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Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:00am

Description: Superb 14K rose gold man's box-link pocket watch chain with extension for fob, very heavy at 44.8 dwt (69.7 g), length 15 inches, heavily constructed with soldered links, marked on bale.

Condition: Shows very light wear, mint luster, as impressive as they come.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 1

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: Elegant 14K rose gold man's pocket watch box-link chain with fob extension, elaborate openwork T-bar in matching color and weight but possibly of different origin, knotted links between each box-link, associated fancy yellow gold screw bale located on fob extension, matching color bale with 14 stamp, length 13.6 inches, weight 26.4 dwt (41.0 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, little wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 2

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: Gold chain, 18K marked and tested rope-twist hollow construction, 32.5 inches, weight 21.3 dwt (33.1 g), together with three antique hardstone fob seals on ring, two are gold plated, one silver-gilt.

Condition: Chain shows little wear, fobs with light to medium wear to highlights, under-metals coming up.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 3

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: Solid 10K rose gold tested box-link pocket watch chain, length 16.5 inches, weight 34.3 dwt (53.3 g).

Condition: Light wear; all links are sound but show some thinning at points of contact.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 4

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: Watch chain with fobs and knife, 14K yellow gold tested double Albert chain with sliding bale and fob extension, 14K compass fob, gold plated fob seal, GP knife. Weight of watch chain alone with compass fob, the other elements removed, 24.4 dwt (38.0 g).

Condition: Little wear to excellent chain, gold compass fob works well, has one cracked crystal, its jump ring quite thinned, wear to brass on fob seal, knife clean with light ding.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 5

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Fob lot (3) Antique with intaglio-cut carnelian seals - [1] Heavy 14K rose gold with crest of the Wodehouse family, a barony of Norfolk, England, showing an erect arm with club beneath the banner, "Frappe Forte" ("strike hard"), and beneath the augmented coat-of-arms the banner, "Agincourt," referring to the famous 1415 British victory at battle in northern France during the Hundred Years War. John Wodehouse, Esquire, attended to Henry V during that battle, and was presented with a crest containing these elements, and later the medieval coat-of-arms of the family with chevron and three cinquefoils flowers could be found in various iterations on the present augmented crest (Source - Wikipedia). Circa 1800, height 1.4 inches (36mm), weight 12.1 dwt (18.8 g). [2] 14K rose gold octagonal form with Arabic inscription, height 1.0 inches (26mm), weight 7.7 dwt (11.9 g). [3] Silver-gilt with T-bar, bearing the crest of the Royal Arms of the English monarchy, being the top-most element of the modern crest with lion standing atop a crown. The same image can be seen on English coins, and has been nicely documented by the Churches Conservation Trust, which was inspired by the Diamond Jubilee and the presence of so many versions of the Royal Arms in 100 of the 340 historic churches in their domain. The site to visit is www.visitchurches.org.uk Royal/Arms, "Parts of the Royal Arms."

Condition: Excellent overall condition, perfect intaglios, silver highlights on [3]; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 6

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $950.00

Description: Lot (3) Fobs and locket - [1] Highly amusing drinking man's fob in gilt metal with GF mounts, the panels with a series of toasts: Beneath "Our [American] Flag" the first with man raising champagne glass, "The bubble winked at me and said, I'll miss you brother when you are dead." With guardian angel, "Here's to love, the only fire against which there is no insurance." Beneath that, "The good die young, here's to your ripe old age." On the other side, "Here's to our wives and sweethearts, may they never meet." An attractive woman hiking her dress above her knee, "Good form, but not formality." A couple, the man with raised glass, "Wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda the day after." Wine tankard in panel beneath, with attached intaglio spinner fob. [2] Egyptian revival silvered brass fob, with ancient Egyptian images and scarab decorations on both sides, either from the period after the discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb or earlier, there having been much interest in things of ancient Egypt since Napoleon's expedition, and upon other notable discoveries for over a century thereafter. [3] Egyptian locket, brass metalwork with hand-executed folk images of the Sphinx, pyramid, high-priest, amid striated fields and stylized writing.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 7

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $70.00

Description: Group of (5) silver-gilt or gold-plated antique fob seals hung on modern custom-made 14K pendant with initial "J" in triangular cutout, signed "KK" on back, on delicate French 18K rose gold chain with horse's head touchmark in use up to 1919. Chain measures over 18 inches and weighs only 1.7 dwt (2.7 g), while the heavier 14K custom element is not susceptible to easy separation. We beseech the new owner to take this oeuvre of odd-fellows apart as soon as possible.

Condition: Fine condition, certain to be unique.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 8

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $120.00

Description: Assortment of many Victorian watch fobs on black grosgrain ribbons, some items from France and England, some American, many with jet-black glass beads, black glass faceted or round beads, anti-theft connector with four pins that stab a would-be thief when he tries to yank a watch off a chain, and other carvings and curiosities. The jet look-alike beads are frosted glass, and can be differentiated from true jet (lignite) by failing to leave a brown streak on unglazed porcelain, as well as being colder to the touch.

Condition: All in fine condition, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 9

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $90.00

Description: Chain lot (12) Mostly Victorian or 19th century, silver, iron or nickel alloy pocket watch chains, including 18th century iron chain with period crank key, Austrian nickel seven-chain with capped ends and fully enameled slide, massive nickel alloy chain with amethyst fob, small hallmarks, fancy box-link nickel, pair of longer and shorter graduated link silver, silver slide chain without ends, lovers' knot silver chain with completely worn coin, antique silver sectional with large square key date 1855, larger silver four-bar sectional dated 1869, delicate silver slide with tassel, small nickel with silver drop, short chain carrying three silver hearts, and early silver split ring with ouroboros-like decoration on both sides, the snake approaching its tail end but not swallowing it.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 10

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: Lot (13) Antique and vintage short-chains and fobs for both ladies and men, mostly GF or GP, three with elements testing at least 9K - [1] Victorian GF with applied hardstone cameos. [2] Gold ball with red and white stones. [3] GF with red stones and pearls. [4] Gold ball with enameled flowers. [5] Plated bun with enameled flowers. [6] GF filigree ball with red stone. [7] GF ball and bow with enameled flower. [8] GF interwoven triple-ball strands. [9] GF filigree ball. [10] Nickel chain with celluloid card pencil with lead, four suits, German made. [11] Gold heart form. [12] GF Filigree wire bicolor with poison bottle. [13] GF fancy openwork. [13] GF Art Nouveau with colored metal, amethyst fob at base. Gross weight of three at least partially gold items 16.3 dwt (25.4 g).

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 11

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $110.00

Description: Lot (16) Watch keys, gold-shell and GF, many with stones including citrine, bloodstone, carnelian, coral, agate, turquoise and shell cameo, one late 18th century key, the remainder 19th century.

Condition: Fine condition overall, light wear, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 12

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: Lot (24) Watch chains, fobs, and miscellany, including hardstone fobs in banded agate, goldstone, tiger's eye, moonstone or similar, moss agate; highly decorative silver fob with mask and green stone; three boutonnière-end dress chains; antitheft connector with stabbing pins; other GF fobs and chains; 18th century iron chain with fobs and fully hinged crank key; hardstone box-link with banded mounts; multicolor GP pen-knife; GAR Civil War veteran's boutonnière; and last but not least, a 14K dress chain with boutonnière-end weighing 3.1 dwt (4.8 g).

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 13

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: Lot (18) Antique watch keys, including gold-shell, GF, silver, brass, tombac fob-key with carnelian, early folding iron type, one ratchet key top (incomplete), four more recent or advertising types, and only one modern Bergeon type.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 14

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $200.00

Description: LWW - Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Phidias limited edition, 24mm, 18K white gold original case with diamond-set bezel, 18K white gold integral bracelet with split-deployment clasp, original silvered dial with diamond markers, 7J fully signed V&C caliber with fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#131 of the series, s#611175, triple signed with cross logo on clasp. The white gold version is the best looking of all the Phidias variants, and very hard to find. Currently fits a six-inch wrist, additional links will have to be ordered.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide, fresh 321 battery installed 3/11/16; dial pristine; hands pristine; near mint original case and bracelet show hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, no stretch or distortion; crown shows no wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 15

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: LWW - Rolex lady's Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, ref 6509, acrylic crystal, 25mm x 30mm to lug tips, original 18K rose gold case and Rolex mesh bracelet with Rolex crown buckle, original silvered dial, 27J cal 1120, s#110323, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref factory-corrected from 6504 to 6509. Includes original inner and outer boxes and papers with chronometer certificate and two extra pieces of cut mesh, current maximum length 6.8 inches.

Condition: Mvt: Running with winding issues, the stem square seems to slip while some winding does occur, rotor winding seems fine and setting is smooth; excellent mvt condition, rotor fine, a bit cloudy, no oxide; dial near mint for this period; hands are excellent; head shows very little wear, full back satin with a few MFS; bezel shows hardly any wear, few MFS; bracelet has custom clip-ends in gold, shows little wear, lays quite flat, shows few MFS; crown shows hardly any wear, full turns of threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wearing.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 16

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: LWW - Corum, lady's manual winding, 24mm, 18K white gold original case and integrated Italian brickwork bracelet with Corum key clasp, diamond bezel, original silvered dial with applied Corum key at 12, 17J Felsa cal 4122, s#66879, triple signed, case #8444, ref 49. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 41.2 dwt (64.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, faintest scuff below 10; hands mint; case and bracelet show little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, bracelet without distortion or stretch; crown shows very little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 17

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: LPW - James Courvoisier, Geneva, 41mm, 18K and enamel original HC with signed gold cuvette, hunting front and back operated by split-push, rose-cut diamonds set front and back, KWKS, WED, lever escapement, 15J, electrum-gilt mvt, s#50546. Case has been expertly re-enameled in hard opaque cobalt blue enamel with intentional color variation and tiny gold flecks, creating the appearance of lapis stone, an exceptional job. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.7 dwt (51.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, plates with pristine tarnish from silver content in the gilding, no oxide; dial with small glue repair over sliver of loss at base of seconds dial, scratch below; hands excellent, hour with loss to purple; case shows little wear, no MFS to recent enamel, no dents or dings, complete edge detail, complete diamonds with milky appearance due to heating of the flat gold beneath them; the enamel has natural unevenness, with some dimples, as enamel will come directly from firing; bow tight, little central wear, split-push shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 18

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: LPW - Gold & enamel hunting case by Breitling Laederich, 40mm, 18K HC with charming scenes of couple and dog, cobalt basse-taille enamel surrounds, signed gold cuvette, replaced mvt that aligns perfectly with winding holes, KWKS, WED, cylinder escapement, now only 6J, original was 8J, gilt mvt, s#11743. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.3 dwt (50.2 g). The mvt is lower grade than typical Breitling Laederich quality, and the dial may as well be associated. The case is now equipped with secure bale for a neck-chain instead of typical bow.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking slightly out of beat, fine mvt condition overall; dial chipped at 9, large wax filling in center, hls, dial sits high above bezel and has gap inside bezel; hands mixed, near mint; case has stretched front hinge, shows very light wear, some MFS to perfect panel centers, well-matched repair to chipped cobalt in back, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow now a bale as noted; good glass crystal fitting well over awkward dial fitting.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 19

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: LPW - "Horlogerie Soignée," enameled gold pendant watch, 26mm, 14K OF original case with signed gilt cuvette, German market hallmarks, scene of lovers over rose basse-taille field, SW-pin-set, WED with blue numerals, cylinder escapement, 7-10J, gilt mvt, s#15110 within case.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall; dial with several glaze lines; hands near mint; case shows little wear, some FS and scratches to central enamel panel (clear coat recommended), well-matched repairs to cobalt basse-taille enamel surround, no dents or dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 20

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $350.00

Description: LPW - Rockford, 8S, warranted 14K US Assay rose gold false box-hinged HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#207691, ca 1884. Gross weight of assembled watch 41.8 dwt (65.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: Runs sluggishly, needs OH, near mint mvt condition overall under heavy oil smear that cleaning will cure; dial has faint hl near 6; near mint hands, oxidized seconds hand; near mint case shows very little wear, some MFS in blank shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 21

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Alfred Dunhill, London, rare gold combination cigarette case, lighter, watch, pencil and pen-knife, a space for stamps containing tiny calling cards behind the watch-case, another full-size ivory card hinged within the cigarette cover for writing in pencil, the entire work bearing repeated 9K .375 gold markings with "AD" in diamond for Alfred Dunhill, his mark registered in 1910, London hallmarks for 1932, the signature, "Dunhill, London" also found on the internal front edge of the cigarette compartment. The 17J watch is Swiss, and its own hinged case bears the sponsor's mark of George Stockwell with London import mark for 1930. The inside of the compartment has presentation "EOK from EFK September 6, 1932" engraved in handwritten script, and three tiny calling cards are in the stamp compartment for "Mr Edward Ogden Ketting" in printed script. The box measures 6 x 3 x .5 inches (152mm x 76mm x 13mm), weight 216.2 dwt (336.2 g), over 10 troy ounces. Edward Ogden Ketting (1899-1968), born in Kankakee, Illinois, was married to Elinor Farwell Ketting (1905-1992) in June of 1932, having been in London since 1928 as managing director for Insull, Son & Co Ltd (in electrical utility investments). He left upon the failure of Insull in 1932 and joined the brokerage firm Spencer Trask & Co in London and later Chicago. He and his wife retired to "Headacres" near Liberty, Illinois and took up dairy farming in 1942. They remain together at Lake Forest Cemetery in Illinois. Alfred Dunhill (1872-1959) started as a tobacconist, opening a store in 1907, inventing a special pipe for motorists, and later his own form of lighter, from which his luxury goods empire later developed.

Condition: In excellent overall condition, the watch running well, mvt condition excellent, the cigarette case with very little wear overall, some long scuff marks on back with some MFS, a single sharp edge dent near the hinge on the back for the compartment with knife and pencil, another slight dent on front cigarette cover, some sticker residue and tarnish here and there, complete ET detail with hardly any reduction. An amazing piece - Great Gatsby meets Brookstone for Breakfast at Tiffany's. The dovetail joint construction is sublime.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 22

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4600.00

Description: Ring, 14K white gold, sapphire and diamond, estimated 3.73-carat Ceylon sapphire of high grade, 1.52-carat total weight diamonds, estimated in setting at G-color VS-clarity, size 6.0, weight 8.0 dwt (12.7 g).

Condition: Unworn, essentially new stock, gorgeous color contrast.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 23

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2700.00

Description: Ring, gem quality 3.0 carat emerald ring with 3.5 carats of diamond side-stones in 18K white gold, stunning surround of very white tapered baguettes forming a mirror-like wave on the lowest tier, small round white diamonds closely set beneath the fine high color stone with sparse natural inclusions and feathers throughout, the stones displaying beautiful color contrast on the hand. Size 6.0.

Condition: In mint condition, only wear or polishing inside shank, perfectly clean, brilliant stones.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 24

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: Ring, diamond solitaire ring in 14K white gold, pear shaped diamond estimated at 1.04-carat, size 3, total weight 0.9 dwt (1.4 g).

Condition: Excellent overall condition, light wear, MFS, shank slightly out of round, diamond quite included with mild color draw.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 25

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Ring, platinum, pearl and diamond, circa 1940, cultured saltwater pearls measuring from 7.0-8.2 mm, estimated 1.00-carat total weight of single-cut diamonds, size 6.5, gross weight 5.7 dwt (8.8 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, little wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 26

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Platinum, diamond and emerald ring, approximately 1.65-carat pale natural emerald with approximately 0.70-carat total weight of European-cut diamonds set in surround. Total weight 2.8 dwt (4.4 g), size 5.5.

Condition: Mounting and filigree in excellent condition, light abrasion to emerald surface with inclusions running through the center, diamonds of good color and clarity.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 27

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: Emerald, diamond and 14K white gold ring, 1.05-carat emerald set in yellow gold prongs, 40 small round full-cut diamond side stones, size 6.0.

Condition: Excellent condition, good color contrast, well-made setting, little wear, complete stones.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 28

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: Ring, 18K yellow gold Italian with large blue cushion-shaped Topaz measuring 15 x 15 x 7.3mm, size 8.0, gross weight 8.4 dwt (13.1 g).

Condition: Fine condition, small edge chip on each exposed side.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 29

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $350.00

Description: Bracelet, 18K gold and diamond, link style similar to Rolex Oyster bracelet, presentation style top with 256 invisibly-set princess-cut diamonds estimated at 8.50 carats total weight, length 8 inches, gross weight 35.2 dwt (54.7 g).

Condition: Very light wear and stretch, small stones with whitish inclusions create an attractive crushed-ice effect.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 30

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: Bracelet, 14K yellow gold set with an estimated 5.00 carats of diamond baguettes, length 6.5 inches, gross weight 17.7 dwt (27.6 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, little wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 31

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: Jade and 20K gold Chinese hinged bangle bracelet, hallmarks for 20K with "WH" maker's mark for Wang Hing & Co at Zetland House, 10 Queens Road, Hong Kong. Wang Hing was born in 1854, and was active through the first quarter of the 20th century, being renowned for silver work, some of which was sold by Tiffany & Co after they discovered the quality of his work. The clasp is adorned with repoussé dragon image, the twin sections of jade with varying color from white to emerald green. Gross weight 17.2 dwt (26.7 g), internal measurements 52mm x 57mm.

Condition: Excellent condition, stress lines in one jade section appear to be natural to the stone, clasp and safety both very tight and secure, very little play to hinge.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 32

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: N E Whiteside & Co, or Whiteside and Blank, Art Nouveau 14K gold and sapphire bangle bracelet with full-relief dragon and scroll motifs, originally set with four cabochon sapphires, now with one missing, internal measurements 38mm x 67mm (2.3 x 2.6 inches), weight 22.1 dwt (34.3 g). The maker is identified by the crescent and arrow logo used by N E Whiteside & Co from 1890, and subsequently by Whiteside and (Henry) Blank from 1903. This successful company manufactured jewelry for Tiffany & Co and a host of other top American firms, and after gaining license to a German patent for expansion bracelets, entered the watch business. The Cresarrow Watch Co was first named in 1912, located at the same address as Whiteside and Blank in Newark, NJ. Our thanks go to the excellent research of Greg Steer from Australia, published online under Gregsteer.net, whose website is a treasure trove of IWC information.

Condition: In excellent condition, showing little wear, lacking the smallest peaked cabochon sapphire of 3.3mm diameter.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 33

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: Victorian-style rope chain bracelet with slide, 14K gold with black enamel and four small seed pearls, length 8 inches, weight 10.7 dwt (16.6 g).

Condition: Mint condition, hardly any wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 34

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: Earrings, 14K yellow gold French-back, each set with single aquamarine, the two aquamarines together scaling at 23 carats, estimated .40 total weight diamond side-stones, roughly G-color SI-clarity, circa 1950, gross weight 8.8 dwt (13.7 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, little wear, the stones show their color from the side, but act as windows directly on.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 35

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: Pendant, 14K white gold, diamond and sapphire, 3.50 carats total weight marquise diamonds, fine gold chain measures 18 inches, gross weight 5.0 dwt (7.7 g).

Condition: Hardly any wear, stones with slight color draw and some inclusions, beautiful look.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 36

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: Pendant, converted from Edwardian estate pin, platinum and diamond, estimated 3.00 carats total weight European-cut stones, length 62mm, on cord with silver mounts, weight of pendant alone 5.5 dwt (8.5 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, well-done conversion, charming older stones with some color draw, bright setting.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 37

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: Pendant, Edwardian-style platinum and diamond, 2.00 carats total weight European cut stones, single-cuts in oval, estimated I-color SI clarity but always hard to judge in setting, on delicate modern 14K white gold chain measuring 16 inches, gross weight 7.1 dwt (11.0 g).

Condition: Hardly any wear, clean look, largest stone comes up a touch dark.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 38

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: Pendant, 18K yellow gold with large 13.7mm Tahitian black pearl, 1.05 total weight estimated full-cut diamonds in Moebius-strip setting, on delicate 14K gold chain measuring 18 inches, gross weight 7.5 dwt (11.7 g).

Condition: Unworn condition.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 39

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: Italian Etruscan 15K and enamel pendant set with large oval garnet cabochon, matching bow-tie connector, decorated with white enamel and washed in higher-karat gold, Victorian period, on 14K chain measuring 15 inches, gross weight 13.8 dwt (21.5 g). The pendant has glazed chamber in back for keepsake or image, possibly rock crystal in bezel.

Condition: Excellent condition, perfect enamel, good garnet surface, chain with very light wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 40

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: Early cast silver brooch with green stones, probably peridot, 20 cushion-cut, 11 square-cut, and 12 other variously shaped stones, 18th century, an extremely unusual find of this period. The consignor originally identified the stones as chrysoberyl, a good guess based on color, but the surface abrasion is inconsistent with such a hard stone at 8.5 on the Mohs scale. Peridot is at least 6.5 in hardness, as is garnet, also a possibility in this color generally referred to as demantoid. The brooch measures 34mm x 39mm (1.3 x 1.5 inches).

Condition: Complete original stones and setting showing variable abrasion to the upper facets, the pin-back of later date, tarnished setting, excellent original condition for the period.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 42

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $50.00

Description: Victorian suite, Italian Etruscan 15K and seed-pearl pendant and earring set of fine quality with higher-karat gold wash, wire-worked frames with engraved leaves and bunches of grapes, the latter accomplished with seed pearls sewn in naturalistic gathering, Victorian period, pin measures 30mm x 37mm (1.2 x 1.5 inches), weight of suite 7.7 dwt (11.9 g).

Condition: Excellent throughout, very hard to find complete as this set is.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 43

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Italian Etruscan round garnet cabochon pin, finely detailed 9K tested setting with 24K wash, Victorian period, 37mm (1.5 inches), weight 11.4 dwt (17.7 g), concealed back may have had chamber for keepsake, its edges now cut.

Condition: Excellent condition, good garnet surface, near mint gilding probably refreshed, only the back chamber edges cut and without any bezel that might have once been there, the gilding fresh over the cuts.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 44

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: Fine and decorative double-link chain, Italian, testing 15K and with 24K gold wash to fluted hollow links, the decorative connectors remaining in rose gold, length 22 inches, weight 19.7 dwt (30.7 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, only one small dent and two smaller dings noted on all hollow sections.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 45

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: Fine banded hollow link Italian chain, 15K tested with higher-karat wash, lower-karat solid jump rings darkening with 14K acid test but holding up, length 18 inches, 16.7 dwt (26.0 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, very light wear, few dings.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 46

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: Gold bead necklace, marked clasp with safety chain, marked spring-ring, beads tested, 24K wash, strung on metal fox-tail chain, heavier hollow-bead construction preventing any dings or crushing, length 14 inches, gross weight 15.8 dwt (24.6 g).

Condition: Excellent condition, hardly any wear, full gold wash intact, the foxtail in good shape but retaining old rouge, could benefit from ultrasonic cleaning.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 47

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: Lot (2) Chinese carvings - [1] Jade earring, necklace and pendant set, 8.5mm beads, archaistic style of carved dragons in white and brown jade forming yin-yang symbol, pendant measures 45mm x 65mm, necklace over 26 inches, excellent condition. [2] Antique carved Baltic amber pendant on GF snake-chain, the amber alone weighing only 10g, 34mm x 49mm, small loss to one leaf - the cloudiness is natural, not clarified by heat as is usually done nowadays.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 48

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $325.00

Description: Lot (3) Baltic amber items - [1] Large egg-form pendant set in nickel frame with alternating chain and twists, 26 inches in chain length, the amber piece itself measuring 35mm x 54mm (1.4 x 2.1 inches), the amber partially clarified. [2] Pin with fluted carving, chips and nicks around back, 28mm x 46mm (1.1 x 1.8 inches), clarified and with inclusions. [3] Single bead, unclarified, crazed.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 49

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $50.00

Description: Lot (23) Antique rings, at least six of which are gold, many others are sterling, the remainder silver-plate or metal, with coral, amber, rock crystal, garnet, hardstone, banded agate, citrine, goldstone and possibly emerald. Gold, at least 9K, as follows - [1] Jostens 10K with red coral cabochon. [2] Seed pearl surrounding portrait. [3] Multicolor band. [4] Five-pearl in 18K. [5] Victorian amethyst. [6] Five pink garnet or sapphire. [7] Middle Eastern, may be mixture of metals if gold at all. Gross weight of six known gold items combined together 17.8 dwt (27.7 g).

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 50

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: Lot (5) Gold and turquoise pins - [1] Edwardian oval with turquoise, white and golden pearls set in 14K white gold. [2] Italian Etruscan 15K circlet with paved turquoise. [3] Marked 9K turquoise and pearl. [4] Rose gold 9K turquoise nugget. [5] Rose gold 9K Persian cabochon. Gross weight of all together 7.9 dwt (12.3 g).

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 51

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $140.00

Description: Lot (7) Antique watch fobs - [1] Rose gold fluted seal fob, circa 1790-1810, carnelian with intaglio monogram, silver bezel. [2] Elaborate GF seal fob and ring, large faceted citrine or other yellow stone. [3] Classical GF intaglio fob on large ornate ring, on axis to rotate display side. [4] Smaller ornate GF seal. [5] Fluted GF seal. [6] Smaller GF seal, repairs on both sides. [7] Brass intaglio seal with woman holding anchor and bird, "MCS" above, symbol of longing for loved one at sea.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 52

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: Lot (9) Earring pairs, mostly gold - [1] Faceted citrine drops on 9K mounts. [2] Jade drops on 14K mounts. [3] Antique gold and table-cut rock crystal creating old rose-cut look, hinged wire-backs that lock into tops. [4] Etruscan gold wire- and bead-worked, wire-clips. [5] Etruscan large gold triple-drops with screw-posts. [6] Gold and pearl with wire clips. [7] 14K gold floral. [8] GF openwork and bar, wire clips. [9] Silver tear drops, screw-posts with different backs. Gross weight of seven combined gold items together 21.4 dwt (33.3 g).

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 53

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: Deck watch - Elgin 21J Father Time oversized (63mm) free-sprung with 40-hour winding indicator, 18S, massive marked 6 oz sterling silver OF original Dueber case with gold hinges & crown, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, free-sprung fully capped lever escapement, sunburst NI damascene plates, DES, GJS, gold train, s#15154907, one of the few free-sprung American watches in pocket-style case, all in original mahogany box with matching s#15154907 on celluloid tab, Father Time trademark printed top-silk, with original key for locking the lower case section.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, good balance motion, good poise, plates show hardly any MFS while the cock shows a few, excellent slots & settings with some light marring, no oxide on bright work, a few MFS on click wheel center, winding wheels mint; dial perfect, etching or light staining at 2 to 3; hands near mint; case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, hinges & crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal; box excellent with three impressions on top-back edge, small stains in top-silk, original finish with hardly any other surface defects - the cover latch does not catch, due to slight bend in latch-plate, the only problem to address.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 54

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: Ships chronometer - Rd Hornby, Liverpool (eventually Richard Hornby & Son, at New Scotland Road 1814-23, Pool Lane 1823-34 according to Loomes, 36 South Castle Street 1839 until his death in 1872, son included in name from at least 1851 according to Tony Mercer, gaps in both authors' address records), 2-day marine chronometer with spring detent escapement, helical HS, in 3-tier rosewood box with gimbals, signed silvered dial, gold hands, s#474. The chronometer is complete with winding key but has no key to lock the box. The balance cock has tiny stamped signature on the foot, "ASDM," perhaps the sub-contractor, and at some later point when the chronometer was exported, the damascened plates were lightly stipple-engraved, "Rd Hornby, Made in England, Eleven {11} Jewels," a required convention for some American imports, the dial being also marked after the fact, on the edge to either side of the 30-minute mark, "Made in England." The mechanism has DES, OZ balance with trapezoidal weights, and classic Earnshaw-type detent escapement. The crystal has been equipped with center hole for ease of setting, failing to take into account exposure, perhaps explaining why the dial was lacquered after the fact. The box has "Bright Spring 1878" engraved in the top inlaid plate, perhaps the name of a vessel, the plain ivory disk in front appearing to have been replaced.

Condition: GRO, good escapement function, fine mvt condition overall; dial cleaned, touched up and lacquered; hands excellent; box in otherwise excellent finish, top with lengthwise filled crack toward hinge, compensating for shrinkage of the top that now is of ideal dimension, fine brass inlays and corners, gimbals very clean; glass with small edge flake and bored center as noted.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 55

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Longines deck watch with winding indicator used by both the English Hydrographic Service and the US Navy, 68mm, massive .800 silver OF original HB snap bezel case with silver cuvette in its two-tiered fitted mahogany box, "US Navy" and "No 4341" hand-engraved on the case-back between the formally stamped English "HS"{pheon}"2" mark, referring to the interceding broad-arrow stamp, the serial number of the watch mvt formally stamped below, SW-SS, original silvered SSD marked "Swiss" at base, lever escapement with expansion balance, blued HS with overcoil, 17J 5P cal 21.29, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#2978114; circa 1913.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some plate-edge cloudiness and a few MFS; dial near mint, some sparse microspeckle or etching from 7 to 9; hands mint; case shows little wear, one scratch, few MFS, sweeping UFS on reflection, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Box has dark top-wood, apparently original, deep file marks across the Longines plate, depression on front top edge for another tag, perhaps, closure not holding for either section, no key for lower section, minor warping.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 56

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: Hamilton, deck watch, model 22 21J winding indicator with "US Navy-Bu Ships-1943" plate marking, 35S, in bronze tub with gimbals and Hamilton box, brass tub stamped "Hamilton 12724," bezel with same number, SW-SS with safety pin to release setting (depress pin to be able to pull out stem), original silvered dial, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC solid monometallic balance & Elinvar class HS system, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#2F24116. In the top of the box can be found a copy of "This is a Genuine Hamilton Marine Chronometer," a card that was written to accompany the model 21 fusee spring-detent chronometer.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, one case screw is too small and has washer, the other is absent as the seat is cut away at that location, although a longer washer would work; dial would be near mint if not for extensive FS scoring in seconds; hands mint; tub and gimbals are excellent, with light tarnish and excellent finish; box is sound, in fine finish with only occasional chip or scratch.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 57

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: Waltham 8-day deck watch with power reserve in gimbaled mahogany box, signed silvered Roman-numeral dial with sunken subsidiaries for power reserve, "8 Days" marking and seconds, blued steel hands, uses 15J adjusted grade classic twin-barreled automobile or travel clock mvt, the highest grade. The top glass has "Time" in black and gold stencil, so as to display above the dial with the case open.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial fine, quite tarnished, more patchy tarnish on reflector ring; hands excellent, dull purple; tub and gimbals are fairly tarnished with many FS to the lacquer; box is excellent with original finish, tarnished mounts, lacking key. A nice original piece with appropriate patina.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 58

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: French mid-size hour repeating carriage clock, highly decorative with hand-painted panels and dial of the best quality, the side panels with portraits of young women in Renaissance costume, the dial panel painted with flowers, all panels overlaid with pierced and engraved scrolled and foliate gilt masks, the corners and feet in Louis XV style, original lever platform, in excellent overall condition.

Condition: GRO, striking and repeating well, plates in beautiful polish, the electrum-gilt platform showing natural tarnish, the case finish excellent with very little verdigris, a powdery rash forming under lacquer, gilding predominating; glasses are perfect, the panels without lines. A lovely clock.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 59

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: Attributed to Victor-Athanase Pierret, (1806-1893, known for this type of clock and his rotating globe clocks), small skeleton timepiece with alarm, under dome, porcelain dial and moon hands, silk thread suspension, standing almost 9 inches tall without the dome, of a type sold by him at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The alarm mechanism is located in the base, and wound by a pull-cord attached to a button on the side (now detached but kept under tape on the base). Another cord on button (missing) on the other side allows one to pull a lever that advances the toothed alarm disk to stop the alarm from sounding, but the lever has to wait for the clock to run for a few hours before it is carried back to its original position. The central alarm dial can be rotated by hand clockwise or partially anticlockwise to adjust the alarm time by matching the scale to the pointer-tail of the hour hand. The only marking we find is in French, referring to honorable mentions at the expositions in Paris and London. Our thanks to J D Miller for the identification!

Condition: The clock will tick when partially wound and set up, but any additional pressure, even from advancing the minute hand, causes the escape wheel to fly by the anchor; there is an eccentric screw-setting in the plate to adjust the depthing, but it currently resists any turning; the mechanism shows oil in the gearing, requiring complete cleaning; porcelain dial is excellent with only small hls; original hands are in different colors, the hour appearing more polished while the minute is darker with more blue. Wooden base has minor chips, good dome. The watch is missing its finely toothed regulator disk that mounts on a square in front above the dial, to adjust and maintain the length of the silk thread suspension.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 60

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $350.00

Description: John Davies, Chester (active mid-19th century, formerly workman for Robert Fletcher, appearing in several directories from 1850 to 1874), alarm clock based on verge fusee watch movement, largely in 18th century style, one might even call it a carriage clock. Standing just below 5 inches in height, WED with gold hands under bull's-eye crystal, the back with iron hand for setting alarm time, bell on top with hammer activated by traditional verge and foliot mechanism, the alarm train winding in back, the verge fusee mvt moving the single alarm wheel and cam via its own great wheel, simple, elegant and heavily constructed. The panels slide out of the sides, riding in channels, much like dados for an antique wooden box-top. The regulator pointer comes over the edge of the upper watch-mvt plate, the later inscribed with its scale for reading from the side with the panel out. We can find no reference to this design by this maker, we do find tall case clocks by him, but the various directories cited in the wonderful online reference Clockswatches.com could provide further clues.

Condition: Complete and in excellent condition, NR only due to need of OH, oil and grease freezing things up, the watch mvt running with good escapement function with only slight additional pressure to the partly wound train, the alarm striking with quite a bit of pressure applied to the alarm train, as if the spring were locked in waxen grease, should perform nicely after fully disassembled OH and correct lubrication, built to last for centuries. The dial has small hl at 12 and two fine scratches, the hour hand is near mint, the replaced minute at least of consistent form. Case has some fingerprint etching to clean off.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 61

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: Chelsea Clock Co, Boston, miniature clock and barometer set, 2.5-inch original silvered dials, 3-inch bezels, 9-inch base, 8-day time-only ship's clock and matching barometer with thermometer in bronzed cases on stand with ball feet, no visible number. Fossette Collection.

Condition: GRO, barometer and thermometer work well, adjustment screw through hole in back of case can be used to adjust the barometric position relative to one's own altitude, dials excellent, case with light spatter-speckle in front, clean finish otherwise.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 62

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: French clock, Louis XV style case in brass or bronze, time & strike on gong, complete with pendulum. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Will need thorough overhaul and key.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 63

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $100.00

Description: Swiss gunmetal coach watch, 66mm, held in carriage clock-form watch holder, 6 inches tall, brass with bun feet, apparently purpose-made to hold this watch or another of identical dimensions, the case-back with mounted spring and leather cover to hold the watch in position with dial ideally centered, the base of the watch riding in case brass cup, 30-hour watch marked "Regulateur" on dial, gunmetal case with cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover, lever escapement, 15J, replaced hands.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking, needs OH; dial perfect; hands excellent but mismatched; case shows light wear, overall oxide, many MFS, bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear. Heavy brass holder has old solder repair to back door at top of hinge. A nicely made thing.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 64

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $100.00

Description: Mvt only - Gabriel Holland, Coventry (active 1740-1760), early tall-cased clock mvt only, time and strike on bell, spiked winding pulleys accept chains for weights, brass dial with cast spandrels, chapter with minute as well as quarter hour indications, oval signature plaque, original fancy openwork iron hands, dial 10 inches square (23.5cm), height to top of bell 12 inches (30.5cm).

Condition: Strike train complete, a more recent stabilizing washer and screw on the count wheel; time train missing the second-wheel with its arbor and pinion, which is the only gear between great wheel and escape wheel; clock is without pendulum or suspension spring, the crutch with rusty surface and bent to one side; dial excellent original with much polishing residue to clean off; hands fine original with rusty surface; an eminently restorable mid-18th century clock mvt.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 65

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: WW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, ref 310.025, Langematik platinum automatic perpetual calendar with moon phases, 24-hour day-night indicator, zero reset hand-setting mechanism, 21K gold microrotor, 38.5mm x 47mm to lug tips, .950 platinum original case with observation back, Lange crocodile pattern strap with original .950 platinum buckle, original silvered dial, 43J with 4 ball bearings, adjusted 5 positions, screwed GJS, cal L922.1 Sax-O-Matic, s#49402, case #159573, triple signed head. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap and protective plastics 75.7 dwt (117.6 g). Current retail is $97,900. Looks new, in perfect professional finish executed to factory standards.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition; dial pristine; hands pristine; mint case with perfect finish shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal. Strap with minimal wear. All components now in protective plastics.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 66

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $34500.00

Description: WW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, ref 403.035, platinum manual Datograph Flyback chronograph with minute register and constant seconds, tachymeter scale, 38.5mm x 47mm to lug tips, .950 platinum original case with observation back, Lange crocodile pattern strap with original .950 platinum buckle, original black dial built on sterling silver base, 40J, adjusted 5 positions, screwed GJS, cal L951.1, s#33879, case #139931, triple signed head. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap and protective plastic 95.0 dwt (147.8 g). Looks new, in perfect professional finish executed to factory standards.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition; dial pristine; hands pristine; mint case with perfect finish shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal. Strap with very light wear and cracking to backing. Head now in protective plastic.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 67

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $27500.00

Description: WW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, ref 101.005, platinum manual Doppelfederhaus (double mainspring barrel) with date, winding indicator and constant seconds, 38.5mm x 47mm to lug tips, .950 platinum original case with observation back, Lange crocodile pattern strap with original .950 platinum buckle, original silvered dial, 53J, adjusted 5 positions, screwed GJS, cal L901.0, s#18135, case #129909, triple signed head. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap and protective plastic 78.0 dwt (121.1 g). Looks new, in perfect professional finish executed to factory standards.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition; dial pristine; hands pristine; mint case with perfect finish shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal. Strap with very light wear and cracking to backing. Head now in protective plastic.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 68

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $16500.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss Chronometer, ref 1019 in nearly new old stock condition (NOS), reference and serial numbers stamped between lugs, 38mm x 47mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and slightly later Oyster bracelet with extendable deployment clasp, original black dial with tritium luminous, red arrow-tip sweep, 26J cal 1580, s#6159117, produced circa 1979-80, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 93150, back with hologram sticker. Watch appears in unused condition, having been ideally polished as necessary, unopened by us, with later inner and outer boxes, original booklets and warranty card, spare links and tags, having been sold originally from Scherer's Jewelers in 1991 (after a decade in inventory) to a great friend of this company on the East Coast, and then to another great friend on the West Coast, both of whom kept the watch as an investment. Christie's Geneva sold the same model, s#6159124, only seven numbers apart from the present watch, for $25,700 in 2014. The same house sold s#6164045 in the same year for $40,000. Neither watch could have been in better condition than the present example. The bracelet on the present watch dates about 10 years later, indicating the watch was worn at some time, while the only clue to any subsequent polishing on the head is at the sites of the spring-bar holes on the lugs, with the edges ever so slightly rounded.

