent gilding, missing seconds hand, dial with minor hl at 12, small edge chip there as well $500 - $1,500
719 PW lot (3) With unusual improvised dials - 18S 15J Elgin with sun & moon dial, SW-LS, jumping disc with 24-hour indication dial aperture at 30 minutes, the minute hand showing normal minutes, GF SB&B case; the second an automaton pendulette from a converted & partially skeletonized Hampden 16S model 1, the pendulette slowly moving back & forth subject to its own gearing running off the train, in gilt nickel display case; the third with rotating hours and single hand, operating such that the hand simultaneously indicates hour on the rotating inner disc and minutes on the fixed outer, with 15 second pointers sweeping beneath the hour disc, gilt gunmetal case, 50mm     All tick, but the Hampden stops, needs cleaning and has cracked crystal, Swiss watch needs bow and has pitted case, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $850
720 APW - Auburndale Timer, Auburndale, Mass, 18S, nickel alloy OF original case, wound in back, the crown activating or stopping the chronograph by rotation, and resetting the hands by depression, WE-SSD with sweep seconds, 1/8 second subsidiary jump dial, 10 minute register, special lever escapement with upright pins on the escape wheel engaging countours in the unjeweled pallet, 5J, plain striated satin NI finish, s#4343     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion & escapement action, plates show some MFS especially around winding hub, good slots & single setting, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint surface; hands have fine blue, slight bend to tail of sweep; original case shows heavy green tarnish (typical for nickel alloy cases), shows little wear, some MFS, sticker shadow & residue, 2 or 3 light dents or dings in back center; bow & crown show little wear; slight wear to glass crystal $250 - $500
721 APW - Aurora Watch Co, 18S, coin silver OF original Bay State case with nickel alloy cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J "fifth pinion" model, where the seconds are actually carried on the third wheel, gilt mvt, s#29916 with a 9 above the 91 (balance cock simply bears #29916)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light patchiness, good overall gilding, a few MFS, good slots & settings, very faint or tiny oxide on bright work; dial has flake and incipient hl at lever, otherwise excellent surface; hands dull with oxide; original case has clean break to back hinge pin, the tubes hardly distorted, needs new pin; case shows medium to substantial wear, some MFS, light dent & dings in back; bow & brass crown show medium wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
722 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999, 16S, GF OF original Ball Model SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#B605638     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS and a gouge by one plate screw, slots & settings with minimal marring, some oxide on bright work and numerous light patches around the click wheel; dial with numerous hls from a fracture with glued chips at 11-12; hands show good blue with light rubbing; original case has the appearance at first glance of alternate screw marks, but they are dings in the screw-seat; case shows light to medium wear with hardly any brassing, some MFS, a light back dent; bow & crown show medium wear with brass on highlights; glass crystal with scratch $550 - $950
723 APW - Ball Hamilton Official Standard 21J grade 999, 16S, GF OF SB&B Ball Model recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B620905     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few longer MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to escape cap, some light oxide on bright work including patch on click wheel that has been partly reduced with scratch brush and looks a bit unsightly; dial has faint hls at 3 and from 7 to 8, dirt; hands mismatched, discolored and with light oxide interrupting areas of bright color; model consistent recase shows substantial even wear to pronounced brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; stirrup bow a fine replacement without wear, crown shows medium wear to brass; massive beveled crystal has some wear & MFS $300 - $500
724 APW - Ball Waltham 19J Official Standard, 16S, GF OF original HB&B "Ball Model" Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, gold center wheel, "bull's-eye" concentric pattern NI damascene with matching winding wheels, s#B212519     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, relatively good poise with infinitesimal error in flat, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, minimal oxide on bright work but a large patch on the click wheel has been removed with a fiberglass scratch brush, and other tiny pits can be seen on both wheels; dial perfect with surface scratches only including concentric tracing in the seconds; hands in good blue, not original, tiny oxide; original case shows medium wear to lots of brass on band, some MFS, tiny back dings; bow good but needs tightening, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal with abundant glue residue $200 - $350
725 APW - Ball Waltham 21J Official Standard with double-time zone hands, 16S, GF OF Dueber "Special" recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#B255257     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, minimal marring to slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and specks on click wheel; dial with invisible hls from 1 to signature and 9 to seconds; hands in good blue, rust sanded off minute hub, red hand with crazed and lifted paint; recase has second filed lever slot, shows light wear, some MFS, some dents or dings in the back have reached through to the cuvette; bow & crown show light & medium wear respectively; good glass crystal $200 - $400
726 APW - Barrett & Sherwood, San Francisco, Cal, "Patent Full Jewel'd," similar to Newark but lacking beveled barrel plate, 18S, heavy 4oz class OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#8516     Mvt: NR, very gummy, will barely tick with pressure applied to fully wound train, appears capable of good balance motion & poise once cleaned, plates show patchy tarnish & discoloration, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide has been sanded off bright work, leaving satin finish; dial hls between seconds & center, below seconds, slight edge fracture at 1, edge flake at 5; hands mismatched; heavy gauge recase has back and cuvette that do not snap shut, shows substantial even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow is nickel; good glass crystal $150 - $300
727 APW - C R Foster, Syracuse, NY, pivoted detent pocket chronometer conversion of model 1888 Waltham, 16S (special size for M88), 18S OF display recase with various sizing rings, SW-SS, WE-SSD, home-made design of pivoted detent escapement with roller jewel acting as upright detent against club tooth lever wheel, probably 16J, buffed plates with scratched signature, Foster's code #093057052     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action (one cannot fault success); buffed and possibly plated plates have crude appearance overall; dial with hls and crudely scratched & initialed signature area; hands of RR style; recase is 18S because clearance was probably needed for improvised assembly; case shows wear to brass and has improvised crown & bow; good but dirty glass crystals; rude & crude, but ticking well $200 - $400
728 APW - Chicago Watch Co (made by Columbus), 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#209150, special cock and bridge layout produced only for Chicago     Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff good, pallet can barely move, needs OH, good plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, broken regulator whiplash; dial has forked hl at 4, 2 hls at 6, one at 7:30, surface grime or discoloration, rubbing and oil slick within seconds; hands in good blue, seconds wrong; recase has repaired front hinge, shows medium wear to highlight or edge brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
729 APW - Columbus 21J two-tone Time King, 18S, nickle alloy display recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fancy 8-pointed star pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#500695     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very faint washout, tiny faint speckle, a few MFS, good slots & settings, light mist of oxide on bright work; dial with hl at 8 plus profuse MFS on surface from sanding of dial center; hands with oxide on hub; recase shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but a couple of nicks on the back bezel top; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals $250 - $450
730 APW - Columbus King 21J HC model with marked dial, 18S, heavy 4oz coin silver Dueber recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Columbus King 21 Jewels" marking, fully capped lever escapement, sunburst pattern NI damascene with star pattern barrel plate, s#504878     Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion on initial wind, needs pallet lube, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS and some FS, good slots & nicely toned settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect with tiny hl through 30 below seconds; hands in good blue with slight rubbing, a little light-weight for the dial graphics; recase shows medium to substantial even wear with fading engraving detail, some MFS, tiny band dings; bow with worn center, brass crown shows light wear, stem detent screw-head broken off flush with pendant recess; good glass crystal $250 - $450
731 APW - Cornell Watch Co, E S Williams, Chicago Ill, 18S, coin silver 4 oz class Dueber recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Cornell Watch Co," lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#16686     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, thin gilding, UFS from cloth cleaning, few MFS, some small nicks next to the cock, good slots & settings but some plate screws replaced, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks good but has invisible hls above the signature from 11 to 1 and by 3; hands in good blue, minimal oxide; period recase shows light uneven overall wear, some MFS, tarnish patches, some very faint dents or dings, polish marks within the covers (UFS); bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
732 APW - Cornell Watch Co, E S Williams, Chicago, Illinois, 18S, heavy coin silver OF original case with gold hinges, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#21801     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fine original gilding, faintest speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting, light oxide patches all over bright work; dial with hl above signature and hl below seconds; hands in pale blue with oxide on hub; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, medium tarnish, some MFS or scuffs, missing one hinge plug, no dents or dings; bow is nickel replacement; thick but worn glass crystal $200 - $400
733 APW - Cornell Watch Co, John Evans, Chicago Illinois, 18S, heavy coin silver HC, possibly original (see note below), KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Cornell Watch Co," lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt marked "Full-Jewel'd" and "Patent," s#14510     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show fine gilding with only slight discoloration and one spot under regulator scale, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings but one bushing screw absent, tiny oxide on bright work, near mint blue-work; dial has hl at 5 and crooked hls from 9 across to seconds; hands with remnant blue, light oxide, rubbing; case has screw mark to the side and under the current screw location, possibly an error while placing in the case with the locator pin out of position, at the same time that the locator pin is unmodified and the hole alignment perfect - hence it may be original; very heavy gauge case otherwise has had both lift and latch springs replaced with new screw locations for both, shows medium even wear, some MFS, tiny dings or nicks in cover edges; bow & pendant show light wear, push cap replaced and undersized; good glass crystal $200 - $400
734 APW - D Gruen & Sons (made by Assmann, Dresden), "Made expressly for Carl Mayer, Austin, TX," approximately 16S, GF recased Wadsworth HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Carl Meyer - Precision Watch - Austin Texas," fully capped lever escapement with gold moustache counterpoised pallet & gold escape wheel, snail-cam regulator with fine adjustment, GJS, gold train, 20J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#66909     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint cloudiness, a few light corrosion spots or specks, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect, with minor edge roughness at 4; hands in near mint blue; recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow has testing notch filed on one side, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very fine Assmann Gruen in its best grade, nicely recased $400 - $800
735 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, lady's series VI, G-S (just over 6S), 14K original EH&Co HC, SW-shift-locking lever-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#104703     Mvt: NR, staff good, click not working so the watch does not stay wound as one rotates the crown, escapement overbanked, plates show a few MFS to FS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work including rust bloom on whiplash; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands in good blue, minute a bit bent and dull; original rather light gauge case shows little wear but some MFS and a number of small dings in covers and a bend at the edge of the cuvette; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; some restoration required $500 - $750
736 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, lady's hunter, G-S (just over 6S), 14K original case with GF replaced multi-color back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#103942     Caveat emptor - Multi-color case-back is GF replacement, cuvette has removed inscription - Mvt: NR, gummy, good staff with possibly bent pivots, runs with good balance motion with pressure applied to fully wound train, has infinitesimal errors in round and flat, plates show profuse MFS, only slightly marred slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 7 but extensive chipping around seconds hole; hands in fine blue, seconds replaced with large hub to try to conceal chipping (and failing); original case does not have original back and the cuvette is thinned to light gauge by inscription removal; original portion of case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; replaced back has repaired or altered hinge tube, medium wear, extensive ding or dent repair, or re-forming work to make the darn thing fit; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; an unfortunate attempt to de-personalize a watch and upgrade the (probably monogrammed back) to multicolor; sheesh! $450 - $750
737 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III with Lange banking, N-S (just over 19S), coin silver recased Waltham HC with finely fitted cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement of early form with nearly straight and modest club-form escape wheel teeth, single pin banking system invented by Adolf Lange, 15J, gilt mvt, s#5058     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, especially fine balance condition & grade, plates show good original gilding with slight tarnish, discoloration and fine speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting, light oxide on bright work more concentrated on stop-works; dial perfect; hands very fine originals with polished centers; recase has factory produced cuvette, perfectly aligned, shows light wear, some MFS, one small dent in back; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; excellent mvt & dial condition in a well-fitted recase $500 - $800
738 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III with Mershon's patent regulator and Lange banking, N-S (just over 19S), recased in coin silver OF case with plugged & drilled cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with early fine club tooth form escape wheel (looking almost like a pointed tooth at first glance), 15J, gilt mvt, s#5351     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good original gilding with minimal spotting or etching, fingerprint etching on dial plate under balance, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, a light mist of oxide over most of the bright work; dial with small edge flakes at 9 and two other edge microflecks, hl under seconds, shadow near 12; hands mismatched; 3 oz class recase shows medium wear, numerous MFS, a few light dents & dings in back & band; bow good; good glass crystal $300 - $500
739 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), coin silver model specific period EH&Co recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#9627     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some cloudiness, a few spots or tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, a few nicks, good slots & cock setting, light or tiny oxide on bright work around barrel, but the remaining bright work is oxide free; dial is perfect with surface dirt stains that wipe off with ammonia; hands in good blue with faint oxide, minute tip a touch short; model specific & period correct recase given away by the hint of another screw-mark (possibly earlier series), and internally the much lower locator pins are filed off the mvt as they would never go in the higher case hole; cuvette aligns well; medium gauge case shows substantial wear, some MFS, tarnish, numerous light dents or dings all over, worn hinges; replaced bow; push shows medium wear; good glass crystal $300 - $500
740 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), coin silver recased HC with neatly plugged & re-drilled cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#12679     Mvt: Fully wound, ticks & stops, shows good balance motion for a while, very tiny errors in round & flat, plates show nearly complete gilding washout, a profusion of fine spots or tiny speckle overall, dirt, discoloration or tarnish, some MFS and two FS, good slots & cock setting, abundant oxide on bright work and some on blue; dial with hl fracture at 1 and large concloidal chip at 5 next to seconds dial recess; hands rubbed, light oxide, minute incorrect; heavy gauge generic recase shows medium wear & tarnish, some MFS, light cover & back dings; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
741 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), fine coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#10155     Mvt: NR, gummed solid, good staff, plates show weak gilding, darker corrosion speckle with larger spots on the barrel, tarnish, a scratch & a few MFS, good slots & settings, light to tiny oxide on bright work; dial with fracture & glued chips to copper at 1-2, hls; hands in good blue with minimal oxide; near mint recase under light tarnish shows no wear, few MFS, well-plugged & re-drilled cuvette, no dents or dings; bow shows no wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal; case makes a very fine home for this or another Howard $250 - $500
742 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), housed loosely in nickel alloy OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with Lange banking, 15J, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#5091     NOTE: Mvt can fall out of case, needs locator pin on opposite side from case-screw - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show generally good gilding, light speckle or cloudiness, one long checkered MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide & filaments on bright work; dial is perfect with generally good glazing, showing a bit of etching and light concentric rubbing in seconds; hands mismatched, hour weak; poorly fitted recase barely holds the mvt in position, and it can twist easily outward; case shows medium wear, some MFS to FS, some small dings; cuvette unnaturally polished; bow shows medium wear; good glass crystal; good mvt in need of a better home, or at least a locator pin for stability $250 - $450
