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A Catalog of Fine and Important Pocket Watches Catalog #113 May/June, 2006
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#1. MOVADO BEAUTIFUL MULTI-COLOR PENDANT WATCH WITH PIN
28mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1910 R-2*
The back cover of this exquisite Mint** condition case features raised yellow-gold flowers and green leaf swirls. The matte finish case is matched by a beautiful gold ribbon bow pin which is ornamented with a central band of seed-pearls. Grand Prix medallions and the "Movado" signature appears on the inner cuvette. The beautiful 15 jewel nickel movement is finished with damaskeened patterns and is set with solid gold jewel settings, the movement is signed "4 Adjustments." Chronometre Movado" is marked on the Superb*** white enameled dial along with classic Arabic hour chapters. $1,025.00
#3. SWISS BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE WITH ENAMEL & DIAMONDS
24mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Pin-Set, C. 1890 R-3*
This magnificent design features red enameled checkerboard patterns in the background areas with gold star accents. Diamonds appear in beautiful gold mounts on the back cover of the case and the front bezel and rim are finished with red enamel and gold star patterns, the condition is Mint**. This beautiful enamel is accompanied by a 14K Gold, ribbon bow pin which is finished with rose-cut diamonds and red enamel. The dial is Superb*** and marked with beautiful red Arabic chapters and gold minute dots, it is accompanied by gold Louis XIV hands. The 10 jewel gilt movement is in beautiful condition. $1,525.00
#4. SWISS LOVELY FLORAL ENAMEL PENDANT WATCH
32mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Pin-Set, C. 1880 R-2*
This Victorian-style case comes with a beautiful fancy scalloped rim and a polychrome floral bouquet which appears on a raised oval area on the back cover. The outer edges are also decorated with miniature blue flowers and green leaf patterns. Enamel flowers decorate the oval-shaped front bezel opening which protects a Very Fine*** porcelain dial. The dial is signed "Midinette" and is marked with Arabic chapters and fancy gold filigree hands. The near Mint** case holds a 3/4 plate 8 jewel cylinder movement which is signed "Swiss Made." $875.00
#7. CHAUVELOT (FRANCE) BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE ENAMEL POCKET WATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN
27mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1890 R-3*
The impressive condition of this fine timepiece is matched by its beauty. There is a Superb*** porcelain dial marked with Arabic chapters and a black minute track. The dial is signed "France" at the lower area and is centered by classic Breguet moon-style hands. The wonderful Mint** case comes with a pleasing light sapphire-blue shade of enameling set against a circular guilloche background. White enamel forms an outer border on the back cover, the inner gold cuvette is plain polished. The matching gold neck chain is enhanced by beautiful blue enameled tapered links. The neck chain measures approximately 18" long with 3" long drop connecting to the timepiece. The high-grade, 15 jewel, gilt, bridge movement is signed "Chauvelot France 3 Adjustments." Beautiful condition, superior quality! $1,225.00
#8. SWISS RARE LADY'S VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH
33mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1810 R-3*
Ladies fusee timepieces are extremely scarce. This beautiful example features a gilt verge movement which is centered by a pierced two-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. The lovely movement carries an Average*** dial marked with Arabic chapters and a black minute track. The hunters case is decorated with a blue enameled border on both sides. Both covers are engine turned and the outer rim features a reeded design and the condition is near Mint**. $1,025.00
#10. TIFFANY & CO. PLATINUM & GOLD DRESS WATCH BY TOUCHON & CO. POCKET WATCH
42mm 18K Gold,-Platinum Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1925 R-3*
This superior quality high-grade nickel bridge movement is signed "Made for Tiffany & Co." It is also signed "Touchon & Co. Switzerland 19 Jewels 8 Adjustments No. 43759 Extra." The movement features a beautiful gold train and very impressive oversize ruby jewels and a sophisticated lever escapement. The hinged back case features a platinum back cover which is ornamented with a circular monogram. The yellow-gold outer edges and rim are plain polished, the case is in Mint** condition. The Very Fine*** dial is signed "Tiffany & Co.," it is marked with raised golden Arabic hour chapters and gold kite-style hands. $2,250.00
