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.
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European Pocket Watches

Stock#: JH47574

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, minute repeater with chronograph, retailed by and marked to mvt and dial for Tiffany & Co., New York, 54mm, 18K rose gold original PP.Co HC with stylish initials engraved to front, gold cuvette with 1883 presentation engraving, white enamel SS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement with counterpoise, at least 26J, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#48211 with matching serial number within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.8 dwt (142.8 g). Includes extract from the Patek Philippe archives noting attributes and sales date of April 2nd, 1882.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, frequent good correct repeat function but occasionally with returns that are one or two minute strikes fast or slow of correct time, good repeat tone, good chronograph function, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, one chronograph mechanism lever with profuse fine scratches and adjacent areas below of crown wheel bridge with fine scratches, plates otherwise with some small surface spots and scattered typical fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with fine fracture between 2 and upper-right of seconds-register; excellent hands, subsidiary seconds-hand is blue, all other hands are plum colored; case shows very little wear, profuse micro-fine scratches, some pinpoint nicks, no dents or dings, good engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $10000 - $15000

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Stock#: JH47712

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Rolex Oyster pocket watch, Swiss, 47mm, 9K gold cushion form Rolex case with threaded bezel and rear, threaded crown, rear engraved with initials and 1931 date, silvered dial signed "Rolex Oyster" above seconds-register, SW-SS, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, 17J cal 663, wheel satin nickel finish, case s#2000173, movement s#776470. When launched in 1926, these models sold rather poorly as few people needed an element-proof pocket watch. It's believed that these models were the base as to how the Panerai models were designed and finished just a few short years later. Sharing the same movement and basic design language, one can easily tell the similarities. Don't let this incredibly rare piece of not only horological history but of mystic Rolex history pass by.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, fine scratch to third wheel bridge below Rolex marking, some small micro-fine scratches elsewhere; dial with mild surface spotting, some small fine scratches, perimeter rub under bezel; fine hands, minute with full finish loss to its tip; case shows very light wear, some dings and shallow dents to rear, very small nick at lower edge, good engraving detail to rear which aligns as pictured approximately 90 degrees clockwise of vertical when rear is tightened by hand; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $9000

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Stock#: JH48465

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Rolex, Swiss, doctor's watch mvt in exhibition case marked "Rolex 29 World's Records," 56mm, chrome-plated base metal OF original display style case, as-made without dial, SW-SS, lever escapement, 17J, wheel satin nickel finish, s#8785 to dial plate. A very rare and attractive exhibition piece of mid-1930s vintage, with several coming up for auction in recent years of much smaller wristwatch caliber size. This is the only pocket watch sized movement display to come up for public sale of which this cataloger is aware. This movement style was used among Rolex's "Prince Imperial" doctor's watches.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking with a short rapid balance motion, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, toning of plate surfaces, dial plate with micro-fine scratches, other plates with very few micro-fine scratches; nearly mint hands; case shows very little wear, some nicks and fine scratches, chrome loss to a portion at lower left; crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $7000

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Stock#: JH48737

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Robert Milne, 40 South King St, Manchester, free-sprung lever karrusel escapement, 53mm, heavy 18K gold OF original case bearing London hallmarks for 1910, "R . M" marking in cameo for Robert Milne, gold cuvette engraved with 1912 presentation, off-white enamel SS dial, SW-pin-set, fully capped lever escapement mounted on platform rotating once per 52.5 minutes, at least 18J, gilt mvt marked "Kew Observatory Certificate 'Especially Good' with 86.8 marks," s#1513 with matching serial number to dial. Comes as pictured with its original fitted Robert Milne box and with its original Kew Class A certificate dated 1911 detailing its especially good rating of 86.8. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.4 dwt (143.7 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, setting mechanism operates in both directions but turns quite stiffly and with an occasional skip when engaged in the clockwise direction, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, few micro-fine scratches, mild haze around center of main plate and few scattered very small haze spots elsewhere; virtually flawless dial with an absolutely infinitesimal pinpoint flake to the upper perimeter of the seconds-register outside the 3-second position; nearly mint hands; case shows little wear, some fine scratches to rear, two very mild soft dents to lower rear evident as rippling of reflected light; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal; box shows light to medium wear, some exterior finish loss; Kew Class A certificate in fine condition with two short tears along its fold lines, original envelope in fine condition with some small tears and mild creases.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $6000