743 APW - E Howard Watch Co, Boston, series IV KW adjusted to heat & cold, N-S (just over 19S), heavy coin silver OF original EH&Co case, KWKS with reverse winding transfer, WE-SSD with 1868 patent marking, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#39113     Mvt: Ticks & stops, very gummy, needs OH, fully wound, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied via key, dark & tarnished plates show faint dark speckle overall, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny patches on winding setting; dial has fine surface but hl from top of seconds up to signature; hands a bit dull from light oxide or rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, dark tarnish, profuse MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow with light wear; good glass crystal; a solid and original watch, needing OH $400 - $700
744 APW - E Howard Watch Co, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), heavy coin silver original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD with 1868 patent marking, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#42927     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), plates show good gilding, a few longer MFS, good slots & settings, very small oxide specks or filaments on bright work; good looking dial with faint hl through 7, resecured seconds dial; hands original with concentrated oxide on minute; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear complete ET, medium even-toned tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings but a couple of nicks here and there; bow good with nice stops, crown shows substantial wear and filed re-grooving; good glass crystal; an impressive coin case $400 - $600
745 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted to heat & cold, N-S (just over 19S), HC mvt in sidewinder format in heavy coin silver OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#40918     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, especially nice balance action, plates show light tarnish, slightly uneven toning, faint speckle overall with some small & darker spotting, dark patch on cock with tarnish, plates show a few longer MFS, good slots & cock cap setting, light to tiny oxide on bright work concentrated on whiplash; dial fracture between 12 & 1 with various hls proceeding outwards; hands in good blue, rubbed minute, mismatched seconds; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, brass crown shows light wear; glass crystal with minor scratches; a nice solid original watch $400 - $600
746 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VI, G-S (just over 6S), warranted 14K US assay original EH&Co HC, SW-LS (slide-locking lever), WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#104988     Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, in need of lube or OH, good poise, HS a bit skewed but easily remedied, plates show a number of longer MFS or scuffs over an otherwise fine surface, good slots & settings, quite a lot of oxide on bright work including rust bloom on regulator components; dial has hls at 2, 7 and below seconds; hands have some good blue with minimal oxide, light rubbing, but rust on the seconds hub; original medium gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, a long scratch on cuvette, one tiny ding in front cover; bow has sticker residue, worn crown is a replacement; good glass crystal $500 - $800
747 APW - E Howard & Co series VII split-plate, 17J adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), HC mvt momentarily housed in Dueber Hampden bowless display case without crown but with stem square intact (can be wound by inserting key in pendant), SW-SS, WE-DSD with script signature, lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#228100, the 100th split-plate made     Mvt: Ticking, sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS but a couple of long FS, good slots & quite tarnished settings, the center setting slightly marred and missing one screw, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with spider fracture in center; hands mismatched, some oxide; carrying case has no crown, (spare crown in bag has broken stem), shows light wear, profuse MFS, missing hinge plugs; worn glass crystals; needs a cleaning and a nice Howard case $400 - $800
748 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series XII 17J adjusted split-plate, L-S (just over 15S), OF mvt fitting well in nickel alloy SB&B RR style OF recase, SW-SS, unsigned Moorhouse style WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, concentric & arched pattern NI damascene, s#700633     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion but errors in flat & round, plates show numerous shorter MFS and long FS, OK slots & slightly marred settings, tiny oxide & patch on bright work; dial has faint hl pair at 11 and yellowish tinge to periphery; hands completely oxidized, must have had celluloid crystal at some point; practical recase shows very little wear, original satin, some MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow good, practical crown of only approximate style shows no wear; slightly abraided glass crystal $400 - $800
749 APW - Mvt only - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), KWKS, WE-SSD, club-tooth lever escapement with banking behind pallets, 15J, gilt mvt, s#13564     Mvt: NR, fully wound (could possibly have broken mainspring - when the stop-works is fully wound it is hard to tell if there is any pressure), quite gummy, needs OH at least, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates show some dirt, oil smear, dullness, tiny speckle, a few MFS with a small area near center showing an intense cluster, good slots & setting, quite a bit of light oxide on bright work; dial with hls at 7 to 8, hl at 1, hl below seconds, fine surface; hands are nice replacement two-tone Swiss that do not quite measure the right length $100 - $200
750 APW - Elgin in gold, 16S (specialty size for this model), 14K OF original factory converted HC now with hunting bezel, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#4576808     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, good poise, dull plates show fingerprint etching, few MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work; dial with numerous hls; hands dull with some rust bloom; original medium gauge case shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, a few dents & dings; bow is brassy GF, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; get out the scale $700 - $900
751 APW - Lady Elgin KW, 8S, 18K original SB&Co HC, KWKS, WE-SSD with National Watch Co cursive logo, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#62993     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show oil smear, patchiness, speckle, some MFS, good slots & cock setting, light oxide on bright work; dial with hl in chapter at 9 and another from there to seconds; hands in fine blue, seconds in fine purple; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, numerous tiny dings; bow good, sticker residue, push shows light wear; good glass crystal $600 - $900
752 APW - Elgin 23J in gold for C D Peacock, 12-14S, 14K OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD bearing Peacock signature, fully capped lever escapement, GJS with trade-mark fancy cock cap, gold train, jeweled barrel arbor, fancy NI damascene, s#7499392     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show faint cloudiness overall, a few MFS, fine slots & settings with one screw missing to the barrel arbor cap disc, tiny oxide on bright work with minimal tiny patches on winding wheels; dial looks good but has chip at center towards 9 ; hands good; original medium to light gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, several light dents or dings across back; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; one might think of this watch as a small sized Veritas, with many of the same features $500 - $750
753 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 18S, GF OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap, elaborate NI damascene, s#11037304     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a couple of deeper scratches and some MFS, generally good slots & settings with minimal marring, the mainspring arbor setting is not gold and not jeweled, making this currently a 22J watch, tiny oxide & MFS on bright work plus tiny filaments and a spot on click wheel; dial has fracture at 7 and small fracture above seconds; hands dull from fine oxide; original case shows medium to substantial even wear with brass only on pendant, some MFS, light dent at bottom of band; bow & crown both replacements showing little wear; good glass crystal with glue residue on bezel $250 - $500
754 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond with original Ferguson dial, 16S, marked Elgin nickel OF recase with shadow of military contract markings, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD marked "Ferguson Dial +Patented+ for Elgin Watch," lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, fancy arcaded concentric pattern NI damascene, s#17822465     Mvt: Runs, slightly sluggish balance motion, small errors in round & flat, probable bent pivots, plates show some MFS and a scratch by one case-screw, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, some patches on click wheel, one removed by deep scratching creating a worse effect (we all try that remedy once); dial is original and enamel on copper, unlike printed metal reproductions, having hl from 55 down almost to the 35 minute mark; hands dull and painted black, seconds in nice blue; military recase shows light wear, numerous MFS to FS, some light sharp dings; military ordnance marking barely visible; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $350 - $550
755 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy concentric step-pattern NI damascene, s#17822992     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, plates show slight cloudiness, numerous MFS, good slots & settings except for marred cock cap and screws, tiny oxide on bright work with tiniest specks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, faint hl through 32 minute mark; hands in fine blue, more modern generic replacements, WI close to original; recase shows light wear, plenty of rouge compound under bezel, some MFS, sticker residue, no dents or dings; fancy bow good, crown shows medium wear; slightly scratched glass crystal $500 - $800
756 APW - Elgin, early B W Raymond s#602, 18S, heavy coin silver period recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD marked National Watch Co, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, the 502nd watch made by Elgin, which started its production at s#101     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show deep toning to almost orange with copper-toned stain, some other discoloration and corrosion speckle, few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands lightly rubbed blue with purple seconds; period heavy gauge recase shows medium and slightly uneven wear, some MFS, small, sharp dents in both covers; bow with well worn center, distended, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a reasonably good home for this early mvt $300 - $600
757 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original Elgin SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#42209009     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work limited to center of crown wheel; dial with forked hl at 4; hands very clean & correct; original case shows light wear but a fine brass line is appearing at the edge of the back bevel, has some MFS, a faint ding in back; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal $150 - $300
758 APW - Elgin 21J adjusted grade 270 3-finger-bridge model, 16S, WGF stiff bow Fahy's RR marked OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#11635098     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny specks & 2 small patches on winding wheels; dial with light hl at 9:30 and nearby internal edge fleck; hands in pale blue with light oxide; original scarce RR case shows little wear, a number of MFS to the fine engraving, no dents or dings; integral bow good, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; a very fine condition example overall, handsome case $250 - $450
759 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant sunburst NI damascene, s#18106369     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show numerous MFS, fine slots & settings, patches and bits of tiny oxide on bright work including large patch on click wheel center setting; dial perfect, dirt only; hands in fine blue with minimal rubbing; original case shows light wear with brass line appearing around bezel edge, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, sticker residue, crown shows light wear & brass highlights; glass crystal with internal flakes, good surface $450 - $700
760 APW - Elgin 21J Lord Elgin "Corsican," 10-12S, 14KWG OF original case with "Lord Elgin - Corsican" logo on solid gold cuvette, fleur-de-lis pattern inside case-back, SW-SS, silvered dial with gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement, GJS with fancy compass rose cock cap, gold train, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#29199370     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show some tarnish, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial near mint save for bend in 11 numeral; hands replaced, too small, with oxide; medium gauge original case shows little wear, some MFS and scratches on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal $450 - $650
761 APW - Elgin convertible, 16S (specialty size for model), near mint heavy quality GF OF original case with fine monogram on cuvette, scales logo (Keystone), SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2041024     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fingerprint etching, tarnish, speckle & spots, few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for tiny edge fleck at 1; hands slightly dull but finely blued; original heavy quality GF case shows no wear, many MFS at the pendant screw only, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good but dirty glass crystal with sticker residue; this example shows just how beautiful some of these early thick gold-filled cases were when new; a great home for a top-grade convertible with twin lever slots for both layout options; the fill is so thick that many mistakenly test these as gold $200 - $400
762 APW - Elgin doctor's watch, 16S (special size for model), GF OF model type recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided into fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#632273     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudiness, fingerprint etching, speckle, some MFS and numerous nicks, good slots & tarnished settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands original in dark purple with light oxide & rubbing; recase shows medium wear to brass on edges & highlights, some MFS, scuff in shield, no dents or dings, oversized replaced detent screw on pendant; bow pretty good, crown shows medium wear with only tiny break; good glass crystal; dial is the best component here, hands quite good $150 - $300
763 APW - Elgin loaner watch, 18S, HC mvt in plated metal OF recase with loaner tag installed in back and well as having matching number loaner fob, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#14554920     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, some MFS, good slots & setting, light oxide on bright work, especially regulator scale; dial has long wandering hl from 12 to 5; hands dull with oxide; recase shows light wear to the plating, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow with light wear to metal, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; they could not wait to bring this watch back $125 - $250
764 APW - Elgin marked 21J (actually 22J) B W Raymond US Army Air Corps GCT 24-hour dial flight watch with sweep seconds, type A-13, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings on back, SW-SS, black dial with luminous graphics, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, parallel pattern fully-gilt damascene, s#40470763, plate marked "US Army AC"     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, fine condition otherwise, with light pressure applied to train shows good balance motion & poise, bright plates show fine gilding, a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide filaments on bright work, tiny flecks on crown wheel, the click wheel has been polished without fully removing the traces of oxide patches; dial very clean with a few minor scuffs or MFS; hands good; original case shows light wear, complete plating, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear with plating gone from highlights; good glass crystal $250 - $450
765 APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K CNJCo original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, florette pattern NI damascene, s#9479852     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS to FS, good slots & cock cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work & specks on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands too small; original medium to relatively light gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, various small dents or dings due to thin gauge, the worst on band; bow good, crown shows light wear; good but dirty glass crystal; could be spruced up, less expensive HC due to weight $600 - $900
766 APW - Elgin, early H L Culver, 18S, coin silver OF period recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#2524     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show bright gilding, but areas of discoloration and small black corrosion speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands with mismatched minute; case fits perfectly, the locator pin has not been changed but has limited height and just rests in the hole entry, another screw mark could be an error mark, since the mvt can be forced in; in short, case might be original; heavy gauge case shows medium wear with most of the ET reduced to a shadow, some MFS or scuffs, very light dents or dings in back; bow is nickel replacement; small chip to beveled glass crystal $200 - $400
767 APW - Fredonia Watch Co, NY, serial #192, 18S, heavy coin silver OF Fahy's SO recase with 2-part body and hinged cuvette on swing ring, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "Fredonia, NY," "Quick Beat" lever escapement with Fredonia regulator, 15J, GJS, concentric rope-twist pattern NI damascene     Mvt: Ticks & stops, sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates show slight tarnish, some MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has single hl by 5; hands in good blue, minute crooked; very heavy gauge recase shows light wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, a soft dent in back; bow & crown show medium wear; somewhat worn but clear glass crystal $350 - $650
768 APW - Fredonia Watch Co, 18S, "Argentine silver" (nickel alloy) OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "Fredonia, NY," "Quick Beat" lever escapement with special Fredonia regulator, 15J, GJS, banded and garlanded NI damascene, s#220049     Mvt: Runs, but the quick beat is a little too quick, having short motion and running 30 seconds in only 28, the escapement needs some adjustment - banking, HS shape and beat are off, making the balance catch and lunge on one side of the motion while the HS rubs; plates show some tarnish, etching, light speckle, corrosion spots (one scratched off), a few MFS, minimally marred slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls, micro-flecks at edge; hands mismatched; recase shows amateur attempt at engraving & stone setting layout (or perhaps rough draft on this metal case as practice run for better case, as engravers would sometimes do); case shows light wear, tarnish, MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
769 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 985 lady's hunter, bridge model, 0S, 14K original HC with Hamilton logo ring on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, close parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1257233     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show oil stain or smear, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but some resistant cloudiness to winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some sticker residue, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; an excellent specimen overall $250 - $450