#11. TIFFANY & CO. PLATINUM & GOLD ENAMEL DRESS WATCH MOVEMENT BY TOUCHON POCKET WATCH
42mm 18K Gold,-Platinum Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1920 R-3*
"Touchon & Co." is signed on this high-grade movement which is also marked "19 Jewels 6 Adjustments." The movement comes in a splendid case. Black enameled line patterns ornament the Mint** 18K Gold, yellow-gold outer edges center rim, upper pendant and bow. The platinum back cover is enhanced by a small diamond-shaped monogram and a inscription date from 1920. The silver dial is Very Fine*** and signed "Tiffany & Co.," it is marked with classic Arabic hour chapters. $3,050.00
#12. AUDEMARS PIGUET & CO. ULTRA-THIN WITH UNIQUE CASE POCKET WATCH
45mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1920s R-3*
This wonderful movement is approximately a mere 2mm thick. The nickel bridge movement is signed "Audemars Piguet & Co. Swiss 19 Jewel 7 Adjustments No. 16854B." The movement is beautifully finished with straight line damaskeening and features friction-set ruby jewels and a gold train. "Audemars Piguet & Co." is marked on the original Very Fine*** silver dial which also features Arabic chapters, a black minute track and gold kite-style hands. The unique octagon-shaped case is signed "Audemars Piguet & Co." The condition is near Mint**, the case is plain polished and extremely nice. $2,850.00
#14. PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. GENT'S POCKET WATCH
44mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, No. 803,157 C. 1925 R-3*
This "Patek Philippe" signed near Mint** case features an invisible hinge and a rectangular-shaped monogram on the back cover. The extra-nice movement is signed "18 Jewels 8 Adjustments Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva." It is also signed "The Cowell & Hubbard Co. Cleveland Ohio" on the center bridge. The movement features wolfs tooth winding gears, straight line damaskeening, a beautiful bi-metallic balance wheel with gold timing screws and oversize friction-set rubies. The dial is signed "Patek Philippe & Cie Geneva." It is Very Fine*** with applied gold Arabic hour chapters, silver minute dots and classic gold spade pointers. $3,050.00
#16. PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. GENT'S HIGH-GRADE DRESS POCKET WATCH
43mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, No. 893,125 C. 1967 R-3*
This "Patek Philippe" signed case is smooth finished and near Mint**. The reference 600 timepiece is very stylish with a Superb*** classic silver dial with gold tapered hour markers and gold Dauphine-style hands. Silver minute dots also appear on the Superb*** dial. The movement is marked with Geneva quality hallmarks. The Caliber 17-140 movement is beautifully designed with straight line damaskeening, it is signed "Patek Philippe & Co. No. 893125, 18 Jewels Adjusted To Heat Cold Isochronism and 5 Positions." $3,550.00
#17. PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO POCKET WATCH
54mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, No. 161,989 C. 1911 R-4*
This very impressive double hinged back "Patek" signed case is near Mint**. Engine turnings appear on the back cover and the back is centered by a small circular initialed frame. The inner cuvette is signed "Chronometro Gondolo No. 161989 Patek Philippe & Cie Geneva." This signature also appears on the pristine gilt bridge movement. The movement is beautifully designed with twenty ruby jewels, a gold train and wolfs tooth winding gears. The movement also features a circular disk micro-metric regulator and a bi-metallic balance wheel. Gold spade pointers mark the beautiful Superb*** dial which is signed "Patek Philippe & Cie," it is also marked "Chronometro Gondolo" above the second bit. The dial features scare red outer 24-hour numerals and black Roman hour chapters. $4,450.00
#18. PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE GENT'S HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH
51mm 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, No. 144,023 C. 1909 R-4*
The "Patek Philippe" signature can be found on this beautiful 15 jewel gilt bridge movement. The movement features a straight line lever escapement with a steel escape wheel. The inner cuvette is signed "No. 144023 Patek Philippe & Cie Geneva." The gold case is smooth finished and near Mint**. It opens to reveal a Superb*** white enameled dial which is single sunk and signed "Patek Philippe & Cie Geneva." Arabic chapters and a black minute track mark the Very Fine*** dial. $3,550.00
