AUCTION : 2002

Horology & Jewelry Live Auction Event
Sunday November 1st, 2020

The Hilton Doubletree Hotel (formerly Radisson), Manchester NH
- No Reserves - No Buyer's Premium - No Sales Tax -

THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 09/22/2020, subject to revision before the final catalog is released.
The full catalog will be published in early October.
Click on a category in the Category List below to see what we have completed so far.  (Newly added items are clearly marked.)

APW s under $1,000

Stock#: JH45935

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Grade 89, 17J, 18S, 3oz coin silver OF recase with beautiful engine turning and floral engraving detail, offset gold hinges, fancy blue and white enamel SS dial with extensive gold foil decoration, gilt hands, SW-LS, two-tone checkerboard pattern gilt and nickel damascene, s#3224584. An extraordinary dial, fancy enamel Illinois signed dials of any style are rare and more colorful examples such as this in flawless condition are particularly rare.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, crown lifts very easily out of engagement when winding if not given a touch of downward pressure while turning, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent two-tone color, barrel bridge with a mismatched blued screw; flawless dial though with a few minuscule pinpoint as-made spots in the finish to the white central portion with the most notable of these being inside 10; fine hands, minute is somewhat short and has some bend near its midpoint and finish loss to its tip; case shows virtually no wear, a light patina, a grouping of small nicks to band around 7:30, no dents or dings, superb crisp engine turning and engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900

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Stock#: JH46082

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, B.W. Raymond with winding indicator, Grade 494, 23J, 16S, rose gold-filled OF original B.W. Raymond Model case with elegant black enamel inlay to bezel, rear perimeter and bow, white enamel DS dial with Canadian market 13 to 24 hour indications, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#34682553. An excellent example of this high grade railroad watch with a very attractive combination of 24 hour dial and rose colored case with enamel inlay, the total production of the Grade 494 was 5000 made with all examples having winding indicator feature.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches, areas of lettering with losses of black color; nearly flawless dial with a scratch to upper right portion of winding indicator register, few typical mild micro-fine scratches elsewhere; excellent-plus hands, minute with small bit of oxide and finish loss to its tip; case shows little wear, no dents or dings, minuscule slivers of wear to brass to portions of the outermost raised lip of bezel and rear adjacent the band, enamel of bezel and rear is virtually fully present; bow pivots freely through its central range of motion before reaching a firm stop, bow with some bits of enamel loss and with slivers of wear to brass, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with small edge chip, some bits of glue excess visible at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900

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Stock#: JH42573

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, "Oregon Electric Special" marked mvt and dial, Grade 926, 17J, 18S, gold-filled OF recase with attractive engraving detail, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, gilt mvt screws and regulator assembly, nickel damascene, s#638302. A rare electric railroad marked watch, the Oregon Electric Railway was an interurban line that began service in 1908 and continued passenger operations until 1933. This serial number is listed in the Hamilton ledger as having been sold July 3rd, 1909 to A.C. Feldenheimer of Portland, Oregon. Watch comes with a charming leather and chrome-plated base metal holster and gun fob, and leather portion is marked "Stanton 1913" and "Electric R.R.." From the well-known Hamilton collection of Robert Bennett of Olivehurst, California.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, ticking in dial up position but stopping when turned dial down, overhaul needed, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, few scattered fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with faint hl below seconds-register at 5:30, edge flaking under bezel at 1:30; excellent hands; case shows little wear, mild very shallow dent toward upper right of rear, attractive engraving detail with mild reduction; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH46077

DESCRIPTION: APW - Cornell Watch Co, San Francisco, 11-15J, 18S, 4oz coin silver Am Watch Co HC recase with gold hinges, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#24624. An attractive example from this scarce and short-lived maker, the Cornell Watch Co. of San Francisco was only in operation between 1874 and 1876.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running after a twist to start, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent gilt tone, plates with some scattered small spots; excellent dial with some scattered small light brown spots of discoloration, some small edge flakes under bezel at lower right and upper left; excellent hands, hour and minute with some small bits of oxide and finish loss; case with weak front lift spring which needs help through its initial opening motion before proceeding to open lid the remainder under its own power, case shows very light wear, small shallow crease type dent to front adjacent lower left edge of engraving detail, mild dent to band at 7:30, prominent crease type dent to lower right of rear, shallow dent to central left of rear, good engraving detail; tight bow, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH46190