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Stock#: JH48971

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Gruen, Fiftieth Anniversary Watch, "Twenty-One 21 Jewels & Two 2 Diamonds" marked mvt with gold plates, Swiss made for American market, 12S, 18K white gold pentagonal original Gruen case with initials to upper-rear, silvered dial with applied gold numerals, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, diamond endstones over balance and escape wheel, ornately engraved rose gold mvt plates, s#469. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.6 dwt (67.8 g). An excellent example of this top quality Gruen flagship product. The Gruen Fiftieth Anniversary Watch was produced in 1924 and a total of 650 examples were made, this total production figure corresponding to a group of 600 in recognition of each of the months of the 50 years along with a separately numbered series of 50 in recognition of each of the years. These watches were marketed as "The Priceless Possession of a Few" and catered to a very exclusive clientele, being prohibitively expensive with a base cost of $500 in 1924; and for those looking to push past the $500 base cost there were higher priced options available depending on case material, finish, and design.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright plates with few very small micro-fine scratches, some very small marring immediately around stem detent screw; dial with some micro-fine scratches and light contact marks, some mild haze to areas of central portion, mild to darkening of perimeter areas; nearly mint hands; case shows very little wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with a very short scratch at lower perimeter and some small internal edge flakes at upper-left.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $5000

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Stock#: JH43969

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, platinum ultra-thin couteau-style (knife edge) dress watch, 48mm, 4.2mm front/rear thickness with crystal included, platinum OF original case with "Anniversary Esteem - From All Market Basket Employees. H.E. Hovey, President 1901 - 1951" engraved to rear, silvered dial, lever escapement, 21J, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#451899. Comes with its original leather presentation box containing certificate bearing correctly matched movement serial number. Gross weight of assembled watch 27.9 dwt (43.3 g). A scarce and elegant high grade ultra-thin watch.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, winding mechanism not engaging as when crown is in down position the winding mechanism does not engage but the setting mechanism engages with slippage and light clicking noise, when when crown is in up position for setting the setting mechanism engages without slippage though the light clicking noise remains, balance will tick with light pressure added at train, overhaul needed, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, few micro-fine scratches, click spring is missing one securing screw; dial with some scattered spotting and contact marks; excellent hands, small bit of oxide and finish loss to tip of minute; case shows very light wear, scattered fine scratches, some small nicks to edge, ding or mild shallow dent at upper rear perimeter, good overall engraving detail apart from some loss at right side of "Employees" and "President;" bow pivots freely, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; box shows medium wear, areas of leather loss at corners, scattered scuffs and rubs.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH47947

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 45mm, 18K rose gold OF original case, rose gold salmon colored dial with applied rose gold indices, rose gold hands, SW-SS, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#930189. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.1 dwt (50.0 g). An attractive piece with scarce salmon colored dial in excellent condition.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, few small micro-fine scratches, slight oxide speckle to escape wheel setting and to several screw heads; excellent dial with few micro-fine scratches, some spots and circular rubs around perimeter, moderate tarnish to indices; nearly mint hands; case shows little wear overall but rear has been polished presumably to remove a past engraving, rear is now of thin gauge with notable rippling of surface around center and flexes easily, some scratches and shallow denting to rear; bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH48893

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 47mm, 18K gold OF original case with "E.G." initials to rear, signed gold cuvette with engraved "Emile Grivel" name, white enamel SS dial, fancy gold Louis XV style hands, SW-SS, lever escapement with moustache counterpoise and capped escape wheel, 18J, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#136663 with cuvette bearing matching serial number. Gross weight of assembled watch 54.7 dwt (85.0 g). Comes with its original Patek Philippe box with sticker bearing correctly matched serial number to its underside, comes with original guarantee certificate bearing correctly matched serial number, and comes with its original sales certificate bearing correctly matched serial number and noting Emile Grivel as purchases along with the presence of "E.G." initials engraved to case.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered mild micro-fine scratches; dial with perimeter hl at 8:30; nearly mint hands; case shows very little wear, prominent ding to band near 7, excellent engraving detail, bezel leaving a sliver of gap to band along left side when closed, front hinge missing one end-cap; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Box in fine condition showing moderate external wear and some scratches, inner liner of box with a horizontal crease to its backing material causing it to bend sharply along this line when tilted forward. Guarantee certificate is excellent. Sales certificate with profuse tearing following many of its fold lines a few of which have been patched with plastic tape and which makes this certificate very prone to further deterioration if not handled extremely gently.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000

