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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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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).     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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).     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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).     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $8,000 - $14,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
  https://youtu.be/naJ69xjrL74
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $24,000 - $30,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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!     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
  https://youtu.be/D6d_9Sq8gRc
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).     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
  https://youtu.be/8XFHHgpwKNo
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,600
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $5,600 - $7,400
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $4,600 - $5,600
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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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $4,600 - $5,600
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $4,600 - $5,600
  https://youtu.be/FOhkGdoZkt8
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).     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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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.     Condition: 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.
Estimate: $3,600 - $5,000
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