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, 23J 60 Hour, Type III marking, 16S, white gold-filled OF original Bunn Special Model 28 case, "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, rayed pattern nickel damascene, s#5218825. An excellent example of this high grade railroad watch; this movement features an "Illinois Watch" factory marking rather than the "Illinois Watch Co." marking more commonly seen among Type III production; this marking variant is identified as Type III (H) in Michael Chamelin's Bunn Special book and is mentioned with an estimated production of two-to-three thousand made.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, some small micro-fine scratches to polished concave portion of larger winding wheel, few small fine scratches to barrel bridge in small area between click and smaller winding wheel; flawless dial; nearly mint hands; case shows little wear, no dents or dings, few minimal pinpoint nicks to band, minuscule sliver of wear to brass just starting to form at portion of upper right shoulder of rear and small portion of upper left shoulder of rear, tiny bits of wear to brass to high corners of band "shoulders" and to high corners of pendant, some scratches inside rear from past rubbing of at least one of the larger winding wheel's motor barrel screws; tight bow with thin slivers of wear to brass to upper edges and small strips of wear to brass to underside, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $550 - $800

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Stock#: JH46396

DESCRIPTION: APW - Newark Watch Co, Robert Fellows, 11-15J, 18S, 4oz coin silver original HC, "Newark Watch Works" marked white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#10323. Gross weight of assembled watch 116.0 dwt (180.2 g). An excellent example from this uncommon early maker.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running though with excess escapement noise and some sluggishness when in dial down position, overhaul recommended, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent gilt tone, some micro-fine scratches and mild haze spots, some circular rub at case screw location where it appears a larger sized screw was once used; virtually flawless dial with infinitesimal pinpoint nick at upper perimeter of seconds-register; nearly mint hands; case shows little wear, an attractive moderate patina, small scratch at lower left perimeter of rear, typical fine and micro-fine scratches elsewhere to exterior, cuvette with profuse fine to micro-fine scratches surrounding winding aperture, ding to lower rear perimeter, good engraving detail, case rear opens short of 90 degrees (to approximately 75 degrees); bow pivots freely and with play within pendant sockets, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH46398

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, "The Miners' Watch" marked mvt, "W. Manning Virginia Nev." marked dial, 11J, 18S, coin silver OF original pair case with hidden key within pendant, nickel cuvette, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#30957. A very interesting and notably rare private label signature, this is only the second example of the Illinois "The Miners' Watch" which we have encountered. Virginia City, Nevada was the site of the 1859 "Comstock Lode," which was the first major silver ore discovery in the United States. Virginia City developed very rapidly following the Comstock Lode discovery as miners rushed in to pursue their fortunes, and Virginia City's population peaked at approximately 25,000 in the mid-1870s which corresponds with when this watch was produced. W. Manning's jewelry business was located in Virginia City at No. 76A South C Street, and Manning advertised in 1878 as having the "largest stock of diamonds and watches, chains and jewelry in the State of Nevada."
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, plates with some scattered haze, small spots and short fine scratches, balance cock screw is a non-blued replacement; dial with edge flake near 8:30, short perimeter scratch near 11:30; excellent hands; case shows little wear, an attractive moderate patina with some scattered darker spots, dent to perimeter at 8, lesser dent to upper right perimeter of rear, few mild dings elsewhere, cuvette with profuse mild to moderate abrasions, hidden key with good function; tight bow, key cap shows light wear; thick glass crystal with some scattered fine scratches, short scratches, and tiny edge nicks.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH46400

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Currier first run, serial #474, 11J, 18S, 4oz coin silver OF original Dueber case with offset gold hinges, "Springfield Watch Co." marked white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#474. An excellent original early example, the first run of Currier production spanned serial numbers 401 to 500 and was finished between March and June of 1872 with this particular serial number having been finished in June.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent gilt tone, small scratch and abrasion to barrel bridge adjacent barrel arbor escutcheon, few scattered mild small haze spots; dial with short hls below seconds-register at 5:30, extremely faint hls between top of seconds-register and edge at 10:30, minuscule edge nick under bezel at 11; excellent hands, tiny patch of rust to tip of minute; case shows light wear, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches and pinpoint nicks, no dents or dings, rear hinge missing an end-cap and front hinge missing a portion of an end-cap; bow pivots freely and with a bit of play within pendant sockets; glass crystal with small edge chip at 4:30 and a bit of glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH42586

