AUCTION : 220925

Horology & Jewelry Virtual Auction Event
Sunday, September 25th, 2022

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THIS IS A PARTIAL CATALOG as of 08/11/2022, subject to revision.

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American Pocket Watches

Stock#: JH61280

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, B.W. Raymond, low serial #649, 15J, 18S, 18K gold original HC marked for retailer W.W. Cassidy of 12 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, pumpkin style pendant, gold cuvette with engraved name, "National Watch Co." marked white enamel SS dial, KWKS (a key is included as pictured), gilt mvt, s#649. Gross weight of assembled watch 85.9 dwt (133.6 g). A notably early example, Elgin's serial number sequence began at #101 making the present watch their 549th made by serial number.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, plates have been re-gilt with superb execution quality to this work though with some subtle telltale signs evident, some light haze to portions of barrel bridge, some scattered mild fine to micro-fine scratches, regulator with some fine scratch striations to its attachment loop; dial with scattered light hls, mild light rust colored discoloration to portion of seconds-register, few tiny edge nicks under bezel; excellent hands; case shows ample wear, scattered dings to front, few mild dings to rear, engine turning detail is largely lost with portions that remain being faint; tight bow, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $3600

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Stock#: JH60977

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, chronograph, 16J, 14S, heavy 18K gold box hinge OF original A.W.Co. case with raised monogram initials to rear, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, crosshatch pattern nickel damascene, s#3126036. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.3 dwt (126.4 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good chronograph function, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, some oxide to steelwork, mvt with some play within case despite tightened case screw; dial with perimeter fractures and some associated surface flaking between 2 and 2:30, scattered hls elsewhere, small chip to left rim of seconds-register, flaking to seconds-register hole; fine hands, sweep-seconds-hand and subsidiary seconds-hand with some finish loss and oxide; case shows light wear, some small nicks, no dents or dings, reduced engraving detail; tight bow thinned at top, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2400 - $3200

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Stock#: JH61212

DESCRIPTION: APW - Dudley Watch Co, Masonic, Model 3, 19J, 12S, green gold-filled OF display recase, silvered dial with pattern engraving at center, SW-SS, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, gold jewel settings, nickel pillar plate with engraved gilt bridges in the form of Mason's tools, silvered Holy Bible on winding bridge, s#5192.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly with some error in the round of its balance motion, crown tends to lift into setting position unless given a touch of downward pressure while winding, overhaul recommended, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, good gilt tone, plates with few short fine to micro-fine scratches, barrel bridge screw heads with oxide and fine scratch striations from sanding, pallet bridge with some areas of finish loss; dial with scattered micro-fine scratches and some small abrasions, mild darkening at some areas of perimeter; fine hands, seconds-hand is short; case shows very little wear, some marring to band at 11 adjacent front bezel, no dents, excellent engraving detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000

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Stock#: JH59097

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Crescent St, Model 1870, 15J, 18S, heavy 14K gold (tested) drum style OF original MB (Margot Bros) case with lion hallmark, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, KWKS (key not included with this lot), gilt mvt, s#552119. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.2 dwt (141.8 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly on a full wind, overhaul recommended, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, scratch to left side of barrel bridge, scattered fine scratches elsewhere with majority being to barrel bridge, some mild haze to portions of gilt surfaces; dial with scattered hls, small edge flakes at 9 and 1; fine hands, hour with finish loss, minute and seconds-hand with oxide to tips; case shows little wear, no dents or dings, good engine turning detail, bezel and case rear with small bit of play at hinges and each will tip closed freely with gravity; tight bow; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2200 - $2800

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Stock#: JH59518

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Vanguard, 23J, 16S, 14K multicolor gold original B.W.C.Co. HC with scalloped band, rear with a central diamond set within a yellow flower and 8-pointed rose gold star surrounded by multicolor floral detail, perimeter with beautiful rose gold frame surrounded by vermicelli engraving, front with a rose gold shield surrounded by multicolor floral detail, perimeter with beautiful rose gold frame surrounded by vermicelli engraving, gold cuvette, white enamel DS dial with impressed center, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, diamond endstone, jeweled barrel, checkerboard center pattern nickel damascene, s#23051627. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.0 dwt (104.2 g). A very beautiful gold hunting case with vibrant and eye-catching multicolor detail.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, center bridge with fine scratch between case screw and edge near fourth wheel jewel setting, fine scratch to larger winding wheel, some oxide spots to winding wheels, regulator and one case screw; dial with hl at 11:30, hl below seconds-register near 6, faint hl above seconds-register; fine hour and seconds-hand, hour with finish loss and oxide to spade and tip, fair minute hand with mild bend and finish loss throughout; case shows hardly any wear, no exterior dents or dings, cuvette with ding at perimeter, small terminal bit of upper portion of cuvette's thumbcatch is lifting with a sharp exposed corner, superb engraving detail, case rear opens a bit short of 90 degrees (to approximately 80 degrees); tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2600

