AUCTION : 210425

Horology & Jewelry Semi-Live Auction Event
Sunday, April 25th, 2021

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THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 03/03/2021, subject to revision.
The full catalog will be published in early April.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to have live bidders in attendance.
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American Pocket Watches

Stock#: JH47795

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 947 (marked), 23J, massive 18K gold HC recase with beautiful vermicelli and star engraving detail, bow with chain guards, gold cuvette, metal dial with Odd Fellows three link chain symbol at center, Runic style markings at hour positions of "Bert Jewett M.D.," SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, ornate nickel damascene, s#163892. Gross weight of assembled watch 106.3 dwt (165.3 g). A rare top grade hunting case, the total production of the Grade 947 is 310 made, and this example is listed in the Hamilton ledger as having been sold to D.C. Percival & Co. on April 21st, 1917 following two previous sales that appear to have been canceled. This very distinctive example with unique dial and spectacular massive gold case was handled previously by our galleries in 2008. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, main plate with some scratches extending from right side balance wheel through space between third and fourth wheel jewel settings; dial with scattered spots; excellent hour and minute hands, seconds-hand is mostly overpainted in red; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail, crown requires a very firm downward push to release latch to open front; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $7000 - $9000

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Stock#: JH47783

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 951 (marked), 23J, 16S, gold-filled HC recase with attractive engraving detail, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#81942. An extremely rare top grade watch, the total production of this pendant-set version of the Grade 951 was only 44 made. This extremely low production figure places the pendant-set Grade 951 among the absolute rarest of 16 size Hamilton production being tied in rarity with the 17 jewel Hayden W. Wheeler lever-set which also had 44 total made, and being exceeded in rarity only by the "thin bridge" version of the Hayden W. Wheeler which had only a handful of examples made. This particular example is listed in the Hamilton ledger as having been sold to the Non-Retailing Co. of Lancaster, PA on August 11th, 1915. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, few small fine to micro-fine scratches, mild oxide to winding wheels; dial with outer chapter hls at 6:30 and 10; fine hands, minute with finish loss, hour and minute are plum colored, seconds-hand is blue; case shows hardly any wear, dings to band at 9 and 10, superb engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $8000

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Stock#: JH46463

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, Grade 163, extremely rare Type II marking, 23J 60 Hour, 16S, two-tone white and green gold-filled OF Bunn Special Model 28 recase, "Flying J" style "Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 Hour 6 Positions" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, rayed pattern nickel damascene, s#5421771. An excellent example of this extremely rare watch, the total production of the Grade 163 Type II is believed to be only approximately 50 made which makes it by far the rarest piece among the Bunn Special 23 jewel 60 Hour series. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, overhaul recommended, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with some typical mild fine to micro-fine scratches, winding wheels with some spots of oxide, central hub of larger winding wheel with profuse fine scratches; dial with short fractures to the lower corners of its center section with the minuscule associated surface flake to left side fracture, faint outer chapter hls near 1 and 8, minuscule flake to upper-left rim of seconds-register; excellent hands; case shows very little wear, few small nicks to band, no dents or dings, good engraving detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal with some bits of glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $7000

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Stock#: JH47786

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, Convertible model, 21J, Grade 91, three-finger bridge mvt, 16S, heavy 18K gold box hinge J&S (Jeannot & Shiebler) OF recase with crystal-carrying bezel beneath front box hinge bezel, gold cuvette and glazed observational mvt cover, white glass enamel DS canister-style (friction fit snap-on) dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, raised gold jewel settings, nickel damascene, s#942308. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.5 dwt (128.3 g). A superb example of this rare top grade, although the case is not the original to this movement, it is very well suited to the watch being of top quality, notably elegant appearance, and unusual design. The Grade 91 movement is quite rare, and we believe its total production was approximately 350 made as all examples we have observed have fallen neatly within the 942001 to 942350 serial range. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, setting mechanism with frequent skipping sensation when turned clockwise, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces with few mild micro-fine scratches; dial with edge flake near 2, smaller edge flake at 1:30, faint outer chapter hl at 1:30, very small scratch to right perimeter of seconds-register; excellent hands; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $5600

