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1 $500 $700 EPW - Agassiz, Geneva, lady's pendant, 29mm, heavy 18K OF original case, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#117860, ca 1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates; dial perfect; hands with tarnished gilding, good blued seconds; original relatively heavy gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, but a few minor band dings; swivel bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
2 $700 $900 EPW - Breting Brothers, Geneva, 40mm, 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#73913 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates; dial perfect; hands new, wrong style; original medium gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, many light dents or dings; bow free, worn, push shows wear to brass; good glass crystal
3 $200 $400 EPW - Charles E Jacot, Chaux-de-Fonds, "Patented Sept 1872," 52mm, heavy .800 silver original HC with signed silver cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, radiant fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#26822 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, broken click, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, click will probably need to be re-manufactured as the internal angle has been polished incorrectly and by design should fit the plate opening flush; plates show a little oil smear and cloudiness, few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, MFS on partially concealed winding wheels; dial with small fully concealed chip to copper at lever, perfect otherwise; hands in fine dark purple; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, even tarnish, few MFS, no dents, lightest back ding; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a handsome Swiss watch with characteristically interesting plate layout
4 $600 $900 EPW - Continental fusee alarm watch sounding on bell, 55mm, coin silver OF original consular case with pierced and engraved cuvette bearing Continental marks, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt, pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#388 within case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good alarm function and tone; clean gilt plates; dial with a few short surface scratches but no hls; hands in good blue, some oxide patches; original heavy gauge case shows patchy tarnish, light wear, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow tight; good domed glass crystal; hard to find one of these in such nice functional order
5 $200 $400 EPW - Mvt only - Continental quarter hour repeating on gongs, just under 51mm, KWKS, fine flat Tavernier style ET silver dial with tapped feet, steel cylinder escapement, 4J, gilt mvt, not numbered, ca 1830 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion & escapement function, clean plates; repeat can be made to function with the hour hammer striking smoothly until it gets to the quarters, where it hesitates and can be coached to strike by lifting the hammer back a few times; repeat work is complete, the hour gong broken but present, its block still attached to the dial plate; dial tarnished, excellent condition, needing only the two screws to go into the feet and secure it, and some wax filling for the numerals; fine blued hands, now straightened; an eminently restorable project
6 $200 $400 EPW - Doxa, Swiss, niello decorated .800 silver with gold inlay depicting hunter with hunting horn and dog, 52mm, original HC with silver cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#699843 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original case shows little wear, very minor niello loss, few MFS, no dents, a couple of small band dings and a nick; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
7 $200 $400 EPW - Doxa, Swiss, niello decorated .800 silver with gold inlay, 52mm, original HC with silver cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1350979 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates; dial with long hls from 10 to center & seconds; hands in fine blue but not original type; original case shows very little wear, nicely marked cuvette, perfect niello, few MFS, no dents or dings; replaced metal bow of stylish shape, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
8 $600 $900 EPW - Dussaugey, Wien (Vienna), Austrian enameled fusee in modified 16th-17th century style (the dial of earlier style than the case), 29mm, silver closed case with fully enameled hand-painted covers inside and out showing couples at leisure and pastoral scenes, KWKS, enameled gilt champleve dial, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, late 18th century, the case and dial mid to late 19th century; Renaissance revival enamels of this type were very popular and come in many forms, and normally used 18th century mvts; it is unusual to actually see one of those mvts with a Viennese signature, which can only be read entirely by removing the regulator cover; the miniature mvt diameter is 23mm at the dial plate Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial replaced the original dial on the mvt, screwed on at 9 and 3, chip into the opaque enamel at 3; single hand in fine blue is probably intentional, but a minute could be added; case has broken mvt hinge, so the mvt simply falls out; case shows little wear, nice stippled enamel painting, glaze cracks at base of back with minor chipping near outer hinge and latch, perfect internal enamels; button latch good; ring-bow & pendant original in old style; no crystal as with very early watches, the cover acting in that function
9 $300 $500 EPW - E Dormer, London, fusee, 52mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1793 (spiked "s"), KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#4166; with finely engraved watch paper for "Boyden & Fenno, Worcester," the Boyden named darkened to indicate he was no longer there; behind that paper is a simple paper recording a cleaning on June 18, 1851; an Edward Dormer is listed "ca 1820" in Britten's, but there is no doubt as to the date of this hallmark; a plain "s" is the 1813 date letter; additionally, the watch is distinctly 1790's in style Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial with edge hl at 15 minutes and a darker hl from 7 to 8:30; hands mismatched, the minute shorter than the hour; original outer case shows medium wear & tarnish, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows light wear, some MFS, fewer dents or dings; bow & pendant original; domed glass crystal with a chunk of it gone
10 $500 $700 EPW - E Richard, Locle, 41mm, 14K gold (tested) original HC with gold cuvette, misleadingly marked "18" with crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement (lacking escape cap jewel), 19J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#39089 within case Mvt: NR, staff good, click stripped, will not hold winding pressure, cloudy plates, little oxide; dial with light hls; hands in rubbed dark blue; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, two little cover edge dings; bow tight, push shows little wear; good glass crystal
11 $200 $400 EPW - F Sagne, Locle, 53mm, coin silver original HC with finely signed silver cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, electrum gilt mvt with elegant plate cutouts, s#16440 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, some light tarnish; bow tight, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; a very nice grade of Swiss silver keywind
12 $450 $750 EPW - Fra (Francis) Perigal, Bond Street, London (active 1770-94, watchmaker to the King), fusee, 52mm, gilt tombac alloy OF original pair cases, the inner with matching number to the mvt, KWKS, WED, gold poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt of very fine quality with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1189; there were four Francis Perigals working in London in the 18th century, two father and son teams, this one identified by the New Bond Street address; one of his watches from 1783 is in the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, fine plates show mint gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial with intersected hls at 9hl from 7 to center and center to 2, no chips; hands near mint original; original outer case shows very light wear, good outer gilding with hardly any tombac coming through, tarnished interior with the name "Perigal" scratched within, shows a few MFS outside, no dents or dings; button latch good as is the top; original inner case shows little wear, good gilding, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, a little wear to tombac on the bow and pendant top; good domed glass crystal; a very nice original period watch by an eminent maker
13 $300 $500 EPW - G Reymond, Vallee-de-Joux, fine lever keywind in transitional case, 57mm, heavy and large coin silver OF original case with mock crown and hunting back, gold Jurgensen lips, gold hinges, the case bearing an eagle hallmark sometimes suggesting export to the US and sometimes indicating US manufacture, most likely the latter, KWKS, WED, marcasite set hands, fully capped lever escapement with bimetallic balance and finely overcoiled HS, 19J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#1505 in case only; one very seldom sees a watch actually signed from this important watchmaking region in Jura Mountains, north of Geneva in the Canton of Vaud and bordering France along the north; occasionally we see Meylan watches from Brassus, in the same region, but the "Vallee de Joux" mark is scarce Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean and bright electrum-gilt plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but some FS to the escape cap, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for minor scratch in seconds; hands in fine condition but too small for this watch; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with loss of most of the back ET detail, but the case is so well constructed that it remains impressive: case has a few MFS and a longer FS, dents or dings; nickel bow tight, nickel mock crown shows no wear; good beveled glass crystal; an impressive high grade mvt with scarce mark in equally impressive US market case
14 $100 $200 EPW - Girard Perregaux "Shell Oil" skeleton model, 42mm, plated metal OF original display case, SW-SS, black dial chapter, lever escapement, 7J, wheel satin NI damascene, not numbered Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates; dial fine original; hands with minor luminous losses; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow worn to metal, crown shows light wear; MFS to crystals
15 $350 $550 EPW - Henri Roulet, Locle, lady's hunter, 41mm, 14K original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, parallel rope-twist pattern NI damascene, s#26093 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates but some plating loss to the escape wheel cock, little oxide; dial hls at 4 and edge; hands in good purple; original light gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents, some light band dings and one in back cover bevel; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal
16 $500 $750 EPW - Isola, for "B Haefliger, Luzern," 49mm, 9K (marked .375) original OF case with metal cuvette and mvt ring, SW-pin-set, has working hacking feature for missing sweep seconds, WED, lever escapement, 16-17J, gilt mvt with paved circle pattern damascene, s#58584 inside case back Mvt: Ticks but well out of beat, looks like the sweep post is there but may be slightly bent, explaining why the sweep was removed, clean plates; dial perfect save for edge chip outside 1; hands in good gilding; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, a cloudy surface film just waiting to be buffed off; bow tight and hallmarked, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
17 $450 $600 EPW - J Jacot, Locle, 41mm, unmarked 14K original HC with signed solid gold cuvette, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, Geneva stripe NI damascene, s#20639 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates with minimal micro-speckle; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, minute replaced and of steel tone; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal
18 $400 $600 EPW - J Tringham, London (possibly father of George Tringham, active 1799-1847?), fusee, 52mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1787, KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#61589 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, very little oxide on steel components; dial nearly perfect but for MFS, faint hl from 6 to 8; period hands in nicely refinished blue; original heavy gauge outer case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents, a creased ding near the hinge and another micro-ding; button latch good, good top; original inner case shows little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, slightest compression; bow & pendant or original style but rebushed (a new bushing on case at pendant joint) at base and soldered internally; good domed glass crystal; a very clean late 18th century example
19 $600 $900 EPW - James Richard, Locle, 43mm, 9K original enameled HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#18334, in original wooden fitted box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide; dial perfect; hands in fine dark blue; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, light dents or dings over time; the back enamel panel is perfect while the surrounding tracery bits have only minor losses; the front enamel panel has been restored in epoxy enamel, the rose cut diamonds in the center are complete, the surrounding tracery bits are over half gone; bow tight; good glass crystal; box has been varnished, bringing out the grain but leaving too much gloss; interior good
20 $500 $900 EPW - Jo/s Knight, London (possibly John if rendered as Jonas, the latter circa 1768 as is this watch), leather pique cased fusee, 50mm, tombac (zinc & copper alloy similar to "pinchbeck") OF original pair cases, KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock bearing engraved profile of a man with stylish cap, "1749" marked on plate one might mistake for the year; with 19th century paper from William Abel in Banff Mvt: Ticks & stops with pressure, small arc of balance motion, escapement just barely functioning as if the flags need oil, some adjustment needed, plates show good gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial quite good with 2 long hls, a fracture at 3, repair to the 3 in 30 that is well done; hands a bit rubbed & oxidized but period; original outer case has been nicely recovered in leather with new rivets of good style, shows some wear & copper to the metal edges, no MFS, no dents or dings; spring latch good but button pretty well frozen in place; original inner case shows light wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant of correct style but re-secured and the bow plated; good domed glass crystal; a good example from London dating to Colonial American times (making it an ideal watch for the Revolutionary War re-enactor)
21 $400 $600 EPW - John Scott, Gloucester Street, London (active 1770-1798) fusee, 50mm, coin silver OF original pair case inner bearing London hallmarks for 1789, the purpose-made perfectly fitting replacement outer made in 1828, KWKS, WED, gilt poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, DES, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, raised fully signed gilt locking dust-cap, s#1281, an owner's name scratched twice on the cap and twice inside the inner, William Collins; the styles of writing would suggest that a William passed the watch on to another William, hence the doubling Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, near mint plates show excellent gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial close to perfect, two lines running along the edge at 4 and 8, microflecks at center; hands in fine gilding, possibly refinished and gilded when the outer was made; purpose-made replacement medium gauge outer case shows light wear, some MFS, some small dents or dings to edge of bezel and back; button latch good but button top gone; original heavy gauge inner case shows little wear, a finely engraved monogram in 18th century style and probably for the first owner, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal; a lovely watch, faithfully conserved in 1828, made in the same year as Washington was inaugurated overseas
22 $400 $600 EPW - Juvenia Watch Co for Brand-Chatillon, New York, purse watch, 42mm x 33mm, folding sterling silver original pair cases (one screwed in place within the other) with lizard skin covering, the outer top with chrome plating, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, wheel satin NI damascene, s#77780, in excellent condition, ca 1930 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, filaments on winding wheels; dial near mint original, light scuffs only, perfect radium; hands in near mint blue, perfect radium; original pair case shows little wear, a few MFS internally, no dents or dings but a few internal pry marks at the inner case edges; crown shows little wear; light wear to the outer case edges and slight rubbing to the lizard skin; good glass crystal; really nice vintage dial and hands
23 $400 $600 EPW - M N Dunand minute repeater, mvt marked "Magnenat," 52mm, silver-filled OF SB-snap-bezel recase (originally a case for a pin-set 14S Waltham), SW-pin-set from the original case pin, WED, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, without visible number; with very beefily constructed nickel alloy repeat slide; these cases are frequently mistaken for silver, but actually only have silver cladding or filling to the outside, being nickel alloy within; the mvt seems perfectly adapted to this case, although it might be nice to tastefully reduce the slide dimensions Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone with occasional rattle (fixed by infintesimal adjustment of the hammer tail endpiece depthing screw), plates with some tarnish; dial perfect but for short scratches; hands matched but a bit heavy; original case shows medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with central wear, crown shows medium wear without break; glass crystal with some short scratches; a practical recase - astound and delight your friends at cocktail parties for a small investment
24 $400 $600 EPW - Marc Chantre, Geneve, Louis XV style lady's pendant watch in heavily carved gold case, 23mm, 18K OF original case with gold cuvette and horse's head touch-mark, SW-pin-set, WED in 18th century style, cylinder escapement, probably 10J, electrum gilt, s#61430 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, little oxide; dial extensively crazed with minor chip; hands of generic spade style; original heavy gauge carved case shows little wear, MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow good but of 14K rose color, steel crown (core) shows oxidation; good glass crystal; the dial could be improved with mild ultrasonic cleaning - too powerful an ultrasonic action could cause separation
25 $600 $900 EPW - Martineau, London, Continental manufacture for Dutch market, repousse fusee, 49mm, coin silver OF original pair cases with overlaid repousse on back of plain outer, KWKS, silver champleve dial with arcaded chapter, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, garnet end-stone, no number, late 18th century in earlier English style Mvt: NR, chain broken at barrel hook, full length available, escapement not functioning, staff seems OK, plates show good gilding, some oxide on steel components; dial blacked with the top polished; Continental hands in period iron; original outer case shows very light wear, heavy tarnish, few MFS, plain back had some dents or dings plus a crack, now covered by the repousse covering that fits as if it were purpose made, good detail remaining to repousse; button latch good, good top; original inner case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow & pendant replaced by Fred Flintstone; good domed glass crystal
26 $200 $400 EPW - Movado "Ermetoscope" date model purse watch, 35mm x 50mm closed, gold plated metal original sliding case, crocodile covering, case opening and closing winds mvt, easel back for display, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, satin NI damascene, s#1265 330M Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates; dial near mint original with yellowish toning to center; hands in fine gilding; original case shows very little wear, but the covering is shrinking from its joints; crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a handsome example despite the shrinkage, internally mint
27 $450 $650 EPW - Robert Roskell, London, Swiss gold hunter with engraved scene of Joan of Arc holding sword and standard, 45mm, 18K original HC with signed metal cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, electrum gilt mvt, s#29803 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, tarnished plates; dial perfect; hands in fine dark blue; original light gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; GF bow brassy and loose, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; the assessment of the engraving as "Jeanne d'Arc" relies to some extent on the costume, but the scene may also be taken as the evocative French patriotic image of Liberty, "Aux armes, citoyens!"
28 $500 $750 EPW - Rossel & Fils, successors to J F Bautte & Cie, Geneve, 41mm, 18K OF original case with gilt cuvette & hunting back, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 10J (8 holes plus caps), gilt mvt, s#81138; in fine fitted period box for a watch only slightly larger Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, some staining to plates and discoloration to balance, but hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, a little oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for surface scratches at 3:30; hands in fine dark purple; original medium gauge case shows light even wear, a few MFS, only the lightest dents or dings, tarnished cuvette; bow loose and with central wear, push shows medium wear; scratched glass crystal; fine burled and brass inlaid box in excellent shape
29 $200 $400 EPW - Sigma Watch Co, Swiss watch with lighter, silver, silver gilt, gold shell & soft enamel (epoxy base), 14mm x 9mm x 76mm unopened, all original, SW-SS, original silvered dial, fine quality lever escapement, 17J, plain satin NI damascene, s#102 within case-back; the base slides off to allow use of the lighter, the top slides up to reveal the watch dial; to disassemble, there is a small hole in the upper section that reveals a block screw; another screw is located on the central body; when both are removed, the top slides off and the case can be opened to inspect the mvt; with initials Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows little wear, perfect enamel, few MFS, no dents or dings, some sliding wear and tarnish; crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; an ingenious device; inside one of the slides an original price is faintly scribed, "$120"
30 $650 $850 EPW - Swiss lever, 47mm, 14K OF original case with metal cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 15J, randomly spaced "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#247745 on case only Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, needs lube, tarnished but bright plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, some central MFS; hands in very fine dark purple, replaced seconds; original medium gauge case with metal cuvette shows borderline medium wear, some MFS, no dents, minor band dings; bow brassy, crown stipped of gold jacket, core not worn; good glass crystal
31 $550 $750 EPW - Swiss for US market, nearly 0S (31mm), 14K OF original AWCCo case with heavily carved vines and stylized Griffen's head, now set with red stone, SW-SS, WE-SSD marked "J C W & S," the mvt marked for "Julius C Wilk & Son, Indianapolis," lever escapement, 15J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1602237, 1905 presentation on solid gold cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, tarnished plates, minimal oxide; dial hl at 2:30; hands in good blue, seconds oxidized purple; original relatively heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the back stone was probably a diamond, the replaced red rhinestone has been secured with pitch within the back; bow fine original cast fancy, crown shows very light wear; scratched glass crystal
32 $400 $800 EPW - Swiss hunting 1/4 hour repeater chronograph recased in US 18S RR case, 54mm, GF SB&B Keystone recase with custom silver button and slide, SW-LS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train, 26-32J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#9546893 in case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, repeat works, strong tone needing only slight adjustment, cloudy plates, hardly any oxide; dial perfect; fine hands except for modern subsidiary seconds hand replacement; NOS recase shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; clean plastic crystal, the height needed for the sweep
33 $400 $700 EPW - Swiss gunmetal 1/4 hour repeater with chronograph, 52mm, blued gunmetal OF original case with gold mounts, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, probably 15J, gilt mvt, s#18041 inside case only; the extra complication is unusual to see in gunmetal Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, repeat is very gummy, barely runs down, the hammers are gummy so one hears no strike, but by coaxing the spin-ball governor with a blower, one can see that the watch will strike properly after lubrication/service; chronograph runs fine; near mint plates, some light oxide; dial with hls at 2 and 7, microflecks at seconds hole and light hl above 5; hands in near mint blue, seconds without tail, oxidized; original case looks near mint, has fresh minty bluing but a few pits are visible meaning it was expertly refinished; case shows little wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow free, crown & pushes show very light wear; good glass crystal
34 $400 $600 EPW - Swiss watch of Icelandic interest, produced for Gudni A Jonsson, Reykjavik, with back engraving of coat-of-arms in commemoration of 1000 years of the existence of the Icelandic parliament, the Alpingi, and referring to the Icelandic Islands as the Alpingi Islands; 50mm, .800 silver OF original case with gilt bezels, SW-SS, WE-impressed-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, unsigned gilt mvt, s#2792356; originally a democratic council established at Pingvellir (Thingvedlir) in 930, the Alpingi is considered by some the oldest continuous democratic body in the western world; it was suspended only during upheaval in the 20th century, and is now re-established and seeking membership in the EU; Wikipedia notes that Reykyavik is the "northernmost capital of a sovereign state in the world..." Mvt: NR due to broken mainspring, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, near mint plates; dial perfect; hands in near mint gilding; original case shows light wear, tarnish, some rose-tone gilding loss, few MFS, dimpled dent in band at 3, no other dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a most unusual contract commemorating a highly interesting historical millennial event, little known in this country but famous in the Nordic area
35 $400 $600 EPW - Swiss (unsigned Longines), lady's pendant watch in heavily carved gold case set with diamonds, 27mm, 14K OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS (setting not functional), WED in Art Nouveau style, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#161415 on case only, swivel pendant Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, little oxide, setting not functional; dial badly chipped at top, repaired, hls; hands of generic spade type; original heavy case with medium gauge cuvette shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow elegant but from a different fancy watch, replaced crown shows light wear, may indicate stem replacement that could be behind the setting problem; good glass crystal
36 $400 $600 EPW - Swiss lady's gold hunter, 38mm, 18K original HC with metal cuvette, KWKS, gilt engraved & ET dial, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt, s#26804 inside case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, pristine tarnished plates, no oxide; dial tarnished in upper area, a few MFS or scuffs; hands with discoloration; original light gauge case shows no wear, MFS only on cuvette, no dents, several minor dings; bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal
37 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss lady's pendant in formal Directoire style with Louis XV pendant, 29mm, 18K OF original HB-snap-bezel case with raised rose garlands on back, gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, ivory colored enamel dial with gold foil minute markers, cylinder escapement, 10J, electrum gilt mvt, s#57285, ca 1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, light powdery tarnish on plates; dial with long hl from 12 down; hands in fine gilding; original well constructed case shows hardly any wear, no MFS except on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a nice example of the Directoire style (Neoclassical French Empire) in revival
38 $150 $300 EPW - Swiss lady's hunter, 28mm, 14K original HC with vermicelli pattern decoration, metal cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt, s#118538, ca 1890 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lightly tarnished plates; dial perfect; hands in good gilding; original light gauge case shows little wear, no MFS, darkly tarnished cuvette, some small band dents & micro-dings; bow with slight wear to brass underneath, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
39 $250 $500 EPW - Swiss patented gunmetal moon phase calendar watch with plated white metal mounts, golden bow & crown, 52mm, HB&B OF original case with glazed cuvette, SW with patent lift-locking lever on band for setting, fancy WED with fancy crenellated gold foil outer chapter, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#53778; one of the more attractively decorated watches of this type Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, good calendar advancing by pins through the bezel, but no advancing occurs off the train; dial lacking the reverse-painted top to the original moon disc, the base disc is there; dial almost perfect, a twin hl joined at the edge outside 3; hands in good gilding; original case shows very little wear save for rubbing through the blue on the back, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy through the thin plating, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
40 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss "Chronometre Mitzpa, Neuchatel," niello decorated .800 silver with scene of mountain goats, 51mm, heavier OF original case with silver cuvette, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD with red 24 hour indications, lever escapement, 16-17J, gilt mvt, s#141434 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, a little dirt; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue-purple; original heavier gauge case shows very little wear, perfect niello, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, differently shaped, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
41 $200 $400 EPW - Swiss, niello decorated .800 silver with gold inlay depicting hunter with hunting horn on horseback jumping with two dogs, 54mm, original HC with silver cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#537989 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good plates, some oxide; dial perfect, dirt only; hands in fine gilding; original case shows very light wear, hardly any niello loss, few MFS, no dents minor band ding; nicely decorated cuvette needs polishing; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
42 $700 $900 EPW - Tiffany & Co, by Agassiz Watch Co, Switzerland, 42mm, 18K OF original HB&B case with 1923 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 17J, Geneva stripe NI damascene, s#240301 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates with minor tarnish or toning, a few MFS; dial clean, minimal specks; hands in good gilding; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear but has missing gold shell over two knurlings; clean plastic crystal
43 $400 $600 EPW - Tiffany, Reed & Cie, Paris, scarce inking chronograph, patent mark with initials "PF," 63mm, gilt bronze OF original case, keywound from back, WED, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt mvt, s#1470; the device was used to mark time intervals with a dot of ink, that one would first feed in to the two blades acting as a single chrongraph hand; the lever at "M" slides to start the hand, the push at top is supposed to bring the upper hand down into contact with the dial to leave a dot with the feeding pin that goes through the lower hand (not functioning at present); when one is finished with marking, one stops with the lever and returns with the slide at the bottom; to open (now with assistance) one presses the button at "A" but a knife will come in handy; in original etui with one of two tiny ink bottles Mvt: Will run, balance out of flat, may have bent pivot rather truing problem, all functions work but the connection to bring the upper hand down to the dial, clean plates; dial with filled chip at dial screw; hands in good dark purple; original case shows little wear, some tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; etui with good interior has rubbing outside, minor cracking, loss at closure which barely closes
44 $450 $750 EPW - Tobias, Liverpool, Swiss import with finely engraved back of cupid on a raft bearing the torch of love, 41mm, 18K OF original case with hunting back and fully signed metal cuvette, KWKS, finely engraved silver dial with applied numerals, cylinder escapement, 6J including caps, gilt, s#63472 Mvt: Ticks a bit sluggishly due to gumminess, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, fine plates, some oxide patches on click cover; dial with tarnish, hardly any MFS, one reverse dings at 30 seconds; hands absent, all posts there; original light gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; very clean, needing only hands, most unusual taille douce engraving
45 $300 $500 EPW - Tobias, London, Swiss manufacture, "Double Times" marked on cuvette, so-called "captain's watch" more properly called a traveller's watch with two time zone display, 53mm, gilt silver original HC, KWKS, decorative gilt or gold dial, cylinder escapement, 8J, gilt mvt, s#668 on case only Mvt: Just ticking, gummy cylinder, needs lube, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, clean plates; dial with MFS in sub dials, few other MFS, printed numerals rubbing off left dial; hands all in good original purple except replaced hour on right; original case shows abundant mottled tarnish, medium even wear beneath, few MFS, no dents or dings, gilding will wash off with the tarnish if muriatic acid is used, then one can replate; bow good, push shows filing and wear; good glass crystal; beautifully engraved dial
46 $200 $400 EPW - Urania, Swiss, niello decorated .800 silver with gold inlay depicting hunter with dogs, 52mm, original HC with silver cuvette, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#505680 on case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates; dial perfect; hands tarnished; original case shows very light wear, complete niello, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
47 $300 $600 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, for US market, 16S, 51mm, GF 10-year recased HC, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#302894, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial with chip to copper at lever, short hls leading away, scratch and rubbing to right of center; hands in fine near-black purple; recase shows little wear, few MFS except on cuvette which has more, no dents, minor dings; bow brassy, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
48 $300 $500 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, "Veuve Vacheron & Cie, Successeurs" engraved as well on silver cuvette, 49mm, coin silver original HC, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, s#112295, ca 1860 Mvt: NR, broken upper pivot, no HS, fairly clean plates; dial nearly perfect, microflecks at center and sconds holes; hands original but hour tip gone; original medium gauge case shows some heavy black mottled tarnish, light even wear beneath, few MFS, many on cuvette, two sharp small dents or dings in back, barely communicating to cuvette; bow free, good otherwise, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; interesting early marking, signed mvt
49 $650 $950 EPW - Zenith modern dress, 43mm, 18K OF original snap-case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied markers and numerals, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#4370125, triple signed with Zenith logo in case back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, oxide patch on click wheel; dial near mint original, faint microspeckle at 11:30; hands mint original; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, some MFS and a long double FS across the back to buff out, no dents, faintest back dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; handsome modern style
50 $300 $500 APW - Case only, 6 oz class coin silver 18S KW C&B HC, suitable for Waltham model 57, Elgin 1st model, etc; it is interesting to note that, unlike the modern convention, all of these 19th century cases with numbers indicating the ounce class within the cuvette show avoirdupoids ounces; in modern metals markets we use the troy system; this case weighs 5.92 avoirdupoids ounces with its springs but without crystal, and due to wear; in the troy system the current case weighs 5.4 ounces; this particular case has silver cuvette, while many marked cases include the weight of a nickel alloy cuvette; a six-ounce troy case would weigh half a troy pound, while a six-ounce avoirdupoids case weighs .375 avoirdupoids pounds, a bit over one third; those who scrap broken cases beyond repair have always noticed that the net silver weight never seems to live up to the proclamation inside the cuvette, and this is why! Medium wear, deep case-screw mark, good hinges and lift
51 $250 $400 APW - Case only - 16S GF Philadelphia HC with engraved American eagle and flags front and back, will fit standard SW-SS American mvt, not specialty sized, any Waltham model 1899, etc, no lever provision Fine condition
52 $250 $450 APW - Case only - Rockford 4 oz class Muckle convertible (cabriolet) coin silver case, SW, can be converted from HC to OF by rotating mvt along the 9 to 3 axis, hunting cover, snap cuvette, lever slot on band only, not yet cut on bezel; also referred to as a "magic case" in the old days Substantial wear, uneven back outer cover, could be blocked and smooth polished for better condition look, cuvette shows little wear, a few MFS, scratch on outer bezel will need some polishing, good tight bow, crown shows light wear
53 $600 $900 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999B, 16S, GF OF original Keystone "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#1B9435; total production of this model was 28,800 according to the NAWCC website Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, effectively mint plates show one short MFS, near mint slots & mint settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect with mint luster; hands effectively mint, tiny discoloration; original case shows very light wear, a few MFS, a back dent has been knocked out to uneven effect, needs proper blocking, a small flat ding in band; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
54 $600 $900 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999B, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC (anti-magnetic autocompensating) uncut monometallic balance and Elinvar class HS system, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#IB15777 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, bezel rub only; hands in near mint black; original case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents but four dimples across the back have been knocked back out to flush, and only require stick finishing to remove; bow tight, no brass, crown shows little wear; clean acrylic crystal; with the minor finishing and buffing, one would have a near mint example in and out, save for the minor rubbing inside from knocking the dimples flush
55 $600 $900 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999B, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Official RR Standard" Keystone case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, painted metal SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#1B19532; total production of this model was 28,800 according to the NAWCC website 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 with some light scuffs or rubbing, especially around 2 to 3; hands in mint black; original case shows very little wear to original satin, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow free but with little wear, crown shows little wear; dull plastic crystal; near mint internally, fine case
56 $500 $800 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999B, 16S, GF OF original Keystone "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#1B11078; total production of this model was 28,800 according to the NAWCC website database Mvt: NR, broken staff, near mint plates show hardly any MFS or scuffs, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; original case shows very light wear but the back threads are bad, making closure next to impossible, and the band has marks by vice or open pliers used to assist in getting the back off; otherwise, tha case shows a few MFS, no other dents or dings aside from the deep marks mentioned; bow loose, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; do not force the case back; the back threads can be retraced with a graver both internally and externally, and then reworked with diamond paste moving back and forth to greater depths without going too tight at any point; the band can be improved with sanding and buffing; a worthy project
57 $450 $750 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999, 18S, GF OF original "Ball Model" SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant flame pattern NI damascene, s#669676 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, more on barrel plate, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect, dirt only; hands in near mint blue but a bend to each that could use straightening, good seconds; original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; MFS to plastic crystal; excellent original condition overall, closing in an a near mint watch
58 $400 $600 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999B, 16S, base metal OF original Keystone case with eyelet bow (AKA "stirrup" bow), SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#1B14843; the NAWCC Hamilton look-up returns a false data value of 23J on this serial number, while listing it correctly as a 999B Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show some MFS, a few FS and a short scratch, good slots & tarnished settings, a little edge oxide on bright work but the winding wheels are frosted with light oxide; dial perfect; hands in near mint black; original case shows light wear, many MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow loose but not worn much, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
59 $400 $700 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999, 16S, GF OF Wadsworth SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B634574 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels but for grease at winding wheel center; dial with near mint luster has invisible hl above signature; hands in fine dark blue; recase shows light wear except for a brass spot where buffing with too abrasive a compound suddenly yielded a brass spot, few MFS, light back dent, no other dings; bow good but free, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
60 $350 $550 APW - Ball Hamilton 21J grade 999, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Model" case with Ball logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B647799 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, a little oxide on bright work, fine specks on winding wheels; dial fractured at 11:30 above signature; hands in slightly rubbed fine blue; original case shows borderline medium wear with brass just starting to peek through, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; fine replacement bow is unworn, ideal repalacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
61 $300 $500 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#B644674 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very fewe MFS, fine slots & settings, some oxide removal and sanding on bright work (regulator assembly) and small patch removal on winding wheels; dial with hl cluster at 11;30, hl at 5, hl through center from 60 to signature; hands in fine blue, slightly dulling to good; original case shows very light wear, mostly to back center, some MFS, no dents or dings; back cover needs slight tuning to bring straight up and down; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
62 $300 $500 APW - Ball Waltham 21J, 16S, decorative GF OF "Ball Model" SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B246819 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show some MFS and nicks, good slots & marred dull settings, some light powdery oxide and small patch on bright work, small patch and specks on winding wheels; dial fractured with six radial lines going out from center, chip repair by wax eliminating the 58 minute marker, hls at 7 and 4; hands in near mint blue, seconds dull gray; fine Ball recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; case much better than mvt and dial
63 $250 $450 APW - Ball Waltham 21J, 16S, GF OF original Keystone RR case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B270485 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show numerous MFS, dirt & oil smear, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, but some dullness instead to the polish; dial with faint hl from 10 toward 1; hands in near mint blue; original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, fine new crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
64 $300 $500 APW - Ball Waltham 19J, 16S, GF OF original or NOS Keystone RR case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B216781 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show minimal localized cloudiness, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, a little oxide on bright work, tiny specks or powder on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine dark purple; original or NOS case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; very crisp looks
65 $250 $450 APW - Ball Waltham 19J, 16S, GF OF original Keystone "Ball Model" SB&B RR case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B240923 Mvt: NR, staff good, gummed to a halt, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; original case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents, the faintest back ding and dimple; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; nice example needing overhaul only
66 $350 $550 APW - Columbus King 21J, 18S, heavy coin silver OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, fully signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, radiant sunrise pattern NI damascene with florettes beneath, s#504437 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, only faintly cloudy plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with tiny external corner chip above 7, fracture at edge near 7, hl at 5:30; hands in near mint intense blue; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, one ding, a few microdings; bow tight, worn center, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
67 $200 $400 APW - Columbus "RWK Special," so marked on dial and mvt, 18S, sterling silver 3 oz class OF recase with nickel cuvette, SW-SS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 15J, two-tone gilt & NI damascene with star center and swirl pattern, s#282418 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly tarnished plates show some MFS and two long FS, good slots & tarnished settings, some tiny oxide on bright work, the regulator broken off and the swan's neck removed entirely; dial with hls at 11, 3, 4, and 5 to 6; hands with slight rubbing and oxide; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, numerous MFS to FS, a few dings; bow with some check marks, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with internal edge flecks and flakes
68 $175 $350 APW - Columbus 21J Time King, two-tone hunting model, 18S, HC mvt in GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, fancy two-tone star & rosette pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#501581 Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, tiny error in flat, may need OH or pivot straightening, somewhat washed out and cloudy plates show vermicular staining on the barrel plate in particular, few MFS, OK slots & tarnished settings, some oxide on bright work and polished screw heads; dial with several hls and some light staining or soil; hands dull generic low grade, funky bronze seconds; recase shows medium wear with substantial wear to total brass on band, some MFS, a light dent or ding to back; bow brass, crown shows lighter wear; good glass crystal
69 $450 $650 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), heavy coin silver EH&Co original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD with ultra-fine signature, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#9627 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show no MFS a spot and some microspeckle, fine slots & settings, some light powdery edge oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect with faint hl at 7, any dirt in photos just wiped right off; hands in fine blue, minute a tad short; original heavy gauge case shows substantial wear, front hinge repair, some MFS, light overall dents or dings to covers & band; bow tight nickel replacement, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal
70 $400 $700 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), heavy coin silver 4 oz class Dueber original OF case with gold hinges, KWKS, WE-SSD with script signature, lever escapement with traditional banking pins, 15J, gilt mvt, s#6541; despite notions of how a Howard mvt is "supposed" to be cased, this case is original to the mvt; there is only one locator pin hole in the 19S case opening, and only one locator pin was ever on the mvt; no holes were ever plugged in the cuvette, and the cuvette holes align and match; only one case screw ever met the lip, cut on it for years, and now a washer resolves the wear at the site; even the large case opening in the back is slightly larger than the standard 18S coin case of the period; while series III mvts were produced from 1861 to 1871, not all were cased and sold in that period; however, one could imagine a person selling a gold case and obtaining a silver case made to factory specs at a later date, to resolve a hardship or preference; nothing is new under the sun Mvt: Running, good balance motion, slight error in round but none in flat, clean plates show some lightly distributed spotting or small corrosion speckle overall, but no MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide & filaments on bright work; dial has some hls from 4:30 to 7 going over to the seconds; hands in fine blue, a little oxide; original heavy gauge case shows substantial even wear, the mass of the case preserving its looks, with few MFS but two short nicks in the back, no dents, a deep ding in the band next a tiny double; bow very worn and distorted, time to spring for a new one; good glass crystal
71 $400 $600 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted to "Heat & Cold" (so marked on balance cock), N-S (just over 19S), HC mvt cased in sidewinder format in very heavy coin silver original OF HB&B case with gold hinges, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, 15J, gilt mvt, s#40918 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show minor toning or discoloration, very few MFS, some light speckle with a patch on the cock foot and another lighter patch by the escape wheel, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with long fracture above signature area; hands mismatched, Howard minute hand for L-S; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium even wear, profuse MFS, no dents, tiniest dings or nicks; bow tight, crown shows light wear; slightly abraided glass crystal
72 $300 $500 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V adjusted, deer grade, L-S (just over 15S), very heavy Dueber coin silver recased HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#62869 Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates with mottled cloudiness show numerous MFS, good slots & settings except for the cock cap setting and surround that are quite marred, very little tiny edge oxide on bright work; dial has nice bold graphics but three faint hls, edge sliver; hands in fine blue; heavy gauge recase has gap around mvt but holds well with case washers, shows slightly uneven light wear, few MFS, a few very light dents or dings; bow tight but a touch off-center, new crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
73 $300 $500 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series X hound grade adjusted, J-S (just under 12S), GF OF snap-B&B octagonal recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with florette center, s#500309 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall with a few plate MFS, some scratching by detent screw, hardly any oxide but missing whiplash; dial with hl fracture at 5 and hl through center; hands of umbrella style but the minute is for a G-size; recase shows light wear with incipient edge brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings; replaced fancy bow tight, crown that came with stem sits high, shows light wear; good glass crystal; clean looks overall
74 $750 $950 APW - Elgin, 21J Lord Elgin in gold, 12S, 14K OF original Wadsworth case with Lord Elgin logo on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered metal dial, fully capped lever escapement, GJS with trademark full fancy cock cap, gold center wheel, wheel satin NI damascene, s#22955305 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright plates show a little speckle, very little cloudiness, a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little tiny oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial with light powdery tarnish in the chapter from 5 to 11; hands in near mint gilding; original heavy gauge case with medium gauge cuvette shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents but a single light ding in back; elegant bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; nice example
75 $550 $850 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, appropriate green GF SB&B RR style Keystone recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds & WI, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#17698083 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean and only faintly cloudy plates show hardly any MFS, one FS on cock, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, none on winding wheels; dial with invisible hls going from 9 and 2 down to seconds, mint luster; hands in near mint intense blue; finely selected recase shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow with some wear to brass underneath, a bit loose, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; clean and good looking example, ideally cased
76 $200 $400 APW - Elgin 19J B W Raymond, 18S, GF OF SB&B RR style Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene with peaked arcaded surround, s#13745909; initials on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & near mint settings, some light oxide filaments and patch on bright work, large patch and other smaller patches on winding wheels and click; dial with invisible hl at 12, another at edge outside 4, long flake around center hole from 3 to 7; hands in dull blue, bold modern RR style; ideally selected recase shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
77 $450 $750 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond with rare Ferguson dial, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased and Timed at Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, WE Ferguson Patent for Elgin impressed DSD with giant minutes and orange internal hour chapter, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#42283077 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates have a little rubbing above the word "Positions," show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial has long invisible hl from 55 down to 35, seen obviously only on reflection, inconsistent original orange printing under the glaze, noticeable on 8; hands in near mint dark blue; original case shows light wear, the beginning of a brass line on the bevel top, a few MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings; bow good, just loose, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; always an impressive dial, despite the flaw
78 $250 $450 APW - Elgin 21J "three-finger bridge" marked grade "No 270," 16S, fine Fahy's GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE "marginal" Montgomery DSD, no "6" in seconds, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9250389 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, a little oxide and powder on bright work, a speck and tiny patch on winding wheels plus a couple of FS; dial with faint hls at 4 and 12, fleck and hl at lever, slight center discoloration; hands mismatched, some oxide; well-selected recase shows very little wear except for brassing and roughness at the pendant, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, new crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
79 $300 $500 APW - Elgin 22J B W Raymond GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) military timepiece, 16S, mint rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings, SW-SS, original black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with unusual compound balance and anti-magnetic HS, the balance overhangs almost symmetrical, gold timing screws & weights, 22J, GJS, gold center wheel, hacking feature, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#41758956; in nearly new condition overall Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any tarnish, no MFS, mint slots & settings, nooxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial mint original; hands mint; original mint case shows no wear, a few MFS over the mint satin, no dents or dings; bow tight as can be, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; top condition example
80 $200 $400 APW - Elgin 21J B W Raymond, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased and Timed at Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#37335231, in very fine condition, stylish inscription on back reads, "Midland Valley Railroad C - Best Wishes - 1903 - J R K Delaney - 1939" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint original but for a small oxide spot on minute; original case shows very little wear, original back satin visible, a few MFS; a dent in the back has been mostly knocked out leaving an impression inside the case back; no other dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; near mint internally, interesting inscription for the RR collector
81 $200 $300 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 train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#27104618; with appropriate box for the same model s#27607051; both watch & box ca 1924 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates missing one plate screw, show a few MFS, a little blacking washout, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original case shows medium wear with brassing around back, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow quite worn to one side, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; box rubbed on one side, small torn off label corner
82 $150 $300 APW - Elgin 21J 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 anti-magnetic HS, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#38778303; near mint internally Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect with mint luster; hands n near mint blue; original case looks good but shows beginning of medium wear with fine line brassing, some MFS, no dents, infinitesimal dings; bow still tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
83 $150 $300 APW - Elgin 21J Adjusted, 18S, GF OF original SB&B Philadelphia case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, concentric woven pattern NI damascene center with arcaded surrounds, s#8186475 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean and faintly cloudy plates show a number of MFS, moct concentrated on barrel plate, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial with single hl below seconds, one long MFS through signature; hands in fine blue, rust bloom on minute tip; original case shows very light even wear, a touch of brass on back of pendant only, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light to medium wear; good glass crystal; fine overall condition
84 $200 $400 APW - Elgin 21J Father Time, 16S, GF OF Keystone SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant sectioned fausses-cotes pattern NI damascene, s#15541754, in excellent condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or mint luster winding wheels; dial with barely visible hls at 9 and 1; hands in fine blue; well-selected recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; beautiful example, collector's piece
85 $400 $600 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 16S, GF OF SB&B original Illinois case, 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 radiant sectioned arcaded surround in fausses-cotes, s#16165707, in excellent condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, a couple of faint small oxide patches on bright work, a stronger small patch and barely visible specks on winding wheels; dial has a few invisible lines and wax repair to internal corner above 5; hands in fine blue, some light rubbing; original case shows little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight but brassy, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; very clean internally, beautiful mvt
86 $400 $600 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 18S, heavy GF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, round woven pattern NI damascene center with radiant surround, s#13833127 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS and a long FS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but a filament on winding wheels; dial with faint edge hls or fractures at 12:30, 2 and 8; hands in slightly rubbed medium dark blue; nicely selected recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS (profuse MFS on cuvette from knife), no dents or dings; bow with slight wear to brass underneath, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
87 $350 $550 APW - Elgin 23J Veritas, 18S, GF OF original "Veritas Model ENWCo" J Boss SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with most unusual hidden etching of the insignia of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the member's name, visible only on reflection in the dial center, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, round fishscale pattern NI damascene with peaked arcaded surround, s#8401931; the FOE, established in 1898 by members of the performing arts, claim to be the force behind the establishment of Mother's Day in the US; Wikipedia states, "The Fraternal Order of Eagles, an international non-profit organization, unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, [LTJE can be seen in the insignia] to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope;" the eagle is their symbol and the aerie their meeting place Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with minimal cloudiness show some longer and shorter MFS, fine slots & fine to near mint settings, some small light oxide patches on bright work, fewer on black-polished winding wheels; dial perfect, the etching finely centered, apparently intentionally etched to be invisible at first glance; hands overpainted; unusual Veritas marked original case shows even substantial wear down to brass, finely polished to make quite good looking, few MFS, no dents, a couple faint back dings; bow tight, brass crown shows medium wear and has been notched to create grip; good glass crystal; the secret signature really makes the watch that much more interesting
88 $300 $600 APW - Elgin 23J grade 214, not marked "Veritas" as one might expect, not listed in Meggers & Ehrhardt, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, round fishscale pattern NI damascene with twin-arcaded surround, s#9542956; about the only deviation from the Veritas grade would be the typical DES Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show a few longer MFS, fine slots & fine to near mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with tiny chip to outer corner above 7, hl at 1; hands in good blue, some oxide; nicely decorated recase shows very little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very litte wear; good glass crystal; a nice example
89 $200 $400 APW - Elgin 23J, 12S, GF OF original Crescent case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, elegant concentric pattern NI damascene with arcaded surrounds, s#7425704, mint luster internally, a Veritas in miniature Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint luster plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect, one MFS only; Louis XV hands mint; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, some FS in case back, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a stunningly beautiful mvt
90 $300 $450 APW - Elgin Dexter Street, 12S, 10K original HC with mock crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#1198463 Mvt: NR, good staff, very gummy, needs OH, clean plates, a little oxide on click cover; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, mock crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
91 $200 $400 APW - Elgin "three-finger bridge" model in multicolor GF hunter, 16S, GF original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#12017062 Mvt: NR, broken staff, very clean mvt condition overall; dial with single hl below seconds; hands in fine blue; original case shows light even wear, some reduction of applique detail, a few MFS, a dimpled dent at the junction of the back cover and band plus a ding nearby, a light flat dent on the opposite side exactly, few other dings; bow with wear to center, crown shows abundant wear to brass with notch filing for grip; good glass crystal; mvt will be straightforwad to fix, case will polish nicely, a new crown and bow straightening will help, lots of good looks left
92 $450 $700 APW - Elgin in multicolor gold hunter with heavy applique shield, 0S, 14K original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#10853720 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide; dial perfect, a little dirt; hands in fine blue, seconds tail missing; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow with central wear, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; unusual styling
93 $650 $950 APW - Elgin multicolor hunter, 6-8S, 14K original Webster HC with multicolor gold appliques, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#3032487 Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, near mint plates, no oxide; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS in shield, no dents, two minor back dings; bow ideal GF replacement, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; just needs a quick cleaning, quite crisp overall
94 $150 $300 APW - Elgin hunter with fancy dial, 16S, GF original HC, SW-SS, unsigned WE O'Hara style fancy SSD, lever escapement, 7J, fancy NI damascene, s#13522174 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall; dial perfect save for a little dirt around the bottom of the seconds; hands in fine gilding; original case shows light wear and the beginnings of brassing at the highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow loose but with light wear only, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
95 $650 $950 APW - Elgin multicolor gold hunter, 8S, heavy 14K original HC marked BA&Co with gold cuvette, unusual urn and bird appliques, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, circular and bar pattern NI damascene, s#1149534 Mvt: Barely ticking, gummy & dirty plates, no oxide but needs complete OH; dial hl at 11:30; hands in clean blue; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, a few MFS to FS, no dents or dings, lift gummy but spring active; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a good cleaning in and out will produce a fine example
96 $650 $850 APW - Elgin lady's gold hunter, 6S, 14K original BWCCo case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#4593563 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates, little oxide; dial with forked hl at 3; hands in fine dark blue; minty original medium gauge case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, a few tiny dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
97 $550 $750 APW - Elgin, lady's gold hunter with fancy dial, 6S, 14K original case, SW-LS, finely decorated O'Hara style ED wtih pink field, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#6033994 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dull & mottled plates, little oxide; dial with a couple of faint glaze lines; hands in fine blue; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, very light overall dents or dings to covers; bow free, light central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
98 $550 $750 APW - Elgin lady's hunter, 6S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3641762 Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, good staff, clean mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
99 $500 $700 APW - Elgin lady's hunter, 6S, heavy 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, plain pattern NI damascene, s#3172695; in well fitting mid-19th century Continental box Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, needs OH, scratched plates, very little oxide; dial perfect; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents but two minor dings; bow with wear to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; box in good shape, worn top-silk
100 $300 $500 APW - Elgin lady's hunter, 0S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#21854486 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall; dial with many hls; hands in fine dark blue; original medium gauge case shows near mint exterior, no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings outside but the cuvette was too thin to accept an engraved name resulting in dings and creases to that part alone; fancy bow tight and good looking, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal
101 $200 $400 APW - Elgin hunter with American patriotic motifs, 12S, GF recased HC with Statue of Liberty on front cover, American Eagle on back, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, NI damascene, s#17123939, in velvet box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands in pale blue, rubbed; unusually decorated recase has broken lift spring and very slightly sprung front hinge, shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; old box with slight staining; great American decoration
102 $150 $300 APW - Elgin military issue for WWII, 16S, very heavy OF original HB-snap bezel nickel alloy case, marked within the back, "Case and Timed by Elgin National Watch Co," SW-SS, WE "marginal" (no 6 in seconds) Montgomery SSD with red minutes, luminous painted hours and hands, lever escapement, 17J, simple pattern NI damascene, s#40291344, case bearing Ordnance Department markings on back: No-0B-9201 or No-OB-9201 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt condition overall; dial almost perfect, faint hl at 11good luminous; hands fine original with good applied luminous; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a fine example with extra heavy case gauge for the size
103 $200 $400 APW - Elgin with fine American Eagle decorated case, 16S, GF original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#13439324, case in near mint condition Mvt: Ticks & stops, very gummy, will show good balance motion & poise with cleaning, good mvt condition overall; dial perfect but dirty; hands with slight rubbing and rust bloom; original case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a great American eagle decorated case, eager for the top grade of this model mvt
104 $300 $500 APW - Fredonia Watch Co #385, contract dial for "H A Reineman, Pittsburgh, Pa," 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, concentric oscillating wave pattern NI damascene, full tooth regulator disk Mvt: NR, broken plate jewels on pallet and escape, good staff, pallet possibly bent or the lower pivot out of its hole pushing up the fork, the good roller table laying to one side within the staff aperture for now until the pallet is fixed, evenly cloudy plates show some MFS and FS, good slots & settings save for a quite marred plate screw slot, some oxide specks on bright work; dial with some long faint hls; hands in good blue but mismatched style, seconds gone, post there; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but a sharp nick at the back edge; bow loose, crown shows light wear; very scratched thick glass crystal; some restoration to do, but not insurmountable
105 $300 $500 APW - Fredonia Watch Co, Fredonia, NY, 18S, recased in Hamilton display case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with anti-magnetic HS, fully-toothed regulator disk,15J adjusted, concentric microwave pattern NI damascene, s#7077 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt condition overall save for a plate scuff; dial perfect; hands fine original; recase shows no wear, crisp Hamilton signatures, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystals; a nice example in a crisp display case
106 $400 $700 APW - Gruen Swiss mvt in heavily carved Gruen signed gold hunter for US market, 6/0S, 14K original case, SW-SS, gilt dial, lever escapement, 15J, plain parallel pattern NI damsacene, s#140518 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean but slightly tarnished plates, hardly any oxide; dial in older English market style, fading numerals but clean; hands in slightly mismatched blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, looks quite crisp; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
107 $550 $750 APW - Hamilton grade 917, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case with Hamilton logo inside case-back, presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 17J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#X109479 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent mvt condition overall; dial clean, nice older refinish; hands in good gilding; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, many MFS, band dent and ding, no others; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
108 $400 $600 APW - Hamilton 17J grade 924 with unusual address marking and matching fancy dial, the mvt & dial both marked, "Anna L Silveira, 76 Jackson St, San Francisco, Cal," 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, cream enamel O'Hara style SSD with yellow plaques, gold foil numerals & markers under glaze, blue contract signature, lever escapement, concentric wave & twist pattern NI damascene, fuly gilt bright-work, s#904745; we have had two other Hamilton watches with identical markings, a grade 924 with lavendar plaques sold in 2010, and a grade 927 in gold sold back in 1998 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but for marring to the cock cap, very little powdery oxide on gilt bright work; dial perfect but for a short glaze crack just to the right of the seconds on the internal edge; hands near mint Louis XV; recase shows borderline medium wear with brassing just starting on highlights and edges, few MFS, only faint and shallow dents or dings; bow good, replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