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Stock#: JH60647

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, Grade 163, 23J 60 Hour, Type I marking, 16S, two-tone white and yellow gold-filled OF original Bunn Special Model 206 case with engraving detail to rear, "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour" marked white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, rayed pattern nickel damascene, s#5334550. A superb example throughout, but highlighted by its magnificent two-tone Model 206 case with factory executed pattern engraving to its rear which is the finest example of this desirable case model which our firm has handled and is also the finest example this cataloger has seen.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, very few micro-fine scratches; flawless dial; nearly mint hands; case shows hardly any wear, few pinpoint nicks to band, no dents or dings, superb engraving detail, case components serial #s all correctly match; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2400

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Stock#: JH61254

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Riverside Maximus, 23J, 16S, 14K gold original Keystone HC with beautiful ornate engraving detail, gold cuvette, fancy bow, white enamel DS dial with script "Waltham" signature distinctive to this mvt grade, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, diamond endstones on balance and escape wheel, jeweled barrel, ornate nickel damascene, s#16188630. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.0 dwt (102.7 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly with low amplitude on a full wind, overhaul recommended, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, few short fine to micro-fine scratches, some very small bits of oxide to perimeter of larger winding wheel, oxide to case screws and to an adjacent barrel bridge screw; dial with short hl below seconds-register at 6:30, grouping of small surface nicks just left of center; fine hands, area of oxide to perimeter of minute and oxide and finish loss to tip of minute; case shows very little wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail, front and rear open a bit short of 90 degrees (to approximately 80-85 degrees each); bow pivots freely, crow shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2400

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Stock#: JH56963

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, 17J, 16S, heavy 14K multicolor gold original W.W.C.Mfg.Co. HC with diamond inset at center rear within a 6-pointed rose gold star surrounded by multicolor rosette and beautiful floral detail, front with rose gold shield surrounded by beautiful multicolor floral engraving detail, fancy white enamel SS dial with gold and silver foil decorations, SW-SS, nickel damascene, s#13500790. Gross weight of assembled watch 72.5 dwt (112.7 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, setting mechanism requires a strong pull of crown to engage, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, mild oxide to portions of steelwork; nearly flawless dial with fine scratch at 2; poor hour and minute hands with substantial oxide, excellent seconds-hand; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2200

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Stock#: JH56964

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, 17J, 16S, 14K multicolor gold original Wadsworth HC with beautiful multicolor floral detail to front and rear, rear with a multicolor flying bird to its upper portion, front with an initialed rose gold shield to its upper portion, gold cuvette, white enamel SS dial, SW-SS, nickel damascene, s#12681909. Gross weight of assembled watch 64.8 dwt (100.9 g). Comes with an unmarked fitted leather box as pictured.
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, will tick briefly with a twist or continuously with a twist and excess pressure held to crown, overhaul needed, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, few scattered fine to micro-fine scratches, few small bits of oxide to winding wheels, evident surface dirtiness overall; dial flawless in visible portion aside from some surface dirtiness; excellent hands, some bits of finish loss to seconds-hand; case with broken cuvette hinge pin resulting in excess play at hinge and allowing opened cuvette to fall closed freely with gravity, case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. Box shows medium wear, horizontal split to exterior finish across its upper portion, inner lid liner with numerous dark marks throughout.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800