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Stock#: JH47793

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hampden, "J.P. Stevens Watch Co, Atlanta, GA" triple-signed with marking to mvt, dial, and case, mvt with Stevens' patent regulator in frosted rose gold and with unusual rose gold capped barrel bridge and balance cock foot, 15J, 18S, heavy 18K rose gold original box hinge drum style HC with attractive engraving detail to front and rear perimeters and to band, hexagonal pendant, gold cuvette engraved "Henry Porter Williams," white enamel SS dial with elegant hollow Roman numerals, SW-LS, combination rose gold and nickel damascene finish, main plate with s#2027 which is of J.P. Stevens' numbering sequence, mvt likely with Hampden s# internally but we have not disassembled to inspect for such. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.0 dwt (147.7 g). An exceptional piece, this triple-signed example is the most visually spectacular Hampden watch for J.P. Stevens which we have encountered. Its most unusual feature is the rose gold capped barrel bridge and balance cock foot which are constructed as damascened rose gold bridges that are set atop a base-metal lower portion to the barrel bridge and balance cock foot, and these rose gold damascened areas of the movement are accentuated beautifully by the rose gold Stevens' regulator components and by the rose gold case. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent color and luster, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches with greatest profusion being located immediately adjacent regulator disk bordering the side facing mvt's edge, some surface spots to nickel plate, mild oxide to regulator; dial with hls between 4 and 5, hls between 7 and 8, light hl above seconds-register, light perimeter hl at 12:30; excellent hands, minute with mild bend; case shows little wear, patch of fine scratches to rear near center, some rippling of reflection around perimeter areas of front and rear, excellent overall engraving detail though with some loss to high points of boxed hinge portions; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3600 - $5600

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Stock#: JH48977

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, split-seconds chronograph, at least 17J, 14S, very heavy 18K gold OF original AWCo case with Jurgensen-style lips, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#1378605. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.6 dwt (144.2 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running after a twist to start, chronograph with good stop/start function but hands occasionally stall or halt, reset is inconsistent and is very frequently incomplete (sometimes only moving slightly toward reset) and sluggish, split-seconds with good stop function but reset is inconsistent and is nearly always incomplete (sometimes only moving slightly, if at all, toward reset) and sluggish, overhaul needed, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, scattered oxide to steelwork; dial with perimeter hl from 10:30 to 12, minuscule edge nicks under bezel near setting lever; fine hands, chronograph sweep hands with some slight bends, subsidiary seconds-hand with oxide and finish loss, few small spots of oxide to other hands; case shows medium wear, no dents or dings, greatly reduced engine turning detail with full loss throughout shoulder; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal with only a very small edge flake at right side.
ESTIMATE: $3400 - $4200

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Stock#: JH47797

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, 11J, "Constant, St. Louis" marked mvt, "Mermod Jaccard & Co, St. Louis" marked dial, 18S, 14K gold original Mermod & Jaccard signed HC made by Dubois Watch Case Co with attractive engraving detail, front shield with initials, gold cuvette engraved "Presented to W.A. Conner December 25th 1904 by his friends The Red Lilly Boys," white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#49945. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.2 dwt (134.2 g). A very rare watch, the total production of this nickel damascene hunting case version of the 11 jewel Hamilton is estimated to be only 90 made. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some fine to micro-fine scratches with the most notable being toward right side of barrel bridge; dial with hl from 9:30 to center, hl above seconds-register, hl below seconds-register at 6, edge chips at 6:30 and 9:30 that are largely under bezel, small light brown spot to seconds-register above center, some scattered fine and micro-fine scratches; fine hands, seconds-hand and spade of minute with ample oxide and finish loss; case shows little wear, crease type dent toward upper-right perimeter of front, dent toward upper-left perimeter of rear, engraving detail with mild reduction; tight bow, crown shows light wear with small ridge break; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2600 - $3800

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Stock#: JH48564

DESCRIPTION: APW - Columbus, "J.P. Stevens & Bro. Atlanta, GA" marked mvt with Stevens' patent spiral regulator, 15J, 18S, massive 14K gold box hinge drum style original Dueber HC with monogram initials to front, monogram 1888 date to rear, gold cuvette, "J.P. Stevens & Bro. New Model Atlanta. GA." marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#77101. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.4 dwt (157.7 g); gross weight of case only with movement, crown/stem assembly, bow and crystal removed 55.7 dwt (86.9 g). The distinctive spiral regulator design of Josiah P. Stevens of Atlanta, Georgia was granted US patent 264787 on September 19th, 1882. Stevens notably produced 169 watches of his own manufacture with this regulator design, and beyond this was to contract an additional quantity of private label movements from Hampden, Aurora, and Columbus which were equipped with Stevens' patent spiral regulator. From the relatively low number of Columbus examples we have encountered, we believe that Columbus likely supplied fewer of these movements than Hampden or Aurora, and this is in fact the first Columbus J.P. Stevens private label which our firm has handled. This particular example is notable for its massive and quite attractive original gold case.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, balance swings freely though hairspring appears somewhat out of shape, will tick briefly out of beat with a twist or continuously out of beat with a twist and some excess pressure held to its crown, overhaul needed, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, scratch at right side perimeter of barrel bridge, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, some oxide to regulator and to some screw heads, balance cock screw is a blued replacement; dial with a patched chip at lower-left corner of center section, patched chipping and white fill material around lower perimeter of seconds-register which is rotated somewhat out of index, scattered outer chapter hls, hls above seconds-register, fracture at lower edge below seconds-register, edge flakes at 9 and 10; fine hands, hour is blue, minute appears to have originally been blue that has been altered to plum color with ink, seconds-hand is plum colored; case with a protruding replacement screw in the reverse of its pendant with marred head, and crown/stem assembly is pulling freely out, and case will need attention to this issue to properly secure its crown/stem assembly, case shows little wear, scratches to rear of pendant, cuvette with perimeter scratches from slipped past openings, no dents or dings, good engraving detail; tight brassy gold-filled replacement bow, brass crown shows ample wear and crown/stem assembly pulls out freely; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $3600