109 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 952P, 16S, nickel alloy Keystone OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, medium parallel pattern NI damascene, s#785093; the NAWCC website database puts total production at 1331, noting that 168 were made to 952L specs; it is not clear if that is inclusive or exclusive of the 1331 production Mvt: Ticks and stops when partially wound, takes off nicely when wound fully, then shows good balance motion, good poise, toned plates show a few MFS, few small spots, no other speckle, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels but for one oxide speck on click wheel; dial with fracture and edge repair at 10, long hl from 1 to below seconds; hands original but color has changed on minute; recase shows nice decoration, little wear, few MFS, minor dings in back center, one sharp pinpoint; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
110 $550 $750 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 921, 12S, 14K OF original HB snap-bezel case with hinged gold cuvette, Hamilton logo ring within case back, SW-SS, silvered dial, lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, capped escape, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#H18054 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt condition overall; dial fine original; hands in fine dark blue; original medium gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal
111 $350 $550 APW - Hamilton, early jeweler's contract for "Parker & Davis, Bridgeport, Conn," so marked on dial and mvt, grade 935, 18S, fine heavy coin silver original HC, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel pattern NI damascene center with short wave and rosette surrounds, s#3120; this watch is the 20th grade 935 made out of a total production of 4700; in near mint condition in and out Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show minimal tarnish, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint luster; hands in mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, light even tarnish, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; as nice an original early grade 935 example as one could hope to find
112 $250 $450 APW - Hamilton hunting grade 937, 18S, GF recased HC with misleading "14" stamp, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 17J, concentric and rosette pattern NI damascene, s#7142; the NAWCC Hamilton list shows 8306 of this model produced Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates with near mint luster show numerous MFS, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has hls at 11:30, 3:30 and 5:30 plus cluster at 12:30, all in outer chapter; hands in fine medium blue; recase, if it has any lower carat gold content, would only have it in the cover planchets, as the band and lips are negative; case has wrong bezel, too big, shows hardly any wear, few MFS, one dent in back cover and minor ding in front; bow with wear underneath to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal on non-fitting bezel, at least protecting the hands for the moment; nice early mvt, good looking case
113 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 940 "Special" in two-tone damascene, 18S, sharp GF OF SB&B Fahy's Montauk recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, radiant starburst pattern gilt & NI damascene center with overlapping pin-wheel surrounds, s#463885 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show excellent color, hardly any MFS except for sme FS and nicks on the cock foot, near mint slots & toned settings, some oxide on bright work confined mostly to the whiplash; dial has mint luster, invisible hls at 1:30 and 2:30; hands in fine medium blue, slight rubbing; beautiful recase shows little wear to back and bezel, but has wear to brass on pendant and band, as if one found near mint replacements for the same model case; case otherwise shows hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but free, replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a beautiful mvt in a handsome recase; unique gilt damascene pattern
114 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 940, 18S, GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene against concentric wave pattern surrounds, s#662589 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & pristine toned settings, a little tiny edge oxide on bright work; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands in near mint intense blue; original case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, some pin-point stipple; bow tight, test notch filed on top, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; near top condition original
115 $125 $250 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 940, 18S, nickel alloy OF Hamilton display case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene against concentric wave pattern surrounds, s#692955 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with single hl at 4; hands in near mint blue; display case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystsal
116 $350 $450 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 960, 16S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#50446, in older fitted box, 1940 inscription on cuvette to grandson from a grandfather who graduated Yale in 1878; grade confirmed by NAWCC database and the ledger, but first and last production figures displayed in the summary are not accurate as of this writing; presumably 3000 grade 960 produced, this watch among the earliest runs Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS, good slots & settings with light marring to the caps, small specks of oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial with hls at 4, internal microfleck at 3, bezel rub or scratch around circumference; hands dull purple, seconds blue; original case shows light wear, buffing marks, some MFS, no dents, faintest dings; bow brassy, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal
117 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 960, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#68304, total production of this model 3000 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, numerous MFS by the detent screw, fine to near mint slots & settings but for the detent screw-head, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with hls at 10 and internal microfleck under 11; hands in good purple, slight bend to minutes; recase shows light wear, some MFS, two light back dents, no dings; bow worn to brass underneath, crown shows substantial wear, the stem length has not been adjusted to fit the recase; slightly worn glass crystal
118 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 960P, 16S, GF OF SB&B 10-year recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#754938, total production of this model 2160 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels (single pinpoint speck; dial perfect, concealed bezel rub only, hardly any MFS; hands in mint blue, seconds dulling; nicely decorated recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, replacement white crown shows no wear, would look perfect if plated the same color asa the case; good glass crystal
119 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 990, 16S, finely decorated GF OF SB&B Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, circular bands of checkerboard, fishscale and radiant pattern NI damascene, s#839883; total production 16,490 according to NAWCC website Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; clean looking dial has internal corner chip above 7 with some wax filling, invisible hls from 10 to 11; hands in fine blue, fading at minute tip; beautifully decorated recase shows very light wear, few MFS, some light dents or dings in back creating uneven surface, just needs proper blocking; bow tight, brassy underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice matching of great mvt decoration with great case decoration
120 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 Elinvar (marked on pallet bridge) with Panama Canal presentation, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel alternating thin stripe-broad stripe pattern NI damascene, s#2653844; the finely engraved back reads, "To R E Herfurth, Retired, Sept 30, 1940, from his Fellow Employees, Pacific Locks, Panama Canal" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work but patches formed on winding wheels causing some oxide removal to the click wheel and sanding of the crown wheel; dial perfect but for small circular rub around seconds; hands in near mint blue, minor oxide; original case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow very tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; clearly only worn on state occasions - a new winding wheel pair would be nice
121 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 Elinvar (marked on pallet bridge), 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel alternating thin stripe-broad stripe pattern NI damascene, s#2595099 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial with faintest edge hl at 11; hands in near mint intense blue; original case going into substantial wear with brass ring around back, some MFS, lightest back dent or ding; bow brassy, loose, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; worn outside, conserved inside
122 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 Elinvar (marked on pallet bridge), 16S, GF OF SB&B Keystone RR style recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel alternating thin stripe-broad stripe pattern NI damascene, s#2633510 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial good looking but has a field of parallel lines running from 9 to 3, chip repair to internal corner above 7; hands in mint toned dark blue; finely selected recase shows very little wear, remant original back satin, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow very tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a great looking example
123 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992 Elinvar (marked on pallet bridge), 16S, model 10 GF OF original SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, GJS, gold center wheel, parallel alternating thin stripe-broad stripe pattern NI damascene, s#2621857 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show a few MFS and some more severe FS by the click wheel, fine slots & settings except for minimal marring of the cock cap, replacement of the cock cap jewel within the original setting, plus one cock setting screw missing, some oxide on bright work, patch plus specks on winding wheels; dial with pitchfork hl by 7; hands in fine dark blue with a bit of discoloration; original case shows medium wear with brassing to the stepped-highlights around back and bezel, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow loosening with some wear to metal, crown shows light wear and metal highlights; good glass crystal
124 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992, 16S, 14K WGF OF original model #6 SB&B "Hamilton Railroad Model" case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed "Railway Special" DSD (typically for 992B model), fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2577936; in associated shipping box for "Hamilton Grade 992, 21 Jewel Railway Special, 10K Gold Filled, Model No 10, Dial 024" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, minor specks on winding wheels; dial clean, dull, light bezel contact verdigris; hands in near mint intense blue; original case shows medium overall wear with band brassing, some MFS, some back dents & dings; bow replaced, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal; box in good shape, some tape residue, ink stained corner to tag, old tape on tag; nice mvt condition
125 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR style case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C146839 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, or winding wheels; dial near mint original with light scuff around 8; hands near mintblack; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS over original back satin, no dents or dings, dry oil on bar; bow with light wear underneath, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
126 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C360443 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, faintly cloudy but otherwise near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work except for a patch on the cock cap, near mint winding wheels, MFS on crown wheel only; dial relatively clean, many MFS to surface, little rubbing or scuffs; hands in fine black; original case shows very little wear, a few MFS, profuse in back center, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal; a higher condition example overall
127 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C114717 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, tiny speck on otherwise mint winding wheels; dial with fine luster but edge flake at 10:30, hls at 6 and above seconds at center; hands in fine black, blue seconds a bit small; original case shows just into medium even wear with highlight edge brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings, tricky front bezel threads that seem quite worn; bow free, light brassing underneath, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal
128 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C125013 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates with a large patch near "USA," show some localized MFS or rubbing, good slots & settings except on the cock; it looks like the bright work was polished after having become pitted, and remains shiny but pitted and not quite flat polished, oxide on click, mint winding wheels save for a tiny speck; dial with some tiny lifting, rubbing or nicks; hands in fine blue; otherwise near mint original case has had a presentation mostly removed from the back leaving a few points and some brass break-through; it should be rendered flat, clean and re-plated, as the removal job is almost finished; case otherwise shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; some high condition features, and needing replacement or finishing of lower condition features
129 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C216728 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, some oxide on bright work and small patches on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine black; original case has slightly tricky back threads, shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow very loose, can pull right off, needs a quick tightening with bow pliers, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
130 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style model #10 bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, unusual WE Montgomery SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C100389 Mvt: GRO, slightly sluggish balance motion due to dry oil, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, very little edge oxide on bright work, click wheel with hardly any oxide, crown wheel with several patches; unusual single sunk Montgomery dial perfect; hands in mint intense blue; original case shows just into medium wear with brassing around edges, few MFS, two light back dents, no dings; bow brassy, signed crown shows no wear, must be NOS replacement; good glass crystal
131 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B, 16S, two-tone base metal and GF OF original SB&B Wadsworth RR style bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C175458 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show some MFS and a number of longer FS, fine slots & settings, some light edge oxide on bright work, faint patches on winding wheels; dial with pitchfork hls at 4:30, twin hl at 8, internal chip and hl below seconds; hands in fine black; original case shows very little wear, good back satin, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fairly tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; good looking case
132 $300 $500 APW - Hamilton 21J military grade 992B, "US Govt" marking on mvt, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B Keystone RR style case with full contract markings on back for US Ordnance Dept, SW-LS, WE Montgomery SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C49284 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; barely used original case shows hardly any wear, numerous MFS over original back satin, no dents or dings; bow super-tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; very clean example
133 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 21J military grade 992B with "US Govt" marking on plate, 16S, GF OF SB&B Illinois RR style recase, SW-LS, 24-hour SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C82964; WWII vintage Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show numerous MFS, good slots & settings but for marred escape & pallet cap screw slots, some light oxide powder on bright work, microspecks and tiny spots on winding wheels; dial with fracture between 4 & 5, nice luster; hands in near mint black; recase has re-cut lever slot but no other distinct screw-marks, shows generally light wear with brassing just emerging on some highlights, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow getting brassy, crown shows light wear; slightly worn plastic crystal
134 $125 $250 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 920, 12S, GF OF original clamshell case, Hamilton logo ring within case back, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1899320 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy and toned plates show a few MFS or short scuffs, fine slots & settings, some light oxide and staining on bright work, fine powder on winding wheels; dial hl from 2 to 3; hands in near mint blue; original case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal
135 $225 $450 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 922, 12S, WGF original HB snap-bezel case with hinged cuvette, Hamilton logo engraving within case back, SW-SS, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, narrow bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#3007232, in excellent condition in original box with matching warrantee card Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show faint cloudiness, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial mint original; hands near mint original; mint-lustrous original case shows no wear, MFS on cuvette only along with satin applied when engraved, no dents or dings; solid bow unworn, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; box a little rubbed and soiled in and out; the polished back of the watch is stunning
136 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 922, 12S, white GF OF original HB snap-bezel case with hinged cuvette bearing Hamilton logo, SW-SS, silvered dial with printed numerals, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, narrow bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#3004182, with WGF double-Albert chain, in original box with warrantee card and all matching numbers Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with with faint light tarnish microspeckle or powder; hands in near mint deep blue; original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but loose, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; chain shows little wear; box with fine interior and paper, light rubbing overall externally
137 $600 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, GF OF SB&B B&B Royal recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pin-wheel surrounds, s#986767 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, fine slots & near mint settings but for slight marring to the cock and escape caps, some light patches of frosting on bright work, looking like glue residue as opposed to oxide, screw tops good; dial with chip to copper at lever, fracture and wax repair at 5 involving inner and outer corners; hands in fine blue, rubbed; finely selected near mint recase shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS but a few FS and bow impression on bezel, no other dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
138 $600 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, GF OF SB&B Philadelphia recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with short-wave and pinwheel surrounds, s#442990 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & toned settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands in near mint blue, tiny oxide speck; recase shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow a bit brassy, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a clean example internally
139 $500 $700 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 946, 18S, GF OF SO Wadsworth recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pin-wheel surrounds, s#550113 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS, near mint slots & plate settings, but the cap settings have some marring and the cock cap is replaced in toned brass, very little oxide on bright work; dial with chip above 7, slight wax filling, hl below seconds; hands in near mint intense blue; recase shows light even wear to the body, medium wear to the pendant with brassing on either side, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, slight central wear, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal
140 $550 $850 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original HB&B Hamilton "Permanent Quality" case with logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1022153 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, tiny oxide patches on bright work and tinier on winding wheels; dial has hl at 7 and scratches at 3; hands in slightly rubbed blue; original case shows light wear going into incipient edge brassing, many MFS, no dents, minor band ding; bow replaced in nickel, crown shows medium wear, tarnish; good glass crystal
141 $550 $850 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF original HB&B Hamilton "Permanent Quality" case with logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#752734 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show slightly patchy tarnish, a few MFS, minimal speckle, fine slots & near mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial clean, long invisible hl from 1 through center to seconds, edge repair concealed at 1:30; hands in fine purple, some rubbing; original case shows light even wear, a few MFS, a faint slight back dent, not other dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows borederline medium wear; good glass crystal
142 $500 $800 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, GF OF SB&B Keystone recase with locomotive decoration on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#775923; the NAWCC website shows this serial number as being a 950P, and notes that at least 200 of the 4400 produced were changed to LS; if that is correct, then this watch would belong to that sub-group Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, evenly cloudy-toned plates show a few MFS, minimal faint speckle or toning, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or fancy winding wheels, a short scratch at click wheel center; dial with small chip to copper at lever slot with short hls therefrom; hands in fine dark blue; nicely chosen recase shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but some nicks or scrapes at 9-10 on the front bezel; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
143 $400 $600 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, green GF OF original SB&B "Wadsworth Quality" case with bow stop, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1021114 Mvt: Running, fairly good balance motion, poise errors in round & flat, cloudy plates show fingerprint etching, many MFS, fine slots & settings except for marring to the cock & escape caps, some light oxide on bright work, the worst a large area on the click wheel that has been scratched off; dial with fracture and chips to copper at 7, long hl from seconds to 9:30, rubbing; hands mismatched; original case shows medium wear with brassing to band and edges, profuse MFS, light back dents, pinpoint band dings and one creased ding; bow worn to brass at apex, crown shows wear to brass at edge, making resistant winding more difficult; worn plastic crystal; in need of TLC
144 $700 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed DSD with full signature, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S14670 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean but slightly cloudy plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, some polishing to click wheel center; dial with near mint original visible surface has concealed bezel rub, and a single scuff from 10 seconds through the 5; hands in near mint black; original case shows borderline medium wear, with some highlight and edge brassing beginning, profuse MFS, light dents or dings across the back; bow with brassing underneath, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal
145 $600 $900 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR recase of earlier date, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S1955 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 perfect; hands in fine black; recase shows light wear in general but the bezel has been buffed, not worn to brass; case shows some MFS, no dents or dings; bow more towards medium wear, loosening, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; very fine mvt, case a bit early but still in keeping, bezel buffing a sin
146 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 4992B 12-hour military timepiece with custom dial, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings, SW-SS, custom printed black 12-hour dial with fancy numerals, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, 22J, hacking feature, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C42241 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show few MFS but a short scratch and two nicks on the escape bridge, fine slots & settings, very little edge oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial in unusual refinish, the black surface repainted with printed white graphics in vintage style, the "i" gone in Hamilton; hands in typical white; original case shows light wear with irregular patches free of plating, numerous nicks & MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow tight, plating pitted, crown shows very light wear, sits too high; good glass crystal
147 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 4992B GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) military timepiece, 16S, rhodium plated base metal OF original SB&B case with contract markings, SW-SS, original black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, 22J, hacking feature, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C82359, in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, the only defect is some fingerprint etching and discoloration within the case-back; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; about as good as they come, once out of the wrappers
148 $200 $400 APW - Hamilton 4992B GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) military timepiece, 16S, rhodium plated, and then gold plated, base metal OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, original black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, 22J, hacking feature, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C117999 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels (a speck or two), scuffs on crown wheel; dial good original, some light scuffs, MFS & rubbing overall while looking fine to the naked eye; hands fine, but seconds bent and missing paint; original case has had contract markings sanded off back, then was gold plated, with buffing around the pendant looking as if it went to copper, which was not the base white metal of the case; case now looks oddly discolored while most of the rhodium plated band looks good; shows little wear where not adulterated, sanding creating the look of broadly brushed total MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear but nicks to top; worn plastic crystal; could use a complete professional refinish and fresh plating; one could always wear it as is for Halloween, or hang it in a jack-o-lantern
149 $150 $300 APW - Hamilton hunting grade 975P engraved "Thor" on fourth wheel bridge, 16S, nickel alloy OF Hamilton display case, SW-SS, refinished painted conversion dial marked "Hamilton Special," impressed, lever escapement, 17J, gilt bright work and screws, banded and interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#1201825; the NAWCC returns two data values for this number, the 975L being closest to the actual grade; the definitive ledger only goes to 824,700, so some values returned are approximate, and in the case of two values, one to be ignored; our thanks to Jim Haney for input on how to use the site Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, fine slots & tarnished settings, very little oxide on gilt bright work, none on winding wheels; dial crudely reprinted, light spotting overall; hands with tiny rust bloom, polished minute; display case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal on mvt side, acid emitting celluloid crystal on dial side must be replaced
150 $300 $600 APW - Hamilton, marked grade 948, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J "Adjusted 3 Positions," concentric pattern NI damascene, s#981375; total production 1500, according to the NAWCC website Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some MFS, fine slots & toned plate settings, but the cock cap is marred and the cock foot screw quite marred with MFS around, a little edge oxide on bright work; dial with fine luster has hl at 2 and rubbing in the seconds; hands a bit dull, some oxide, minute tip gone; recase probably has perfectly fitting back, shows medium wear overall but brassing only at pendant, few MFS, no dents or dings, better polish to body and bezel; bow brassy, distorted, crown shows medium wear with intentional filing to increase grip; good glass crystal; generally clean looks
151 $200 $400 APW - Hampden 21J "Railway Special" two-tone, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case with locomotive engraving on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy arcaded concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene with florrette surrounds, s#1646453; in exceptional internal condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show bright color definition, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or gilt screw-tops; dial with faint hls at 12, 4 and 7; hands in near mint blue; original case shows light wear to the back but the band and edges are going into medium wear and showing brass, few MFS, light central back dents, no dings; bow good but slightly underweight, brass crown core shows light wear but should be replaced and the crown-stem-sleeve assembly rendered tight and flush; glass crystal with small edge chip; certainly one of the best condition two-tone mvts we have seen in any Hampden for a long time; gilding is always vulnerable during cleaning operations for all two-tone mvts from any company, this gilding looking untainted and brilliant
152 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 19J series 5, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS on barrel only, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1115647 Mvt: Ticks briefly and stops due to deep break in the mainspring, with slight pressure shows good balance motion & poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings but marring on the gold barrel setting, no oxide on bright work, mint crown wheel, some MFS to click wheel center; dial perfect; hands in near mint intense blue; original case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight central wear, crown shows very light wear; scratched glass crystal; a fresh mainspring and crystal will yield a high condition example; one does not see the series 5 that frequently
153 $400 $600 APW - Howard Keystone 19J, 10S, finely textured 14K white gold OF original HB-snap-bezel case with Howard logo ring within back, presentation engraved inside ring, SW-SS, silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#10721 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise clean plates show fingerprint etching on barrel bridge, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or mostly concealed winding wheels; dial fine to near mint original, minor scratches or speckle in the outer chapter, good looking; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge near mint case shows no wear, a few MFS and an FS or two, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear but some nicks; good glass crystal; a pretty crisp example
154 $450 $650 APW - Howard Keystone 21J, 12S, 14KWG HB&B case with Howard logo ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#7117, in original fitted box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial fine original but for some corrosion spots and minor speckle, most of the surface excellent; hands in mint blue; near mint original medium gauge case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; clean box, dull finish, no paper to confirm originality
155 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J notched bridge model, 16S, GF OF original or NOS SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, star and arrow grade, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1096555 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dark-toned plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, some small oxide patches on bright work, none on winding wheels; dial hls at 10:30, other scuffs or MFS; hands in good dark blue; original or NOS case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
156 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 10, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene with fausses-cotes effect, s#1136694 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, two or three pin-point infinitesimal specks on near mint winding wheels; dial with three faint hls in center, rubbing in seconds; hands in mint medium blue; original case shows medium even wear with brassing at base of band pendant, brassing to bezel edge, some MFS, a dimpled dent and numerous dings to the band, the dent at 3:30 causing distortion and preventing complete closure of the bezel; bow free but good, crown shows light even wear and toning, sitting a little high; good glass crystal
157 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 10, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1148884 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, one case screw missing; dial chipped and lifted at the lever slot, not because of the lever action but because the wrong case screw, now removed, was too long and screwed right into the dial back - dial would have been perfect; hands in fine blue; original case has stem that is too long, but fortunately has threaded sleeve holder - to inspect the mvt, unscrew both the crown and knurled ring beneath to remove the entire stem assembly, then lift the mvt out - make sure it does not fall out with only one screw; one will need to shorten the stem for normal function to about half the length of the square component; case otherwise shows light wear, few MFS, two flat band dents, no dings; bow brass, crown shows little wear; scratched glass crystal; hint - match the case screw to the other original case screw before installing, and if the screw won't screw in any further, stop!
158 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 10, 16S, green GF OF SB&B Keystone RR recase with Howard logo ring within back, bow with fob guard, ideal model specific case for mvt but with prior screw-marks, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1136691 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show a few MFS or nicks, fine slots & settings, some specks of oxide on bright work with patchesand filaments on winding wheels; dial with numerous hls; hands mismatched; model specific or appropriate recase in generally better condition than this mvt; case shows very little wear, some MFS and nicks, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; a bad dial, a good mvt and a great case
159 $350 $550 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 11 "Railroad Chronometer," 16S, green-tone GF OF original SB&B case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, single GJS, straight-line satin NI damascene, arrow & star grade, s#1360123, very high flat-domed glass crystal Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on satin work or winding wheels; dial perfect with mint luster; hands in fine blue, hardly any rubbing or MFS; original case shows very little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal
160 $300 $500 APW - Howard Keystone 21J series 11 "Railroad Chronometer," 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, straight-line satin NI damascene, s#1318353 Mvt: Running, good balance motion, good poise, HS not breathing concentrically, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, satin work or winding wheels; dial perfect, surface grundge; hands indifferently mottled black and blue; original case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, minor dents or dings in band; stirrup bow tight, crown shows very light wear; worn & crazed plastic crystal; some case cosmetics would make for a very fine example
161 $125 $250 APW - Howard Keystone 21J, 12S, GF OF original HB&B case with Howard logo ring on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene with pin-stripe separators, s#1059202 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, some oxide filaments on bright work, specks, filaments and small patches on winding wheels; dial with fracture inside 8 and a number of barely visible hls as a consequence; hands mismatched; original case shows some uneven very light wear, few MFS, light dents or dings to the back, tiny ding in band; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal
162 $400 $600 APW - Howard Keystone 23J unmarked series "O" notched bridge model, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, plain broad parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1078711 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, toned plates show many shorter MFS or nicks, good slots & settings with marring to the cock cap and mainspring arbor gold settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with hl at 1, slight rubbing in seconds; hands in fine blue, hour in fine purple; original case shows very light wear, no brassing, a few MFS, no dents, a tiny double ding on the band; bow free but with minimal wear, crown shows light wear; beveled glass crystal with a number of small edge flakes from grinding and fitting
163 $350 $550 APW - Howard Keystone 23J series "O" notched bridge model, 16S, GF OF original SO case with Howard logo ring within back, SW-LS, WE radial "marginal" Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, plain broad parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1116739 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster toned plates show a few MFS or scuffs, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial almost perfect with mint luster, single hl at 5; hands in near mint blue; original case shows light even wear, no brassing, few MFS, no dents, a flat ding in band; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; clean original example
164 $150 $300 APW - Howard Keystone, 12-14S (even though these are refered to in the literature as 12S, the dial plate actually measure 14S on many), GF OF original clamshell case with Howard logo interior, SW-SS, gilt metal dial, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1338109; in near mint condition throughout, in associated velvet box with wonderful impressed jockey and race-horse on top Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint, mint luster; hands in near mint purple but for a touch of oxide on the minute tip; original case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows light wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; really great looking owing to the two tone satin dial effect - would remind one of a modern CD on reflection
165 $300 $600 APW - Illinois "Rail Road King" OF model, 18S, older mvt original to NOS Illinois Spartan OF case (not vice-versa), SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Special for Railway Service," lever escapement, 17J fifth pinion model, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#1192756 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, faded or toned plates show few MFS, fine slots & settings but for the marred cock cap and surround, very little oxide on bright work; dial hls at 5, 6, 7 8 and 9, plus minor edge flecks and one flake; hands oversized but in mint RR bold blue; NOS case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but loose, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
166 $250 $450 APW - Illinois "Railroad Dispatcher Special," 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel wave pattern NI damascene, s#1861922 Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & toned to tarnished settings, some oxide on bright work & click, but none on winding wheel; dial with edge chip at lever to copper, twin hl from there; hands in fine blue but mismatched; recase has second bezel cut for lever, shows only light wear but has brass highlights owing to thin filling, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight but brassy, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
167 $600 $900 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161A, 16S, GF OF Star SB&B original or NOS non-Bunn model RR case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5577678 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, a little light oxide on bright work and screw heads, none on winding wheels; dial with single hl in center above 50 second mark; hands with mottled oxide discoloration; original or NOS case shows little wear, some MFS, light compression dent to the caseback, double ding to the band, some filing internally at lever slot; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
168 $350 $550 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour, 16S, green GF OF "Bunn Special Model" SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4886866 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, a tiny FS, fine to near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, single long MFS on click wheel, a few shorter MFS and nicks on center, clean crown wheel with tiny scratch at center slot; dial almost perfect, tiny hl below seconds; hands in fine purple, minor oxide; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow free with a little highlight wear underneath, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; handsome example
169 $300 $500 APW - Illinois 21J 60-hour Bunn Special, 16S, rose gold GF OF "Bunn Special Model 29" RR style original case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4868856, in associated Illinois mahogany box fitted for slightly smaller 16S watch, but riding well and nearly fitting Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, minor MFS on winding wheels; dial nearly perfect, concealed edge microfleck at 11, faintest edge hl below 30; hands in fine blue, minor oxide microspeckle; original case shows light wear, no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow barely loose, no brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; clean associated box, nice way to keep and display this attractive example
170 $300 $500 APW - Illinois 21J 60-hour Bunn Special, plates marked "Motor Barrel 60 21 Jewels" and "Adjusted Temp and Six Positions," 16S, rose gold GF OF "Bunn Special Model" RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4782142 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, whitish speckle on larger winding wheel; dial perfect, luster dull; hands in fine purple; original case shows light wear with a small touch of brass on one part of the bezel junction, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, two short scratches in band; bow with a little brassing, needs tightening, crown shows medium wear to top with brass, light wear to side; good glass crystal but for small fleck on bevel; attractive case model
171 $300 $500 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour, 16S, green GF OF "Bunn Special Model" SB&B original case with 1937 presentation engraved right under markings, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5110370 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, faintly cloudy plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or near mint winding wheels; dial dial with internal corner gone above 5; hands in good purple, some oxide; original case shows very light evenwear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, slight brassing underneath, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; very clean in general
172 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour, 16S, WGF OF "Bunn Special Model #181" SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5166718 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, a few MFS at click wheel center; dial almost perfect, faintest edge hl at 1; hands in fine dark blue; original case shows light wear, beginning brassing on edges of shoulder steps, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow free, thin brassing, replaced brass crown shows tarnish; worn plastic crystal needs a good buffing for clarity
173 $250 $450 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special hunting model, 18S, crisp "Goldoid" (similar to tombac alloy, copper & zinc) recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, intricate concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene, black lettering, s#1382171 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, somewhat cloudy & washed-out plates show nearly total loss of outer gilding, inner gilding fading, few MFS, near mint slots & settings unaffected by overwashing, no oxide on bright work; dial looks perfect, faintest hls below seconds; hands in fine blue, minimal oxide specks; unusual recase shows hardly any wear, a few MFS in shield, no dents or dings; bow free, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; a seldom seen case alloy that takes on a nice dark rose gold luster with rouge cloth
174 $250 $450 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special marked "Motor Barrel 60," 16S, GF OF original SB&B Bunn Special Model RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4662638 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly oxide on bright work, many MFS on winding wheels concentrated on click wheel; dial with hls at 8, 11, 2; hands in fine but slightly dull purple; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents, minor band ding; bow with a little black tarnish, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
175 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original or NOS SB&B Keystone RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4444822 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial with invisible hl web at 3:30, microfleck at seconds hole; hands dull blue replacements, seconds short; original or NOS case (mvt circa 1925) shows very little wear to original satin, a few MFS, no dents or dings, only minor nicks; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; very clean watch, could use some model consistent hands
176 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4245822 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS or spotting, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, some light oxide on bright work with faint patches on winding wheels; dial with hl at 11; hands in fine blue, some oxide, seconds not matching; well-selected recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal
177 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, WGF OF "Bunn Special Model" SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#4566828 Mvt: Running, good balance motion, error in flat, balance spar brilliantly blued with some bluing to the internal balance steel, one can only imagine why, clean plates have blacking mostly washed out, only light cloudiness, show a few MFS, fine slots & lightly marred settings, a little powdery oxide on bright work, faint specks on both winding wheels; dial with more hls than the sands of the Ganges (I do tend to exaggerate when gripped by poetic impulse); hands with oddly polished minute, good purple otherwise; original case shows light wear, profuse MFS, a dent plus a couple more dings in the band, the deep one at 7:30; bow free but with only slight wear to metal underneath, crown shows light wear just into brass highlights; worn plastic crystal
178 $150 $300 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original two-tone "Illinois Bunn Special Model #206" Keystone RR style case, YGF band (body) with WGF bezel and back, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, gold lettering (completely without blacking), s#3531978 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show complete cloudiness and loss of blacking due to overwashing in warm ammoniated solvents, creating a perfectly even cloudy tone and gold-letter effect; the plates were in very fine condition prior to the overwashing, showing very few MFS, fine slots & settings with slight marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with bold hl at 9, faint hls below seconds; hands in good dark purple, blued seconds; original two-tone case shows medium to substantial wear and brassing to the band, but very light wear and hardly any brassing to the model correct bezel and back, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow incorrect, the model 206 bow should follow the line of the shoulders, crown shows substantial smooth wear; clean plastic crystal; one can only conlude that the correct bezel and back were found for the worn body, or more likely that a WG 206 was interchanged with a YG 206 to make two two-tone versions, without regard for wear characterstics; makes for an intriguing assortment of flaws
179 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 18S, GF OF SB&B original case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, radiant continuous step pattern ("spider web") NI damascene, black lettering, s#3195620 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean and slightly cloudy plates show occasional tarnish, few MFS, near mint slots & settings, the cock cap fine, a little oxide powder on bright work; dial with forked or criss-crossed hls at 4, 8 and 12; hands in good blue, a bit oxidized; original case shows medium wear with brassing of the band and pendant, some MFS, light dings in back only; bow brassy, loose, crown shows more wear, nearly all brass; good glass crystal; a clean & honest original example internally, could use a new bow & crown, dial cleaning, ding removal to spruce it up
180 $400 $700 APW - Illinois 21J grade 161 Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original Bunn Special Model #28 RR case with pediment shoulders, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5441071 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS but 50% loss to letter blacking, fine slots & settings but for marring to the cock and escape caps, small patches of oxide on bright work and winding wheels plus MFS to center of click wheel; dial with two edge chips at one and lever, hls at 1:30 (double), 2:30 and 6; hands in fine blue, slight rubbing and hub oxide; original case shows medium to more substantial but even wear, showing brass ring around back and bezel and brass to highlights, many MFS, no dents or dings, just honest constant wear; bow brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal
181 $300 $500 APW - Illinois 21J Sangamo, 16S, GF OF SB&B Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted Temperature 6 Positions Isochronism," GJS, gold train, radiant continuous-step pattern NI damascene, s#1899661 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise near mint plates have had tiny numbers scratched into the plates above the "21 Ruby Jewels" mark by a person heretofore excommunicated from the watch collecting community; plates otherwise show hardly any MFS, one slight scuff, near mint slots & mint settings, a little oxide on bright work but none on click and click wheel; dial with barely visible hls in center, below one and above seconds; hands in near mint purple; another beautifully selected recase from this discriminating collector shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
182 $200 $400 APW - Illinois 21J Santa Fe Special, 16S, WGF OF SB&B original Star case, SW-LS, silvered metal RR dial, fully capped lever escapement, marked "Adjusted to Temperature and Positions," gold center wheel, round cross-hatch checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with fine radiant surround, s#5356793 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine & slightly cloudy plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial original with some small tarnish spots; hands in good dull purple; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow a bit loose, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
183 $600 $900 APW - Illinois 24J Bunn Special, 18S, GF OF SB&B BWCCo Windsor recase, 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#1413300 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show minimal speckle or cloudiness, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial has hl fracture originating at 12:30; hands in near mint blue; finely selected recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS but a scratch in the shield, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal
184 $500 $800 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF Keystone SB&B RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, marked "Adjusted Temperature Six Positions," true center bridge, GJS, gold train, microwave crosshatch pattern (tiny checkerboard) NI damascene, gold letter, s#2575839 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 cracked at 9, hls at 10:30, 8 and below seconds; hands in mint purple; beautifully decorated recase shows very little wear, a few MFS, light back dents visible only internally, no other dings save for a tiny dimpled spot on base of band; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; great looking mvt and case
185 $500 $700 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo two-tone, 16S, near mint GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, marked "23 Ruby Jewels," GJS, gold train, parallel wave pattern NI damascene with alternate rose gold-tone gilding, s#1438972; with cloth bag marked "An Illinois Watch" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show good color definition, light overall speckle and toning, a few MFS, fine slots & settings with minimal marring to the cock cap, very little oxide on bright work, tiny speckle on winding wheels; dial with chipping to copper at lever, two faint hls; hands dark and dull; near mint original case shows no wear, few MFS, a creased dent to the front cover, no dings; bow good, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; bag in good condition, minimal soil and one dark brown spot
186 $350 $550 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF original HB&B "Bunn Special Model" case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#3654543 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, evenly cloudy-toned plates show no MFS, fine to near mint slots & settings, minimal powdery oxide on bright work, a couple of darker small patches winding wheels, a few smaller light patches to specks; dial perfect, surface dirt only; hands in fine purple, a little rubbing; original case shows light wear but closer inspection shows thin edge and highlight brassing, a few longer MFS, no dents, minor band dings; bow tight but with wear to metal underneath, crown shows light wear again with thin edge brassing beginning; good glass crystal
187 $350 $550 APW - Illinois 23J Bunn Special, 18S, GF OF Fahy's patented SO original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant continuous step pattern ("spider web") NI damascene, gold lettering, s#2069583 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion will be even better with pallet lube, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings but for marring to the cock cap and screws, no oxide on bright work; dial with repaired chips at seconds center and inside 10, hls at 2 and 3, some rubbing to numeral graphics, edge glitch at 5; hands in dull black, rusty, must have had celluloid crystal; original case shows light even wear, a little thin brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows light wear to brass; clean plastic crystal; beautiful mvt condition, nice case
188 $350 $550 APW - Illinois, "Washington Watch Co," 21J "Army and Navy" model, 18S, GF OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with Washington signature as well, fully capped lever escapement, banded and cross-hatched over concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#2367465 Mvt: Runs a bit sluggishly due to banking or safety interference, creating hesitant balance motion, shows good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & toned to tarnished settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect, bezel rub and hl under seconds; thin hands a bit mangled, could use nicer set; original case shows light wear and showing a scintilla of brass at the band edge, profuse MFS, light central back dents, no dings; bow lightly worn, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; nice original example
189 $100 $200 APW - Illinois, Washington Watch Co, "Monroe" model, 16S, nickel alloy OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel wave pattern NI damascene, s#1832118, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine mvt condition overall; dial with hl through and below seconds; hands in fine blue; original case shows little wear, some MFS, FS and scratches, no dents, a couple of tiny band dings; bow good, free, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
190 $200 $400 APW - Illinois two-tone hunting model contract, "The Bensonhurst, N Gamse New York," so marked on dial, marked "The Bensonhurst" on mvt, 16S, HC mvt in OF original or NOS Keystone RR style case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy large central checkerboard pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#2356920 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean & bright mvt condition overall, hardly any speckle; dial perfect; hands a bit oxidized and bent; original or NOS case in sidewinder format shows hardly any wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a very fine hunting contract mvt in a very fine RR case, the latter manufactured with both left and right lever slots for all RR models
191 $100 $200 APW - Illinois two-tone, contract dial for "F W Barnes, Uxbridge & Whitinsville, Mass," 18S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, trompe l'oiel pattern gilt & NI damascene center with festooned & rope-twist surrounds, s#1375128 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine mvt condition overall; dial with faint hl fractures at 12:30 and under 8, small edge flake at 1; hands in fine blue, minute tip short; original case shows medium wear, many MFS, a light back dent and sharper ding, the only things making the wear pattern uneven; bow tight but undersized, crown of incorrect shape shows light wear; good glass crystal; an unusual Massachusetts contract to find
192 $100 $200 APW - Illinois, hunting grade 112-S contract for "P H Lachicotte & Co, Columbia, SC," so marked on dial and mvt, 16S, nickel alloy original or NOS display case with full bold "Illinois Watch Co" markings on both bezels, SW-LS (seconds lever slot cut), WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#1044951, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with a couple of long FS but no hls, small edge flake at 2:30; hands in good blue; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a nice way to display this contract
193 $100 $200 APW - Illinois 21J, 16S, WGF OF original SB&B RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, gilt bright work and screw-tops, concentric banded and scalloped NI damascene, s#4504243 Mvt: Ticks but has hitting in the escapement face down, may have bad pivot or bad jewel, clean mvt condition overall; dial with hls at 4 and 12; hands in fine purple; original case has discolored interior, shows little wear otherwise, very few MFS, no dents or dings, occasional nicks; bow loose, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
194 $550 $750 APW - James Mix, Albany, NY, Swiss for American market, probably Longines, lady's hunter, 6-8S, 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, circular wave pattern center NI damascene, s#477175 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands in fine blue; original heavgy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with minor central distension, crown shows little wear; good but dirty glass crystal
195 $250 $350 APW - New England skeleton duplex, approximately 18S, nickel alloy OF original display case, SW, set by pushing in the spring-loaded crown, skeletonized gilt dial with black numerals in relief, duplex escapement, 1-3J, gilt mvt, without number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good duplex function, dial clean, scratched at 12; hands rusty while there is no other rust in mechanism; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & crown show little wear; good glass crystals, one beveled, one smooth; always a popular model among collectors for the visibility of the escapement action
196 $200 $400 APW - New England skeleton duplex, approximately 18S, nickel alloy OF original display case, SW, set by pushing in the spring-loaded crown, skeletonized gilt dial with numerals in relief, duplex escapement, 1-3J, gilt mvt, without number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good duplex function, slight oxidation coming through the gilding; dial with a little surface dirt; hands tarnished, Louis XV style; original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; nickel replacement bow shows little wear, original crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; a popular model among collectors for the visibility of the escapement action
197 $500 $800 APW - New York Standard "worm" drive, 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED, 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#32891; 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, good mvt condition overall, light tarnish or faded gilding; dial with big filled chip, hl; hands undersized Swiss; recase shows substantial wear to locomotive decoration, some MFS, light dents or dings to back center creating concavity; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; these watches are great to mount a plexiglass dial on to see the unique under-dail features; get another case or block this one and remove the locomotive
198 $250 $450 APW - New York Standard Watch Co, Dan Patch chronograph, 18S, GF OF original SB-hinged-bezel case with unsigned horse portrait on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 7J, ladder pattern NI damascene, s#5525473 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function, good mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial with large edge chip at 1 going into the five second mark, hl at 10; hands in good blue; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, a scuffed ding and long scratch on the front bezel; bow loose and brassy, crown shows light wear, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal; rather a nice example of the 18S version
199 $300 $600 APW - Newark Watch Co, Newark, NJ, "The-Newark-Watch," 18S, coin silver original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Newark Watch Works," lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#9850 Mvt: NR, staff good, mainspring broken, very dirty but good mvt condition underneath the grime, rust bloom on regulator pointer; dial with long hl from center to 1 and hls from center to seconds; hands in fine blue, hour short; original heavy gauge case shows nice original patina, very light wear, even tarnish, a few MFS, creased dent in front cover, dent in back, a few light dings, band good; bow tight, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice original example with desirable marking, needing OH and mainspring
200 $300 $500 APW - Otto H Fasoldt, Albany, NY, by Longines for US market, lady's gold hunter, 0S, 14K original BWCCo case, SW-SS, WE-SSD also with Fasoldt signature, lever escapement, 15J, concentric spotted NI damascene, s#1503885, with GF neck chain and associated box from Matthews in Elmira, NY Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, hardly any oxide; dial perfect, rubbing & dirt only; hands with small spot of verdigris; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS on cuvette, a light dent on the top of the back cover going through to the cuvette; bow tight, replaced crown mangled and lacking half of its gold shell (surely there must be a better crown under the sun); good glass crystal; clean chain; box darkened but with little wear
201 $200 $400 APW - Philadelphia Watch Co, Paulus Patent, 18S, KW mvt in nickel alloy SB&B display recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, spotted pattern NI damascene, s#6079 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show few MFS but mostly UFS (faint brushing), fine slots & settings, very faint oxide on bright work; dial nearly perfect; hands in good blue, some rubbing and oxide; recase has associated back bezel that fits but does not match front, shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal in front, edge flakes to back crystal
202 $600 $900 APW - Rockford Indicator marked grade 655 with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, older painted metal reproduction dial, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, gold train, zebra pin-stripe pattern NI damascene, s#861781 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates with light overall microspeckle, corrosion at edge, show few MFS, fine slots & settings, light oxide powder on bright work, mottled oxide over winding wheels; dial adequate, wavy surface; hands generic and mismatched; recase was lightly plated, so completely down to brass with only light wear, shows few MFS, light back dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows medium wear & break; good glass crystal
203 $350 $550 APW - Rockford Watch Co, marked "Prince of Wales" and "Plymouth Watch Co" on mvt, 16S, GP OF SB&B recase with locomotive back, SW-SS, WE-DSD marked Rockford, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, large gold cap escutcheon on pallet cock only, fancy parallel short-wave pattern NI damascene, s#593360, ca 1902 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & dull-toned settings, some light edge oxide on bright work, the winding wheels & click turned clean and scored, removing any original finish entirely; dial almost perfect, a couple of concealed edge flakes, an internal microfleck, hl going right through the 1 so a person can hardly see where it starts and ends, fine luster; hands in fine blue, a little rubbing; recase of the lightly plated variety has lost most of its plating after very little wear, and would replate nicely, shows few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
204 $300 $500 APW - Rockford in Muckle patent cabriolet case (convertible from hunting to open face), 18S, HC mvt in heavy coin silver original case, SW-LS (the lever concealed under the bezel to allow free rotation of the inner band), WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J gilt conversion mvt (with key square as well), s#83990 Mvt: Ticks and stops, gummy, good but dirty mvt condition overall; dial with hls fracture at 9; hands gone but for the bent hour, posts there; original heavy gauge case shows medium wear, light wear to the concealed back, medium tarnish, few MFS, no dents, sharp band ding; bow tight, crown shows substantial wear to brass core; good plastic crystal
205 $250 $500 APW - Rockford two-tone dome model in multicolor hunter, 16S, GF recased HC with stag's head and floral multicolor gold appliques, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy checkerboard pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#386478, listed in the published serial number list as a Grade 112 gilt 15J model 1; obviously the list leaves something to be desired Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright mvt condition overall, light oxide to winding wheels; dial with long hls and edge fractures; hands in fine blue, mismatched styles; recase shows light wear, some MFS, many on cuvette, some light dents or dings, a sharp triple ding near the stag's head; bow brassy, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice mvt, could use a better dial and some case detailing
206 $200 $400 APW - Rockford 21J full plate, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, short-wave and pinstripe crosshatch pattern NI damascene, s#873145 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS except on the cock foot, fine slots & toned settings, marred & recessed cock cap, a little powdery oxide on bright work; dial perfect, a stained scratch between 3 and 4 rather than an hl; hands in good blue, dulling; recase shows little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with short scratches & internal flake
207 $150 $300 APW - South Bend grade 204, 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, band & stripe pattern NI damascene, s#965210 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright near mint plates show hardly any MFS but one long FS, near mint slots & tarnished settings, some oxide on bright work but none on winding wheels; dial perfect, minor hand rubbing; hands in near mint blue, seconds dull; fine bright recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the old screw marks have been marred, however, and should be smoothed; bow with wear to brass underneath, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a bright, attractive marriage
208 $150 $300 APW - South Bend, Studebaker, 16S, GF OF original Star case, SW-SS, silvered metal impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, 8 adjustments, fine striped pattern NI damascene, s#1199154, in excellent condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work, tiniest specks on winding wheels; dial is older refinish, looking quite clean with few scratches, scuffs or rubs; hands in mint intense blue; original crisp looking case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow free and showing some under-metal, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; clean original example
209 $300 $500 APW - Trenton Watch Co, rare dial commemorating Commodore Dewey's victory at the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898 during the Spanish-American War, 18S, sterling silver Fahy's original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD with printed red, white and blue American flag, marked "Dewey May 1 - 98" and "I hope it will fly there forever," a reference reflecting McKinley's subsequent decision to place the Philippines under US control; lever escapement, 7J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#202656; mvt is identical to one labeled as 16S in Shugart, but definitely measures 18S; then Commodore George Perry defeated the entire Spanish fleet in only six hours on this date with only one American loss; the victory was so complete that Perry became an overnight hero; Wikipedia writes, "Newspapers transformed Dewey into the epitome of American superiority by highlighting his leadership capabilities and accentuating the strength and masculinity of his features..." He was the first American promoted to the position of Admiral of the Navy in 1903 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, a touch out of beat, clean mvt condition overall, a long plate scratch the one distraction; rare dial is perfect, the original printed graphics a bit weak in places; hands in good blue, but mismatched minute is rubbed & oxidized; original medium gauge 2 oz class case shows very light wear, few MFS, very light dents or dings in cover and band; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a very clean example, a rare dial for the US military historical collector
210 $200 $400 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, butterfly cutout, 18S, GF OF original case with eagle hallmark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, spoked wheel & frosted pattern NI damascene, s#23418 Mvt: Runs sluggishly to the point of occasional stopping, needs lubrication if not full OH, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates show some MFS and a long FS or scratch, fine slots & settings, a little edge oxide on bright work; dial perfect in center but edge has been ground all around to accomodate bezel; hands a bit dull; original case still required elongation of the winding hole, so between that and the dial griding one can see that such early GF cases were not perfectly interchangeable with all US mvts; case shows very light even wear, some MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow worn to metal but still of good mass, pendant shows light wear; scratched glass crystal
211 $200 $400 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, scarce 3/4 plate "Young America" grade, 14S, coin silver original HC, KWKS from back, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#60795 Mvt: Running, sluggish balance motion, good poise, plates show uneven toning & tarnish, very few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with hl below seconds and edge flake at 53 minutes; hands in fine blue, tiny rust bloom, seconds dull; original medium gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, a small front cover dent, minor dings in both covers; bow good, free, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal
212 $300 $500 APW - Mvt only - Scarce Waltham 17J Riverside model 1874 jeweled to the barrel arbor, 14S, OF, male mvt, SW-folding-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with expansion balance, GJS, gilt mvt, s#1010789, from a run of 7-11J Riverside, clearly a factory original upgrade; the center wheel and barrel arbor are only jeweled on the upper plate; the dial plate bears matching number; while the run would typically have 7J dial plates, this dial plate is standard 15J Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall with minimal speckle; fine slots & settings; dial with light fractures overall; hands in slightly rubbed blue
213 $700 $900 APW - Waltham lady's hunter, Appleton Tracy & Co, 10S, 14K gold original HC misleadingly marked "18" with crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#399829 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lightly speckled plates, little oxide; dial hl at 4; hands in fine blue but for rusted replacement minute; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal
214 $400 $800 APW - Waltham "Special RailRoad King," with original dial, hunting model 1883, 18S, nickel alloy OF Hamilton display recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "For RR Service," lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene (probably gilt at one time), s#3994996 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show slight tarnish or gilding residue, few MFS, good slots & dull-toned settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial with hl at 11 and hls between 12 and 1; hands in fine gilding; recase shows light wear, tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings but a double nick in the band; bow good, crown shows light wear; slightly worn glass crystals
215 $300 $500 APW - Waltham 17J Vanguard hunting model 1892, 18S, classically decorated GF recased HC, SW-LS, Canadian market RR style WE bold Roman DSD with 24 hour indications, lever escapement, GJS, small circular checkerboard center within elaborate florette pattern NI damascene border, sawtooth surrounds, gilt bright-work and screw-tops, s#7001473 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright plates with only a tinge of cloudiness show a few MFS, fine slots & only slightly marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a few tiny specks on winding wheels; scarce dial perfect with fine luster; hands in near mint blue, a little oxide; well-selected recase shows very little wear, some matched buffing inside the front and back covers creating brassiness inside only, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; scarcer grade, nice recase, great dial