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Stock#: JH60802

DESCRIPTION: PW lot (2) Illinois, Bunn Special with consecutive serial numbers, 24J, 18S, OF cases, white enamel DS dials, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapements, capped third wheels, jeweled barrel arbors, bright spotted pattern nickel damascene, s#1383025 and s#1383026. A rarely seen opportunity for the Illinois collector to put together a consecutive pair of this highly jeweled railroad grade watch.
CONDITION: S#1383025: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly on a full wind, overhaul recommended, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, some cloudy toning of main plate, some typical scattered micro-fine scratches and small surface spots, oxide to regulator assembly; excellent dial with some very small edge flakes under bezel, some perimeter scrape under bezel between 11 and 12 and between 3 and 4; excellent hands, finish loss to tip of minute; chrome-plated base metal OF case with locomotive engraving to rear, case shows very light wear, profuse micro-fine scratches, some small nicks to band, no dents, good engraving detail, mild chrome loss to portions of engraving area; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; glass crystal with very short scratch at left perimeter. S#1383026: Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly when dial side up and ticking stronger when dial side down, overhaul needed, fair cosmetic mvt condition overall, cloudy toning of plates, main plate and barrel bridge with reduced damascene definition and evident ultra-fine scratch striations from past wiping or polishing, some scratches around center jewel setting and balance jewel setting, scattered fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, some mismatched jewel setting screws, oxide to regulator assembly; dial with scattered outer chapter hls, patched edge chips at 12 and 2, small flake to left rim of seconds-register, some small edge flakes under bezel; poor hour and minute hands with oxide and finish loss have been re-colored in black, excellent seconds-hand; gold-plated OF display case with threaded bezels, case shows hardly any wear, few small nicks, no dents; bow pivots freely, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystals.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1600

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Stock#: JH61221

DESCRIPTION: APW - Hamilton, Grade 994, 21J, 16S, gold-filled OF original Hamilton swingout case, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, fishscale pattern nickel damascene, s#1080347. A scarce watch, the total production of this lever-set version of the Grade 994 was 800 made.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with few mild micro-fine scratches, small bit of oxide to perimeter of larger winding wheel; excellent dial with some fine scratches within seconds-register; fine hands, minute with oxide and finish loss to its spade and tip and with some oxide to its hub, hour with finish loss to tip; case shows light to medium wear, some fine scratches and abrasions to rear, some shallow dents to rear and some dings to rear including some that are prominent but small, strip of wear to brass to lower perimeter of bezel, small bits of wear to brass to pendant; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; glass crystal with some glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1600

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Stock#: JH61270

DESCRIPTION: APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, A.H. Wallis, 19J, 18S, coin silver original HC, cuvette with an engraved name which is not readily legible, white enamel DS dial, transitional style SW-button-set with retained KWKS arbors, fully capped lever escapement, setting button designed to not allow depress of button when case front is closed, frosted and nickel damascene with butterfly style aperture for viewing escapement action, s#19031. An attractive original example of United States Watch Co.'s second finest grade, this watch is from the first run of A.H. Wallis production which is believed to start at serial 19001.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, crown/stem assembly not properly secured by pendant detent screw so can slip out of engagement when winding and setting if the position of the crown on the pendant is not controlled, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, good frosted and nickel tone, spot to barrel bridge perimeter below "a" of "Marion," some scattered mild micro-fine scratches, one barrel bridge screw is a replacement with flat head; dial with hl above seconds-register, hl within center section from center toward 1, very faint hl within center section from center toward 11, small flake to lower-right perimeter of seconds-register, very small edge flake at 5, dial segments have been re-glued and a small bits of glue excess is evident to front side at portions of seconds-register seat; excellent hands; case with replacement stem detent screw in rear of pendant which is at a different position than the original and is not threading to an endpoint and not securing crown/stem assembly which can be pulled out, attention recommended to this issue, case shows ample wear, ding to band near 12, some dings to perimeter of rear, few mild dings to perimeter of front which are more evident to inner surface of lids, inner rear lip of case has some marring around mvt case screw position but we do not interpret this as having come from case ever containing any other mvt; tight bow thinned at top, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1600