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Stock#: JH48649

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 961, 21J, 16S, massive 14K gold A.W.C.Co. HC recase with very attractive engraving detail, front shield with initials, Jurgensen-style lips, bow with chain guards, gold cuvette as well as glazed observation cover over mvt, "A.N. Anderson, Standard Time" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, pinstripe pattern nickel damascene, s#325163. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.2 dwt (137.2 g). An attractive high grade watch with notably massive gold case. The private label dial signature of this piece is validated by the Hamilton factory ledger which shows this particular serial number as having been sold to A.N. Anderson on December 7th, 1906.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, few small fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with very faint outer chapter hl at 4; excellent hands; case shows very little wear, nick to lower-right shoulder of front that is evident to inner surface of lid but has negligible exterior visibility, no dents, excellent engraving detail, cuvette with a long fine scratch from a slipped past opening; bow pivots semi-freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $2800 - $3600

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Stock#: JH48379

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, B.W. Raymond, 15J, 18S, heavy 14K multicolor gold false box hinge original HC with majestic buck image to rear, initialed shield to front, gold cuvette, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#5205328. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.3 dwt (143.7 g). A very impressive case with superb engraving detail and substantial in hand presence.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some fine to micro-fine scratches, one case screw is a replacement with smaller sized head; excellent dial with small edge chip near 8 that is largely under bezel, some additional small edge chips and flakes elsewhere that are fully under bezel; excellent hands, minute with bend near its base and some oxide to its hub; case shows hardly any wear, mild dents to band at 5:30 and 11:30, mild ding to upper front perimeter which is mainly evident to inner surface of lid, excellent engraving detail, cuvette with scuffing at perimeter from slipped past openings, front lid hangs up a bit on tip of setting lever when opening causing front to need a small nudge to release; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2600 - $3200

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Stock#: JH48142

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, Lord Elgin, Grade 351, 23J, 16S, 14K gold original Solidarity case with flush hinges, gold cuvette, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, striped pattern damascene with unusual mixed finish of gilt train bridge and nickel other plates, s#12718451. Gross weight of assembled watch 57.9 dwt (90.1 g). The mixed gilt and nickel damascene finish of this movement is very unusual and is the first example among this grade we have encountered. Inspection upon dis-assembly reveals matching serial number throughout and that the train bridge is gilt over brass, so we believe this finish, though very atypical, is factory original and makes an interesting variant for the Elgin collector. The Grade 351 Lord Elgin in any finish is a scarce to rare piece, with a total actual production we believe to be approximately 550 made based on observed examples. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some short scratches to the train bridge adjacent the left side train bridge screw, some typical mild fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, mild oxide to click; excellent dial with very faint hl above seconds-register, few scattered fine to micro-fine scratches; fair hands appear to have originally been blue and have since been colored to a plum tone with ink, some spots of ink loss revealing original finish, some spots of oxide; case shows light wear, scratches and fine scratches to rear, a notable scratch inside rear, some dings to rear, dents to band at 4 and 10, dings to band at 3:30 and 8; tight bow, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with some fine scratches.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000

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Stock#: JH47790

DESCRIPTION: APW - Rockford, low serial #89, 15J marked as "15 Ruby Jewels," Model 1, 18S, 10-14K gold (tested, no fade of 10K solution on stone, very slow fade of 14K solution on stone, suggesting content possibly in the approximately 12K range) B&T HC with attractive engine turning and engraving detail, front and rear lids with crown hallmark, gold cuvette with winged hourglass hallmark within a shield, white enamel SS impressed dial, KWKS, gold jewel settings, gilt mvt, s#82. Gross weight of assembled watch 76.0 dwt (118.2 g). An attractive very early example, Rockford's first 100 serial numbers were divided between the production of their top two initial grades, the "19 Ruby Jewels" and the "15 Ruby Jewels." From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, good gilt tone, small scratch at left perimeter of barrel bridge, some typical micro-fine scratches elsewhere to plates, some marring to balance jewel setting and immediate surrounding area, oxide to hairspring stud and in a few spots to regulator assembly; nearly flawless dial with few minuscule flakes to rim of seconds-register hole and to rim of center hole; excellent hands, minute with mild bend; case shows light to medium wear, ding to front below-right of center, reduced engine turning and engraving detail with small portions of full loss to engine turning at front shoulder and large portions of full loss to engine turning at rear shoulder; tight bow, push shows ample wear; glass crystal is currently loose and is a smaller than appropriate size that should be replaced.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2600

