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A mid 20th Century American 56 hour lever deck watch with power reserve indication in a mahogany deck box and keep case. Damascened nickelled split three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel micrometer regulator, uncut balance employing quarter timing nuts, overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Signed silvered dial with subsidiaries for power reserve and seconds, Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Keystone base metal open face case, clip on cuvette, screw bezel and back marked "Bureau of Ship – Chronometer Watch" and details of the model and serial number. Two pieces mahogany deck box lined with green baize, glazed circular aperture to reveal the dial. Attached plate detailing instructions on how to use the watch and set the hands. Green baize lined mahogany keep case.
A fine mid 20th Century Swiss diamond set white gold wristwatch. Nickelled three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel, wound and set by a small button at the back. Plain cock with steel regulator, compensation balance with spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Signed dial with white gold batons and hands. Small circular white gold case, the bezel set with a single row of diamonds. Integrated flexible white gold bracelet set with diamonds, diamond set deployant clasp.
A late 19th Century Swiss automated singing bird in a horn box . Brass movement keywound through the base. Bellows and piston mechanism to vary the song of the bird. . The bird covered in iridescent humming bird feathers. Moving the gilt lateral slide on the front of the box causes the repousse gilt oval lid to open and the bird to hinge into an upright position. It starts its song, rotates left and right, flaps its wings, rotates its head and open and closes its beak. Moving the slide to the left folds the bird back into the case and the lid closes. Horn box with a compartment at the back with a hinged horn lid. The top of oval gilt hinged cover to the bird decorated with a chased and engraved putti attending to a large birdcage.
An early 20th Century Swiss Gondolo "chronometer" lever watch by Patek Philippe in a gold open face case. High quality keyless gilt bar movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel micrometer regulator adjusted by a snail cam, steel pointer on the plate. Compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, the lever with counterbalance extension arms extended beyond the pallets. Escape and lever pivots with endstones in polished steel settings. Snailed steel wolf’s teeth winding work. Signed white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman and Arabic numerals, gilt hands, blue steel seconds hand. Substantial 18 carat open face case with faded engine turning, gold cuvette bearing the inscription "Chronometro Gondolo ? 168153 Patek, Philippe & Cie, Geneve. ? Fabricado expressamento para Gondolo & Labouriau Relojociros Rio de Janeiro". Accompanied by a certificate from Patek Philippe.
An early 20th Century Swiss lever Masonic watch with mother of pearl dial in a triangular silver case. Circular keyless nickelled bar movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator. Uncut balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Triangular mother of pearl dial with polychrome Masonic symbols in place of the numerals. Blue steel hands. Silver case with decoration of a chain around the bezel, a circular ruby red stone below the pendant. The back, which is hinged to form an easel stand, is chased and engraved with a temple and many other Masonic symbols and engraved "John to Father". The edge of the case also decorated with further masonic symbols.
An early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating automaton in a gold open face case. Full plate fusee movement, pierced and engraved bridge cock, garnet endstone in a polished steel setting, silver regulator dial with polished steel indicator. Pendant quarter repeating on two gongs. Small white enamel ring dial with Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Either side of the dial are chased and engraved parcel gilt classical figures fixed above the plate and polished steel repeating work. As the watch strikes the hours and quarters the arms of the figures move as though striking the bells between them. Gold open face case with ribbed middle, unusual back chased and engraved in a spiral pattern. Gold push pendant, sprung gilt cuvette.
An early 20th Century Swiss lever by Longines with unusual micrometer regulator in a gold full hunter case. Keyless gilt bar movement with going barrel. Plain cock with unusual polished steel micrometer regulator, the small geared pointer with its index on the adjoining plate. Compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring, club foot lever escapement. Signed white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman and Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Engine turned 14 carat full hunter case, signed cuvette with representations of medals and engraved “Grand Prix – Paris 1900”. Longines maker’s mark.
A fine late 19th Century freesprung keyless reverse fusee with power reserve indication by Kullberg in a gold half hunter case. Gilt half plate keyless movement with reverse fusee and chain. Harrison’s maintaining power. Plain cock with diamond endstone, compensation balance employing quarter timing nuts, freesprung blue steel double overcoil hairspring. English double roller lever escapement, screwed in jewelling including the fusee, escape and lever pivots with endstones under a bridge cock. Numbered white enamel dial with subsidiaries for power reserve and seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Substantial plain 18 carat half hunter case with blue enamel chapter ring, the back engraved with an interesting motto. Gold cuvette engraved with the name of the original owner. Gold bow and gilt winding button, maker’s mark “FT” in an oval. The winding disabled when the front cover is closed.
An early 19th Century English Peto cross detent chronometer in a purpose made gold consular case. Full plate gilt keywind fusee movement with gilt dust cover. Harrison’s maintaining power. Engraved cock with diamond endstone, polished steel regulator. Unusual plain four arm gilt balance with four blue steel screws in the rim, blue steel spiral hairspring. Rare Peto cross detent chronometer escapement, the curved horn in gold, steel passing spring. Escape pivots with endstones. Purpose made white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hand with gold arbor, gold Breguet hands. Substantial purpose made 18 carat consular case with chased and engraved bezels and pendant. Plain gold inner dome, maker’s mark “Y&D” and number corresponding to that on the movement.
A very heavy late 19th Century silver graduated curb link watch Albert with "T" bar. Short chain to the later shield shaped silver fob, hallmarked Birmingham 1902, both sides without engraving. Spring clip on one end of the chain, fob on the other. All links marked.
An early 20th Century silver wire and curb link watch Albert with central "T" bar. Circular silver fob with vacant applied shield shaped gold centre, engraved on the back "WLSA Division 1 1925-26 Athenian FC Runners up ". Spring clips on both ends of the chain, all links marked.
An early 20th Century graduated curb link watch Albert with central “T” bar. Shield shaped silver fob, engraved on the back “EDWASCA Dart League – Winners1946-47 J Hayden”. Spring clip on one end of the chain and fob on the other. All links marked.