216 $300 $500 APW - Waltham 17J Vanguard model 1892 with dual time zone hour hands, 18S, sterling silver OF Fahy's SB&B recase with gold inlaid locomotive back, SW-LS, Canadian market RR style WE ultra-bold Roman DSD with 24 hour indications, red and blued hour hands, lever escapement, GJS, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene with festooned surrounds, gilt bright-work and screw-tops, s#6027286 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean but faintly cloudy plates show very few MFS, fine slots & very lightly marred settings, tiny oxide on bright work, a few very small to tiny patches on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, tiny corner chip above 7 filled with wax, lightest bezel rub only; hands in near mint blue and fine red, a bit matte in tone; handsome recase shows little wear, fine train detail, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow is undersized nickel replacement, new ideally fitting crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; if one did the crown and bow in rose gold like the train it would create a wonderful look; scarce mvt, scarce dial, scarce hands, fun case, fine condition overall; fun for the whole family
217 $200 $400 APW - Waltham "19 Ruby Jewels Amn Watch Co" grade model 1899, 16S, fine Waltham Watch Co display case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with arcaded & florette pattern NI damascene surrounds, gilt bright-work and screw-tops, s#10579458 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings save for some marring to the escape cap, hardly any oxide on bright work, sparse microspeckle on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue, the minute matched but just a bit heavy for the hour; near mint display case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystals; a near mint example
218 $100 $200 APW - Waltham 19J grade 645,16S, RGP (rolled gold plate) OF original Keystone SB&B RR style case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, concentric ripple pattern NI damascene, s#15072159 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly clean plates show some MFS and scratches around one case screw, good slots & slightly marred settings, powdery oxide on bright work, patches on poorly repolished winding wheels; dial with hls across 4 and above 5; hands with oxide, seconds with tail only; original case shows medium wear, light brassiness, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow free, worn underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
219 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent St with winding indicator and two hour hands for time zone crossing, 16S, GF OF original Wadsworth SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TSD for Canadian market with 24-hour indications, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope-twist and arcaded pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#20102611 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, clean plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings (perfect replacement cock cap, just in brass instead of gold), hardly any oxide on bright work or near mint winding wheels; dial nearly perfect with hl at 6, tiniest internal microflecks left of 12 at outer edge of WI with hl going to edge; hands in dull dark blue and gilt; original case shows very light wear, attractive decoration, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with some wear to metal underneath, crown shows light wear and highlight brassing; good glass crystal; nice example
220 $400 $600 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent St with winding indicator, 16S, base metal Defiance OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TSD, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard center with arcaded pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#20156336 Mvt: Ticks and stops, gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, slightly cloudy plates show some MFS, lettering washout, fine slots & settings, a little tiny edge oxide on bright work, three small patches and some tiny flecks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, has hl above WI and hl below seconds; hands of correct style, the minute mint, the hour and seconds polished to dark steel; original case shows little wear, numerous MFS and scratches to plating on back, no dents or dings; bow loose, crown shows light wear; worn plastic crystal
221 $150 $300 APW - Waltham 21J Crescent St model 1892, 18S, GF OF Keystone SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fancy concentric overlaid florette pattern NI damascene with arcade and short-wave surrounds, s#10547513 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & some settings with minor marring to the cock and escape caps, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial with fracture at four, hls at 12 and 5; hands in near mint blue, seconds dull; finely selected recase shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow free but good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
222 $125 $250 APW - Waltham 21J grade 645,16S, GF OF original Philadelphia case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, internally jeweled barrel, gold center wheel, concentric ripple pattern NI damascene, s#22083619 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS but lettering needs to be re-blacked, fine slots & slightly marred settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial nearly perfect, hl below seconds, concealed edge microflecks at 10 and 29 minutes; hands in mint blue; original case shows just into light wear, back overturns slightly; case otherwise shows few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice example
223 $750 $950 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case without cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus grade Waltham script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with short-wave surrounds, s#11032385 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show very few MFS or nicks, good slots & lightly marred settings, some light powdery oxide on bright work, small patch and specks on winding wheels; dial cracks at 12 7 and 8:30; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, frequent MFS, small dent in band and other light dings overall; bow brassy on top, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
224 $400 $600 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus hunting model, 16S, GF recased Crescent HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus script signature and AWWCo script signature as well, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#9532611 Mvt: NR, broken staff, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work but a few patches on winding wheels; dial with fracture and chip below seconds, hl at 12, dirt & glue residue; hands dull; recase shows very light wear, few MFS, three small flat band dents, no dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
225 $125 $250 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside, late model, 16S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-SS, fully marked WE Montgomery SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled main wheel, straight satin NI finish, s#29419541 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS and nicks, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect, a little rubbing or MFS; hands in near mint dark blue, seconds dull; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, a light dimpled dent in band, hardly any other dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice late model dial in particular
226 $150 $300 APW - Waltham 21J Vanguard model 1892, 18S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#12051242 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, very little oxide on gilt bright work, a few tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with single hl at 8, fine luster; hands in fine blue, oxidized seconds, might like to see bolder hands on this watch; recase shows medium wear, faint brassing, some MFS, light dents or dings to back; bow brassy, crown shows light wear; scratched glass crystal
227 $500 $750 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, unusual GF OF Keystone clamshell recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus grade Waltham script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#10552716 Mvt: Running, good balance motion and poise dial up, dial down one hears hitting in the escapement, may have endshake, pivot or jewel problem to adjust, near mint plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings but for the escape and cock cap settings that are marred, the escape setting deeply; hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with edge fleck at one, perfect in the visible area, tiny rub in seconds; hands in near mint blue but the minute tip rusted and is sanded, seconds hand gone but post there; fine and unusual near mint case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents, the tiniest back ding; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; very handsome example
228 $400 $700 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunting model 1899, 16S, GF original Crescent recased HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with cursive Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#13006199 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a few small patches or specks with faint microspeckle on winding wheels, most of it barely visible; dial has very small internal edge flake inside 1:30; hands in near mint dark blue but for the minute tip that has rust bloom; recase has good detail, but shows just into medium wear with highlight brassing overall, some MFS, cover dents or dings visible internally towards the edges; bow slightly distorted, tight, a little brass patch underneath, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal
229 $350 $550 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunting model 1899, 16S, nickel alloy signed Waltham display case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus grade Waltham script signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#10552548; in associated shipping box for Waltham 16S Riverside 19J s#23045407 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show some MFS, good slots & slightly marred settings with more marring to caps, some light oxide on bright work, not much on winding wheels; dial with several hls; hands black, mostly from oxide; display case shows corroded edges all around, little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; box rubbed and stained but sound
230 $550 $750 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, WGF OF original Keystone SB&B case, marked inside the back, "Cased and Timed at the Factory, Waltham Watch Co, Waltham USA," SW-LS, fully signed WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope-twist pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#25401710 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS or nicks, near mint slots & settings with tiniest marring to the cock cap, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial with faint circumferential hls to right of signature, hl above WI, hl below seconds; hands in near mint intense blue; original case has gouge and circular scratch inside back where it caught on a high screw; case otherwise shows light wear, a tiny incipient under-metal line on the band, a few MFS, a couple of FS and a short scratch on back, light dents in back center where the interior was probably forced onto the winding wheel screw, no other dings; bow tight, wear to brass underneath, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; excellent internal condition, handsome case
231 $500 $700 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TSD for Canadian market with 24-hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#20014326 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, a little oxide powder on bright work, a few tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with faint but complex fracture in and below seconds, no loss, small fracture in WI; hands in fine medium blue; original case shows light wear, numerous MFS to FS, no dents, one ding, a few nicks; bow with some brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
232 $450 $650 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Dueber SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with short-wave surrounds, s#20014831 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, some fant speckle, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, faint oxide on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue with subdued finish; original case shows medium wear, some brassing, some MFS, light creased back dent, no other dings; bow tight, crown shows medium wear & break; worn glass crystal
233 $450 $650 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original "Waltham Premier" 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-twist pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#27443511 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infintesimal errors), near mint plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings with minor marring to the cock cap, light powdery oxide and specks on bright work, one winding wheel, relatively mint Lossier marked click wheel; dial with extensive fracture above WI going down through center and to 4; hands in near mint blue; original case shows borderline medium wear with brassing just beginning to break through on edges, band and back, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy underneath, perfect replacement crown shows no wear; clean plastic crystal
234 $450 $650 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case with locomotive decoration, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope-twist pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#26745228 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise (infinitesimal errors), slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but for marring to the cock cap, some oxide patches & specks on bright work & faint but numerous ones on winding wheels; dial hls at 8, 9, 12, 6, white line in center inside 3; hands in fine blue, seconds rusty; original case shows borderline medium wear with minor edge & highlight brassing beginning, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy but re-plated, crown shows little wear but odd color; clean plastic crystal
235 $300 $500 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard hunting model 1892, 18S, finely decorated GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#12540235 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, very little oxide on rose-gilt bright work, hardly any winding wheels - a speck and a filament; dial very clean, invisible hls at 8 and 11:30, two short FS; hands in mint intense blue; finely selected near mint recase shows no wear, few MFS except FS inside front cover, light dent in cover near hinge, no other dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a great case for a great mvt example
236 $300 $500 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard hunting model 1908, 16S, mint GF recased Keystone HC, SW-LS, later Waltham Vanguard Premier WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, large circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surround, s#19076937 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings but for marring to the cock cap, some oxide on bright work but clean winding wheels save for a single FS; dial very clean but has faint criss-crossed hls at 57 minutes; hands in fine blue, minute not the matching style to the original hour and seconds; finely selected minty recase shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a great looking combination of elements, super case
237 $250 $450 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard hunting model 1892, 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, DES, GJS, circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#10583704 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on gilt bright work, near mint but mismatched winding wheels; dial with mint luster but hls at 6, 11:30, twin hl at 3 and short hl outside 50 seconds; hands rubbed; nicely decorated recase shows very light wear, some scratches on cuvette have been buffed off right down to the brass, few outer MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight but brassy, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; nice overall example
238 $200 $400 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard model 1892, 18S, GF OF Crescent SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, DES, GJS, circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#10574620 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, only faintly cloudy plates show a few MFS, some short FS and a couple of checkered scuffs, fine slots & slightly marred settings, no oxide on gilt bright work, but a patch, a filament and specks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect with fine luster, hl below seconds; hands in mint blue, oxide on seconds; recase has difficult back threads, shows light even wear, few MFS, a scuff on back, light dents or dings to band, some dimpled; bow free but in fine condition, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
239 $175 $350 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, 16S, GF OF SB&B Keystone recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard center with short-wave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#18091988 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint luster plates show a few MFS, fine slots & fine to near mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, winding wheels would be near mint if not for what looks like a broad brush of oxide or stain across the click wheel and a scuff over a filament on the crown wheel; dial with hls to either side of 1, double hl under seconds; hands effectively in mint blue; finely chosen recase shows hardly any wear, a few MFS and a couple of short scratches, no dents, two light band dings; bow free, brassy underneath, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
240 $175 $350 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, 16S, WGF OF Philadelphia SB&B recase, SW-LS, fully marked Waltham Premier WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard center with arcaded pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#19056996 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, one FS, fine slots & settings, a little faint powdery oxide on bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with hl by 12, hl below center hole, FS by signature; hands in fine blue, discolored tips; recase shows just into medium wear with white metal showing at edges, some MFS, no dents, small back ding; unusual square bow quite brassy, crown shows light wear and minor roughness; good glass crystal
241 $150 $300 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, late model, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, internally jeweled motor barrel, straight satin NI finish, s#31243528, monogram back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, almost untouched plates show very few MFS, small fingerprint etching on cock, near mint slots & mint settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial poor, extensive edge chipping from bezel compression or failed edge grinding attempt, chip at center, hls; hands in mint blue; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; probably the watch was upgraded from the painted metal dial that it typically has, which is thinner, with disastrous consequences for the enamel dial; find a near mint painted metal dial to make this a near mint watch
242 $200 $400 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard, late model, 16S, GF OF original Star SB&B case, SW-LS, white Canadian or military market painted metal dial with 24 hour indications, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, internally jeweled motor barrel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#33769465; from the last designated lot of Vanguards produced by Waltham starting in January 1953; the final scheduled Vanguard number was s#33780900, and the final scheduled Waltham number was s#33843800 as of November 1953; just how many of these final runs were actually completed is a valid question, and we invite any input from researchers Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show near mint luster but a few MFS, fine slots & mint settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial looks like a clean refinish, but may be an end of production anomaly; hands in fine black; original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, FS and a sharper scratch, no dents or dings but one tiny squashed bead on the back edge; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; it would be fun to know the latest watches recorded by collectors among these last lots
243 $200 $400 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, GF OF original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided into fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 13J, gold chronograph transfer wheels, frosted NI damascene, s#3038449 Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, return spring broken off, chronograph wheels do not quite mesh with the intermediary, crown sticky on depression, otherwise good mvt condition overall; dial with several long hls; hands in good blue, hour mismatched; original case shows more substantial wear, with brassing to band, edges and around back planchet, loss of all back detail, some MFS, very light dents or dings; bow brassy, crown shows only light wear; good glass crystal
244 $200 $400 APW - Waltham chronograph model 1884, 14S, sterling silver original HC with gold hinges, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, gilt mvt, s#3160672 Mvt: Ticking, limited balance motion resolves with pressure applied to train, good poise, good chronograph function, good mvt condition overall; dial with three larger edge flakes at 12 going into chapter; hands in fine blue, original; original case shows medium and uneven wear, few MFS but some short scratches, light overall dents or dings; bow with wear to center, crown shows medium smooth wear; good glass crystal
245 $450 $650 APW - Waltham in heavily carved gold hunter, 0S, 14K original HC with removed cuvette, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style dial, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9891683 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, some oxide; dial perfect; hands in mint blue but mismatched styles; original heavy gauge case lacks cuvette, tube removed, but shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents but band several dings; bow with slight central distortion, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
246 $450 $650 APW - Waltham lady's multicolor, 8S, heavy mint 10K rose gold original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#4879207 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands in mint dark blue; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; great looking case
247 $400 $600 APW - Waltham lady's gold hunter, 6S, 10K original AWCo HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, simple concentric pattern gilt damascene, s#2309357 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with hls; hands in fine blue, seconds tail gone; original fairly heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, an acid stain etched into the shield, no dents, minor dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
248 $500 $800 APW - Waltham model 1857 Appleton Tracy & Co in massive 8.25 oz (avdp) class case (7.51 oz troy with springs and without crystal and mvt), 18S, coin silver recase of the period, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with expansion balance, 15J, gilt mvt, s#449191; note that case weight classes in this period were in the avoirdupoids system, making this a half pound case on a postal or personal weight scale, but over .625 troy pounds in the precious metals system Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine mvt condition overall with only slight patchy toning to plates; dial nearly perfect, short hl under seconds only; hands in fine blue; massive gauge model-consistent recase shows medium to substantial even wear, numerous MFS, no dents, slight ding in band; bow loose but original with light central wear, push shows substantial wear with abundant break to either side; lift spring has been replaced with one that only provides partial lift, and an extra hole drilled for the lift-spring screw in the case body; good glass crystal; generally good fit, good alignment for the winding hole and dial, two hinge plugs gone but hinges showing little stress; a case that would clean up beautifully and look great with repair or reproduction of the push-cap; nice high grade mvt selected
249 $150 $300 APW - Waltham model 1888 hunter with unusual dial, 16S (specialty dimensions), GF original HC, SW-SS, WE O'Hara style SSD with cranberry color numerals, gold foil minute and hour marks, gold minute indications, and unusual gold AWWCo signature, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#8574475 Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, good mvt condition overall; dial perfect in the main area, has concealed edge sliver from 2 to 2:30 plus concealed edge sliver and chip from 9:30 to 10:30, both wax filled to some extent - only the top of the chip below 50 can be seen if one looks for it; hands slightly oxidized and rubbed; original case shows good detail, light wear with beginnings of highlight brassing at edges, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a nice case and an interesting dial for a higher grade model
250 $150 $300 APW - Waltham Riverside model 1888, 16S (specialty dimensions), GF original HC, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, small checkerboard center NI damascene with florette and arcaded surrounds, s#6908780 Mvt: NR, very gummy, shows potential for good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to train, slightly cloudy plates but otherwise near mint mvt condition overall; dial with hl below seconds; hands in fine blue; fine original case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a fine grade of M88 in very fine GF case, appropriate for even higher grade
251 $100 $200 APW - Waltham sidewinder in heavy silver case, 18S, coin silver 4 oz class (avoirdupoids) OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE impressed 24-hour DSD, lever escapement, 17J, gilt mvt, s#10501852, in clean leather pouch Mvt: NR, incomplete, hands spin; dial with hl; hands in good blue with rusted minute spade; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, two big dents at base of band, one dimpled, no other dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; great case for a better mvt
252 $300 $500 APW - Waltham Wm Ellery grade KW model, 10S, 10-12K pink gold original HC with gold cuvette, deceptively marked "18" with crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt, s#772551; with Waltham box from the early 20th century Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dull plates with long, straight MFS running from click to third wheel, hardly any oxide; dial with long hls; hands in fine blue, mismatched minute weight; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, a light cover dent plus minor dings, visible internally; bow tight, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; rubbed box, probably from the teens or twenties; case tested for quality; while there is no hard and fast rule, one can generally expect that any 18 mark without the K will be under the indicated karat, with ranges anywhere from 8K to 16K, and occasionally worse; luster, tarnish and color are good up front guides
253 $550 $750 APW - Waltham, 19J Riverside, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case, circular checkerboard center with arcaded pattern NI damascene surrounds, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, s#12076777 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very clean plates, hardly any oxide; dial hl at 5; hands in good blue; original medium gauge case with light gauge cuvette shows light wear, some MFS, dent in band, many dings overall; bow tight, new crown shows no wear; clean plastic crystal
254 $300 $600 APW - Waltham, "AWWCo Riverside" grade full-gilt model 1888, 16S (specialty dimensions), coin silver OF original case with trefoil bow, gold hinges, SW-SS, "Railroader" style WE-SSD signed Waltham, lever escapement, 17J, GJS with raised center bushing, small checkerboard center full-gilt NI damascene plates with chambered arcaded florette surrounds, gilt bright-work, s#9525868, handsomely decorated mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS or speckle, near mint slots & mint settings, a little powdery oxide on bright work, specks and a couple of spots on winding wheels; dial perfect but with a few surface scratches; hands in mint intense blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings, the lightest bow impression; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a great model 88 dial on a great model 88 mvt, lovely case, excellent condition
255 $250 $400 APW - Waltham, 12S, 14K OF original clamshell type case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI damascene, s#17232194 Mvt: NR, broken staff, clean plates, no oxide; dial perfect; hands in fine blue; original medium gauge case shows light wear, many MFS, aome light dents or dings; bow GF, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
256 $125 $250 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy model 1879, 18S, OF mvt recased in nice GF box hinge HC with haying scene on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, simple concentric pattern NI damascene, s#1801430, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fair mvt condition overall; dial with hls and small fracture at seconds top; hands mismatched; recase shows light even wear, brass appearing on box edges and pendant, few MFS, no dents, a faint ding in the center of both covers; bow brassy underneath, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; another decent case for a proper mvt
257 $100 $200 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857, 18S, sterling silver OF 3 oz class recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with bimetallic expansion balance, gold timing screws, screwed in jewel settings, 15J, gilt mvt, s#252416 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands in fine blue, slight mismatch; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, fine detail, few MFS, faintest dents visible internally on reflection in case back, no dings; bow good; good glass crystal; nice case, dial & mvt
258 $150 $300 APW - Waltham, scarce marked "Non-Magnetic" hunting model 1892 with original anti-magnetic HS, 18S, heavy nickel alloy recased HB&B display case, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene with overlaid florette band, stacked arcaded surround, s#7013266, from a Riverside 17J lot of 900; Paillard obtained patents as early as 1887 for an anti-magnetic HS, but his contracts all carry his name; Waltham may have come up with its own alloy, or licensed this production in small quantity from Paillard without carrying his name; it would be fun to hear the answer to this implicit question Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, some longer, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial with single faint hl at 5:30, seconds rubbing; hands in good blue, hour metallic in tone; recase shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear, does not sit flush; good glass crystals
259 $200 $400 APW - Waterbury long-wind with rotating mvt, six-spoke in original box, 18S, metal OF original case, SW, hand-set, paper dial chapter, duplex escapement, not jeweled, gilt mvt, s#29 on mainspring cover; when operating correctly, the long mainspring covering the back is wound by a large click wheel connected to the crown, while the arbor supplies the motive force to the mvt carriage; the movement then rotates within the frame formed by the fixed dial and the fixed mainspring cover; in this way the action is like a karrusel or tourbillion, only over longer period, and may average positional error somewhat; the original box bears the earliest patent of the mvt, April 18, 1871, while the crown bears the patent of May 21, 1878 Mvt: NR, click gone, three screws that hold mainspring cover gone (CAUTION - do not lift cover off or attempt to wind), mainspring good but the arbor hook is worn and does not catch the mainspring hole, crack forming near hole; dial is soaked with oil; hands good; original case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows medium wear; worn glass crystal; clean box with excellent internal silk, fine engraving of the Waterbury factory, minor rubbing, no staining
260 $200 $400 PW lot (22) - Clean mvts and dials complete, including 21J 16S Waltham, Montgomery dial Elgin, Howard Keystone 17J, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
261 $200 $400 PW mvts only - Perhaps a couple hundred, with and without dials, many American All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
262 $400 $800 Lot of dozens of American dials, many in very good condition, and a larger quantity of American movements with dials also in generally good condition, over 100 items total; very little Swiss mixed in All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
263 $200 $400 PW dials only - Mostly used porcelain & metal dials, all sizes, the good, the bad and the ugly All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
264 $300 $600 PW cases and partial cases only - 130 give or take, mostly nickel alloy or base metal, mostly larger sizes All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
265 $300 $600 PW cases only - Perhaps 200 plus, all sizes, many GF All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
266 $300 $500 Derbyshire lathe mounted on piano base with motor and pedal, boxed collets, gravers, Waller graver sharpener, Derbyshire booklet All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
267 $300 $500 Lathe - Metronic 8mm with numerous 8mm and 10mm collets, along with a fine graver sharpening set All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
268 $200 $400 Lathe - Cute little 3-jaw headstock, taper-tailstock lathe, running but missing back cover, has internal motor, a Sonogen cleaner, working, and a very heavy industrial binocular microscope All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
269 $250 $500 Watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner, B200 vibrograph, Citizens quartz tester, incomplete soldering machine, all sold as is All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
270 $200 $400 Bulova VC-10 cleaner, looks very clean, operating condition unknown, sometimes these need new hoses to prevent leakage All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
271 $300 $500 Lot (2) Watchmaking machines - L&R Varimatic, fully automated watch cleaning machine, both ultrasonic and agitation, in excellent running order, with box of attachments and baskets plus all original documents and instructions; machine has been tested and run through full cycle with fluids before bringing to the gallery; together with an earlier pre-B-100 WatchMaster timing machine, with box of attachments and all papers from the same source, supposed to be working but not tested for accuracy, would need new paper at least L&R working beautifully, a very popular machine; timing machine not tested, good at least for parts if not daily use; all oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is unless otherwise noted here, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
272 $250 $500 Hand tools - Including many tools from the 1920s, some in original boxes, large quantity, very useful and comprehensive selection All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
273 $200 $400 Tools - Complete crystal inserting set, "Power Hone" diamond honing wheel (one of the most useful shop tools you could want with wheels still available from Gesswein, Rio Grande, etc), Ohaus balances, partial Seitz jewel setting press, boxed Bulova 50X monoloupe (great for examining pivots mounted in lathes, too), WW case-back removers, small hand tools, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
273a $150 $250 Tool lot consisting of a very complete K&D staking set together with a mostly complete jewelers Swarthchild setting tool All furniture, tooling, material and oversize lots subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
273b $100 $150 Inverto Deluxe staking set, similar to K&D 18R, good condition and mostly complete with jeweling attachment All furniture, tooling, material and oversize lots subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
273c $100 $200 Lot - misc findings, stones, chain, bezels, etc, some silver, gold filled and plated All furniture, clocks, tooling, material and oversize lots subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
274 $150 $300 K&D staking set with booklet in fine condition, small quantity of various hand tools, brass 8 day clock mvt, three watch cabinets with multiple hooks, assortment of watchmakers manuals and references All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
275 $500 $1500 Material including 10 lbs plus PW cases as is, crowns, 10K Masonic and other lodge pins, gold leaf and other findings, dials - check this one out in person All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
276 $300 $600 Giant material lot, too much to begin to list All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
277 $200 $400 Elgin pocketwatch parts, etc - Good selection of organized parts in numerous boxes All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
278 $200 $400 Large parts lot, some organization All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
279 $150 $250 Box of gold filled material, plated expansion bracelets, cases, etc, very few movements, over 7 lbs All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
280 $200 $400 Quantity of small clocks and car clocks for repair, parts or restoration All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
281 $150 $300 Car clocks (30+) - Some complete, most for restoration or parts All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
282 $300 $500 Oak 15 drawer bench and chair, with every drawer containing necessary and clean tools All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
283 $150 $300 Fine custom made cabinet with well organized PW crystals and many mainsprings All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
284 $150 $300 Multiple drawer wood cabinet housing hundreds of clean American and Swiss pocket watch hands All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
285 $1600 $2000 PW lot (2) Waltham 18S model 1883 - Heavy 14K solid gold OF AWCCo original case, Appleton Tracy & Co, 15J, clean, GRO, light wear, minor dents, dial hls; GF original HC, brassy overall, 7J, GRO; both in clean leather pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
286 $1400 $2000 PW lot (2) Hamilton 14K solid gold HB&B original cased high-grade OF 12S in excellent condition, GRO, signed gold cuvettes - Yellow gold 23J grade 920, knife scratches on cuvette, hidden hinge, dial hls, hands in near mint purple; white gold 19J grade 900, spotted NI damascene creating parallel rope-twist effect, light fracture at 2, mint blue hands; nice heavy cases, little wear, light back dents on WG Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
287 $1100 $1500 PW lot (2) Agassiz - 18K solid gold 44mm, hinged gold cuvette and back, snap-bezel, 17J, GRO, cloudy plates, silvered metal dial refinished for Tiffany & Co; GF original snap-back, near mint mvt if not for plate cloudiness and slight fingerprint etching, too gummy to run but will with pressure, mint original dial and mint hands, near mint rose-tone case; both watches at 17J have capped escape and jeweled center wheel Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
288 $900 $1200 PW lot (2) 14K gold 19J 12-14S OF American - South Bend grade 429, near mint internally, fine dial, light wear to logo signed clamshell case; Waltham Riverside A, GRO, tarnished gilt-silver Black, Starr and Frost dial, gold plate soldered on back to cover earlier initial, HB&B case with gold cuvette Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
289 $800 $1200 PW lot (2) Fine Elgin 19J 12S OF - 14K solid gold HB&B (unmarked but tested), contract for "John Wanamaker Phila - New York" marked on dial and mvt, running, 1904 presentation on solid gold cuvette, medium wear and dings, dial hls; Lord Elgin, GF snap-back, GRO, clean, silvered dial with few defects Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
290 $700 $1000 PW lot (2) Fine 14K LHC - Waltham 6S with unusual dial signature, "Waltham" printed through an "AWCo" field, dial hls, near mint case, GRO, fine NI damascene mvt; Elgin 0S 7J with fancy dial, near mint case but lift & latch springs removed, crystal absent, GRO, minor dings in band Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
291 $700 $900 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
292 $700 $1100 PW lot (2) Verge fusee coin silver pair cased, one for US market - Mitchell & Mott, New York (probably Henry Mitchell, ca 1787), with papers from four New York 19th century watchmakers, one dated 1847, and two modern watchmakers from the NY area, gilt open dust cap revealing the balance cock, matching cases, replaced pendant and bow, glued and repaired dial chip at 9 to 10, good early American contract needing proper style of pendant and bow; B Edmunds, Liverpool, running and occasionally stopping, matching cases, many watch papers, dial hls originating at center hole fracture, crystal too low to close bezel, 56mm Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
293 $500 $800 PW lot (2) Oversize gunmetal calendar watches - Giant 80mm with dial repair and many hls, GRO, crystal glued in place but not quite fitting, would with a little fine grinding; 67mm, ticking, minor dial damage/repair, good crystal; both watches missing their moon disks Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
294 $400 $700 PW lot (2) Civil War period Waltham model 1857 KWKS 18S in later model consistent KW cases - Appleton Tracy & Co s#151664, 11J, expansion balance, GRO, plates patchy, good WED, heavy coin silver HC with faux English style hallmarks, silver cuvette, very little wear, internal distress to the cover lip where it meets the latch, should be properly fixed for optimal closure, slight dig-out on band where screw-head for latch spring should be; Appleton Tracy & Co s#168771, 15J, solid balance, NR, staff OK, plaltes quite corroded and lightly sanded, WED with hls and chip in seconds, hl above seconds, GF OF recase going into medium even wear with minor brassing to edges and pendant, good detail, cover edge ding, thick crystal with minor imperfections; both mvts well-aligned in cases Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
295 $400 $600 PW lot (2) Hamilton 16S OF GF - 21J grade 992B, original SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown RR style case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#C356345, in near mint condition overall save for occasionally temperamental threads if not positioned just right, and odd replacement bow, GRO; 17J grade 972, running, SB&B case with bad threads, enamelled US eagle on back, enamel losses, light dents making it hard to get in and out of; plain white impressed metal DSD Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
296 $400 $600 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
297 $400 $600 PW lot (2) Interesting fusee items - Miniature verge fusee mvt only, 20mm dial plate diameter, under 19mm back plate, good staff, good escapement action, complete chain, wound down, takes tiny key, chips at widing hole, Continental, ca 1800; Roth Freres a Paris, Continental repousse pair cased verge, coin silver case, wear to repousse but no break, running, clean mvt, nice piercing to cock and regulator plate Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
298 $400 $600 PW lot (2) Swiss gold ladies' pendant - 18K pin and pendant, Monvis 17J Incabloc, mint, GRO; 14K & basse-taille enamel OF cylinder, 28mm, back hing tube broken, back undisturbed, metal cuvette, ticking, much enamel loss despite little wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
299 $300 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
300 $300 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
301 $300 $500 PW lot (2) American RR style 16S OF - Elgin 21J Father Time, GF HB&B case with light wear & dents, near mint mvt, GRO, good dial with dirt & residue; Illinois two-tone contract mvt & DSD signed "S Tripp, Millerton, NY," 17J, GRO, clean mvt & dial, exceptional "Scepter" SB&B case with locomotive on back, near mint condition Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
302 $300 $500 PW lot (2) Elgin 21J B W Raymond late model, 16S, GF OF original SB&B case marked "Cased and Timed at Elgin National Watch Co," SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene; Both GRO, clean mvts, one with MFS, good dials, one with minor hls in seconds, fine hands, good cases with light wear, one with minor dent in better polish than the other which has rough threads Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
303 $300 $500 PW lot (2) Elgin 21J RR grade 16S GF OF - B W Raymond, HB&B recase, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, NR, broken mainspring, poor plates and sanded winding wheels, fine case, good dial; Father Time, SB&B original case, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, GRO, clean plates, good dial, light wear only Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
304 $300 $500 PW lot (2) Hamilton 16S 21J GF OF - Grade 992B in fine model #11 case, GRO, plates only fair, some oxide, patches on wheels, missing case screw, perfect WE-DSD, near mint hands, find a mint mvt for this one; grade 992, GRO, perfect dial, fine hands, worn-out case to send in for GF scrap Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
305 $300 $600 PW lot (2) Hamilton 18S jeweler's contracts for "The W F Plambeck Jewelry Co Denver Colo" signed both on dial and mvt, 18S, GF, WE-DSD - 21J grade 941HC, rather worn recase, s#127012, mvt with cloudiness and some plate MFS to FS, letter blacking gone, two hls; 17J grade 926 OF, HB&B original case, s#172227, clean mvt, good letter blacking, little wear, single hl; both GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
306 $300 $500 PW lot (2) Hamilton RR grade 16S in Wadsworth SB&B original RR style cases with bar-stopped bows - 21J grade 992, 16S, WGF, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene; 19J grade 996, 16S, YGF, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pin-wheel surrounds; the first with light wear and some edge or highlight brassing, also visible at top of bow, tiny sharp punch marks inside back from attempt to remove light dents (always use a case block, burnisher or wood block to do this), fine dial; the seconds with more substantial wear to brass, dents in back needing blocking, break to the bow bar tube, good Montgomery dial, scratched crystal; both with clean mvts, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
307 $300 $600 PW lot (2) Illinois 18S with O'Hara style fancy dials, nickel alloy OF SB&B cases, fifth pinion NI damascene mvts, running - The first with red flowers has a few faint lines in the central area; the second with lavender chapter has a faint hl through 4; clean cases with little wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
308 $300 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
309 $300 $500 PW lot (2) RR grade 21J 16S OF WE-DSD - Illinois Bunn Special, GRO, letter blacking washed out, original GF OF HB&B, severely damaged dial, light wear, tiny brassing at pendant only, bow brassy; Elgin Father Time, fancy rhodium plated WGF SB&B recase, GRO, good dial, little wear, more crown wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
310 $300 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
311 $300 $500 PW lot (2) Waltham 23J Vanguard, 16S, GF OF cases, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled motor barrel, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, small circular checkerboard center with rope pattern NI damascene surrounds; the first in original HB&B, good dial, clean mvt, s#19M; the second in white RR style SB&B recase, fine dial, very clean & bright mvt, s#16M; both GRO, both cases well into medium wear and brassiness Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
312 $250 $450 PW lot (2) American - Waltham Vanguard 23J hunting model 1892, fine original heavy GF HC, WE-DSD with a few light hls, clean mvt with near mint GJS, no oxide, GRO, very light wear; Hamilton 17J 12S grade 916, very gummy, good staff, ticks with pressure, needs crystal, GF OF HB&B in original box with matching warrantee paper Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
313 $250 $450 PW lot (2) American 16S with O'Hara style fancy dials, GF OF SB&B recases - Elgin in mint patriotic case with American eagle back, otherwise perfect dial with edge flake at 1:30, 7J mvt with good staff needs mainspring; Rockford 15J, dial with edge chip to copper at 1:30, line from 1 to center, short edge line at 10, running well, very light case wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
314 $250 $500 PW lot (2) American 18S with O'Hara style fancy dials, HC mvts in nickel alloy SB&B cases, clean mvts, GRO - US Watch Co Waltham with American Waltham dial, surface dirt, edge chip at 10 mostly concealed, line proceeding across to flowers; Dueber Watch Co (Hampden) with perfect dial, bright 15J mvt with GJS Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
315 $250 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
316 $250 $500 PW lot (2) Early Waltham 18S model 1857 - Wm Ellery in original Waltham HC, good dial, s#182507, plates polished; nickel alloy cased PSB serial #38835, mvt in excellent condition, dial fractured; great case on one, great mvt on the other Multiple lots sold as is
317 $250 $450 PW lot (2) Hamilton 16S OF - 19J grade 996, 16S, nickel alloy original Hamilton display case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with single hl, lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene center with pin-wheel surrounds, s#1272132, clean, GRO; perfect Electric Railway Special marked Montgomery WED, grade 956, broken mainspring, good staff, GF OF SB&B original case, brass edges only, s#1704465, clean mvt Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
318 $250 $450 PW lot (2) Hamilton 21J grade 992, 16S, GF OF SB&B RR style cases, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene; the first in fine original or NOS Keystone J Boss green case, light wear only, dial hls, hour hand gone, plastic crystal, cloudy mvt, some oxide; the second in Keystone recase with wear to brass all around back, cleaner mvt, Montgomery dial with many hls; both GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
319 $250 $450 PW lot (2) Hampden 21J 18S OF RR grade, WE-DSD, original cases - John Hancock grade in nickel alloy SB&B, light wear; Dueber Watch Co grade in GF HB&B, very light wear; both with fine dials, clean mvts, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
320 $250 $450 PW lot (2) Waltham 23J Vanguard, late model, 16S, GF OF original Keystone J Boss SB&B cases, SW-LS, fully signed Vanguard WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, internally jeweled motor barrel, plain parallel pattern NI damascene; one with perfect dial, light case wear, some dents and dings to remove; the other going into medium wear with light brassing, minor dial hls; both with clean mvts, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
321 $250 $450 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
322 $200 $400 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
323 $200 $400 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
324 $200 $400 PW lot (2) American 21J RR grade GF OF original cases - Hamilton grade 940 18S SB&B, light wear, WE-DSD with two hls, clean mvt, GRO; Illinois A Lincoln 16S SO with light wear & dings, unusual retailer logo within back "Isadore Cohen Company Inc Bluefield W Va," WE-Montgomery DSD with hls & microflecks; cloudy and speckled plates, plenty of oxide, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
325 $200 $400 PW lot (2) Hamilton 21J grade 992, 16S, recased, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene; the first in nickel alloy Hamilton (one bezel signed) display case, dial hls below seconds, clean plates, near mint settings; the second in plated OF with light wear to brass all around, fine dial, good plates; both GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
326 $200 $400 PW lot (2) Howard N-S recased, clean, GRO - Series VIII, coin silver OF snap-back, perfect dial, original hands; series IX, hound grade, HC mvt in nice nickel display, dial almost perfect with short hl at 7, original hands; in clean leather pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
327 $200 $400 PW lot (2) Howard N-S series VII hunting recased in nickel alloy OF SB&B SW cases - Horse grade, missing regulator whiplash, clean reproduction dial & hands, tarnished plates; WED, very clean mvt, original hands in fine blue; both GRO, in clean leather pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
328 $200 $400 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
329 $200 $400 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
330 $200 $400 PW lot (2) Swiss, niello decorated .800 silver original cases with gold inlays and silver cuvettes, SW-SS, 15J, lever escapement - OF HB&B, 48mm, gilt metal DSD with tarnish speckle, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#340899; HC, 51mm, inlay depicting birder with dog, WED with chipped center& hl, gilt mvt, s#562176; both running, the first with minor niello loss at hinge, the second with larger chips at back center Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
331 $200 $400 PW lot (2) Uncommon 18S - Aurora 7J HC, coin silver recase, fine dial signature, hl at 10 to 11, case with hardly any wear but many fine dings, mvt scratches, GRO; Swiss high grade HC mvt in near mint heavy GF OF HB&B recase, dial signature for "Cal W & J Co, SF," clean mvt, GRO, 16J adjusted, s#6174; both in clean leather pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
332 $200 $400 Watch lot (2) American - Waltham, early driver's in original nickel alloy case, 31mm, 0S, 7J, running, clean, in fine box with ostrich band; Elgin 12S GF OF 17J, GRO, clean, in modern box Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
333 $150 $300 PW lot (2) 16S American nickel alloy OF with RR elements - Hamilton grade 992L, original SO case, damaged Montgomery dial, ticking; Elgin 15J with better Montgomery dial, running, plain later mvt with AMAC balance sytem, no crystal, recased Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
334 $150 $300 PW lot (2) American 18S KW coin silver, running - Waltham model 1857 in 4 oz class original HC, gold hinges, substantial wear, hl; Rockford s#8409, 2 oz class OF, substantial wear, faint hl at 3, broken hour hand Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
335 $150 $300 PW lot (2) Illinois 16S original GF OF WE-DSD, GRO - A Lincoln 21J, cloudy plates, RR style SB&B, medium wear, small light hls; 17J, HB&B, clean plates, minimal dial defects, very light wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
336 $150 $300 PW lot (2) Seth Thomas 18S recased OF full-plate 17J fancy concentric NI damascene, WE impressed DSD - Contract for "W L Wilson, East Haven, Vt" signed on mvt only, GF HB&B wtih very light wear & dings; the seconds in nickel alloy SO with little wear, plates with florette surround, hl; both clean mvts, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
337 $125 $250 PW lot (2) Waltham 18S GF OF - Model 1857 KW in nice SW case, running, poor plates, 11-15J; model 1883 15J, GRO, HC model in OF SB&B, gold or gilt European re-dial Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
338 $100 $200 PW lot (2) Elgin convertible in OF format, GRO - Bridge model ("three-finger") in GF OF original case, cloudy NI damascene plates, dial hls, very light wear, faint ding in back; regular model in nickel alloy display case, cloudy NI damascene plates, dial with very rough edge all around, hl Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
339 $100 $200 PW lot (2) Ladies' GF pendant - Elgin 6S 15J HC, very clean, running, notorious fake 14K Fahy's stamp, dial with dark hl; Waltham 0S OF 7J with fancy dial, mint but for concealed glaze line or two Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
340 $1000 $1500 PW lot (3) Illinois Sangamo Special 16S OF, gold train, GJS, WE-DSD - 19J true center bridge, signed Illinois display case, jeweled barrel, s#2615487, perfect dial, very clean, no wear; 21J true center bridge, Montgomery dial, 25 year SB&B recase, #2728210, dial defects; 23J false center bridge, 25 year GF SB hinged bezel original case with some wear to brass, pointed bow, s#3524956; all GRO, fairly clean mvts, 19J near mint Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
341 $500 $750 PW lot (3) Ladies' 6S hunters, GRO - Elgin 14K solid gold 7J, case with very light wear, some dings, dial hls, no crystal; Lady Waltham 16-17J, GJS, gold train, near mint case, dial & mvt; Waltham 15J box-hinge, clean, small hl, little wear; all in clean velvet pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
342 $500 $800 PW lot (3) Scarce Illinois 16S OF RR - Sangamo 21J jeweler's contract for "Hyman Berg & Co, Chicago" marked on dial & mvt, no Sangamo mark, s#1602467, GRO, clean recase, faded dial signature, hl; "Wathier's Railway Signal, Chicago" signed on dial, triple bridge with crescent click, 17J, long parallel wave pattern NI damascene, ticks & stops, base metal case, hls; Bunn Special 60-hour 21J, original Bunn Model case, GRO, very clean, no brass except on pendant highlights; interesting group Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
343 $450 $750 PW lot (3) Illinois 21J Bunn Special, 16S, GF OF SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering; the first in HB&B recase with wear down to brass ring on back, minor dings, good dial; the second in marked "Elgin RR" (on pendant base) recase with highlight brass, good non-Bunn dial; the third a marked "Sixty Hour" in original "Bunn Model #29" case with substantial wear to brass, light dent, minor dial hls; all with clean mvts, fine plates, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
344 $450 $750 PW lot (3) Verge fusee coin silver OF, running, medium to heavy tarnish to cases overall - J P Kroese, Amsterdam (ca 1770, famous for a fine enamel watch depicting Cleopatra), lacking outer case, with exquisite balance cock depcting Father of Time and with latin phrase above, "Sed metior ipsum" (But measure thyself), near mint arcaded dial with painted harbor scene, fine condition; Chopard Fils, Continental, elaborate hands, consular case, very fine condition; D Edmonds, Liverpool, pair cased, original, fine condition overall, nearly perfect dial (hl), replaced fancy minute hand Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
345 $400 $600 PW lot (3) 21J RR grade 16S GF OF SB&B GRO - Hamilton 992, BOC recase, substantial wear to brass, dial fracture at center, clean mvt; Hamilton Montgomery, clean dial & mvt, little case wear; South Bend grade 227, clean mvt, some oxide, little wear, recased, bezel scratched, hl in center Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
346 $400 $700 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
347 $300 $500 PW lot (3) American 18S OF - Melrose Watch Co KWKS, s#32566, nickel alloy original case, Tremont dial with small defect, 11-15J, GRO; Elgin coin silver KWKS Farwell, 11-15J, GRO, nickel cuvette drilled for a different mvt, hunting back, light wear, tarnish; Elgin 15K Wheeler, SW-LS with KW square, running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
348 $300 $500 PW lot (3) Fine American GF - Near mint Waltham 14S HC, model 1884, star & crescent mark on plate, NI damascene, GRO, case warrantee label in back; Hampden 23J 16S grade 104 HC model, clean, GRO, NI damascene plates with perpendicular banding; NY Standard chronograph, 16S OF, GRO, clean overall Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
349 $300 $500 PW lot (3) Fine GF OF Swiss - Omega in RR style GF OF SB&B original case, 16S (50mm), GRO, little wear, perfect dial, fine blued hands; "Recorder" split seconds chronograph with minute register, 52mm, fine mvt, runs but the split action is gummy, complete, light case wear, perfect dial hands in fine purple but for minute replacement; Gruen Veri-Thin Precision, 42mm, 17J, some dark plate etching, near mint dial and hands; nice clean watches overall Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
350 $300 $600 PW lot (3) Hamilton with O'Hara style fancy dials in SB&B OF cases, 17J, GRO or running - 18S OF grade 926, dial for "J H Wight & Co" with long glaze lines from 11 and 12 through center, line below seconds, clean mvt, light case wear; 18S hunting grade 925, dial with glaze fractures above 5 and around 8, minor lines below, clean mvt, case dents; 16S OF marked grade 972, running but balance out of true, dial with long lines from 11 and 12 through center, short lines at 5, 8 and 9, case shows a little brass Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
351 $300 $500 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
352 $200 $400 PW lot (3) American - Seth Thomas 17J 18S full-plate model, fancy two-tone gilt and NI damascene, original GF OF SB&B case, WE impressed DSD, GRO, clean internally, brassy externally; Seth Thomas 7J 18S, heavy coin silver Invisible Hinge Case Co OF recase, good hinge, many band dents, clean dial, GRO; Bradley Mickey Mouse, made in USA, clean, running; all in clean pouches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
353 $200 $400 PW lot (3) American ladies' hunters - Gold Elgin KW, Gail Borden mvt, 11-15J, nr, staff OK, gummy, little wear to 6-10K Brooklyn Eagle case; Waltham 6S SW 7J, running, little wear; US Watch Co, Waltham, 0S, 7j, ticks, rough winding, light wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
354 $200 $400 PW lot (3) European items - James Kahn, Neuchatel, lever mvt only, KWKS, as-is in watch holder; William Chambers, Liverpool, lever fusee, coin HC, staff OK, chain intact, case quite worn; Continental verge fusee, orignal silver consular case, running, unsigned Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
355 $200 $400 PW lot (3) Older European coin silver - Pearson, Coventry, pair cased fusee, chain off fusee but there, good escapement function, edge defects and hl, gold hands, button latch gone, dents, 55mm; Benson London, Swiss cylinder KW, no crystal, ticks, worn, dings, hls, 53mm; Swiss SW, chipped dial center, no crystal, will not wind, staff OK, wear & dents, 46mm Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
356 $1200 $1600 PW lot (4) Hamilton OF - Fine 14K solid gold HWW original HB&B case, 16S 17J grade 974, bad staff, nearly medium wear, clean mvt otherwise, clean WED; 19J grade 996, clean mvt, GRO, 16S GF OF SB&B original case, fine dial & hands, light wear, minor dings, new plaque soldered to back over old monogram; 17J 16S grade 956 in clean original RR style case, silvered metal dial with light tarnish, running, fine hands, minor back ding; 17J 12-14S grade 910, NR, staff OK, corroded dial and hands from bad crystal Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
357 $400 $600 PW lot (4) American - Waltham Wm Ellery model 1857 in fine earlier Waltham coin silver HC, s# over 700,000, case for Civil War period; Coin silver PSB model 1857, s#163316, later coin case, mvt from Civil War period; Illinois Miller 18S KW, s#19974, 3 oz class coin case; Waltham 17J 16S Riverside, worn GF, running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
358 $400 $800 PW lot (4) American 21J 16S OF plus American eagle fob, all running - Waltham Crescent St GF SO, clean, dial hl; Elgin BWR, Montgomery SSD, light hl, GF SB&B with medium wear, brassy; Hampden SB&B RR style metal case, wear through plating, clean mvt, hls; Elgin Father Time, HB&B with slight brassiness, hls, worn crystal, slightly couldy plates Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
359 $200 $400 PW lot (4) American - Waltham 21J grade 645, 16S Waltham display case, clean GRO, dial wrecked; Burlington 21J Bull Dog, 16S GF Fahy's marked RR SO case, running, hls; Waltham 17J 16S HC mvt in display case; Elgin 18S HC mvt in nickel SO OF case, running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
360 $200 $400 PW lot (4) American OF - Hamilton 21J grade 992, original GF OF SB&B, good WE Montgomery DSD, running; Hamilton 12S WGF grade 912, running, clean; Elgin 16S 17J, clean RR style GF SB&B, needs crystal; Hampden 7J 18S, nickel alloy HB&B, NR, bad staff, don't cut yourself on the decaying crown, clean dial and hands Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
361 $150 $300 PW lot (4) European in silver cases, 47mm to 58mm - Big Swiss HC lever, NR, broken pallet pivot; heavy OF English lever fusee, NR, complete, broken hands; Graves "Express English Lever" OF, staff OK, HS may be loose, remant of hand left; Henry Touchon, NR, train problems, hand loose, quite worn Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
362 $150 $300 PW lot (4) Interesting items - Waltham Colonial series 12S GF OF snap-case 17J, running, dial near mint original, minor edge brassing; Lady's Alpine Swiss GF HC 0S with fancy dial, cylinder mvt, near mint overall, GRO, but missing crystal; Belmar "helm" style pendant watch, GP, 32mm, on GP US military flier's pin, ticking, fine original dial, good overall condition; odd gutta percha or hard rubber box-link watch chain, iron mounts, 10.5 inches, oxide on iron Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
363 $100 $200 PW lot (4) Purse, pocket or travel watches - Movado with silver mounts (as-is, incomplete); Elgin (ticks); Swiss nightstand type in silver (ticks); lighter watch, NR, some corroded edges, needs crystal Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
364 $800 $1200 PW lot (5) Interesting European - L'Epine a Paris, 18K gold verge with silver mounted royal crest, studded with rose cut diamonds, a few missing, minor dings, contact tarnish, dial repair and bushing at winding, diamond set pique markers on dial, diamond set hands, clean gilt mvt, 39mm; small silver Hebdomas patent 8-dayt lever, open escapement, full barrel in back, GRO, heavy tarnish, light wear, 43mm; Tiffany & Co, New York, silver cased lady's pendant, triple signed, black tarnish, light wear, GRO, minor digns & scratches, 35mm; silver KW cylinder, clean, nice white dial, shepherdess on back, ticking; fancy dial Swiss cylinder lady's KW, silver, tarnished, ticking, 40mm Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
365 $300 $500 PW lot (5) American silver 18S - Waltham Crescent St model 1870 KW recased in SW case; Waltham model 1857 KW in original case; Waltham model 1883; plus (2)Elgin SW Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
366 $450 $650 PW lot (5) Early European - Campbell, LHD, Glasgow, recased coin silver pair-cased verge fusee, inner drilled again, ticks, dial plate loose, motion wheel gone; James Chater, London (father active 1718-1762, son active 1746-86, elegant mid-18th century verge fusee mvt with DES in purpose made gilt metal case with purpose made dial plate ca 1790, no hands or crystal, dial damage, chain gone, staff broken but gilding near mint; B E Edmunds, Liverpool, coin silver pair cased fusee, original, chain half there, verge escapement good, hl, needs minute hand; Turkish market .800 silver HC, as-is; silver plated brass KW HC, as-is Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
367 $300 $600 PW lot (5) - Hamilton 21J 18S grade 940, worn case, clean dial & mvt, GRO; Waltham Ellery KW M57 in coin case, barely ticking, out of beat; Waltham M57 contract for "P S Hyde, Piedmont, W Va" in coin original HC; Amn Watch Co Hillside 14S in silver HC, broken staff; Tobias silver HC, no bezel, rough but ticking Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
368 $200 $400 PW lot (5) American - Hamilton 12S grade 912, 17J, clean, GRO, original fitted box with very clean interior; multicolor GF LHC Rockford with domed mvt, 6-8S, worn case, clean internally; Waltham 12S 7J with mint dial, hands and case, running; Howard Keystone 12S WGF clamshell, running, needs seconds and minute hand; Waltham GF Colonial, NR, yellowed crystal Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
369 $200 $400 PW lot (6) items - (4) 16S cases plus mainspring and dial - GF OF SB&B Illinois RR style, light wear; 16S Hamilton stainless steel SB&B suitable for 992B, many MFS to complete back satin; Hamilton 3-footed perfect WE-DSD; Hamilton 16S white alloy mainspring, NOS; Illinois display case, nickel alloy. little wear; GF OF SB&B Illinois Elgin case, very light wear; useful lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
370 $200 $400 PW lot (6) Ladies' GF pendant - Clean Columbus 6S scalloped edge HC with race fob; plated modern HC Colibri; two Elgin 3/0S OF; Waltham 0S HC; Illinois 6S HC with scalloped edge Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
371 $2000 $3000 PW lot (7) Gold American - Elgin 14K 12S OF clamshell, running; Waltham 14K 0S LHC, running; Hampden 14K 6/0S LHC with fancy dial, running; very crisp Waltham 15J 0S LHC, running; Longines 14K 0S LHC jeweler's contract, running; Elgin 14K 6S LHC, running; Waltham 10K 6S LHC, NR, good staff, missing bezel; all quite good looking Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
372 $3000 $4000 PW lot (7) European gold watches - Swiss 18K with multicolor gold dial, ticking, 46mm, little wear; jeweler's contract for US market, heavy 14K 6S LHC; low-carat LWW; 12-14K Matile, Swiss KW with GF chain; heavy 10-14K Bolle, Geneve, KWKS, 44mm; 18K OF clamshell, damaged; 18K Robert, Locle, broken enamel, some remaining rose cut diamonds Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
373 $200 $400 PW lot (7) items - (3) Elgin 16S OF SB&B plus (4) chains - B W Raymond 21J, late model with AMAC balance system, ticking sluggishly, good dial, fine hands, light case wear, tiny line brassing; 17J, GRO, GF case, silvered dial; 7J, NR, good staff, metal case, needs glass crystal; GF & metal chains in clean condition Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
374 $150 $300 PW lot (7) - Elgin BWR 15J adjusted GF HC DSD NR; Elgin 15J HC mvt nickel OF case NR; Gruen Verithin GF, runs; Elgin 0S LHC, fancy dial, small fracture, no bezel, ticks; Moulinie, Geneve, silver OF KWKS 42mm, ticks, clean, with long GF chain & key; Swiss lady's wrist/pendant, ticks, bad dial, hands kaput; Incabloc plated HC, NR Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
375 $400 $600 PW lot (9) - Includes three silver cased levers, three fusees, a gilt lever, Waltham, Elgin Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
376 $400 $600 PW lot (9) Swiss, English, KW and SW, mostly silver - John Forrest; HC with engraving of huntsman; Tobias movement; other silver cased watches Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
377 $200 $400 PW lot (9) American watches & mvts, most with rust damage - United States Watch Co, Marion, Deacon, nickel case; Wm Ellery 18S KW model, nickel case; Elgin with partial Masonic dial, partial case; English lever fusee, silver case; Swiss silver HC; Hampden 18S with fancy dial, little dial damage, the rest is toast; two Waltham mvts and a Swiss fake Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
378 $300 $500 PW lot (10) American 18S including one 14S - Elgin coin silver 3oz class HC, little wear, medium tarnish, ticking, broken crystal and lift spring; Elgin coin silver OF mvt in SO hinged pair case, 3 oz class, NR; Elgin silver filled OF, NR; corroded nickel alloy Swiss fake KW, NR; Waltham GF OF 17J, good staff, damaged WE-DSD, M83; Waltham nickel alloy OF, NR; Elgin nickel alloy OF, NR; Elgin in GF SO case, case fairly nice, good for RR grade, NR; Elgin HC mvt in GF OF case; coin silver Waltham 14S HC, no cover or bezel, NR Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
379 $100 $200 PW lot (10) For parts or repair - (4) GF ladies' HC, 0s to 6S, American; Waltham 3/0S mvt; (2) stopwatches in nickel cases; Elgin 16S GF OF, shattered crystal; Arnex repro HC, running; Sturdy dollar watch Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
380 $300 $500 PW lot (11) American 18S OF - (7) Elgins, one with 24-hour dial (hls); Yale fancy dial (hls); nickel alloy Excelsior; (2) Walthams; several have poor quality cases but complete and ticking movements Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
381 $150 $300 PW lot (11) Swiss, some silver, mixed sizes and conditions, including one GF 16S worn case only Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
382 $1000 $1400 PW lot (12) Fine selection of mostly heavy silver 18S American KW - Hampden Woolworth, 4 oz class Invisible Joint Case Co, OF, good staff; Waltham Broadway model 1883 KW, 4 oz class Waltham OF, can tick, back dents; Waltham PSB model 1877 KW, 3 oz class Dueber, overbanked, dented cuvette; Illinois, 3 oz class Newport OF, good staff; Waltham PSB model 1857 11-15J, Waltham HC, ticks a little, evenly worn, original; Illinois Interior, 3 oz class Keystone HC, running; Elgin, original English export HC, ticks; Waltham Broadway model 1877 OF, ticks; Waltham Crescent Street model 1870, KWKS from back, cuvette re-drilled, Waltham case, good staff, good mvt condition; Rockford in Dueber Silverine case, ticking; New Haven Watch Co in Thiery Watch Case Co, Boston, nickel alloy case with pocket watch logo in back, marked Commonwealth above; Waltham Appleton Tracy & Co model 1857 in 3 oz class SW case, ticking, light even wear, tarnish; a fun and varied lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
383 $300 $500 PW lot (14) Ladies' pendant - (11) GF American LHC, fine cases overall, most need mvt work, all but 2 are 0S; New England OF duplex, sterling silver, NR; plus (2) modern repro OF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
384 $400 $600 PW lot (16) American 16S & 18S, all but one GF - Elgin 18S GW in good Ladd HC with chain, running, clean; Hampden Hayward 18S in heavy HC, running, clean; Hamilton 18S 17J OF, NR, worn to brass, as-is; Elgin 18S 7J OF, GRO, clean case & dial; Elgin 18S HC mvt in OF case, wear to brass, NR; Elgin 18S 7J HC, some wear & dents, barely ticks; Elgin 16S convertible OF, ticks, medium wear, OF, metal chain; Elgin 16S HC, clean, ticking; Hampden 16S General Stark, some wear, NR, belt clip; Rockford 16S OF, running, clean mvt, dial hl, brass on case-back; Elgin 16S OF, running; (3) Waltham 16S HC, brass, NR; nickel alloy cased Elgin 16S OF, bad dial, good staff; Waltham 18S OF mvt, good staff Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
385 $400 $600 PW lot (19) Mostly American, mostly 12S - Illinois 16S GF OF; Illinois 12S Abe Lincoln 21J GF OF HB&B, GRO, clean mvt, good case & metal dial; Illinois HC; Elgin HC; (6) Elgin OF; (2) Waltham OF; Hamilton grade 912 WGF HB&B; plus (6) Swiss including one Tavannes and two Admirals Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
386 $400 $700 PW lot (21) American, various sizes - (10) Walthams 16S & 18S, one with clean fancy dial; several 15 and 17J; Longines contract; (7) Elgins; (3) Hamiltons; plus two chains Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
387 $650 $950 PW lot (22) American GF ladies' HC - From 6/0S to 8S, most complete, many with little wear, one with broken cover, two others with missing crown, one silver, occasional missing bezel Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
388 $600 $900 PW lot (22) American GF ladies' HC - From 0S to 6S, most complete, at least three with fancy dials, many with little wear, at least five case only, no missing bezels Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
389 $600 $900 PW lot (22) American GF ladies' HC - From 0S to 8S, many complete, many with little wear, a couple with missing covers, occasional missing bezel Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
390 $300 $500 PW lot (24) Mostly 3/0S to 0S ladies' American OF pendant - Includes Elgin, Waltham, Illinois, New England fancy dial, most in YGF or silver, a few ticking, two silver KW Swiss, a Bucherer enamel, a Croton silver sweep nurse's, a Swiss silver HC lacking bow; generally complete and clean looking Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
391 $800 $1200 PW lot (28) American and European 16S to 18S - Including (11) heavy coin silver English and Swiss, (10) mostly American GF, and (7) American nickel or base metal; includes Elgin, South Bend, Waltham, Hamilton, Sun-Dial, Vernon, New York Standard, Illinois; European includes Borel & Courvoisier, lever fusees, English Rosenberg & Zackrinskie lever in fine case, Tobias, Jacot, Horman, Cooper with nautical engraving, Montandon, Robinson crank-roller with beetle painted on dial; most NR Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
392 $300 $600 PW lot (29) 12 size watches, etc, all complete - (7) Walthams, GF chain and penknife, New England, Hamilton 912, Illinois 17J Rockland, (4) Elgins, Swiss pin-set GRO, Ansonia, many dollar watches, all low grade, most running, two military compasses Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