#19. SWISS PLATINUM & DIAMOND POCKET WATCH
41mm Platinum Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1930 R-4*
This ultra-thin high-quality 18 jewel bridge movement is controlled by a straight line lever escapement, oversize rubies are presented. The two-tone silver dial is Very Fine*** with white-gold Fleur-de-lis shaped hands and white-gold Arabic hour chapters. Silver minute dots are also presented. The platinum case is smooth finished on the back cover and is near Mint**. A series of dazzling diamonds are pave set around the entire rim of the case and on the upper portion of the platinum bow. $3,050.00
#20. LE COULTRE INTERESTING PENDANT WATCH
43mm 14K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1940s R-2*
The "Le Coultre" signature appears on this 15 jewel rectangular movement. The movement carries blue batons and a Very Fine*** two-tone silver dial which is signed "Gubelin Inc." Arabic chapters mark this classic dial. The gold Mint** case is engraved with a 1944 date on the back cover and three small initials. The Mint** case is complemented by three outer gold rings and an upper curved area which would connect to the neck chain. A beautiful and interesting design! $975.00
#22. SWISS DOUBLE DIAL CALENDAR POCKET WATCH
48mm Gun Metal Open Face, Pin-Set, C. 1890 R-3*
Extra-clean and Mint**, this gun metal case features an open crystal on the back cover through which you can view the Very Fine*** silver dial which has a central pointer to indicate the date. There are two windows, one for the day and one for the month, which also appear through this back crystal. The 15 jewel gilt 3/4 plate movement features a lever escapement. The front time dial is shown by blue spade pointers and a Very Fine*** white porcelain dial marked with Arabic hour chapters. Intriguing double dial watch! $1,525.00
#24. SWISS GOLD & ENAMEL MANDOLIN FORM WATCH
Approx. 65 x 32 x 13mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Pin-Set, C. 1890 R-4*
This mandolin form case is near Mint** and decorated with black enameled line patterns on the ribs of the instrument and some small light blue flower and black scroll designs. The back cover of the instrument opens to reveal an inner cuvette which is signed "La Perla Napoli Geneva." The cuvette protects a 10 jewel gilt cylinder movement. The front of the instrument opens to show a Superb*** porcelain dial which is signed "La Perla Bolognese & Rothacker Napoli Geneva." The dial is marked with Roman chapters, black 5-minute numerals and gold Louis XIV hands. $2,550.00
#29. E. HOWARD & CO. BOSTON RARE 19 JEWEL WALTHAM MADE EQUITY MODEL POCKET WATCH
16 Size, 14K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, No. 1,010,443 C. 1911 R-3*
Very rare, this 3/4 plate E. Howard movement comes with ruby jewels in screw down gold settings. It also features a gold center wheel and nineteen ruby jewels. The movement is finished with straight line damaskeening and is signed "19 Jewels Adjusted." The "Howard" signature appears on the inner cuvette of the heavy double hinged back case. The Howard case features Jurgensen-style lips and beautiful engine turnings on the back cover. The case is heavy in gold and in Mint** condition. The Very Fine*** dial is double sunk with Roman chapters and red 5-minute marks. $1,225.00
#30. E. HOWARD & CO. BOSTON ULTRA-RARE SERIES I KEYWIND POCKET WATCH
Ns (18 size) Rose-Gold Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, No. 697 C. 1859 R-5*
This rare American 15 jewel gilt bridge movement is signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston Reed's Patent Nov. 24, 1857." It features the early serial number of 697. The movement comes in a double hinged back drum-style case which is crafted from rose-gold and is near Mint**. The reeded pattern decorates the bold outer edges areas and a large script-style monogram appears on the back cover. The dial is signed "E. Howard & Co. Boston," it is single sunk with Roman chapters and blue spade pointers. The dial is in Superb*** condition. $5,550.00
#32. WALTHAM MULTI-COLOR BOX HINGE WITH FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH
16 Size, 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Stem-Set, No. 15,796,621 C. 1907 R-4*
