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A Catalog of Fine and Important Pocket Watches Catalog #115 July/August, 2006

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#1. EMILE HUGUENIN ENAMEL & GOLD KEYWIND POCKET WATCH

40mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1860

The central areas of this near Mint** condition Victorian case are decorated with beautiful cobalt-blue enameled oval frames. Black enameled miniature leaf/flower patterns form an outer border along with the engraved outer edges of the case. The rim of the case is reeded. Breguet moon hands and Roman chapters mark the white enameled dial which is Very Fine***. "Emile Huguenin" is marked on the inner gold cuvette. The 15 jewel nickel bar movement comes with a side lever escapement and a steel escape wheel. $675.00


#2. A. LE COULTRE (SWISS) ENAMEL & GOLD OVAL PENDANT WATCH

21 x 37mm 14K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1920s R-2*

This 15 jewel 3/4 plate nickel movement is signed "3 Adjustments A. Le Coultre Swiss." The lever movement carries a Very Fine*** golden dial marked with a black minute track, black Arabic chapters and blue spade pointers. The oval case is unique and near Mint**. Beautiful violet colored enamel covers the front bezel and the back cover with underlying flower tapestry and starburst patterns showing through the translucent enamel. The outer edges are decorated with white enameled line patterns. $1,225.00


#3. SWISS GOLD & ENAMELED PENDANT WATCH WITH MATCHING CHAIN

26mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1905 R-3*

Gold pointers, gold minute dots and Arabic hour chapters are featured on this Superb*** white enameled dial. The beautiful case is finished with engraved gold leaf patterns on the outer edges and the front bezel. The back features a central raised golden frame set atop a beautiful light sapphire blue enameled background. White enameled accents also appear on this near Mint** case which is presented with a beautiful gold and enameled cylindrical link neck chain which measures 20-1/2" in length. The movement is nicely designed with a lever escapement and fifteen ruby jewels. $1,825.00


#4. SWISS MINIATURE ENAMEL & DIAMOND HUNTERS CASE PENDANT WATCH WITH BEAUTIFUL PIN

26mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, Circa 1885 R-2*

A spectacular diamond and black enamel leaf style pin is presented with this beautiful watch. The upper pin carries a substantial diamond at center (approx. .15 Ct.). Rose-cut diamonds form a flower pattern on the front cover of the near Mint** enameled case. Rich orange flowers contrast nicely with the black enameled background areas on both sides of this very unique case. The dial is Superb***, marked with blue Arabic chapters and outer gold minute dots, gold Louis XIV hands center the dial. The 10 jewel gilt movement is protected by a gold center cuvette. $1,225.00


#5. SWISS MINIATURE ENAMEL & DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH WITH PIN

22mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Pin-Set, Circa 1895 R-2*

Beautifully designed, 18K Gold, and blue enameled ribbon bow pin supports this collectible Excellent** miniature enameled case. The back cover and front bezel are ornamented with gold crisscross engraved patterns and beautiful blue enameling. Numerous rose-cut diamonds form a lovely floral spray on the back cover of the case. A gold cuvette protects the 10 jeweled gilt cylinder movement. The fancy dial features Arabic hour chapters within beautiful gold scallop-shaped frames. A black minute track and gold filigree hands also mark the Superb*** dial. $1,325.00


#6. SWISS DIAMOND, ENAMEL & PEARL PENDANT WATCH & PIN

27mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1905 R-3*

Extremely nice, this high-grade, 18 jewel, adjusted, nickel movement is finished with straight line damaskeening. It is marked "Swiss" and it carries a straight line escapement. The fabulous Mint** condition case carries a dazzling diamond at center, the diamond is surrounded by a light-green and white circular enameled frame and raised gold leaf patterns decorate the outer edges. White enamel and seed-pearls also form a beautiful border on the outer edge of the back cover and seed-pearls totally surround the front bezel. Pearls ornament the upper gold bow on this exquisite Mint** case and they decorate the matching gold Fleur-de-lis pendant pin. The dial is very attractive with a golden finish and engine turnings at center. In Superb*** condition, the dial is marked with Arabic hour chapters, Breguet moon hands center the dial. $1,825.00


#7. UTI (PARIS) ART DECO ENAMEL & SILVER POCKET WATCH

43mm Sterling Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1920 R-2*

Very stylish, this deco inspired octagon-shaped case is near Mint** with black enameling covering the back and the front bezel. The back is also set with a silver and marquisite initial plaque (initials are R. J. S.). The three finger nickel bridge movement comes with a straight line lever escapement and fifteen ruby jewels. The movement is signed "Uti Watch Co. France Adjusted to Temperature." The dial is signed "Uti Paris," it is Very Fine*** with raised gold Arabic chapters, gold minute dots and gold open kite-style hands. $425.00


#8. Circa H. MEYLAN IMPRESSIVE PLATINUM & ENAMEL POCKET WATCH

44mm Platinum Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1935 R-3*

This superior grade ultra-thin nickel bridge movement is signed "Circa H. Meylan Brassus Swiss 19 Jewels 7 Adjustments No. 35510." The mechanism comes with a sophisticated lever escapement, oversize friction-set ruby jewels and straight line damaskeening. Blue Breguet moon hands and black Arabic hour chapters mark the Very Fine*** silver dial. The platinum case is exquisite and near Mint**. It is plain polished with the exception of a very stylish royal-blue enameled circular frame and circular monogram which centers the back cover. $1,825.00


#9. VACHERON GENEVE EARLY ENAMELED KEYWIND POCKET WATCH

32mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1860 R-3*

In pristine Mint** condition, this 8 jewel gilt bar movement is controlled by a cylinder escapement. The inner cuvette of the timepiece is signed "Vacheron Geneve Cylindre 8 Rubis." The case is near Mint** and decorated with black line enameled leaf and crisscross patterns along the outer areas and cobalt-blue enameled circular medallions near center. The white porcelain dial is marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track and small 5-minute numerals. It is Superb*** and is centered by blue spade pointers. $1,525.00