393 $700 $1100 PW lot (32) American and European, mostly 16S - Including (10) silver cased that are mostly European, (16) GF OF that are nearly all American, and (6) mixed in metal cases; includes Elgin, Illinois (one 19J), Hamilton, Zenith, Waltham (one with fancy dial, damaged), one Elgin 18S BWR adjusted in NI damascene with marked cock, Minerva stopwatch, Meylan chronograph, Charlotte, dollar watch with factory scene, New York Standard; silver cased include Waltham SO, Johnson lever fusee, 2 Swiss KW HC, Continental verge fusee, two Swiss SW, three Swiss KW, one missing back, all as-is Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
394 $900 $1200 PW lot (48) Mostly 12S American OF - Includes Elgin, Waltham, Illinois, Hamilton, Rockford, fancy dial, Omega, opera; most in YGF or WGF, many ticking, one silver KW Swiss, one nickel KW Swiss, some odd shapes, enamel, a Swiss Rubaiyat and a Swiss Regina; generally complete and clean looking All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
395 $400 $600 PW lot (50+) Mostly American - Clean Keystone Howard, Illinois, Elgin, fancy dial Waltham, cases, movements, case parts, holders, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
396 $500 $1000 PW lot (75+) mostly complete OF, as-is All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
397 $500 $1000 PW lot (100+) - Mostly American, 12,16 and 18 sizes, all in various states of repair All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
501 $75 $100 (1) Half Dollar - 1836 VF-20 Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
502 $70 $110 (1) Half Dollar - 1819 VF-20, heavy marks from the neck down Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
503 $75 $150 Lot - (4) Pieces of currency plus (1) Set - Series 1917 One-Dollar VF; Two-Dollar series 1953 fine; (2) One-Dollar series 1935E Silver Certificates in serial order, XF; framed 8x10 inch Trailblazers' Coin and Stamp Set, containing (14) Buffalo Nickels and (6) Stamps Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection, one dollar has several folds
504 $450 $600 (17) Silver Dollars - (9) Morgans, VG-8 to AU-55; (8) Peace Dollars, VF-20 to MS-60 Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
505 $450 $550 (38) Half Dollars - (33) are 90% silver and (5) are 40% silver - The two 1947 Walking Liberties are AU-55 to MS-60, the 1899-0 is AG-3 Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
506 $300 $450 (40) Bills - (1) $50 Confederate Note 1864 - UNC; (1) $1 1923 Silver Certificate - Speelman & White - Fine; (1) 1934A $20 Hawaii Note - VF; (1) $20 1929 New York Bank Note - Fine; (1) $10 1934A Silver Certificate - VF; (35) VF to UNC Silver Certificates and Notes with a total face value of $100 Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
507 $700 $850 (110) Quarters - 90% silver, most are Washington, includes (1) Barber and (14) dateless Standing Liberty Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
508 $600 $700 (110) Mercury Dimes in two books, most are cleaned, one is a 1921-D cleaned, no other keys; (85) Roosevelt Dimes in two books, most have been cleaned; additionally, (42) Silver Dimes in a bag, most are Mercury, no keys; (36) Clad Dimes Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
509 $400 $600 Large lot of American and Foreign coins - Canadian coins, 80% silver: (24) Dimes, (10) Quarters in three books, no keys; books of Small Cents 1920 to 1981, no keys; (9) George V Cents; (2) books of Nickels 1922 to 1979; (6) George V Nickels; (4) books of mixed American and Foreign coins, most are low value copper or clad, better coins are (4) Silver Dollars and (3) Silver Half Dollars including a 1925 Lexington and Concord XF-40; $1.90 face in US 90% silver; (1) 90% silver 1934 One Balboa Panama - XF-40; (1) Large Cent; (3) 2-Cent pieces; (5) Silver Nickels; 1945 Canadian Half Dollar; a few Tokens Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
510 $1100 $1400 Coin lot - (127) Silver Quarters plus (18) Clad Quarters in books, no keys; (30) Franklin or Kennedy 90% silver Halves, plus (5) 40% Halves plus (14) Clad Halves in books, no keys Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
511 $200 $300 Coin lot - (2) Books of Indian Head Cents, no keys including (2) Flying Eagles and (6) Copper Nickel Cents all about G-4, plus (51) Indian Head Cents 1879-1909, AG-3 to VF-8, some cleaned; (2) books of Cents 1909 to1940, no keys, most are G-4; (2) books of Cents 1941 to 1974, one is complete and one is missing 3 dates after 1961, no keys, most are F-12, one book has a lot that has been cleaned, making a total of 92 Wheat Cents; (2) 1867 Shield Nickels in a book, G-4 plus (38) V Nickels in two books, no keys, most are G-4; (35) Buffalo Nickels in a book, no keys, G-4 to XF-40; (1) set of Jefferson Nickels 1938 to 1961, missing 1950-D and 1951-S, F-12 to UNC; book of (28) Nickels starting 1962 Approximate grades given, sold subject to buyer's inspection
512 $2500 $4500 Swiss platinum and diamond with matching platinum and diamond set chain, 63mm x 19mm wide, custom hinged platinum original case allows open inspection of pierced back, set with 91 older European or single cut stones from tiny chip size graduated up to about 20 points, with marked platinum chain set with 10 5-point diamonds, the chain just shy of 24 inches total length, SW-SS, original silvered dial signed "Yard," Swiss 17J lever mvt marked "David Oppenheim," without number, in near mint condition overall, total weight of case, crystal and chain without mvt 19.9 dwt (31.0 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide; dial mint original; hands original, the top of the hour just ground slightly to allow better clearance, just needs to be blued again; original near mint case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; WGF fancy crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; chain with hardly any wear; an especially beautiful diamond pendant watch with exceptional case construction
513 $2000 $3000 Exceptional Swiss 18K enamel and diamond with associated 14K and enamel Art Nouveau style watch pin of great beauty, showing a woman in profile gazing into the diamond set center of a flower, the two items within a further associated late 19th century jewel box; watch measures 27mm, 18K OF original case with basse-taille enameled solid gold cuvette visible through the pierced, chased and engraved diamond set back cover, SW-SS, cream colored porcelain dial with red numbers, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#1234; the pin measures 34mm wide, basse-taille enamel giving a very soft coloration, minor enamel losses on leaves; the burlwood box measures about 4.75 inches square by 5 inches tall, the front dropping down to reveal a drawer behind, with its original key Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with minimal staining; dial perfect; hands fine, minor tip discoloration; original heavy gauge decorative case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, the cuvette with minor edge chipping at the lift, not visible closed; stylized original bow on swivel pendant unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; the pin with losses to leaves as noted, but the coloration so softly and thinly muted as to scarcely be noticed, while the facial enamel, buds and flower are excellent; the box in sound condition overall, no warping, minor corner distress; two very beautiful items in a fine little box, none needing to remain together
514 $1400 $2000 Patek Philippe & Co, Geneve, gold & enamel lady's, 35mm, 18K OF original case with French touchmarks and signed solid gold cuvette, champleve enameled back with monogram, tracery and florettes in blue and black, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement with moustache counterpoise, 15J, wolf's tooth winding, gilt mvt in Audemars style layout, s#86716, double signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with some oil smear, long straight hl next to 12, flake around seconds hole; hands good but replaced hour in brass does not match gold minute; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, some losses to delicate outer black tracery enamel, monogram with MFS; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
515 $800 $1200 Fine Swiss Edwardian diamond & enamel with matching chain, mvt probably Longines manufacture, 30mm, 26 inch chain plus bale, 18K OF original case with raised central floral button, cobalt blue basse-taille enamel surrounds alternating with white champleve stripes, set with six diamonds, the gold chain with blue pearls and cobalt basse taille enamel tubing, SW-SS, gilt dial, lever escapement, 17J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#1814389 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, otherwise white plates have some dark tarnish staining or plating loss; dial fine original, one scuff only; hands in fine dark purple; original well-constructed quality case shows no wear, perfect enamel, no MFS, no dents or dings; swivel bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; chain has some chipping to enamel on bale and tubes, good looking overall, probably 14K
516 $700 $900 A Golay-Leresche & Fils, Geneve & Paris, gold & enamel demi-hunting lady's, 32mm, 18K original demi-HC with basse-taille enamel chapter and basse-taille enamel monogram on back (the latter with substantial loss), fully signed gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 15J, Audemars style ebauche, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#14763; in fitted box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, dark, tarnished and speckled plates, a little oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents but some band or back dings, the front enamel chipped at the outer edge at 3, the back enamel with nearly total loss to the cobalt and partial loss to the pink; bow with central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals; box rubbed and spotted
517 $700 $1100 LeCoultre, Swiss, lady's in Louis XV style, 28mm, 18K OF original HB&B case with gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED in classic18th century French style, Louis XV hands, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt, s#33220, ca 1900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, one FS; dial perfect; hands mint; original well-constructed case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow unworn but loose, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
518 $650 $850 Waltham multicolor gold lady's hunter, 6S, heavy 14K original HC with tri-color gold decorative appliques, the back set with solitary diamond, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#5317799, in associated box Mvt: Appears to run but actually has deep break in mainspring, which slips after a few winds, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, clean plates; dial perfect; hour hand broken off; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, MFS on cuvette with dings as well, no dents or dings in covers; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; the emulsion photo of a man in the front cover is peeling off and will need removal; box with extensively rubbed exterior has fine interior
519 $550 $750 Illinois lady's gold hunter, 6S, 14K original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#905968 Mvt: Ticks but HS fouled with oil, needs cleaning, good mvt condition overall; dial has hl; hands rubbed, minute short; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, but some light dents or dings to back cover and band, bezel split and re-joined wtih epoxy, not quite flush; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal loose, will not quite fit until bezel is rendered flush
520 $500 $800 Waltham "Ruby" lady's in heavily carved gold case in Art Nouveau style, 0S (28mm), heavy 14K OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style dial in dark cream, gold and blue, Louis XV style hands, lever escapement, 17J model 1912, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#19038956, original swivel pendant; in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide; dial perfect; hands mint but hour tip missing and seconds gone (post there); original heavy gauge case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow near mint and matching, could be tightened a hair, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
521 $350 $550 A LeCoultre, Swiss diamond, sapphire and 14K, Art Deco pin-watch, fine 17J mvt with fausses-cotes NI damascene, silvered dial, octagonal case set with 9 natural blue sapphires and 20 diamond side-stones, with original pin-back (not a conversion), gross weight of case with mvt removed 3.5 dwt (5.4 g) GRO, fine condition with little wear, two tarnish scars to otherwise fine original dial
522 $4000 $6000 Cartier letter opener form watch - Silver, gold, agate and lapis, watch built into handle, the agate blade apparently broken at some time and reduced to decorative point; the silver handle forming the case has decorative gold and lapis accents, the dial silvered with painted numerals; mvt signed European Watch & Clock Co, 15J, 3 adjustments, circa 1930; 1.5 x 4.5 inches excluding blade; back marked, "Made in France," s#1785 Mvt: Ticking, good balance motion, errors in round and flat, clean plates, hands do not turn because center wheel shaft is broken off inside the cannon pinion; dial with light tarnish, fingerprint etching, fine graphics; hands in good gilding; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, lapis chipped on back at stem opening; a silver hook has been soldered to the back to act as a hook for mounting like a miniature clock; generic crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; an worthy restoration project; a lapidary could fashion a new blade, dial could be cleaned and re-plated without disturbing the numerals, decorative crown could be found and the broken center shaft restored
523 $1500 $2200 Lady's platinum and diamond, the center stone .74 carat marquise cut with two marquise side stones totaling .76 carat, all G color, SI clarity Hardly worn, very clean looks, one side stone has slightly more whitish inclusions towards the points than the other depending on the light angle, the center stone and the other side are quite good looking from any angle
524 $1400 $2200 Man's diamond and 14K green gold, the center diamond measuring 6.5 x 3.4 mm, just a hair under one carat, with 8 small diamond side stones, the clean white stone with some fine white feathers that may indicate a slip plane, gross weight of ring 3.9 dwt (6.2 g), white gold stone surround Very light wear, the stone with some residue on the back making it harder to see the quality of the stone
525 $700 $1200 Diamond and 14K yellow gold lady's cocktail with white gold setting cups and prongs ("white-top"), the 9 larger marquise cut stones flanked with 4 rows of 11 each pave set baguettes, for a total of 53 (fifty three) diamonds, over 2 carats total weight, nearly size 7, weight 5.9 dwt (9.2 g), contemporary Hardly worn, clean white goods, great look
526 $500 $800 Lady's diamond and 14KWG cocktail with very fine goods, the clean 40 point marquise cut center with pave set squares and channel set baguettes, gross weight 5.3 dwt (8.3 g), size 7 No wear, excellent polish, excellent clarity, fine quality overall, beautiful ring
527 $500 $900 Diamond, sapphire and 18K white gold, the 7 square 2.5mm channel set sapphires appearing rectangular due to the opposing bezels, the 30 one-point diamonds set in alternating pave with enhancement stipple, size 5 1/4, total weight 8.7 dwt (13.4 g), contemporary Clean color-matched stones, the setting showing very little wear or MFS
528 $450 $650 18K white gold and large amethyst, size 6 3/4, gross weight 17.0 dwt (26.5 g), amethyst measures 29mm x 21mm x 16mm deep In fine condition, contemporary, hardly worn
529 $450 $650 Diamond and 14K, 0.40 carat modern cut center stone with 26 2-3-point side stones, total diamond weight over one carat, gross ring weight 3.3 dwt (5.1 g) Center stone with inclusions, white stone appearance overall, very little wear, clean looks
530 $450 $750 South Seas black pearl, diamond and 18K white gold, the 11.5mm diameter black pearl with diamond melee set domes to either side and single stone accents paired front and back, size 6 1/2, weight 6.4 dwt (10.0 g), contemporary In nearly new condition, fine nacre
531 $450 $750 Sapphire, diamond and 14K lady's, 4.40 carat genuine sapphire of fine color with .80 carat total weight of diamond side stones, size 7 Hardly worn, bale slightly flattened, great look for slightly dark stone of deep color, very fine setting, looks much more expensive than the estimate range
532 $400 $600 Lady's diamond, ruby and 14K, the center stone just over .50 carat, I color with inclusions, .50 carat total weight diamond side stones, and at least .25 carat total weight channel set ruby side stones, size 5.25 Exceptionally beautiful with the side stones creating flash from every angle
533 $400 $600 Diamond and 14K white gold Indian wedding band of asymmetrical form, size 10, the 56 channel set 1.8mm baguettes continuing around 70% of the band, flanked to either side with 82 pave set one-point single cut stones within half-moon elements, about 2.4 carats total, total weight 3.3 dwt (5.1 g); a more realistic alternative to the "eternity" band, since nothing really lasts forever Excellent condition, unworn, mixed clarities, even white color but not very lively
534 $400 $600 Diamond, amethyst and 14K, heavy, gross weight 12.1 dwt (18.8 g) Hardly any wear, a little residue behind stones, tiny microfleck at top of amethyst table
535 $400 $700 Diamond, sapphire and 18K gold lady's cocktail, the deep and clear blue sapphire center stone surrounded 12 larger and 12 smaller white diamond side-stones, size 6.75, weight 3.3 dwt (5.0 g), contemporary In nearly new condition
536 $400 $800 Fine natural emerald and 14K gold, size 7, the emerald cut stone measuring approximately 5mm x 7mm with depth of 4mm (approximately 1.7 carat), total weight 4.2 dwt (6.6 g), contemporary Hardly any wear, the setting edges a bit uneven, fine color, treatments unknown
537 $400 $600 Ruby and platinum eternity band, the pave set square cut stones including colors generally from medium to deep pink sapphire, and including 2 or 3 stones in ruby red, the setting marked P9 900 for 90% platinum and typically 10% iridium, contemporary concept in Edwardian style, size 6 3/4, weight 2.8 dwt (4.2 g) Not much wear, some inconsistency to color only caused by the true rubies (deep red sapphires)
538 $400 $600 Ruby, diamond and 14K lady's, 28 fine clean 4-point diamonds with two natural tear-drop rubies, size 8.5 Very clean, little wear, beautiful color
539 $350 $550 Lady's sapphire, diamond and 14K gold, 1.5 carat natural sapphire with one carat total weight diamond baguettes, just over size 5 Hardly worn, fine color
540 $350 $550 Diamond, sapphire and 18K white gold lady's, Edwardian, the central line of 6 larger European cut stones flanked to either edge with 14 slightly smaller stones, the 6 (now 5) tiny triangular accent sapphires quite worn, size 5 3/4, weight 3.4 dwt (5.2 g) Light setting wear, the diamonds clean, the sapphire accents quite abraided indicating they were softer substitutes, all six positions should be replaced for a nicer look; a pretty period ring nonetheless
541 $350 $600 Ruby and diamond, 1.25 carat total weight genuine rubies Fine condition, hardly worn
542 $325 $525 Pearl, diamond and 18K lady's cocktail, the 9mm rose pearl with 14 full cut 3 to 4-point diamond side stones, .42 to .56 carat total, total weight 3.8 dwt (5.9 g), contemporary In excellent condition, little wear
543 $300 $500 Lady's amethyst, diamond and 14KWG, size 6.5, weight 5.3 dwt (8.4 g) Excellent condition, nice quality
544 $250 $450 14K gold and hardstone cameo, size 8, weight 5.1 dwt (7.9 g), unmarked but tested, contemporary setting, possibly antique cameo In unworn condition
545 $250 $450 Diamond, sapphire, citrine and 14K gold, size 9 1/2, the large citrine with 10 white diamond side stones and 2 blue sapphire cabochons, weight 4.6 dwt (7.3 g), contemporary In fine condition, needs ultrasonic cleaning only
546 $200 $400 Lady's 14K, sapphire and diamond, the center stone a .42 carat natural sapphire of fine color and intensity, with .33 carat total weight diamond side-stones, size 7.5 Hardly worn, fine quality, slight bend in shank
547 $200 $350 Ruby, diamond and 14K gold lady's, the deep pink to borderline ruby-colored sapphire set with 10 diamond side-stones, size 6, weight 2.4 dwt (3.6 g), contemporary In fine condition, little wear
548 $200 $400 Lady's amethyst and pearl surround in 14K, fine deep Brazilian color, size 4 Hardly worn
549 $450 $650 Lot (2) Diamond & 14K ladies' cocktail, sizes 5 & just under 8, round center in one and larger marquise center in the other, total weight 6.8 dwt (10.3 g) Little wear, fairly clean stones, the large marquise of lesser clarity
550 $800 $1200 Lot (3) Men's, including silver band with 14K overlay, two tone white and yellow gold with four channel set diamonds, and solid yellow gold with four round channel set diamonds, sizes 6 1/2, 8 and 11 in that order, gross weight 19.0 dwt (29.5 g) Clean goods with little wear, the round stones are of very fine quality and color
551 $450 $750 Lot (4) Ladies' diamond and 14K, including Edwardian style WG with 18 point center and many smaller side stones; fused wedding and engagement set, commercial quality; and two marquise cut solitaires, the larger one quite included; gross weight 6.7 dwt (10.4 g), sizes 4 1/2 to just over 6 Little wear, nice quality Edwardian style, the others commercial
552 $1800 $2400 Bracelet watch - Angelus, lady's 14K gold and diamond bracelet watch, the highly stylized cover in white gold and diamonds, the mesh band with extension, now over 7 1/4 inches long from just under 7 inches, gross weight 39.9 dwt (62.1 g), with safety chain Fine condition, mint dial and hands, not much wear but the mesh is a bit uneven, adequate job done on extension
553 $1500 $2500 Bracelet - Diamond and 14K, fine white channel set baguettes in tonneau sided links, interspersed with single 15-point prong set diamonds, the baguettes from 1.5mm to 3.5mm in length, with depth of about 1.0mm, estimated from 3 to 6 points each, each link with 10 stones; total diamond weight conservatively estimated at 6 carats, as the channel settings ride over the ends of the stones; total weight of bracelet 9.1 dwt (14.2 g); contemporary Excellent condition, hardly worn, nice white stones, great look
554 $1500 $2200 Bracelet - Lady's diamond & 14K, 4.50 carats total weight of channel set baguette stones of H color and VS clarity, length 7 inches, gross weight 15.1 dwt (23.6 g) Hardly worn, very fine quality, great looks
555 $1400 $2200 Bracelet - Diamond and 14KYG, 5.0 carats of fancy champagne to pinkish brown color diamonds of SI clarity, links forming the illusion of a continuous helix, gross weight 21.0 dwt (32.6 g), length 7 inches Little wear, the technically off-color stones actually creating a fine effect with good fire
556 $900 $1400 Hamilton lady's wristwatch in platinum, fully set with diamonds, both band and case marked 10% iridium 90% platinum, 7 3/4 inches long, gross weight 15.6 dwt (24.2 g), some 13 dwt of platinum net, fine white diamonds up to 18 points, around 90 stones in all Fine clean condition, GRO
557 $800 $1200 Bracelet - Diamond and 14K gold, the upper sections in yellow gold, the channel set sections beneath in white, each link centered with a marquise cut stone measuring approximately 4mm x 2.5mm, the tips being concealed, the 15 stones floating over symmetrical flanks of 3 baguettes each, for a total of 90 channel set 2mm stones, the marquise stones about 1.20 carats total, the baguettes at least .90 carats total, making for a bracelet of over 2 carats, total weight 10.7 dwt (16.6 g), contemporary In excellent condition, good color matching, good flash, hardly any wear
558 $1500 $2500 Pin - Early silver and diamond set of Continental origin, the elaborate cast setting completely studded with rose cut diamonds up to 3mm in diameter, the pin measuring 84mm x 47mm (3.3 inches x 1.9 inches), the gross weight 30.0 dwt (46.5 g), the pin containing 293 (two hundred ninety three) individually set diamonds of various colors and included varieties, a more recent pin in solid gold attached to the back, with pendant, hook and pivoting features; the diamonds are set in points, bezels, or pave, with the flower buds in full pave even on the sides of the petals; a most unusual jewel with possibly over 10 carats of stones In fine condition, complete stones
559 $1200 $1800 Earrings - Diamond and sapphire, 14K yellow & white gold settings with drops, length 68mm, 8 natural sapphires and 66 diamonds per earring, total weight 15.3 dwt (23.8 g) Large cracked sapphire in one setting
560 $1100 $1500 Necklace parure - Fine 14K gold and pearl necklace, bracelet, pendant and clip earrings, pearls carried in orbital settings, necklace 22 inches, bracelet 8 inches, pearl diameters 6mm-6.5mm, gross weight of entire set 54.3 dwt (84.4 g) In fine condition, hardly worn
561 $1000 $1500 Brooch - Exquisite bicolor 18K gold and diamond, the realistic pine tree-branch tip and cone set with glistening white diamonds, maker's mark "M" with a line continuing from the last element of the letter, length about 2 inches or 55mm, total weight 16.1 dwt (25.1 g) Top notch condition, a true work of art in gold
562 $1000 $1500 Brooch - 18K in the form of a deer, LTD edition of 500, this is numbered 223 by Peter Lindeman, engraved Christmas 1972; see addendum for weights see addendum
563 $1000 $1600 David Yurman, bracelet and necklace set - Titanium with 18K clasps and links, perhaps 10-12 dwt of fittings, gross weight 63.8 dwt (99.2 g), bracelet measures 9 inches, necklace 22 inches, with DY logo on solid gold clasp elements Light wear & MFS only, good finish
564 $650 $850 Pin - Garnet and 14K rose gold floral bouquet pin, 1950's style, the 14 fine garnets in matched colors, set in very heavily constructed settings, length 69 mm (2 3/4 inches), weight 17.0 dwt (26.5 g) In fine condition, one tiny flaw to one culet
565 $600 $800 Pendant - Diamond solitaire in 14KWG, 1.22 carat marquise cut diamond in I color with white feathery inclusions, chain length 16 inches Fine large size and color, snowflake effect from inclusions, perfect for Christmas
566 $550 $850 Brooch - Aquamarine, 18K white gold and possibly pink tourmaline stylized dragonfly, over 52mm to the wing tips (just over 2 inches), weight 10.7 dwt (16.6 g) In nearly new condition, many natural inclusions in what appear to be pink tourmaline stones, the aquamarines quite clear, color matching fairly consistent for both
567 $450 $650 Pendant - Diamond and 14K white gold on Italian 14KWG snake chain, diamonds studding the initial "M," total weight 8.7 dwt (13.5 g), length of chain 16 inches Fine condition, little wear, chain barely kinked
568 $400 $550 Brooch watch in 14K (tested), flower form, 17J, NR, gross weight 7.8 dwt (12.1 g), together with GF Elgin 17J 12S in clamshell case, running, mvt hinge broken without affecting closure and use Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
569 $400 $700 Pendant and earring set - Fine Amethyst, diamond, gold and probably platinum, the large heart-form amethyst pendant of deep Brazilian color, diamond-set pendant links in platinum or 18K white gold, the earrings of identical materials and mounts, posts with heavy duty backs for pierced ears, the chain length 15 inches; gross weight of ensemble 15.8 dwt (24.4 g) Very fine quality and condition
570 $300 $500 Pendant - Victorian gold, onyx, pearl and enamel, with hollow area for mounting of image or lock of hair, length 50mm (2 inches) to top of bale, weight 7.2 dwt (11.2 g) In fine condition, lacking oval back glass and any contents - the bezel frictions out to replace contents and bezel, MFS to enamel, some superficial dust or dirt around the applique
571 $275 $475 Brooch - Lively 14K gold and ruby-eyed poodle, 32mm length, 5.8 dwt (9.1 g), contemporary In like new condition, great personality
572 $250 $450 Cufflinks & studs - Pearl, onyx and 14K gold set with white gold tops, Edwardian, on velvet card, total weight of set (without card) 6.0 dwt (9.2 g) In good condition
573 $250 $450 Earrings - Diamond and 18K yellow gold with locking French backs, the diamonds set in forms appearing as plaintains on leaves, each earring set with 20 bright blue-white stones, giving the pair tremendous life, length 28mm (1.1 inches), total weight 3.3 dwt (5.2 g) In nearly new condition, terrific look
574 $250 $450 Earrings - Tahitian pearl, diamond and 18K white gold, 9.0mm pearls, .50 carat total weight G color SI diamonds, French backs, with display stand Like new, unworn, elegant
575 $250 $350 Pin - Victorian gold pin with glass back for insertion, 14K (tested), possibly 15K Italian, some Etruscan style twist work, 45mm x 38mm, gross weight 7.8 dwt (12.2 g) Pin clasp absent, torn from back, top in good condition with only minor dings
576 $150 $300 Cameo - 10KWG, 40mm x 49mm, strung-pearl border, total weight 8.6 dwt (13.2 g) In very fine condition, no defects
577 $100 $200 Lot (2) Shell cameos, one round in metal frame, 45mm, depicting dancing maiden, the other in heavy gold plated sterling silver marked rectangular cast frame, 48mm x 62mm, no cracks, good pins, gross weight of silver cameo 23.5 dwt (36.5 g) Good overall condition
578 $400 $600 Lot (2) Ladies' items - Pearl bracelet, 5.5-6.0mm saltwater cultured pearls, 14K clasp and mounts, length 8 inches; fancy treated yellow .35 carat diamond pendant on 14K chain, 15 inch length Fine condition, hardly worn, fine nacre on pearls, impressive deep greenish yellow treated stone in pendant (only you will know)
579 $250 $450 Lot (2) items - Bucherer 17J 18K lady's pendant ball-form watch, near ball shape with thick crystals front and back allowing view of mvt, GRO, .750 marked case under bezel, Swiss touchmark on bale, mint original dial, hardly any wear, near mint overall; Starburst diamond, split pearl and gold pin (converted from pendant), old European cut center stone, 10-14K setting, complete pearls, clumsy conversion to pin using metal mounts and lead solder, weight of pin 2.8 dwt (4.3 g) Multiple lots sold as-is, no further report available
580 $1000 $1400 Lot (2) Fine ladies' platinum & diamond watches - Belfont with platinum & diamond head, 14KWG band; Roehrich full platinum head and bracelet completely set with diamonds; both very clean, gross weight of pair together 25.4 dwt (39.4 g); nice white stones, all platinum marks 10% iridium, 90% platinum Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
581 $1100 $1500 Lot (3) Hamilton ladies' 14KWG and diamond bracelet watches, nice clean condition, 100+ smaller stones, 2 stones at 17 points each being the largest, all gold & diamond bracelets, gross weight of lot 32.3 dwt (50.2 g) Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
582 $1100 $1500 Lot (3) Ladies' white gold, diamond and/or platinum wristwatches and bracelets - Omega 14KWG and diamond head, clean white stones, fine style, with WGF bracelet (the only GF component in this lot): Wittnauer 10KWG and diamond head with 90%platinum, 10% iridium and diamond bracelet, some larger clean white full cut stones on head along with single cuts; Girard Perregaux 14KWG and diamond head and bracelet; all clean, running, barely worn; gross weight of entire lot 31.8 dwt (49.4 g) Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
583 $450 $900 Lot (3) Ladies' 14KWG and diamond wristwatches on plated expansion bracelets, Hamilton, Bulova, Swiss, fine clean condition, gross weight of all components 26.5 dwt (41.2 g), perhaps 40% of that being gold Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
584 $500 $800 Lot (3) Diamond, 14K and blue stone - (2) Ladies' cocktail rings and one pendant, including lovely cushion cut sapphire or simulant in white gold with diamond surround, size 7; another possibly tanzanite center with channel set baguette and round side stones, size 7; (1) pendant with aquamarine or simulant; gross weight of all 9.8 dwt (15.3 g) Fine condition overall, sapphire type very lovely
585 $450 $650 Lot (3) Gold ladies' watches - NOS Bulova quartz "Imperial Collection" 14KWG & diamond WW in both boxes, like new; Swiss 14KYG ring watch with sapphire set cover, running; Edwardian watch in 20K with platinum trim, diamond & sapphire set, barely ticks Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
586 $700 $900 Lot (4) Ladies' rings, gold and diamond - One 18K, two 14K and one 10K, size 3 1/2, 5, 7 and 8 (not in that order); gross weight of lot 12.9 dwt (20.0 g) Little wear, clean stones, poor quality goods in the 10K
587 $700 $1000 Lot (4) Ladies' fine 14KWG & diamond wristwatches, heads only, near mint condition overall, three Hamiltons and one Omega, some larger fine diamonds in two of the four, gross weight of all 23.7 dwt (36.9 g), some 15 dwt net of 14K gold Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
588 $200 $400 Lot (5) Pendants in 14K with diamonds and/or semi-precious stones, one with WG chain and three diamonds from 20 40 points but of poor quality; others include amethyst, pearl and peridot; gross weight of all 3.2 dwt (6.1 g) Little wear
589 $250 $450 Lot (6) items - Jade and 14K Chinese "bi" disk with happiness ideogram, pendant; silver ring with MOP inlays; gold & ivory collar necklace; 14K and topaz or simulant heart necklace; silver Mexican pendant with died red stone, Italian snake chain; silver and lapis pendant on silver snake chain Clean overall condition, little wear
590 $1500 $2200 Lot (9) Loose diamonds, approximately 4 carats total, including two square cuts and the remainder full cut round, good clarity and life, some darker color draw, most rounds just under 1/2 carat each Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
591 $700 $1100 Lot (9) 14K gold antique bar pins, mostly Edwardian period, variously set with diamond, sapphire(s), pearls, amethyst, or peridot; gross weight 17.9 dwt (27.8 g) In fine condition overall, one pin missing its locking clasp
592 $300 $500 Lot (7) antique 14K stickpins, variously set with diamond(s), pearl, peridot, opal, amethyst and/or emerald, gross weight including one non-gold stop 7.7 dwt (12.0 g) In fine overall condition
593 $300 $600 Lot (15+) Semi-precious stone necklaces, some with solid gold fittings - Garnet, hematite, angel-skin coral, malachite, carnelian, ivory, fresh water & cultured pearl sections, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
594 $2000 $3000 Fun lot of nearly all gold jewelry from 10K to 18K, some 34 pieces together counting earring pairs as 2 items, amethyst, black opal, garnet, pearl, intaglio, cameo, diamond stones and simulants, gross weight of obvious gold items alone is 59.4 dwt (92.3 g), money maker lot Good condition overall, some earring backs needed, one frame only has no pin, pretty stuff overall
595 $1000 $1700 Fun lot of 14K, 10K and gold filled jewelry, some 35 pieces in all counting earring pairs as 2 items, aquamarine, opal, jade, garnet, sapphire, diamond stones and simulants, gross weight of obvious gold items alone is 28.2 dwt (43.8 g), money maker lot Good overall condition, a couple of earring backs missing, one jade stone needs regluing into its setting
596 $1400 $1800 Large lot silver jewelry, not much that isn't sterling or coin, gross weight over 53 troy ounces, money maker lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
597 $200 $400 Jewelry lot - Many NOS pieces, mostly plated, GF, some silver, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
598 $4800 $5800 Exceptional 18K Victorian lady's slide chain, elaborate links with reeding and beading, the slide of 14K to 18K quality with black enamel and split pearl decoration, a single associated GF jump ring for accessorizing, the total length of the double strand to the tip of the bale is 31 inches, making the total chain length about 60 inches the total weight over 90 dwt (140 g) not including the GF jump ring, the heavy duty bale with 18K embossed stamp; an astounding quality chain In exceptional condition, no wear, only the slightest MFS and a tiny nick or two visible on the slide surface; one of the most beautiful chains of this type we have ever offered
599 $1500 $1900 Heavy 14K gold, diamond and sapphire lady's neck chain with pendant slide, total length of chain 20 inches, gross weight 40.0 dwt (62.2 g), modern In barely used condition
600 $1400 $1800 Lady's 14K gold Victorian slide chain, marked bale, chain currently doubled through jump ring accessory, the gold slide with black enamel decoration and split pearl center, engraved initials on back, the doubled length currently 16.5 inches to the bale tip, making the total chain length about 62 inches, weight 35.5 dwt (55.2 g) Fine condition, light wear, two extra jump rings for accessorizing, pale gold color
601 $1100 $1400 Gold neck chain with large 32nd Degree Masonic fob, all 14K, the chain measuring 21.5 inches, the fob of finest quality engraving with black enamel work; total weight 29.8 dwt (46.4 g) In excellent condition, hardly any wear
602 $900 $1400 Fine Victorian lady's 14K gold slide chain, double-link construction, 14K slide with black tracery enamel on one side centered with a row of three split pearls, marked 14K clasp, total length of the double chain to the tip of the bale 31.5 inches making the chain length about 61 inches, total weight 21.9 dwt (43.0 g) In excellent condition, little wear, a single solder repair to two adjoining links next to the bale; a very comfortable weight for a large look
603 $800 $1200 Heavy 14-18K continuous neck chain measuring 41 inches, no clasp, 27.5 dwt (42.8 g) Fine condition
604 $700 $1000 Man's 14K gold watch chain with open center, allowing the chain to be worn in "Double Albert" style, close to one end, or doubled over, the total length 15.5 inches, the weight 19.2 dwt (29.9 g), marked on bale Excellent condition, very light wear, heavy link construction
605 $650 $850 Gold neck or watch chain with medium sized 32nd Degree Masonic fob, all 14K, the chain measuring 16 inches, the fob of finest quality engraving, 18K luster with black enamel work; total weight 17.9 dwt (28.0 g) Good condition, light wear only
606 $450 $550 Man's watch chain, 14K white and rose gold with quality tab, length over 13 inches, weight 6.9 dwt (10.7 g) Light wear only, dull surface needs polishing
607 $300 $450 Platinum and 14K dress watch chain, fully marked on end jump rings, manufactured by Kreisler, marked bale and spring-ring, length 14 inches, weight 5.9 dwt (9.1 g) Excellent, hardly any wear
608 $150 $300 Large lot (50+) Chains and fobs - GF or metal, complete or parts, mixed condition Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
609 $100 $200 Lot (50+) Chains, modern watch keys, sterling silver compact case of good weight, fobs, various metals; useful lot, light general wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
610 $600 $1000 Singing birdbox in gilt silver and enamel, 20th century, 4.25 x 3.0 x 2.75 inches, cabriole legs, cobalt enamel ground with silver fleurs-de-lys (old spelling), polychrome enameled cover of vase with flowers, the mechanism wound through the bottom with key, the activating lever on front; by sliding to the right the cover lifts, the realistic bird with feathers displays, rotates and turns while singing birdsong as the beak moves; modern brass mechanism with plastic fly-wheel; from the estate of Red Skelton Fine condition overall, perfect enamel, light dirt, light tarnish coming through gilding bird function and tone excellent, slightly sluggish at lower wind, needing lubrication of the flywheel train
611 $450 $750 Singing birdbox in gilt metal and enamel, 20th century, 4.0 x 2.75 x 1.6 inches, polychrome enameled on all visible surfaces with idyllic landscapes, the mechanism wound through the bottom with key, the activating lever on front; by sliding to the right the cover lifts, the red bird with feathers displays, but is not functional; modern brass mechanism with plastic fly-wheel; from the estate of Red Skelton The external condition is excellent, the enamel perfect; internally, however, the second wheel is a resin composite turning a steel pinion, and has stripped out (surprise, surprise, surprise, as Gomer Pyle would have said); so the second wheel itself will need to be replaced; the mechanism is otherwise complete, and function can be forced; exceptionally nice outer decoration
612 $300 $600 Watch key lot (26) Fine keys from 18th to 19th century, one modern, gold, gold shell, GRF, silver, metal, agate set, pistol form, rachet; a varied and interesting lot with a few great keys Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
613 $100 $200 Merschaum pipe with unusual bicyclist, amber mouthpiece, original fitted case, pipe itself is 4 inches long Chip to cap front and another to rear handlebar, mouthpiece no longer engages thread but there is no damage, just change in diameters, etui with light rubbing
614 $100 $200 Misc lot of 6 pipes as pictured Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
615 $100 $200 Silver plated lot - Several plated pieces, two boxed sets dinner flatware All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
616 $8000 $15000 Extremely rare Westminster 1/4 hour repeating and petite-sonnerie striking on four nested bells, silent-strike feature, single gong for hour strike, large size at 8 1/4 inches to the top of the raised handle, porcelain dial with gilt and pierced central and outer masks, the latter with rampant lions surmounting the silent-strike indicator, original lever platform with electrum gilding, in fine mechanical condition GRO, strong running platform escapement, fine strike tone and bell tones, the bottom with sound-holes enhancing the volume, the clock striking Westminster quarters at each quarter, or repeating the Westminster strike with full hours on depression of the repeat button; the platform shows tarnish from the silver content of the electrum gilding, and could be renewed nearly mint in appearance by washing the plate components in silver cleaner (muriatic acid), and neutralizing in baking soda prior to cleaning in traditional solution, the secret for making these platforms look like new; case has some dust, dirt and tarnish bloom, but substantially fine original finish; a wonderful rarity
617 $2000 $3000 J E Caldwell, Philadelphia (fully signed on mvt and dial), French for American market, hour repeating and alarm, decorative hand-painted dial with pierced & gilt mask, original lever platform, almost 5 inches tall to top of upright handle, decorative case with concave reeded base & top, in excellent condition GRO, fine repeat & strike, fully cleaned and restored, minor edge flaws to the back glass and side glass, a very beautiful clock of charming size
617a $800 $1200 Fine gilt bronze Austrian carriage clock, hour and quarter striking with alarm, cylinder escapement, four train, carriage hands flanked by the wings of time, an allegory of Tempus Fugit, fine blued steel gongs, polished steel hammers, ET silver dial, normally 30 hour duration Complete, not running, alarm working, one train has broken mainspring, another functions with pressure and may be fully wound to the end of its stop-works, staff good, top of handle worn to bronze and tarnished, silver or silvered dial lightly tarnished, original and unaltered to outward appearances
618 $4500 $6500 Elgin 21J Father Time oversized (63mm) free-sprung deck watch with 40 hour winding indicator, 18S, massive marked 6 oz sterling silver OF original Dueber case w/ gold hinges & crown, SW-LS, silvered dial w/ sunken seconds and WI, free-sprung lever escapement with Phillips overcoil, grade 367, sunburst NI damascene plates, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, s#15540361, one of the few free-sprung American watches in pocket style case, ca 1910; s#15540327 was sold at this gallery in June of 2009; this one is in near mint condition overall, with military logo marking on back Mvt: In near mint condition: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, two small patches on click wheel center, wheel itself mint, tiny speck on crown wheel, light filaments on center; dial is near mint original with fine generally even toning, only slightly mottled; hands are original with a couple of oxide patches at the minute tip; original massive case shows hardly any wear, good polish, unworn lightly engraved original military contract marking on back, a few MFS, no dents or dings; excellent bow, hinges & crown with hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch throughout; one of our best examples to date
619 $4000 $5000 Deck Watch - Elgin 21J Father Time oversized (63mm) free-sprung deck watch w/ 40 hour winding indicator, 18S, massive marked 6 oz sterling silver OF original Dueber case w/ gold hinges & crown, SW-LS, silvered dial w/ sunken seconds and WI, free-sprung lever escapement w/ Phillips overcoil, special balance with longer overhang and gold timing screws, grade 367, radiant nickel damascene plates, DES, GJS, gold center wheel, s#14578698, USSB (United States Shipping Board) number 8 in back logo, ca 1909; in USSB fitted deck watch box for number 6 and watch s#14578295; the box bears two plates, "USSB Ship Watch No 6" and "Keep this watch invariably horizontal with dial up" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, one FS on pallet cock, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial fine original with even light toning, some faint MFS around numerals; hands in mint intense blue; original massive gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, normal knife scratches and nicks at opening sites, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; associated box of identical type to original, in fine original finish, stained pad for top silk there, the silk torn out, top latch not quite catching, wear to velour fitted insert
620 $4000 $6000 Deck Watch - Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Suisse, "Chronometre" deck watch with winding indicator in original box, 64mm, heavy .925 sterling silver OF original HB&B case with silver cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED with impressed seconds and flush WI, fully capped lever escapement with Guillaume style compound balance, blued HS, gold timing weights, 20J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#28029 marked on the dial plate next to the balance for possible submission to observatory time trials; in two-tiered brass bound mahogany box with Ulysse Nardin brass label and top-silk plus key; ca 1940 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS, microspeckle or etching, fine slots & settings, some oxide patches on bright work have been lightly sanded, faint patches visible on mostly concealed winding wheels; dial perfect in the visible area, a couple edge flakes at 1-1:30 mostly concealed by bezel; hands in fine blue, rubbing to minute, tiniest oxide here and there; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box refinished (varnish stripped) leaving it evenly stained, needing only tung oil or varnish to bring up the finish to something close to the original look; silk stained and partial; another identity plaque missing from the front of the top lid
621 $3500 $4500 Deck Watch - Hamilton "Chronometer" deck watch with 56-hour winding indicator, 36S, 69mm massive sterling silver OF original CWCCo case, SW-pin-set, refinished silvered dial, lever escapement, 21J, 5 positions adjusted, motor barrel, double roller, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene on upper plates with tight spotted pattern damascene on dial plate, s#1260375, ca 1918; 970 total mvts were produced for both silver cases or gimbaled boxes, according to the NAWCC website database 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; dial re-printed, light tarnish from 7 to 11, some central scuffs; hands in fine intense blue, small oxide spots; original massive gauge case shows very little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
622 $3500 $5500 Deck Watch - Longines deck watch with winding indicator used by the US Navy, 67mm, massive .935 sterling silver OF original HB snap bezel case with gold hinge and crown, SW-SS, WED with sunken seconds and flush WI signed at base, "Fabrique des Longines Francillon & Co SA, Saint-Imier (Suisse)," fully capped lever escapement almost certainly with Guillaume balance, blued HS with overcoil, 21J, gilt mvt, s#1927956 on barrel bridge, the number repeated next to the balance on the front plate indicating the watch was intended for submission to observatory time trials; circa 1906; with US Navy and serial number engraved on the case back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, hardly any speckle, near mint slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect, but the overglaze signature at the base outside the chapter is getting worn (always avoid cleaning or wiping around overglaze signatures); hands in fine dark purple; original massive gauge case shows very little wear, light tarnish, a few shorter MFS, no dents, tiny back and band dings; bow good, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a fine example, possibly one can find out its history through Naval records
623 $3000 $5000 Longines deck watch with winding indicator, 68mm, massive .935 sterling silver OF original HB snap bezel case with gold hinge and crown, SW-SS, silvered dial with sunken seconds and flush WI signed at base, "Fabrique des Longines Francillon & Co SA, Saint-Imier (Suisse)," fully capped lever escapement almost certainly with Guillaume balance, blued HS with overcoil, 21J, gilt mvt, s#2517919 on barrel bridge, the number repeated next to the balance on the front plate indicating the watch was intended for submission to observatory time trials; in new old stock inner and outer deck watch boxes; watch circa 1911-12 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, microspeckle or oil smear, near mint slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work (crazing only), mint partially concealed winding wheels; dial near mint original, minor MFS only; hands in mint dark purple; original massive gauge case shows no wear, pristine dark tarnish, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, the watch serial number engraved in the back and repeated in light scratching above; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; boxes in near mint NOS condition but for the leather strap which cracked and broke off where it goes through the buckle; with 1969 presentation plaque; the watch was apparently never used, and is near mint original in and out
624 $2000 $3000 Deck watch - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte i Sa, deck watch with winding indicator, 54mm, nickel alloy OF original snap back and bezel case with National Socialist emblem on back, SW-pin-set, metal dial with sunken seconds and WI, lever escapement with repeated serial # on dial plate next to balance, indicating possible observatory submission & rating, 16J, frosted gilt mvt, s#200986, military contract number M9641, case #5546; historically interesting watch from the tragic period of the Second World War Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, partially cloudy plates show a few MFS and scuffs plus minor nicks, fine slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or two of three winding wheels, small patch on crown wheel; dial fine original with some faint microspeckle overall, some hand rubbing from 5 to 7, a few MFS; hands in near mint blue, good red seconds; original case shows little wear, good polish, numerous MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear through thin plating down to mostly brass; domed acrylic crystal with MFS
625 $900 $1200 Hamilton model 22 21J winding indicator with "US Navy-Bu Ships-1943" plate marking, 35S, in bronze tub with gimbals and box, SW-SS with safety pin to release setting (depress pin to be able to pull out stem), original yellow-toned silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2F25656; with advertising insert stating, "Correct Time by the Hamilton Chronometer Watch," Service Bulletin from Hamilton showing photos of the mvt and casing options with instructions, and original factory shipping order for "Part No 37125" which is, according to the Service Bulletin, the gimbaled chronometer type; Special Instructions note that the item is being shipped without carrying case; one rarely finds these with all the paperwork; shipped in May of 1948 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good WI function, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially visible winding wheels; dial surface approaches mint original but the yellow coloration has some gaps and speckled openings to the white beneath, fine glossy graphics; hands in mint black; canister case and gimbals in fine condition overall; the box itself has corrosion to the outer metal mounts and screws, as if in a maritime environment for many years, with staining to the signature plate, the wood with a few minor checks or scratches; none of the corrosion goes inside the case; the advertisement is near mint, the other papers folded and rubbed
626 $800 $1600 Agassiz US Navy Patrol Boat Watch assigned to the USS Hubbard in 1917, 67mm, giant Jurgensen style mvt, nickel alloy OF original case marked "US Navy No 29" on back, SW-pin-set, WED signed Agassiz, lever escapement with oversize compensation balance with timing and quartering screw pairs, 17J adjusted, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#126846; "Military Timepieces" by Marvin Whitney reads "In a letter dated September 2, 1917 from the Commandant, Norfolk Navy Yard to the Observatory, it stated... [that]...the following watches were issued to the nine patrol boats which were recently fitted out at the Yard for distant service:...USS Hubbard, No 29, Agassiz No 126846..." Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show faint cloudiness, some due to oil smear, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect in the visible area but with small edge ship at 4; hands in near mint mottled blue; original case shows little wear, numerous MFS to FS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; it is wonderful to find documentation to place this watch on its original vessel
627 $450 $650 Elgin boxed & gimbaled deck watch, 19J 18S B W Raymond mvt, SW-LS, GJS, gold train, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, silvered metal dial, box measures 5 inches cubed, now with key to operate at stem and crown site GRO, good balance motion & poise, clean plates, lacking stem & crown, but wound by key tied into box; original dial surface, numerals retouched, lightly tarnished, minor scuffs, matching hands do not match in finish, good gimbal lock; case with a few scratches, good glasses
628 $900 $1400 Tiffany & Co, 8-day 1/4 hour repeating desk or travel clock in gilt bronze case with very fine circular basse-taille blue enamel scene of lovers in a field mounted on case-top, the field of the enamel exquisitely rendered in taille douce engraving and engine turning, shimmering through a teal blue translucent enamel, the case of gilt bronze similar to work done by Tiffany Studios, but neither marked nor numbered, Swiss, 15J lever mechanism by Wittnauer & Co, Edwardian period, 3 1/2 inches square, one inch thick when closed, 3 1/2 inches high when standing; the scene, of a lovely young couple fishing by a stream, might at first glance remind one of the "Courtship at Sleepy Hollow," a plaster group by John Rogers of John Alden courting Priscilla; but courtship al fresco has always held a similar message through the ages Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine repeat funtion and tone, fine plates show oil smear only, few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial generally clean with only slight rubbing or soiling; hands in dull black; original cases show little wear, the inner of nickel alloy with gilt bronzed bezel to match the display case, the latter with only occasional slight staining; good glass crystal; a truly lovely objet de vertu
629 $500 $750 Art Deco desk clock marketed by the prestigious optical firm of E B Meyrowitz, of New York, London and Paris, fully signed dial and 15J 8-day Swiss mechanism, the chromed nickel alloy case marked "France," standing on easel over 5 inches high, 8 inches wide, silvered dial with radium numerals, in excellent condition; the firm's website states that Emil Bruno Meyrowitz was born on the 20th October 1852 in Greifenhagen, Prussia, and was a pioneer in optics, and opened practices in Paris, New York and London; other sites note that Meyrowitz was manufacturing optical equipment in Albany, NY by 1875, and one dealer has an image of a compass marketed by the firm with the identical dial signature to this clock; another shows a hygrometer from the 1930's; a striking design In fine external condition overall, the mvt ticking very sluggishly and needing overhaul, the chromed finish quite cloudy or tarnished compared to the area conserved by the cover plate, 5 of the 11 case screws missing from the back, the dial with faint tarnish only, good radium and graphics, fine radium hands
630 $350 $550 Tiffany & Co, world time 8-day desk clock with alarm and rotating view of nothern hemisphere within inner 24-hour chapter, 12-hour hands for outer chapter, alarm dial on case back, two-train, 15J, gilt bronze or brass case, Swiss, 3 inches square, 3 3/16 inches high, silvered dial and global section with city indications at edge Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt, good alarm function and strong tone; dial surround and rotating hemisphere near mint original; hands with variant polish, mottled; original case shows very little wear, good gilding overall; good glass crystal
631 $350 $550 Miniature silver enameled table clock with bronze base, formerly in the collection of comedian Red Skelton, of unusual inverted obelisk form, the base probably originally silvered, the top with silver touch-marks in full basse-taille enamel with rose garland decoration, gilt cylinder mvt, height under 3 inches, decorative porcelain dial, two of the four tortoise-shell feet pads missing NR, cylinder staff is good, just completely gummy; perfect enamel; the screws under the bezel that retain the mvt holding plate are somewhat stripped but remove if one applies lifting pressure; dial and hands perfect; two foot pads missing as noted
632 $350 $550 Miniature silvered & enameled table clock, formerly property of comedian Red Skelton, three sides and top with full basse-taille enamel and rose garland decoration, the base with lined basse-taille enamel panels as well, the case body of silvered bronze, gilt cylinder mvt, height 3.7 inches Ticks & stops, needs OH, dial with lines, enamel panels perfect, some loss to silver plating, will be quite stunning with fresh plating and mvt OH
633 $300 $500 Jaeger-LeCoultre "Golden Bridge" clock with all gearing in linear alignment, fine lapis lazuli, gilt bronze and glass case, ref 481, with original warrantee card and sales certificate to Mr. & Mrs. Mack Davis of Palm Springs, from the collection of Red Skelton; in original box; clock stands 4.75 inches tall NR, seems gummed to a halt, complete, nothing appears broken, in like new condition, box shows some rubbing
634 $300 $500 Miniature carriage clock, dial with remant signature of Paul Thimig, Dresden, French product patented by B&G, cylinder escapement, time only, 4 inches tall to top of upright handle, cylindrical side glasses Fine condition overall, ticks sluggishly and stops, needs cleaning, platform very tarnished (clean plate and cocks with silver cleaner and neutralize with baking soda, wash in warm water before normal ultrasonic cleaning - see the beautiful result); perfect dial, overglaze signature missing "en" of "Dresden," further rubbing will take any signature off entirely, so clean cautiously; perfect glasses
635 $200 $350 Tiffany & Co, 8-day silver and enamel desk or boudoir clock, the frame in pale blue basse-taille enamel, the WED with radium numerals and hands (radium loss), the back with simple easel, standing 3 1/4 inches tall GRO, dial perfect but radium powdering, needs removal of remaining radium (place the dial under oil and remove with pegwood, so the radium does not become airborne, save the radium oil in covered glass jar for hazardous waste removal); enamel perfect, tarnish to case edges, new luminous on hands can be removed or the entire dial and hands redone in matching luminous; key needed to set until you find a button to mount on the square; NOTE: when removing the radium, do not submerge or rub the dial signature or you will lose it - these signatures were always over glaze and sometimes water based
636 $150 $300 Black, Starr & Frost, New York, 8-day silver desk or paperweight clock, Swiss, WED, rectangular weighted repousse silver body measuring 2 3/4 x 4 inches, depth one inch to bezel top, folding ring acts as easel for mild incline Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt, but the cannon post is so tight that setting the hands causes too much pressure on the escapement; dial with fracture at 7 to 8, otheriwse clean; hands in dull dark blue; original weighted case shows light wear, variant tarnish, compression of the top right corner of the case - because of the weighting, it will be difficult to push back out, although it does not look that bad; good glass crystal
637 $150 $300 Juvenia book-form travel watch (Livre D'Heures), NOS with period tags, NR, some verdigris on the edge of the pages, man's WW size mvt & dial Unused, probably gummed to a halt, fine novelty
638 $125 $250 Black, Starr & Frost sterling silver desk and paperweight clock, Swiss mvt, signed WED and weighted case, 8-day, 2.5 x 4 inches, 1 inch high to top of bezel, stands almost 3 inches high with easel extended NR, fully wound, silver case in good condition, tarnish only, hl & replaced chips at 1
639 $100 $200 Longines travel clock with alarm, leather travel case, fine tandem-winding two-train gilt 15J mvt, bezel diameter 63mm, nickel alloy case, triple signed; with commemoration of the period May 19, 1929 to May 19, 1939, possibly written in Hungarian - we would appreciate hearing from anyone who can read the script and translate it for us Mvt: Time runs perfectly, good motion & poise, fine action; alarm mainspring is broken, so the alarm does not strike when tripped; clean mvt; the advancing and stop button does not seem to move the alarm hand; dial conserves all of its original radium, and would be in excellent original condition and tone were it not for a scratch at 9 to 10 and discoloration in the radium at 2
640 $3500 $5500 Howard master factory floor regulator, fine original arched panel mahogany case, original dial marked "Edmands & Hamblett, Boston," height 85 inches, original glass, weight, and pendulum; fine original finish to case with light crazing; Howard was the first American clockmaker to produce electric time systems, used as a factory clock that would deliver matching regulator time throughout a facility, with electrical impulses delivered to battery powered jump-minute slave clocks Appears all original, dial well worn, case excellent and presentable as a fine piece of furniture, missing all electrical components and boards, now a floor regulator only; all oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is unless otherwise stated here, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
641 $2200 $3500 Rare Ansonia Emblem model crystal regulator with Flemish oak base and top, height 17 inches, width 10 inches, open escapement, porcelain AN dial, bronzed mounts and beveled glass, the columns with full winged goddess figures, creatively based on the Anemoi, winged gods facing the four cardinal directions Very good original condition, dial has one hl, case could be lightly cleaned with minimal effort, altogether a fine example of a very scarce Ansonia model
642 $250 $500 Lantern clock, Luxor, Swiss, 11J, copy of 17th century style, lever platform, 11.5 inches tall, very clean condition; from the estate of Red Skelton, with engraved Christmas presentation from his wife, "Little Red" in 1954 on the side panel NR, good staff, probably gummy after years of not running, case and dial in great shape
643 $250 $450 Seth Thomas ship's bell clock, nickel finish, outside bell below, length about 11 inches overall Ticking, good original dial with rubbing through plating at 4, tarnish and speckle, loose bezel insert a bit dented, case with good but dirty plating overall, would probably clean up nicely
644 $200 $400 Three small items from the collection of Red Skelton - Antique carriage clock, cylinder escapement, clean, running; modern LeCoultre alarm clock in antique style, running, alarm works; pocket binoculars, pull open to operate Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
645 $200 $400 Five Bulova Accutron Clocks, one large skeleton dial at height of 5 inches, four small up to under 3 inches, all fairly clean, working order unknown, may need just batteries or may need more, from the estate of Red Skelton Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
646 $200 $400 Small clock lot from the estate of Red Skelton - Embassy ball clock, NR; (2) Imhof alarm clocks, NR; Looping 15J 8-day and alarm in enameled case, ticking; Swiss alarm without holder, ticking; coin edged watch with basse-taille enemel of Father Time, NR; most items in nearly new condition despite not running Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
647 $300 $600 Lot (7) - Small Seth Thomas school house in good overall condition; gingerbread in good condition; French marble mantle with numerous small edge chips; early English case and dial only; iron mantle; wooden mantle; wag on wall; most in need of work All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
648 $200 $400 Lot (10) Small table clocks - Antique basse taille enamel alarm; antique mock pendulum cylinder MOP; three miniatures (made in China, modern); brass Seiko domed; three decorative Howard Millers; Seth Thomas; all in very fine condition All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
649 $1200 $1500 WW - Abercrombie & Fitch so-called "triple register" chronograph (actually with minute and hour registers and constant seconds, also known as a "compte-tout"), 35mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, 14K Swiss hallmarked original snap-back case, new Stuller farm alligator strap, original silvered dial, luminous diamond form hands (technically, elongated rhombohedral hands), 17J cal 285, s#, triple signed, the original doctor owner's name and address engraved on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates with profuse MFS, very little oxide on bright or satin lever work; dial original but fading, with overall mocrospeckle, faint tarnish, mottled toning; hands in near mint blue; original heavy guage case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; practical oversized replacement crown shows little wear; pushers are nickel cores, now loose in their slots, probably had gold cladding at one time or are simply replacedments; the engraving is deep enough so one would only want to laser fill rather than remove, if one wanted to return the back to plain polish; good crystal
650 $1200 $1800 WW - Angelus "Chronodato," triple date chronograph with 45 minute register and constant seconds, 37mm diameter x 47mm to big faceted tear-drop lug tips, very heavy 14K original case with Swiss touchmarks and signature, padded ostrich strap, original silvered dial, 17J "MOC" cal (marked on cock) without number, s#64419, triple signed with additional logo on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function save for needing to re-set the sweep to zero, good date advancing and setting, clean toned plates, no oxide on bright or lever work; dial closing in on mint original except that the signature in center has been smudged, and looks more like an ink stamping on top of the lacquer, unlike the heat-cured look of the rest of the graphics - otherise dial has minor bezel rub and very few tiny breaks in graphics; hands in fine gilding, date pointer showing very light oxide overall with most red gone on tip; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a protective mylar sticker over the Angelus back logo to protect it, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear, might be correct replacement; pushes show wear to metal on tops, good crystal; a really nice example with great case
651 $1200 $1500 WW - Audemars Piguet, Geneve, 32mm diameter x 33mm to lug tips, 18K original case with applied markers to flat bezel, black Audemars Piguet crocodile strap with GF Omega buckle, original silvered "crosshair" dial, 17J cal 2003 adjusted to temperature and four positions, s#18631 on case-back, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial original with faint toning coming in from edge, a broad scuff from 8 to 9, a broader scuff from 9 to 10, and two sharper scuffs from 10 to 11; hands mint; original well-constructed case shows light wear to the top, some MFS, no dents or dings, very little wear to the fresh back satin; crown shows little wear; good crystal; strap used, edge cracking
652 $2600 $3200 WW - Breitling Chronomat with knurled rotating slide-rule bezel, square-button chronograph with instantaneous 45 minute recorder and constant seconds, ref 769, 36mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original snap-back case with Swiss hallmarks, leather strap, original silvered dial with luminous numerals and hands, marked "Breitling Chronomat [Swiss patent] 217012," 17J mvt signed "Breitling Premier," s#666241, double signed, case bearing correct ref #769 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph functions and return features, plates darkly frosted, but no oxide on near mint bright or satin lever work; dial fine original with minor speckle here and there, more concentrated in sub-dials, great overall vintage look with light tarnish to the slide-scale, perfect graphics; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, original satin, very few MFS, no dents or dings; crown & pushers show little wear; good crystal; used strap; a very fine specimen overall, the overwashed plates and the minor natural age signs to the dial the only defects in a well preserved watch
653 $800 $1200 WW - Bulova platinum half-hooded lug rectangular, 21mm wide x 37mm to lug tips, marked 10% iridium 90% platinum original case, takes female spring bars, new leather strap, distressed black painted dial with platinum or WG diamond set markers and numerals, 21J cal 7AP, without number, case engraved on back for "Mary E Johnson," net case weight with mvt, bars and crystal removed 9.3 dwt (14.5 g) Mvt: GRO, polished plates; scratched and distressed dial paint, needing full refinish, good markers and numerals; hands generic, should be replaced; heavy and well constructed original custom case shows very light wear; generic crown shows medium wear and discoloration; good acrylic crystal; a top grade dial refinish will create a great look for this unusual half-hooded or centrally-hooded style
654 $700 $1000 WW - Bulova Accutron Spaceview (see conversion comments) in solid heavy asymmetrical 14KYG, 33mm diameter wide x 39mm to lug tips, 14K original case, generic textured expansion bracelet, reverse-printed crystal serves as dial, 214 caliber, s#A33532, triple signed; total weight of case with crystal, battery cover and setting assembly, and with mvt, gaskets and steel closing ring removed 16.3 dwt (25.4 g); case, hands and mvt are correct for a Spaceview model; there is an improvised gasket in the front, and the crystal would appear to be a re-print, perhaps of insufficient height, requiring the gasket installation so the seconds hand would clear; since the mvt rides beautifully in the case without the gasket, and the rear closure is better, but the seconds hand then comes too close to the crystal, our call would be original Spaceview, fake crystal of insufficient height; left as it came to us for you to decide Mvt: NR, no activity with new 1.35V Accucell installation attempted, fine plate condition; crystal a reprint, apparently too low; hands original white with luminous (a significant point in determining Spaceview originality, as models with dials came with white or yellow polished hands); original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, back initials, MFS; mvt will probably need new components or one could interchange an excellent condition 214 mvt, identical for Spaceview or other dialed models
655 $2800 $3400 WW - Corum, manual elliptical with actual peacock tail-feather dial, 28mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, heavy 18K original case and hinged bangle style bracelet, original dial, 21J cal 67, s#110980, triple signed, gross weight of head, band and crystal without mvt 47.9 dwt (74.5 g), in Corum box labeled, "The Love Bond" Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial original, the feather is quite delicate and starting to lift and split, easily corrected with a little crystal cement injected beneath - since the feather comes out just over the dial edge one has to use caution touching the edges at all, best to lift by the crown; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case and bangle show little wear, few MFS; crown shows little wear; good sapphire crystal; clean box; NOTE: we did not photograph the mvt for fear of disturbing the feathers on the dial a second time, it is almost impossible to lift and replace the mvt without doing so
656 $2000 $3000 WW - Corum, Swiss, US $20 gold piece watch made with genuine coin (1893 obverse and S reverse, perhaps 2 coins used), 35mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, original 18K case elements with 90% gold purity for the coin itself, padded leather strap, the coin reverse serving as dial with original Corum-Quartz printing, 8J ETA cal 210001, s#249613, triple signed, 18K mvt sizing ring Mvt: NR, needs fresh 346 battery, clean mvt; dial formed from AU coin with minimal bag marks; hands in mint black; case back seems closer to extra-fine with numerous bag marks, shows little additional wear, few MFS but a bad original scratch through date bringing the grade down futher, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal; a very popular design
657 $1000 $1400 WW - Corum, Union Bank of Switzerland 10 gram gold bar watch, 21mm wide x 36mm to lug tips, heavy 18K original case with four screws securing back, lizard strap with plated Corum buckle, original pure gold dial formed from a complete 10 gram ingot, drilled only in the center for the hands (reducing the original weight by only a tiny amount) and mounted in a metal holder with the case, 17J cal 846, s#325429, triple signed Mvt: GRO, pristine plates; dial mint original (as mint as the manufactured bullion); hands mint original; original heavily constructed case shows very little wear, original satin; crown shows little wear; good crystal; band worn, good buckle; a nice way to carry a gold ingot within a very heavy gold case
658 $900 $1200 WW - Glycine lady's automatic, 16mm diameter, length 6.8 inches, 14K original case with integral 14K bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J, s#98194, double signed, case signed Ross, gross weight of watch and bracelet 19.4 dwt (30.2 g) Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows very little wear; crown shows little wear; good faceted crystal
659 $1800 $2400 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, round manual with faceted tear-drop lugs, 36mm diameter x 45mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original case with full signature and Probus logo, 18K brickwork bracelet, refinished silvered dial, 17J, s#1455794, triple signed, weight of band and case with mvt and crystal removed, but still containing sizing ring, 35.4 dwt (55.1g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial with powdery tarnish towards edges, not a very crisp signature even for a refinish; hands in fine gilding; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, many MFS and nicks, residue, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear, a bit hard to turn at this thickness and diameter; good bull's-eye crystal, of all things
660 $800 $1200 WW - LeCoultre (Vacheron) diamond mystery dial, 32mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, 14KWG original case, generic expansion bracelet, original silvered dial with triple diamond markers at 11 locations, double diamond marker at 12, 17J VXN (Vacheron & Constantin) cal 480/CW, s#1314301, triple signed'' Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial original and fine in the central area, but the edges are deeply and continuously tarnished with speckle emerging into the visible area; the hour disk is yellowing slightly; nice bright diamond markers and mystery hour and minute disk markers; original case shows very light wear, residue, some MFS, no dents or dings; generic crown shows little wear; scratched up old crystal shouting, "Change me!"