770 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 990, 16S, GF OF original HB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, frosted gold train, circular bands of checkerboard, fishscale and radiant pattern NI damascene, s#1321065     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, neat mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide specks on bright work confined largely to whiplash, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide or rust bloom; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS especially on cuvette, minor soft back dings; bow replaced, too small, crown replaced, wrong internal diameter, shows little wear; slightly cloudy plastic crystal $200 - $400
771 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 with fake Ferguson dial, 16S, almost green tone GF OF original SB&B RR style case with internal bow guard bar, SW-LS, poorly finished faux-DSD dial in Ferguson style, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2359180     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show oil smear but good damascene beneath, a few MFS to FS or scuffs, fine slots & settings but cock cap changed to brass, tiny oxide on bright work, faint specks on click wheel; dial a poorly printed & refinished repro with undulating surface and cracks, lousy graphics; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide or rubbing; original case shows light to medium wear with brass lines beginning on highlights front & back, some MFS, light dents or dings to back, small sharp ding in band; bow with wear to brass and split bar tube, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; reasonable case & mvt condition, poor dial $150 - $250
772 APW - Hamilton 21J two-tone damascene grade 940, 18S, 24K gold-electroplated OF metal HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, gilt floral center & banded border over NI damascene, s#276939     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good remnant contrast despite slight washout, fine speckle, some dirt & oil smear, very few MFS, slightly marred, dirty or tarnished slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with dark hl at 9 only; hands in near mint blue, seconds not the right size; recase shows light wear, some plating loss, few MFS, light back dents, garish 24K color; bow & nice rose gold crown show light wear; chipped glass crystal $150 - $300
773 APW - Hamilton 22J grade 3992B silver military watch for the Admiralty, 16S, "officer's" model .800 silver OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Admiralty mark on dial, fully capped lever escapement with solid (uncut) temperature invariant white alloy balance & HS, hacking feature, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3C2398     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, scuffs on the sweep bridge, good slots & settings, various specks of oxide on bright work with the crown wheel repolished to lessen the effect; dial perfect; hands in near mint black; original case shows light wear, variant tarnish, some MFS, no dents but some small sharp dings in the band and up onto the bezel edges; bow good, crown replaced in v-profile; clean plastic crystal $300 - $500
774 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 920, 12-14S, "Permanent" quality WGF OF original case with Hamilton logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1920200     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish discoloration, a few shorter MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work including small patches on click wheel; dial original with cleaned surface and MFS; hands in good blue with tiny rubbing; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $250
775 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 922 in white gold, 12-14S, 14KWG OF original HB&B case with Hamilton logo on gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, thin concentric pattern NI damascene, s#3010704, 1929 presentation on cuvette (in April, well before the Crash)     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show light tarnish and a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, hardly any oxide on bright work except for two large patches on click wheel; dial an older refinish with light distributed black speckle; hands with good color and small rust patches; original medium gauge case shows very little wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; scratched plastic crystal $500 - $800
776 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 923, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with presentation on gold cuvette & Hamilton logo within case-back, HB & cuvette, snap-bezel, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#R1502     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS but there are numerous short MFS on cock by regulator, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial original with fine surface, only a few MFS or nicks; hands near mint; original medium to lighter gauge case shows light wear, sticker residue, numerous MFS to FS and knife scratches on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; scuffed plastic crystal much more high-domed than necessary $400 - $550
777 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 945, 10-14S (outer dial diameter), 14K OF original Hamilton snap-B&B case, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement with temperature invariant anti-magnetic uncut balance & HS, jeweled barrel, steel cap settings, brass bushings, pinstripe NI damascene, no number on mvt, s#P518468 on case     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS or scuffs, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, infinitesimal speckle; hands near mint; original medium gauge case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, sticker residue; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $350 - $550
778 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, GF OF SB&B Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with short-wave surrounds, s#471167     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show abundant shorter MFS, fine to near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost flawless, micro-fleck at edge at 5, near mint surface; hands in near mint blue; fine period and style correct recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, sticker residue, no dents or dings; bow has worn center underside down to brass, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very clean and well-recased example $450 - $750
779 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton bar-over-crown case (see note below), SW-LS, later NOS condition painted metal Hamilton Railway Special Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1575783, mvt circa 1918     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS or nicks, near mint slots & settings, hardly any tiny oxide on bright work; dial in new-old stock condition; hands mint black of later period; original case shows medium wear and brassing, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows brass, bar shows wear and break, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; excellent mvt with new old stock dial and hands of later period; it was discovered during this inspection that this case and mvt had been interchanged with the solid 14K gold 950B, additionally with backs interchanged; one could easily see that each mvt came from the other's frame and the matching case elements were obvious; any case-screw shadow is a remnant of that misguided experiment; all elements have now been returned to their original mates (See Lot 608) $500 - $800
780 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton SB&B case, SW-LS, painted metal faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with auto-compensating solid (uncut) white alloy balance & HS combination, GJS, s#S16627     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots with slight marring & fine settings, tiny oxide on bright work with hardly any on winding wheels; dial nearly perfect with a faint scuff at 1 and slight scuffs at 3 to 4 & 7; hands near mint; original case shows light wear, tiniest brass on top of one or two button highlights, some remaining back satin, a few scratches, FS or MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; plastic crystal with a few MFS; a very fine condition example $600 - $900
781 APW - Hamilton grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton bar-over-crown SB&B case, SW-LS, painted metal faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with auto-compensating solid (uncut) white alloy balance & HS combination, 21J, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C439817     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, oil smear only; dial nearly perfect, with minor scuff at 2, faint specks at center and slight colored rub in seconds; hands quite clean & correct; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show very little wear, a little paint residue on the bow; glass crystal with tiny crack parallel to edge; fine overall condition $200 - $400
782 APW - Hamilton GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) 4992B, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings on back, SW-SS, black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with auto-compensating solid (uncut) white alloy balance & HS combination, 22J, tight parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C138760     In near mint condition internally - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with hardly any tiny defects or rubs; hands mint; original case shows very little wear, complete plating, original spin satin is there, but case has profuse MFS, some sticker residue, and two minor back dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal; a little cosmetic finishing could restore a cleaner effect externally $200 - $400
783 APW - Hamilton 7J model, 18S, original to Hamilton OF nickel display case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, gilt mvt, s#2983, from 1st run of 1000, 1300 total production     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken and roller jewel broken off flush with the roller, staff good, poise good, plates show good original gilding, one patch, a few FS, good slots & cock cap setting, light film of oxide on bright work; dial with numerous hls and minor concealed edge chips; hands in good blue, slightly dull; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow god, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals; a very clean example overall, needing mainspring & roller jewel $400 - $700
784 APW - Hamilton model 23 military issue chronograph with 30-minute register, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original case with contract numbers on back, SW-SS, black dial with white graphics & hands, lever escapement with auto-compensating solid (uncut) white alloy balance & HS combination, 19J, wheel satin finished NI damascene, s#P12425     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, good poise, but seeming a bit dry; chronograph operates but the minute register seems to bounce around, typically meaning weakness in the tensioning spring where it acts as a light pressure click, as against a star wheel; plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work and none on satin work; dial with mint graphics but slight patchy staining here and there; hands near mint but for rust bloom on hubs; original case has black etched fingerprints within back, shows light wear with hardly any plating loss, profuse MFS to FS plus a few nastier scratches, two sharp back dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal; good overall condition, OH needed for perfect performance $250 - $450
785 APW - Hamilton US Govt marked grade 2974B, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with snap-cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with auto-compensating solid (uncut) white alloy balance & HS combination, 17J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2K2476, no other contract markings     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, just a tiny speck on click wheel; dial looks mint, has invisible line in chapter at 9, perhaps a flaw but one will need to strain to see it; hands mint; original case shows medium wear, the plating mostly gone but for a circular patch in the back center where a sticker must have protected it for some time (perhaps the contract or inventory sticker), case shows few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear & nicks on bow top; clean plastic crystal $150 - $300
786 APW - Hamilton Hayden W Wheeler model, "HWWCo Maiden Lane," 16S, GF OF recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#76160     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, errors in round & flat, plates show abundant MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings, a mist of oxide on bright work; dial with hl & chip repair from 1 to 2; hands in good blue, marred hub; horrible worn-out case, pretend you are buying a mvt; good glass crystal $100 - $200
787 APW - Hampden 23J two-tone Special Railway, 18S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, elaborate Aesthetic Movement style quilted, turned and banded gilt & NI damascene, s#1770567     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show very faint washout, tarnish or speckle, a few MFS to FS, good slots & settings with slight marring to cap settings, light localized oxide on bright work; dial with fracture at 12, hls at 4 & 9, edge chip at 1:30; hands in good blue with tiny rust bloom; recase shows medium wear to brass on faceted band, light wear to back, some MFS, no dents or dings; 10K gold bow has worn center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
788 APW - Hampden 21J "No 105," 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3395078     Mvt: Ticks very sluggishly, needs OH, shows good poise with agitation, plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work, a couple of patches on winding wheels; dial perfect, short surface scratch in seconds; hands in good blue, heavy replacements, seconds too short with rust bloom; recase shows medium wear to brass at edges, substantial pendant wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to brass, crown shows medium wear; clean plastic crystal $100 - $200
789 APW - Howard Keystone "Series 11 Railroad Chronometer," 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 21J, star-arrow grade, straight satin damascene, s#1362464     Mvt: Ticks rather sluggishly and is out of beat, oil dry in caps, needs OH, with pressure shows good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands show good blue with a bit of black discoloration on the hour; recase shows medium wear with tiny brass line on the sharp edges, some MFS, tiny back dings; bow & crown show substantial wear to brass; good glass crystal; quite good internal condition needing cleaning & oiling, nice dial, would be very nice in a fine Howard case $200 - $400
790 APW - Howard Keystone 19J with exposed stop-works on fancily turned winding wheels, 12-14S, 14K original HC with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with fancy hours and blue minutes, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, parallel line pattern NI damascene, s#1055833     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (watch had quite a gummy start, so OH may be needed), clean plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, only tiny oxide on bright work, fine winding wheels typically only seen in plain finish on these; dial with concealed edge chip at 7, perfect otherwise; hands good but for rusty & dull minute; original medium gauge case has reasonably well restored front hinge, missing plugs from rear hinge, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $750
791 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with Howard logo ring and 1909 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, exposed stop-works, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1059951     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, good slots & escape setting, cock setting marred, light oxide on bright work including faint patches on click wheel; dial with two areas of wax repair and multiple cracks; hands in medium blue with light rubbing; medium gauge original case shows light wear, some MFS & knife related FS, no dents or dings; bow worn brass replacement, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $700
792 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 12S, 14K OF original case with Howard logo in ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, arrow with star and "V" beneath indicating 19J & 5 position adjustment, wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3240     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show mottled tarnish and some longer MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with fairly good original satin, some FS at the center and seconds center, tiny speckle beginning at edges; hands have some oxide, seconds replaced with hand that is too short; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, a number of MFS, sticky tag residue, applied gold escutcheon probably to mask prior engraving, small flat dent in band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal $450 - $650
793 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 12S, 14K OF original case with Howard logo in ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, arrow with star and "V" beneath indicating 19J & 5 position adjustment, wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1617     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show mottled tarnish, a few MFS plus a tiny gouge, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has short hl at 11 only, dirt in seconds; hands mismatched; original medium gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, sticker residue, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; worn plastic crystal $400 - $600
794 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 12-14S, 14K OF original 2-bodied lateral-SO case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1266327     Mvt: Can run but needs attention, capable of good balance motion, good poise, but shows signs of gumminess, especially back winding which is not smooth at all and typically means the clutch is gummed as well; balance cock screw was missing and when replaced with an identical plate screw, the balance stops on final torque, meaning that the pivots need polishing and the caps need cleaning; ticks OK with the screw backed off a half-turn; fine plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has cracks & fractures around 11; hands in fine purple, seconds too tiny; original light gauge (clamshell) case has solder repair inside back all the way around, shows medium wear, some MFS, various dents & dings; bow good, replaced crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; TLC needed $250 - $450
795 APW - Howard Keystone 19J notched bridge model with Canadian dial, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DS radial Montgomery dial, with 24 hour indications on inner dial for Canadian market, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1078058     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in round), plates show numerous MFS, light scuffs, nicks or push-marks, good slots & settings with minimal marring to cock cap, light distributed oxide on bright work; scarce dial has small chip at lever with associated hl, otherwise perfect with surface dirt only; hands in good blue with slight dullness or rubbing; original case shows very light overall wear, few MFS, flat dent in band at 9, light dings in back; bow of wrong style, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; NOTE: winding is very inconsistent, sometimes engaging and sometimes not, seems to be lubrication issue in clutch rather than stem depth problem $200 - $400
796 APW - Howard Keystone 19J "Series 5," 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, arrow & triangle mark, s#1143517     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, missing regulator whiplash, plates show some MFS especially on cock, good slots & settings except for marring around the barrel arbor cap, tiny oxide on bright work, mismatched winding wheels; dial hls at 5 & 1:30; hands with rubbing & light oxide, fair blue; original case shows fairly substantial wear with some brassing, deep nick on bezel, substantial pendant wear, some MFS, light ding in band, soft dent in back; bow worn to brass, incorrect crown required removal of screwed sleeve cover that should be sitting atop pendant; good glass crystal $150 - $250