Condition: Mvt: Unopened to our knowledge since new, GRO, assume pristine mvt condition, pristine rotor, no oxide; the watch may always be opened if the buyer so desires; dial pristine; hands pristine; mint head shows hardly any wear, ideal polishing, original spin-satin lug tops, sticker shows hardly any wear, no MFS; bezel shows no wear, no MFS; bracelet shows hardly any wear, no stretch, no MFS, clasp with hardly any MFS; crown shows no wear, good threads; good crystal. Mint inner and outer boxes that are newer from the time of sale in 1991, only the slipcase for the warranty and booklets shows some rubbing or shop-wear as the original boxes must have. An amazing find.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 69

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $36500.00

Description: WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, ref 3483, for Beyer, 35mm x 43mm to lug tips, original stainless steel SB case, Jostens "Selected Crocodile" strap, original silvered dial with applied silver markers and raised Patek Philippe signature, 18J cal 27SC, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#711518, triple signed, together with 2001 Extract from the Archives signed by Philip Stern confirming manufacture and sale in 1965. In outstanding condition. Produced for only two years, only a handful of these have ever come to auction, with recent results in the $15000-$25000 range.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; original case shows very little wear, few MFS to original back satin that only shows slight wear around the edge of the flat, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. A top-notch example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 70

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $16000.00

Description: WW - Rolex Antimagnetic Chronograph, manual winding with constant seconds, minute register and tachymeter scale, ref 4099, 35mm x 41mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case with rose gold teardrop lugs, Louisiana farm alligator strap, original silvered dial, 17J, s#63581, ca 1938-9, triple signed, inside back ref 4099. This reference comes in many lug styles, some faceted, some matching steel, some two-tone with rose gold lugs as here. A very rare pre-war example.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide, light pristine tarnish; dial excellent, light scoring from both hour and minute tips dragging at some point, the most concentrated inside 4 to 6, would have been outstanding original condition otherwise with all original radium paint; hands fine, complete radium, not the same hands that caused the scoring; head shows hardly any wear, no MFS to fresh back satin, lower left lug soldered back on sloppily, should be redone; top shows no wear, hardly any MFS; crown and pushers show hardly any wear; good crystal; strap unworn. Great original condition outside of the scoring.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 71

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $7200.00

Description: WW - Heuer, Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer chronograph with rotating tide dial, minute and hour registers, ref 2447, 36mm x 45mm to lug tips, Carrera style stainless steel original SB case with round pushers, leather strap, original silvered dial, based on 17J Valjoux cal 721, s#93489 between lugs, double signed Heuer-Leonidas. This highly collectible example has tide dial on the left that can be advanced using the pusher next to the dial on the band. The sea-blue area with the white indicators show high tides in AM and PM, while the dark indicators in the silvered areas show low tides. One has only to set the dial for the known local morning high tide (or any known tide), and the watch will track highs and lows for those local positions automatically as long is it remains running. The fascinating story of this general type of watch has been written by Jeff Stein under the title, "The Definitive History of the Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer Chronograph" to be found at Onthedash.com; simply google the title in quotes for immediate access. The Carrera style case defines the ref 2447, and is considered one of the most desirable variants by some.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, loose dust only, no oxide; good chronograph and tide-dial functions; dial near mint original, tiniest mark on dark pointer in the tide dial; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, many MFS over original satin on back, some MFS to top, no dents or dings; crown and pushers show little wear; acrylic crystal is very scratched, obscuring the beauty of the dial.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 72

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $18000.00

Description: WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, rare ref 2463, classic Calatrava style following the ref 96, 33mm x 42mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original snap-back case, genuine crocodile strap, original silvered dial, 18J 10-ligne mvt, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#955446, triple signed. There are about 20 references that are in this same ref-96-style, without date, and with identical markers out of over 180 references that are specifically named or referred to as Calatrava. The historic ref 96 is built with flat bezel and classic tapered lugs that seem to disappear beneath that bezel. Of over 22,000 sales recorded by Collector Square in its Lux-Price Index for the last ten years, 5200 are named Calatrava wristwatches, and not a single sale of the ref 2463 has been recorded at any of the top auction houses. We only find one other example to have been offered on the internet. The proportion of head to lug-length in this reference is particularly appealing, with only the 35mm diameter examples going to 44mm. At 33mm x 42mm, the relative lengths are maximized for the lugs at 1.27 ratio lug to diameter. Other identical looking references have lug to diameter ratios of 1.14 to 1.25 maximum, according to our own database examples on file since we have been accounting for this overall length measurement. Only the 2464, the next reference number in sequence, is similar but has triangular markers, not this classic look, and only has two sales recorded in 10 years.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, pristine tarnish to markers, slight halo around seconds hole; hands mint, without tarnish; original case shows little wear, some MFS to back and bezel, no dents or dings, clear Swiss hallmarks on one lug-back and on side of case near crown, as is correct; crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. A great example that will look near mint with professional polishing.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 73

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $6200.00

Description: APW - E Howard and Co, Boston, very early model 1858-C divided plate, the 37th watch of planned production, marked on plates "E Howard & Co, Boston, No 137," also marked "Reeds Patent Nov 24, 1867," N-S (just over 19S), 14K gold recased period HC with ET gold cuvette, bearing tiny and possibly false London hallmarks for 1856, maker's mark "TC" who was known in London as a pendant maker, leading us to believe that this is an American case and "TC" instead an American maker, as the case also has the misleading "18" stamp, a typical convention for American casemakers, perfectly aligned winding holes and case fit, gold bow, unsigned original WE-SSD that appears English, as does another early Howard we have examined, polished spade hands as is also typical, KWKS, lever escapement with horizontal pallets, 16-17J, gilt mvt, s#137 (actually s#37). G P Reed, at the end of the Howard & Rice venture, created the model 1858 divided plate mvt, initially signed rumored to have been signed Howard & Rice, of which we discovered and sold s#111 recently. It had been assumed, after diligent research, that the first 31 of 50 17J 1858-C mvts had been "held back" from production so that new E Howard & Co plates could be produced, resulting in some incorporation of the first 31 mvts into later mvts produced at the factory. S#132 was assumed to be the first and earliest E Howard & Co watch to be finished at the factory, until the recent discovery of one slightly earlier, and another even earlier. The present mvt with third wheel jewel changed to plain bushing bears s#37 throughout, on all plates, twice under dial and under cock, consistent with the stated s#137. The center post mounting for the minute hand is a square finished even with the hand hub. All jewel settings are screwed in, the center lacking its virgule or comma-form setting holding the protective setting cup. The mvt has aged in a manner consistent with several of these earliest Howards we have examined, including the Howard & Rice signed s#111, with galvanic staining, speckle and toning, signs of thin gilding or gilding washout, and variant plate coloration. We owe a debt of gratitude to Clint Geller, whose excellent published research has provided the historical context for interpreting the earliest Howards, and Awco.org, for online publication of the Howard Catalog based on Geller's research. First sold in our galleries in 2012, now from that purchaser's estate.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks briefly and stops, fully wound, needs OH, a small slip of paper has been used under the cock to adjust for staff length, needs to be done right, fine mvt condition overall, most screws in back refinished, first turned on lathe and then reblued; dial with short hl from edge flaw at 12, initial on back for maker; hands excellent; case shows abundant even wear, many MFS and FS, no dents, some very light dings or scars, original ET detail gone entirely save for the ghosts of central buttons; bow tight but very thinned at center, push intact, shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 74

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Ball Howard, series VIII, Order of Railway Conductors, N-S (just over 19S), 14K rose gold OF EH&Co recase with hinged gold cuvette, SW-SS, rare ivory color SSD with ORC Standard logo, rare hands with oval openings, lever escapement, "17 Rubies" adjusted, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#308122. Considered a four-star watch in the Complete Guide, extremely rare, as only 70 ORC watches were made by E Howard & Co for Webb C Ball. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.9 dwt (131.9 g). The only other example we have handled was sold in 2006 for $21,000.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, some setting problems where occasionally one hand alone will move, whereupon both move, and then the other hand alone will move, may be no more than a lubrication and/or friction issue, as the teeth seem to always be engaged and there is no skipping; fine mvt condition overall, many MFS; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, thinned at center, crown shows near medium wear and break; good glass crystal. A great watch in appropriate style of case.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 75

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5000.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "26 Ruby Jewels," Benjamin Franklin USA, model 6 in two-tone damascene, rarest of the rare, 18S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, matching signed WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, tiny checkerboard center pattern gilt & NI damascene with continuous step (spiderweb) surround, s#2019432, only 13 numbers before s#2109445 that we sold last October in original gold.

Condition: Mvt: Runs but with regular variation in amplitude, possibly the escape wheel is off center or the watch simply needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, some golden toning to overwashed plates, UFS along the barrel plate edge from polishing cloth use (always clean harmlessly with fresh natural chamois if necessary), minor speckle, mint settings, hardly any oxide, diminished color definition; dial with edge microfleck at 55 minutes, microflecks around seconds hole, hl at 7, bezel rub at base; hands excellent, some oxide and loss of blue; case-back refuses to even approach closing, needs to be re-blocked to fix; case shows little wear but edge brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings, fine detail only beginning to fade at shoulder; bow tight, brassy, replaced brass crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. As we mentioned before, the Holy Grail of the Bunn Special types.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 76

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "26 Ruby Jewels" Bunn Special, two-tone, "Specially Adjusted, Temperature, 6 Positions, Isochronism," 18S, GP OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, parallel wave pattern gilt & NI damascene, gold lettering, s#1742977 from the second run of 200. We sold s#1742997 from the same run in 20012. Considered a three-star rarity in the Complete Guide. This was the consignor's original estimate range based on older prices, should be about half that given the latest adjustments in market, $4000-6000.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, faint speckle overall, diminished color definition, near mint settings save for marring to the cock cap, limited tiny oxide, marring of the regulator at its curb pin end; dial with invisible crack between center and seconds, mint luster; hands fine, dull with oxide; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 77

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3200.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, 23J hunting grade 947 marked "Extra" on barrel plate, 18S, 14K AWCCo original HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, DR, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pinwheel surrounds, s#163847, matching number on balance. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. This watch, from a designated production run of grade 947, was one of several in series sold to A N Anderson in April of 1913, The NAWCC website search engine places total grade 947 production at 310, but there is an early run of grade 943 that contains some watches upgraded to 947, with notations to the side, and it is unknown if this count contains those. At least one of the grade 943 pages is quite illegible, making it difficult to establish just what was produced. The present mvt is in outstanding condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall save for a few MFS by one case screw site, and tiny edge marring on the barrel plate from lifting the cock with pry action; bright-work and settings are nearly pristine; dial has edge chip to copper to the left of lever, framed by two parallel hls; hands mint, the hour needs to be staked more tightly; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, all lighter detail, gone, deeper detail still distinct; bow tight, worn deeply at apex, crown shows substantial smooth wear and break; good glass crystal. Near top condition internally, case with honest wear but no abuse.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 78

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $14500.00

Description: APW - Ball Howard, series VIII, Order of Railway Conductors, very rare factory lever-setting at 11, N-S (just over 19S), N-S (just over 19S), GF OF original "B" crown "II" "Warranted" marked OF HB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with ORC logo underglaze, O'Hara dial stamp on back, logo on mvt, lever escapement, 17J ("Rubies"), GJS, wide bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#308431. Considered a four-star rarity in the Complete Guide, but we know of no other confirmed examples in lever-set. The mechanism is simple and robust.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall but lacking its regulator whiplash, a few MFS, tiny marring to cap settings; dial perfect save for a tiny edge microfleck at the lever; hands would have been near mint but the minute tip is missing; case shows very light wear, brassing on pendant, many MFS, numerous sharp dings and pinpoints on the back, some causing dents, inexplicable treatment for such a fine watch; bow getting loose, crown shows very light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 79

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $7400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, very rare model 1862-I (Geller system), I-S (exactly 10S), 18K OF original EH&Co case with ET gold cuvette, crowned "18" stamp actually testing at 17-18K, KWKS, WE-SSD identified by Geller as "Type 3" with single-line script signature, spade hands, lever escapement "unique" to this model with "asymmetric" pallet as described by Geller, here with Lange single-pin banking, "figure 8 fenestrated plate" for viewing escapement action (Geller's terms again), 15J, gilt mvt, s#3451. Geller tells us in his Howard Catalog that 102 total I-S watches were produced, the last two out of serial sequence at s#3801-2. The present watch is the 51st one made, with perhaps only 15-20 surviving examples known, and one of the only originally cased examples anyone has seen. We had another in original gold without mark, and this is the first one we have seen in EH&Co marked case.

Condition: Mvt: Fully wound stop-works after only a couple of winds, ticking at diminished amplitude, running well with slight additional pressure, we would conclude that the mainspring has a deep break, diminishing its force and limiting how long it will run; spring of this width, strength and length can be easily adapted; the stud screw was missing, but we were able to find an ideal blued screw of the right age, type and thread to secure the stud and look nearly original; excellent mvt condition overall; dial with several hls, below seconds and in center, between 9 and 10 and from 67 to 7:30; hands near mint; case shows very light even wear, few MFS, no dents, a tiny ding in back, ET detail vanishing at the shoulders, beaded band detail crisp; bow tight, little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 80

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "26 Ruby Jewels" Pennsylvania Special, two-tone, "Adjusted to 6 Positions, Double Roller," 18S, rose GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD signed "Pennsylvania Special," fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, concentric arcaded pattern gilt & NI damascene, black lettering, s#1742842 from the second run of 200. At our last sale we sold s#1742860, 18 numbers apart. The present mvt is in top condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, hardly any microspeckle, pristine settings, no oxide, superb color definition; dial with fracture in center panel, filled internal corner above 7, line across other corner, microflecks at center hole; hands near mint, purple mottle at minute tip; case shows very light wear, many MFS and scuffs, no dents but a few dings; bow tight, crown shows medium wear and break; plastic crystal with many MFS. Outstanding plates for this model.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 81

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5200.00

Description: EPW - Girard Perregaux, tourbillon chronometer in parallel bridge layout, 56mm, very heavy 18K original HC with gold cuvette, glazed mvt observation cover, SW-LS, the canister WED without constant seconds, gold hands set with marcasites, fully jeweled pivoted detent chronometer escapement on tourbillon carriage rotating once every 60 seconds, 16J, polished steel or platinum screwed jewel settings with pale blue sapphire jeweling, gold center wheel, broad fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#38166 on front plate under dial, along with additional signature "Girard Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds," the number "3" carefully inscribed next to winding clutch assembly. The dial is perfectly installed in its ring, but had two feet that were removed prior to installation. The mechanism itself is only intended to have a canister dial, and has no provision for feet. If another dial with seconds had been designed for the watch, the seconds dial would have been centered at 7:30. The tourbillon carriage post that would have carried any such seconds is perfectly polished and finished to height that would never have carried a seconds hand. The two case-screw holes are empty, the case screw sites unused at the back lip, that would have required recesses to accept the screws beneath the observation bezel. The alternative is that L-brackets may have been installed that reached around the front plate down to the front interior lip, secured flush with the plate, the ideal current solution. Certainly the dimensions are unique for this mvt and no retrofitting has occurred; with bezel installed the mvt is secure simply by friction and the detent stem. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.2 dwt (148.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, winding takes a lot of strength either due to mainspring strength or some lubrication issue, good escapement function and motion, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS, some minor cloudiness that may clean off, hardly any oxide; dial perfect, alterations as noted; hands excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS, one flat band dent, no other dents or dings, monogram and coat-of-arms detail complete and clear; bow tight, little worn, crown shows medium wear due to the amount of pressure it takes to wind, obviously an issue from early on; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 82

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $14000.00

Description: EPW - Louis Audemars, Brassus & Geneva, "Extra" grade "Superior Adjustment" minute repeater, 53mm, 18K original HC with Jurgensen lips, signed gold cuvette, inset slide, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, fully capped lever escapement with counterpoised pallet, fully jeweled repeat train to the hammers, fausses-côtes NI damascene, triple signed, s#14141. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.2 dwt (141.9 g). Originally, the winding wheel setup utilized only the internal click mounted on the crown wheel, but when that internal click was stripped of some teeth, the plate was milled to receive another click to act as backup, operating on the winding wheel mounted on the arbor. The plate milling went into the "Superior Adjustment" marking, removing most of the last syllable. The dual winding system was developed by L E Piguet under Louis Audemars, and this was an interesting adaptation of that system for a single barrel.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition ignoring the alteration, which could have been ideally fixed with a new click wheel, many MFS to plates, settings and wheels; repeat function good with crisp and bell-like sound; perfect dial; mint dark purple hands; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 83

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5200.00

Description: EPW - Thuret à Paris (Isaac Thuret, active from 1669 until his death in 1700, clockmaker to Louis XIV and the Observatory, working with son Jacques, given his father's appointments in 1694 and remaining active to 1712 - Loomes), quarter repeating verge fusee "onion" watch (French "oignon"), 56mm, gilt brass alloy OF original consular case with piercings, square box-hinge, repoussé back with scene of Venus directing Cupid's dart, held as a spear, KWKS, elaborate plaque dial with oval framed portrait of Louis XIV held by two putti, inner raised enamel chapter with five-minute divisions, blued hands anticipating poker and beetle style, probably customized, verge escapement, HS with exposed rack and pinion regulator, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, bell in back, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 128.4 dwt (199.7 g). The departure from any quarter hour indications on the dial would suggest perhaps that the watch was made by Jacques prior to 1712, and probably not before Isaac died in 1700, but the conclusion is not definitive. Louis himself died in 1715 after a reign of 72 years, a standing record. Loomes goes on to note that Isaac was reputed to have claimed invention of the flat spiral spring, but denied it in a 1775 letter to Huygens, saying the claim applied to his application of a flat spring to a pendulum. Isaac, however, "Made watches with balance spring for Huygens, and a clock for Leiden Observatory to Huygens' order" (Loomes, p 771). The watch is in exceptional original condition, only the bow, cock cap and possibly hands have been replaced. The scene is of Venus engaging Cupid to cause Psyche to fall in love with a hideous being, in revenge for the mortal Psyche's beauty causing suitors' penitent worship and offerings to her rather than Venus. Cupid instead scratched himself, and fell in love with Psyche, making him disobey his mother's wish.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; good repeat function and fine bell tone; dial with perfect plaques and near mint gilding, only the chapter with small chips to either side of the winding hole, and rubbing by the hour hand to the chapter top; hands in near mint blue, probably refinished, possibly expert replacements; original case shows light wear, much of the gilding gone from the scene leaving yellow surface, few MFS, no dents or dings; closure good; original inner case shows wear, MFS, dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 84

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $7200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, model 1858-A (Geller system), series I, N-S (just over 19S), 14K tested "JMH" (J M Harper) original HC with exceptional ET gold cuvette as well as ET hinged gold bezel, American eagle hallmark, KWKS, WE-SSD with arched two-line signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1059. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.2 dwt (109.3 g). The balance cock, unlike many earlier Howards, has consistent assembly #59.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, dull appearance, dense oxide on tops of squares, light oxide mist on bright-work; dial perfect; hands fine, rubbed; front cover hinge restored, operating well; case shows substantial smooth wear, many MFS, no dents, two tiny dings in front, all ET detail gone, shield distinct; replaced GF bow tight and unworn, push shows abundant wear and reduction but is all gold; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 85

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, model 1858-B (Geller system), series I, N-S (just over 19S), 14K yellow gold tested original "JLR" stamped OF case with ET gold cuvette, American eagle and star hallmarks, KWKS, WE-SSD with cursive two-line signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1428 with corresponding assembly #28 on cock. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.5 dwt (105.0 g). Note the 1858-B has fewer lenticular plate cutouts, with five concave-cuts forming three lens-shaped openings, while the 1858-A has seven half cuts creating the appearance of five lens forms, counting the adjacent upper cuts as two forms. (See Geller, The Howard Catalog).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, top condition for a first series; dial almost perfect, compression line below chapter at 6, concealed by bezel; hands near mint; case shows almost medium wear, some MFS, no dents, a minor ding or two, ET detail over half gone; rose gold bow tight, a touch small; good glass crystal. Top-notch original gold example in the scarce 1858-B form.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 86

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3800.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, model 1862 (Geller system) with Cole's resilient escapement, series III, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K EH&Co original HC, the inside back and gold cuvette with outstanding ET decoration, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, Reed's patent whiplash regulator, 15J, gilt mvt, s#23956, in exceptional internal condition. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.0 dwt (144.5 g). Cole's escapement was employed by Howard to address the issues of eliminating adjustable banking pins as well as overbanking due to shock. A precise review can be found on Tom McIntyre's Awco.org website, with pictures and proceedings from the important 2002 seminar, "Boston, The Cradle of American Watchmaking," with its many great speakers. Noticing the escape wheel teeth pointing in the opposite direction to the motion of the wheel quickly identifies the escapement, as the standard lever escapement has the teeth inclined in the direction of motion of the wheel. This direction of incline is vital, as the special club end draws the pallet stone into direct contact the lower tooth face, stopping its travel. So the tooth draws the face of the stone, and the end of the stone then stops against the inclined tooth face beneath the club, effectively locking the stone in a corner on the tooth face. The escapement is resilient, in that a small amount of motion can still be imparted if forced, but the pallet comes to rest to receive the roller jewel on its return, being held in precise position.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, ideal escapement function, nearly pristine mvt appearance overall, but there is the possibility of fresh gilding of the half plate - the third wheel jewel has a slight staking impression that may or may not have occurred in manufacture - all other features appear mint original, no oxide to mint bright-work; otherwise perfect dial with faint brown hl through 4; hands near mint polished spade with especially attractive facets; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents, a few minor dings or pinpoints, ET detail vanishing almost entirely leaving ghosts, deeper detail quite distinct with the tops of the edge knurling smoothing over; bow tight, gradually thinned at center with considerable reduction of the bow stops, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 87

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, model 1862-N (Geller system), series III with Lange banking, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 16-18K tested (marked "18") yellow gold signed "Marsh" original HC, KWKS from gold cuvette, inside of back cover engraved "Edward T Whittingham, William R Whittingham 2nd, Edward R Whittingham," WE-SSD, proper blued spade hands, lever escapement, high balance above center wheel, 15J, jewels in screwed-down settings, gilt mvt, s#4087. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.5 dwt (137.7 g). We do not know if the casemaker Marsh was related to David and Oliver Marsh, famous designer brothers of the first 8-day Waltham; we do have information from WalthamMuseum.com that David went to work for Durant Watch Case Company of New York until his return to Waltham in 1862. We invite, as always, any further information. Sold in our galleries in 2014, now being sold by that collector's estate.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, generally near mint plates show hardly any MFS but some minor edge speckle, excellent slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect, a light stain below 12; hands mint; original heavy gauge case shows abundant wear with loss of all ET detail to covers save for the button shadows, the ET band however showing little wear and full detail, profuse MFS, no dents, a few light dings; bow tight, thinning in center; good glass crystal. This report is unchanged from the 2014 report.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 88

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, nickel KW model 1871 (Geller system) with Abbott's conversion, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K tested recased HC with typical "K" over "18" mark in shield, almost always misleading, cuvette with hole over barrel arbor, not the winding arbor, now SW-LS after conversion but retaining all squares, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J with screwed-in white gold jewel settings, rayed NI damascene centered on barrel, s#30731. Again, thanks to Geller we know that some 380 NI model 1871 KW mvts were made, many later to be converted with Abbott's attachment. Geller's example on Awco.org shows s#33,090, also with screw-footed dial bearing patent date for the steel safety barrel. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.4 dwt (120.3 g). Sold in our galleries to this late collector in 2014.

Condition: Mvt: Running, will stop occasionally, low balance amplitude, good poise, fine plates show some MFS and plating loss, excellent slots & settings, very little oxide on bright work; dial perfect; hands apparently black reproductions of Howard, mint blue original Howard seconds; heavy gauge case shows light even wear with most ET gone but the deeper detail looking crisp, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, unused lever slot with new Abbott's slot cut; bow tight, light central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. Condition report unchanged.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 89

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#209, the 109th watch produced, assembly #34, the motion wheels each bearing single matching assembly #4, early series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), warranted coin silver model specific "Trade Mark No 1" case with no signs of alteration, the case appearing original to the mvt but not the other way around, case and movement have matching serial numbers by coincidence, but the mvt has other locator pin sites, ET silver cuvette with perfectly aligned winding holes with unusual star decoration, KWKS, WE-SSD with arched two-line signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt. Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). The present example is one of only two that we have seen with original under-dial spring for the retaining power click, operating against a square screw-head. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.8 dwt (142.7 g). The case style looks like a conversion from SW case, but it is not, as the springs are original, the latch spring never bored, and a few KW cases with this pendant style have been seen over the years, probably manufactured as SW watches began to appear, and the maker could go in either direction with one pendant style.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, appearing in mint mvt condition overall, but probably superbly restored with fresh gilding, polished bright-work and reblued screw-heads, done to the highest standards and without alteration; the one poor bit of work done in the past was roughing and pointing under the cock to angle it a touch to adjust endshake when the staff may have been replaced, prior to the superb restoration work, which plated these scratches and staking points; dial has multiple stress lines below seconds, hl from center to seconds, hl from center toward 11, faded graphics; hands excellent, some rust bloom starting; case of later date shows substantial even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail almost entirely gone with button remaining in back, reduced shield; the case interior has been nicely refinished inside, with spotting inside the front cover, and circular sanding within both back covers set up with rotating jig so that the sanding wheel continuously moved as the back was rotated, a very fine effect; bow tight, unconventional flat push shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 90

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, s#490, the 390th watch produced, assembly #40 throughout, series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), 10-12K pink gold tested recased HC with ET gold cuvette bearing crowned "18" embossed stamp, originally a KWKS case despite the pendant style, lacking any hole in the original latch spring, the cuvette unaltered save for decorative engraving concealing a prior name, the case with now three locator pin-holes, the case screws not touching their seat, as the mvt is a touch thicker than the case allows, KWKS, WE-SSD with two-line script signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, maintaining power spring between the plates, 15J, gilt mvt. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.0 dwt (143.0 g). Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). All have the identical under-dial layout with two plate holes for under-dial version of the retaining power spring, used only in s#175 and s#209, unused in all others.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mvt condition overall; dial with hl from 11 down through center to top of seconds, another arched line between 8 and 9; hands excellent later Howard style, the minute hub bushed and flattened to get down to size; case shows light even wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, the light ET detail mostly gone or remaining as ghost, thee deeper detail fully distinct; bow is yellow, the stops shifted down, gold solder filling at center, yellow push shows abundant wear front and back with break in front; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 91

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series I, model 1858-A, N-S (just over 19S), 10K tested lightly constructed solid gold T&S original OF case with ET gold cuvette, separate star and eagle hallmarks in cameos, KWKS, WE-SSD with two-line script signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1276. Gross weight of assembled watch 53.8 dwt (83.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticking out of beat, fine mvt condition overall, sparse oxide powder over bright-work; dial has a fracture at 7 with glued chip section above, scratch in seconds dial; elegant near mint hour hand original, replaced minute and seconds near mint but not ideal; case has been victim to the case knife, with a repaired cut in the band below the lift, a replaced section of the case-screw seat where a section of case was torn out, repaired piercing of the cuvette above the lift disturbing the ET ring, and to add insult to injury, a deep filed notch above the lift to test gold quality; never let Alfred Hitchcock anywhere near an antique watch; case otherwise shows substantial wear, hardly any blood, some MFS, some dents and dings on back and side, the cuvette dented at the scene of the crime, ET detail gone, button now a shadow; solid gold bow extremely thin on top but pivoting nicely; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 92

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II, N-S (just over 19S), sold in our galleries as mvt only in September, 2012, now appropriately recased in coin silver "FM" HC aligning well with winding and setting holes, dial off alignment by one minute, ET silver cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "Louise," lever escapement with traditional banking and nearly straight escape wheel teeth, 15J, screwed-in jewel settings, gilt mvt, s#2730. Geller refers to this as the model 1858-E mvt (having type "E" plates), and notes that the screwed-in settings were rare in the serial number range of the example shown in the on-line "Howard Catalog," s#2861, which also had Mershon's patent regulator. How the dial came to be marked simply "Louise" is another puzzle, but we sold another in this gallery in 2006, s#2710, with the same dial marking and Mershon's patent regulator.

Condition: Mvt: Running, good balance motion, poise error in flat but not in round, fine plates show frequent spotting and speckle overall, hardly any MFS, dark toning, fine slots & settings, light crazed oxide on bright work; cleaning would probably brighten the plates a bit; dial with forked crack, chip and hl next to seconds, other hls; hands are exceedingly thin originals with polished spade, but the minute tip has been reduced; case shows light to nearly medium wear, many MFS, some light dents and dings, ET detail vanishing overall, deeper detail quite distinct; bow tight, push shows medium wear and dings; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 93

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series II, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 18K marked and tested yellow gold OF original EH&Co case with ET gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2242. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.8 dwt (155.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and stops, staff good, skewed HS with coils too close together, may be magnetized, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, some plate etching, cloudy bright-work; dial with small chips at seconds hole; hands fine; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, faint back dent with another barely perceptible flat dent on band, no dings, complete knurled detail with reduction of the tops; bow tight with light thinning at apex; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 94

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, model 1862-N (Geller system) in rare rayed NI damascene, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 16-17K tested yellow gold original W&S (Warren & Spadone) HC with ET gold cuvette, crowned "18" mark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, screwed-down jewel settings, rayed NI damascene centered on barrel arbor, the rays continuing over most of the cock and repeated on the front plate, ornately engraved pallet bridge, s#23928. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.2 dwt (148.0 g). In acid testing, the cover streak remained on the stone much longer than our 16K test nib streak. According to Geller, only 140 model 1862 mvts were made in NI finish, the first 20 only with Mershon's regulator, and only the damascened gilt or nickel model 1862 mvts had the ornately decorated pallet bridges (See "Howard Catalog," Awco.org). As always, thank you Clint!

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail more than half gone with deeper detail still distinct; bow tight, thinned at center, more rose tone than the case; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 95

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, model 1862 adjusted with rayed gilt damascene, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K marked and tested Clark & Biddle, Philadelphia original HC with presentation inside of the front cover, "To Jacob Bushong from Brothers and Sisters for kind Attention to Dear Father," KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt damascene centered on barrel, "Adjusted" engraved on lower plate near balance, s#12711. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.4 dwt (134.4 g). It is unusual to see the "Adjusted" marking at this time, even though factory ledgers may note full adjustment features on many of the rayed finish model 1862-N mvts (see Geller, Howard Catalog). A man named Jacob Bushong of Pennsylvania is listed on the "Land of the Buckeye" website with dates of 1822-1896, married 1874-5, but more research is needed to find if this is the very man.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking quite sluggishly, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, some speckle and staining with two verdigris spots, while the bright-work is near mint; dial perfect but with two smudges between 1 and 2; hands near mint polished spade, oxide on minute tip facet; case shows abundant wear, many MFS, FS and short scratches, many light dents to band, central ding to cover, ET detail largely gone, large button starting to smooth over; bow tight, slightly thinned, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 96

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K marked and tested original WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) original HC with ET gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, Louis XIV hands, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#23866. Gross weight of assembled watch 97.1 dwt (151.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, dull appearance; dial hl at 12:30, light stain running down from there; hands mint, not Howard; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail, fairly crisp; bow tight, dimple under apex, GF push shows very light wear, brass around edge; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 97

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), 18K marked and tested MB&Co recased HC with elaborately engraved winding holes on gold cuvette, elaborate engine turned interiors to both cover and back, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#11691. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.7 dwt (131.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, FS on plate, sparse speckle, light oxide powder; dial has one tiny hl at 6; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, many MFS and scuffs, lots of dents and dings, complete detail; tight bow very thinned at center, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 98

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), 18K marked (testing certainly 16-18K) yellow gold "F.M" original HC with ET gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#15891. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.3 dwt (128.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below near mint mvt condition overall, sparse microspeckle, minor oxide, one MFS to gilding in center; dial nearly perfect, microfleck at seconds hole; hands fine, blackened with oxide, minute short; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents, a tiny ding in front cover revealing dent repair from the inside, pinpoints in band, ET detail more than half gone with clear deeper detail remaining, the inside of the front cover has been polished, blending the 18K cameo and leaving UFS; bow tight, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 99

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), very decorative 14K tested model specific and possibly original HC with ET gold cuvette, maker's mark simply "M" with crowned "18" stamp, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#19420. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.3 dwt (123.5 g). The only case alteration has been for replacement of the lift spring, locator sites are original, but the case-screw now requires a large washer where the half-screw started cutting through the lip, as the back diameter is a touch large, leaving a larger impression at the screw-site. There were such variations in case manufacture, but the necessary accommodations are not so pleasing to the eye.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks only with pressure applied to the fully wound train, stops quickly thereafter, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands excellent on average; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the finest stipple detail just vanishing within the reticulated fields at the shoulders; bow tight but thinned sharply at apex, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. A very attractive case.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 100

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K tested original "BWCF" HC with ET gold cuvette, bearing crowned "18" stamp and early maker's mark in old English script, perhaps for "Brooklyn Watch Case Factory," the same initials seen on earlier Wheeler Parsons cases (founders of Brooklyn Watch Case Co), KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with Mershon's patent regulator, 15J, gilt mvt, s#10302, with keys. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.0 dwt (144.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; nearly perfect dial with tiny hl at 6; mint but mismatched hands; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanishing around the shoulders; unworn tight bow, push shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 101

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series III, N-S (just over 19S), warranted 18K marked and tested WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons & Co) original HC with ET gold cuvette containing "BWCF" mark for the Brooklyn Watch Case Factory, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#22544. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.0 dwt (127.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall with the exception of the plates being a bit dull and having a bit of light microspeckle, mvt looks untouched, one small oxide patch on stop-works bracket, hardly any other oxide; dial perfect; hands near mint but only minute is polished spade; case shows substantial even wear, many MFS, especially on cuvette, no dents or dings, ET field detail gone entirely, deeper detail still looking clear and complete; bow tight, wear to apex underneath, push shows medium wear, no break or chipping; good glass crystal. Great internal condition, honest external wear, never abused.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 102

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), excellent very heavy 18K marked and tested EH&Co original HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, sunburst pattern NI damascene centered on barrel arbor, s#30653. Gross weight of assembled watch 107.3 dwt (170.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, one FS on plate; dial perfect; hands near mint; excellent to near mint case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail with minimal reduction; bow tight, lightly worn from winding, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. A beautiful original example in heavy gold.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 103

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 18K marked and tested EH&Co "A1" original HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, radiant scalloped pattern NI damascene, s#43124. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.2 dwt (145.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, regulator over on slow, needs OH and vibrograph test, fine mvt condition overall, some MFS, FS and cloudiness; dial hls between center and seconds; hands mint but seconds is 12S 1930's; case shows abundant smooth wear, many MFS, a very light dent and sharp ding on back, very light dings in front, good band, ET detail almost entirely gone but the button, shield detail still good; bow tight, little wear, crown shows abundant smooth wear, full brass highlights; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 104

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy true box-hinged 14K BA&Co original HC with gold cuvette, scrolled monogram on front with scrolled 1884 date on back, SW-SS, WE-SS6D, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#49678. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.0 dwt (153.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, fine detail gone at points of boxes, otherwise complete and fairly crisp; bow tight, minimal wear, crown shows very light wear and break with a section of cladding missing; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 105

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy warranted 18K marked and tested WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons) "A1" original HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#32938. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.1 dwt (157.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: Fully wound, runs and stops, keeps ticking after a quick pallet lube, needs complete OH, excellent mvt condition overall under oil smear that lifts off readily with rodico; dial with invisible hl between center and seconds; hands excellent, any bends now corrected; case shows light wear, some MFS, some light dents to both covers with a deeper dent on back shoulder, good band, no other dings, ET detail gone at shoulders; bow pivots freely, thinned at center, crown shows nearly medium wear but all gold surface; now with good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 106

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy warranted 18K US Assay EH&Co original HC (normally testing at 17.5K), gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, rayed pattern NI damascene emanating from center, s#32976. Gross weight of assembled watch 103.7 dwt (161.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, ticks sluggishly, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, some cloudiness and sparse microspeckle and speckle; dial with faint hl through 7; other hands near mint, minute excellent; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail starting to fade out around the shoulders; bow tight, slight arch, crown shows very light wear and thin break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 107

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original "BT" stamped HC with gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover over mvt, highly unusual scene of Native American in yellow gold on white gold stallion, lassoing a steer in red gold on a green gold meadow, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel double arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#49812. Gross weight of assembled watch 96.9 dwt (150.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with double hl arching on bevel down to 55-60 seconds, looking like a miniature mountain in front of another, kind of interesting flaw; hands mixed for style but all Howard and near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, very light dents or dings to both covers, complete ultra-fine detail to back, light reduction to tops at shoulders, some fine detail vanishing around monogram; bow tight with very slight thinning, crown shows abundant smooth wear and sits too high, indicating replacement; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 108

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), mint heavy 18K original HC, ET gold cuvette with 1878 presentation to "Jas P McMillin," three elegant hallmarks, crown in chamfered square cameo, "18" and "K" in individual beehive cameos, all elements testing 18K, casemaker unknown, SW-SS, WE-SSD with two-line signature, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#43680. Gross weight of assembled watch 94.5 dwt (147.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; perfect dial; mint hands; mint case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, one FS below the shield, cuffs by the back button, no dents or dings, lift spring present but providing no lift in spite of moving with hinge, crisp detail; tight bow with chain-guards and crown show hardly any wear; good glass crystal. Impressive condition example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 109

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K marked and tested original HC with crown, lion passant and 18K stamps in cameo, echoing the style of English hallmarks, ET gold cuvette over glazed observation cover, monogram and 1882 date on front cover, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#46797. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.1 dwt (152.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with pitchfork cracks through center and another at 7 (recall that a crack changes the plane of the dial where a hairline does not); hands mint; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail gone around shoulders, but deeper detail is crisp overall; bow tight, thinned at apex, chain guard stops not quite even, crown shows medium smooth wear; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 110

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 18K marked and tested Dueber model specific HC with ET gold cuvette, not oriented correctly in photos, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#39690. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.3 dwt (140.6 g). The case screws match their markings now that the mvt is aligned, but the locator notch has a bit of play and the mvt falls right out of the case with only one half-screw loosened.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, patchy plates, minor light speckle, little oxide; dial with several blue hls running across, fracture into eight from seconds side; hands fine, minute missing; case shows light wear, many MFS and FS, no dents or dings, ET detail mostly gone, deeper detail fairly crisp; bow tight, slightly thinned, push shows medium wear and white solder repair on one side; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 111

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), warranted 18K marked and tested BWCCo original HC with ET gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#38925. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.2 dwt (129.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness; dial with single hl below seconds; hands mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, detail fading out only at the very bevel edge of the shoulders; bow tight, unworn, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 112

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 18K marked and tested WP&Co (Wheeler Parsons) "A1" original HC with ET gold cuvette bearing inscription, "Presented to J Fred Ackerman by Perkins & Goodwin, Jan 20,1879," the cuvette also containing the "BWCCo" mark rather than the earlier "BWCF," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#43691. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.4 dwt (131.2 g). Veteran with rank of Major J Fred Ackerman, born in 1850, worked for paper commission house Perkins and Goodwin of New York, rising to partner in 1881 with the change to Perkins, Goodwin & Co, and thereafter president. He is to also be found in a list of the "Booksellers and Stationers' Provident Association," published on September 18, 1880 by Publisher's Weekly. He passed away in 1908, and his obituary appears in "Walden's Stationer and Printer."

