Live Horological Jewelry and Coin Auction

LOT DESCRIPTION (and condition in italics) EST
1 Gold-filled double Albert watch chain with fob of gold quartz set in nugget or dental gold, 39.5cm (15.5 inches), weight of fob 2.4 dwt (3.7g).     Fine condition, very light wear. $100 - $150
2 Victorian short gold watch chain with Breguet ratchet key, 14cm (5.5 inches) 5.3 dwt (8.2 g), chain is 14K rose gold with 10K bale, key is gold-shell.     Excellent condition, little wear, perfect key square and ratchet function. $150 - $250
3 Man's 14K tabbed and marked double-Albert watch chain, fob with natural gold in agatized quartz formation, 22 inches long without extensions, 23.7 dwt (36.9 g).     Excellent condition, little wear. $750 - $1,000
4 Gold double Albert watch chain with double-headed eagle fob, T-bar section slides for optional wear, 14K, 43cm (17 inches), 25.3 dwt (39.3 g).     Excellent condition, little wear. $750 - $1,000
5 Large 14K rose gold, diamond, ruby and enamel Masonic folding fob on heavy modern 18-inch 14K chain, in modern display box, the single European-cut diamond in front gauges at about 20 points, fob height 44mm (1.75 inches), single front panel opens to display enameled cross, back has crown and cross set with small diamonds and rubies, gross weight of fob and chain 25.6 dwt (39.8 g).     Fob in excellent condition, thinning of bale at top, front panel snap needs to be tightened, enamel perfect. $800 - $1,200
6 Superb 18K double-chain, double-Albert watch chain, fully tabbed and marked, nearly 19 inches, sliding center for T-bar and fob lead, 30.6 dwt (47.6 g), perhaps the best of this type we have seen and very rare in 18K.     Near mint condition, little wear. $1,400 - $1,800
7 Superb gold quartz watch chain with fob, 14K, box links set on both sides with gold-veined quartz, replaced bale is GF, length 14 inches (35cm), weight 45.7 dwt (71.1 g).     Excellent condition, complete stones. $1,600 - $2,400
8 LWW - Cartier, manual tank, 21mm x 28mm to lug tips, 18K gold original case with Swiss hallmarks, back affixed with four screws through sides, without strap, screw-bars looking like solid lugs but allowing use of normal straps, original white dial without secret signature, 17J ETA cal 2512, s#7808711169, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial with barely visible overall crazing, slightly more visible at top; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, clean screws; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $1,200 - $1,700
9 LWW - Movado, rare back-winding LeCoultre designed movement marked "Movado Factories," 18mm wide x 15mm to outer diamond settings, 14K gold original case and integral bracelet of unique hobnail design, the clasp and internal back marked with Movado logos, case-back marked "Made in France" with unusual crossed-hammer export mark in pentagon, initials "TUI and "14K,' the upper and lower bezel with five prong-set European-cut diamonds of 5 points each, one-half carat total diamond weight, original silvered dial, 17J, s#4UT8, triple signed with signed clasp. Length 6.7 inches (17.0cm), gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 33.0 dwt (51.3 g). The hallmark is probably from the Jura valley on the border with France and Switzerland. While France only allows domestic consumption in 18K, 9K and 14K production for export is allowed. On this variety, the back-wind goes counterclockwise, and the crown lifts upward to set; consequently, the crown-screw is a normal right-handed thread. The consignor's father bought certain items from Harry Winston at the time he acquired this watch, but it remains unknown if he purchased the item the famous jeweler's store.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case and bracelet show little wear, few MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,400 - $1,700
10 LWW - Rolex Oyster, rare lady's vintage example in original box, ref 3492, 24mm x 30mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, Rolex strap with generic buckle, original black dial with radium luminous and gold graphics, 17J 9-ligne caliber with sweep seconds, Superbalance, caliber number unknown, a scaled down version of cal 600 only with sweep, s#233715, ca 1943, triple signed, inside back ref 3492. We have found only one other of these in any international database, sold by Antiquorum in 1994, with black Roman dial and very indistinct graphics, which brought $1500 at that time in Hong Kong.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, many MFS, no oxide; dial near mint original, exceptional, all original lume; hands excellent, some oxide erupting along lume channels; head shows little wear, few MFS; crown shows very little wear, good turn of threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. A vintage gem. $1,000 - $1,500
11 LWW - Era Watch Co, Swiss Retro style gold, diamond and ruby bracelet watch, asymmetrical head design with outside dimensions of 20mm x 37mm, 14K pink and yellow gold original case, the integrated back secured by single screw, 14K harlequin pattern bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J, s#310, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 34.5 dwt (53.7 g). The head design is quite fun - one can press down on the pink gold lever at top to open the cover, or lift it directly to see the dial.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, little oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, some MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
12 LWW - Lucien Piccard, white gold, sapphire and diamond lady's bracelet watch, 17mm, 14K white gold original case and openwork bracelet with safety chain, white gold, sapphire and diamond cover over dial shifting away to the right, original signed silvered dial, 17J, s#F23591, triple signed with signed logo crown, full Lucien Piccard logo barely visible on back. Gross weight of assembled watch 19.5 dwt (30.2 g), length 5.9 inches (15cm).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, sparse microspeckle; hands mint; case and bracelet show very little wear, complete back satin over lightly impressed logo, hardly any MFS; cover catches and swings easily; crown shows very little wear, clear signature; crystal has small edge chip and surface rubbing. $800 - $1,200
13 LWW - Corum, US $5 gold piece watch, manual winding, 24mm x 30mm to lug tips, .900 gold original case with 18K elements, marked 18K by Swiss law, Raymond Weil crocodile strap and buckle, dial made of coin reverse with printed Corum signature, back made of 1882 obverse, 18J, s#166971, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide, one plate spot at center; dial graded as coin, uncirculated with bag marks; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $800 - $1,100
14 LWW - Patek Philippe, Genève, manual ref 1189, 14mm x 33mm to lug tips, 18K gold rectangular original case, braided leather cord strap, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals at 12 and 6, dot markers elsewhere, 18J 8-adjustment chamfered corner mvt, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#843017, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands mint; original case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $700 - $1,000
15 LWW - Universal Geneve, rare lady's Uni-Compax manual double register chronograph with tachymeter scale, 26mm x 32mm to lug tips, stainless steel "Enversteel" original snap-back case, lizard strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 289, s#1175330/22109 on case-back, triple signed with logo inside back. This is one of the smallest manual chronographs produced.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, some light oxide on lever-work; good chronograph functions; dial excellent, sparse speckle and spot around chapter area; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, hardly any MFS to complete back satin, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $600 - $1,000
16 LWW - Lady's fully enameled hunting cased pendant watch converted to wristwatch, 27mm, 18K rose gold case with woman's portrait on top, pansy flower background and back, 14K gold bracelet with Russian hallmarks, "Louis Grisel" signed WED on recased cylinder mvt, 7-10J. Gross weight of assembled watch 16.1 dwt (25.0 g).     Mvt: Running, fine mvt condition, no oxide; dial rotated out of position, easily put back; simple hour hand present, minute missing; case shows little wear, some FS to enamel portrait, more to back, small chipping at top edge of portrait, more edge chipping to back; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $600 - $900
17 LWW - Swiss, manual winding asymmetrical, 14mm x 35mm to hooded and ring-lug extremes, ring 26mm wide, 18K gold original snap-back case with elegant engraving on back showing castle and motto in banner, "Aut bibat aut abeat," white lizard strap, original copper-tone dial, 17J cal 211, s#16229, triple signed. The quote is from Petronius, a courtier of Nero, who led a life of pleasure; the translation could be rendered, "Either drink or get lost." We recommend an extra-dry Hendricks martini at the Ritz while wearing this one.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, central plate stripped of finish, no oxide; dial excellent; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, crisp engraving detail; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $600 - $900
18 LWW - Corum, US $2.50 gold piece watch, quartz, 21mm x 28mm to lug tips, .900 gold original case with 18K elements, marked 18K by Swiss law, leather strap, dial made of copy of coin reverse with printed Corum signature, back made of genuine 1851 obverse, 6J ETA cal 976.001, s#377046, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no corrosion; dial mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $450 - $750
19 LWW - Baume & Mercier, Genève, 15mm x 18mm, 14K, diamond and pearl original case, bracelet and sections, original mother-of-pearl dial with diamond markers, quartz, without visible number. Length 7.5 inches (18.8 cm), gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 13.8 dwt (21.7 g).     Mvt: NR, new battery needed, mint mvt condition; dial mint; hands mint; near mint case & bracelet show very little wear, few MFS; crown shows no wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
20 LWW - Hamilton, 14mm x 33mm to lug tips, .900 platinum .100 iridium original case set with diamonds and emeralds, white gold Kreisler adjustable mesh bracelet, refinished silvered dial, 17J grade 995A, s#F225412, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 13.2 dwt (20.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial clean; hands mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS, minor dings in back, complete stones, the top of one emerald chipped and pushed inward; crown shows little wear; crystal with light scratch. $400 - $600
21 LWW - Omega Constellation Automatic Chronometer, 24mm x 30mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original SB case with raised observatory logo on back, leather strap with Omega buckle, original silvered dial, 24J cal 682, s#27471319, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, some MFS, no oxide; dial excellent; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, few MFS, wrench scratch and MFS on back; logo crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $300 - $450
22 LWW - Movado, 22mm x 27mm to lug tips, 18K gold original snap-case, Rolex leather strap with generic buckle, original silvered and gilt dial, 17J, s#B10347, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS to back; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $100 - $200
23 LPW - Early lapel pin watch with visible decorative balance, 20mm x 29mm, 18K gold OF original case, KWKS, WED with aperture for rose-cut diamond studded balance which oscillates over blued steel field, cylinder escapement, gilt mvt, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 12.3 dwt (19.1 g).     Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall; finding a key small enough will be a challenge; dial with small flakes at hole, MFS might be hls; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the case screws are all partially stripped but resist coming out, making disassembly a chore; bow; good carved rock crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
24 LPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 33mm, 18K gold and enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, the case stipple engraved with pansies in enamel, the shield micro-engraved "Rettie to Mattie," SW-SS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt with wolf's tooth winding, s#31323. Gross weight of assembled watch 22.2 dwt (34.5 g).     Mvt: NR, good staff, escapement will turnover with guidance, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, light to medium tarnish from the silver component of electrum gilding; dial structurally perfect but with long surface scratch at 11:30; hands excellent; front cover opens a bit wide; case shows little wear, no MFS externally but many on cuvette, some light dents or dings overall, complete detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
25 LPW - Pendulette automaton ring watch, 21mm x 27mm, 18K gold OF case with expertly crafted new back, folding bale and further square swivel bale for wear as a pendant, KWKS, silvered dial under rock crystal, cylinder escapement, diamond-studded pendulette over blued steel field, gilt mvt with skeleton barrel, without number, ca 1820-40. Gross weight of assembled watch 13.0 dwt (20.2 g).     Mvt: Running, excellent mvt condition overall; the one problem will be finding a key small enough to wind and set; dial excellent; fine hour hand, minute missing; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bales in near mint condition; good carved rock crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
26 LPW - Swiss lady's high grade bezel-winding ball-form watch, together with non-matching diamond pin, 17mm, 18K gold and platinum basse-taille enamel original case with touch-mark on bale, bezel-wind, bezel-set by holding in pin while turning, fancy WED, platform lever escapement, the nicest type we see in this genre, 15J, gilt, s#16438. The Edwardian style pin is platinum with white gold pin-catch, set with rose-cut diamonds, 35mm long, the filigree look working to some extent with the platinum filigree overlay of the watch. Gross weight of assembled watch and pin together 13.2 dwt (20.5 g). The articles come in a box made of combined daguerreotype cases.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel and complete detail, only the bale with any loss; good glass crystal. The pin is also near mint overall, very clean, stones complete. $1,600 - $2,400
27 LPW - Frères Bordier à Genève, gold and enamel verge fusee, 39mm, 18K rose gold OF original pair cases, the inner with French hallmark, possibly Grenoble, the outer with inset portrait panel of lady at center, surround in cobalt basse-taille enamel with silver openwork set with rose-cut diamonds, KWKS, WED, openwork hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#48655. Gross weight of assembled watch 39.4 dwt (61.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, only a bit out of beat, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect; original hour hand mint, nicely matched replacement minute; original outer case shows light wear to the portrait, still leaving some faded facial detail, very light wear to applied green gold vines, losses to cobalt enamel around nearly the entire edge, some MFS to portrait, no dents or dings, diamonds nearly complete; button latch good; original inner case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, snug fit, little wear; good domed glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
28 LPW - Frères Wiss & Amalric (Geneva, late 18th century), verge fusee, 37mm, 18K gold OF original consular case with pearl band, multicolor gold borders and ET back, the front bezel opened by button atop pendant, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#13159. Gross weight of assembled watch 19.0 dwt (29.7 g).     Mvt: Runs and stops on initial wind, needs OH, shows good escapement function with pressure, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial chipped at winding hole; hands replaced; original case shows little wear, few MFS, soft dents to back, no dings, vulnerable pearls in excellent condition; button latch good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
29 LPW - Henry Capt, Genève, 40mm, heavy 18K gold and cobalt basse-taille enamel original HC, signed gold cuvette, silver monogram applied to ET field prior to firing enamel, then set with rose-cut diamonds, gold fleur-de-lis relief in back also diamond-set, SW-pin-set, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#32344. Gross weight of assembled watch 36.3 dwt (56.5 g).     Mvt: NR, fully wound, good staff, runs with pressure, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, light to medium tarnish; dial cracked from top to bottom, fracture below seconds; hands in mint dark purple, seconds changed to mint blue; case shows little wear, a few MFS to perfect enamel panels, no dents or dings, minor losses to filigree enamel detail; bow tight, thinned at apex, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,400
30 LPW - Matthey à Paris (late 18th century), gold and enamel verge fusee, 36mm, 18K gold OF original consular case with hunting bezel activated by button on pendant, the bezel set with rose-cut diamonds, the back with scene of woman and dove over basse-taille enamel ground, KWKS, WED, gold and silver rose-cut-set hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#1839. Gross weight of assembled watch 22.1 dwt (34.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial has nicely polished flake at winding hole; hands excellent, hour missing two stones; original case shows little wear, some MFS to perfect enamel panel, minor losses to delicate border enamel both front and back, no dents or dings; button latch good; bow & pendant original, good spring action for bezel; good domed glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
31 LPW - Waltham, 0S, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, together with heavy 14K solid gold 50-inch rope-chain, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, NI damascene mvt, s#10916660. Gross weight of assembled watch and chain together 39.8 dwt (61.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial hl at 7; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; chain is mint, barely worn. $1,000 - $1,400
32 LPW - Elgin, Lady Elgin, 10S, 18K gold drum style original HC with gold cuvette, case with very attractive lake scene engraving on front, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#163738. Gross weight of assembled watch 49.2 dwt (76.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, spot on plate at last digits of serial number; perfect dial; near mint hands; case shows no wear, few brushed MFS, no dents or dings, ET and engraving is very crisp, lift-spring broken or at least not engaging; tight bow, push shows no wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,200
33 LPW - Fréderic Louis Ginnel, Locle, 42mm, 18K yellow gold and green basse-taille enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, black tracery enamel surround, rose-cut diamond center decoration, 1879 presentation inside front cover, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#8276. Gross weight of assembled watch 39.9 dwt (62.1 g).     Mvt: GRO but fourth wheel pivot broken, excellent mvt condition overall; dial hl from 12:30 to center; excellent hour hand only, minute and seconds hands missing, no visible post for seconds; case shows little wear, some MFS to perfect enamel, some small dents or dings to band but none to heavier gauge covers, complete detail with little reduction; bow tight, slightly rose-toned, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,200
34 LPW - Swiss ball-form watch and pin, 31mm, length 11cm (4.3 inches), solid gold OF original HB snap-bezel case, chains and pin with 24K gold wash, the pin with reverse intaglio-cut monogram on crystal half, SW-pin-set, WED, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt with wolfs tooth winding, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch and pin 41.2 dwt (64.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, very light tarnish; dial perfect; hands excellent; case and pin show little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, rich plating; crown shows little wear; good front glass half-round crystal, back crystal with very large chip, perfect intaglio crystal. $700 - $1,100
35 LPW - Swiss, gold and enamel with matching pin, 32mm, 18K gold and salmon-color basse-taille enamel original HC with rose-cut diamond accents, ET gold cuvette bearing attributes, matching bow-form pin as well in basse-taille enamel, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, simple pattern NI damascene, s#37425. Gross weight of assembled watch and pin together 24.7 dwt (38.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; gold hands near mint, spot to polish on minute; front cover hinge is slightly stressed out of line, actually a simple fix; case and pin show very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel detail; bow pivots freely, barely worn at apex, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
36 LPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, marketed by Wilhelm Böhrer, Trier, 31mm, 14K OF original case with signed gold cuvette, the back monogram pierced and set with tiny diamonds, SW-SS, very unusual fully signed white enamel double-sunk dial, rarely seen on this size, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#334697, recently overhauled. Trier is a German city on the border with Luxembourg, on the Moselle river and near the Moselle wine region. Sold in our galleries in 2015.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp monogram detail but with four diamonds missing; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. Condition unchanged from 2015 report. $700 - $1,100
37 LPW - "Genève" signed gold cuvette, 35mm, 18K gold and enamel original HC, well-executed portrait enamel of woman, cobalt surround, cobalt basse-taille enamel back, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#4577. Gross weight of assembled watch 21.0 dwt (32.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with edge fracture at 1, scratches in seconds; hands too small, missing seconds, post present and straight; case shows little wear, few MFS, some light dents or dings, some restoration to enamel detail in back with full clear coat, perfect portrait with perfectly executed protective clear coat; bow tight, brassy; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
38 LPW - "Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, Made for J E Caldwell, Philadelphia," the latter engraved on the signed gold cuvette with Vacheron signature on mvt and Caldwell signature on dial, 38mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with Vacheron cross within back, SW-pin-set, fancy WE-SSD, lever escapement with moustache counterpoise, 16J, striped fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#274738, in small box from Henry Oemisch Co, Rochester, NY. Gross weight of assembled watch 27.1 dwt (42.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint, seconds minus tail; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, monogram detail slightly reduced; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
39 LPW - Elgin, 6S, 14K multicolor original HC with impressive flying bird on rear, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#2444983. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.4 dwt (58.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, plates with some cloudy toning, barrel with some darkening; dial with scattered hls; near mint hands; case shows hardly any wear, some mild MFS, no dents or dings, engraving detail beautiful and strong, cuvette with small bit of play at hinge when in position near closed, initials on front crest; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
40 LPW - Elgin, 6S, very unusual 14K original HC with single butterfly engraved on each side, the wings extending into scalloping on the band, gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, NI damascene, s# 2507322. Gross weight of assembled watch 40.0 dwt (62.2 g).     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, OH recommended, excellent plus mvt condition overall; dial with hls at 7 and 8; fine hands; case shows very little wear, few MFS, ding on band at 1, engraving detail strong and striking; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
41 LPW - Elgin, 8S, 14K gold original true box-hinged drum-style HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1557149. Gross weight of assembled watch 48.5 dwt (75.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mixed; heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, some FS on cuvette from knife, no dents or dings, clear detail with finest detail vanishing or gone at the shoulder bevels; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $900
42 LPW - Frères Wiss & Menu, melon-form fusee pendant watch, 27mm x 47mm including stem-form pendant, 18K gold original HC with top half opening, enameled flutes with cornucopia and musical motifs, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled balance bridge, s#17392. Gross weight of assembled watch 12.5 dwt (19.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial with very faint hl at signature; hands near mint; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents but some small dings, enamel line detail retouched; pendant original; this early style has no crystal. $600 - $900
43 LPW - L Duchêne & Fils (Geneva, late 18th century to 1810 - Loomes), melon-form fusee pendant watch, 25mm x 29mm not including pendant, 18K gold original HC, enameled flutes with floral vine decoration, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled balance bridge, s#58854, in purpose-made later fitted box. Gross weight of assembled watch 11.8 dwt (18.3 g).     Mvt: NR, chain off barrel, complete but balance immobile, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with minor edge flaws; hands missing tips; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete enamel detail with some possible restoration bow pivots freely; this early style has no crystal. $600 - $900
44 LPW - Swiss, 24mm, 18K gold and red basse-taille enamel OF original case, gold cuvette, gold stars set with rose-cut diamonds, SW-pin-set, WED with pink numerals, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#31637. Gross weight of assembled watch 8.0 dwt (12.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, few MFS to perfect enamel, no dents, some small dings along band on both sides, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $900
45 LPW - Swiss, 30mm, 18K yellow gold and enamel OF original case, beautifully executed portrait enamel of woman sewing, cobalt surround with wreath of gold leaves, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 8J, gilt mvt, s#5586. Gross weight of assembled watch 11.4 dwt (17.7 g).     Mvt: NR, staff OK but escapement not turning over with pressure, spring-click stretched away from click wheel, will catch when partly wound and pushed in, fine mvt condition overall, will need OH as well; dial hl at 9 and forked hl at 5 to 6; hands fine; case shows little wear, some MFS visible under fresh clear-coat for back, possible restoration of cobalt edge, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight; good glass crystal. $600 - $900
46 LPW - Ls Reymond, Locle, 42mm, 18K yellow gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, Jurgensen caliber, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#80431. Gross weight of assembled watch 39.3 dwt (61.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial fracture with glued chips at base; hands mismatched; case shows little wear, few MFS, some overall dents and dings to covers and band, actually preventing secure back closure, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $800
47 LPW - Prussian market chatelaine watch, Franco-Prussian war period, ca 1870, 36mm x 123mm overall length, silver original case in the form of soldier's backpack with canteen atop, suspended from shoulder and belt straps, gold accents overall, dial framed by bezel atop Iron Cross, image inside case of Kaiser Wilhelm I, King of Prussia and first German Emperor after unification in 1871, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, without number, in original leather etui. This unique article would in all likelihood have been worn by an officer's wife. Gross weight of assembled watch and chatelaine 43.7 dwt (68.0 g).     Mvt: NR, staff good, train frozen, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with small chip at center hole; hands excellent; case and chatelaine show very little wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; glass crystal has numerous edge chips; etui is sound but very rubbed. $500 - $800
48 LPW - Elgin, 6S, 14K gold original HC with gold cuvette, case exterior with attractive engraving of stars set against a fancy scrolled background that is continuous between lids and band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, NI damascene, s#3172285. Gross weight of assembled watch 38.5 dwt (59.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall; dial with two hls; excellent hands; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, engraving detail is crisp, front crest of case with initial; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $550 - $750
49 LPW - Louis Brandt, Genève, 32mm, 18K gold and enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, the front with scenic panel of the South Pacific surrounded by leaves and flowers, back with roses, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 8J, gilt mvt, s#28812 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 14.9 dwt (23.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, faint tarnish; dial hl between 7 and 9; hands near mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel detail and crisp engraving; bow tight, unworn; good glass crystal. $500 - $750
50 LPW - Waltham, 6S, 14K gold true box-hinged original BWCCo HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, Arabesque pattern NI damascene, s#9081006. Gross weight of assembled watch 40.1 dwt (62.2 g).     Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, very minor dings only visible internally, crisp and complete detail; bow replaced in clumsy shape, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $700
51 LPW - "Genève" signed gold cuvette, 28mm, 18K gold and basse-taille enamel OF original case with hunting back, cobalt leaf center set with rose-cut diamonds, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, s#54606. Gross weight of assembled watch 10.3 dwt (16.0 g).     Mvt: NR, staff OK but escapement not turning over with pressure, near mint mvt condition overall with minor tarnish; dial with edge hl at 8; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel detail under fresh clear coat; bow pivots at the touch; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
52 LPW - "Genève" signed gold cuvette, 31mm, 18K gold and champlevé enamel OF original case with hunting back, butterfly decorated center set with rose-cut diamonds, black surround, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 8J, gilt mvt, s#16087. Gross weight of assembled watch 12.7 dwt (19.8 g).     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, staff OK but escapement not turning over with pressure, excellent mvt condition overall with light to medium tarnish; dial perfect; hands mint gilt and blued openwork; case shows very little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel detail; bow snug, small nicks or tool marks; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
53 LPW - Aimé à Genève, ball-form fusee pendant watch, 24mm x 30mm to top of small fixed ring, 18K rose gold original HC with top half opening, enameled flutes, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#9199. Gross weight of assembled watch 10.0 dwt (15.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial chipped around winding hole; hands mint; original case shows little wear, few MFS, but many dents and dings with more than 50% enamel losses; original fixed ring with later hallmarked split-ring; this early style has no crystal. $400 - $600
54 LPW - Pateck & Cie, Genève (a different firm from Patek Philippe), 34mm, 18K gold and black enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, rose-cut diamond accents, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, s#96946 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 17.9 dwt (27.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, hardly any MFS except on cuvette, no dents or dings except for compression to light gauge cuvette, complete and perfect enamel detail, all stones present; bow pivots freely; missing crystal. $300 - $500
55 Emerald, diamond and 14K white gold ring, the single emerald estimated conservatively at 6.46 carats, measuring 9.9mm x 11.7mm x 7.7mm deep, with eight invisibly-set square diamond side-stones to either side of about 10 points each for 1.6-carat total weight, the ring size 8.25, total weight 5.9 dwt (9.2 g).     Excellent condition, little wear, emerald with good facets showing hardly any abrasion, good translucency with even distribution of inclusions, excellent color of fairly even saturation, nice white side-stones. $2,400 - $3,600
56 Jade, diamond and platinum ring, the setting signed "Marsh's," accompanied with 1988 appraisal report from the International Gemmological [English spelling] Information, a division of International Gemological Institute, identifying the large stone as natural jadeite, 23.16 x 16.80 x 10.40mm, calculated at 35.82 carats, of good proportions, fair to good color uniformity, medium tone and green translucent color grade. The report further identifies the 28 natural round brilliant-cut diamonds as near colorless, VS/SI clarity with good proportions to finish, totaling 0.70-carat. The total weight of the ring is 10.44 dwt (16.23 g). At the time the insurance appraisal was $6,030. Ring size is 7.25 without the white gold keeper, which reduces the size to just over 6.0. The ring is in box from J E Caldwell, Philadelphia.     Near mint condition, with little wear. $2,600 - $3,600
56A 18K rose gold and colored diamond tennis bracelet, ranging from pale yellow to light chocolate tone, sold originally at 9.28 carats total weight. We gauge the 31 diamonds at 25 points each minimum for at least 7.75 carats, length 16.5cm (6.5 inches). Gross weight 7.9 dwt (12.3 g). It may be that the bracelet length was altered, losing diamond weight, or the original sales weight was exaggerated.     Near mint condition. $2,000 - $2,600
57 Exceptional Victorian lady's slide chain in 14K gold, 60-inch length, heavy construction, elaborate slide set with pale amethyst and split pearls with two tassels, weight 40.4 dwt (62.7 g).     Excellent condition, little wear, no kinks, slide moves tightly and remains secure. $1,500 - $1,900
58 14K gold and diamond ring, largest stone about .90-carat, 16 other side stones from 5 to 15 points, at least 2.5 carats total, size 10.5. Gross weight 9.0 dwt (14.0 g).     Excellent condition, very light wear. $1,200 - $1,500
59 18K yellow and white gold and diamond bow-form brooch, just under 60 diamonds gauging from 2 to 15 points, some 3 carats total, width 55mm (2.2 inches). Gross weight 16.6 dwt (25.8 g).     Excellent condition, little wear. $800 - $1,200
60 Edwardian platinum and diamond bar pin, 17 European-cut diamonds gauging from 5 to 20 points each, over 1.5 carats total weight, length 84mm (3.3 inches). Gross weight 7.2 dwt (11.3 g).     Fine condition, varying diamond quality and color, minor bends to setting. $600 - $800
61 Jewelry lot (4) Assorted jade items - [1] Spinach jadeite seal, frog on top, 59mm, very dark vein. Gross weight 13.8 dwt (21.3 g). [2] Qianlong-style nephrite jade belt-hook form scholar's object, celadon color, 57mm length, weight 17.0 dwt (26.5 g). [3] Spinach jadeite panel with high emerald-color (chromium) areas mixed with brown to mutton-fat, white particle inclusions showing possible burial, mounted in 18K gold frame to be worn as pendant. Gross weight 7.5 dwt (11.6 g). [4] Nephrite jade bi-disk, celadon color, archaistic style, hand-carved, 51mm. Gross weight 14.5 dwt (22.6 g).     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $400 - $700
62 Chronometre Tavannes for Dunhill, silver and enamel shuttered purse watch, 45mm x 33mm, sterling silver original case deploying the shutters by pressing the ends, the hinged watch folding out as one wishes, original silvered dial, 15J, s#61619, case #825925, double signed Tavannes. Gross weight of assembled watch 36.9 dwt (57.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, light tarnish, no dents or dings, perfect enamel; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
63 14K and jade cabochon ring, stone measuring 17.3mm x 14.3mm x some 9mm deep, size 8.5. Gross weight 10.0 dwt (15.5 g).     Excellent condition, little wear, consistent medium-light color. $300 - $500
64 Bee pin in 14K gold with diamond- and emerald-set upper and lower bodies, 23mm wide (0.9 inches), weight 2.6 dwt (4.0 g).     Mint condition, nice colors. $300 - $500
65 English 9K rose gold matchbox and change holder, the latter of a size to hold 6-pence sterling coins, bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1899, makers' mark "M&L," 78mm length to top of bow, 18.1 dwt (28.2 g) without the lucky US penny.     Little wear, the match cover is dented and split along its construction at the base near the hinge, which would all fit back together with straightening. $300 - $500
66 Lot (2) White gold and diamond items - [1] 18K white gold ring with oval solitaire diamond, .50-carat, size 6.25, signed Jabel, gross weight 2.4 dwt (3.7 g). [2] Single 14K and 10-point diamond earring, enhancement-set, yellow screw-post back, very secure, 10mm setting, gross weight 0.6 dwt (0.9 g).     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $300 - $500
67 Platinum and diamond ring, .900 platinum, four invisibly set princess-cut diamonds with 20 small side-stones, 1.0-carat total weight, size 5.75. Gross weight 6.7 dwt (10.3 g).     Near mint condition, few MFS, little wear. $300 - $500
68 14K enameled rose gold and diamond pin-pendant, seven European-cut stones gauging from 9 to 20 points, diameter 30mm (1.2 inches). Gross weight 6.0 dwt (9.5 g).     Near mint condition. $250 - $450
69 10K nugget style man's ring with diamond cluster in center, 15 10-point stones, over 1.5 carats total, size 10.25. Gross weight 7.8 dwt (12.2 g).     Fine condition, light wear and MFS. $200 - $400
70 18K yellow gold and diamond eternity band with diamond-cut stars between the eight 3-point stones, size 12.25. Gross weight 6.4 dwt (9.9 g).     Excellent condition, little wear. $200 - $400
71 Graduated hollow-link neck chain, 14K rose gold, Italy, 46cm (18 inches) 8.5 dwt (13.2 g).     Fine condition, very light wear. $250 - $350
72 Rooster pin in 14K gold with mother-of pearl body, sapphire eye, 35mm tall (1.4 inches), weight 4.1 dwt (6.3 g).     Near mint condition, perfect shell. $250 - $350
73 Victorian 9K rose gold neck chain, 16 inches, weight 11.2 dwt (17.4 g).     Near mint condition, little wear. $250 - $350
74 Edwardian 14K white gold and diamond bar pin, three diamonds of 8-points each, length 62mm (2.5 inches). Gross weight 3.2 dwt (5.0 g).     Near mint condition, little wear. $150 - $250
75 14K white gold and diamond bracelet, 46 small diamonds of about 2-points each in individual round settings, length 18cm (7.0 inches). Gross weight 3.9 dwt (6.0 g).     Near mint condition, very pretty. $100 - $200
76 Lot (2) High-karat gold items, testing 20-22K, both with assembly or style number "18" unrelated to karat - [1] Necklace, 47cm (19 inches). [2] Bracelet, 18cm (7 inches). Gross weight of items together 22.9 dwt (35.6 g).     Excellent condition, little wear, very heavy feel. $1,600 - $2,000
77 Lot (9) Gold rings - [1-3] 18K white gold bands and setting, 3.3 dwt (5.1 g). [4] 14K rose gold band, 1.0 dwt (1.7 g). [5-9] 10K rings including 1944 Portsmouth class ring, onyx stone with three diamonds, worn signet with repair, Art Deco ring (quite bent) and child's ring, 11.8 dwt (18.2 g). A partial silver neck clasp is thrown in.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $450 - $650
78 Lot (3) 14K gold chains - [1] Russian watch chain, swan's neck, broken link, 56-zolotnik mark on bale (.585), ends with other marks, 16-inch. [2] Dress watch style, .585 mark, 17.5-inch. [3] Bracelet chain, modern, marked 14K within clasp, 6.75-inch. Gross weight of combined items together 13.8 dwt (21.4 g).     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $400 - $600
79 Jewelry lot (2) Diamond rings in enhancement settings - [1] 14K, 3.6mm central stone surrounded by chips, size 6. [2] 10K, 3.3mm central stone surrounded by six 2.3mm stones, size 6.75. Gross weight of combined items together 3.5 dwt (5.5 g).     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $250 - $400
80 Jewelry lot (4) Carved shell cameos - [1] Very large zodiacal work depicting horse-drawn chariot of Sol, Helios or Apollo racing across the heavens, the figure Sol most frequently represented in zodiacal surround, 3.5 x 2.7 inches (85cm x 67cm), back with plaster fill and old linen, some edge lines. [2] Well-executed portrait of Greco-Roman deity, 35mm x 28mm, perfect. [3] Crudely executed Greek goddess portrait, 40mm x 30mm, some cracks. [4] Well-executed Madonna & child, silver frame, 49mm x 37mm, perfect.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $250 - $400
81 Jewelry lot (5) Antique Chinese items, silver and gold - [1] Carved Beijing glass and silver necklace, silver clasp signed "Chü" with zhongwén script stamps, length 18 inches. [2] Very dark blue lapis scarf clasp, marked silver frame also stamped "China" with zhongwén script stamps 29mm x 41mm. [3] Man's gilt silver ring with jade-color Beijing glass cabochon, zhongwén character for "East" carved in top, seal character medallions for "Happiness" to either side, size 12. [4] Carved carnelian bead and 14K gold chain necklace and back tassel, the necklace 16 inches long, the back drop 9 inches long and joining at the back clasp, a rare and elegant combination. [5] Blue & white porcelain bead earrings suspended on GP chains with gold ear-wires, dragon and bat motifs.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $250 - $400
82 Jewelry and coin lot (11) Islamic silver items - [1] Silver medallion with Quranic verse on 18-inch silver chain. [2] Carnelian teardrop pendant, silver frame, Arabic script. [3] Early oval pendant, thick carnelian stone with crude script, small round bell. [4] Early ring, carnelian seal with elegant Arabic script, size 8.5. [5-11]. Turkish coins, from 13mm to 39mm, silver, four with pendant-holes.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $150 - $250
83 Jewelry lot (2) Unusual pendants or fobs - [1] Renaissance-style silver and enamel St George and the dragon, possible Hungarian hallmark, pearl at base, mixture of translucent and opaque enamels, 48mm at fullest extent, hardly any losses. [2] Silhouette portrait bearing strong resemblance to George Washington, apparently created in glass while giving an astonishing look of pietra dura (impossible at this level of detail), the back of the stone with cast facets, gilt metal frame, 33mm, perfect.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $150 - $250
84 Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, British Hydrographic Services (HS2) deck watch, 60mm, very heavy sterling silver .925 OF original HB&B case with silver cuvette, bearing Swiss touchmarks and "FFBA" case marking, SW-SS, original silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement with expansion balance, 20J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, Department of Defence pheon mark on mvt and case, s#444703, case #279563, HS #4703, ca 1939. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.2 dwt (154.4 g). In outstanding condition. The HS2 marking designates a chronometer adjusted for isochronism in at least five positions, only HS1 being higher of higher rank with detent escapement.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition overall; dial mint; hands mint save for slight bend in minute; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp contract detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
85 Hamilton "Torpedo Boat Watch" with 56-hour winding indicator for US Shipping Board, 36S, 69mm massive sterling silver OF original CWCCo case with US Shipping Board logo and "342" marking on back, SW pin-set, original silvered DS dial, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, striped NI damascene, s#1260139, with associated USSB Hamilton box labeled to watch No. 341 which is one number away from the marking on this example's case.     Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly on a full wind and after a twist, OH recommended, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, small number of MFS; dial with some scattered mild small spotting; near mint hands; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; box exterior with some mild marks and light wear. $2,000 - $2,800
86 Hamilton "Torpedo Boat Watch" with 56-hour winding indicator, in original mahogany box with Hamilton top-silk, silver plaque on box matching engraving on back of watch, "US Navy #5066," 36S, 69mm, massive sterling silver OF original CWCCo case, SW-pin-set, silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, 5 positions adjusted, motor barrel, double roller, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene on upper plates with tight helix pattern damascene on lower plate, s#1260321, total weight of assembled watch 175.9 dwt (273.5 g).     NR, gummy, runs with pressure, needs OH, near mint mvt condition overall; dial very clean, only lightly toned; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; box in sound condition with key, crack in bottom, threadbare sections to very rubbed top-silk. $2,000 - $2,800
87 Hamilton, model 21 marine chronometer, fusee-drive, fully capped spring detent escapement, 14J, ribbed pattern NI damascene marked "No 4954-1941," original silvered dial with identical marking, 56-hour power reserve, used mvt in NOS tub with gimbals, NOS brass-mounted and banded mahogany box with gilt Hamilton signature plate, s#2E4954. Mvt condition is distinctly below the NOS case & gimbals, conclusively showing the mvt to be from a different source. The box and gimbals deserve a mint occupant.     GRO, good escapement function, fine mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness, many MFS, FS, checkered scratches and nicks, no oxide; dial fine, re-coated with MFS and checks, bezel rub - dial has extremely patchy appearance at an angle; hands mint; pristine tub & gimbals; good beveled glass crystal, mint box with only mild oxide on handles and a few tiny nicks on top. $1,400 - $2,000