797 APW - Howard Keystone 19J notched bridge model, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1108462     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in flat, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings except for slight marring to the cock cap, very little oxide on bright work; dial with three invisible hls radiating from center; hands in good blue with some rubbing, oxide or dullness; original case shows medium to substantial wear to brass, substantial pendant wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to pure brass, crown worn smooth; clean plastic crystal $150 - $250
798 APW - Howard Keystone 21J free-sprung "Extra Adjustment," 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring inside case back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped free-sprung lever escapement with gear-form regulation devices mounted on balance spars, GJS, star-arrow grade, plain wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1114819     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), plates show a few MFS especially on cock, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide specks on winding wheels; dial with hl clusters at 12, 2 & 5, single hl at 9, chip to copper at 6 with hl; hands of mixed color & rubbing; original case shows generally medium wear but shows substantial brass around the band, profuse MFS, some shallow dents or dings; bow good, crown shows substantial wear & break; good glass crystal; interesting internal regulation devices based on the same principle as much later Rolex internal pinion form regulation units $400 - $600
799 APW - Howard Keystone 21J "Series 11 Railroad Chronometer," 16S, WGF OF original Keystone SB&B case with Howard logo ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GSJ on escape only, plain satin NI damascene, arrow & star mark, s#1360374     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS and abundant nicks around certain screws, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on satin-work; dial looks good but has invisible hls crossing between center & signature & hl between center & seconds; hands in fine blue with minimal rubbing; original RR style case shows light wear generally but wear to brass on the pendant, profuse light MFS, no dents or dings; bow has medium wear to brass, crown shows light wear and no brass; clean plastic crystal $250 - $450
800 APW - Howard Keystone 21J "Series 11 Railroad Chronometer," 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring in back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, plain satin NI damascene, arrow & star mark, s#1313065     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS but cock has numerous MFS and nicks to the top of the regulator screw-stud, minimally marred slots & settings, no oxide on satin work but some MFS; otherwise perfect but very dirty dial has two short glaze gouges in the seconds dial; hands in good blue with light oxide and tiny rubbing; original case shows medium even wear with brass lines along bezel, substantial wear to pendant, some MFS, small dings in back and edge; bow wrong with worn center, crown worn to death; good glass crystal; needs some TLC, new bow, new crown, could look quite good $200 - $400
801 APW - Howard Keystone 21J with Masonic engraving on back, 12-14S, GF OF original case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1067953     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint toning or tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with tiny concealed edge fleck to copper at 7:30; hands in fine purple with light rubbing; original case shows light wear, needs polishing, has some MFS, light dent in back; bow good but a little loose, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; nice classic Masonic engraving $150 - $300
802 APW - Howard Keystone 23J, 14S, 14K OF original HB&B case with Howard logo on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, wide parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1230770     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, the regulator is all the way over indicating a timing or service issue, good plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with long hl pair; hands reasonably clean; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; discolored GF bow & crown show light wear; plastic crystal with MFS $600 - $900
803 APW - Howard Keystone 23J, 12-14S, 14K OF original HB&B Keystone case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, presentation to John F Morton, President Protem of the 49th Assembly of the Missouri Senate in 1917, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1120661     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, tarnished plates show loss to letter blacking, a few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, pristine glow to winding wheels with oil fog only; dial chipped at 9 & 10 with wax repair, cluster of hls, long hl across dial to fracture at 4, other hls; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, tiny band dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; would be quite a nice watch if a perfect dial of identical type could be found $500 - $800
804 APW - Howard Keystone, made by Waltham, 23J bridge model 1899 similar to American Watch Co grade, 16S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1005151     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS or nicks, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work including tiny specks on winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint surface; hands with light oxide overall; style appropriate recase shows light wear to ET, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, sticker residue, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; quite good condition overall $600 - $900
805 APW - Howard Keystone by Waltham, 16S, 14K model specific Keystone Howard recased HC with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, round checkerboard center NI damascene with arcaded border, so-called "Equity" model after the plate layout, s#H866619     Mvt: Currently the watch does not set, meaning the oil is hardened in the winding clutch, or stem depth needs adjustment; otherwise - GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in flat), bright plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings but the cock cap setting is near mint brass, hardly any oxide on bright work, but the tops of the winding wheels appear to have been expertly turned to remove patches that might have formed; dial has hl below seconds; hands mismatched in weight and a little rubbed or bent; model correct medium to lighter gauge recase with weighted band shows very little wear, few MFS, good covers, 3 light dings in band; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal $550 - $750
806 APW - Howard Keystone with exposed stop-works, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with elegant engraved monogram and Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#994779     NOTE: DO NOT WIND - the central stop-works gear and screw for the click wheel are not there, click wheel could fly off - Mvt: When wound slightly, in GRO, showing good balance motion & poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots, slight marring to cock setting, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with several long hls at 7 and from 12 & 1 through center; hands in good blue but minute tip discolored and seconds tail missing; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $450 - $650
807 APW - Howard Keystone, 12-14S, 14K OF original case with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1344350     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS and scuffs, one long scuff, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is wonderfully refinished with fine satin and thick volume to the graphics, minimal errors, looks great, whoever did it; hands with minimal rubbing; original medium to lighter gauge case shows little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings, sticker residue; bow & crown show little wear, sticker residue; clean plastic crystal $375 - $475
808 APW - Howard Keystone model 1905, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#1129864     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show slight cloudiness, a few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide film over bright work; dial with 2 hls between 8 & 9 plus edge chip at 8; hands quite oxidized, short, good seconds; original case shows medium wear to substantial brassing at base of band and on back cover, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced, replaced crown of odd style shows little wear; good glass crystal $100 - $200
809 APW - Howard Keystone, series 7 (Hamilton type), 16S, GF OF original case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, gold jewel settings, gold train, thin parallel pattern NI damascene, s#858476     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS to FS, pry marks near cock on plate edge, good slots & settings with minimal marring, light oxide specks on bright work; dial with small hl and infinitesimal edge fleck at 2; hands dull with light overall oxide; original case shows medium wear with very small brass exposure here and there, some MFS, flat dent in band, tiny dings in back; bow worn at bushings, crown shows brassy wear; scratched plastic crystal is too high domed $100 - $200
810 APW - "Henderson's Timekeeper" s#8394, unknown American market model, mvt marked "Henderson's Poughkeepsie, NY" and "Patent," 18S, GF OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt; similar watches of this generic model with various contract markings appear from time to time, not quite like any known model of similar layout, Newark being the closest but having beveled barrel plate on the regulator side     Mvt: Ticks & stops, potential for good poise, needs OH, plates show dirt, tarnish, oil smear, some MFS to FS, spots, good slots & settings, some light oxide on bright work; dial with large edge flake between 30 & 35 seconds, many other smaller edge flecks; hands in good blue, light oxide; heavy GF Keystone recase shows medium to substantial wear, with brass on edges & band highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings, still pretty good detail of horse & rider jumping fence; bow worn to total brass, pendant with substantial brass; slightly worn glass crystal $150 - $300
811 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, GF HB&B recase, SW-LS, generic WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement and capped third wheel, GJS, radiant checkered pattern NI damascene, s#1524357     Mvt: Ticks & stops in various positions, will need OH at least, may have pivot, bushing jewel or safety problem, balance seems to show good poise and HS is good, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings for all but the marred cock cap, tiny oxide or MFS on bright work; non-Bunn dial with invisible tri-corner hl between 12 & 1; hands in nice blue with minimal hub oxide; recase shows medium to substantial wear with brass on band and edges, some MFS, soft dents & dings in back; bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal $500 - $800
812 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fine radiant step-pattern NI damascene, s#1399360     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, good staff, will show good poise, plates show some dark tarnish on barrel plate, a few MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial looks nearly perfect, but has almost invisible hl at 7, and very tiny edge fleck off-dial at 8; hands dull with discolored centers, good blue edges; fine period recase shows little wear but actually has some wear to brass on the pendant base, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but a touch loose, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $500 - $800
813 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, heavy 4 oz coin silver OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with capped third wheel and jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant step pattern NI damascene, s#1788698     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few longer MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with painted edge chip at 7 and faint hls, hl at 4, barely visible hl at 12; hands in fine blue, some tiny oxide & rubbing; original massive case shows little wear, dark tarnish and shiny area where a tag was until recently, a few MFS, no dents or dings, will polish beautifully; bow massive, sticker residue, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal just lifting; very fine internal condition, great case $450 - $750
814 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, heavy coin silver OF HB&B recase with nickel cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with capped third wheel and jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant step pattern NI damascene, s#1836421     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, generally bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but slightly marred cock cap, tiny bits of oxide on bright work; dial perfect, glaze scratches in seconds; hands in fine blue, tiny oxide or rubbing; recase shows light wear, medium tarnish, sticker residue, some MFS, small dings plus sharp ding in bezel; bow nickel, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $400 - $700
815 APW - Illinois 23J 60-hour Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF Bunn model SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fine radiant step-pattern NI damascene, red letter, s#5218547     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings with the exception of marred escape and more deeply marred balance caps, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial almost perfect with faintest hl below seconds; hands in near mint blue, tiny oxide on seconds; model appropriate recase shows medium wear to brass all around back, on bezel highlights and on band, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to brass, replacement crown shows little wear, not the right shape; good glass crystal $300 - $500
816 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special (no 60 hour marking), 16S, GF OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#2857917     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide & MFS on bright work plus large faint patch on click wheel; dial has hls through 7 & 4, dirt; hands a little dull, mismatched seconds color; original case shows medium wear with brass at bottom of band & bezel plus pendant, shows some MFS, band dent & back ding; bow & crown show substantial wear; clean plastic crystal $250 - $450
817 APW - Illinois 21J 60-hour Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF original Illinois SB&B case, SW-LS, refinished metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5084819     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, click wheels a touch cloudy and with tiny specks; dial refinished, reprinted, and then clumsily painted over the numerals; hands somewhat dull; original case shows some tag residue, very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal; a fine condition example in need of a new dial $200 - $400
818 APW - Illinois 21J Abe Lincoln, 16S, GF OF original (NOS) Star SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#2745397     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with tiny specks on crown wheel; dial has solitary hl at 1; hands near mint purple; original (NOS) case of later date shows hardly any wear, original satin, sticker residue, a few MFS, FS, nicks or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow mint, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; generally speaking, a near mint watch in and out $200 - $400
819 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF later new old stock SB&B Keystone recase (no other mvt was ever in case), SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, simplest markings, black letter, radiant step pattern NI damascene, s#3971186     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, generally cloudy or dull plates show hardly any MFS but one double scratch by the s#, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with single straight spot on crown wheel; dial with lone hls at 8 & below seconds; hands repainted in dull black; fine quality newer case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows hardly any wear; cracked glass crystal $250 - $350
820 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo, 16S, appropriate RR style WGF OF SB&B Star recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fine radiant fishscale pattern NI damascene, s#2135389     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, tiniest of specks on winding wheels; dial fractured at 11 with hls at 10, 2 & 6; hands in near mint purple with minimal rubbing or oxide; handsome and appropriate recase shows little wear, a few MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow fine, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very clean recased example save for the dial fracture $300 - $500
821 APW - Illinois Watch Co 23J including capped third wheel pivot, 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, unusual banded pin-stripe wave pattern NI damascene, s#2238318, an unusual 23J model only marked Illinois     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show a few MFS plus some UFS from a polishing cloth, good slots & settings with some marring of the cock cap, tiny oxide filaments on bright work; dial chipped with wax replacement at lever, associated hls, hl at 11; hands with slightly worn blue, tiny oxide; original case shows light wear, some MFS, light dent & small dings in covers and one in band; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal $300 - $600
822 APW - Illinois, 21J Burlington Watch Co with odd custom-split center bridge, 16S, WGF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4290894     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few tiny MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work, sanded whiplash, minor specks on click wheel; dial has hls at 12 & 8; hands customized from Swiss, poorly finished; recase shows light wear with tiny brass under pendant only, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; the customized plate is well enough done to look factory $125 - $250
823 APW - Illinois model #1 Hoyt, 18S, early GF original GWL (Ladd) HC, KWKS, WE-SSD with unusual "Springfield Watch Co" signature, lever escapement, 9-11J, gilt mvt, s#3344     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in round, plates show good gilding, a little oil smear, very few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; scarce dial has hl in seconds above the 60, hl below seconds, otherwise perfect; hands a bit dull with oxide; original case shows substantial wear to brass, some MFS, numerous dents & dings to covers; bow worn to brass, push worn & chipped; good glass crystal; nice internal condition, case worn and loved almost to pieces $150 - $300
824 APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, NY (transitional "5th pinion" mvt made by Illinois) with special regulator, 18S, heavy coin silver OF original case, SW-LS with keywind square option, WE-SSD, lever escapement with regulator curb pins mounted on regulator pointer, projecting through aperture in balance cock to engage outer coil below, with directly adjacent stud, 15J, gilt mvt with original white-tone balance cock (typical of many Fredonia watches), s#348432     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, HS is planar but skewed as the curb pins are inclined to one side, minor adjustment needed, plates show some tarnish, uneven toning, speckle, slight etching, a few MFS, good slots & cock cap setting but the slot on one banking pin has been mangled, light oxide on bright work; otherwise attractive dial has numerous edge flakes all the way around, extending past the reflector ring into the visible dial surface in many cases; hands in good blue but minute quite rubbed to steel; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, scratches & nicks, light dent in back, bow impression, tiny dings; bow is nickel replacement, crown shows light wear; thick glass crystal a little worn $200 - $400