#10. VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GENT'S HIGH GRADE POCKET WATCH

44mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, No. 394,039 Circa 1925 -3

In wonderful condition, this impressive nickel bridge movement is signed "18 Jewels Vacheron & Constantin" on the center bridge. It is also marked "8 Adjustments." The double hinged back case features a inscription from 1926 on the cuvette. The case is Mint** and complemented by a circular monogram which is found on the back cover. The silver dial is signed "Vacheron & Constantin Geneve." It is Very Fine*** with gold applied Arabic hour chapters, silver minute dots and open gold kite-style hands. $1,825.00


#11. A. LANGE & SOHNE GLASHUTTE & DRESDEN RARE ORIGINAL CASE QUALITY 2 POCKET WATCH

51mm .900 Silver Open-Face, Pin-Set, No. 33,359 Circa 1893 R-4*

This double hinged back case is signed "A. Lange & Sohne." The lids are numbered to match the movement, the case features gold hinges. The back cover is smooth finished and the condition is near Mint**. The impressive 3/4 plate gilt movement features pressed ruby jewels. The movement is signed "A. Lange & Sohne Glashutte & Dresden." It is beautifully designed with a gold escape wheel and pallet fork and an ultra high-quality bi-metallic balance wheel and blue steel hair spring. The Very Fine*** Roman dial comes with a black outer minute track and blue spade pointers. It is single sunk and signed "A. Lange & Sohne Glashutte & Dresden." Rarely seen in an original silver case! $2,550.00


#12. PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE POCKET WATCH

45mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, No. 113,398 Circa 1903 R-3*

Beautiful gold Louis XIV hands center this Superb*** white enameled dial which is marked with classic black Arabic hour chapters and red 5-minute numerals. The dial is signed "Patek Philippe & Cie Geneve." The 18 jewel nickel bridge movement shows superior Patek quality. The main bridge is signed "Patek Philippe & Cie No. 113,398" and the center bridge is marked "Adjusted." The movement comes with wolfs tooth winding gears and a straight line lever escapement as well as a micro-metric regulator. The double hinged back case features a smooth finished inner cuvette. The case features the Patek Philippe hallmarks and trademarks. It features an inscription inside the back lid dated 1913. The back cover of the near Mint** is beautifully engraved with a classic overlay Gothic-style monogram. $3,300.00


#13. PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE GENT'S POCKET WATCH

44mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, No. 870,071 Circa 1952 R-3*

In like-new-condition, this impressive 18 jewel nickel bridge movement is finished with straight line damaskeening. It is marked "Patek Philippe & Co. Geneve Swiss Adjusted 5 Positions Heat Cold Isochronism." The double hinged back case is signed "Patek Philippe" on the inner cuvette. The case is smooth finished and Mint** with a rectangular form stylized monogram centering the back cover. The dial is exquisite and Superb*** with golden raised Arabic hour chapters and silver minute dots. Elegant gold Breguet moon hands center the attractive dial. $3,300.00

#14. PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE COLLECTIBLE GONDOLO POCKET WATCH

50mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, No. 182,400 Circa 1916 R-4*

This unique Gondolo is a wonderful moderate size. The majority are two sizes larger than this particular example. The case is signed "Chronometro Gondolo Patek Philippe & Cie Geneve Relojoaria Gondolo Rio De Janeiro" on the inner cuvette. The double hinged back case is nicely engine turned around an uninitiated circular frame on the back cover and the condition is near Mint**. The highly impressive 20 jewel gilt bridge movement comes with a circular disc regulator, large impressive ruby jewels, a gold train, a steel escape wheel and wolfs tooth winding gears. The main bridge is signed "Patek Philippe & Co. No. 182400 Geneve." The dial is also beautifully marked, it is signed "Patek Philippe & Cie Geneve" at the top and is signed "Chronometro Gondolo" above the seconds bit. The dial is Superb*** with Roman chapters, a black minute track, gold spade pointers and black 5-minute numerals. $4,250.00


#15. PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. ROSE-GOLD HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH

52mm 18K Rose-Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, No. 142,295 Circa 1908 R-4*

This triple signed Patek is very collectible. The impressive rose-gold case is signed and numbered on the inner cuvette as well as the inner lids. Both sides of the hunters case are engine turned. The condition is near Mint** and a small overlay monogram centers the front cover. The dial comes with bold beautiful Roman hour chapters, a black minute track and the "Patek Philippe & Cie" signature. It is Superb***, single sunk and complemented by blue spade pointers. The extra-clean, gilt, bridge movement features an extra-large pallet fork and steel escape wheel. The movement carries fifteen ruby jewels and wolfs tooth winding gears. It is signed "Patek Philippe & Co. Geneve No. 142295." $4,050.00


#16. A. BURDESS (COVENTRY) LEVER FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH RARE LEVER WIND MECHANISM

48mm Sterling Open-Face, Disc Set Circa 1860s R-3*

This one-of-a-kind rare 15 jewel gilt lever fusee movement is signed "Patent A. Burdess Coventry No. 4346." The movement comes with ruby jewels in screw down settings and a bi-metallic compensated balance wheel supported by a small diamond endstone. A unique ratchet gear and lever setup is attached to the fusee barrel. The lever wind crank exposes itself through a opening on the inner silver cuvette. The timepiece is wound when this crank is pulled back and released. The setting is achieved through a geared brass disc which is found between the 1 and 2 o'clock position under the dial. The dial is white porcelain, single sunk with Roman chapters and is Very Fine***, blue pointers center the dial. The silver case is Excellent** and engraved with a small crest on the back cover. The inner cuvette is engraved with a presentation. A very unique timepiece! $625.00