88 Ulysse Nardin, Le Locle (Suisse), marine chronometer, fusee-drive, fully capped spring detent escapement with H-balance, white alloy HS, 15J, gilt mvt with impressed Nardin logo, silvered dial, 56-hour power reserve, in original fully signed tub with gimbals, original brass-mounted mahogany box with matching signature and number tabs, s#8945.     GRO, good escapement function, near mint mvt condition overall; dial excellent, light soiling and bezel rub; hands excellent; tub & gimbals with some scratches and pitting to finish; good beveled glass crystal, excellent box with some variant wood color, some refinishing at least. $1,500 - $2,000
89 Hamilton deck watch, grade 3992B for the Canadian Navy, center-seconds, 16S, .800 silver original case with contract markings for Canadian Hydrographic Services on rear along with Canadian pheon (broad arrow in "C") symbol and mvt serial number, SW-hack-setting, WED with 13 to 24 hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, 22J, AMAC balance & Elinvar HS system, striped NI damascene, s#3C2452 on mvt and case back, in fitted Hamilton box. This Canadian Navy 3992B is significantly scarcer than the 3992B version that was supplied to the British Navy. The watch has "US Govt" marking on plate, perhaps a consequence of the Lend-Lease Act. The HS3 marking designates a deck watch adjusted for isochronism in at least two positions.     Mvt: NR, balance overbanked, excellent mvt condition overall; perfect dial; excellent hands; case shows little wear and a nice acquired patina, some MFS, small mar to a few of the reeds at upper part of bezel; tight bow, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal; box with "#22" lightly scratched at upper portion of top, some mild marks elsewhere. $800 - $1,200
90 Hamilton, deck watch, 36S mvt originally found in massive 6 oz silver PW style case, now set-up as KWKS with lovely silver plated carriage clock-style key, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, ribbed pattern NI damascene, printed paper dial, 56-hour power reserve, in specially fitted nickel alloy tub with matching gimbals, mahogany inner box with its lock and key, padded fitted outer mahogany box with leather strap, s#1260703.     GRO, good escapement function, mint mvt condition overall; dial clean; hands mint; near mint tub & gimbals; good beveled glass crystal; refinished inner and outer boxes, leather strap very dry and fragile. $700 - $1,100
91 Bulova Accutron Navigator Mark II, deck watch in original O-ring sealed tub, shock-resistant solid quality laminate deck-watch box with window under top, 24-hour dial, three grade 214H mechanisms stacked at 120-degree rotation from one another, two of the mvts being tuning fork and coil only, to deliver the average of three going rates. Introduced in 1967, these clocks appear to deliver extraordinary accuracy in tests after overhaul, as some have documented online. We sold one from the estate of Red Skelton in 2014.     GRO, mint condition overall. $600 - $1,000
92 Hamilton deck watch, grade 3992B for the British Navy, center-seconds, 16S, CPBM case with Hydrographic Services (HS3) contract markings and Ministry of Defence (English spelling) pheon on rear, SW-hack-set, painted metal decimal style 1970's era redial for UK Royal Navy "Work Study" use, fully capped lever escapement, 22J, AMAC balance & Elinvar HS, striped NI damascene, s#3C1972, in fitted box. The watch has "US Govt" marking on plate, perhaps a consequence of the Lend-Lease Act.     Mvt: GRO, hack operating properly, near mint mvt condition overall; mint dial; near mint hands; case shows light wear, scattered FS and MFS, no dents or dings, some chrome loss to rear; tight bow, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal; box exterior excellent, box interior with scratched 2C marking in wood surface to area right of watch pendent. $600 - $1,000
93 Hamilton deck watch, model 22 with winding indicator, "US Navy-Bu Ships-1943" plate marking, 35S, CPBM original case with contract markings on rear, SB with inner snap bezel, SW-SS with safety pin to release setting (depress pin to be able to pull out stem - the watch is not pin-set as it may look), original silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement, AMAC balance & Elinvar HS, 21J, striped NI damascene, s#2F24561, in Hamilton box.     GRO after a sluggish start, near mint mvt condition overall; dial excellent with few mild FS and speckles; near mint hands; case shows almost no wear, some mild MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; plastic crystal with a crack at the edge; box with some average scratches and wear. $600 - $1,000
94 Hamilton, model 22 deck watch, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 21J 6P temperature adjusted, gilt mvt fausses-côtes NI damascene, original silvered dial, 56-hour power reserve, in original tub with gimbals, the tub marked on back "Mtd [mounted] Watch, Bureau of Ships, US Navy, No 865-1941, original metal-mounted mahogany box with Hamilton signature plate, s#2F2597.     GRO, good escapement function, mint mvt condition overall; dial mint; hands mint; near mint tub & gimbals with only faint rash to finish; good beveled glass crystal, box very scratches internally from lifting in and out, lacquer losses to top, structurally sound. $700 - $1,000
95 Hamilton, model 22 deck watch, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 21J 6P temperature adjusted, ribbed pattern NI damascene, mvt marked "US Navy-Bu Ships-1942," original silvered dial, 56-hour power reserve, in original tub with gimbals, the tub marked on back "Mtd [mounted] Watch, Bureau of Ships, US Navy, No 1554-1941, original metal-mounted mahogany box with Hamilton signature plate, s#2F18936.     GRO, good escapement function, near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS at case-screw site; dial excellent, some marks and scuffs in WI, mark next to center; hands mint; fine tub & gimbals, wear to brass in places; good beveled glass crystal, box near mint internally, minor checks or dings to top externally. $700 - $1,000
96 Hamilton, model 22 deck watch, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 21J 6P temperature adjusted, ribbed pattern NI damascene, mvt marked "US Navy-Bu Ships-1943," original silvered dial, 56-hour power reserve, in original s#11197 tub with gimbals, original metal-mounted mahogany box with Hamilton signature plate, s#2F26255.     GRO, good escapement function, near mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint, small scuff in center; mint hands; fine tub & gimbals, wear to brass in places; good beveled glass crystal, clean structurally sound box with minor nicks to finish. $700 - $1,000
97 Waltham, 8-day deck watch in tub with gimbals, brass-mounted mahogany box with padded fitted outer box for a different deck watch, 37S, SW-SS, lever escapement, 15J, plain NI damascene mvt, silvered dial, s#23556075, outer box with tab for s#21869102 (not a Waltham).     GRO, good escapement function, excellent mvt condition overall; dial excellent, black rub in seconds; hands mint hands; excellent tub & gimbals; good beveled glass crystal, near mint inner box, excellent outer with impact dent on top, good leather. $500 - $800
98 Zenith Chronometer, 8-day deck watch, mvt signed both by Zenith and Vail Watch Co (a registered American company), SW-SS, lever escapement, 15J 3 adjustments, GJS, concentric radiant-banded pattern NI damascene, printed silvered dial, 8-day power reserve, in tub with gimbals, brass-mounted mahogany box, s#203072. The package appears to be modeled after the Waltham gimbaled deck watch, the jeweling over-stamped on the plate.     GRO, good escapement function, mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint, very little black microspeckle; hands near mint; excellent-plus tub & gimbals with very few scratches, patches or specks to finish; good beveled glass crystal, excellent structurally sound box. $500 - $800
99 Elgin deck watch, B W Raymond, Hydrographic Department deck watch with center seconds, 16S, CPBM case with Ministry of Defence pheon (broad arrow) marking on rear, SW-hack-set, WED with pheon, fully capped lever escapement, 22J, striped NI damascene, s#42078716, in associated fitted Hydrographic Department box of differing serial # to case marking.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; perfect dial; mint hands; case shows almost no wear, small FS and MFS to rear; tight bow, crown shows almost no wear; good glass crystal; excellent box. $500 - $750
100 Hamilton deck watch, GCT Navigation Master Watch in original shock-resistant metal carrying case within its shipping box, grade 4992B, 16S, CPBM OF original case with contract markings on back, "NXIX7" scratched in above markings, SW-SS, original black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 22J, gilt mvt pattern NI damascene, s#4C143912, carrying case manufactured by Geo H Adamson Tecumseh, Michigan.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial mint; hands mint; case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp contract detail, would be mint if not for scratched numerals and tricky back threads; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; carrying case mint, instruction sheet and shipping box excellent. A rare complete package. $400 - $600
101 Hamilton deck watch, boxed for French Navy or other military use, grade 2974B with "US Govt" marking on plate, 16S, CPBM OF original SB&B case with snap-cuvette, SW-SS, WE boxcar SSD, lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 17J, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#2K6186. The case-back and box tabs bear matching numbers, "SH108" on case-back, "No108SH" on tabs. The black hinged holder insert for the watch is signed "J Auricoste à Paris" on its back, and the bow removed for use in this form. In 1889, Joseph Auricoste succeeded Emile Thomas, a marine chronometer maker since 1854, continuing service to the French Navy and eventually other branches of the nation's military. Collaboration with Patek Philippe after WWII created the first electro-mechanical system for all of France's naval warships. The generational company continues its horological services to the present day.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint; case shows little wear, but the case-back was turned down after acquisition and the new French number stamped in the back, with the same number etched on the cuvette; case otherwise shows few MFS, no dents or dings, good reeding detail, a few marks at the back edge from attempted use of case-knife on the screwed-back; bow not present but ready for replacement, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box in excellent condition. $300 - $500
102 Tiffany & Co 8-day travel clock in 14K solid gold carrying case, made by Concord Watch Co, a note within the case indicating that there had been another clock in the case before, watch measures 54mm, the case 75mm x 90mm, SW-SS, WE centrally impressed SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#2193745. The watch has nickel case and silver bezel, indicating conclusively that it went in a silver carrying case, while it fits the current case well. Net weight of the 14K carrying case alone 86.2 dwt (134.0 g).     Mvt: NR, broken staff, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; carrying case shows little wear, some MFS, some dents or dings, complete detail; crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $2,600 - $3,200
103 French 8-day grande and petite sonnerie, quarter repeating carriage clock, mid-size case, switch on base for "Sie (sonnerie) Quarts," "Silence" and "Gde (grande) Sonnerie." In this instance, the grand sonnerie setting is supposed to fully strike hours on a single gong followed by quarters on two gongs at each quarter except the fourth, where only the hour is struck, but is currently operating inconsistently. Petite sonnerie setting strikes only the quarters on two gongs at each quarter, and only the hour on the hour. The silent setting allows one to set the clock without pausing at each quarter, or keeping the clock quiet as desired, without shutting off the repeat mechanism, which strikes to the last quarter at any setting by pressing the button atop the case. The clock runs for 8 days and retains its original platform lever escapement. Circa 1890, with key and carrying case, without visible number, height 7.0 inches to top of upright handle.     GRO, save for occasional failure to strike quarters on grande sonnerie setting, very clean overall, case in good polish, good platform performance, good repeat and strike functions otherwise, dial with faint hls near 7, excellent hands, glasses good save for minor corner chips on one and edge roughness on another; carrying case is in fine condition, the soft handle torn off. $1,000 - $1,500
104 Winged lantern clock, dial with silvered Roman numeral chapter ring, engraved brass center, pierced hand, posted frame, verge escapement, weight-driven time and alarm movement, anchor bob within movement center, swinging past the frame, alarm escapement mounted on back, hour bell mounted above, partially masked by pierced frets, height 14 inches, wings may be replacements.     Movement in clean condition, lacking weights, operating potential unknown. $800 - $1,200
105 Waterbury Watch Co, Rotary long-wind in very rare carriage clock form, 4.75 inches high to top of handle, brass original case, wound in rear and hand-set in front, original paper dial around skeletonized six-spoke center allowing observation of rotary motion, brass dial mask with Waterbury logo and "Pat May 21, 1878" marking beneath, duplex escapement, gilt mvt, without visible number, in top original condition. The rotary concept contributed to accuracy by having the watch mvt rotate through all positions over the course of 30 minutes, hence the nickname, "The poor man's tourbillion."     Mvt: GRO, excellent escapement function, excellent mvt condition overall; dial evenly aged; hands excellent; case shows light tarnish, good glasses. $400 - $600
106 Extraordinary French Boulle mantle clock with original bracket, in red tortoiseshell with brass inlay and ormolu mounts to the waisted side, surrounded by a winged figure and having glazed full-opening door. Dial with enamel plaques and blue Roman numerals on gilt repoussé dial plate. The unsigned eight-day spring movement strikes the hours on gong and has square plates. Base of bracket to top of trumpet measures 42 inches, ca 1825. Please see condition report regarding preview and shipping of this clock. Collection of George H Long.     GRO, excellent overall condition, one of the finest quality and best condition we have seen with inlay carrying through to case interior. There is one split along and edge, shown in photos. Interested persons must make appointment to see at gallery before sale and pick-up from gallery after sale, not being brought to preview, no shipping available although we will work with a shipper of your arrangement, no further condition report available. $3,000 - $5,000
107 James Vick, London (St Mary le Strand, 1735), ca 1750, 8-day bracket clock in ebony veneered case of small size (the clock alone measuring 16 inches to top of raised handle), with verge escapement and pull-quarter repeat on five bells, brass dial with silvered chapter rings, pendulette and date in apertures, strike/silent switch in arch with signature between dials, inverted bell-form case-top with brass moldings, base on four block feet, elaborately engraved back plate, hands of blued pierced steel, ca 1740. The clock comes later purpose-made matching bracket, overall dimensions together 23.5 inches x 11 inches at the bracket top, clock alone 16 inches to top of handle. Collection of George H. Long.     Running, but the pendulum is not original, and the mechanism altered to silk thread suspension with crutch with altered bridge; excellent case, beautifully cleaned and restored throughout, front door latch catch not functioning properly. $3,000 - $5,000
108 Samuel Norton, Fish Street Hill, London (listed simply as "pre-1773"), 8-day double-fusee bracket clock, bell top mahogany case with figured veneers and brass handle, bracket feet. The signed brass and silvered dial has strike/silent switch in arch, case spandrels, date aperture, blued steel hands, striking hours on bell, verge escapement, floral engraved back-plate, clock and original bracket measure 29 inches together by 12 inches at bracket top, clock alone 20 inches, ca 1770.     Running, good catgut fusee cords, beautifully restored mvt and dial, case with many cracks in wood as shown. $2,000 - $4,000
109 Edward Stanton, London (see below), early lantern clock, signed engraved dial with silvered time and alarm chapters, blued steel hand, 30-hour movement has three weight-driven trains driven by two weights, striking hours and alarm on large bell at top, large replacement balance wheel rotates above the top plate without benefit of hairspring, height of clock 16 inches, ca 1670. Edward Stanton is listed in Britten's " Old English Clocks (The Wetherfield Collection)" as "apprenticed to Francis Bowen in 1655, admitted to the freedom of the Clockmakers Company in 1662 and served as Master in 1696."     May tick, restored or replaced balance, fine condition overall, dubious use of clothesline for pulleys. $1,600 - $2,600
110 Lewis Ferron, London (listed ca 1720), long case clock, near-black lacquered case with raised gilded gesso relief to door and base, simple floral side decoration (possibly later), brass dial with silvered chapter rings, elaborate case spandrels, strike/silent switch in arch, aperture for date, striking hours on bell, anchor escapement, height 91 inches, ca 1730. Collection of George H Long.     Running, excellent movement and dial, case will need proper restoration, having warping and glue loss on door, fair amounts of paint chipping and dryness. Interested persons must make appointment to see at gallery before sale, not being brought to preview, no shipping available although we will work with a shipper of your arrangement, no further condition report available. $1,600 - $2,600
111 François-Arsène Margaine, Paris (1869-1914, won silver medal at exposition in Paris in 1889 and gold in 1900), 8-day grande and petite sonnerie, quarter repeating carriage clock, mid-size gorge case, with alarm and elaborately engraved dial mask. The clock has switch on base for "Hours and Quarters," "Silent" and "Quarters Only," being the difference between grande sonnerie (full strike), silence, and petite sonnerie (partial strike). In this instance, the grand sonnerie setting fully strikes hours on a single gong followed by quarters on two gongs at each quarter except the fourth, where only the hour is struck. Petite sonnerie setting strikes only the quarters on two gongs at each quarter, and only the hour on the hour. The silent setting allows one to set the clock without pausing at each quarter, or keeping the clock quiet as desired, without shutting off the repeat mechanism, which strikes to the last quarter at any setting by pressing the button atop the case. The back plate carries the stamp of Margaine, "AM" to either side of a bottle-form clock, sometimes erroneously referred to as a beehive. The clock runs for 8 days and retains its original platform lever escapement. Circa 1890, with key, s#2322, height 7.25 inches, in exceptional condition.     GRO, mint condition overall, clean mvt, good strike, repeat and alarm functions, lovely tone, near mint gilding, perfect dials, mint hands, fracture to one side glass at corner, chipping to one corner of opposite side glass. A stunning example. $1,000 - $1,500
112 EPW - A Lange, Dresden, quality 1a, quarter repeater with calendar, striking on single gong, 54mm, very heavy 18K yellow gold original American HC in Jurgensen style, casemaker's mark for Charles William Schumann, Lange's New York agent, ET gold cuvette, case patented May 5th, 1866, SW-shift-locking-LS, WED with sunken seconds and date dials, fully capped lever escapement with gold escape wheel and pallet, single-pin banking, fully jeweled repeat train, probably 25-28J, DES, GJS, gilt mvt, s#7651, together with certificate from the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Glashütte confirming sale on October 7, 1872. The weight of the case alone with springs and slide but without crown, mvt and crystal is 65.3 dwt (101.5 g), while the gross weight of the watch assembled is 103.4 dwt (160.8 g). The relatively short draw of the slide underscores the efficiency of the leveraged system under the dial, and the relative simplicity of the rack system. Watch strikes a single tone for hours, and double tone for quarters. Huber's "Lange Liste" shows this as the very first quarter repeating Lange with date, apparently the first Lange watch with simple date, and only the fifth repeater made, the first being s#7647, in serial order up to this one. Sold in our galleries in 2012.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide on winding wheels; good repeat function and tone; dial hl at center and above 4, barely visible; hands near mint dark purple, calendar tail gone or removed; original very heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight and with minimal central wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. Description and condition report updated from 2012. $25,000 - $35,000
113 EPW - Breguet, Paris, rare and early stem-winding, alternative stem-setting watch No 247, 42mm, purpose-made gold OF French case bearing Greek doctor's head mark with "3" subscript for 18K quality, a mark instituted in 1838, casemaker's mark "JP" in lozenge with star and angle between, #89/P, the case with crown atop pendant for winding in anti-clockwise direction only, tiny crown on side for setting only when pulled out, WED with eccentric chapter, "Breguet" at top, "No 247" below, traditional ruby cylinder escapement with compensation curb, unusual regulator with end available in slot on external band with engraved regulator scale, 6J, gilt mvt, in box marked "B" and "No 247." Gross weight of assembled watch 35.2 dwt (54.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, flawless crown operations; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanished around shoulder; the heavy gauge case, when fitted, required some milling of the back interior for clearances; bow tight, worn thin at apex, crowns show very light wear; good glass crystal; box excellent externally, minimal scars, missing the fitted surround internally. $10,000 - $15,000
114 EPW - J Assmann, Glashütte, quality 1b chronograph with minute register and constant seconds, 55mm, 14K rose gold original Louis XV style HC with gold cuvette, German and Swiss hallmarks, matching serial numbers, presentation inside front cover "From Dad to Son," SW-shift-locking-LS, WE-TSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 21J, GJS, ruby endstone, gilt mvt, s#19927. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.1 dwt (141.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial essentially perfect, short MFS below 6, slight edge flaw at 9:30; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents, one sharp ding on back shoulder, tiny ding in band, ET detail vanishing around shoulders; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $10,000 - $15,000
115 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, "Awarded Second Prize, Geneva Astronomical Observatory Timing Contest 1915-1916" engraved on gold cuvette, 49mm, 18K gold OF original HB&B case, the cuvette additionally with signature ring, the upper portion engraved "The Property of James W Bollinger, Davenport, Iowa" within the ring, while the center is engraved "To Jim from Mary, November 1st, 1919, Twenty Years," the back with matching monogram, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with Guillaume balance, "Extra" grade, 21J, GJS in center, polished steel caps, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#177445, serial number repeated on front plate by balance. Gross weight of assembled watch 64.0 dwt (99.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some plate clouds; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, two light dimpled dents in band, one ding in back, monogram detail reduced; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $8,000 - $14,000
116 EPW - Breguet, Paris, massive quarter repeating coach watch, now documented, bought in by Breguet from Nicod (presumably the elder at Rue du Bac, active 1807-1814), with additional finishing in the Breguet workshops, fusee-drive, 109mm, .950 silver OF original consular case bearing Paris hallmarks for the period June 19, 1798 to September 1, 1809, the guarantee mark for large silver articles for the same period with number "85" for the Paris assay office, case #2208 in addition to #B2312, the latter number also on mvt under the dial, the "B" prefix found on most Breguet cases, the maker's mark partially obscured, appearing to read "A/21" within lozenge, re-manufactured bell in back needing cosmetic finishing, KWKS, unsigned domed WED located by three feet and secured by two screws. A knowledgeable friend of our company has notified us that coach watch #2312 does appear in Breguet's books, with notation of the purchase from Nicod and sale to the King of Westphalia on July 13, 1808 for 1200 francs. The King of Westphalia was the youngest brother of Napoleon I, Girolamo Buonaparte, who reigned from 1807-1813. The mvt has the following classic Breguet features: hanging ruby cylinder escapement, step-footed balance cock with plate-screw beneath, parachute shock executed precisely as in other Breguet watches of the period; regulator with AR marking (in French), engraved Breguet signature in exactly the form found on other confirmed works of the period. In contrast, the quarter repeating mechanism is of classic Continental form with chain and pulleys, the governor regulator with VL marking (in German), perhaps for the King whose reign was in northwestern Germany, or indicating the region of ébauche origin. The brass mvt is heavily, if not massively constructed. Following the French Revolution and exile to Switzerland, Breguet was awarded back his property at Quai d'Horloge, where he was fully reinstalled by 1798. This new information confirms our prior notion that finishing of this watch would have occurred sometime before 1809. Repeat is operated by pull-cord with wooden bead, and the case has bracket at base for securing in holder or within coach. We thank our great friend for his kindness in supplying this new information.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates excellent with some spotting and UFS, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function; dial chipped and filled at winding hole as well as edge at 1:30; hands finished in black paint; original case shows little wear, many MFS and FS, the slightest dents with some deep pinpoint dings; case resists closure, adjustment needed; freely pivoting bow & pendant original, pendant-ball with some scars; good domed glass crystal. $6,000 - $12,000
118 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 47mm, made for Tiffany & Co, New York, tandem-winding two-train button-activated five-minute repeater, 18K gold OF original hidden hinge case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled strike train down to hammers, probably 33J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#111763, together with Extract from the Archives documenting sale of the mvt only on November 15, 1900, triple signed Tiffany, without Patek signatures, American-made Tiffany case. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.4 dwt (93.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, no oxide; good repeat function and bright tone, dial perfect, mint luster, hardly any MFS; hands mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, complete monogram detail with little reduction; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A beautiful example. $8,000 - $12,000
119 EPW - Swiss, high-grade minute repeating chronograph with perpetual calendar and moon phase, 55mm, 14K rose gold original HC with gold cuvette, Swiss and Russian hallmarks for 14K, mistaken 18K stamps, SW-LS, WED with sunken subsidiary dials, aperture for lunar phases, 48-month dial, lever escapement with capped escape, 32J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#177213. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.6 dwt (130.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, little oxide; good repeat function and tone; good chronograph functions; calendar advances well, perpetual functions smoothly for a 30-day month, but the month hand is currently set on the wrong month; dial with single hl in month dial, single hl to right of 7; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $8,000 - $12,000
120 EPW - Swiss, unsigned top-grade tandem-winding quarter repeating grande and petite sonnerie clockwatch, 52mm, 18K rose gold original HC with gold cuvette, bezel with levers for "Silence - Sonnerie" [silent or strike options] and "Quarts - Heures et Quarts" [quarters only or hours and quarters options, "petite" as opposed to "grande" sonnerie], SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled strike train down to hammers, probably 33J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#4339 under dial, case #314216. The tandem winding system is similar to that developed under Audemars. Gross weight of assembled watch 74.4 dwt (115.8 g). Listening to such watches chime every 15 minutes is one of the most charming sounds to live and work around.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide; good striking function and pleasant tone, repeat trip pulls toward 6; dial hl from center to 1:30; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a few faint dents or dings, ET detail reduced overall but complete; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $8,000 - $12,000
121 EPW - J Van Ceule Le Jeune, Le Hague (Jean, ca 1700-1735, son of Johannes Van Ceulen, ca 1675-1715, who made timepieces with balance springs for Huygens), verge fusee clockwatch, 62mm, 20-22K OF original repoussé pair cases with period gilt tombac alloy shagreen piqué outer, both inner cases bearing hallmarks of the Hague for 1726, the innermost beneath the bell, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, signed raised silver locking dust cap, s#142(?) - the number is interrupted by the potence rivet. Gross weight of assembled watch 131.4 dwt (204.4 g). The second case has four portrait panels interspersed with chasing and piercing, and the inner case is pierced with engraved foliate scrolled decoration. Marks for The Hague can be found in Tardy under the traditional city name of " 's Gravenhage," an unusual spelling to the modern eye beginning with the apostrophe. The lever at 11 is a lock for the rack, catching a raised pin at the rack end, while the lever at 8 is a trip, pushed in to activate strike. The difference between the two name spellings is the signature being in Latin, "J Van Cuele Le Jeune Fecit Hagae."     Mvt: NR, good staff and escapement function, the chain is neatly wrapped about the barrel but disconnected from the fusee, ticking with reverse pressure; the strike mechanism is fully wound, and the spring apparently frozen in saponified oil within; strike and trip mechanism seems all in good order, but will require complete disassembled cleaning to return to function; plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; the potence foot was re-riveted at some point, leaving an non-gilded spot on the plate; dial has small chip at protruding latch, and scratch at 2:30; hands excellent gilt original pierced and carved; period outer case shows wear to the gilding, and 50% loss to the original shagreen, while retaining nearly all rivets, having only one large soft dent; original second case shows very light wear, some MFS, many light dents or dings to the center, clear facial detail; button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, some MFS, very faint or light dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. An extraordinary example from the son of a very important maker. $6,000 - $10,000
122 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, automatic perpetual calendar with moon phase, ref 3945/1, 36mm, 18K yellow gold original case and integral bracelet with Calatrava logo clasp, original silvered dial, 27J cal 2400, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#771532, triple signed with signed clasp, sold in 1989 by Henri Stern, with original inner and outer boxes, wallet, receipt, Certificate of Origin and book brochure. Gross weight of the assembled watch and bracelet is 72.4 dwt (112.6 g), length only slightly adjustable from 7.5-7.75 inches (19.1-19.5cm). One of the most comfortable perpetual calendar automatics one can find, this author's favorite.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; original case and bracelet show little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, little stretch; crown shows no wear; good crystal; boxes good externally, the inner interior is scratched and spotted, wallet excellent, papers in various states. $24,000 - $30,000
123 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller Chronometer, "double-red" ref 1665, acrylic crystal, pre-QS, 39mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, later Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, extension links provided for wetsuit wear, original black tritium Mark III dial with "Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000" double-line marking in red, 26J cal 1570, s#4073778, ca 1976, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150 (date ref J6 for June 1985), inside back ref 1665. Watch comes in possibly original inner and outer Rolex boxes. Also comes with associated but not original to the watch wallet, dive-tables, pamphlet, bracelet tool and anchor.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, near mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint save for tiny spot in luminous at 10, infinitesimal speck at 8; hands mint Mercedes, possibly newer replacements; head shows little wear, ideal finishing with fresh top satin, well-polished sides, some MFS to the backs of lugs from bracelet removal; inside case-back can be found several etched repair records; bezel travels freely in both direction indicating replacement or at least lack of internal click mechanism, critically important at great depths; bezel shows little wear, very clean insert with internal ding above 20, tiny edge paint sliver past 30; later bracelet shows light wear, clasp portion is missing the scuba adjustment, light stretch, more recent satin finishing with MFS and scuffs on link-tops and clasp; crown shows hardly any wear, good full turns of threads; good crystal; resealed for auction but not WR tested, test before major diving. $18,000 - $24,000
124 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, "Pagoda" manual, ref 5500, 27mm at waist x 41mm to lug tips, 18K white gold original case, Patek Philippe alligator strap with Patek Philippe 18K white gold buckle, original salmon dial, 18J cal 215, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#1858035, triple signed. This watch is engraved on the back, "Commemoration 1997 <>" in honor of the inauguration of the Plans-les-Ouates workshops, and is in nearly unworn condition. Watch is accompanied with Extract of the Archives recording its sale on October 29, 1997.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; mint original case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal; strap and buckle show hardly any wear, some MFS on buckle. $15,000 - $20,000
125 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, Officer's watch, automatic with date, ref 5053J-001, 36mm x 41mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original case with lift on hinged back for ease of access to glazed observation cover over mvt, crocodile straps, one from Patek Philippe and the other deBeer, with 18K Patek Philippe buckle, original silvered dial, 30J cal 315/202 SC Guichet 6H, gold rotor with Calatrava cross, fausses-côtes NI damascene, Geneva seal, s#3327747, case #4163295, triple signed, in original inner and outer boxes with wallet, Certificate of Origin and booklets, sold in March of 2003.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands near mint; original case shows little wear, few MFS to top, some to back, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystals; inner box has line of distress on top, marks into padding inside top, otherwise boxes and contents are very clean and perfect. $12,000 - $15,000
126 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea Dweller, retailed and signed by Tiffany & Co, ref 16660, sapphire crystal, QS, 39mm x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with gas escape valve for decompressing helium during ascension, unidirectional rotating bezel with original insert and raised button, stainless steel Oyster bracelet with flip-locking deployment clasp, original black dial with cream luminous in settings, 27J cal 3035, s#8298594, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93160, inside back ref , circa 1984. This rare single-owner watch was consigned by the daughter of the original owner who bought it new at Tiffany's on the West Coast in 1984 or 1985. The watch has only been serviced once, by Rolex, and has the tab from that repair. Of over 500 Sea Dweller Rolexes in the Luxe international auction price database, sold in the last ten years, only two immediately show up with Tiffany signature, both with the directly prior ref 1665. The watch dates correctly to the period when Tiffany still ordered its watches marked from Rolex, a practice that ended later in the decade.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows very light wear to back, some MFS, FS, minor scratches and nicks to back, top with fresh satin from the time of service with a few minor scuffs since; bezel is nice and tight on rotation, shows little wear, a few MFS to insert, button perfect; bracelet shows light wear, medium stretch, many MFS, residue in clasp; crown shows very little wear, good full turns of threads, nice and tight as well; the crystal picked up edge chips and abrasion from 3 to 5, with only tiny nicks to the bezel edge outside the insert from the same event, the only notable defect to fix; resealed for auction. A wonderful one-owner vintage example. $10,000 - $15,000
127 WW - Tudor OysterDate "Monte Carlo," manual double register chronograph with date, ref 7149/0, acrylic crystal, pre-QS, 39mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with tachymeter bezel, Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original gray and lavender dial with orange chapter accents and minutes, 17J Valjoux cal 234, s#775744, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 7836, inside back with date code "I.72" for production in the first quarter of 1972.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, hardly any oxide; dial excellent, some small speckle and discoloration within lavender fields, discoloration (browning) of lume; hands excellent; head shows light wear, some MFS, crude finishing or sanding to lug-tops, still retains lug chamfers; bezel shows light wear, mottled discoloration to insert; bracelet shows light wear, medium stretch, some MFS; crown shows little wear, good full turns of threads; good aftermarket crystal; resealed for auction. $10,000 - $15,000
128 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Gübelin, manual ref 2461, 23mm x 42mm to lug tips, fully signed 18K original case, master's mark within Geneva key for C Markowski (first registered in 1934), lizard strap, original silvered dial, 18J cal 9-90, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#974871, triple signed, together with modern box and Extract from the Archives showing production of the watch in 1952 and sale on March 23, 1953.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; original case shows very light wear, some polishing reducing facets, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; good faceted crystal. $6,000 - $9,000
129 WW - Piaget Emperador, ref GOA25037M, automatic with eccentric sub-seconds and power-reserve indicator at 6, 32mm x 41mm to lug tips, 18K pink gold original case, the back affixed by four screws, Piaget crocodile strap with matching 18K pink gold buckle, original silvered dial, 27J cal 551P, s#938547, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap 47.2 dwt (73.3 g). The watch has hardly ever been worn, and comes with inner and outer boxes and paperwork, plus blank warrantee card.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; strap shows hardly any wear, few MFS to buckle; crown shows no wear; good crystal; boxes very clean. $6,000 - $9,000
130 WW - Luminor Panerai GMT 8 Days, manual triple-barrel with date and power reserve, rapid-setting jump-hours allowing rapid date setting as well, 44mm (not including crown guard) x 54mm to lug tips, stainless steel original 100M WR case with observation back, crown guard with lock, Panerai Italy rubber strap with Panerai buckle, original black "sandwich" dial, the dial actually with apertures for numbers and markers revealing luminous beneath, 21J cal P2002/1-008144 (the latter number the mvt serial number), case ref OP6660, s#BB1346132 (the overall production number), edition designation K1643/2000 (indicating production in 2008, s#1643 of 2000 made that year), triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch and rubber strap 91.1 dwt (141.7 g). Our thanks to Paneraisource.com for its information on numbers found on genuine Panerai watches. Curiously, the reference number of the total product may not appear on any watch.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide, running its full period; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good 3mm domed sapphire crystal in front, good flat crystal in back. $6,000 - $8,000
131 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master Chronometer with date, ref 1675, acrylic crystal, pre-QS, 39mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with bidirectional rotating 24-hour bezel containing after-market insert, later Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original black tritium dial, 26J cal 1570, s#3300142, ca 1973, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78360 with date code "G" for 1982, inside back ref 1675. Our thanks to Jason Graham for his concise and invaluable article on bracelet date codes and other useful information at Sweepinghand.co.uk. The watch comes in Rolex box with booklets and guarantee certificate, the latter left blank in 1973 but filled out when sold again in 1984 in New Brunswick, presumably by then with its new bracelet.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows very little wear, some MFS to back, original top and back satin; bezel shows hardly any wear, mint after-market insert; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, profuse MFS; crown shows very little wear, several good turns of threads; polished crystal with remnant nick and MFS; resealed for auction. $6,000 - $8,000
132 APW - Illinois, Washington Watch Co, one of the rarest of the rare, "Greenwich, 23 Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire Jewels" marked on central bridge, model 9 grade 770, the fourth watch from a run of 50, 16S, GF OF original Keystone J Boss SB&B case with locomotive decoration on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD signed "Washington Watch Co," fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, DES, GJS, micro-crosshatch NI damascene center with radiant surround, s#2470604. The watch is identical to those from a lot of 30 model 10 grade 710, of which only 6 or 7 have been documented, two of which we have handled, s#3377357 and s#3377372. Of the latter two, the first was sold before at Bonham's "Masterpieces of American Watchmaking" sale along with another grade 770, s#2470641, the only other grade 770 we have seen come to market. Bonham's grade 770 sold for $15,000 in 2014. Thanks to the excellent research of Fred Hansen, we now know that the total production of model 9 grade 770 was 50 in one run, while the total production of model 10 grade 710 was 70 over three runs, the first one being a sub-run of only ten watches within a larger mixed run. Thank you Fred!     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, minor marring to cock cap, hardly any oxide, pristine luster; dial with faint hls below seconds; hands excellent; case shows very light wear with very thin edge brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings, finer detail largely complete, reduced at shoulder, the ultra-fine detail on the bezel edge vanished or vanishing; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $7,000 - $10,000
133 APW - Elgin, Veritas, hunting model with winding indicator, grade 274, 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, DES, raised GJS, GT, ornate NI damascene, s#10513625. Hunting case versions with Up/Down wind indicator are extremely rare among American production. Exact production is unknown but only a tiny fraction of Elgin's grade 274 production was finished with WI feature, and these are the only regular production hunting case WI watches to have been made by a major American maker.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with only mild scattered MFS; dial near perfect with tiny flake to upper rim of seconds register hole; excellent hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, near mint ET detail; brassy bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $4,000 - $7,000
134 APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, 26 Ruby Jewels, two-tone damascene, 18S, gold OF Brooklyn Watch Case Co original case, wheat sheath hallmark for double stock gold content with 14K outer layer and 8K inner layer, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel and barrel arbor, 26J, parallel wave pattern gilt & nickel damascene, s#2019418. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.8 dwt (110.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, good two-tone color and luster, barrel bridge with FS to right side, FS around balance jewel setting, scattered MFS and few mild spots to plate surfaces, regulator spring with polishing scratches; dial with light hl across seconds-register and in center chapter above seconds-register; excellent hands but slightly mismatched; case shows ample wear, MFS, small dent on bezel at 8, ET detail greatly reduced and absent at periphery; tight brass bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $5,000 - $7,000
135 APW - Illinois, "26 Ruby Jewels" Pennsylvania Special, two-tone, "Adjusted to 6 Positions, Double Roller," 18S, very decorative GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD signed "Pennsylvania Special," fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, concentric arcaded pattern gilt & NI damascene, black lettering, s#1742876 from the second run of 200. The present mvt is in near mint condition.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight reduction of color definition on barrel plate, no oxide; dial crack through center, hls in outer dial from 7 to 11; hands fine, abundant light oxide; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail just beginning to fade at shoulder, detail complete; bow tight, unworn, crown shows substantial wear and full brass, not matching the rest of the case; good glass crystal, minor short scratches. $4,600 - $6,600