Nicely damaskeened, this 17 jewel bridge movement features a golden star-shaped micro-metric regulator. Gold Louis XIV hands center the splendid Superb*** fancy dial which is finished with gold arches and swirls at center and gold arches along the outer perimeter, Arabic chapters are also featured. The near Mint** case is beautifully designed with large yellow rose and green leaf patterns and an uninitiated rose crest which appears on the front cover. Swirls decorate the outer rim. A magnificent large rose-gold deer appears on the back cover along with beautiful engravings and multi-colored leaves. $3,050.00
#33. HAMPDEN 23 JEWEL RAILWAY MULTI-COLOR HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH
18 Size, 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, Railroad No. 1,447,155 C. 1896 R-4*
Beautiful two-tone damaskeening and twenty-three ruby jewels are features of this adjusted nickel full plate movement. The movement is signed "Special Railway" and it carries gold filigree hands and a Very Fine*** double sunk railroad dial. The dial is marked with bold Arabic chapters and red 5-minute numerals. The eye-catching case is near Mint** with a beautiful array of multi-colored leaf/flower patterns and swirl engravings appearing on the back cover. Feather swirls are engraved on the impressive large outer rim and the front features multi-colored flowers along with an uninitiated rose crest at center. $4,550.00
#34. WALTHAM RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS 23 JEWEL COLONIAL MODEL POCKET WATCH
12 Size, 18K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, No. 16,025,372 C. 1908 R-2*
Diamond cap jewels on the balance assembly and the escape wheel are presented with this wonderful Riverside Maximus adjusted 23 jewel movement. The movement features a solid gold train and magnificent damaskeening. "Waltham Watch Co." is signed on the inner cuvette of the all original double hinged back 18K Gold, gold case. The case is plain polished and in near Mint** condition. Breguet moon hands, fancy Arabic hour chapters and a black minute track appear on the Average*** original dial. $1,025.00
#35. WALTHAM MINT 23 JEWEL RIVERSIDE MAXIMUS POCKET WATCH
16 Size, 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Stem-Set, No. 10,070,095 C. 1901 R-4*
Very rarely seen in this fabulous new/old stock condition, this Maximus is highly collectible. The 23 jewel magnificent adjusted nickel bridge movement features diamond cap jewels on the balance and the escape wheel pivots. It also features highly complex and beautiful damaskeening. The movement carries blue spade pointers and a Superb*** single sunk dial marked with the "Waltham" script-style Maximus signature. The dial is also marked with Arabic chapters and red 5-minute marks. The heavy gold case is extra Mint** and finished with crisp engine turnings and an uninitiated crest. A reeded rim appears on the outer areas of the case and the inner gold cuvette is plain polished. $3,550.00
#41. SWISS MINT QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER WITH CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH
56mm 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, C. 1885 R-4*
This fabulous like-new-condition repeater was made for the Russian market. The inner cuvette and dial are signed "M. P. Kalaschnikoff & Fils." The case is Mint** with engine turnings on both sides and a beautiful central crest on the front cover which is enhanced by a circular royal-blue enameled border. The dial is Superb*** and marked with Roman chapters. It carries a gold center fly back sweep hand and gold spade hour and minute hands. The gilt 3/4 plate movement is in first class Mint** condition. It comes with nineteen ruby jewels and a straight line lever escapement. The repeat mechanism is activated from a gold push button located on the case rim. $3,550.00
#42. SWISS MINUTE REPEATER WITH CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH
54mm Hallmark Sterling Open Face, Pin-Set, C. 1880 R-3*
A Swiss patent mark appears on this 3/4 plate 19 jewel gilt movement. The movement features a lever escapement and a center sweep chronograph hand which is activated from a push button on the rim of the case. The minute repeat mechanism is activated from a brass slide piece and the double hinged back case is smooth on the back cover and near Mint**. It has a reeded pattern around the outer rim. The dial is white porcelain, Superb*** with Roman chapters, blue spade pointers and a center fly back sweep. Nicely priced minute repeater! $2,550.00
#43. HUGUENIN-BREGUET GENEVA HIGH-GRADE MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH
46mm 14K Gold, Open Face, Stem-Set, C. 1915 R-3*
This interesting 32 jewel high-grade nickel bridge movement is signed "Huguenin-Breguet Geneva" on the main barrel bridge. It is marked with the serial number "131,297." The movement is fully jeweled through the hammers and controlled with a beautiful straight line lever escapement. The repeat mechanism is activated from a slide bar on the rim of the near Mint** double hinged back case which is decorated with a large flowing ribbon script pattern. The dial is marked with fancy Arabic hour chapters, it is Superb***, single sunk and complemented by blue spade pointers and the signature "Huguenin-Breguet." $3,050.00
#44. FREDERIC SAGNE (SWISS) HIGH-GRADE MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH
54mm Heavy 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, C. 1885 R-5*
This highly impressive repeater movement is protected by an inner gold bezel and display crystal. The 36 jewel movement is beautifully designed. It has a straight line lever escapement, a compensated balance wheel and it is fully jeweled through the hammers. Wolfs tooth winding gears are also features of this fine mechanism. The movement, case and dial are all signed "Frederick Sagne Geneva." The dial is double sunk, Very Fine*** and marked with Roman chapters and Breguet moon hands. The heavy gold hunters case is smooth finished and near Mint**. The inner cuvette is signed "No. 15530 Frederic Sagne." $6,550.00
#45. SWISS MINUTE REPEATER WITH CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH
56mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Pin-Set, C. 1890 R-6*
This beautifully marked dial is Superb*** with Roman chapters, outer 1/5-second calibrations and 5-minute numerals. The dial is centered by golden spade pointers and a blue center fly back sweep second hand. The impressive extra-large heavy gold case is smooth finished and Mint**. The inner cuvette is signed "Chronometre Repetition Chronographe 22 Rubies." A gold bezel and display glass protects the beautiful high-grade 22 jewel movement. The movement is fully jeweled through the repeat hammers and features a straight line lever escapement. The nickel movement also has very complex exposed chronograph gears, levers and springs. $7,050.00
#46. SWISS VERGE FUSEE WITH FANCY DIAL POCKET WATCH
55mm Sterling Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1810 R-2*
This interesting gilt verge full plate movement comes with a single footed engraved balance bridge and a 3-arm uncut brass balance wheel. It features a unique fancy polished steel regulator index and fancy swirl regulator arm. The movement is also enhanced by a flip-open inner gilt dust cap which is fully engine turned and engraved with leaf patterns. The silver case is smooth finished and near Mint**. The collectible fancy dial shows a very colorful riverside village scene. Open work gold hands and Roman chapters mark the Very Fine*** dial. $1,125.00
#47. MARKWICK MARKHAM LONDON VERGE FUSEE WITH MOCK PENDULUM POCKET WATCH
54mm Sterling Pair Case Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1830s R-2*
A clear crystal tops the two-footed balance cock which enhances this unique verge fusee gilt movement. The movement is signed "Markwick Markham London" and it features a mock pendulum setup which can be viewed through the glass on the top of the balance bridge. The dial is centered by golden Breguet moon hands and is marked with Roman chapters and eccentric minute track and 5-minute numerals. The dial is signed "Markham London" and the condition is Average***. The inner silver case and the outer silver case are both smooth finished and in near Mint** condition. $1,225.00
#49. GODFRIE POY LONDON BEAUTIFUL EARLY VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH
53mm Hallmark Sterling Pair Case Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1700 R-3*
This magnificently conditioned verge fusee fire gilt movement is supported by impressive baluster pillars. It is signed "Godfrie Poy London." It is centered by a pierced wide two-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. A 3-arm balance wheel is also featured on this exquisite early verge. The Very Fine*** dial is marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track and large 5-minute numerals, blue filigree hands center the dial. The inner/outer cases are both plain polished and in near Mint** condition. $2,550.00
Godfrie Poy was a fine London maker. He has works in several museums as well as a piece exhibited in the New York University collection.