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Stock#: JH47799

DESCRIPTION: APW - Seth Thomas, "Letzring & Sherbinin Watchmakers Langham, Sask." marked mvt and dial, 25J, 18S, gold-filled OF Canadian made recase with attractive engine turning and engraving detail, white enamel DS impressed dial with Canadian market 13 to 24 hour numerals, all hour numerals in radial orientation, fancy gilt Louis XV style hands, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, capped third and fourth wheels, ornate two-tone gilt and nickel damascene, s#350428. A rare top grade private label, this example is from a production run containing 25 jewel "Maiden Lane" signed movements and appears equivalent to the Maiden Lane in finish and quality. Total production of the 25 jewel Seth Thomas is believed to be approximately 720 made per the excellent info of Eric Unselt's www.seththomasresearch.com website, and of this number only a very small fraction were produced with private label movement signature. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent two-tone color, some oxide to regulator assembly and screw heads, regulator spring with fine scratch striations from sanding; dial with scattered hls including a cluster radiating outward from above upper-right of seconds-register, mild lightening of signature marking, few areas of edge rub under bezel, some tiny edge nicks under bezel; fine hands, hour hand of somewhat duller gilt tone than minute, seconds-hand with oxide and finish loss; case shows light to medium wear, a group of dings to band at 4, slight shallow compression type denting of center rear, reduced engine turning and engraving detail, wear to brass to very high majority of band surface, spots of wear to brass to pendant; tight bow, crown shows medium wear with small ridge break; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2600

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Stock#: JH48541

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Dennison, Howard & Davis, 15J, 18S, silver original B.W.Co. (Boston Watch Co.) HC with eagle hallmark, attractive engine turning and engraving detail including a ribbon extending diagonally around the case, cuvette engraved "John Callaghan. Bought. April 1857," white enamel dial, gold hour and minute hands, KWKS, diamond endstone, gilt mvt, s#3978. A historically important watch by Waltham's predecessor, the Boston Watch Company; this excellent example is notable for its original condition and its interesting case inscription which dates to the same month that the Boston Watch Co. was forced to declare insolvency.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, good gilt tone, fine scratch to left side (as oriented in our photo) of barrel bridge, scattered mild spots to plates; dial with scattered hls; excellent hands, slight bend to minute; case shows light wear, an attractive dark patina, no dents or dings, good overall engine turning and engraving detail though with some portions of full loss of engine turning at several areas of shoulders and at lower portion of band, cuvette with profuse fine scratches radiating from winding aperture caused by past key slips while winding, rear hinge missing one end-cap; bow pivots freely and with significant play within pendant sockets; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2600

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Stock#: JH47785

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, Grade 156, 21J, 16S, 14K multicolor gold false box hinge original HC with stag image to rear, gold cuvette with engraved name, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, raised gold jewel settings, decorative gold disk surrounding balance jewel setting, gold train, three-finger bridge mvt, ornate nickel damascene, s#6463080. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.3 dwt (92.3 g). A very attractive example of this top quality grade with superb multicolor gold case. Total production of the Grade 156 was 4000 made, and this early example is the 80th watch made from the first run. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surface with some typical mild micro-fine scratches; dial with cluster of faint hls within seconds-register, very faint outer chapter hls at 5 and 6; excellent hands; case shows virtually no wear, no dents or dings, some rippling to reflection of front shield, superb crisp engraving detail, thin gauge cuvette with trace-through to inner surface of engraved name; tight bow, crown shows virtually no wear; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2400

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Stock#: JH47789

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, "Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Special" marked mvt, Grade 936, 17J, 18S, nickel OF original case with train engraving to rear, "W.L. Fredeking, Hinton W. Va." marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#6384. An excellent original example of this rare railroad marked watch with dial correctly marked for Will L. Fredeking who was an official watch inspector for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. This particular serial number is listed in the Hamilton ledger as having been sold to J.W. Forsinger of Chicago, IL on September 8th, 1897. Forsinger was a railroad watch inspector for a number of lines and was a prolific distributor of Hamilton watches. This example is consistent with the other Chesapeake & Ohio marked Hamiltons we have handled in the past in having a dial marked for W.L. Fredeking and in having its movement listed in the Hamilton ledger as sold to Forsinger as its distributor. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, very small scratch and mar adjacent left-side barrel bridge screw, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, mild oxide to regulator assembly; dial with outer chapter hls between 3 and 4, surface scrape just below seconds-register, few tiny pinpoint surface nicks elsewhere; excellent hands, minute with some oxide at hub; case shows very little wear, overall tarnish with scattered darker spots, ding to band at 2, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal with glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $2400