136 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#151, barrel plate from the 51st watch produced, assembly #61 under cock and repeated under dial, the motion wheels each bearing matching assembly #61, indicating a single different source for the rest of the mechanism, early series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), slightly later coin silver HC with ET silver cuvette (perhaps original to the watch bearing assembly #61), incuse old English script maker's marks "WGB," KWKS, WE-SSD with arched two-line signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt. Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#151-(#61, unrelated to the barrel plate), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). The present example has the columns for maintaining power assembly between the plates, but the assembly is lacking. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.0 dwt (121.2 g). Fortunately, through advance advertising of our listings, we get to hear from collectors who know the history of certain items. In this case, a friend of the company bought the barrel plate many years ago and sold it to a friend, who was able to put it together with other parts. Looking at the assembly number, one fails to see any pattern consistent with such assembly number for #151. Our thanks as always to those who bring these buried stories to life!     Mvt: NR, some restoration issues to deal with, none insurmountable; the between-dial maintaining power assembly is absent; the center wheel is loose on its pinion, and must be staked back on to allow any winding; the escapement ticks a bit with pressure on the third wheel, but then seems to hang up; the male side of the motion work is missing, while one original matching screw holding the motion work cover in place will not go in all the way; the setting cup is missing from its virgule mount; one case screw is missing; fine mvt condition overall, plate tarnish, some light oxide; dial has T-hl to right of signature, seconds dial rotated and affixed with pitch; hands excellent original polished spade; case shows substantial wear, many MFS, light dents to front center, back with very sharp edge dent going into band, no dings, ET detail almost all gone, button and shield remaining; bow loose and thinned; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
137 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#245, the 145th watch produced, assembly #76 throughout, early series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), 18K gold marked and tested WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) recased HC, ET gold cuvette with early BWCF mark, KWKS, WE-SSD with two-line arched signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt. Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#245-(#76), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). The present watch has retaining power assembly between the plates. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.9 dwt (124.2 g).     Mvt: Ticking at high speed, HS shortened, 12 seconds fast per minute, fine mvt condition overall, missing central setting cup and its virgule mount; dial chipped at center hole, replaced chips at 7 numeral with losses around, several hls in seconds area; hands excellent but short replacements, seconds excellent original; case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, very light dents or dings to both covers, deeper detail reduced, finer detail vanished or vanishing; bow tight, thinned and soldered at center, push shows substantial wear with minor loss; good glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
138 APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999K (Zimmerla-Kroenker classification), 18S, GF OF original "Ball Model" case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, sunburst pattern NI damascene, s#644356.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS and FS, cock cap marring, minor oxide; dial hl below seconds; hands excellent; case shows light wear, beginning band and edge brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows substantial wear and break; good glass crystal. $3,000 - $4,000
139 APW - Illinois, B&O RR Standard in two-tone damascene, "21 Ruby Jewels," 16S, nickel display case signed "Illinois Watch Co Springfield" on bezels, SW-LS, WE-DSD signed "W L Jones, Martinsburg W Va," fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, concentric pattern NI damascene with gilt damascene circular center, s#1329188. Rare top-grade railroad marked watch with its correct original dial. W L Jones was a watch inspector for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and also operated as a jeweler in Martinsburg for many years.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, good 2-tone color, plates with some MFS and speckle, winding wheel with some oxide spots and also with circular FS from polishing; dial with light hl in outer chapter at 1 and light hl below seconds-register, small nicks around center hole, tiny flake at lower right of seconds-register hole; fine hands; case shows light wear, some MFS and FS, mild nicks and dings, lever-set slot is double cut, oxide spots on inner bezel surface where crystals seat; bow is tight but flattened somewhat out of round, crown shows light wear; front glass crystal with MFS, good thicker rear glass crystal. $2,000 - $4,000
140 APW - Waltham, Amn Watch Co, very rare double-dial chronograph in unique Waltham case, model 1874, 14S, 18K rose gold original faceted box-hinged HC with gold-bezel for glazed observation cover, square bow and pyramidal crown, symmetrical case buttons, one for hunting back, the other for chronograph operation, SW-LS, WE conversion SSD in front with seconds at 9, unique numerals, WE chapter ring in back divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, engraved gold pallet bridge, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#10015919. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.1 dwt (147.9 g).     Mvt: Running well with chronograph not engaged, occasionally stops with chronograph running, needs OH; arrived with yellowed acid-emitting celluloid crystal, resulting in dark etching of the upper plate, cock and bridge, plus oxide on lever work and adjacent latch spring; fair mvt condition overall due to this, while the settings are mint as is the pallet bridge; front dial is perfect; front hands near mint; rear dial has small chips and cracks at both screw-sites, and another forked hl at 10 seconds; rear hand remains excellent and without oxide, having survived the crystal; the back lift spring is good, while the front lift spring is broken, end still visible below its slot; case shows very light wear, many MFS, some dents and dings along shoulder bevels, especially in back, with light compression to both covers, clear monogram detail remains, the knurling on both shoulder bevels beginning to smooth over in places; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal in front, and now in back, the yellow crystal having been discarded and replaced in NOS glass. $3,000 - $4,000
141 APW - J P Stevens & Co, Atlanta, Ga, original series (s#1-174) made with Bowman material, 16S, 14K rose gold CWMfgCo recased HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with Stevens patent regulator, 15J, GJS, striped pattern NI damascene, s#54. Gross weight of assembled watch 72.3 dwt (112.6 g).     Mvt: Ticking, HS coils rubbing, fine mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness, MFS and speckle, etched spot atop cock; dial fracture with glued chips at 12; hands excellent, not original; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, few minor dings, complete detail with minimal reduction at shoulders; bow tight, gradually thinned, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
142 APW - Otay Watch Co, Otay, California, "Native Son" two-tone, 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#30138.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS, color definition starting to blend; dial with edge flakes at five, edge sliver at 3, fleabite at 8; hands excellent; cover has minor hinge stretch, opening a touch wide, case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, fairly complete detail with even reduction overall; bow pivots freely very worn, thinned and completely brassy through upper half, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
143 APW - Waltham, model 1883, 18S, superb 14K multicolor gold IAWCCo (unknown) original HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE impressed center DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, barred center pattern NI damascene with fishnet surround, s#12937513. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.7 dwt (158.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with few small FS and MFS; dial near perfect with only a miniscule flake above seconds-register; near mint hands; case shows no wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, engraving detail extremely crisp; tight bow, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
144 APW - Illinois, Bunn Special grade 163A, 60 hour, 16S, two-tone white and green GF original "Bunn Special Case Model #28" case, SW-LS, WE-DSD signed "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement with monometallic AMAC balance and blued Elinvar hairspring, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GT, interrupted ray (radiant step) pattern NI damascene, s#5448568. Desirable two-tone version of this Bunn Special case model in seldom seen high-level condition.     Mvt: GRO after needing a small twist to get started, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plate surfaces showing only scattered UFS; regulator spring with mild oxide spots near point of attachment, several screw heads with oxide spots; dial with light hls in outer chapter between 11 and 12; fine hands; case shows very little wear, few MFS, some small contact nicks on band and bow, engraving detail strong with exception of small weak area to right side shoulder below the bow, tiny specks of wear to brass on only the highest corners of pendant adjacent to crown and in miniscule points on the case shoulders, serial numbers of all case components correctly match; bow is firm, crown shows little wear with bits of brass on high point of ridges; glass crystal with a few very small edge nicks and some glue residue on the bezel's inner lip. $2,000 - $2,600
145 APW - Waltham, "American Watch Co" grade, model 1859, mvt marked "Patented Nov 30 1858" for reversible center pinion, 18S, sterling silver OF recase, KWKS, "American Watch Co" signed WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 19J, gilt mvt, s#40154. Rare top grade movement, total production 260 in American grade for this model, this example from a run produced in November of 1860.     Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, gilt plates with darkened tone and scattered spots, some oxide at points on steelwork; dial with light hl below seconds-register, light hl above seconds-register, short light hl at lower left corner of center chapter, some white residue visible at lower left edge of seconds-register suggesting register may have been re-set; minute hand detached and with glue residue at its center from improper attempt to make it work with incorrect fit, hands otherwise near mint; case shows very little wear, attractive even patina, some MFS, no dents or dings, strong ET detail with very slight reduction at periphery; tight bow; thick glass crystal with some small FS toward bottom. $1,500 - $2,600
146 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted with rayed damascene plates, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 18K gold EH&Co original HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised screwed jewel settings, rayed pattern NI damascene centered on second wheel, s#40303. Gross weight of assembled watch 94.8 dwt (147.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, very cloudy plates with some MFS and two sharp FS; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail fairly complete but reduced; bow tight, thinned apex, crown shows medium wear but full gold highlights; good glass crystal. $1,800 - $2,400
147 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond in massive gold, 16S, rare 14K gold OF BWCCo SO recase with splendid American eagle decoration on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped pallet, 19J, concentric arcaded over ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#23215082. Gross weight of assembled watch 103.5 dwt (161.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, minor oxide and MFS; dial hl below seconds; hands fine, dull; massive gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp and deep detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; very thick glass crystal with minor scratches. $1,800 - $2,400
148 APW - Elgin, convertible, 16S (specialty dimensions), outstanding and heavy 14K multicolor gold original HC with scalloped band, gold cuvette with bezel added holding glazed photograph of stylish couple, looking very much Hollywood "film noir," front cover with monogram in applied shield surrounded with flowers and leaves, center star medallion in rear now set with garnet, originally diamond in all probability, SW-LS, scarce fancy O'Hara style WE-SSD with pink center and gold paillons, lever escapement, 15J, striped rib and bar pattern NI damascene, s#1211465. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.4 dwt (128.2 g). This is one of the best-looking Elgin convertible model cases we have handled.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, slight cloudiness, no oxide; dial perfect, edge microflecks only; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; the bezel has apparently been changed as the lever slot has been altered and the latch gap is wide on one side, otherwise an ideal replacement; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal in need of cleaning. $1,800 - $2,400
149 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond, 18S, 14K multicolor gold "CWMfgCo" recased HC with scalloped band, inset purple stone on back, gold cuvette engraved "Presented to Fr Roder on his 46th birthday July 28th 1894 by Mrs Rosa Roder," SW-LS, WE-DSD, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#5571096. Gross weight of assembled watch 97.0 dwt (150.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with MFS and some FS; dial with some light hls and with a circular rub in seconds-bit; excellent hands; case with light wear, MFS, shallow dent to upper right of rear, front opens to slightly past 90 degrees, engraving detail strong with just slight reduction; tight bow, crown with light wear and some break on ridges; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
150 APW - Elgin, Veritas, 18S, rare heavy 18K yellow gold OF original Keystone SB&B case, something we hardly ever see, SW-LS, WE-DSD with marginal minutes (no "6" in seconds), fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, DES, GJS with fancy cock cap setting, GT but center wheel replaced in brass, fishscale center pattern NI damascene with radiant surround, s#12864037. Gross weight of assembled watch 89.6 dwt (139.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, replaced wheel as noted, clouds on winding wheels and bright work; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, one slight band dent, no dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
151 APW - Hamilton, grade 946, 18S, rare very heavy 14K rose gold OF Waltham SO recase, another type of case rarely seen, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pinwheel surrounds, s#471511. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.8 dwt (158.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, knurled detail smoothing over on parts of bezel; replaced bow is plated yellow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,000
152 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, made for Tiffany & Co, New York, minute repeating split-seconds chronograph, 46mm, heavy 18K rose gold OF original hidden-hinge case with hinged gold cuvette, unusual case construction with hinged bezel concealing keyed bezel for crystal, seen on similar examples, chronograph shift-lock at 11, SW-SS, WED with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, 16 lignes mvt with fully capped lever escapement, at least 27J, governor train concealed, could have as many as 35J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#80424, together with color photocopy of Extract from the Archives documenting sale of the mvt only on July 17th, 1889, triple signed Tiffany, without Patek signatures, American made Tiffany case. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.4 dwt (104.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight cloudiness from oil spread lifts right off with rodico, no oxide; good repeat function and tone; good split function with occasional drift anticlockwise on activation, or hang-up of the split hand, both simple lubrication issues; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear, full gold highlights; good glass crystal. $7,000 - $10,000
153 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 51mm, made for Tiffany & Co, New York, tandem-winding two-train jumping-fifth-second split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute register and rare full return feature inclusive of flying seconds hand, 14K OF original American case with hinged glazed observation cuvette, SW-SS, WED with sunken register and fifth-seconds dial, fully capped lever escapement, at least 24J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#97204, together with Extract from the Archives documenting sale of the mvt only on July 31st, 1893. The plates bear Swiss patent 5310, awarded to William-Alfred Piguet on Dec 31, 1892, for his "Chronographe sans engrenage pour montre quart ou cinquième de seconde dite foudroyante" [Gearless chronograph mechanism for so called jumping quarter- or fifth-second watch]. The title is suggestive rather than literal, referring to the apparent absence of standard chronograph transfer gears. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.2 dwt (109.1 g).     Mvt: Running, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; chronograph stops and starts, with some hang-ups in the jumping mechanism, but will continue operation with pressure applied to the independent train; return and split work well; when setting, the stem may resist being pushed back in; dial has pitchfork hls originating near 10 at edge and going to center; hands fine, dullness, some bends, sweep hands bent and one short; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents, very slight band dings, knurled detail reduced at highlights; bow tight, crown shows light wear and brass highlights; good glass crystal in back, good but earlier flat-domed bull's-eye glass crystal in front. $6,000 - $9,000
154 EPW - Breguet à Paris, triple-figure carillon-striking automaton, three hammers striking on two gongs, 59mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with Swiss markings, maker P&S, another indistinct crowned mark with possible French bigorne mark over it, rope-twist band, Breguet signed gilt spring-loaded cuvette, KWKS, WED chapter at center of skeletonized repeat mechanism and figures in multicolor gold, jaquemarts to either side with cupid at base, fusee with verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, case #852. It is known that the Breguet firm marketed watches from other makers, this being of the quality and type handled, and that Breguet spent his exile in Switzerland where he must have made many contacts during the Revolution. Unfortunately, records only exist for watches made in the Breguet workshops, not for the items of other manufacture. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.1 dwt (126.2 g).     Mvt: NR, staff seems unbroken but does not move freely, fusee simply turns, assume broken or absent chain, excellent mvt condition overall; repeat functions well but rather quickly, the hour hammer making good contact, the other two hammers just missing and needing only adjustment; dial perfect save for infinitesimal edge microfleck; hands excellent; figural work very beautiful, might shine more after cleaning; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings to back but some in band, crisp detail; bow very tight, pendant shows little wear; good domed glass crystal over domed bored crystal dust-proofing the skeleton area. $5,000 - $7,000
155 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, split-seconds chronograph made for Hennegan, Bates & Co, Baltimore, Md, 50mm, 18K rose gold OF original Patek case with Calatrava cross hallmark, hinged gold cuvette signed by both companies as is mvt, SW-SS, WE-SSD signed Hennegan, Bates & Co, fully capped lever escapement, 23J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#90021. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.5 dwt (109.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, missing one gold hinge plug; bow tight, crown shows light wear and break (metal highlights); good glass crystal. $5,000 - $7,000
156 EPW - High grade English double-dial calendar chronograph made for "Sir James Ramsden, Furness Abbey" and so marked on WED, the time-only dial signed by Willis on back, the unsigned mechanism most likely by Nicole Nielsen, the ET silver back dial showing what appears to be normal seconds but is actually a chronograph, the sweep hand a creeping minute register, with date and unusual regulator dials, 50mm, 18K OF original snap-back and bezel case, the only visible hallmarks being the London 18K quality stamps on pendant and bow, the case very much in the manner of Robert Benson North, SW-pin-set, fully capped pointed tooth side-lever escapement, 20J, gilt mvt, s#8678 under front dial. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.1 dwt (121.5 g). Sir James Ramsden, an important early figure in railroad development in England, was knighted in 1872. His biographies and obituaries can be found at Gracesguide.co.uk/James_Ramsden. In part, one paper wrote, "Sir James Ramsden died October 19, 1896, at the age of seventy-four, after a lingering illness, at Abbots Wood, his residence at Furness Abbey. To him more than to any other man the prosperous north Lancashire town of Barrow-in-Furness owes its remarkable growth." This watch obviously had a very specific function for his supervision of railway systems.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; good chronograph functions; front dial perfect; rear dial near mint; hands mint on both sides; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp hallmark detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals. $4,600 - $6,600
157 EPW - Abraham-Louis Perrelet (born 1729, died 1826, inventor), rare unsigned self-winding watch with distinctive features of one of the few watches ever attributed to him, 40mm, silver OF original consular case with Swiss and French hallmarks on pendant, pseudo-French hallmarks in case (indicating possible manufacture in Geneva, which was part of France from 1799 to 1815, and retained the French giraffe-head mark after that), the name "Foissey à Boulogne" engraved inside back, possibly an owner, KWKS, WED, virgule escapement with going barrel, plain gilt mvt with center-mounted weight attenuated by springs striking block, without visible number. The weight winds bi-directionally. Chapuis & Jaquet's classic, "History of the Self-Winding Watch" documents a similar watch found in 1949 by Léon Leroy as being the only known attribution to Perrelet. The watch differs in having full 360-degree rotation of the weight and having verge escapement with fusee. It is similar in being unsigned, of identical case and dial style, with plain mvt, and attributed to the Neuchâtel Jura, where the lack of guilds led to many watches remaining unsigned, as was especially and apparently clearly the case with Perrelet. The striking similarities are the circular fixture operating as weight mount, and the three-gear winding train, here arranged only in slightly different layout. But both watches are identified as coming from the same shop by three unique features: the recess of the balance flush with the plate, the plate-edge regulator scale with "A" and "R" markings, and most definitive of all, the circular recesses around the pillars where they are pinned, with at least three of the four in identical locations, a feature unlike any watch of the period or area. See page 46-47 of Chapuis & Jaquet. It is apparent that this watch was a development from Leroy's example, simplified with going barrel and virgule, and improved with the 270-degree bouncing system that is more responsive to walking. Another watch is pictured on page 212 with calendar, going barrel and virgule, but none of the other identifiable production features. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.4 dwt (86.1 g). This is a most interesting historic find, whether or not the Jaquet and Chapuis attribution has stood the test of time. Our thanks to PP for noticing the case hallmark similarity!     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, good winding function; plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with complex fracture and filling at 2 to 3; hands excellent, slight mismatch, minute tip gone; original case shows little wear, medium tarnish, profuse MFS, a few very light dents or dings; bezel resists closure with or without mvt installed; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $4,000 - $6,000
158 EPW - Barraud, 85 Cornhill, London (Paul Philip Barraud, member Clockmakers Company from 1796 until his death in 1820, his sons continuing as maker of watches for the Royal Navy through 1860), early fusee pocket chronometer, 63mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1800, casemaker's incuse mark "T.G" yielding several possibilities, KWKS, signed and numbered WED with subsidiary seconds, gold hands, blued seconds, fully capped Arnold free-sprung spring detent escapement with helical HS, capped third and fourth wheels, balance with auxiliary compensation, gilt mvt with engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#206. This eminent maker worked with Howells and Jamison on the Mudge chronometers, used both Arnold and Earnshaw escapements, and was joined in business by three sons, the first in 1806. As such, this is one if his early works, dating immediately after the Mudge project and before his sons joined him. Gross weight of assembled watch 120.0 dwt (186.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with small edge crack at 5; hands near mint; original outer case shows very light wear, some black tarnish, many MFS and some FS, no dents or dings; concealed button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, junction tight; good domed glass crystal. An excellent example. $4,000 - $6,000
159 EPW - Henri Verriere, "Constructeur de Chronomètre," Paris, massive lever pocket chronometer with French nationalist niello back, 68mm, silver and gold-mounted OF original HB&B case with signed hinged silver cuvette, French silver hallmark within cuvette and on bow in use on watch cases from 1893, the back with niello semi-nude portrait of Liberty over the motto of the French Revolution, "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité," KWKS, silvered dial, blued hands with protective cup to receive key, fully capped lever escapement with unique counterpoise acting as banking safety around the escape wheel arbor without touching the latter, third and fourth wheels capped on both sides, the watch never having been designed with seconds, pale blue sapphire jeweling, helical HS, 25J, gilt mvt stamped "Verriere" under the dial, winding with stop-works and internally geared double-click, without number save for the scratched #10500 on the dial back. Gross weight of assembled watch 179.9 dwt (279.8 g). We have not yet found any information on this maker, probably a genius watchmaker working for a larger company. One would expect a watch of such exhibition quality at this time to have perhaps been made for exposure at the Exposition Universelle at Paris in 1900.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial mint; hands mint yet short for the overall design; mint case shows hardly any wear, pale overall tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp niello detail with MFS only; bow tight, unworn; good glass crystal. $4,000 - $6,000
160 EPW - Swiss unsigned minute repeater in English taste, possibly for Indian market, 52mm, heavy 18K yellow gold original HC with black foliate enamel accented with rose-cut diamonds overall, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, at least 17J, repeat mechanism concealed but hammers jeweled, gilt mvt, s#51002. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.5 dwt (137.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; good repeat function and strong tone; dial hl above 5; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, nearly complete enamel detail with loss of only a few stones; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $4,000 - $6,000
161 EPW - Adolph Lange, Dresden, quality 1a (Herkner system), 53mm, heavy 18K yellow gold original "CWS" stamped HC for Charles William Schumann, Lange's New York importer, ET gold cuvette, SW-shift-locking-LS, signed WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, DES (Diamant-Deckstein), gilt mvt, s#8621. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.5 dwt (137.7 g). Case bears 1866 patent date as with other Schumann cases, and the watch is in exceptional overall condition.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, nearly pristine save for a single plate scuff; dial almost perfect, faint hl below seconds; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail with little reduction; bow tight, thinning at top, crown shows light wear with brass highlights; good glass crystal. An impressive early example. $3,000 - $5,000
162 EPW - Continental unsigned very small musical quarter repeater in the manner of Piguet & Meylan, 42mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with gilt cuvette, KWKS, gold foil dial, cylinder escapement, going barrels for music and time, gilt mvt, s#7 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.6 dwt (58.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; repeat works, but quarters are hard to discern, tone is light, better on resonant surface; good musical function, the shift levers requiring a little adjustment and lubrication; musical tone is surprisingly good when the back is pressed against a resonant surface, otherwise the watch can scarcely be heard; dial excellent, minor overall dings and fluctuations; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail; bow tight, pendant shows little wear; good glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
163 EPW - Continental verge quarter repeater with original erotic automation, 54mm, 18K gold OF original consular case with French hallmarks for the period 1819-1838, casemaker's mark "CF" in lozenge, the spring-loaded cuvette with secret panel which pops up to display the automated couple upon depression of a pin, KWKS, possibly replaced WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#294 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.8 dwt (130.4 g).     Mvt: NR, runs with reverse pressure applied to fusee, spring and chain intact, fusee apparently frozen, fine mvt condition overall; repeat will strike as high as 11, sometimes strike quarters and other times not, good tone and automated activity; dial with minor edge repairs at 10 and 11; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, numerous dents and dings in band, ET detail reduced and fading; bow tight, pendant shows very light wear; good domed glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
164 EPW - Dent, 34 Cockspur Street, London, "Watchmaker to Her late Majesty," styled in the manner of Abraham Breguet, going barrel keyless lever made by Nicole Nielsen, 50mm, 18K OF original case bearing London hallmarks for 1908, casemaker's stamp "RN" in cameo for Robert Benson North of Nicole, Nielsen & Co at 14 Soho Square, Soho, SW-pin-set, the crown with sapphire top, perhaps customized, Tavernier-style ET silver dial, fully capped lever escapement with sugar-tong counterpoise, 20J, gilt mvt, s#33135. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.8 dwt (97.8 g). In exceptional condition.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint, tarnish only; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; scratches to glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
165 EPW - Geo Robertson, London (one listing "probably pre-1764" - Loomes), triple-cased verge fusee, 56mm, 22K yellow gold OF original inner two cases bearing Continental hallmarks, the second in repoussé depicting scene from Virgil's Aeneid, the outer in gilt tombac alloy with shagreen piqué and display back, KWKS, later WED fitted to original plate, gold hands later as well, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, DES, s#20. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.5 dwt (131.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, slightly out of beat, plates show mint gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial with faint hl from 4 to center; hands excellent; original outer case shows little wear, most gilding intact, complete shagreen with only minor chips or splits, good thick domed bull's-eye glass crystal; button latch good; original second case shows little wear thanks to glazed outer, few MFS, no dents or dings, good facial detail remaining with minimal reduction; button latch good; original inner case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original and still swivel as intended; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. A splendid decorative example. $3,000 - $5,000
166 EPW - Lomogo, brand of La Maisonette, minute repeating chronograph in decorative case with superb original box, 54mm, 18K yellow gold original HC, front with raised vine decoration, elegantly engraved monogram and leaf decoration, gold cuvette with attributes and medal display, small engraved 1929 presentation at bottom, SW-LS, WE impressed SSD, lever escapement, 17J, Barbezat-Baillot patent governor and push systems, gilt mvt, s#44055 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.7 dwt (110.0 g). The watch is in original rosewood bow with mother-of-pearl shield, gold-stamped top silk with medal display, fitted insert for watch with spare mainspring beneath, 4.7 x 6.5 x1.5 inches. The Lomogo brand was registered to Fabrique La Maisonette in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1910.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; good repeat function and strong tone; good chronograph functions; dial with faint circuitous hl from 12 past 2 and to top of seconds; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, a few minor dings in back, crisp detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. Superb condition and beauty. $3,000 - $5,000
167 EPW - Parkes & King, London (also King & Parkes, before 1744), quarter repeating on bell, verge fusee, 50mm, 22K yellow gold OF original pair cases with pierced and engraved inner bearing incuse casemaker's mark "SD" for Samuel Davies (known attributions from 1710-20 at least, mark registered 1718), outer in repoussé with classic scene of Aeneas and Dido, KWKS, WED, gilt pierced hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, signed raised gilt locking dust-cap, s#1787. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.8 dwt (125.6 g). Samuel Davies is listed by Priestley as born ca 1692, apprenticed to Jenkin Davies in 1706, Freeman of the Goldsmith's Company in 1713, and Liveryman of same in 1740, making for a potential active period of at least 1713 to 1740 give or take a few years. His 1718 registry lists his address as "Old Bailey, next door to the Coffee House" (see Philip Priestley, "Early Watch Case Makers of England 1631-1720," page 18, NAWCC Special Supplement #3).     Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, shows good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function, needs hammer adjustment to not dampen bell; dial has single clean edge chip at 4, otherwise perfect; hands near mint; original outer case shows medium wear, some MFS, no visible dents or dings, facial detail gone except for Dido, break on head of Aeneas, other detail gone; button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow replaced, brass, pendant original with top decorative button missing; good domed glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
168 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, chronograph, 46mm, 18K gold OF original case with signed gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, Louis XV style hands, fully capped lever escapement, 23-24J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#156601, triple signed, together with Extract from the Archives documenting sale of the 17-ligne mvt in its bassine style case on August 4th, 1920, having been manufactured in 1909. Gross weight of assembled watch 50.1 dwt (77.8 g). In excellent condition overall.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, no oxide; dial with single hl from 12 to top of seconds; hands mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
169 EPW - Continental musical quarter repeater, going barrels with virgule escapement, 56mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with spring-loaded gilt cuvette, KWKS, WED, gilt mvt with openwork engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#5703 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 76.4 dwt (118.8 g). The lever on band at 11 provides lock for pendant, while the lever at 1, shifted toward the pendant will activate music, which will continue to play unless returned to position, which plays one cycle. The watch will play music on the hour, and has exceptionally good musical tone.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function and tone; good musical function with exceptional tone, enhanced by placing on resonant surface; dial has edge roughness and repairs, tiny fracture below center hole; hands fine, mismatched; original case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents, only minor dings; closure good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $3,600 - $4,600
170 EPW - Continental verge fusee two-figure quarter repeating automaton, the two figures striking on bells being a hunter and his mate, 55mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with spring-loaded gilt cuvette, KWKS, hand painted WED with garlands beneath multicolor appliqués and figures, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#3876 within case-back. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.1 dwt (127.7 g).     Mvt: NR, chain off barrel, broken staff, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone; dial with minor hls and crack, complete figures; original hands in near mint blue; case shows little wear, many MFS, some dents or dings in band; bow and pendant original, showing little wear; good domed glass crystal. $3,600 - $4,600
171 EPW - L C Grandjean, five-minute repeater, 54mm, heavy 14K OF original HB&B case with signed ET gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover over mvt, Aleppo Shrine engraving on back, monogram within case-back, SW-pin-set, unusual silvered dial with multicolor gold applied flowers, gold hands, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train down to hammers, 29J, fausses-côtes NI damascene with decorative lines, s#4941. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.8 dwt (128.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone, slide hard to operate; dial near mint, faint tarnish; hands near mint, although one normally expects to see marcasites in the circle elements; case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $3,000 - $4,000
172 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 50mm, 18K yellow gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#150618, in original box with paper, numbers matching on all, color copy of paper supplied. Gross weight of assembled watch 69.1 dwt (107.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint, generic replacement seconds; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, some loss of 24K finish gilding, slightly more rose beneath, no dents, one minor cover ding, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; paper in fine condition, box excellent with light rubbing and scarring to exterior. $2,600 - $4,000
173 EPW - A Lange, Dresden, early quality 1a, 52mm, 18K yellow gold OF original case with hunting back, casemaker's incuse mark "HWS" with crowned "18" stamp, KWKS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, gold pallet and escape wheel, 19J, DES, GJS, gilt mvt, s#2868. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.6 dwt (120.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS; dial with single impact flake at edge at 5; hands mint, minute replaced and bushed at center; case shows medium uneven wear, some MFS, no dents, a faint ding in back, ET detail more than half gone; bow tight with minimal thinning at apex; good glass crystal. $2,600 - $3,600
174 EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, half-chronometer, 49mm, 18K rose gold original HC with signed gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover, Jurgensen lips, SW bow-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, gold regulator pointer, 20J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#14468, in original box with matching stenciled number on bottom, instruction card for use of bow-setting, and most importantly, the signed certification card specifying the watch as half-chronometer, together with rating tests on back judged relative to astronomical mean time in four positions with resultant daily rates, and test of average heat and cold temperature compensation. The box has concealed space containing spare crystal and mainspring beneath repair label from Pittsburgh, Pa. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.2 dwt (109.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some patchy plate tarnish, near mint settings, no oxide; dial appears perfect, with invisible line between center and seconds and short scratch just to the left; hands mint; front cover lift-spring only carries to about 60 degrees; case shows little wear, some MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings; bow tight, setting function ideal, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box has had both chambers used to store the watch, while the spare parts chamber is not to be used nor cut for the pendant; box is otherwise in largely near mint finish with excellent interior, cards yellowed with edge splits. $2,600 - $3,600
175 EPW - Nardin, Locle, gold minute repeater, unmarked LeCoultre ébauche, 51mm, 16K original HC with signed ET gold cuvette bearing attributes, Swiss chevron mark guaranteeing quality, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train down to hammers, marked 32J, at least 29J confirmed, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#20311. Gross weight of assembled watch 76.3 dwt (118.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone; dial with single hl between center and seconds; hands near mint, gold; case shows medium even wear, some MFS, no dents, a few minor back dings, ET detail mostly gone, deeper detail fairly crisp; bow tight, crown shows light wear with full gold highlights; good glass crystal. $2,600 - $3,600
176 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, "Made for George T Brodnax Inc, Memphis Tenn" marked in signature ring on gold cuvette and on mvt, 47mm, 18K gold OF original case, SW-SS, off-white ED with sunken seconds, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#160570. Gross weight of assembled watch 50.9 dwt (79.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, plates slightly cloudy; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, monogram detail slightly reduced; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $2,600 - $3,600
177 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, rare two-train independent seconds with unidirectional winding, 50mm, unmarked silver OF purpose-made case, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled independent train, at least 25J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#80044, double signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.3 dwt (93.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good stop and start function; dial perfect, one FS below center; hands excellent, clouds over purple; case shows very light wear, medium tarnish, many MFS, a few back dents, no dings; replaced brass bow is loose, button style crown shows light wear and break, button does not connect; glass crystal with short scratch. $2,600 - $3,600
178 EPW - Continental multicolor gold fusee with closely matching period chatelaine, 39mm, the pair together measuring 14cm (5.5 inches) long, 18K gold OF consular case with panel on back of women with child in a swing, replaced unsigned period mvt, 18K multicolor gold chatelaine with two panels, the upper an amateur painting, the lower original to the chatelaine, the tang in gilt silver, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch and chatelaine together 47.3 dwt (73.5 g).     Mvt: Running, irregular escapement function speeding and slowing, plates show fine gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect; mint hour hand, replaced minute; case shows little wear, few MFS to panel, no dents or dings, crisp and complete detail; button latch good, button with gold loss on top; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal; chatelaine is near mint, crisp multicolor work, the upper panel replaced. $2,000 - $3,000
179 EPW - Corona, minute repeating chronograph, 54mm, 18K rose gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, at least 17J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#40763 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 69.1 dwt (107.4 g). Achille Hirsch of Vigilant Watch Manufactory in La Chaux-de-Fonds registered Fabrique d'Horlogerie Corona in 1905.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone; good chronograph function; dial with a few long hls; hands excellent; case shows little wear, few MFS, a few light dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
180 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 45mm, 18K gold OF original snap-back case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold markers, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#930936. Gross weight of assembled watch 34.8 dwt (54.1 g). In near mint condition.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, complete original back satin with very few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. Both front and back bezel have key (notch and nib) for correct orientation, marred internally from disoriented attempts. $2,000 - $3,000
181 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 46mm, 18K gold original Jeannot & Shiebler HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#67499, double signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.0 dwt (91.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some plate discoloration; dial perfect; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
