AUCTION : 1018

Lots 1564 - 1582: European Pocket Watches

Lot#: 1564

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, a rare gold and enamel leaf form pendant watch, 8 jewels, key wind and set gilt bar movement with cylinder escapement in an 18 karat, yellow gold, leaf form hunting case, the surface with fine engraving, and the leaf veins rendered in black enamel, the cuvette signed "Patek a Geneve", Roman numeral white enamel dial with heart shaped, foliate engraved surround, plum colored steel Breguet style hands, serial #9878, 27mm x 37mm to top of pendant, 20.8g TW, c1855.
CONDITION: CASE: Small hole in rear cover at catch; Pinhole in front cover at pendant; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Cover lift springs missing; Enamel with minor losses; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Minor losses at fixing screws, 3:00 and 9:00. HANDS: Minor loss to color. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Minor gouging of bridges at screw holes; Screwheads with minor marring; Minor spotting. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). This watch was sold as a genuine Patek in our Spring, 2018 sale, but was returned by the consignor, as his request for an extract Patek Philippe could not be fulfilled, as the description of the watch bearing this number in their records does not match this timepiece. It is therefore likely that it is a mid 19th century counterfeit, signed Patek in order to capitalize on the firms reputation.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $2800

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Lot#: 1565

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, man's gold quarter repeating pocket chronograph with triple calendar and phases of the moon, 16 jewels, stem wind and lever set, gilt plate movement with lever escapement in a 14 karat, yellow gold, plain polished hunting case with maker's details and awards on base metal cuvette, arabic numeral, double sunk white enamel dial with day and month apertures flanking the center arbor, date chapter at 12:00 and phases of the moon at 6:00, gold spade and whip hands, serial #145052, 55mm, 125.4g TW, c1915.
CONDITION: CASE: Shallow dents and dings, band; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Front cover with minor gap at band when closed; Bow loose, gold filled with brassing; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, seconds bit, 3:00, apertures to center, month aperture to seconds bit. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Very dirty; Spotting; Column wheel jumper with rust at screw; A few other steel parts with minor oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Not running, broken mainspring; Runs with pressure on center wheel; Setting functional. COMPLICATION FUNCTION: Chronograph will function with pressure on center wheel, stops and resets to zero; Repeater functions correctly; Calendar functions when setting hands, correctors functional.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2200
PRICE SOLD: $2000

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Lot#: 1566

DESCRIPTION: James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, a man's gold pocket watch, 10 jewels, key wind and set gilt plate movement with duplex escapement, diamond endstone, cut bimetallic balance and gold timing screws in an 18 karat, yellow gold, reeded edge, engine turned open face case with London hallmark and date letter for the year 1855, roman numeral white enamel dial, gold fleur de lis hands, serial #00889, 47mm, 92.6g TW.
CONDITION: CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Scratches on inner surface of case; Engine turning with moderate wear; Crystal with many fine scratches; Bow with minor wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, edge, 3:00, partly hidden by bezel. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Numerous fine scratches on plate; Regulator with a few tiny specks of oxide; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2200
PRICE SOLD: $1200

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Lot#: 1567

DESCRIPTION: Record Watch Co., Tramelan, Switzerland, "Sector Watch", 15 jewels, stem wind and set, gilt bar movement with lever escapement and uncut bimetallic balance in a coin silver, hinged back and bezel, open face case, the back with faux repousse scene featuring a figure in a landscape, blowing a horn and with billowing banner, the tableau reminiscent of the work of Maxfield Parrish, and Arabic numeral, white enamel sector dial, blued steel spade and whip hands, the retrograde display with minute hand returning to zero at the hour, and both hands returning at 12:00, 59mm x 69mm
CONDITION: CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Crystal with scratches; Bow with wear; Crown replaced; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, above 12:00, below 0 and at center arbor; Flakes in enamel concealed by bezel; Minor scratches. HANDS: Minor oxide, minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Scratches on plate; Scratches on ratchet wheel; Gouge in balance cock at screw; Screws with marred heads. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $2600

