AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

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#: 1034

DESCRIPTION: I. Boger, Nashville, Tenn., "Boger's Rail Road Watch" with chain, an oversized, 18 jewels- 21 jewels, key wind and set, copper alloy movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance and Boger's micrometric regulator in a silver, hinged back and bezel, open face case, the inside of the back marked "J & S", Roman numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, blued steel hands, serial #1, 82mm, 639.2g TW (watch), c1880, with heavy curb link chain.
CONDITION: CASE: Minor dent, back; Minor dings and pin pricks; Flat spot, bezel. 3:00; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on cuvette; Crystal with minor scratches. DIAL: Small chip in enamel concealed by bezel, 12:00; Specks of dirt / dust. HANDS: Loss to bluing, minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate; Balance stud and click spring with spots of oxide; One jewel screw with broken head; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) A very unusual watch, and the only example known by this maker. The watch is discussed in a paragraph in the "Railway Age Monthly and Railway Age Magazine", Vol. II, 1881. According to the article, it was owned by Conductor W.W. Tucker, of the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, cost him $225.00, and concludes by asking "Does he ship it in the express car, or does it require a special freight train to transport it ?". Isaac Boger Sr., and his son David are both listed as watchmakers in the Nashville city directory, vol. 17, 1881.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2800
CIRCA: 1880

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