661 $1600 $2400 WW - Longines scarce marked palladium rectangular head with 14KWG (now) integral bracelet, 20mm wide x 39mm to lug tips, the band now soldered to the head without any alteration and therefore susceptible to removal, K&E palladium marked original case with further stamping internally, "Cased and Timed in USA by Longines, Palladium," refinished silvered diamond dial, 17J cal 9L, s#7104402, case #715764, total length 7 inches, weight of band, head and crystal without mvt 41.0 dwt (63.8 g) Mvt: GRO, clean plates with two etched repair marks; dial clean in visible area, bezel rub, refinished, clean diamond settings; hands clean; original heavy gauge case & band shows light overall wear, little stretch, good color match, some MFS, needs good buffing; generic crown shows little wear; good but dirty crystal with a little residue to clean up; a most unusual example of use of this platinum group metal in a watch case
662 $800 $1200 WW - LeCoultre Futurematic with winding indicator, 34mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 14K original case with back-set feature, the flat crown sliding toward center to engage setting, lizard strap, original silvered dial, 17J VXN (Vacheron & Constantin) cal 497, s#1216725, triple signed Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial fine original with faint concealed edge verdigris, perfect graphics, light toning, hardly any speckle; hands in fine gilding; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear; crown shows very light wear; good crystal
663 $700 $1100 WW - Minerva, early single button chronograph with pulsation scale, minute register & constant seconds, 33mm diameter x 44mm to flexible solid lug tips, 18K original case, no strap, original WED, probably 18J, s#289728, inside back also marked "2 RF 2" with Minerva logo, double signed (no signature or numbers on mvt); for Italian market, with inscription inside back "Leme, Febbraio 1928" [February 1928]; the pulsation scale is interesting in that it continues in single increments from 60 down to 49 beats per minute, starting at 240 beats at 15 seconds; a practical scale for a doctor Mvt: Running, good balance motion, good poise, chronograph functions working, but the seconds post is bent, preventing one from putting on a seconds hand, while the sweep seconds post is good; a bent seconds post may staighten, or may break upon attempt and need repivoting; toned & tarnished plates, hardly any oxide on bright or satin lever work; dial with criss-crossed hls running from 10 to 4; hands in fine blue, original, slight rubbing, needs chrono sweep and constant seconds; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents, infinitesimal dings; crown shows little wear; solid flexible lug wires are plated with some lifting, the pendant cylinders they ride in are 18K, the lower one askew; good plastic crystal
664 $600 $1000 WW - Movado triple calendar for Brock & Co, 33mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, steel and gold shell two-tone original case with fluted horned lugs, new Hadley-Roma leather strap, retailer purpose-refinished silvered dial, 17J MXI caliber, s#C476440 14922 inside case back, double signed with Movado logo inside back; 1954 presentation engraved on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good calendar and advancing functions, washed out plates retain only half of the rhodium plating, no oxide on bright work; dial very clean, probably refinished by retailer at later date than manufacture; hands with oxide, all red paint removed from calendar hand, needs repainting to stand out as original; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good crystal
665 $1600 $2200 WW - Omega Automatic Seamaster with date in gold, tonneau form 32mm wide x 36mm to lug tips, heavy 14K original case with 14K mesh bracelet (non-Omega), original silvered dial, 17J cal 563, s#26984533, triple signed, marked 14K on case & clasp, gross weight of entire watch 44.1 dwt (68.6 g), total length 7 5/8 inches; in period Omega box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original, a couple of specks of dust only; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any upper wear, no MFS, light back wear with numerous MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; band shows very little wear, perfect ribbed mesh; good crystal; box a bit worn, stained & rubbed, hinge loosening
666 $600 $1000 WW - Omega Speemaster Professional Mark II, chronograph with minute and hours registers, constant seconds (so-called "triple register"), tachymeter scale for speed in units per hour passing by a marker of known distance, tonneau form 41mm wide x 45mm long, heavy stainless steel original case and Omega bracelet with deployment clasp, engraved logo back with sea-horse, original black dial, 17J cal 861, s#31612593, triple signed with signed clasp Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function and return features, near mint plates with minimal edge etching, no oxide on bright or satin lever work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents but a small sharp ding on the top at 5; crown & pushers show light wear; crystal with small chips along bevel; rubbing to the tachymeter scale with light concentric loss through the 7, 8 and 9 numerals of 70 to 90 on the scale; lightly worn bracelet with light stretch, profuse MFS on clasp; resealed for auction, but liquid gasket material should be replaced with proper gasket before waterproof testing
667 $7000 $11000 WW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, massive gold electronic quartz date model, ref 3587, squared tonneau head measuring 43mm, 18K yellow gold original case with integral bracelet, logo clasp, original gilt dial, 13J cal B21 with hacking feature, s#00005771 on mvt, s#2699604 on case, triple signed as well as signed on clasp; the vibrating detent mechanism provides continuous sweep seconds display, similar to the Accutron tuning fork mechanism, but the layout and execution of the mechanism is more sophisticated; designed by the Centre Electronique Horloger, the mechanism utilizes a quartz crystal, and the vibrating detent system is actually a frequency reducer; the "Beta 21" Ellipse was introduced at the Basel Watch Fair in 1970; Christie's sold one in Geneva with blue dial in 2007 for about US$14,500; the gross weight of the watch is over 120 dwt (186.9 g) with net weight of gold closing in on five troy ounces; in original box; outer bracelet length with extension about 7.5 inches Mvt: GRO, fresh battery, excellent performance and timekeeping in over two month's of observation, mvt near mint; dial essentially mint original, hardly any faint powder or loose dust under loupe; hands mint original; original massive case and bracelet show little wear, few MFS, no dents but a flat ding and nicks on the top of the bezel, the back has some deep scratches where case wrenches have slipped in the past, and fresh satin decreasing the effect; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal; box a bit soiled internally, but fine externally; back left loose for inspection
668 $6000 $8000 WW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, large Calatrava ref 2509 "Vacuum," 35mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original water-resistant SB case marked "Vacuum" requiring decahedral wrench, new Stuller leather strap, original silvered dial with applied gold markers and subsidiary seconds, 18J cal 12-400 mvt stamped twice with the Geneva quality seal, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, anti-magnetic cover, s#726799, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial fine original with edge patch forming outside the 12-13 minute marks, powdery microspeckle at and outside 37 minute mark, and small speck at 46 minute mark; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a number of MFS on back and a few on top with occasional minor nicks, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good crystal
669 $4000 $5000 WW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, modern Calatrava ref 5022, 33mm diameter x 38mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original case, Patek Philippe crocodile strap with 18K PPCo buckle, original gold guilloche dial with Roman numerals, 18J cal 215 adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and five positions, s#1856122, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, original back satin with a few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; strap shows medium wear, buckle shows light wear
670 $1200 $1600 WW - Piaget lady's mechanical with integral bracelet, 24mm diameter, 18K original case & bracelet, refinished gilt dial, 18J cal 9P, triple signed, s#925, length of bracelet 6 inches, weight of case, bracelet & crystal without mvt 24.0 dwt (37.3 g) Mvt: NR broken staff, near mint plates; dial slightly toned, minor MFS; hands in slightly oxidized blue; original case & bracelet show very light wear; crown shows little wear; good crystal
671 $600 $1200 WW - "Perpetual," early rectangular self-winding, 24mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, GF original case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 15J, 4 adjustments, mvt marked "Perpetual Self Winding Watch Co NYC Made by Frey in Swizerland," s#10371 inside case, triple signed, mvt further marked "US [Helvetic cross - Swiss] & other patents applied for" Mvt: GRO, fine plates, rubbing on winding weight from contact with inside case-back; dial fine original with only light powdery tarnish; hands mint; original case shows very little wear; crown shows little wear, staining at edges; good crystal; wonderful case, great example
672 $2600 $3200 WW - Rolex lady's "President" Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 69178, sapphire crystal, QS, 26mm diameter x 33mm to lug tips, 18K original case and President bracelet with hidden deployment clasp, original box-pleated silvered dial, 29J cal 2135, s#9831056, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 8570F, inside back ref 69000A Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original head shows very little wear, original satin, some MFS on back but fewer on top, crisp bezel facets; bracelet shows light wear, medium stretch, a few MFS; crown has tiny flat edge ding near logo, shows very light wear, good threads, over two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction but needs new gasket - do not expose to moisture before you get one
673 $1200 $1600 WW - Rolex lady's Oyster Perpetual Date ref 6917, acrylic crystal, 26mm diameter x 32mm to lug tips, 14K & stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original champagne dial, 28J cal 20330, s#7041976, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523, inside back ref 6900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, short rotor scratch, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original head shows very little wear, few MFS; bracelet shows very light wear but medium stretch, few MFS, excellent finish; crown shows very light wear, good threads, two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction; very good looks for the age
674 $2400 $3000 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner ref 16613, sapphire crystal, QS, blue bezel & dial, 40mm diameter x 47mm to lug tips, 18K and steel original case, original cobalt blue dial, new Stuller padded strap, 31J cal 3135, s#E918239, triple signed, inside back ref 16610, with original box, certificate, anchor and tags Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original, has a few infinitesimal dust particles; hands mint original; original head shows very light overall wear but the bezel insert is extremely faded and scratched; otherwise the head shows few MFS; crown shows very light wear, good threads; good crystal; resealed for auction; inner and outer boxes very clean, lacking pillow insert, matching papers; few realize how handy the token anchor can be if one is out to sea and the stock market plunges more than 10% at the opening bell; this company thinks of everything
675 $2200 $2900 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1503, acrylic crystal, pre-QS, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 14K original case and Rolex USA Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original champagne dial, 26J cal 1570, s#196140, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 1500 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very clean plates show a few MFS, minor solution etching on rotor, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original with single concentric hand rub in center; hands near mint original; original head shows light wear to back and bezel edge, few MFS, good looking fresh top satin; bracelet shows substantial wear, substantial stretch and link gap, few MFS, good refinishing; crown shows little wear, good threads, two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction; fine condition for an older 14K model head
676 $2000 $2500 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, ref 16550, sapphire crystal, QS via rapid setting hour, 39mm bezel diameter x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original black dial, 27J cal 3085, s#R38221, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150, inside back ref 16550 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates with very few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial with even overall speckle, looking almost as if intentional, mint graphics and markers; hands with edge blisters, the sweep showing tiny oxide overall; original head shows light wear, some MFS & nicks, bezel with ding and some stronger edge scuffs; bracelet shows light wear, medium stretch, profuse MFS; crown shows little wear, good threads, two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction
677 $2000 $2800 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6090/2, 33mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, 14K original case, original silvered dial without graphics, 17J with complete rotor cover, s#759005, triple signed, inside back ref numbers show progression from 6085 to 6090 to 6092, while the inter-lug ref has 2 added after 6090; the intended ultimate reference was 6092; the dial seems to have a mint original surface, absent of any graphics, so one may speculate if this was specially ordered or if any graphics were washed off without any effect on the dial; certainly an attractive, understated look with the elegant grooved lugs Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial as described, looking like a mint original textured dial with no graphics; hands near mint original; original head shows little wear, few MFS; Super Oyster (non-screw-down) crown shows little wear; good crystal; left open for inspection; a beautiful model transitioning to larger size from the original bubbleback series
678 $1600 $2000 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 16203, sapphire crystal, QS, 35mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, 18K & stainless steel (Steelinox) original case and bracelet with deployment clasp, original white dial, 31J cal 3135, s#K174739, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78363, inside back ref 2080, with Land Rover logo engraved on back; with original inner, outer boxes, papers, cloth and tags, all matching numbers Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original head shows very light wear, original back & top satin, a few MFS with occasional deeper scratch or nick on the bezel, minor edge nicks; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, profuse MFS, could use professional refinishing to look its best; crown shows very light wear, good threads, full turn plus; crystal has light surface scratch; resealed for auction; boxes in excellent condition, a little rubbing to outer corners
679 $1600 $2200 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 1625, rotating bezel, acrylic crystal, 35mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 14K (head possibly 18K) & stainless steel original case and USA Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original champagne dial, 26J cal 1560, s#1204703, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 1625 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates but a few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, small MFS next to signature; hands near mint original; original head shows light wear overall, fairly good bezel definition, a few MFS; bracelet shows heavy wear, substantial stretch, gaps to links overall, some MFS; crown shows very light wear, good threads, close to two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction
680 $1400 $2000 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 16253 with rotating numbered bezel, acrylic crystal, QS, 36mm bezel diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 18K & stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 27J cal 3035, s#6046569, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523H18, inside back ref 16000 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, very clean plates with some MFS but a full fingerprint etching on rotor (the FBI could identify this culprit), no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original; hands near mint original; original head shows very light wear to back, less wear to top, hardly any wear to bezel, a few MFS, FS, scratches & nicks confined to back; bracelet shows light wear, medium stretch without distortion or gap, few MFS; crown shows hardly any wear, good threads, two turns plus; good crystal; resealed for auction
681 $1200 $1800 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 15053, acrylic crystal, QS, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, 18K & stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, rose-toned gold ET bezel, original champagne dial, 27J cal 3035, s#7220953, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523H18, inside back ref 15000 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates but for the slight fingerprint etching on the rotor, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original; hands mint original; original head shows hardly any wear, worn remnant Rolex sticker on back, hardly any MFS, crips bezel with fine rose-toning; bracelet shows very little wear, light stretch, very few MFS, fresh clasp satin; crown shows very little wear, good threads over two full turns; good crystal; resealed for auction; excellent overall condition, not a common reference
682 $1100 $1600 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref 16013, acrylic crystal, QS, 36mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, 18K & stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 27J cal 3035, s#9393749, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523H18, inside back ref 16000 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, a few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, a few nicks above the "Superlative Chronometer" mark; hands near mint original; original head shows very light wear to back, less wear to top, original satin, crisp bezel, few MFS; bracelet shows medium wear, medium stretch without distortion, few MFS, buffing and correct satin finishing to the clasp leaving the logo worn; crown shows very light wear, good threads, over 1.5 turns; good crystal; resealed for auction
683 $1100 $1400 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King ref 5500, 34mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original blue dial, 26J cal 1520, s#5401301, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78350, inside back ref 1002 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands near mint original; original head shows very light wear, good satin, few MFS; bracelet shows very light wear, light stretch, many MFS, profuse in places; crown shows little wear, good threads, full turn and a half; a few MFS to acrylic crystal; resealed for auction; very clean looks, looks newer than its age suggests
684 $800 $1200 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 2940, bubbleback, 32mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, new Gucci leather band, original black dial, 17J ROW caliber with full rotor cover, Superbalance, s#244811, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates, hardly any MFS, faint tarnish on rotor assembly, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands original with minor oxide to blue; original head shows very light wear, few MFS, back with one short deep gouge and one deeper scratch on knurling, inside back mint; crown shows little wear, good single turn of threads; good crystal; left unsealed for inspection; a very clean example
685 $700 $1100 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1550, acrylic crystal, 33mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, gold shell top, stainless backed original case, US C&I original GF bracelet with GF & steel deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 26J cal 5670, s#5218406, triple signed with signed clasp, applied initials on clasp, bracelet ref 77, inside back ref 1550, ca 1978 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, essentially pristine plates, tiniest specks on rotor may clean off, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint, one tiny speck at 10:30; hands fine original, slight residue; original head shows very light wear, some MFS; bracelet shows light wear, light to medium stretch, manyMFS; crown shows little wear, good threads; good crystal; left open for inspection; a nice straight vintage Rolex, would polish up nicely
686 $700 $1100 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1007, acrylic crystal, 34mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 26J cal 1570, s#1508708, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62510, inside back ref 1007, marked as well for the third quarter of 1966 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work, a couple of tiny rubs or specks on rotor; dial mint original but for a possible tiny scratch near center, that may actually be a piece of dust; hands near mint original; original head shows very light wear, fresh back satin, recently applied, a few MFS or nicks; crisp bezel, hardly any edge wear; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, a few MFS, profuse on clasp top edges; crown shows little wear, good threads, full turn plus; good crystal; resealed for auction
687 $700 $1100 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6719, acrylic crystal, 25mm diameter x 32mm to lug tips, 14K & stainless steel original case and Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original gilt dial, 28J cal 2030, s#6104015, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523, inside back ref 6700 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial mint original; hands mint original; original head shows very light wear, bezel shows light to medium wear with some loss of edge definition on the facets, few MFS; bracelet shows medium wear, substantial stretch but without link distortion, few MFS; crown shows medium wear, good threads, nearly a full turn; good crystal; resealed for auction
688 $700 $1100 WW - Rolex OysterDate ref 6694, acrylic crystal, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with gold bezel, "Rolex of Geneva" lizard strap with 14K gold Rolex buckle, older well-refinished matte black dial, 17J cal 048, s#723090, triple signed, inside back ref 6694, ca 1958, very early example of this long-lived mechanical model Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly tarnished plates, some oxide on bright work; dial clean, slightest variation of graphics brightness, tiniest fleck at 3 by bezel, date dial quite speckled; hands bright but microbubbled; original head shows very little wear, original satin, few MFS, hardly any wear to gold bezel edge; strap not worn much; crown shows very light wear, good threads; crystal with a few MFS; left unsealed for inspection
689 $2000 $2600 WW - Universal Geneve automatic with gold micro-rotor, 32mm diameter, 18K original case with integral 18K brick-work bracelet and signed clasp, refinished rose-gilt dial, 25J, s#28361 on case only, triple signed, gross weight of watch 42.6 dwt (66.2 g); light 1973 presentation on back Mvt: GRO, fine plates, few MFS; dial clean but graphics not exceptional; hands in near mint black; original medium gauge case and band show very light wear; crown bent slightly, shows little wear; good crystal
690 $1800 $2400 WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, manual ref 4218, larger 35mm diameter x 44mm to tear-drop lug tips, 18K original case, lizard strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J cal V454, s#474528, triple signed, with original box, certificate of authenticity and warrantee signed by Charles Vacheron with matching numbers for case and mvt; one seldom finds a watch from this period with its paperwork, ca 1945 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, a few MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial clean, hardly any rubbing, bezel contact staining fully concealed, minor breaks to graphics give away the refinish; hands in fing gilt and blue; original heavy gauge case with deep back has re-soldered lug at 5, shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; original beaded crown shows little wear; good crystal; paper folded but very clean, original box excellent with fine signed top-silk; great to find this all together
691 $350 $550 WW - Benrus pink gold fluted hooded lug rectangular mechanical, 24mm wide x 34mm to lug tips, 14K original case, pigskin strap, older refinished pink dial, 17J AXZ cal BO1, not otherwise numbered, triple signed, 1946 inscription on back Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial with bezel rub, clean visible area; hands finely silvered; original case shows little wear, good satin; bombay crown shows little wear; good crystal; great look
692 $500 $900 WW - E Gubelin (Guebelin), Lucerne, Swiss round button water-resistant chronograph with constant seconds, minute and hour registers (compte-tout), referred to in slang as "triple register," 37mm diameter x 44mm to lug tips, unusual stainless steel original case with the back sleeved into the front and secured in place with screws, specialty crystal with step that sandwiches between the top, a gasket and the leading edge of the back, no strap, original silvered dial with verdigris, 17J EXG cal 6057, s#295806, triple signed; to open remove the back screws, slide the back out, pull crown to setting position, place tweezers or needle nosed round pliers (preferred) to either side of the stem and lift gently to part the two-part stem, lift off gasket and mvt will gently pry out from the 9 o'clock position; case bears an additional number on back, 9442-28 Mvt: NR due to broken mainspring, staff good, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, chronograph functions test out, clean plates with some MFS, no oxide on bright work or lever work until one gets to the pusher contacts, where there is rust bloom; dial with loss of one third of graphics to verdigris, and showing verdigris on back, obviously due to front gasket failure at some point; hands original and quite fine despite the dial reaction; original very heavy gauge case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, has rust bloom within top where water intrudes, will clean up beautifully; all four original case screws good; crown shows wear; good crystal; a deserving restoration project
693 $250 $450 WW - E Hugenin, Swiss, for Shreve, lady's basse-taille enameled case, 21mm square x 24mm to wire lug extremes, 14K Cressarrow original case, cloth strap with heavy 14K clasp, original silvered dial, 17J, 6 adjustments, s#308138; gross weight of entire assembly 11.2 dwt (17.3 g) Mvt: NR, staff OK, missing stem and crown, cloudy plates; dial toned original, minor tarnish speckle; hands in fine blue, rubbed minute; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, elegant and perfect enamel; needs 15+mm glass crystal
694 $150 $300 WW - Girard Perregaux, 14mm wide x 28mm to lug tips, 14KWG original case with pave diamond bezel, WGF strap, original silvered dial, 17J, like new head Mvt: GRO, mint plates; dial near mint original; hands mint original; original case shows no wear; crown shows no wear; good crystal; clasp has back strut cracked and breaking
695 $400 $700 WW - Gruen Precision 21 Veri-Thin with elongated flexible lugs in gold with diamond dial, 24mm wide x 48mm to lug tips, 14K original case, ostrich strap, original silvered dial with three diamond markers, 21J cal 335, s#27897, triple signed plus signed crown Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, needs lubrication only, near mint plates; dial near mint original, bezel rub only; hands near mint; original case has inscription removed from back, leaving unevenness externally only, shows very light wear; crown shows very light wear; good faceted crystal; wonderful lugs
696 $350 $550 WW - Gruen Curvex in gold with diamond dial, 22mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, 14K original case, ostrich strap, original silvered dial with diamond markers, 17J GXC cal 9439, s#L232557, triple signed plus signed crown Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial original, bezel rub, staining around center and at seconds, the remainder of the surface quite good with minimal speckle; hands clean; original case shows light wear; signed crown shows light wear; good crystal
697 $200 $400 WW - Gruen Curvex Precision, 20mm wide x 45mm to lug tips, GF original case, lizard strap, original silvered dial, 17J GXC curved plate caliber, s#679933, triple signed, in modern box with repair record Mvt: GRO, fine clean plates; dial with lightly toned tarnish, minimal break to graphics, bezel rub, clean looks; hands in fine gilding; original case shows light wear, very small edge break, polished and satined back; Bulova crown of correct size shows little wear; good crystal; not too much smaller than the 52mm Majestic
698 $450 $750 WW - Hamilton diamond dial, 29mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, 14K white gold original custom case with fancy doubled lug connectors, leather strap, original customized silvered dial with diamond or simulant set markers, 17J grade 987A, s#0258051 Mvt: GRO, very clean plates; dial generally clean with minimal rubbing, tarnish or speckle; stepped hands in fine polish; original case shows light wear; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal
699 $500 $800 WW - Illinois grade 605 in gold, "Rockingham" or "Potomac" model (typically only seen in GF), 26mm diameter x 35mm to lug tips, 14K Keystone model 650 original case, leather strap, older nicely refinished silvered dial, 15J, s#5692568; while the model resembles the "Arlington," "Chatham" or others, both of these are longer, and only images of the Rockingham - Potomac type perfectly match the relative dimensions of this case Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial very clean, bezel rub, concealed corner bends, hardly any infinitesimal speckle; hands a bit dull, the hour discolored; original case shows light wear, a neatly over-engraved monogram on back, a couple of tiny back dings; crown shows light wear; good crystal
700 $200 $400 WW - Illinois, Aviator style case with seconds at 9 o'clock, 31mm diameter at waist x 39mm to lug tips, 14K WGF "Double Stock" Illinois Watch Case Co original case, leather strap, finely refinished silvered dial, 15J with capped escape, s#4917860, triple signed, in excellent condition Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial clean and finely redone; hands with some radium discoloration on minute; near mint original case shows no wear; crown shows no wear; good crystal; great looking example
701 $500 $800 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 35mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, "Staybrite" stainless steel original snap-back case with Probus logo, leather strap, original silvered dial, 16-17J cal 88, s#1284645, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, no oxide on bright work; dial good original with tarnish around periphery, faint microspeckle in center, spot and line near 1-2; hands in fine gilding; original case shows very light wear, light wear to back, few MFS or nicks, no dents or dings; generic GF crown a bit small, shows little wear; good crystal; band used
702 $450 $750 WW - LeCoultre gold rectangular, 20mm wide x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original case with half-hooded faceted lugs, new calf leather long strap, original two-tone silvered dial, 17J VXN cal (mvt by Vacheron & Constantin), s#237233, triple signed Mvt: Ticks and stops, good staff, gummy only, fine plates; dial good original with tarnish staining at edge from 7 to 8, some other minor powdery tarnish, speckle or scarring; hands with orange oxide bloom; original case shows very light wear, a little residue, back FS; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal; handsome '40's look
703 $350 $550 WW - Le Coultre Futurematic with power reserve indicator, bumper style automatic, 34mm diameter x 45mm to horned lug tips, GF original case, leather strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J cal 497, s#927139, triple signed Mvt: GRO, clean plates, missing mvt alignment tab to align within case-back, set back in carefully where the tab should be; dial with weak reprinted graphics, clean looks; hands in good gilding; original case shows light wear, no break at tips; back mounted shifting crown shows light wear; good crystal
704 $350 $650 WW - LeCoultre (by Vacheron) moon-phase triple calendar, 34mm diameter x 42mm to lug tips, GF original case, leather strap, original silvered dial,17J VXN cal 486/AW (also 806/AW on dial plate), s#618055, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good calendar functions and advancing operation, scratched up plates; dial fine original with only light powdery tarnish or toning; hands fine toned originals; original case shows medium to substantial wear with break, engraving on back had a point of break-through which has an unsightly lead solder repair internally without resolving the pin-hole (hint: never use lead solder on gold, it will dissolve the gold); generic crown shows little wear; good crystal; a well-functioning watch with fine dial, needing case restoration
705 $300 $500 WW - LeCoultre, scarce lady's gold driver's watch, 19mm wide x 26mm to lug tips, 14K original case, lizard strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J cal 490/BW, s#1133599, triple signed Mvt: Ticks & stops, needs lube only, near mint plates; dial clean; hands with rough blacking; original case shows very light wear, some MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal; worn strap; a scarce type
706 $175 $350 WW - LeCoultre alarm mechanical, 34mm diameter wide x 39mm to lug tips, GF original water resistant case, new Hirsch water resistant croc-pattern leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 814, removable sound cap, s#955301, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good alarm function, bright clean plates; dial with light overall tarnish and toning, staining especially to central disk, some light speckle; hands in fine gilding; original case shows light wear, fresh back spin-satin; logo crowns of slightly different styles show light wear; good crystal
707 $600 $900 WW - Lemania Wakmann square button chronograph with minute register and constant seconds, signed Charles Tissot & Fils on upper bridge, 32mm diameter wide x 38mm to lug tips, heavy 18K original case (no metal ring), generic expansion bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J, s#262135 plus another number on upper bridge Mvt: GRO, clean plates, good chronograph function; dial fine clean original, hardly any defects; hands in fine gilding; original heavy gauge solid case shows very light wear; crown shows wear to metal, pushes good; good crystal; nice vintage piece
708 $400 $700 WW - Longines manual with horned case brackets, 20mm wide at waist x 39mm to lug tips, 14KWG original case with horned brackets running along the case sides, worn leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 9LT, s#8910560, triple signed, light inscription on back Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial with many scuffs and scrapes, bezel rub, slight unevenness where the hand pullers had difficulty pulling the hands; hands in fine polish; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear; crown shows little wear; good crystal; wonderful case style
709 $300 $500 WW - Longines gold with doubled lug connectors, 29mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, 14K original case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 22L, s#7997027, triple signed Mvt: GRO, patchy plates, some oxide on winding wheels; dial with overall white speckle, powdery tarnish towards edges; hands good; original case shows very light wear; generic replacement crown shows no wear but sits out too far; good crystal
710 $250 $450 WW - Longines black dial gold rectangular mechanical, 24mm wide x 38mm to lug tips, heavy 14K original case, generic expansion bracelet, gloss black refinished dial, 17J tonneau cal 9LT, s#8223112, triple signed Mvt: Ticks sluggishly, needs OH, cloudy plates; dial with concealed edge chip, minor rubbing or microspeckle, uneven appliques; hands dull; original heavy gauge case shows light wear; plain crown shows medium wear; good crystal, minor MFS
711 $250 $450 WW - Longines gold man's, 32mm diameter x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original two-bodied case, Longines lizard grain strap wih Longines buckle, original silvered dial, 17J cal 22L, s#8818625, triple signed Mvt: GRO, near mint plates but for some MFS; dial with bezel rub, light microspeckle overall, one circular spot next to logo; hands slightly dull; original case shows light wear; generic crown shows light wear; scratched crystal
712 $250 $450 WW - Longines with flared lug sections, 25mm wide at waist x 34mm to lug tips, 14K gold original case, new leather strap, original textured silvered dial, 17J cal 23Z, s#9349363, triple signed; in exceptional condition internally Mvt: GRO, pristine plates; dial mint original; hands and numerals with pristine toning; original case shows light wear at the lug edges; generic crown shows little wear; fine high faceted crystal
713 $400 $800 WW - Omega, lady's Constellation quartz, 22mm wide x 28mm to outside lug tubes, gold & stainless steel original case with diamond set bezel, integral hinged-link bracelet and deployment clasp, original gilt dial, s#56095278, triple signed, bracelet small at 5 3/4 inches circumference Mvt: GRO, remaining battery life unknown; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case & bracelet show little wear, hardly any MFS except on clasp itself; crown shows no wear; good crystal
714 $350 $550 WW - Omega, signed "Queens" model round gold mechanical, 32mm diameter x 39mm to lug tips, 14K original two-bodied case with Queens mark within case-back, alligator strap, clean refinished textured silvered dial, 17J cal 410, s#14497227, triple signed Mvt: GRO, slightly tarnished plates; dial with clean matte surface, tastefully refinished close to original; hands with minor ruibbing, near mint surface; original case shows very light wear; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal; quite presentable
715 $200 $400 WW - Omega quartz Constellation chronometer with date, older type, 31mm wide x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel & 14K original case & band with deployment clasp, original matte black dial, 7J cal 1343 Omega mvt taking 329 battery, s#40/756220 in circular decal, triple signed with signed bracelet Mvt: GRO, remaining battery life unknown, clean mvt; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear; good crystal; bracelet shows little wear, hardly any stretch, good satin, few MFS; a nice early quartz example
716 $500 $900 WW - Rolex, early tonneau, no reference, 27mm wide x 33mm to lug tips, fully and elaborately marked 9K (.375) rose gold original case, new Hirsch leather strap, original silvered dial with applied numerals and additional printed signature for "Kemp," 15J "Extra-Prima" caliber "Timed 6 Positions for All Climates," s#55092, triple signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lightly tarnished plates with hardly any MFS, no oxide on bright work; dial exceptional original with only faint tarnish or microspeckle, perfect graphics; hands in fine gilding; original heavy gauge head shows very light wear, light tarnish, few MFS; generic yellow crown with fine knurling shows little wear; good crystal; a very fine and well marked original example
717 $400 $600 WW - Rolex, sweep seconds, early wire-lugged, 27mm diameter x 31mm to solid wire lug extremes, sterling silver .925 marked original case with Rolex markings in back, modern lady's stainless bracelet, original WED with impressed center, 15J Rolex Prima mvt "Timed for all climates," s#55211 in case only, triple signed Rolex, unusual to find in a watch of this age, among the first to dispense with Wilsdorf & Davis markings Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial perfect; hands near mint original; original case shows light wear, some MFS and light dings; crown shows very light wear; good crystal; bracelet has to go, needs period strap; unisex size by modern standards
718 $350 $550 WW - Rolex "Cameleon" lady's with interchangable bands sliding through back, 16 mm diameter, 18K original case, one leather strap remaining with plated Rolex buckle, original champagne dial, 18J cal 1401, s#1651243, triple signed, in original box with Rolex tag Mvt: GRO, pristine plates; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows little wear; logo crown shows light wear; good faceted crystal; buckle with little wear, band worn and splitting; clean box
719 $200 $400 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual head for parts or repair, ref 5500, 34mm diameter x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, original silvered dial, 26J cal 1560, s#418682, triple signed, inside back ref 5500, made in fourth quarter of 1958 Mvt: NR, rotor and rotor plates loos, all rotor train and screws gone, staff seems OK, oxide on winding wheels, crown unscrews but neither winds nor sets even though connected to stem; dial fine original with some tiny speckle; hands good original, finish cloudy; original case shows medium wear, polish where satin should be; crown shows light wear, good threads; crystal OK; ripe for resurrection or burial
720 $200 $400 WW - Tissot "Stylist" driver's watch, 25mm wide x 26mm to lug tips, .800 silver original Swiss case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J lady's cal, s#15209241, triple signed Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial with minor rubbing; hands in clean black with polished hubs; original case shows very light wear & tarnish; crown shows little wear; worn & dirty crystal
721 $350 $650 WW - Tudor Prince OysterDate "Rotor Self Winding" ref 9050, acrylic crystal, QS, 34mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case, Italian stiched crocodile strap of fine qulaity, original silvered dial, 25J cal 2784, s#674319, triple signed, inside back additionally stamped "CRS" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide on bright work; dial near mint original, infinitesimal white microspeckle; hands fine original, slight dullness; original head shows very light top wear but substantial back wear, making the annular Tudor signature very faint and hard to read - perhaps there was an inscription removed that required much reduction of material; top with a few MFS, back profuse; strap unworn if a touch wide for the head; crown shows little wear, good full threads, several turns' worth; good crystal; left unsealed for inspection
722 $200 $400 WW - Tudor Oyster Prince, "Rotor Self-Winding," ref 7909, 34mm diameter x 41mm to lug tips, stainless steel original Oyster case, screw-down crown, no strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J ROW caliber, s#151094, triple signed Mvt: GRO, near mint plates; dial mint but refinished, fine radial satin, the luminous poorly applied to markers; hands near mint original or correct style replacements; original case shows very light wear; crown shows very light wear; good crystal; left unsealed for inspection
723 $300 $500 WW - Universal Geneve square mechanical with round dial, 28mm wide x 34mm to lug tips, 18K original case, leather strap, original white painted metal dial, 17J cal 820 (NOH cal 245), not otherwise numbered, triple signed Mvt: GRO, pristine plates; dial near mint original; hands in mint blue; original case shows light wear; logo crown shows little wear; slightly scratched crystal
724 $400 $600 WW - Wakmann Incabloc chronograph with tachymeter, minute register and constant seconds, 39mm diameter wide x 46mm to lug tips, base metal original case, no strap, original blue dial, 17J Valjoux cal 236, s#1319 (style number on case back), double signed, case signed Charles Gigandet Mvt: GRO, good chronograph functions, neary flawless plates, no oxide; dial near mint original; hands near mint original; original case shows little wear; crown shows wear through plating to brass, as do the pusher edges; slightly scratched crystal; nice large size
725 $300 $450 WW - Wittnauer sweep seconds rectangular, 25mm wide x 38mm to lug tips, 14K original case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 10ESB (AXA 1080), s#2232519, triple signed Mvt: GRO, clean plates; dial polished or cleaned but original graphics with occasional break; hands slightly dull; original case shows light wear, slight denting to the back; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal; unusual style
726 $600 $1000 WW lot (2) Fine ladies' Swiss - Bulgari quartz 18K, Bulgari leather strap with Bulgari 18K buckle, barely worn, a few MFS and scuffs on back and bezel, needs battery; Roven Dino steel and gold bracelet watch with split deployment clasp, diamond bezel, MOP diamond dial, QS date, needs battery Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
727 $600 $800 WW lot (2) Fine 14K gold men's - Lord Elgin, chevron-form hooded lugs, like new in box with warrantee paper, clean refinished silvered dial; unusual Gruen square automatic with sweep seconds, near mint condition; a very fine pair Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
728 $550 $750 WW lot (2) Swiss 14K gold men's manual - Omega cal 302, original dial with small speckle, very clean mvt, GRO, 32mm; Wittnauer sweep seconds, dial edge quite tarnished, running; neither with much wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
729 $550 $850 WW lot (2) Gruen Veri-Thin Precision manual NOS (new old stock) in heavy 14K cases of identical style, 21mm x 37mm to lug tips, identical diamond dials, 17J GXI calibers, both mvts pristine but gummy and need servicing, good staffs; only the case-backs are slightly different in their markings, while the inside markings are the same; like new condition with like new expansion bracelets, hardly any MFS Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
730 $450 $650 WW lot (2) 14K - Elegant rose gold man's Gruen Curvex Precision, thick gold case with fine lugs, heavy, GRO; lady's Elgin WG Edwardian, enameled, nice WGF band; Gruen is a beauty Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
731 $300 $600 WW lot (2) LeCoultre Automatic - Winding indicator, water resistant stainless steel case, bumper style 17J cal 481, runs well, the rack needs to be centered on the winding pinion so it won't slip off, mint original gray dial; GF with unusual strut-lugs, bumper style 17J cal P 812, runs well, but this rack should be centered as well, mint original silvered dial with applied gold numerals; a very fine pair Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
732 $300 $500 WW lot (2) Zodiac automatic Sea-wolf steel with rotating bezel - Black dial with leather band; silvered dial with Zodiac bracelet and locking deployment clasp; both clean, GRO, light wear to bezel edge on silvered dial type Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
733 $300 $450 WW lot (2) Oris, modern men's calendar automatic 27J, stainless - Black regulator dial with both miltary style strap and original bracelet with spare links; another with seconds at nine, silvered & blue dial, original bracelet; both in boxes, one with papers Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
734 $200 $400 No Lot Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
735 $200 $400 WW lot (2) - LeCoultre Wrist Alarm, GF, 32mm, refinished silvered dial, rubbed, very clean case save for some break behind the alarm crown, mvt with numerous MFS; Bulova Accutron, GF, 34mm, dial mint original, hands mint original, clean case, NR, internal condition unknown; both with new leather straps Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
736 $450 $600 WW lot (3) Men's large modern military or pilot's style in steel with black dials and luminous graphics, nearly new in boxes - Laco by lacher Watch Co, Germany, pilot's watch complete with model of Boeing 737-800 in box, automatic, with papers; Ticino manual with observation back, seconds at 3, warrantee card; Fortis, pilots with date, automatic, plane formation on dial; all GRO with minimal to light band wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
737 $400 $700 WW lot (3) - New Laco by Lacher German pilot's watch, automatic, observation back, with model of German propeller aircraft, in original fitted box, GRO; Porsche Design by IWC, titanium "Ocean" model, spare links, used, box and very worn outer box; Epos automatic rectangular, observation back, in box, little wear Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
738 $300 $500 WW lot (3) Military type - Favre-Leuba & Co, 28mm, silver, WED with hl, running, WWI vintage; Swiss Reymond sterling silver with black dial and new luminous, GRO, 34mm, WWI vintage; later Elgin Army issue with contract markings, rhodium-plated base metal case, black dial, GRO Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
739 $300 $600 WW lot (3) Illinois 17J GRO, clean mvts, generally toned dials - GF Keystone cased tonneau "Special" model, 0S mvt, luminous, 30mm; Ordnance Dept military #OD-39421, luminous dial and hands, Star base metal case, 6/0S mvt, 29mm; base metal cased 0S, 30mm Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
740 $100 $200 WW lot (3) - Early silver lady's Deco style watch; clean man's Bulova GF with steel back; Omega man's quartz with rolled gold top and steel back Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
741 $300 $450 WW lot (4) Ladies' three of which are 14K - Waltham 14KWG; Crawford 14KYG; Semag 14KRG; Waltham GF; reasonably clean overall Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
742 $400 $800 WW lot (5) Men's - Waltham Incabloc chronograph, will tick, button frozen; Pierce round button chronograph with mint dial and hands under scratched crystal, four screws to secure "Waterproof" back, NR; Bulova vintage rectangular, clean looks; Omega GF bumper-style automatic, poor dial; Breitling square button chronograph, signed on near mint dial only, GRO, very pitted back Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
743 $800 $1100 WW lot (9) items - Rolex lady's 14K gold bracelet watch, all 14K, near mint looks, mint mvt, will not set due to clutch being out of alignment, gross weight 16.2 dwt (25.1g); 14KWG Hamilton lady's asymmetrical, metal bracelet; 14K Royce; stunning Benrus GF spring-bangle watch; Swiss silver lady's OF pendant, ticking; (4) chains & fobs, GF Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
744 $300 $500 WW lot (9) Rolex and Longines items - Early Rolex original calendar chronograph dial, probably for Valjoux 72C, dark toning, rubbed in center and at Swiss signature; Rolex warrantee paper for ref 16233; Rolex display base; Rolex case tag; Longines oversized WED for timer; another in silvered metal with logo; Longines 12S dial; all dials in fine original condition; Longines warrantee card; Longines warrantee book Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
745 $350 $550 WW lot (10) Clean vintage with new bands, various makers - Bulova Accutron, RR grade, Lord Elgin, Swiss, WWI vintage, Elgin, Bulova Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
746 $200 $400 WW lot (10) - Three chronographs including a Helbros, two wire lugged including a nice "Triumphant" black and white dial WWI vintage, Bulova, Longines, Cyma, etc; mixed condition Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
747 $200 $400 WW lot (12) - Military German issued Doxa, clean GF American and Swiss Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
748 $450 $850 WW lot (13) Vintage men's items - Semca 14K hooded lug rectangular, near mint condition; heavy GF top Bulova Accutron with bracelet & paper, clean, NR; Caravelle "Set-O-Matic" automatic diver's, steel, NR; Elgin GF automatic date, ticks; Bulova GF automatic date, NR; Gruen Veri-Thin, tonneau steel back, NR; Orvin 21J steel back, NR; Gruen Curvex in box, GF, near mint, missing crown, ticking; Longines GF rectangular in box, running, beautiful back inscription, hardly worn; Cartier quartz travel alarm in folding leather case; Gruen box; Jules Jurgensen box with outer box; Seiko automatic diver's day-date, running, heavy stainless steel case, 43mm Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
749 $200 $400 WW lot (13) - Waltham Incabloc chronograph with tachymeter and rotating bezel; "Racer" RPM official product with rotating tachymeter bezel; Lorg Elgin GF vintage, Spiro Agnew; Seiko (4); etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
750 $200 $400 WW lot (20) Chronograph mvts & cases plus material Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
751 $100 $200 WW lot (20+) items - Mvts, Rolex band, Rolex square mvt, inserts, Accutron, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
752 $400 $700 WW lot (29) - Includes (4) Accutrons, Hamiltons, Wittnauers, Elgins, Longines, most complete but in need of cleaning or repair Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
753 $200 $400 WW lot (30) - Large grouping of new stock in original boxes, including dress, digital, character and more All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
754 $250 $500 WW lot (35+) - Ladies' vintage and modern, mechanical and quartz, GF and steel, mostly complete, most with bracelets, some better items Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
755 $200 $400 WW lot (40+) - Modern quartz, some complicated, many sport models, a few vintage All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
756 $300 $600 WW lot (80+) - Mostly complete vintage, GF, manual, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
757 $200 $400 WW lot (100+) - Large assortment, mostly mechanical, vintage, Swiss, various states of repair but mostly complete All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
758 $200 $400 WW lot (200+) - Anything from good mechanicals to numerous quartz All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
759 $500 $1000 WW lot - Hundreds upon hundreds of complete wrist watches, some manuals, many quartz, occasional character, copies, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
760 $200 $400 WW lot - Several hundred complete, mvts and partials from the 1920s to 1980s, for restoration projects or parts All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
761 $400 $700 Rolex parts, mint Explorer dial, mint Longines dial, Rolex crown & tube, bracelet & parts, crystals, advertising spoons, etc Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available
762 $150 $300 Box lot - Hamilton M22 with gimbals, several Rolex boxes, PW & WW boxes All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
763 $200 $400 Large lot including very clean Rolex boxes, Swiss silver KW in pretty good shape, fine man's jewelry box, near mint Omega Professional Speedmaster dial and bezel insert, carrying case for navigational timepiece (such as Hamilton 4992B), Rolex band parts, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
764 $150 $300 Watch boxes - Mainly wrist but a few pocket boxes, most in fine condition All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
765 $400 $800 Massive WW material lot, including all labeled crystals, NOS cases, labeled material, dials, mvts All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
766 $100 $200 Misc lot - Small quantity hand tools, small lot WW and PW crystals, 100 NOS WW cases, and a group of catalogues All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
767 $400 $800 Watch material - Huge assortment of mostly NOS Swiss wristwatch or pocket watch replacement & repair parts All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
768 $500 $1000 Watch material selection - Numerous cabinets of NOS and organized material, staffs, stems, springs, hands, crowns, etc All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
769 $200 $400 WW band lot - GF, steel, leather, etc, possibly a couple hundred, mostly used, some NOS All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
770 $100 $200 WW bracelets - Over one hundred metal and leather, many NOS All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
771 $300 $600 WW crystals - Thousands of sorted WW glass crystals, a smaller number of plastic, mostly NOS All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
772 $150 $300 WW lot - Some complete, some NOS cases, many dozens of dials, some bands, some mvts All oversize lots, furniture, clocks, tooling, material and equipment sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal from sale upon purchase, no further information available, no shipping available
773 $1200 $1700 Scarce Adolph Schneider, Dresden, gilt 1a quality, DES, GJS, WED, HC mvt, SW-shift-locking-LS, s#2206, 43.2mm approximate dial plate diameter, signed dial & mvt, in excellent condition GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show pristine toning and mottled tarnish, hardly any MFS on reflection, near mint gilding beneath, fine slots & near mint settings, no oxide on bright work, a few infinitesimal specks on winding wheels; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands in mint blue. seconds black; excellent overall original condition
774 $1000 $1500 M Grossmann, Dresden, gilt 1a quality bridge mvt, DES, GJS, WED, KWKS mvt, s#1788, 43.5mm approximate dial plate diameter, signed dial & mvt GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show deep variant toning and pristine tarnish, naturally aged, some microbubbling to the nearly perfect gilt surface beneath, a couple of longer MFS, good to fine slots & fine to near mint settings, a little oxide on bright work, just a filament or two; dial perfect with fine luster, some rubbing in seconds, microflecks concealed at seconds hole; missing minute hand, hour hand mint, seconds black; fine overall original condition
775 $800 $1200 Adolph Lange, Dresden, fausses-cotes NI damascene with short-wave borders, 1a quality, DES, GJS, WED, OF mvt, SW-shift-locking-LS, s#15473, 43.7mm approximate dial plate diameter, signed dial & mvt GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show a few corrosion spots and more specks, other microspeckle, very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial has mint surface but faint hl at center; hands near mint; good to fine overall condition
776 $400 $600 M Grossmann, Dresden, early bridge model, 43.5mm dial diameter, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, lever escapement, bimetallic expansion balance with gold timing screws, micrometer regulator, 16J, gilt steel winding wheels, gilt mvt, s#2924 Mvt: NR, broken staff, plates show lots of tarnish, a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, gilding to winding wheels may not be original and is very patchy, the lock screw for the barrel square is rusted; dial with hls at 3, 4, 7:30, 9 and in seconds dial which is floating free; hour hand gone, seconds replaced, original minute dull and rubbed
777 $4000 $6000 EPW - Fine early skeletonized 1/4 hour repeating Jaquemarts automaton verge fusee, 56mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, small WED chapter surrounded by multicolor gold automata and decorations, engraved dial plate, polished repeat-work, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#715 and 4556 within case-back only; the figures appear to strike on bells with hammers as the watch chimes on its gongs; ca 1820; with 14K bicolor gold Deco period watch chain weighing 7.3 dwt (11.3 g) inclusive of steel key and GF bale Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, repeat slows up just at the end of strike and may take a few minutes to strike the last quarter, so the repeat train needs lubrication at least; tone is strong and good; plates show fine gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components or visible bright work; dial with hl at 11; hour hand original and in near mint blue, minute replaced in dull black; original medium gauge case shows medium asymmetrical wear, many MFS, some light dents or dings to the back and rope-twist band; good domed glass crystal with additional center-bored inner crystal resting freely over the automata, not actually necessary or originally there, but adding protection; a very fine example in original state
778 $1800 $2400 EPW - "Hutton's Patent Lever Chronometer," John Hutton, Commercial Road, London (active 1830-1858 as a watch, clock and chronometer maker), 52mm, 18K OF original consular case with hunting back bearing London hallmarks for 1851, KWKS anti-clockwise-winding fusee, WED with title as shown, fully capped free-sprung side lever escapement with helical hairspring and club-tooth escape, DES, 17J, gilt mvt, s#534; a wonderful series of engraved presentations starts on the cuvette, starting with the first owner in 1852, passing to his son in 1881, and then subsequent generations into the mid 20th century; it is nice that the general engraving style and quality was adhered to throughout; with rose gold-shell key; the important innovation here was the use of a Swiss style club-tooth escapement with encased pallet stones, abandoning the English pointed-tooth escape, with bi-metallic compensation balance, gold timing screws and weights, and free-sprung helical spring; not many club tooth escapements were to be seen coming out of England at this date, and its superior characteristics were clearly appreciated by this maker Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely breathing helical spring; finely gilt plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on polished steel or blued components; dial with light hls to the right of the seconds and at the edge at 7; hands in dull gilt, probably not original; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with central wear and distortion, the through-screw broken inside, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine example; it would be nice to find some very elegant matched hands, and worth the effort to make a new 18K bow as original with new through-screw; the lack of through-screw means do not pick the watch up by the bow lest you drop it!
779 $500 $1000 EPW - "Mysterieuse" mystery watch, hands carried by rotating clear flat crystal behind clear mystery dial, 54mm, silver OF original case, SW-hand-set, clear fixed dial, minature motion work concealed by dial hubs, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt in crescent shape concealed beneath crescent form cuvette, s#3820 Mvt: NR, broken cylinder staff, fairly clean plates; clear dial perfect, two clear dials stacked behind, the hindmost with crack straight across, the one that carries the train motion is perfect; hands original and in fine gilding; original case has hunting front operated by the button on the side, but the edge has been pushed in a bit right at that spot making it impossible to open without a knife - restoring the edge to its original curvature will fix the problem; case otherwise shows very light wear, light tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear, finish cap gone; good glass crystals; a worthy restoration project that requires a bracelet size cylinder staff and case edge truing
780 $700 $1100 EPW - "The Nassau" Swiss mvt for American market in multicolor gold hunter, 8S, heavy 14K original CWMfgCo HC with two diamonds centering flowers in baskets, 1889 religious presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, simple NI damascene, s#117590, mvt manufacturing mark "M&E D" in shield Mvt: NR, ticks face up but not down, pivot or jewel problem, slightly cloudy plates, scratched "X," little oxide; dial with sizeable replaced chip at 11; minute hand bent, hour and seconds missing, post there; original heavy gauge case has broken lift spring, shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with slight central wear, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
781 $800 $1200 EPW - "Wm Best, London," Continental Dutch market decorative fusee in older style, 49mm, coin silver OF original pair cases with single false London hallmark (lion with raised paw in full body profile), repousse outer showing classical scene in Louis XV style, KWKS, WED with arcaded chapter, hand-painted port scene in center, elaborate pierced hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#944; the watch was made in the late 18th century in mid-century style; many such highly decorated watches were made in the Low Countries bearing London signatures, almost as if a London style watch had to bear a London signature; in fact, the style is typically Dutch, with repousse figures, arcaded chapters (very rarely seen on British dials), two footed balance bridge and pierced hands; typically such watches were made about three decades later than the general style might suggest; they are popular now as they were then; with Dutch paper from Rudolf Bossert, Hoorn (to the north of Amsterdam) Mvt: Running, ticking a bit rapidly, may need slight adjustment to escapement function, not much arc, plates show good gilding, little oxide on steel components but the screws are re-blued and some perhaps correct replacements; dial with well-painted edge repair right into the arcaded chapter from 15 to 40 minute, nearly half the circumference, plus a dark crack from 12 to 4 and a parallel hl at 2:30; hands fine original; original heavier gauge outer case shows light wear with most of the facial detail gone, but no break, no MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good with good top; original inner case shows light wear, some MFS, a few dings; bow & pendant original but solder fused at the base inside; good domed glass crystal; an attractive Dutch market watch
782 $12000 $18000 EPW - Adolf Lange & Sohne, Glashutte b/Dresden, quarter hour repeating hunter s#50000, quality 1a, 56mm, massive Louis XV style 18K rose gold original HC with full Lange markings, German quality stamps and matching serial number, gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation dust-cover over mvt, SW-shift-locking-LS which releases by pushing the pendant or closing the case, fully signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, precision regulation ("Feinregulierung") by micrometer with swan's neck spring, 20J time train plus externally jeweled repeat barrel and hammers, presumably jeweled repeat train, DES, screwed gold settings (another standard for 1a qualification after mid-1893), exquisite parallel pattern (fausses-cotes) NI damascene, s#50000; the Lange workbooks (Werkbucher) show this watch as the last of twelve consecutively numbered hunting-cased quarter repeaters, the final eleven being of first quality (1a); the watch was sold in 1907 for DM924 (pre-inflation German Marks), about US$225 at the time Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, perfect repeat function and beautiful tone, nearly pristine plates show hardly any MFS, brilliant sheen, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect and with mint luster; gold Louis XV hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; an exquisite example internally needing only light buffing externally
783 $3000 $5000 EPW - Adolf Lange & Sohne, Glashutte b/Dresden, quality 1a, 54mm, 18K rose gold original HC with full Lange markings, German hallmarks, gold cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, fully signed WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, micrometer regulator with swan's neck spring, 18J, DES, screwed-in GJS (another standard feature of 1a quality Lange watches after mid-1893), gilt mvt, s#61647 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, bright gilding, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial almost perfect, a short surface scratch or crack outside the chapter and just under the bezel at 1:30, not in the visible area of the dial; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint example in and out
784 $2000 $3000 EPW - A Lange & Sohne, Glashutte, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation grade, quality 2b, 52mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette and Lange logos within, randomized pattern ET covers & band, SW-shift-locking lever set, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#53894 Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, good poise, dull plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, some patches of oxide on bright work, numerous patches or specks removed from winding wheels that were then polished as well as one might; dial has edge fracture at 10, junctioned hls at center, hls at 12:30 and 7:30; hands touched up with blue paint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear to the pattern, few MFS, a dent in the band, no other dings; bow with hardly any central wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; good looks externally
785 $1500 $2500 EPW - A Lange & Sohne ship's fusee chronometer with box & gimbals, dial plate diameter 103mm, spring detent escapement with capped escape wheel, helical HS, free-sprung, plate stamped "U" with "G" and "B" to either side, overwritten "Glashutte SA," the symbol for "Glashutte Uhrenbetriebe," 56-hour winding indicator, signed box with warning label on front to prevent mishandling of the "precision instrument," s#2912 with matching number on mvt, box and within canister, brass plates finished with simple checkerboard striping Mvt: Runs and stops at about half wind, may need set-up pressure re-set, shows good balance motion & poise for a while, good escapement function, plates show some fingerprint etching and edge corrosion, escapement parts and HS without oxide; dial original painted and impressed in clean condition, minor dirt, rubbing, hardly any chipping, seconds hole elongated; hands in fine gilding and blue; original canister shows good original finish; box with rubbing, scratches to top finish around glass, good hardware, lock & key, scratched painted warning label; honest original condition throughout
786 $6000 $8000 EPW - A P Walsh, London, (Arthur Paul Walsh, b 1815, d 1893), free-sprung spring detent pocket chronometer with helical HS, winding indicator and fusee, 51mm, heavy finely constructed 14-16K (tested) original OF HB&B case bearing indistinct but deep 18 stamps (due to overstamping another mark, perhaps), and a date letter style large deep stamp of old English script "D," both stamps to be found inside back and inside the hinged gold cuvette; KWKS, WED marked with name of chronometer retailer Samuel Hammond in New York, fully capped spring detent escapement, DES, gilt mvt, s#200 with matching number on case; Walsh was a "celebrated chronometer maker and springer" (Britten's Ninth Edition), the man who perfected the duo-in-uno HS; the inside back contains at least two dozen repair records in tiny diamond stylus script, as well as a small pasted in tin-type of a young boy in formal suit, late 19th century; a beautifully cased Walsh, in modern leather lined and fitted older box; ornate monogram on case-back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine escapement action, finely gilt plates show a few MFS and more UFS, fine slots & settings, the bluing to the screw tops not quite matching, no oxide on steel components; dial would have been perfect had some one known the secret to opening the watch from the front - a chip was taken out of the dial below the seconds and oddly filled, where a person was looking for the latch - on this type of case there is none, just a locator pin beneath - one knocks out the hinge pin and the mvt falls out from the top (a short hl accompanies the nearly square chip); hands in mint intense blue; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, unworn; good glass crystal; box in fine shape; a beautiful example from this celebrated maker in case of exceptional quality; we sold another Walsh in May of 2010
787 $1000 $1400 EPW - Agassiz Watch Co, Swiss, 43mm, 18K OF original HB-snap-bezel Swiss case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#237955, deep monogram on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, one scratch; dial original with light tarnish at numerals and outer chapter; hands in good gilding, a little bent; original relatively heavy gauge case with lighter gauge cuvette and band shows light wear, numerous MFS, many light dents or dings overall; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
788 $3000 $4000 EPW - Alphonse Matile, Geneva, for US market, 51mm, stunning and near mint very heavy 18K box-hinged original HC with beautifully engraved 1882 presentation on solid gold cuvette, and a bequest by the first recipient equally finely engraved within the front cover in 1911, glazed dust-cover additionally, SW-shift-locking-LS, signed WED, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene with rope-twist divisions, s#33650 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely toned near mint plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint matte winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine dark blue; original very heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals; an exceptionally beautiful box-hinged hunter
789 $1400 $1800 EPW - Alphonse Montandon, Travers, small 1/4 hour repeater, 40mm, 18K OF original case with fully signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt, s#1964 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, repeat tone good, function just a little gummy, needs lube, near mint plates, MFS on repeat train plate only; dial with faint hl from 9 to 11; hands in fine dark purple; original lighter gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, tiny dings; bow tight, push shows wear; good bull's-eye glass crystal; a fine small KW repeater
790 $1000 $1400 EPW - Ami Sandoz et Fils (tiny signature on mvt), "Lepine Cylindre" enameled on elaborate gold cuvette referring to the use of the Lepine caliber, 49mm, 18K original HC, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 10J ("huit joyaux" plus caps), gilt mvt, s#10983 in case only Mvt: NR, ticks & stops, gummy, good staff, good plates, some heavy oxide on stell components, may affect escape wheel as well; dial perfect; hands good; original lighter gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, many light dings; bow loose & distorted; good glass crystal; a finely decorated old Swiss watch
791 $1800 $2200 EPW - Audemars Piguet, retailed by Wm Wise & Son, 51mm, 18K & platinum OF original snap-case, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 19J, thin high-grade mvt with fausses-cotes NI damascene, gold train, s#28684, ca 1921 Mvt: Runs but winds continuously due to deep break in mainspring barrel (ie, towards the tail and barrel connection), shows good balance motion & poise (with minimal error in round) on initial winding at least, clean and slightly toned plates show very few MFS, fine slots & near mint settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial satin refinished to accomodate contract signature, staining now around numerals but numerals fitting flush, short scratch in center; hands in fine gilding; original well-constructed case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
792 $1500 $2500 EPW - August Von Loehr, Swiss self-winding "Perpetuale" with winding indicator, 48mm, .875 "First Silver Warranted" OF original case with silver cuvette marked "Perpetuale Patent," automatically winding by motion activated winding weight on lever, also KW, set by touch piece through central aperture in cuvette, WED with aperture for rotating WI dial, the sub-dial rotating as the watch is wound and its hand moving as the watch winds down, cylinder escapement, 6J, electrum gilt mvt, s#5855; this wonderful old self-winding patent also features overwinding protection - the gathering click disengages when the mainspring gets tight enough to pull an activating lever into position by its tail-end - one can see the mounted disengagement pin above the click wheel; ca 1890 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly oil-smeared plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, only a little oxide on bright work or winding weight assembly; dial with chip repair above WI and associated hl; hands of similar but not identical style or color; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, minor light dents or dings to the back; bow tight; good glass crystal
793 $800 $1200 EPW - Auguste Saltzman, Chaux-de-Fonds, high-grade mvt, gold and enamel HC in original box with warrantee, 42mm, 18K original case with signed gold cuvette, the latter marked "Patent Lever Isochronal Hairspring," split crown for hunting operation front and back, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, elegant HS with Phillips overcoil, GJS for pallet cap, elongated regulator, 17J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#27154; in original brass inlaid mahogany box with signed top-silk and numbered warrantee from Auguste Saltzman; the top silk lifts from the bottom to reveal the certificate; with period key Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates are cloudy with oil smear only and will clean beautifully, hardly any oxide, near mint slots & settings; dial perfect; gorgeous gilt and blued hands in fine condition; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, but the back lift-spring is broken; enamel is perfect; bow tight, split-push shows little wear; good glass crystal with only tiny edge microflecks; box is in fine condition externally and with minimal wear internally; the warrantee card is folded at the bottom with an apparent hole, but the piece of card that fits into the hole has been carefully kept within the spare mainspring reservoir, under its cover; a lovely grade of timekeeper for an enameled KW hunter
794 $2500 $3500 EPW - Bennett, London (probably Sir John Bennett, a "leading retail watchmaker" according to Britten's, active 1830-1897, knighted in 1872), high-grade fusee lever with winding indicator, 51mm, 18K OF original or purpose-made consular case in traditional style bearing London hallmarks (see date discussion below), KWKS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, capped escape wheel, lever escapement with unique style of balance cock, a large table to the side allowing adjustable studding depth, probably 17J, gilt mvt, s#52509 with matching number on case; the case is in mint condition and bearing the sans-serif makers' marks "HG" over "MS" while the date letter is a serif capital "T" in square cartouche with chamfered corners; the problem is, the last serif T was used in a shield cartouche in 1894, while the only block T in this style of cartouche is a sans-serif T used in 1954; further research will be published here; in modern leather lined and fitted vintage box, with 19th century gold or gold shell key; inscribed "A Liddell" on cuvette Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show just a little speckle, no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint deep blue; original case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, a tiny ding in back, two in bezel and one in band; bow tight, showing no wear; good glass crystal; box in fine condition, associated key with light wear
795 $3000 $5000 EPW - Borel Fils & Cie, Neuchatel, Swiss minute repeater, 57mm, large and heavy 14K original HC with fully signed gold cuvette in addition to glazed dust-cover over mvt (also referred to as an "observation back"), SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 20J, gilt mvt with twin-weighted governor and governor cock, patent under hour hammer, anchor logo on center bridge, s#33981 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, striking fairly quickly and clearly, fine plates show hardly any dirt or speckle, hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, hardly any on gongs; dial nearly perfect, a microfleck or two around the center hole; hands in dull gilding; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents, a couple of tiny dings in each cover; GF bow worn to brass but tight, crown shows very light wear but push is a touch brassy; good glass crystals; a handsome, classic big gold minute repeater
796 $1400 $2000 EPW - C H Meylan, Brassus, Swiss, for the Cressarrow Company, with Cressarrow logos on both barrel plate and case, 46mm, heavy 18K OF original case, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, marked 21J so must have jeweled barrel as well, 7 adjustments, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#40641; it is most unusual to find a watch with the elegant Cressarrow logo on the mvt; the case logo is the typical simplified version; ca 1920 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with very little toning or etching show very few MFS, fine slots & settings but for a touch of rubbing on the cock cap, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial good original, the field a little dull, very small speckle, a couple of short scratches, applied numerals light toned or tarnished; hands in fine gold; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a high grade watch with nice weight
797 $1400 $1800 EPW - C H Meylan, Brassus, "Superior Adjustment," now simple chronograph with the intermediary split wheel removed, 46mm, heavy 18K OF original JS case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, at least 23J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#6281, net case weight without mvt, dial or crown 27.9 dwt (43.4 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good simple chronograph function and return off of the crown; the split activation calipers are still there and working by depressin gthe button at 11 o'clock, but the split wheel that mounts under a plate in the center, and has a cannon post for the split hand surrounding the center sweep, is missing as noted; plates show some MFS, staining and speckle, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, whiplash missing for fine adjustment of the regulator (also known as the "swan's neck"); dial wih hls at 1:30, 2:30 and 6:30 and a cluster between 9 and 10; hands fine original, the intermediary split hand obviously missing; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS (needs good buffing), dent in band and back cover at 3 o'clock position from the front, no dings; bow good, replacement crown is round as opposed to having central push, shows little wear, sits a bit too high but functions well; good but older bull's eye glass crystal; it may actually be possible to locate the split-wheel, as this model is more frequently found than some
798 $1100 $1500 EPW - C H Meylan, Brassus, 45mm, 14K OF original AWCCo HB&B case, gold cuvette with 1910 presentation from the Bigelow Company, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#22257, ca 1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright and slightly toned plates show a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint purple-black; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows medium wear & break, as if the watch were wound daily and placed in a stand, with no corresponding wear elsewhere; good glass crystal
799 $2800 $3500 EPW - Chronometre Fulgor, retailed by LB&Cie, Geneve, minute repeater with full applique bust of Hermes on front cover (or perhaps W B Mason in costume), 56mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette displaying awards won in international competitions by the company, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD with graphics of medals, lever escapement, 15J, repeat on slide with exposed "spin-ball" type governor, gilt mvt, s#80045 inside case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and strong tone, electrum gilt plates clean on top, tarnished dial plate, plates show no MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with hls at 3, internal microfleck on impressed edge at 2; hands in fine gilding; original light gauge covers and lighter gauge cuvette must be closed at edges to prevent stressing, case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents, minor dings to covers; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
800 $2000 $4000 EPW - Continental fusee in gold with full enameled scene, French Empire period, 57mm, 18K OF original consular case with original outer glazed protective gilt-metal case, KWKS, WED, gold hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, unsigned, not numbered save for repair numbers scribed inside back; the very finely painted enamel back depicting ladies attending another and dressing her hair with garlands, painted over a basse-taille enamel ground with ewer in foreground set with seed pearls, has unfortunately sustained much damage to edges and center, but without loss to critical elements of the scene; the front bezel has its full complement of split-pearls; this would be a very high-end enamel in perfect condition Mvt: NR, watch fully wound with chain intact, shows good escapement function by moving the crown wheel, staff good, plates show fine gilding, some light oxide patches on steel components; dial perfect; hands near mint; original glazed outer case shows fairly complete wear through the gilding, tarnish; closure good; original inner case shows haradly any wear, no MFS to the undamaged portions of enamel, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, bow tight, perfect champleve enamel; good domed glass crystal, slight wear to center of good domed glass outer; worthy of the highest quality restoration effort
801 $1200 $1800 EPW - Continental fusee with reverse-painted tortoise shell pique outer depicting two lovers with sheep, 62mm, coin silver OF original pair case, the outer well matching at least and silver mounted, KWKS, WED with painting of man with pet bird on string, another allegory of freedom from the French revolutionary period, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#2047 within case only; ca 1790; old paper from Schoning & Compagnie Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, toned plates show good gilding, some oxide on steel components; dial with restored chipping around hole and at edges, hls through 1, looking quite good overall; hands of moon and half-moon form apparently original; original or well-matched outer case in excellent condition with very little cracking to shell, a few pique rivets missing, showing light wear, scuffs & MFS, no dents or dings; button latch barely catching, the button top crushed; original inner case shows very light wear, few MFS, very light dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal, just a touch small in diameter and needing ample cement to hold it in place (one could feed three tiny drops of epoxy every 120 degrees into the gap to establish better security without making the crystal too difficult to replace in the future - doing the entire bezel that way requires soaking in acetone to remove excess, which would not be good for the reverse painting); a nice Empire example
802 $8000 $10000 EPW - Daniel Quare 1/4 hour repeating fusee, 56mm, tombac alloy (copper & zinc) OF original pair cases, the inner pierced and engraved, the outer leather covered with sound-holes, KWKS, later purpose-made WED (third quarter 18th century), poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, repeater of evolved form with centered second wheel, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, DES, s#657. Daniel Quare was one of the greatest English watchmakers of the late 17th century (born 1660, died 1724), inventor of a repeating mechanism circa 1680 which won the backing of the Clockmakers' Company when the Reverend Barlow made claim for similar patent several years later. Quare's repeating prototype had a separate plunger, subsequently abandoned in favor of the push-pendant. Quare was also credited with a new system of minute hand operation where both hands were driven off the great wheel, rather than from two separate train gears; this allowed the second wheel to be off center, giving more room for a strike or repeat train. The present watch mvt resembles that of #108 from the Rockford Museum collection, which was considered the earliest Quare repeater known at the time of its acquisition. Tombac, an alloy in use since at least 1602, was later refined to the much touted and guarded formula of Christopher Pinchbeck, but if this pair case was made at the same time as the mvt, it would demonstrate that Quare or his casemaker had similar ideas for using a lustrous alloy before Pinchbeck. The watch mvt can be reliably dated to 1690 at the latest, as #726 was advertised as lost in 1692; it is doubtful that Pinchbeck had developed his own formula before 1700, much less allow anyone else to use it. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, good repeat function and bell tone, fine plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial has faint hls with microflecks toward the center ant at the latch; hands in dull black-blue; original outer case has fresh and hardly worn leather covering, shows light wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good, good button top; original inner case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, but closure compression around the pierced area, crack at the bezel top to the left of where one might expect the normal tightening split on a bezel of this age; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal; a wonderful Quare example from the first ten years of his repeating watch development; Quare was known for the quality of his work that set the aesthetic tone for the 18th century
803 $800 $1200 EPW - David J Magnin, Geneve, 38mm, heavy 18K original HC with solid gold cuvette, SW-button-set, WED, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#80656, original felt & silk lined mahogany box with matching number, together with jeweler's receipts from Wm Kendrick, Louisville, KY, dated March of 1872 Mvt: NR, very gummy, briefly shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, cloudy or oily plates in Jurgensen style; dial perfect, lovely signature; hands in mint purple; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, one single tiny ding only visible inside the back cover; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; box in good condition save for small chip by hinge, interior worn & dirty with loss of silk hinge covering and liner covering mainspring and crystal receptacles; receipts in fine condition, folded within folded envelope, the edge of the latter cut off when originally opened; a wonderful little time capsule needing only an overhaul and cleanup of the box interior
804 $2500 $4500 EPW - Decovigny, Paris (active ca 1710), "oignon [onion]" fusee, 57mm x 37mm thick, coin silver OF original or purpose made consular case with square box hinge, no touch mark, stirrup bow, turned pendant with touch mark, KWKS, WED with raised continuous numeral plaques, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two footed balance cock, no number; some say that onion watches were made in large size to render a better timekeeper, since the relative error of parts manufacture could be reduced Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, near mint plates show mint gilding, light oxide on steel components; dial with flake at winding hole, hls from there, hl across dial from1 to 6; hands fine period blued iron; original or purpose made case shows very light wear, few MFS, only the lightest dents or dings; button latch good; bow & pendant original to case; good domed glass bull's-eye crystal; exceptional condition overall, finely constructed case, could be near mint original for this period, the only thing suggesting purpose manufacture is the lack of internal touch mark, which is not definitive; everything about the case construction is pure to period
805 $1400 $2000 EPW - E Fisher Crake, Lowestoft, England, early Masonic dial fusee, 57mm, heavy coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1857, KWKS, WED with under glaze painting in black of a wide variety of Masonic signs and symbols, verge escapement, DES, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, raised locking dust-cap, s#89550; not only is the dial rare, but one sees few watches marked Lowestoft, where the famous fine soft-paste porcelain was produced from 1760 to 1801 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components, just a speck on the balance; dial with glued edge chips at 7 and 11 and two lesser edge flakes restored at 7:30 and 8:30, the main impact of the dial relatively undisturbed; hands in fine gold; original heavy gauge outer case shows very light wear, some MFS, very light and small dents or dings; button latch good with good top; original heavy gauge inner case shows little wear, some MFS, light dents or dings or compression creasing; bow & pendant original; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal; a great looking and weighty watch
806 $800 $1200 EPW - E H Bliss, Bath, England, mid-size fusee, 44mm, heavy 18K OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1865, KWKS, WED, side lever escapement, 7J, DES, gilt mvt, s#12131 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely gilt plates; dial with faint hl at 10:30; hands in fine gold; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, many dents or dings to solid cuvette internally where a knife has been inserted to open the back; bow good, push shows little wear; good glass crystal
807 $7000 $10000 EPW - E J Gondolo & Co, Geneve, exceptional pocket chronometer with keyless reverse fusee, free-sprung pivoted detent escapement of unique design, helical hairspring, winding engagement lock and automatic suspension device, top-plate set-up click for mainspring, 54mm, massive 18K OF original HB&B case, heavy gold cuvette signed "1477 E J Gondolo Boulevard du Palais 5, Paris," SW-pin-set, WED, 20J, gilt mvt with EJG logos on barrel plate and under dial, s#1477 under dial, in patented leather pocket carrying case ("Etui de Poche"). The fully capped pivoted detent escapement has a passing spring mounted behind the detent counterpoise, going through the detent post and laying up against the lifting detent tip. The crook-form counterpoise has a resilient end-stop, and a pointer engaging a pin to delimit travel. In this way, the long passing spring also acts as the restoring spring for the detent motion in the same direction as needed for passing and lifting. To wind the watch, one shifts the lever at 1 o'clock toward the pendant and the intermediate travelling wheel on top of the plate locks into engagement. When the stop-works under the dial attains its maximum, a long tooth disengages the intermediate wheel and the crown merely turns. Thus the watch cannot be overwound and the stop works not broken. Only a handful of high grade E J Gondolo Geneve mvts have been seen. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine gilt plates show a few MFS, hardly any cloudiness or speckle, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, only the tiniest specks on winding wheels with one small patch; dial with hl at 31 minutes going up into the seconds, a few microflecks at seconds and center holes; hands in near mint gold, seconds in fine blue; original very heavy gauge case shows little wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good thick glass crystal; pocket etui with minor rubbing, fits perfectly around the watch as if it had been with since new, which is probably the case; an exceptional chronometer
808 $1200 $1600 EPW - Ed Koehn (successor to H R Ekegren), Geneve, Suisse, 46mm, 18K OF original HB-snap-bezel case, gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED in elegant English taste with miniature signature, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, triple signed, s#83976, ca 1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show fingerprint etching on dial plate, more on barrel bridge, other speckle, a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial with faint hl at 1:30; hands in mint intense blue; original well-constructed medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, some minor band dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
809 $2400 $3000 EPW - Edward Bradford, Liverpool, fusee, 49mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, multicolor gold dial, lever escapement, 7J, DES, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#9024, together with 14K (tested) double-slide chain weighing 18.4 dwt (28.6 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates; dial excellent, few MFS; hands in fine gold; original heavy gauge case shows medium slightly uneven wear, few MFS, a couple of very light dents or dings; bow replaced in lower karat; good glass crystal; fine chain with only light wear
810 $1200 $1800 EPW - Edward Prior, London, two generations active 1800-1875, quadruple cased fusee for Turkish market, 63mm, the outer nickel alloy repousse protective case of Judaic interest with embossed Star of David, purpose made for the triple inner cases in the Middle East, the third case silver mounted and covered in tortoise-shell pique, the inner coin silver OF original matched pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1874, KWKS, WED with Turkish numerals, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#72092; watches of this variety were made for markets in the Middle East in 18th century style late into the 19th century, this one among the last of the Edward Prior production Mvt: Ticks and stops, gummy and in need of lubrication, shows good escapement function but may hang up due to a single tooth, plates show good gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial perfect save for a short scratch at 2; good original beetle hour hand, lacking minute; purpose made outer case shows medium wear, numerous dents or dings, some cracking, some solder repair; button latch good; tortoise shell third shows only minor chipping, most pique rivets are there, the shell surface a bit worn and rubbed or dirty, original inner cases show little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, lightly worn; good domed glass crystal
811 $1500 $2000 EPW - Elkington & Co, Ltd, London, keyless free-sprung lever, 51mm, 18K original demi-HC with enamel chapter bearing London hallmarks for 1898, gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement, going barrel, DES, 19J, gilt mvt with crown logo, s#1725 Mvt: NR, broken lower balance pivot, near mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright or blue work; dial perfect with mint luster; hands near mint medium blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, 70% enamel loss, some MFS, a variety of dents or dings in the covers and band; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal, plastic cover crystal; a fine restoration project
812 $7000 $9000 EPW - English market Swiss tandem-wind, independent seconds minute repeater, 56mm, heavy 18K original case by renowned English casemaker Alfred Stram (active 1853-1893), bearing London hallmarks for 1878, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement, DES, gilt 3/4 plate mvt with most upper bearings jeweled, at least 27J and probably much higher, without visible number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and slightly muted tone typical of this type, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or tandem winding wheels & clicks; dial not quite perfect but with mint luster, hls at 5:30 and 2:30; hands in mint deep blue, tiny rub on sweep hub only; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; exceptional example of a most complicated mechanism done to English taste, with its compexity hidden
813 $2500 $3500 EPW - English fusee, US contract for C N Burr, Rochester, NY, 52mm, heavy 18K original HC (eagle with "18" stamp, tested and confirmed, original bezel tests 14K), KWKS, WED, lever escapement with beveled gold balance, 16J, Liverpool window barrel arbor jewel, DES, gilt mvt with locking dust-cap, s#8071 on dial, case & mvt; weight of case alone without mvt or crystal but including small springs 47.5 dwt (73.7 g), should be around 44 dwt net; case is finely engraved, with unusual scene of locomotive and railway cars passing by an industrial city as the train emerges from a rock tunnel; in excellent condition throughout; ca 1845 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates with minimal speckle, satin finishing to blued click top; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands in mint blue, wonderful tulip form minute tip; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, beautiful detail; bow good, needs to be tightened a touch, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; one of the nicest train engravings one will see on a watch
814 $1500 $2500 EPW - English silver gilt fusee 1/4 repeater with ruby cylinder escapement, 56mm, gilt coin silver OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1869, casemaker's mark "JTW," KWKS, WED, finely constructed fully capped cylinder escapement with ruby (pale pink sapphire) short contact cylinder to accept tooth point and face, blued gongs, 11J, DES, gilt mvt, s#2610, unsigned, with gilt locking dust-cap Mvt: Ticks barely but slight loosening of the cock screw produces good balance motion and poise, evidence of gumminess in the caps, since the very fine pivots are good, good repeat function and strong tone, fine plates show some MFS, profuse at the pin sites, fine slots & settings, some light oxide filaments on bright work; dial perfect with mint luster save for a short scratch at the 12 that looks like hl but is not; hands in fine blue with some rubbing and dulling; original very heavy gauge case shows little wear, tarnish coming up, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, tarnished, pendant shows little wear; good glass crystal; exceptional condition, may take off with simple lubrication
815 $4000 $6000 EPW - Examined by Charles Frodsham and Co, Makers to the Queen, Swiss minute repeater, 51mm, heavy 18K original HC with elegant Frodsham signature on solid gold cuvette, stylized plantation tree engraved on front cover, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped side lever escapement to English specifications, 20J time train, two visible jewels for the otherwise concealed repeat train and hammers, gilt mvt, s#22347 in case only, with 14K white and yellow gold chain Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone (somewhat noisy governor, typical of this type), electrum gilt plates show some MFS, a long FS, microspeckle and light spots, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in mint blue; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, minor dings to cover edge; bow tight, fine touch-marks, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; clean chain with little wear
816 $2500 $3500 EPW - Charles Frodsham, London (founder born 1810, died 1871), keyless lever, 51mm, heavy 18K original HC with 1878 presentation on solid gold cuvette, the covers bearing London hallmarks for 1877, the back with coat-of-arms and the Latin expression, "Esse quam videre" ("To be, rather than appear to be"), a motto used by many groups including the Hooker family of London in the 17th century, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped lever escapement with unusual snail-cam regulator, at least 19J, DES, gilt mvt, s#05854 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, some faint oxide on bright work (regulator); dial perfect; hands near mint original; original heavy gauge case has perfectly separated hinge tube in front, to be restored before auction; case otherwise shows very light wear, some MFS or light scuffs, no dents or dings, perfect enamel; bow tight, hallmarked, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals
817 $800 $1000 EPW - F L Lobner (Loebner), Berlin, Swiss contract, 48mm, 14K rose gold OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#173989, with cloth fob carrying gold mounts, original GF bow, interesting signature (autograph) monogram on back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect, a little dirt (be careful cleaning, signature may be over-glaze); hands in good gilding, a little dirty too; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a soft back dent but many band dings; bow with wear to brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; nice cloth fob
818 $1400 $2000 EPW - F Nauman, A Dresde, Continental gold fusee, 45mm, high carat gold (tested) OF associated pair cases, repousse outer with asymmetrical shell decoration typical of Louis XV, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, garnet end-stone, s#479, makers mark "BRV" on inner, 18th century; the inner case has had a hole plugged, but the mvt fits perfectly and the hinge shows no alteration, so some purpose fitting occurred Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, clean plates show excellent gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial excellent with few hls, minimal distress at latch-site; hands consist of a fine beetle style houir hand of the period and replacement minute; original or well-matched outer case has been replated in 24K to enhance color, without removing the steel spring or button, so they are now plated too; case shows little wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good; original or matched inner case had crack and damage at pendant base, now stabilized internally with plaque, case shows little wear, few MFS, strong compression trench running all the way around, a few other dents or dings; bow & pendant a bit later and longer than original; good domed glass crystal; a good looking 18th century gold repousse verge fusee, a bit difficult to tell the whole story on its elements, but they are all of the same period
819 $6500 $9500 EPW - Fine Swiss minute repeating chronograph enameled with equestrian scenes and set with diamonds, 52mm, 18K original case with champleve and basse-taille enamel borders, the front polychrome enamel with two riders and horses jumping a diamond fence, the back with horse's head and equestrian gear surrounded by basses-taille leaves, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, lever escapement, at least 21J, gilt mvt with interesting Maltese-cross bracketed spin-ball governor in pink gold with green gold-color weights, s#312541, in very fine condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and beautiful tone, good chronograph function, mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, very little oxide on bright and satin lever work, none on winding wheels; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, many MFS to the enamel and gold field, perfect panels, minor losses to the border enamels, a small band dent at 11:30, one small ding each front and back towards the edge; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very beautiful man's minute repeater
820 $1400 $1800 EPW - French 1/4 hour repeater, 49mm, 18K rose gold OF original case, gilt cuvette, KWKS, finely chased & ET silver dial, floating going barrel, steel cylinder escapement, 6J (4 holes plus caps), gilt mvt, s#4416 in case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement function, good repeat function and tone, gilt plates show a few MFS, good slots & cap setting, some tiny oxide specks or patches on bright work & gongs; dial finely toned with tarnish, hardly any MFS, slightly uneven surface due to thinness of dial gauge, slight loss of numeral blacking; hands original gold; original relatively heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, most ET gone, some longer MFS, no dents or dings; tapered bow good, push shows light wear; good glass crystal
821 $1400 $2200 EPW - French verge fusee 1/4 hour repeater, heavily constructed striking mechanism on gongs, 55mm, 18K OF original case with decorative band, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, DES, gilt mvt, s#6018 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement function, good repeat function and tone, although gongs are somewhat muffled by virtue of the design; plates show good gilding and few MFS, very little oxide on bright work, patch on the gong block; dial perfect with various surface MFS only; hands appear painted over; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS and scuffs, a single small dent in the band and a tiny central ding to the back; delicate bow in fine condition, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a nice original watch with unusual short-gong system
822 $1700 $2400 EPW - Geneva Non-Magnetic Watch Co Ltd, 1/4 repeater, unmarked Le-Coultre style ebauche, 52mm, 18K OF original Swiss case lacking its cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with anti-magnetic balance and hairspring following Paillard's patents, 26-31J, fancy parallel pattern NI damascene, s#6265 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone (although the slide is a bit gummy internally and hard to engage, will need internal cleaning and lubrication within case band); bright and lightly toned plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint luster; hands in mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, cuvette removed with hinge remnant remaining; bow with some central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a very fine watch, quality case and mvt
823 $3000 $5000 EPW - George Yonge, London (active 1796-1856), gold fusee 1/4 repeater with sapphire duplex escapement, 53mm, very heavy 18K OF original consular case with hinged gold cuvette bearing London hallmarks of indeterminate date, a serif "C" within a square cartouche with chamfered corners, casemaker's or sponsor's mark "LC," a similar puzzle offered by the case of identical sponsor or maker for the Jefferson & Kessels in this sale, a nearly identical watch; KWKS, WED, finely constructed fully capped duplex escapement with tiny white sapphire slotted cylinder surrounding ultra thin staff element, repeating on gongs, 9J, DES, gilt mvt, s#8643; again, one would expect a date from 1820 to 1850 Mvt: Ticking but skipping on every fifteenth tick, will stop face down after a while, meaning a bent or damaged tooth on the escape wheel, shows fair balance motion, good poise, repeat is gummy and will not run down readily, which will stop the watch if the rack comes around before it does; clean plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, scratches on dull blued click wheel; dial with several long parallel invisible hls across fine lustrous surface, visible only on reflection; hands in fine gold, replaced blued seconds; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, a faint flat dent on band, no other dings; bow tight, pendant shows very light wear; good glass crystal
824 $1000 $1500 EPW - Godemars, Swiss, large gold Lepine caliber with Tavernier style dial, 57mm, 18K OF original case with hunting back, gilt metal cuvette, KWKS, gold engine turned dial, cylinder escapement, 2-4J, gilt mvt with floating barrel, s#7103 in case only, ca 1815 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, missing stop-works, tarnished plates; dial in fine condition with some loss to blacking only; gold hands minus original tips; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, a few creases & dings; bow of quaint but too small size set in brass bushings, push shows light wear; good glass crystal
825 $700 $1100 EPW - Grand, London (Baillie's only reference circa 1768) repousse cased fusee, 49mm, silver-gilt OF original inner case with purpose-made silver-gilt repousse outer, the inner bearing London hallmarks for 1759, KWKS, later Dutch market WED with arcaded chapters, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#529; it would appear that the dial, hands, outer case, pendant and bow were purposely fitted at a somewhat later date, with the Dutch market styles continuing the mid-18th century aesthetic into the beginning of the 19th century; the dial plate alterations internally show that a new dial train was installed, new hole made for the dial feet of the Dutch dial, while the dial plate itself is original; the alterations would date from 1790 to 1820 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show good gilding, not much oxide on steel components, one screw missing for the regulator plate; dial with chipping at the slot, clean otherwise, slightly under-diameter for the dial plate; hands of Dutch origin; purpose made Dutch repousse outer case of heavy and impressive weight shows little wear, good gilding, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch spring good but button absent; original English inner case shows very light wear with good facial detail remaining, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow & pendant of Dutch origin to replace short stirrup pendant on original, and to accomodate the thicker new outer, also done in late 18th century style; good domed glass crystal; a fine early English mvt and inner case with the later embellishments of watches produced in the low countries; one sees many London marked watches with arcaded dials that are entirely a Continental product; in this case a nice early English watch was used as the starting point; the outer is of particularly fine artistry, and no component or alteration dates much after 1820
826 $700 $1100 EPW - Gruen Verithin in gold with unusual original multicolor gold dial, 12S (45mm), 14K OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, gilt and ET dial with multicolor gold appliques, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#472624 Mvt: NR, very gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, fine plates with small spot and hardly any other speckle, no oxide; dial near mint original; hands near mint deep blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, floral engraved center over prior monogram, well-executed, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows light, crown shows medium wear owing to difficult winding - probably the winding wheels have drying grease beneath them; good glass crystal
827 $2400 $3000 EPW - Haas Neveux & Cie, Geneve - Paris, high grade minute repeater, 47mm, heavy 18K OF original case with decorative signature on gold cuvette of old and new companies, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with capped escape, fully jeweled repeat train, 24-29J LeCoultre ebauche, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#18164 in case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, a little slow striking, fine plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial has ground edge to accomodate bezel, a few short hls from the grinding; hands in good gold, minute short; original heavy gauge case shows discoloration on band from repair, little wear, few MFS, no other dents or dings than what required the repair; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
828 $5000 $8000 EPW - Henry Harper, London (apprenticed 1657, died 1708), "sun and moon dial" fusee, 57mm, coin silver OF original pair cases with tortoise shell pique outer bearing silver inlays, KWKS, silver champleve dial with 180 degree 12-hour sector aperture with either sun or moon indicating the hours from 6 to 6, the single minute hand indicating minutes in 360 degrees on the outer traditional chapter, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, rare flying dolphin pillars, ca 1685-95; the late 17th century innovation of the minute hand led to many unique dial designs in this period; Harper's work is represented in many collections, and one may infer from records of known watches that he was not very active after 1700 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, hardly any oxide on steel or blued components, but the balance shows some edge oxide; dial in fine original condition with some fading to the blue of the sun-moon (or day-night) disk; hand a blued replacement in general period style; original outer case has had silver overlaid to the original front bezel - one can still see the pique holes internally; outer back has silver pique tortoise-shell in exceptional condition for the age, with hardly any silver rivet loss but some fine inlay loss to the decoration of a homestead; the whole shows light to medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, few cracks; button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, few MFS, hardly any typical dents or dings; bow & pendant not original, improvised; good domed glass crystal
829 $6000 $8000 EPW - Herbert Blockley, Successor to Lund & Blockley (the older firm active 1871-75), London, rare English explorer's watch in hermetically sealed case, free-sprung reverse fusee with winding indicator by Usher & Cole, both keyless and key winding but only key set from the rear to prevent accidental setting, threaded crown cover with safety chain, 59mm, very heavy coin silver OF original SB&B case bearing London Hallmarks for 1895, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped free-sprung side-lever escapement with heavy gold timing weights, 19J, DES, GJS, gilt mvt, s#2/1300; the notion of "hermetic sealing" comes from the mythological belief that Hermes Trismegistus could magically seal vessels; this watch, with screw-down crown cover and hard rubber case gaskets predates the Oyster concept by just over three decades; with literature Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, finely gilt plates show some MFS, numerous MFS around the setting square, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright or blue work; dial perfect with near mint luster; hands in fine dark blue, slight dullness or rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, just a nick on the back bevel edge; back and front gaskets with chipping or splitting, dried out with age; crown cover has worn threads that close only on the last turn; hidden crown shows little wear; good thick glass crystal; a significant rarity at this quality level
830 $1600 $2600 EPW - International Watch Co, desirable Pallweber digital caliber with jump hours and minutes, constant seconds, 52mm, heavy coin silver (.900) OF original case with silver cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED with apertures for hours and minutes, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with early IWC logo in fancy script, s#13665 on case only, ca 1880 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good jump features, plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, FS on winding wheels; dial perfect, MFS only; silvered number disks with only faint tarnish; hand in good blue; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents, small ding near hinge, tiny nicks in the band only; bow tight, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with minor edge flake at 9; a fine example in better quality case than one generally sees
831 $1600 $2400 EPW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, dial marked "Chronometre," 49mm, heavy 18K OF original HB&B case with Probus logo, gold cuvette, mvt sizing ring, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 16J, fine fausses-cotes NI damascene with Probus logo on mvt as well, s#799443, ca 1923, in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, one FS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial near mint original with concealed bezel rub, very faint contact tarnish if any at all; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS and two FS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
832 $1400 $2000 EPW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, retailed by Galli, Zurich, 46mm, stainless steel "Staybrite" OF original case with Probus logo, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fine fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#1131836, ca 1947, in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial essentially mint original, hardly any faint microspeckle; hands near mint original; original case shows no wear, a few MFS and FS over good polish that could be buffed off, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; MFS to plastic crystal; about as nice as they come
833 $1200 $1600 EPW - International Watch Co, Swiss, for Adler, New Orleans, 44mm, 18K OF original Cressarrow snap-case, SW-SS, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, 6 adjustments, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#726431 marked on dial plate by balance, ca 1919 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, fine slots & toned settings, powdery oxide to the base of the swan's neck regulator spring, no other oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial original with fairly even tarnish toning, darker towards the edges; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow with some wear to center at apex, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
834 $700 $1100 EPW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 46mm, 14K OF original case with gold cuvette and metal sizing ring, SW-SS, original gilt dial, lever escapement with bimetallic balance and capped escape wheel, 18J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#864711, case #916775, triple signed with Probus logos in both covers Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show very few MFS, mint luster, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial near mint original, a little rubbing, residue or faint speckle; hands in near mint dark blue; original medium gauge case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
835 $1000 $1400 EPW - Invar, Swiss, enameled man's dress, 48mm, 18K OF original case with gold cuvette signed Invar and detailing winning the Gold Medal at Milano in 1906 for a high precision lever, and "Great Diploma of Honor" at Brussels in 1910, the back in basse-taille tapestry field enamel with champleve borders; one might assume that the present watch has that alloy in its traditional style balance, but one would have to test the material to be certain; the balance is not in the form of a Guillaume compound balance at least, so perhaps the watch company was selling a standard timepiece under the popular name of the alloy; SW-SS, gilt silvered dial, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#800527, ca 1915-1920 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean toned plates show no MFS, minor speckle, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial blackened at edges with tarnish staining that runs onto the bezel as well, must have been in a reactive environment; hands in near mint blue if not for oxide bloom on the minute; original fairly heavy gauge case with lighter gauge cuvette shows hardly any wear, few MFS, perfect enamel panels but losses to half of the outer cobalt line border, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with long scratch; the watch will clean up beautifully, the dial may need re-gilding after cleaning, the border enamel is among the easiest of soft enamel repairs
836 $1800 $2400 EPW - Invicta, Swiss, large quarter hour repeating chronograph, 57mm, 14K original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, electrum gilt mvt, s#801507 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function, tone good but slight adjustment of the hammer depth will make it even better, good chronograph function, plates show some tarnish and cloudiness, no MFS, good slots & settings, some light oxide or etching on bright work and winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in good gilding, sweep tail gone; original lighter gauge case with very light gauge cuvette (press to close only at edges) shows light even wear, few MFS, shallow and light overall dents or dings to covers, cuvette and band; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
837 $2500 $3500 EPW - J Huguenin-Droz, Locle, two-train 1/4 second jump chronograph, 55mm, heavy 14K original HC with misleading "18" and crown stamp, solid gold cuvette, KWKS, WED with sunken 1/4 second jump dial, the outer chapter divided in fourths, lever escapement, 18-25J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#13527 in case only, ca 1860 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good stop-start function for sweep, slightly cloudy or etched plates show some MFS or tiny nicks, good slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in good blue, a bit dull; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the original cuvette not quite accurately drilled on one hole; bow tight, push shows medium side wear with break on one side; good glass crystal; handsome example
838 $700 $1100 EPW - J Pearce, Stratford-on-Avon, England, a true "farmer's verge" fusee with scenic painted dial exorting, "Speed the Plough," containing paper from W Pearce of the same town, 58mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1840, KWKS, WED with finely hand-painted center, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#7237; J Pearce is listed as active in 1825, and one may assume William was his son; one rarely sees watches from Stratford-on-Avon, home of the Bard, William Shakespeare; watches such as this with farming scenes were popular and make for a collectible genre Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with very short scratches next to 2 and 6, a large chip below the center hole fortunately missing the horse's back, in excellent condition otherwise; gold hour hand excellent, gilt minute hand starting to show effects of the celluloid crystal acting on it, with corrosion evident on the setting square; original heavy gauge outer case shows little wear, well-toned medium tarnish, some MFS, one light small dent or ding; button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, fewer MFS, faint touch of outer ding; bow & pendant original; acid emitting celluloid crystal must be removed and replaced with domed glass bull's-eye crystal; a wonderful watch for a Shakespeare aficionado; certainly we all might finally observe, "I wasted time, and now doth time waste me..." so all the more reason to "speed the plow..."