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Lot#: 1568

DESCRIPTION: Louis Audemars, Le Brassus & Geneva, for Breguet, Paris, a lady's pendant watch with decorative pin, 21 jewels, stem wind and pin set, gilt bar movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, gold timing screws, wolf's tooth winding and pallet with shepherd's crook counterpoise in an 18 karat, yellow gold, hinged back and bezel, plain polished open face case, the back engraved "Florence" and gold cuvette engraved "Breguet No. 1875", arabic numeral, single sunk white enamel snap on dial, gold Breguet style hands, serial #012383 (movement), 34mm, 41g TW, c1875, with 14 karat gold chain form pin.
CONDITION: CASE: Shallow dents; Dings and pin pricks; Cuvette with short, shallow crease and outward dimple from center arbor; Very fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Minor scratches on crystal; Pin good; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Dirty; Seconds bit loose. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Dirty, gummy; Ratchet wheel with fine scratches; Click spring and screw with a few specks of oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks), low amplitude, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $1300 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1200

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Lot#: 1569

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, for France, Cooper & Co., London, pivoted detent pocket chronometer, 19 jewels, key wind and set, gilt bar movement with pivoted detent escapement in an 18 karat, yellow gold, hinged back and bezel, reeded edge, engine turned, open face case with maker's details engraved on gold cuvette and Roman numeral, single sunk, white enamel dial, plum colored steel fleur de lis hands, serial #8060, 50mm, 82.4g TW, c1870.
CONDITION: CASE: Dings and small dents; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Engine turning with moderate wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Edge flake, 12:00, concealed by bezel; Short scratch, 4:00. HANDS: Spot of oxide, minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine scratches on plate; Barrel with a few specks of verdigris; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1100

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Lot#: 1570

DESCRIPTION: Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, man's gold pocket watch, 13 jewels, key wind and set gilt bar movement with lever escapement in an 18 karat, yellow gold, reeded edge, engine turned and engraved hunting case, the pendant with split pusher for releasing front or back cover, and maker's details engraved on gold cuvette, Roman numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, plum colored steel Breguet style hands, serial #63174, 47mm, 73.2g TW, c1860.
CONDITION: CASE: Dents and dings; Fine scratches and minor abrasion on outer surface of case; Fine scratches and polishing wheel marks; Engine turning with moderate wear; Covers with gaps at band when closed; Cover extends beyond 90 degrees when opened, back, 95 deg.; Bow with wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, 11:00- 1:30, 1:30 to seconds bit, 6:00; Glued chips between 1:00- 2:00; Edge chips, 2:00, 4:00; Two small edge chips, 6:00, 9:00. HANDS: A few specks of oxide. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Bright work with a few specks of oxide; Minor toning and discoloration on plate; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $850

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Lot#: 1571

DESCRIPTION: Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, pocket chronograph for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 20 jewels, stem wind and set, gilt bar movement with lever escapement and cut bimetallic balance in a .900 silver, hinged back and snap bezel open face case, the back engraved "Corps of Engineers U.S.A. No. 722", the maker's details engraved on cuvette, luminous Arabic numeral, single sunk, white enamel dial, blued steel luminous hands, serial #381740, 51mm, c1920
CONDITION: CASE: Dents, band and bezel; Dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches and scuffs on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on cuvette; minor gaps between bezel and band; Plastic crystal with fine scratches; Bow loose; Crown worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 12:00 to seconds bit, 2:00 to seconds bit; Specks of dirt / dust. HANDS: Lacking luminous compound; Specks of oxide. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches and scuffs on plate; Some steel components with specks of oxide; Escape wheel cock screw replaced; Specks of dirt / dust, oily. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). COMPLICATION FUNCTION: Chronograph working, but chronograph lever requires manual reset, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $1000

