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
Longines, Switzerland, for Charlton & Co., New York, a man's gold dress watch, 17 jewels, stem wind and set, adjusted, cotes de Geneve decorated nickel bar movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, gold timing screws and whiplash micrometric regulator in a 14 karat, rose gold, hinged back and snap bezel open face case with presentation on gold cuvette "To Jacob Billikopf as a Token of Esteem and in Recognition of Splendid Cooperation in Altruistic Efforts New York December 1917 Jacob H. Schiff", and monogram on rear cover, Roman numeral, single sunk silver dial, blued steel moon hands, serial #3244324, 45mm, 46.9g TW, c1920.
CONDITION: CASE: Two flat spots, band; Shallow dent, back; Scratches on outer surface of case; Plastic crystal; Bow with minor wear; Crown with wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Fine scratches; Discoloration, 12:00- 2:30. HANDS: Oxidation. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches; Regulator assembly with tiny specks of oxide; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) Jacob Billikopf (1882-1950) was well known for his work in the labor movement, Jewish philanthropy, and social work. He became an NAACP board member in 1914, and in 1917, moved from Kansas City, Missouri to New York City, and became executive director of the American Jewish Relief Committee, raising twenty million dollars to aid displaced European Jews following the First World War. Jacob H. Schiff (1847-1920), was a banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He was a major funder of railroads, as well as other industrial and commercial concerns. He also was involved in addressing the problem of anti-semitism, the plight of Russian Jews under the Tsar, and the rise of Zionism. The watch appears to have been presented upon Billikopf's arrival in New York to head the Relief Committee.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $450