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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3534

    A FASCINATING AND HIGHLY ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF SILVER, GOLD AND GILT POCKET WATCHES, FEATURING WATCHES MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, AMERICAN RAILROAD WATCHES AND MANY OTHER ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL EXAMPLES FROM THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES, INCLUDING CUSTOM-MADE DISPLAY CABINET, WATCH STANDS AND BOOKS

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    A FASCINATING AND HIGHLY ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF SILVER, GOLD AND GILT POCKET WATCHES, FEATURING WATCHES MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, AMERICAN RAILROAD WATCHES AND MANY OTHER ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL EXAMPLES FROM THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES, INCLUDING CUSTOM-MADE DISPLAY CABINET, WATCH STANDS AND BOOKS

    JUVET AND GUINAND.
    A Group of Four Silver Chinese market openface lever watches with decorative painted dials, three with centre seconds, and mock pendulums, the fourth with a painted dial of an erotic scene, regulator-style dial, all four with gilt engraved movements with lever escapements, two with bi-metallic compensation balances and two with bats wing balances, signed on cases and movements
    Diameter: 54 mm. (4)


    BOVET AND JUVET.
    A Group of Seven Silver Chinese market openface watches, six with white enamel dials, sweep centre seconds, one with Chinese numerals and 24-hour Roman numerals, all seven with gilt engraved movements, six with lever escapements and one with a special escapement, four with bats wing balances and three with bi-metallic compensation balances, signed on cases and movements
    Diameter: 54 mm. (7)


    GRUEN. "VERITHIN"
    A Group of Three 14k gold openface lever dress watches, nickel finished movements, 21 jewels and 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balances, silvered and gilt dials with Breguet numerals, small seconds, case, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 43 mm. (3)


    GRUEN.
    A Group of Eleven gold filled openface lever dress watches, seven nickel finished movements and two gilt finished movements, six with monometallic compensation balance and three with bi-metallic compensation balances, silvered and gilt dials, all with small seconds, cases, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 43 mm. (11)


    GRUEN.
    A Group of Two Gold hexagonal openface lever dress watches, one 18k white gold the other 14k yellow gold, both with nickel finished movements, one with 17 jewels the other with 19 jewels, bimetallic compensation balances, silvered dials with stylised numerals, small seconds, cases, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 45 mm. (2)


    GRUEN.
    A Group of Six gold filled hexagonal openface lever dress watches, all with nickel finished movements, bi-metallic compensation balances, 17 jewels, five with silvered dial and stylised numerals, one with blue dial and applied baton and Arabic numerals, all with small seconds, cases, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 45 mm. (6)


    GRUEN. "VERITHIN"
    A Group of Two octagonal openface lever dress watches, one in 14k gold the other gold filled, nickel finished movements, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balances, gilt dials with Roman numerals, small seconds, cases, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 45 mm. (2)


    WALTHAM.
    A Group of Seven Watches comprising of:
    Two gold filled railway watches, "Vanguard", nickel finished lever movements, one with 23 jewels and five adjustments, the other with 23 jewels and eight adjustments, one with bi-metallic compensation balance, the other with monometallic compensation balance, white dials with Arabic numerals, small seconds, screw-down case backs, cases dial and movements signed
    Diameter: 50 mm.

    Two hunter case watches, and one half-hunter, two gold and the other gold-filled, nickel finished lever movements, bi-metallic compensation balances, white dials with Roman numerals, small seconds, case, dial and movements signed
    Diameter: 50 mm.

    Two gold openface watches, one 14k gold and the other 9k gold, nickel finished jewelled lever movements, monometallic compensation balances, silvered and white dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, cases, dial and movements signed
    Diameter: 49 mm. and 43 mm. (7)


    HAMILTON.
    A Group of Four Openface lever watches, two in gold filled cases, two in steel cases, nickel finished jeweled movements, white dials with Arabic numerals, cases, dials and movements signed
    Diameter: 55 mm. and 50 mm. (4)

    A Group of Thirty-six English, American and Continental Gold, Silver and Steel pocket watches by various makers. (36)

    A very attractive and high quality custom built Rosewood watch display cabinet in the Chinese style, with sliding shelves, able to accommodate 72 individual pocket watches. The drawers lined with red material. (1)
    A Group of Forty-six Rosewood pocket watch display stands of various shapes and sizes, designed in the Chinese style. (46)

    A Group of three 20th century carriage timepieces, one in its leather traveling case, and the other two with alarm on bell. (3)

    A Group of twenty pocket watch keys of various sizes. (20)

    Two Horological books, including:
    La Montre Chinoise, by Alfred Chapuis, Slatkine Edition, Geneve, 1983
    Britten's Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers, edited by Cecil Clutton, G.H.Baillie & C.A.Ilbert, Ninth Edition, 1986. (2)
    (78)


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    US$13,000-19,000
    EUR9,500-14,000