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, "J.G. Raine, Cripple Creek, Colo" marked mvt and dial, Grade 930, 16J, 18S, silver-filled (silver exterior over a nickel core) Hercules swingout case with gold inlaid logging scene/sawmill to rear, fancy white and green SS enamel dial with gold foil decorations in two tones, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#46828. J.G. Raine was a jeweler and optician with a shop at 209 Bennett Ave in Cripple Creek, Colorado. From the well-known Hamilton collection of Robert Bennett of Olivehurst, California.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, overhaul recommended, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered small fine to micro-fine scratches, some small bits of oxide to regulator index; flawless dial; nearly mint hands; case rear engravings have been re-executed and show hardly any wear while remainder of case shows light to medium wear, no dents or dings, crisp engraving detail; tight bow, replacement crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

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Stock#: JH44377

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, P.S. Bartlett, Model 1857, 11J, 18S, unusual silver AWCo HC with beautiful engine turning and engraving detail inset with elegant black tracery enamel, pumpkin style pendant, lion hallmark, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#704208.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound and will tick weakly if excess pressure is given at barrel arbor, overhaul needed, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some typical fine scratches and scattered surface spots; nearly flawless dial with very small fine scratch below seconds-register, minuscule nick to upper left rim of seconds-register, some bits of adhesive residue on its surface at perimeter; fine hands, hour with some bend, minute with some tool marks to its center hub; case shows very light wear, some light fine scratches to small front shield which may be a crude attempt at initials, no dents or dings, good engine turning and engraving detail overall with slight reduction at front shoulder and moderate loss to rear shoulder, black enamel is substantially intact with some scattered small portions of loss, case bezel has had material removed at 11:30 area and around latch area; tight bow, push shows light wear and has some dings to its upper portion; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

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Stock#: JH44534

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Vanguard with winding indicator, 23J, 16S, gold-filled OF original case with attractive rear engraving, "Waltham Vanguard 23 Jewels" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, checkerboard center pattern nickel damascene, s#27538290. An exceptionally nice example throughout, in nearly as-new condition.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good winding indicator function, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, few small micro-fine scratches to barrel bridge near plate screw closest to balance cock, otherwise surfaces are very nearly pristine; virtually flawless dial with only a small bit of printing weakness to a portion of "9" numeral; nearly mint hands; case shows virtually no wear, few minuscule pinpoint nicks, no dents or dings, superb crisp engraving detail; very tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700

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Stock#: JH46475

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn, 17J, 18S, gold-filled HC recase with attractive engraving detail including a small lakeside home scene to rear, white enamel DS Gothic numeral dial, SW-LS, sunburst pattern nickel damascene, s#2248205. This hunting case variant of the 17 jewel 18 size Bunn with sunburst damascene is notably rare. At the time Bill Meggers' Illinois book was written the production of this variant was estimated at 200 made corresponding to a single production run listed in the factory records between serial numbers 2248201 to 2248400, but more recent study has found that observed examples have all fallen within the early portion of the production run suggesting the possibility that half or more of this run may not have been finished and that the actual production may in fact be in the range of 100 or less made. An ongoing discussion thread on the NAWCC Message Board is tracking these examples, and lists ten known examples all of which have serial numbers within the first 80 watches of the run and lists no known examples with serial numbers beyond the first 80 watches of the run. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, small scratch to foot of balance cock, mild circular fine scratch around one barrel bridge screw, few typical small micro-fine scratches elsewhere; virtually flawless dial with only some minuscule pinpoint edge nicks under bezel; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, no dents or dings, good engraving detail overall though with loss of fine detail at front and rear shoulders, slivers of wear to brass to high points of pendant, front hinge is missing its end-caps; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $350 - $650

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Stock#: JH44341

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, Model 1857, 16J, 18S, coin silver OF pair style recase, nickel cuvette, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gold jewel settings, nickel damascene, s#933061. A very unusual and intriguing piece, this is the only example of a Model 1857 Appleton Tracy & Co. with nickel damascene finish that we have encountered. This movement also has notably atypical features of gold jewel settings and jeweling to the upper end of its center wheel arbor. Please see our comments in the condition report for observations from a partial disassembly of the movement.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, in the dial down position will tick for a few moments with a twist, when dial up will not tick at all with a twist, overhaul needed, mvt has been partially disassembled and we observe that plate finish is nickel throughout, damascene pattern is correctly matched among main plate, balance cock and barrel bridge, underside of balance cock is marked with s#1163, underside of balance wheel spars (arms) are not marked with any evident s#, underside of barrel bridge is marked with s#11 at one side and s#16 at the other, and visible surface under dial is marked with s#11163 and s#1163, this combination of consistent movement finish but inconsistent numbering suggests the possibility that this watch was either a factory employee's piece or was otherwise finished at Waltham outside of the course of regular production, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with edge chip at 5, some small edge flakes elsewhere, faint hl above seconds-register; excellent hands; case shows medium wear, scratches and fine scratches, some shallow dents to rear, ding across rear/body seam at 3, few mild dings elsewhere; bow pivots freely; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600