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Stock#: JH61276

DESCRIPTION: APW - Howard Keystone, 23J, 12S, very rare 14K white gold original Howard HC, gold cuvette with signature ring, white enamel SS dial, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, ruby banking pins, nickel-plated train wheels, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#1095401. Gross weight of assembled watch 46.4 dwt (72.2 g). A superb high grade piece for the Howard Keystone collector, 14K white gold American hunting cases are very rare and this is the first signed Howard example we have handled.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, "K" and "L" letters have been lightly scribed to center bridge surface in space between third wheel jewel and bridge screw, some typical mild fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, some small marring adjacent some of the screw recesses; nearly flawless dial with micro-fine scratch above seconds-register, few infinitesimal pinpoint edge nicks under bezel; fine hands, hour missing a very small bit of its tip, minute with oxide and finish loss near tip; case shows very little wear, no dents or dings, excellent engine turning detail; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1300 - $1600

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Stock#: JH60791

DESCRIPTION: APW - Elgin, Veritas with winding indicator, 23J, 18S, 6oz coin silver OF original Fahys case, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, diamond endstone surrounded by decorative gold disk, ornate nickel damascene, s#16602061.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, good winding indicator function, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous plates with typical scattered micro-fine scratches, steelwork with oxide, larger winding wheel with micro-fine scratch striations from past sanding; dial with clusters of hls and fractures below seconds-register at 6 and at 7 with some associated small surface flakes; fine hands, minute with oxide; case shows medium wear, cuvette with mild shallow crease-type dent near center, lip of inner case rear has a few small stray marks adjacent one of the mvt case screw positions but we do not interpret these as having come from case ever containing any other mvt; bow pivots freely and is somewhat misshapen, crown shows medium wear and has a bit of excess up/down play; thick glass crystal with many scattered short scratches and nicks.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1400

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Stock#: JH56994

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, 17J, 12S, 14K multicolor gold original Solidarity HC with rose gold horse's head to rear surrounded by multicolor floral detail, initialed rose gold shield to front surrounded by multicolor floral detail, gold cuvette with 1918 presentation, white enamel DS dial with script "Waltham" signature (of the style typically seen among Riverside Maximus grade mvts), fancy gilt Louis XV style hands, SW-SS, nickel damascene, s#20728099. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.8 dwt (69.8 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: NR, fully wound, balance not moving freely, overhaul needed, virtually mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, few minimal micro-fine scratches; dial with fracture at lower-right corner of center section above 5, tiny fractures to inner rim of outer chapter at 8:30, very faint hl below seconds-register, infinitesimal fracture to tip of lower-left corner of center section above 7; hands cosmetically excellent but a portion of minute hand hub has been removed presumably to facilitate its fit; case shows virtually no wear, no dents or dings, superb engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1300

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Stock#: JH60789

DESCRIPTION: APW - Rockford, with rare 24 hour dial and mvt making one hour hand revolution per day, 9-11J, 18S, coin silver HC recase with nickel cuvette, "Chas. Cook. Fifth and Smith Streets. Cincinnati O." marked white enamel SS dial with staggered 1 to 24 hour numerals with separate chapters for even and odd numerals, transitional style SW-LS with retained KW arbor, gilt mvt, s#59033. A rare and very attractive dial, we have observed this 24 hour style dial primarily among early production Rockford examples such as this.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, winding mechanism occasionally fully releasing tension unless crown is held to prevent this suggesting a possibly click or click spring issue, overhaul recommended for this issue, fine-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered fine to micro-fine scratches and small surface spots, one barrel bridge screw a darker color than other; dial with faint hl at 10, patched edge chip at setting lever area, small edge flake or chip at 17, some scattered mild fine to micro-fine scratches; fine hands, hour and minute of mismatched styles, minute with oxide and finish loss; case shows ample wear, scattered dings, substantially reduced engine turning and engraving detail with areas of full loss; tight bow thinned somewhat at top, replacement crown shows light wear and seats somewhat high on pendant; glass crystal with some glue excess at its seat.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1300

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Stock#: JH61071

DESCRIPTION: APW - Howard Keystone, Series 5, 19J, 16S, 14K gold OF original Howard case with Jurgensen-style lips, initials to rear, gold cuvette with signature ring and 1915 Masonic presentation engraving, white enamel DS dial with stylish Arabic hour numerals and blue five-minute numerals, SW-SS, jeweled barrel arbor, striped pattern nickel damascene, s#970131. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.9 dwt (86.9 g).
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, nearly mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, some small micro-fine scratches; nearly flawless dial with some scattered micro-fine scratches, pinpoint nicks to inner rim of outer chapter at 9; excellent hands, small spot of oxide to spade of hour; case shows little wear, some scratches and small mars to band adjacent opening lips, cuvette with a fine scratch from a slipped past opening which crosses into the lower portion of its presentation engraving, ding or mild dent to band near 9, excellent engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200