182 EPW - Robin à Paris (Robert, born 1742, died 1809, see below), gold and enamel quarter repeating verge fusee, dumb-striking on block, 43mm, 18K OF original consular case with various French hallmarks from 1770-1780, raised basse-taille and champlevé enamel decoration, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with unique openwork five-pointed star two-footed balance bridge s#398. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.6 dwt (72.5 g). According to Brian Loomes indispensable "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition," source of most of our early watch identifications, Robin was "Clockmaker to Louis XV and XVI, to the Queen, and in 1795, to the République." He is well known for his special lever escapement taking impulse from the balance (1791), a decimal watch design (1794), and his numerous horological memoirs. The present example is in exceptional condition, not only signed on upper plate but also signed by the latch on the plate carrying dial and hinge.     Mvt: Running but in need of lubrication, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; good repeat function, strong tapping sound on block; dial nearly perfect, scratches by winding hole looking like hls, infinitesimal microfleck at hole; hands later, excellent blue; mint original case shows hardly any wear, perfect delicate enamel work, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good; bow & pendant original, tight, little worn; good domed glass crystal. $2,000 - $3,000
183 EPW - "A F Schnider à Francfurt [sic]" (unlisted), gold and enamel verge fusee, 39mm, 18K gold OF original consular case with very pleasing basse-taille enameled back, KWKS, WED, Louis XV hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#810. Gross weight of assembled watch 28.5 dwt (44.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding with pristine toning and few clouds, no oxide on steel components; dial perfect; hands mint; original case shows no wear, no MFS to perfect enamel (enamel has slight discoloration within the enamel forming from the ET surface), no dents or dings, crisp detail; button latch good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $1,500 - $2,600
184 EPW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, deck watch, observation timepiece (Beobachtungsuhr) with winding indicator, 55mm, rarely seen in massive .900 silver OF HB&B case with German hallmarks, silver cuvette engraved within rectangles, "Werk [works]: A Lange & Söhne Nr 201404, Fertiggestellt [completed or finished]: Andreas Huber, München-Berlin," SW-pin-set, original two-tone silvered dial with sunken WI at 9 and sunken seconds at 3, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#201404, the number repeated next to balance for observatory submission and additionally engraved on the case-back. Gross weight of assembled watch 111.0 dwt (172.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, small plates scuffs, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; case shows light wear, profuse MFS and FS, very light dents or dings to case-back, a sharp tool-mark across the band and back edges, number detail fading our unevenly; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear and break; original domed crystal with MFS. $1,500 - $2,600
185 EPW - C Marcks & Co, Bombay & Poona, double-dial two time zone watch, 49mm, 18K yellow gold OF original case, SW with independent pin-setting for either side, front dial in silver with applied multicolor gold decoration, WED with red 24-hour indications in rear, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, wolf's tooth winding, without visible number. The rear dial lifts off with its motion work to expose the mvt, a simple and elegant solution with frictionless carry. There is also an aperture to the edge of the rear dial for regulator adjustment, with scale engraved on the band. The company name and attributes of the watch are also engraved on bezel and band respectively. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.8 dwt (97.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; front dial mint, rear dial perfect; mint hands on both sides; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp engraving detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals. $1,500 - $2,600
186 EPW - Eardley Norton, London (active 1762-1792), quarter repeating verge fusee, repeats on steel bell and has button at 6 to mute bell for "dumb" strike, depressing pendant activates repeat mechanism, 57mm, 18K OF original pair cases, the pierced and engraved inner case bearing Continental markings under bell with number matching mvt, two watch papers from Massachusetts watchmakers in unmarked outer case back, KWKS, signed WED with Roman numerals and outer Arabic 5-minute numbers, polished steel and blued original hands, the minute with gold hub, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, DES, signed raised gilt locking dust-cap, s#3453. Gross weight of assembled watch 89.0 dwt (138.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect, scratch at 6; hands excellent; original outer case shows little wear, some MFS, a few very light dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, some MFS, occasional break in piercing, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, little play in junction; good domed glass crystal. A very handsome example. $2,000 - $2,600
187 EPW - Ed Koehn, Genève, minute repeater, 44mm, 18K OF original hidden-hinge case, cuvette removed, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train down to hammers, at least 29J, wheel satin NI damascene, s#78701. Gross weight of assembled watch 34.7 dwt (54.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, clouds and etching to plates overall, light oxide, OH recommended; good repeat function and tone, slowing at end even after quick governor lube, OH will yield ideal performance; dial perfect, dirty; hands excellent; case missing cuvette, as mentioned, slide bent at base but not affecting performance, a simple straightening operation needed; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, one faint back dent and another on band, a sharp dimpled ding on shoulder; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $2,000 - $2,600
188 EPW - Külper, Brieg (Johann, 1677-1746), snuff-box with integral verge fusee watch, 57mm x 87mm, silver-gilt original box with two compartments, one with form-fitting watch, KWKS, signed silver arcaded champlevé dial, silver regulator disk, both mounted on engraved brass plate with faux disk at opposite corner, gilt stamped hands, verge escapement, plain gilt mvt, without number or markings. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.0 dwt (135.2 g).     Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, good escapement function, plates show little remaining gilding, little oxide on steel components; the piece only lacks the screw to lock the mvt in place; dial excellent, pressed inward at center; hands fine; original box shows medium wear, some dents, dings, hinge repair, reinforced back section, loss of gilding, clear period detail. $1,500 - $2,600
189 EPW - Continental mvt with Pouzait lever escapement, seconds-beating sweep seconds, time, day and date subsidiary dials, 55mm, almost ideally cased in silver OF hinged bezel snap-back display case with Turkish market bow style, needing only front ring insert for ideal fit, KWKS, WED, Pouzait lever escapement with upright pins on escape wheel captured and released by curved steel pallets, similar to pin-wheel escapement of S D French, gilt mvt signed "Berthoud," without visible number. Typically found in display cases, this escapement has giant 41mm five-spar balance nearly covering the entire mvt, beating in seconds and replicating dead-beating action in regulators. The going barrel mvt is wound anticlockwise through the dial. It is very rare to find a Pouzait lever with additional dial complications. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.8 dwt (86.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, escapement currently out of beat but performing well; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, medium tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete knurled detail; bow pivots at the touch; good glass crystals. $1,600 - $2,400
190 EPW - Continental verge fusee with rare erotic painted porcelain back panel, 55mm, silver OF original consular case with French maker's mark "Dupré," the back bezel carrying mask around its periphery under glass, lifting to reveal the intimate details of the couple in dress matching the period of the watch ca 1820, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, unsigned gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.5 dwt (103.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show very cloudy gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with large filled patch at 4, accompanied with hls and fracture; hands excellent but later; original case shows little wear, even black tarnish, many cracks to the panel with only tiny loss behind the woman's head, no dents or dings; closure good; bow & pendant original, tight; good domed glass crystals front and back. $1,600 - $2,400
191 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 45mm, 18K gold OF original case, SW-SS, original silvered dial applied gold markers and numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J 5P, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#880458. Gross weight of assembled watch 36.4 dwt (56.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight etching to winding train plate, small corrosion spot under Patek signature; dial mint; hands mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp touch-mark detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
192 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, made for Shreve Crump & Lowe, Boston, 45mm, 18K gold OF original case with signature ring on gold cuvette, presentation in cuvette center and monogram on back, SW-SS, original gilt dial, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J 8 adjustments, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#163435. Gross weight of assembled watch 47.4 dwt (73.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with pristine tarnish staining to multicolor effect, may be due to silver base, MFS in seconds and near center hub; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings, clean monogram detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $1,800 - $2,400
193 EPW - Tempora, by LePhare, Swiss minute repeating chronograph, 59mm, 14K rose gold original HC, signed gold cuvette with attributes and medal display, glazed observation cover beneath cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J (misrepresented as 28J on cuvette, a common event), gilt mvt, s#216144, Swiss patent +13244 on front plate awarded to C Barbezat-Baillot for his push repeat system. Tempora was a registered mark for LePhare in La Chaux-de-Fonds as well as for Barbezat-Baillot in Le Locle. The watch comes with plated chain. Gross weight of assembled watch without chain 83.8 dwt (130.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, light tarnish; good repeat function and tone, hour hammer a touch close; good chronograph functions, sweep needs to be moved less than half a second; dial perfect; hands excellent; front cover hinge is very tight, requiring one to lift it despite good lift-spring; case shows little wear, many MFS, many light dents or dings, mostly to back; original plated bow tight, brassy, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals, excess glue on front crystal. $1,800 - $2,400
194 EPW - Fourier à Paris (unknown), quarter repeating on bell with muting button for dumb-strike, verge fusee, 45mm, 18K OF original consular case with beautifully engraved back and bezel, casemaker's incuse mark "FGI" under bell with case #707, touchmarks on pendant, KWKS, restored WED, pierced gilt hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#400. Gross weight of assembled watch 51.5 dwt (80.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function and tone; dial appears perfect, but has been clear-coated to conceal chip repair at winding hole; hands excellent; mint original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good with perfect top; bow & pendant original, little worn, tight junction; good domed glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
195 EPW - Humbert Ramuz & Co, Fabrique Diamant, Chaux-de-Fonds, Chronomètre, 56mm, large and heavy 18K gold OF original ET case with signed gold cuvette mentioning gold medal award at Paris in 1889, Jurgensen lips, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, unique form of hinged click on barrel, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#78165, together with original leather-covered fitted box and "Certificat de Marche & Garantie." Gross weight of assembled watch 84.6 dwt (131.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, profuse MFS at regulator index; dial perfect; hands excellent; case shows very little wear, few MFS, flat dent on band along with other dings, a sharp back ding communicating through to cuvette, two creases in cuvette caused by knife slippage, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal; box clean on top but with worm-holes beneath, interior mint, paper clean. $1,600 - $2,200
196 EPW - John Morris, Liverpool, improved patent detached lever fusee, 54mm, heavy and possibly American 18K yellow gold OF original pair cases bearing "18" eagle hallmarks, casemaker "HT&Co" (unknown), KWKS, dark cream-color ED, lever escapement, 7J, DES, gilt mvt, s#3516. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.4 dwt (142.2 g). The case is too early to be by H Tissot & Co of New York (ca 1887), but is definitely by a fully schooled English maker, who may have relocated to the United States. Alternatively, being intended for export market, the watch may have been marked without recourse to guild rules or assay, and the one Liverpool-based maker could have been Henry Tarleton, the only casemaker with those initials in either the Birmingham or Chester records.     Mvt: GRO, near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial perfect; hands near mint; original outer case shows little wear, some MFS and FS, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good flat-domed glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
197 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 55mm, high grade mvt elegantly recased in 14-16K early American KW HC by Peters & Boss (Philadelphia, active 1856-1860), plugged ET gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20-21J, single central GJS, polished steel caps, fausses-côtes and stripe pattern NI damascene, s#291498. The quality of the casing makes it likely that a customer ordered a special upgrade to V&C mvt for their family watch, the mvt new when cased. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.9 dwt (132.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, edge microflecks only; hands mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, very light dent in front and ding in back, ET detail half gone, border, band, pendant and bow detail excellent; bow tight, thinned at top, crown shows little wear, rose color contrasting with the yellow case; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
198 EPW - August Von Loehr, Swiss self-winding "Perpetuale" with winding indicator, 48mm, .875 "First Silver Warranted" OF original case with silver cuvette marked "Perpetuale Patent," automatically winding by motion activated winding weight on lever, also KW, set by touch piece through central aperture in cuvette, WED with aperture for rotating WI dial, the sub-dial rotating as the watch is wound and its hand moving as the watch winds down, cylinder escapement, 6J, electrum gilt mvt, s#5855. This wonderful old self-winding patent also features over-winding protection; the gathering click disengages when the mainspring gets tight enough to pull an activating lever into position by its tail-end; one can see the mounted disengagement pin above the click wheel; ca 1890. Sold in our galleries in 2011.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, slightly oil-smeared plates show a few MFS, good slots & settings, only a little oxide on bright work or winding weight assembly; dial with chip repair above WI and associated hl; hands of similar but not identical style or color; original heavy gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS, minor light dents or dings to the back; bow tight; good glass crystal. Description and report unchanged from 2011. $1,500 - $2,000
199 EPW - "Carl Wagner" signed in case only, otherwise unsigned Continental jaquemart automaton quarter repeating verge fusee, standing figures of man and woman appearing to strike on bells as the watch repeats on gongs, 58mm, silver OF original consular case lacking its case-ring and cuvette, KWKS, WED at center of silver and gold mask and figures, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without visible number, in need of restoration. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.5 dwt (109.7 g).     Mvt: NR, complete, nearly fully wound, good staff, no escapement function, balance cap altered, plates show fair gilding, some oxide on steel components; repeat functions and strikes but too rapidly, the governor pinion may be gone; dial with several hls; hands excellent; original case shows very light wear, missing mvt ring as noted, some MFS, no dents, few dings; closure good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,800
200 EPW - Continental verge fusee, carillon-striking quarter repeater, three hammers striking on three gongs, 55mm, 18K rose gold OF original consular case with spring loaded gilt cuvette, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#7582 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.4 dwt (121.9 g).     Mvt: NR, chain broken, fusee jammed, shows good escapement function with reverse pressure applied, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function and bright tone; dial perfect; hands near mint; original case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents, minor band dings; bow & pendant original, bow pivots at the touch; good domed glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
201 EPW - Covelle & Romilly à Genève (ca 1800), gold and enamel verge fusee in Empire style, 49mm, solid gold OF original pair cases, the outer with fully enameled back panel of gentleman and lady, pastes set along the front bezel, green gold border garlands front and back, the inner bearing crowned "AC" hallmark (see below), KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#7064. Gross weight of assembled watch 57.6 dwt (89.5 g). The hallmark challenges identification due to Geneva being annexed by the French Republic in 1798 as capital of the Léman department until 1815, when it joined the Swiss Confederation. Certain exemptions to guaranty marks for items destined for export were in effect from 1807, so there may be a range of karat quality in the two cases, the inner appearing higher than the outer, which has more silver content. The outer contains excellent equation of time paper from Luigi Moschini, Firenze [Florence].     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect, mint luster; hands original but the minute broken off; original outer case shows very light wear, some MFS to the panel, chipping and losses outside the central panel with some edge repairs, no dents or dings; closure good; original inner case shows little wear, some MFS, a creased dent in back with disruption of the winding hole, few dings; bow & pendant original, tight; good domed glass crystal; paper has hardly any tearing. $1,400 - $1,800
202 EPW - Gudin, Paris (listed ca 1770, possibly Jacques Jérôme, active 1750 until his death in 1789), gold and enamel verge fusee, quarter repeating on bell, 41mm, 18K gold OF original consular case with enameled scene on back of musician entertaining ladies, the front bezel set with rose-cut diamonds, KWKS, WED, silver hands with rose-cuts, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s# 8828. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.4 dwt (72.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; good repeat function, the hour hammer to close to the bell and the quarter not quite touching; dial chipped around winding hole and at screw-site, hl from 7 to 8; hands fine, tips and some diamonds missing; original case shows little wear, no MFS to freshly epoxy-coated enamel, which possibly conceals repair or repainting, no dents or dings; button latch good; bow replaced in nickel with plating worn away, pendant original; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
203 EPW - Henry Robottom (unlisted), patent going barrel English lever with regulator scale on dial, 53mm, 18K gold OF original snap-case bearing London hallmarks for 1883, casemaker's mark "W.S" in rectangular cameo for William Sexton of Coventry, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, gilt mvt, s#35691. Gross weight of assembled watch 75.4 dwt (117.3 g). This is H M Robottom's patent #2913 filed in the year 1876.     Mvt: Running, oil dry, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, faint oxide on regulator; dial hl below seconds; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS and scuffs, a band dent with other band dings, clear monogram detail; bow tight, crown is losing its foil shell, one quarter gone, another quarter peeling away; glass crystal with edge chips. $1,400 - $1,800
204 EPW - L'Etincelle, poor man's tourbillion (tourbillon), 53mm, .800 silver OF original case with glazed observation cover for escapement in back, SW-pin-set, WED with sweep seconds and subsidiary time dial, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#115531. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.0 dwt (102.7 g). The mvt bears Swiss patent #34394 awarded to Louis Fallet and son Edouard in 1906. L'Etincelle is not listed in the trademark index.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial filled at two dial-foot locations, interrupting the outer chapter, chipped at edge at base, scratched in center; hands fine, coated; case shows very light wear, few MFS, very slight dents or dings, complete ET detail reduced around shoulder; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal in back, plastic crystal in front needs buffing. $1,200 - $1,800
205 EPW - Louis Mestral (one listing at Paris without first name, 1822), gold and stone-set quarter repeating verge fusee, striking on gongs, 43mm, 18K OF original consular case with hunting back activated by button on band, spring-loaded gilt cuvette, the case in applied multicolor gold decoration set with white, pink and red stones, KWKS, gold Tavernier style ET dial, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 41.6 dwt (64.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; good repeat function with bright sonorous tone; dial near mint, hardly any scuffs or MFS; hands later, interesting style hour and baton minute in black painted finish; original case shows very little wear, two stones missing from front bezel, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; hunting back with powerful springs actually forcing the cover so the closure gap is substantial; bow & pendant original, tight, little worn; good domed glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
206 EPW - Mochelle, Rue du Coq et St Honoré, No 6A, Paris (listed as Mochelle & Roquerbe ca 1824), quarter repeater with concealed pusher (pull out and rotate 90 degrees to plunge), 48mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with signed gold cuvette, case bearing French hallmark for 18K placed in use in 1819, cuvette additionally marked, "Parachute & Compensateur, Echapt [sic] à Cylindre, Huit Trous en Rubis," KWKS, silver Tavernier-style ET dial, cylinder escapement with parachute shock and compensation curb, as stated in French, 10J (8J plus two caps), gilt mvt, s#14011. Gross weight of assembled watch 45.9 dwt (71.4 g). The watch is very much in the style of Breguet, with hidden plunger for which he was famous.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall; repeat functions slowly and does not quite get to the end of strike without help, has nice bell-like gong tone; dial excellent, a few light scuffs; hands excellent; case approaching medium wear, some MFS and a few scratches, two sharp dented scratches, no other dings, ET detail fading unevenly; bow tight, thinned at apex, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
207 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, made for Tiffany & Co, 47mm, 18K gold OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J 8 adjustments, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#185197, double signed Tiffany (dial and mvt) as well as Patek (mvt and case). Gross weight of assembled watch 46.4 dwt (72.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates, MFS; dial with cracks, spider above center, patch to left of signature; hands replaced, modern generic, not appropriate; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, complete monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
208 EPW - Continental unsigned verge fusee, quarter repeating on bell, 51mm, 18K gold OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, spring-loaded gilt dust-cap, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 72.0 dwt (111.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial with small edge repair at 6; hands excellent; original case shows hardly any wear, many MFS, a few very slight dents or dings to back; closure good; bow & pendant original, bow pivots freely and has dark tarnish on one side; good domed glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
209 EPW - Les Frères Esquivillon & DeChoudens (Paris, 1765-1830), gold and enamel verge fusee, quarter repeating by two hammers on bell, 36mm, 18K OF original consular case, red basse-taille enamel back with scenic center, paste-set silver bezel top, KWKS, WED, silver openwork hands with pastes, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#29838. Gross weight of assembled watch 30.5 dwt (47.6 g).     Mvt: NR, chain connected to barrel and fusee but wrapped beneath barrel, shows good balance motion and escapement function with pressure applied to contrate, plates show mint gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; good repeat function, the hour hammer needs tiny adjustment to contact bell in all positions; dial with complex fracture at 9 to 11; hands excellent; original case shows hardly any wear, one FS and hardly any MFS to perfect enamel panel, no dents or dings, losses to blue field enamel around back border, the front more complete; button latch good; bow & pendant original, the little worn bow pivoting freely; good domed glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
210 EPW - Michel à Paris, gold verge fusee, quarter repeating on bell, 37mm, 18K OF original consular case with riverside fishing scene panel on back, KWKS, WED, elaborate pierced gold Louis XV hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 31.4 dwt (48.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function, set to strike the nearest quarter (turning over at the half-quarter); bell tone dull, bell with casting flaw and possible crack; dial with three flakes below winding hole; hands mint; original case shows light wear, some MFS, a few FS to enamel with very small repair at center, no dents or dings; closure good; bow & pendant original, snug with light wear; good domed glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
211 EPW - Perigal, London (Francis, New Bond Street, 1770, Clockmakers Company 1781 until his death in 1824, Watchmaker to King George III), gold repoussé verge fusee, 46mm, 22K gold OF original pair cases bearing remnant London hallmarks, The repoussé outer with dramatic scene from the Aeneid or other classic, KWKS, arcaded WED in Continental style, gilt stamped hands in Continental style, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1124. Gross weight of assembled watch 53.0 dwt (82.5 g).     Mvt: NR, the watch obviously wet at some point and with ample rust throughout, remaining complete; dial chipped to copper around latch slot; hands oversize, the minute broken and crudely fitted at square; original outer case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, good facial detail; button latch good; original very thin gauge inner case shows little wear, profuse MFS, crinkled dents and dings to "oilcan" back; bow & pendant original, bow pivoting freely, little worn; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
212 EPW - Revel à Paris (Joseph, 1775-1789), gold and pearl quarter repeating verge fusee, dumb striking on block, 41mm, 18K OF original consular case with French hallmarks of Revel's active period, the borders set with large split-pearls front and back, the ET back center possibly enameled at one time, KWKS, WED, gold hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#514. Gross weight of assembled watch 39.9 dwt (62.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, patchy cloudiness overall, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function, clear tapping sound; dial perfect; hands excellent but mismatched; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, lovely clean pearls with good nacre, ET detail lightly reduced; button latch good; bow & pendant original, some looseness to both; good domed glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
213 EPW - S DeCharmes, London (Simon, "Supposedly came from France to England ca 1685, free in Clockmakers Company in London 1692-ca 1730"- Loomes), verge fusee, 60mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases, the outer with classic square box-hinge, the inner with casemaker's incuse mark "P.R" (unknown), split-bezel, originally with winding-hole cover, KWKS, signed sterling silver champlevé dial, verge escapement, gilt mvt with winged, pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, without visible number. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.8 dwt (142.6 g).     Mvt: Ticks and stops, the cock now fitted with endstone setting but absent its stone, causing the watch to stop face-up, face down shows good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial excellent, little wax loss; hands near mint original, for hands approaching three centuries in age; original outer case shows light wear, brushed UFS, few MFS, some light dents or dings; button latch good, button top worn; original inner case shows less wear, many MFS, light dents or dings with one stronger dent to back shoulder; bow & pendant original, now tightened at base, almost turning; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. Lovely original condition. $1,200 - $1,600
214 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, made for Bigelow Kennard & Co, 51mm, 14K rose gold OF original HB&B case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED, gold Louis XV hands, lever escapement, 16-17J, central GJS, wheel satin NI damascene, s#313341, triple signed Bigelow Kennard. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.7 dwt (103.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear and break; clean plastic crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
215 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, made for Bigelow Kennard & Co, 51mm, 18K rose gold OF original HB&B case, 1893 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD signed "Vacheron & Constantin, Genève," lever escapement, 16-17J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#296174, double signed Bigelow Kennard. Gross weight of assembled watch 64.4 dwt (100.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with filled chip into chapter at lever, another glued edge chip at 9, hl below seconds, edge microflecks; hands excellent replacements, but the hour hub is split wide for fit; case shows medium wear, some MFS, one flat band dent, no dings, monogram detail quite reduced, edges vanishing; bow tight, brass crown core shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
216 EPW - "Truitte, London" (two possibilities, one from Berlin, the other from Geneva, both ca 1770-80), Continental manufacture, verge fusee in rare porcelain case, 47mm, gilt tombac alloy mounts, porcelain bezel and back with idyllic scene, bird painting within, OF consular case, apparently purpose-made but inexactly fitted, KWKS, arcaded WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, blued steel balance cap, s#2600. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.5 dwt (86.2 g).     Mvt: NR, chain with broken fusee hook, shows good balance motion and escapement function with reverse pressure applied to fusee, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel or mint blued components; dial with hl for 12 to center and over to 8, small chip at latch slot; hands excellent, slight mismatch; case shows little wear, few MFS, gilding gone from pendant top and bow, no dents or dings, perfect porcelain; rose-cut diamond mounted button latch good; bow & pendant original, pivoting freely without play; good flat-domed glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
217 EPW - Jno Taylor, London (numerous possibilities), verge fusee coach watch, 79mm, gilt tombac alloy OF original pair cases, the engraved outer with garnet-set bezel, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, large DES, signed raised gilt locking dust-cap, s#1163. Gross weight of assembled watch 186.6 dwt (290.2 g).     Mvt: NR, no chain, contrate wheel sits too low and bypasses the escape wheel, when lifted into engagement there is some escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial hls from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, some scratches; excellent beetle hour hand, minute replaced; original outer case shows little wear, gilding loss, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original; missing 55.6mm crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
218 EPW - Swiss, sold by Mahr, London, unsigned Audemars-style ébauche, 49mm, 18K gold OF original case, elaborate 1882 engraving on gold cuvette, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, gilt mvt, wolf's-tooth winding, s#23017. Gross weight of assembled watch 65.3 dwt (101.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint, slight bend to seconds; case shows little wear, many MFS and scuffs, flat dent in band at 3, no dings, complete monogram detail with slight reduction; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; plastic crystal with MFS. $1,200 - $1,500
219 EPW - Deranton à Paris, gold and enamel quarter repeating verge fusee, dumb-striking on block, 40mm, 18K OF original consular case with cobalt enamel and gold monogram back, green gold borders, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#780. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.5 dwt (58.3 g).     Mvt: Runs only face-up, good escapement function in that position, plates show fine gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with repair above winding hole; mint original hour hand, plain replaced minute; original case shows very light wear, some MFS to enamel, small edge loss, no dents or dings; button latch good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
220 EPW - Swiss, Chaux-de-Fonds, 49mm, 18K gold and equine enameled original HC with gold cuvette, the front cover with portraits of two horses wearing bridles, SW-SS, WE-impressed DSD with overglaze signature faded, possibly "...eff Frères," lever escapement, 16J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#242152 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.2 dwt (68.7 g).     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, runs with pressure applied to train, excellent mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness; dial hl from 10 to center and then to top of seconds, signature rubbed away, can be removed entirely with no negative effect; hands near mint, slight bend; front cover needs help disengaging from latch, opens a bit wide; lighter gauge case shows very light wear, few MFS to perfect enamel, many MFS and FS to case-back, small dents or dings to front cover at base, sharper dents and dings in back and band, cuvette with many dents and FS, enamel detail striking and perfect; bow pivots freely, brass crown core crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
221 EPW - Tisseau à Montpellier (unlisted), gold and enamel verge fusee, 39mm, 18K OF original consular case with basse-taille enamel back under crystal, raised enamel work on borders, large rose-cut diamond atop pendant, KWKS, WED with variant spelling of signature and place, gold and silver hands set with rose-cut diamonds, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number, in outstanding condition, ca 1780. Gross weight of assembled watch 36.8 dwt (57.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial perfect; hands excellent, one tiny stone missing; mint original case shows hardly any wear, pristine tarnish around pendant and elsewhere, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, perfect enamel; closure good; bow & pendant original, tight and showing little wear; good domed glass crystal in back, 32.4mm crystal needed in front. A gem. $1,000 - $1,400
222 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 44mm, 14K gold OF original case, 1920 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J 8 adjustments, wheel satin NI damascene finish to unusual plate design, s#380003. Gross weight of assembled watch 27.3 dwt (42.5 g).     Mvt: NR, oil dried in caps, needs OH, staff good, can be coaxed into turning over, near mint mvt condition overall; dial cleaned, resulting in reduction of signature graphics, excellent-plus overall; hands mint dark purple; case shows little wear, few MFS, some FS on cuvette, no dents or dings, complete but reduced monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
223 EPW - "Markwick Markham Perigal" (actually James Markwick, Robert Markham & Francis Perigal, London, 1725-1780), verge fusee, 48mm, gilt tombac alloy OF original triple cases, the outer covered in shagreen piqué, the second finely engraved, KWKS, replacement George Prior WED for Turkish market, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#42436. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.9 dwt (87.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding and pristine toning, no oxide on steel and blued components; dial rough around the perimeter, sits high, fractures around chapter; hands mint; mint original shagreen outer shows hardly any wear, perfect shagreen, only 8 missing rivets, complete gilding, good button latch; mint original second case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, two or three scuffs to undermetal, no dents or dings, good button latch; original inner case shows no wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, tight, unworn; good domed glass crystal. Beautiful condition, the dial change unfortunate. $800 - $1,200
224 EPW - Continental quarter repeating verge fusee with Jaquemarts automation, 59mm, copper-plated brass OF purpose-made consular case with observation cuvette, phony 18K hallmarks, KWKS, WED at center, silvered field with gilt and copper-tone figures and decoration, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#66088 within case-back. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.3 dwt (152.9 g).     Mvt: NR, watch winds, ticks once or twice and then skips, plates show fine gilding, some oxide on steel components, original case-ring and cuvette missing; repeat not working, plunged all the way in and not running down; dial with hls; hands excellent, nicely selected; case shows light wear, most plating gone, few MFS, no dents or dings; closure good; bow tight, pendant well proportioned; flat domed glass crystal has been bored for key access as has the glazed crystal over mvt. $800 - $1,200
225 EPW - Musson à Paris, skeleton fusee, 38mm, lower karat gold OF original consular case glazed on both sides, paste-set bezels, KWKS, WED with half-hour buttons, verge escapement, simple openwork gilt mvt with plain balance cock, s#8059. Gross weight of assembled watch 26.5 dwt (41.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial chipped around winding hole; hands excellent, the minute hand now straightened; original case shows little wear, overall tarnish, hardly any MFS, some dents and dings inside to the right of the mvt latch; button latch good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystals. $800 - $1,200
226 EPW - Robinson, London, lever fusee, 50mm, US market 14K gold OF original case with "18" mark and maker's mark "JH" possibly for John Henry (Philadelphia, active 1856-1860), KWKS, ET gold dial with multicolor gold accents, detached lever escapement, "Liverpool windows," 11-16J, DES, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#2612 repeated in case. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.0 dwt (96.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial excellent, frequent scuffs and MFS; hands mint; case approaching medium wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail now a ghost; bow tight; good but earlier domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $900 - $1,200
227 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, made for J E Caldwell & Co, Philadelphia, 46mm, 14K OF original case, 1910 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J 8 adjustments, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#350926, triple signed Caldwell, mvt signed Vacheron. Gross weight of assembled watch 42.7 dwt (66.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, reduced monogram detail; bow tight, very tarnished crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,200
228 EPW - "Samson, London," Continental verge fusee, 56mm, silver repoussé OF original pair cases, the inner bearing London hallmarks for 1779, casemaker's incuse script mark "IC" with axe above, likely Joseph Carpenter, James Clarke and John Clarke being other possibilities, the outer with court scene, KWKS, signed silver champlevé dial, gold poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#1474. Gross weight of assembled watch 76.9 dwt (119.6 g).     Mvt: NR, chain off barrel and wrapped fully around fusee, escapement turns over with pressure on the contrate, balance bridge lacking one foot screw, plates show fine gilding, light oxide on steel components; dial near mint; hands near mint; original outer case shows medium wear, the facial detail gone but then engraved with newer detail, few MFS, very light dents or dings, dent on front bezel; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, many MFS, creased dent and some dings; bow & pendant of the general period; good domed glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
229 EPW - Brothers Melly, Swiss going barrel with "Compound Ruby Cylinder Escapement," 50mm, 18K OF original case with signed enameled gold cuvette stating attributes, KWKS, elaborate multicolor gold dial, the ruby cylinder staff broken and half missing, 10J, gilt mvt, s#1240, with gold-shell period key. Gross weight of assembled watch 57.4 dwt (89.2 g).     Mvt: NR, the staff will need replacement in steel unless one goes to great efforts, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with pristine iridescent tarnish, coming up dark red in center; hands in near mint blue with bend to minute, seconds missing but post present; case shows little wear, many MFS to back and cuvette, only slight dents or dings, complete ET detail; bow tight; good flat-domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
230 EPW - D H Mathez, Tramelan, 46mm, 18K yellow gold and black enamel original HC with split-crown for hunting operation front and back, signed gold cuvette with attributes, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully capped straight-line lever escapement, visible pallets, 19J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene with star pattern on barrel, s#16787. Gross weight of assembled watch 47.2 dwt (73.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; back cover lift spring broken, front lift-spring replaced; case shows little wear, few MFS, one light dent at front shoulder, few minor dings, complete detail with minimal small enamel losses; bow tight, split-push shows little wear, operates nicely; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,100
231 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 42mm, 18K gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, split-push for hunting operation front and back, 1851 presentation inside back cover, KWKS, unsigned WED, cylinder escapement, 10J, gilt mvt, s#6495, with key. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.2 dwt (50.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, fully tarnished, oxide on balance cap; dial with many hls, chips around the two screw-sites; hands excellent; case has hinge repairs, hunting operation front and back imperfect; case shows little wear, few MFS, very light dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, arched and worn at top, split push sometimes carries the other side; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
232 EPW - Swiss minute repeater, 49mm, professionally machined brass OF purpose-made case with basse-taille enamel panel of lovers installed in back, SW-SS, fancy ivory-color ED with gold paillons, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#1663 inside back. Gross weight of assembled watch 64.4 dwt (100.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone; dial with glaze lines outside the chapter at 7; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, enamel panel detail clear, fracture at base of panel; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
233 EPW - Swiss world time watch, 51mm, .935 silver OF original case with silver cuvette, applied silver monogram, SW-pin-set, WED with six subsidiary time dials for various cities plus subsidiary seconds, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#23639 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.9 dwt (105.6 g). Swiss patent +4975 on the dial is apparently in error.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial looks perfect but has been clear-coated to conceal restoration at the edge; hands excellent, various styles; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings but compression to the monogram area, clear detail; bow loose, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,100
234 EPW - Swiss, 55mm, heavy gauge 14K gold original HC with Swiss hallmarks, ET gold cuvette engraved with attributes, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, one central GJS, gilt mvt, s#32894. Gross weight of assembled watch 71.6 dwt (111.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, clouds at plate edge; dial perfect; hands excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents, a few tiny dings, complete ET detail with little reduction; bow tight, crown shows very light wear, a small section of cladding missing; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,100
235 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, ref 2406 in period box, 35mm x 45mm to lug tips, 18K gold original snap-case, genuine crocodile strap, impeccably refinished silvered dial, possibly done at Patek Philippe, 18J cal 12-120, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#964746, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial looks pristine but has no graphics meniscus, showing later printing; hands mint; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; plain crown shows light wear; good crystal; fine box with rubbing externally. $5,000 - $7,600
