AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 735

DESCRIPTION: Deck watches- 2 (Two), Zenith / Vail Watch Co., 8 day, mounted chronometer watches, 15 jewel stem wind and set nickel movements, silvered dials with wind indicator and blued steel hands, contained in gimballed brass bowls, with 3 tier mahogany boxes
CONDITION: one running, the other will not set or wind, will run with pressure on train, one bezel glass missing, boxes dirty, and with minor scratches. The Vail Watch Co. was a subsidiary of Zenith, set up in the U.S.A. to manufacture automobile clocks. Vail received a U.S. government contract to increase the jewel count, and help reduce the shortage of available deck watches for the Navy.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
CIRCA: 1930
DIMENSIONS: 4.875in x 4.875in x 4.875in