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Stock#: JH60650

DESCRIPTION: APW - Ball Hamilton, Official Standard, Grade 999N, 23J, 16S, white gold-filled OF Ball Official RR Standard stirrup bow case with factory pattern engraving detail to rear, white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, bull's-eye pattern nickel damascene, gilt "RR" plug within barrel bridge, s#B601301. This example is highlighted by its very attractive pattern back case with engraving detail in superb condition.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, some scattered mild fine to micro-fine scratches, mild oxide to regulator assembly, some scattered small bits of oxide to winding wheels; dial with faint hl above seconds-register, very faint hl from center to right side of signature; excellent hands, minute with few small bits of oxide; case shows hardly any wear, no dents or dings, superb engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1100

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Stock#: JH61210

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, P.S. Bartlett, pre-Civil War era, 7J, Model 1857, 18S, silver original A.T.&Co. (Appleton, Tracy & Co.) HC, "Appleton. Tracy & Co" marked white enamel dial, KWKS (key not included with this lot), diamond endstone, gilt mvt, s#24580. An attractive original early example, this watch is from a run listed in Waltham factory records as having been finished during August and September of 1859.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, plates with some scattered mild spots; flawless dial; excellent hands, small bits of oxide to tip of minute; case with some markings scribed within front and rear lids, case shows very little wear, an attractive dark patina, some crusty residue (possibly from a sticker or similar) around center rear, shallow dent to front below-left of center, ding or small dent to rear above-left of center, excellent engine turning detail, front lid leaving some gap to band along left side when closed, rear lid leaving narrow gap to band along its left side when closed, front lift spring only opening lid partially and allowing lid to tilt back approximately halfway toward closed with gravity; bow pivots freely, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1100

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Stock#: JH61273

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, Civil War era, 15J, Model 1857, 18S, decagonal (ten-sided) original A.W.Co. HC with eagle hallmark, front with detailed hunting scene of a dog in pursuit of a fox, pumpkin style pendant, cuvette with attractive foliate engraving around winding position, white enamel SS dial, KWKS (a key is included as pictured), gilt mvt, s#132897. An eye-catching and attractive original Civil War era example highlighted by its unusual early decagonal case, this watch is from a production run listed in Waltham factory records as having been finished between September of 1864 and February of 1865.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, winding key attempts to retract frequently while winding suggesting a likely click and/or click spring issue, overhaul recommended for this issue, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, gilt plates with dulled tone, scattered surface spots, oxide to hairspring stud and portions of regulator, case screw is a replacement with smaller head; dial with hls within left side of seconds-register, hl at 5, hl above seconds-register, some tiny edge nicks outside minute chapter; excellent hour hand, fine seconds-hand with ample finish loss, poor minute hand is short, bent, and has finish loss; case shows very little wear, an attractive darkened patina, fine scratches and abrasions to rear, excellent engraving detail, case front and rear open somewhat short of 90 degrees (to approximately 80 degrees each); tight bow, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1100

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Stock#: JH61277

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Riverside Maximus, 23J, Model 1908, 16S, gold-filled HC recase with attractive engraving detail, fancy red guilloche enamel SS impressed dial with gold foil markings and numerals, fancy gilt Louis XV style hands, SW-SS, fully capped lever escapement, diamond endstones on balance and escape wheel, jeweled barrel, Lossier inner terminal hairspring, ornate nickel damascene, s#17083548. A rare Model 1908 hunting case example, this watch is from Waltham's final production run of hunting case 16 size Riverside Maximus movements which was a block of 200 serial numbers between serials 17083501 and 17083700, which is the only production run of hunting case Model 1908 Riverside Maximus listed in Waltham records.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, small spots of finish loss to inner end of center bridge, very short scratch adjacent balance cock screw, some mild fine to micro-fine scratches elsewhere, winding wheels with somewhat different finish as ratchet wheel has a straight line radial brushed finish and crown wheel a curved brushed finish; dial with group of hls at 4; nearly mint hands; case shows medium wear, some fine scratches to cuvette perimeter from slipped past openings, shallow crease-type dent to right perimeter of rear with corresponding mild dent to cuvette, ding below-left of front center, profuse small nicks to band, reduced engraving detail; tight brassy bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1000