235A WW - Heuer Autavia GMT, manual triple register chronograph, ref 2446C, 40mm x 48mm to lug tips, original stainless steel snap-back compressor case with bidirectional rotating 24-hour two-color "Pepsi" bezel, leather rally-style strap, original black matte dial with red indices and sunken subregisters, 17J cal 724, s#131321, triple signed. According to Paul Gavin, in his highly detailed discussion posting for OnTheDash.com, the first Autavia model was introduced in 1962, the Autavia GMT circa 1969 (first with screw-back case and shortly thereafter with compressor case), with production continuing into the early 1970's. Gavin has identified many small differences in various stages of production for this "Holy Grail" model, and we thank him for his post.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS and pinpoints to back, no dents, a double nick to one lug-back edge; bezel edge shows light wear with some tiny nicks, the insert faded; Heuer crown shows little wear; crystal has been polished leaving one deep scratch still visible along with other edge marks. $5,600 - $7,400
236 WW - Paul Picot, Gentleman 42, GMT, ref 2031, large and heavy gold triple register automatic chronograph with date and 24-hour sweep indicator, 43mm x 49mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original case, WR screwed observation back, exotic stitched lizard strap with 18K Paul Picot buckle, original silvered dial, 28J ETA cal 7750, s#104, triple signed, in original box. Gross weight of assembled watch and strap 81.6 dwt (126.9 g). This impressive watch currently retails for about US$21,000. Paul Picot offers a broad spectrum of very interesting styles, not known so much in this country, but increasingly appearing at international auction.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystals. $5,000 - $7,000
237 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, marked "Certified Chronometer," early ref 4467, 36mm x 41mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original triple-bodied case with domed back, lizard strap with GP Rolex buckle, original silvered dial with beveled edge, 18J mvt with 6J rotor mechanism for total of 24J, free-sprung Superbalance, no visible case number, polished between lugs, triple signed, inside back ref 4467, casemaker's master mark for Genex SA, with red leather period Rolex box.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, fine rotor and cover, cloudy, no oxide; dial excellent, scratch from 4 to 5, shorter scratches at center; hands near mint; head shows medium wear, polishing and refinishing, recent top-satin, few MFS, bracelet impressions to lug backs; bezel shows light wear, detail vanishing at edges; crown shows light wear, one good turn of threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear; box rubbed and scuffed. $5,000 - $7,000
238 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Chronometer, ca 1969, ref 1016 without crown-guards, acrylic crystal, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, black lizard strap, together with later associated 1983 Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, refinished black tritium dial, 26J cal 1570, s#2167486, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78360, inside back ref 1016 with date code confirming manufacture in the second quarter of 1969.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, near mint rotor, hardly any oxide; mint but refinished dial; hands near mint; head shows medium wear, polishing, diminished facets to back and lug-tops, some MFS, many tiny pinpoint dings and pits to case body, concentrated especially on lower right side; bezel shows very light wear, sharp edge ding, many more edge nicks, pinpoints and FS; separated bracelet shows substantial wear, substantial stretch, past polishing, the uppermost links biting into one another, profuse MFS and FS, will require rebuilding to restore, we left the lizard strap on the watch; crown shows light wear, barely a half-turn of threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. $4,000 - $6,000
239 WW - A Lange & Söhne Beobachtungsuhr ("B-Uhr"), World War II pilot's watch, 55mm x 64mm to lug tips, metal original case marked "FL23883" on band, the prefix for "Flieger" (flight), modern Panerai NATO-type Velcro strap, original black "Type B" dial, 16J Lange & Söhne cal 48/1, device #127-560A-1, s#215362 matching throughout, triple signed. Dave Cote has summarized an article by Max Reddick at https://monochrome-watches.com/the-history-of-the-pilot-watch-part-five-b-uhr/. "As Germany prepared for war, the German Ministry of Aviation responsible for aircraft development understood that coordination of mass attacks combined with cutting edge weaponry would ensure overwhelming results in their war efforts. As timing was a key element to unmatched precision, the German Ministry of Aviation sought a commensurate time piece for its bomber navigators, the responsibility to produce accurate and usable timepieces with which to control the war was given to five manufacturers: A Lange & Sohne, IWC, Wempe, Stowa and Laco. The B-Uhr watches ("observation watch" in English) were 55mm to accommodate large hand-wound movements typically used in pocket watches, with black dials, white Arabic numerals and flame-blued sword hands covered in luminous material to further aid precision reading. B-dials also featured a unique triangle mark at the 12 o'clock position designed for the upward orientation of the dial of the watch during flight. In order to be able to synchronize the time of several watches and coordinate war operations the movements were capable of stopping the central seconds hand by pulling the crown (hacking), oversized diamond or onion crowns could be operated with gloves on the hand, and a very long double-riveted leather strap to go over the leather flight jacket held the B-Uhr in place. These watches remind us of a horrific time in human history but they also capture a desire to make the best possible timepieces to do a much-needed job. The B-Uhr design is a good example of form following function and one that attracts many watch-enthusiasts to this day." Our thanks to Max for his excellent work, which we highly recommend reading.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands excellent, losses to original radium; case shows light wear, many MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings; replacement crown shows light wear; crystal with MFS. $4,600 - $5,600
240 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner Chronometer, ref 16613, sapphire crystal, 40mm x 47mm to lug tips, original 18K gold and stainless steel case and bracelet with deployment clasp and 12 links (one off bracelet), original black dial, 31J cal 3135, s#T940676, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93153-18, end links 401b, inside back ref 16610, ca 1996.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, excellent rotor, no oxide; perfect dial; mint hands; head shows very little wear, in unpolished condition, few MFS; bezel shows very light wear; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, some MFS and scuffs; crown shows very light wear, excellent threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. $4,600 - $5,600
241 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master Chronometer, ref 1675/3 , plastic crystal, pre-QS, 40mm x 47mm to lug tips, original 14K & stainless steel case, slightly later Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, original black "nipple" dial with open 6 and 9, 26J cal 1570, s#5804102, ca 1978, inside back ref 1675, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 62523-H14, bracelet date code for February 1982.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, rotor has some oxide staining, little oxide otherwise; near mint dial; near mint hands but for bend in minute; head shows light wear, polishing to lug tops, some MFS; bezel is tight and shows light to medium edge wear; bracelet shows medium wear, substantial stretch, many MFS; crown shows light wear, good full turns of threads; crystal has scratches, obscuring the good looks of the dial and hands; recommend new back gasket before wear, some free rust in gasket joint. $4,600 - $5,600
242 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, ref 3513/4, 30mm, 18K white gold original snap-case and integral mesh bracelet with Calatrava cross clasp, original textured silvered dial, 18J cal 175, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#1133658, triple signed with signed clasp. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 49.1 dwt (76.3 g). The bracelet is slightly adjustable from 7.4-7.7 inches (18.7-19.7cm).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; near mint original case & unaltered bracelet show little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, no bracelet distortion; Calatrava logo crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
243 WW - Universal Geneve Tri-Compax, triple calendar moonphase triple register chronograph, manual wind, ref 330.194, 35mm x 45mm to lug tips, original 14K yellow gold snap-back case with twisted hallmarked lugs, ostrich strap, original white dial with gold baton indices, two windows for day of the week and month as well as four sunken subregisters for constant seconds, minute recording, hour recording, date surrounding aperture for moonphase, 17J cal 281, s#481101/03, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial is excellent with faint tarnish; hands are slightly discolored and scratched; case shows very light wear with crisp defined edges, few MFS, light dings on the top left lug, back with new spin-satin obscuring original markings; signed crown shows hardly any wear wear; excellent crystal. $3,600 - $5,000
244 WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 32mm x 34mm to lug tips, uniquely styled 18K rose gold original case with bracketed and beaded surround, crocodile strap, original dial in pale cream color, 17J cal 458/3B, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#483628, ca 1945, triple signed. An outstanding example.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, the innermost applied numeral at 4 is loose and can swing on its top rivet, do not lose; hands near mint; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows little wear; good crystal. $3,000 - $5,000
245 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner Chronometer, ref 16610, sapphire crystal, QS, 40mm x 47mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case and Oyster bracelet with flip-locking and extendable deployment clasp, original black dial, unidirectional rotating bezel with new aftermarket insert, 31J cal 3135, s#X867073, inside back ref 16610, ca 1994, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150, end links 501B, bracelet date code for April 1994, inside back ref 16610.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows very light wear, to back, little wear to top, few MFS or nicks; bezel edge shows light wear, insert new; bracelet shows light wear, light stretch, profuse MFS; crown shows no wear, good full turns of threads; good crystal but with dust on underside; resealed for auction. $3,600 - $4,800
246 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, manual ref 2501, 34mm x 35mm to lug tips, 18K gold original case, 14K C&B brickwork bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 18J cal 10-200, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#741697, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 43.4 dwt (67.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, some small black marks and specks; hands excellent, minor tool marks and bends; original case shows light wear to back, little wear to top, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; bracelet shows very light wear, some MFS, very little stretch or distortion; good crystal. $3,000 - $4,600
247 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Submariner, non-date, ref 14060M, sapphire crystal, 40mm x 47mm to lug tips, original stainless steel SB Oyster case and bracelet with extendable flip-locking deployment clasp, original black gloss dial with applied luminous indices, 31J cal 3130, s#F866488, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150 with 501B end-links, inside back ref 2160. The watch has both inner and outer boxes, cloth, original warranty, both booklets plus spare links.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, pristine rotor, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; head shows little wear, sheen of original back-satin, a few MFS to original top satin; bezel shows little wear, original button, no MFS; bracelet shows very light wear, light stretch, some MFS, sharp cluster of FS on flip-lock; crown shows hardly any wear, full turns of tight threads; good crystal; resealed for auction; boxes in excellent condition, minor scuffs across top of inner box. $3,600 - $4,600
248 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master Chronometer with date, ref 1675, 39mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with bidirectional rotating "Pepsi" bezel, leather strap, black dial with painted lume indices, 26J cal 1570, s#1313574, triple signed, inside back ref 1675 with production mark for the second quarter of 1965.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, near mint rotor, no oxide; dial shows the "O" in Rolex slightly shifted indicating refinish or possibly reproduction; hands excellent; head shows little wear, hardly any MFS, the case has been re-cut to look new with sharp lug chamfers; bezel shows little wear, clean insert with hardly any MFS; crown shows little wear, three good turns of threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. $3,600 - $4,600
249 WW - Panerai, Luminor Marina, manual, 44mm (without crown guard) x 53mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case, Panerai nylon composite strap with signed steel buckle, original white dial, 17J ETA cal 6497-2 with fully signed Panerai plates, s#3606/4000, BB995446, OP6518, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows no wear, a few long MFS over unworn back, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal; strap unused. $3,000 - $4,000
250 WW - Rolex GMT Master II, Oyster Perpetual Date Chronometer with 24-hour hand, ref 16710, sapphire crystal, QS, 42mm (including crown guard), 40mm bezel x 47mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case and Oyster bracelet with flip-lock deployment clasp, original black dial with tritium markers, rotating bezel with red and black insert (so-called "Coke" bezel), 31J self-winding cal 3185, s#N391656, ca 1991, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150 with date code R5 (date ref R5 for 1993), inside back ref 16710.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, near mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint; hands near mint, breaks in minute lume; head shows very light wear, some MFS, tiny nicks along sharp and unpolished lug edges; bezel shows little wear, some MFS to insert; bracelet shows medium wear, medium stretch, profuse MFS; crown shows hardly any wear, good full turns of threads; chipped crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $3,000 - $4,000
251 WW - Breitling Chronomètre Navitimer, automatic triple register chronograph with calculation scales, bidirectional rotating bezel and date, ref A23322, 41mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel SB original case, Breitling bracelet with signed flip-locking deployment clasp, original blue dial with silvered registers, 27J ETA cal 7750, s#978461 within back, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph and date functions; dial mint; hands mint; case and bracelet show little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, little stretch; crown shows no wear; good crystal. $2,800 - $3,600
252 WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, older pendant watch mvt in superb modern WW case by Roland Fisher, 31mm x 39mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold case with Roland's "RF" acorn stamp and "750" quality mark, the case also following tradition and including the mvt number, leather strap with matching "RF" logo buckle, rare fancy Patek Philippe WED with blue numbers and gold outer chapter, original to 18J hunting mvt signed Patek Philippe, lever escapement with capped escape, moustache counterpoise, wolf's-tooth winding, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#93358, double signed Patek Philippe.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial hl barely visible, arching through 7; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; strap unworn. $2,600 - $3,600
253 WW - Breitling Navitimer, AOPA logo dial (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), manual triple register chronograph with calculation scales and bidirectional rotating bezel, ref 809, 41mm x 47mm to lug tips, GP top, stainless steel snap-back original case, padded crocodile strap, original black dial, 17J Venus cal 178, s#978461 within back, double signed, AOPA logo in place of signature on dial.     Mvt: GRO, near mint plate condition, faint oxide on lever-work; dial excellent, faint tarnish to silvered chapter, darkened lume; hands excellent, tiny lume losses, dulling; case shows very light wear, some MFS, FS and nicks to back, no dents or dings; bezel shows light wear with break to undermetal along top edge; plain crown shows very light wear, buttons show medium wear and brassing; good crystal. $2,600 - $3,400
254 WW - Longines, manual double register chronograph with internal tachymeter scale, 38mm x 46mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original snap-back case, NATO strap fitting fixed lug wires, unusual original silvered dial with impressed registers, 17J cal 13ZN, s#7057745, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial mint; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, polishing to lug tops with some dent or ding concealment; solid lug wires with some bends; crown and pushers show little wear; good crystal. $2,600 - $3,400
255 WW - Audemars Piguet, Genève, ref 6487, 31mm x 36mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original snap-back case, genuine Louisiana farm alligator strap made in Italy, original silvered dial, 18J cal 2001, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#59159, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition, minor cloudiness, no oxide; dial mint, edge dust only; hands mint; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp line detail and hallmark on lug sides; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $2,200 - $3,000
256 WW - Breitling Navitimer, manual triple register chronograph with calculation scales, ref 81600, 41mm x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel original WR snap-case and Breitling bracelet with flip-locking deployment clasp, gold-tone rotating slide-rule bezel for pilot calculations, original black dial, 17J Lemania cal 1873, s#4295248, case #2176, triple signed with signed clasp, ca 1988, in original bakelite inner box and outer box with instruction booklet, cloth and spare links.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide, serviced in 2006; dial near mint, scoring in seconds; hands mint; case shows very light wear, fresh satin to back, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bracelet shows very light wear, little stretch, some MFS and scuffs; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal; boxes mint, one tiny scuff on outer. $2,000 - $3,000
257 WW - Girard Perregaux, Gyromatic Deep Diver, series II automatic, ref 7897, 35mm x 43mm to lug tips, stainless steel original WR snap-back case with bidirectional rotating steel bezel, leather strap, original black dial, 17J, s#3109907, triple signed with logo inside back. Series I, ref 7254, was without rotating bezel, while series II, ref 7897, came with the engraved steel rotating bezel. Series III, ref 8867 and 9076 came with bezel inserts, while the last variety, ref 9108, featured rotating internal bezel under the crystal. The early examples are quite rare - we cannot find any series II sales comparables.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition, no oxide, recently overhauled; dial near mint, discoloration to lume; hands near mint, darkened lume; case shows little wear, MFS, no dents or dings; bezel shows little wear, has original frosted finish with about 50% losses to the blacking in the indices; crown shows hardly any wear; crystal has impact crack and stress sheen. The watch is in super original vintage condition. $2,000 - $3,000
258 WW - Breitling Navitimer, manual triple register chronograph with calculation scales and bidirectional rotating bezel, ref 806, 41mm x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel snap-back original case, leather strap, original black dial with sunken silvered registers, 17J Venus cal 178, s#1353659 on back, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition with pristine toning, no oxide; good chronograph functions, hour register hand needs to be set perfectly; dial near mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS to original back satin, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $2,000 - $2,800
259 WW - Longines, early single-button double register chronograph, 35mm x 43mm to lug tips, .900 silver original HB case with hinged silver cuvette, calf strap with Longines buckle, original WED with sunken sub-registers, 17J cal 13.33, s#2976645 matching case number, triple signed with logo inside back cover.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, little oxide, plates with fading rhodium; good chronograph functions; dial with faint pitchfork hl at 2; hands near mint in looks, retouched with paint; case shows light wear, dark tarnish, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows light wear and tarnish; good crystal. $2,200 - $2,800
260 WW - Rolex Oyster Chronometer bubbleback, ref 3130, 32mm x 39mm to lug tips, 14K original case, nylon strap, very nicely refinished gilt-tone dial, Mercedes hands, 16J 6P cal 620 marked "Chronometer" with unjeweled rotor mechanism, s#399895, triple signed, inside back ref 3130, in outstanding internal condition.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, near mint rotor and cover, no oxide, one of the cleanest we have seen, with perfect blued screws for the rotor cover; dial clean, looking mint but not quite as original; hands mint; head shows little wear, few MFS; bezel shows very little wear, few MFS; crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, needs gasket, seal before wear. $2,200 - $2,800
261 WW - Audemars Piguet, Genève, rare manual ultra-thin dress watch retailed by Gübelin, ref 50, 35mm round with fully concealed lugs, 18K white gold original case with sandwich design to hold its new crocodile strap, original two-tone silvered dial, 17J cal 2003, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#12650, triple signed. The three screws in the rear need to be removed before opening the two-bodied case. One of the most elegant ultra-thin designs by Audemars Piguet.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; original case shows very little wear, some MFS to back, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $1,500 - $2,600
262 WW - Breitling Unitime Automatic, world time with date, ref 1 260, 37mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original snap-back case, rotating bezel, crocodile pattern padded strap, original silvered dial with 24-hour day-night chapter, world map image, cities in outer chapter carried by bezel, 21J cal 260 (Felsa 711), s#710318 within back, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial fine, slight discoloration and tarnish, loss of graphics in the 24-hour ring; hands excellent; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,500 - $2,600
263 WW - Doxa, large double register chronograph with tachymeter scale, 38mm x 51mm to articulated wire lug tips, 14K pink gold original snap-back case, requires clip-type strap, original copper-toned dial, 17J 14-ligne CHR cal 15, s#787580 on case-back, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 27.3 dwt (42.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial would have been stunning, has rash of microspeckle, dark speckle and fingerprint etching; hands excellent, minor oxide; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
264 WW - Rolex, large early manual rectangular, possibly ref 16, 25mm x 45mm to wire lug extremes, .935 silver original hinged double-bodied case with Swiss hallmarks, leather strap, nicely refinished silvered dial with iridescent toning, 15J, s#232 within case, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint in appearance, minor flaws in chapter; hands mint; head shows substantial wear, polishing, few MFS; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
265 WW - Cartier, automatic tank, 28mm x 35mm to lug tips, heavy 18K yellow gold original case secured with four gold screws, leather strap of incorrect width, original white dial, no secret signature, 17J cal 170, s#170020736, triple signed, scarce type and size.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial fine, hl across from 12 to 7, spots at 9, faint discoloration or smudges; hands near mint; case shows light wear, many MFS to top, scratches under back signature, no dents or dings, missing two of four screws, one pin in the place of one acting as locator; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
266 WW - Omega Constellation Automatic Chronometer, ref 14381/2, 34mm x 43mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold SB case with raised observatory logo on back, ostrich strap with GF Omega clasp, original silvered dial with applied gold baton indices and crosshair, 24J cal 551, s#17004266, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial fine, light patchy rash overall; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some polishing, few MFS, no dents or dings; back has been sanded at the notch sites to remove wrench marks, needs finishing only, while the observatory sky retains its texture; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
267 WW - Omega Constellation Chronometer Electronic F300Hz with date, ref 198.003, 35mm x 41mm to lug tips, 18K gold original SB case, leather strap with signed Omega buckle, original gold-tone dial with applied gold baton indices, 12J cal 1250 (base 9162), s#32862590, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap and buckle 34.0 dwt (52.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, recently serviced, near mint mvt condition, no corrosion; dial near mint; hands mint; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good original Omega logo crystal. $1,800 - $2,200
268 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King Precision, ref 14000, sapphire crystal, 35mm x 43mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 27J cal 3000, s#W802924, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78350, inside back ref 14000.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, pristine rotor, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; head shows little wear, some MFS to back, UFS to top due to some attempt to touch up satin; bezel shows no wear but UFS that will need polishing off; head could look mint if properly finished; bracelet shows very light wear, light stretch, few MFS, refreshed finish; crown shows hardly any wear, good full turns of threads; good crystal; resealed for auction. The overall look is quite new; a touch-up would seal the deal. $1,800 - $2,200
269 WW - Rolex Oyster Shock-Resisting, ref 6480, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, German suede strap, original silvered dial with raised markers and crown, 17J cal 1210, s#96220, triple signed, inside back ref 6480, date code "III-55" for production in the third quarter of 1955.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, toned plates, no oxide; dial near mint with brown toning toward center from randomized radium burn; sweep hand mint, minute and hour excellent with reactivity to either side of lume channels; head shows little wear, few MFS, reduction of original satin detail to lug tops; bezel shows little wear; crown shows little wear, two full turns of good threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $1,600 - $2,200
270 WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, manual round, 34mm x 40mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold original three-bodied case, crocodile strap, original two-tone gilt dial with applied gold Roman numerals and stick markers, 17J cal 453, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#434342, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; original case shows very light wear, good edge definition, many MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,600 - $2,200
271 WW - Chopard, Genève, Luna d'Oro, for Tiffany & Co, automatic day-date calendar with moon phase, ref 1138, 33mm x 37mm to hooded lug extremes, 18K gold original case with back affixed by 8 screws, Chopard crocodile strap feeding into case body and affixed by 2 screws on each end, Chopard gold & stainless split-deployment clasp, original white dial with sunken chapters and aperture for lunar phase, s#245375, triple signed with signed clasp. Watch was hardly ever worn.     Mvt: GRO, unopened, assume mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal. $1,400 - $2,000
272 WW - Jaeger-LeCoultre, Memovox in original marked box, sold by Türler, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original two-bodied snap-case, crocodile strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal P489/1, s#888283, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; good alarm function, indicator and hand perfectly aligned; dial excellent, faint tarnish, fade-out of chapter graphic above 2; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, roughness at opening gap; no dents, two tiny dings in back; crowns show very light wear; good crystal; box excellent, no rubbing. $1,500 - $2,000
273 WW - Minerva, triple register chronograph with tachymeter scale, 36mm x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap, original silvered dial also marked "Water Protected" and "Shock-Absorber," 17J Valjoux cal 72, s#938253, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial excellent, faint rash to entire surface; hands excellent, minor oxide; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, a few tiny pinpoint dings on bezels, sharp facets; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $1,200 - $2,000
274 WW - Vulcain, Incabloc, triple calendar with triple register chronograph, 39mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case signed by Charles Gigandet, steel bracelet with "JB" logo deployment clasp, original black & white "panda" dial, 17J Valjoux cal 730, the only number a reference on case-back 1315.01.75, double signed. This model is generally seen with the Wakmann label.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; day and date pass over at midnight nicely, but the side-buttons are very gummy and do not advance anything, probably dried lubrication problem; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bracelet with little wear but light stretch; crown shows no wear; good crystal. $1,500 - $2,000
275 WW - Zenith El Primero Automatic Chronograph with date, 38mm x 45mm to lug tips, original stainless steel exhibition SB case, stainless steel Zenith signed butterfly clasp bracelet, original black dial with tachymeter scale, luminous painted numerals, three inset subregisters, 31J cal 400, s#126259, triple signed, with Zenith inner and outer boxes as well as extra links.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands excellent with crazed lume; case and bracelet show very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal; clean boxes. $1,500 - $2,000
276 WW - Breitling, Genève, Chronomat, early two-register chronograph with slide-rule bezel, ref 808, 37mm x 43mm to lug tips, GF top, stainless steel snap-back original case, leather strap, original black dial with silvered outer chapters, 17J Venus cal 175, s#1142315, triple signed. Watch bears the original Chronomat patent on case-back +217012 awarded to Adrien Schweizer in 1941 for "Pièce d'horlogerie permettant d'effectuer des opérations tachymétriques et télémétriques," referring to the calculator bezel allowing tachymeter and telemeter calculations.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial near mint in the central area, the outer scale carried by the bezel with black staining coming in from the edge; hands near mint; bezel moves at the touch, would be nice if tightened a bit; case shows little wear, tarnish to GF surfaces, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
277 WW - Omega Constellation, Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified with date, ref 168.010/11, 35mm x 40mm to lug tips, 18K gold original SB case with raised observatory logo on back, without strap, original silvered dial, 24J cal 564, s#24303767, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 24.9 dwt (38.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, some very light microspeckle; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows little wear; good crystal. $1,200 - $1,800
278 WW - Porsche Design Automatic, triple register chronograph with date and tachymeter scale, ref 6612.10/2, 42mm x 50mm to lug tips, titanium original case, rubber strap with Porsche split-deployment clasp, original black dial and scale, slate green registers, white graphics, 37J ETA cal 2894-2, s#203738, triple signed, NOS condition, tags still in place.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystals. $1,400 - $1,800
279 WW - Rolex, Genève, Cellini, manual ref 4014, 23mm x 30mm to hooded lug extremes, 18K yellow gold original snap-case, Rolex crocodile strap with 14K Rolex buckle, original gilt dial, 19J cal 1600, s#6887001, triple signed, with Rolex pouch.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands excellent, intentionally dull; case shows little wear, full original satin, few MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows little wear; good crystal; clean pouch. $1,400 - $1,800
280 WW - Universal Geneve Compax, manual triple register chronograph, 36mm x 45mm to lug tips, original stainless steel SB case with 18K yellow gold bezel, Universal Geneve crocodile strap with signed deployment buckle, original cream dial with applied gold indices, inset subregisters, 18J cal 1873, s#4080571, triple signed, with original box and paperwork.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal; clean box. $1,400 - $1,800
281 WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, manual rectangular, 22mm x 40mm to hooded lug extremes, 18K yellow gold original two-bodied case with initials "RJO" on back, calf strap, older refinished silvered dial, 17J 3P, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#420129, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial fair, light tarnish powder, inconsistent graphics, corner verdigris; hands fine; original case shows light wear, polishing over the years, many MFS overall, no dents or dings; crown shows medium wear with break at the top highlights; good crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
282 WW - "Ulysse Nardin & Co Chronometer," 1904 $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coin watch, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, 18K gold case elements fused with 90% gold coin original case, the obverse of the coin forming concealed hunting cover over the watch, alligator strap, original silvered dial, 17J, straight line lever, ultra-thin monometallic balance, shock absorber cal N9A, s#729142, double signed, ca 1970s.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; excellent dial; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, small reverse dents to reverse, fluctuations in obverse cover due to bending and stretching of the cover as it snaps open and closes, the front now with domed effect and hinge play plus apparent polishing and satin application, watch hinge internally with more play; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
283 APW - Hamilton and O'Hara, grade 992 with rare Borresen-DeLong center seconds, 16S, 14K gold OF HB&B recase with signature ring and owner's name on gold cuvette, SW-SS, signed O'Hara WED with central sunken outer minutes and seconds chapter, outer Roman numeral hour chapter, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#886911. The center seconds arrangement of this watch (as well as the following two lots) is based on elements of designs patented by Helge A Borresen. The few known 16S Hamilton watches with this center-seconds arrangement (we are aware of three intact examples with the two in the present sale included in this count) are believed to have been modifications executed by Charles E DeLong. This example is from a run of grade 992 movements made in 1912 per the Gelson list of Hamilton production and was presumably modified by DeLong sometime shortly thereafter. DeLong had an earlier association with Borresen during the short lived McIntyre Watch Co venture of 1909 to 1911 for which DeLong was the primary designer and master watchmaker, and in 1914 DeLong created a model of his own manufacture of the Borresen center seconds watch. The hand arrangements of these Borresen designs were meant to reduce the likelihood of the hands interfering with one another. This example has its sweep seconds hand located beneath the minute and hour hands; the seconds hand rides on its own cannon pinion which can be installed together through the dial-hole, requiring a drag-spring for smooth carry which the cannon falls in next to nicely. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.1 dwt (93.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, no oxide; dial with edge chip and crack at 4:30, crack at 11:30; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, one back dent, two soft dings in band, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,800 - $2,800
284 APW - Hamilton and O'Hara, grade 992 with rare Borresen-DeLong center seconds, 16S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, signed O'Hara WED with central sunken hour chapter, outer minutes and seconds chapter, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#1085135. Please see commentary of the previous lot for information regarding Helge A Borresen and Charles E DeLong. This example is from a run of grade 992 movements made in 1914 per the Gelson list of Hamilton production and was presumably modified by DeLong sometime shortly thereafter. The hand arrangement of this example differs from the previous lot with its sweep seconds hand arranged intermediary to the minute and hour hands.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, no oxide; dial with central fracture, fracture at 20-25 minutes, hl at 38 minutes, fracture at 56 minutes; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear, brass highlights; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,800
285 APW - Hamilton dial on conversion of Agassiz mvt to center seconds system in imitation of the Borresen-DeLong type, 16S, GF OF case, SW-LS, Hamilton WED styled after others by O'Hara (this one not signed) with sunken center for seconds, Hamilton feet removed and new feet added, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-côtes and microwave pattern NI damascene, s#100738. This watch looks to have been created by a watchmaker that used the dial from a Hamilton with Borresen-Delong center seconds conversion and that modified this Swiss movement to a similar center seconds arrangement with seconds hand riding beneath the minute and hour hands.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; conversion effort somewhat crude; dial chipped and cracked at 7 to 8, hls and edge fleck at 1 to 2; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $250 - $500
286 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond, 18S, 14K "Western Watch Case Co" original false box-hinged HC with gold cuvette, shield with initials on front and high relief horse head with small inset diamond eye on back, SW-LS, fancy WE-SSD with area of yellow background and two colors of gold foil accents and signed "I Dubrow, 618 South St, Philadelphia," lever escapement, 17J, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#5987646. Gross weight of assembled watch 94.9 dwt (147.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, small MFS; dial with glaze scratch center to 9; excellent hands; case shows light wear, MFS, no dings or dents, engraving detail with some reduction; bow pivots freely, crown with light wear; good glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,400
287 APW - Ball Hamilton, "Eustis Bros, Minneapolis" rare double-signed private label, grade 999, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#14041. The Eustis Brothers of Minneapolis were sales agents for Webb C Ball as listed in Ball advertisements from the mid to late 1890's. Ball watches with agent marked movements or dials are rare and only made for several years of early Ball Hamilton production.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, scattered MFS and mild FS, fourth wheel jewel setting is a brass replacement; dial with short hairline below seconds register with tiny secondary hl branch at its outer edge, faint hl at 7 to 8, tiny surface nick to lower part of 7 numeral; fine hands, minute hand is mismatched style to the original pierced Ball hour hand; case shows medium wear, many MFS, prominent dent on lower edge, wear to brass around lower portion of body and bezel, wear to brass on pendant, well worn initials on case back; tight brass bow, crown shows substantial wear and has had grooves filed for increased grip; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $2,000
288 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#747, the 647th watch produced, assembly #97 throughout, series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), coin silver unaltered and ideally fitting "JPC" stamped recased HC with American eagle and other letter hallmarks, ET silver cuvette, the locator pin position change on the mvt, KWKS, WE-SSD with two-line script signature, lever escapement no longer with upright pallets, maintaining power spring between the plates, 15J, gilt mvt. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.0 dwt (143.0 g). Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). All these prior numbers have the identical under-dial layout with two plate holes for under-dial version of the retaining power spring seen only in s#175 and s#209, with all other locator holes clean and screw-holes threaded. However, s#747-(#97) and s#706 no longer have the plate holes for any under-dial retaining spring option, implying a difference in plate preparation starting at s#651 with possible assembly #01. The escapement on this example appears to have been changed over to having the pallet in the same plane as the escape wheel, the older banking pin positions now empty, the new adjustable banking pin position by the tail, and the pallet bushing jewels changed from original. Another symptom of recasing was the case screw with clever washer that goes down over the plate to touch the seat, as the screw itself would not accomplish that, leaving play in the case.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall were it not for the alterations, as noted above, with the abandoned banking holes and the bushed pallet bushing jewel stuck into the plate; dial with crack starting at top of seconds and continuing through center to 1; hands near mint but later; case shows medium smooth wear, many MFS, one dent to back edge by the band, no other dings, ET detail gone entirely with only a button remaining in back - the detail must have been ultra-light to begin with, band detail worn smooth in places; bow pivots with limited free range, replaced push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $2,000
289 APW - Elgin, 18S, 14K box-hinged recased Solidarity HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, fancy WE-SSD with light purple coloring at center and silver paillons, lever escapement, 11J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#2238720. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.8 dwt (144.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, crown has to be given a bit of downward pressure when winding or stem will slip, excellent mvt condition overall, some scattered MFS; dial with hl from between 12 and 1 to center, small chips or flakes at center, hl above seconds-register; excellent hands, hour and minute hands fancy gold style, seconds hand is blue; case shows no wear, rear lid with evidence of repair around hinge area and with looseness and side to side play at center joint of hinge, lower rear pendant of case with solder residue from some type of work, shallow dent at lower right of front and ding at upper front, some marks likely from hinge repair at lower portion of boxed area on lower rear lid, engraving detail crisp and very attractive; tight bow, crown shows virtually no wear; good glass crystal. $1,500 - $2,000
290 APW - Hamilton, grade 940 Special, 18S, GF OF original case with unusual combination of hinged front and threaded rear, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, full gilt damascene finish, s#516624. Fully gilt damascene plate finish is extremely unusual for Hamilton, and the pattern of this example's damascene differs notably from what is found on the more typical 2-tone gilt & NI damascened 940 Specials that we have observed. This example is from a group of 25 consecutive numbered grade 940 movements, serials 516601 to 516625, that are listed in the Hamilton factory ledger as sold to the Geo B Barrett Co of Pittsburgh, Pa in fall of 1906.     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly on a full wind, OH recommended, excellent mvt condition overall, strong gilt color, a few scattered MFS, some mild very fine rub lines on barrel bridge, small dark spot on foot of balance cock; dial with light outer chapter hls at 7 and 8, mild FS at edge between 7 and 8; case shows ample wear, some scratches on back, scattered FS and profusion of MFS, ding at center of back, ET to rear entirely lost, significant areas of wear through to brass; tight brass bow with tool marks, crown shows medium wear; glass crystal with edge chips at upper right. $1,000 - $2,000
291 APW - Hamilton, scarce grade 964, 16S, 14K gold OF original case with 1906 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE Arabic DSD signed Smith Patterson Company, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, gold center wheel, narrow fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#68967. Total production for grade 964 is 300, made from 1901-1904. Gross weight of assembled watch 52.7 dwt (82.0 g). Sold in our galleries in 2014.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with single barely visible hl at 1; hands in excellent dark purple, some dullness; case shows light wear with ET just vanishing at the edges, hardly any MFS, two flat dents in band to either side of hinges, no dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows medium smooth wear and break; good glass crystal. A fine original example of a very scarce grade. Condition unchanged from 2014 listing $1,500 - $2,000