825 APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, NY, 18S, heavy coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Howard Brothers, Fredonia, NY," lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt with original rhodium plated balance cock (full matching serial #), barrel plate marked "Improved April 10, 1879," s#180088     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show good gilding with limited tiny speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hls from 1 to center, and from center to seconds, with numerous flakes on dial edge, at least 3 going into the outer chapter; hands match in style but the hour has had rust removed, shows pitting and has no blue; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, some MFS, a number of light dents or dings in the back; bow & pendant show light wear; good glass crystal $200 - $400
826 APW - J P Stevens, Atlanta, GA, serial #556, approximately 17S, HC mvt in nickel alloy Hamilton OF display recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "J P Stevens & Co Atlanta Ga Makers," mvt marked "Made by J P Stevens & Co Atlanta Ga," unusual 3/4 plate layout with gold Stevens' patent regulator, footed balance cock marked "Adjusted," lever escapement with couterpoised pallet (appears to be steel rather than aluminum-copper alloy), 15J, parallel banded & wavelet pattern NI damascene with spotted dial plate, not a typical Stevens model, and not related to the Bowman material or layout, but definitely American     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show MFS, good slots & settings, oxide on bright work; dial has two hls below seconds, one from seconds to 4, a concealed arching edge hl at 2:30; hands of heavy RR style, not original; recase is a little thin for the mvt, causing the bezel to rest against the dial rather than closing fully; recase shows light wear, light speckled tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & loose crown with female stem show light wear; pendant will need to be drilled and tapped to insert a detent screw for the present stem & crown; good glass crystals; an interesting American Stevens adaptation, not pictured in Shugart $400 - $800
827 APW - J P Stevens Watch Co, Atlanta, Ga, Hampden manufacture with adapted Stevens' patent regulator, 18S, HC mvt in nickel alloy Hamilton OF display recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel band & line pattern NI damascene, s#1711     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show discoloration but only due to oil smear - the discoloration lifts with rodico and will disappear with cleaning; but otherwise the plates suffer from profuse MFS to FS, slightly marred slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; perfect dial with only microflecks at center; hands lightly rubbed; recase shows light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystals $250 - $500
828 APW - Keystone Watch Co with "dust-proof" patent and unusual patented regulator, 18S, recased in "14K Stiffened" demi-HC with enamel chapter, (a fancy way of referring to the case being solid brass under the thin gold-filling), SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#364282     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in round, plates show slight patchiness, light speckle, very few MFS, good slots & settings, patches of rust on bright work; dial has hl at 5; hands are unusual Keystone form originals showing light oxide; recase barely closes, shows medium wear to brass, many MFS to FS, numerous dents & dings, some sharp; bow worn to brass, crown shows light wear to brass highlights; good but dirty glass crystal, none in cover $150 - $300
829 APW - Manhattan Watch Co, sweep-seconds with two pull-out pins, one for setting, one for hacking (stopping the watch and restarting by pushing in), 16S, GF OF original SB&B case with wonderful back logo engraving of "Hand Made Belle of Bourbon Sour Mash," SW with pull pin setting, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement with upright D-form steel pallets operating against pointed escape wheel teeth, 1-4J, gilt mvt, s#131130     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement action, good hacking & setting functions, plates show some staining, discoloration, fingerprint etching & speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & solitary setting, hardly any oxide on blued work; dial nearly perfect with hidden edge chips at two mounting screw sites; hands in good blue, hour rubbed; original case shows hardly any wear, light toning or tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with MFS, dirt; an excellent functioning example with wonderful advertising engraving $200 - $400
830 APW - Manistee Watch Co cutout model, 18S, nickel alloy display recase, SW with push-locking nail set at 12, WE-SSD with forest green graphics, lever escapement with anti-magnetic alloy hairspring in copper tone, 7J, concentric turned pattern NI damascene, s#0005958     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, setting device hard to operate and cause to engage, plates show few MFS, good slots & tarnished solitary cap setting, hardly any oxide on satin work; dial with 4 parallel hls, the longest from 11 to 4; hands in near mint blue; recase shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal in front, small edge flake in back $150 - $300
831 APW - Marion Watch Co, Marion, NJ, 3/4 plate with fine-adjustment regulator, 19S (erroneously listed as 18S in some literature), coin silver recased HC lacking cuvette, SW-slide-locking-lever-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement with two-stage regulator adjustment (which does not work very well as designed but the idea has merit), marked with its March 8, 1870 patent on cock, 15J, gilt mvt, s#77002     Mvt: NR, fully wound, will tick only sluggishly with pressure applied to train, very gummy, needs OH, has potential for good balance motion & poise once cleaned, plates show generally good gilding, some oil smear or slight discoloration, faint tiny speckle, slight etching, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work including interesting regulator; dial has only tiny hl beneath seconds; hands in fine blue, fine purple seconds; recase lacks cuvette, shows substantial wear, some MFS, tarnish, light dings in the covers; bow nickel, nickel replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; the regulator concept might work if the main regulator were tighter and the fine adjustment regulator serrated $300 - $500
832 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co, Edwin Rollo, 18S, heavy coin silver original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with butterfly cutout, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#5625     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show slight discoloration, tiny light speckle, good gilding surface, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings although cock cap has been redone and not finished properly, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint surface; hands closely matched, the minute polished to look like the facet on the original hour; fine original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, light tarnish, few MFS, very light dents or dings visible only internally; bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; very fine condition original example overall $250 - $450
833 APW - Marion, United States Watch Co, George Channing, 18S, nickel alloy Silverode OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with butterfly cutout, Giles Patent, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#15234     Mvt: NR, fully wound, ticks with pressure applied to train, plates show very dark tarnish or discoloration, tiny speckle, few MFS, good slots & settings but one barrel bridge screw missing, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has small chip through chapter near 5 and hl at 6:30; hands with light wear to blue, stippled hub; recase shows little wear, tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings, needs a good polish; bow shows little wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
834 APW - Melrose Watch Co, Boston, 18S, heavy coin silver 3oz class original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD marked Tremont Watch Co (as on most Melrose watches), lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#32924     Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, shows relatively good poise but certainly needs cleaning, plates show good gilding, minor tiny speckle, dirt and etching, few MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work and rubbing on blued screw-heads; dial with hl through seconds, chipping and flaking at dial edge and into 4, fleck at seconds center; hands with minor oxide but having nicely faceted spades; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, only tiny dings in covers; bow with slight center wear, silver-filled push probably replaced, shows wear to nickel alloy; good glass crystal; nice original example overall $200 - $400
835 APW - New England Watch Co with playing card dial, approximately 14S, gunmetal OF original case, SW, set by holding in spring-loaded pendant while turning, original polychrome enamel dial, duplex escapement, 1-4J, gilt mvt, s#533136     Mvt: GRO, good duplex function, stained plates with etching, corrosion, scratch & MFS; dial has puncture in center filled with wax, well matched but well below the dial surface; hands have light oxide; original case shows light wear & oxide with minimal bluing loss, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; good mid-nineteenth century bull's-eye glass crystal, of all things $300 - $500
836 APW - New England Watch Co, "Dan Patch Stop Watch," 16S, GF OF original case with "NE" heart logo in case-back, engraving of Dan Patch on reverse with his winning time of 1:55, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#17463     Mvt: Runs somewhat sluggishly, minor errors in flat and round, chronograph works well but sweep must be re-set, plates show some MFS, file mark on cock, very little oxide on bright work; dial has extensive chipping all around the center hole; hands dull and a bit bent; original case shows very little wear, great engraving, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; New England's version of the similar NY Standard Dan Patch chronograph $200 - $400
837 APW - New York Standard "worm" drive, 18S, nickel alloy Hamilton display recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, variant of lever escapement with steel pallets engaging at precisely opposite sides of the perpendicular pointed tooth escape wheel, basically a lever version of the DeBauffre chaff-cutter escapement, 5J, gilt mvt, s#25076; under the dial these watches have a unique setting system with internal gearing, and the escapement is visible rather than the worm-gear     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show excellent gilding, very few MFS, good slots & cock setting, hardly any tiny oxide on bright work; dial quite broken with large wax repairs, a fractured zone and many hls; hands in good blue, slightly mismatched but not noticeable; recase shows little wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; a great idea with this watch, especially in the display case, is to simply remove the damaged dial so one can see the fascinating system beneath, as well as viewing the escapement; Lot 633 of this sale has a clear dial for display installed on the same model, to fine effect $400 - $800
838 APW - New York Watch Co, Springfield, Mass (Hampden), Chas E Hayward, 18S, 3oz coin silver OF recase with nickel cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#38843     Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, fully wound, shows good poise but will need OH, plates show thin gilding, varied but natural toning & discoloration, very few MFS, good slots & rotated cap setting, tiny to light oxide on bright work; dial with 4 branching hls in center, tiny edge flecks; two hands in good blue, minute is rubbed and tip broken; recase shows medium even wear, overall loss of engraving detail, some MFS, tarnish, no dents or dings; bow good; good beveled glass crystal $100 - $200
839 APW - New York Watch Co, Springfield, Mass, Charles Woolworth, 18S, Dueber "Silverine" nickel alloy OF original case with mock crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt, s#11580     NR, broken staff, fully wound, no further condition report available $50 - $100
840 APW - Newark Watch Works, Edward Biven, Newark, NJ, 18S, nickel alloy Dueber Silverine recase, KWKS, WE-SSD with "Newark Watch Works" signature, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#11129     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some tarnish, variant coloration and ring of lighter discoloration all around the edge, some MFS and one FS on the barrel plate, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright & blue work; dial almost perfect, tiny fleck at seconds center; hands in generally good blue with tiny rubbing; generic recase shows light wear, some MFS, small back dents; bow & pendant show light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
841 APW - Non-Magnetic Watch Co of America, by Peoria, with "Paillard's Patent Balance & Spring," 18S, HC mvt in beaded nickel alloy display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel pattern NI damascene within arcaded circle, s#31150     Mvt: NR, mvt ticks & stops, staff good, shows good balance motion & poise with agitation or pressure, plates show some staining, corrosion speckle or discoloration, a number of MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide or MFS on bright work; dial with faint hl fracture at 11; hands in fine blue; recase shows light wear, tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good beveled glass crystals; just an overhaul and case polishing needed; these are interesting watches for the use of antimagnetic alloy in both balance and HS pursuant to Paillard's developments in the 1870's $150 - $300
842 APW - Peoria Watch Co "For Railway Service, Anti-Magnetic," 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD signed "Peoria Watch Co for Railway Service," lever escapement with Paillard's patent anti-magnetic HS, half-toothed regulator disc, 15J, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#17844     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show light tarnish, faint powdery speckle overall, loss of letter gilding, some MFS to FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with very small speck on disc; dial dull with faint hl at center, hls at 12, and 3-4, numerous edge flakes; hands in fine blue, period replacements, non-matching seconds; recase has replacement bezel, case shows hardly any wear, light toning, few MFS, no dents, minor ding in band with test notch at edge right next to it; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
843 APW - Peoria Watch Co, Peoria Illinois, 18S, coin silver recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with regulator disc (half-toothed as opposed to earlier Fredonia fully toothed disc), 15J, gilt mvt, s#19333     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, oil smear, fingerprint etching, FS and 5 longer scratches, reasonably good slots & settings but cock cap is rotated, tiny oxide or etching on bright work; dial with edge chip at 12, other edge flecks, hls at 11 & 6, dirt; hands slightly dull or rubbed, slight bend to minute; recase shows medium to substantial wear, some MFS, several soft dents in covers and flat dent on band; replaced bow & crown show light wear; good glass crystal $150 - $300
844 APW - Peoria Watch Co, "15 Jewels for Railway Service, Anti-Magnetic," 18S, nickel alloy OF display case with no evidence of prior mvt containment, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with Paillard's patent anti-magnetic alloy HS, special Fredonia type regulator with half-toothed wheel, 15J, round checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#18690     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS but a long checkered scratch is most noticeable, slightly marred slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial has three larger chips, the biggest with wax fill at 7; hands are dull and slightly mismatched; case displays the mvt well, might have always been in there, maybe not; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals $125 - $250
845 APW - Rockford Indicator 17J, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WED with sunken seconds and winding indicator, lever escapement, gold center wheel, tight banded wave pattern NI damascene, s#833502     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good indicator function, plates show some MFS or tiny nicks, good slots & tarnished settings, some oxide on bright work concentrated on regulator, small patch and tiny oxide on winding wheels; dial quite good relative to other dials of this type, with no chips, and invisible hls through 8, 5, 11 and center, 3 lines in indicator dial with micro-flecks at center - appearance is very clean; hands show good blue, minute too short; original case shows substantial wear, brass highlights, some MFS, numerous light dings in back; bow shows wear to metal and sticker residue, crown replaced correctly and shows light wear; good glass crystal; good internal condition and dial appearance $550 - $850
846 APW - Rockford with O'Hara style dial in Muckle patent cabriolet case, convertible from hunting to open face by rotation of the inner case element within the outer, 18S, North Western coin silver original E A Muckle 1882 patent case, KW&SW-LS transitional model with winding square on barrel arbor, WE-DSD with blue graphics and underglaze foil accents and cartouches, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#132517     Mvt: Ticks & stops, quite gummy, will show good balance motion & poise with pressure, needs OH, plates show good gilding, a little oil smear, hardly any MFS, slightly marred slots, light oxide on bright work; otherwise perfect dial has solitary hl beneath seconds; hands have abundant oxide; original heavy gauge case shows medium tarnish, light to medium even wear (as is typical, the cover that was sometimes hidden has less wear), some MFS, a slight flat dent in the band with a very small ding next to it; lever opening is slightly distressed as these cases always presented an access problem for the lever; bow & crown show light wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal; a nice original Muckle example with great Rockford dial $450 - $700
847 APW - Early Rockford KW s#270, 18S, coin silver OF Waltham recase with nickel cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, marked 15J, gilt mvt in very fine condition     Mvt: Ticks & stops, very gummy, needs cleaning, shows good balance motion & poise with agitation, fine plates show near mint gilding, oil smear only, a few MFS by the case screw mainly, good slots & settings, finely blued screws, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for micro-flecks at the seconds center; hands in near mint blue; medium gauge recase shows light to medium wear, some mottled tarnish, a few MFS, a long crease plus a crack at a dent in the back; bow replaced; good glass crystal; a very handsome mvt & dial, near mint internally, a great low-number example $400 - $800
848 APW - Rockford 21J in Rockford Muckle patent cabriolet recase, 18S, heavy coin silver Muckle patent recase convertible from HC to OF format by rotating the internal case body within the case frame, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, radiant & concentric pattern NI damascene, once upon a time gilt two-tone, s#437848     Mvt: Barely ticks, fully wound, HS skewed, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied via crown, plates quite washed out, gilding almost completely gone, plates show light discoloration, numerous MFS, FS and downright scratches, OK slots & tarnished settings, some replaced screws, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with two edge chips at 4, another small fleck at 6, microflecks around seconds hole, two surface scratches; hands with light oxide, seconds too small; heavy gauge recase has missing hinge pin for dial bezel, case shows substantial even wear, tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings, gold hinge plugs all gone; bow replaced with nickel, replaced crown shows no wear; good glass crystal $350 - $550
