December 11, 2018 - Rare & Important Timepieces from a Private Collection

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Lot# 001 American Watch Co. double-face chronograph pocket watch


Circa 1880, Waltham, MA
Dial: Front: time only, white enamel with black Arabic numerals, outer minute track with red Arabic markers every five minutes, sunken sub-seconds at 9 o'clock, blued steel spade hands, signed: American Watch Co.; Back: chronograph, circular white enameled open-center chronograph ring, calibrated with fifth second divisions within each second index, outermost Arabic numeral markers every five seconds, blued steel spade hands
Movement: 16 jewel, #1378512, size 14, stem-wind and lever-set, nickel finish, 3/4 plate, damascened design, jeweled gold chatons, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance spring, engraved gold pallet fork bridge, safety pinion, movement engraved: Am Watch Co. Waltham Mass 1378512 H A Lugrins Pat. June 13. Oct. 3. 1876 Pat.d in England July 28. 1877
Case: 18K yellow gold open-face case by A.W Co., #34829, smooth polished, chronograph push button, hinged glazed front bezel and solid back, gold glazed cuvette for chronograph function, signed and hallmarked
53mm Dia.
138 grams gross

est: $3,000/5,000

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Lot# 002 American Watch Co. pocket watch


Circa 1880, Waltham, MA
Dial: white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute track, sunken sub-seconds, blued steel American spade hands, signed in Gothic script: AWCo.
Movement: 21 jewel, #999928, size 16, nickel finish, 3/4 plate, damascened design, jeweled gold chatons, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold temperature and mean time screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, gold train, micrometric cam regulator, safety pinion, Patent Pinion, engraved: Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance, signed: American Watch co. Waltham Mass.
Case: 18K yellow gold box-hinged hunter case, #89170, band and hinges with vermicelli pattern, covers with engraved monograms, gold hinged cuvette personalized
51mm Dia.
140 grams gross

est: $2,000/3,000

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Lot# 003 American Waltham Watch Co. repeating pocket watch


Circa 1887-1889, Waltham, MA
Dial: white enamel with black Arabic numerals, outer minute track, Arabic numerals every five minutes, sunken sub-seconds, signed: A.W.W. Co. Waltham
Movement: 17 jewel, 5 minute repeater, #3793721, 16 size, stem-wind and lever-set, nickel finish, 3/4 plate, damascene decoration, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, gold train and pallet fork bridge, Fogg Tadpole cam regulator, repeats by activating slide activation, safety pinion, engraved: Patented 1888, additionally signed: American Waltham Watch Co.
Case: yellow gold-filled open-face smooth polished case, glazed back with "Crescent Watch Case" calendar papers, hinged cuvette
53mm Dia.
122 grams gross

est: $4,000/6,000

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Lot# 004 American Watch Co. pocket watch


1868-72, Waltham, MA
Dial: white porceleain dial, black Roman numeral hour markers, outer minute track, sunken sub seconds, blued steel American spade hands, signed: American Watch Co.
Movement: 15 jewel, #410470, size 18, stem-wind and lever-set, nickel finish, damascene decoration, 3/4 plate, gold jeweled chatons, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, micrometric regulator, gold train pallet fork bridge, engraved: Woerd's Patent / May. August 1867 / Fogg's Safety Pinion Patented, Feb, 14, 1865, additionally signed: American Watch Co.
Case: yellow gold hunter case by A.W. Co, #25534, engine-turned hinged covers, reeded band, hinged cuvette with engine-turned border
53mm Dia.
130 grams gross

est: $2,000/3,000

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Lot# 005 American Watch Co. pocket watch


1878, Waltham, MA
Model 57, with unusual calendar
Dial: white porcelain dial with black Roman numerals, outer minute track, adjustable rotating disc in the center with days of the week pointing to four columns with dates of month, blued steel double swell spade hands, signed: Pat applied for
Movement: 7 jewel, #1101037, size 18, Broadway grade, gilt finish, full plate, lateral lever escapement, monometallic steel balance with blued steel undersprung flat balance spring, arbor protruding through the cock for manual adjustment of the day disc, signed: A.W. Co. Broadway Waltham Mass.
Case: gold-filled hunter case signed: A.W. Co., engine-turned front and back hinged covers with engraved foliate patterns, gold hinged cuvette with engine-turned border and aperture for winding, #30623
53mm Dia.
122 grams gross

est: $3,000/5,000

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Lot# 006 American Waltham Watch Co. pocket watch