#17. SWISS UNUSUAL & RARE BEZEL WIND POCKET WATCH

45mm .900 Silver Open-Face, Bezel Wind Bezel Set Circa 1885 R-4*

Very rare, this timepiece features a 10 jewel 3/4 plate nickel movement with a cylinder escapement. The winding of the timepiece is achieved by rotating the ratcheting front bezel back and forth. The setting is achieved when you depress the silver push button located on the top of the pendant and rotate the bezel clockwise. The case is in very nice condition and decorated with engine turnings, circular engravings, floral designs on the back cover and a small fancy initialed crest, the condition is near Mint**. The white porcelain dial is Very Fine*** with gilt filigree hands, black Roman hour chapters, a black minute track and oversize black 5-minute numerals. Very rare! $1,525.00


#18. SWISS OVERSIZE MINT MOON PHASE CALENDAR POCKET WATCH

65mm Base Metal Open-Face, Pin-Set, Circa 1900 R-2*

Beautiful condition is the main feature of this Superb*** white enameled dial. It carries Roman hour chapters, 5-minute numerals, golden spade pointers and day, month and date dial indicators. A moon disc appears through a aperture in the subsidiary seconds track. The oversize double hinged back case is smooth and near Mint**. The movement is an extra-large 15 jewel nickel model with a straight line lever escapement and wavy line damaskeening. $1,525.00


#19. SWISS MYSTERIEUSE POCKET WATCH

52mm Sterling Open-Face, Circa 1885 R-4*

This intriguing timepiece features a 10 jewel gilt cylinder movement which is crescent-shaped and hidden in the top interior portion of the silver case. The movement cannot be viewed when the case is closed. The case is composed of silver bezels and a reeded silver rim and beautiful silver circular interior frames decorated with embossed star-shaped patterns. A initialed plaque appears on the front frame and the back frame is signed "A. S. 8 c F. Mysterieuse Patented." The dial is Superb***, it is a clear glass disc decorated with golden Roman chapters, a gold minute track and a central golden starburst design. The gilt and fancy marquisite form hands center the Superb*** dial. The hand movement is achieved from a secondary inner geared glass disc which connects to the movement motion work. Very unique, extra-nice condition! $3,050.00


#20. Circa L. GUINAND SPLIT SECOND TIMER  POCKET WATCH WITH REGISTER IN GOLD CASE

48mm 14K Gold, Open-Face, Circa 1935 R-3*

This 15 jewel 3/4 plate nickel movement is signed "Circa L. Guinand" on the center bridge. The movement is controlled with a lever escapement, an incabloc jewel setup supports the balance wheel. The white enameled dial is Superb*** and signed "Circa L. Guinand." The dial is marked with outer 5-second numerals and a 30-minute register located at the top. The blue/red split second timer hands are controlled from a push-button on the pendant and from a side button. These timers are typically found in base metal cases, it is very rare to see one offered in 14K Gold, gold. The signed 14K Gold, case is smooth finished and in near Mint** condition. $775.00


#21. SWISS SUPERIOR SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH

47mm 18K Gold, Rose-Gold Open-Face, Lever-Set, Circa 1880s R-3*

Beautifully designed, this 20 jewel 3/4 plate nickel movement is signed "Adjusted Superior No. 3641." It is also marked "Pat. 1880 Swiss." It is finished with straight line damaskeening and is controlled by a lever escapement and a micro-metric regulator. Beautiful ruby jewels in gold settings are also featured. The double hinged back heavy rose-gold case is smooth finished and near Mint**. The Very Fine*** double sunk dial is marked with 1/5-second lines, red 5-minute numerals and black Arabic hour chapters. The blue split second hands are activated from the crown and a side push button. The dial is also centered by blue spade hour/minute hands. $1,625.00


#22. AUBURNDALE TIMER LOW SERIAL NUMBER POCKET WATCH

54mm Base Metal Open-Face, Backwind Crown Set No. 820 Circa 1878 R-3*

The Auburndale timers are very collectible. This early example is signed "Patented May 28, 1878." The 3/4 plate movement features a back winding disc and is signed "Auburndale Timer 820." The white porcelain dial is Superb***, it comes with a 10-minute register at the top and a jump 1/4-second dial at the base. The central timing hand is activated by turning the crown to start and depressing the crown to reset the counter. The original hinged back case is smooth and in near Mint** condition. $825.00


#23. BENEDICT & BURNHAM LONG WIND POCKET WATCH

48mm Base Metal Open-Face, Circa 1880 R-4*

D. A. A. Buck designed a rotary watch which had fifty-nine parts and a duplex escapement. The first long wind Waterbury watches were produced in 1878 with skeletonized movements and open dials so that the works were visible. This Fine*** example is all original with a Very Fine*** Roman dial and the original elongated blue steel hand. The six spoke center frame supports the rotary duplex movement which is powered by a extra-long main spring. The main spring is positioned under a pierced metal dust cap found inside the back cover which is signed "Benedict & Burnham Mfg. Co. Waterbury, Conn. U. S. A." The dust cap is also signed with numerous patents from countries around the world. The back cover of the near Mint** case is engine turned and engraved with a classic crest. $1,225.00


#24. PEORIA WATCH CO. MINT BOX HINGE HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH

18 Size, Gold-Filled, Box Hinge Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, No. 19,271 Circa 1888 R-3*

Peoria watches are highly collectible and this wonderful example comes in an exceptional Mint** box hinge case. The hunters case is embellished with feather swirls along the rim and outer edges. The front/back covers are both engraved with large leaf, swirl and flower designs. The front cover is uninitiated and the back is engraved with a mountain side village scene. The attractive Very Fine*** original dial is signed "Peoria Ill." It is beautifully marked with Roman chapters and a black minute track as well as blue spade pointers. The collectible early Peoria gilt full plate movement comes with ruby jewels and a circular geared micro-metric regulator. The main plate is signed "Peoria Watch Co. 15 Jewels Peoria, Ill." $1,525.00