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Stock#: JH61070

DESCRIPTION: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, Grade 161A, 21J 60 Hour Elinvar, Type IIP marking, 16S, gold-filled OF original Model 118 "pyramid bow" case, white enamel DS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, mono-metallic balance with blued Elinvar hairspring, interrupted ray pattern nickel damascene, s#5576878. Comes with its rarely seen original cardboard Bunn Special box with end label having correctly matching serial number to the present watch.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, numerous micro-fine scratches to barrel bridge in space across from regulator adjustment screw, micro-fine scratch abrasions tight around right side train bridge screw, few micro-fine scratches elsewhere, case screws with oxide, one small screw on larger winding wheel is a blued replacement; dial with hl below seconds-register near 6, extremely faint hl within center section between center and 10, beveling wear to seconds-register hole causing some enlarging and ovaling of hole visible below seconds-hand; excellent hands, some small bits of oxide to seconds-hand; case shows little wear, profuse micro-fine scratches to rear, very slight shallow mild dent to left-center of rear evident as ripple of reflection; bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; glass crystal with short scratch at left perimeter; box with areas of finish loss and tattering, some plastic tape along a portion of one side, end label with area of loss at center.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $900

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Stock#: JH61278

DESCRIPTION: APW - E. Howard & Co, Boston, Series IX, 15J, N-S (just over 19S), gold-filled original Keystone HC with beautiful engine turning and engraving detail, small idyllic lakeside home scene to rear, white enamel SS dial, umbrella style hands, SW-SS, gilt mvt, s#403511. A beautiful case that ranks highly among the nicest original gold-filled cases we have encountered among E. Howard & Co. production.
CONDITION: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly on a full wind, fine cosmetic mvt condition overall, haze and some scattered spots to gilt plates; virtually flawless dial with infinitesimal pinpoint edge nick under bezel near 3; excellent hands, some oxide to tip of minute; case shows hardly any wear, pinpoint ding to upper perimeter of rear, few mild pinpoint nicks to front, superb engine turning and engraving detail; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $800

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Stock#: JH61222

DESCRIPTION: APW - Waltham, Vanguard with rare Santa Fe Railway System dial, 23J, Model 1892, 18S, gold-filled OF recase with attractive engraving detail to rear, "Santa Fe Railway System Standard Dial. Waltham." marked Montgomery white enamel SS dial, SW-LS, fully capped lever escapement, diamond endstone, jeweled barrel, checkerboard center pattern nickel damascene, s#18105881. A rare and eye-catching early Montgomery dial variant, Henry S. Montgomery was the general watch inspector of the Santa Fe Railway systems.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, bright lustrous surfaces, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches; dial with scattered hls and with a small fractured segment below seconds-register at 31 minutes; excellent hands of mismatched color, hour is plum colored, minute and seconds-hand are blue; case shows light wear, ding to band near 2, reduced engraving detail, thin sliver of wear to brass to lower portion of bezel adjacent perimeter reeding, small bits of wear to brass to high point of central ridge of pendant, inner case rear with wear to brass around its central portion; tight bow, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700

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Stock#: JH61073

DESCRIPTION: APW - Rockford, Grade 938, 17J, 18S, gold-filled OF recase with detailed locomotive engraving to rear, white and blue enamel SS impressed dial with blue numerals and minute chapter, gold foil decorations, fancy gilt Louis XV style hands, SW-LS, two-tone gilt and nickel damascene, s#738903. This example is highlighted by its superb fancy dial.
CONDITION: Mvt: Running, excellent-plus cosmetic mvt condition overall, excellent two-tone color, some typical fine to micro-fine scratches, center jewel setting has been rotated from its original orientation; virtually flawless dial with small fine scratch at 9, very small glaze bubble at 12 that we believe is an as-made finish imperfection; excellent hands, slight bend to tip of hour; case shows medium wear, some short scratches and small nicks, no dents, excellent engraving detail, wear to brass throughout lower edge of band and also in strips following the band/bezel and band/rear seams, spots of wear to brass to pendant; tight brass bow, crown shows substantial wear, dark discoloration, and has lost portions of its jacket (outer layer); good glass crystal.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $400

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