849 APW - Rockford mvt in Rockford Muckle patent cabriolet case (converting from hunting to open face), 18S, heavy coin silver E A Muckle patent recase (patented April 3, 1883), SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy shawl pattern NI damascene, s#433766     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show extensively corroded surface, numerous MFS, good slots & settings but cock cap is changed, light oxide on bright work; dial chip at lever, scratch in seconds; hands good Louis XV style but not original to watch; heavy gauge recase shows medium to somewhat substantial even overall wear while the stag cover has spent more time concealed (with watch in OF format) and therefore has less wear; the lever cutout has been altered; case shows heavy tarnish, some MFS, a tiny front cover ding; bow & crown show medium wear; hinge plugs show minor losses; good glass crystal; it might be nice to find what model mvt conforms to the deep case screw impression and the original lever position; case should restore beautifully, as there is lots of gauge allowing for fine restoration $300 - $500
850 APW - Rockford 21J "RG" grade 910 model 9 for "F J Mund, Leadville, Colo," 18S, heavy 4 oz class coin silver OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked Rockford, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#518775     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal error in round), faintly cloudy plates show a few MFS, a gouge at cock foot junction, some edge nicks to barrel plate, fine slots & toned settings, tiny oxide filaments on bright work; dial perfect; hands of variant blue to dark toning; heavy gauge recase shows little wear, has tight hinges but missing portions of plugs, shows light tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with very little center wear, crown shows little wear; otherwise good glass crystal has scuff across center $300 - $500
851 APW - Rockford 21J grade 918, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase with faux-box-hinge adornments, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, banded & arched step pattern NI damascene, s#566499     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, reasonably bright plates show a number of MFS plus some FS and a crooked scratch, good slots but lightly marred cap settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial with faint hls at 5, tri-corner hl between 10 & 11, internal microflecks; hands rubbed, pale blue; Fahy's Montauk patented recase shows light to medium overall wear with brass on faux box edges and tiny lines visible on back & other highlights, some MFS to FS plus a nasty scratch across the back, no dents or dings; bow worn to brass, crown shows medium wear; slightly scratched & worn glass crystal $250 - $400
852 APW - Rockford fancy two-tone contract for Paul Dettling, Buffalo, NY, 16S, coin silver recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD with contract signature, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, raised plate model with elaborate gilt & NI damascene and star-turned winding wheels, s#353639     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show good contrast, few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands with slightly worn blue, seconds replaced; heavy gauge recase shows medium to substantial even wear, heavy mottled tarnish, some MFS, a few dents or dings in back; replaced bow & slightly oversized crown show light wear; good glass crystal; an example of the high art of gilt & NI damascene, requiring individual tooling arrangements for each plate level & element $150 - $300
853 APW - Seth Thomas 23J, 18S, OF mvt in 14K open hunter recase, SW-LS, WE-faux (molded)-DS Montgomery dial, fully capped lever escapement, parallel rope-twist pattern NI damascene, s#238385     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, infinitesimal errors in round & flat, otherwise good plates show faint cloudiness, some MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work but rust bloom on regulator pointer; otherwise good dial has chip to copper at lever, associated short hl past 3, tiny edge fleck at 4; hands in fine blue except for replaced dull black minute hand; medium gauge recase shows medium wear, numerous MFS, some light dings mostly in band; distorted bow & crown show medium wear; good glass crystal $600 - $900
854 APW - Early Seth Thomas s#215, Jan 13, 1885 patent, 18S, Dueber "Silverine" nickel alloy OF recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9-11J, gilt mvt     Mvt: Ticking a bit sluggishly on first winding, shows good balance motion & poise on full wind, plates show some staining, smear & discoloration, numerous MFS, thin gilding, slightly marred slots, balance cap setting replaced with lower setting, light filaments of oxide on bright work; dial essentially perfect, tiny edge fleck near lever; hands slightly darkened in places; recase shows little wear, abundant tarnish, some MFS, sticker shadow, no dents but sharp dings on the band near the lift (some one tried to chisel it open, perhaps); bow good, brass crown shows light wear; lightly scratched glass crystal $300 - $500
855 APW - Seth Thomas model 3 for Otto H Fasoldt, Albany, NY, 18S, coin silver OF Invisible Joint Case Co recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with Fasoldt signature, lever escapement, 15J, fancy circular pattern NI damascene, s#59023; this case company made a unique style of hinge that is entirely concealed, being a bracket reaching into the case body, the hinge shadow visible in the middle of the band     Mvt: NR, staff OK, very gummy, can tick with a little pressure, plates show abundant fine speckle, some MFS and UFS overall, good but tarnished & dirty slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial with hls fractures at 3 & 9, edge chip & hl at 6, chip to seconds center; hands with good blue & minimal oxide; heavy gauge recase shows good hinges & closure, light wear, light tarnish, a few MFS, tiniest dings in back and band, but pendant roughed up at stem detent screw; bow & crown show light & substantial wear respectively; good but dirty glass crystal; a good contract mvt for a famous Fasoldt family merchant, but an even better example of the Invisible Joint case needing only cosmetic repair around the detent hole, polishing and new crown $300 - $500
856 APW - Seth Thomas 21J grade 260, 18S, GF SB&B recase with engraved bust of American Indian on back, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, gold letter, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene with florettes, s#208261     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show only faint cloudiness, a few MFS, good slots & slightly tarnished settings, light oxide on most of the bright work; otherwise perfect dial has big chip to copper right at lever; hands in near mint blue; period appropriate recase shows light wear in general but brass is appearing at edges, shows few MFS, no dents or dings, nice yet simple detail to American Indian; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
857 APW - Southbend 21J Studebaker lacking crown, sleeve and stem, 12-14S, 18K OF original Solidarity case with "South Bend - Chesterfield" logo ring on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, refinished silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1197867, modern engraving on cuvette     Mvt: NR, gummed solid, staff seems OK but a little hard to tell when it is not free, might have bent pivot(s) but hopefully not, plates show some MFS on cock, scratch on barrel plate close by, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is minty refinish but the graphics are clumsily printed, could have been better; hands in essentially mint blue; original medium to heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS & tiny nicks, no dents or dings, but the cuvette is lightly dented by engraving pressure for the two modern names of owners & dates (probably father & son); bow good, entire stem, crown & sleeve assembly missing, but the internal pendant threads are good, ready for replacement; good glass crystal $750 - $950
858 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, 18S, GF OF original case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#1656     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates show some light speckle or spotting, one scratch, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has faint hls at center & 11, light rub in seconds; hands with light wear to blue; original case shows substantial wear to brass, some MFS, numerous dents or dings; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; fine mvt & dial, case needs cosmetic attention $200 - $400
859 APW - Tremont Watch Co, 18S, heavy coin silver OF recase with hunting back, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3892     Mvt: NR, barely ticks with pressure, shows good poise when it does, plates darkened with tarnish, dirt & speckle, show few MFS, good slots & settings, a light film of oxide on bright work; dial with larger edge fractures at 12 & 7, edge flecks; hands in fine blue, evenly rubbed; heavy gauge recase has sprung back cover owing to the hinge stretching, shows light wear, medium tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings but a few dings; bow with lightly worn center, push shows light wear; good thick beveled glass crystal $175 - $350
860 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, 18S, "Silverine" nickel alloy OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#7718     Mvt: Runs, somewhat sluggish balance motion, shows good poise with agitation, OH recommended, plates show light tarnish, patchiness, an arc of discoloration across the barrel bridge, a few MFS and nicks, reasonably good slots & settings with good blue, but the screws on the barrel arbor cup are mismatched and poor, light oxide on bright work; dial with hl through signature area, microflecks on edge, a few MFS; hands with light oxide overall; generic recase shows light wear, bow impression, some MFS, no dents or dings, missing one hinge plug; bow & pendant show light wear & sticker residue; worn glass crystal $150 - $300
861 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, 18S, heavy 3 oz coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1034     Mvt: Ticks only with pressure applied to the fully wound spring, needs complete OH, shows signs of good balance motion & poise, plates with cloudiness & oil smear over relatively good gilding, showing a few MFS, good slots & settings, light to medium oxide coating regions of the bright work, replaced or mismatched plate & cock screws; dial with chip at seconds circle and replaced paper seconds dial (economic dial repair); hands with nice polished spades, light oxide; recase shows medium uneven wear, loss of detail, some MFS, several dents & dings in back cover; bow replaced with nickel; glass crystal with some small edge chips from fitting $150 - $300
862 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, 18S, heavy 4oz coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1652     Mvt: NR, staff OK, needs banking or pallet adjustment, roller is impacting lever, plates show some gilding washout, tarnish, tiny speckle, some MFS, slightly marred slots & settings with replaced barrel plate screws, light oxide distributed over bright work; dial perfect within the chapter, but with minor fractures or flecks along the edge from 3 to 6; hands of matching style but not matching color, 2 original; heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, tarnish, some MFS, very light dents or dings; bow good; good thick beveled glass crystal $150 - $300
863 APW - Trenton Watch Co chronograph, 18S, nickel OF display recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9J, gilt mvt, s#144371     Mvt: Runs, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function but a tendency for the sweep to stop at about 32 seconds), needs minor service, plates show generally good gilding, some localized speckle or etching, hardly any MFS, good slots & cap setting, hardly any oxide on bright work with minimal patches on satin work; dial perfect, a couple of MFS only; hands in near mint blue; functional and well-fitting recase shows little wear, few MFS, faint tarnish, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; nice clean example, well displayed in this case $250 - $450
864 APW - United States Watch Co, Waltham, Mass, 16S, 14K original Solidarity HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#135349     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some patchiness or cloudiness to otherwise clean gilding, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, clean blue-work; dial perfect with only a manufacturing inclusion in the glaze between 10 & 1; hands in good blue but rust towards the minute tip; original medium to lighter gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, two dents in the band and very tiny dings in covers only visible internally; bow & crown show very light wear, sticker residue; good glass crystal $600 - $900
865 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, "Royal Gold American Watch," 14S, coin silver original HC, SW-LS while retaining key squares for winding & setting, WE-SSD with same marking as mvt, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt marked "extra jeweled," s#28292     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show evenly toned gilding, a few MFS and one small V-shaped scratch, good slots & cap setting, filaments of oxide all over bright work; dial with hl below seconds, minor edge flakes at 4; hands replaced, lengths not right, seconds tail gone; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some discoloration and light tarnish, a few MFS, no dents or dings but one repaired ding on the front cover right at the bevel; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a scarce original example in very good condition, case will look great with cleaning and light polishing $300 - $500
866 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, Edwin Rollo, 18S, HC mvt in sidewinder format in massive coin silver OF original case, SW-button-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt with butterfly cutout, s#110437     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudiness, a corrosion patch and faint corrosion speckle, some etching, a number of MFS, slightly marred slots & good settings, light oxide on bright work, one missing screw on winding cup; dial with faint hls at 11:30 & 8, tiny edge flecks at 6 & 8; hands mismatched; very heavy and unusual original case has been confirmed as such by disassembly; case shows light wear, light tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow massive but slightly loose, crown shows light to medium wear, fine original case button with screwed detent; worn beveled glass crystal; a fine original example in sidewinder format with scarcer button-setting mechanism, wonderful case $300 - $500
867 APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, early "dome" model with Woerd's Patents s#291, 14S, coin silver OF original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with gold solid balance, 7J, gilt mvt with domed plate center, in excellent original condition     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (what looks like an error in the round is simply an illusion from discoloration on the wheel), plates show essentially pristine gilding with oil smear, toning and tiny speckle, no MFS, good slots & slightly marred cock cap setting, tiny oxide on bright work; otherwise perfect dial has circular hl fracture just touching chapter at edge near 7; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, spotty tarnish, few MFS, no dents, only micro-dings visible within back; bow has flattened dent, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; under the tarnish or toning, a near mint and very early dome model example, only the bow being slightly defective $300 - $500
868 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, Frederic Atherton Co grade, 18S, unusual "Goldoid" copper-bronze alloy OF original case, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with empty cap settings on escapement (faux caps), 11-15J, gilt mvt with butterfly cutout and Giles Patent marking, s#9272     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show tarnish, thin gilding, slight discoloration or toning, few MFS but a small repair mark etched under "Marion," good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work and slight bluing on stud arm; dial with numerous faint hls especially around the signature; hands in good blue but with light film of oxide; very unusual original case has lost its gold toning externally but retains it internally - it may well be that the tone returns on polishing, rather than being plated; case shows light wear, tarnish, sticker stain, some MFS & short FS, no dents or dings; bow good; good glass crystal; the faux caps are seen from time to time in these mvts, having ordinary bushing jewels for the escapement, the cap settings only serving a decorative function; the "Goldoid" case concept is quite a lot of fun, reminiscent of Pinchbeck's attempt at creating a gold-toned alloy over a century and a half before $200 - $400
869 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, George Channing grade, 18S, later generic nickel alloy OF case with hinged back & cuvette, screwed bezel, now KWKS although the mvt also has the SW-button-set mechanism and probably was originally cased as such, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3927     Mvt: Barely ticks, out of beat, plates show nearly complete gilding wash-out, brass surface only, some MFS or nicks, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work, case screw needs to be changed to full-head to avoid the mvt falling out of case with screw torqued down; dial with hl at 4, edge flake into chapter at 11, another edge fleck; hands mismatched; later case has only had this mvt in it, shows light wear, some MFS, light dings; bow good; good glass crystal $150 - $300
870 APW - Waltham 16J "Amn Watch Co" grade split plate model 1884, 14S, 10K OF AWCo recase with fancy bow, SW-SS, WE fancy SSD in O'Hara style with unusual gold AWWCo signature, lever escapement, GJS, gold train, circular parallel pattern NI damascene center with arcaded surround, s#3414508, from a lot of 200 marked in the catalog as "Special"     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous MFS to FS and some long scuffs, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with patch on pointer; dial with hl below center & into seconds; hands in mint blue; model appropriate medium gauge recase shows light uneven wear, few MFS, undulating case back due to frequent light dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; slightly scratched glass crystal $500 - $750
871 APW - Waltham 19J Riverside Maximus model 1900, 0S, 14K OF original Roy case with beaded bezel, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus style Waltham script signature, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, GJS, fancy circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#12050015     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings but for light marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work including a few tiny specks on crown wheel; dial with near mint surface but hl from 7 to 8; hands in near mint blue but for rust bloom on the minute tip; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, wear only noticeable on the engraved monogram; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $400 - $650
872 APW - Waltham 19J Riverside Maximus, 0S, 14K OF original case with snap bezel, single hinged back, swivel bow, SW-SS, WE-SSD with non-Maximus type script signature, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, DES, GJS, gold train, small circular checkerboard center NI damascene, s#17162116     Mvt: Runs sluggishly, stops, slight error in round, needs OH & balance poising, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some tiny to light oxide on bright work and patch on fully straight-sanded crown wheel; dial perfect; hands good; original light gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal $250 - $450
873 APW - Waltham Riverside export KW model 1873, 8S, 18K English market OF original case bearing Chester hallmarks, KWKS, plain WE-SSD in English taste, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#875833     Mvt: NR, fully wound, very gummy, can show good balance motion & poise with pressure applied via key to winding square, plates show good gilding, some oil smear, a number of arched MFS around the winding area, good slots & cock setting, small patches of oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue with tiny rubbing; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, many MFS on hinged gold cuvette, soft back dents create a slight surface undulation; bow & pendant show light to medium wear; good glass crystal $600 - $900