#25. WALTHAM RIVERSIDE HEAVY GOLD BOX HINGE CASE POCKET WATCH

8 Size, 41mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, No. 1,150,489 Circa 1878 R-2*

This Model 73, 11 jewel, gilt, Riverside 3/4 plate movement features Woerd's patent. The movement is beautifully designed with a counter poised pallet wheel and a bi-metallic balance wheel with gold timing screws. The movement comes in the original rare 18K Gold, box hinge hunters case which is Mint**. The covers are plain on the outer areas and the edges are finished with arabesque and feather swirls. The total weight of the timepiece is 54.6 dwts. The classic Superb*** porcelain dial is signed "American Watch Co." and is marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track and blue spade pointers. $1,025.00


#26. ILLINOIS MOTSINGER "COTTON BELT RAILROAD INSPECTORS WATCH" POCKET WATCH

18 Size, Coin Silver With Gold Locomotive Inlay Open-Face, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. 2,616,236 Circa 1914 R-3*

This extremely rare railroad timepiece is most likely one-of-a-kind. The double sunk porcelain dial is Very Fine*** and signed "Motsinger Cotton Belt." The dial is marked with Arabic chapters, a black minute track, blue spade pointers and large red 5-minute numerals. The screw back/bezel case is near Mint**, it is decorated with a wonderful rose-gold inlaid locomotive on the back cover. The ultra-rare 17 jewel nickel full plate movement comes with straight line damaskeening. The main plate is signed "Motsinger Rector & Senath." Motsinger was active as an inspector for the Cotton Belt on its runs through Rector, Arkansas and Senath, Missouri. Unique! $1,025.00


#27. ILLINOIS RARE CHESAPEAKE & OHIO SPECIAL POCKET WATCH

18 Size, 4 Oz. Coin Silver With Gold Locomotive & Multi-Color Open-Face, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. 1,430,933 Circa 1900 R-4*

This exquisite two-tone Model 6 grade 64 nickel full plate movement is marked "Adjusted 17 Jewels." The main plate is signed "Safety Pinion Circa & O. Special." The movement comes with ruby jewels in screw down settings and it features golden plate screws. The extra-large swing out-style case is beautifully engraved with a rose-gold locomotive inlaid on the back cover and multi-colored flowers appearing below the engraved railroad tracks, the condition is near Mint**. The ultra-rare Very Fine*** double sunk dial is signed "Circa & O. Special." Breguet moon hands center this rare dial which is marked with Arabic chapters and black 5-minute numerals. $2,050.00


#28. HAMILTON 992B RAILROAD POCKET WATCH IN AN ULTRA-RARE SOLID GOLD CASE

16 Size, 14K Gold, Open-Face, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. C521493 Circa 1940s R-4*

Extremely rare, this fabulous screw back/bezel heavy 14K Gold, solid gold case is signed "Hamilton W. Co. Lancaster, Pa. 14K Gold, Gold Star W. Circa Co." inside the back lid. The Mint** case features a braided chain design along the outer edges and a safety bar which tops the "Hamilton Railroad" signed winding crown. The original dial is signed "Hamilton Railway Special." It is Very Fine*** and it carries Arabic chapters and outer Montgomery numerals. The classic railroad movement is finished with straight line damaskeening, it is signed "Adjusted to Temp. & 6 Positions." Extremely rare case! $1,525.00


#29. WALTHAM VANGUARD RAILROAD POCKET WATCH WITH WIND INDICATOR

18 Size, Rolled-Gold-Plate, Open-Face, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. 17,077,261 Circa 1908 R-4*

Very collectible, this Model 92 nickel full plate movement is a 21 jewel Vanguard model which is adjusted to 5 positions. It is beautifully damaskeened and features a diamond endstone and ruby jewels in screw down gold settings. The short stem screw back/bezel case is smooth finished and in Mint** condition. The rare double sunk porcelain dial carries a 36-hour up/down wind indicator chapter below the 12 o'clock position. Arabic chapters, keystone designs at the 5-minute positions, black minute marks and red 5-minute numerals are all combined on this Very Fine*** dial. $2,550.00


#30. ILLINOIS BUNN SPECIAL HUNTERS CASE MODEL POCKET WATCH

18 Size, Gold-Filled, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. 1,504,822 Circa 1902 R-3*

In spectacular condition, this very impressive twenty-four ruby jewel Bunn special movement comes with spectacular sunray damaskeening and wonderful ruby jewels in oversize solid gold screw down settings. The movement features a jeweled main spring barrel and crisp black lettering. The main plate is signed "Bunn Special Springfield, Ill." and the movement is marked "Adjusted 24 Ruby Jewels." The decorative case is ornamented with a large deer on the back cover and leaf, swirl and flower patterns on the outer edges. The case is uninitiated on a fancy frame which centers the front cover, the condition is near Mint**. The porcelain dial is double sunk and Very Fine*** with fancy Arabic hour chapters, black diamond patterns at the 5-minute positions and red 5-minute numerals. $1,825.00


#31. BALL RARE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN STANDARD POCKET WATCH

18 Size, Gold-Filled, Open-Face, Lever-Set, Railroad, No. 28,558 Circa 1897 R-5*

Very desirable, this super triple signed "B. of L. F. Standard Watch" is rare. The 17 jewel Hamilton made full plate movement comes with wavy line damaskeening, bright golden lettering and gold screw down jewel settings. The movement is signed "Trademark B. of L. F. Standard Adjusted Ball & Co. Cleveland." It is also signed "17 Jewels Sapphire Pallets." The movement carries original open blue spade pointers. The ultra-rare dial is signed "Trademark B. of L. F. Standard Ball & Co. Cleveland," it is Average*** with Arabic chapters. The screw back/bezel Fahys Montaux 20 year case is in Mint** condition and engraved with a classic "B. of L. F." design on the back cover. $4,050.00


#32. ELGIN RARE UNUSED GOLD BOX HINGE CASE POCKET WATCH

18 Size, 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, No. 4,717,611 Circa 1890 R-3*

Absolutely exquisite, this Unused** gold box hinge hunters case is expertly engraved with large petaled flowers, engine turnings, elaborate flowing leaf/swirl patterns, an uninitiated circular frame on the front cover and a small country scene within a circular frame on the back cover. The outer rim features straight line and diagonal reeded patterns. The front cover opens to reveal a Superb*** single sunk porcelain dial which is signed "Elgin Nat'l Watch Co." The Roman dial is Superb*** and complemented by original blue spade pointers. The 15 jewel nickel movement is signed "G. M. Wheeler Elgin Ill." It is in Mint** condition with beautiful blue steel plate screws and screw down jewel settings. $2,550.00


#33. WALTHAM MULTI-COLOR BOX HINGE HUNTERS CASE POCKET WATCH

16 Size, 14K Gold, Hunter's Case, Stem-Set, No. 19,331,006 Circa 1912 R-2*

Gold spade pointers and Roman chapters mark this Very Fine*** single sunk Waltham dial. The highly collectible box hinge case exhibits a large rose-gold deer head set amongst multi-colored flowers on the back cover. The rim of the Excellent**** case is finished with engraved swirl patterns. A rose crest and multi-colored flowers also decorate the front cover of the case. The 7 jewel gilt movement is signed "Waltham U. S. A. Traveler." $1,525.00


#34. SWISS QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH NIELLO & GOLD INLAY CASE

51mm .800 Silver Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1895 R-3*

This eye-catching near Mint** condition case features a beautiful rose-gold horse which centers the back cover. The back is further enhanced with black niello enameling and beautiful silver leaf, foliage and lily patterns. Niello enameled swirls decorate the rim and the front bezel of the unique case. The white porcelain dial is single sunk, Very Fine*** and marked with Roman chapters and Breguet moon hands. The signature on the dial is "Roehm & Wright Detroit Mich." A silver dust cover protects the 15 jewel 3/4 plate gilt movement which has a lever escapement and a repeat mechanism activated from a silver push button located on the case rim. $2,550.00


#35. VACHERON GENEVA EARLY QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH

50mm Coin Silver Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, No. 74459 Circa 1850 R-4*

This rare and collectible timepiece is signed "Vacheron a Geneva No. 74459" on the gilt inner cuvette. The silver case is classically engine turned on the back cover and the condition is near Mint**. The silver dial comes with a sunburst and circular engine turned design. Roman chapters mark the Very Fine*** dial along with blue Breguet moon hands. The full plate movement is centered by a 2-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. This verge fusee movement is highly desirable and the repeat mechanism is activated from the pendant. $3,050.00


#36. SWISS GOLD QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH

50mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1865 R-3*

A parachute shock absorbing system and a temperature compensation curb are features of the sophisticated balance assembly on this Fine*** 10 jewel cylinder bar movement. The repeat mechanism is sounded from steel hammers on inner gongs when a recessed plunger located in the pendant is pulled up, turned and then depressed. The decorative silver case comes with an engraved inner cuvette which is marked with features of the movement. The outer back cover is beautifully engraved with elaborate miniature roses, fancy leaf patterns and beautiful scallop and scroll designs, the case is in near Mint** condition. The Very Fine*** fancy silver dial is also enhanced with miniature flowers engraved at center. Gold Louis XIV hands and Roman chapters are presented. $3,050.00


#37. VICTOR CACHEUS (PARIS) INTERESTING QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH

57mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1825 R-4*

This intriguing timepiece is protected by an inner gilt cuvette which is signed "Victor Cacheus a Paris No. 737." The cuvette opens to reveal an intriguing 11 jewel gilt bridge movement which features a free standing main spring barrel with governor and a unique side lever escapement controlled by a 3-arm uncut brass balance wheel. A steel escape wheel is featured along with an interesting setup which exposes the repeat main spring barrel and the entire repeat train. The sound is produced by elegant steel hammers striking on inner gong rods. The oversize gold case is smooth finished on the back and engine turned on the central rim, it is in near Mint** condition. The Very Fine*** porcelain dial is marked with classic Breguet numerals and blue spade pointers. $2,850.00


#38. UTI HIGH-GRADE MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH CHRONOGRAPH & REGISTER

54mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Stem-Set, Circa 1900 R-5*

Superior quality is evident on this spectacular 36 jewel nickel bridge movement. The movement comes with a straight line lever escapement. Wonderful ruby jewels, a repeat mechanism which is jeweled through the hammers and wolfs tooth winding gears. The inner gold cuvette is signed "Membre de Jury Bruxelles 1910 Chronometre Uti Medaille d'or, Paris 1900." The elegant case is plain polished with Jurgensen-style lips and is in Mint** condition. The enameled dial is Very Fine***, a 30-minute register appears at 12 o'clock. Roman chapters, gold spade pointers, a blue center fly back sweep hand and a subsidiary seconds track are also features of this high-grade repeater. $6,550.00


#39. SWISS HIGH-GRADE MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH SPLIT-SECOND CHRONOGRAPH & REGISTER

48mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Stem-Set, Circa 1895 R-6*

This fantastic ultra-complex 36 jewel nickel bridge movement is signed "Bartens & Rice New York No. 5092 Adjusted." The movement is jeweled through the hammers and it features beautifully finished high-grade steel chronograph levers and racks. The movement is controlled by a sophisticated straight line lever escapement with a micro-metric regulator. The double hinged back case is also numbered 5092. This elegant case is smooth finished and Mint**. The repeat mechanism is activated from a slide bar located on the left side of the rim. The split-second chronograph functions are controlled from the pendant and a gold push button located near the 11 o'clock area. The porcelain dial is classic in design with 1/5-second calibrations, black minute marks, red 5-minute numerals and black Arabic hour chapters. Double swell blue spade pointers center the timepiece which has a 30-minute register at the top and a subsidiary seconds track at 6 o'clock. Superior quality! $11,550.00


#40. DOXA (SWISS) OVERSIZE POCKET WATCH WITH EROTIC AUTOMATION

72mm Base Metal Open-Face, Pin-Set, Circa 1906 R-3*

A very colorful hand painted dial fronts this oversize timepiece. The dial is Very Fine*** with Arabic hour chapters and blue spade pointers. A young royal guard is observing the attributes of a young lady and, if the watche is running, his excitement shows as his smaller "sword" moves in an up and down motion. The movement is signed "Doxa," it carries 11 jewels and a lever escapement. "Doxa" is also marked on the inner cuvette along with award medallions from Meylan. The double hinged back case is smooth and near Mint**. $925.00


#41. EDWARD PRIOR INTERESTING FUSEE  POCKET WATCH WITH HIGH-GRADE LEVER ESCAPEMENT

50mm Hallmark Sterling Pair Case Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1825 R-3*

This intriguing gilt fusee movement has the appearance of a verge setup when you look at the beautiful pierced single footed balance cock. The balance cock is supported by a classic rose-cut diamond endstone. A filigree frame also surrounds the silver regulator. The movement is signed "Edward Prior London 784-07." The escapement is a high-quality side lever design supported by a gilt platform positioned between the plates. "Edward Prior London" is marked on the classic porcelain dial which carries Turkish market hour numerals and is centered by steel beetle and poker hands. The inner silver case is smooth finished and near Mint**, the outer silver case is also near Mint** with a scalloped edge design and engravings on the side hinge area. $925.00


#42. SWISS VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH FANCY DIAL SHAGREEN CASE

57mm Gilt-Shagreen Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1790 R-3*

This impressive gilt full plate verge movement is signed "Breguet a Paris." It is centered by a large silver disc regulator and a finely pierced two-footed balance cock, cylindrical pillars support the movement. The back of the oversize case is beautifully covered with a light amber-brown shagreen material. The outer gilt edges are smooth finished, the condition is near Mint**. The fancy dial features a colorful sailing ship and a beautiful water side village. The colors are very bright and beautiful on this Superb*** dial which also carries Arabic chapters and fancy gold-style hands. $1,225.00


#43. CHEVALIER LAINE VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH FANCY CALENDAR DIAL

54mm Unmarked Silver Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1810 R-3*

This colorful dial features outer gold date numerals set against a fancy blue colored band. Arabic chapters mark the dial which is signed "Chevalier Laine." The dial is Very Fine*** and it is centered by gold open work hour/minute hands and a blue spear-shaped date pointer. The gilt verge full plate movement comes with fancy baluster pillars. It is signed and marked with the number 68. The movement is centered by a pierced two-footed balance cock and a circular disc regulator. The silver case comes with a fancy front bezel but is otherwise plain polished, the condition is near Mint**. $1,225.00


#44. COURVOISIER & COMP (SWISS) FANCY DIAL VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH

52mm Sterling-Gilt Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1790 R-3*

This interesting timepiece comes in a fancy near Mint** condition case. The gilt outer rim is uniquely beveled and engraved with a crisscross pattern. The back of the silver case is fully ornamented. A small squirrel and a basket of fruit appears within a fancy frame at center and the outer edges are chased with sunray patterns and leaf decorations. The back of the case is signed "Souvenir." A glass crystal actually covers the back of the silver case area to protect it from wear, the condition overall is near Mint**. The fancy, Very Fine***, colorful dial shows a portrait of two young ladies and a garden scene. The lower portion of the dial is signed "Courvoisier & Comp." The dial is marked with Arabic hour chapters and gold minute dots. Fancy gold open work hands center the colorful Very Fine*** dial. The verge fusee, gilt, full plate movement is centered by a two-footed balance cock which is pierced in a sunburst pattern, the movement is signed "Breguet." Very collectible! $1,825.00


#45. P. MOORE LONDON VERGE WITH FANCY DIAL REPOUSSE CASE POCKET WATCH & CHATELAINE

48mm Sterling Pair Case Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1775 R-3*

The inner case of this interesting timepiece is plain polished and near Mint**. The outer near Mint** repousse case shows three figures in a courtly setting and fancy flower and scallop patterns on the back. The verge gilt movement is centered by a broad footed pierced balance cock and is signed "P. Moore London." The mechanism carries blue pointers and an Average***, fancy, white, enameled dial marked with Roman chapters. The center of the dial features a colorful village, sailboat and animal scene. This collectible verge comes with a silver chatelaine which measures 6" top-to-bottom. The chatelaine is ornamented with a large decorative frame showing a Cherub, a gentleman and a lady, two dogs and numerous roses. Suspended from the sides of the chatelaine are two beautiful antique silver initial seals. $2,550.00


#46. SWISS FANCY THREE DIAL VERGE POCKET WATCH

53mm Unmarked Silver Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1785 R-3*

This fabulous gilt dial is nicely engraved with ribbon work and swirls. The time is shown on a lower porcelain dial decorated with a pink centerpiece and marked with Arabic hour chapters. This dial is Very Fine*** with gold pointers. At the top, there are two more enameled frames-dials, one shows a lovely young lady holding a basket of flowers while the other shows a gentleman enjoying the scent of a beautiful rose. The gilt full plate movement is supported by cylindrical pillars and is centered by a two-footed balance cock pierced with a starburst pattern. The silver case is smooth and in Excellent**** condition. $2,850.00


#47. MARTINEAU (LONDON) VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH DATE & SIGNED REPOUSSE CASE

51mm Sterling Pair Case Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1770 R-3*

This outer silver repousse case is very artistically designed and signed "Cochin." Daniel Cochin was a wonderful case maker and a Fine*** repousse worker. Two examples of his artistry found in International museums. This near Mint** outer case shows two figures, three dogs and a Cupid found in a forest setting. The outer repousse areas are beautifully finished with elongated scroll patterns, beautiful scallops, miniature flowers and leaves. The inner silver case is smooth finished and in near Mint** condition. The verge fire gilt movement is supported by baluster pillars and it carries a two-footed finely pierced balance cock along with a silver disc regulator and an upper filigree frame which surrounds the signature "Martineau London 2625." The champleve silver dial is also signed on a central cartouche and it features an open window near center through which a date disc can be viewed. Gilt open work hands mark the dial along with Roman hour chapters which are separated by gold rosette. A eccentric minute track and large 5-minute numerals are also presented on this interesting early repousse calendar. $2,550.00