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Stock#: JH48976

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Sidereal, "A.W.W.Co. Waltham, Mass" marked mvt, 19J, Model 1892, 18S, coin silver OF AWCCo swingout case engraved "Dom. Obs. 251" to its rear, white enamel 24 hour dial marked "Sidereal" above seconds-register, SW-LS, diamond endstone, jeweled barrel, checkerboard center pattern nickel damascene, s#18028584. A good example of this rare watch, in total Waltham produced 300 examples of this 19 jewel Model 1892 movement that were adjusted to sidereal timing, equipped with motion works for one hour hand revolution per day, and paired with flat enamel dials with either "Sidereal" or "Astronomical" marking above their seconds-register. The Dominion Observatory of Canada is known to have used Waltham Sidereal watches for timekeeping measurements as found among several primary sources that return with an online search.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, fine scratch between train bridge case screw and adjacent train bridge screw, few minimal micro-fine scratches elsewhere; excellent dial with very short scratch removing lower portion of "L" in "Sidereal" marking, very small fine scratch within upper portion of seconds-register; excellent hands, small tool marks to hub of minute; case bezel with consistent fit and tone to body of case but bezel with hand-scratched internal Roman numerals of 4445 which do not correspond with s#441428 within case rear, case shows light to medium wear, fine scratches and abrasions to rear, shallow dent to left side of body as viewed from front, very slight minimal shallow dent toward lower-right of rear evident as small ripple of reflection, good marking detail to rear, inner nickel-plated swing ring of case with filing marks through to underlying base metal to its reverse ledge where movement seats and with one small semi-circular mark evident which may be a witness mark from another movement's case screw; tight bow, crown shows little wear, when crown is lifted to up position the reeded band below crown slides up and down freely on the pendant and the case stem has some tendency to hang up a bit on movement swing ring; good thick glass crystal with only a very small edge flake at upper-right and some finish imperfections at left perimeter.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $2400

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Stock#: JH48878

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Am'n Watch Co, 16J, Model 1872, 16S, heavy 14K rose gold drum style original Jeannot & Shiebler HC with marking inside rear for retailer Steinicke & Hammer of Brooklyn, front and rear with elaborate monogram initials, gold cuvette, originally with glazed observation cover over mvt which is no longer present, bow with chain guards, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#2788300. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.0 dwt (119.8 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with few micro-fine scratches, rust to plate screw near s#, winding wheels and regulator assembly with some areas of oxide with the most notable being to the central hub of the larger winding wheel; nearly flawless dial with very small fine adjacent right side of seconds-register center hole, tiny flake to right rim of center hole; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, some dings to front and rear that are more evident to inner surface of lids, shallow dent to right shoulder of rear, good engraving detail; tight bow is of a more yellow gold tone with rose gold chain guards, bow is tilted a bit out of parallel with case band and chain guards are seated slightly out of level with one another, crown shows ample wear with ridge break; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1700 - $2200

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Stock#: JH47784

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 993, 21J, 16S, heavy 14K multicolor gold HC with attractive floral engraving detail, scalloped band, gold cuvette, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#1555599. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.7 dwt (103.8 g). This pendant-set version of the Grade 993 is uncommon with a total production of 2000 made. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, some oxide to winding wheels and regulator assembly; dial with light outer chapter hls below seconds-register at 5:30 and 6, some areas at perimeter with glue residue on surface; fine hands with areas of oxide and finish loss with the most notable being the spade of hour hand; case shows very little wear, crease type denting to areas of cuvette, rear with a mild crease type dent evident to the upper perimeter of its inner surface but with no visibility to the case exterior, excellent engraving detail, case band and bezel have been slotted for a lever set mvt; tight bow, replacement crown is seated a bit high and shows medium wear with ridge break; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000

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Stock#: JH47998

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 941, 21J, 18S, 14K gold drum style HC recase with beautiful engraving detail and diamond inset to rear within an 8-point star, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, nickel damascene, s#273972. Gross weight of assembled watch 71.7 dwt (111.5 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, abrasion to inner perimeter of barrel bridge adjacent regulator adjustment screw, some scattered fine to micro-fine scratches to plates; dial with hls between 8:30 and 9:30, hls near 6:30; excellent hour and minute hands, fine seconds-hand with oxide and finish loss; case shows very little wear, ding at upper perimeter of rear, dent to lower-right perimeter of rear, excellent engraving detail, cuvette with small impression at center to allow space for diamond culet; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2000

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Stock#: JH46417

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, Model 1862, 15J, 20S, coin silver OF original case marked with "R" in oval cameo, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#100852. An excellent example, Waltham's total 20 size production is believed to be 2909 made. This watch is from a production run listed in Waltham records as having been finished between May and June of 1864.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, plates with some mild haze spotting and mild areas of clouding to gilt tone, missing a taper pin for visible dial foot near balance wheel; nearly flawless dial with two small flakes to lower-left perimeter of seconds-register; excellent hands; case shows little wear, a light to moderate patina, some fine scratches, rear with scattered nicks or small dings, mild shallow protruding dent to upper-left perimeter of rear, ding to lower-left perimeter of rear, two nicks to left side of bezel, bezel opens short of 90 degrees (to approximately 75 degrees); tight bow; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1800