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Lot#: 1572

DESCRIPTION: Henry Hoffman, Le Locle, a decorative gold hunting cased pocket watch, 15 jewels, key wind and set, damascened nickel bar movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance and counterpoised pallet in an 18 karat, yellow gold, engraved and with matted ground hunting case with split pusher for releasing covers, maker's details engraved on gold cuvette and presentation on front cover, roman numeral single sunk white enamel dial, plum colored steel Breguet style hands, serial #32311, 42mm, 60.4g TW, c1865.
CONDITION: CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Hinges a bit sticky; Plastic crystal; Bow loose and with minor wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Fine scratches. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Numerous fine scratches on plate; Minor spotting; Small spot of corrosion on barrel bridge; One case screw broken; Setting square and guard with minor oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $800

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Lot#: 1573

DESCRIPTION: Tempor Watch Co., Geneva, a triangular masonic pocket watch, 15 jewels, stem wind and set, 3 adjustments, cotes de Geneve decorated nickel plate movement with lever escapement, and marked "Solvil", in a triangular, coin silver, hinghed back and snap bezel open face case decorated with masonic symbols, and pendant set with a blue faceted stone, the triangular white enamel dial with polychrome masonic symbols in place of numerals, plum colored steel hands, serial #9287, 53mm x 67mm, c1920.
CONDITION: CASE: Minor dings and scratches on outer surface of case; Minor scratches on inner surface of case; Case decoration with moderate wear; Plastic crystal, abraded; Stone in pendant not sitting flat; Plastic crystal inobservation cuvette a poor fitting replacement; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Cracks and minor losses in enamel, lower right. HANDS: Oxidation. MOVEMENT PLATES: A few scratches on plate; Fingerprint staining; Screwheads with minor marring; Very dirty. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $1000

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Lot#: 1574

DESCRIPTION: J.W. Benson, London, a sterling silver, free sprung pocket watch with chain, 19 jewels, stem wind and pin set gilt plate movement with lever escapement, and cut bimetallic balance with gold timing screws, in a sterling silver, hinged back and snap bezel open face case with London hallmark and date letter for the year 1901, the back with engraved family crest and motto, roman numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, blued steel spade and poker hands, serial #11671, 56mm, with sterling silver, double Albert chain and fob.
CONDITION: CASE: Tarnish; Minor dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Crystal with tiny surface chip; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: A bit dirty, otherwise very good. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: A bit dirty, otherwise very good. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks), would benefit from service. Chain and fob with wear.
ESTIMATE: $350 - $450
PRICE SOLD: $650

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Lot#: 1575

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, a man's double dial, triple calendar pocket watch with phases of the moon, 15 jewels, stem wind and lever set gilt bar movement with lever escapement in a coin silver hunting case with repousse style ornament, and arabic numeral, double sunk white enamel dial, showing phases of the moon display below 12:00, the reverse with gilt, arabic numeral date dial within a rotating silvered chapter for the day of the week, and aperture showing the manually operated month display, gilt Louis XV hands, 55mm, c1910.
CONDITION: CASE: Flat spot, band; Dings and pin pricks; Minor scratches on outer surface of case; Repousse style ornament with moderate wear; Plastic crystal on calendar, yellowed; Bow worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Dial center reattached; Specks of dirt; Calendar dial with minor scratches, abrasions and losses to numerals and date ring. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Scratches on plate; Steel with oxide and pitting; Balance spring with oxide; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Not running, good staff, fully wound, correctors functional, date advances when setting the watch, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $500

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Lot#: 1576

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, lady's gold pocket watch, 15 jewels, stem wind and pin set gilt plate movement with lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance and gold timing screws in an 18 karat, yellow gold, plain polished hunting case, roman numeral white enamel dial, gold spade and whip hands, serial #40950, 38mm, 57.1g TW, c1900.
CONDITION: CASE: A few minor dents; Dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Crown worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Dirty and with a few minor scratches. HANDS: Minute hand replaced. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches on plate; Bridge screw and balance cock screw with oxide; A few other screws with specks of oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $400