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, mottled cloudiness, little speckle or oxide; dial almost perfect, tiny edge sliver at 56-7 seconds; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, some dents and dings to both covers, band good, ET detail about half gone, worn smooth around shoulders; bow tight with thinned apex, crown approaching medium wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 113

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IV, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 18K marked and tested "LD" recased HC with ET gold cuvette, the two prior winding holes expertly plugged, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#30423. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.8 dwt (126.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light plate speckle; dial hls at 7, in center as well as seconds, microflecks at center hole; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents but a few light dings, complete detail with minimal reduction; bow tight, crown shows very light wear and full brass highlights; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 114

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V adjusted, L-S (just over 15S), very heavy marked and tested 18K rose gold true box-hinged EH&Co original HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, rare "J Moorhouse" signed WE-SSD with 24-hour indications, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#59373. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.9 dwt (132.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial nearly perfect with almost invisible hl between center and seconds, edge microflecks at 50-54 minutes with one fleck into outer line; other hands mint, minute excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS, few dents or dings but rather engraving impressions visible internally produced by repeated compression, full detail only fading at box edges; bow tight, crown shows light wear and brass; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 115

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 18K marked and tested "WP&Co" "A1" original HC, "BWCCo" stamp within ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#56410. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.4 dwt (128.2 g). In exceptional condition. Wheeler and Parsons were among those who founded the Brooklyn Watch Case Co, called "Factory" rather than "Company" on earlier WP&Co cases.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, two small dents in back, one slight ding in front, crisp detail, mint luster; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 116

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, adjusted to heat & cold, L-S (just over 15S), very heavy 14K EH&Co original case with charming and beautifully engraved presentation on gold cuvette, "A Present from my Father on my 21st Birthday, Dec 6th, 1887, Crawford Wheatley," glazed observation cover beneath, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#62528. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.0 dwt (143.0 g), very heavy for L-size gold. The presentation engraving is a work of art from the old school.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp ET detail with minimal shoulder reduction; bow tight but thinned off center from heavy chain, crown shows light wear and verdigris break; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 117

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V adjusted, L-S (just over 15S), very heavy 14K tested original HC with lion passant stamp, New Year's day 1884 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#52882. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.9 dwt (144.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, cloudiness at plate edge; dial perfect; hands mint save for tiny rub on minute; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, one FS on front, no dents or dings, complete and crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, one bow-stop (chain-guard) out of position, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 118

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), heavy 14K tested WWCCo original HC with gold cuvette in addition to glazed observation cover over mvt, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#59485. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.7 dwt (130.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, spotty plates, little oxide, marred settings; dial perfect; hour and seconds hands near mint, minute fair, bent; case shows light wear, few MFS, some light dents, creases and dings, ET detail gone from shoulders, wear uneven; bow tight, gradually thinned, crown shows medium wear, brass predominates; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 119

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, adjusted to heat & cold, horse grade, L-S (just over 15S), 14K EH&Co original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#66840. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.2 dwt (113.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows light wear in back, very light wear in front, few MFS, back with light dents and creases, no dings, ET detail just vanishing on shoulder area beneath pendant in front, vanishing all around back shoulder with uneven wear caused by denting; bow tight, replaced crown of wrong shape shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 120

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, L-S (just over 15S), warranted 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette marked CWMfgCo, empty lip to accept bezel for glazed observation cover, front with monogram, back with Greek letters Beta-Theta-Pi, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#59465. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.5 dwt (123.7 g). Beta Theta Pi is a fraternity founded in 1839 in Ohio, still active today.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, missing one case screw; dial has multiple hls from fracture below seconds; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS and scuffs, allover light dings on front, dents on back bevel, complete detail with reduction at the shoulder bevels; tight bow slightly thinned, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 121

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series V, hound grade, L-S (just over 15S), 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#66304. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.2 dwt (113.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, many MFS and scuffs, slight setting marring, unsightly dial washer used under center arbor for spacing adjustment; dial hl between center and seconds; hour and seconds hands mint, minute off color and staked off center; case shows little wear, few MFS, creased shoulder dent by hinge, other cover dents and dings, band with many dents and dings, complete ET detail with reduction beginning at shoulders; bow tight, crown shows very light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 122

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII split-plate adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 14K rose gold EH&Co original HC, the gold cuvette engraved, "A Token of Regard and Esteem Presented to Capt A G Haslacker, 18th precinct, By the members of his Command June 1st, 1898," with elaborate and deeply carved monogram and date on front and back covers respectively, SW-SS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, stunning concentric and festooned pattern NI damascene with radiant rope-twist surround, s#228563, the 563rd of 3000 produced. An outstanding example. Gross weight of assembled watch 97.5 dwt (151.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, mint soft luster; hands near mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Top notch, the best damascene we have seen on this model.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 123

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, adjusted to heat & cold, N-S (just over 19S), superb, heavy 14K rose gold true box-hinged NYGWCCo original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, gilt mvt, s#205849. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.2 dwt (145.0 g). In exceptional condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below near mint mvt condition overall, some sparse faint speckle and pristine irregular discoloration, which may respond to cleaning; dial perfect, mint luster; hands nearly pristine, a tiny unblued spot on minute; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS in plain-polished zone, no dents or dings, bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 124

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII split-plate adjusted with Moorhouse dial, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 14K original EH&Co case, owner's name "T Wren" elegantly engraved on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD signed "J Moorhouse" on back, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, elaborate and rare concentric festooned pattern NI damascene with radiant rope-twist surround capped with half-florettes, s#228522. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.4 dwt (153 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, very few MFS, minimal marring to central setting; dial has hl from center to seconds, another below seconds, occasional edge microfleck; excellent hands but for the tip being gone from the minute; case shows substantial wear, some MFS and occasional FS, a short scar in back, slight dent in band, no other dents or dings, ET detail mostly gone; bow pivots freely while remaining snug in fit, crown shows substantial smooth wear and break creating bicolor effect; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 125

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 14K US Assay true box-hinged EH&Co original case with elaborate Aesthetic style decoration, gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#205733. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.2 dwt (148.0 g). In exceptional condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial perfect; hands mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail, slight wear to box corners; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A great example, top condition.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 126

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), mint heavy 18K marked and tested EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised GJS, gilt mvt, s#213262. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.3 dwt (152.8 g). In outstanding condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, pristine toning to plates; dial perfect; hands pristine; mint case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS in shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail, brilliant luster; bow tight, slightest wear at center, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A beauty.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 127

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted deer grade with Ball dial, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K BWCCo original case, ET gold cuvette bearing 1888 presentation, glazed observation cover beneath, SW-SS, private label "Webb C Ball, Cleveland, O" marked WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, unusual parallel line and festooned pattern NI damascene, s#223718. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.4dwt (131.4 g). The dial, as with some Howard dials we see, had four feet for potential use, only one of which had to be removed, but on this dial two feet have been removed, even though the foot at 2:15 would have fitted into the plate perfectly for a full complement of three dial feet.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, too many MFS to grade as excellent, minimal oxide; dial perfect; excellent umbrella hands; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanished or vanishing along shoulders, some places now plain; tight gold bow with very thinned center, crown shows abundant smooth wear; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 128

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 18K marked and tested EH&Co original HC by Jeannot & Shiebler, gold cuvette, empty lip to accept bezel for glazed observation cover, monogram in front with "1888" engraved on central back button, full continuous fluting radiating from cover centers around band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#212242. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.1 dwt (152.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS; dial with crossed hls above 4, one line lying directly on the chapter line; mint hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, several very light dents and dings to covers, fluted detail showing reduction around shoulders; tight bow, crown shows abundant wear, smoothing at top; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 129

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy 14K CWMfgCo original HC, gold cuvette engraved "SN & RW Harrison to Father, March 4th, 1886," glazed observation cover beneath, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#202071. Gross weight of assembled watch 108.6 dwt (168.9 g). An impressive case.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; nearly perfect dial, single hl between center and seconds; mint hands; case shows little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail just fading at shoulders; tight bow with elegant chain-guard, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal in front, clean plastic crystal over mvt.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 130

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy warranted 14K US Assay EH&Co original HC, lovely woman's photo emulsion portrait floated on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond profile pattern NI damascene, s#220940. Gross weight of assembled watch 104.5 dwt (162.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, no oxide, mint settings; dial perfect, the seconds dial pushed in a touch on the upper left side and needing to be affixed properly; hands mint; heavy gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the photo emulsion with a few small spots, ET detail complete with only slight reduction at the shoulders; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 131

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original case with gold cuvette, scalloped and faceted band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#221711. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.8 dwt (135.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running after sluggish start, needs cleaning, fine mvt condition overall, cloudiness, some MFS, deeply tarnished settings; dial perfect; mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS evident in plain polished zones, back and cuvette have two scratches each, no dents, fine line detail on plain axes worn off around shoulders, deeper detail complete; tight bow with some distension and central wear, crown shows light wear and full-length break to tarnished brass; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 132

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII, N-S (just over 19S), 14K Dueber original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised GJS, gilt mvt, s#206673. Gross weight of assembled watch 89.3 dwt (138.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, heavy etching at edges, long FS, missing one plate screw; dial with single faint hl at 7; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear but has some clasp wear from snapping shut, opens a bit too easily; case shows few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 133

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, deer grade with unique damascene, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 14K rose gold PK&Co original HC with observation cover in addition to gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel snowflake and double wave over ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#224106. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.9 dwt (141.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS; dial has single hl between center and seconds; mint hands with only a touch of rubbing by the minute hub; case shows very light wear, few MFS, one slight flat dent on front edge at 7, affecting the band, edge and bevel but not very noticeable, no dings; tight bow thinned at top, crown shows light wear and full-length break; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 134

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), 14K rose gold non-Howard model BWCCo recased HC with gold cuvette, lever slot, presentation engraved on back to "Rt Rev Monsignor James H Driscoll DDDCL March 12-1865 February 15-1928," well after production of case or mvt, monogram on front only shares last initial "D" for "Driscoll" in presentation, perhaps his father's watch, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#212782. Gross weight of assembled watch 78.2 dwt (121.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, many MFS; dial with several hls coming down from 12, separated seconds dial; hands excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS and scuffs, dent to right of monogram, stress crease above front hinge causing cover to open past 90 degrees, no other dings, distinct detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 135

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII adjusted with unusual damascene, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette and full lead-weighted band under flat springs, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern center NI damascene with cross-brace surround, s#223162. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.2 dwt (147.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, some MFS, light oxide on regulator; dial with only tiny edge flaw outside 2, hidden; hands with tips shortened, excellent original seconds; case, with heavier gauge covers than typical for a weighted-band case, shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents, a few minor band dings, good knurled band detail; bow tight, little worn, crown shows very light wear with full break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 136

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VII hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), 14K D&Co original HC with half-scalloped band and gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, raised GJS, parallel double-arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#217535. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.6 dwt (130.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: Barely ticking, needs complete OH, fine mvt condition overall under dirt and oil smear, scratch and MFS on plate; dial with several edge flecks, two flakes into chapter, hl at 7; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail with faint even reduction; bow tight but quite thinned at center, crown shows very light wear, pulls out clear of pendant for setting, and then requires an additional push to return to correct position on pendant, rather odd; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 137

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), 18K OF ideally fitting Dueber case with hand engraved portrait of Edward Howard on the cuvette, the engraving based on one of the only known photographs of Howard available (a famous lithograph of Howard barely resembles the photograph), SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, parallel double arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#303128. Gross weight of assembled watch 94.5 dwt (147.0 g). The execution of the engraving is of old school quality, making Howard appear younger than in his famous photo, but just when, where and why this artwork was executed on this particular case, we do not know. The case has original provision for lever, which a model specific case would not.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial has a faint hl at 7; near mint hands; case shows very little wear, some MFS, a faint ding in back; tight bow, replaced crown shows little wear but the style is not in keeping with the case; the extra thick glass crystal seen in photo was much too small, barely hanging in by glue, so it has been replaced with beveled crystal of proper size, slightly thinner than what is seen.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 138

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII adjusted, deer grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy warranted 14K US Assay original case with ET gold cuvette, SW-SS, atypical decorative fancy impressed WE-DSD with underglaze foil accents, periwinkle blue sunken areas, dial had four feet, one removed, the remaining three perfectly fitting the mvt, dial execution imperfect, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#303919. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.0 dwt (136.9 g); the weight of net 14K with the case stripped is 38.1 dwt (59.2 g). The dial surface is all hard-fired glaze, but the colored center is out of line with the line graphic, at the same time that the impressed edge does not match the color edge - this might have been a production-error dial, kept but never provided with signature, an oddity with some O'Hara style features. A rare dial, nonetheless.

Condition: Mvt: Running but the regulator is not centered, probably needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, many MFS and a small scratched area, sparse dark speckle, little oxide, faint cloudiness; perfect dial, just imperfect manufacturing process; mint hands; case shows very light wear, a few MFS and FS, no dents or dings, ET detail just smoothing over at shoulders; tight bow with barely worn center, crown shows very light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 139

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series VIII adjusted, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K OF EH&Co original case with "MB" (Margot Brothers) maker's mark inside gold cuvette, owner's name engraved on cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, parallel diamond-profile pattern NI damascene, s#305085. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.8 dwt (144.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, scuffs in plate center, other MFS; dial with pair of hls through 5 to seconds; hands mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, little worn, crown shows medium wear & break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 140

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IX hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), very heavy warranted 14K rose gold original EH&Co HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, bezel to accept glazing over mvt also present, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#404969. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.7 dwt (158.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticks at low amplitude then stops, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness only; dial with barely visible hl from 2 through 3, another lighter at 7; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, a small dent in band, no other dings, complete detail with only mild reduction at the shoulders; bow tight, slightly thinned at top, crown shows very light wear, brass highlights; good glass crystal, needs crystal over mvt.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 141

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - E Howard & Co, Boston, series IX, hound grade, N-S (just over 19S), heavy 14K EH&Co original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#403038. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.4 dwt (143.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, bright plates with one FS and a few specks; dial perfect; mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, allover very light dents and dings front and back creating slightly uneven wear, fairly crisp deeper detail, fading of finer detail; tight bow with little wear, crown shows light wear and full brass highlights; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 142

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - Baldwin & Jones, Boston (USA, Jabez Baldwin listed circa 1812, Ezekiel Jones listed active 1813-1825), imported English Massey lever fusee, 53mm, 14K rose gold tested OF original pair cases bearing Chester hallmarks for 1815 and 18K, the Chester marks being the only English hallmarks that we find occasionally below quality, casemaker's incuse interlocking script "HH" remaining unknown (perhaps intentionally for export), KWKS, WED, gold hands, Massey type III crank roller lever escapement, gilt mvt with engraved floral and stippled balance cock, s#735. Case contains watch paper from Horton & Rikeman of Savannah, Georgia. Gross weight of assembled watch 96.1 dwt (149.3 g). It is notable that this import was made right after the close of the War of 1812, with some resumption of trade, and around the time of Luther Goddard's ongoing domestic production owing to the embargo. This would be among the earliest lever watches brought into this country that can be identified as such owing to the contract.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly and out of beat after a quick pallet lube, plates show excellent gilding, hardly any oxide on steel components; dial perfect; hands near mint; original outer case shows light wear, many MFS, a few very light small dents, no sharp dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, many MFS, no dents, one reverse ding; bow & pendant original, considerable play to through-pin, bow quite thinned at apex; only slightly worn and scratched domed bull's-eye glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 143

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Ball Waltham, 19J with winding indicator, ultra-rare, 16S, GF OF Keystone "Ball Model" original HB&B case, SW-LS, restored and repainted WE-TSD, lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 19J, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B234878. Considered a five-star watch in the Complete Guide, a top rarity, one of the most desirable RR grade watches.

Condition: Mvt: NR, good staff, ticks with pressure, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, many MFS, a small cluster of plate nicks, few FS, marred setting tops, a few tiny oxide specks, none on winding wheels; dial with entirely restored and repainted surface, making an effort to follow original numeral and signature styles but failing to reproduce such fine fonts; hands near mint; case shows medium wear, many MFS and FS, a few light dents to back, no dings, ET detail almost all gone, uneven remnants; gold bow tight with mild wear underneath, replaced crown or wrong style shows little wear; glass crystal with one conchoidal edge flake.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 144

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5000.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, "Railroad Watch Co, Cleveland O" signed dial and mvt, made for Webb C Ball & Co in April 1896 and listed in the Hamilton ledgers as grade 999, 18S, GF OF original Fahys SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16-17J, narrow striped pattern NI damascene, s#20989. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide, but others consider it even more rare.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some short MFS, scuffs and nicks; dial with faint hls from 12 to 1, 3 to 4 and 7 to 8, wax-filled repair under 8; hands near mint; case shows medium wear, brass edges and highlights, some MFS, light dents or dings to back, most detail worn away, knurled band smoothing over; bow incorrect, crown shows substantial smooth wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 145

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, 23J grade 998 Elinvar with rare dial, marked "Elinvar" on pallet bridge, 16S, newer NOS copy of GF OF Ball Official RR Standard case with stirrup bow, SW-LS, rare Canadian market WE Montgomery SSD with red 24-hour indications, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B649455. In top internal condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; perfect dial save for infinitesimal microfleck at seconds hole; mint hands; case shows no wear, a few MFS and scuffs to full back satin, no dents or dings, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 146

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, 23J grade 998 Elinvar, marked "Elinvar" on pallet bridge, 16S, GF OF original "Ball Official RR Standard" case with eyelet ("stirrup") bow and original locomotive decoration on back, not typically seen on this type, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B649432.

Condition: Mvt: Running at diminished amplitude, needs OH, just below near mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS and tiny scuffs, sparse oxide powder to winding wheels and regulator whiplash edges; dial essentially perfect, the beginning of one hl at edge outside 4 minutes; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, thin brassing on base of band, few MFS, no dents or dings, fine line detail vanished at shoulder with tiny incipient brassing; bow tight, tiny brassing at eyelet, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 147

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 998, marked Elinvar on pallet bridge, Official RR Standard on mvt and dial, 16S, GF OF original Ball ORRS Keystone case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, 23J, GJS, GCW, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B649829. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: Running well, infinitesimal error in round, near mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide or MFS; dial perfect, near mint luster; hands near mint, seconds fine - dull and dark; case shows medium wear, brassing to edges and highlights, some MFS, no dents or dings, detail quite reduced; replaced bow is tight, plating fading to white undermetal, crown shows substantial wear and break; glass crystal with a short abraded scratch.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 148

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999C Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen model with rare brake-wheel damascene, 18S, appropriate GF OF Keystone Ball Model SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD with polychrome BRT logo, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, uniquely patterned NI damascene with realistic 5-curved-spoke wheel depicting actual locomotive brake-wheel, s#42184.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS mostly on barrel bridge, mint settings, no oxide, near mint luster; dial with fracture at 12 to 1, painted flake at lever, long hl to center, hl between center and seconds, hl at 7:30; excellent original openwork hands; case shows medium wear, brassing along band and edges, highlight ridges, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, hardly visible detail; brassy but tight bow, pendant brassing, ideal but probably replaced crown shows very light wear and thin break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 149

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999C Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen model with rare brake-wheel damascene, 18S, GF OF Fahys Montauk SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD with black BRT logo graphic, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, uniquely patterned NI damascene with realistic 5-curved-spoke wheel depicting actual locomotive brake-wheel, s#42159.

Condition: Mvt: Barely ticking, needs OH, HS planar but slightly skewed, just below excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS and FS, a couple of deeper scratches, sparse tiny oxide on bright-work, marring to cock cap setting; dial chip to copper at lever, long crack and hl from each corner of the chip, many MFS to glaze; hands excellent, rubbed; case shows light wear, brassing to base of band, pendant and edges, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp back detail; bow pivots freely, crown shows very light wear; worn and scratched plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 150

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999D, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen, 18S, scarce 14K .585 fine OF SO Keystone recase with initials on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD with B of LF&E logo, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, DR, sapphire pallets, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#643481. Gross weight of assembled watch 75.5 dwt (117.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running, could use OH or lube, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with small fleck at lever, a short FS at logo looking like hl, other MFS; hands fine, losing purple; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, clear initials detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 151

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999D, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, "Official B of LF Standard" marked barrel plate and dial, 18S, GF OF original Philadelphia case, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, Hamilton HS stud, DR, Ball regulator, 21J adjusted, GJS, sapphire pallets, radiant flame (sunburst) pattern NI damascene, s#462012. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide. As always, our thanks to Rhett Lucke for his wonderful resource at Hamilton.rrstd.com, where much information including the concise list of Hamilton Ball grades prepared by Art Zimmerla and Walter Kroenker can be found, a must reference for Ball collectors.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS and FS at screw sites, light regulator oxide; dial with spray of hls originating at seconds center with lines radiating outward from seconds dial; hands fair, mismatched; case shows light wear, band-edge and pendant brassing, some MFS, no dents, one triangular point ding in band, even fade-out of detail; brass bow loosening, ideally fitting replacement crown shows hardly any wear, sleeve could be adjusted to hold it in flush; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 152

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999G type 2, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 18S, GF OF original "Ball Model" case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with multicolor BRT logo, lever escapement, jeweled motor barrel, 19J 5P, GJS, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#642042.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, a few MFS, marring to cock cop, scratches by regulator, near mint luster; dial with short scratch above logo, looking like hl, another similar in seconds; hands fair, denuded of finish; case shows substantial wear and brassing, some MFS, no dents or dings, detail gone, the deep detail showing its remnant points; bow tight, brass, brass crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 153

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999N, Official RR Standard, 16S, 14K OF original Jeannot & Shiebler Ball case with presentation on gold cuvette, "Presented to O M Foster by Engineers Firemen Shopmen, Michigan Southern Div, LS & MS Ry, April - 1913," Ball Watch Co garter logo within back, Ball signature ring on cuvette, SW-LS, WE Montgomery SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, GT, sapphire pallets, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B601770. Gross weight of assembled watch 64.0 dwt (99.4 g). In exceptional condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, scoring in seconds; hands near mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 154

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, grade 999N, Official RR Standard, 16S, 14K rose gold OF original Ball Watch Co case by Jeannot & Shiebler, dates on gold cuvette "1889 July 29th, 1910" [sic], Ball oval garter logo within back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, sapphire pallets, GJS, GT, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B607155. Gross weight of assembled watch 63.0 dwt (98.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall due to oxide on regulator, microspeckle on crown wheel and MFS on cock; dial with fractures and losses down to copper at 12, 5 and 8, some poor filling; hands near mint, nicks in blue; case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, no larger dents but some light dings in back, reduced monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 155

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Ball Hamilton, Official RR Standard, grade 999K (but with sunburst, not circular damascene), 18S, GF OF Keystone "Ball Model" SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with 1908 Ball patent HS stud, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, DR, sunburst or radiant flame pattern NI damascene, s#644339, sold to Webb C Ball by Hamilton on November 16, 1912. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide, very scarce, hard to find any comparables ever sold, and yet we have two to offer from this same collection, the other s#644397.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS on barrel plate, some MFS elsewhere, slight marring to cock cap, no oxide, nice luster; dial with Y-crack between 12 and 1 going down to center, invisible hl from center to above 3, three parallel scratches, the first below right of center, the second touching the signature, and the third running through the 10 graphic with tiny loss; excellent original hands, dulling purple, seconds blue replacement; case shows little wear, no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 156

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: APW - Ball Illinois, 23J 16S Official RR Standard, 16S, 14K green GF OF "Ball Official RR Standard" original case with patented eyelet ("stirrup") bow, SW-LS, WE-SSD, original hands of unique style to Ball Illinois, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold center wheel, bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#B802391.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall due to FS and marring around the case screws, would have been near mint; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents but some tiny dings on band, crisp detail with hardly any reduction at shoulder edge; tight unworn bow, crown shows very little wear; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 157

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Columbus, 25J Columbus King OF model, 18S, nickel alloy display case, SW-LS, WE-DSD with full "Columbus King 25 Jewels" marking, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor as well as barrel, raised GJS, starburst NI damascene center with festooned pattern surrounds, s#503026. We have handled four of the hunting model, but this is our first OF example, considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall with some etching to the damascene finish under the regulator tip inside the scale; dial with twinned hl through 2, double edge microflecks at 5; near mint hands; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; tight undersized bow, large crown shows light wear; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 158

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4800.00

Description: APW - Columbus, "RWK Special" marked dial and two-tone mvt (presumably "Railway King Special"), 18S, 14K true box-hinged recased HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, star-center concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#256546. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.3 dwt (135.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, some MFS, good color contrast, toning of white areas, sparse dark speckle and etching; dial has faint hl between 10 and 11; near mint hands; case with weak lift spring and beginning front hinge stretch; case with lighter gauge covers shows little wear, few MFS, a ding in front and some partly corrected dents to back, complete crisp detail with only slight reduction along the shoulder bevels; tight gold bow with some central thinning, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 159

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - Cornell Watch Co, San Francisco, highest grade in nickel, 18S, GF recased Philadelphia HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, gold bushing around barrel arbor, engraved "23 Jewels" on barrel plate by some lunatic, plain NI damascene actually with faint shadow of ribbed damascene pattern, spotted damascene beneath dial, s#23236. The best we can say is that a person thought that the gold setting held a jewel, as it almost appears to do by reflection, and drew the conclusion that the watch was 23J, and wanted to tout the fact. In reality, the front plate is not jeweled beneath the cannon post, the gold bushing around the arbor is only decorative with the barrel plate supplying the lower half of the hole, and there is no jewel to be found at the arbor site on the front plate. Wishful thinking gone awry.

Condition: Mvt: Running but out of beat, fair mvt condition overall, patchy plate appearance with some MFS and FS, the plates showing complete UFS from polishing in one direction that contributed to the reduction of the ribbed detail, light oxide powder on some bright-work; dial has 3 very faint hls at 3, 4 and 5 respectively; fine mismatched hands; case shows little wear, tiny brassing at the beaded tops, few MFS, no dents or dings, clear and complete detail; tight brassy bow, crown shows very light wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 160

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Dudley Masonic, model 2, 12S, nickel alloy Keystone SB&B OF case, atypical but ideal for this mvt with no evidence of any prior use, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 19J, GJS, mvt with gilt bridges in shapes of Masonic symbols, s#4666, in fitted velvet-lined trapezoid-form box, not quite a keystone-form.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; excellent dial with microspeckle rash to one side, a few scars, MFS and rubbing in seconds; mint hands; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, excellent detail; tight decorative bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 161

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Elgin with rare full-color Crusader dial, also called Knights Templar dial, 18S, near mint 14K original Keystone HC, 1901 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-LS, exceptional WE-DSD with seaside castle in darkness illuminated by Christian cross, "croix pattée" (footed cross) form in seconds bit, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, crazy checkerboard center over ribbed pattern NI damascene with arcaded surrounds, s#8737141. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.0 dwt (125.8 g). We sold the black and white Rockford version of this dial in 2015, and have another Elgin black and white version, dial only, offered in this auction. The present dial is superbly colored, with gold cross above and gold-edged cross below. The Crusader imagery was inspired by the exploits of the original Knights Templar from the 12th through 14th centuries, and later the Freemasons and other fraternal organizations of the West incorporated these elements and symbols in their own rites, making this dial appealing to all such groups at the time it was made. The castle by the shore being illuminated may be a figurative reference to the Convent of Christ in Tomar, Portugal, well away from the sea in the center of the country, built by the Knights Templar in 1160.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness, mint settings, no oxide; dial nearly perfect, faint blue hl outside chapter in direct line with 1 graphic, another faint hl at 3:30, mint luster; hands mint; near mint case shows very little wear, some MFS, two light dents visible inside front cover, no other dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Top condition overall.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 162

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 16S (older dimensions), grade 92, mint 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original HC with gold cuvette, applied decorations of running deer, shield with flowers, SW-LS, fancy O'Hara style WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#248196. Gross weight of assembled watch 75.8 dwt (118.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; mint dial; near mint but mismatched hands; mint case shows no wear, some MFS mostly confined to blank shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail, mint luster; tight bow, unworn, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. A mint beauty.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 163

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 23J Veritas grade 214 with "up-d'n" winding indicator, 18S, GF OF original B&B Royal case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark fancy full cock cap, gold train, round fishscale pattern NI damascene with radiant surround, s#16602163, from the last run of grade 214, according to the Elginwatches.org database. We have only sold one other grade 214 with winding indicator back in 2011, that one free-sprung, and have two in the present collection being offered over time. The Complete Guide only shows the free-sprung example as a three-star rarity, but the two types are both rare.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial essentially perfect, edge microfleck at 1; near mint hands; case shows little wear, many MFS with rubbing to back, no dents or dings; tight unworn bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A near mint original example, the MFS will buff out.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 164

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - Elgin, B W Raymond, s#134, the 34th Elgin made, grade 69, 18S, 18K marked and tested "S&T Child" recased HC with ET gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD marked "National Watch Co," lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, perhaps from the first day of production in 1867, in a year when some 9000 watches were produced. The first Elgin was s#101, sold at Sotheby's a couple of decades ago, and we sold s#110 in GF case in 2012. Gross weight of assembled watch 89.4 dwt (139.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, one FS on plate, mint blued screws, no oxide on bright regulator; dial perfect, the seconds dial affixed a touch out of plane; hands mint; nicely selected period case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, a few minor dings or pinpoints, ET detail fading at top of shoulder in front, on top and side of shoulder in back; bow tight, slightly thinned, push shows light wear and beginning break on one side; good glass crystal. A great example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 165

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - Elgin, B W Raymond adjusted, grade 70, 18S, 14K multicolor true box-hinged original HC with diamonds and rubies on back, gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, gilt mvt, s#2124870. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.6 dwt (145.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial hl at 11; hands mint; near mint case shows very little wear, some MFS in shield only, no dents or dings, crisp detail with hardly any reduction; bow tight, slight wear to arched center, crown shows light wear and discolored break; good glass crystal. A very handsome multicolor with the stone accents.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 166

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Elgin, B W Raymond adjusted, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original NYWCCo HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#4314233. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.9 dwt (144.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: Barely ticks and stops, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall due to extremely cloudy plates, at the same time that most components are near mint, no oxide; dial with complex fractures at 11, 3 and 7; hands near mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, some dents or dings visible internally to lighter gauge covers, band good, complete detail, subdued color definition; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 167

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Elgin, grade 312, 16S, 14K multicolor gold original Keystone HC with gold cuvette, diamond centered on back, half-scalloped band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#15705108. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.7 dwt (103.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: Barely ticks, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands fine to near mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, the tops of the applied detail are gently reduced, leaving the finer detail intact, fading only at the lower shoulders; bow tight, crown shows light wear and thin break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 168

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - Elgin, H H Taylor, grade 80 adjusted, 18S, 14K original BWCCo HC with ET gold cuvette, SW-LS, very fancy O'Hara style SSD with pink center and underglaze gold and silver accents, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1784177. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.7 dwt (136.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect with mint luster, only one edge microfleck at 9:30 that may be in manufacture but is not visible; hands mint replacements except mismatched hour that is dull, seconds needs trimming; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete and fairly crisp detail save at shoulder bevels; bow tight but very thinned at center, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. A great looking package.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 169

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Elgin, H L Culver, early presentation watch in gold, 18S, heavy 18K original BMcC&Co stamped case with beautiful crowned "K18" stamp in deep cameo, testing as well at 18K, ET gold cuvette with detailed presentation in the finest hand-engraved script, "Presented to Samuel F Gwinner PGM by the R W Grand Lodge of the IOOF [Independent Order of Odd Fellows] of Pennsylvania, in testimony of his ability, impartiality and zeal as MWGM 1869-1870, J Alex Simpson, Jas Bingham Jr, Wm Stedman, Committee," KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#26682, Miller grade, manufactured July 1874 according to Meggers's annotations. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.6 dwt (148.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, minimal etching and microspeckle; dial with edge flake into 7 numeral; hands excellent, slight style mismatch; case shows very light wear, few MFS, a couple of light dents or dings both in front and in back, visible internally rather than externally, ET detail starting to vanish or fading around shoulders in places; bow tight, little worn, push shows very light wear, no break or loss; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 170

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Fredonia Watch Co, "Special Adjusted Favorite," 18S, mint warranted 14K US Assay recased BWCCo HC with ET gold cuvette, this earlier type without weighting in the band, just full springs, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, fully toothed regulator disk, 15J, gilt mvt, s#2605. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.5 dwt (129.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent-plus mvt condition overall, minor speckle or cloudiness, no oxide; dial perfect in the visible area, edge flake largely concealed; hands near mint, rubbing to minute; mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, three faint dents in front only seen internally, no dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very light wear with thin brass reveal; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 171

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, "Chesapeake & Ohio, The 17 Jewel Railway Special," grade 936, "W L Fredeking, Hinton, W Va" marked dial, 18S, rose GF OF original Wadsworth SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, concentric and florette pattern NI damascene, s#44811, a very rare C&O marking variation. With the discovery of Hamilton s#476816, we can finally confirm Fredeking as inspector for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, whose name has appeared on many watches with the railway name. This watch was purchased for Fredeking by distributor and master RR watch inspector J W Forsinger of Chicago, Illinois, on April 15, 1899, according to the Hamilton ledgers available for all members at the NAWCC website, a tremendous resource. Because of this resource, we have now seen enough evidence to confirm Forsinger's role as distributor to various retailers, who may themselves have been watch inspectors, due to the frequency with which we see private label dials on mvts purchased by Forsinger, many with other special markings. In fact, ALL of the other Hamilton-Fredeking contracts that we have handled, s#6143, s#6384 and s#476816, were sold through Forsinger. Forsinger was an important force in the RR watch sale and inspection industry, and we have documented many headlines relating to his operations. The closest to this marking we have handled has been s#96817, lacking "The" in the marking, sold to Forsinger in the same year, with non-private label Hamilton dial.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, a few MFS and UFS; dial with barely visible fracture and fleck on internal edge between 8 and 9, three light hls radiating from center; hands excellent, some rubbing to bare metal; case shows little wear, some MFS clustered mostly at back center, two small band dents, no other dings; bow tight, may be solid gold, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A beautiful example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 172

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, "Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Special" grade 936, 18S, nickel alloy recased display case, the back cut out to accept crystal, SW-LS, WE-SSD marked "H S Siebel," lever escapement, concentric pattern NI damascene with festooned, florette and rope-twist surrounds, s#11539; according to the original factory records published by the NAWCC, the mvt was completed and sold in 1898 to J W Forsinger of Chicago Illinois, one of the most important RR inspectors of his day; other watches with this marking from other runs were sold to Forsinger as well. Our research has shown that J W Forsinger made the news repeatedly in his career as a supervising railroad inspector for various RR companies, and passed away with an estate of over $100,000 in 1916. It is quite possible that Forsinger ordered this specific watch with the dial for his own customer.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fair mvt condition overall, many MFS, FS and deeper scratches, especially around the case screw sites; dial perfect, surface needs cleaning only; hour hand mint, minute hand excellent, seconds hand fine, oxidized; case shows very light wear, some MFS, fine lines around the back crystal from the lathe cutting that could be polished off, no dents or dings, clear bezel detail; bow tight, replaced crown too small and tight on its tube, making turning harder than it should be; the new crown shows no wear; good "C" type glass crystal in front, worn plastic crystal in back.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 173

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, 23J grade 946 with fully marked barrel plate also marked "Extra," 18S, GF OF J Boss Extra original SO case, SW-LS, unusual WE Montgomery contract DSD marked "A N Anderson EXTRA," fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pin-wheel surrounds, s#549492. Considered a one-star watch in the Complete Guide. The case has the Finnish owner's name "Veikko Ollikkala" engraved inside, the back engraved with the Swedish coat-of-arms, again engraved in Finnish "Muisto Isältä" ["In memory of father"] with the date December 24, 1947. Finland was considered part of Sweden until 1809, but the intent of the engraving here is unknown. In mint internal condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; otherwise perfect dial with small edge chip at lever; fine GP hands needing refinishing and replating; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents but some tiny pinpoints on band, clear engraved detail; GP bow worn to brass at center, pivoting freely, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 174

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, 23J grade 946 marked "The Tiffany Watch" on dial & mvt, 18S, GF OF Dueber SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with short-wave & pin-wheel surrounds, s#471101. Sold in our galleries in 2010.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, [near mint mvt condition overall] good balance motion, good poise, fairly bright plates show very few MFS, fine to near mint slots & settings, a couple of solitary oxide filaments on bright work; dial essentially perfect, microfleck at lever; hands in [near mint] deep blue, tiny rust bloom at tips; recase has slight bend to pendant causing difficult winding that should disappear with straightening; case otherwise shows very light wear, some MFS with a scratch at the back edge, no dents or dings; bow good, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal; a very rare grade 946 marking, seen on a handful of other Hamilton grades. Brackets above have our new terminology usage inserted in the original condition report, which remains otherwise unchanged.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 175

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 924, "Will L Fredeking, C & O Ry Time Inspector, Hinton W Va" marked on dial and mvt, 18S, GF OF original case with owner's name inside back, "Isaac Burks," SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#476816. This important find finally confirms Fredeking as inspector for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, whose name has appeared on many watches with the railway name. As well, J W Forsinger obtained this watch for Fredeking, as with most of the other Fredeking Hamiltons we have seen. The marking is very scarce among C&O markings, and most of the "Chesapeake & Ohio" or "C&O" marked Hamilton watches we now look back on have Fredeking dials, and at least one C&O Illinois.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below excellent mvt condition overall, barrel plate screw missing, some MFS, FS and two short scratches, pinpoints from tweezers, tarnished settings, some tiny oxide to regulator and scale; dial with large wax-filled chip including 7 up into the central dial, a crack and line from there leading to a spray of hls across 9; hands excellent, blue rubbed off hour spade; case shows medium wear, brassing on band, profuse MFS, no dents or dings; bow brassy and loose, brass crown core worn out and deeply filed for grip; glass crystal with chip at edge. Must have been worn daily for decades, but kept from accident.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 176

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 950B, 16S, rare 14K solid gold OF original "Hamilton W Co" model #17 bar-over-crown Star case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with AMAC balance system, jeweled barrel arbor, narrow parallel pattern NI damascene, s#S29481. Gross weight of assembled watch 72.9 dwt (113.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; mint case shows no wear, a few MFS and scuffs to crisp original satin, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 177

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, hunting grade 941, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged recased Roy HC with stag on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#233851. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.5 dwt (125.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light cloudiness to plates; dial hl above 4, tiny chip at lever; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents, a few slight dings to lighter gauge covers, bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 178

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Hampden, private label for "C P Barnes & Co, Louisville, Ky" marked on mvt, 18S, 18K yellow gold original Dueber HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, unsigned WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#207931. Gross weight of assembled watch 89.4 dwt (139.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, scratches on barrel plate; dial with twin hls into 7; hour hand mint, minute hand fine, seconds hand bent; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents, only the slightest dings, finer detail worn off shoulder bevels, deeper central, edge and band detail looking quite crisp; bow loose in its little worn cups, distorted, thinned, replacement crown shows little wear but is too large internally for the pendant; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 179

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "23 Diamond, Ruby & Sapphire Jewels" marked on true central bridge, model 9 grade 710, 16S, GF OF Keystone J Boss recase with locomotive scene on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD with tall Arabic numerals original to this type, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J 6P, DES, raised GJS, GT, broad ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#2474891. We have also handled s#2474844 and s#2474822 from this run of 200.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness; nearly perfect dial has a flake on edge at 4:30 covered by bezel; excellent hands, light oxide; case shows very little wear, tiniest edge brassing at top of band, few MFS, no dents, one ding on band, crisp detail; bow pivots at the touch, crown shows very light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 180

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: APW - Illinois, early Miller s#371, "Springfield Watch Co" marked dial, 18S, heavy 18K marked and tested scallop-form Dueber original HC with gold cuvette and anchor hallmark, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, first run, first year of production, circa 1872, considered a two-star watch. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.1 dwt (152.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, sparse microspeckle, one short checkered MFS; dial essentially perfect, barely visible microflecks at seconds hole; hour and seconds hands mint, minute with oxidized spade; case shows light even wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, nearly complete detail reduced evenly overall; bow loose on its through-pin, cups either rebushed or constructed as such, push shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 181

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Stuart, low serial #84 from the company's first run of 100 mvts, model 1, "Springfield Watch Co" signed dial, 18S, 5 oz class coin silver recased Dueber HC, silver cuvette, covers with stag and horseshoe decoration, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt. The first Illinois watch came out in December of 1871, and the first 100 were finished by October of the following year, according to Meggers annotations. Please note the balance in this watch is not original. Considered a three-star rarity in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: Barely ticking, hesitant balance motion, fine mvt condition overall, light etching and clouds, missing one plate jewel screw, needs OH, some MFS outside winding arbor cup; dial has dark hl fractures from 11 to 1 and 7 to 8, edge roughness from 5 to 6, long twinned hl from top of seconds through center toward 12; hands near mint replacements, the minute needing its square opened to allow it to sit down and expose the setting square; case has ineffective lift spring, shows little wear, many MFS and occasional FS, no dents, some tiny dings, excellent, unreduced detail; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 182

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "21 Ruby Jewels" model 6 Bunn Special grade, "J T Little & Sons, Cumberland Md," marked dial, "Little's B&O Standard" marked mvt, 18S, near mint GF OF Keystone SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, spiderweb pattern NI damascene, s#1295317 from a run of 400 21-24J Bunn Special watches, at least one of which was marked "Kingsbury's B&O Standard" according to Meggars' annotations. The 16S version is also in this sale. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, few MFS, very little speckle; dial loose, separated from two of its feet, chip to copper at center; hands near mint; case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS or superficial nicks, no dents or dings, crisp and complete detail, the front bezel resisting turning part-way down but can be gotten on all the way; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 183

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "D&RG Special" (Denver & Rio Grande) marked dial and mvt, 16S, GF OF original Dueber case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GCW, ultra-fine parallel rope-twist pattern round NI damascene center with scalloped surround, s#3100562, 12th in a run of fifty model 5 A Lincoln grade annotated as D&RG Special by Meggars. Considered a four-star rarity in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, faint plate cloudiness, few MFS; dial with chip at lever and chip to external corner above 5; hands excellent purple, rubbed; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 184

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "Time King" marked dial and two-tone mvt, model 5 grade 64, 18S, heavy 14K multicolor gold original Solidarity HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, bright colored applied decorations with unusual basket on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, checkerboard center pattern gilt & NI damascene with GP screws, s#1669203. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.3 dwt (154.4 g). The 18S Time King is only listed as OF in the Complete Guide. We have sold one "Special Time King" in hunting, but this is the first time we have seen the Time King dial.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness but good color definition, dirt only on barrel cover, rodico seems to lift clouds, so may clean to near mint; dial has hl at 7, chip and roughness on right side of seconds dial; near mint Breguet moon hands save for slight bend in minute; case shows very little wear, few MFS, very light small dents or dings on each cover, half a dozen on the band from light to deep, three of the deepest close to hinge, crisp and complete detail; tight nickel bow has lost its plating, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 185

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Illinois, 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163A, type II P, 16S, two-tone white and yellow GF "Bunn Special Model #173" OF original SB&B case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement with anti-magnetic autocompensating solid monometallic balance and blued Elinvar HS combination, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, radiant step-pattern NI damascene, mixed red & black lettering, s#5563264, production of this type 1900.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect save for one tiny edge fleck near 6, infinitesimal microfleck at corner above 7; near mint hands, occasional FS through the blue; case shows little wear, incipient edge brassing on the band ridges, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows light wear with brass highlights; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 186

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - Illinois, 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163A, type II P, marked "Elinvar" under balance, 16S, white GF "Bunn Special Model #173" OF original Keystone SB&B case, SW-LS, "Flying J" arrows-out WE-DSD marked "Illinois 23J Bunn Special 60 Hour 6 Positions," fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, concentric banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5563245, production of this type 1900.

Condition: Mvt: NR, broken staff pivots, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect with pristine iridescent luster; hands mint purple; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, one sharp ding at base of back, finest ET detail vanished along shoulder bevel with line of white undermetal showing; bow tight, little wear, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. Great internal condition, needing a staff, hopefully the jewels are intact.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 187

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Pennsylvania Special, model 6, Bunn Special grade with two-tone damascene, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD with "Pennsylvania Special" signature, fully capped lever escapement, "21 Ruby Jewels," adjusted, GJS, DR, fancy concentric arcaded pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#1742749. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, a touch below excellent mvt condition overall (photo exaggerates speckle effect), some MFS, excellent color definition, minor cloudiness, frequent dark microspeckle over the train plate, light oxide powder on regulator with plating polished off the whiplash, near mint settings, some loss of blacking; dial with cracked internal corner above 5, both center and seconds dials have been glued back in position unevenly, graphics are faded, signature more faded than numerals, with tiny losses of black in the numerals, perhaps from spending too long a time in solution; purple hands oddly refinished or coated, sanding at minute hub, replaced blue seconds; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail with minimal ET reduction; little worn bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 188

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Washington Watch Co, "23 Ruby Jewels" model 4, Sangamo grade bridge type hunting model, "Lafayette" signed to right of click wheel, 16S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, screwed GJS, banded spiderweb pattern NI damascene against fancy concentric arcaded ground, black lettering, s#2424989. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. This variant has "Adjusted to Temperature and Positions" marking on barrel plate.