874 APW - Waltham 19J model 1890 Riverside Maximus, 6S, GF recased HC, SW-SS, generic WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, DES on both caps, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#7161209     Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly, needs OH, shows good poise, plates show numerous MFS, good slots but lightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has 3 very faint hls; hands match in style but minute has oxide; uninspiring recase shows medium wear, some MFS, abundant dents or dings; bow bent, crown shows wear & break; good glass crystal $150 - $300
875 APW - Waltham Vanguard model 1892 with winding indicator, 18S, nickel alloy "Silveroid" OF original case, SW-LS, silvered metal dial with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, spiral pattern around checkerboard center NI damascene, s#16188404     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, marked error in flat, HS is only slightly skewed as the curb pins are inclined slightly inwards, good WI function, plates show faint cloudiness from washing, few MFS, slightly marred slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work with patch on click wheel; dial shows light tarnish, faint speckle with one area a little more pronounced, some MFS or light scuffs; hands overpainted in black; original case shows light wear, bow impression on front bezel, many patches, corrosion spots & speckle (but the magic secret is that these cases always buff splendidly and can be made to look new, especially with blue rouge); bow with corrosion speckle, crown shows medium wear & break, should be replaced after the case is buffed; clean plastic crystal with MFS $700 - $900
876 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF Star "original" NOS case (case from the 40's or 50's, mvt from 1934), SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, adjusted 6 positions, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#27708609     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial has hl at 11 and across 2; hands of later type show good blue; original case shows hardly any wear, original satin, a few MFS or scuffs, tag residue/shadow, no dents or dings; bow & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; it is conceivable that the mvt was new old stock and put in the case for sale in the 40's or 50's; in any event, the fine internal condition lives up to the slightly later case, which is about as nice $550 - $850
877 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B new old stock case from later period, SW-LS, WE-TSD (triple sunk dial), fully capped lever escapement, GJS, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#19104651     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show numerous light MFS, good slots but slightly marred settings, light oxide on bright work including fine specks on winding wheels; dial has hls in outer chapter at 4, 6, 9 & 11:30; hands of matching style in good blue but minute hand has pale blue color and WI hand is purple; mvt original to later case, but was in another case before; new case shows no wear, a few MFS, scuffs and sticker shadow or residue disturbing the unworn factory satin on the back, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; an appropriate RR style NOS case for this older mvt $500 - $800
878 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-TSD (triple sunk dial), fully capped lever escapement with Lossier Inner Terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, s#25896818     Mvt: Runs but the mainspring has a deep break and shifts after a few winds, when partially wound shows good balance motion, good poise, WI works but will rotate continuously due to mainspring break, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work but none on winding wheels, 3 MFS on click wheel center; dial has hl between 1 & 2, tiny hl under seconds, rubbing or dirt on surface; hands are newer replacement type, not well matched for weight; swing ring on case will not snap right in, creating bezel pressure on lower part of dial when closed; original case shows light wear, some MFS, tiniest flat ding on base of band; bow & crown show medium wear and brass; slightly worn plastic crystal lifting from the bezel at one point; great mvt condition needing only the mainspring replacement and resetting of the WI hand $450 - $750
879 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original (NOS) Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#26745421     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, round perfect but error in flat, bright plates show very few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, tiny patch on click wheel; dial very rough, cracks, chips, hls and lousy repairs; hands in fine deep blue, some rust bloom, seconds mismatched; original (NOS) case of slightly later date shows hardly any wear, original satin, sticker residue & shadow, several MFS as well as longer FS or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; if one had to guess, the excellent mvt was put in a new case of correct style, but this was the only dial they could find - find a great dial and the watch will become a fine condition example throughout $400 - $700
880 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard model 1892, 18S, nickel alloy OF display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with 24-hour indications and bold Roman numerals, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, fancy concentric patterned NI damascene, s#14153670     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean & bright plates show tiny pitting, very few MFS, good slots & settings with minimal marring, tiny oxide on gilt bright work with a some small patches neatly cleaned off winding wheels, leaving only pitting shadow; dial perfect; hands adequate, painted black; recase shows little wear, light tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystals, one tiny edge chip in one; a very clean example, ready to wear $200 - $400
881 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, 16S, GF OF original Dennison English market case, SW-SS, WE-SSD marked "Waltham USA," fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#18085085     Near mint internally - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a little oil smear, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial has faint hl at 2:30; hands near mint, oxide on minute tip; original case shows little wear, abundant MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystal $175 - $350
882 APW - Waltham, early Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857, 18S, heavy 4oz class coin silver recased HC of slightly later date, KWKS, WE-SSD signed "Appleton Tracy & Co," lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#6888, from the first run of ATCo grade marked 16-18J in the catalog     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal errors), professionally re-gilt plates show no reduction, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, finely blued screws, tiny oxide on bright work; dial massively restored around seconds area, apparently quite smashed, the entire surface re-glazed; hands in near mint blue, probably NOS from original factory card; heavy gauge recase shows medium even wear, mottled tarnish within, a few FS, scratches or nicks, no dents or dings; bow is nickel replacement, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; beautifully conserved mvt, nice heavy case $400 - $800
883 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy KW model, 10S, 10-14K OF original case, KWKS, WE-SSD with script American Watch Co signature, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#807355     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt or tarnish, few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright & blue work but oxide prevalent around winding & setting squares; dial with ethereal fracture above seconds; hands replaced, mismatched, short; medium gauge original case has slight gap around dial, shows medium wear with most ET gone, back cover does not close well, case shows some MFS, no dents or dings; bow brass; good glass crystal $300 - $500
884 APW - Waltham Crescent Street model 1870A, 18S, heavy sterling silver OF original case, KWKS from back with eccentric setting hole, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#601502     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nice tall gold timing screws, plates show good gilding under dirt & oil smear, small speckle, a patch of corrosion on the serial number, a couple of FS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands near mint but with slight color mismatch; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, abundant sticker residue, medium tarnish, few MFS, minor dings in back cover; bow good; good but dirty glass crystal $250 - $450
885 APW - Waltham Crescent Garden KW export model, 14S, coin silver OF original AWCo case with hunting back, KWKS from back, unmarked WE-SSD, lever escapement with gold balance, 7J, gilt mvt, s#819875     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show cloudy gilding with faint speckle, no MFS, good slots & cock setting, one changed plate screw, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue with minimal rubbing; original medium gauge case shows light wear, tarnish, sticker shadow, few MFS, two dents plus dings in the cuvette, but none externally (dented by a poltergeist); bow & push show light wear; good glass crystal; nice original example of this Waltham export model $150 - $300
886 APW - Waltham export for Schierwater & Lloyd, Liverpool, 16S, English 9K original ALD (Aaron L Dennison) HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with contract signature (mvt with Waltham markings only), lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#20216806     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show faint cloudiness overall, a few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings with only tiny marring to the cock cap, some light oxide all over bright work including various small patches on winding wheels; dial essentially perfect, edge microfleck below dial surface at 3:30; hands in deep blue but the outer half of the minute hand is covered in rust bloom; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn through plate to brass, well-matched replaced crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal $500 - $750
887 APW - Waltham Howard 23J bridge model 1899, 16S, GF original J Boss HC with Howard logo in ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1000200     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show dirt, oil, some MFS and a severe scratch on the barrel plate, slots & settings with severe marring to the escape cap and its bridge, minor marring to the rest, tiny oxide on bright work with small specks on winding wheels, broken head to click wheel screw; dial with dark forked hl at 4 only; hands a bit dull with minimal rubbing; original case shows medium relatively even wear down to brass on highlights, substantial wear to ET, some MFS, minor cover dings; replaced bow & replaced crown show light wear, not quite perfect sizes; good glass crystal $400 - $800
888 APW - Waltham KW model William Ellery, 18S, coin silver signed "American Watch Co" original HC with metal cuvette, KWKS from the rear, unmarked WE-SSD, lever escapement with plain steel balance, 7J, gilt mvt, s#77895, with "silver inlaid" metal belt fob     Mvt: NR, staff good, fully wound, gummed solid, needs complete OH, plates show some patchy discoloration, etching or oil smear, three spots and some tiny speckle, very few MFS, good slots & cock setting, one plate screw discolored, tiny oxide on bright work, very small patches on disc around winding cup; dial perfect with mint surface; hands of the period but mismatched; original medium gauge case shows fairly substantial uneven wear, mottled tarnish, some MFS, numerous small to tiny dings and a dent from bow impression; bow & push show medium wear; good glass crystal; an honest original example with belt fob from about 1930 $200 - $400
889 APW - Waltham lady's hunter, 6S, 14K original Waltham HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement,15J, gold center wheel, banded & frosted NI damascene, s#4225333     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge case has front cover that needs a little help to get to close flush and the hinge pin is shifting out and needs tapping home, closure meanwhile looks good, case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal $350 - $500
890 APW - Waltham lady's gold hunter, 0S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#6597367     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, reasonably clean mvt; dial perfect; hands with hardly any oxide; original lighter gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, two tiny back dings; bow & crown show very little wear, a bit of tag residue; good glass crystal $250 - $300
891 APW - Waltham model 1868 1st run, "Amn Watch Co" grade, the first stemwind factory model Waltham, 16S (special size for M68), GF recased CWCCo HC, SW-LS with winding and settings squares for KWKS option, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#410314     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, large error in flat, infinitesimal error in round, plates show some patchiness, speckle, some MFS to FS, good slots & settings, light oxide on bright work; dial with compression hl fracture between 12 & 1, tiny chip at seconds center and tiny fleck at 4; hands slightly mismatched in weight and color; recase fits a bit loosely, needs step added internally for case screw, has bezel area re-cut for lever; case shows fairly substantial wear to tiny brassing on highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal $300 - $500
892 APW - Waltham model 1870 series A Crescent Street, 18S, heavy coin silver OF original case with finely engraved "Hands" indication on silver cuvette, KWKS from rear, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bimetallic balance with gold timing weights, 15J, gilt mvt, s#601946     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise but infinitesimal error in flat, plates show cloudiness over gilding predominantly due to oil smear, some MFS and two long FS under balance as well as short FS around the setting cup, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial is nearly perfect, but for edge microflecks and the seconds dial being re-cemented slightly out of position; hands of original type but slightly mismatched in weight and color; heavy gauge original case shows light wear, medium tarnish, few MFS, a couple of soft back dents; bow & pendant show light wear, heavy bow tarnish; good older English bull's-eye crystal; a fine original example $300 - $500
893 APW - Waltham model 1872 marked, "American Waltham Watch Co Champion," 16S (special size for model), coin silver OF original AWWCo case with nickel cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, quilted & circular pattern gilt damascene with rope-twist decorated winding wheels, s#4527078, listed as a "Special" grade in the Waltham catalog listing of serial numbers     Mvt: Running, good balance motion, slightly out of round, plates are darkly toned, show faint tarnishing and some MFS, good slots & settings with the center setting alone in gold, tiny oxide on bright work, faint patches on click wheel, small dark patches on winding wheel centers; dial with stepped fracture from 2 to 4, hls going to center at 4 & 8; hands dull, especially hour; original medium gauge case shows light wear, heavy tarnish, few MFS, a couple of tiny dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; needs an overall cleaning but should look great with the nice case detail of flowers and leaves $250 - $500
894 APW - Waltham model 1874 for Duhme & Co, Cincinnati, 14S, 18K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD with red minutes, lever escapement, GJS, 13J, parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1147016     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show corrosion spots & speckle, some MFS, good slots & settings but one cock cap screw is absent, tiny oxide on edges of bright work; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands in good blue with tiny rust bloom; original medium gauge case shows medium mottled wear, some MFS, profuse small dings in flats of covers; replacement bow & crown show abundant wear; good glass crystal; an unusual contract M74 $750 - $950
895 APW - Waltham model 1884 chronograph with hunting conversion dial and 15 minute register, mvt only, 14S, resting loosely in 18S nickel display case with no stem, crown or sleeve, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and register, the outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 13J, gold chronograph wheels, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3038396     Mvt: Barely ticking, fully wound, with pressure applied to square shows good balance motion & poise, chronograph is complete but not engaging, wheels not shifting, watch very gummy, needs OH, plates show light speckle & dirt, a few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on bright work and small patches on satin finished levers & springs; scarce dial is essentially perfect, microfleck at edge at 8, can scarcely be seen with a loupe; hands in near mint blue, all original; loose case offers a little protection only, mvt will fall right out; bow good; dirty but good glass crystals $200 - $400
896 APW - Waltham back chronograph model 1874, Lugrin's patent, Woerd's patents, mvt only, 14S, loosely resting in metal display case without stem, sleeve or crown, SW-LS, WE-SSD, WE chapter on back with scale in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 11-13J, gilt mvt, s#1050593     Mvt: NR, staff good, overbanked, chronograph components appear complete but are untested, plates show some dirt, light patchiness, a few MFS, good slots & settings, some small oxide on bright work, satin work generally clean; dial with hls from 10-12, large edge flake into IX numeral, smaller edge flakes at 4; back dial as is typical, quite damaged with repaired loss from 44 to 48, lines, fractures, chip to copper, etc; hands slightly mismatched potpourri; case for protection only, all hacked up in an attempt to fit nearly flush fitting mvt; bow too small; scratched glass crystals $200 - $400
897 APW - Waltham model 1888, 16S (special size for M88), multi-color gold decorated GF original HC with racehorse & jockey on back in applique relief, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric star pattern NI damascene, s#5870795     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to center wheel, plates show numerous short MFS, good slots & settings with minimal tarnish or marring, some oxide on bright work including light patches on winding wheels; dial perfect but with short surface scratch toward 9; hands in good blue with light oxide; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents, a tiny ding in front cover below decoration; bow good, crown shows light wear to brass highlights; good glass crystal $200 - $400
898 APW - Waltham model 1891 lady's, 6S, 14K original HC with diamond set crescent & star, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, decorative NI damascene, s#11989434     Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, staff OK, needs OH, fine mvt condition otherwise; dial perfect, quite dirty; hands in fine blue; original medium gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, minor crease in front with hardly any other dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $300 - $500
899 APW - Waltham model 1892 Riverside, 18S, coin silver recased HC with unusual prospectors in gold-panning scene on back cover, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, fancy NI damascene with fan pattern surround to checkerboard center, finely decorated winding wheels, s#7006764     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a number of MFS, good slots & settings, filaments of oxide on bright work including winding wheels; dial has chip to copper at lever, fleck at 7, hl at 10; hands in good blue; heavy gauge recase shows substantial wear with detail becoming remnant, some MFS, tarnish, distended front cover, some slight dents & dings; bow with slightly worn center, crown shows medium wear; overly thick beveled glass crystal has contributed to front cover stretch; placement of Riverside signature is most pleasing $200 - $400