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Lot#: 1577

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, man's double dial pocket watch with day/ date calendar, 15 jewels, stem wind and lever set, spotted nickel plate movement with lever escapement and cut bimetallic balance in a silver, reeded edge, engine turned hunting case, Roman numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, the reverse with skeletonized white enamel dial indicating date and day of the week, blued steel whip and spade hands, 55mm, c1890.
CONDITION: CASE: Dents and dings; Scratches on outer surface of case; Engine turning with minor wear; Band with substantial wear; Hinges sticky, covers slow to open; Crown with wear. DIAL: Time dial with edge chip, 4:00, concealed by bezel; Calendar dial with edge flakes/ chips, concealed by bezel. HANDS: Minor oxide. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor scratches and pin pricks on plate; Some steel components with spots of oxide; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks). COMPLICATION FUNCTION: Calendar and correctors functioning correctly.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
PRICE SOLD: $400

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Lot#: 1578

DESCRIPTION: G.M. Smith, London, verge fusee pocket watch, key wind and set, gilt full plate movement with pierced and engraved balance cock in a sterling silver, open face pair case with London hallmark and date letter for the year 1794, the case back with engraved monogram, and containing the watch paper of Charles Tinges of Baltimore, Arabic numeral, white enamel dial, nicely finished gold hands, serial #6473, 54mm, with gilt chain and shagreen tag attached to bow.
CONDITION: CASE: Minor dents, back; Minor scratches on outer surface of case; Scratches on inner case; Catch button worn through; Crystal with scratches; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Some fine scratches, otherwise very good. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Fine scratches on plate; Some steel with minor oxide; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) .
ESTIMATE: $250 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $200

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Lot#: 1579

DESCRIPTION: Haas Neveux & Co., Geneva and Paris, lady's gold pendant watch, 17 jewels, stem wind and set gilt bar movement with lever escapement and cut bimetallic balance in an 18 karat, yellow gold, hinged back and snap bezel open face case with maker's details engraved on gold cuvette and enamel monogram on back cover, Arabic numeral, single sunk white enamel dial, plum colored steel spade and whip hands, 28mm, 19g TW, c1900, with leather covered box.
CONDITION: CASE: Band with tiny dents; Cuvette with minor dents; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Bow with wear; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Cracks, 2:00, 8:30. HANDS: Oxide, tip of minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Some screw heads with minor marring; Minor gouging at set lever screw. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks. Box with scratches and wear.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $175

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Lot#: 1580

DESCRIPTION: Patek Philippe, Switzerland, an 18 ligne pocket watch movement and dial, 19 jewel gilt bar movement with roman numeral white enamel dial, serial #13740, c1860
CONDITION: staff broken, Geneva stop finger missing, some steel components with rust, seconds bit detached from dial
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $75

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Lot#: 1581

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, a silver cased duplex pocket watch beating dead seconds for the Chinese market, 11 jewels, key wind and set, engraved, gilt Chinese calibre movement with crab tooth duplex escapement in a silver hunting case with glazed cuvette and Roman numeral white enamel dial, blued steel pierced quatrefoil hands, 60mm, c1840.
CONDITION: CASE: Tarnish; Shallow dents; Dings and pin pricks; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Covers with wear from bow; Front cover hinge sticky; Bow worn; Hole in pendant for bow screw worn; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Very good. HANDS: Very good. MOVEMENT PLATES: A few screws and stop work with minor losses to blue; Regulator with scratches and specks of oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks), good balance amplitude.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $700

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Lot#: 1582

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, man's pocket watch with animated dial, manual winding, pin set, one jewel Roskopf type gilt plate movement with pin pallet lever escapement, in a nickel, hinged back and snap bezel open face case, Arabic numeral, gilt metal dial with aperture at 6:00, within which a cooper is seen driving a hoop onto a barrel, his arm animated through attachment to the pallet arbor, black painted Louis XV style hands, 53mm, serial #1107017, c1900.
CONDITION: CASE: Tarnished; Minor dents, back cover and band, at hinge; Minor dings; Scratches on outer surface of case; Minor spotting on outer surface of case; Crystal with a few minor scratches. DIAL: Darkening and toning at edge. MOVEMENT PLATES: A few minor scratches on plate; Regulator with specks of oxide; Some screw slots with minor marring; Specks of dirt / dust. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) ; Figure functioning correctly.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300
PRICE SOLD: $275

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