Circa 1903, Waltham, MA
Dial: white enameled dial, painted scene of a bird and flowering grass, black Arabic hour markers within gold paillon circles, outer minute track with ruby dots every five minutes, sunken sub-seconds, blued steel American spade hands, signed: A.W.W. Waltham
Movement: 7 jewel, #12734552, 16 size, stem-wind and set, 3/4 plate, nickel finish, damascened in rosette pattern, bridge caliber, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, signed: A.W.W. Co. Waltham Mass.
Case: silvered base metal with niello foliate/vine design, by Illinios Watch Case Co. #383966, gold-filled stem, screw-down bezel and back
51mm Dia.
86 grams gross

est: $600/900

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Lot# 007 Ladies Waltham Riverside Maximus gold pocket watch


1896-1901, Waltham, MA
Dial: white porcelain dial, black Arabic hour markers, outer minute track, silvered dot every five minutes, sunken sub-seconds, gilt highlights, blued steel spade hands, signed: Waltham A.W.W. Co.
Movement: 19 jewel, #7165147, stem-wind and set movement, nickel finish, damascene design, 3/4 split plate, gold jeweled chatons, gold center wheel, safety barrel, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, church star-wheel style regulator, signed to upper plate: Riverside American Waltham Watch Co. / Maximus
Case: 14K yellow gold hunter case by National Watch Case, #72252, etched and raised acanthus leaf design, personalized cuvette cover
34mm Dia.
39 grams gross

est: $600/800

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Lot# 008 American Waltham Watch Co. pocket watch


Circa 1906, Waltham, MA
Dial: fancy white porcelain enameled dial, black Arabic hour markers, elaborately painted Moresque pattern, mauve with gilt highlights, mostly depicting flowers, leaves, and geometric patterns, gold Louis XV-style hands, signed: American Waltham
Movement: 7 jewel, grade: 18, #14743569, size 18, stem-wind and lever-set, nickel finish, damascened decoration, full plate, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, signed: American Waltham Watch Co.
Case: massive 14K yellow gold hunter case, #876971, box-hinged, hinged covers centering engraved floral patterns over circular engine turning with scalloped frame, vermicelli border and band, gold hinged smooth polished cuvette
55mm Dia.
149 grams gross

est: $1,000/2,000

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Lot# 009 American Waltham Watch Co. travel/night clock


1885, Waltham, MA
Dial: milk glass dial, painted blue Arabic hour markers, outer minute track, blued steel fleur-de-lys hands, signed: American Waltham Watch Co.
Movement: 7 jewel, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, safety pinion
Case: dial mounted within a gilt-metal bezel with three feet, hinged arm to mount onto gas lamp, movement housed within a conforming cover
With original fitted leather box
5.5" Dia.

est: $300/500

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Lot# 010 Waterbury skeletonized carriage clock


1880s, Waterbury, CT
Dial: circular white ring with black Roman numerals and outer minute track, skeletonized inner ring, brass outer dial stamped with the company logo and patent, blued steel spade hands
Movement: eight-day, circular brass, skeletonized, rotary regulator and duplex escapement (movement rotates around its axis)
Case: rectangular polished brass case with glazed sides, molded top and base with columnar vertical corners, trapezoidal handle, hinged rear door
4.25" H x 3.125" W x 2.125" D

est: $500/700

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Lot# 011 American Watch Co. P.S. Bartlett pocket watch


1893-94, Waltham, MA
Dial: 24-hour white porcelain dial, black Arabic numeral hour markers, outer minute track with red Arabic five-minute markers, sunken sub-seconds, blued steel hands, signed: American Watch Co. Waltham
Movement: 15 jewel, P.S. Bartlett, #5708757, size 18, stem-wind and set, nickel finish, damascened design, full plate, adjusted, lateral lever escapement with cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, church type 1 micrometric regulator, safety pinion, signed: P.S. Bartlett Waltham Mass.
Case: gold-filled open-face case by Express M.W.C. Co., #7445, screw-down bezel and back, engine-turned back cover, coin edge case side
55mm Dia.
132 grams gross

est: $2,000/3,000

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Lot# 012 Waltham Watch Company pocket watch


Circa 1918, Waltham, MA
Patented dial Mexican Military Contract watch
Dial: white enamel dial with 24-hour black Arabic outer hour markers, inner minute ring with Arabic markers every five minutes, blued steel spade hands, signed: Marca Blanco / Pat. 4779, Mex. 10 enero 922
Movement: 7 jewel, #22952921, Model 1908, grade 610, size 16, stem-wind and set, nickel finish, split 3/4 plate, damascened design, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, signed: A.W.W. Co. Waltham Mass
Case: 14K white gold-filled open-face case by Dueber, #11493816, engine-turned and engraved back cover with floral designs to bezels
52mm Dia.
92 grams gross

est: $2,000/3,000

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Lot# | 001-012 | 013-024 | 025-036 | 037-048 | 049-060 | 061-072 | 073-084 | 085-096 | 097-108 | 109-120 | 121-126

Auction Information

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Rare & Important Timepieces from a Private Collection
Sale Location:
145 East Walnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

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