839 $800 $1100 EPW - J Siegrist & Co, London & Geneva, Turkish market demi-hunter in gold, 45mm, 18K original demi-HC with enameled Turkish numeral chapter and signed gold cuvette, SW-slide-locking-LS, WED with Turkish numerals, lever escapement, 15J, "Geneva stripe" NI damascene, s#75008 in case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show some MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, none on winding wheels, MFS to click wheel center; dial with faint hls at 2:30 (5:30 in normal HC position); hands rusted from yellowed celluloid crystal now removed; original medium to lighter gauge case has front lift spring break or weakness, case shows light wear, many MFS, numerous small light dents or dings, some enamel loss to numerals; bow tight, steel crown core shows little wear; now with good glass crystal; (cover aperture does not accept a second crystal)
840 $2000 $2800 EPW - J W Benson, London, top-quality Swiss chronograph with 60 minute register, 50mm, 18K OF original case with English hallmarks, SW-pin-set, WED with sunken seconds and register, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, probably 23J, gilt mvt, s#56319 on case only; in near mint condition in and out, in original box with signed Benson top-silk Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, perfect chronograph function and return, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint luster; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; clean box with separation only of the hinge silk, hardly any staining to the signature silk; a very beautiful Swiss watch in English taste
841 $700 $1100 EPW - J Wilders, London (active 1760-1780), a name seen on many watches for Dutch market according to Britten's, repousse cased fusee with scenic polychrome dial, 50mm, coin silver OF original pair cases, the inner bearing London hallmarks for 1782 (faux marks on a Continental case, the maker's mark clearly atypical and possessing a Continental stamp as well), KWKS, WED with hand-painted scene of idyllic village and farm, arcaded chapter, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance cock, s#8256; here is an example of a London marked watch that is entirely of Continental origin, the mvt, dial, hands and case marks all with characterstic elements inspired by English style, but not English; charming nonetheless Mvt: Ticks and stops, good escapement function but out of beat and needing lubrication, plates show fine gilding, very little oxide on steel components; dial with repaired chip to either side of slot, perfect otherwise; hands fine Dutch originals; original outer case shows light wear with only half of the facial detail remaining but no break, few MFS, even tarnish, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents but light dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal; an attractive and completely original example of this type
842 $3000 $5000 EPW - Jefferson & Kessels (could be retailers or watchmakers in brief association), London, gold fusee 1/4 repeater with sapphire duplex escapement, sugar tong compensation curb, 52mm, very heavy 18K OF original consular case with hinged gold cuvette bearing London hallmarks of indeterminate date, a serif "R" within a square cartouche with chamfered corners, casemaker's or sponsor's mark "LC," KWKS, WED, finely constructed fully capped duplex escapement with tiny white sapphire slotted cylinder surrounding ultra thin staff element, polished steel gongs, 9J, DES, gilt mvt, s#5801; one would expect a date from 1820 to 1850 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent escapement function, good repeat function and strong tone, fine plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with intersecting hls around 7 and 10; hands in fine gold, blued seconds; original very heavy gauge case shows very light even wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, toned, pendant shows little wear; good glass crystal; exceptional quality
843 $5500 $7500 EPW - John Ellicott & Sons, London (John Ellicott, born 1706, died 1772, worked under his own name until the firm became John Ellicott & Sons from 1769 to 1788), steel cylinder fusee with brass escape wheel, 50mm, heavy high-karat gold (perhaps 20K) OF original pair cases with matching s#7420 in the inner case, the matching cases both bearing London hallmarks for 1778 and the casemaker's mark, "ITP," KWKS, WED, gold poker & beetle hands, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, large DES, signed raised gilt locking dust-cap, s#7420, in exceptional original condition; John Ellicott was son to another watchmaker, John, and was famous for his invention of the compensated pendulum; he also demonstrated interactions between pendulum clocks that could affect performance and underscored the importance of fixing larger clocks to stable surfaces that could not communicate vibration to one another; his works were and are characterized by top craftsmanship; Ellicott apparently began use of the cylinder escapement in watches just after Graham's invention in 1726, within "two to three years" by Britten's estimate; his son Edward, who died in 1791, succeeded John in 1772 after working with him since 1760, and would have had oversight for the production of the present example; there is a paper in the back from T R Price in Maidstone recording service in 1873 and 1876; David Thompson's book on watches in the British Museum show an Ellicott example similar to this, but with cracked dial; the present example has perfect dial Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, excellent escapement function, near mint plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel or blued components, near mint dust-cap gilding, small oxide patch on blued slide-lock; single small regulator plate screw missing; dial perfect with mint luster; hands mint; original heavy gauge outer case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents, the slightest dings; button latch good, perfect button cap; original heavy gauge inner case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, normal rub line from outer; bow & pendant original, the bow reinforced underneath with another strip of metal, the pendant showing more wear than the rest of the case where the bow pin passes through; near mint domed glass crystal; an exceptional example made six years after the master's death
844 $1100 $1400 EPW - John Forrest, London, "Chronometer Maker to the Admiralty," lever fusee, 51mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 9-11J, gilt fusee mvt with locking dust-cap, s#97884, case weight without mvt but including crystal and springs 27.1 dwt (42.2 g) Mvt: NR, very gummy, will tick rapidly with pressure applied to fully wound train, needs OH, plates dull and dirty, show hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with fine underglaze fern decoration; hands a little bent and discolored; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents but very light dings; bow is fashioned from a 14K wedding band, push shows wear to brass; good glass crystal
845 $5000 $8000 EPW - John Grantham, London, mid-eighteenth century, gold, agate, ruby & diamond set 1/4 hour repeater in repousse and pierced pair cases, 43mm, 18-20K OF original matched cases with pierced & engraved inner, pierced, chased and repousse outer with agate panels, the central panel of moss agate creating a look of natural foliage, KWKS, WED with classical scene hand painted in blue under glaze, verge escapement with fusee, gilt mvt, s#1286; another watch of agate type by the same maker is recorded in the Stern collection by Baillie; complete but in need of restoration Mvt: NR, complete time & repeat mechanisms but needing restoration, repeat chain broken, fusee chain broken, teeth quite completely mangled on the contrate wheel, mvt needs pinning to hold fast into dial plate/ring; plates show good gilding with some dirt, some MFS, some oxide on steel components; dial in fine condition but for chipping at the latch slot, hl from 8 to 5; hands in fine condition; original inner case shows little wear, a few MFS, dents in the piercing from 2 to 5 but no breaks; bow & pendant original and showing little wear; original outer showing hardly any wear, slight distortion in round, one agate panel missing on front bezel, another with single crack, the remainder excellent; all natural rubies and diamonds present, slight dent to pierced area of back at 7; button latch a bit tight to the case, not pushing and releasing due to slight displacement and case bending, diamond top good; no crystal; an exceptional decorative case needing minor straightening and one panel, the original mvt requiring more extensive restoration, the hardest part being replacement or remanufacture of the contrate wheel, and possibly escape wheel or staff repair
846 $1800 $2400 EPW - John Rogers, 60 Myddelton Square, London, keyless free-sprung, going barrel, 48mm, heavy 18K original HC with gold cuvette bearing London hallmarks for 1897, coat-of-arms on front cover and monogram on back, SW-pin-set, WED, fully capped free-sprung lever escapement, DES of especially fine quality in symmetrical rose cut, pristine gilt mvt, s#4359 Mvt: Runs and stops due to gumminess, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure applied to fully wound train, plates appear pristine under cloudiness which i probably due to oil smear (that will clean right off), show very few MFS, mint slots & settings including mint blued screw-tops, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in mint dark blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, hallmarked, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch with cleaning and buffing
847 $4000 $6000 EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, scarce pivoted detent pocket chronometer, 51mm, very heavy 18K original fully signed HC with gold cuvette bearing patent date, SW-bow-setting by shifting the bow toward the dial, WED, fully capped pivoted detent escapement with gold escape wheel, bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, miniature spiral for detent, 20J, GJS, micro-spotted NI damascene, s#11673 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine escapement action, functional bow setting, toned plates show hardly any MFS, but some small corrosion spots, occasional speckle and microspeckle, slight color variation, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial essentially perfect, infinitesimal microflecks at seconds edge; hands in good dark purple, the minute darkened further with oxide; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow with heavy central wear, needing to go only about 90 degrees to engage setting, less than normal, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal; one seldom sees Jurgensen stem-wind, bow-setting pocket chonometers, the escapement being seen more frequently in KW
848 $2000 $3000 EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, early lever with gilt damasceneplate and bridges, 46mm, heavy 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, fully capped club-tooth side-lever escapement with counterpoised pallet, 19J, gilt fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#7649, ca 1850 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, toned plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, very little oxide on gilt bright work; dial perfect, minor MFS only; hands in fine purple, minute replaced in slightly different weight; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium even wear overall, some MFS, no dents or dings, some scratches to remove a coating inside the case back; bow with some central wear, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal
849 $2000 $3000 EPW - Lechner, Budapest, hunter with royal monograms front and back, a rare enameled portrait in sepia tones on the gold cuvette looking just like a photograph, 33mm, 14K rose gold original case with two heraldic crests joined by the banner reading "Si Deus pro nobis quis contra nos," meaning "If god is with us who could be against us," SW-SS, WED, high grade fully capped lever escapement, 20J, gilt mvt, s#53102 in case only. The motto is for the Nadasdy family, Hungarian aristocrats with origins in the middle ages; certainly one of the family crests one can find contains elements seen in the double crest on the watch. The watch dates from the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a dual monarchy established in 1867 and dissolved in 1918, the present watch ca 1890-1900. At first glance, one might speculate that the conjoined crests signify the marriage of one royal to another, in this case the man bestowing this watch upon his bride (or wife of some years) with his portrait protected within the back. The enamel is superb, and here again one may speculate that the painting may have taken a photo emulsion as its base, building layers of enamel and clear coat to achieve startling photographic quality in a traditional painted enamel. Further research on the Nadasdy family may solve the mystery of provenance. The older gentleman bears a slight resemblance to the last Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, Charles I, who died at the young age of 35; perhaps this man was a cousin. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or edges of winding wheels; dial perfect with mint luster; hands in slightly dull gold; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel; bow with medium central wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
850 $2000 $4000 EPW - LeCoultre 1/4 hour repeater, marketed under the "Trident" brand, 51mm, 18K OF original Swiss case, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, fully jeweled to hammers, 20-26J, gilt mvt, s#10526 on case and under dial, "Trident" s#98894 on cuvette with Maltese crosses to either side, traditionally associated with Vacheron & Constantin as their logo; in perfectly fitting fine quality Vacheron & Constantin box; we are still researching the association between "Trident" and Vacheron, as the numbers given do not immediately relate to V&C; ca 1900-1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent repeat function and tone, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels, mvt pristine under dial; dial perfect, the seconds hole ever so slightly elongated by perfect polishing; hands fine gold, blued seconds; original medium to heavy gauge case has unfortunately had an inscription removed from the gold cuvette, making it paper thin, and then having yet a new inscription engraved on the tissue strength gauge, leaving its full impression visible internally; the case back has also had some dent pounded out to the point of stretching and doming the gold in a small area; case otherwise shows very little wear, few MFS, no other dents or dings; bow good, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; would have been a near mint watch in near mint box were it not for the inexcusable engraver abuse
851 $6000 $7000 EPW - Leopold Huguenin, Locle, tandem winding 1/4 second jumping split-chronograph with return to zero, 60mm, massive 18K six-body (covers, cuvette, band, front & back bezels) original case, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, probably 30J, barrels both wind clockwise, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#12889 on case elements and under dial on plate edge; gross weight of watch 119.6 dwt (186.0 g), nearly 6 troy ounces; ca 1880 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, chronograph functions but the split post is riding a bit loose, causing the hand to not quite zero, slightly toned plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands missing tails; original massive gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, some light soft dents to back and one to band, no dings; bow tight with minor central wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals; an exceptional example of the scarcest of the two-train jump chronographs; few came with split and return feature
852 $2000 $3000 EPW - Longines cloisonne enamel man's dress, 44mm, 18K OF original HB-snap-bezel case, polychrome enamel and black matte field in champleve cells fine enough to produce a cloisonne wire effect, design continuing around the case and onto the bezel, SW-SS, original gilt dial, lever escapement, 17J, parallel short-wave pattern NI damascene, s#983 in case only, ca 1904 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy and spotty plates with some plating loss on cock; dial good original, minimal rubbing or faint speckle; hands in fine blue, seconds too short; original fairly heavy gauge case shows very little wear, no MFS, minor enamel losses to the back along the edge, and at a light impact site on the band, no other dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
853 $1500 $2000 EPW - Longines chronograph with instantaneous 30-minute register, 48mm, 14K OF original HB-snap-bezel case, gold cuvette with signature and medals, SW-pin-set, WED with sunken seconds and register, lever escapement, probably 20J, gilt mvt, s#2967882, ca 1900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function although one must be sure to fully depress the button for full engagement, stop and return, plates cloudy from oil smear, probably near mint if cleaned, show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright or satin lever work; dial perfect but for some edge roughness at 12, fully concealed, and an infinitesimal internal edge fracture at 56 seconds; hands in dull blue; NOTE: lower case screw has worn through the step, allowing the mvt to sway outwards if the bezel is off; inside the case back an inscription has been expertly removed, leaving the case gauge at medium where it was once heavy, but well executed and and evenly finished with random circular scratch pattern; originally heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight with only slight distortion, crown shows light wear with a little break; good glass crystal; a very nice example overall, mvt should be near mint with cleaning
854 $1200 $1600 EPW - Longines gold dress watch, 42mm, 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
855 $1000 $1400 EPW - Longines, Swiss (St-Imier), 49mm, 14K original HC with signed cuvette displaying medals, 56 zolotnik mark for Russian or eastern European market, SW-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#681266 within case only, triple signed Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, cloudy plates, minor tarnish and microspeckle; dial with twin hls at 4:30; hands in dark blue; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, some MFS, no dents but some minor dings to cover and band; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
856 $800 $1200 EPW - Longines in enamel and bicolor gold case, 42mm, 18K white and yellow gold OF original HB-snap-bezel case with black and white champleve enamel borders, over-engraved presentation on solid yellow gold cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3800883 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates with one large corrosion spot; dial original with some rubbing, spotting, and beael rub; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case with medium gauge cuvette shows light wear, some enamel loss, many MFS, small dent in back carrying through to the cuvette, the cuvette rather distressed by the over-engraving; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
857 $4500 $6500 EPW - Louis Duchéne & Fils, French musical 1/4 hour repeater playing variations of a tune on a single disc, 54mm, 18K OF original case, gilt cuvette, KWKS, WED, going barrel with steel cylinder escapement, the cylindrical tube very long, two-train gilt mvt with floating barrels, s#86382 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine excapement function, good repeat function and tone; the musical mechanism plays continuously upon winding owing to the silent/play lever being absent; the trip is there for activation on the hour, but without the single lever the music will only stop when the barrel stop-works engages; musical tone is excellent when placed on a resonant surface, with clear bell sounds and good tune; plates show fine gilding, numerous MFS, minimal oxide on bright work overall, very few specks; dial with faint hl towards center at 12:30, slight scratch adjacent; hands mismatched, hour probably replaced; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings save for the faintest small flat spot in the center back; bow with slight distortion, push shows little wear; good glass crystal; will be a wonderful musical example once the silent/play lever is replaced
858 $4000 $6000 EPW - Louis Mallet, Paris, watchmaker to the Duke of Orleans ("Horologer du Duc d'Orleans"), active circa 1790 to 1824, 52mm, 1/4 hour repeater in highly decorative multicolor gold and Persian turquoise set 18K OF original case, gilt cuvette, pendant activated repeat, KWKS, gold guilloche dial reminiscent of Tavernier style, going barrel, steel cylinder escapement with gold balance wheel, 1-4J, gilt mvt, s#8159, maintained in splendid condition within its original fitted leather-covered etui with hook-clasp Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine escapement function, fine repeat function and bell-like tone, gilt plates show a few MFS, fine slots & cap setting, no oxide on bright work or square gongs; dial near mint with slight scuff to ET near center, nice even toning; hands original in fine dark blue; original heavy gauge case shows light to medium wear to the flower tops, good field detail, evidence of later expert gold solder reinforcement internally to secure the plachet and second bezel ring composing the back, some MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow original and in fine condition, push shows light wear; good glass crystal; period etui in solid structural condition with good hook, hinge and bodies, rubbing to red-dyed leather; a beautiful decorative repeater, scarcely found in original fitted etui
859 $1000 $1400 EPW - M I Tobias & Co, Liverpool, fusee, 49mm, 14K (tested) OF original consular case with eagle hallmark for US market, KWKS, gilt silver dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 12-15J "Liverpool windows," DES, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#31627 Mvt: Runs, sluggish balance motion, good poise, clean plates; dial stained around numerals, many MFS overall; hands are modern replacements; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, few MFS, two lightly creased dents and a couple of dings in the back, some communicating to the cuvette; bow tight, light central wear; clean plastic crystal
860 $1000 $1400 EPW - Moeris, Swiss for Spanish market, 49mm, 14K rose gold OF original case, gold cuvette with signature & medals, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, checkerboard pattern NI damascene, s#1114489, ca 1906 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy & tarnished plates, light oxide overall; dial perfect but for concealed edge flake at 1; hands in good gilding and blue; crisp original medium gauge case shows very little wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows substantial smooth wear by contrast; good glass crystal
861 $1200 $1700 EPW - Movado "Surete" (Security) fine gold and enamel couteau form Art Deco dress watch, 47mm, 18K yellow gold OF original case with cobalt basse-taille enamel back, white and cobalt champleve enamel bezel, pendant and edge decoration, SW-SS, gilt and silvered guilloche dial, small mvt mounted in fitted double ring with lever escapement, 15J four adjustments, rope twist pattern NI damascene, s#16436 & 5420 inside case, patent #34976 on cock; in nearly pristine toned condition throughout; in associated box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial original with pristine tarnish forming from 3 to 6 and 8 to 12; hands in mint purple; original medium gauge case shows no wear, perfect enamel with only a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; aside from the pristine tarnish on the dial that one might choose to have chemically cleaned by an expert, about as mint an example as one will find; associated box with rubbed corners only
862 $900 $1200 EPW - N Robert, Locle, Swiss enameled hunter, 42mm, 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette, black tracery enamel, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#20478 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates; dial with fractured chip at 10; hands in toned blue-purple; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, few MFS, numerous overall dents or dings leading to much tracery enamel loss, only one black panel good; bow tight, lower karat or GF, crown shows light wear; chipped glass crystal open to dial
863 $1400 $1800 EPW - Olympus, Swiss diamond and platinum man's dress, 44mm, platinum OF original case with pave diamond band, metal sizing ring for mvt, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied Breguet numerals marked "Chronometre," lever escapement, 16J, pin-stripe NI damascene, not numbered, ca 1935 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly toned plates with tarnished dial plate show few MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or visible area of winding wheel; dial fine original, a few long straight MFS; hands a bit dull, minute tip gone; original medium gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, polish over various light dents or dings; bow good but loose, crown shows light wear but chipped stone (upper half gone); good glass crystal
864 $4000 $6000 EPW - Owen Robinson, London (active 1780-1810), free-sprung spring detent chronometer fusee, 52mm, 18K OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1828, KWKS, WED, gold hands, blued & gold seconds, fully capped Earnshaw type escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#169; Robinson was an escapement maker of note, worked for John Arnold, and invented a double escape-wheel chronometer mentioned in Reid Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement function, plates with near mint gilding show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright or blue work; dial perfect; hands mint; original heavy gauge case dating from 18 years after his active period shows medium even wear with half of the fine ET gone, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight with some central wear, push shows light wear; good domed glass crystal; judging from condition, it is doubtful the mvt was ever in another case; nearly flawless internally, fine case with honest wear
865 $1000 $1200 EPW - Pateck, Geneve, fo Russian or eastern European market, 51mm, 14K original HC with fully signed gold cuvette, bearing Russian mark of 56 zolotniks (56/96, exactly 4 times the karat system), SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, simple concentric pattern NI damascene, s#108950 Mvt: Runs only face down, shows good balance motion & poise in that position but short cycles face up indicating pivot, endshake or jewel problem, plates a little cloudy & toned with a little microspeckle; dial nearly perfect in the visible area; hands in good gold, one marcasite missing; original medium case shows light wear but nearly complete ET, a few MFS, no dents, light band dings; bow worn to brass, brass crown core tarnished, pendant worn beneath crown with large section missing to its tube; good glass crystal, no crystal in bezel for glazed dust-cover under cuvette
866 $5000 $7500 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, modern hunting cased pocket watch and chain, 48mm, very heavy 18K original fully signed HC with very heavy 18K English fully hallmarked chain, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-cotes NI damascene mvt with Geneva quality seal, s#1940067, ca 1990's, with finest quality mahogany Patek Philippe box, outer box, service warrantee and tag; weight of the watch and chain together is 107.2 dwt (166.8 g), the chain alone at 41.1 dwt (63.9 g); engraved to the recipient on the inside cover and on the solid gold cuvette; in nearly new condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, nearly pristine plates show very few MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial pristine; hands pristine; original heavy gauge case is pristine internally, shows hardly any wear externally, but has numerous MFS and scuffs that will buff out, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; chain is in nearly new condition as well; the one distraction is that the name was engraved on the cuvette upside down from convention; boxes like new; terrific quality and weight in a modern Patek timepiece and classic English chain; needs only external buffing to render nearly new again
867 $3500 $4500 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, platinum man's dress, 45mm, marked platinum OF original snap-case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied Breguet numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, triple signed, s#814291, ca 1927 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or mostly concealed winding wheels; dial mint original; hands in near mint white, near mint blued seconds; original heavy gauge case originally had monogram inlay through the case back, still visible internally, but now a soldered white gold plaque covers that; the operation made the back planchet uneven and with the appearance of light denting along with uneven sanding; it would be preferable to remove the plaque, block the back straight, and bring it back to perfect flat, exposing the yellow gold inlay; case otherwise shows little wear, few MFS, no other dents or dings; bow original but loose, crown shows a little wear; good glass crystal
868 $3000 $4000 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Rodanet, Paris, Louis XV style with heavy three-dimensional applied monogram, 33mm, 18K OF original case with Patek signed case-back and cuvette, matching number under dial, SW-SS, fine WED with blue numerals and gold minutes in 18th century French style, gold Louis XV style hands, lever escapement with moustache counterpoised pallet, wolf's tooth winding, 15J, gilt mvt, s#50978, ca 1878, in near mint 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 or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; an exceptional style in top condition, marked in the typical understated and elegant fashion of Patek's production for Rodanet in Paris
869 $2200 $3200 EPW - Patek Philippe, Geneve, 44mm, 18K OF original fully signed snap case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J cal 17-170, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#931952, in nearly new condition with associated etui Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial near mint with hardly any visible defects; hands mint; effectively NOS original case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings some residual protective clear coating on the back (will remove with acetone and chamois); bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; about as close to new as one would want
870 $500 $1000 EPW - Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, 51mm, GF recased HC, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt (third quality), s#191706 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates with three small corrosion spots; dial perfect; hands in fine gilding; recase accomplished without alteration of the mvt although the mvt sits just below the back case lip and some rub can be anticipated; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a clean and practical recase
871 $2800 $3600 EPW - Perret & Co, Locle, "Made Expressly for E Kretzmar, Philad/a," so engraved on heavy gold cuvette, 52mm, very heavy 18K original case also signed "E Kretzmar, Phila," glazed observation cover in addition to cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#89496 in case only; Jurgensen quality and looks Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine dark purple; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, one of the two bow stops has come apart and the two rings are floating, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystals; handsome, heavy, high grade watch
872 $1200 $1800 EPW - Quartier, Locle (possibly Olivier Quartier, an example in Chamberlain collection ca 1850), early Swiss lever with unusual plates, 48mm, 18K OF original case with enameled gold cuvette, the enamel filling in engraved lettering in white and robin's egg blue, stating in a quaint mixture of language "Detached Lever Roller et Dix Holes Jewelled [sic] Rubis Palettes - Hands - Quartier au Locle en Suisse," KWKS, gold or gilt dial with multicolor gold appliques, club tooth lever escapement with enclosed pallet stones, 15J ("ten holes jeweled" not including caps, pallet stones and roller), gilt mvt with flying setting off the center wheel cock (note that the entire mvt including mainspring barrel are mounted with cocks (single footed with free end) as opposed to bridges (two footed), (a technical distinction only loosely used in popular parlance), s#54643; a fine example with signature found also on a few rare Debaufre chaff-cutter escapement fusees that look like simple consular cased verges; the deeply domed back of the present watch allow room for a long winding square, giving one excellent grip; ca 1840 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean toned plates; dial very fine with hardly any MFS; hands in dull gold; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow lightly worn, tight; good glass crystal
873 $5000 $7000 EPW - Ralph Gout, London (active 1770-1829), pedometer watch for riding horseback, the dial with three registers counting up to 10,000 strides when mounted in its activating bracket that pulls the counting lever on top of the pendant, fusee mvt with raised dust cap, 56mm, gilt brass OF original consular case with internal cutout to reveal dust-cap, KWKS, WED, rare matched gold original hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, signed "By the King's Letters, Patent, Ralph Gout, 308" with matching number on case; with this device one only needs to know the length of stride of one's horse to make an easy calculation of distance travelled; at an easy gallop it might take two to three hours time to run that many strides; the top bracket need only be rotated upwards to activate the counter; his first pedometric watch patent was in 1790, with additional patents in 1799; without carrying holster Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, perfect counting and advancing functions, clean plates show near mint gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial essentially perfect with near mint luster, and infintesimal edge microfleck and a rub line in the single counter; hands mint original; original case shows little overall wear, just wear to metal in the middle and edges of the case back where the watch rubbed in its holster, few other MFS, no dents, minor dings; closures good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal
874 $3500 $5500 EPW - Rare Swiss platinum digital jump-hour dress watch, 45mm, Swiss platimum OF original snap-B&B case with full platinum touch-marks on components in addition to "Platine" mark within back, maker's logo "HNC" with running hare, SW-SS, platinum or palladium mask with turned satin, apertures for wandering minutes and jump-hour, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fine fausses-cotes NI damascene, two Geveva seals, one on dial plate by balance and one on center bridge, s#70309 and matching number on case Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial mask with very few MFS, wandering minute dial shows light rubbing beneath chapter from 15-20 minutes, hours without defect; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS on polished back, good edge and band satin, no dents or dings; bow tight, platinum marks, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; an excellent high grade example
875 $1000 $1500 EPW - Reuge, "Romance," modern musical alarm automaton with hidden automated erotic scene, 56mm, 10 micron gold plated OF original case with back acting as stand, opening to reveal the automated couple on the cuvette, SW-SS, alarm setting by side button, the scenes are keywound in the back with the lyre form key supplied, WED with printed surround based on the design of Genevese enameler Carlo Poluzzi, multicolor gold figures in front with various functions, lever escapement, 17J, s#475; when the alarm is tripped both front and back scenes go into motion as the music plays; one can at any time open the back and depress a small button, holding it down as long as one wants to show the couple in action as the music plays; in nearly new condition with booklet and key; from a top producer of musical items Mvt: GRO, all functions working fine; dial mint original; hands mint original; original case shows no wear, a few MFS and an FS across the back, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; fun for the entire family, since the dial is rated "G," and the folks can keep a secret
876 $3000 $4000 EPW - Rossel & Fils, successors to J F Bautte & Cie, Geneve, 1/4 hour repeating day-date calendar, 48mm, heavy 18K original demi-HC with enameled chapter ring and finely signed solid gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED with sunken seconds, day & date, slide activated repeat, fully capped lever escapement with compensated balance, unsigned LeCoultre style ebauche, 31J, gilt mvt, s#94604 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, good calendar functions and advancing pawls, clean toned plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels, a little oxide on gongs; dial perfect; hands in near mint dark purple; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with hardly any front ET remaining, and only 30% of back ET still there, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with medium central wear, crown shows appearance of only light wear due to thick gold content; good glass crystals; a handsome calendar repeater
877 $1200 $1600 EPW - S I Tobias, Liverpool, unusual gold half-plate lever fusee, 50mm, 18K OF original consular case, KWKS, multicolor gold dial, side lever escapement with engraved pallet, escape and balance cocks, 11-16J, gilt mvt, s#10984 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, hardly any faint speckle; dial fine, some MFS; hands in mint gold and blue; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, little wear; good bull's-eye glass crystal, very small edge fleck
878 $700 $1100 EPW - Sandoz-Boucheron, Swiss, scarce digital watch with optional 24 hour aperture, jump hours from 1-12 and 13-24 in twin apertures, wandering minutes in oval aperture, constant seconds, 51mm, sharp .925 sterling OF original case with Art Nouveau engraving of bird and flowers, silver cuvette, SW-SS, silvered dial with green gold appliques, lever escapement, 7J, broad parallel pattern NI damascene, s#48156 in case only, ca 1900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good jump functions and setting, cloudy and lightly tarnished plates; dial and subdials in fine clean condition with minimal rubbing or discoloration; seconds hand in mint blue; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, light dents or dings in back, tiniest band dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; great condition for this rare dial format
879 $500 $1000 EPW - Scarce mid-18th century German fusee, "M. Collin,g [sic], Augsburg," 47mm, coin silver OF original consular case, hand hammered, engraved to create the appearance of engine turning, KWKS, cream enamel purpose made replacement dial, original cast and pierced hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with uniquely styled pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, unique engraving style to plate signatures and regulator scale, the latter in French, no number; Augsburg is located in Bavaria, Germany, now the state's third largest city, with origins deep in horological history, but a place of little activity in the 18th century; the present watch is typical of Continental production in its mechanism, but the decoration shows distinctive features of German tradition; as well, the screw heads are flat polished and flush in contrast to anything one sees from French or Swiss production at the time Mvt: Ticks and stops, good balance motion & escapement function but slightly out of beat, plates show fine gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with new bushi9ng to protect the repairs all around the winding hole, two other edge repairs, hls at 12, the lack of any new holes drilled in the plate means the feet were made at least to fit the present mvt; hands in fine condition; original case shows medium wear, few MFS, numerous light dents or dings; button latch good; bow & pendant original; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal; quite a curious piece
880 $1600 $2000 EPW - Stabilis, SA, Swiss 21J RR grade with unique regulator and balance cock design plus unusual click, 48mm, 16S heavy 18K AWCCo OF recase (suitable to a Maximus grade watch), SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, five adjustments, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#14505, 1914 presentation on solid gold cuvette from agents of the "Illinois Central System," case weight without mvt or crystal but including stem, sleeve and crown 35.0 dwt (54.4 g); the unique balance cock and regulator design looks almost like a tourbillion cage Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show mostly dirt and oil smear, hardly any speckle, hardly any MFS, should clean nicely, fine slots & toned settings, very little oxide on bright work, MFS on winding wheels; dial almost perfect but dirty, the only defect a fine edge flake that is completely concealed and does not intrude into the flat of the dial; hands rusted off from the acid-emitting celluloid crystal; heavy gauge recase shows light wear, some MFS and a few deeper gouges on the front bezel, a couple smaller dents or dings plus gouges or check marks in the back; bow tight, crown shows light wear with incipient break; celluloid crystal must be replaced; a very interesting mvt in heavy US market case
881 $6500 $8500 EPW - Swiss lady's minute repeater with fully enameled covers for Chinese market, 38mm, 14K original HC with cobalt blue basse-taille enamel fields, the front with woman's portrait, her gown in basse-taille enamel within champleve field, her jewelry in gold and silver foil accents, the back with floral garland, split-pearl borders front and back, gilt silver cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED, Louis XV hands, lever escapement with capped escape, 19J, electrum gilt mvt, s#404049, in excellent condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with fine gilding show no MFS, fine slots & tarnished settings, some light oxide filaments or crazing on bright work and winding wheels; dial with invisible hls proceeding from edge at 12:30 across to 4, hl from edge at 7:30; hands near mint; original heavy gauge case shows perfect enamel, hardly any wear, a few MFS to enamel surfaces, less to the portrait, no dents or dings; bow free but unworn, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very beautiful lady's minute repeater
882 $4500 $7500 EPW - Swiss massive gold cased double-dial, the back hunting cover revealing a triple calendar dial, the back bezel and simple calendar mechanism plate hinged at the 12 o'clock position and lifting to reveal the fine lever mvt with exposed barrel, 55mm, very heavy 18K original HC, SW-pin-set, classic export market dial with gold appliques over silver DSD, fully capped lever escapement, apparently 19J, blurred fausses-cotes NI damascene, the only plate signature a deeply embossed coat-of-arms with knight's helmet, s#8606, #1764, #20389, all inside covers; gross weight of the entire watch 109.2 dwt (169.9 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show a few MFS, a little tarnish, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, Geneva stop-works removed from barrel top; front dial faintly and evenly tarnished, minor chipping or smudging to painted numerals, some contact tarnish around appliques; hour hand original in near mint blue, minute of matched style oxidized, blued seconds mismatched; back WED for calendar perfect, back hands in fine dark near purple; original very heavy gauge case shows light to medium wear evidenced only by the loss of most taille-douce back ET, while the heavily carved borders and deep cover engraving make the watch look mush sharper; case shows a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow shows little wear, crown shows only light wear to its very thick gold construction; good glass crystals
883 $4500 $6000 EPW - Swiss minute-repeating triple-calendar chronograph with lunar phases, 56mm, 18K original HC, SW-LS, WED with aperture for lunar phases, lever escapement, probably 16J, gilt mvt with arrow-form governor marked "Ixora," s#202094 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good chronograph function and return, good repeat function and strong tone, good calendar functions, advancing by levers or by moving hands through 24 hours, clean gilt plates show a few MFS or scuffs, good slots & settings, limited oxide on bright work, gongs and winding wheels, just a few tiny patches or specks; dial nearly perfect, edge microfleckl at 4, tiny roughness and tiny line at seconds center, overglaze signature nearly completely worn off, remnant will simply wipe off with Windex; hands complete, minute and hour mismatched, one gilt calendar hand mismatched; original case has well constructed bezels but thin gauge cover planchets, shows light wear, some MFS, numerous light dents or dings in covers, cuvette and band; bow with some central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a well-functioning complicated repeater
884 $1500 $2500 EPW - Swiss 1/4 hour repeating custom erotic automaton with enameled covers, 48mm, 18K (tested and marked) original demi-HC with custom enameled erotic automated scene where the cuvette would have been, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, at least 15J, gilt mvt, s#93456; the automation work, to those of us who go back many years, was customized by Erblatt (if that was the proper spelling or memory of his name) in NYC some 40 years ago; the back cover was additionally custom enameled with erotic nude scene of Leda and the Swan, the swan being Zeus in animal form; Erblatt's conversions were alway popular Mvt: Ticking upon winding, inspection of the mvt requires disassembly of the automation, the 1/4 hour repeater can be made to strike a full run at 12:45, but the repeater hangs up slightly, and will run if you help the gentleman in the back; dial is in good shape but may be changed from its original; hands show oxide, broken seconds tip; original extensively customized case has new soft enamel painted dial chapter, the back was enameled and counterenameled on the interior, leaving a translucent gloss over the inside cover and case markings; the back enamel is chipped around the edges but without damage to detail, the thin front painting is scratched a bit, case shows light wear, hole repair to the front cover, hardly any MFS to the back enamel, plugged-pin-setting hole, no dents, minor dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal, front cover crystal plastic and should be changed to flat glass; an amusing watch to fix up
885 $1500 $2000 EPW - Swiss contract for H O Hurlburt (possibly by Longines), 44mm, heavy 18K original HC with gold cuvette, split-push for hunting back and front, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 17J, gilt mvt, s#31206 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates, a little tarnish; dial perfect; hands mismatched, loose; original heavy gauge case has no back lift spring, shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, some light dings; bow tight, split-push shows little wear; good glass crystal
886 $1500 $2500 EPW - Swiss five-minute repeater in niello, LeCoultre ebauche, 47mm, niello decorated .900 coin silver OF original case, silver cuvette, gold slide, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt NI damascene, s#325289 in case only, ca 1900 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, striking slowly, cloudy plates, near mint bright work; dial perfect; hands of mixed color but otherwise matched; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, perfect niello, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow with wear to niello, crown shows very light wear, beginning loss of silver foil; good glass crystal
887 $1400 $1800 EPW - Swiss gold demi-hunter for German market, OLIW layout similar to Lange, 52mm,heavy 18K original HC with gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#37450 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates save for short scratch; dial with faint hl at center; original demi-hands in mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, many MFS, many light dents or dings to back and band, good enamel; bow brassy, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals
888 $1200 $1700 EPW - Swiss gold demi-hunter for German market, 48mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#43303 inside case only Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fair plates with some scratches; dial chipped at 4 and 10; hands mismatched; original heavy gauge case with medium gauge cuvette shows repairs and solder filling to the band, light wear, numerous MFS, no dents, various dings, minor enamel losses; bow free, crown a worn brass replacement; good glass crystal, no crystal in cover step
889 $800 $1200 EPW - Swiss (unsigned Vacheron & Constantin) for US market in multicolor gold box-hinged case with fancy contract dial, 0S (36mm), heavy 14K rose gold original case with intricate engraving under gold appliques, SW-LS, cream tone ED with fine silver and gold foil underglaze markers and decorations, signed, "C L Ruth, Montgomery A LA (sic)," lever escapement, 16J, thin parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2S88267; if this means s#288267 as a Vacheron number, then the watch would date about 1905, consistent with its other attributes Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, a bit gummy and dirty, light speckle and etching to plates, some oxide patches or specks on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in good gilding; original heavy gauge case shows dark toning, hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, some small cover compression dings visible only internally; bow with some central wear where it hung from the bale, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
890 $800 $1100 EPW - Swiss "Remontoire" (stemwinder) Geneve, 34mm, 18K OF original case with grisaille enamel portrait of whippet dog with stick on black field, signed gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WED, cylinder escapement, 8-10J, gilt mvt, s#105640 in case only; in associated velvet fitted box Mvt: Ticks and stops, cylinder very gummy, escapement action will be fine after cleaning and lubrication, fine plates show no MFS, oil smear only, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in dull gilding, oxide to minute tip; original medium gauge case with light gauge cuvette shows no wear, hardly any MFS, just a few to enamel surface, one flat band dent, no dings; 14K bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; box worn and stained externally
891 $1500 $2000 EPW - Theodore Melly, Paris (Melly Freres, active 1780), fusee, 41mm, 18K OF original consular case decorated with multicolor gold appliques, the back with diamond set wreath surrounding a plaque with hand-painted portrait of a woman, KWKS, WED, fine gold hands (the minute a nearly perfect copy), verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, without number Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, clean plates show good gilding, a little oxide on steel components; dial clean with repair around winding hole; hands in fine condition, the hour original and the minute a nearly perfect copy; original case shows light wear, 4 missing rose-cut diamonds, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good; painted plaque perfect, with soft enamel protective clear coating; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal that does not always want to stay glued in despite fitting the bezel perfectly
892 $4000 $6000 EPW - Tiffany & Co, New York, lady's gold and basse-taille enameled hunter with scenes of the angels of day and night on both covers, 29mm, 18K original case with Swiss touch-marks, solid gold cuvette, champleve enameled band and borders in garland and tracery black, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, wolf'stooth winding, plain wheel satin NI damascene, s#72981 with matching number on case, triple signed Tiffany & Co; watches with this same decoration were made famous by Patek Philippe Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial perfect with mint luster; hands in mint purple; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, perfect enamel with some surface MFS, no dents or dings; bow with minimal central wear, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; an exceptional example of this famous day-night theme
893 $1600 $2200 EPW - Tiffany & Co, split seconds chronograph, possibly by C H Meylan, 46mm, 18K OF original Tiffany hidden hinge case, SW-SS, WED with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, fully capped lever escapement, at least 22J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, s#10339 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good split functions and return features, near mint plates show very few MFS except for a few nicks and a patch on the cock foot, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or elaborate satin lever work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands in near mint dark purple, beautiful surmounted lunette and fleur-de-lis sweeps; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, numerous MFS, a flat dent to band plus a couple of other dings, a sharp ding in back; bow replaced, may be gold, wrong shape, crown shows light wear and break; clean plastic crystal
894 $1500 $2500 EPW - Tiffany & Co, 48mm, heavy 18K OF original case signed "Tiffany & Co Makers," hinged glazed cuvette, SW-SS, WED with cursive dial signature, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 18J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#16338; the serial number is repeated under the dial and on the case, and one finds s#20682 on the dial plate edge as well; the number on the back of the dial is not matching while the dial is perfectly fitting; the mvt is identical in many respects to the Audemars caliber, while the number is typically considered to be a "Tiffany factory" number in this range; unfortunately, the Tiffany factory records in Geneva were destroyed by fire so much of this early history is lost; in an associated Tiffany box for a slightly larger watch Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, the stop-works fully wound, shows good balance motion & poise with light pressure applied to the stop works, but one must not push the winding so hard as to break the stop, plates show slight cloudiness or oil smear, a few MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or the visible sections of winding wheels (which cannot be wound until the spring is fixed and the stop works re-set); dial with faint edge hls at 9:30 and 2:30 plus a "y" shaped hl in center; hands in fine deep purple, near black; original very heavy gauge case shows light even wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with minor scratches; box with rubbing and minor chips
895 $1500 $2000 EPW - Tiffany & Co, New York, made by Agassiz (signed under dial), 45mm, heavy 18K original Tiffany & Co HC, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#122708, ca 1910 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show minimal cloudiness, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in mint dark purple; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal
896 $1400 $2000 EPW - Tiffany & Co, by Agassiz Watch Co, Swiss, square platinum and diamond Art Deco opera watch, 39mm, heavy marked platinum OF original snap case with circular mvt, pierced decorative surround, diamond pave set band that continues up and over the bow, SW-SS, silvered dial stamped Tiffany, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-cotes NI damascene mvt marked "Made for Tiffany & Co by Agassiz W Co, Switzerland," s#212116; net weight of case without mvt or crystal 16.1 dwt (25.0 g); to remove the mvt one simply removes the stem by loosening the detent - then the pierced surround, keyed at the base, lifts out entirely Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, darkly toned and tarnished plates; dial refinished and stamped Tiffany rather than printed, not as the original would have been; hands with rust bloom due to acid-emitting celluloid crystal; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete single cut diamonds; bow lightly worn, crown shows little wear; perfectly fitting celluloid crystal will have to be replaced at some point to prevent further corrosion of the hands and the top of the cannon post, and to view the nice silver tone of the dial
897 $1200 $1600 EPW - V P Tissot, Locle, 47mm, 18K original HC with fully signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3587, with 14K chain weighing 4.5 dwt (7.0 g), the gross weight of the entire watch itself 48.4 dwt (75.3 g), with plated pen-knife Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates; dial with long hls; hands rubbed; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, some sharp dents or dings to both covers; bow free but with little wear; good glass crystal; later chain with very light wear, some bends to long links; basic USA made pen-knife
898 $800 $1000 EPW - Tissot and Co , Locle, fine gold drum style HC, 42mm, 18K original case with signed gold cuvette, split crown for hunting front and back, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#31424, triple signed; in associated early 20th century box from Daniel Low in Salem, one of New England's lovely old stores, recently closed Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, needs lubrication at least, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, slightly speckled plates, some oxide; dial perfect; hands in fine dark purple; original heavy gauge case has weakened or broken back lift-spring, but shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents but one sharp edge ding on the back cover at the bevel to flat junction; bow tight, split crown shows little wear but the two halfs are uneven; good glass crystal; box worn; with early key whose square is splitting
899 $700 $1000 EPW - Ulysse Nardin, made by International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, Corps of Engineers, 53mm, .875 silver OF original case with full back marking, IWCo logo internally, SW-SS, WED with radiumed numerals, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt with IWCo logo, s#592840 on dial plate, additional number 55231 on dial plate between pallet bridge & main back plate, COE contract number 5066 on case-back Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show oil smear overall, hardly any MFS, good slots & toned settings, some isolated oxide patches on bright work and winding wheels; dial with several hls from 5 to 8, some radium loss; hands with radium loss; original case shows light wear, even tarnish, some MFS to FS, two flat band dents, two minor back dings; bow slightly oversized replacement, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; slightly larger than most examples of this type
900 $1500 $2000 EPW - Unusual French fusee 1/4 hour repeater "[Repared by] Le Roy et Fils, Horlogers du Roi, Palais Royal, 13& 15, a Paris No 25585 SF," 55mm, coin silver OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, exposed cylinder escapement visible through aperture under cock, the escape wheel affixed by a cock on top of the full plate, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock; Basile Charles Le Roy (active 1788-1825) was clockmaker to Napoleon and other royals; the present watch is different from other generic watches of this type, and one suspects use of the word "repair" in this case refers to the improvement of a specifically ordered ebauche, where the maker's contribution was enough to justify numbering the watch; the watch would seem to date from about 1820, meaning the "King" in this case most likely referred to Louis XVIII of the Capetian Dynasty, the restored House of Bourbon lasting from 1815-1830; Louis died in 1824 and the throne went to his younger brother Charles X Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, excellent escapement function, fine repeat function and strong tone, plates show fine gilding, a little oxide on click but none on other steel components; dial quite good with small edge chip at 5 cleanly repaired with wax, and a scratch in the upper dial center running over to 2; nicely customized later 19th century hands in deep blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, little wear; clean plastic crystal warped on one side and lifting from the bezel, needs nicely domed crystal; a very fine mechanical example
901 $6000 $8000 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, highest quality observatory quality timepiece retailed by Bigelow, Kennard & Co, Boston, 49mm, heavy 18K yellow gold hidden-hinge OF original Bigelow & Kennard signed HB&B case, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement with Guillaume balance bearing gold and platinum timing screws, the center bridge marked "Integral Balance," 21J, raised and screwed gold jewel settings including full gold cap escutcheons on the cock, pallet and escape, 1904 patent micrometer regulator of fine design, gold train, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#366507 engraved on the dial plate next to the balance to prepare the watch for submission to observatory trials, ca 1916. This watch is significant for a number of reasons; Vacheron & Constantin observatory quality timepieces are rare compared to other watches with Guillaume type compound balance; the mark "Integral Balance" is not typically seen on the few Vacheron-Guillaume watches that do come to market, and rarely is any balance reference seen on other Guillaume balance watches regardless of maker; the use of full gold jewel settings and gold train is seldom seen on Vacheron watches of even the best quality, and must have been ordered specifically for the US market; in typical Swiss market grades the watch would be 20J, but in this case the center wheel was jeweled on the dial plate; the purpose of the Guillaume type compound balance was to eliminate middle temperature error by use of a balance of specific form with Invar alloy interior to the bimetallic strip, thus the watch would keep excellent time no matter what the normal ambient temperature fluctuations; the dial-plate numbering on any observatory submission from any maker was a specific rule which one can find, for example, in any certificate of the Geneva Observatory. A fine rarity in excellent condition, triple signed for Bigelow & Kennard, signed Vacheron & Constantin on mvt as well. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS, fine slots & near mint settings, no oxide on bright work or partially concealed winding wheels; dial with faintest hls through center visible on reflection, near mint luster otherwise; hands in near mint reddish purple; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, numerous MFS, one small back dent toward the edge, no dings but slight dimples by the hidden hinges; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
902 $2500 $3500 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, "Chronometre" (so marked on solid gold signed cuvette), 52mm, very heavy 18K OF original HB&B case with V&C logos, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement with bimetallic balance, gold timing weights, 1904 "Depose" ("Patent applied for") micrometer regulator, 20J, gilt mvt, s#346456, ca 1912, in original heavy cloth covered box with V&C top silk, in exceptional condition Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates plates show no MFS, hardly any tarnish or loose dirt, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work save for a faint speck on the escape cap, none on partially concealed winding wheels; dial nearly perfect, a short hl through the 12, a little etching around the seconds; hands in mint gold, toned seconds; original heavy gauge case shows very liitle wear, profuse but muted MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box with a little light rubbing overall, top silk with minor staining; a beautiful example
903 $2500 $3500 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, "Demi-Chronometre," (a special status for high-grade timekeeping), 50mm, very heavy 18K rose gold original HC with V&C cross touch-mark inside back, fully signed gold cuvette with both case and mvt numbers riding one over the other (very unusual to see), SW-shift-locking-LS that can automatically return upon closing the cover, WED, fully capped lever escapement with 1884 "Depose" (patent applied for) micrometer regulator, bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, 20J, wolf's tooth winding, gilt mvt, s#171009[case]/283554[mvt], signed on cuvette only as is typical for this period (and also typical of watches made for the French market at this time) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates with near mint gilding show a few longer MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, but the click wheel is missing two teeth and has a patch of oxide; watch still winds continuously and smoothly but the teeth just reach over the gap, so the wheel will not be held by the click at that twin tooth break; dial has long hl from 1 to center with another faint one branching off it, edge microfleck at 6; hands in near mint gold & blue; original heavy gauge case has broken lift spring, shows very light wear, numerous MFS, a few sharper dents or dings in band and toward the cover edges that will need to be blocked out; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a very handsome, heavy, high grade V&C that will need some attention to the case and click wheel
904 $2000 $3000 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, 52mm, fine heavy 18K original HC with V&C logos, signed gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, wolf's tooth winding, s#401749, in original fitted box from "Jg Marenzeller, Nachfolger, KuK Hoflieferanten, Wien" (Vienna); in exceptional condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine plates show no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial with faint hl at 7; hands in fine to mint gold (frosting on hour tip); original heavy gauge case with lighter gauge cuvette shows very little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box with clean interior has hardly any rubbing; a lovely example
905 $1800 $2800 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, for US market, 51mm, very heavy 14K OF original BWCCo case with gold cuvette, SW-LS at 4, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 1884 patent micrometer regulator, 20J, parallel stripe pattern NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, s#286019, double signed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show a little speckle and toning, a few shorter MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect, etching only; hands in fine dark purple; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, incomplete hinge plugs, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
906 $1800 $2600 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, Suisse, 53mm, 18K OF original case, SW-SS, WED, lever escapement with bimetallic balance and capped escape, 18J, gilt mvt, wolf's tooth winding, s#394644, ca 1920 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show no MFS but a couple of scuffs, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or partly concealed winding wheels; difficult to wind, probably due to drying grease under a winding train component; dial has mint luster and looks clean but has a series of cracks from the center toward 1 that are visible on reflection; hands lack gilding; original medium gauge case shows a repair to the band at 9 that prevents flush closure of the bezel, light wear, some MFS, no other dents or dings; bow oddly grooved, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
907 $1400 $1800 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, 21J, 8 adjustments, for Bigelow, Kennard & Co, Boston, 44mm, 18K OF original HB-snap-bezel case, SW-SS, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, wolf's tooth winding, wheel satin NI damascene, s#376500; triple signed Bigelow Kennard, Vacheron signed mvt, ca 1917 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates show hardly any MFS but a strong FS across the center wheel bridge, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial refinished, with mottled tarnish staining around the numerals; hands in fine dark blue; original heavy gauge case has had engraving expertly removed from the back, bringing the gauge down a bit and creating slight compression to the back, otherwise case shows light wear, some MFS, no other dents or dings aside from the compression noted; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
908 $1400 $2000 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve-Suisse, Made Expressly for J E Caldwell & Co," so signed on solid gold cuvette, 45mm, 18K OF original slim profile HB&B hidden hinge case with V&C stamp and Swiss touchmarks, SW-SS, original pale golden-toned silvered dial singed "J E Caldwell & Co," lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, 8 adjustments, plain wheel satin NI finish, plates signed both "J E Caldwell, Philadelphia" and "Vacheron & Constantin, Swiss," s#370956, ca 1919; in fitted box from retailer with repair notes and ad Mvt: Running and stopping, shows good balance motion & poise with slight pressure, could use pallet and cap lubrication at least, clean plates show minimal cloudiness, faint microspeckle, very few MFS, near mint slots & settings but for the winding wheel centers, each missing a screw and with marred slots on a couple, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; silvered dial with pristine even yellow toning probably arising from interaction with celluloid crystal at some point, showing only minor scuffs, slight darkening at center, excellent graphics save for fading of the "Swiss" graphic; hands have had some light rust removal, further indication of the acid emitting celluloid presence; original relatively heavy gauge case with medium gauge bezel shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents, a tiny band ding at 2; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a very elegant watch; box velour rubbed down to cloth, good interior
909 $1200 $1600 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, gold keywind with rare engraving of St. Peter's Basilica, Square and Obelisk in Rome, nearly a century before it became the seat of Vatican City under the Lateran Treaty of 1929, and a couple of decades before annexation of Rome in 1870 in the drive to Italian unification, 46mm, 18K OF original case with elaborately engraved and signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED with exquisite micro-signature at base, "horizontal" cylinder escapement, 6J ("four holes jeweled" plus two caps), signed gilt mvt, s#46790, ca 1838 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good escapement function, fine plates show very little tarnish or toning, hardly any MFS, good slots & settings, no oxide on bright or blue work; dial has mint luster, invisible hls at 5 and 7:30, the latter proceeding from two small edge chips with a smaller edge flake at 9, all three which can be easily filled with wax; hands in fine blue; original realatively heavy gauge case shows very little wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings save for a micro-ding in the band at 9; bow tight original with little wear; good glass crystal; a fine early Vacheron & Constantin with finely rendered classical prospect of St Peter's
910 $2400 $3000 EPW - Vulcain minute repeater, 49mm, 18K OF original HB&B hidden hinge case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, gilt impressed DSD, lever escapement, 27J, fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#31368, triple signed, deeply engraved back monogram Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and fine delicate tone, cloudy plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, a little oxide on bright work and winding wheels; dial in mint refinish; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a fine minute repeater; if one were to eliminate the back monogram, laser filling would be the choice
911 $2200 $2800 EPW - W Tucker & Co, Bristol, England, free-sprung going barrel lever, 51mm, heavy 18K original HC bearing London hallmarks for 1880, 1905 presentation within solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED, fully capped English side-lever escapement, bimetallic compensated balance with gold timing screws, DES, 19J, gilt mvt, s#16182 Mvt: Running, good balance motion, small poising error in flat, the finely blued HS not quite breathing concentrically, slightly cloudy or etched plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, a little tiny oxide on bright work; dial perfect, fine luster; hands in near mint blue, wonderful lunette seconds, slight minute rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, outer ET going into smooth wear, few MFS, very small flat dent in band, no other dings; bow free with much central wear, correct replacement crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
912 $1600 $2200 EPW - Wm Clayton, London, mid-18th century fusee with champleve dial, 49mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1757, casemaker's mark "IB" with star above, KWKS, signed champleve dial with blacked numerals, blued poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1642, in excellent condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, light oxide on steel components, some reblued screws; dial excellent original, with few MFS or scuffs, and nearly all its black wax; hands fine blued originals; original outer case shows medium wear, some MFS, very light overall dents or dings, professional restoration of the outer bezel lip, which must have been wearing; button latch good with good top; original inner case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, just a few pinpoint dings, light compression; bow & pendant professionally replaced after rebushing the pendant hole, the style a more what one would see on a Dutch verge; the original would have been more flush to a smaller and more curved stirrup; good domed glass crystal; in excellent state of conservation, the English champleve dial already an older style by the time this watch was produced
913 $9000 $12000 APW - Ball Watch Co, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, by E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 14K Hayden W Wheeler original OF case, SW-SS, WE-SSD with B fo LE logo underglaze, logo on mvt, lever escapement, 17J ("Rubies"), GJS, radiant flame pattern NI damascene, s#307436; the solid gold cuvette bears a presentation to J H Moore, who was the master mechanic of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad at Elmira, NY, presented by the railroad's employees April 1st, 1894; only 120 Howard B of LE watches are supposed to have been produced Mvt: Ticking sluggishly and stopping, needs OH, good poise, plates show edge filing above the "Ball & Co Cleveland" signature, a few other MFS and nicks, good slots & settings but for the same inexplicable touch of filing on the third wheel setting, some oxide and dullness to bright work; dial perfect, MFS only; hands in fine blue but not original; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, missing two hinge plugs; bow GF, crown shows more substantial but smooth wear; good glass crystal save for central scratch; a completely original example with interesting history; the watch and presentation put this at the early stages of Webb C Ball's venture, and while we sold a similar watch in a GF marked Ball case in 2009, it remains plausible that this watch may have been ordered specifically in gold and was therefore not necessarily marked by the Ball company; it would be quite implausible that one found another series VIII Howard with RR presentation and replaced the mechanism with this series VIII; any specific records from Howard could shed light on this particular order