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Stock#: JH48535

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, "C.H. Case & Co, Hartford, Conn." marked mvt and dial, Grade 972, 17J, 16S, 14K gold OF original Dubois case with additional marking for retailer Hayden W. Wheeler, "Arthur Guy Hinkley from Alice Dec. 25. 1901" engraved inside rear, gold cuvette with superb applied photo emulsion of a young woman (presumably Alice), white enamel SS dial, SW-SS, nickel damascene, s#64127. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.1 dwt (109.2 g). An elegant piece with a superbly preserved photo emulsion to its cuvette. Arthur Guy Hinkley was born September 22nd, 1876, married Alice Mary Hills on May 24th, 1899. Arthur Guy Hinkley was manager of the Connecticut branch of the Aetna Life Insurance Company.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some marring to balance jewel setting and surrounding area, some marring around right side train bridge screw, small marring tight around stem detent screw, few spots of oxide to winding wheels and regulator spring; excellent dial with some fine scratches within seconds-register; excellent hands; case shows little wear, few small nicks, no dents or dings, excellent overall engine turning detail though with some reduction at rear shoulder, photo emulsion to cuvette is superb with only some micro-fine scratches; tight bow, crown shows light wear with small ridge break; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800

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Stock#: JH47782

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, C.H. Hulburd, Grade 446, 19J, 12S, 14K gold OF original Elgin case by Schwab & Wuishpard engraved "Presented to T.B. Lee by his Friends and Business Associates of Bauer & Black December 28th 1937" to rear, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, gold hands, SW-SS, capped escape wheel, gold jewel settings, gold center wheel, wheel satin nickel finish, s#29746170. Watch comes with a pair of associated boxes and a care certificate. The inner box is of unusual book form style and the outer box bears an end label which lists the watch as "Man's Presentation Model," notes its attributes, and displays an original price of $200. Gross weight of assembled watch 29.4 dwt (45.7 g). An interesting example notable for its rarely seen book form box, this particular example was formerly of the Rockford Time Museum collection of Rockford, Illinois and is pictured in Donald Hoke's "The Time Museum Historical Catalogue of American Pocket Watches" on page 140. The C.H. Hulburd grade was Elgin's flagship product made for the prestige market during the 1920s and 1930s and was named after Elgin Watch Co. President Charles H. Hulburd. Please see our last photo for an excerpt from the December 14th, 1937 edition of "The Park City Daily News" of Bowling Green, Kentucky which notes the upcoming retirement of T.B. Lee which occasioned the presentation of this watch. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, fine scratch to barrel bridge emanating from click position, some typical lesser fine to micro-fine scratches scattered elsewhere; dial with scattered darkening and spotting which is most notable around the perimeter and surrounding the hour numerals and minute markers; excellent hands; case shows light wear, fine scratches to rear, mild ding to upper-central rear, ding to band near 9 and small associated ding to adjacent edge of rear; good engraving detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows medium wear with ridge break; good glass crystal. Inner book form box with excellent exterior showing only light corner wear, interior surfaces showing medium to ample wear. Outer cardboard box shows ample wear, some finish loss and staining, pieces of plastic tape at each side of its end label, and one corner of its lower portion is secured with tape.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1600

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Stock#: JH48141

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 933, low serial #1095, 16J, 18S, gold-filled HC recase, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#1095. A very early example, this movement has the historically notable feature of Hamilton's earliest regulator design which features its tensioning spring on the underside of the balance cock table. Per the superb research on early Hamilton products at the http://hamilton.rrstd.com/Hamilton/Early_Hamiltons.html website, it is believed that this earliest regulator style is found only among movements which Hamilton shipped out prior to January 1894. In review of the factory ledger, it appears that only 58 watches were likely sent out with this regulator design, and among this total 12 were sent back to the factory and resold at a later date and would have likely been fitted with the later regulator style prior to their re-shipment which would reduce the total number with this regulator style to only 46. This particular serial number is listed in the Hamilton ledger as having been finished on December 8th, 1893 and as having been sold on the following day of December 9th, 1893 to Louis Weber of Lancaster, PA. From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, will tick briefly with a twist or will sluggishly tick continuously with a twist and some excess pressure held at crown, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, dark spot at perimeter of balance cock foot, few fine to micro-fine scratches and small dark spots scattered elsewhere; excellent dial with small edge chip under bezel at setting lever area, some scattered fine scratches; excellent hands; case shows very little wear though has wear to brass to its high areas suggesting a very thin original gold layer, slight ding near center of rear evident to inner surface of lid, excellent engine turning detail, wear to brass to central detail of front and rear, wear to brass to portions of engine turning detail and to raised ridges of front and rear perimeters, wear to brass to band and vast majority of pendant, scratches to upper perimeter of cuvette from slipped past openings; tight brassy bow, brassy crown shows light to medium wear; good glass crystal with glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1600

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Stock#: JH48975

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Amn Watch Co, 16J, Model 1874, 14S, 14K gold drum style original AWCo. HC with beautiful engraving detail including an idyllic lakeside chateau scene to rear that is framed with foliate detail, front with initials framed with foliate detail, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#1144234. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.1 dwt (104.4 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some whitish toning of plate surfaces, balance cock foot with profuse micro-fine scratches, some typical micro-fine scratches elsewhere to plates, regulator assembly with oxide, mvt lettering has lost the high majority of its black color; dial with hl at 7, hl above seconds-register, scattered edge flakes with the most notable being at 5 and 6; fine hands, oxide and finish loss to tip of minute, hour and seconds-hand with some oxide in areas; case shows hardly any wear, crease type dent at upper-left perimeter of drum portion of front, no dents or dings elsewhere, superb engraving detail, lift spring allowing front to tilt somewhat toward closed with gravity; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1300 - $1600