Condition: Mvt: Running at slightly diminished amplitude, needs fresh lube at least, near mint-minus mvt condition overall downgraded slightly by watchmaker's etched mark near case screw by cock foot, a few tiny specks on click wheel; dial perfect; hands near mint purple, seconds replaced in blue; case has stressed front hinge with losses to the central tube, but still functioning fairly well, otherwise near mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 189

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $950.00

Description: APW - Independent Watch Co, Fredonia, Mark Twain model, 18S, silver plated nickel alloy recased HC with false English hallmarks, KWKS, WE-SSD with three-line signature, lever escapement, 15J, quilted pattern gilt damascene mvt, s#201125, mvt in outstanding condition, looking for a new home. A three-star watch. We sold s#201047 from the Fossette Collection in 2015, 78 numbers earlier.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide, no MFS, bright color, beautiful toning; dial perfect; hands excellent, rare hour style; case has broken bezel hinge, shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, distinct deeper detail, no external plating left; bow tight, push shows very light wear; good glass crystal. The reasonably attractive but damaged nickel case would have had a Swiss import copy of an American mvt originally; this mvt deserves a top-notch case for display.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 190

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Nashua Watch Co assembly #132, first sold by us in 2013, finished as American Watch Co s#50019, the 19th 20S KW model finished at Waltham, heavy coin silver period and model specific recased HC with American eagle hallmark, case #53, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, gilt mvt. The mechanism has all characteristic features of Nashua production: round inset plate under dial for train gearing, reference numbers 1.87 and .30, Nashua assembly #132 under dial repeated on opposite side of dial plate, fixed barrel without cover allowing anticlockwise winding, the first wheel independent of the barrel, exposed stop-works on back plate, train locking device under plate next to balance cock with its under-dial controlling spring. Until we offered assembly #5, with two circular plate cutouts, the numbering theory as explained well on the AWCo.org website was that the 19J Nashua watches had assembly numbers from 101-200 and the 15J from 201 to 300, generating planning for Nashua s#1001 to s#1100 and s#1201 to s#1300. Under that scenario, the present watch would be Nashua s#32. Since the discovery of assembly #5, the matter remains unsolved; one might only guess that the double plate cutout model was abandoned after a few numbers, and a new single plate cutout series started at assembly #101. A difference from other watches made from Nashua material is that this balance cock was specifically manufactured at Waltham during the model 1872 production period to 20S specifications, with tadpole regulator and with model 1872 balance, s#50019 carefully scribed on the underside of the cock foot. We made extensive research measurements when we first offered this watch in 2013, proving conclusively that the cock was specifically made at Waltham, and will provide such lengthy analysis for the new buyer. A purist may prefer a randomly assigned Nashua material balance cock (which could have been mixed and matched after the fact without anyone the wiser), but the more open-minded collector will find a factory purpose-made replacement cock an interesting thing, being something no one could manufacture or replace. An excellent example, this is the first 20S Waltham, Nashua or otherwise, that we have seen with Waltham factory purpose-made balance cock and balance of later date. Other modifications of case-spring screw-holes and bezel accommodations would suggest the case is on its third lift spring. An excellent example, this is the first 20S Waltham, Nashua or otherwise, that we have seen with Waltham factory purpose-made balance cock and balance of later date. Other modifications of case-spring screw-holes and bezel accommodations would suggest the case is on its third lift spring. (Continued under Condition Report)

Condition: In summary, Nashua produced only a handful of complete watches; Waltham then brought the Nashua company in-house, and used Nashua material for its first 20S KW watches, putting on new Waltham upper plates and assigning balance cocks at random. The original cock for any Waltham finished 20S would have had a random Nashua assembly number. During the model 1872 production period, a new cock was made for the present watch at Waltham in model 1872 style but in 20 size, not 16 size, without any plate alteration whatsoever, and new model 1872 balance system installed. The notion that the new cock was adapted is false, as the measurements prove, and the notion that the watch might have been assembled more recently is also false, as no one would have access to a 20S balance cock in M72 style. Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, excellent to near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS, hardly any marring of the caps, no oxide, mechanism complete (some Nashua examples do not have the lock-up device for the barrel); dial perfect; hands in near mint deep blue, deep purple original seconds; very heavy gauge case shows substantial smooth wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, play developing in front hinge, good lift action with bronze replacement lift spring, two other lift spring holes as noted with additional notch over one on bezel; cuvette has two lightly scratched names and dates, so light they would polish off; bow snug with medium wear to center, push shows abundant wear with losses to either side; good glass crystal. The mechanism is as straight as they come, with the most interesting later Waltham factory purpose-made balance cock and model 72 balance, in well-selected period case. Description and report are edited but unchanged from the originals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 191

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Non-Magnetic Watch Co of America, Swiss mvt with Paillard's patent, balance and spring, 16S, mint 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original WWCCo HC with gold cuvette, large diamond centered on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, diagonal line pattern NI damascene, s#200122. Gross weight of assembled watch 85.3 dwt (132.6 g). An outstanding example.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly from dry oil, needs lube or OH, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands pristine; mint case shows no wear, hardly any MFS except in shield, which has some UFS and MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. Tip-top condition and beauty.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 192

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4000.00

Description: APW - Non-Magnetic Watch Co of America, Swiss version with Paillard's Patent, 16S, warranted 18K fine marked and tested rose gold original Mermod & Jaccard signed HC with gold cuvette, casemakers Jeannot & Shiebler, continuous fluting of cover edges and band, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, expansion balance and white alloy HS, 18J adjusted, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#58871. Gross weight of assembled watch 87.6 dwt (136.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running at diminished amplitude, needs fresh lube at least, excellent mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness; dial perfect, etching only; hands near mint dark purple; case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, even reduction of fluted detail highlights; bow with sloppy solder repair for thinning, loose, brass crown core worn out; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 193

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: APW - Otay Watch Co, Otay, California, "Golden Gate" two-tone damascene model similar to "Native Son," 18S, pink GF BWCCo "Granger" recased HC, SW-LS, fully signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric floral, arcaded and festooned pattern gilt & NI damascene mvt, s#30206. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, dull plates with some fingerprint etching, long scratch and other MFS, oxide on whiplash; dial with abutting hls at 10, one continuing to center and down to 5; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 194

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Otay Watch Co, Otay, California, "Overland Mail" in two-tone damascene, 18S, GF recased HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric ship's wheel pattern NI damascene, s#30628. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plates cloudy, subdued color definition, washout on barrel plate, some MFS, marred cock cap setting and surround; dial fractures at 3 and 5, hls in center and at edge, small chip to copper at lever; hands excellent, seconds replaced; case has hair-trigger lift, shows light overall wear, few MFS, very light dents or dings with evidence of dent removal inside front cover, reduced overall detail, finer detail vanishing; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; scored plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 195

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - Rockford Indicator, 21J grade 950 with power reserve, 18S, decorative rose GF OF Fahys Montauk #1 recase with standing horse on back, SW-LS, Canadian market WED with sunken seconds and WI, red 24 hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, "Adjusted Five Positions" marked on barrel plate, GJS, DR, striking triple short-wave and bar over pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#908021. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. Our galleries sold s#908160 in 2015, s#908128 in 2014, and s#908126 in 2006, and have s#908050 from this same collection.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness and some MFS, light oxide on whiplash; exceptional dial has forked hl at 4, clean impact fracture within seconds, near mint luster with one long MFS and a few shorter ones, great condition for this type; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; tight replaced bow oversized is too yellow in color, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. A very beautiful example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 196

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: APW - Rockford Indicator, 21J grade 950 with power reserve, 18S, "Fahys Coin No 1 Pat April 22, 1879" silver-filled OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, "Adjusted Five Positions" marked on barrel plate, GJS, DR, striking triple short-wave and bar over pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#908050. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. Our galleries sold s#908160 in 2015, s#908128 in 2014, and s#908126 in 2006, and have s#908021 from this same collection. The case mark is seen on GF cases as well, with "Monarch" in place of the word "Coin." This case has a heavy coin silver shell about 1mm thick fused around a nickel core, while the back is silver-filled inside and out.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness, some MFS, escape wheel cap replaced, half of whiplash is gone; dial fractured at 10 with small loss, many long and dark hls, sliver to copper off edge from 6 to 7; hands excellent with rust bloom at minute tip, seconds and WI hands both replaced, short, fine; case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, no dents but three sharp dings in back that will need laser filling, knurled detail starting to smooth over; bow tight, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 197

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Rockford Watch Co, 24J grade 900 model 9 "Doll" Watch Co grade, simply marked "Doll" on both dial and mvt, 18S, nickel alloy OF SO recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with capped third wheel and jeweled barrel, GJS, ultra-fine checkerboard pattern (also called "beaded curtain" pattern) NI damascene created by parallel sinusoidal microwave filaments touching at nodal points, s#542583. The factory markings are crisp and clear, and the original dial signature under glaze; unlike other Doll Watch Co examples with occasional odd features, this mvt & dial are obviously a factory original contract. Comes together with reproduction Illinois RR watch fob. Sold in our galleries in 2011 for $2800, the collector now deceased.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, near mint plates show hardly any MFS, discoloration or speckle, near mint slots & settings, hardly any oxide on bright work; dial with fine luster has fracture above 55 minutes, an hl from there just intersecting the 57-minute mark; hands in fine blue, the minute sanded down to steel; recase shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; glass crystal with internal flake at 4. Save for punctuation editing, description and condition report are unchanged from the 2011 listing.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 198

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Rockford, "J B Abeles Special, 22 Jewels Adjusted" marked on two-tone mvt, 18S, very heavy mint 14K "CG" recased HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, fancy concentric pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#437722, an exception from a lot of 1000 grade 82 17J mvts. The 22J grade 82 Special is considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. Gross weight of assembled watch 105.1 dwt (163.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plates overwashed, some sparse light microspeckle, gilding reduced; dial with only microflecks at center hole; hour and seconds hands near mint, minute mismatched and oxidized; mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS save in shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 199

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Rockford, 24J grade 800 (hunting model), private label for "C A Cole, Mt Carroll, Ill" marked on dial and mvt, 18S, mint GF J Boss recased HC, 1903 presentation on cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, GJS, polished steel navette surround to barrel arbor setting, very fine "beaded curtain" pattern NI damascene (formed by crest-to-crest sinusoidal turning), s#535696. We sold s#535698 in 2010, two numbers apart, the same private label mvt with Rockford dial in red graphics.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall save for slightest marring to cock cap setting; dial perfect; hands near mint, seconds excellent; mint case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. A mint marriage of mvt and case.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 200

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Rockford, 24J grade 900, model 9, 18S, GF OF "Dueber 14K Special" recase, the misleading mark only referring only to the filling, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel arbor with classic "football" plate holding jewel setting, GJS, ultra-fine checkerboard pattern (also called "beaded curtain" pattern) NI damascene created by parallel sinusoidal microwave filaments touching at nodal points, s#519322. This mvt was twenty-second of the first run of 100, followed by other runs for a total production of 700 in this specific OF 24J grade, not including the 500 24J OF grade 918 or the HC grade 800. Mvt in exceptional condition, among the brightest we have seen in this model. The unrelated case mark was outlawed by some states as early as 1894, and under the Federal Stamping Act of 1906. Dueber did stamp these cases "Special" because they did have extremely heavy filling and gold bows, but the impact of the mark was deceptive, fooling buyers to this very day.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, pristine plates and settings save for slight marring to the cock cap (that could be flat polished) and oxide on the regulator that would be worthy of the same treatment; dial hl cracks, one each at 9, 12, 1 and in center, surface etching; hour and seconds hands in mint intense blue, minute does not match for color or condition; excellent case shows very little wear, few MFS, large shallow back dents, sharp scratch in shield, no other dings, crisp detail; solid gold bow is tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Outstanding damascene plate condition.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 201

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - Rockford, 24J grade 900, model 9, 18S, GF OF Keystone J Boss original case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement with capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor with classic "football" or "navette" plate holding jewel setting, GJS, ultra-fine checkerboard pattern (also called "beaded curtain" pattern) NI damascene created by parallel sinusoidal microwave filaments touching at nodal points, s#666419. Total production was 700 in this specific OF 24J grade, not including the 500 24J OF grade 918 or the HC grade 800. The present mvt is in outstanding condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, hardly any oxide; dial with three hls in center, pointing to 12, 3 and top of seconds; hands pristine; case shows medium wear, brass edges and highlights, few MFS, light dents or dings to back, none to band, ET detail almost gone, shield quite reduced; bow tight replacement, well matched, ideal replacement crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 202

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $950.00

Description: APW - Rockford, Doll Watch Co, 23J grade 540, hunting model 4, simply signed "Doll" on dial and mvt, 16S, 14K original "W F Doll" trademark HC with gold cuvette, the beautiful and rare logo depicting a watch pendant, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped second and third wheels, GJS, GT, wide pinstripe pattern NI damascene, s#605914, an original triple signed Doll. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.4 dwt (92.4 g). Considered a four-star watch in the Complete Guide. We had sold s#620028 in 2010, a grade 545, OF model 5, with identical Doll marked plate, Rockford dial, and restamped "3" over "1" as this watch has. In addition we will be offering another grade 545, s#620015 that is identically marked and over-stamped and again with "Doll" dial, in our next Online-Only sale, June 5 through June 12, 2016. This confirms the way all of these were ordered and upgraded from their respective 21J runs.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, an etched repair number on plate being the one detraction from near mint; dial with forked hl fractures at 3 and 11; excellent purple hands, mismatched seconds; sharp Doll case has slight hinge stretch opening cover past 90 degrees, otherwise shows hardly any wear, some MFS in shield, a larger flat dent and another smaller on the coin band, no dings, crisp ET detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 203

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3800.00

Description: APW - Rockford, grade 83, 18S, mint 14K gold original Dueber HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, Aesthetic pattern NI damascene, s#274784. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.4 dwt (145.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plates cloudy, faint spots and MFS; dial with hl in seconds and another below seconds, surface ticks near center; mint hour and seconds hands, minute without bluing; mint case shows no wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail with deeply knurled band; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 204

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: APW - Rockford, private label for "D C Jaccard & Co, St Louis, Mo" marked on mvt, dial and case, 18S, very heavy 14K original HC with gold cuvette, no extra weighting to band or springs, heavy case construction, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, Aesthetic pattern NI damascene, s#290852. Gross weight of assembled watch 114.6 dwt (178.2 g). The case itself without mvt, stem and crown or crystal, leaving the spring installed is 61.7 dwt (96.1 g), at least 50 dwt net.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking out of beat at limited amplitude, HS planar but skewed to one side (contributing to the beat problem), needs OH with HS adjustment (no need to adjust beat before getting the HS centered, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS, oxide powder; dial with two faint hls between center and seconds; mint hands; case shows substantial smooth wear, many MFS, FS and buffed scratches, no dents or dings, ET detail gone entirely save the central buttons, knurled band detail smoothed over in places; lift action is complete but weak for the cover weight; tight bow, crown shows substantial smooth wear, new filing for grip; good glass crystal, tiny scratches.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 205

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - Seth Thomas, 25J Maiden Lane, model 5, 18S, GF OF original Regina case, SW-LS, Canadian market WE-DSD with red 24 hour indications, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, capped third and fourth wheels, adjusted to five positions and temperature, GJS, small checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with gilt & NI damascene pirouette, figure-8 and florette surrounds against narrow striped field, s#351071.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS, good color definition, one problem to fix - one plate screw by the balance must have been stripped, so a watch maker drilled out the pillar flush with the plate - it is now empty, awaiting some one to friction in bushing stock, thread the central hole, and then screw in a matching plate screw, a fairly straightforward operation; dial with tiny edge chip to copper at 2 with associated hl, edge sliver to copper at 7, microfleck above seconds; hands excellent but truncated, correct length hands of the same style would be ideal; case shows light wear, thin line edge brassing, many MFS, creased back dent with ding beside it; bow tight, star hallmark at top, crown shows light wear and break; plastic crystal with some MFS.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 206

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Seth Thomas, 25J "Geo O Stevens," so marked on two-tone mvt, contract version of Maiden Lane, 18S, mint GF OF original or NOS case, SW-LS, WE-DSD marked "Seth Thomas," fully capped lever escapement and lower train, jeweled barrel arbor, adjusted to five positions and temperature, GJS, gold regulator scale, small checkerboard pattern NI damascene center with gilt & NI damascene pirouette, figure 8 and florette surrounds against narrow striped field, s#351258. This watch was sold here at our galleries in 2008, and again in 2012.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good poise, fine bright plates are fading slightly in color definition, but show few MFS, near mint slots & settings, some microspeckle by the s# and lower train, small scuff near escape setting, scratch on cock foot where most of the MFS are, no oxide on bright work; dial with hl at 2, two small to very small edge chips somewhat concealed under bezel at 7 (largest) and 4, both with short lines, the dial with mint luster, however; hands in mint blue; mint original or NOS case shows no wear, no MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. A very beautiful example - wax filling for both chips would make them visibly vanish under the bezel. This is the original report from 2012, unchanged.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 207

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: APW - Seth Thomas, 24J Maiden Lane in two-tone damascene, 18S, GF OF original Philadelphia case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third and fourth wheels, GJS, "bishop's hat" and florette pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#208894.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light tarnish or toning to plates, a small area of faint microspeckle or etching, very small gilding loss at edge of barrel plate, few MFS, tarnished settings; dial with faint hl below seconds; hands excellent, rubbed minute; case shows medium wear but very thing edge brassing, some MFS, very light dents to back, a small dimpled dent in band with brass patch nearby, even reduction of back detail, fading out overall, little light detail left; bow tight, replacement crown shows little wear, a touch big internally; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 208

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - Seth Thomas, 23J model 5, 18S, GF OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third and fourth wheels, parallel rope-twist pattern NI damascene, s#238346.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, a few MFS, a little tiny oxide on regulator, settings a bit tarnished, plates with near mint luster; dial with twinned hls joining and separating from 10 to 6; hands near mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, probably solid gold, crown shows little wear; chipped older bull's-eye glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 209

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: APW - United States Watch Co, Marion, NJ, A H Wallis grade, 18S, heavy 18K tested original USWCo marked HC with twin crowned "18" marks in both covers, 1880 Christmas presentation on gold cuvette, SW-button-set while retaining KWKS option, the cuvette drilled to allow winding, signed WE-SSD, lever escapement with butterfly cutout, 15J, GJS, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#25683. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.4 dwt (134.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates; dial with very faint hl or mark in center; hands mint, purple seconds replaced; case has no remaining lift action, the cover slightly off-line for closure and requiring assistance to both open and close; case shows light wear, many MFS, a large flat dent at the back cover edge going into the band, a few dings in back, ET detail vanished or vanishing, deeper detail still prominent; bow tight, wear at apex, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 210

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - United States Watch Co, Marion NJ "Union Pacific" marked mvt, 18S, GF Ladd-type recased HC, KWKS, WE Roman SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#31004. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint lustrous plates, most likely freshly gilded, excellent mvt condition overall due to MFS and FS and a deeper scratch; dial with tiny hls at seconds center and below seconds; hands excellent on average, minute dull; case is missing its push, but latch and lift act well; case shows medium wear, brass edges and pendant, some MFS, no dents, a few minor back dings, deeper detail fading and vanishing; solid gold bow thinned at apex, now quite pliable and pulling off, probably allowed the taper pin to fall out of the push that is normally held in by the bow, which is how the push was lost; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 211

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - US Watch Co, Waltham, 18S, warranted 14K US Assay multicolor gold NYWCCo recased HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-LS, replaced Waltham WE-DSD fitted to mvt, lever escapement, 15J, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#53514. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.8 dwt (145.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudiness and some MFS; dial perfect, surface dirt, but we did not look to see how it was affixed; hands fine; case shows little wear, some MFS, some dents or dings to light gauge covers, a flat dent to band, complete detail with minimal reduction of the lighter line detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear with long brass highlights; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 212

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, 23J Riverside Maximus with winding indicator from lot of 200, model 1908, 16S, GF OF original Keystone HB&B case with hinged cuvette, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement upgraded later with AMAC uncut balance system including white alloy HS, "Lossier Inner Terminal" HS marking on click wheel no longer applies, DES on escape, GJS, GCW, wide bull's-eye pattern NI damascene, s#23100073. Considered a four-star watch in the Complete Guide, here in exceptional condition. We have handled s#23100163 on three occasions, and another example from a prior lot of 100.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents, two minor band dings and another in cover, barely reduced monogram detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal. A super example with balance system upgrade.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 213

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: APW - Waltham, "American Waltham Watch Co" marked mvt from Crescent St run, exceptional damascene, model 1883, 18S, near mint 18K true box-hinged original SFM&Co HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, fancy O'Hara style dial with Louis XIV gilt hands, lever escapement, 17J, GJS, rose-gold-plated regulator and screws except for gilt case screws, swirled chambered florette pattern NI damascene, fancy damascene barrel cover, s#3275549. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.7 dwt (153.5 g). An especially beautiful watch in and out, the dial surface more like fired enamel pottery than the glass finishes we are used to.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; nearly perfect dial has orange-peel pores from firing, seen on reflection, some edge microflecks, small sliver at top of seconds; hands mint; near mint case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents, some light dings to cover visible internally, some of which may be from engraving pressure, fairly crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 214

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Waltham, "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1872, 16S (specialty dimensions), rare 18K true box-hinged original AWCo HC with Louis XV pendant, Jurgensen lips and ring-engraved gold cuvette (similar to borders on signature rings), SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, parallel pattern NI damascene with overlaid sawtooth dividing lines, s#1056159. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.2 dwt (131.0 g). The case style is a classic version of Louis XV style cases, with no counterbalancing box element at the pendant, seen on more European watches than one ever sees on American watches. The front cover is with monogram, and the back with interwoven date, "1880."

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, much plate cloudiness and oil staining that may or may not clean to better grade, mint settings, minimally marred screw-slots; dial has hls through 8, fracture between 11 and 12; near mint Breguet moon hands; case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings in front or in band, but some dings running along the back shoulder, possibly from dent removal evident internally, clear engraved detail, the knurled detail smoothed over in places and obliterated by polishing to the upper left of the date at the time the dents or dings were treated; tight unworn gold bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 215

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - Waltham, "Amn Watch Co" grade model 1872, 16S (special dimensions), HC mvt in sidewinder format in rare, water-resistant 18K rose gold AWCo OF original SO case, SW-LS, WE-SSD with three-line "American Watch Co" script signature, unusual painted numerals, lever escapement, 16J, GJS, ribbed and dividing line pattern NI damascene, s#987114. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.1 dwt (129.3 g). This case type, patented April 22, 1879, has small internal spring-loaded crown that is intended to ride within a screw-down cover that is now missing; the spring-loaded crown facilitates opening and closing of the mvt. However, one should note that the model 1872 mvt only has one front-plate case-screw affixed to a notch cut in the inside of the mvt ring, the only case-screw ever used in this watch, and the mvt can come loose when swinging the mvt out, so do so with caution. To find this case variety in 18K is quite rare.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect save for tiny microfleck at seconds hole; hands near mint; case shows light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, monogram detail clear, knurled detail worn on the tops and beginning to smooth over; bow tight but with very thinned apex, internal crown shows very light wear, external threaded cap missing; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 216

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Waltham, "D&RG Special" (Denver & Rio Grande), marked on both dial and mvt, model 1892, Crescent St grade, 18S, GF original Keystone J Boss HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GP bright-work and screw heads, fancy concentric pattern NI damascene, s#9544554. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide. We have only had one other in the OF variety.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, some plate cloudiness, light oxide on bright work; dial has internal corner hl above 7, wax-filled edge chip between 7 and 8, mostly covered by the bezel; near mint hands, fine seconds; case shows very light wear, a bit of brassing to the reeded tops on the band, some MFS, no dents but some tiny dings, ET detail fading here and there; brassy bow pivots at the touch, ideal replacement crown shows no wear but sits too high, stem needs to be shortened; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 217

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Waltham, "Dominion Railways" marked mvt, original WE-DSD with "Dominion" marked full color locomotive and coal car scene in center, 24-hour indications below numerals, model 1883, AT&Co grade, 18S, coin silver OF Junior No 1 recased pair cases with rose gold locomotive inlay on back, SW-SS, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#3795051. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: NR, runs face down, has pivot or jewel problem causing balance to stop face up, just below excellent mvt condition overall with some etching or microspeckle, MFS and one corrosion spot, minor oxide on bright-work; dial perfect in center and seconds, but outer chapter has many hls; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, some light dents or dings along edge and shoulder of outer, complete detail fading at shoulder; bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal. One may be able to find the perfect outer section of this dial.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 218

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, model 1879, 18S, 14K tested rose and multicolor gold original HC, raised locomotive on back cover with diamond in stack, plain front after removal of prior engraving, the test result in spite of the "Warranted 18K Fine" stamping, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1744018. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.5 dwt (145.4 g). The front cover has been taken down flat, probably to remove a large monogram and done when lasers were not available for filling.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, neat mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very light wear (omitting the front cover treatment), few MFS, reduction to multicolor detail along the bevel surrounding the locomotive, fine line detail gone in the center of the field behind the locomotive but present around it, creating a halo effect; the front reduction leaving the appearance of light dents or dings overall, and with not enough gauge left to grind dead flat, so the option might be to flow on a new planchet; bow tight but worn at arched center, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 219

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Appleton Tracy & Co, model 1883, 18S, very heavy 14K true box-hinged original HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE Roman DSD, lever escapement, 15J, GJS, quilted center pattern frosted NI damascene, s#3332149. Gross weight of assembled watch 112.3 dwt (174.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticking sluggishly, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, may grade near mint when the dirt is cleaned away, has one broken case-screw half-top; dial with two hls in center, another at 4; hour and seconds hands mint, minute dull and slightly bent; excellent case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, all detail but the edge detail atop the shoulder bevels complete and fairly sharp; bow tight, slight thinning at apex, crown shows very light wear with verdigris in break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 220

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1883, 18S, mint and highly detailed 14K solid gold original HC with gold cuvette, superb engraving of horse in woods on back, floral garden over blank shield in front, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric twisted ribbon pattern NI damascene, s#4631636. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.6 dwt (142.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with faint hl between center and seconds; hands near mint; mint case shows no wear, few MFS, cloudiness and scuffs in the blank shield only awaiting careful flat polishing, no dents or dings, exceptional crisp detail; mint, ultra-tight bow, mint crown shows no wear; good glass crystal. A gorgeous example, never worn but left on a flat surface to pick up the minor rubbing in the shield.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 221

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1883, 18S, warranted 14K US Assay multicolor gold Keller & Untermeyer original HC of unique design, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#7176797. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.8 dwt (145.8 g). The case is a normal hinged hunter in front with multicolor gold shield, flowers and leaves, but has an inset screwed back carrying further concentric forms in multicolor gold decoration, the central element being a star-form setting for a stone, in this case only glass but likely originally with diamond; then a base of leaves form another naturalistic star, with that composition surrounded by garlands festooned with further points. The entire composition is therefore a star within a star within a star, each of eight points. This is important, because this ornamental star design was patented by Henry Untermeyer in 1884, and became the subject of an infringement lawsuit against Freund & Freund, which was won by Untermeyer in the Court of Appeals in 1893. The judgment of the Court describes not only the star design ("ornament") in sufficient detail, but as well confirms that Keller and Untermeyer were jewelers who used the firm of Ball, Parker and Waters to make and ornament cases to their specifications until 1882. Benfield, foreman of the engraving department, left Ball, Parker and Waters and set up his own casemaking operation, Benfield & Tissot, and thereafter did all of the work for Keller and Untermeyer. From the serial number on the case, #561, and the serial numbers discussed at trial from Parker's shop (s#13000 plus), we can infer that this case was made by Benfield and Tissot and carries their number, as well as the patented design ornament. The trademark "K" within "U" was the only clue to finding this information.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial hl at 8; hands mint; near mint case shows very little wear, some MFS in blank shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail, only light reduction of the knurled edge to the screwed back; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 222

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1883, grade 25, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged recased USWCCo HC with gold cuvette, nearly full lead-weighted band, stag on back with very detailed face, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, quilted pattern frosted NI damascene, s#4339103. Gross weight of assembled watch 92.9 dwt (144.4 g). In this type of case construction, the band is weighted with lead, and flat springs lay over the surface of the lead.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial has crack below seconds, tiny edge fractures on top of seconds countersink, another fracture to the internal corner of the outer dial above 5; excellent hands. Case has had poorly executed stem and crown replacement, leaving an empty original detent screw-hole with roughness and scratches around, a new screw-site with more of the same, the new screw roughly engaging a poorly filed slot on the stem-crown assembly that should have been turned, resulting in rough winding and setting. This also causes the stem to hang up when pushed in, forcing one to pull the stem to re-engage the latch. And to make matters worse, inside on the case screw seat where the stem comes down, the seat has been peeled back to create an opening that accomplishes nothing except to expose the stem square. All of this will need to be fixed, please see our photos. Case otherwise shows hardly any wear, few MFS except for some in shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail and good color definition; tight gold bow with ample thinning at top, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 223

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1883 grade 25, 18S, warranted 14K recased HC signed "J D Sallade, Norristown, Pa," gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, Louis XIV hands, lever escapement, 15J, striking parallel sawtooth pattern frosted NI damascene, s#4029693. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.0 dwt (144.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; perfect dial, mint luster; mint hands; near mint case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents, three very light dings in front, one sharp ding to the ET back, almost a scratch; crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 224

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett, model 1883, 18S, 14K multicolor gold false box-hinged original Leon WCCo HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, three horse-heads on back with diamond eyes running neck and neck, SW-LS, WE Roman impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, Arabesque pattern NI damascene, s#16085077. Gross weight of assembled watch 94.7 dwt (147.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: Ticking very sluggishly, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial hl between center and seconds; hands near mint save for oxide patch on minute spade; case shows very little wear but has had a monogram in the raised shield partially removed, which is thick enough to allow laser filling and perfect finishing without removing the fine edge detail; case shows few MFS, a few very light dents or dings visible internally, mostly compression from the appliqués showing internally as is typical of thinner gauge covers, complete and crisp detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 225

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1877, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged NYWCCo recased HC, gold cuvette, no weighting in band (one weighted-back latch spring, lift spring changed to flat replacement, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#2505031. Gross weight of assembled watch 88.5 dwt (137.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, excellent luster but with scratch and fingerprint etching; dial has very faint hls between 5 and 6, also at 7; excellent hands, the minute slightly bent and only fine; case has had a monogrammed shield added using lead solder, now covering a lead-filled hole for setting a stone, visible on the inside center, not the kind of solder to use with gold, as gold dissolves easily in lead; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents, one ding in back visible inside, complete detail with little reduction, buck now with diamond eye, making him look quite the dude; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. The best approach with lead on gold is to remove it mechanically - the inside hole can be milled out until it goes into the gold of the later applied shield - the external lead around the shield can be removed delicately with a sharp graver, but it will take a steady hand and some artistry.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 226

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1883, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original Solidarity HC with gold cuvette, large diamond in back (4.7mm diameter, over .35-carat), no weighting in band, just full steel springs, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#5619913. Gross weight of assembled watch 96.2 dwt (149.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint but too small; case shows light even wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, detail highlights reduced overall, finer detail quite complete; bow tight but thinned at apex, crown shows medium wear and break; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 227

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1883, 18S, 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged recased HC with gold cuvette, lead-weighted spring backs form fitting to band, standing buck on back, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, Arabesque pattern NI damascene, s#9539830. Gross weight of assembled watch 95.4 dwt (148.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, although winding needs fresh lubrication; dial hl between 3 and 4; excellent hands, minute much lighter in tone; case shows very little wear, few MFS, one back dent on shoulder and another doubly creased on frame around stag, a few other cover dings, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear with tiny tool marks (see note below); clean plastic crystal. Note - The watch does not wind very easily due to dried grease within, but upon arrival was even harder to wind, due to a replaced stem detent screw that was torqued down and a touch long; this latter we shortened for smooth operation, but it might explain why there appear to be a few plier-marks on the crown.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 228

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett, early model 1857, "Appleton, Tracy & Co" signed dial, 18S, mint 14K tested original or model specific MWB&Co HC with ET gold cuvette and inside cover decoration, the cuvette engraved with owner's initials, KWKS, WED, unique pairing of polished spade and polished diamond hands, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#29862. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.8 dwt (130.4 g). The case is in outstanding condition, with no evidence of any other mvt having been in the case, single locator pin, single locator pin hole, single case screw site, all unaltered. The movement shows some light oxide bloom on the winding square and case-screw edge, matching the same oxide bloom on the lift spring screw under the bezel, indicating brief exposure to the same slightly moist or acidic environment a long time ago, as the watch sat unused.

Condition: Mvt: Running well, light oxide bloom as well on HS which may effect timekeeping, excellent mvt condition overall, the plates with variant toning and microspeckle, one MFS, clean screw tops in both blue and purple, the slots with limited marring from service; dial perfect, mint luster; hands mint, matching weight and period but different styles; mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, a few UFS in shield, no dents or dings, bow tight, hardly worn at apex, push shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 229

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1877, 18S, heavy 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original case with pink sapphire on back, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 10-13J, gilt mvt, s#2723959. Gross weight of assembled watch 96.7 dwt (150.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with crack from 2 to 4, other hls; hands in near mint purple, not quite matched for style, seconds excellent blue; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, finer detail just fading at the shoulders, higher detail evenly reduced; bow tight, slight central wear, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 230

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1877, 18S, heavy, mint 14K rose gold original AWCo HC with gold cuvette and scalloped band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#1773910. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.9 dwt (142.9 g). This case defines a high level of mint condition with no wear, as prior to engraving, the case was frosted (acid-etched). The etching of all plain areas is very elegant, at the same time that it is the first detail to vanish with wear or show any MFS. Here, the frosting is undisturbed, even at high points on the band, or the "shoulders" of the covers, as we call the vulnerable area of greatest curvature approaching the cover edges. The case has not been etched after the fact, as all engraving cuts are free of etching. Only the tiny polishing of the knife-edge tops of the crown knurling cause us to say, "hardly any wear." There are few cases as definitive to read for grading purposes.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking at low amplitude, near mint mvt condition overall, oil clouds that were the same on the barrel plate as on the main plate lifted right off with rodico, so the mvt will clean close to if not mint; perfect dial with only a double-scratch at 3 looking like a short line; near mint hands; mint case shows no wear, has faint residue from acid testing inside back, no MFS, no dents or dings, perfect crisp detail as described above; tight and unworn bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 231

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3200.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1883, 18S, mint 14K multicolor gold true box-hinged original BWCCo HC with gold cuvette and some weighting in band, large bird decoration, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#6082125. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.3 dwt (153.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some loose dirt and loss of letter blacking; dial has hl in seconds, another between 7 and 8; fine hands slightly bent, hour shortened; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents, one tiny ding on back, crisp detail, great color definition; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 232

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3800.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Pennsylvania Special model 1892, 18S, GF OF SB&B recase with locomotive decoration on back, SW-LS, WE-DSD with full Pennsylvania Special marking as on mvt, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, concentric banded & arcaded pattern NI damascene, gilt bright-work and screw-heads, s#13044030. Our company has also sold s#13044021 and s#13044044 over the years, and has s#13044017 from the same collection as the present watch, all from the same production run of only 50.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, very slight marring to balance and escape cap settings; dial with wax-filled loss at internal corner above 7, matching hl across internal corner above 5; hands mint; case shows little wear, no brass, some MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Excellent example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 233

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Samuel Curtis, 18S, coin silver OF original case with silver cuvette, bearing eagle and unique anchor hallmarks in separate cameos, the anchor different from the later Dueber marking, the case also bearing #535, one digit before the mvt serial number, KWKS, unsigned WED, English style gold hands, lever escapement, 15J, DES, screwed-in jewel settings, gilt mvt, s#536. Gross weight of assembled watch 63.7 dwt (99.2 g). This is the first example we have had in ages in definitively original, unaltered case.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some fingerprint etching and limited white speckle; dial with hl through 12, hl from center to 6, straight through seconds hole; hands fine, straightened many times; case shows medium wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, no trace of prior detail, appears to have been plain polished; bow loose, thinned at apex, appears original; glass crystal with small edge fracture at 8. An honest, original example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 234

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Wm Ellery, model 1877, 18S, 14K red gold tested original HC with scalloped band, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11J, gilt mvt, s#1104545. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.9 dwt (121.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, cloudiness lifts with rodico so will clean in solution nicely; dial has a small hl between 3 and 4; hands would be mint if straightened; mint case shows no wear, no MFS, a few slight dents to covers, no dings, inside front cover are crease marks from the scallops not seen in back, crisp and bright detail; tight bow with chain-guard, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 235

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: EPW - "Orlando," Swiss minute repeating chronograph, 58mm, 18K original HC with gold cuvette engraved "No 11002, Répétition à Minutes, Chronographe, 17 Rubis," SW-LS, WE impressed DSD with 24-hour indications, outer chapter divided in fifths of seconds, lever escapement, 17J, gilt mvt, s#11002. The mvt bears Swiss patent +13244, a patent for the push design awarded to Barbezat-Baillot on May 15, 1897. The Orlando trademark was registered by N Weill Fils of Fabrique Orlando, La Chaux-de-Fonds, on July 23, 1906. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.5 dwt (128.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and strong tone; good chronograph functions, except that depending on the angle one pushes the button, it may hang up and not return out, only to be released with another quick push; perfect dial; mint blue hands, excellent seconds and sweep in purple; case has weak lift spring, shows light wear, many MFS, lots of dents, creases and dings to the light gauge covers and band; tight plated bow, crown shows light wear and break, the central button to open the case is crooked; good glass crystal shows rubbing from chronograph hand.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 236

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2300.00

Description: EPW - "Wunderwerk I," quarter repeating chronograph, 55mm, 14K original HC with signed gilt cuvette, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#77526 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.1 dwt (109.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function, loud tone, good chronograph functions; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, many MFS, a few light dents and dings around back shoulder, monogram detail reduced; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 237

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: EPW - "Aug Heckel in Wien" (Augustin Heckel or Heckhel, Vienna, listed circa 1770), Austrian market Continental verge fusee pear-form watch, 34mm x 58mm, gilt-silver-mounted porcelain-bodied original case, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#51. Gross weight of assembled watch 25.2 dwt (39.2 g). The exterior scenes are of lovers and women in pastoral settings, the inner scenes of buildings in landscape. Unlike other Viennese enamels one sees, this type was made by Heckel with his own mechanism, rather than using recycled earlier mechanisms, a cottage industry in Austria from the end of the 18th century well into the 19th century.

Condition: Mvt: NR, complete, chain wrapped fully around barrel but detached from fusee, hook may be broken, staff broken, fine mvt condition overall; dial chipped all around winding hole, parallel hls at 7, othe minor hls; hands replaced with modern Breguet style; case shows little wear, no breaks, perfect enamel with only one scratch, complete detail with nice color definition; mounts tarnished, gilding gone externally, traces remain internally with very dark tarnish; good glass crystal. A nice 18th-century enamel form-watch awaiting repair of its mechanism.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 238

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: EPW - A Huguenin & Sons, two-train stop-start chronograph with jumping quarter seconds, no return feature, 52mm, original 18K tested ET gold HC with Neuchâtel chevron hallmark (known to represent at least 16K in its initial usage), KWKS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in quarter-seconds, fully capped lever escapement with capped jump-wheel, fully jeweled trains, at least 29J, GJS, gold trains, compensation balance, overcoil hairspring, counterpoised pallet, chronograph activated by button on band with locking slide to prevent accidental activation, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#7922. Gross weight of assembled watch 75.4 dwt (117.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, many MFS; good chronograph and jump functions, the quarter jump set to coincide with the sweep on each second; dial perfect, mint luster; near mint gold or dark purple hands; case shows light wear, some MFS, many on cuvette, two small soft dents, ET detail vanishing along the shoulders; tight chain guard bow flattened at top, perhaps repaired, push shows ample wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 239

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: EPW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, DUF grade (Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation), 54mm, 14K 0.585 marked solid gold original Lange-signed HC with German stamps, gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with single banking pin, 15J, gilt mvt, s#95329. Gross weight of assembled watch 61.9 dwt (96.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows very little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; plastic hunting crystal not fitting well, as usual.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 240

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: EPW - A Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, deck watch, observation timepiece (Beobachtungsuhr) with winding indicator, 55mm, CPBM (chrome-plated base metal) OF snap-case, SW-pin-set, original silvered dial with sunken WI at 9 and sunken seconds at 3, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#205050. The watch probably dates from later in the war and was probably in service.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plates dark and dull, tiny oxide specks and powder on all bright work; dial fine, many dark MFS, some fingerprint etching, silvering and graphics complete; hands excellent, limited oxide; case shows light wear, complete plating, many MFS, light compression dents to back, no dings; bow pivots freely, crown shows almost medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 241

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: EPW - Agassiz Watch Co, Swiss, for Benedict Bros, New York, 45mm, 18K OF original case with gold cuvette engraved "From Mrs H J Unger, May 17, 1913," interior back engraved "October 26, 1968, To Andy with all my love, Dad," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 21J, fausses-côtes NI damascene mvt marked "Extra" and "8 Adjustments," s#23199424. Gross weight of assembled watch 40.6 dwt (63.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy surface; dial has multiple hls and edge fractures; near mint blued hands; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS and FS, no dents, two dings on back; fine tight bow, crown shows light wear; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 242

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: EPW - Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co, Philadelphia, Swiss chronograph with instantaneous 60-minute register, 50mm, 18K marked and tested rose gold OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WED with sunken seconds and register, red outer chapters to main and both sub-dials, lever escapement with capped escape, at least 18J, fausses-côtes pattern NI damascene, s#40307 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 58.6 dwt (91.2 g). The instantaneous register allows loading and release of the register wheel, which then pops to the next minute exactly as the sweep passes 60.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, some MFS; good chronograph functions, perfect jump-function for register; dial perfect; hands near mint purple, sweep mint blue; hands now set perfectly on the 60-seconds mark; case shows very light wear, profuse MFS, barely visible dents or dings in band only; bow tight, barely worn, crown shows very light wear and brass highlights; good glass crystal. A very elegant twist for the chronograph mechanism, and the red chapters are the icing on the cake.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 243

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: EPW - Bautte & Moynier à Genève (active from the 1820's to the 1830's), quarter repeater, 54mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with signed gold cuvette, bearing triple-stamped "B&M" lozenge marks along with the Geneva stamp for full 18K quality in use from 1815-1880 on horological items, KWKS, Tavernier-style silver ET dial, cylinder escapement, 6J, gilt mvt with floating barrel, s#24211. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.8 dwt (97.8 g). Jean François Bautte (1772-1837) is shown by Loomes as an eminent maker involved in the creation of "very thin" watches, in various partnerships as Moulinie & Bautte (1793-1804), Moulinie, Bautte & Moynier (1804-1820's), and J F Bautte alone until the succession by Russel & Fils around 1840.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; good repeat function and tone; dial excellent-plus, faint tarnish, nick to guilloché edge above seconds, few other MFS, good wax-fill; hands fine original; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanishing just at the shoulder, complete band detail; bow tight, hardly worn, pendant shows very light wear; good glass crystal. Excellent original example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 244

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: EPW - Continental quarter hour repeating musical watch, 58mm, 18K rose gold tested OF original case with spring-loaded gilt cuvette elaborately engraved around winding holes for music and time, KWKS, cream-color ED, blued hands, cylinder escapement, extensively engraved gilt mvt with scrolled musical barrel, without numbers. Gross weight of assembled watch 105.1 dwt (163.4 g). The watch repeats with plunging of the pendant, plays music on the hour or upon activation with the slide on band at 2; the slide at 11 is for locking the pendant against activation.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, sparse oxide powder and clouds on steel components; repeat function good, but gong tone is tinny; musical function goes off every hour but not on the hour, will need adjustment, tone is tinkling and off-key, sounds better on resonant surface; dial with several hls running from top to bottom, fracture at 11; hands near mint; original case has had its back planchet knocked out and soldered back in with some use of lead solder, leaving some pits and holes along the repair, the heat altering the interior color; case otherwise shows medium wear, some MFS, light dents or dings overall, a short sharp crease; closure good; bow & pendant original without much play; flat-domed glass crystal with single edge chip.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 245

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4600.00

Description: EPW - Continental skeletonized quarter repeating Jaquemarts automaton fusee, the cuvette signed "Jas Smith, Woolton 1839," a known watchmaker from this suburb of Liverpool, 57mm, silver OF original case with rose-gilt bezels and gilt spring-loaded cuvette, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#317 and #89 within case. The watch could either have been sold through the maker, James Smith, or owned by Smith or another person with this common name. The number is ambiguous, as it could be either a date or serial number, but without prefix, it is more likely to be a date. Gross weight of assembled watch 90.9 dwt (141.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, many MFS, one case screw (that holds the mvt to the cuvette ring) is missing, little oxide on steel components; repeat function is good, slow and with strong tone, but turns over a few minutes past the hour or quarter, probably caused by the replacement minute hand orientation on its square; dial perfect; hands replaced, generic, hour was loose when the watch came to us and may need to be staked to be secure; original case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents, a few very light dings; closure and cuvette action good; bow & pendant original, bow nice and tight; good domed glass crystal, a second plastic crystal, replacing original glass, fashioned underneath with hole drilled in center for setting, not quite fitting the internal bezel.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 246

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3400.00

Description: EPW - Continental verge fusee with inset repoussé silver foil panel by Cochin conserved under glass, 56mm, silver OF original consular case with special back and bezel to accept the panel, casemaker's stamp "CL" in lozenge, partly obscured, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#15187 within case-interior, circa 1800. Gross weight of assembled watch 68.0 dwt (105.7 g). Daniel Cochin was a famous repoussé artist from France, accepted as master engraver in Geneva in 1732 and continuing to work until 1770. Some of his work is marked "D Cochin," while other pieces are marked "Cochin F," interpreted as "Cochin Fecit." This particular scene is identical to another of the same signature on a far earlier watch by Daniel Quare. Around 1800, a number of watches appeared similar to this one, with exquisite foil scenes preserved under domed glass and with one of Cochin's signatures, including two examples from the Marfels Collection discussed in the Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie in 1890. So it is evident that sculpted forms of the original scenes created by Cochin were used to create foil impressions, preserving his work in impressive fashion.