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Stock#: JH48740

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Rieussec a Paris, Horloger du Roi, two-train with independent dead-beat center-seconds and quarter-hour repeater, 58mm, approximately 16K rose gold (tested, exhibiting slow fade of 18K solution on stone, no fade of 14K solution) OF original case with slide on band at 6 for stop/start of dead-beat center-seconds, slide on band at 1:30 is presumably to allow/prevent activation of repeat function, signed gold cuvette, silver dial with Tavernier-style engine turned center, KWKS, cylinder escapement, 6-7J, compensation curb system, gilt mvt, s#1673 to cuvette. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.0 dwt (122.9 g). Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, born 1781, was named Horologer du Roi (Clockmaker to the King) in 1817 and was notably among the earliest pioneers of the chronograph. Rieussec's earliest chronograph was developed by 1821, and in 1822 he obtained the earliest chronograph patent for his inking chronograph design with rotating dials. Though an earlier chronograph by another maker is known to exist, the "Compteur de Tierces" of 1816 by Louis Moinet of Paris that was made for astronomical transit measurement, it is believed that Moinet's chronograph was a purpose-built instrument that was not brought to market and that Rieussec was the first to bring the chronograph to wider market.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running after some prodding to start, good deat-beat center-seconds function with the exception of one trial which stopped the mvt running and necessitated some prodding to restart the mvt, repeat function was very sluggish with several stalls on first few trials before proceeding to operate with good repeat function and tone, slide on band at 1:30 is presently effecting no function and was presumably for allowing/preventing repeat activation, overhaul needed, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, some oxide to steelwork; excellent dial with some mild fine to micro-fine scratches and light contact marks; excellent hands; case shows light wear, few scattered mild dings to rear and mild bow impression at upper rear, few small dings to left side of bezel, reduced engine turning detail including areas of full loss to bezel and rear shoulder; tight bow; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3600

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Stock#: JH48821

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Henry Begeulin, Locle, 52mm, heavy 18K gold original HC with small Jurgensen-style lips, bow with chain guards, signed gold cuvette bearing attributes, white enamel SS dial, gold hands, hour and minute hands with inset diamonds, arrow style seconds-hand, SW-button-set, fully capped lever escapement with counterpoise, 21J, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#41360 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.4 dwt (125.1 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, some oxide spots to winding wheels; dial with light blue colored hl at 4:30; nearly mint hands; case lift spring is not functioning as it only opens lid into initial portion of opening range before allowing lid to tip freely open and closed through the rest of its opening range, case shows ample wear, dent to band at 10:30, ding to band near 11:30, two mild dents to front perimeter, numerous mild to moderate dents to rear, ding to cuvette, engine turning detail is substantially lost with only some faint traces remaining evident; bow pivots freely and is thinned at top, crown shows ample wear with some ridge break; good glass crystal with a finish imperfection of a sharp depression toward left perimeter.
ESTIMATE: $2400 - $2800

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Stock#: JH46355

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Unsigned Swiss, cylinder quarter-hour repeater, 41mm, heavy 18K gold original HC with exquisite ornate geometric and foliate engraving detail in relief against a stippled background, casemaker's "P M" marking in cameo, gold cuvette, "Peñaro De Cade SSMMYDEL Smo Sr Jte Dn Sebastian Madri" marked ornately engraved silver dial with gold floral detail around perimeter, gold and blued hands, SW-pin-set, cylinder escapement, 12-14J, wolf's tooth winding, gilt mvt, s#21349 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.7 dwt (72.4 g). Presently in need of overhaul, but a superb small sized repeater with an extraordinarily beautiful gold case.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, balance will tick weakly in dial-down position if extra pressure is held to stem though with evident error in the flat of the balance motion, repeat function is very sluggish and stalls at times but otherwise with good function and tone, overhaul needed, virtually mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, few tiny micro-fine scratches; nearly flawless dial with few tiny surface spots; nearly mint hands; case shows no wear, fine scratch to reverse of pendant oriented vertically adjacent bow at right side, no dents or dings, exquisite crisp engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows virtually no wear; crystal is missing.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2600