#48. BERTHOUD (PARIS) SCARCE GOLD CASED VERGE POCKET WATCH

40mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1810 R-3*

This extra-clean, gilt, verge movement is signed "Berthoud Paris No. 6440." It is supported by cylindrical pillars and topped by a fancy pierced two-footed balance cock with a silver disc regulator. The verge movement comes in a rare gold case decorated with a crisscross pattern on the outer edges and a beautiful Greek column on the back cover along with a small flower vase. The front bezel is decorated with clear paste stones, the condition is near Mint**. The dial is Very Fine*** with fancy paste and silver rosette separating the Roman hour chapters. The white filigree hands are also set with decorative paste stones. The dial is also marked with large 5-minute numerals. $1,825.00


#49. BERTHOUD A PARIS MULTI-COLOR GOLD CASE VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH BEAUTIFUL ENAMELED PORTRAIT

38mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1800 R-4*

This exquisite case is centered by an oval enameled portrait showing a beautiful young lady. The central portrait is surrounded by clear paste stones and the outer portions of the case are enhanced with raised relief rose and white flowers and green leaf ornaments. The outer perimeter is also chased with green swirl designs and paste stones form a decorative border around the white porcelain dial. The case is near Mint** and the dial is Superb***. The dial is signed "Berthoud a Paris" and it carries Roman hour chapters, decorative round stones and black 5-minute numerals. The verge movement is in extra-nice condition and signed by the maker. It is set with a pierced balance cock in a silver disc regulator. $3,050.00


#50. SWISS UNIQUE MULTI-COLOR GOLD & TURQUOISE SET CASE POCKET WATCH

44mm 18K Gold, Multi-Color Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1815 R-5*

This slender profile movement comes with a fusee and verge escapement. The movement is extra-clean with a silver disc regulator and a very ornate pierced two-footed balance cock. It is fronted by a solid gold dial which is engine turned at center and is Very Fine***. The hours are marked in black enamel forming beautiful bold Roman hour chapters set against a rose-gold polished background area. Breguet moon hands center the dial. The entire back cover of the case is beautifully designed with exquisite green-gold swirl leaf patterns and miniature pink-gold roses. These appear in raised relief with numerous turquoise stones ornamenting the back. The outer rim is chased with miniature green leaf and flower patterns. Green-gold leaf and small red roses are combined with turquoise ornaments on the front bezel. The very unique case is in Mint** condition. $4,050.00


#51. SWISS INTERESTING CYLINDER KEYWIND POCKET WATCH WITH UNIQUE DIAL GOLD & PEARL CASE

37mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1845 R-4*

This unique timepiece carries a golden dial frame with a engraved pedestal and flower vase at the top. Below the vase, there is an arbor for the advance and retard system and the hand set arbor appears at center. Below this central frame, there is a white porcelain chapter ring set with Arabic hour chapters which is Superb***. The hours are indicated by blue spade hands. Large oval half-pearls form an impressive front bezel and back outer edge on the Mint** condition gold case. The rim is reeded and the back cover comes with a engine turned starburst pattern. The unusual movement comes with a interesting design where the main spring barrel, center wheel, third wheel and second wheel are all supported by a single gilt plate. The timepiece is controlled by a cylinder escapement and a 3-arm uncut balance wheel. $2,550.00


#52. GEORGE YONGE (LONDON) HIGH-GRADE DUPLEX FUSEE POCKET WATCH

53mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1840 R-3*

Superior craftsmanship is shown on this important mechanism. The full plate movement carries a large diamond endstone and an interesting wide rose-gold 4-arm balance wheel. The main plate is signed "George Yonge Strand London No. 5916." The fusee gilt movement is supported by barrel-shaped pillars and is controlled by a very unique, high-grade, duplex escape wheel. Rose-gold hands center the Very Fine*** dial which is white porcelain marked with Roman hour chapters. The dial features a subsidiary seconds track at 6 o'clock. The heavy gold hunters case is near Mint** and smooth finished with the exception of a small deer symbol which is engraved on the front cover. $2,050.00


#53. ROMILLY (PARIS) WONDERFUL VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH WITH MULTI-COLOR GOLD CASE

45mm 20K Multi-Color Gold Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1770 R-4*

This important timepiece is signed "Romilly Paris" on the beautiful gilt verge fusee movement. The movement is centered by a finely pierced two-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. The regulator is decorated with a crisscross pattern and the balance assembly is centered by a polished steel end cap. The very movement is supported by fancy baluster-style pillars. Gold Louis XIV hands center the Superb*** white porcelain dial which is marked with Roman chapters and outer black 5-minute numerals. The high carat case is beautifully designed with repousse and raised relief patterns of multi-color flowers around the front bezel. The back features a classic scene of a young Cherub atop cannons and flags. The multi-color designs appear in rose, yellow, green, and white-gold. A sunburst pattern ornaments the background areas and scalloped patterns ornament the outer edges. The case is near Mint** and mounted with a diamond in the side push-button area. $3,050.00


#54. SWISS BEAUTIFUL MINT CONDITION VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH LOVELY ENAMEL & GOLD CASE

43mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1800 R-4*

This case is in phenomenal Mint**-Unused** condition. The back shows a lovely young lady admiring a rose with a beautiful pastel shaded tree line appearing in the background area. The outer rim and front bezel of the case are decorated with a gold scallop design and the front bezel is enhanced with colorful pastel enamel. The white porcelain dial is Very Fine*** and centered by gold pointers, it is marked with Arabic hour chapters. The verge fusee movement comes with tapered cylindrical pillars, an extra-bright finish, a two-footed pierced balance cock decorated with swirl designs and a silver disc regulator. $3,300.00