Condition: Mvt: NR, chain off barrel but with good hook, staff seems sound but escapement does not function with pressure, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial nearly perfect, small conchoidal flake at winding hole; hands excellent gilt stamped with different tips; original case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, some smoothing of the fluted band detail; closure good; repoussé panel excellent, not quite fitting in its internal bezel but stable under the glass; bow & pendant original, identical to one of the Marfels examples; good domed glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 247

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $350.00

Description: EPW - Couleru-Meuri patent Swiss double-dial traveler's watch for Turkish market, 48mm, 14K tested OF original snap-case with dials front and back, SW-pin-set for one dial and LS for the other (not functioning correctly), black dial with Turkish numerals, rose and blue basse-taille enamel with Arabic numerals, both the latter dial and mvt marked "Brevet No 171," lever escapement, 15J, electrum-gilt mvt, s#61492 with subscript 11 under black dial on front plate. Gross weight of assembled watch dwt ( g). The patent is entitled, "Montre double-tour d'heures et minutes, remontoir au pendant avec deux mises à l'heure," granted on January 28, 1889 to Couleru-Meuri, indicating the intention to have a double-time watch, stem winding with separate setting mechanisms. Those two separate systems require both frictional dependence and independence between the separate train gearing and posts, which are currently not set up properly, causing either or both setting mechanisms to set both dials in opposite directions, and causing the Arabic dial to run backwards while the Turkish dial with seconds runs clockwise. This should prove an interesting exercise to straighten out, and will require full disassembly to troubleshoot.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fair mvt condition overall needing full OH, repair of a stripped bridge screw for the back dial train that allows the hour wheel to bypass, plus the remaining relative friction interactions to sort out; black dial nearly perfect, edge roughness at 10, guilloché enamel dial with impact spider fracture at 11; hands fine, mixed and matched overall; thinner gauge case shows light wear, some MFS, some dents and dings; replaced GF bow not fitting quite right, crown shows medium wear and polished break; glass crystals equally scratched on both sides.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 248

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: EPW - Fabrique Germinal, Chaux-de-Fonds, quarter repeater, 49mm, 14K original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 17J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#151295. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.0 dwt (66.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall; good repeat function, hour hammer too close to gong, needs adjustment to prevent rattle; dial perfect; hands excellent; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents, but a heavy scuff mark in the monogram, tiny ding in back, clear detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 249

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: EPW - George Prior, London (active 1765-1812, succeeded by Edward), giant triple-case verge fusee coach watch for Turkish market, 85mm, sterling silver OF original triple-cases, the outer silver-mounted and covered in tortoise shell piqué, the second and inner bearing London hallmarks for 1787, casemaker's incuse mark "I.R" below crescent for the prolific James Richards, at many addresses from 1762 to 1822, but at 9 Bridgewater Square with this mark from 1784 to 1799, not yet recorded with the crescent mark above and perhaps only to be found on watches bound for the Middle East, KWKS, WED with Turkish numerals, poker and beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#18550. Gross weight of assembled watch 192.3 dwt (299.1 g). This is the largest example of this type from this maker we have had to date, with informal papers in back bearing writing in Arabic.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components, occasional sanding to screw-heads; dial perfect; hands excellent; original outer case shows little wear, complete shell with short crack and loss near button only, some piqué rivets missing but at least some remain at every four-point site, few MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good but top crushed; original second case shows hardly any wear, pristine tarnish around bezel opening where exposed by outer case, few MFS, no dents or dings; original inner case shows hardly any wear, pristine tanish to bezel-top where exposed by second case opening, few MFS, no dents but a few minor dings in back; bow & pendant original, very little wear to through-pin and junction, only slight looseness; good domed glass crystal. Obviously spent most of its years secreted in a safe place, gently aging, atmospheric sulfur slowly reacting with only the exposed silver surfaces to create its dark tarnish. A terrific example, from the eldest maker of the Prior family to create this favorite watch of the Arabian world, which his heirs continued to make in the same fashion for a century.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 250

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: EPW - Henry Capt, Genève, half-quarter repeating chronograph, lever chronometer, 52mm, heavy 18K pink gold original HC fully signed inside back, hinged observation cover acting as cuvette, the "HC" and eagle logo within back of Henry Capt, E Gallopin & Cie, registered November 1, 1880, SW-LS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement passing basic chronometer certification, fully jeweled repeat train, probably 34J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#32696, matching numbers on case. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.9 dwt (132.1 g). The matter of Henry Capt's "Demi-Chronomètre" and "Chronomètre" markings has been studied by our own local scientist and horologist Jon Weber, who has concluded that Capt would create his best fully jeweled, fully adjusted timepieces to be as accurate as other technical chronometers, and if they attained first-tier certification would be labeled, "Chronomètre," as is the present example, and if not, would be marked "Demi-Chronomètre," as a designation of non-certified chronometer grade. Rolex had a similar strategy in the next century, when it was discovered that among the mvts mass produced for Wilsdorf, a certain number fell under the center of the probability curve for timekeeping accuracy, and these were susceptible to chronometer classification. Such was the birth of the "Rolex Chronometer Officially Certified." The slide-activated half-quarter repeater strikes hours on the low tone, quarters on double tone, and if 7.5 minutes past any quarter, strikes an additional high-tone.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, no oxide, any oil spots on bright-work lifted right off with rodico; good repeat function and tone; good chronograph functions; dial almost perfect, small hl at 4 from edge through chapter; hands mint purple, ideal replacement sweep is mint blue; near mint heavily constructed case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail complete, only fading at the precise bevel edges; bow tight, barely thinned, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals, both now cleaned and clear. A beautiful example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 251

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $8000.00

Description: EPW - Huguenin Breguet, Swiss minute repeater, 46mm, 14K gold OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#24844, ca 1900. Gross weight of assembled watch 48.0 dwt (74.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall BUT: when the watch arrived at this desk, the repeat, after lubrication of the repeat train, struck the same hours, quarters and minutes regardless of what the time was set at; this was because the minute snail had come loose off the minute wheel and surprise piece assembly; worse, the surprise piece has four tails matching the minute snail, and one of the tips is broken off; the tip could not be found on cursory inspection; the surprise piece is screwed in two places to its assembly, and the tip broke off at one of the screw sites, allowing a slight bit of play to the mounting; with the tools on hand at this desk, the writer was able to friction the snail back in position but not properly stake it, as the shaft was too long for any punch, and the limiting pin is in the way; so the part may friction off again; regardless of these limitations, once reassembled, the watch has struck properly after each adjustment, except for severe slow down toward the end of strike at 12:59; because the surprise piece has one tip broken, one may get a false strike at one of the quarter hour positions for one or two minutes, delaying when the next quarter turns over; the tone is good, the mechanism needing OH, tip repair and secure staking to finish the job; dial has light hl at edge near 3; near mint fancy gilt hands; case shows little wear, few MFS, slight impression on back, barely a ding, two flat dents on band, no other dings; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 252

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: EPW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 48mm, 14K OF original case with fully signed gold cuvette, the latter inartfully engraved "From Father Sept 23, 1922," SW-SS, original two-tone gilt and silvered 24-hour dial, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#733213, ca 1920s. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.9 dwt (68.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, the pallet bridge with pristine blue tarnish over gilding, the balance cock with brown tarnish, all remaining gilding mint and normal in color, one case screw missing from mvt ring; fine dial shows tarnish, discoloration and stains, the gilt area in the nicest condition; excellent but mismatched hands; case shows very little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, quality hallmark on back lift, crisp pinstripe and monogram detail; tight decorative bow also with hallmark, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal with excess glue residue.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 253

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: EPW - J Assmann, Glashütte I/Sachsen, quality 1a (erste Qualität), 58mm, heavy 14K rose gold Louis XV style original HC with gilt cuvette, metal mvt ring, full German market and Swiss hallmarks, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement with gold pallet and escape wheel, 20J, DES (Diamantdeckstein), screwed-in GJS (verschraubten Goldchatons), gilt mvt, s#9912, ca 1900. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.0 dwt (124.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight tarnish or dullness to plates that may clean; dial perfect, but the seconds dial is loose and rotates freely, needing to be reaffixed, there is a scratch through the 7 numeral, and the end of "Sachsen" is faded; replaced blued hands in near mint blue, should have been gold Louis XV, replaced gilt seconds too small; near mint case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, unworn, crown shows little wear, push shows brass edge; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 254

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: EPW - J Assmann, Glashütte I/Sachsen, Swiss type, 53mm, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, full German hallmarks and Assmann logo, SW-SS, WE-DSD, lever escapement with moustache counterpoised pallet, 15J, gilt mvt, s#21274. Comes with 14K gold fob, holding silver ancient Greek Ptolemy VI coin that we believe to be a copy, but we have not examined ancient coins to any extent, and do not know. Gross weight of assembled watch alone 59.0 dwt (91.7 g); fob alone weighs 13.4 dwt (20.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, one faint speck on barrel bridge; dial perfect, slight etching; hands mint; case cover has had hinge repair, leaving slight separation; case shows light wear, many MFS, one dent in band a 7, another lighter dent at 11, a slight ding in front and one larger in back; replacement brass bow is loose and misshapen, crown shows light wear, push has lost its cap and shows corroded undermetal; good glass crystal. Fob shows light wear to the links, coin has wear to highlights, grainy field as one might expect from a casting.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 255

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: EPW - J M French, Royal Exchange, London (Santiago James Moore French, Royal Exchange and Sweetings Alley, in the Clockmakers Company 1810-1844, known for chronometers according to Loomes), imported Swiss free-sprung fusee pocket chronometer finished in English taste, 51mm, crisp 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette marked "Chronometer," London hallmarks for 1842, casemaker's mark "GH" in oval cameo for Gustavus Huguenin registered at 12 Ashby Street, Clerkenwell on September 30, 1842, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully jeweled pivoted detent escapement with helical HS, 16J, DES, unmarked gilt mvt, s#1383 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.9 dwt (104.1 g). There is a listing as well simply for "Huguenin" in London circa 1850 that may be the same individual as the listed casemaker, but it is likely that the Huguenin family had something to do with French and the venture to import chronometers, as there are other markings on the case that one would associate with Continental casemakers. Perhaps Huguenin's registration was more like a legal sponsorship, prior to the import mark system.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, minor cloudiness and a few MFS; dial perfect; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, a few MFS and tiny scuffs to tops of crisp ET distracting from what would be mint condition, very light flat dent on cover, a few other minor dings, perfect band, crisp and complete detail; bow tight, unworn, push shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 256

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: EPW - John Ellicott, London (John I, the father, apprenticed 1687, joined the Clockmaker's Company circa 1696, his eminent son John II joined him circa 1728, John I passed away 1733), fusee with silver balance cock, gold inner and leather outer pair cases, 54mm, 22K tested OF original inner case (called "box" in this period) bearing London hallmarks for 1723, casemaker's mark incuse "ID" probably for the famous John Delander, who started in the 17th century and whose mark has been seen on cases as late as 1729, gilt tombac alloy leather piqué outer of the same period and probably original, KWKS, signed gold champlevé dial, the mvt professionally converted to English pointed-tooth lever escapement, retaining original solid balance and regulation system, gilt mvt with sterling silver pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#574. Gross weight of assembled watch 80.8 dwt (125.6 g). There are some points to consider with this watch that will require more research. The signature on the plate is identical to an unnumbered example attributed to the son in "The English Watch" by Terrence Camerer-Cuss, which had signed silver dust-cap as well. This watch never had a dust cap. Serial number ranges for the son are also mentioned in Loomes, with s#400 circa 1730. It would seem both that this would be the father's serial number series, dating correctly to 1723, five years before the son joined him, the inner with original pendant and bow by Delander, and the work without the dust-cap which came slightly later. Perhaps the continuity of the shop's engraver is why the hand is identical in this and the other example in Cuss. This is a wonderful example save for the conversion, but even that was done well.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show mint gilding, no oxide on steel or blued components; dial mint save for being cleaned and the blacking painted rather than correctly re-waxed; hands in near mint blue, not appearing refinished; original outer case shows light wear, the leather original, shriveled with the ravages of time, yielding verdigris beneath, and with complete piqué in the central star decoration, other bits of leather gone along with a few of the single points, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents but a few dings; bow & pendant original with light wear and minor distortion to the bow, the through-screw perhaps replaced; good domed glass crystal. An amazing piece to learn more about.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 257

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3400.00

Description: EPW - John Taylor, Rochedale, "Sole Maker" of "Williams Patent No 4762" 1/16 seconds timer, 58mm, heavy sterling silver OF original HB&B case with silver cuvette bearing Chester hallmarks for 1892, casemaker's mark "CH" in rectangular cameo, possibly for Charles Hill of Coventry, SW-KS while retaining KW square, WED, curious form of rapidly oscillating pin-lever escapement, the pins acting within the teeth of a normal gear functioning as escape wheel, 9-12J, gilt mvt, s#2116. Gross weight of assembled watch 112.5 dwt (175.0 g). The start-stop activation is by lever on the band, the keyless winding crown for going barrel, setting only by key. Eminent horologist David Penney notes on his website, Antiquewatchstore.com, that the original 1890 patent did not specify any particular use outside of an "improvement" in stopwatches. Loomes lists Taylor's activities only from 1902-1912, and then as successor to John & Edmund Taylor, active 1848-1858, so clearly only part of the firm's history is showing. Penney's example online shows the total product of the firm at nearly 40,000 by 1910. One may assume only a fraction of that production involved this patent type.

Condition: Mvt: Running quite well after lubrication of the pins with 9415, now only occasionally stopping, shifting the lever down and back sets it off again, will need OH, excellent mvt condition overall save for scored scratches around the winding square, and a few stray MFS; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, few MFS, light tarnish, no dents or dings, clear garter detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 258

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: EPW - Joseph Johnson, 87 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, lever fusee, 47mm, 18K tested original consular HC bearing Chester hallmarks for 1853, casemaker's mark "TC" in rectangular cameo for Thomas Cubbin or Cumming of Liverpool, the official record indistinct, crowned "18" mark in cameo testing out at full quality, KWKS, multicolor gold, ET and engraved dial, lever escapement with gold balance, DES, 12-16J, gilt mvt missing its gilt locking dust-cap, s#2635. Gross weight of assembled watch 59.5 dwt (92.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial excellent, some MFS, not much color definition; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, finer detail complete in front but fading at shoulders in back; bow acutely thinned at apex, pendant shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 259

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, rare pivoted detent chronometer, 54mm, heavy 18K yellow gold original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-button-set, WE-SSD, fully capped pivoted detent chronometer escapement, 20J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#10343. Gross weight of assembled watch 98.7 dwt (153.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mechanically excellent, fine mvt condition overall due to plate cloudiness, microspeckle, rash, and etching, but with two areas that have been partially cleaned of any surface defect without polishing, leaving bright damascene graining - if this could be accomplished for the remaining plate area, the watch would grade near mint; dial is perfect with near mint luster, hardly any MFS; hands mint, seconds with pristine iridescence; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings to covers, the band with slightest dings at 6, ET detail complete with hardly any reduction; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 260

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5200.00

Description: EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, 55mm, massive 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette additionally bearing owner's name "E R Wheelock, Chicago Ill," presentation inside back reads, "Oriental Lodge #33 AF & AM, Lafayette Chapter No 2, Apollo Commandery No 1, KT, Oriental Consistory 32 SPRS," SW-bow-set (with the cover open, press the bow down against the glass - it will not set with cover closed), WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, unusual concentric microspotted NI damascene, s#11702. Gross weight of assembled watch 110.7 dwt (172.4 g). A most impressive example.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, some plate clouds; dial with hl at 12:30 and another at 2:30; hands mint, seconds changed, too small; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail fading but not yet vanished at the shoulders; bow tight, setting works perfectly, crown shows very light wear, no break to the thick solid gold shell; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 261

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5200.00

Description: EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, 54mm, very heavy 18K original HC with signed ET gold cuvette, important RR presentation within front cover, "Presented to Thomas L Kimball, Genl Agent Pennsylvania RR, by his Rail Road associates as a Token of their Friendship and Esteem, April 10, 1867," SW-bow-set, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#10617 on case and mvt. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.6 dwt (155.0 g). According to the website of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, founded by railroad, utility and real estate magnate Henry Huntington in 1919, Thomas Kimball (1831-1901) was an official for the Pennsylvania and the Union Pacific Railroads, and worked with Thomas Scott and Jay Gould. This southern Californian collections-based non-profit educational and research institute published this information for their 2012 exhibition, "Visions of Empire: The Quest for a Railroad Across America, 1840-1880," and we thank them for keeping this posting active. The case was later hand-engraved with images of steam locomotives, after the original engine-turning wore away.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, needs cleaning; dial perfect but the seconds bit is loose and rotated, requiring re-affixing; hands near mint but very dark; case showed substantial smooth wear with only the buttons of the engine turning remaining, and then was lightly engraved; case has many MFS, no dents or dings, reeded band detail complete; bow snug, operating the setting, worn at apex with the stops quite worn, crown shows abundant wear but is still all gold; good glass crystal. Some might enjoy the new decoration, but laser filling and smooth polishing is another option.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 262

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: EPW - Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, with associated Tiffany and Co box for a thinner watch, 45mm, 18K tested original HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19-20J, gilt mvt, s#5171, with keys for winding (small square) and setting (larger square). Gross weight of assembled watch 54.5 dwt (84.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands original mint dark purple; case shows abundant smooth wear, many MFS, a few very light dents or dings in front but none in band or back, ET detail nearly all gone; bow was plated, now brassy, fitting tightly on its through-pin; good glass crystal; Tiffany box is in excellent shape with rubbing on bottom but little on top, closes nicely when empty, cannot be closed at all with this watch inside.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 263

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: EPW - L Leroy & Cie, 7, Boulevard de la Madeleine à Paris, slim high-grade minute repeater, 48mm, 18K OF original snap-B&B case, the back with finely engraved and enameled coat-of-arms, French eagle's head touchmarks, SW-SS, taille-douce silvered dial with 12 sections, in the manner of Cartier dials of the period, lever escapement with capped escape, fully jeweled repeat train through the hammers, probably 29J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#67171. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.7 dwt (50.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light cloudiness to plates; good repeat functions, slowing at the end of a 14-minute run, need for lubrication of governor train; dial near mint original, only faint tarnish, typical graphics; hands near mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, some minor losses to enamel detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 264

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4000.00

Description: EPW - Late 18th century gold and enamel case with mvt of the same period for potential fitting, mvt by Frères Esquivillons, Genève, fusee with verge escapement, KWKS, WED, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, 37.05mm dial diameter, 35.95mm pillar plate diameter, case with 36.86mm opening diameter to accept mvt, case hinge will roughly align with mvt hinge, filler tubing and mvt ring needed, 18K tested OF consular case with enameled scene of woman and dog before memorial over pink basse-taille enamel field, outer diameter of case 45mm. Gross weight of case alone 10.2 dwt (15.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: Escapement will turn over with pressure but not upon partial winding, needs motion work, has only cannon pinion and incorrect minute wheel, no hour wheel, plates show good gilding, little oxide on steel components; original dial unpinned, one foot too short, the other two need piercing again for pinning; dial nearly perfect, scratch through 12; hands fine period gilt stamped but with detail flattened on top; case shows little wear, some MFS to perfect enamel back, no dents or dings, two sections of front bezel enamel gone; closure good; bow & pendant original with good enamel; will need domed glass crystal. A doable project.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 265

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: EPW - Le Roy à Paris (earlier than the famous brothers), early 18th century onion-style verge fusee, 53mm, silver OF original consular repoussé case without markings, KWKS, original signed silver champlevé dial, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge with birds, silver pierced and foliate scrolled mask for regulator disk mounting, without numbers, accompanied with period or only slightly later silver watch chain, swan's neck and key, measuring 11 inches at greatest extension, the key stamped with maker's mark, "F." Gross weight of assembled watch with chain and attachments 84.5 dwt (131.4 g). The two famous brothers, Julien and Pierre Le Roy, were sons to Pierre the first, who could possibly be the maker of this watch. There are other Le Roy makers in Paris in the early 18th century, so we can find nothing conclusive for this fairly common name. The watch dates from 1710-1730, and certainly has the quality that one would expect of the father of such great talents, and is in wonderful original condition. The scene on the back is the "Judgment of Paris," where among various legends Zeus assigned the task of judging Hera, Athena or Aphrodite to the mortal, Paris, who was to name the most beautiful. His choice after various seductions was naturally a cause of the Trojan War, Zeus having been smart enough to stay out of it. The scene is found on repoussé watches from both England and the Continent, one of the more popular contemplations of the 18th century.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, light oxide and some rust bloom on some steel components; dial with soft dent at 45 minutes and another smaller at 10 minutes, otherwise excellent original; hands excellent original gilt-pierced; original case shows light wear the facial detail now gone, but the body shapes still lovely and distinct, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; closure good; ring-bow & pendant original with little wear; probably the original domed glass crystal with sparse abraded scratches overall, but still sound; chain and key show similar light to very light wear with some distortion of the round links, little reduction of detail. Top marks for originality.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 266

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: EPW - Léon Jaccard, Locle, pivoted detent pocket chronometer after Grossmann's escapement, the mvt signed after the fact "Albert Pellaton-Favre, Le Locle" as an attribution, 54mm, 14K OF original Swiss HB&B case with gold cuvette engraved "Chronomètre, 20 Ruby" with the initials of the owner, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, fully capped pivoted detent chronometer escapement after Grossmann's design, aligned in circular array concentric with balance as one might see in a tourbillon design, 20J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#80 stamped under dial, case #1920. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.1 dwt (123.0 g). The plates were hand-engraved after the fact with Pellaton's name and city, something he never would have done, and the attribution may or may not be correct. Certainly the general style, layout and execution are consistent with images we can find of Pellaton's work. However, an identical mvt with identical escapement can be seen in "Die Taschenuhrensammlung von Gerd Ahrens," Volume I, page 295, signed "Ch Barbier, Genève" on dial, where the escapement is identified and illustrated. C-H Barbier is listed in the "Dictionnaire des Horlogers" published by Worldtempus.com, as a highly reputable watchmaker and merchant of the late 19th to early 20th century, successor of Zentler Frères, and manufacturer of high grade and complicated watches. This does not resolve who specifically made the escapement and finished the watch in question, but serves as a starting point for research. We can find little else on Barbier. As stated next to the illustration from the Ahrens text, the HS has an over-swing limiting device attached at the beginning rise of the Breguet overcoil.

Condition: Mvt: Running well and apparently keeping time but the regulator is well off the scale, so some analysis is needed, excellent mvt condition overall were it not for the unnecessary engraving, minor plate cloudiness and a few MFS; dial with single hl from 2 running below signature; hands mint gold; case shows very little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow pivots at the touch, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 268

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: EPW - Louis Audemars, Brassus, Suisse, minute repeater, 52mm, 18K original HC with Jurgensen lips, gold cuvette with elaborate engraving of company accomplishments: "Medals awarded at the Exhibitions of London...1851, New York...1853, Paris...1855, Minutes [sic] repeater, straight anchor escapement, compensation balance, twenty-two holes jewelled [sic] - Ls Audemars, Brassus (Suisse), 1st prize medal awarded at Paris 1856 by the Agricultural, Manufacturing, Commercial and National Academy," triple signed, SW-pin-set, WE-SSD, compensated balance, fully capped lever escapement, fully jeweled repeat train through the hammers, gold train, fausses-côtes NI damascene, wolf's tooth winding, s#9794. The convention, "twenty-two holes jeweled" does not include caps or pallet stones, so the mechanism has 30J. Gross weight of assembled watch 85.8 dwt (133.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition at least, slight plate cloudiness with some MFS around mvt signature, near mint bright work, mint winding wheels; good repeat function with bright tone, the hour strike may rattle at the end of 12 hours, needing tiny hammer-tail endpiece adjustment; dial has a hl at 1; dark purple Breguet moon hands would be near mint, but the ultra-fine minute tip is broken off short; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail fading out at the shoulders; tight bow, slight wear inside apex, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 269

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $7800.00

Description: EPW - Louis Duchène et fils à Genève (late 18th century to ca 1810), musical quarter repeater, 57mm, 18K rose gold OF original case, gilt cuvette, KWKS, gold foil taille-douce and engine-turned plaque dial with white enamel round plaques for numerals and white enamel chapter and signature arc, cylinder escapement, gilt mvt with two barrels, s#759. Gross weight of assembled watch 79.6 dwt (123.8 g). Plunging the pendant activates the repeat system; the music plays on the hour or on demand, or may be set to silent. Watches such as this actually have three mainsprings, one for time, one for music, and one for repeat train, the latter wound and repeat tripped at end by the plunge action. The bow has a jump-ring and antique tab engraved with the number "126," perhaps a collection inventory tag.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, good repeat function and tone, good musical function, delicate tone always sounding a bit better when place on a resonant surface, good silent function that prevents music from being tripped on the hour, good activation function - slide toward pendant to activate, return lever on band to prior position to limit play to one cycle; dial near mint except for enamel loss at 11 both in chapter and plaque; hands original, but the minute tip has been replaced in gold; case shows little wear, few MFS, some dents to band, a number of minor dings to back and edges, ET detail on slightly reduced on the shoulder; bow pivots freely, little worn, pendant shows little wear; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 270

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3400.00

Description: EPW - Meyer à Paris (François, active 1771-1789), fusee in decorative gold case, 42mm, 18K multicolor box-hinged OF consular case popularly called Louis XV style, but actually typical of the Louis XVI period (1774-89), case with French hallmarks and maker's stamp "IHR" conjoined, KWKS, WED, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#481. Gross weight of assembled watch 40.1 dwt (62.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial has been chipped to copper all around the key hole, a shame as the remaining dial has mint luster; hands are near mint, the gilt stamped minute replaced, the gold hour probably original; case shows very light wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, detail reduced along the highlights while the receded detail remains crisp; bow and pendant original, bow pivoting freely without looseness; high dome glass crystal has a tiny scratch on it.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 271

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: EPW - Original Glashütte, 50mm, 14K original HC with gilt metal cuvette, SW-LS, gilt dial marked "Deutsche Präzisionsuhr, Original Glashütte (SA)," lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt marked "Uhrenfabrik Akl-Ges [sic], Glashütte (Sa)," s#352060. Gross weight of assembled watch 57.2 dwt (89.0 g). Because of imitation of Glashütte products, Karl Höhnel registered the "G" in triangle "Original Glashütte" trademark in 1918, which appeared on certain quality Glashütte watches after 1921 (ref Glashuette-Original.com). With the entry into bankruptcy of Deutsche Präzisions-Uhrenfabrik Glashütte in 1925, certain stock of unfinished mvts were held by Dr Ernst Kurtz, the administrator, and finished after formation of a new company in 1927, Uhrenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft Glashütte (UFAG). UFAG dropped use of the "G" in triangle trademark, but retained the "Original Glashütte" brand, and the title "Deutsche Präzisionsuhr." The excellent website, Glashuetteuhren.de, gives the history of this company, and shows photographs of an identical movement with similar dial markings, s#351886, confirming this as a product of Deutsche Präzisions-Uhrenfabrik Glashütte finished under the newly organized Uhrenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft Glashütte. We thank both companies for their published information.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall with a tiny amount of etching, but missing its regulator whiplash; dial excellent, a spot, a speck and sparse microspeckle with faint halos around the numerals; excellent gilt hands; case has new hand engraving dressing up the removal of older decoration, shows little wear but uneven surface in front where a monogram once was whose impression can still be seen on the inside of the cover, some MFS, no dents unrelated to engraving before or after, but impressions visible within, little wear to new detail; unworn bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 272

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, "Chronometro Gondolo, Fabricado expressamente para Gondolo & Labouriau, Relojoeiros, Rio-de-Janeiro," so signed on gold cuvette along with Patek Philippe signature in ring, 56mm, 18K rose gold OF original HB&B case, SW-SS, signed white enamel dial also marked "Chronometro Gondolo," fully capped lever escapement, 20J, 9K rose gold train wheels, "Pat Jan 13, 1891" on central bridge, gilt mvt, s#139335. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.0 dwt (134.0 g). An interesting mix of languages occurs on these watches, starting with the term, "Chronometro," which retains the "h" of English and French terms, but is actually spelled "Cronómetro" in Spanish and "Cronômetro" in Portuguese. "Fabricado expressamente para..." means "Made expressly for..." in both Portuguese and Spanish, but dropping one "s" in the latter, while "Relojoeiros" means "Watchmakers" in Portuguese. Thanks to the website, PatekMuseum.com, the interesting story can be told of Gondolo and Labouriau, who created a buyer's club for this specific watch, where 180 members would pay $10 per week, and each week a drawing would determine a single winner of the watch. Then the remaining club members would contribute another $10 each to see who would win. The process continued until week 79, where 101 club members had contributed by that point $790 each, and all would receive delivery of their timepiece. The lucky 79 paid from as little as $10 to $780 for theirs! The present example is in exceptional condition.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight edge cloudiness to plates; perfect fully RN signed dial; near mint gold hands, pristine blued seconds; mint case shows hardly any wear, no MFS, no dents or dings, crisp ET detail with hardly any reduction along shoulder; excellent tight bow, crown shows very little wear; glass crystal with a few scratches. Comes in modern wooden box.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 273

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4600.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, early quarter repeater with eccentric seconds dial, the signed gold cuvette marked "Wynalezli i Zrobili" meaning "Invented and Manufactured" in Polish, appearing on early bona fide stem-winding Patek Philippe watches made for Polish market, the Patek Philippe location also rendered in Polish as "W Genewie," 48mm, 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette, SW-SS utilizing Adrien Philippe's first patented design (French patent 1317, April 22, 1845), WED with sunken seconds at 10:30, fully capped lever escapement, partially jeweled repeat train, at least 22J, gilt mvt, s#15767. Gross weight of assembled watch 53.9 dwt (84.0 g). A nearly identical example is pictured in Huber & Banbery on page 212, plates 187 a-d, s#7723, sold in 1854. The stem-wind patent is shown in the same work, "Patek Philippe, Genève" (Ineichen, 1982), on page 51. Another nearly identical example, s#15292, sold in 1859, bearing the engraved portraits of Lord Byron and Adam de Mickiewicz on the covers, only a few numbers apart from the present example, was sold by Christie's in 2014 in Geneva. The earlier Huber & Banbery example has an enameled knight's crest, while the present example has an engraved Knight's crest with sword and twin crescents, the finely engraved owner's initials on back, which may be susceptible to identification in combination with the crest upon further research into Polish family arms. It should be recalled that this early winding system does not have "coasting," meaning that the watch only winds in one direction and will not reverse, by design, yet sets in both directions. Coasting was not introduced in this system until after 1860, when the last pre-coasting patent design was registered. It is amusing to note that many have mistaken "Wynalezli i Zrobili" for another maker's or retailer's name, including major lists of makers.

Condition: Mvt: NR, has broken staff pivot, near mint mvt condition overall, oils dry, should be cleaned; slide is very hard to pull; repeat functions well with good tone after lubrication of the governor wag and train, but strikes too quickly currently, will strike slowly if one restrains the slide; as one approaches one o'clock, the all or nothing tends to not release; dial perfect, affixed with tiny screws that thread smoothly and effortlessly, and should never be torqued down; hands mint; case shows very light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail vanished just along the shoulders; bow tight, thinned at apex, unidirectional crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 274

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $5800.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, "Extra Special" grade with Guillaume balance, time trials number next to balance, made for Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia, 50mm, very heavy 18K Jeannot & Shiebler OF original case also signed Bailey, Banks & Biddle and with matching serial number to mvt, gold cuvette engraved, "To Pat, God bless him, from Ashby May 15th 1901," SW-SS, BB&B signed WE-SSD with gold Louis XV hands, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS at center, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#95146. Watch is accompanied with an 18-inch 14K gold chain. Gross weight of assembled watch together with chain 82.6 dwt (128.4 g). The Guillaume balance began to appear on Patek Philippe watches around the presentation date of 1901, while this watch was probably manufactured around 1894, so the watch was clearly upgraded by Patek at some time. We have seen several instances of this being true, and the earliest number we have noted can be seen in Huber & Banbery's book on Patek Philippe, a perpetual calendar watch, s#80770. The Archives may not reflect any upgrade, as with another famous example we have seen. The time trials number, reiterating the serial number next to the balance, was a condition for submission to the Geneva Astronomical Observatory, but there is no record of the current watch having actually been submitted, and many of this type were not. Our thanks to Don Levison for confirming these last details.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, minor plate cloudiness, few MFS, mint settings and bright-work, minor oxide on screw tops; dial perfect; hands mint; case shows little wear, many MFS, tiny scuff on bezel, no dents or dings, monogram detail lightly reduced; bow tight, crown shows very light wear and incipient break; good glass crystal. Chain shows very light wear, has no end-piece, spring ring is associated.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 275

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $6600.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 46mm, 18K OF original case with signed gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J adjusted, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#107170. Gross weight of assembled watch 54.0 dwt (84.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with single blue hl from center to 1; hands mint; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents or dings, clear monogram detail without reduction; bow tight, thinning at apex, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 276

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, "Jaccard Jewelry Co, Kansas City, Mo" marked on mvt and cuvette, 45mm, 18K OF original case, 1908 presentation engraved inside signature ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J adjusted, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#141595, triple singed Patek Philippe, double signed Jaccard. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.5 dwt (69.2 g). The non-gold jump ring in photo has been discarded.

Condition: Mvt: Runs and stops, runs fine with pressure applied to train, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with invisible edge hl at 9 next to more visible single FS, minor etching; hands near mint; case shows medium wear, profuse MFS, dent in band at 3 with other band dings, monogram detail very reduced and vanishing in places; bow tight, thinned at top, crown shows light wear; worn plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 277

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3200.00

Description: EPW - Patek, Philippe & Co, Geneva, contract for "Geo W Webb & Co, Baltimore" in original box with both Webb and Patek Philippe gilt stamped top-silk, 45mm, 18K original HC also bearing Webb and Patek Philippe signatures on gold cuvette, the cuvette and inner cover both with engraved presentation initials and date, "WDI from HKI, Sept 18, 1877," cover with WDI monogram, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, gilt mvt, s#43109, the box with label on bottom with identical number. Gross weight of assembled watch 52.4 dwt (81.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall with pristine toning; dial with long twinned hl from top of seconds to center to 1:30; hands near mint original, slight color change from minute to hour hand; case shows light wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, monogram detail reduced; bow tight with thinned center, out of round, crown shows light wear, no break, full gold; good glass crystal; box with clean interior, slight rubbing, spotting and residue on top, rubbing on bottom, dark stain obscuring half of label.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 278

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 46mm, 18K OF original case with fully signed gold cuvette, "Made for S Nordlinger & Son, Los Angeles, Cal," with inscription in cuvette center, "Walter Jarvis Barlow from Marion Brooks Barlow, Dec 25, 1905, W J Barlow Jr 1900-1921," SW-SS, WE-SSD signed by Patek Philippe and even having "PPCie" signature on back of dial, fully capped lever escapement, 20J adjusted, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#127650, triple signed Patek, double signed Nordlinger, currently in need of minor restoration. Gross weight of assembled watch 45.0 dwt (70.0 g). Walter Jarvis Barlow, MD, was founder of the "Barlow Sanitorium" in 1902, now known as the "Barlow Respiratory Hospital." He gained his MD from Columbia University in 1892, contracted tuberculosis in 1895 and moved west from New York to find suitable climate for his lungs. The implication is that this watch was then given to his son on his 21st birthday in 1921. Jarvis had two daughters as well.