#50. JOHN PEPYS (LONDON) EARLY VERGE WITH BEAUTIFUL PAINTED HORN CASE POCKET WATCH
50mm Gilt Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1680 R-4*
This early rare timepiece is presented in an original near Mint** early painted horn case. The back scene is very colorful showing a beautiful woman holding a balance scale. A gilt sliding circular window covers the winding arbor opening. The white porcelain dial is Average*** and marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track, blue spade pointers and black 5-minute numerals. The movement is fabulous with impressive pierced tulip form pillars and a beautifully pierced balance cock. The movement is signed "J. N. Pepys London." It also features a silver disc regulator. $4,550.00
#55. WILLIAM CREAK (LONDON) GOLD CASED FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH LEVER CONVERSION
46mm 18K Gold, Pair Case Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1785 R-3*
This intriguing fusee movement is supported by fancy baluster pillars and is centered by a pierced balance cock. The mechanism is signed "Wm. Creak London" and it has been beautifully converted from a verge escapement to a sophisticated side lever escapement. The conversion most likely took place in the 1870 period and it shows extremely fine workmanship. The original dial is Superb*** and signed "Creak London," it is marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track and rose-gold spade hands. The inner/outer gold cases are both smooth finished and in Mint** condition. $2,300.00
# 56. SWISS QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH GOLD DIAL
55mm 18K Gold, Open Face, Keywind/Keyset, C. 1810 R-3*
Beautifully designed, this gilt cylinder movement features a free standing main spring barrel, a 3-arm uncut balance wheel and highly polished steel repeat hammers which strike on inner gongs. The movement is protected by a gilt inner cuvette. The gold case is near Mint** with a reeded rim and a sunray pattern engraved on the back. The back also features a small oval frame which is engraved "Grandfathers Clock 1810." The gold dial is engine turned at center and beautifully marked with black minute dots and black Roman hour chapters. Blue steel Breguet moon hands complete this wonderful timepiece. $3,050.00
* Rarity Grade
A select group of watches have been assigned a "rarity grade" which will appear in the description heading. The total production number of U.S. made pocket watches and vintage wristwatches are fairly well known and accessible, unlike the large and more varied output of European makers and of early horological examples. Therefore, this simplified 1 thru 10 numerical grade is designed to assist collectors and investors in determining the scaricty of a given timepiece in todays market (#1 is considered common to #10, which is an extremely rare item).
The following factors are the basis of assigned rarity levels:
(a) Market availability, both past and present.
(b) Technical quality and innovative design.
(c) Historical importance.
(d) Condition in relationship to other examples of similar type.
(e) Artistic case design, i.e. enamel, unusual shape or form pieces.
(f) Low survival rate of similar types.
(g) Investment potential for increase in demand and price.
A rarity grade will be assigned to highlight items which offer strong investment potential (generally items of level 5 thru 10). We hope this will assist you when making purchasing descisioins, and we encourage you to call if more information or details are needed. 1-800-424-5353.
** CASE AND MOVEMENT GRADING
UNUSED - 100% - Never worn, no problems whatsoever, looks the same as it did when it left the jeweler's store. Watches in this condition are seldom seen and comman significan t premiums.
MINT - 90% - 99% - A seldom used watch showing very minor handling blemishes.
NEAR MINT - 80% - 89% - Shows evidence of occasional use, no easily noticeable signs of wear. A very presentable watch.
EXCELLENT - 70% - 79% - Wear and occasional use are evident, but there may be minor brass on gold-filled cases. There may be minor dings or scratches.
FAIR - 50% - 69% - Daily and frequent use are obvious, easily noticable brass and wear, and possible dings and scratches.
SUPERB - No hairlines, scratches, cracks, flakes or chips visible. In metal dials, full original color, no stains, blemishes or scratches.
VERY FINE -Very attractive but has a light hairline or a couple of edge flakes.
AVERAGE - A few hairlines or a well repaired flake can be found. In metal dials, some discoloration or other slight problems.
BELOW AVERAGE - some damage or other serious problems. In metal dials, discoloration to a point where it should be refinished.
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