900 APW - Waltham model 1894, 12S, 14K OF original two-bodied SO ("clamshell") case, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 7J, decorative NI damascene, s#20684708     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine mvt condition; dial in excellent original state, minimal speckle or MFS; hands in fine dull blue; original lighter gauge case shows little wear, abundant MFS, numerous minor dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $200 - $300
901 APW - Waltham model 1908, 16S, 14K OF original two-bodied ("clamshell") SO case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, decorative NI damascene, s#18947516     Mvt: Barely ticks & stops, very gummy, needs OH, can show good balance motion & poise with pressure, mvt in fine condition; dial with long hls from top to bottom; hands in good blue, light rubbing; original medium gauge case shows light wear, abundant MFS, light back dings & sharper edge ding; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal $400 - $550
902 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett KW model, 10S, 18K original R&A HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with gold balance, 13-15J, gilt mvt, s#45031, from the first run of 10S Waltham watches     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dull & dirty plates show darker tarnish, fine speckle overall, oil smear, discoloration, very few MFS, good slots & settings although everything is dull in finish, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect but dirty; hands dull, rust bloom on minute; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, a number of fine dings; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal $650 - $950
903 APW - Waltham, early s#1708 P S Bartlett pin-plate model 1857, 18S, coin silver recased HC with American eagle touch-mark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, from the second mixed run of DH&D & PSB as identified by Townsend in the catalog addendum a long time ago     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates have been masterfully refinished and reduced, professionally re-gilt, leaving the engraving slightly reduced (the original matching numbered balance cock was only re-gilt, not reduced); plates show hardly any MFS, good slots & single cock setting, light oxide filamented patches on bright work; dial with hl past 7; hands a bit crooked & dull, not matching seconds, but all probably period; heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, most ET gone, some MFS, light cover dents or dings; bow good, push now brass; good glass crystal $400 - $700
904 APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1877, 18S, massive 6 oz class coin silver recased HC with gold hinges & fine ET inside front cover, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#1945764     Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff good, shows good balance motion & poise only briefly, plates show good gilding, patch on barrel plate, some MFS and UFS, good slots & settings but the slightly marred cock cap is missing one screw, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands slightly mismatched in weight; massive gauge recase has weak replacement lift spring, good hinges, shows medium overall wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, needs tightening, push shows medium wear & tiny break; good glass crystal $400 - $650
905 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857 in massive ten-sided case, 18S, coin silver original case with massive decahedral band and oversized covers with American eagle engraving, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#337752, with heavy graduated iron chain and silver bale plus key, the entire production weighing over 7 ounces     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slight error in flat, plates show thin gilding, tarnish, some MFS, dirt, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on bright work; dial perfect but dirty; hands in good blue; original case shows medium even wear, still has good hinges and strong lift, has tarnish, some MFS, tiny ding near back hinge; bow replaced with metal, push replaced with worn crown; good glass crystal; tiny rust bloom on chain, no T-bar; could be licensed as a weapon $250 - $450
906 APW - Waltham pin-plate model 1857 P S Bartlett, 18S, heavy coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD with "Appleton Tracy & Co Waltham Mass" signature, lever escapement with solid steel balance, 11-15J, professionally re-gilt mvt, s#9248     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slightly out of flat and out of beat, finely re-gilt plates with minimal reduction show minimal speckle, hardly any MFS, good slots & cock setting, tiny oxide on bright work concentrated on regulator tip; dial with good surface but faint hls coming inwards from the edge at several locations; early hands of English style, minute tip broken; slightly later heavy gauge recase aligns well with minimal back gap, shows medium wear and tarnish, few MFS, two tiny dings in bezel and band, respectively; bow with lightly worn center, pendant good; slight wear to heavy beveled glass crystal $300 - $500
907 APW - Waltham Ruby opera watch, 0S mvt in 12S case with decorative surround to mvt in back, 14K HB-snap-bezel J Depollier & Son OF original square tonneau form case, SW-SS, original silvered metal dial, lever escapement, 17J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#19082071     Mvt: Ticks well but then hangs up, probably a safety issue, shows good balance motion & poise until it does, plates near mint; dial near mint original, a scratch between 1 & 2; hands mint; original relatively heavy gauge case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal $300 - $500
908 APW - Waltham Wm Ellery, 6S, 14K OF original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#2474820     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some scuffs, some MFS & nicks, good slots & setting, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with hl near lever from 1 to 2; hands in fine blue, oxide on hub; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal $450 - $550
909 APW - Waltham, 21J Emerald grade in Art Deco style, 0S mvt in approximately 12S skeletonized original GF display case, SW-SS, silvered dial marked "Waltham Premier," lever escapement with capped escape wheel, jeweled main wheel (barrel), plain straight satin finish NI damascene, s#29630165     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mvt in very fine condition except for replacement of non-matching crown wheel assembly; dial near mint original, light toning & dust; hands of split hub type, near mint; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with nicely engraved monogram, crown shows little wear internal case bezels could use a little polishing; good glass crystals; great condition and look $150 - $300
910 APW - Waltham, 6S, 14K OF original Waltham case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, frosted center with fine NI damascene border, s#3099534, in near mint condition     Near mint overall - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands mint; original relatively heavy gauge case shows no wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show no wear; good glass crystal; not a scarce watch, but nearly pristine inside and needing only a quick polish outside $250 - $400
911 APW - Waltham "Am Watch Co" grade 14S export model KW, coin silver OF original case with hunting back bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1893, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#2401167     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue with minor oxide or rubbing; original case shows medium even wear, tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings but light compression to the back center; bow lightly worn, push shows light wear; good glass crystal $100 - $200
912 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co model 1877 KW, 18S, heavy 3 oz coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1881244     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding but barrel bridge is discolored, plates shows some MFS, good slots & settings, some oxide on bright work has been sanded & polished off regulator, screws re-blued; dial has hl at 11, two tiny edge flecks at 3 and 4:30; hands with minor rubbing; appropriate recase shows light wear, medium tarnish, a few MFS, some light dents or dings; bow shows light wear; thick glass crystal with minor abrasion $100 - $200
913 APW - Waltham model 1857, 18S, heavy coin silver recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#661049     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fine gilding, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, light oxide patch on bright work; dial with chip at 11; hands in fine blue, oxide on hub; period correct heavy gauge recase shows medium wear, fine ET all gone, some MFS, light dents or dings; bow good, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal $100 - $200
914 APW - Waltham model 1870 series A Crescent Street, 18S, riding loose in nickel alloy SW display case, KWKS from the back, WE-SSD, lever escapement with fine compensation balance with tall gold timing screws, 15J, gilt mvt, s#601687     Mvt: NR, very gummy, staff good, mainspring click is largely sheared making it difficult to get it to hold and easy to let it fly away and strip more teeth, with pressure on the train the watch shows good balance motion & poise, plates show generally good gilding with some oil smear, few MFS, good slots & settings, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has some edge flecks or chips, none to copper; hands slightly mismatched and bent; NOTE: mvt will fall out of case front, no locator pin; case shows some wear, some MFS, no dents, no dings; bow good, no crown; good glass crystals; just a temporary marriage $100 - $200
915 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett model 1857, 18S, heavy coin silver original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#362015     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show fine gilding, slight discoloration, only three corrosion spots or specks, no MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, fresh bluing & polishing, well conserved; dial perfect; hands with minimal rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, good detail remaining, medium tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; replaced nickel bow, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; a nicely restored original watch $100 - $200
916 APW - Waltham with Virginia Polytechnic Institute dial, 12-14S, GF OF original case with inscription on back to Charles W Downs, editor-in-chief of the Virginia Tech in 1937, SW-SS, silvered two-tone dial, lever escapement, 17J, fancy NI damascene, s#28049096, with chain, knife and three fraternal keys, the larger one probably 10K gold     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt; dial original with light tarnish and dark black scuffs by 5; hands with a few MFS; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear; clean plastic crystal; all items with chain show medium wear $100 - $200
917 APW - Washington Watch Co, Liberty Bell, (Illinois), 18S, Silverode alloy recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, thin parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2699337     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, slightly out of round, plates show patchiness & fingerprint etching, some MFS, good slots & tarnished settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, tiny oxide on bright work; dial has hl between 12 & 1 and another beneath seconds; hands show slight wear to bluing; recase shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show light wear, minor discoloration due to rubber band on bow; good glass crystal $200 - $400
918 EPW - L Bader, Geneve, pale blue guilloche enamel ball-form watch, 23mm, sterling silver vermeil (argent dore) OF original case, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, lever escapement, 15J, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#68 within case back, s#141 within bezel; with removal of the bezel one sees the dial sitting on a mushroom podium, reminding one of a button-hole watch     Mvt: NR, staff good, will barely tick for a second or two, shows potential for good motion & poise with pressure applied via crown, mvt otherwise clean but needing OH; dial original, some MFS or scuffing; hands in fine purple; original case shows bright internal gilding, the outer gilding tarnished to a copper tone, the brass crown absent any gilding, little wear, perfect enamel, hardly any surface imperfection at all; but for cleaning and plating touch-up, near mint potential $150 - $300
919 EPW - Mozart Watch (calm down, folks), German-Swiss manufacture of the OLIW type, Lange plate layout with standard Swiss escapement, 50mm, GF recase with hacked out bezel, SW-LS, cream enamel dial with gold markers, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#39783     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good gilding, light cloudiness, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, short scratches on click wheel; dial perfect; hands mismatched, style good but minute is silvered; horrible recase shows wear to brass, no dents or dings; bow too small, crown too big, good glass crystal; we all wish it was an American Mozart... $100 - $200
920 PW lot (5) items - Pine advertising display "Celebrated Leonard Watches Guaranteed" with four SW examples of Leonard, Boston watches     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $400
921 PW lot (2) - US Watch Co s#865 15J in original coin silver pin set HC, engraved on cuvette; Waltham M83 18S YGF OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
922 PW lot (2) - Waltham Appleton Tracy M 1857 s#150960 silver OF; Non-Magnetic Watch Co silver HC s#381427     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $600
923 PW lot (2) - Waltham 18S RE Robbins in original coin silver KW OF; Aurora original coin OF 15J NI mvt s#70319     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $700
924 PW lot (2) Running in display case - Non Magnetic Watch Co s#63268, mvt marked Paillard's Patent Balance & Spring; Aurora s#120069     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
925 PW lot (2) Very clean running - Hampden Dueber Aviator 12S 19J WGF OF; Waltham Military 16A OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $500
926 PW lot (2) - US Watch Co Marion s#39154 in original silver case; Waltham 18S 15J swingout     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $550
927 PW lot (2) - US Watch Co s#600948 in original ET silver HC, good condition throughout; Illinois Mason s#12564 in exceptionally fine silver HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
928 PW lot (2) - Waltham Riverside 18S silver SO OF; Seth Thomas M2 18S coin silver HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $350 - $450
929 PW lot (2) - Burlington 16S 21J with Montgomery dial; Southbend Studebaker 21J in base metal case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $450
930 PW lot (2) Waltham 18S PS Bartlett - KW coin HC s#595440; 18S 17J two tone mvt in display case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
931 PW lot (2) - Columbus 18S YGF OF s#104057, running; Manistee 16S 17J s#0029541     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
932 PW lot (2) - Hamilton 940 in chrome RR case; Waltham Royal 12S 17J mvt and dial     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
933 PW lot (2) - Abbott Watch Co 17J YGF s#980343; United States Watch Co G A Read silver KW recase s#78142; both running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
934 PW lot (2) - Waltham 15J 20S KW model s#300655 recased in coin silver without cuvette; Dueber Hampden 21J 18S GF HB&B recase     Both tick, tiny hl at base of 20S dial, good 20S plates, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $600
935 PW lot (2) - Rockford 18S OF s#261639; Waltham 18S drum style HC s#6389204     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $400
936 PW lot (2) - Elgin 18S G M Wheeler KWKS low s#14854 Silverode alloy; New York Standard Watch Co 18S chronograph GF     Both tick, chrono works, GF case worn to brass, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
937 PW lot (2) Howard - Series III s#6124 silver OF recase; mvt and dial only N size s#402442     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $150 - $250
938 PW lot (3) Running - Elgin 18S OF in "Invisible Joint" silver case; New York Standard Chronograph; Montgomery Ward     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $450 - $600
939 PW lot (3) Running - Hamilton 927 18S 17J s#25361; Lady Elgin 14S KW in orig silver HC; Sears and Roebuck Special 18S 17J OF     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
940 PW lot (3) - Dueber Minute Man 17J; Waltham 3/0 size 14K HC; sharp 6S Waltham Warwick GF HC     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $550
941 PW lot (3) - Rockford contract HC; Illinois M1 America 18S coin silver; Manhattan Watch Co lacking crystal and one hand     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
942 PW lot (3) - Columbus 18S KW OF s#30108; New York Watch Co Chas Woolworth KW; New York Watch Company John Hancock s#43451     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $600
943 PW lot (3) Running - Non-Magnetic Watch Co s#1116 in very clean ET HC, lacking stem and crown; two Ingersoll Trenton     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
944 PW lot (3) - Hamilton 925 18S 17J 925 SO case, running; 18S New Haven, original silver case, running; 18S Washington Watch Co 17J "Senate," running, fine dial, small amount of brass on case     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $450
945 PW lot (3) - New England Watch Co 16S SW skeleton, all running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $250 - $450
946 PW lot (3) - Seth Thomas 17J 18S GF SW-LS with fancy two-tone NI & gilt damascene; Seth Thomas 7J 16S GF SW-SS; New York Watch Co (Hampden-Springfield) George Sam Rice 7J 18S KWKS in Silverine alloy case     All ticking, not much wear, substantial chip repair at 7 on 18S Seth Thomas, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $400
947 PW lot (3) - Swiss fake Massasoit Watch Co Boston with Turkish market dial KWKS HC with mock crown; Manhattan Watch Co single button in original metal alloy HC; Elgin 3/4 plate 16S KW model in original coin silver case     Swiss fake has broken staff, the other two tick, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available; a Swiss fake marketed under the name of a famous 17th century American Indian ally of the English colonists in New England, yet having a Turkish dial, is certainly most curious $200 - $400
948 PW lot (4) - Non Magnetic Watch Co s#56957; Home Watch Co 18S HC s#294740, running; Elgin 7J display case, running; Burlington 21J, running     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
949 PW lot (4) - Manhattan Watch Co 18S in GRO; Elgin National Watch Co in ill fitting silver recase; Cheshire s#74794; Trenton s#93394     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $200 - $300
950 PW lot (5) - Aurora 18S original silver case s#15036; Elgin Leader KW; three Waltham dials     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $500
951 PW lot (5) - South Bend M219 Contract for Wm Labrecht 16S 19J; Elgin Dexter St 14S KW silver HC; Waltham Ellery KW HC; Hampden 18S OF KW; Waltham M83 18S 15J     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
952 PW lot (6) - Benedict and Burnham skeletonized longwind silver case; Waterbury six spoke in box with papers; Waterbury Longwind Series C ca 1890 with brass dial; Series C with paper dial; Waterbury long wind, completely skeletonized back from Series E with Series A front; Waterbury six spoke full back, all ex-Charles Kalish collection watches, all complete NR     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $1,000
953 PW lot (6) - Columbus Chicago 1893 Columbian Exposition; New Haven "Mary had a Little Lamb;" "The Lotted Candy Store;" two other New Havens in very fine condition and a stemwind     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $500 - $800
954 PW lot (11) - Verge fusee mvts and dials only, most complete     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $300 - $500
955 PW lot (15) - NY Watch crank wind with paper dial; two Ansonia dollar watches like new; Ingersoll Yankee; Ingersoll Eclipse; numerous Waterburys; New York to Paris (Lindbergh); New Haven Panama Pacific; more     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available $400 - $700