Condition: Mvt: GRO when the broken section of the minute wheel (the transfer gear of the motion work) are not engaged; the watch carried an acid-emitting celluloid crystal at one time, as one can see from the rust at the top of the center arbor and cannon post, freezing those together, and stripping off a section of the softer brass teeth when an attempt was made at setting; the cannon pinion is now free and acting normally, but the minute wheel must be fixed or replaced, not a difficult job for those used to it; otherwise, excellent mvt condition overall, light cloudiness to plates; dial has long hl from 12 to 4, and the canister edge is fully oxidized as well; hands in excellent gilding, the seconds hand broken off; case has perfectly clean separation of the front hinge tube, the hinge intact and showing no damage at all, simply needing to be reaffixed by solder; case otherwise shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, clear monogram detail; fluted bow tight, mild wear at center, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 279

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, 47mm, 18K original HC, elegantly engraved presentation on gold cuvette, "From Friends Feb 28, 1902," SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene (the French term for "false-ribs"), s#73154. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.8 dwt (94.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates, some MFS, tiny blue oil spots; perfect dial; near mint hands, bend in minute, seconds replaced in blue; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow with slight thinning, crown shows very light wear; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 280

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Duhme & Co, Cincinnati, Ohio, 46mm, 18K OF original case with gold cuvette, unusual case construction with hinged bezel in front concealing another snap-bezel that holds a keyed crystal, not a conversion from hunter, the same construction seen on a Tiffany split-seconds chronograph from the same collection in this sale, SW-SS, refinished silvered dial with fancy black numerals and hands, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, twin Geneva seals, fausses-côtes NI damascene mvt marked "Agaton," a grade name or type reference of Patek Philippe rarely seen marked as such, s#79700, ca 1888. Gross weight of assembled watch 51.5 dwt (80.1 g). The mvt has the Patek Philippe serial number under the canister dial on the front plate, as well as #5083, the Patek Philippe number repeated on the case with all Patek Philippe stamps including the Calatrava cross and Swiss hallmarks. The classic dial with Art Nouveau numerals engraved into the surface and filled with enamel has been signed after the fact as "Patek Philippe," when it may have had no signature or only Duhme & Co's signature to begin with. It is very unlikely it ever bore the Patek Philippe signature, where the mechanism was signed only with the grade or type and the contractor. There seems to be hardly any information about the Agaton name, which was freely referred to in older literature under various numbered qualities (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in reference to Patek Philippe ébauches.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, plate cloudiness and a few MFS; dial clean with circular stain in center; hands in mint blue; case shows little wear, few MFS, a few soft dimpled dents in back, ding on bezel; bow pivots freely, replacement crown shows little wear, probably selected for size and greater leverage; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 281

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: EPW - Patek Philippe, Genève, Gondolo-size recased mvt, 56mm, Brazilian purpose-made snap-case by Orlando, São Paulo, signed WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, moustache counterpoise, 18J, gilt mvt, s#177219, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 75.2 dwt (117.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, etching and scratch on winding wheel plate; dial with clean compression fracture from 8 to 12, creating web of intersecting lines mostly visible on reflection; hands excellent, surfaces reworked; well-made custom case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, metal crown of same shape as original crowns, well-selected, shows little wear; good glass crystal. An attractive casing job.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 282

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: EPW - R&G Beesley, Liverpool (Richard & George, 1825-48), sweep seconds lever fusee with setting provision in rear, 54mm, 18K "J Polhamus" marked consular HC with setting right next to winding on fixed gold cuvette, crowned "18" mark actually testing at full 18K, faded decoration of Lady Liberty holding American shield on front, train on back, KWKS, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in quarters of seconds, detached lever escapement, diamond end stone, 12-14J, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#23733. Gross weight of assembled watch 91.8 dwt (142.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: Runs sluggishly and stops, needs OH, fine to excellent mvt condition overall, abundant white plate speckle may or may not respond to cleaning; dial has one hl from center to 6:30; hands in near mint gold, sweep in excellent blue with minor bend; case shows substantial wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, scenic detail vanishing at centers front and back, while much deeper edge detail remains; tight gold bow thinning at top; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 283

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: EPW - Robert Roskell, Liverpool (active 1798-1830), fusee with Litherland's rack lever escapement, 55mm, 18K original pair cases bearing Chester hallmarks for 1818, casemaker's mark incuse "NL," most likely for Nathaniel Lee who started in 1818 and registered the incuse mark "N.L," KWKS, WED, gilt mvt with deeply carved decorative balance cock, gilt locking dust-cap, DES, s#28695. Gross weight of assembled watch 93.8 dwt (145.8 g). The Chester casemakers' marks, as noted by Priestley, have many holes in the records making for difficulty in assured attributions.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, excellent escapement function and amplitude; dial perfect, MFS only; hands of three different styles, minute more in keeping with the mass of the cases; inner case shows hardly any wear, very few MFS, no dents or dings; outer case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, good button-latch closure; bow and pendant original, the bow worn at apex, the through-pin loose within its opening; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal. A handsome example in exceptional condition in and out, space existing for chamois to eliminate any typical play between the two cases.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 284

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2400.00

Description: EPW - Robert Roskell, Liverpool (active 1798-1830), Litherland type rack lever fusee with 15-seconds dial, 54mm, heavy 16K rose gold tested OF original pair cases bearing Chester hallmarks for 1808, casemaker's incuse mark "T.H" for Thomas Helsby & Co, 26 Vauxhall Road, Liverpool (also Hilsby), the "18" stamp being higher than actual karat, as we find with some Chester cases, KWKS, WED, rack lever escapement with large escape wheel, gilt mvt with carved and stipple-engraved foliate and scrolled balance cock, gilt locking dust-cap, s#4995. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.8 dwt (155.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, no oxide on steel components; dial with painted edge repairs at 6 in dark yellow pigment, edge chips replaced from 2 to 3 with the same paint; hands fine, replaced seconds fair; original outer case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good, button now correctly installed (was pushed behind hole in photo); original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, normal wear line around from contact with outer, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, bow very thinned, through-hole looseness; good domed glass crystal with nice old laminar flow (arising when the glass was in liquid state).

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 285

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: EPW - Rob't Roskell, Liverpool, Litherland type rack lever fusee in gold, 47mm, 18K OF consular case with elaborate carved band, case bears Chester hallmarks for 1820, KWKS, multicolor gold dial with applied rose gold Roman numerals, floral design and ET center, rack lever escapement with large escape wheel, 6J, DES, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#30088, with key. Gross weight of assembled watch 66.4 dwt (103.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent escapement function just slightly out of beat, as is usually the case with the rack and pinion escapement, near mint mvt condition overall; near mint dial with very few MFS; hands near mint but for tarnish to hour that will clean off nicely; case shows little wear, hardly any MFS, two reverse dings on interior fixed cuvette, complete ET detail with slight reduction along shoulder; tight decorative bow; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 286

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: EPW - Rossel & Fils, successors to J F Bautte & Cie, Genève, quarter repeater, 47mm, 18K original HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED, fully capped lever escapement with compensated balance, partially jeweled governor train, 23J, gilt mvt, s#83227. Gross weight of assembled watch dwt ( g). The eminent horologist Jean François Bautte had several partnerships, but adopted his own name for the company by the 1830's. After his death in 1837, Rossel & Fils became the successor firm by 1840, maintaining his name for many years.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; repeat was gummy and frozen when the watch arrived, but with a little lubrication now functions as it should with the exception of the high tone strike for the quarters, which is still very gummy and will need to be cleaned and lubricated so the hammer-tail moves swiftly rather than its current dragging motion; dial has edge chip just touching the chapter at 7, screw-affixed with perfect holes, the right screw replaced and needing only a quick lathe operation to shape the head so that it recedes into the countersunk dial hole (the hand may catch of this is not done); hands excellent; case shows light wear, some MFS, one deep dent with dings on cover, few dings in back, ET detail vanishing unevenly around shoulders; bow pivots freely, shows asymmetric chain wear, push shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 287

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: EPW - Swiss, unsigned slim high-grade gold minute repeater, 48mm, 18K OF original HB snap-bezel case with hinged gold cuvette, Swiss hallmarks, yellow case with added plaque on back in rose gold, concealing prior monogram, SW-SS, ET silvered dial, lever escapement with capped escape, fully jeweled repeat train through hammers, probably 29J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#96101 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 37.5 dwt (58.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS; dial excellent, light tarnish, minor scuffs at center; hands excellent, mottled color; case has stress crease just above rear hidden hinge, shows very light wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 288

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: EPW - Swiss double-dial, calendar in back, moon-phase aperture in front within time dial, 52mm, 18K original Swiss hallmarked HC with hunting back as well, bow switch not working, SW-LS, WE-DSD with central aperture, lever escapement, 16J, ribbed and comet-tail pattern NI damascene echoing the shooting-star trade-mark on the barrel plate, s#98314 on back of calendar mechanism. The calendar is held by a hinged bezel with crystal, together acting as cuvette, with lifting device next to the balance that advances the mechanism daily. The calendar only has advancing pawl for the date, with wheels to change the month, and align the day of the week with the date every month. The only Swiss companies we have found to date incorporating shooting-star elements in their trademarks are Cattan & Christian, Invar, Kocher and Froideveau, and the most likely candidate, Girard Perregaux & Cie. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.7 dwt (120.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, quite dirty; calendar functions are good; dial hl at 4:30, hl in seconds; hands fine, short; case not very functional currently, as the bow is loose, and the switch between hunting back and front is inconsistent, leaving the front cover occasionally not opening despite bow position; we have been able to see both covers operate as they should; the lift action in front is very gummy and weak; case otherwise shows little wear, few MFS, some very faint dents or dings to covers, a deep ding in band with other lesser dings, ET detail fading at the shoulders; gold bow loose as noted, light central wear, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 289

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: EPW - Swiss for William F Ladd, Wall St, New York, two train stop-start chronograph, not independent seconds as one might think, the time train running at all times, the button engaging or stopping the sweep hand which is accurate to the quarter second, 51mm, 18K marked and tested original HC with signed gold cuvette, KWKS, WED with outer chapter precisely divided in quarter seconds, fully capped lever escapement, capped sixth wheel for the chronograph train, at least 25-32J potentially, fausses-côtes NI damascene, case#680 seen within both back covers, another number obscured above. Gross weight of assembled watch 67.2 dwt (104.5 g). From sparse internet sources, apparently W F Ladd ran a securities business in New York, and may have attended Groton. Harvard alumni are also mentioned as going to work for him in the Roaring Twenties. This is the second watch we have seen with his name, the first an 18K English going barrel with fully capped lever escapement, his name and address on plate and dial. The taste he showed is consistent, and he apparently ordered special items with personalization. There is no evidence of any retail business under that name.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good chronograph functions, but the time-side barrel arbor square has rounded to the point of barely being able to wind; a solution that will work well, as the arbor winds clockwise, is to bring the arbor into perfect round to accept a standard die for threading, then take steel wire and bore out the center for corresponding tap - the new wire will screw on and lock with coarse diamond paste in the threads, then the square can be cut in the normal fashion; excellent mvt condition overall; dial with short scratch and gouge at center, faint hl-look-alike scratch at 1; hands mint purple; case shows light wear in back, very light wear in front, some MFS, no dents or dings, ET fading around front shoulder, gone around back shoulder; bow tight; good glass crystal. Another interesting quality watch owned by this man.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 290

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2000.00

Description: EPW - Swiss calendar in gold, 44mm, 18K rose gold OF original HB&B case with glazed observation cover over mvt, Swiss hallmark, casemaker's mark "AC" in cameo, SW-pin-set with symmetrical pin-set for calendar, WE-DSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, electrum-gilt mvt, s#38941 (corrected) in case-back. Gross weight of assembled watch 52.3 dwt (81.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial has faint hl at 2 minutes, smal replaced chip involving 5 at edge of seconds sink; hands near mint purple; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, but dings along a section of the band below its closure with the back beneath the 9 position, creating small gap, clear monogram detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crsytals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 291

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: EPW - Swiss, "The Normal Watch," world time watch showing time in six cities internationally, here with a focus on South America and Europe, 54mm, gunmetal OF original HB snap-bezel case, glazed observation cover over mvt, SW-SS, WED with subsidiary seconds showing cities in French, Spanish or Portuguese: Europe Centrale, Rio-de-Janeiro, Londres [London], Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Paris, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt marked as above, s#24067 within case, registered design (déposé) No 4975. "The Normal Watch" was a brand registered under Achille S Hirsch and Leon Hirsch of La Chaux-de-Fonds on May 24, 1888. A nice book on the great variety of steel watches, called "Steel Watches" or "Montres en Acier" as well as being available in other languages, is by eminent horological historian Jean-Claude Sabrier.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands near mint, only one gold minute hand changed to gilt; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, some back staining and oxide that will need to be cleaned off and reblued; bow tight, tarnished, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal in front, slightly yellowed plastic crystal in back, not appearing to be the acid-emitting celluloid type.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 292

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: EPW - Swiss, high grade for US market, private label for "R W Curtis, Knoxville, Tenn" marked on dial and mvt, 50mm, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, casemaker logo "K" within "U," SW-LS, WE-SSD, rose gold tone Louis XIV hands, fully capped lever escapement with snail-cam regulator, 21J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#64656. Gross weight of assembled watch 74.2 dwt (115.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands mint, seconds yellow-gilt replacement; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS especially in shield, no dents, a light ding to the left of the stag, crisp detail; bow tight, lightly thinned center, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 293

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: EPW - T Kirkpatrick, minute repeater in need of restoration, 43mm, 18K OF original "BHJCo" over "G" signed case with Jurgensen lips, snap-bezel and hinged gold cuvette, SW-SS, signed WED, lever escapement with capped escape, jeweled repeat train, probably 27J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#19371. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.4 dwt (67.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: NR, escapement good but the fourth wheel pivot has broken flush to its arbor beneath the jewel, not allowing the fully wound train to run; secondly, the minute wheel (transfer gear between cannon pinion and hour wheel) has had teeth stripped off, due to attempt to set with the repeat engaged; fortunately, the repeat functions after lubrication of the wag, and the mvt will only need cleaning aside from the two repairs; excellent mvt condition otherwise; dial perfect; hands mint, seconds obviously gone along with the post; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. A worthy project.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 294

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: EPW - Tiffany & Co, New York, high grade split-seconds chronograph, 47mm, heavy 18K rose gold OF original hidden-hinge case with gold cuvette, interior of case plated in 24K yellow gold, unusual case construction with hinged bezel in front concealing another keyed snap-bezel that holds a crystal, not a conversion from hunter and in very heavy gauge gold, the same construction seen on a Patek Philippe from the same collection in this sale, SW-SS, WED, fully capped lever escapement, probably 23J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, ca 1890. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.5 dwt (109.6 g). This variety in this serial number range came out of the "Tiffany factory" in Geneva, whose records were lost in a fire that destroyed the building, but finished a number of watches from other Swiss makers or ébauche suppliers for export to the US market. It may be that the bezel design allows for a thick beveled glass crystal that might hug the outer bezel more snugly.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, except for stained halos around screws and pivot-holes; chronograph functions a bit sticky, sometimes the activating lever does not return fully, the split hand is slow to catch up; dial with flake and fracture at the center hole; near mint hands; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, light dents and sharp dings on back; tight bow, replacement crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal of low lunette variety.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 295

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: EPW - Tiffany & Co, high grade Swiss "Tiffany factory" type, 52mm, 18K rose gold "Tiffany & Co Makers" stamped original HC with glazed observation cover, SW-SS, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, fausses-côtes NI damascene with twin dividing lines, s#66051 with matching number on case. Gross weight of assembled watch 82.5 dwt (128.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS and faint cloudiness; dial perfect, FS between 1 and 2; hands near mint dark purple except for oxide along minute tip; case shows little wear, many MFS, no dents or dings, crisp monogram detail; bow tight, unworn crown shows very light wear; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 296

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: EPW - Tiffany & Co, New York, high grade Swiss produced at the "Tiffany Factory" in Geneva, 47mm, 18K rose gold OF original case with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#18908, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.8 dwt (86.8 g). The number is repeated under the plate, and adjacent there is a very small lozenge touch-mark with star at one corner, otherwise hard to see, that must indicate the maker of the mvt.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with spider fracture at 9, faint but complex; hands excellent, slight mismatch; case shows light even wear, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, slight thinning, crown shows substantial wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 297

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: EPW - Ulysse Breting, Locle, high grade chronograph, 49mm, original 18K rose gold OF case with signed gold cuvette bearing full list of mechanism specifications, SW-button-set, WE-SSD with outer chapter divided in quarter-seconds, concealed chronograph mechanism activated by button in crown, fully capped lever escapement with compensation balance, overcoil hairspring and counterpoised pallet, 20J, steel cap settings, single central GJS, gold train, wolf's-tooth winding, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#23943, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 70.2 dwt (109.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall with some MFS and partial cloudiness, faint patches on winding wheels; dial has multiple hls and edge chips around a fracture at 2, fracture at center hole; excellent dark purple hands; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, one ding on back bevel, several small dents on band; tight chain guard bow with thinned apex, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 298

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: EPW - Ulysse Nardin, Locle & Genève, split-seconds chronograph with minute register and constant seconds, 50mm, 18K OF original case with signed gold cuvette, Swiss hallmarks and Nardin logo within back cover, SW-SS, WED with sunken sub-dials, lever escapement with capped escape and fourth wheel, probably 21J, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#203074. Gross weight of assembled watch 63.2 dwt (98.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall with occasional light oxidation to levers, some MFS; good chronograph functions and return features; otherwise perfect dial has tiny edge hl at 23 minutes; near mint original purple hands; case shows light even wear, MFS, one light ding on back visible internally, a sharp crease in band at 3 touching back edge, a sharp ding and gouge on bezel, another ding on band by hinge, numerous other tiny dings and sharp pinpoints on band and bezel; misshapen replacement bow is loose and too small, crown shows light wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 299

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: EPW - Universal Genève, the ultimate pocket watch for the blind or visually impaired person, push-activated minute repeating hunter with tactile dial, 54mm, chrome-plated nickel original HC with nickel cuvette, SW-SS, WED raised tactile indicators (not Braille system, just orienting markers) that allow one to easily read the time by touch, the dial protected by the hunting cover, the plain bezel with no provision for crystal, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1037900 within cover. Gross weight of assembled watch 74.5 dwt (115.9 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, should be freshly lubricated throughout; good repeat function and tone after quickly lubricating the hammer-tail end-pieces, the watch having hardly been used and the oil dried; dial hl at 11; hands excellent on average, now tightly fitted for good touch performance without being moved; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; no crystal on this type. A practical, clean and good sounding example that will be much enjoyed by the right person.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 300

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: EPW - Unsigned Lepine caliber with unique counterpoise, 50mm, 18K multicolor gold Swiss OF original case with gilt cuvette, beautiful thick applied roses with green gold vines against a stippled field, the case body yellow with deeply carved or cast band, KWKS, solid multicolor gold foil dial mounted on dial plate, gold hands, lever escapement with pointed-tooth escape wheel, decorative counterpoise curving toward balance on center wheel side and away under pallet cock, 11J, gilt mvt with floating barrel, s#03 within case-back, preceded by illegible remnant. Gross weight of assembled watch 50.5 dwt (78.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall with the exception of some parallel scratches on the barrel top and the absence of the male half of the stop-works; dial near mint, tiny ding at center from hand removal, tarnish to four silver flowers paired with rose gold mates at 3, 6, 9 and 12, easily cleaned to mint; hands near mint; case shows little wear, hardly any MFS except for a few on cuvette, no dents or dings but compression of the tall applied work visible internally in back with slight associated closure gap also caused by compression, crisp detail with very little reduction at the high points; bow tight; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 301

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, "Chronometre Royal" (spelled without accent), 57mm, 18K OF original case with signed gold cuvette, back with radiant fluting, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 18J, gilt mvt with wolf's-tooth winding, s#346404, together with Vacheron & Constantin box from the inter-war period depicting a repeating dress watch on the cover and within top, against a scene of the Orient Express with ladies in fashionable dress of the 1920's to 30's. Gross weight of assembled watch 84.7 dwt (131.7 g). The accent on the first "e" in "Chronometre" is frequently dropped in upper case, as well as the watch being intended for South American market, where the Spanish word is "Cronómetro" and in Portuguese "Cronômetro." This particular model is Vacheron & Constantin's equivalent of the "Cronómetro Gondolo" of Patek Philippe.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide, light etching on bright-work, scratch on center bridge; dial perfect but with glaze etching; hands excellent, tarnished; original case shows light wear, many MFS, dent in back oval panel, flat dents on band at 8 to 10, a few light dings overall; tight little-worn bow, crown shows nearly medium wear and dark break at highlights; good crystal with natural bubbles. Box is in excellent shape, with light rubbing and tiny flecks off black borders, good colors, nice image of factory on bottom with rubbing only to borders.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 302

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3800.00

Description: EPW - Vacheron & Constantin, signed only "Merimont Watch Co, Swiss" (a brand first registered in 1917 in Geneva, then registered under American Watch Case Co of New York in 1918, and finally registered under Vacheron & Constantin in 1928), man's dress watch in platinum, 43mm, platinum OF original AWCCo case with inlaid yellow gold monogram on back, SW-SS, silvered dial with raised gilt numerals, lever escapement, 18J 8 adjustments, wheel satin NI damascene, s#3388605, ca 1920s. Gross weight of assembled watch 32.8 dwt (51.0 g). An ad in the Jeweler's Circular of May 4, 1921, shows ladies' platinum and diamond bracelet watches, the cases made by American Watch Case Co, and the mvts by Merimont Watch Co, with the byline "Every Merimont Movement enshrines a century and a half of experience," a reference to the beginnings of Vacheron & Constantin in 1775. Apparently the mvts bearing this mark have an additional "3" as prefix to the serial number, making the date of this watch around 1921. It is rumored that V&C or one of its officers had an interest in AWCCo.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with light discoloration; near mint gilt hands; case shows little wear, many MFS over original back satin, no dents or dings; bow pivots freely, replaced crown shows no wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 303

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: EPW - Wm Turner, Fenchurch Street, London (active 1825-1840, also produced chronometers), fine quality lever fusee, 52mm, the mvt perhaps purpose-made to fit in older 18K rose gold OF pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1806 and large crowned "18" stamp in tall cameo, testing closer to 20K in quality, the inner with perfectly plugged and relocated hole, the mvt perfectly fitting the internal diameter, hinge and unaltered latch slot, casemaker's incuse mark "IF" (over "X" in outer) not yet identified, KWKS, off-white ED, detached lever escapement with capped escape wheel, no other train jeweling, 15J, DES, gilt mvt with finely engraved scrolled balance cock, gilt locking dust-cap, s#1311. Gross weight of assembled watch 77.9 dwt (121.2 g). Turner is also listed in Tony Mercer's "Chronometer Makers of the World" at 167 Fenchurch Street up through 1840 and at 173 Fenchurch as of 1841, afterward succeeded by William Birch at the same address, mistakenly referred to as "Leadenhall Street" in only one of the two listings. Of Birch we know more, including his use of Haswell mvts, Blackie escapements and Willis dials. It seems obvious that someone desired a highly accurate watch mvt to replace what was originally in this case, and turned to Turner.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall with pristine toning to plates, no oxide on mint bright-work; dial with single forked hl at edge just touching the chapter between 9 and 10; hands near mint, a spot of color change on the gold hour; original outer case shows very light wear, a single scratch among many MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good, button top worn away down to lead-fill; original inner case shows less wear, fewer MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, little worn, bow tight; domed glass crystal with very few short abraded scratches.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 304

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: WW - Audemars Piguet, Genève, for Cartier, reference number on case-back not quite legible as "xx27," 31mm, 18K yellow gold original case with integral Italian mesh bracelet, original silvered dial, 17J cal 2003, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#92726, case #36723 below reference, further #12 over #68 beneath crown on back, triple signed. Watch is accompanied with a second front bezel and glass. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 40.0 dwt (62.2 g), length maximum 7.2 inches (18.2cm).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, sparse dark microspeckle and tarnish powder forming occasional lines; hands mint; original case and bracelet show very light wear, some MFS to bezel and back, no dents or dings, back satin largely intact with edge wear affecting the reference number; crown shows little wear; crystal with single long MFS.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 305

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: WW - Corum, retailed by Georg Jensen Inc, 22mm x 30mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold case, Longines leather strap with Corum buckle, original gold-tone dial with three applied stick numerals and Corum key at 12, 17J cal 4122, s#66840, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition but for oxide speckle on click wheel; dial excellent, bezel reactivity forming; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some remnant lacquer on back, some MFS, pinpoint dings on case-back and sides, Swiss hallmark next to crown; replaced Zenith crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 306

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $275.00

Description: WW - Hamilton Meadowbrook, 28mm x 35mm to lug tips, original 14K gold snap-back case, leather strap, original silvered dial now with golden toning, 19J cal 979, s#2906674, triple signed. We have not had another of this rare model since 2001.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide, some MFS; dial fine, even dark discoloration and tarnish patches, few MFS, complete radium paint, clean and white edge under bezel; excellent hands; case shows little wear, some MFS to fresh back satin, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 307

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $200.00

Description: WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, oversized round, 37mm x 43mm to lug tips, original 18K rose gold IWC case with broad curved and flared lugs, Swiss hallmarks, lizard strap, original champagne dial, at least 16J cal 89, s#1507143, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap 25.9 dwt (40.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, light cloudiness to plates, sparse oxide powder; dial excellent, faint rash to most of surface visible on reflection, scarring or concentration of powder between 7 and 9; hands excellent, even microbubble rash; heavier gauge case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 308

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, automatic with date, 35mm x 44mm to lug tips, original 18K gold single-bodied case with bezel, leather strap, original silvered pie-pan dial, 21J cal 8521, s#1300719, triple signed. A scarce vintage example.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial excellent, some light microspeckle distributed over surface; excellent hands with oxide powder along luminous channels, sweep entirely microbubbled; case shows recent finishing, new satin on lug tops, good polish to bezel and back, few MFS, no dents or dings - the finishing conceals light wear or over-buffing at most; logo crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 309

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, original 18K rose gold snap-back case, new Italian calfskin strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 89, s#1211006, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, some light oxide; dial excellent, evenly distributed rash of white microspeckle plus two MFS; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, one tiny ding on case-back, some knife marks at back edge; crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 310

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: WW - International Watch Co (IWC), large rectangle with ribbed hooded lugs, 26mm x 36mm to lug tips, original heavy 14K gold hinged back case with Cresarrow trademark, lizard strap, unsigned silvered dial with applied gold numerals and markers, 17J 3P, s#1055267. Gross weight of assembled watch with strap 21.4 dwt (33.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, only slight cloudiness, no oxide; dial near mint original in the visible area, never signed, iridescent luster, some bezel reactivity or black microspeckle; hands excellent; near mint case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal. Gorgeous case construction, high condition example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 311

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: WW - International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold snap-back case, Italian calfskin strap, refinished silvered dial, 17J cal 89, s#1316945, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial scored around hands, reprinted graphics weak, faint tarnish; hands fine, sweep short; case shows some abuse, light wear, many MFS, two heavy and one lighter creased dents among other dings on case-back preventing precise seal, bad dimpled dent in band at 9; crown without gold shell cap, bent on stem; good crystal. Needing proper dial refinish and case rescue.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 312

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: WW - IWC Schaffhausen, "Portuguese Power Reserve" automatic with date, 7-day power reserve indicator, 42mm x 51mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with WR observation back, jumbo rotor, IWC crocodile pattern strap with IWC deployment buckle, original black dial, 44J cal 51010, s#2966143, triple signed (fully signed crown). Gross weight of assembled watch with strap and protective plastic 63.7 dwt (99.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition; dial pristine; hands pristine; case shows hardly any wear, some MFS on lugs and bezel edges, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 313

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4600.00

Description: WW - Jaeger LeCoultre Automatic Deep Sea Master Mariner, with date plus internal rotating chapter, 36mm x 39mm to lug tips, original stainless steel Super-Compressor case with internal patent markings, diver's helmet logo, "E558" and "3-69" stamps, stainless steel JL logo strap, original black dial with tritium-painted markers, 17J cal 883, s#1939054, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint with only slight waviness to more recent tritium application, rotating chapter mint save for chip to tritium triangle; hands near mint, slight discoloration to more recent tritium application, perhaps showing remnants of original tritium; case has been overpolished, losing its definition at the edges, and now shows few MFS, no dents, a few tiny nicks and scratches from wrench in back; crowns show very light wear, the checkerboard top decoration starting to fade; good crystal; great band, little wear, excellent wave detail with additional plain links near clasp, 7.8 inches. Left finger-tight for auction inspection, reseal with new gasket prior to wear, has nicely applied form-a-gasket in channel currently, the most competent application we have seen but perhaps not high enough to seal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 314

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4400.00

Description: WW - Jaeger LeCoultre, "Chronometre Geomatic" automatic with date, 36mm x 41mm to lug tips, original 18K gold SB case, raised Geomatic logo on back, leather strap, original silvered dial, 23J cal 8838, s#2019153, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, some minor MFS, FS and nicks around back facets from using incorrect openers, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal. Top condition save for wrench marks.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 315

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3400.00

Description: WW - LeCoultre Futurematic, 37mm x 44mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case, new leather strap, original silvered dial with applied gold markers and matching hands, 17J cal 497, s#999244, triple signed. One of the best examples one will ever see.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide, plate and bumper cloudiness; dial mint; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, a few short scratches from wrench on back, no dents or dings; back crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 316

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: WW - Longines, patented single-button instantaneous (flyback) chronograph with sweep minute creeper and tachymeter scale, 31mm x 39mm to lug tips, original 10K GF case, leather strap with Longines buckle, original silvered dial, 17J, s#6120962. Watch looks well in period box with paperwork from a different watch with slightly higher serial number.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint, tiny scratch at 220 on the tachymeter scale; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, tiny break at back corner of only one lug ("break" meaning wear through to undermetal with some attrition of the base metal, easily filled by laser); crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 317

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: WW - Movado, 33mm x 37mm to lug tips, original 18K rose gold snap-back case, leather strap with GP Movado buckle, original silvered dial with applied gold markers, 17J cal 205, s#R1205322, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, light tarnish, hardly any oxide; dial excellent, rash of the tiniest microspeckle, evenly distributed; hands near mint, seconds excellent with oxide powder; case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; logo crown shows little wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 318

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $325.00

Description: WW - Omega Automatic Railmaster Official, ref 165.070, 35mm x 41mm to lug tips, original stainless steel SB case, leather strap, original white dial, 17J cal 550, s#28900834, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide, (pristine luster with a few MFS only); dial mint; hands near mint; case shows very little wear, some MFS to back and along upper edge, complete original satin, no dents or dings; crown shows hardly any wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 319

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: WW - Omega Automatic Railroad Official Standard, ref 165.001, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, original stainless steel SB case with raised Seamaster logo, buffalo strap, original white dial, 17J cal 550, s#20316497, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition, some etching and microspeckle, light tarnish to rotor; dial and hands mint; case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very little wear; good Omega crystal with tiny central logo.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 320

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: WW - Panerai Luminor Marina automatic diver's with date, 300M water resistance, ref PAM 00050, 40mm x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case and bracelet with split-deployment clasp, original navy blue dial, 21J cal OP III based on Valjoux 7750-P1, s#F6402/6500, OP 6560, BB 1080689 all stamped on case-back, triple signed with signed clasp. Gross weight of assembled watch and bracelet 129.0 dwt (200.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, unopened, assume mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case and bracelet show little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 321

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3600.00

Description: WW - Panerai Radiomir automatic with date, 100M water resistance, ref PAM 00050, 40mm x 48mm to lug tips, 18K white gold original case with observation back, Panerai crocodile pattern strap with stainess steel split-deployment clasp, original black dial, 26J cal OP VII based on Zenith Elite 680, s#73618, triple signed with signed clasp. Gross weight of assembled watch and strap 67.7 dwt (105.3 g). This earlier white gold version is much sought after in Europe. Our thanks to Marko in Finland!

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; case shows little wear, some MFS and tiny nicks around bezel, no dents or dings; crown shows no wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 322

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $8200.00

Description: WW - Patek Philippe, Genève, ref 3491, 26mm x 36mm to lug tips, 18K yellow gold original case, crocodile strap with 18K Patek Philippe buckle, original gilt dial with applied baton markers, 18J cal 175 with free-sprung lever escapement, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#1130631, triple signed with signed buckle, accompanied with its original "Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie" with printed signature and embossed stamp of Henri Stern, Patek Philippe, also dated and stamped by Gübelin Bros, Lucerne in October, 1964. The certificate also specifies, "Mouvement extra plat et antichoc," meaning ultra-thin mvt with anti-shock system. A copy of the contemporary catalog page mentions 11 different models with a picure of the present reference, noting the mvt thickness at 1.75mm, just under .07 inches. Watch comes in generic box.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; original case shows very light wear, a few MFS over fresh back satin, the spin-satin on rear case body complete and original, no dents or dings, a few MFS or UFS around plain-polished top; Calatrava cross logo crown shows very light wear; good crystal; strap is supple and hardly worn, buckle shows little wear. Paper is folded with some creases or wrinkles.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 323

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Date, ref 1530, sapphire crystal, 36mm x 43mm to lug tips, original stainless steel Oyster-quartz style case and bracelet with deployment clasp, original light champagne dial, 25J cal 1570, s#4158589, triple signed with signed clasp, inside back ref 1530. Includes period inner and outer boxes with Rolex Oyster manual.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint condition, rotor near mint, no oxide; dial is mint, white spots only on reflector ring; hands mint; head shows hardly any wear or MFS; bezel shows hardly any wear; bracelet shows very little wear or stretch, some MFS and scuffs to section above 12 and clasp; crown shows hardly any wear, full turn of threads; good sapphire crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear. Inner box clean, outer top clean, outer bottom split and rubbed.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 324

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $4200.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer DateJust, ref 16030, acrylic crystal, QS, 36mm x 44mm to lug tips, original stainless steel Oyster case and jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, blue stamped Rolex logo dial, 27J cal 3035, s#9427427, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 555, inside back ref 16000. Includes original inner and outer boxes, matching paperwork and hang tags as well as two extra links, back retains sticker.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine movement condition, rotor pristine, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS; bezel shows hardly any wear, no MFS; bracelet shows little wear, very light stretch, hardly any MFS, very few scuffs on clasp; crown shows no wear, good threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 325

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer "Air-King-Date," ref 5700, acrylic crystal, pre-QS, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, original stainless steel Oyster case and Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original silvered dial, 26J cal 1520, s#8991662, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78350, inside back ref 1500. Includes original inner box, newer outer box, matching paperwork as well as hang tag.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, rotor excellent, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows little wear to top with dings on the lug-sides and edges, few MFS to fresh satin, back shows light wear, amateur satin and some MFS; bezel shows hardly any wear, few MFS; bracelet shows little wear, very light stretch, some MFS over recent satin finishing, more MFS and FS on clasp; crown shows hardly any wear, good threads; buffed crystal with chip on edge, the edge evenly buffed to reduce its impact; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 326

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 15037, acrylic crystal, QS, 34mm diameter x 43mm to lug tips, 14K original case, leather strap, original champagne dial, 27J cal 3035, s#6719692, triple signed, inside back ref 15000.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, near mint rotor, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows very light wear in back, some MFS; bezel shows little wear, excellent polish, lug-tops have some hand-finishing in satin along with a few MFS or scuffs; crown shows little wear, good full turn of threads; good crystal, minimal MFS or polishing, edge not so sharp; resealed for auction.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 327

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King, ref 14010, sapphire crystal, 34mm x 43mm to lug tips, original stainless steel case and Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp, original copper-color dial called "Rose Arabic" on the warranty, 27J cal 3000, s#U250420, triple signed with signed clasp, bracelet ref 78350. Includes original inner and outer boxes, matching papers and cleaning cloth, retaining back and bracelet stickers, appearing unworn.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, rotor pristine, no oxide; dial mint; hands mint; head shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS; bezel shows hardly any wear; bracelet shows hardly any wear, no stretch, hardly any MFS; crown shows no wear, good threads; mint crystal; re-sealed NOS condition, ready for presentation or wear. Boxes are like new.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 328

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: WW - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Precision, ref 6634, acrylic crystal, 35mm x 42mm to lug tips, original stainless Oyster case with gold-shell top and screw-down crown, back has nicely executed hand engraving to mark "a quarter century of continuous service with Dominion Securities 1933-1958," leather strap, impeccably refinished silvered dial also marked "Rotor Self-Winding," 25J cal 1030, s#151182, triple signed with inside back ref 6634. Produced in 1956, according to Oysterworld.de production research.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition with the exception of discoloration or loss of rhodium plating to the front plate and balance cock, near mint rotor, no oxide, very clean for this age, never abused save for possible partial overwashing; dial "near mint" for a refinish, great looking; hands mint; head shows very light wear, many MFS, the word "Oyster" beneath the inscription partially worn away; bezel shows very light wear; crown shows very light wear, good full turn of threads; good crystal; left finger-tight for auction inspection, seal before wear.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 329

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: WW - Sjöö Sandström, Sweden, Chronolink Worldtimer UTC, mechanical local time watch lifts to reveal electronic digital world-time display beneath, 40mm x 48mm to lug tips, stainless steel original case with titanium SB, Rois leather strap with Rois buckle, original silvered dial, 17J ETA cal 7001, s#1158 of a limited edition, triple signed. Christer Sjöö and Mikael Sandström teamed up in 1986 to create hybrid timekeeping concepts, released what is billed as the first Swedish wristwatch in 1993, won the Excellent Swedish Design award in 1995, and released the UTC in 1997. By depressing the two lower buttons on the case, the hinged top is released, revealing the screen below that displays one of 25 cities or locations with its local time in 24-hour scale. By depressing the lower right button one advances through the cities in alphabetical order, and depression of the top right button displays daylight savings times for only those locations that observe such time change. Retail price in US dollars for the same model with metal band is said to be about $6200. A close English name to Sjöö's properly pronounced name in Swedish would be "Shea."

Condition: Mechanical mvt: GRO, pristine mvt condition, no oxide, unopened observation back affixed with screws; quartz mvt and display work fine, remaining battery life unknown, case not opened to examine mechanism, trick not yet found for setting; dial mint; hands mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS on top, no dents or dings; crown shows little wear; good crystal; band quite worn, time for fresh strap.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 330

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $110.00

Description: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref 6506, 33mm, 18K yellow gold original case, originally with lugs, now modified with integral 18K multicolor gold Italian mesh strap, original silvered dial, 17J cal 1003 adjusted to temperature, 5P and isochronism, fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#553059, case#378900, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 36.1 dwt (56.2 g), maximum length 7.5 inches (19.0cm).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial near mint original, three tiny filaments on surface that do not lift off with rodico; hands mint; original case shows little wear to top, back reworked and refinished to conceal lug removal, now all fresh crosshatch satin done by hand with one scuff, no MFS, no dents or dings; bracelet is like new save for one bend or distortion halfway from 6 down to clasp; replacement generic crown shows medium wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 331

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1700.00

Description: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 27mm x 37mm to lug tips, original 18K rose gold snap back case with fluted sides, Hirsch leather strap, older refinished silvered dial with applied gold markers, 17J, s#430957, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and stops, needs OH, fine mvt condition, many MFS, no oxide; dial fine, black edge spots and corrosion at bezel contact, corners bent upward, numerals and markers imprecisely placed, some uneven dial surface, most sins concealed by bezel; hands near mint; case shows very light wear, some MFS, faint dent on case-back; crown shows light wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 332

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1400.00

Description: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 34mm x 39mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold screw back case, Canadian lizard strap, original silvered dial, 18J cal K1002, twin Geneva seals, s#566418, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition, no oxide; dial fine, rash of microspeckle and some microbubbling; hands near mint; case shows medium wear, some MFS, numerous back scratches from wrench slippage, no dents but two small band dings, Swiss hallmarks nearly worn off exterior; replaced crown shows little wear, diameter too small; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 333

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: WW - Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, 33mm x 33mm to lug tips, original 18K yellow gold snap-back case, leather Vacheron & Constantin strap, refinished silvered dial with applied gold numerals, repaired cross, 17J cal K1001/2, s#599163, triple signed.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition, no oxide; dial clean but with remnant pitting, one cross element made to match the others; hands fine; case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; crown shows very light wear; good crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 334

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Cornell Watch Co, Chicago, Ill, "Paul Cornell" s#107 in top grade, marked dial, 18S, loosely set in nickel alloy OF pair case, SW-LS, rare WE Roman DSD with "John F Cornell" signature, company logo in seconds with "Chicago" underneath, fully capped lever escapement, bimetallic balance with gold timing screws, 19-20J, GJS, gilt mvt; this example is missing its pallet and a barrel plate screw, and has replaced regulator whiplash. Additionally, the tip of the click is broken off under the dial, and there has been lead solder flowed to secure the center setting under the dial, as shown in the photos. Considered a three-star rarity in the Complete Guide. To remove the mvt from the inner case, one has to unthread the crown, which easily comes off.

Condition: Mvt: NR, fine mvt condition overall, some light etching, the new whiplash is affixed by a screw nicely countersunk under the balance, along with a locator pin, meaning that two holes need to be filled when a proper whiplash is obtained; plate gilding is rather patchy; dial is perfect but the sunken sections have been re-affixed with pitch; hands are dull black, bent, seconds is missing but post good; case shows light wear, some MFS, scratches, one small dent on the back cover and tiny dings; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 335

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: E Howard & Co, Boston, s#706, the 606th watch produced, assembly #56 throughout, series I, model 1858-A (Geller system), N-S (just over 19S), currently resting in nickel alloy OF SW display case, KWKS, WE-SSD with straight-line signature, lever escapement with upright pallets, 15J, gilt mvt, assembly #56. Our recent accumulated serial and assembly numbers for model 1858 in the lower numbers are s#111-(#11), s#137-(#37), s#175-(#17), s#209-(#34), s#234-(#59), s#404-(54), s#453-(#93), s#490-(#40) and s#518-(#68). All these prior numbers have the identical under-dial layout with two plate holes for under-dial version of the retaining power spring seen only in s#175 and s#209, with all other locator holes clean and screw-holes threaded. However, s#706 and s#747 no longer have the plate holes for any under-dial retaining spring option, implying a difference in plate preparation starting at s#651 with possible assembly #01.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and hesitates after a regular number of beats, 7 and 8 oscillations each, implying teeth being out of position on the escape wheel, banking or pallet stones requiring adjustment, excellent mvt condition overall; dial has flake at center hole that has been smoothed nicely; hands excellent original polished spade, now straightened, seconds later; case shows light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, irrelevant crown worn smooth and locked in position; good glass crystals.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 336

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: Adolph Lange, Dresden, quality 1a (Herkner system), hunting mvt only, resting loosely in nickel alloy display case, 45.56mm front plate diameter, SW-LS (tip of lever broken off), WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, 20J, GJS, DES, gold escape wheel and lever, gilt mvt, s#8320.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, light mottled tarnish to plates, small oxide patches and sparse powder on winding wheels, near mint settings, minimally marred screw-slots; dial has wax repair to section under seconds; mint original hands; temporary case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, a detent screw inartfully added to the pendant to hold the stem, the screws head too big and needing to be replaced or turned down to better dimension and profile; tight bow, crown shows no wear; good glass crystal in front, back crystal with small conchoidal fracture on internal edge.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 337

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: Patek Philippe, Genève, hunting mvt only, 41.67mm canister dial diameter, SW-SS, the final version of Adrien Philippe's winding system with coasting, WE-SSD, fully capped lever escapement, pallet with moustache counterpoise, 17J, gilt mvt, wolf's-tooth winding, s#45673 marked under dial. The winding and setting mechanism and under-dial markings are identical to the OF version, s#45023 pictured on page 120 of Huber & Banbery (Ineichen, 1982), plate 41a, and s#34121 also offered in this sale.

Condition: Mvt: Running after quick lubrication, needs OH, stem needs to be held toward the back to engage crown wheel for winding, setting good, fine mvt condition overall due only to plate tarnish, which requires silver solution washing, neutralization, rinsing and drying prior to regular washing; dial with fracture and loss in seconds, several hls across; excellent hour hand only, seconds post present and straight.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 338

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Patek Philippe, Genève, hunting mvt only, 43.78mm canister dial diameter, SW-SS, the final version of Adrien Philippe's winding system with coasting, WE-SSD with private label for "N Matson & Co, Chicago," fully capped lever escapement, pallet with moustache counterpoise, 17J, electrum gilt mvt, wolf's-tooth winding, s#34121 marked under dial. The winding and setting mechanism and under-dial markings are identical to the OF version, s#45023 pictured on page 120 of Huber & Banbery (Ineichen, 1982), plate 41a, and s#45673 also offered in this sale.