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Stock#: JH49118

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 48mm, 14K rose gold OF original case, signed gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-pin-set, lever escapement with moustache counterpoise, 15J, wolf's tooth winding, gilt mvt, s#141866 with matching serial number to cuvette. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.7 dwt (73.0 g). Comes with a 1978 letter from the Henri Stern Watch Agency Inc. of New York detailing the archives information for this serial number.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, mild haze to gilt surfaces, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with some flaking around seconds-register hole, fine scratch inside 10, few small fine scratches elsewhere, some surface dirtiness; fine hour and minute hands, poor seconds-hand is a replacement with complete loss of finish; case shows light wear, some shallow dings to rear with few corresponding mild dings or shallow dents to cuvette, scattered dings and mild dents to band, reduced engine turning detail with near full loss to portions of shoulder; tight bow, crown shows medium wear with ridge break; plastic crystal with some fine scratches.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2600

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Stock#: JH47575

DESCRIPTION: EPW - "Breguet a Paris" marked case, verge fusee quarter-hour repeater with 3-figure jacquemart automaton, 57mm, 18K gold OF original case, repeat function activated by depressing pendant, spring-loaded signed gilt cuvette, gilt central dial chapter, left and right perimeter with multicolor gold automated jacquemarts meant to strike bells in sequence with repeat strike, automated child jacquemart at bottom meant to swing a hammer in sequence with repeat strike, KWKS, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#7372 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.3 dwt (124.9 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, not winding and a portion of chain is visible stuck below the barrel (unclear if chain is intact and complete as it is not visible without disassembly), balance swings freely, when pendant is depressed to activate repeat function only hour strikes are returned which sound as a dull thud, hands are set 15 minutes out of index with respect to hour strike returns and mvt is returning 12 strikes when hands are set within the period when it should be returning 1 strike, overhaul needed, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine scratches; nearly flawless dial with some mild fine scratches; excellent hands; case shows light wear, profuse dings and some dents to band, some dings to bezel and rear perimeter, reduced engine turning and engraving detail, cuvette with scratches below signature and some finish loss near center, inner front bezel is loose as it does not snap securely closed and inner bezel falls free when outer bezel is opened; bow pivots freely; plastic crystal with some fine scratches and abrasions.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2400

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Stock#: JH48601

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, mvt and dial marked for retailer J.E. Caldwell of Philadelphia, 42mm, unusual 18K gold and black tracery enamel original OF Cresarrow case with fixed bow at 6, crown with blue cabochon at 12, refinished silvered dial, SW-SS, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, wheel satin nickel finish, s#376683. Gross weight of assembled watch 26.8 dwt (41.8 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered small patches of abrasion with the most notable located at portions of the perimeters of the center bridge and crown wheel bridge, some micro-fine scratches elsewhere, some specks of oxide to steelwork, missing one case screw; refinished dial with small surface spot at 12:30, some imperfections to execution of minute chapter markings; fine hands, hour with finish loss to its diamond, minute with oxide to its tip; case shows light wear, brushed rear finish has been imparted at a later point in case's existence and has some micro-fine contact scratches and contact rubs, very slight compression type denting of rear evident as ripple of reflected light, reduced engraving detail, black tracery enamel is virtually fully present with only some negligible flakes; fixed bow and crown show medium wear; clean plastic crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2400