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Stock#: JH44367

DESCRIPTION: APW - Rockford, "D. Hess, Ottawa, Ill." marked mvt, 9-11J, Model 2, 18S, gold-filled G.W. Ladd HC with superb engraving detail, front with scene of locomotive passing in front of mountain range, rear with detailed scene of a hunter and bear in close quarters combat, white enamel SS dial, transitional style SW-LS with retained KW arbor, gilt mvt, s#68504.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, balance is gummy, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, discolored spot at perimeter of main plate near s#, haze spot near center of main plate, some light haze and scattered small spots in areas elsewhere; nearly flawless dial with micro-fine scratch near center; excellent hands; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, superb engraving detail, bezel is virtually entirely brass with only minuscule traces of a gold layer, bezel and band have had lever-set slots widened to accommodate the present mvt, reverse of pendant with an extra hole for stem detent screw; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600

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Stock#: JH46075

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hampden, "Boston Watch Co" marked mvt and dial, mvt with very unusual regulator, 15J, 18S, HC model mvt cased in sidewinder orientation in nickel OF display recase, white enamel SS dial, finished by Hampden as KWKS but mvt now with an Abbott's patent SW-shift-locking-LS attachment, nickel damascene, s#69384. A very interesting piece for the early Hampden collector, this movement features an eye-catching regulator design that appears to be based on Frank C. Goold's regulator patent of October 17th, 1882 (U.S. Patent 266256). This is only the third example of this regulator style we have encountered, and notably all three examples we have seen have been with "Boston Watch Co." signed Hampden watches. The other two examples we had seen had been on somewhat lower grade movements, while the present example is notable for being a top quality early grade (presumably a "Railway" grade movement, based on serial number and features) with gold jewel settings, gold balance screws, mirror finish steelwork, and very attractive nickel damascene.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good setting function though setting lever shifts stiffly in and out of engagement, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces with few small spots and mild fine to micro-fine scratches, patch of oxide to click, some pinpoint specks of oxide to steel disk around winding arbor escutcheon, case screw is a replacement which is very well matched other than a bit smaller head diameter than the original; excellent dial with fine scratch right of seconds-register at 4:30, few small edge flakes and other small edge flaws under bezel; fine hands, minute with finish loss; case front opens a bit wide of 90 degrees (approximately 105 degrees), case shows very little wear, dent to front adjacent hinge, dings to front adjacent crystal at 8 and 10:30, pinpoint nick to rear adjacent hinge; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystals.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $600

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Stock#: JH46472

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special with scarce bright spotted damascene, 21J, 16S, gold-filled OF original case with train engraving to rear, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, bright spotted pattern nickel damascene, s#2571916. A scarce to rare watch, the total production of this variant of Bunn Special 21 jewel with bright spotted damascene is estimated at 680 made per Michael Chamelin's Bunn Special book. Also of note is that this watch is from the first ever run of 16 size Bunn Special production, and this example is from the very early portion of this run being just the 16th Bunn Special 16 size made by serial number. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, few small fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with small flake to inner rim of outer chapter inside 2, fine scratch below 12, edge flake under bezel at 9; excellent hour and seconds-hand, fine minute hand with patch of oxide and areas of finish loss; case shows medium to ample wear, ding to upper rear perimeter, few scattered nicks, reduced engraving detail, thin strips of wear to brass following band seams, patch of wear to brass to band at 11, areas of wear to brass to pendant; brassy bow pivots freely, crown shows ample wear; glass crystal with numerous small scratches.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600

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Stock#: JH44639

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, B.W. Raymond with winding indicator, first run Grade 506, 21J, 16S, rose gold-filled OF B.W. Raymond Model recase with rigid bow, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#33815000. This example is from the first production run of Grade 506, and is in fact the last serial number made from this initial run which was relatively small being of only 100 watches.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good winding indicator function, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, oxide to larger winding wheel's screw, few very small bits of oxide elsewhere to winding wheels and regulator spring; dial with small chip to upper rim of indicator-register hole; fine hands, hour and minute with finish loss in areas; case shows little wear, some fine scratches to rear, curved rub mark within rear, some mild small nicks to band, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; rigid bow with thin slivers of wear to brass, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $550