Condition: Mvt: NR, gummed to a halt, staff good, escapement good, needs OH, does not have stem but all winding and setting parts are present except for the hour wheel, fine mvt condition overall due only to extensive plate tarnish, which requires silver solution washing, neutralization, rinsing and drying prior to regular washing; dial perfect but seconds dial is absent; no minute or hour hands or wheel to carry the hour as mentioned, seconds hand present on straight post.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 339

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: APW - Nashua designed, American Watch Co, high grade KW model with Abbott's conversion, 16S, loosely fitted in Waltham display case, now SW-LS while retaining KWKS squares, but with clockwise winding unlike earlier examples such as s#50378 that we sold in 2015, WE-SSD, lever escapement with capped escape, 19J having jeweled center, gilt mvt with exposed stop-works, s#50397, matching assembly #97 under balance and between the plates next to pillar on front plate. As is typical of Waltham production, this variety of 19J has capped escape wheel and jeweled center as opposed to fully capped escapement. The present watch has clockwise winding, having dispensed with retaining power, but still has exposed stopworks. The front plate has unused provision for barrel-lock spring, a Nashua design feature. If and only if there was any 16S material produced at Nashua, we would expect to see it in s#50094 (a singly produced 16S KW) or the subsequent runs from s#50301-50500, while no one has ever seen a 16S Nashua-signed example. No conclusions can be drawn without further complete examination of the 16S material in this range, save for the fact that the barrel lock-up device is only found in Nashua production.

Condition: GRO, would be near mint mvt condition overall, but the Abbott's conversion device constitutes a significant alteration, and removed that portion of the plate that carries the Nashua design patent stamp; while well-executed in its installation, some find it interesting, others find it a substantial defect; dial with light hl below center; fine hour hand only, good post available for seconds.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 340

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: "L D Goddard, Worcester, Mass," English lever fusee import, 47.40mm front plate diameter, KWKS, WED, Massey crank roller lever escapement, 13-16J, DES, gilt mvt with gilt locking dust-cap, s#2092. Goddard had moved to Worcester by 1817, completing over 500 domestic production watches, and went to imports thereafter. We have sold a similar mvt marked "D Goddard & Son," s#14, and another of lower grade marked "Benjn Goddard", s#5571, all marked "Worcester, Mass." We may presume that "L D Goddard" is referring to Luther and his son Daniel, who moved together to Worcester.

Condition: Running sluggishly after partial wind, fusee was sticking at first, indicating dried oil, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall, fingerprint etching near balance, an FS or two, film of oxide on exposed barrel set-up click alone; dial with edge chip, slivers and crack at 12 with hls traveling down below 12 and 3; hands excellent later American replacements, seconds missing, post present and straight.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 341

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $120.00

Description: California Watch Co, San Francisco, formerly Cornell Watch Co, top grade partial mvt only, 18S, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Cornell Watch Co" arched over "CWCo" logo with "San Francisco, Cal" in straight line beneath, fully capped lever escapement, 19J, GJS, gilt mvt with associated NI damascene cock, s#24315, the substituted cock bearing s#23249, the balance without number, the staff appearing too short to reach the lower jewel despite good pivots. One can only conclude that the original cock and possibly the balance assembly were missing when the mvt was discovered.

Condition: NR, staff and/or balance assembly incorrect, HS stud fits plate well, replacement cock is very tight, fine mvt condition overall, verdigris blooming around two of the plate jewels; dial with crow's foot hls at 4:30, edge fleck at 8; hands absent, all posts and motion work in good order. A project worth some effort.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 342

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1500.00

Description: T Mayhew & Co, Manufacturers, 712 Broadway, NY, "The Pneumatic Timer, Pat'd June 15, 1875," best described according to the original patent as a hands-free timer to be used by individuals engaged in activities that require the use of both hands, leaving them with no other means of operating a timing device. Theophilus Mayhew of Poughkeepsie, NY, applied for his patent for an "Improvement in Time-Recording Instruments" on January 23, 1875, citing the needs of persons driving horses or rowing boats, or any other such activity, who might require operation of a stopwatch to be activated by some other means than by hand, thus this pneumatic variety that can be started by pressing a bulb and releasing, or using a mouthpiece and tube to create pressure in the device to activate. For example, one could blow in with a simple tube and the bite the tube to hold the pressure, releasing the bite to stop the timer, or depress the bulb under the foot or with spare fingers while clutching reins. As shown, the rubber bulb is depressed, which introduces pressure into a closed bellows, lifting the stop-arm off a table on the balance and starting the mechanism, which can time events up to 8 minutes. As there is no return feature, one simply notes the current time on the scale to calculate time passed. The application was prescient, since only three years later the Cadett single-flap pneumatic shutter was invented, and the device could be adapted with simple T-connector for measuring exposures with precision. For that reason, some photography experts have believed that this was the intended use of this scarce device, and Mayhew himself may have capitalized on the application. The body is leather covered and gilt stamped, not what one would expect from a device to be used in rugged field conditions. The dial is paper, over 2 inches in diameter, and the overall length including bulb is just under 7 inches. The lever escapement is simple and unjeweled. It is certain that many applications were found for unusual circumstances.

Condition: Fully functional, the bulb supple and surely more recent, the hands in mint blue, dial excellent, leather rubbed with one chip in back, mechanism excellent and with hardly any oxide. Unique stopwatch.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 343

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $80.00

Description: Markwick Markham, London (the partnership of Robert Markham and James Markwick established 1725, Markwick deceased in 1730, Markham retaining both name for some time thereafter until he used his own name and that of his future partner Perigal until 1780), verge fusee mvt only, 35.66mm front plate diameter, arcaded WED, a style used by the English but more frequently seen on Dutch market watches, this dial definitely English in execution, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock with mask, s#7292. Circa 1750.

Condition: Mvt: The escapement wants to hang up, will tick for a while in certain positions, will need OH, examination and adjustment, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial has paint-filled repair at the latch-slot, four hls from center straight out to 12, 4, 6 and 9; hands are absent, motion work present.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 344

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: Lot (24) APW mvts only, mostly 18S KWKS Walthams, model 1857 and others, AT&Co, Ellery, etc, a fine Philadelphia Watch Co in nice shape, series IV Howard, some 10S and more, in various states of repair, some with pronounced verdigris and/or rust, some incomplete. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 345

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: Case only - Dueber, 18S, heavy 18K HC with gold cuvette, accepts standard KWKS mvt such as model 1857, beautifully and intricately engraved covers, one side depicting an American eagle standing on shield with arrows, holding "E Pluribus Unum" banner in its beak, the front cover depicting a farmer mowing his field in carriage machine drawn by two horses, the words "The Champion" in festooned banner at top, owner's name in another banner at bottom "G W Benns, Springfield, O," the cuvette with presentation "From Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly to Geo W Benns Dec 25/70." Champion Machine Works was a major production facility for mowers, rakers and other farming equipment, the Champion Mower possibly being the very machine illustrated on the cover of this watch. The enterprise was owned by Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly, who owned patents on many of the machines they produced, with one 75-acre production facility alone employing over 2500 workers. The company also produced grain-binding machines based on the invention of John Francis Appleby. By 1885, G W Benns was in charge of the New England branch of Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly, located at Schenectady, NY. The single case-screw site opposite the locator pin site may allow one to determine the exact mvt model that was originally in this case. Gross weight 61.9 dwt (96.2 g).

Condition: Excellent condition; case shows little wear, some MFS, complete detail with little reduction, no dents or dings, good lift action, good closure; bow tight, unworn, push shows light wear to front only, revealing the owner's consistent opening habit; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 346

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $3000.00

Description: Near mint warranted 18K gold marked and tested BWCCo 18S HC only, ET gold cuvette with elegantly engraved owner's name, no band weighting, wonderful paper inside front cover from "A C Benedict & Co, Diamonds, Fine Watches, &c [sic], 28 Bowery, New York," with repair recorded on back for 8-6-98 and the owner's name repeated, "John Dobson." Case is for hunting American SW-LS with straight lever at 5, the two clear case-screw marks will allow one to locate the correct original mvt variety at approximately 1:30 and 7:30 positions relative to a dial with crown at 3 placed in the back opening. Gross weight of assembled case 57.9 dwt (90.1 g).

Condition: Case shows little wear overall, very light wear to the upper front bevel, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail save for the ET fade-out on upper front bevel as noted.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 347

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2200.00

Description: Lot (21) Silver keywind pocket watch cases, one English and all others American, some 3 and 4 oz class, plus three display cases. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Dirty, worn and tarnished but usable. Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 348

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Elgin dial only - 18S WE-SSD, rare and possibly unique polychrome painting of men relaxing, smoking and chatting at a cookout by the shore with tent in the background, signed twice, once fully and formally in tiny lettering above the scene, and again on the tent, "ENWCo," with delightful image of tall and short figures fishing at the seashore with dog between them, the latter all contained in the seconds dial center. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department. Some of the dials listed in this section of our auction are illustrated in Roy Ehrhardt's Elgin book (yellow cover), pages 72-78. Our consignor notes, for lots 349 through 359, "What is most interesting and of significance is these dials were all original factory samples, works in progress and inventory from the dial department when they closed down the factory [temporarily] to make war munitions in 1942."

Condition: Perfect condition, good dial feet, old paper label on reverse.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 349

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: Elgin dial only - 16S rare and nearly unique WE-SSD designed for "The Shriners" ("Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine - AAONMS"), "Elgin Natl Watch Co" amusingly signed in banners behind woman with fan gazing at pyramids and sphinx, the usual hours substituted with riders on camels, the Shriners International symbol at 12. This variety of elaborate printed dial could also be filled with colors. The Shriners, founded in 1870, continue to be a branch of Freemasonry dedicated to fun and charity, most notably the Shriners Hospitals for Children, with 22 facilities in North America serving children regardless of ability to pay. The founders were enamored with Arabian motifs, and to this day, Shriners make wonderful parade demonstrations in old Middle Eastern costume.

Condition: Excellent condition, perfect enamel, but there is a printing defect in the camel-rider at 10, who does not quite have all his detail, and tiny gaps can be found in the outer chapter lines; good dial feet.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 350

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: Elgin dial only - 18S "ENWCo" signed polychrome painting of the "good Samaritan" with horse and mountains in background, seven-link continuous chain in seconds representing fellowship, gilt Roman numerals. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department.

Condition: Pair of hls at 9:30 visible in outer chapter, another single hl just below 3, the painting obscuring any continuation of the lines, good dial feet.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 351

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: Elgin dial only - 16S signed WE-SSD with central blue rectangular 1880 certificate for "Union-made Cigars," exceptional micro-printing, fully legible under loupe, astounding detail. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department.

Condition: Perfect condition, good dial feet.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 352

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $160.00

Description: Dial lot (3) Elgin with elaborate fancy decoration and underglaze gold-foil accents - [1] 18S WE-DSD with tan center, gold arcades over numerals, red triangular half-hour markers, perfect but dial feet trimmed off, simple Elgin signature. [2] 16S WE-DSD with pink center, gold arcades over numerals, red triangular half-hour markers, single glaze line at 12, good dial feet, simple Elgin signature. [3] 16S WE-SSD, pale blue surrounding white center, gold Rococo arcades over numerals, fancy Arabic numerals.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 353

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: Dial lot (3) Elgin with full signatures - [1] 18S WED with central image of horse, sulky and driver, gilt Roman numerals, unfinished, awaiting drilling for sunken seconds bit, with good dial feet, perfect. [2] 14S unfinished WED with two racehorses and jockeys vying in center, cut in preparation for becoming a sunken dial center, good dial feet, perfect. [3] 18S complete and rare WE-DSD for 24-hour train, with noon at the normal 12 position and midnight (24 hours) implied at the normal 6 position, a preferred layout for some as one can imagine sunrise at 6 on the left and sunset at 18 on the right, much as the day and night dials were laid out in the 17th century; dial has hl from center to seconds and continuing through seconds on the same line. Some of the dials listed in this section of our auction are illustrated in Roy Ehrhardt's Elgin book (yellow cover), pages 72-78.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 354

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $400.00

Description: Dial lot (4) Elgin, all with good feet - [1] 18S fully signed WED with rare and possibly unique central scene of elk with mate in meadow, unfinished and awaiting boring for sunken seconds, no hls, but three small edge flakes not affecting graphics. [2] 18S unsigned WE-SSD with highly detailed spread eagle perched atop peak overlooking harbor with steamer and boat on right, train passing by the shore on left, artist signed on back by "Geo Webb," twin hl above wing to 1, edge flake through chapter and into numeral at 4. [3] 18S signed Crusader WED unfinished and awaiting boring for sunken seconds bit, seaside castle in darkness illuminated by Christian cross, another cross form in seconds bit, perfect (see another full-color version in this same sale). [4] 16S rare black fully script-signed enamel DSD, hours and chapters in white, lacking its seconds dial but nearly perfect, edge microfleck at 3 - one could substitute a white seconds dial of the right size, as the black is nearly impossible to find. Some of the dials listed in this section of our auction are illustrated in Roy Ehrhardt's Elgin book (yellow cover), pages 72-78.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 355

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Dial lot (5) Perfect Elgin WE-SSD, good dial feet - [1] 18S unsigned with pale blue chapter ring and underglaze gold foil, silver foil and red decorations (paillons), marked with large "E" on back. [2] 16S unsigned with pale blue center, spray of flowers, fancy gilt Arabic hours. [3] 16S signed with fancy cobalt blue Arabic hours, seconds and minute indications, silver and gold paillons as chapter markers. [4] 16S signed cream-white enamel with gold underglaze Arabic hours, paillons as chapter markers, surface marring in center. [5] 18S signed white enamel with unusual log hours, tiny gold foil accents. "Paillons" ("pie-yonh") is the traditional French technical term for use of any metallic foil accents or inclusions in enamel work. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 356

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: Dial lot (5) Elgin signed RR and winding indicator, all with good feet - [1] 16S scarce "Avion" original silvered dial with bold Arabic 3, 6, 9 numerals, black triangle and circle markers, "Flight Hours" indicator, lightly tarnished and scuffed. The Elgin Avion trademark was registered on October 2, 1929, but the dial has been seen and presumed original on at least two grade 478 watches produced in 1927, according to the NAWCC Elgin private label database. [2] 18S Montgomery style WE-SSD with seconds bit at 3:00 converting hunting mvt to OF, perfect condition. [3] 16S WE-DSD, once with radium dots at each 5-minute mark but now with only one remaining at 6, impressed sunken center, the genuine sunken seconds has been soldered at too low a level to the dial surface, dial otherwise perfect. [4] 16S WE-SSD, bold block Arabic hours, several hairlines. [5] 16S silvered metal railroad dial with Arabic hours, at one time dummied up with hands for display, glue residue remaining only in seconds, excellent condition.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 357

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $70.00

Description: Dial lot (5) Elgin, all with some defects or lacking feet - [1] 18S pale green fancy with glaze lines lacking seconds bit and converted to pin, no feet. [2] 16S floral in pale blue and pink, hls and edge chipping. [3] 12S mint silvered with gilt ET center. [4] 12S silvered with gilt ET center and radium dots, rubbed & tarnished. [5] 12S silvered with elaborate gold foliate scrolled center, missing two feet. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 358

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $10.00

Description: Dial lot (6) Elgin, all with some defects or lacking feet - [1] 16S Braille or other tactile system dial. [2] 0S Braille or other tactile system dial. [3] 12S gilt Hebrew dial, scuffed and scratched. [4] 12S Majestic eagle advertising dial, rubbed. [5] 12S unique Art Deco silvered with spelled-out numerals in square formats, spelled-out seconds. [6] 12S WED with Japanese numerals, perfect but without feet. All of the dial lots in this auction came from the Elgin factory in 1942 and were supplied by descendants of a person who worked in the dial department.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 359

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot over (50) Waltham dials, majority for model 1857, mostly 18S, with large selection of seconds bits (seconds dials). Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Half are perfect, others with minor issues, with several dozen good seconds bits as well; multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 360

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: APW - "Thos C Garrett, Philada" marked case, thin Swiss lever mvt predating the Civil War, 46mm, heavily constructed, elegant and slim 18K tested original HC with ET gold cuvette, crowned "18" stamp testing at full quality, KWKS from the back, WED, counterpoised side-lever escapement with club-tooth escape wheel, 15J, gilt mvt, s#44753 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 43.8 dwt (68.1 g). This watch is remarkable for the quality of imported lever escapement mechanism and the elegance and slimness of case style, while dating from the 1850's to the early 60's at latest. Thomas C Garrett was born in Philadelphia in 1805, married in 1827, and active as watchmaker, jeweler and silversmith from 1830 to at least 1854. Sixty of his letters are preserved at the University of Michigan, relating to his business. The escutcheon bears the engraved name, "Miles." The watch was hardly used.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, pristine plate tarnish with some clouds, one straight key scratch down center bridge, otherwise untouched, mint blued screws; dial perfect; hands near mint; case shows little wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, complete ET detail with only the slightest reduction at shoulders; bow tight, unworn, push shows little wear; good glass crystal. One of the nicest grade watches one might have carried in America in that period.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 361

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Albert Potter, "Charmilles," Swiss production of an inexpensive watch to his design, made by J J Badollet & Cie, Geneve, 48mm, fine two-tone, nickel body and browned gunmetal back & bezel OF original case, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style WED with gold-foil sprigs under glaze (such integral accents are called "paillons" in enamel work), lever escapement with solid balance and anti-magnetic HS, 7J, broad fausses-cotes NI damascene, s#148864; in exceptional condition. Potter's earlier work in America has earned his classification under American watches, though much of his work is Swiss. His Charmilles design made the case body integral with the back plate, saving production cost, starting around 1886. The back plate includes the specification, "Potter's Patents." Potter described his Charmilles as "The best watch you can buy for $4.00."

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, slight cloudiness to plates may clean up; dial with impact loss inside 9:30 accent, glaze line from center through there to edge; hands mint; case shows little wear, a few MFS and FS, no dents or dings, browning of varying shades; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 362

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: APW - California Watch Co, San Francisco, formerly Cornell Watch Co, 18S, warranted coin silver recased HC with ET silver cuvette, KWKS, WE-SSD with "Cornell Watch Co, San Francisco" two-line signature, lever escapement, 11-15J (currently 10-14J), scribed jewel settings (not actual screwed-in settings), gilt mvt, s#23672.

Condition: Mvt: NR, click does not operate when attempting winding, ticks only briefly with pressure, the pallet bushing jewel on the back plate has been replaced with brass bushing, fine mvt condition overall, plate tarnish; main dial chipped at border with seconds, excess pitch at site, hls below seconds; hands excellent, some oxide; case shows medium wear, some MFS, FS and three short scratches, no dents or dings, reduced detail, slight hinge stretch allowing front opening to about 100 degrees; bow pivots freely, brass push core shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 363

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: APW - California Watch Co, San Francisco, 18S, coin silver "TM" recased HC with ET silver cuvette, KWKS, signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#29939. Gross weight of assembled watch 99.7 dwt (155.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running, just below excellent mvt condition overall, sparse microspeckle and etching, may brighten with cleaning; dial has single hl below seconds; hands mint, seconds near mint; case shows light wear, few MFS, light even tarnish, no dents or dings, finer detail fading out; bow loose and distended, crown shows medium wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 364

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - California Watch Co, San Francisco, formerly Cornell Watch Co, barrel plate marked "No 8" in cursive engraving, while the plates are stamped "Cal Watch Co, San Francisco" in block letters reminiscent of Melrose plate stampings, 18S, heavy GF OF recase, KWKS, signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt, s#29009. We sold s#29029 with the same plate markings from the Fossette Collection in 2015.

Condition: Mvt: NR, ticks and stops almost immediately, and only a few ticks longer with pressure applied to the fully wound train, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, tarnish and speckle, two short scratches, oil halos; dial with edge flake at 4 outside chapter, other edge microflecks; hands excellent, mismatched, rare minute style, seconds too tiny; near mint case shows little wear, hardly any MFS, only the lightest dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight; glass crystal with chip, short scratches, nice old bubble.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 365

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - D D Palmer, Waltham, Mass, dial plate measuring about 17S, GF OF original case, SW-SS, "Palmer's Patent Stem Winder" marked on mvt referring to his invention of a vibrating crown wheel system, fancy O'Hara style WE impressed SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1098, the very watch pictured in the Complete Guide. The winding system does have a soft and smooth feel. Palmer was a Waltham jeweler who started business in 1858, and subsequently worked for Waltham; on his own he made some pocket chronometers, as well as his patented stem-wind as part of his main production ca 1870-1875; the mechanism is simple and robust; a Howard-style stem has a concavity that rides against a convex spring, while the crown wheel is mounted on a pivoting bracket with ride-pin engaging between spring & stem; simply pulling out the crown causes the stem to move the spring to one side, and shifts the crown wheel a very short distance to engage the setting.

Condition: Mvt: Running but balance is out of round, good action, excellent mvt condition overall; dial with concealed edge chip at 3, microflecks at center hole, glaze scratches but no apparent lines, dial originality unknown as it is not signed; hands near mint of mixed styles; case shows little wear, a tiny brass spot near pendant, many MFS, no dents or dings; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 366

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 23J Lord Elgin, 16S, GF OF Dueber SB&B recase, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark full fancy cock cap, gold train, plain parallel pattern NI damascene, s#12718428. Considered a two-star rarity in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, just below excellent mvt condition overall, some plate cloudiness, MFS, oxide patch on click wheel, hardly any other oxide, near mint settings; dial perfect; hands near mint save for oxide on the minute tip and the short seconds; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents, three clustered pinpoint dings, complete detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; worn plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 367

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 23J Veritas with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF "Veritas Model ENWCo" SB&B recase, very appropriate for this type, SW-LS, WE Montgomery style DSD (marginal minutes with no "6" in seconds), sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark full fancy cock cap, round fishscale pattern NI damascene center with radiant surround, s#16165206.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial has tiny edge hl at 39 minutes; near mint hands; case shows light wear, brassing beginning on band and edges, few MFS or FS, no dents, a few tiny dings or pinpoints on band; tight brassy bow, crown shows light wear and brass highlights; good glass crystal. Excellent overall example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 368

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 23J Veritas with winding indicator, grade 376, 16S, near mint GF OF original Dueber case, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI in Montgomery-style without "6" in seconds, also called "marginal minutes" dial, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS with trademark fancy cock cap surround, GT, DR, crazy checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with radiant surround, s#18299090.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, plates cloudy, no oxide, mint settings; otherwise perfect dial has one microfleck at WI hole; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS and rubbing to back shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal. Save for the cloudy plates and the tiny dial fleck, an excellent overall example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 369

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K gold original BWCCo HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric Venetian arcade pattern NI damascene, s#7627771, ca 1899. Gross weight of assembled watch 68.2 dwt (106.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, one oxide speck on click wheel; dial has faint hl near 8; excellent hands, mild bend; excellent case shows little wear, few MFS, a few small dents, one communicating through to cuvette, occasional dings, sharp ET and other detail, lift spring good, latch barely depresses so the front cover does not release without assistance, will need to check the stem and latch junction to find the problem; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 370

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K Keystone HC with modern 1970 presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, fancy O'Hara style WED dial with blue center and fancy gilt hands, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded over ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#16318643, ca 1911. Gross weight of assembled watch 62.7 dwt (97.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; near mint dial and hands; excellent case shows very little wear, few MFS, soft dents and creases on covers and cuvette, the thin gauge back planchet pushed inward, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; clean plastic crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 371

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K gold BWCCo ET HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#23175918, ca 1920. Gross weight of assembled watch 61.6 dwt (95.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running sluggishly, very dirty, needs full OH, fine mvt condition overall, light oxidation, too dirty to really grade; dial perfect in the visible area; near mint hands; case shows little wear, few MFS, one sharp ding on back among other very light dings overall, complete ET detail with little reduction; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 372

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - Elgin, 16S, 14K gold recased HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, DR, concentric arcaded pattern NI damascene, s#20080295. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.3 dwt (87.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, oxidation and polishing of click wheel; dial perfect in the visible area, dust and dirt only; near mint hands save for one patch on the minute; excellent case shows very little wear, few MFS, cover has two dents at right base of heart detail, one creased, complete crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 373

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: APW - Elgin, B W Raymond, 1st model, grade 69, "Pennsylvania Railroad Co" marked on dial, 18S, 4 oz class coin silver OF original Keystone case with silver cuvette, KWKS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#125798. Considered a three-star rarity in the Complete Guide, among the first official RR watches commissioned by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Gross weight of assembled watch 118.1 dwt (184.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, sparse microspeckle; dial with circumferential hls around sunken center, hl between center and seconds, flaw at base of seconds dial; hands excellent; case shows very light wear, few MFS, small central back dent, no other dings, ET detail vanishing around shoulder; bow tight, gradually thinned; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 374

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - Elgin, Father Time with winding indicator, 16S, GF OF Keystone, J Boss recase, SW-LS, WED with sunken seconds and WI, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, raised GJS, GT, DR, radiant pattern NI damascene, s#20212435.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, some MFS and FS, cap marring, slight cloudiness, oxide powder and specks; dial hl between WI and center; near mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents, occasional pinpoint dings; knurled detail showing brass tops; tight bow shows some brass, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal with tiny impact flaw, hardly to be seen.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 375

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, 23J grade 946 with fully marked barrel plate also marked "Made Expressly for Alfred Anderson," 18S, GF OF CWCCo SO recase, SW-LS, unusual WE Montgomery contract DSD marked "Arthur Anderson" in red beneath signature, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, radiant rope-twist pattern NI damascene with pin-wheel surrounds, s#523684. It is interesting to note that "Arthur Anderson" has nothing to do with "A N Anderson," whose name appears on grade 946 "Extra" watches. All of the Arthur Anderson contracts that we have had were sold to the L H Schafer & Co in Chicago, while the A N Anderson contracts were sold directly to A N Anderson in Minneapolis. On some ledger pages, we see orders going to both companies.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial nearly perfect, slight edge flake at lever hardly coming near the 11 minute mark; hands near mint but mismatched; case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, ET detail complete and just starting to vanish at the baseline; unworn bow pivots freely, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 376

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 912 in box for same model, 12S, 14K OF original HB&B case with gold cuvette, Hamilton signature logo within case-back, SW-SS, original silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#3453619. Gross weight of assembled watch 40.7 dwt (63.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall; dial excellent, one scratch; hands near mint; case shows light wear, some MFS, small dents in band, dings in back, edge detail reduced; bow tight, thinned at apex, crown shows light wear; good glass crystal; box has paper with different numbers, barely visible, accepting slightly larger case variety, clean overall condition.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 377

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 940, 18S, mint 14K MF&Co OF HB&B recase with gold cuvette, fluted bars wrapping the case, HC professionally converted to OF with reflector ring in front hunting bezel now accepting crystal, easy access to lever, retaining internal bezel without crystal, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, banded interlocking pattern NI damascene, s#1422422. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.6 dwt (134.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall save for very tiny oxide on regulator; dial perfect, mint luster, fine circumferential MFS from prior bezel rub; hands near mint; mint case shows hardly any wear, hardly any MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail with only touches of rubbing at the fluted peaks; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 378

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 950, 16S, 14K OF original case with Hamilton signature ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, GJS, center and third wheels are gold, fourth is not, narrow parallel line pattern NI damascene, s#1020521. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.0 dwt (87.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, tiny oxide on winding wheels, powder on regulator; dial with edge hls between 4 and 5, mostly covered by bezel; near mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, numerous dings on band, one on back, another on bezel, reduction of monogram detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear, one short file mark on the top; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 379

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Hamilton, grade 950, 16S, 14K OF original Hamilton case with Hamilton medallion, signature ring and presentation on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, BRG, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J, parallel line pattern NI damascene, gold lettering, s#752708. Gross weight of assembled watch 58.6 dwt (91.2 g). A truly beautiful Hamilton cuvette, seldom seen in 16S gold.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, cloudy plates but mint settings, near mint bright-work, little oxide; dial with large chip outside chapter now filled with wax at 1 to 2; hands mint purple, seconds blue; mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents or dings, crisp detail on cuvette; bow tight, crown shows hardly any wear; glass crystal with edge fracture.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 380

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - Hampden, 23J Special Railway in two-tone damascene, 18S, 14K multicolor gold box-hinged original Roy HC with gold cuvette, no weighting to steel springs or band, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, Aesthetic pattern gilt & NI damascene, s#2191575. Gross weight of assembled watch 81.5 dwt (126.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, the plate gilding quite bright at the same time that the remainder is tarnished, iridescent, and very tarnished on one edge, as if the "white" area were silver plated; settings are near mint, some oxide powder on bright work and gilt screw-heads; dial nearly perfect, infinitesimal microflecks at seconds and center dial countersinks, a few edge microflecks; near mint hands of pretty and intense color; case has very weak lift action, and once inside, we find someone "repaired" the broken lift arm by ignoring the spring structure entirely and placing in a single flat spring from back to front that relies on resting against the mvt with a piece of Styrofoam sandwiched in between to operate at all; case shows medium wear (very worn by multicolor gold standards), some MFS and FS, compression dents back and front matching the shoulder engraving, entirely visible inside each cover along with more dents and dings, detail vanishing around shoulders, reduced nearer the centers; tight bow with gradual thinning, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal. The plates might clean with very quick (5 second) agitation in silver cleaner, followed by immersion in backing soda and delicate rubbing of the most pronounced tarnish - the result will be immediate if it is going to work, but too much washing can remove the gold plating as well.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 381

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Howard Keystone, 23J notched bridge model 1907 (sometimes referred to as "unmarked Series O," typically read as "oh," not "zero"), 16S, appropriate 14K Keystone recased HC with Howard signature ring on gold cuvette, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, "Special Adjusted Five Positions, Temperature" marked under balance wheel, broad ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1077477. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.5 dwt (86.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some plate tarnish and cloudiness; dial perfect, dust only; hands near mint; case has stretched cover hinge without much damage to the tubes (see note below), case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, no dents but two dings in band, crisp and complete detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal. Casemaker's secrets #112-135: With the hinge facing upward and the cover towards you, the universal convention is that the taper is widest on the right and thinnest on the left. This case has already had a new hinge taper-pin installed, running beyond on the left. For a perfectly acceptable repair, one drives the bent pin out from left to right, which takes a bit of work as the pin is bent. With extreme bends, one selects or makes a straight-flat punch that will fit in the hinge notch, and lightly taps the high part of the central hinge tube until the pin straightens enough to provide less resistance - it will never be perfect as a new pin will be. The pin is then removed. Then one takes a cutting broach, inserted from the right, and lightly cleans any residue or uneven places within the outer two tubes, going straight through both tubes, the operation repeated with the inner tube in the same direction. Then place a smoothing broach through the outer tubes until tight, using it as a mandrel, and tap on any tube edge that is out of line, bringing it back to flush with the mandrel. Repeat for the center tube, then install cover using the smoothing broach for testing, placing it in tight. If all works well, and the broach does not turn, one can replace the hinge pin, trim and finish it at the extremes. If the broach turns, either broach the center again until it is free, or create a shorter taper pin that will allow for plugs on either side. The cover will return to 90-degree function unless there is a stress crease is above the hinge, which would require knocking back to shape. There is none here, making for an easy job.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 382

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Howard Keystone, 23J bridge model 1899 by Waltham, 16S, 14K model consistent Keystone recased HC with Howard signature ring on gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, GJS, GT, ribbed pattern NI damascene, s#1000552, Waltham assembly #600552 under dial, corresponding to Waltham s#12600552, the first run of 600 hunting Howard mvts starting at s#12600001, the second run of 400 OF starting at s#12605001. Gross weight of assembled watch 58.0 dwt (90.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine plus mvt condition overall, faint cloudiness, small oxide patches and specks on winding wheels, tiny marring around cock cap; mvt retains its dust ring, but is missing one dial screw; dial perfect; hands mint; front cover hinge is slightly stretched, allowing cover to open just past 90 degrees, could be fixed with new hinge pin; case shows very light wear, few MFS, slight dent in band, slight reverse dents and dings in front with corresponding wear to the highlights, ET detail vanishing at shoulder edges; bow tight, probably solid gold with little wear beneath, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 383

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Illinois 23J "Inter State Chronometer" hunting model with two-tone mvt, listed in Meggers and Ehrhardt as model 5 Bunn grade, 18S, GF original HC, SW-LS, WE-DSD with "Inter State Chronometer" mark, fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, quilted gilt & NI damascene center with leaf pattern surrounds, gold lettering, s#2336865. Sold in our galleries in 2012.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial has single hl at 12:30, mint luster; hands excellent, rubbed; original case shows very light even wear in front, light even wear in back, fairly complete detail, ET vanishing in back, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow fairly tight, brassy, crown shows medium wear, break and a small loss to cladding; good glass crystal. This report has been updated to our new grading system, but the watch is unaltered since the original report easily found on our search engine by inputting the serial number alone.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 384

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "21 Ruby Jewels" model 5 grade 179, "J T Little & Sons, Cumberland Md," marked dial, "Little's B&O Standard" marked mvt, 16S, GF OF original Wadsworth SO case, SW-LS, WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, GJS, GT, spiderweb pattern NI damascene, s#1302238. The 18S version is also in this sale; the same markings have been seen on Hamilton grade 936, s#11161. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, rubbing, etching and minor speckle to cloudy plates, some tiny oxide; dial has edge chip into 60 minutes, hls between 1 and 2, 6 and 7, 7 and 8, also some scratches; near mint but mismatched Breguet moon hands, minute of wrong size; case shows medium wear, brassing to edges, pendant and band, some MFS, some dents and dings; gold bow very thin at apex, pivots at the touch, crown shows abundant wear with the knurling almost smooth; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 385

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "24 Ruby Jewels" Washington Watch Co "Lafayette," 18S, mint decorative GF OF SB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-DSD signed Washington Watch Co, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel and jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, a central band of radiant continuous step pattern ("spider web") NI damascene against concentric fancily arcaded ground, black lettering, s#2367804. Great condition package.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall, some UFS only, very little oxide; dial essentially perfect, edge microfleck on sunken center; hands excellent, dulling; mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS in shield, no dents or dings, crisp detail; bow tight, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 386

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "24 Ruby Jewels, Montgomery Ward & Co Special," Bunn Special grade, 18S, heavy 4 oz class sterling silver OF swing-out original "Illinois Watch Case Co" case, SW-LS, "Montgomery Ward & Co" signed WE Gothic Roman DSD, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel arbor, spiderweb pattern NI damascene, s#1450896. Gross weight of assembled watch 119.5 dwt (185.8 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with faint hl in seconds; hands excellent, minute fine; case shows light wear, profuse MFS, no dents, a few tiny dings and pinpoints, complete bezel detail; nickel bow loose in worn cups, crown shows medium wear and break; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 387

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "B&O Standard" (Baltimore & Ohio RR), Bunn Special grade, 18S, GF OF Fahys Monarch #1 recase, SW-LS, WE bold Gothic DSD, fully capped lever escapement, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#1376407. Considered a three-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking at diminished amplitude, fair to fine mvt condition overall, fair plates extremely cloudy, damascene poorly visible, at the same time that plate settings are mint and there is little oxide; dial hls at 12 and 1, microflecks at seconds hole; hands near mint but mismatched; case shows very light wear, knife-edge brassing, few MFS, no dents or dings, intricate detail complete while central detail is reduced; tight gold bow arched and thinned at apex, crown shows medium wear and break, odd shape; scratched glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 388

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "C&O Special" (Chesapeake & Ohio) marked mvt, model 6 grade 89, "W L Fredeking, Hinton, W Va" marked dial, 18S, GP OF B&B Royal recase with owner's name scratched on inside, SW-LS, WE-DSD, lever escapement, 17J, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene, may have been two-tone but looks as if the gilding was pen-plated sloppily, something we see in other examples, s#3393779. Sold in our galleries in 2006 and before in 1999. With the discovery of Hamilton s#476816, also offered in this sale, we can finally confirm Fredeking as inspector for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, whose name has appeared on many watches with the railway name.

Condition: Mvt: Running, needs OH, excellent mvt condition overall if one ignores the faint pen-plating, could be only fine if one considers the plates as washed-out two-tone plates, and the abstract gilding as original; dial with several hls, internal corner chips filled with enamel; hands near mint; case shows little wear, edge and highlight brassing due to thinness of plating, few MFS, no dents or dings, complete detail; new bow pivots freely, crown shows light wear; scratched glass crystal. This is one of a few two-tone models that pose a problem in evaluation when the gilding is so inexactly applied, where any respectable watchmaker with pen-plating apparatus could have done a better job. Did the company actually release such work to its clients? The watches arrive from random sources the same way, so that would seem to be the case.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 389

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $375.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "C&O Special" (Chesapeake & Ohio Special) model 6, grade 89 in two-tone damascene, 18S, GF OF CWCCo Planet recase, the prior screw-marks polished away, SW-LS, WE-DSD with glossy luster, lever escapement, 17J, checkerboard center pattern gilt & NI damascene with GP regulator and screws, s#3624513. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some MFS, good color definition, but as with many of these, the gilding looks pen-plated after the fact, in this case better applied than some that are quite sloppy; dial perfect with bright luster, bezel rub at 10, scratch in seconds; mint hands, seconds denuded of blue; case shows very little wear in back, little wear in front, few MFS, one small flat dimpled dent on band, delicate ET detail complete in back, fading in front as the bezel was removed for setting; tight bow, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 390

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $275.00

Description: APW - Illinois, "The Rail Roader" marked on both dial and mvt, model 4, grade 64-S, 18S, massive 5 oz class coin silver OF recase with silver cuvette bearing 1888 inscription (earlier than this mvt by a few years), SW-SS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, broad ribbed pattern round NI damascene center with sawtooth surrounds, s#1114020, the 20th in a run of 100 annotated by Meggars. Rare, not listed in the Complete Guide. Gross weight of assembled watch 140.5 dwt (218.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, many MFS, sparse microspeckle; dial perfect, one MFS to mint luster; hands mint; nicely selected case shows little wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, clear detail; bow tight, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 391

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: APW - Illinois, 23J Bunn Special 60 hour Elinvar grade 163A, type II B, 16S, GF "Bunn Special Model 181" OF original Fahys SB&B case, SW-LS, arrows-out WE Montgomery DSD marked "Illinois Bunn Special 23 Jewel 60 Hour," fully capped lever escapement with prototype AMAC solid monometallic balance & blued Elinvar class HS system, jeweled barrel arbor, GJS, gold train, concentric banded & scalloped pattern NI damascene, black lettering, s#5456917, production of this type 1800.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, MFS at click wheel center, some light oxide on bright-work; dial with pitchfork hl at 12, hl at 2; mint hands, oxide on seconds; case shows light wear, fine-line brassing beginning on edges and band, many MFS, no dents or dings, bow tight, brassy underneath, replacement crown shows hardly any wear; beveled plastic crystal with MFS.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 392

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special, grade 163 60-hour, model 14, type 1, 16S, white GF OF original "Bunn Special Model #28" Keystone case, SW-LS, fully marked WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel, 23J, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene mvt, red lettering, s#5334942.

Condition: Mvt: NR, ticks face up only, bad pivot or jewel, mint mvt condition overall; dial with two hls below seconds, iridescent luster; hands mint; near mint case shows hardly any wear, many MFS and FS to back, no dents or dings, bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal. Excellent example in need of a staff or jewel job.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 393

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Bunn Special model 14 grade 163, 60-hour type IR, 16S, white GF OF "Bunn Special Model 29" original case, SW-LS, Illinois 163 "23 Jewel 60 Hour" WE-DSD, fully capped lever escapement, jeweled barrel arbor, 23J 6P, GJS, gold train, radiant step pattern NI damascene, red lettering, s#5375958, case #8234325.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall save for sparse oxide on click wheel; dial with two abutting hls in center; near mint hands; excellent case shows hardly any wear, many MFS to back, no dents, pinpoint dings at back shoulder, crisp detail; back does not quite align, will take a little flat grinding to tune it, a casemaker's secret; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear but there are dings and creases on top; good plastic crystal is loose.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 394

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1600.00

Description: APW - Illinois, Chesapeake & Ohio Special, model 6, Bunn Special grade, 18S, GF OF CWCCo Planet recase, SW-LS, WE Gothic DSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, spiderweb pattern NI damascene, s#1335187. The only other example we have sold like this, s#1443416, was in two-tone damascene, specifically considered a two-star rarity in the Complete Guide; the present watch in spiderweb damascene is the first we have seen.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; dial has a tiny hl at 6; near mint hands; case shows medium wear, MFS, one tiny dent on the back cover no dings, poor etching detail on the back cover but the borders are excellent; bow swivels fine, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 395

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: APW - New York City Watch Co, scarce "Lever Winder" dollar watch, wound by shifting the entire mock-pendant assembly back and forth from 11 to 12, 55mm case diameter, dial and mvt each measure over 22S (not 18-20S as referred to in the literature), base metal OF original case, set by turning button in back on mvt, the crown just for looks, paper dial marked "Lever Winder" with NYCWCo logo, pin-lever escapement, not jeweled, white metal mvt, all such watches marked "Patent #526871," referring to Schisgall's 1894 patent, without serial numbers.