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Stock#: JH48742

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Barwise, London, free-sprung lever fusee with helical hairspring, 44mm, 18K gold OF original case bearing London hallmarks for 1842, "L C" marking in cameo for casemaker Louis Comtesse, signed gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, KWKS, fully capped lever escapement with free-sprung balance having helical hairspring, 17J, gilt mvt, s#11/661 with matching serial number to cuvette. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.8 dwt (68.1 g). Comes as pictured with a fitted box marked for watchmaker Thomas Middlemass of Edinburgh.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some fine scratches to main plate, some ultra-fine scratch striations to main plate likely from a past light wiping; dial with hl above seconds-register, light hl between 11 and center, very short perimeter hl outside minute chapter at 1:30; excellent hands; case shows medium wear, few small nicks to bezel, no dents or dings, reduced engine turning detail with full loss through rear shoulder, cuvette with profuse fine scratches from past key slips; bow pivots freely, thinned at top, and with ample play within pendant sockets; good glass crystal. Box in poor condition, rear of lower portion is detached leaving the top and bottom currently only held together by the inner silk liner, exterior with moderate wear and areas of finish loss, area of loss to upper portion at latch position.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1600

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Stock#: JH48540

DESCRIPTION: EPW - A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, 50mm, silver OF original case with gold hinges, signed cuvette bearing attributes, engine turned and engraved silver dial with raised gold ornamentation, SW-button-set, lever escapement with gold pallet and escape wheel, diamond endstone, 15J, gilt mvt, s#14677 with matching serial number within case.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, short scratch at edge of main plate between plate screw left of signature and edge, oxide spotting to winding wheels, fine scratch to smaller winding wheel; dial with scratch at 4, few fine scratches elsewhere, dial appears to be secured by two small blued screws at perimeter outside approximately 16.5 and 44.5 minutes; fine hands, hour with oxide and finish loss to its spade; case shows medium to ample wear, mild shallow small dent to rear near center which is evident to inner surface of lid but has little exterior visibility, greatly reduced engine turning detail with full loss throughout rear shoulder, cuvette tipping freely through its opening range with gravity; tight bow, crown shows ample wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500

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Stock#: JH49119

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Ulysse Nardin, Locle & Genève, 43mm, platinum OF original case with pave diamonds to band and bow, circular metal disk applied to center rear, refinished silvered dial with applied gold numerals, SW-SS, lever escapement with capped escape wheel, wheel satin nickel finish, s#25801. Comes as pictured with a 14-inch 18K white gold chain with three pearls along its length. Gross weight of assembled watch 28.4 dwt (44.2 g). Gross weight of chain 4.6 dwt (7.1 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, toning of plate surfaces which is most notable to visible portion of dial plate and perimeter portions of upper plates, some small surface spots, case screws appear to be replacements with crude surface finish; refinished dial with partial loss to "E" of Ulysse signature, loss of the leading tail of the 1 numeral and bends to the leading tail of the 12 numeral, a surface spot at 3, fine scratch below 12; fine hands, hour and minute with oxide; case with applied disk to center of rear that is a somewhat different color than remainder of case and has some solder excess visible at its seating, case otherwise shows little wear, some fine to micro-fine scratches, no dents or dings, pave diamonds are fully present, brushed finish to rear of somewhat uneven application and presumably was executed after disk was applied to center rear; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with a fracture to its left side. Chain in excellent condition showing very little wear.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1400

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Stock#: JH48565

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Edouard Favre Brandt, Locle, 47mm, 18K gold (tested) OF original case with "M.S. Ropes" engraved inside rear, signed gilt cuvette, 1891 paper from watchmaker W.H. Kehew of Salem, MA tucked within rear, white enamel SS impressed dial, KWKS, lever escapement, 15J, balance with parachute shock and compensation curb system, gilt mvt, s#16454 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 47.8 dwt (74.4 g). The Ropes were a prominent Salem, Massachusetts family for many generations and are perhaps best known today for the "Ropes Mansion," a Georgian Colonial mansion located at 318 Essex Street which was inhabited by Ropes family members between 1768 and 1907 and which was prominently featured in the 1993 Disney film "Hocus Pocus."
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, few micro-fine scratches, small areas of mild haze to plate surfaces; dial with faint hl from 10 to center, faint hl from 4 to center; excellent hands, minute with oxide in a few areas; case shows very light wear, fine scratches and abrasions to cuvette from past key slips, scattered dings to rear, good engine turning detail apart from shoulder which has some reduction throughout including some full loss at upper-left, case rear lift spring needs assistance opening lid, cuvette with gilt loss to much of its exterior; bow pivots freely, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1300