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Stock#: JH45939

DESCRIPTION: APW - Howard Keystone, 17J, 12S, 14K gold original Howard clamshell style swingout case, "J E J" initials to rear, signature ring inside rear as well as engraving "Masters and Marine Engineers to Lt. J.E. Jones U.S.N. Canal Zone May 1924," white enamel SS dial, SW-SS, nickel-plated train wheels, nickel damascene, s#1324966. Comes with an associated Howard wooden box with tattered remains of certificate for a different watch. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.1 dwt (57.7 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, virtually mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, essentially pristine surfaces with some mild surface dirtiness; virtually flawless dial with minuscule fine scratch at edge near 1; nearly mint hands; case shows hardly any wear, some small scratches to edge adjacent opening lip of bezel, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; plastic crystal with glue excess at its seat is lifting up slightly from bezel at lower right, watch would benefit from its replacement by a properly sized glass crystal. Box in fine cosmetic condition with some dings, scrapes and scratches to exterior; certificate with serial numbers for a differing watch is torn and incomplete.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $550

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Stock#: JH46474

DESCRIPTION: APW - Ball Hamilton, Official RR Standard with scarce "Single Roller" marking, Grade 999E, 17J, 18S, gold-filled OF recase, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, circular pattern nickel damascene, s#90671. "Single Roller" marked Ball Hamilton movements are quite scarce and were made in only a few short runs among the relatively early end of Ball Hamilton production. A significant portion of this Ball Hamilton "Single Roller" production was paired with an attractive double-sunk dial, as seen on the present example. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, scattered mild fine to micro-fine scratches, mismatched case screws; excellent dial with faint outer chapter hl at 8, some fine to micro-fine scratches to seconds-register and outer chapter; excellent hands; case shows medium to ample wear, ding to center rear, some scattered nicks, large portion of wear to brass to lower area of band, sizable areas of wear to brass to pendant, slivers of wear to brass following band seams; tight brassy bow, replacement crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with small scrape near center.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $550

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Stock#: JH46191

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, 21J 60 Hour, Type III marking, green gold-filled OF original Bunn Special Model case, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, rayed pattern nickel damascene, s#5030570. The dial of this example is quite scarce and is notable for its extremely bold Arabic hour numerals in combination with outward facing arrows at each minute position; this dial is affectionately known as the "Fat Boy" style among many Bunn Special collectors and is discussed on page 284 of Michael Chamelin's Bunn Special book. The "kite" style hands seen with this example are often found in combination with this particular dial. This example is also notable for its uncommon green gold-filled case.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, oxide to perimeter of smaller winding wheel at one side, scratch at perimeter of barrel bridge adjacent case screw near adjustment markings, some micro-fine scratches to larger winding wheel; dial with very small patched edge chip under bezel at 5:30, few small adjacent outer chapter hls at 5:30, minuscule pinpoint surface nick at upper left perimeter of seconds-register to base of 55 second hash mark, some mild beveling rub of perimeter under bezel, seconds-register appears possibly to have been re-seated with a few small bits of fill material visible at the seating of its lower portion; nearly mint hands; case shows little wear, few fine scratches and profuse micro-fine scratches to rear, profuse dings to band between 1 and 4 as well as between 11 and 12, small mar to edge of rear adjacent the band below the right side of the pendant and short associated nearby scratch, good engraving detail, sliver of wear to brass to bezel adjacent crystal between 6 and 9; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal with some small beveling of its edge at upper left.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500

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Stock#: JH46395

DESCRIPTION: APW - Cornell Watch Co, Chicago, C.T. Bowen, 11-15J, 18S, 3oz coin silver drum style original OF case, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#22657. The Cornell Watch Company of Chicago was in operation between 1870 and 1874 and produced approximately 12,000 watches.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, good gilt tone, some scattered spots to plate surface, barrel bridge with ultrafine scratch striations likely from a light wiping; excellent dial; fine hands, minute with finish loss; case shows light wear, some scratches to rear, shallow but profuse denting to rear, cuvette with a bit of play at its hinge; tight bow; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $450

