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Number of Items Found: 9

DATE SOLD: 2018-05-06
LOT#: 1801-167

DESCRIPTION: APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, "Mark Twain" grade mvt with plate cutout over escapement, 11-15J, 18S, coin silver HC recase with mock crown functioning only as a push for front latch, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, quilted pattern gilt damascene, s#202093. Scarce and very attractive movement, these were made by the Howard Brothers of Fredonia, New York from remaining material of the United States Watch Co. of Marion and the original butterfly-style escapement aperture of the Marion main plate was expanded to this much larger and (as the Howard Brothers no doubt were hoping) less recognizable form of plate cutout.
CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, near mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous gilt tone, oxide on regulator, mismatched screw on balance cock; dial with some hls; fine-plus hands; case shows light to medium wear, dent on rear near hinge, sharp ding on front just right of engraving, a few additional dings scattered elsewhere, reduced engraving detail; tight bow, mock crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.
PRICE SOLD: $1,400
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DATE SOLD: 2016-10-02
LOT#: 1602-232

DESCRIPTION: APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, Mark Twain model with expanded butterfly cutout made from Marion material, 18S, very heavy warranted coin silver recased HC, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, quilted pattern gilt damascene mvt, s#202143. Gross weight of assembled watch 132.4 dwt (206.0 g). Considered a three-star rarity in the Complete Guide. Fossette Collection.
CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, damascene barely visible; dial with edge repair at 8, barely visible; fine hands; case shows very light wear, few MFS, one ding on the side of the back cover, monogram detail clear; bow pivots freely, light wear, brass push lacking cap; good glass crystal.
PRICE SOLD: $450
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DATE SOLD: 2016-05-01
LOT#: 1601-190

DESCRIPTION: APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, Mark Twain model, 18S, silver plated nickel alloy recased HC with false English hallMarks, KWKS, WE-SSD with three-line signature, lever escapement, 15J, quilted pattern gilt damascene mvt, s#201125, mvt in outstanding condition, looking for a new home. A three-star watch. We sold s#201047 from the Fossette Collection in 2015, 78 numbers earlier.
CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide, no MFS, bright color, beautiful toning; dial perfect; hands excellent, rare hour style; case has broken bezel hinge, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, distinct deeper detail, no external plating left; bow tight, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. The reasonably attractive but damaged nickel case would have had a Swiss import copy of an American mvt originally; this mvt deserves a top-notch case for display.
PRICE SOLD: $1,900
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DATE SOLD: 2015-10-04
LOT#: 1502-173

DESCRIPTION: APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, Mark Twain model, 18S, warranted coin silver recased HC with nickel cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, quilted pattern gilt damascene mvt, s#201047. Fossette Collection. A three-star watch.
CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with edge flaws; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, one long shallow screwdriver Mark, some light dents or dings, ET detail nearly complete; bow tight, wear at center, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal.
PRICE SOLD: $1,500
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DATE SOLD: 2015-10-04
LOT#: 1502-477

DESCRIPTION: APW - Fredonia Watch Co, expanded butterfly cutout made from Marion material, private label for "E J Gates" so Marked on mvt, 18S, Newport coin silver HC, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt with expanded cutout as also seen on Mark Twain model, s#203175. Fossette collection.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, excellent mvt condition overall; dial has a multitude of faint hls; excellent but mismatched hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, multiple small soft dents to back; tight bow, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.
PRICE SOLD: $200
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DATE SOLD: 2012-05-06
LOT#: 1201-381

DESCRIPTION: APW - Fredonia Watch Co, Fredonia, NY, rare "Mark Twain" cutout model in gilt damascene, 18S, 10K-14K OF original case with gold cuvette and hunting back, mock crown, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully exposed lever escapement, 11J, gilt quilted pattern NI damascene, s#202002; a "3-star" watch in Shugart, scarcer still in original gold
CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, lacking the winding cup and one of its screws, fairly bright plates show some speckle, cloudiness, small stains, some MFS, good slots, replaced or marred cock cap setting, replaced barrel plate screw, a little oxide on bright work; dial perfect but for three surface defects to either side of 10; hands of unique style, oxidized; original medium gauge case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents, some very small dings; bow with central wear, tight, crown shows medium wear with some shell loss; worn glass crystal
PRICE SOLD: $4,000
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DATE SOLD: 2000-08-04
LOT#: 0004-350

DESCRIPTION: ROBINSON CRUSOE NOT DATED, INNOCENCE ABROAD BY Mark Twain 1869,
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PRICE SOLD: $20
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DATE SOLD: 1998-07-26
LOT#: 9805-693

DESCRIPTION: INDEPENDENT WATCH CO. FREDONIA, NY #22083 OF KWKS Mark Twain W/EXPOSED ESCAPEMENT
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PRICE SOLD: $400
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DATE SOLD: 1994-10-05
LOT#: 9408-P20

DESCRIPTION: Mark Twain
CONDITION:
PRICE SOLD: $60
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