Condition: Mvt: Ticks and stops on partial winding, fine mvt condition overall; dial fine, some light staining; hands excellent, mottled purple-blue; case shows little wear, profuse MFS, no dents, only pinpoint dings, good knurled band detail; bow tight, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal with adjacent staining on bezel.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 396

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: APW - Otay Watch Co, Otay, California, "Native Son" two-tone damascene model similar to "Golden Gate," 18S, GF false box-hinged Dueber Champion recased HC, the "14K" mark only referring to the heavy quality of filling, SW-LS, fully signed WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 15J, concentric floral, arcaded and festooned pattern gilt & NI damascene mvt, s#30289. Considered a four-star watch in the Complete Guide. We sold a "Golden Gate" example, s#30294, in 2007 with identical damascene, and sold a "Native Son" in 2004, the only examples of these two types we had ever handled until this example and another Golden Gate, s#30206, offered in the present sale.

Condition: Mvt: Running if the cuvette is not closed, cock sits too high to allow clearance, needs OH, excellent plus mvt condition overall, sparse microspeckle, some MFS on barrel plate, little oxide, excellent color definition; dial has faint hl at 4, edge microflecks and fleck outside chapter; hands excellent, minute fine; case is problematic in that the cuvette does not clear the balance cock and if shut, will stop the watch; the back cover will not stay shut if the cuvette is not shut, and the dial and bezel have perfect tight clearance, so there is no way to use the case unless the cuvette is milled out; case shows little wear, slightest brass on the box corners, few MFS, a few very light dents back and front, no other dings, complete detail; solid gold bow is tight, little worn, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 397

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2600.00

Description: APW - Otay Watch Co, Otay, California, F A Kimball, 18S, very nice heavy 14K CWMfgCo recased HC with gold cuvette, SW-LS, fully signed WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, gilt mvt, s#1142. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide. Gross weight of assembled watch 86.9 dwt (135.2 g). We sold s#1156 in GP recase in 2015, and prior to that sold s#1419 in 14K recase in 2010.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, sparse dark microspeckle, hardly any oxide, no MFS; dial with hl from 11 down to top of seconds, chipping all around center hole, seconds dial loose and floating but perfect; hands excellent, oxide on hub; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, no reduction to beautiful wrap-around detail; bow tight, unworn, crown shows very little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 398

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $2800.00

Description: APW - Rockford, grade 655 with winding indicator, 16S, white GF OF recase, SW-LS, WE-TSD, fully capped lever escapement, 21J, GJS, GT, DR, parallel scalloped wave pattern NI damascene, s#858583. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint looks, excellent plus mvt condition overall with faint rash on click wheel, MFS on cock; dial has painted chip repair at 6, hls at 11 and 12; excellent hands; case shows little wear, many MFS, one dent on the back cover and tiny dings on band, clear border detail; replaced bow loose, style closely matched, needs rhodium plating to match case color, crown shows very light wear; plastic crystal with MFS and scuffs.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 399

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $750.00

Description: APW - Tiffany & Co, New York, Swiss for US market, signed Tiffany on dial and mvt, 48mm (16S), 14K gold original BWCCo HC with gold cuvette, band not weighted as seen on some cases by this company, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 16J, ripple-barred pattern NI damascene mvt, s#666294, ca 1900. Gross weight of assembled watch 60.7 dwt (94.3 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudiness and MFS; dial hl near 4, dial needs adjustment to center the seconds hole to the post (see note below); excellent hands, hour is bent generic replacement; near mint looking case really only excellent, has overlaid shield with rough edges, shows very little wear, cover tends to catch when opening, case has few MFS externally but many on cuvette, soft dents or dings seen only from inside, except for a reverse ding in shield from pressing against the center post without crystal, crisp ET and other detail; tight bow, crown shows little wear; plastic crystal with glue residue.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 400

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - Tremont Watch Co, Boston, unique original design featuring reverse winding, fixed barrel separate from first wheel, internal stop-works, click and maintaining power, 18S, heavy 3 oz class coin silver OF recase, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 15J, gilt mvt, s#1034. Fossette Collection. While having the same plate layout as any other Tremont, the anti-clockwise winding still causes the watch to run clockwise, as with Howard keywinds with Reed's patent barrel. In this watch, unlike any Howard, the features are entirely hidden from view. The magic trick is accomplished by having the barrel itself fused to the barrel plate, the first wheel separate from the barrel as with Reed's, the arbor carrying the first wheel with internally mounted click on the dial plate side, and capable of being wound against the direction of the very wheel it carries by a flat maintaining power under-dial spring operating through the plate against...(did you guess it?)...flat teeth carved into the dial-side face of the solid second wheel! It has to be seen to be believed, and studied to be understood, but it is conceptually identical to Reed's design. The only question is, "why?" The design is more expensive, and very inconvenient to let down. The watch comes with a paper that was written either by Fossette or another watchmaker describing some of the features, along with a hook fashioned from a straight pin the can be used to let down the spring while letting the arbor release slowly with a bench key held by your third hand. Perhaps there was interest in creating a watch for English market, as some Tremont watches were, that would be familiar to English customers, winding as a fusee does. In any event, one may argue that this design is unique in horology, elegantly executed, and even more inventive than Reed's design, the latter being based on fusee winding systems with internal clicks exposed atop the first wheel, and the maintaining power being the same as one would see on a fusee, with fine-toothed ratchet wheel, the separate ratchet click and spring mounted between the plates. Certainly the Reed design is much easier to service. Unless anyone has heard of another of these, we would venture that this is a single prototype made at Tremont that was abandoned after analysis of costs. After all, it only requires a single intermediary pinion between first wheel and second pinion to accomplish the same thing, after creating the proper distances in layout. This thoroughly American design is unique, even if more than one was made. The watch is accompanied with a second dial to provide a proper seconds bit to replace the paper insert in the original dial's opening.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall, light toning to the plate, faint oxide on regulator tail, a few MFS; dial with small chip on internal edge by 60 seconds, paper insert taped in place, provided with nearly perfect Tremont dial with proper bit that could be fitted; hands excellent polished spade variety, ironically as one sees on early Howards; case shows medium wear, some MFS, several dents or dings, communicating through to the cuvette in at least one case, ET detail gone, deeper detail mostly gone; small nickel bow is loose; good glass crystal. A remarkable find.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 401

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $900.00

Description: APW - Waltham, 23J Vanguard model 1892 with winding indicator, 18S, GF OF B&B Royal recase with beautiful stag decoration on back, SW-LS, WE-TSD (sunken seconds, sunken center and sunken WI hub center), fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, circular checkerboard center with microwave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#16158918. Very high condition example.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; dial with only two hls - a short arc above seconds intersecting with line between center and seconds, perfect otherwise with mint luster; hands mint save for two tiny oxide specks; near mint case shows hardly any wear, some MFS and scuffs, no dents or dings, crisp detail, wear only within back; bow tight, unworn, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 402

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: APW - Waltham, 23J Vanguard model 1892 with winding indicator, 18S, GP OF HB&B recase, SW-LS, WE-TSD (sunken seconds, sunken center and sunken WI hub center), fully capped lever escapement, internally jeweled barrel, GJS, circular checkerboard center with microwave pattern NI damascene surrounds, s#16167975. The recase has 20-year warrantee inside the cuvette, but this does not mean that the watch is gold-filled; many such plated cases are misidentified due to these markings. The giveaways are either brassy or copper-colored looks to interiors, brass highlights with zero reduction of detail, as well as certain maker's marks one gets used to seeing. Such cases are actually quite beautiful after heavy 14K plating, and look good for quite a while. The present case makes a practical home for this top condition mvt.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall, hardly any MFS, slight marring to cock cap, no oxide; dial has one short hl across internal corner above 7; mint hands; case shows very little wear, the plating so thin that there is brassing to edges and highlights overall, one ding on cuvette, no dents, crisp detail; tight brassy bow, crown shows hardly any wear, possibly ideal NOS replacement; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 403

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $950.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1874, Riverside grade private label for "A M Hill, New Orleans" marked on mvt, 14S, 14K rose gold false box-hinged original HC, SW-LS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 9-11J from a lot labeled 13-15J, remnant concentric pattern NI damascene now polished away, oversize center bushing installed, s#1503902. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.1 dwt (113.7 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fair to poor mvt condition overall, the 3/4 plate sanded and buffed so the damascene is barely visible, a giant brass setting acting as center wheel bushing, must have had quite an accident; very clean dial has a tiny hl at 6; excellent hands; case shows very light wear, many MFS and FS, some very shallow dents to both covers and band, complete detail; tight bow with thinned apex, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 404

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1000.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1908, 16S, 14K original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, gold regulator adjuster, concentric pattern NI damascene, s#16921001. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.3 dwt (86.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: Runs sluggishly, needs OH, fine mvt condition overall, light oxidation on winding wheels; dial has hls near 12 and cluster near 5; excellent hands; case shows little wear, few MFS but a concentration in shield, soft dents and creases viewed from inside only, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows very light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 405

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, model 1908, 16S, 14K gold ET original HC with gold cuvette, SW-SS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 7J, concentric pattern NI damascene mvt, s#19693304, ca 1914. Gross weight of assembled watch 56.7 dwt (88.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: Running after sluggish start, needs lube at least, excellent mvt condition overall, lacking a case screw; dial perfect, all excess glue residue now removed from all parts; excellent hands; excellent case shows little wear, few MFS, many dents and dings along both shoulders, mostly only visible inside, crisp detail; tight bow, crown shows very light wear and incipient break; now with good glass crystal of the proper size, not needing excess glue to barely hold in as seen in photos.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 406

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett model 1883, 18S, 14K multicolor gold false box-hinged Roy HC with gold cuvette and weighted band, stag on back, shield with flowers on front, SW-LS, WE impressed DSD, lever escapement, 17J, Arabesque pattern NI damascene mvt, s#16104463, ca 1890. Gross weight of assembled watch 83.9 dwt (130.5 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO after sluggish start, cap jewel sits high, meaning the staff was changed without length adjustment, excellent mvt condition overall, may clean to near mint; dial perfect in the visible area; excellent hands, oxide on minute tip; case shows little wear, few MFS, several soft dents, several scrapes on lower box, excellent complete detail with minimal reduction or fade-out; tight bow, crown shows little wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 407

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1900.00

Description: APW - Waltham, P S Bartlett, 16S, 14K gold US Assay Roy recased HC with gold cuvette, faceted band and cover edges, SW-SS, refinished silvered dial, lever escapement, 17J, gold regulator adjuster, checkerboard center pattern NI damascene with rope-twist surrounds, s#23083509. Gross weight of assembled watch 69.7 dwt (108.4 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; clean but poorly refinished dial; mint hands; case shows very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings, faceted detail smoothing over at shoulders, monogram detail hardly reduced; bow getting loose, replaced crown shows light wear and break, internal diameter too large; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 408

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: APW - Waltham, Samuel Curtis, Roxbury, early s#659, before model 1857, 18S, rare coin silver original HC with silver cuvette, the single unaltered locator pin on the mvt fitting into the single unaltered locator pin hole in the case, which has separated at top of hole but still retains its metal tail, KWKS, WE-SSD, lever escapement, 11-15J, screwed-in jewel settings, gilt mvt, ca 1853-4. Considered a two-star watch in the Complete Guide, it is very seldom we see these in original cases, the back plate being smaller than what became the standard model 1857. The case is unsigned, and only bears #103 and #6 inside the covers.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, scoring on the barrel plate; dial has surface chip with hls between 7 and 8, edge hls between 1 and 2; gold English style hands are probably original, excellent but the minute slightly bent, the seconds replaced; case shows beyond substantial smooth wear, front cover hinge lightly worn with some play, some MFS, a few dents and dings, deepest detail is almost gone; nickel replacement bow is bent but secure on the improvised through-pin; good glass crystal. A rare original example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 409

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1800.00

Description: EPW - "Chronometre Levrette," 52mm, 14K yellow, white and rose gold Art Deco style original HC with gilt metal cuvette and German market hallmark, SW-SS, original gilt dial, rare serpentine hands, lever escapement, 16J, gilt mvt, s#217638 within case. Gross weight of assembled watch 47.0 dwt (73.0 g). The Levrette brand was first registered by Braunschweig & Hirsch of La-Chaux-de-Fonds in 1902, and the mature form of this mark seen on dial, case and mvt was registered by A Pettavel & Cie of the same watchmaking city on March 26, 1935.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, mint mvt condition overall; excellent dial with only faint tarnish; near mint gilt hands; front cover hinge slightly stretched and opening past vertical; otherwise near mint case shows hardly any wear, few MFS, several tiny dings, one communicating through to cuvette; tight unworn bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 410

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: EPW - "E Gübelin, Horloger, Lucerne" signed dial, 8-day quarter repeater with pull repeat, humongous coach watch size at 104mm housing mvt of 54mm diameter, CPBM OF original snap-case with snap-cuvette, SW-SS, original silvered dial, fausses-côtes NI damascene, case #17, striking on two gongs. This clock may have been a display item for the store, especially given the large dial signature.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall; until quick lubrication of the governor train, the watch would hang before its last quarter strike, leaving the watch to stop upon entry into the next hour, but now after lube with full strike, all functions well, loud and resonant tone; dial excellent, light tarnish overall, the graphics are painted so one cannot safely clean it; excellent hands, case shows little wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; glass crystal has small chips around edge.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 411

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: EPW - "Norton, London" (the only listing as such ca 1820), large calendar fusee approaching coach watch size, 67mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing London hallmarks for 1789, casemaker's incuse "TC" marking for Thomas Carpenter at 5 Islington Road, KWKS, WED, poker, beetle and spade hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#4869. Gross weight of assembled watch 115.1 dwt (179.0 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show excellent gilding, little oxide on steel components; dial with small painted repair at edge into 30 minutes, hl curving through 9 toward 10; hands excellent original, light oxide; original outer case shows little wear, early patch for reinforcement inside back near hinge, probably in the original making, some MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good with only tiniest ding on the button top; original inner case shows less wear, fewer MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, bow snug; good domed glass crystal. An impressive example for this type.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 412

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: EPW - "Wd Ranson, London" (unknown), decorative Continental verge fusee mvt in Dutch market taste, 52mm, silver OF original pair cases, the inner bearing London hallmarks for 1766, casemaker's incuse mark "TR" under crown for Thomas Ray at 9 Bridewell Precinct, mentioned in the 1773 report, the mark registered in 1777, the outer repoussé with classical scene of Aeneas and Dido, KWKS, WED with arcaded chapters and hand-painted scene of waterfront with boats, gilt stamped hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced and foliate scrolled two-footed balance bridge, s#2846. In all likelihood, this Ranson was only an importer of the mvt who had at least the "box" (inner case) made in London, having nothing to do with any guild. There are other makers of this name or "Ransom" at the same period, but none with any first name corresponding to a "Wd" contraction.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show fine gilding, some oxide on steel components; dial with rather good painted repair at edge from 40 to 45 minutes, hl fractures from there down to 6 and another cluster at 4, many MFS; hands excellent period original, typical of Continental craft; original outer case shows medium wear, facial detail gone with some crushing from the resultant thinness, few MFS, no discernable dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original but both of Continental origin and style, the bow snug and with Continental silver marks; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 413

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: EPW - A Heckle, Liverpool (several possibilities that might be the same person, either "Alanson, Alison or Atkinson" ca 1822-28, or "Anthony," ca 1820 - Loomes), lever fusee, 56mm, sterling silver OF original pair cases bearing Chester hallmarks for 1821-2, casemaker's incuse "TE" over "HF" for Timothy Ellison & Henry (or Hugh) Fishwick, 5 Tarlton St, Liverpool, appearing in directories 1825-29, KWKS, off-white ED, detached lever escapement, 7J, gilt mvt with foliate carved & stipple-engraved balance cock, gilt locking dust-cap, s#1162. Gross weight of assembled watch 101.9 dwt (158.2 g). The outer case bears an additional hallmark above all others, looking similar to an Irish harp mark, possibly when imported there or to another country with similar stamp.

Condition: Mvt: Running well, only slightly out of beat, excellent mvt condition overall; dial perfect; hands excellent, replaced minute not quite matching; original outer case shows light wear, MFS, dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows wear, MFS, dents or dings; bow & pendant original; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 414

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $120.00

Description: EPW - Audemars Frères, Brassus & Genève, 49mm, 14K gold OF original case, gold cuvette with award display fully signed in French, "Medals obtained by the House of Audemars founded in 1811," SW-SS, fancy gilt dial, lever escapement, 15J, broad fausses-côtes NI damascene, s#148223, ca 1880, triple signed. Gross weight of assembled watch 44.5 dwt (69.2 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, cloudy plates; fine dial has a few tiny stains and tiny graphic losses; excellent hands but tips are short; case shows light wear, many MFS, several creases, dents and dings on back, a few dings on the bezel, smoothed over detail at base of back; tight bow, undersized brass replacement crown shows light wear, sits too high; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 415

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: EPW - J Richards, London (four potential listings in the last half of the 18th century), verge fusee, 51mm, OF original pair cases, the inner sterling silver bearing London hallmarks for 1773, casemaker's incuse mark "TS" with fleur-de-lis for Thomas Stilwell, Whitefriars, Gateway, Fleet Street (who also used the fleur-de-lis in his partnership with Thomas Burridge above "TSB"), the outer in gilt tombac alloy with leather piqué, the pendant and bow matching the outer, KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, s#15575. The outer contains folk-art paper under silk insert, and paper for "T Spencer, Duke Street, Chelmsford."

Condition: Mvt: GRO, good balance motion, good escapement function, plates show near mint gilding, some light oxide on steel components; dial with painted repair to 10-minute mark, some FS, fracture at 40-minute mark; hands painted black; original outer case shows light wear, has complete piqué work and leather on back, small losses to leather and piqué work on bezel, no dents or dings; button latch good; original inner case shows very light wear, some MFS, forming marks but no dents, one ding; bow & pendant original; good domed bull's-eye glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 416

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: EPW - Jno King, Loughborough (John, 1835-76 "and later" - Loomes), lever fusee, 55mm, sterling silver OF original consular case bearing Chester hallmarks for 1829, so perhaps earlier as well, incuse casemaker's stamp "NL" in script, not yet identified owing to the incompleteness of registry in Chester, KWKS, off-white ED, detached lever escapement with hacking feature, gilt mvt with foliate carved and scrolled balance cock, s#653. Watch comes with silver chain, blank seal-fob and key. Gross weight of assembled watch and chain 114.8 dwt (178.6 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, excellent mvt condition overall, some flat impressions on barrel plate; dial with small fracture at center hole and hl going down into seconds area; original hour and seconds hands excellent, strongly mismatched color to replacement minute; original case shows substantial wear, many MFS and FS, one dent in band, few back dings, ET detail gone but for remnant, garter almost worn away; bow & pendant original, quite worn and loose; good flat-domed glass crystal with tiny bubbles. The chain has equally substantial wear with thinning between links.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 417

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $90.00

Description: EPW - Jules Jurgensen, 48mm, 14K gold OF original snap-case, SW-SS, partially refinished silvered dial, signature restamped, lever escapement, 17J, wheel satin NI damascene, s#300203, ca 1960. Gross weight of assembled watch 28.4 dwt (44.1 g).

Condition: Mvt: GRO, near mint mvt condition overall; patchy dial has discoloration at numerals and markers; excellent gilt hands, seconds oxidized; case shows light wear, many MFS and some scuff marks, no dents or dings; tight bow, crown shows little wear but sits high and crooked; clean plastic crystal, minor MFS.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 418

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: EPW - Tho's Upjohn, Exeter (Thomas, born 1737, succeeded his father at Exeter upon his death in 1768, grandson of Edward who visited Philadelphia and Charleston from 1723-6, but returned to Exeter where he died in 1764), older calendar fusee ca 1770, 48mm, gilt tombac alloy (similar to pinchbeck) OF original pair cases without maker's marks, KWKS, WED, poker & beetle hands, gold calendar pointer (adjusted manually), verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock with basket, s#1249. The pinchbeck alloy is supposed to have a narrow range of zinc from 7-11%, while tombac is anywhere from 5-20%, with or without trace additives. Technically, no alloy is "pinchbeck" unless it was manufactured by Christopher Pinchbeck or his son. The invention was intended for articles of jewelry or watch-cases that one could carry traveling that might be susceptible to theft, an early form of costume jewelry. The gilding of this case is proved by the copper streak that appears on the testing stone. A curious feature of this watch is that the calendar wheel simply floats on the motion-work, so it does not automatically advance, and never had the provision to do so. As a result, without precise adjustment the wheel is simply carried by the hour wheel.

Condition: Mvt: Running after quick lubrication of the escape-wheel tooth-tips, faulty escapement function, occasionally stops, more so face up, plates show near mint gilding, no oxide on steel components (always amazing after 240 years); dial with flake at center; hands near mint, pointer excellent; original outer case shows complete gilding, very light wear, some MFS, no dents or dings; button latch good, slight wear-through on button-top; original inner case shows less wear, few MFS, no dents or dings; bow & pendant original, the decoration to the pendant top worn away, the box misshapen; good domed glass crystal. A curious way to make a calendar watch.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 419

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: EPW - Ulysse Nardin, Locle et Genève, Corps of Engineers, 53mm, .800 silver OF hinged back original case with signed silver cuvette, case-back engraved "Property of Corps of Engineers USA No 9453," SW-SS, signed WE Arabic dial with skeleton numerals for luminous option, purple skeleton hands, lever escapement with overcoil hairspring and bimetallic balance, 15J, gilt mvt, s#71457 on mvt, #328894 within case, triple signed Nardin. Gross weight of assembled watch 55.4 dwt (86.2 g). The case bears the trademark of Huguenin Freres & Cie, Fabrique Niel, le Locle, registered in 1905, from which we see some fine niello cases.

Condition: Mvt: GRO, fine mvt condition overall, plate speckle and tarnish; dial with hls at 12 to 1 going down to center; hands near mint, appearing to never have been lumed; case shows very light wear, some MFS, a very light band dent, another dimpled dent at back edge going onto band, no dings, clear back detail; bow misshapen and loose, brass crown core shows light wear; good glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 420

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: EPW - W Wilson, London (most likely William, apprenticed 1732), verge fusee with champlevé dial, 49mm, sterling silver OF pair cases, the original inner with illegible hallmarks, casemaker's incuse mark "II" for James Jones, registered July 9, 1731 at "tithamam Corte Road near ye Red Lion" (Priestley, p 155, Supplement 20), the well-fitting and probably original outer bearing London date letter for 1759, the other hallmark illegible making London confirmation impossible, casemaker's apparent incuse mark "I" over "GH" punched right through the case, unknown, KWKS, signed silver champlevé dial, original poker and openwork spade hands, verge escapement, gilt mvt with pierced & engraved foliate scrolled balance cock, without number. Gross weight of assembled watch 53.8 dwt (83.7 g). It was not unusual at earlier dates to have the outer made by another maker, and when at one point the Guild ruled that both cases (inner "box" and outer "case" by the parlance at the time) should be made and assayed at the same time, the protests almost immediately led to the rule being relinquished. In 18th century London, many customers would select the watch in its "box" and desire a special outer to be made, so casemakers did not care to hold a potentially unused "case" in inventory.

Condition: Mvt: Ticking at rapid oscillation and only face down, stops face up, minimal balance amplitude, escapement functions with some consistency face down, plates show fine gilding, some oxide on steel components, re-blued cock foot screw; dial excellent original with perfect blacking; hands excellent original, very light oxide; original outer case shows abundant wear, some MFS, many dents and dings, cracking at back center where the metal is so thin that the apparent "I" mark is a hole in the metal; button latch good, perfect replacement button; original inner case shows much less wear, heavier gauge, some MFS, no dents or dings but compression around its middle; bow & pendant original, somewhat loose and worn, the pendant now solder-affixed where it originally could swivel; good domed glass crystal.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 421

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: Rolex, early and rare leather-covered watch box unlike any other we have seen, tan Moroccan leather with gilt-stamped and blind-stamped decoration, large Rolex crown gilt-stamped on top, smaller Rolex crowns on all four sides, opening button in front with gilt brass "R," crown with "Rolex" surrounded by scrolls gilt-stamped into velvet panel within top, the bottom interior lined with matching green velvet, the box bottom blind-stamped "Made in Switzerland" with the bottom back bevel gilt-stamped "Modèle Déposée" (registered design), the external measurements 9 x 2.25 x 2 inches high (226mm x 56mm x 51mm), the interior measuring 8 x 1.25 x .75 inches deep (202mm x 32mm x 16mm), the pliability of the interior allowing a head of no more than 34.5mm. The overall look of the box is mid-century. The Prince boxes normally come with top-silk advertising the Rolex Prince, so we are left to wonder which high-end product this box was intended to hold. The front button is more ornamental than functional, as the latch frictions into the space, and one does not need to move the button at all to open or close, although it does give one something to hold onto while lifting the cover. We would love to hear from any of our specialists who might know more about this very high quality Rolex box.

Condition: Excellent condition overall, minor rubbing and scarring externally, some wear to the "R" button, verdigris on the hinge, very clean interior, great for display of a top end watch example.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 422

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Large ring binder of Waltham ephemera including booklets, postcards, images, instruction manuals, publications, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 423

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $275.00

Description: Lot of original plates from various horological books, mostly 19th century, both colored and engraved plates of watch escapements, machines, early magazine copies. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 424

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: Large ring binder of Elgin ephemera, booklets, postcards, stereo-view, bulletins, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 425

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $225.00

Description: Large ring binder of Illinois and Hamilton ephemera, booklets, instruction manuals, postcards, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 426

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: Ring binder of watch-related ephemera on various watch topics, collection of factory-signed case openers, Rolex spoon, booklets, photos, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 427

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $150.00

Description: Ring binder of tool-related ephemera, small tool catalogs, instruction manuals, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 428

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $180.00

Description: Ring binder of ephemera, booklets and postcards on watch casemaking companies. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 429

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: G Boley tool product advertising poster, depicting everything from lathes and accessories to tweezers, framed under glass, 20 x 44 inches.

Condition: Excellent condition, little foxing.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 430

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $140.00

Description: "South Bend Watches" advertising sign painted on metal, 20 x 27 inches. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Fine condition, age spots, shipping may be expensive, recommend direct pickup.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 431

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: Waltham, silver-plated presentation tray, the center engraved, "Presented to P Twing, Esq as a token of respect by the members of his room in the American Watch Factory, June 2, 1865," one-foot diameter. Callaghan Collection. A man named "A Twing" was known for his work at the factory, and by the 1880's was listed under watchmakers in a Waltham directory. We might assume that this lawyer was a relative, as the name is very unusual, and at least one inquiry was made on-line in the forums seeking information on "P Twing" at Waltham, circa 1864.

Condition: Excellent condition, dark tarnish, some of the beads to the left on the edge have had their tops chipped.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 432

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $475.00

Description: Illinois Watch Company, color image of factory, 16.5 x 24.5 inches. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Excellent condition, shipping may be expensive, recommend direct pickup.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 433

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: Lot (2) Advertising items - [1] Reverse painting on glass, "Crescent Cases" hanging sign, 14 x 20 inches. [2] "Crown Improved Filled Cases" sign painted on metal, 8.5 x 21.5 inches. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available, shipping may be expensive, recommend direct pickup.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 434

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1300.00

Description: Lot (2) Large ring binder collections of horological school pamphlets, catalogs, postcards, photographs, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 435

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: Lot (2) Ring binders of ephemera from watch factories, horological schools, including postcards, photographs, pamphlets, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 436

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $700.00

Description: Lot (2) Railroad watch advertising signs - [1] Hamilton on carved wood, 10 x 12 inches "The Watch of Railroad Accuracy." [2] Elgin "Railroad Watches" sign for "Benj Allen & Co, Chicago," 14 x 17 inches. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 437

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $170.00

Description: Lot (3) Waltham Watch Co advertising and images - [1] Photograph of the factory, 17 x 30 inches. [2] Three-dimensional engraved advertising image, 12 x 16 inches. [3] Colored engraving, 13 x 14 inches. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available, shipping may be expensive, recommend direct pickup.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 438

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: Lot of factory and watchmaking images including several Norman Rockwell prints, framed Longines Watch Factory print, reproduction of Waterbury Watch Co tin, poster. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available, shipping may be expensive, recommend direct pickup.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 439

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: Box lot of ring binders full of materials on watch education, Gem City College, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Too much to list or photograph, subject to buyer inspection at sale, multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 440

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $180.00

Description: Lot (10) Ephemera items, including journal articles, engraved images of Appleton Tracy Watch Company, American Watch Works (Waltham), United States Watch Co, Marion (two examples), Waterbury Watch Co, Waltham Watch advertising, Keystone magazine from January 1899, watch school diplomas, watchmakers at work. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 441

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $90.00

Description: Collection (26) Watch hutches and stands or holders, hour glass and four watch boxes, including fine Staffordshire, marble, carved wood, bronze, horn and silver, glass and gilt, wood and bone, figural, etc, as pictured.

Condition: Most in fine condition, several showing some wear and imperfections, large lots including glass, clocks, multiples, material, books and tools sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 442

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $375.00

Description: Mandrel lathe, elegant and heavy construction with triple-compound cross-slide, mounted on later wooden base. Here one can operate the compound cross-slide, and have the additional fine tuning of a sliding tool post. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 443

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $170.00

Description: Heavy quality rounding up tool with drawer of stumps and cutters. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 444

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: Milling tool with sliding attachments, shown in photos upside down, mounts in vice or specialty base, attachments slide on rollers seen on lower right in last photo. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 445

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $800.00

Description: Wheel cutting engine by J B Bausch of Munich (München), compact construction with lever feed and slide, simple indexing plate for four common cuts. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 446

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $375.00

Description: English mandrel lathe by J T Jones, Prescott, mounted on modern base, integrated crank pulley. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 447

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $375.00

Description: Rounding up tool mounted on base with drawer containing accessories, plus three additional boxes of accessories for rounding up tool operations. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 448

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $275.00

Description: Wheel cutting engine, lever-feed, hand-cranked, at least two modern nuts and one bolt replacements, light rust here and there, with a small stack of a few cutters. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 449

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: Antique 3-way depthing tool with integral stand, allows depthing of three gears at once, with runners. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 450

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1200.00

Description: Dial dividing tool from the Crom collection, the outer index allowing 60 divisions. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 451

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $325.00

Description: Howard Keystone factory assembly-line tray with 10 incomplete 10S mvts in serial order, starting with s#63501 up to s#63510, original card marked "Record of Watches in Process, Finishing Room, Grade 1207, Set No 63501" date "9/23" with employee number "710." There is a hinged cover over parts for assembly of winding components and barrel plate, lacking barrels that were perhaps sourced in a separate container. Once completed with barrels, these mvts would have been finished to the point of having complete train, winding and setting mechanism, stem, escape wheel and pallet, and lacking only cannon pinion, hour wheel, dial, hands, balance assembly and cock. The set provides a remarkably rare insight into the daily operations of the Keystone finishing department, probably similar to other watch factories at the time. One wonders what happened at this particular point in time that led to cessation of production in mid-process.

Condition: Excellent overall condition, parts are dirty and need cleaning, have whitish microspeckle and tarnish due to exposure, minor rust evident on stems at the junction with brass assembly crowns, all partial mvts and numbered barrel plates present with matching numbers on setting train plate under dial, some of the winding components remaining in the spare parts recesses, no barrels with springs as noted; box is sound with ordinary rubbing, scratches and edge wear, paper card deeply yellowed, cracked and taped at one corner, with small loss to the opposite corner, but clear and legible.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 452

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $100.00

Description: Rare Expansion Balance demonstrator made by Waltham, in original box with instructions. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 453

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Large brass turns, mounted on oak base, tailstock with micrometer feed. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 454

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $10.00

Description: Mandrel lathe with hand crank detached, mostly steel construction, unmounted. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 455

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Watchmaster Mark II ultrasonic cleaner, in use by the collector and still working, nice model with variable speed for heated spin-off, a type preferred by restoration experts for its controllable exposures and mild action. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 456

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: Antique protractor-ruler, not quite either, measures in tenths of inches along both identical scales, only one numbered, does not measure angles but can be set at fixed angle up to about 30 degrees, a curiosity as it rides above the table and the origin is inaccessible. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 457

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $60.00

Description: Balance screw scale, highly sensitive and well made, nickel alloy construction. The screw may be inserted in the notch within the recess, which controls air movement. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 458

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: Box lot of hands, mainsprings, jewels, etc, many American 18S KW hands, other minute, hour and seconds hands, most for 18S watches, some generics, cards of hands for 18S Illinois. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Material lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 459

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $425.00

Description: Casemaking tool in original box, with dollies and forms for various tasks. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 460

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $350.00

Description: Early screw-head polishing tool in fitted box, appearing complete. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 461

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $110.00

Description: Older upright drilling tool, twin plate holders, pulley with carrier, used for drilling watch plates, in original box. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 462

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $600.00

Description: Watch-plate scribing and marking tool with a few runners but no scribes, unrelated tap, fully adjustable for marking plates prior to drilling and depthing tool operations, 19th century.

Condition: Excellent overall condition, normal tarnish, scribes easy to make with existing runners or wire, an essential tool for laying out watch plates, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 463

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $50.00

Description: Early uprighting tool in original box with both runners. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 464

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $100.00

Description: Jacot tool in original box, double-ended runners for polishing pivots flat in grooves, or polishing ends through holes, complete with pivot gauge for selecting groove or hole sizes in tenths of mm. These may be operated with bow, or set up with lathe belt and rheostat for gentle operation. It takes a little practice, but the tool is very effective for longer pivots that might break unsupported. Always oil the grooves, runner holes and/or lantern holes prior to use.

Condition: Excellent condition, box needs cleaning internally, leather failing externally, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 465

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $90.00

Description: Screw polishing tool, vise-mounted, three laps for grinding, finishing and polishing, collets for holding screws, lanterns for tails, in box.

Condition: Not quite complete, but enough there to get you started, very useful for top finishing, fine condition, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 466

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $160.00

Description: Lot (2) Rounding up tools, unmounted. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 467

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $170.00

Description: Lot (2) Rounding up tools, unmounted. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 468

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $225.00

Description: Lot (2) Tap and die sets - [1] HR Mascot metric, similar to Bergeon, complete. [2] Japanese tap set for smaller sizes down to 0.10mm, five taps missing, at least one of each size present. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 469

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $60.00

Description: Lot (2) Tools - [1] Turns mounted on wooden base. [2] Swiss lathe with three-dog faceplate, unmounted. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 470

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $70.00

Description: Lot (2) Mounted turns with various accessories, related or not. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 471

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot (2) Standing micrometers measuring inches - [1] Randall & Stickney, Waltham, decorative iron base. [2] Unsigned, base in gray paint. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 472

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot (2) Watchmaker's tools - [1] Hairspring vibrating tool, enclosed balance under glass provides beat sample to match when determining curb point on new HS. [2] Roller table insertion tool, spring loaded punch.

Condition: Fine condition, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 473

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $100.00

Description: Lot (2) Parts boxes - [1] Key collection with labeled size compartments. [2] Empty 2-drawer parts box with tins. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Multiple lots sold as-is, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 474

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $550.00

Description: Lot (2) primitive pump-drills, allowing efficient drilling by hand, 19th to early 20th century perhaps but based technology hundreds of years old. The brass flywheels at base are heavy, the wooden handles are spun to wrap around the iron shafts, and the bit set in position to begin drilling. Then one merely guides the handle swiftly down the shaft to create rapid rotation that continues to rewind the cord and draw the handle back upwards. The next motion imparts rotation in the opposite direction, making the tool ideal for traditional triangular drill bits that cut in both directions. These were the successors to the bow lathes of antiquity.

Condition: Excellent condition, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 475

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot (3) Staking sets, all boxed - [1] Hard-to-find Boley and Leinen miniature set (box measures 2.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches). [2] Nearly complete K&D Special #5713 set including cylinder punches. [3] Unmarked set lacking several stakes and punches. These come with a modified hairspring vibrator and a centering punch.

Condition: Excellent overall condition, unmarked set missing several stakes and punches as noted, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 476

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $225.00

Description: Lot (3) Boxed watchmaker's tools, all vise-mounting types - [1] Bow lathe, for cutting the correct internal size of bow extension to bit in the bow cups. [2] Wheel stretching, straightening or rounding tool with a few runners. [3] Pivoting tool, for drilling or starting precisely centered holes in any arbor where a pivot needs to be replaced. By starting a hole with this method, one can go to drilling with modern drills on a lathe without going off center. Three essential tools.

Condition: Fine to excellent overall condition, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 477

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $250.00

Description: Lot (3) Material assortments - [1] "Waltham Horological School Special Endstone System" with a fair amount of material. [2] Nicely organized watch parts in top of two-drawer cabinet, bottom drawer empty. [3] Elgin staffs and jewels, not much material left. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool and material lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 478

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $60.00

Description: Lot (4) Antique staking tools, three on stands under domes and quite complete, the fourth a base only without punches, but unusual type with sliding anvil. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 479

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $400.00

Description: Lot (4) Boxes of rounding-up tool accessories, cutters, stumps, etc. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 480

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $450.00

Description: Lot (5) Watchmaker's parts cabinets, containing WWs, LWWs, WW mvts, PW mvts, mainsprings, organized Swiss and American parts, plus 21-drawer mini-cabinet with empty glass parts tubes in top.

Condition: Large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 481

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: Lot (4) Pivot-drilling and other tools in original boxes, invaluable for drilling centered holes for installation of replacement pivots, one specialty jig with instructions. These will require drills of proper diameters. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 482

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $300.00

Description: Lot (5) Tools - [1] Wheel cutting engine, unmounted. [2] Escape wheel equalizing tool, Swiss. [3] Plate drilling tool. [4] Polishing attachment. [5] Polishing attachment. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 483

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $500.00

Description: Lot (5) Boxes, two with extensive arrays of gear cutters, another jewel hole cutter set (endmills), nice set of jewel pushers, Kendrick & Davis specialty tool. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 484

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $850.00

Description: Lot (5) Watchmakers' steel turns, one marked "Hugoniot-Tissot" with patent (a well-known maker), four unmarked, all with tool rests, tailstocks, headstocks and runners, two with wooden mounts for shelf display. Note that this original lathe form goes back centuries, but by turning between centers rather than cutting a free end, eccentricity errors were eliminated that might show up with any modern lathe. See George Daniels, "Watchmaking."

Condition: All usable and complete, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 485

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot (6) Tools - [1] Standing drill press. [2] Upright lathe or drill press motor, mounted on stand. [3] Turns. [4] Transom. [5] Crank wheel. [6] Rounding-up tool pulley. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 486

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $50.00

Description: Lot (7) Depthing tools, including one rare boxed set with pinion options, five standard types, scarce standing type with plate holder. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 487

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $1100.00

Description: Lot (7) Hairspring and pallet tools including boxed vibrating tool, another simple comparing tool with mounted balance, tool for working on hairsprings with pin to accept collet in center, dial for raising overcoils and pincer for holding HS end, HS strength gauges, another holder, and pallet grinder. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 488

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $90.00

Description: Lot (6) Boxes including two full Bergeon key sets, older pin-vise set, and three bow lathes, used for cutting the internal ends of bows to fit pendant cups. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 489

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $160.00

Description: Lot (8) Useful watchmaking tools - [1] Dorrington type pivot polisher in box. [2] Parallel balance calipers in box. [3] Older screwdriver set in box. [4] Jeweled-jaw poising tool with adjustable feet and level, boxed. [5] Depthing tool, boxed. [6] Alcohol lamp for bench. [7] and [8] Mainspring punches, one signed Hugoniot-Tissot, a well-known maker.

Condition: Fine condition overall, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 490

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $10.00

Description: Lot (11) Items including several turns, a variety of Jacot tool in box, a Triumph polishing jig, set of three depthing scribes to attach to master plate, and other bits and pieces. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 491

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $325.00

Description: Large lot including lathe, 8mm collets, advertising plate, flex-shaft, vise, ultrasonic cleaner, other parts and accessories. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Large lots including tools sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 492

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $70.00

Description: Large lot of small brass tools, including compound cross slide, lever slide, slide components, polishing jigs, turns, bases and other components and pieces. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection at sale, shipping may be expensive for larger or heavier items, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 493

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $650.00

Description: Large lot of sparsely arrayed boxed material, including hands, WW crowns, PW crowns, staffs, timing washers, bushings and jewels, screws, and mixed parts, some boxes concentrated and some quite empty.

Condition: Large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 494

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $40.00

Description: Large lot of WW material, including expansion straps, leather straps, band parts, crowns, stems, some boxes with empty bottles, split-stems, skeleton hands with full luminous, staffs, and complete balances assemblies. Quite a lot of material, may not be labeled well.

Condition: Large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 495

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $60.00

Description: Large lot of boxed and organized WW material for Bulova, Schild, Cyma-Tavannes and other Swiss companies.

Condition: Large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 496

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Large lot of mostly glass WW crystals, many fancy shapes, some round, mostly labeled with one system or another, some Wyler unbreakable.

Condition: Large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 497

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Lot of various watchmaking tools and pieces, including mainspring gauge, mainspring winder, circular saw jig, large partial screw extractor, jeweling tools, carriers, stumps, more.

Condition: Fine condition, tool lots sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 498

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $20.00

Description: Swartchild & Co, 26-drawer material cabinet, oak, most glass vials are there but largely devoid of material, 2 x 12 x 24 inches, still good for a lifetime of one's own parts organization.

Condition: Excellent overall condition, large lots including material collections sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 499

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $275.00

Description: Three-drawer crystal cabinet, only partial crystal collection with many unsorted crystals. Callaghan Collection.

Condition: Large lots including material sold as-is, subject to buyer's inspection and removal at sale, no shipping available, no further condition report available.

Auction Number: 1601

Lot Number: 500

Date Sold: 2016-05-01

Price: $40.00