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Stock#: JH48145

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 971, 21J, 16S, 14K gold original HC with beautiful engine turning and engraving detail, front shield with initials, gold cuvette with 1905 presentation engraving, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, ornate nickel damascene, s#331524. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.8 dwt (94.6 g). From the collection of Dr. Robert Restuccia.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, few small specks of oxide to winding wheels; dial with scattered hls, small patched edge chip under bezel near 4; fine hands, minute with oxide and finish loss; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500

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Stock#: JH48536

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Royal, 17J, 16S, 14K multicolor gold false box hinge HC recase with rear having rose gold flying birds above multicolor floral detail, front with rose gold shield surrounded by multicolor floral detail, gold cuvette, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, nickel damascene, s#22023586. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.4 dwt (92.4 g). A notably beautiful case in crisp condition and with vibrant multicolor detail.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some fine scratches around barrel bridge case screw area, lettering has lost most of its black coloring; dial with outer chapter hls at 5 and 6:30; excellent hands with some mild bits of oxide; case shows virtually no wear, no exterior dents or dings, cuvette with a mild ripple of reflected light above center caused by a very slight shallow dent, superb crisp engraving detail, pendant with a short fine metal split at its front-left side originating at the seat of the bow, case with lever-set slot at 2 which is unneeded for the present mvt; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1100 - $1500

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Stock#: JH46464

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special with rare Santa Fe railroad logo dial, 21J 60 Hour, Type III marking, 16S, gold-filled OF Bunn Special model case, Montgomery white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, rayed pattern nickel damascene, s#5146292. A very rare railroad marked dial, we've only seen a handful of examples of this Illinois Santa Fe logo style. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound and will tick briefly with a twist and occasionally will continue on for some minutes or more, overhaul needed, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces with few fine to micro-fine scratches, regulator spring with few small bits of oxide near its base; dial with group of fractures and hls at perimeter between 11 and 12, small surface flake at 8 to the left side of the 40 minute numeral with surrounding perimeter hls, perimeter hls at 4:30; fair hands, blue hour and minute with ample oxide, plum colored seconds-hand with some finish loss to tail; case shows very little wear, some abrasions and profuse fine to micro-fine scratches to rear, few scattered small nicks; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with few small scratches, small finish imperfection of a bubble at upper perimeter.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1400

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Stock#: JH47999

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hampden, Gen'l Stark, 15J, 12S, 14K gold original HC with very attractive engine turning and engraving detail, front shield with initial, gold cuvette with 1912 presentation engraving, fancy white and gray enamel SS dial with gold foil decorations and 5-minute markers, SW-LS, nickel damascene, s#1574816. Gross weight of assembled watch 52.8 dwt (82.1 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some long fine to micro-fine scratches to barrel bridge; dial with hls at 3:30 including one that extends to upper perimeter of seconds-register, hl at 7:30; excellent hands; case shows hardly any wear, ding to interior of front lid at center but with no exterior visibility, no dents, excellent engraving detail, cuvette with few scratches from slipped past openings; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1100 - $1400

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Stock#: JH48600

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, P.S. Bartlett, Model 1857, 11J, 18S, approximately 12K rose gold (tested, with very slow fade on stone of 14K solution, no fade on stone of 10K solution) HC with misleading crowned "18" hallmark, very attractive engine turning and engraving detail, small engraved disk applied to rear center, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, gilt mvt, s#443673. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.0 dwt (109.0 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, some yellowing and clouding of gilt tone, fingerprint type etching to barrel bridge, steelwork with some small bits of oxide, replacement screw securing hairspring stud; dial with hls between 12 and center, hls above seconds-register, short perimeter scratches at 11, some perimeter rub between 9 and 11; fine hands, hour with some bends, hour and minute of mismatched style as minute has a polished spade and hour does not; case shows very little wear, cuvette with some fine scratches, some nicks and dings to rear, few mild nicks and dings to front, good engine turning and engraving detail, inner bezel not closing flush to band between 9 and 12 and inner bezel hinge has a small metal split and hinge pin is short not extending much (if at all) into the left knuckle; tight bow, push is a somewhat smaller sized replacement with some play within pendant and push shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1400