292 APW - Illinois, grade 174-B, extremely rare, "John M Roberts, Pittsburgh" private label on dial and movement, 16S, GF HC recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, 23J, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#1313954. Only 10 total 23J grade 174-B hunting mvts were produced in a single production run, likely all for John M Roberts.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS, oxide spots on winding wheel; dial with light hl at 11, light hl under seconds-register, surface dirtiness; excellent hands; case shows light wear, MFS, dent on band at 12 and numerous dings on band, mild shallow dent to upper front, engraving detail and ET somewhat reduced, front lid opens a bit past 90 degrees; tight brassy bow, oversize replacement crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $2,000
293 APW - International Watch Company, scarce 20J Jones caliber "H" grade, (this famous Swiss firm was founded by former E Howard engineer F A Jones with American equipment set up in Switzerland, hence the American attribution), plates and dial marked "Sam Hammond & Co, New York" and "Elson's Patent Sept 15, 1868," 17S dial diameter, 16S case opening, HC mvt housed creatively in GP dollar-watch case, SW-push-locking-LS, WE-SSD also marked with serial number, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, fausses-cotes pattern NI damascene, s#1831. The present watch mvt is the earliest example we have seen yet of the top grade produced, having sold s#14297 in 2013. Jones & Kidder started factory set-up in 1869, Kidder left in 1872 to work for Cornell, and Jones remained until factory completion in 1875, when the company was taken over in bankruptcy. Some 5000 Jones caliber mvts were completed by common estimation. Elson's Patent refers to a mainspring attachment, according to McIntyre at AWCo.org. Sam Hammond retailed chronometers in New York from about 1840.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; lever has extension attached, pushing in and locking to set; dial crack from center to 11; hands near mint purple, seconds replaced in blue; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,500 - $2,000
294 APW - Seth Thomas, 25J Maiden Lane, 18S, GF OF Fahy's SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with red 24-hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, capped third and fourth wheels, jeweled barrel arbor, 25J adjusted 5P and temperature, GJS, checkerboard center, ribbed and florette-centered arcade pattern two-tone gilt & NI damascene, s#351177.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, slight fade to color contrast, regulator nicely sanded but not polished; dial looks clean but has hl cluster at 12 to 1, hl at 11, fracture at 7, edge chip filled at 6 with line, other minor edge flecks; hands excellent; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS to back, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $1,500 - $2,000
295 APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1857 with rare and possibly unique application of Lamb's Patent ratchet, 18S, coin silver original Am Watch Co HC with ET silver cuvette and embossed eagle trademark, KWKS, WED with tall Roman numerals, lever escapement with gold balance, 11J, gilt mvt pattern NI damascene, s#42176. The hand-written Waltham serial number ledger shows this mvt being completed in November 1862 as part of a run with gold balance wheels. The ratchet mechanism is a type not previously documented, having a round steel puck that floats into a recess cut into the pillar plate; its travel is limited by a fine steel spring. The flattened puck functions by wedging itself between large lenticular cuts in the ratchet wheel and the cutout in the pillar plate. The bridge covering the ratchet assembly is engraved "Lamb's Patent." One can feel the smoothing effect of this design when winding the watch. We know of no other example.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some plate staining; faint dial hl at 1:30, barely visible hl below 3 and another above 7; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, a light back dent, numerous minor dings to both covers, ET detail sharp and complete, medium tarnish overall; bow a bit loose, push shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $2,000
296 APW - Waltham, Vanguard, 18S, very heavy 14K OF original Hayden W Wheeler case with ET gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene, s#10565527. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.3 dwt (157.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, two tiny specks on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail gone around shoulder; bow tight, slightly thinned, crown shows light wear and break; scratched and abraded glass crystal. $1,600 - $2,000
297 APW - Illinois, 12S, exceptional 14K multicolor gold original HC with buck head on rear, gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#3773111. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.6 dwt (72.4 g).     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, OH recommended, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with hl at 11; excellent hands; case shows no wear, minimal contact MFS, no dings or dents, engraving detail is superb and wonderfully crisp; tight bow, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,900
298 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V with scarce HC to OF conversion dial, L-S (just over 15-S), 14K gold OF original EH&Co case with gold cuvette, SW-SS retaining KWKS arbors, WE-SSD with seconds register at 3 allowing HC model mvt to correctly orient in OF case, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#52428. Gross weight of assembled watch 72.0 dwt (111.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, fine mvt condition overall, gilt plates with rubbing MFS, several FS and scattered small spots, center arbor cup absent; perfect dial; near mint hands; case with medium wear, MFS, no dings or dents, ET reduced with area of complete loss at right side; firm bow thinned at top, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,300 - $1,800
299 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series XI split-plate adjusted, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 14K Dubois original HC with ET gold cuvette, this form of 4-D trademark registered to Dubois Watch Case Co of Brooklyn in 1906, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, parallel dividing-line pattern NI damascene, s#600188. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.2 dwt (113.9 g).     Mvt: Running with escapement noise, something hitting especially at 12-up, fine mvt condition overall, needs OH; dial has crack to internal corner above 5, hls at 2:30 and 4:30; hands excellent; latch is good but slow to move, one has to back-wind for the latch to fully engage the cover, an internal lubrication issue; case shows little wear, some MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings, monogram detail with reduced edges; bow tight, gradually thinned, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal. $1,500 - $1,800
300 APW - Howard Keystone, series "O" (or "zero"), 16S, superb 14K original Howard HC with Jurgensen lips, gold cuvette engraved "A Brody 1913" within signature ring, SW-SS, WE-DSD, arrow & cross grade, fully capped lever escapement, 23J, GJS, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1143437. Gross weight of assembled watch 69.5 dwt (108.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, surfaces are superb but a routine cleaning would be in order; perfect dial; near mint hands; case shows no wear, MFS, no dents or dings, cuvette with some scratches from slips when opening, ET with superb crispness; tight bow, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. Top example. $1,200 - $1,800
301 APW - Waltham, Amn Watch Co grade model 1872, 17S (model specific dimensions), 14K rose gold original Waltham HC with ET gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover over mvt, SW-LS, WE-SSD with three-line American Watch Co signature, lever escapement, 16J, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#987154. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.6 dwt (126.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plate discoloration with many MFS, as if the rhodium plating were removed from the nickel upper plate, while settings are near mint, and the winding wheels with only one small patch; dial with hl and spider fracture at 11:30; hands near mint, rubbing to minute tip; case shows very light wear, few MFS, a soft dent in front, a sharp creased dent in back with two other sharp dings, ET detail fading at shoulders; bow tight, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystals. $1,400 - $1,800
302 APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett, model 1857, 14K (tested) original "BH&T" HC with gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#704593. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.0 dwt (136.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous gilt plates, small bit of haze at a few points on plates; dial with faint hl above seconds-register, tiny nick above center hole; near mint hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dings or dents, ET detail reduced, missing plug on front hinge; tight bow, push shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,400 - $1,800
303 APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett, model 1877, 18S, 14K original drum style HC, gold cuvette elegantly engraved "WW From His Parents," "W" engraved on front crest, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#1790198. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.1 dwt (129.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, mild FS and slight smudge to barrel bridge, one case-screw missing; dial with some hls, scratch at 4; excellent hands, minute hand with some oxide; case shows very little wear, some MFS, two small mild dings at left periphery of rear, engraving detail strong and attractive with only slight reduction at peripheries; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $1,300 - $1,700
304 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V with rare fancy dial, hound grade, L-S (just over 15S), heavy warranted 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette over glazed observation cover, the cuvette engraved later to conceal prior engraving, SW-SS, very fancy O'Hara style WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#63188. Gross weight of assembled watch 71.1 dwt (110.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, much cloudiness and many MFS; dial has glaze line from seconds through 3, another from seconds through center and continuing to 12, scoring in seconds; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a few very light dents or dings front and back, visible from interior, fairly complete detail with reduction at the shoulders and less so overall; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very light wear and incipient break; clean plastic crystals. $1,200 - $1,600
305 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC, 1889 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#217140. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.3 dwt (134.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness, some MFS; dial with faintest hl between center and seconds; hands mint except for excellent minute; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, fine-line detail vanishing on front, complete on back; bow tight, thinned at apex, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
306 APW - Elgin, 16S (old dimension), 14K rose gold original HC with fluted covers and band, gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, quilted center pattern NI damascene, s#4991084. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.9 dwt (124.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with numerous hls radiating from center; hands excellent, rust bloom; case shows little wear, some MFS, a band dent at 12, more dents and dings in front, complete and fairly crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
307 APW - Waltham, model 1883, 18S, heavy 14K rose gold original HC with scalloped band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#4085114. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.4 dwt (140.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, many UFS across cuvette, some light dents or dings to both covers, visible only internally, complete detail with little reduction at shoulders; bow tight, slightly thinned at top, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
308 APW - Waltham, Sterling, model 1877, 18S, heavy 10-14K original box-hinged HC, 1886 presentation on ET gold cuvette, photo emulsion portraits within both covers with children's photos on dial, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#2629212. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.8 dwt (141.2 g).     Mvt: Running, but rust on the HS and oxide on regulator suggest timing issues, excellent mvt condition otherwise; dial perfect but with scratches on portraits; hands excellent; case shows light wear, many MFS, one back dent, one band ding, fading detail overall, portraits quite degraded; bow pivots freely, light thinning at apex, brass crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
309 APW - Ball Waltham, 16S, rare 14K solid rose gold OF original Jeannot & Shiebler case with Ball garter logo in back, plain gold cuvette, in original Webb C Ball leather box signed on top-silk, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, GCW, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene mvt with inset gold RR seal, s#208245. Gross weight of assembled watch 65.1 dwt (101.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with hl between center and seconds, another at 7; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, some small light back dents or dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows light wear and incipient break; glass crystal with small checks to surface; box worn and scuffed but sound. $1,000 - $1,500
310 APW - Ball Waltham, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT), 16S, GF OF original HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with black BRT emblem, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, GCW, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, inset BRT medallion on plate, s#B134490.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with crack from 2 to 3; hands fine; case shows medium wear, brass band, some MFS, no dents but a few sharp dings, fading detail; bow tight, thinned, new crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
311 APW - Ball Waltham, Official RR Standard, 16S, 14K original Jeannot & Shiebler OF case with gold cuvette and Ball Watch Co marking in rear, back of case engraved with fancy initials, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 19J, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B222610. Gross weight of assembled watch 63.3 dwt (98.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, fully overhauled, near mint mvt condition overall, few MFS, oxide spot at perimeter of larger winding wheel; dial with very short hl at edge at lever set position; excellent hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, dent above center rear and at same position on cuvette, ET detail lost at perimeter of rear, inner back with prominent scratches to top portion; bow pivots freely, crown with light wear and ridge break; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,500
312 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series XII adjusted, split-plate, L-S (just over 15S), 14K gold EH&Co original case, gold cuvette engraved, "Presented to Benjamin F Hazleton by Winfield S Jewell, For writing the largest amount of assurance for The Equitable Life In the thirty days ending Sept 15, 1902," perhaps the happy outcome of a competitive wager, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, unique wheel-spoke and spotted pattern NI damascene, s#701127. Gross weight of assembled watch 63.3 dwt (98.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some FS and cap marring; dial fracture at 10, crack at 5, fill at seconds hole with hl, hls crossing 12; hands excellent, minute not original; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, clear monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal. $1,100 - $1,500
313 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) with winding indicator and hacking sweep seconds, grade 506, 16S, CPBM OF original Keystone case without contract markings but with Elgin "Timed and Cased" marking, SW-SS, 24-hour WED, fully capped lever escapement, marked 21J but actually 22J with the sweep bridge, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#34574845. Scarce watch with WI feature seldom found on the Elgin GCT sweep seconds model.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint; case shows very little wear, complete plating, many MFS, no dents or dings, crisp border detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,500
314 APW - Elgin, rare B W Raymond grade 544, US Army AC, sweep seconds 24-hour GCT with winding indicator, 16S, CPBM OF original case with full contract markings on back, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement with antimagnetic HS, 22J (marked 21J, upgraded to sweep adding one jewel on sweep bridge), ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#39516430. A rare US Army Air Corps watch; total production of grade 544 was only 200, all produced in a single run in 1940.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, many scratches and gouges to back and band, apparently from some attempt to open the screwed-back with a knife, no dents, a few other band dings, legible contract detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,500
315 APW - Hamilton, grade 969, 16S, heavy 14K original AWCCo HC with gold cuvette engraved "Presented to Jos F Gosiger by his parents, J A & M K Gosiger, August 16th 1905," front of case engraved with "JG" initials, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy NI damascene, s#305285. Gross weight of assembled watch 74.9 dwt (116.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with some MFS, two scratches on barrel bridge case-screw and larger winding wheel, detent stem locking screw is missing half its head and plate area immediately around this screw position has some marring; dial with hl between 2 and 4; excellent hands, hour and seconds hands are blue, minute hand is plum colored; case shows very light wear, some MFS, small shallow dent at left side of front and right side of rear, ET detail with mild reduction; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $1,100 - $1,500
316 APW - J P Stevens & Co, Atlanta, Ga, mvt by Hampden, 18S, 14K rose gold original signed J P Stevens HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#110301. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.4 dwt (128.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS and UFS; dial with small forked hl at 12, flecks to seconds hole; hands near mint but mismatched; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, complete and distinct detail; bow tight, slight thinning from fob-strap, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
317 APW - Waltham, five-minute repeating chronograph, 16S, recased in CPBM OF Keystone case fitted with threaded adaptor ring for greater bezel height, SW-LS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement with antimagnetic white alloy HS, bimetallic white alloy and steel expansion balance, 16-17J, GJS, GCW, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#3793270, from a run of chronographs preceding a run of repeaters. A button at 7 serves as the slide, with smaller button at 12 for chronograph activation. We sold s#3793696 in 2013 with the same balance system.     Mvt: GRO, fine to excellent mvt condition overall, setting is very rough and requires lever to be held out; repeat function is good but hesitant, the five-minute sequence slowing down and speeding up; chronograph is complete, but drive wheels either slip or engage erratically, the button too small to push with one's finger; dial has pitchfork crack from 10 to 11 through center; hands fine, broken sweep tail; threads front and back will operate smoothly if one does not exert downward pressure; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp knurled detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; plastic crystal with some MFS. $1,000 - $1,500
318 APW - Ball Hamilton, Ball's Standard Railroad Watch Co, grade 999E, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, wide bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#20672. Present example is the higher grade of the two Ball Hamilton "Railroad Watch Co" variants, a rare piece with 300 total production made in a single run from serials 20501 to 20800.     Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, numerous MFS and some scattered FS, some oxide on regulator spring; dial with scattered hls, edge chipping from before 1 to past 2; excellent hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, missing one plug on front hinge, engraving detail reduced and ET largely lost, thin strips of brass visible on high edges of bezel and rear, brass visible on ridges of band; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,400
319 APW - Ball Illinois, 16S, GF OF original Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, special blued skeleton hands for Ball Illinois model, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B801251.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial hl from 3 to 4; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanished around shoulder, brass highlights to reeded tops; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
320 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette and weighted band (probably by BWCCo), SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#220394. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.3 dwt (140.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, tarnish and microspeckle; dial with glued fracture above seconds; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, many dents or dings to covers and band, ET detail vanishing at shoulders, unevenly reduced overall; bow tight, very thinned, brass replacement crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
321 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), warranted 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#219015. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.3 dwt (126.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, nearly complete detail with mild reduction overall; bow tight, thinned apex, crown shows light wear, brass highlights; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
322 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC with beaded bezel, 1889 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#212729. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.7 dwt (134.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS; dial with forked hl at 7; hands excellent; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents but several dings, especially to back, ET detail vanishing in back, fading in front, gone at back shoulder; bow tight, thinned apex, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
323 APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K multicolor gold original Roy HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#8928445. Gross weight of assembled watch 57.4 dwt (89.2 g).     Mvt: Ticking a bit sluggishly, OH recommended, excellent mvt condition overall, few FS, small oxide spots on larger winding wheel and click; dial with hls; fine hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dings or dents, good engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows very little wear and is seated somewhat high and with some tilt; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
324 APW - Elgin, Lord Elgin, 16S, 18K yellow gold OF original clamshell (two-bodied) Dubois case, 1915 50th anniversary presentation from wife to husband in back, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap setting, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#12718286. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.4 dwt (86.1 g). Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall; dial with edge microfleck and adjacent short hl at 9, scratch above signature; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail fading out along the shoulder; bow tight, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,400
325 APW - Hamilton, C & EI RR (Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad), 18S, nickel OF display case marked Hamilton on bezels, SW-LS, WE-SSD signed "Veatch, Rossville Ill," lever escapement, 17J, NI damascene, s#214223. Very rare railroad marked watch; 0 J W Veatch was a jeweler in Rossville, IL, which is located on the route of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois RR. Watch comes with additional nickel OF case that is believed to be its original.     Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plate surfaces, MFS and mild FS with greatest concentration around case-screw areas and on foot of balance cock, spacer beneath one case-screw; dial near perfect with a short mild FS in glaze to area right of signature; fine hands; glass-back case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, tarnish in areas, bow is tight, crown shows little wear, good glass crystals; additional nickel OF case believed to be original shows light wear, scattered MFS and FS, some scattered mild dings and nicks, tight bow, crown shows little wear, glass crystal with scattered MFS and some small imperfections. $700 - $1,400
326 APW - Illinois, "C&O Special" signed on dial and mvt, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, two-tone damascene, s#1430933. Rare double-signed Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad watch.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, few MFS, oxide on regulator spring, missing one screw on balance jewel setting; dial with scattered light hls, tiny edge nick at 5, miniscule nick above seconds-register; case shows medium wear, wear to brass in thin strips on front/rear and along ridges of band, some MFS, some shallow dents at center of rear, ding at upper right perimeter of rear, engraving detail reduced and ET vanishing; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,400
327 APW - Elgin, Veritas with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS with classic fancy full balance cap setting, fishscale center pattern NI damascene with radiant surround, s#24214794.     Mvt: GRO, indicator registering at 39 hours when wound down and advancing properly to near 0 when fully wound, excellent mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, train bridge with small series of FS around the right side plate screw and several additional small FS toward the left side, FS on balance cock outside of fast/slow index, some MFS and few FS scattered elsewhere; dial with faint hls near 6 and 7, tiny edge flake near 5; hands very near mint except for indicator hand with some finish loss; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, a few long FS on cuvette, some small mild nicks to back perimeter, ET detail very sharp; bow pivots freely, brass replacement crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $1,000 - $1,300
328 APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, rare earliest variant, 16S, GF OF NOS Star case with bar-over-crown, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, GT, gold lettering, bright spotted pattern NI damascene, "D'bl Roller" marking below balance, s#2572633. This earliest variant of 23J 16S Bunn Special is in exceptional condition; total production of this bright-spotted variety with abbreviated "D'bl" marking is estimated at 200, according to Mike Chamelin's excellent Bunn Special book.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, sharp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,300
329 APW - Waltham, US Army Air Corps Vanguard GCT Navigation Watch Type A-6 with winding indicator, 16S, CPBM OF original case with contract markings on back, SW-SS, rare black dial marked GCT (Greenwich Civil Time) with sunken seconds and WI, enameled white graphics, white hands, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J 5P, GJS, GCW, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with wave surrounds, s#27443970, marked "US Army AC" on front plate near balance. This very scarce 1930's military timepiece has case-back marked with unusual term "Avigation," a blend of the words aviation and navigation.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, spot of oxide on regulator clip; dial near mint; hands excellent, slightly discolored; case shows little wear, complete plating, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, fairly sharp knurled detail with fully visible contract markings; bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,300
330 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, horse grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC by Keller & Untermeyer, gold cuvette bearing presentation, "Capt L V Clark from Jefferson Volunteers, May 15th 1889," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#213165. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.4 dwt (121.9 g). Fortunately, some history has been published in the book, "Southern Martyrs" by Sergeant M Koenigsberg in 1898, which states under the roster of the Jefferson Volunteers, "No company in the First Alabama ranked higher on drill than the Jefferson Volunteers. Organized in 1888 as a zouave company, the "J. V's" never failed to distinguish themselves at every encampment they attended. Louis V. Clark was the company's first captain. Under the efficient command of Captain Clark, who afterward became brigadier general of the state militia, the company was readily recognized as a crack zouave team." Our thanks go to the Jefferson County Alabama Genealogy Trials History Group for their web publication.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, little gilding remaining; dial with blue hl under 7 and another below seconds; hands fine, blackened; case shows substantial wear, profuse MFS, some deep scratches in front, minor dents or dings to covers and band, ET detail gone, shadow of one button remains; bow tight, worn sharply thin at apex, crown shows substantial smooth wear and break with minor loss to remnant cladding; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,200
331 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond s#135, 18S, heavy coin silver Dueber original HC with silver cuvette and gold hinges, KWKS, "National Watch Co" signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#135. A padded box from jeweler Shimmon & Hine of Pittsfield, Mass is included with watch. Elgin's production sequence began with #101, making this only the 35th Elgin made.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, gilt plates with scattered spotting, plate with abrasions between balance and edge around the letters "W R" of the B W Raymond marking; dial with hl from 10 to top of seconds-register, short hl below seconds-register; fine hands, minute hand is short; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, nice even patina, front lift-spring not functioning; tight bow, push shows light wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,200
332 APW - Hamilton, grade 992 in two-tone damascene, 16S, GF OF "Railroad Model" original Wadsworth case, SW-LS, rare WE-DSD marked "Adjusted for Railroad Service 21 Jewels," fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GCW, gilt screws and regulator, crazy checkerboard center pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#1610955, ca 1919.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, slight cloudiness, subdued color contrast; dial with hl in center and another in outer chapter, MFS and edge microfleck; near mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, almost ideal replacement crown shows no wear, slightly large internally; good glass crystal. A rare and desirable dial on scarce two-tone mvt. $800 - $1,200
333 APW - Howard Keystone, series "O" (also "zero," so called as the plate font resembles "O" rather than "0"), 23J with ruby banking pins, 16S, 14K original OF Howard signed case with Jurgensen lips and gold cuvette, cuvette engraved "Mother to John 18th birthday" and is engraved on the rear with fancy "JBK" initials, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 23J, striped NI damascene, s#1159722. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.1 dwt (87.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, MFS, few small surface spots; dial near perfect with only miniscule nicks around rim of center hole; near mint hands; case shows hardly any wear, MFS, no dings or dents, ET detail strong; bow pivots freely, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with FS, crystal has glue residue around bezel seat. $900 - $1,200
334 APW - Howard Keystone, series "O" (the popular term rather than "zero," both correct), 16S, 14K OF original case with Jurgensen lips, 1921 presentation and Howard signature ring on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled banking pins, 23J, GJS, broad ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1237961. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.8 dwt (88.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, mostly brushed UFS, no dents or dings, clear monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. Excellent example. $900 - $1,200
335 APW - Illinois, private label for "Carl Petersen, Washington, DC" marked on dial and mvt, 16S, 14K rose gold original AWCCo HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 16J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#1254042. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.3 dwt (114.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates; dial hl at center, forked hl at 1, hl below 9; hands excellent; front hinge has been well repaired, leaving scribe marks; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, replaced crown is crooked, showing little wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,200
336 APW - Rockford, two-tone model 10, grade 838, 18S, 14K rose gold recased BWCCo HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-LS, reproduction fancy dial, lever escapement, 17J, unique parallel wave pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#696208. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.7 dwt (128.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, some brushed MFS, a dent at the back lift creating closure fluctuation, few other dings, complete and fairly crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,200
337 APW - Waltham, "Stief RR Standard, Nashville, Tenn" marked on mvt, model 1892, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, unique WE-DSD signed "Stief's Standard Nashville" in black and red oversize script, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#7018225. Very rare model 1892 Waltham with impressive and stylish two-color dial signature.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, main plate with a scratch between case-screw location and third wheel jewel setting, shorter FS near center jewel setting, UFS scattered elsewhere, regulator with some oxide spots; dial with small patched chips at lower corners of center chapter, cracks with some white fill material along right side perimeter of center chapter, crack along top of seconds-register, light hls in seconds-register and at dial's edge outside 1; excellent hands; case shows light wear, MFS and some FS, small dings on bottom of band; brassy bow is tight, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with some small scratches. $600 - $1,200
338 APW - Waltham, Crescent St, model 1908, 16S, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fancy gold hands, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled barrel, 21J, GJS, GCW, small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope twist surrounds matching winding wheel decoration, s#17024045. Gross weight of assembled watch 65.7 dwt (102.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, few minimal MFS; dial perfect in visible portion; excellent hands; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $900 - $1,200
339 APW - Elgin, 18S, 14K solid rose gold original BWCCo HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#5308727. Gross weight of assembled watch 85.1 dwt (132.4 g).     Mvt: NR, broken mainspring, staff OK, fine mvt condition overall, needs OH, one case-screw head broken; dial hl through center, another below seconds, excellent spade hands; case shows very light wear, thin-gauge front cover dented and domed creating oil-can effect, back cover lightly dented but stable, nearly complete detail reduced along shoulder bevels; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,100
340 APW - Elgin, convertible model, 16S, 14K original drum style HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene with ribbed center, s#2723294. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.7 dwt (109.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, oxide in areas on steelwork; dial with hls, chip at 6; fine hands, minute hand with some bend; case shows light wear, MFS, dents and dings to rear, front closes with small bit of gap at upper portion, engraving detail somewhat reduced; tight brassy bow, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal with sloppy glue residue at its perimeter. $800 - $1,100
341 APW - Hamilton, hunting grade 991, 16S, 14K gold original Keystone HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, concentric checkerboard, fishscale and radiant pattern NI damascene, s#361235. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.4 dwt (103.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial crack at 4, pitchfork at 10, scratch from 6 to 7; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a small dent and few dings, even reduction to detail, slightly more so at shoulders; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,100
342 APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, 60 hour, grade 163 type 1, 3800 produced, 16S, green GF OF original "Bunn Special Model" case, SW-LS, fully marked arrows-out WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GT, radiant step pattern NI damascene, s#5420249.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, corrosion spot next to crown wheel at 23 Jewels marking, oxide spot on crown wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows light wear in general but has brass ring around shoulder, fine line edge brassing starting, some MFS, no dents, one sharp back ding, complete border detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal with a few MFS. $800 - $1,100
343 APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, hound grade, L-S (just over 15S), 14K EH&Co original case with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#69286. Gross weight of assembled watch 74.5 dwt (115.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, missing regulator whiplash; dial with single hl between center and seconds; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, light dents and dings to light gauge covers, ET detail nearly complete, one dent site with smooth wear; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
344 APW - Hamilton, grade 950 Elinvar, 16S, GF OF Keystone recase, SW-LS, bold Montgomery WE-DSD with cursive numerals, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC balance system and blued Elinvar HS, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GCW, striped and ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#2649706, ca 1936.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, no dents or dings, crisp detail; tight, unworn bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
345 APW - Illinois, Mason, low s#166, 18S, coin silver original HC, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Springfield Watch Co," correct for earliest Illinois production, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#166. Very nice first year production example, from a run listed in factory records as made in May 1872.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, strong gilt color, spot on barrel bridge near end of word "Ill," small abrasion spot on barrel bridge right of the escutcheon, small spot on main plate adjacent to left side of barrel bridge; dial with two short hls below seconds-register; case shows medium wear, FS and MFS, shallow dents to left side of front, small shallow dent to left side of rear, engraving detail greatly reduced; bow pivots freely and has some side to side play at pendent, plated brass push shows ample wear and has break at upper front side; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
346 APW - Waltham, Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels," fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, GCW, small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surround, s#27322464. A superb top condition example of this high-grade railroad watch with the desirable marked dial.     Mvt: GRO, indicator hand advancing correctly, near mint mvt condition overall, very bright lustrous surfaces, few minimal MFS; perfect dial; near mint hands; case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, few small nicks on band; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
347 APW - Waltham, very rare model 1892 mvt with script "AWWCo Waltham Mass" signature, 18S, nickel OF recase with train engraving on rear, SW-LS, WE-DSD private label marked "S T Little & Sons, Cumberland, Md," fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, rare radial spiral (radiant swirl) pattern NI damascene, s#7902925. S T Little & Sons of Cumberland, Maryland were long time railroad watch inspectors for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad.     Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, OH recommended, excellent plus mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, mild but long MFS on main plate, some small MFS elsewhere, few oxide spots on winding wheels, one replaced plate screw on barrel bridge that seats short of plate surface; dial with two faint hls and two small scratches in space above seconds-register, two faint hls below seconds-register; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, engraving detail strong; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $700 - $1,000
348 Waltham, American Watch Co grade model 1872 hunting, made for English market, 17S (model specific dimensions), 44.1mm dial plate diameter, SW-LS, private label WE-SSD for "Hogg & Shaw, Manchester" (England), blued steel hands for demi-HC, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, unique lozenge pattern NI damascene, s#2670662, with crown. Hogg & Shaw were at 52 Market Street in Manchester and handled many types of watches, as auction records show.     GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, loss of letter blacking, few MFS, no oxide, additional case-screw hole added on upper plate near balance; dial with crossed hls at 8, hl between center and seconds, nearly invisible hl from seconds to below 10, infinitesimal microflecks at center hole; hands near mint. $1,500 - $2,600
349 A Lange, Dresden, early keywind mvt only with scarce private label dated dial, 45.36mm dial plate diameter, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Kearsley Carter, March 5th, 1859," early form of fully capped lever escapement, steel pallet with Lange single-pin banking, gold escape wheel, bimetallic compensation balance, gold timing screws and weights, blued steel HS with 360-degree overcoil, 19J, gilt mvt, s#2215. As the earliest Lange record-books only start with s#3501, further information is hard to find. While without the diamond endstone that was introduced in later 1a quality Lange watches, the fully capped escapement would be among the top quality of this period, and prior to later classification systems. The overcoil style is unique.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light patchy tarnish to the electrum gilt plates that may clean to near mint after treatment with silver cleaning solution; plates show very few MFS, original blued screws and bright-work with very little oxide; dial has small clusters of hls beneath the seconds dial, and a tiny edge fleck at the top of the seconds sink; hands original, generally near mint save for a bend below the rubbed and oxidized minute spade, the hands out of correct relative position. $700 - $1,100
350 Waltham, Hillside, very unusual split-seconds chronograph mvt only, 14S, SW-LS, WE-SSD friction fit to movement with canister, outer dial chapter in 1/5 second gradations, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#3338702. This mvt has a very different design than Waltham's typical split seconds chronograph, with this example having its chronograph mechanism on the back plate and split mechanism entirely under the dial.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, gilt plates with some surface toning; good chronograph function and split feature; perfect dial; hands absent except for near mint lower sweep-seconds hand. $600 - $1,000
351 Bonnard & Compagnie à Paris (unlisted), virgule calendar mvt in ironwood or similar display box, 50mm mvt diameter, 62mm overall, good for desktop display once arranged properly, KWKS, WED with subsidiary time, day and date dials, sweep seconds, virgule escapement, going barrel, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#128. The exotic wood display box was turned on a lathe, then engine turned on the base, provided with mvt ring and crystal that snap-fits, making access only possible by lifting the crystal at an edge chip. A little more work would make a nice display. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.1 dwt (135.5 g).     Mvt: NR, fully wound, staff good, HS detached, near mint mvt condition overall; dial essentially perfect, a small fleck at winding hole; hands near mint, day hand missing; case very sound; glass crystal with single chip. $300 - $500
352 Audemars Piguet, jump-hour mvt only, 24.2mm mvt diameter, original cushion-form silvered dial with aperture for hour, outer minute scale and subsidiary seconds, 17J, capped escape, s#37682, double signed, in need of restoration.     Mvt: NR, not winding or setting, staff OK, fine mvt condition overall but with scratched numbers on plate, tarnish, MFS, little oxide; dial fine, edge reactivity, scratches and graphics loss through 15; hands excellent but minute not original. 500-750 $500 - $750
353 AWCo Waltham KWKS 18S 6-oz class sterling silver HC with gold hinges, silver cuvette, attractive engraving and ET, with factory case paper in rear. Gross weight of assembled case 111.6 dwt (173.5 g).     Near mint, very sharp ET and engraving showing hardly any wear, attractive even silver patina, some MFS, no dents or dings, good hinges, tight bow, good glass crystal. $300 - $500