914 $1000 $1500 APW - Ball Hamilton 23J grade 999, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Model" HB&B case with fancy eyelet ("stirrup") bow, Ball logo ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B603579 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 with fracture from 11 to 12; hands in mint blue; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear and minor break; good glass crystal; super mvt condition
915 $700 $1200 APW - Columbus King 23J, 18S, heavy coin silver OF original Waltham SO case with gold mounts, fine inlay of racehorse, jockey and carriage, SW-LS, fully signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, radiant sunrise pattern NI damascene with florettes beneath, s#504031; only 200 produced in open face Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS, FS and ocassional long scratches, good slots & tarnished settings, light oxide on bright work; dial hls at 5 and 12, edge chip starting the one at 5; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, a little distorted in center, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; very handsome example
916 $1500 $3000 APW - D D Palmer, Waltham, Mass, "Palmer's Patent Stem Winder," exactly 17S, silver-filled OF original SB&B case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gold cap setting, gilt mvt, s#1071; Palmer was a Waltham jeweler who started business in 1858, and subsequently worked for Waltham; on his own he made some pocket chronometers, as well as his patented stem-wind as part of his main production ca 1870-1875; the mechanism is simple and robust; a Howard-style stem has a concavity that rides against a convex spring, while the crown wheel is mounted on a pivoting bracket with ride-pin engaging between spring & stem; simply pulling out the crown causes the stem to move the spring to one side, and shifts the crown wheel a very short distance to engage the setting Mvt: Running but has deep break in mainspring allowing for continuous winding (not the patent Palmer had in mind), nonetheless shows good balance motion & poise for a while but will not run for more than a few hours at a time until the mainspring is replaced, lightly toned or tarnished plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with criss-crossed hls through center; hands in fine blue; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a fine original example
917 $8000 $12000 APW - Important E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, presentation watch to Major General A S Roberts by the Texas Volunteer Guard, with O'Hara style gold-foil arcaded dial, the numerals spelling "Major General," the blue center with Lone Star surrounded by laurels and "The State of Texas," the multi-color gold box hinge case with back cover appliques of crossed bayonet-mounted carbines, crossed sabers, crossed cannon, twin star Major General insignia, and laurels matching the dial, the gold cuvette with fully engraved presentation for twenty-five years of active service 1870-1895, the front cover with the General's engraved monogram, N-S (just over 19S), deer grade (highest adjustment quality) very heavy 14K EH&Co original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD as described above, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-garland pattern fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#223155. Major General Albert Samuel Roberts was born November 2, 1844, in Madison County, Virginia, and settled in Webberville, Texas with his family in 1858, according to the Texas State Historical Association. He joined the Confederate Army in 1861 as a member of the "Tom Green Rifles," which became Company B, Fourth Texas Infantry, known as "Hood's Texas Brigade" after Hood took command in 1862. The Brigade was involved in many important battles under Robert E Lee, but more research will be required to find out if Roberts remained with the Company throughout the war. Roberts married the daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury under Lamar in 1868, and joined the Volunteer Guard, forerunner of the Texas National Guard as a Lieutenant in its first year, 1870. This watch commemorates his retirement on July 1, 1895 as leader of the Guard. He passed away on January 11, 1927, leaving four sons. A great slice of history associated with a beautifully preserved watch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; the unique dial is perfect; hands in mint blue; original very heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a truly great Howard, among the best
918 $2000 $2800 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K (tested) RSP original HC, gold cuvette, KWKS from rear, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, 15J, gilt mvt, s#37128 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates with area of fingerprint etching starting to corrode, some other spots & speckles in dark brown, dark microspeckle here and there; plates otherwise show few MFS, good slots & settings but for half a screwhead gone on the cock cap, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for an edge flake outside 10, concealed; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows light wear with only slight diminution of ET, a few MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow with substantial wear to center, push shows substantial wear, dents and break; good glass crystal
919 $1800 $2800 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC with crisp deep ET, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, deer grade, s#210881 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect, mint luster; hands in near mint blue, a little rubbing; original heavy gauge case has replaced gold bezel with lever slot, case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, a flat dent in band, no other dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
920 $1800 $2400 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII adjusted to heat & cold, horse grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original case with 1897 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, unusual WE-DSD with script signature, bright purple original hands, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#303766, in clean leather pouch Mvt: Running, good balance motion, errors in round and flat, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS, fine slots & settings, very little powdery oxide on bright work; dial with single hl at 10; hands in near mint bright purple, hardly any rubbing; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows nearly medium even wear with no break; good glass crystal; nice heavy example, interesting dial, great hands
921 $1400 $1800 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V adjusted, deer grade, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 14K EH&Co original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#66773, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show some MFS and tiny nicks, fine slots but slightly marred settings, a little faint powdery oxide on bright work; dial with long invisible hl from 12 to seconds; hands in fine to near mint blue; original heavy gauge case with medium gauge cuvette shows light even wear, hardly any MFS but for a scratch inside cuvette, no dents, small dings in band and very faint ding in back; bow tight, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal
922 $1000 $1400 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, G-S (just over 6S), unusual oversized 14K EH&Co original case with very thick band, creating the appearance of a 10S diameter, SW-shift-locking-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, radiant sectioned fausses-cotes pattern NI damascene, s#104828 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, good slots & slightly marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with faint hl at 8 only; hands in near mint blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, but numerous light soft dents or dings to covers and band; bow good, probably GF, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
923 $750 $1500 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, early series II, N-S (just over 19S), Reed's 1857 patent and 1859 patent markings on plates, loosely fitting in nickel alloy OF recase with plugged & re-drilled cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1918, the 18th mvt of the second series; total production 1100 (incorrectly listed as 1200 in Shugart); a scarce mvt in fine condition; in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, could use pallet lube, start-up was slow, finely gilt plates show some longer MFS concentrated under the regulator pointer range, fine slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work, a tiny patch or two; dial original, flake at 53 minutes, edge fracture concealed outside chapter from 7 to 8, hl below seconds, substantially perfect in the visible area; hands in fine blue, decorative seconds replacement; NOTE: case screws will not catch, locator pin too short, only the front bezel holds the mvt in place, will fall out if bezel opened; no alteration done to mvt to fit, case needs dial plate seat lowered to allow further fitting; case shows light wear, some MFS, a couple of minor light dents or dings; bow loose; thick glass crystal; a great mvt looking for a good home
924 $800 $1200 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, split-plate series XII adjusted, L-S (just over 15S), GF OF original Keystone case, SW-SS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, unusual fancy concentric arcaded & festooned pattern NI damascene, s#700225 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a number of lightly distributed MFS, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands in near mint blue but for replaced mismatched minute; original case shows light to medium asymmetric wear with half the ET gone to one side, but little brassing evident anywhere but on the band highlights, few MFS, no dents, a few pinpoint edge dings; bow free, crown shows light wear with incipient break; good glass crystal
925 $1800 $2400 APW - Howard Waltham 23J bridge model 1899 hunter, 16S, recased in slightly later Howard Keystone 14K HC with Howard logo ring on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, intricate radial chevron pattern winding wheels, s#1000108, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show hardly any MFS but a couple of FS and a double nick, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work except for a patch on the whiplash, a few infinitesimal specks on winding wheels; dial perfect, a surface scratch between 8 and 9; hands slightly mismatched; medium gauge recase shows hardly any wear, some hinge distortion allowing the front cover to travel past perpendicular, few MFS, but a few flat band dents; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
926 $1600 $2200 APW - Howard Keystone 23J, unmarked series "O," 16S, heavy 14K yellow gold ET Howard HC with logo ring on solid gold cuvette, Jurgensen lips, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1077698 Mvt: NR, gummed under caps, shows good balance motion & poise when pressure is applied to the fully wound train, needs fresh lube at least, OH desirable, fine plates show light tarnish or oil smear, no MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint blue-purple; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; near mint internally but needing cleaning, slightest wear externally; excellent example
927 $1000 $1500 APW - Effingham Embree, New York, (listed in Britten's ca 1785) contract English fusee for American market, 56mm, coin silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1794, maker's mark "NTW," KWKS, WED, poker and beetle hands, verge escapement, DES, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, gilt signed and raised dust-cap, s#66043; with apparently original paper (which was concealed under the identically rust-stained silk) for "Charles A Droz, Clock & Watch Maker, No 118 Walnut Street...Philada," the back recording a repair transaction for A(?) G(?) Wood; the rust staining at the site of the latch spring continues onto the case, where it has been partially cleaned out; Charles A Droz was undoubtedly related to Humbert Droz, who moved to Philadelphia from La-Chaux-de-Fonds in the late 18th century; Humbert was the son of the eminent Pierre Jacquet Droz, famous maker of automata Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, essentially mint plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial replaced at some point, with holes re-drilled in the dial plate; dial has minor edge hls at 10 and minor edge fleck at 9; hands of the period but the hour is very long; original outer case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good although there is some cracking to the button; original inner case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal; the watch paper has loss at the site of the once rusting latch spring, matching the stain on the silk that was covering it; curiously, this writer just examined another New York watch this week from 1788 for "Payne Richards" which had the identical dial replacement and chapter decoration; the Ephraim Clark that we sold last May also had its dial replaced; it is always hard to tell if any paper originated with a watch, but the physical evidence is there in this particular example; superb mvt condition
928 $6000 $7000 APW - Elgin B W Raymond Adjusted in one of the more massive gold cases to come to market, 18S, 18K original HC whose covers open like doors to a bank vault, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with fine gold timing screws, 15J, gilt mvt, s#885600; the gross weight of the entire watch is 131.2 dwt (203.8 g), over 6.5 ounces troy; gross weight of the case with springs but without crown, crystal or mvt is 84.5 dwt (131.3 g); there is no perimeter weighting to the case, and the lift spring is a light profile bronze replacement while the latch spring is thick, making the net weight push about 4 ounces troy net; additionally, the case is finely decorated and shows very little wear; a wonderful example of a massive case from a bygone era, ca 1880 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine toned plates show hardly any MFS, a little oil smear, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with circumferential crack in center planchet; hands in fine blue; original massive gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good but there is wear to the top of the bushing on one side of the pendant, crown shows little wear; good thick beveled glass crystal accomodated by the large scale of the case; an amazing and handsome hunk of gold in excellent condition; some do not realize that the B W Raymond Adjusted was considered RR grade in its heyday, prior to the evolution of more stringent standards for higher jeweling; hence one finds such mvts inhabiting wonderful cases from time to time
929 $2500 $3500 APW - Elgin 21J hunting grade 156 made for Shreve (San Francisco), 16S (51mm), very heavy 18K original HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD signed "Shreve & Co," fully capped lever escapement, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap escutcheon, gold train, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene with wavelet surrounds, s#6995399, among the most beautifully finished of Elgin movements; ca 1896 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright and mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or mirror polished winding wheels; dial perfect (microflecks along central sunken planchet were in the manufacture); hands in mint dark purple; original very heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a superb example
930 $1800 $2800 APW - Elgin B W Raymond Adjusted in rare oil-derrick decorated multicolor gold hunter, 18S, 14K original box-hinged HC with pronounced heavy applique of derrick with full reticulation of structure, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy NI damascene, s#5916001 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates, very little oxide; dial with hls at 5, concealed edge flecks; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows medium even wear with good detail remaining to the massive derrick, but detail fading to the surrounding flowers front and back, some MFS, no dents or dings; replaced heavy gold bow with central wear, oversized crown shows little wear but is nicking against the bow guards, so one might replace one or the other to work together better; good glass crystal
931 $1400 $1800 APW - Elgin "three-finger-bridge" model in multicolor gold box-hinged hunter with fancy dial, 16S, 14K recased HC with scalloped edges, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style WED with pink chapter, floral garlands and underglaze gold foil decoration, lever escapement, 17J, fancy NI damascene, s#12020409 Mvt: Ticking, good balance motion, good poise, but the sleeve is broken, making opening, closing, winding and setting difficult; clean plates, hardly any oxide; dial with chipping at the seconds center and dirt, darkened glaze line at 11, edge microfleck at 4:30; hands in dull dark blue; fairly heavy gauge recase shows very light wear, plain stone setting star (never set), few MFS, no dents, two minor back dings visible only internally; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; it is most likely that a broken sleeve spar is interfering with the push, as well as allowing the stem to shift out at the slightest touch; there is also evidence of broken or bent tooth or teeth to the dial train, as setting is uneven in feel; both matters are straightforward, and will yield quite a nice looking and well functioning example after repair
932 $1200 $1600 APW - Elgin convertible, 16S (specialty dimensions), heavy 14K OF original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, simple concentric pattern NI damascene, s#3845922; gross weight of case 38.1 dwt (59.2 g) with crystal & mvt removed Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion, good poise, gummy, cloudy plates (from oil smear), no oxide; dial with edge chip at 1, central marring; hands in dark purple; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents, slight dings at base of band; bow with hardly any central wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
933 $900 $1400 APW - Elgin 21J "Lord Elgin" in scarce Art Deco dress case, 12S, 14K white gold Solidarity OF original snap case with seconds and bale opening at 12, crown at 6, decorative pediments, SW-SS, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, trademark full fancy cock cap (as seen on high grade 16S and 18S Elgin watches), 8 adjustments, wheel satin NI damascene, s#29199326, ca 1926 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, toned to lightly tarnished plates show no MFS but a sever short double scratch to the left of the Lord Elgin signature, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work, but some light grainy patches on winding wheels; dial original with a few light scuffs, faint tarnish speckle; hands in good white gold finish; original relatively heavy gauge case shows little wear, good polish, some MFS, no dents or dings; opposing "stiff bow" integral to pediment, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a beautiful Deco watch with nicely executed engraved monogram
934 $900 $1200 APW - Elgin recased in 18K Swiss case with Swiss dial, 16S, 18K OF recase, originally KW case & dial upgraded with practical stem-wind American mechanism, SW-SS, gold or gilt silver engraved dial, lever escapement, 17J, simple pattern NI damascene, s#19801623; one sees a number of these watches over the years, with American mvts expertly fitted into Swiss and English cases with fancy gold dials; the rumor was that they were done in New York in the second half of the 20th century; they always show characterstics of expert fitting; in associated fitted box Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy only, good staff, shows good balance motion & poise however briefly, clean plates, hardly any oxide; dial with very light tarnish and only a few MFS; hands with very light oxide; lighter gauge recase with fine gold cuvette shows very light wear, slightly uneven, a few MFS, some light edge dents or dings to the back; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; the added components of pendant and bow one might assume to be 14K
935 $2000 $3000 APW - Hamilton grade 941 in racehorse decorated multicolor gold hunter, 18S, 14K Solidarity original box-hinged HC with fine scene of three racehorses running neck and neck, each in a different color gold with diamond eye, within garter and floral border, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, banded and interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#696685 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, reasonably bright plates with a touch of oil smear or cloudiness, very little oxide, mostly on regulator scale; dial perfect; hands in polished silver; original heavy gauge case has front cover not quite coming up to 90 degrees, owing to an otherwise flawless hinge repair; shows light even wear with excellent detail remaining in the horse portraits (less worn than the front cover), a few MFS internally, no dents or dings; bow tight, tarnished crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; wonderfully sculpted horse-head appliques
936 $1500 $2000 APW - Hamilton hunting grade 925 contract for "C E Gronberg, Alexandria, Minn," so marked on dial, 18S, 14K multicolor gold recased HC set with garnet, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#606239, total weight of case and bezel without mvt and crystal 43.3 dwt (67.4 g), the latch spring is full and weighted, the lift spring is the small bronze replacement variety; the gold cuvette bears a beautiful engraving of the name, "John Alexander" of "Atlanta Ga" Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, some MFS, very little oxide; dial with edge hls at 12 and from 6 to 7; hands in near mint blue, tiny hub oxide; recase has had the front hinge poorly repaired, allowing the cover too open 130 degrees, and leaving the hinge pin distended; this could be corrected by proper blocking of the concavity above the hinge and replacement of the hinge pin - no need to re-do the tube itself; the current distension makes it also difficult for the latch to remain closed, given the strength of the replaced lift spring; case otherwise shows substantial wear for what one would prefer in a multi-color, with loss of most detail to the appliques, a few MFS, no dents but frequent dings to the covers; bow brassy and distended, brass replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; some straightforward case work could greatly improve the look and function of this hunter
937 $1400 $1700 APW - Hamilton hunting grade 975 in gold, 16S, heavy 14K original HC with 1909 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD contract for Fuhrman, Abany, NY, lever escapement, 17J, concentric wave pattern NI damascene, s#345756 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright mvt condition overall; dial with wax repair to edge chip at 12; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents, one ding in band; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal, quite massive for 16 size, no apparent band weighting, just solid construction
938 $1000 $1400 APW - Hamilton hunting grade 975P, 16S, near mint 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with contract signature for "G J Kasper, Cleveland, O," lever escapement, 17J, concentric pattern NI damascene, gold letter, s#824616 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt condition overall save for a few MFS and oil stain on the crown wheel; dial perfect; hands in dull dark purple; original medium gauge case shows no wear, a few MFS, the covers are near mint but there are soft dents or dings in the band that should be straightened; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a near mint watch overall with removal of the band dents and dings
939 $2000 $3000 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, scarce 14K solid gold OF original (but later) SB&B Hamilton bar-over-crown case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1576954 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, very small errors in round and flat, clean toned plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect but dirty; hands in near mint blue; original (but later) heavy gauge NOS case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a fine movement in a near mint case, typically containing the grade 950B
940 $1100 $1400 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 923, 12S, 18K OF original HB snap-bezel case with hinged gold cuvette, Hamilton marking inside case back, SW-SS, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, narrow bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#R3076; with back inscription commemorating birth in 1890; barely used Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & mint settings, no oxide on bright work or mint winding wheels; dial unevenly toned to burnt yellow through some atmospheric or galvanic reaction, what would be a perfect surface is further distracted by a coule of scuffs, while numerals are mint; hands mint; original case shows little wear, some MFS, FS to cuvette, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
941 $700 $1100 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950, 16S, scarce model green GF OF original SB&B "Hamilton Railroad Model" case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, gold train, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1633585 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly cloudy plates show very few MFS, fine to near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels; dial has near mint luster, hls at 6, 9:30, beneath 12 and on edge inside 2; hands in mint intense blue; original case shows fine and unusual opposing crenellation detail (like the slotted masonry work on castle tops), just into borderline medium even wear with thin edge brassing and light brassing to back edge, good pen-plating candidate if the matching color solution can be found, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow free, little brassing, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a fine example in beautiful case of unusual style and decoration
942 $800 $1100 APW - Hamilton 23J grade 950B, 16S, GF OF SB&B Hamilton Wadsworth bar-over-crown RR style recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S17155 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS to FS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, near mint winding wheels with hardly any MFS or specks; dial perfect, mint luster; hands in mint blue save for a discolored spot; optimally selected case shows little wear, fine polish, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, wear to brass underneath, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a beautiful watch
943 $1600 $2200 APW - Hamilton 21J hunting grade 971 in multicolor gold, 16S, 14K BWCCo recased HC with banded and partially scalloped form and multicolor gold appliques, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, circular bands of checkerboard, fishscale and radiant pattern NI damascene, s#331645; the damascene pattern is the same as typically seen on the grade 990; the date this mvt was completed was 10/29/06, and it was sold on 1/08/07 to J P Morgan; the NAWCC website provides the original ledger listings for every serial number up to 824,700; one merely uses the serial number lookup which returns an option or options with a link to the ledger page; only one option is descriptively correct or at least close, but one can then read the indisputable listing directly from the ledger; our thanks to Jim Haney for input on how to use the site Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, a bit gummy to start, would benefit from cleaning or lubrication, evenly cloudy but clean plates show very few MFS, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial perfect, dirt only; hands in dull near black; fine recase has no other screw marks and the bezel slot on the band shows no use, but the bezel itself has been altered around its own lever slot; the case might be original and the bezel replaced, or the case might have carried a grade 991 with identical screw locations; certainly a nice case for the watch that would do better with a plain bezel; heavy gauge case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
944 $1400 $2200 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 994P bridge model, 16S, GF OF original HB&B Keystone case, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, gold train, full checkered pattern NI damascene, s#1153395; according to the NAWCC website, only 301 pendant or stem-set (SS) mvts were produced compared to 800 LS mvts Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, fine slots & near mint settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial very clean, invisible hl across 2, short hl in corner next to 10 seconds; hands in fine medium blue, some rubbing; original case shows light even wear to the body, medium wear with brassing on pendant and hinge edge, some MFS, a back dent and ding, a sharp ding in band at 9 o'clock; bow a somewhat distorted replacement, crown shows substantial wear; clean plastic crystal; great internal condition on scarce Hamilton model
945 $1000 $1400 APW - Hamilton 21J unmarked grade 992, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene with florettes and wave surrounds, s#332042; the date this mvt was completed was 11/28/04, and it was sold on 3/15/05 to I Ollendorff; the NAWCC website provides the original ledger listings for every serial number up to 824,700; one merely uses the serial number lookup which returns an option or options with a link to the ledger page; only one option is descriptively correct or at least close, but one can then read the indisputable listing directly from the ledger; our thanks to Jim Haney for input on how to use the site Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show few MFS, good slots & tarnished settings, some light oxide on bright work as well as faint patches on winding wheels; dial with edge hls at 1 and 8; hands dull with oxide; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, some MFS, two minor dents or dings in the band; bow worn to one side, crown shows medium to substantial wear; worn plastic crystal glass crystal
946 $500 $1000 APW - Hamilton 21J grade 992B in new old stock condition, 16S, GF OF original SB&B Hamilton RR style case, SW-LS, painted metal impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, steel caps, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4C146375 NOS condition - Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, pristine toned plates show a couple of MFS by one case screw, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, MFS on crown wheel; dial mint original in pure white; hands mint black; pristine original case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; almost the condition one would expect coming fresh out of the original wrappers
947 $900 $1400 APW - Hamilton 19J grade 900, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case with Hamilton logo ring on solid gold cuvette, a wonderful 1915 presentation in center, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, small checkered pattern NI damascene, s#1760466, in original fitted box with matching warrantee paper beneath, showing the original price of $85; in near mint condition overall Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show only light cloudiness or toning, no MFS, mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, mint winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in mint purple; original fairly heavy gauge case shows no wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; box with near mint interior, mint paper, fine exterior with minimal rubbing; must have been kept and cherished; would love to know what the record length acronym on the cuvette means
948 $500 $1000 APW - Unusual Hampden "Canadian Pacific" marked model in gilt 15J, 18S, nickel alloy OF SO recase with back cut out for display, SW-LS, WE Canadian market SSD with 24-hour indications, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#298506; most known examples are 17-21J and with NI damascene decoration; unlisted in Shugart Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt condition overall with minimal discoloration, oil smear or MFS; dial with hl at 7; hands in good blue, slight bending; recase shows light wear, some MFS, edge dent and minor dings; bow good, crown shows substantial smooth wear; good glass crystal in front, plastic crystal behind
949 $500 $1000 APW - "H M Hutchins, Maker," 18S, nickel alloy Hamilton OF original display case with customized pendant and crown, SW-SS, gilt metal DSD, lever escapement, 17J, double roller, gilt mvt of unique layout, dated 1927, no visible serial number, hand engraved on mechanism & dial, possibly modified from an existing American or Swiss model Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt condition overall, good gilding, fine settings and slots; dial entirely hand made and engraved to very good effect; hands in slightly mismatched styles; original case with pendant modification lends credence to the maker having customized it; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, uniquely machined crown shows little wear; good glass crystals; another curious fact is that no provision was ever made for seating any case screws, which an existing model would have had; perhaps the watch is an original product
950 $1000 $1400 APW - Illinois 21J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 161, marked "Elinvar" on cock, 16S, WGF "Model #107 Bunn Special" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with anti-magnetic autocompensating solid monometallic balance and blued Elinvar HS combination, GJS, gold train, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5473195; in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect with mint irridescent luster; hands custom blacked, including hubs; near mint original case shows hardly any wear, some MFS over original satin, no dents or dings; bow tight as can be, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a near mint original watch but for the hand blacking
951 $800 $1600 APW - Illinois 23J Interstate Chronometer two-tone, 18S, GF OF Fahy's Montauk SB&B recase, SW-LS, signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, gilt bright work and screw tops, elaborate concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#2336445 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show good color definition, a few MFS on barrel plate, faint toning and microspeckle near s#, near mint slots & mint settings, the cock cap setting in gilt to match the bright work, hardly any oxide on bright work, a filament on regulator; dial with twin hl under seconds, small concoidal edge flake near 12, slight break in Interstate graphic; hands in near mint intense blue; age appropriate recase shows light even wear, some MFS and nicks, light central back dent, small dimpled dent on band, other tiny band dings; bow loose, brassy replacement, crown shows light wear and roughness; good glass crystal; quite a nice example
952 $800 $1200 APW - Illinois 23J Sangamo Special, 16S, white GF OF stiff bow HB&B original "Sangamo Special" case with signed hinged cuvette, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, marked "Motor Barrel, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions," GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#4626366, red letter Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, near mint slots & settings save for minor marring to the cock cap, no oxide on bright work, tiny patch and powder on winding wheels, light specks on crown wheel center; dial perfect but for a flake around the seconds hole; hands in near mint blue; original case shows just into medium wear with thin brassing around the band and on the pendant faces, some MFS, light dents or dings to the back center travelling through to the cuvette, both improved somewhat but could be nearly eliminated; bow with thin brassing underneath, crown shows light wear but highlight brassing; good glass crystal; a good original example overall
953 $900 $1200 APW - Illinois "Central," 12S, 14K original case, SW-SS, WE-SSD also marked "Illinois Central," lever escapement, 17J, gold train, fancy two-tone gilt & NI damascene, s#3410735, in near mint condition overall Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a little cloudiness due to oil smear, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in near mint medium blue; original medium gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a very sharp original example
954 $900 $1400 APW - Illinois "Illini" 21J grade 538, 13S (an unusual size appearing in the original factory serial listing), 14K green gold OF original case, SW-SS, silvered dial with blue printed numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, broad fausses-cotes pattern NI damascene, red letter, s#3649807, ca 1920 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & mint settings, no oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with some dark speckle coming up around 9, 10 and 12; hands in mint intense blue; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, numerous MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; a beautiful example internally with fine case
955 $600 $1000 APW - Illinois 19J Sangamo Special, 16S, GF OF SB&B original or NOS case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel (not marked), marked only "Adjusted Temperature Six Positions," white sapphire end-stone, GJS, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2615322, gold letter Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & near mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels, some oil residue only; dial with several hls in center and outer chapters; hands in dull mottled black; original or NOS case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, only polishing needed, no dents or dings; bow unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; our last two 19J Sangamo Specials with the additional "Jeweled Barrel" marking brought $1300 and $1100 respectively, both red letter; with a perfect dial this could be a very high condition example of the unmarked type
956 $1000 $1600 APW - Lancaster Watch Co, Adams Perry & Co model, 20J marked "Lancaster Watch Penna," 19S, GF original Ladd Patent HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with large gold timing screws, GJS on pallet & escape, gilt mvt, s#1363 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, thinly gilt plates have a three corroded apots around the setting screws on the third and fourth wheels due to galvanic action, plate otherwise show a few MFS and a longer FS, fine slots & settings save for the corrosion intrusion, no oxide on bright work; dial with hl fractures around 10, hls through 4 and center up to 1, hidden edge flakes; replaced but pretty Louis XV hands in near mint gilding; original heavy GF Ladd case signed under replacement brass bezel on band, shows light even to borderline medium wear, fine edge brassing, fine detail in unusual decorative layout, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight replacement, new crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
957 $1500 $2500 APW - Rockford Watch Co, 24J grade 900 model 9 "Doll" Watch Co grade, simply marked "Doll" on both dial and mvt, 18S, nickel alloy OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with capped third wheel and jeweled barrel, GJS, ultra-fine checkerboard pattern (also called "beaded curtain" pattern) NI damascene created by parallel sinusoidal microwave filaments touching at nodal points, s#542583; the factory markings are crisp and clear, and the original dial signature under glaze; unlike other Doll Watch Co examples with occasional odd features, this mvt & dial are obviously a factory original contract; with reproduction Illinois RR watch fob Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, discoloration or speckle, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with fine luster has fracture above 55 minutes, an hl from there just intersecting the 57 minute mark; hands in fine blue, the minute sanded down to steel; recase shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with internal flake at 4
958 $2400 $2800 APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, in perhaps the finest original gold case we have seen with this company, 18S, heavy 18K original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#3885, case #3765, gross weight of case without mvt but including crystal and springs 55.3 dwt (86.0 g), in near mint condition in and out Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, a touch of pallet lube needed, near mint mvt condition with no MFS, a little microspeckle, pristine gilding otherwise, no oxide; dial nearly perfect with edge roughness concealed below 6; hands in fine blue; original very heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, the slightest dent at the base of the front cover, and some minor dings to the back, seen only internally; bow tight, push shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
959 $1200 $1500 APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, 16S, 14K original BWCCo hunting case, SW-LS, WE-faux-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, 3/4 plate mvt with fancy quilted NI damascene, s#724234 Mvt: Ticks sluggishly and stops, gummy, shows good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with edge chip at 5:30, long hl from 12 to 4:30; hands in fine bright blue, one oxide speck, seconds tail gone; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, frequent band dings where the gauge is lighter; bow with hardly any central wear, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal
960 $8000 $11000 APW - Waltham 23J Premier Maximus with winding indicator, 16S bridge model 1908, 14K OF original Waltham case with Premier Maximus inscription in ring on gold cuvette, case with matching #17000084, 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#17000084, number 85 of the first run, the 85th produced (as the run begins with #17000000, not #1700001); with original Premier Maximus leather covered box and paper showing the original price of $160.00 with list of attributes, and statement "The Maximus is the most highly and artistically finished watch movement it is possible to construct;" the box and paper are not numbered; the Maximus grade came in both 14K and 18K fully marked cases, and towards end of production, the casing became more varied Mvt: Running, slightly sluggish balance motion probably due to dry oil in the caps, good poise, good WI function, slight skipping on winding can be caused by clutch lubrication issues, height of the external crown wheel, or wear to the internal winding gear as it meshes with the crown wheel; smooth setting, slightly cloudy plates show a number of shorter MFS, fine slots & settings with a few MFS to the cock & escape caps, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels, but the latter with a little rubbing, and the crown wheel screw has been changed to a blued screw, easily exchanged for a polished steel screw from any other model 1908; dial with pitchfork fracture at 10, hl at 1:30, repaired microflecks at the WI junction involving all three dial elements; hands in fine intense blue; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, a sharp dent involving band and back edge at 9, a flat band dent at 8, a minor band ding at 4; bow with slight central wear, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal; box with otherwise fine interior has tear to the "Premier Maximus" silk, profuse light rubbing and scratching to the exterior while maintaining a smooth feel, the price paper in mint condition, having acquired the shape of the interior; a rare boxed Maximus with price card
961 $5000 $7000 APW - Waltham 23J Premier Maximus with winding indicator, 16S bridge model 1908, 14K solid gold OF original Wadsworth HB&B RR style case, SW-SS, NOS WED (frequently referred to as "glass" dial for its quality level) with sunken center, seconds and double-sunk WI (therefore "quadruple sunk"), along with metal Maximus dial original to the watch, 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#17057058, number 58 of the second run, the 258th produced. The watch comes from the original family, who acquired a new old stock Premier Maximus dial (due to condition of the original dial) for presentation at auction. A family member writes, "The Waltham Premier Maximus 17057058 belonged to Everett Kounce, grandson of Francis Koontz, (born in Lorraine, France, who came to the US at age 21 and later fought in the Civil War). Everett was a motorcycle trick rider who rode under the name Jack Early. He never had children, but was a favorite among his nephews and nieces because he would let them ride in the sidecar of his motorcycle when he came to visit. He gave this watch to my mother, his niece, sometime in the 1940's and she has kept it in a box ever since then. As Jack Early, he traveled the Midwest and California. His motorcycle tricks included riding in a huge drum laid on its side, forward and back, up one side and then back up the other side, until he had enough speed and momentum to go all the way back around. He would make several loops, and then slow down to go forward and back until he could stop. As a child I was amazed to see a motorcycle go upside down without falling. I suspect that the slowing down was the more dangerous part of the trick. Another of his tricks was to ride through a wall of fire. The last time he did this trick, a piece of board got stuck in his wheel and he was badly burned and hospitalized for several months. Sometime after that, Uncle Everett lived and worked on a ranch in northern California. At one time, he and the rancher traveled the country and took photographs which they put in a calendar and sold. For years he rode a horse in the Rose Bowl Parade. He died in California in 1957 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings with hardly any marring, no oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; WE dial is NOS and perfect; the original metal dial sold with the lot has light tarnish, some minor spots or microspeckle, scoring in the WI, bezel rub, stain at 4, but is original and unaltered; hands in mint blue, the minute a bit large for the original hour hand, the WI hand chosen to be as close to original and matching color as possible, as the original had been lost; original heavy gauge case shows fairly substantial overall even wear, fine polish from fresh buffing, some MFS and slipped knife marks on cuvette and back, no dents or dings; bow original and worn thinly but evenly, replacement crown selected to be useful but show wear in keeping with the case, since the original crown, provided in the canister, was smooth and made further winding difficult; good glass crystal; excellent internal condition, honest external wear from years of use, provided with both NOS glass dial and its original dial and well-worn crown for the collector to maintain the history and originality while having a mint dial and functional crown to enjoy; as with many of the later series, the original case was selected by the buyer; it is a myth that Premier Maximus watches were "always" in the Maximus signed case, and in this situation the family history serves as further confirmation, aside from the scarcity of the solid gold RR style case
962 $4500 $5500 APW - Waltham five minute repeater, 16S (model specific dimensions), 53mm, heavy 14K original demi HC with solid gold cuvette, blue enamel chapter on front cover, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#3793825 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, slightly cloudy plates show a few MFS and tiny specks, fine slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, gongs with one small speck; dial perfect with fine luster; hands original in fine deep purple; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; one of the finer and more heavily constructed cases one will see on a Waltham repeater
963 $2000 $3000 APW - Waltham five minute repeater, 16S, HC model, sidewinder format in GF OF original Wadsworth case with purposely designed opening in lieu of cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold train, fausses-cotes style NI damascene, s#3794044; many assume these to be "recased" but they were actually original; as the mvts were very expensive, many remained in inventory for some time and at least one model of this type of less expensive original casing exist, one known on a rare Waltham minute repeater; in May of 2010 we sold an identically cased Waltham 5 minute, s#3793881, only 163 numbers apart from the current mvt, in Wadsworth case #6393586; the present watch is in case #6593544, only 42 numbers apart from the other case; the watch sold in 2010 watch was not running Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good repeat function and tone, although the five minute strike is only a half tone higher than the hours; bright plates show numerous MFS, fine slots & settings, no oxide on bright work; dial with two long hls, microfleck at seconds edge, replaced chip next to seconds inside 7; hands oxidized, seconds not very stylish; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; slightly scratched acrylic crystal
964 $2000 $2800 APW - Waltham "Am Watch Co Adjusted" model 1872 (not "Amn"), 16S (specialty dimensions for model), very heavy 18K original AWCo HC with 1878 presentation on solid gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gold center wheel, quilted central pattern NI damascene with wavelet borders, s#2809048 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright plates show a few shorter MFS, one light corrosion spot, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with forked hl across 4; hands in slightly rubbed medium blue; original heavy gauge case shows substantial and slightly uneven wear, some MFS, no dents, a couple of minor cover dings; bow replaced and brassy, crown shows substantial smooth wear; good glass crystal; case is so heavy it still has a lot of presence
965 $1200 $1700 APW - Waltham "Am Watch Co Riverside" grade model 1884, 14S, decorative 14K original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, fine concentric frosted and Gothic arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#3777088, in near mint condition throughout Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show no MFS, a couple of scuffs, pristine slots & toned settings, no oxide on bright work; dial perfect with mint luster but for the tiniest microflecks at the seconds hole; hands in fine blue, near mint but for tiny oxide at minute circle; original heavy case has wonderful overall florette pattern decoration, shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; a top condition model 1884 in beautiful case
966 $900 $1200 APW - Waltham "Railroader" model 1888, 16S (specialty dimensions), model specific nickel alloy OF SB&B "loaner" case with number "8" stamped in back, SW-SS, WE-SSD of unique "Railroader" design, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, radiant swirled pattern NI damascene, s#6506618 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show numerous MFS mostly concentrated about one plate screw, fine slots & settings but for slight marring to the cock cap, hardly any oxide on bright work, but small patches on the matte-finished winding wheels (the good news is that this is the easiest finish to put on winding wheels, (just use pure 600 grit diamond paste on flat glass moving the part in circles - amaze your watchmaking friends); dial has mint luster, single invisible hl from 9 to seconds; hands in fine to near mint blue; model specific case shows little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; a nice example of this rare watch
967 $2000 $2800 APW - Waltham 16J "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1874, 14S, heavy 18K OF original hidden hinge case by C R Smith & Son, Philadelphia, hunting front with second bezel for lever access, gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, flush-screwed GJS, large quilted pattern NI damascene with identical pattern on dial plate and cock, s#978001, the first of that particular run of 100, there being many prior lots that could contain this grade; gross weight of case with crown and springs, but without crystal and mvt 43.2 dwt (67.2 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show some central toning or tarnish, small ocassional speckle, hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright or blue work; dial perfect, minor etching; Louis XV hands in fine gilding; original heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; the case screw (on dial plate) has identical twin sites to accomodate the lift spring, but the case screw has pushed through the lip, so a washer will be needed to secure; bow tight, replacement crown handsome but a touch undersized, shows no wear; slightly scratched glass crystal; handsome and heavy example
968 $600 $1000 APW - Waltham 19J "American Watch Co" grade model 1888, OF mvt only, 16S (specialty dimensions), SW-SS, WE O'Hara style fancy SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, GJS, gold center wheel, elaborate radiant fan pattern NI damascene, s#5000305, from a lot of 16-17J designated production, factory upgraded to 19J with escape GJS cap under dial and jeweled center arbor on both sides Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, faintly cloudy plates have even toning, bad short double gouge next to escape cap, good slots, some marring to the cap settings, a little oxide microspeckle to the winding wheels; dial nearly perfect, edge microflecks at one, natural underglaze dimple near 4, edge glaze line at 4; hands in fine gilding, minute more rose tone than the others
969 $1600 $2200 APW - Waltham 21J Riverside Maximus hunting model 1888, 16S (special size for model), 14K original Keystone HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus grade Waltham script signature in addition to AWWCo mark, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet and escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#7003452 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show a little cloudiness near the "R" in "Riverside," very few MFS, fine slots & settings but for light marring to the cock cap, no oxide on bright work, mint crown wheel, click wheel with small patch and larger rubbed-off patch; dial perfect with mint luster; hands in mint blue; original medium to heavy gauge case shows light wear, one missing hinge plug, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a fine original example
970 $2200 $2800 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus in heavily carved gold hunter, 16S, 14K original Gruen HC marked for "Jos Linz & Bros, Dallas" inside cuvette, heavy scrolled applique relief, SW-SS, WE-SSD with Maximus model cursive style Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance, pallet and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#10049522 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, minor error in flat, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, two tiny patches of oxide on bright work, faint minor specks on winding wheels; dial perfect with near mint luster; hands in fine blue, seconds a bit dull; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, a few MFS on cuvette, no dents or dings; bow with hardly any central wear, crown shows light wear, tiny break, almost medium wear; good glass crystal; a very impressive example
971 $1400 $2000 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunting model 1899, 16S, 14K original BWCCo HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus script Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#12046819 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show very few MFS, fine slots & settings, complete oxide coating on regulator bright work, three small solid patches on crown wheel, microspeckle on otherwise near mint click wheel; the heavy scale on the regulator is not repeated on any other steel components in the watch - it would be nice to switch out for a mint regulator and whiplash, standard on the better grade M99s; dial perfect, dirt only; hands with rubbing, and rust bloom on minute; original medium-heavy gauge case shows medium even wear, two missing hinge plugs, profuse MFS, but no dents or dings; needs a good buffing; bow with slight central wear, replaced crown mangled (replace it with a good one for heavens' sake!); good but dirty glass crystal; a very fine Maximus under the dirt and noted defects, will restore beautifully
972 $1400 $2000 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus hunting model 1899, 16S, 14K original Keystone HC, SW-SS, WE-DSD with Maximus script Waltham signature, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#15118011 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with wax repairs at the internal corners to either side of the seconds dial; hands in fine blue with tough bend in minute; original medium to heavy gauge case shows very light wear, one missing hinge plug, a few MFS, no dents or dings, front cover hinge slightly sprung, opening to about 110 degrees instead of 90, can be fixed by an expert; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
973 $1200 $1700 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus, 16S, 14K OF Keystone BB&B recase with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD with atypical script signature correct for high grade, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier Inner Terminal HS, so marked on click wheel, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold train, radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#16177959 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, bright plates show a few MFS, fine slots & minimally marred settings, hardly any oxide on bright work or winding wheels; dial with dirt, seconds rub, hl at 7:30, tiny internal edge fracture above Waltham signature; hands in fine medium blue; heavy gauge recase of appropriate style shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows substantial wear; good glass crystal
974 $1000 $1600 APW - Waltham 23J Riverside Maximus in multicolor gold hunter, 12S, 14K recased box-hinged HC with full stag, shield, floral and leaf appliques in multicolor gold, SW-SS, generic WED, fully capped lever escapement, DES on balance and escape, GJS, gold center wheel, checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with short-wave surrounds , s#18144573 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine plates show very few MFS, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work, hardly any on winding wheels; dial with hl; hands in mint blue; medium gauge recase shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; top grade Waltham 12S mvt in perfect top grade case, only a good Maximus dial needed
975 $900 $1200 APW - Waltham 23J Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, 14K OF original Keystone clamshell case, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, GJS, gold center wheel, circular checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with short-wave surrounds, s#22020272 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show faintly cloudy toning, UFS only, near mint slots & settings, no oxide on bright work or near mint winding wheels; dial essentially perfect, edge roughness from 12:30 to 1:30, rubbing in WI; hands in near mint blue; original medium gauge case shows little wear, profuse MFS, one small dent by the lift, no other dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; a very fine specimen
976 $900 $1200 APW - Waltham Appleton Tracy grade KW model, 10S, 18K original HC with gold cuvette by Herzberg & Bro, mock winding crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with expansion balance, 15J, gilt, s#529964; in modern box Mvt: Ticks & stops, quite gummy, shows good balance motion & poise with pressure, plates with mottled tarnish, 2 longer FS, no oxide but discolored click plate; dial with faint hls, fine script signature; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, mock crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; clean box; fine higher grade example
977 $1400 $1800 APW - Waltham gold hunter, NI model 1877, 18S, heavy 14K original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#1420749 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, cloudy plates show a few MFS and a long FS, minor microspeckle, good slots & settings, little oxide on bright work, cock screw replaced; dial with hls at both 5 and 7; hands in fine cark blue; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow brassy, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
978 $1100 $1500 APW - Waltham gold hunter & chain, 16S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#16705111, with 12K gold chain (tested) weighing 9.2 dwt (14.3 g) Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean mvt condition overall; dial hl at 11-12; hands too small; original medium gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents but occasional dings; bow good, crown shows light wear down to break; good glass crystal; chain lightly worn
979 $1400 $1800 APW - Waltham in gold and diamond horseshoe decorated hunter, 16S, heavy 14K original HC set with 10 diamonds from 5 to 7 points each, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#20528866; in older box, in near mint condition overall Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, no oxide; dial with hls; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings (save for the intentional dimple on the cuvette to receive the culet of the 7-point stone); bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; box rubbed
980 $1000 $1500 APW - Waltham multicolor gold hunter, 12S, 14K original HC with large appliques, SW-SS, WE-SS bold Roman dial, lever escapement, 17J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#21436639 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, good mvt condition overall; dial has hls; hands in fine dark blue, a little oxide; original medium gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, a few light cover dents or dings visible only internally; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; plastic crystal
981 $1200 $1800 APW - Waltham model 1872 hunter, 16S (specialty dimensions), 14K original AWCO case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, circular banded sawtooth pattern center NI damascene, s#2605680; gross weight of case & bezel 40.3 dwt (62.7 g) with mvt, crown & crystal removed Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates, hardly any MFS, no oxide on bright work but tiny patches on click wheel, larger patch on crown wheel that has been scratched off, winding wheels with otherwise mint surfaces; dial with mint luster has microflecks at center just showing past the hand hub, otherwise perfect; hands in near mint blue but for rubbing to the minute tip; original heavy gauge case shows light even wear, few MFS, faintest dent in band and cover, no dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal
982 $600 $1000 APW - Waltham model 1894 in multicolor gold hunter, 12S, 14K original HC, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#15970343 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates but patches of oxide on winding wheels; dial hls in center area; hands in good gilt; original lighter gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, light overall dents or dings and slight band distortion at top; front closure expertly repaired, only needing slight further adjustment to open without coaxing; bow good, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal
983 $1200 $1600 APW - Waltham NI model 1873 "Amn Watch Co Royal," 8S, heavy scalloped 18K and enamel recased HC with scenic and floral centers, 1881 presentation on solid gold cuvette, glazed cuvette in addition, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 13J, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#1376089; in associated fitted box Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, plates show one long and one short pointed scratch, other MFS, good slots & settings, oxide patch on bright work (regulator); dial with frequent cracks and repair; hands in slightly dull blue; heavy gauge recase of exceptional quality has larger opening in back for the mvt (concealed by the bezel for the observation crystal), filed steps for the case screws of this and the prior mvt, a newly filed lever slot for the present mvt; otherwise gorgeous case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, fine construction; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystals; box with minor rubbing
984 $1100 $1500 APW - Waltham P S Bartlett in gold box-hinged hunter, 18S, 14K original BWCCo HC, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#16040866 Mvt: Barely ticks due to gumminess, sluggish balance motion, shows good poise with agitation, near mint plates, no oxide, some grease on top of barrel; dial perfect, dirt only; hands in good blue, minor oxide; original medium gauge case with weighted band shows very little wear, few MFS, one flat band dent, no dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; handsome case, mvt will clean beautifully
985 $2400 $3200 APW - Waltham, "American Watch Co" grade 19J model 1888, 16S (special size for model), heavy 18K original Waltham case with trefoil bow, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style dial with floral bouquet decoration, Louis XV hands, lever escapement with capped escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant peacock tail-feather pattern NI damascene, s#6500080; in exceptional condition throughout, the gold cuvette decorated with engraving of bird, butterfly and sprig Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates with only the faintest cloudy toning show no MFS, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, a few tiny specks on winding wheels; dial almost perfect, mint luster, a short glaze line at the signature - while the grade typically came with double sunk AWWCo dial, it was possible to order fancy dials as an option, and this dial seems thoroughly consistent with the decorative feel of the bow and cuvette; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, one small deep band dent at 6, two tiny cover dings; bow tight, mint, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal; [in this instance the style and karat of the case are grade consistent, and the dial aesthetically perfect, so the sense of originality is even stronger]; a top condition example
986 $2000 $3000 APW - Waltham, "American Watch Co" hunting grade 19J model 1888, 16S (special size for model), heavy 14K box hinged original (model specific - see discussion in report) RM&Co HC, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style dial, Louis XV hands, lever escapement with capped escape, GJS, gold train, elaborate radiant Eastlake fan pattern NI damascene, s#6000141; in exceptional condition throughout; even both cap settings under the dial are gold Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint luster plates show a few MFS, near mint slots, very light marring to tops of settings, hardly any oxide on bright work, but winding wheels have been sanded on a lathe to minimize oxide patches, leaving a fairly nice satin finish, but no original decoration; dial perfect, mint luster, not the designated grade dial for this mvt but a perfect condition selection, slightest scuff above the hands; hands mint; original medium to heavy gauge model specific case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, the slightest cover dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; in near mint condition throughout; beautiful model 88 elements making for a beautiful watch, even though the original model 88 case for the American Watch Co grade may have been heavy smooth polished, and the dial a double sunk AWWCo script dial; at the least the combination is all near mint to mint model specific; [perfect interchangeability limits the meaning of the term "original" with any American watch lacking originating documentation including case numbers and dial description; model specificity satisfies most collectors, grade specificity is an even higher standard; many parts interchanges can have occurred over time within the most "original" appearing watch, they just cannot involve alteration for the term to apply; add to this the fact that customers in 1890 could select mvts, dials and cases at the original point of sale]
987 $1000 $1600 APW - Waltham, "Chronodrometer," referred to as "Sporting" in the Waltham catalog, Appleton Tracy & Co, subsidiary time dial, 4-minute sweep seconds and 4-second 1/4-second beating subsidiary dial, 18S, 4 oz class coin silver recase, the silver cuvette engraved "Cyrus H Johnson Mil Wis" with later engraving of "1862" for unknown reason, gold hinges, KWKS, WED with sunken seconds and time dials, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#13825, the 125th watch of the first series, ca 1859; this model of dial is quite unique in all of horology, the sweep chapter of four minutes duration being divided in four-second intervals, accumulated (numbered) every 12 seconds, and what looks like a traditional quarter-seconds jump-dial being actually a four-second dial divided in quarter-seconds matching the natural beating of the train Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, good staff, will perform with agitation, stop-start button on side not plunging, condition or presence of related components unknown except to say the one sees nothing in the upper plate stop aperture, fine plates show very few MFS, fine slots & false settings but for the lack of one false setting screw (decorative only), no oxide on bright work; dial with cracked plain subsidiary seconds (a planchet one could replace), light hls in the outer chapter at 1 second, 1 minute 30 seconds, and 3 minutes 30 seconds; hands mixed and matched but consistent with period; heavy gauge case shows mottled black tarnish, very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow solid, push shows light wear; no crystal; a good home for this most curious and scarce early Waltham product that would clean up beautifully
988 $500 $1000 APW - Waltham, "Santa Fe Route," so marked in cartouche on dial and mvt, hunting model 1883, 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, elaborate concentric pattern NI damascene with band of tulip and leaf vines, chambered florette surround, s#7452481; the pictorial band of engine turning is almost unique in damascene decoration on watches; in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show a few shorter MFS, mint plate setting slots & plate settings, light marring to the cock cap, fine slots otherwise, some light powdery oxide on bright work; dial perfect in the signed sunken center and seconds, numerous hls to the outer chapter; hands mismatched; recase shows borderline medium even wear with highlight brassing on edges, few MFS or scuffs, no dents, minor back dings; bow free and brassy, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal; excellent internal condition on this scarce model; it is possible that one could find the correct outer dial chapter and assemble a perfect dial from an identical regular WE Roman DSD
989 $700 $1100 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, KW model, 10S, 14-16K original case with eagle hallmark and black tracery enamel, KWKS, WE-SSD with "American Watch Co" script signature, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#388055 Mvt: Ticks & stops, gummy, good staff, shows good poise, clean plates, no oxide; dial with hls at 6 & 7; hands with broken hour; original heavy gauge case shows light wear, minor enamel loss, few MFS, no dents, minor dings; bow tight, push shows light wear; good glass crystal
990 $1500 $2000 APW - Waltham, Crescent St, highly decorated model 1883 with O'Hara style dial in gold, 18S, 10K rose gold OF original Waltham case, SW-SS, finely decorated ED with gold and ruby foil accents under glaze, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, spectacular concentric pattern NI damascene with back-to-back inverted arcaded surrounds, s#6018745; another example of showpiece decoration in a model 83 mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint luster plates with near mint surface show hardly any MFS, fine slots & mint settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial perfect with fine luster, a speck or two in the glaze just as it came from the kiln; hands in mint gold Louis XV; Waltham heavy gauge original case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear with a touch of break; good glass crystal; another superb example at the very top of the damscene art, deserves to be on the famous poster of highly decorated model 83 mvts; excellent internal condition
991 $1500 $2000 APW - Waltham, highly decorated model 1883 with O'Hara style dial in gold hunter, 18S, 10K rose gold Waltham recased HC, SW-LS, beautifully decorated ED with gold foil numerals, florettes and accents under glaze, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, elaborate concentric pattern full-gilt NI damascene with chambered arcaded florette surrounds, gilt bright-work and screw-tops, s#5324356; showpiece decoration in a model 83 mvt Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, mint plates show no MFS, near mint slots & mint settings, no oxide on gilt bright work; dial essentially perfect with mint luster, a tiny surface scratch at 4:30 just outside the central decoration; hands in good blue, minute rubbed; well-selected Waltham medium gauge recase shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, light cover dings with one or two deeper dings visible only internally; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; one of the best mvt and dial combinations one will see, deserves to be on the famous poster of highly decorated model 83 mvts; top internal condition
992 $1000 $1400 APW - Waltham, model 1888 gold hunter, 16S (specialty dimensions), 14K original BWCCo HC with weighted band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#5913389, in clean leather pouch Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, clean plates, some powdery oxide on bright work, tiny specks on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands in fine blue; original heavy gauge case with weighted springs shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, a large flat dent in band plus a couple that are much lighter, no dings; GF bow tight, a little brassy, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal
993 $1600 $2400 APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1877, box hinged hunter, 18S, heavy 14K original case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt, s#2617373 Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, some tarnish and speckle to plates, little oxide; dial nearly perfect, faint hl at 5; hands of mismatched style in fine dark blue; original fairly heavy gauge case shows very little wear, few MFS, two light dents, light minor dings to covers; bow brassy but tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; a good looking case