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Stock#: JH46848

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Hayden W. Wheeler w/dial having photo emulsion of Hayden W. Wheeler himself, "H.W.W.Co. Maiden Lane." marked mvt, 17J, 16S, gold-filled OF recase with fancy initials to rear, white enamel DS dial with applied photo emulsion, SW-SS, wavy line pattern nickel damascene, s#75770. Please see our photos of another image of Hayden W. Wheeler for comparison purposes which is found within Howard Lasser's excellent "The Story of Hayden W. Wheeler" article in the October, 2005 issue of the NAWCC Bulletin. The dial emulsion of this example featuring Hayden W. Wheeler himself is extremely rare, if not unique, and makes this a superb centerpiece for a Hamilton collector's set of Hayden W. Wheeler watches. The total production of this 17 jewel open face pendant-set Hayden W. Wheeler movement is believed to be 600 made. From the collection of Charlie Winters.
CONDITION: Mvt: Runs slightly sluggishly, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with few scattered micro-fine scratches, small marring around stem detent screw, minor oxide to winding wheels and regulator assembly; excellent dial though with a somewhat yellowed overall tone as the full dial surface was coated during the emulsion process and the emulsion material has aged to this tone, some scattered mild fine to micro-fine scratches, some bits of dark residue on the dial surface in areas around and outside the minute chapter, photo emulsion with superb detail and only a tiny spot of image loss to the lapel of Wheeler's coat, please note we emphatically recommend against any attempt to clean this dial as any soaking or rubbing of its surface would likely destroy the fragile photo emulsion; fine-plus hands; case shows very little wear, some gouging to band edge adjacent rear lip, few tiny nicks to band bottom, no dents, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $1200

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Stock#: JH48534

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Washington Watch Co, Lafayette, 24J, 18S, gold-filled OF recase with attractive engine turning and engraving detail, rear shield with initials, white enamel DS Gothic dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel arbor, bright spotted pattern nickel damascene, s#1606480. An attractive example of this top grade private label featuring a rarer damascene variant that is seen among only a fraction of Lafayette movements. Based on a close study of Washington Watch Co. production, we believe that the total production of the 24 jewel open face Lafayette to be approximately 770 made, and of this figure it appears that only 100 were made with the fully bright spotted damascene as seen on this example. The 100 examples produced with this damascene constitute the first run of Washington Lafayette production spanning serial numbers 1606401 to 1608500, while all examples we have observed from later runs are damascened in a different style having only a portion of bright spotted pattern arranged as a strip through their movement's center.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly on a full wind, overhaul recommended, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some fine to micro-fine scratches with the most notable being near the lower case screw; dial with scattered outer chapter hls, edge rub under bezel which includes wearing away of the tops of the "5" and the "20" minute numerals; fine hands, oxide to tip of minute; case bezel threads stiffly and has a tendency to cross thread, case rear is sometimes challenging to start onto its threads, case shows little wear, short but deep scratch at upper-right perimeter of rear, short but deep scratch to lower portion of bezel, excellent engine turning and engraving detail, wear to brass to reeding of band, curved scratches inside rear; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal with small finish bubble at right side.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200

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Stock#: JH48543

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, B.W. Raymond with rare original Santa Fe logo dial, Grade 478, 21J, 16S, gold-filled OF original B.W. Raymond Model case, white enamel SS dial with Santa Fe logo above "Elgin" marking, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, striped pattern nickel damascene, s# 27300651. An excellent example of this rare and desirable railroad marked dial.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running after a twist to start, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some toning of plate surfaces, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches, few spots of discoloration at smaller winding wheel perimeter; dial with hl below seconds-register near 7, otherwise flawless; poor hands have been overpainted in black; case shows little wear, some scratches to bezel, fine scratches to rear, ding toward right perimeter of rear, mild soft ding toward lower-left perimeter of rear, good engraving detail, curved scratch inside rear; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $1000

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Stock#: JH48651

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, prototype 23J pendant-set, "Elgin Natl Watch Co, U.S.A." marked mvt, 18S, nickel OF display case, white enamel DS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, nickel mvt plates are "in the gray," s#375767. A very intriguing piece for the Elgin collector, this is an extremely rare, if not unique, prototype for a 23 jewel 18 size pendant-set model which was never pursued in Elgin's regular production. The six-digit serial number of this example is notable as Elgin reserved much of the 375,000 to 376,000 serial number range for their production of prototypes and samples, as based on observed examples. Watches we have encountered in this serial number range appear to have been made over a span of many years and are extremely diverse ranging from pieces that are visually identical to regular production movements to pieces that are dramatically different from anything made in the course of regular production. The closest relative among Elgin's regular production to the present example would be the Grade 214, but with the fundamental difference that the Grade 214 was made exclusively as a lever-set. The present example also differs greatly visually from the Grade 214 as it was completed "in the gray" with unadorned plates, with simple cylindrical raised gold jewel settings having squared edges and flat upper surfaces, and with plate screw heads having a turned circular finish.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, plates with some fine scratches and scattered small surface spots, steelwork with some oxide spots, winding wheels and click with fine scratch striations which we are uncertain of whether this is original finish or a sign of sanding at a later time, spacers inserted beneath case screws presumably for metal loss to these portions of case rim; dial with some scratches to center section left of center; fine hands with areas of oxide and finish loss; case shows little wear, some small fine scratches and nicks; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $1000

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