354 E Howard & Co, Boston, private label dial only signed "Webb C Ball, Cleveland, O," N-S (just over 19S), WE-SSD with elegant decorative elements including Moorhouse style flourishes at the 15 minute positions, no signature on dial rear, dial feet at approximately 24-36-52 with an additional foot position that was removed at 11.     Single faint hl at 7. $500 - $1,000
355 Dial lot (2) Cornell Watch Co, 18S, WE-DS - [1] Signed "Cornell Watch Company, Chicago" and with CWCo monogram, two very faint hls in center chapter and two faint hls at bottom below seconds-register. [2] Signed "Fritz R King," perfect.     Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available. $400 - $600
356 Hamilton dial only, private label signed "A N Anderson, Standard Time," 18S, fancy WE-SSD with blue script signature, two colors of gold foil accents, pink color fields at center and behind hour numerals.     Small edge fleck at 2. $300 - $500
357 EPW - "Olivier Quartier, Locle en Suisse Fecit," rare Omskirk escapement, variation of DeBauffre chaff-cutter escapement, going barrel wound clockwise from rear, 50mm, silver OF original consular case, KWKS, WED, double escape wheels traveling to either side of table mounted on staff, different from the DeBauffre which has lever intermediary, gilt mvt with engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, garnet endstone, s#1502. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.9 dwt (94.7 g). Olivier Quartier is one of the few makers to have produced such an escapement, and the majority of his watches are simple verges. The full signature and "Fecit" marking is not found on his verges.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial with surface flaw at 9; hands excellent; original case shows abundant wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail gone but for button shadow and ghosts; closure good; bow & pendant original, bow opening up on its through-pin; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. Excellent example. $600 - $1,000
358 EPW - Agassiz, Saint-Imier, 42mm, American 18K gold original "AL&Co" HC (maker unknown, several possibilities), 1878 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#2367. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.2 dwt (68.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with small fleck at seconds hole; hands excellent but hour replaced with simple baton; case shows light wear, few MFS, some very light dents or dings, finest detail complete in front but nearly gone in back; bow tight, thinned at apex, crown shows light wear and incipient break; clean plastic crystal. $700 - $1,000
359 EPW - Jno May, London (actually Joanna May, widow of William May, the latter apprenticed in 1672, in Clockmakers' Company 1679, appears to have deceased in 1689, when Joanna apprenticed to George Harrison, Joanna active from 1689-1710 at least, contradictions in standard listings), verge fusee with mock pendulum visible under blue glass installed over half of balance cock, 60mm, silver purpose-made OF consular case with 18th century German hallmark for Norden, date letter "R" with casemaker's mark "MM(?)" in rectangular cameo, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, the half opposite the window engraved only, garnet endstone with indicator setting, s#4810. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.2 dwt (144.9 g). Norden is located on the North Sea coast at the current northwest seaside corner of Germany.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components, small edge flecks to the blue glass window; dial extensively restored with wax or paint filling, overall chipping, looking quite good for so much damage; excellent Continental hands; case shows light wear, many MFS, only the faintest dents or dings; button latch good, good top; bow & pendant original, having medium wear and much play to the through-hole; good domed glass crystal. A most interesting early English watch by woman maker in scarce purpose-made German case. $600 - $1,000
360 EPW - Max Mayer, successor of Arthur Jaccard from the Swiss canton of Gros-de-Vaud just north of Lake Geneva, "Balancier & Spiral Paillard" (Paillard's balance and hairspring) engraved on barrel plate, 51mm, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, both Swiss and German hallmarks within all covers, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with uncut balance, blued HS with overcoil, 16J, gilt mvt, s#40341. Gross weight of assembled watch 68.5 dwt (106.6 g). Mayer was identified only by the "SJG" in oval garter, a mark he registered in 1906, stamped both on front plate and inside back covers.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall one dark oxide patch on click wheel; dial perfect; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, many MFS, no larger dents, but several dings in band and a few in covers; bow pivots freely, plating worn away at top, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal. $800 - $1,000
361 EPW - Mermillon & Cie à Genève, verge fusee, 52mm, gilt tombac alloy OF original consular case with full back enamel panel under hinged glazed observation cover depicting women with lyre, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.2 dwt (113.9 g).     Mvt: NR, broken chain, shows good balance motion and escapement function with pressure applied to contrate, plates show excellent gilding, some light oxide on steel components; dial with simple edge fracture at 12, edge flake at 7; hands fine period but mismatched; original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; well-protected enamel panel has small edge flaw at 7 o'clock position, occasional surface FS; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystals. $600 - $1,000
362 EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 46mm, nickel alloy SB&B recase, SW-SS, original silvered dial with enameled Art Nouveau numerals, lever escapement with capped escape, moustache counterpoise, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#73139.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plates cloudy, small oxide filaments mostly concentrated on regulator snail; dial excellent, perfect enamel, patchy tarnish may clean quite nicely; hands later RR style; case-back cross-threaded, does not come flush, case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $1,000
363 EPW - Tissot, dress watch, 41mm, platinum and diamond OF original snap-case, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, satin NI damascene, s#3516 within case-back. Gross weight of assembled watch 28.7 dwt (44.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial excellent, faint yellowing; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, FS and scratches, no dents or dings, complete old-cut diamonds; bow tight, crown shows little wear but sits high; glass crystal with MFS. $700 - $1,000
364 EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 42mm, unique 14K white gold stepped-ring OF sandwich-case, each step on either sided being an independent ring, the whole held together by snapping the innermost rings after arranging the steps, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 15J, wheel-satin NI damascene, s#413399, case #39579 atop bow. Gross weight of assembled watch 21.6 dwt (33.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial excellent, light tarnish, may have had signature and been cleaned; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, good closure; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal in back, scratched plastic crystal in front. $600 - $1,000
365 EPW - Continental Lepine caliber quarter repeater with incomplete mvt, 41mm, 18K gold OF original case with double rows of split-pearl borders front and back, KWKS, gold foil taille-douce and ET dial, cylinder escapement, gilt mvt, without number, missing balance cock and balance at least. Gross weight of assembled watch 27.5 dwt (42.7 g).     Mvt: NR, fine mvt condition to remaining parts; repeat fully engaged but not running down; dial near mint; hands fine, probably replaced; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail with light overall reduction, complete pearls; bow tight, pendant shows little wear; good glass crystal. A beautiful case and dial with challenging restoration issues. $600 - $900
366 EPW - Continental verge fusee quarter repeater, 56mm, silver OF original consular case with spring-loaded gilt cuvette, Neuchâtel chevron hallmark for .800 quality, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, unsigned gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, case #36211, casemaker "CHFP" or "R." Gross weight of assembled watch 81.1 dwt (126.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, good escapement function, excellent mvt condition overall, plate discoloration on reflection, no oxide; repeat functions, will perform full strike, sometimes skips hours after 1 o'clock; dial perfect, scratch at 6-7, other tiny scratches; hands later, very small setting square at center perhaps part of the change, very bold and heavy style, near mint purple; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents, hardly any dings, ET detail fading out; later round bow pivots freely, pendant reworked; good flat-domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $600 - $900
367 EPW - Longines, large and slim dress watch, 48mm, 18K gold OF original hidden hinge case with gold cuvette, original gilt dial with 24-hour indications, lever escapement, 17J cal 18.89M, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#3478871, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.3 dwt (58.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings externally, tiny ding on cuvette atop the lift; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $900
368 EPW - Jno Jones, 333 Strand (London), fusee, 40mm, 18K gold OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1879, casemaker's incuse mark "HD" for Henry Dunn of Clerkenwell, KWKS, WED, lever escapement with capped escape, 11J, gilt mvt, s#27016. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.6 dwt (58.4 g). Another nearly identical watch is also in this sale from the same maker.     Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, small fingerprint etching at plate edge; dial with single hl at 8; hands excellent; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail with minimal reduction at shoulder; bow tight; good glass crystal. $600 - $800
369 EPW - Jno Jones, 333 Strand (London), fusee, 42mm, 18K gold OF original consular case bearing London hallmarks for 1883, casemaker's incuse mark "HD" for Henry Dunn of Clerkenwell, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 11J, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#28252. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.0 dwt (66.9 g). Another nearly identical watch is also in this sale from the same maker.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with single hl across 5; hands oxidized by yellowed acid-emitting celluloid crystal; case approaching medium wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, even ET detail remaining only at center of back; bow tight, thinning at top; now with good thick beveled glass crystal. $600 - $800
370 EPW - John Scott, Lombard Street, London (listed ca 1781), verge fusee doctor's watch with sweep seconds, hacking feature and eccentric time dial, 53mm, gilt tombac alloy and reverse-painted tortoise shell piqué OF original pair cases, KWKS, signed WED, original gold poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1314. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.5 dwt (114.3 g).     Mvt: Runs, may occasionally stop face up, in other positions shows good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial hls at 50-60 seconds and 15 to 32 seconds; hands near mint but the sweep is now short; original outer case shows light wear with gilding loss, nearly complete piqué work, minor cracks to bezel shell, two in front and two at back edge, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good, button replaced; original inner case shows light wear, gilding mostly gone, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow not original, pendant original but re-soldered at base; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $500 - $800
371 EPW - Philippe Terrot à Genève, verge fusee, 46mm, gilt tombac alloy OF original consular case with fully enameled back panel of lovers under festoons, paste-set bezel, KWKS, WED, paste-set silver hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#688 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.2 dwt (87.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect, stained scratch above 6; hands excellent, slightly different; original case shows very light wear, gilding loss, many MFS to perfect enamel, no dents or dings, some missing pastes; closure good; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal. $500 - $800
372 EPW - "Berthoud à Paris," Continental verge fusee, 54mm, gilt tombac alloy original consular case with fully enameled scene on back, paste-set borders, KWKS, WED, gilt stamped hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#1373. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.3 dwt (121.7 g).     Mvt: NR, chain off barrel, shows good escapement function with pressure applied to contrate, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial fracture at 2, flakes around winding hole with hls, edge chips at 5 to 6; hands fine, tarnished; original case shows light wear, many MFS to perfect enamel, no dents or dings, a few missing pastes; closure good; bow & pendant original, not much play at junction; domed glass crystal with some edge chips. $500 - $750
373 EPW - "Patek, Genève" (generic manufacture unrelated to Patek Philippe), 47mm, 18K gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, hunting covers front and back with allegorical scenes, fishermen in long boat about to cast a net on one side, women by a fountain wishing well hoping for their husbands' safe return, KWKS, WED, lever escapement with counterpoise, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1171 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.2 dwt (57.7 g).     Mvt: Barely ticks, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall; dial hl at 5; hands near mint; lighter gauge case shows little wear, some MFS, some dents and dings to covers, band and cuvette, complete detail; bow pivots freely, split-push works well with good lift to each side; good glass crystal. $500 - $750
374 EPW - Bovet, Fleurier, Chinese market duplex with printed zodiac dial and sweep seconds, 56mm, silver OF original case with hunting back, Chinese zhongwén markings, spring-loaded hinged glazed cuvette bored for key access, KWKS, WED now with paper cover and printed zodiac dial graphics, duplex escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, s#787. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.1 dwt (102.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial very clean; hands near mint, painted black to match dial graphics; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents, occasional minor dings; bow pivots freely, push shows very light wear; good glass crystals, both in front and over mvt. $500 - $750
375 EPW - Corrier à Paris (Jean, active 1782-1812), verge fusee, 18K multicolor gold consular Louis XV style original case, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#943. Gross weight of assembled watch 34.1 dwt (52.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, good escapement function, slightly out of beat, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with edge chip at 6, some hls, some surface scrapes; minute hand missing its end; case shows light wear, FS and MFS, no dents or dings; bow pivots freely; good glass crystal. $450 - $750
376 EPW - Romilly à Paris, verge fusee with unique glazed portrait back of Aristotle, 55mm, silver and gilt tombac alloy OF original consular case, the band fluted and gilt, the bezels silver, the back panel on copper, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, pendant only with s#1499 and hallmark. Gross weight of assembled watch 76.7 dwt (119.4 g). The attribution to Aristotle is based on the best likeness to sculptural images of the three major philosophers, including Socrates and Plato.     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial with minor edge fracture at 5; hands excellent gilt-stamped; the panel has crack by forehead, concealed edge chips original case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; closure good; bow & pendant original, tight, unworn; good domed glass crystals. $500 - $750
377 EPW - Weber Frères à Paris, elegant slim dress watch, 49mm, 18K gold OF original case with gold cuvette bearing French hallmarks for departments outside Paris from 1819 to 1838, KWKS, Tavernier style silver ET dial, gold hands, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt splay-bar mvt, s#41948 within case, excellent example of style established by Breguet. Gross weight of assembled watch 38.3 dwt (59.6 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint, few scuffs; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail fading out at shoulder; bow tight; good glass crystal. $500 - $750
378 EPW - "J Wilders, London," Continental verge fusee, 52mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases with outer in repoussé scene from the Aeneid, inner with purported London hallmarks for 1793, KWKS, WED with idyllic painted scene of man with dogs by the river, gilt stamped hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#9942. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.8 dwt (93.5 g).     Mvt: NR, gummy, partially wound, shows good escapement function with pressure on contrate, plates show fine gilding, some oxide and rust bloom on steel components; dial chip at center, hl from 2 to 4, minimal rubbing of graphics, clear scene; hands excellent; original outer case shows very light wear, no MFS, no visible dents or dings, good facial detail remaining; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, medium tarnish, one large dent at base of back a smaller one above; bow & pendant original and definitely Continental in style, soldered at base; good domed glass crystal. $500 - $700
379 EPW - International Watch Co, Switzerland, 47mm, 18K gold OF original Cressarrow case, SW-SS, original silvered dial with applied gold numerals, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, 6 adjustments, narrow fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#748923. Gross weight of assembled watch 39.7 dwt (61.7 g). There is a charming 21st birthday presentation from mother to son within the case-back.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial excellent, scuff under 12; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS and FS, no dents or dings, fading central detail; unusual bow is tight and retains great lines, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $700
380 EPW - Longines, US Army Air Corps GCT Navigation Watch with winding indicator and hacking sweep seconds, 18S, 54mm, CPBM OF original case with contract markings on back, SW-SS, original silvered dial marked GCT (Greenwich Civil Time), fully capped lever escapement, 21J 5P, temperature adjusted, fausses-côtes pattern NI damascene, s#5955822.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint; hands excellent, oxide patches; case shows very light wear, plating vanishing in back, many MFS, long central back dents, no dings, complete contract and border detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal. $500 - $700
381 EPW - Swiss, "Fabriqué pour Vacheron & Constantin, Genève," made for the company rather than by them, 49mm, 14K OF original case with signed metal cuvette bearing memorial presentation for 1908, SW-pin-set, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#102005. Gross weight of assembled watch 52.1 dwt (81.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands blackened, perhaps in mourning; case shows light wear, some MFS, deep band dents, clear monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal. $500 - $700
382 EPW - "Breguet à Paris," generic Continental verge fusee calendar watch, 54mm, silver OF original case with French casemaker's mark "SP.T" in lozenge, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#236 in case only. Gross weight of assembled watch 61.3 dwt (95.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; calendar turns over around 2AM; dial flaked around winding hole; hands excellent, later hour and minute with what might be original or alternative hour hand kept with the watch; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents but some sharp back dings, edge detail vanishing at highlights; tight bow and pendant original; worn domed glass crystal. $400 - $600
383 EPW - Bigelow Kennard & Co, Swiss gold dress watch, 43mm, 18K green gold OF original HB case, non-cuvette type, SW-SS, original gilt dial with applied gold numerals, lever escapement, 17J, wheel satin NI damascene, s#20574. Gross weight of assembled watch 29.9 dwt (46.5 g).     Mvt: Barely ticking, very gummy, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial near mint; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, some small light back dents or dings, creased nick across band and back lift, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal. $400 - $600
384 EPW - Calendrier Breveté, double dial calendar with moon-phase, 54mm, blued gunmetal OF original case with gold bow and crown, SW-pin-set, front WE-DSD with central aperture for moon phase, rear gilt and silvered chapters with month, day and date indications, aligned to allow the days in German to shift in alignment with dates, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, without visible number. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.5 dwt (114.3 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; good calendar functions; front dial with single crack at 2; rear dials tarnished; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, good blue, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, mint, mint crown shows no wear; chipped glass crystal. $400 - $600
385 EPW - Chas Haley, London (Charles, Wigmore Street, apprenticed 1762 to Brockbank, joined Clockmakers Company 1781, patented marine chronometer 1797, died 1823 or 1832 - Loomes), verge fusee, 49mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1783, casemaker's mark "IL" in cameo style 35 for John Laithwait or his son, registered March 3, 1778 at 104 Gray's Inn Lane, the elder possibly from Liverpool and first registered in 1755 (- Priestley), KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1268, matching number on inner case, erroneous #1262 on outer. Gross weight of assembled watch 71.5 dwt (111.1 g).     Mvt: Running well face down only after a quick touch of lube to the lower pallet flag, stops in other positions, shows good balance motion & escapement function in the one position, may only need OH to run well, no rubbing immediately evident, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial essentially perfect, faint short hl above 9, short scratch below 2; hands near mint original; original outer case shows medium even wear, medium tarnish, some MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings, line detail around bezel largely smoothed over; button latch good, button top worn; original inner case shows less wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, small play in through-hole; good domed glass crystal. Very clean period example by a fine maker. $400 - $600
386 EPW - Chinese market lever with sweep seconds, 56mm, silver OF original case with hunting back, Chinese zhongwén markings and hallmarks, spring-loaded hinged glazed cuvette bored for key access, KWKS, WED with signature in gold zhongwén script, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#160179, with key from Alex Ross & Co, who had offices in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.2 dwt (96.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with faint spider fracture at 12; hands excellent, oxide on hour; case-back does not currently close, as the plastic crystal used for observation is too highly domed - back closes nicely with this removed; case shows very light wear, sweep of UFS, no dents, a few pinpoint dings; bow pivots freely, push shows medium wear with losses to edge; good glass crystal in front, plastic observation crystal needs replacement; key is missing its jump-ring. $400 - $600
387 EPW - Dan Constable, London (Daniel, two listings, the first at Fleet Lane, apprenticed 1714-30, ultimately insolvent, the second at Little Gray's Inn Lane reporting at lost watch in 1707, possibly the same person and perhaps father to the present maker), verge fusee, 57mm, later purpose-made OF pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1782, casemaker's mark "TC" in rectangular cameo, possibly for Thomas Carpenter (who has at least two unverified marks including this one), KWKS, WED of the period of casing, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#732. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.8 dwt (135.0 g). The case would appear to be made some 40 years later than the mvt.     Mvt: NR, partially wound, balance barely moves but staff appears intact, escapement does not function, plates show excellent gilding, light oxide overall on steel components; dial with some hls, edge fracture and edge flakes; hands fine; outer case shows light wear, some MFS and sweeping UFS, no dents, some faint dings above button, a few pinpoints; button latch good, good top; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, bent a touch toward the rear, still swiveling; good domed glass crystal. $400 - $600
388 EPW - Geo Clark, London, Dutch market verge fusee, 50mm, silver OF pair cases, the outer gilt with classical repoussé scene, the inner in plain silver with Continental maker's mark, once having cover for winding hole, the latter bored twice inexactly when retrofitted, KWKS, arcaded WED with central scene of boats in harbor, gilt-stamped hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, without visible number. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.6 dwt (105.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, light oxide over steel components; dial with chip to copper at center hole and two more at edge at 7 and 90, light MFS otherwise; hands excellent; outer case shows light wear, few MFS, no perceptible dents or dings, facial detail smoothed partially; button latch good; inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant replaced in the general period; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $400 - $600
389 EPW - Henry Béguelin & Son, two-train independent quarter-second jump chronograph, 55mm, .800 silver original HC bearing Neuchâtel hallmark, signed silver cuvette listing attributes, KWKS, WED with sunken quarter-second register, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled trains, 22-29J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, star-pattern damascene on barrel tops, s#1067, especially high-grade for this period and type. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.1 dwt (127.7 g).     Mvt: Running, needs lube freshened, excellent mvt condition overall; good stop and start features to independent train; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little to very light wear in places, few MFS, some light dents or dings, ET detail fading at shoulders; bow tight, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
390 EPW - M I Tobias, rack lever fusee with 15-second dial, 56mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing Chester hallmarks for 1818, incuse casemakers' mark "ITE" for John & Timothy Ellison of Liverpool, additional "T&Co 5150" marking on inner case, KWKS, WED, Litherland type rack lever escapement with oversize escape wheel, 6J, DES, gilt mvt with stipple engraved and floral carved balance cock with "Patent" in banner on foot, gilt locking dust-cap with aperture for cock table, s#5150. The outer contains two papers for John Osgood of Boston, the earlier with repair date of March 16, 1839 and address of 398 Washington Street, the later with repair date of June 11, 1858 and address of No 21 Boylston Street. Gross weight of assembled watch 114.8 dwt (178.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial perfect, mint luster, MFS only; hands excellent, seconds shortened; original outer case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow & pendant original; domed glass crystal with a few scratches. Very clean original example, the papers almost certainly original, the early one very foxed, the later one very clean. $400 - $600
391 EPW - Swiss gold hunter with elaborate scrolled and waveform band, 45mm, 18K gold original HC with gold cuvette bearing attributes, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt mvt, s#8351. Gross weight of assembled watch 28.9 dwt (44.8 g).     Mvt: Runs with pressure applied to partially wound train, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with simple cross fracture from center to 1, edge flake at 3, grinding around lower edge to better accommodate bezel closure; hands fine, undersized; case shows little wear, few MFS, no external dents or dings but light gauge cuvette is creased, complete detail; bow pivots freely; missing crystal. $400 - $600
392 EPW - Swiss, quarter repeating chronograph, 57mm, GF original HC, SW-LS, WE impressed SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#96099 within case, in need of restoration.     Mvt: Ticks very sluggishly, fine mvt condition overall; repeater will strike but inconsistently yet with good tone, will strike three quarters except for 12, where it will properly strike the hours; chronograph does not function, as the activation pawl is too short to push the pillar; the seconds post is not visible, but may simply need a very long-tubed seconds hand, as many of these do; dial perfect; hands near mint, sweep truncated, seconds missing; case shows medium wear, edge brassing, many MFS, light dents in band and dings in covers, ET detail fading out overall; replaced bow of strange style, cups asymmetrical, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
393 EPW - Ulysse Nardin, Locle & Genève, "Property of Corps of Engineers, USA No 5347" engraved on back, mvt by International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 53mm, .800 silver OF original HB snap-bezel case with silver cuvette, case manufactured by Huguenin, Fabrique Niel, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16-17J, gilt mvt, s#687411 with H6 designation next to balance, IWC Probus logos on case and mvt.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall save for small scuff on plate and small oxide specks on crown wheel; dial hl at 5; hands excellent, luminous mostly absent; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, no dents but some sharp pinpoint dings to lower back, clear engraved detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
394 EPW - Swiss pendulette automaton, 52mm, GP "Acier Garanti" (steel) OF original case with glazed observation cuvette, SW-pin-set, fancy ED with white center dial, Chinese market clock image, aperture below revealing pendulette as a lower glass would on a clock, pin-lever escapement, 8J at most, gilt mvt, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.0 dwt (96.3 g). The dial shows that the Swiss design is registered, but gives no number.     Mvt: Ticks and stops, very dirty, near mint mvt condition beneath the loose dirt and dried oil, needs OH; dial cracked to left of pendulette aperture, another crack below, hl below center; hands mint; recently plated case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow loose, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals. $350 - $550
395 EPW - Chas Clayton, London (active "ca 1730 to pre-1781"- Loomes), verge fusee, 48mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1782, casemaker's mark "SP" in rectangular cameo for Southern Payne at 11 Bridgewater Square, KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled balance cock, s#1533. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.9 dwt (93.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function but slightly out of beat, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial nearly perfect, minor edge flaws or flakes; hands excellent; original outer case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents, tiny dings at latch spring rivets; button latch good, good top; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, quite worn at junction, abundant play; good domed glass crystal. $300 - $500
396 EPW - Clemens Oskamp, Cincinnati, rare and uniquely styled Swiss lever chronometer with helical HS, 17S (54mm), sidewinder format in custom CPBM OF case, SW-shift-locking-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, fausses-côtes pattern NI damascene, s#1674, under dial #12592. Clemens Oskamp, later of the Oskamp-Nolting Jewelry Co, was a documented jobber in Cincinnati dealing in watches, silver and jewelry. The unique ébauche here could be quite rewarding to research, as it is very high grade and very low production, unlike any Swiss layout that we have seen. There are few clues as to the maker; the balance cock form vaguely suggests the Piguet Brothers, while the under-dial area with twin circular plates and concealed setting mechanism is completely different.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint, seconds replaced; later case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $300 - $500
397 EPW - John Hall, London (several listings unspecified with any detail), verge fusee with constant seconds and hacking feature, 58mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1805, incuse casemaker's mark "WL" probably for William Lewis of 26 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, large DES, gilt mvt with engraved balance cock depicting drums, bugles and musical score, gilt locking dust-cap with apertures for cock table and regulator, s#1806. The outer contains two papers, the earlier for Thos Low of Dundee with 1854 repair date, the later for James Walker of Montrosey. Gross weight of assembled watch 105.4 dwt (163.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, little oxide on steel components, good hacking function; dial with invisible hls from 9 to 3; hands later brass, seconds gold; original outer case shows medium wear, some MFS, some creased dents across back; button latch good, button quite worn; original inner case shows less wear, some MFS and overall stipple, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original with small play in through-hole; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. $250 - $400
398 EPW - Ebel, France, chronograph with minute register and constant seconds, 51mm, nickel alloy OF original HB snap-bezel case, SW-SS, WED with sunken registers, lever escapement, 15J 3 adjustments, gilt mvt, s#20 within case-back.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $150 - $250
399 WW - Rolex Oyster, Viceroy model with incorrect dial and possibly mvt, ref 3359, 30mm x 40mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold Rolex Oyster case, alligator strap, original (i.e., not refinished) rose-gilt Rolex Oyster Perpetual dial, Mercedes hands, 17J Rolex mvt, perhaps from another source, s#735700, triple signed, inside back ref 3359. It appears that a very nice case was matched with a beautiful dial while the mvt is in nowhere the condition one would expect to be matched to either.     Mvt: GRO, fair mvt condition, extensive plating loss, no case screws, but screw-sites do match blocks; dial near mint original from another watch; hands excellent; head shows very light wear, many MFS, profuse MFS on back; bezel shows little wear, complete detail with minimal edge reduction; crown shows very light wear, over a full turn of good threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $1,000 - $1,600
400 WW - Tiffany & Co, double register chronograph with date and moon phase, 37mm x 44mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original snap-back case with Swiss hallmarks only, new Dorfman crocodile strap, original white enamel dial with impressed chapters, aperture for lunar phase, 17J Swiss "LR" marked caliber (unknown), spotted gilt damascene, without number, single signed. Model unknown.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; moon phase seems to only adjust with recessed button on side, does not advance with movement of the hands; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $1,200 - $1,600
401 WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, manual with stepped hooded lugs, 30mm x 38mm to hooded lug extremes, 18K original snap-back case, crocodile strap, refinished gilt dial, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#419907, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, profuse MFS, no oxide; dial clean; hands replaced and refinished, oversized; original case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; generic crown shows little wear; crystal with incipient crack. $1,200 - $1,600
402 WW - Zenith Prime chronograph with date, constant seconds, minute and hour registers, 38mm x 46mm to lug tips, stainless steel water resistant SB original case with observation back, leather strap with generic deployment buckle, original silvered dial, 25J cal 420, without visible s#, triple signed, in original inner and outer white boxes with Zenith book. Sold in our galleries in 2014, only occasionally worn since.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, no oxide, may have never been opened since new; good chronograph and date functions; dial almost pristine, the faintest speckle at 6:30; hands pristine; original case shows little wear, hardly any top MFS but some FS to the back crystal, no dents or dings; strap now in black with generic buckle; crown & pushers show hardly any wear; good front crystal, back as noted. Save for the back crystal and light residue in the back notches, the watch still shows little signs of use. Report updated since 2014. $1,200 - $1,600
403 WW - Henry Sandoz, manual with digital display, 26mm x 41mm to lug tips, heavy 18K original two-bodied case, patterned leather strap, custom silvered dial, either refinished or replaced, the inner dials reprinted, 17J, Geneva seal, fausses-côtes NI damascene, ref or s#3213 inside back, triple signed. The case has poinçon de maître #205 within hammerhead with partial handle, a mystery described by David Boettcher at Vintagewatchstraps.com. The number is only known within plain hammerhead marks, so perhaps this mark is for Henry Sandoz & Sons, as the case is signed.     Mvt: GRO, below excellent mvt condition due to gouging at the stem detent screw site, no oxide; dial looks fairly clean, but "Henry Sandoz" appears newly engraved and imperfect in line, with more recent satin and minor dents or fluctuations in the dial surface, i.e., not appearing to be of original quality overall; numeral disks are imperfectly printed; heavily constructed case shows medium wear and polishing, reducing all facets, some MFS, no dents or dings; generic replacement crown shows no wear; crystal is of smaller dimension than the seat, leaving excess glue - the seat should be cleaned and perfect size installed. $1,000 - $1,500
404 WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, Automatic with date, ref 810, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, stainless steel original WR snap-back case, new Hadley Roma lizard strap, original silvered dial, 25J cal 8541, s#1853318, triple signed, hardly ever worn. The cal 8541 was used in "Ingenieur" marked watches nearly identical to the present reference. This caliber is of the highest technical quality, with Pellaton winding system and high shock-resistance.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows no wear; good crystal. Requires skill to open and case-press to close. $1,000 - $1,500
405 WW - IWC, International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 36mm x 42mm to lug tips, 18K rose gold snap-back original case, 1967 presentation on back, IWC leather strap with GP IWC buckle, original silvered dial, 17J cal 89, s#1447030, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, some FS and marks at case-opening site, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. Top condition, save for the engraving. $1,000 - $1,500
406 WW - LeCoultre Futurematic, bumper-type automatic with winding indicator, 35mm x 44mm to lug tips, scarce 14K gold original case, calf strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 497, s#945469, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, some scratches, no oxide; dial excellent, faint tarnish powder, concealed edge rubbing; hands excellent, dulling; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; back-crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
407 WW - Omega Seamaster Professional Chronometer, automatic triple register chronograph with date, 300m water resistance with helium escape valve and screw-down crown, 42mm x 49mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case and bracelet with extendable deployment clasp, unidirectional rotating bezel, original blue wave texture dial, 25J cal 1164 with antimagnetic mvt cover, s#80860586, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO after quick pallet lube, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case and bezel show very light wear, some MFS to insert and around bezel edge, many MFS to lug-tops, no dents or dings; bracelet shows light wear and stretch with profuse MFS; crown and pushers show hardly any wear; good crystal. Resealed for auction, recommend WR test before diving. $1,000 - $1,500
408 WW - Recta Watch Co, Swiss with covered dial (hunting case), 27mm x 35mm to lug tips, 18K yellow and white gold original case with spring loaded top released by squeezing lower buttons, international hallmarks including Swiss and British import marks, the latter for Glasgow in 1937, qualities including Russian zolotnik, without strap, original silvered dial, 17J adjusted 2P and temperature, s#112666, double signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 20.6 dwt (32.1 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, little oxide; dial fine, tarnish shadows at edges; hands near mint; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, good catch and release action - this type is only designed to pop the cover, not carry it all the way as with a hunting case; crown shows light wear; good crystal. $1,000 - $1,500
409 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual, ref 6085, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, unusual 10K original case with full Swiss hallmarks, ET bezel, later Rolex leather strap with generic buckle, original silvered dial, red sweep, 2J rotor mechanism plus 18J cal 645 shock resistant mvt, s#838603, triple signed, inside back ref 6084 with factory cross-out and 6084 re-stamp. Of nearly 900 Rolex watches sold at our live auctions in the last 10 years, none has been 10K, with only 22 in 9K and very few of those in Oyster cases.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, fine rotor and cover, rotor with wear to plating, very little oxide; dial fine, graphics fading, light tarnish and scuffs overall; hands excellent; head shows very light wear, some MFS, nicely applied top satin; bezel shows very light wear, edge detail fading; crown shows very light wear, threads barely catching; incorrect crystal left loose, has straight sides rather than expansion flare, gluing in would not be the correct solution, held in place by elastic to protect hands; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $1,100 - $1,500
410 WW - Rolex Oyster Precision, manual ref 6422, 34mm x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, without strap, original textured silvered dial, 17J cal 1210, s#296944, triple signed, inside back ref 6422, date code "III.57" for production in the third quarter of 1957.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; head shows very light wear, few MFS, polished lugs with remnant satin; bezel shows little wear one nick and a finishing spot next to upper left lug; crown shows wear, good threads; very scratched crystal obscuring great dial and hands; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $1,000 - $1,500
411 WW - Waldan International rose gold alarm with date, 38mm diameter x 45mm to lug tips, heavy 18K rose gold original WR snap-back case, crocodile strap, original white dial, Breguet hands, 17J Swiss caliber, case #077, limited production, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap 48.5 dwt (75.4 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; good alarm function; dial mint; hands mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS and FS to back, no dents or dings; crowns show very light wear; good crystal; strap worn. $1,000 - $1,500
412 WW - Audemars Piguet, Genève, manual ref 1624, 32mm x 38mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original SB case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 18J 4P, antimagnetic cover over mvt, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#58228, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, hardly any faint speckle; hands mint; original case shows very light wear, some MFS, very few FS, no dents or dings but a few edge nicks; crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $800 - $1,200
413 WW - Bédat & Co, Genève, No 7, automatic ref 788, 28mm x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, the gasketed WR back affixed by four screws, Bédat leather strap with signed deployment clasp, original dark blue dial, 20J ETA cal 2000-1, s#0771, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal; strap and deployment clasp show very little wear, few MFS. $800 - $1,200
414 WW - Juvenia doctor's watch, early single-button double register chronograph with pulsation scale, 32mm x 38mm to solid lug extremes, 18K yellow gold original cushion-form snap-back case, leather strap, original silvered dial with sunken sub-registers, 17J, s#337088, triple signed. A physician would use this watch by taking the patient's pulse, starting the chronograph and stopping after counting 30 beats - the heart rate is then given on the outer scale.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial fine, faded graphics and occasional speckle; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, one tiny inverse ding on back; crown has lost its shell; good crystal. $800 - $1,200
415 WW - Juvenia, manual triple register chronograph, 35mm x 43mm to lug tips, stainless steel original snap-back case, alligator strap, original silvered dial, 17J similar to Valjoux cal 72, s#120349, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, very little oxide; dial near mint, sparse dark microspeckle only; hands excellent; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, sharp facets; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $800 - $1,200
