11 March 2005,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,080
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
Webster. A keyless half quarter repeating lever pocket watch
Signed Webster, Queen Victoria Street, London, No. 17941. Circa 1840
The frosted gilt three quarter plate movement with Nicole Nielsen winding, jewelled to the third with screwed chatons, the bimetallic balance with flat blued steel hairspring, ruby endstone, lever escapement, inscribed Patent, repeating the hours, quarters and half quarter by operating a slide in the band, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer seconds ring graduated in fifths of seconds, with Arabic five minute divisions, sweep centre seconds, blued steel spade hands, in (later) eighteen carat gold case London hallmark 1981
44 mm. diam.
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This movement also incorporates Nicole Neilsen's chronograph mechanism, the three functions operated by depressing the winding crown.