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28 October 1992
A RARE ENAMELLED GOLD AMERICAN LADY'S WATCH, A CHAIN AND TWO OTHER WATCHES
THE FIRST, AMERICAN WATCH CO., WALTHAM, NO. 1055122, THE CHAIN SIGNED TIFFANY & CO.
The damascened model 1873, 8-size 16-jewel keyless movement incorporating gold chatons, 18K gold cuvette, white enamel dial with roman chapters, blued steel hands, within an 18K gold case by the American Watch Case Co., engraved with band of foliate scrolls enclosing enamel panel of flowers and bird, dated Christmas, 1878, together with an engraved gold hunter cased Swiss bar pattern small lever watch signed Lewis Ladomus & Co., Philadelphia, inscribed "To Annette...from Russell...July 1863, on his way home from Gettysburg"; a 14K gold openface keyless lever chronograph; and a gold watch chain, signed Tiffany & Co.,--42, 40.5 and 49mm. diam. (4)
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A contemporary Waltham catalogue lists this size 8 "stem winder" for $110.00 "in heavy 18K case." The enamelled case was $10.00 extra.
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