#55. LE ROY (PARIS) MULTI-COLOR GOLD & ENAMELED VERGE POCKET WATCH

39mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1785 R-5*

The back of this exquisite case features a brilliantly colored enameled scene showing five young women in a courtly setting. The scene is surrounded by scalloped engravings and multi-colored leaf/flower patterns as well as a small golden eagle design at the base. The front bezel of the case is also decorated with multi-colored leaf and flower ornaments, the condition is near Mint**. Gold open work hands center the Very Fine*** dial which is marked with Roman chapters, a black minute track and 5-minute numerals. The verge fusee movement is centered by a beautiful delicate but large pierced two-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. The mechanism is supported by baluster pillars and is signed "Le Roy Paris." $6,550.00


#56. SWISS RARE VERGE POCKET WATCH WITH ENAMEL FORM CASE

30 x 35mm 18K Gold, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1780 R-6*

This ultra-rare scalloped form case is beautifully detailed with green, blue, black and white enamel. The near Mint** case is identical in terms of colors and patterns on both front/back sides. It is presented with gold chain work which is connected to an upper silver and gold belt clip. The belt clip is also enameled with a blue background and gold clover leaf designs. The front cover opens to reveal an Average*** porcelain dial marked with Arabic hour chapters which is centered by Breguet moon hands. This dial tops an early miniature verge fusee movement. The movement is centered by a delicately pierced two-footed balance cock and a silver disc regulator. $5,050.00


#57. SWISS SCARCE QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH AUTOMATON FANCY DIAL

53mm Gilt, Open-Face, Keywind/Keyset, Circa 1790 R-4*

In Very Fine*** condition, this wonderful central white porcelain dial is marked with Arabic chapters, slender blue batons and gold minute dots. The center dial is framed by a rich metallic blue background area. Silver bells top the dial and a basket of flowers, a small bird and a incense pot appears in silver at the base. Noble golden figures are positioned at each side and they strike the upper silver bells when the quarter-hour repeat mechanism is activated from the pendant. The case is smooth finished on the back and near Mint**. It carries a reeded rim design and a flip open inner gilt cuvette. The verge full plate movement is in very nice condition with a silver regulator and a pierced two-footed balance cock. $3,850.00


#58. SWISS QUARTER-HOUR REPEATER WITH MOON PHASE CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH IN A RARE NIELLO CASE

55mm .900 Silver Hunter's Case, Lever-Set, Circa 1895 R-7*

This phenomenal case is in Mint** condition. It shows superior niello artistry with a hunting scene on the front cover and a beautiful design featuring Masonic symbols, a tankard, a shovel, an anvil, and a pick ax on the back cover. The outer edges are decorated with beautiful Nouveau, swirl and flower decorations. The rim is also enhanced with niello enameling forming the outline of flowers and leaves. The white enameled dial is Superb*** with Roman chapters, outer 1/5-second calibrations and a black minute track. The month dial appears at 12 o'clock, a date dial at 3 o'clock and a day dial at 9 o'clock. A moon phase is shown in the opening within the subsidiary seconds dial. Blue spade pointers and a blue center fly back sweep hand are also featured. A plain polished silver cuvette protects the gilt 3-finger bridge movement. This 26 jewel movement is impressive, it is jeweled through the repeat hammers and it comes with a straight line lever escapement with compensated bi-metallic balance wheel. The center bridge is signed "Swiss," the quarter-hour repeat mechanism is activated from a silver slide bar located on the rim of the case. Very unique! $12,050.00


#59. S. SMITH & SON LONDON IMPRESSIVE PERPETUAL CALENDAR POCKET WATCH WITH MOON PHASE

53mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Pin-Set, Circa 1880 R-7*

A beautiful Superb*** and unique porcelain dial fronts this highly important perpetual timepiece. The dial features a moon phase in the subsidiary seconds opening at the 9 o'clock position. A 4 year cycle and months are shown at the 3 o'clock area and days are indicated below 12 o'clock. The date chapter is within a subsidiary seconds dial located above 6 o'clock. Tapered blue spade pointers center the dial which is marked with a black minute track and classic Roman hour chapters. The heavy gold hallmarked hunters case is plain polished and Mint**. A beautiful tapered collar protects the set pin located near the upper pendant. The 3/4 plate gilt movement is signed "S. Smith & Son 9 Strand London Watch Makers To The Admiralty." The movement carries the serial number 9552. The 3/4 plate gilt movement is set with a side lever escapement and a micro-metric regulator. Cap jewels appear on the pallet fork and the escape wheel pivots. The wonderful movement features eighteen ruby jewels. $15,050.00


#60. PERCY EDWARDS & COMPANY 71 PICADILLY LONDON IMPORTANT MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR MOON PHASE CHRONOGRAPH

57mm 18K Gold, Hunter's Case, Pin-Set, Circa 1880 R-8*

This sensational timepiece comes in a massive heavy original gold hunters case which is plain polished on both sides and Mint**. The minute repeat mechanism is activated from a gold slide bar and the fly back chronograph is activated from a large round gold push button positioned on the rim. The 3/4 plate gilt movement is signed "Percy Edwards & Company No. 3675, 71 Picadilly London." The movement comes with a bi-metallic balance wheel with gold timing screws which is free sprung and supported by a diamond endstone. The side lever escapement is very sophisticated with cap jewels on the pallet and escape wheel. The movement is jeweled through the center and it features beautiful steel repeat hammers which sound on inner gongs. The dial is spectacular and Very Fine***. It is set with a 4 year perpetual calendar and month indicator at the 12 o'clock position. The date is shown at 3 o'clock, days at 9 o'clock and the phases of the moon within the subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Tapered blue spade pointers and a gold center fly back second hand are also presented. The dial is marked with Roman chapters, outer 1/5-second calibrations, a black minute track and outer 5-minute numerals. Very impressive, a beautiful perpetual minute repeater!    $32,550.00


* 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.

***DIAL GRADING

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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