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Stock#: JH48879

DESCRIPTION: EPW - John Harris, London, verge fusee, 51mm, original gilt pair cases, the outer with shagreen and piqué finish, white enamel dial, KWKS, gold hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled balance cock, s#4255.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, some error in flat of balance motion and balance amplitude shortens noticeably when mvt is oriented in some positions, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent gilt tone, some short scratches at edge of plate outside balance cock table, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, oxide to balance cock screw; dial with small chip at lower edge left of mvt release latch, two hls at 7:30, faint perimeter hl right of mvt release latch, some mild scattered fine scratches; excellent hands; outer case shows light wear, no dents, shagreen largely intact with mild losses which are mostly in areas of bezel and to rear adjacent button, some minor losses of piqué and some missing brads with the most notable losses at right side of bezel, gilt loss to edges and raised areas, upper portion of case closing with some gap to its seam, button latch good; inner case shows little wear, evidence of an amateur past soldered repair to hinge, short scratch to upper-right center of rear, a few small nicks, no dents, ample gilt loss around hinge and some additional areas of gilt loss around edges, small arrow for winding direction appears is painted adjacent winding aperture; bow pivots freely and with ample play to pendant; domed glass crystal with profuse scratches.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200

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Stock#: JH48973

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Heuer Leonidas SA, Swiss, split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute register, caliber 11.404, 65mm, aluminum and steel case, painted metal dial, SW-SS, lever escapement, fausses-côtes pattern nickel damascene, s#130782 within case. An excellent example of this large sized chronograph, the caliber 11.404 was advertised in 1968 at a retail price of $170.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good chronograph and minute register function, split-seconds function stops correctly and resets without issue in the clockwise direction but has incomplete and/or sluggish resets in the counterclockwise direction, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, two small scratches to visible portion of barrel bridge, few scattered small micro-fine scratches; virtually flawless dial with small contact mark below minute register hand, few minuscule contact marks at perimeter near 7; nearly mint hands, minute register hand with paint scuff at center; case shows hardly any wear, few fine scratches to inner cuvette, no dents or dings, some small bits of black finish loss around rear perimeter; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; plastic crystal with some scattered mild fine scratches.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200

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Stock#: JH48972

DESCRIPTION: EPW - Samuel Green, London, verge fusee doctor's watch with sweep-seconds, calendar, and hacking function, 56mm, silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1811, incuse "W . L" marking for casemaker William Lewis, outer containing casepapers for S. Short of Bideford, R. Squire & Son of Bideford, and John Mallett of Barnstaple, white enamel dial with time dial at pendant, calendar dial below, sweep-seconds hand with typical upward bend for clearance over time dial setting arbor, hacking slide beneath dial at upper-right, KWKS, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled balance cock with urn decoration at its neck, s#630.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good calendar function, sweep-seconds hand with uneven motion frequently hesitating for a few moments and then skipping forward to catch up, good hacking function when slide is engaged with case bezel opened but when bezel is closed the hacking slide does not stop the watch, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, numerous short fine scratches around pillar pin positions, some typical mild fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere; dial with looseness to mvt along its left side, dial with scattered hls, small flake at right side rim of timekeeping register hole, few scattered fine scratches; fine hands, "humped" portion of sweep-seconds hand is tilted somewhat out of vertical orientation, calendar hand with ample finish loss and some oxide; outer case shows little wear, an attractive light patina, some short scratches at center rear, some longer fine scratches elsewhere to rear, mild shallow ding at center rear, closing with some gap to upper portion, button latch good though with dent to button surface; inner case shows little wear, hinge pin protruding slightly at right side and with cluster of short scratches and small dings to case surface adjacent protruding hinge pin tip, a circumferential indentation along left side and some circumferential rub to lower-right; bow pivots freely; domed glass bull's-eye crystal with some small scratches at center, edge chipping at top and in small area at lower-right.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1000

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