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Stock#: JH44329

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Champion, Model 1872, 16J, 16S, gold-filled OF original case with floral engraving detail to rear in addition to name "C.F. Roughan," vermicelli detail to bezel, band and rear perimeter, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, gilt damascene, mirror finish and damascene winding wheels, s#4527195. The Champion is a rare watch with a total production of only 200 made; this grade was made with a range of attractive gilt damascene patterns and was produced in a single run that is notable for being the highest serial numbers found among Model 1872 regular production.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking somewhat sluggishly and with error in the flat of its balance motion after a twist to start, overhaul recommended, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent gilt damascene tone, short scratch at center between jewel setting and larger winding wheel recess, some oxide to winding wheels and regulator assembly; dial with edge chip at 8 and associated surrounding hls at perimeter, additional hl extending inward at 8; case shows very light wear, no dents or dings, mild reduction of engraving detail, small spots of wear to brass to high ridges of pendant; tight bow, crown shows medium wear with ample ridge break; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

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Stock#: JH44368

DESCRIPTION: APW - N.Y. Chronograph Watch Co, New York, time only watch with center-seconds, 11-15J, 16S, 5 year gold-filled OF original case with attractive engraving detail, fancy white and yellow enamel dial with gold foil decorations, SW-LS, gilt mvt, s#174627. A good example of this scarce watch, it is believed that at most approximately 1000 examples of this 16 size N.Y. Chronograph Watch Co. model were produced with known examples having serial numbers dispersed through the 174,001 to 175,000 range. This example, like nearly all observed of the 16 size model, has a main plate that was machined to accept chronograph mechanism but is lacking chronograph components having been finished as a time only watch with center-seconds rather than as a chronograph. For further excellent info on this style of watch as well as others by Manhattan Watch Co. and N.Y. Chronograph Watch Co., we recommend Michael C. Harrold's excellent two-part article in the April and June 2010 issues of the NAWCC Bulletin.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking somewhat sluggishly, sweep-seconds-hand with choppy motion occasionally stalling and then skipping ahead two or more beats, overhaul recommended, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some small fine scratches, regulator with some oxide, machined to accept a regulator spring but none is present; dial with scattered hls; fine hands, bend to tip of sweep-seconds-hand; case shows light wear, shallow denting to rear, reduced engraving detail, engine turning detail substantially reduced, slivers of wear to brass to raised ridges of case design and some spots of wear to brass to portions of high points of engraved detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

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Stock#: JH44437

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Wm Ellery with modifications for clockwatch function, Model 1877, 9-11J, 18S, mounted in a 57mm brass case, skeletonized metal perimeter dial chapter, KWKS with second KW barrel for strike mechanism, gilt mvt, s#1511591. This piece has been extensively modified with the intent to create an hour-striking clockwatch.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, extensively modified for intended clockwatch operation, components appear complete with round wire gong but currently not functioning and it is unclear if it ever did function reliably, currently mvt makes no more than a brief noise of power release when clockwatch function is engaged, overhaul needed for clockwatch function, otherwise fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, some darkening and haze to portions of gilt plates; skeletonized metal dial chapter with some oxide; fair hands with some oxide, hour is bent; case shows light wear, ample uneven tarnish with splotchy darkened areas, no dents or dings; bow pivots freely; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

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Stock#: JH46716

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 904 with Secometer dial, 21J, 12S, green gold-filled OF original Hamilton case with initials to rear, attractive engraving detail to bezel and rear perimeter, cuvette with Christmas 1934 presentation engraving, silvered dial with bark-like textured surface, applied gold numerals, aperture below center for rotating seconds-register display, SW-SS, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, jeweled barrel arbor, bull's-eye pattern nickel damascene, s#3063790. Watch comes with its original fitted Hamilton box containing certificate bearing movement and case serial numbers correctly matched to the present watch; watch also comes with a 13-inch gold-filled chain.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, some mild haze to plate surfaces which would probably benefit from a cleaning; dial with some scattered small brown spots, some brownish discoloration in areas which is most notable at perimeter between 11 and 12; poor minute and hour hands are rusted likely from a previous plastic crystal's deterioration; case shows hardly any wear, rear with some fine scratches and profuse micro-fine scratches, cuvette with fine scratches from slipped past openings, no dents or dings, superb engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystal; box in fine cosmetic condition overall, exterior with wear and areas of finish loss which are most notable at edges, interior with wear and velvet loss in areas around seat of watch. Chain shows light to medium wear with wear to brass to portions of its links.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $300

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