12 May 2008
Jules Jürgensen. An 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch with patented bow setting
Signed Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, No. 14617, manufactured in 1885
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, patented bow setting, glazed cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular plain case with repeating slide in the band, the front cover with engraved inscription Hon. Alex. G. Cockran from his friend James B. Eads December 1886 to the inside, engraved inscription Bequeathed to John C. Sluder by his grandfather 1928 to the inside of the back cover, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
50 mm. diam.
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