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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 250

    Potter. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer with pivoted detent escapement

    SIGNED ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA, NO. 68, CIRCA 1875

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    Potter. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer with pivoted detent escapement
    Signed Albert H. Potter & Co., Geneva, No. 68, circa 1875
    The nickel-finished fully jewelled movement with pivoted detent escapement and Potter's patented bridge design, large bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel helical hairspring, free sprung regulator, glazed dust cover, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular case with engraved initials to both sides, engraved inscription to the inside front cover, case signed and stamped with Potter's patented trademark, dial and movement signed
    55 mm. diam.


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    The present watch is fitted with two of Potter's patented inventions, the design of the watch plate and especially the pivoted detent escapement, base of his famous chronometer movements.

    For a note on Albert Potter and illustration of a similar watch movement see the Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, pp. 248 & 249.