416 WW - Nivrel, vintage manual three-button military double register chronograph, 36mm x 42mm to lug tips, CPBM original case with stainless steel snap-back, solid wire lugs, cloth through-strap, original black dial with white tachymeter and gilt telemeter scales, 17J unsigned Landeron caliber, s#749332, single signed. The unusual three-button configuration has normal rectangular pushers at 2 and 4 but also a third pusher in the winding crown; the top button starts chronograph, bottom button stops, button in crown then returns. Optionally, the button in crown may be used to return to zero instantly.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, plate staining and minor oxide; dial near mint; hands excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS and tiny pinpoints, no dents or dings; crown and pushers show light wear; good crystal. $800 - $1,200
417 WW - Omega Classique, manual, reference 125.0050, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold snap-back case, leather Omega strap and signed buckle, original silvered dial with applied baton indices and inset sub seconds, 17J cal 651, s#54772974, triple signed, with original box and paperwork.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $800 - $1,200
418 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual, "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," ref 6103, 35mm x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with ET gold bezel and crown, lizard strap, original silvered dial with raised gold markers, 2J rotor mechanism plus 16J cal 630 mvt, s#907993, triple signed, inside back ref 6103.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, fine rotor and cover, hardly any oxide; dial excellent, very clean; hands fine; head shows medium wear, profuse MFS; bezel shows medium wear, the outer edge worn smooth, reducing ET by 30%; Super Oyster (non-threaded) crown shows medium wear; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $900 - $1,200
419 WW - Rolex Oyster Precision, ref 4270, 30mm x 35mm to lug tips, 14K pink gold original case, leather strap, refinished pink dial, not in period style, 17J cal 710, s#271881, triple signed, inside back ref 4270.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial clean but incorrectly styled; hands near mint; head shows light wear, many MFS; bezel shows light wear; crown shows medium wear with section of cladding gone, no more than one-half turn of threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $800 - $1,200
420 WW - Longines, manual rectangular with covered top, 22mm x 39mm to lug tips, 18K original HB case with ET and striped sides, the cover spring loaded so as to be picked upward and released, crocodile strap, original silvered dial with red 12 numeral, 15J cal 9.47N (9,47N in European orthography), fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#4762895 matching on case and mvt, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, cloudy plates, little oxide; dial fine, even medium tarnish, good graphics, brighter edge with some bezel reactivity; broken hour hand, oxide and bend to minute, fair seconds, time for a new set; cover does not spring back flush, adjustment needed; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows medium wear, gold shell gone from top; good crystal. $700 - $1,100
421 WW - Omega Automatic, bumper type in original box with advertising brochure, 33mm x 40mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original WR case with gasketed gold back further secured in place by gold bezel, new lizard strap with GP Omega buckle, well-refinished silvered dial, 17J cal 28.10 RA, s#10230913, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide, some MFS; dial has beautiful surface but weak graphics, looking near mint; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; box near mint, no rubbing; paper bent and dog-eared at corners. $700 - $1,100
422 WW - Omega Constellation Automatic with date, 33mm x 39mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original SB case with raised observatory logo on back, Hirsch calf strap with Omega buckle, original silvered dial, 17J cal 1002, s#29005082, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, light spots on surface only seen on reflection; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some polishing, many MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows very light wear; good crystal with internal cyclops. $700 - $1,100
423 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, bubbleback, ref 5013, 32mm x 39mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with ET gold bezel, crocodile strap, refinished silvered dial, 18J cal 620, s#653904, triple signed, inside back ref 5013.     Please note - The spring-loaded stem extension of the crown has failed during preview, being the threaded part that accepts the stem; this part will need to be replaced in order to wind and set - Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, fine rotor and cover, no oxide; dial clean; hands fine; head shows medium wear, profuse MFS and FS; bezel shows medium wear, the outer edge worn smooth, reducing ET by 40%; crown shows light wear, good full turn of threads; worn crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $800 - $1,100
424 WW - Omega Seamaster Automatic, 34mm x 41mm to lug tips, 14K original unibody case with raised seahorse logo on back, Omega lizard strap with Omega buckle, original silvered dial, 17J cal 550, s#18828904, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands excellent, patchy gilding; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. $600 - $1,000
425 WW - Rolex Precision, ref 4363, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original snap-back case with engraved name on back, crocodile strap, original gloss black dial with applied white gold markers, 17J manual wind mvt identical to cal 645, patented Superbalance, s#823308, triple signed, inside back ref 4363.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint; head shows little wear, few MFS; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $700 - $1,000
426 WW - Rolex, manual ref 3625(?), 33mm x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original double-bodied case, leather strap, original silvered dial with medallion for "Optimist International," back engraved "Distinguished President," 17J cal 1210 (marked), mvt s#5462, triple signed. The Rolex signed D&A case does not carry case number as the Swiss cases do, and has #03625 within back, which is identified as a reference of several similar watches with differing lug styles. Optimist International is an organization of 2500 clubs dedicated to the following: "Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves."     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, some sparse dark microspeckle and powder; hands fine, too short; head shows little wear, few MFS; bezel shows little wear; crown with unique logo shows little wear; good crystal. $600 - $1,000
427 WW - Baume & Mercier Capeland automatic triple register chronograph with date, 39mm x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel & gold original case and bracelet with split-deployment clasp, original silvered dial with sunken registers, 27J ETA cal 7753, s#531348, triple signed with signed clasp. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 106.0 dwt (164.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, unopened, requires specialty wrench, assume mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case & bracelet show very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, FS and nicks to bezel, bracelet with minimal stretch; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $600 - $900
428 WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, ref 6284, 34mm x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, leather strap, refinished silvered dial, 18J cal 645 plus 2J rotor mechanism, shock-resistant with sweep seconds, s#936212, triple signed, inside back ref 6284, production mark for the second quarter of 1953.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, fine rotor and cover, no oxide; dial clean older refinish; hands excellent; head shows light wear, many MFS, back with profuse tiny pinpoints over slight dings; bezel shows little wear, sharp edge; crown shows little wear, one good turn of threads; crystal with surface residue, needing buffing; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. $600 - $900
429 WW - "Pilgrim Electric Corp," triple register shockproof antimagnetic chronograph, 38mm x 45mm to lug tips, stainless steel original WR gasketed snap-back case with bidirectional rotating bezel, without strap, original silvered dial, 17J 14.5-ligne unmarked Valjoux-style caliber, s#27463, double signed with the oddest name for a watch company.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial excellent-plus, infinitesimal microspeckle and black MFS; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS and FS, back edge marks from case knives, no dents or dings; crown shows wear; good crystal. $500 - $800
430 WW - Hamilton Electric Titan, documented wear-test prototype, 34mm x 43mm to lug tips, original GF case with metal and plastic observation back, without strap, original silvered dial with applied gold arrow indices and applied gold 12 numeral, 11J cal 505, with letter of provenance from Edward Fechter who wore and evaluated the watch at Hamilton in his capacity as Mechanical Superintendent. From the collection of Edward C Fechter, a long-time employee of Hamilton.     Mvt: NR, good staff, may simply need new battery, excellent mvt condition, no corrosion; excellent dial with very faint speckle at 7, equally faint sparse microspeckle; hands near mint; case shows light wear to back, scratches to observation cover, few MFS to top, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; front crystal with a few FS. $500 - $800
431 WW - Illinois Baronet, 27mm waist x 35mm to lug tips, 14K yellow gold original 6/0S Keystone step-sided case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 15J grade 605, s#5693541, double signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, faint even tarnish powder; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; glass crystal. $500 - $800
432 WW - LeCoultre, bumper-type automatic alarm with date, 37mm x 45mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case, leather strap, original silvered dial with window at 3 and central alarm disk, 17J cal K825, s#2024654, case #1219045, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial fine to excellent, yellowed coating with some darker clouds, perfect graphics, some paint loss to central black channels on indices; hands excellent but also with paint loss; case shows very light wear, some MFS, FS and scratches on back from opener, some MFS, scuffs and file mark to top, no dents or dings; original upper logo crown shows little wear, lower crown replaced; good crystal. $600 - $800
433 WW - Rolex Oyster with half-Roman half-Arabic dial, early manual ref 3373F, 29mm x 35mm to lug tips, original GF top stainless steel back case screw-down crown, new Stuller strap, dial has been cleaned leaving the original depressions for luminous fill, leaving a nice gilt satin finish with copper shadows around numerals, the graphics then reprinted, 17J manual version of cal 630 with patented Superbalance, s#124735, triple signed. This scarce dial came in recent years to be called the "California" dial due to superb refinishing graphics by Kirk Rich Dial reproducing this style, but this type with depressions for luminous is far more rare than the original printed versions found on bubblebacks.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, little oxide; dial clean and attractive, but could be rendered much closer to its original looks; hands in excellent blue, the minute lacking most of its fill; head shows medium wear with brass revealed around back edges, many MFS overall, fading back signature; bezel shows less wear but still with incipient brassing; crown replaced in correct steel version, shows very light wear, only a quarter turn of threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear, will not be water resistant until crown thread/tube wear is addressed. $500 - $800
434 WW - Ebel, manual double register chronograph with internal tachymeter scale, ref 435, 34mm x 40mm to lug tips, stainless steel original snap-back case, lizard strap, original two-tone silvered dial, 17J Lemania cal 27, s#927001, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, hardly any oxide; dial excellent, light tarnish to matte area, darker at edge, microspeckle distributed around outer chapter, good graphics; hands near mint; case shows little wear, sharp edges, some MFS, back edge nicks and roughing of opening slot; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
435 WW - Omega, "Cartier" signed dial, 31mm x 37mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case signed Omega, initials engraved on back, leather strap, older refinished silvered dial, 17J, s#9717407, double signed by Omega. It was not uncommon for some jewelers to refinish a dial with their own name prior to offering for sale, but there is no way to know which company named "Cartier" signed this watch, as there were smaller companies with this common name in the past.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial with faint tarnish and sparse speckle; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, FS and wrench scratches to back, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
436 WW - Poiray, Swiss quartz, 24mm x 29mm, unique system of hooded lugs with fold-out clasps masquerading as case corners, allowing the one-piece strap to slide off a fixed wire lug at either end of the case so the watch may be worn without any apparent clasp, 18K yellow gold original case, the back affixed by four screws, the crown hidden in recess on back for setting only, original Poiray one-piece ostrich strap, original silvered checkered dial with gilt center, 6J ETA cal 976.001, s#4AO56, double signed. It takes a bit of practice, but the feel without clasp or buckle is very comfortable and light.     Mvt: GRO, fresh 321 battery installed 1/23/17, mint mvt condition, no corrosion; dial mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, good case-screw threads and action for both clasps, which resist unhooking the more tension the strap is under; crown shows no wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
437 WW - Tiffany & Co, manual, 32mm x 36mm to lug tips, 14K original unibody case, alligator strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal T2-248, s#5700556, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. $400 - $600
438 WW - Eterna-matic Kontiki with date, first edition, 37mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case with gold Kontiki medallion on back, original stainless steel bracelet marked Kontiki with Eterna-matic logo on deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 17J cal 1424, s#4643628 on case-back, ref 130TT within, triple signed. Thor Heyerdahl completed his famous voyage in 1947, and Eterna-matic introduced its first edition in 1952, using cal 1414 without date or 1424 with date. Not many are found with the original bracelet.     Mvt: NR, ticks only briefly, needs OH, rotor will spin with winding and then go back to normal winding, excellent mvt condition, oxide on the case washers; dial fine, light overall microspeckle and powder; hands fine, oxidized; case shows light wear, profuse MFS and FS, no dents, many edge nicks; bracelet with substantial wear and stretch, profuse MFS; crown shows little wear; worn crystal. $300 - $500
439 WW - Gander Watch, oversize trench two-register single-button chronograph with telemeter and tachymeter scales, 42mm x 45mm to wire lug extremes, .900 silver original case with Swiss, German and Russian marks, deBeer clip-type crocodile strap, WED with sunken register and constant seconds, 17J, s#55139 within case, single signed.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, plate staining, minor oxide; the chronograph will work fine when the return spring for the activation lever is fixed, currently cracked and not supplying any resistance, leaving the button inoperable unless manipulated from within to its proper return position; dial with foot patch at 10, hl in center; hands excellent; case shows light wear, mottled tarnish, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows medium wear with sections of shell missing; good crystal. $300 - $500
440 WW - Invicta, Incabloc, manual two register chronograph with tachymeter scale, 41mm x 43mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case, NATO nylon through-strap, original silvered dial with black ellipse over center and registers, 17J Valjoux cal 7733, ref or s#2417 on back, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; good chronograph functions; dial mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, some fresh refinishing to back and top, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; crystal with short MFS. $300 - $500
441 WW - Javil (mark registered by Willy Richard of La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1947), Chronographe Suisse, manual double register chronograph with tachymeter and telemeter scales, 38mm x 44mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original snap-back case with metal cuvette, case with master's mark for Joseph Erard SA at Le Noirmont, without strap, original rose-gilt dial, 17J Landeron cal 48, style or s#1013, single signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 24.2 dwt (37.7 g). Our thanks again to David Boettcher at Vintagewatchstraps.com for publication of Swiss "Poinçons de Maître."     Mvt: Barely ticking, gummy and dry, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint; hands near mint but sweep is broken off at the hub; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents but a few dings or sharp pinpoints to thin gauge back, as usual, tiny dings and corner break to lug tops; crown shows medium wear, all brass now; crystal needs buffing. $300 - $500
442 WW - Leroy & Fils, 35, Ave Opera (Paris), 22mm x 34mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original hinged two-bodied case bearing French import hallmark, shell cordovan leather strap, original silvered dial with gilt chapter line, 16J, s#155139 (#156839 on case), triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; excellent dial, sparse light speckle, good color definition; excellent hands; case shows little wear, no MFS to complete back satin, small ding at base of bezel, very few MFS to top; generic crown shows little wear; good crystal. $300 - $500
443 WW - Omega Constellation Automatic Chronometer with date, 35mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with inset gold observatory logo on back, Omega "beads of rice" bracelet with logo deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 24J cal 561, s#17299677, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, an even rash of microspeckle across the entire surface; hands excellent, rash on sweep; case shows light wear to top, medium wear to back with fading star detail to logo, some MFS, no dents or dings; bracelet shows medium wear and substantial stretch while retaining good looks, profuse MFS and FS plus ding to clasp, logo crown shows light wear; good crystal. $300 - $500
444 WW - Omega Automatic, bumper-type, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case, 1951 presentation on back, without strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 342, s#12064753, triple signed.     Mvt: NR, simply gummed to a halt, needs OH, good staff, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, rash of darker microspeckle and powder overall; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, original back spin-satin, some MFS, no dents or dings, clear engraving detail with minimal reduction; logo crown shows very light wear; good crystal. $250 - $400
445 WW - Mido Multi-Fort Extra-Flat, 31mm x 38mm to lug tips, stainless steel original SB case, leather strap, original silvered dial, 15J mvt with antimagnetic cover, unusual regulator, s#0915, triple signed.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, very little oxide; dial fine, light tarnish and faint rash; hands excellent; case shows little wear, few MFS but some wrench gouges to body outside of back, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; stress sheen within crystal. $50 - $100
446 APW - Aurora, J P Stevens & Bro, Atlanta, 18S, nickel OF recase, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, Stevens patent regulator, crazy chessboard pattern NI damascene, s#73752. Wing collection. Among all the creative names one can invent for damascene patterns, we like calling large-square checkerboards "chessboards," and "crazy" for the microwave lines, just for fun.     Mvt: Wound tight and ticks temporarily when given a small twist, OH needed, excellent mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates, some scattered small spots, scattered MFS; dial with light hls between 4 and 5, very small edge flake between 11 and 12; near mint hands; case shows light wear, MFS, few small dings on right side of bezel, ET detail reduced; tight bow, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with small edge chip. $500 - $900
447 APW - Hamilton, grade 938, Santa Fe watch inspector private label, unusual damascene, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Bliss Jewelry Co, Special, Atchison Kan" signature matching mvt, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, compass-rose center pattern NI damascene with microwave surrounds, different from usual grade 938 pattern, s#44340. Bliss Jewelry Co served as railroad watch inspectors for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway as well as several other railway lines.     Mvt: NR, ticking with good motion in some positions but struggling or stopping in others, excellent mvt condition overall, plates with brilliant lustrous surface tone, scattered MFS, balance cock foot with a small scratch toward its outer edge, regulator needle with surface rust to outer portion, some mild oxide spots on steelwork in other areas; dial with faint hl across seconds-register, FS to glaze in left side of seconds-register, tiny edge nick at lever set position; excellent hands; case shows light wear, MFS, small nick on band, ET detail reduces at periphery of back, thin strips of wear to brass along raised ridges of bezel and back; bow is tight, crown shows light wear; plastic crystal with FS. $500 - $900
448 APW - Hamilton, grade 950, 16S, GF OF original case with handsome train engraving on rear, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GT, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#2457430.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, superb bright color and luster to plates, minimal few MFS, small rash to surface of fourth wheel bridge, small oxide near screw holding regulator spring, small nick and FS on raised hub of smaller winding wheel; dial with numerous cracks and hls in center chapter, crack and small flake to inner part of outer chapter below 11 and 12; excellent hands; case with virtually no wear, MFS, few small nicks on band, engraving detail superb; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal with two small edge flakes. $600 - $900
449 APW - Hamilton, grade 990, 16S, 14K gold OF original Roy case, 1919 presentation from Remy Electric Co on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, frosted GT, concentric checkerboard, fishscale and radiant pattern NI damascene, s#810185. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.0 dwt (91.8 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial crack at 2, surface needs cleaning; hands near mint; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, some light dents or dings, back closure imperfect; bow loose, crown shows substantial wear and break; good glass crystal. $700 - $900
450 APW - Waltham, Crescent St, model 1892 in two-tone damascene, rare dial, 18S, GF OF original case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery SSD marked "Santa Fe Railway Systems Standard Dial, Waltham," fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, concentric pattern gilt & nickel damascene, s#7904573.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, two-tone color with strong contrast but gold portion has yellowed tone, mvt lettering has lost its black coloration; perfect dial; fine hour and minute hands, seconds hand with near complete finish loss; case shows light wear, MFS and some FS, several dings around sides and a shallow mild dent to rear causing mild ripple to reflected light, wear to brass in areas around seam of bezel and on pendant; tight brassy bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $900
451 APW - Hamilton, documented Hamilton Museum display grade 992B, 16S, GF OF original SB case, SW-LS, melamine Montgomery impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#C390288, case #K378468, with original inner and outer boxes, the latter with matching serial numbers, with paper guaranty certificate. The watch is accompanied by letter of provenance stating that this very watch was "the featured attraction at the Museum section of the Hamilton Factory Store for decades." The watch as well comes with disassembly and dial photographs of the grade. From the collection of Edward C Fechter, former Mechanical Superintendent of Hamilton.     Mvt: GRO despite apparently never being serviced, pristine mvt condition overall but with the case screws removed; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows no wear, a few MFS and scuffs to complete original back satin, no dents or dings, detail unworn; tight bow shows no wear, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal; inner box near mint, paper mint, outer box rubbed and torn at corners with distressed label on top partially torn away with part of the Hamilton marking, end paper mint. $500 - $800
452 APW - Hamilton, grade 950 Elinvar, 16S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, fully signed Railway Special boxcar style WE-DSD, typically seen on grade 950B, fully capped lever escapement with later generation AMAC balance system, the balance with matching etched number to mvt, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GCW, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#2650304. Typically, this model came with prototype AMAC system with blued Elinvar HS; here the HS is white, potentially replaced after matching with original uncut monometallic balance.     Mvt: NR, train gummed, staff good, HS slightly skewed, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, crisp knurled detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $800
453 APW - Hamilton, grade 950B, 16S, GF OF original Hamilton model A case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, baton hands, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 23J, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#S8616, ca 1950.     Mvt: Ticks sluggishly and stops, winding very gummy, needs OH, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect except for two flecks at seconds hole; near mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS over remnant original back satin, no dents or dings, clear border detail; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $800
454 APW - Hamilton, grade 992 in gold, 16S, 14K OF original HB&B case with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GCW, pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#1269083. Gross weight of assembled watch 53.5 dwt (83.0 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very little wear, some MFS, one back dent, no dings, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, barely worn, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $800
455 APW - Howard Keystone, 16S, 14K OF original clamshell SO case with signature ring inside back, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, large checkerboard center pattern NI damascene, s#957868. Gross weight of assembled watch 54.5 dwt (84.7 g).     Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, oxide etching on winding wheels; dial perfect; hands fine, sanded; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal. $600 - $800
456 APW - Waltham Howard, unmarked model 1894 with visible Howard number, 12S, 14K recased Dubois HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, refinished metal dial with Howard signature, lever escapement, 17J adjusted, GJS, GCW, train bridge reduced and damascened to match small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with chambered arcaded surrounds, s#866889. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.4 dwt (69.0 g). Another example appears here, only 31 numbers apart.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial clean but plain; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS or scuffs, no dents or dings, complete detail with hardly any reduction at shoulder bevels; bow tight, crown shows little wear; lacking crystal. $600 - $800
457 APW - Waltham Howard, unmarked model 1894 with visible Howard number, 12S, 14K recased Keystone HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J adjusted, GJS, GCW, train bridge reduced and damascened to match small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with chambered arcaded surrounds, s#866858. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.0 dwt (71.7 g).     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $600 - $800
458 APW - Waltham, Riverside Maximus bridge model 1894, 12S, 18K green gold OF original Keystone case with 1925 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, generic Waltham gilt dial, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, GCW, large checkerboard center pattern NI damascene, s#23066522. Gross weight of assembled watch 42.8 dwt (66.5 g).     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint; hands mint; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, clear monogram detail with little reduction; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $750
459 APW - Waltham, Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, beautifully styled GF OF original Waltham SB&B case with Art Deco pendant and bow, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, jeweled barrel, 23J, small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surround, s#26128708.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with hl above WI, another below WI through center to top of seconds, another below seconds; hands mint; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp border detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. An especially handsome case. $500 - $750
460 APW - Illinois Bunn Special, model 15 grade 161A Elinvar, 60 hour, type IIEB, 16S, 10K GF Star recase, SW-LS, arrows-out Illinois WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC balance system, blued Elinvar HS, 21J 6P, GJS, gold train, banded and scalloped pattern NI damascene, s#5510231.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS; dial hl through center and another below seconds; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp knurled detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear, the knurling tops intentionally flattened; clean plastic crystal. $500 - $700
461 APW - Illinois, Benjamin Franklin, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, parallel crested wave pattern NI damascene, s#2262269.     Mvt: NR, stopping in dial up position, better balance motion when dial down, near mint mvt condition overall showing only scattered UFS; dial with two light hls in outer chapter; fair hands with significant finish loss and oxide; case shows little wear, some MFS and FS, no dents, no wear through to brass; bow is tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. $500 - $700
462 APW - Waltham, Vanguard with rare dial, "Cronómetro Supremo, AWWCo Waltham," 18S, nickel alloy OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with double outer chapters showing minutes, the even numbers on outer scale and the odd within, "Pat Appl'd For" marking above seconds, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene, s#18125876.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with crack at 9 minutes and another at 47; hands excellent, seconds truncated; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a light back dent, no dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear and break; worn glass crystal. $400 - $700
463 APW - Waltham, Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, white GF OF original SB&B Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, GCW, small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surrounds, s#25340477.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight marring to settings; dial with invisible hls at 1, 4 and 9; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, sharp detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal. $500 - $700
464 APW - Columbus, Columbus King, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Columbus King 23 Jewels," fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, rayed and snowflake pattern NI damascene, s#504188. Total production of this rare watch with either "Columbus King" or "Columbus Railway King" markings is estimated at 360, according to the "Railroader's Corner" article, June 2003 NAWCC Bulletin.     Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with few UFS, some oxide in spots on regulator assembly; dial with numerous scattered hls or cracks, scattered small flakes; fine hands with mismatched hour and minute styles; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dings or dents, wear to brass on the band and perimeter of bezel and back, wear to brass on much of the pendant, engraving detail reduced; tight GP nickel bow with mostly nickel color and little gold finish remaining, crown shows medium wear and ridge break; glass crystal with a few FS. $400 - $600
465 APW - Elgin Veritas (model 8), 18S, near mint Keystone 25-year warranty GF OF ET recase, SW-LS, WE Ferguson impressed DSD, inner chapter with red hour numbers, lever escapement, 23J, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap, gold train, safety barrel, interlocking center pattern NI damascene, s#9542842, ca 1902. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.8 dwt (125.6 g). The earliest Ferguson dials are actually bored and beveled WE-DSD, while the production variety such as this one are WE impressed DSD, made under contract in Switzerland, with all Ferguson patents stamped on back over the rear counter-enamel. The reproduction varieties are all painted metal dials with shiny plain metal backs. The majority of original dials we have handled are the production variety of the impressed type. Sold in our galleries in 2015.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial perfect; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Condition unchanged from 2015 report. $400 - $600
466 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original case with "Elgin RR" stamped pendant, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#27506586.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, good crenellated detail starting to smooth around the shoulder; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
467 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond with winding indicator, 18S, GF OF recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 19J, GJS, GCW, concentric arcaded over ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#17375727.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, small patch on click wheel; dial perfect; hands fine; case shows light wear with edge and highlight brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail fading around shoulder; bow tight, brassy and crooked, crown shows substantial wear and break; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
468 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond, Hydrographic Services-3 timepiece with hacking sweep seconds, 16S, CPBM OF original case marked s#927, HS#77738 and with Ministry of Defence pheon (broad arrow), SW-SS, WED with pheon, fully capped lever escapement, 22J, GJS, GT, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#42077792. In overall mint condition. The HS3 designation indicates adjustment for isochronism in at least two positions.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint; case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail, perfect plating; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
469 APW - Elgin, Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original case, SW-LS, marginal minutes WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, concentric arcaded over ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#21924115.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, profuse MFS and FS, faint cloudiness; dial hls above WI, many edge chips and flakes, none touching outer numerals; hands near mint; case shows medium wear with band and edge brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings, border detail still distinct; bow pivots freely, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal, minor double-scratch. $400 - $600
470 APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, NY, Independent model with expanded butterfly cutout made from Marion material, 18S, HC model mvt cased as sidewinder in nickel OF display case, SW-LS retaining KWKS arbors, WE-SSD, distinctive original Independent Watch Co hands, lever escapement, 11J, plaid pattern NI damascene, s#191105. Scarce and attractive watch made by the Howard Bros of Fredonia from remaining US Marion Watch Co materials.     Mvt: Ticking in dial up position but stops when turned dial down suggesting likely balance staff and/or jewel issue, excellent plus mvt condition overall, few MFS and small mild surface spots, mvt missing locating pin so will tilt and come out of case if bezel is off and watch is turned over; dial with some scattered edge flakes reaching the minute chapter only at 37, scattered light hls; excellent original hands; case shows light wear, some FS and MFS, no dents or dings, case has two empty screw holes on band that would have originally held screws that secured a removable inner ring that allowed case to be used with either 16S or 18S mvt; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; glass crystal, scratch to front crystal. $300 - $600
471 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, model 1857, 18S, massive 6 oz class coin silver Waltham recased HC with ET silver cuvette and gold hinges, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#717276. Gross weight of assembled watch 153.6 dwt (238.9 g).     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall except for complete rose toning to plates, an odd tarnish or chemical effect; dial with numerous hls and cracks; hands near mint, mismatched seconds fine; front cover lift spring failing, pushing back inside; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings but bow impressions in front, ET detail fading at front shoulder and vanishing at back shoulder; bow tight, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal. Now considered a concealed weapon in 42 states. $400 - $600
472 APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, model 1892, 18S, GF OF original case, scarce WE-DSD with staggered marginal minute numerals in radial orientation with an inner odd numbered chapter and outer even numbered chapter, "Pat Appl'd For" marking above seconds-bit, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#10526199. Waltham president Ezra C Fitch received a patent for a different version of the staggered dial, leaving one to wonder if this was his design as well.     Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, some oxide on winding wheels, some MFS and few mild FS, mvt lettering has lost most of its black coloring; dial with hls and very small flake near 5, hl above and below seconds register, small flake between 7 and 8; case shows ample wear, MFS and some FS, dents to rear, dings on band and bezel, wear to brass around sides and additional areas; brassy bow pivots freely, crown shows medium wear; thick glass crystal with FS at perimeter. $300 - $600
473 APW - Waltham, Vanguard with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Keystone SB&B case with replaced bow, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement with Lossier inner terminal HS, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, GCW, small checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surround, s#26965011.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, barrel plate and click wheel buffed; dial crack at 11:30, more cracks in center, chip into chapter at 9; hands near mint but underweight for the dial; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp border detail; bow tight but wrong color, crown shows very light wear and brass highlights; good glass crystal. $400 - $600
474 APW - Elgin, B W Raymond with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF original Elgin RR case so marked on pendant, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#28932021.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudiness and FS; dial hls at 2, 7 and through center between WI and seconds; hands excellent; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, crenellated edge detail smoothing over; bow pivots freely, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal. $400 - $550
475 APW - Illinois, Bunn Special with unusual damascene and rare dial, 16S, GF OF Fortune recase, SW-LS, Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire grade WE-DSD with tall numerals, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GCW, fishscale pattern NI damascene created by tight parallel rope-twist formation, s#2649341.     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness with some long FS, letter blacking gone, minor patches on winding wheels; rare Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire dial has hl below 8, invisible fracture to left of 12, FS in center; hands excellent; case shows light wear, brass border highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail gone at shoulders; replaced bow is tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. $300 - $500
476 APW - Illinois, Sangamo, model 5 in two-tone damascene, 16S, GF OF Wadsworth 20-year recase with locomotive decoration, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, 23J, GJS, GT, parallel wave (ribbon) pattern rose-gilt & NI damascene, s#1509839. Sold with another scarce variety in our galleries in 2015.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, color very faded; dial hl below seconds, internal edge microfleck at 4 with another smaller at outer edge; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail fading and vanishing at shoulder; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $300 - $500
477 APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, George Channing, 18S, low grade electrum alloy original HC with ET cuvette, misleading crowned "18" stamp where the case may only be 4-6K gold at best, SW-button-set, WE-SSD, exposed lever escapement in butterfly cutout, 11J, simple concentric star pattern NI damascene, s#161390. Gross weight of assembled watch 68.9 dwt (107.2 g).     Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates; dial with hls, large wax repair by seconds; hands excellent; case shows medium uneven wear, profuse MFS, many light dents or dings, one band dent that prevents the cuvette from closing, detail fading out overall, ET almost completely gone; bow tight, replaced crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $300 - $500
478 APW - Hamilton, grade 990, 16S, white GF OF case, SW-LS, WE Montgomery DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, concentric checkerboard and fishscale banded NI damascene with radiant surround, s#830400. Beautiful example of this attractive railroad grade watch.     Mvt: GRO after needing a small twist to start, near mint mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surface with just a very few minimal MFS; dial near perfect with only a small glaze scratch under the bezel outside 5; excellent hands; case shows almost no wear; some MFS, two very small minimal nicks at perimeter of rear, original brushed finish on rear is still visible; tight bow crown shows almost no wear; good glass crystal. $300 - $450
479 APW - Hamilton, GCT, grade 4992B, 16S, CPBM OF original case with contract marking on back, SW-SS with hacking sweep seconds, original black 24-hour dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, 22J, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#4C77977.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial near mint; hands mint; case shows very little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; crazed plastic crystal needs replacement. $300 - $400
480 APW - Columbus, signed "New Columbus Watch Co" on dial and mvt, 18S, nicely engraved GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD with scarce "16 Jewels" marking over seconds-register, lever escapement, 16J, two-tone concentric crescent pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#283178.     Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, good color definition, some mild FS around lower case-screw, few mild surface spots; dial with some hls in outer chapter, edge flaking between 1 and 2; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, attractive engraving with little reduction, very thin slivers of wear to brass at high edges of band, small spots of wear to brass on pendent; firm bow, crown shows light wear with ridge break; good glass crystal. $250 - $350
481 APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999H type 1, 18S, GF OF "Ball Model" SO recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#486254.     Mvt: Barely ticking, needs OH, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, MFS at case-screw site; dial perfect; hands mint but mismatched; case shows light wear, pendant and bezel highlight brassing, many MFS, dimpled dent at base of band, other dimples or pinpoint dings; bow tight, brass crown core shows medium wear, filing for grip; good glass crystal. $200 - $300
482 APW - Howard Keystone, notched-bridge model 1907, marked series 5, 16S, GF OF original SO case with signature ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 19J, GJS, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1144429.     Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial fractured in center; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail hardly faded; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. $200 - $300
483 APW - Howard Keystone, notched-bridge model 1907, unmarked series 10, 16S, GF OF original SO case with signature ring inside back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1096243.     Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, three very deep dings in band along with other lesser dings and pinpoints, ET detail vanishing at shoulder; bow tight, thinned at center, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal. $200 - $300
484 APW - Newark Watch Works, Edward Biven, 18S, GF OF original George W Ladd case (active in Providence, RI from 1867-1883 under his "GWL" mark, then later under Ladd Watch Case Co), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#10671.     Mvt: NR, mainspring broken, staff with bent pivot inclining the balance to barely miss touching the plate on one side, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows medium wear with brass highlights, many MFS, two back dents, one a bit sharper, ET detail gone at bevel; bow loose and brassy, pendant brassy, decorative cap worn through; worn glass crystal. $200 - $300