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A late 19th Century English minute repeater by Frodsham in a gold full hunter case. Gilt half plate keyless movement with going barrel. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, diamond endstone, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. English table roller lever escapement, screwed in jewelling, escape and lever pivots with endstones. Slide minute repeating on two polished steel gongs. Signed and numbered off white enamel dial manufactured by Willis. Subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Substantial plain 18 carat full hunter case, gold cuvette and recessed gold slide. Maker’s mark “HMF” in a rectangle and number corresponding to that on the movement. Accompanied by a certificate from Charles Frodsham & Co.
A large late 19th Century Swiss patent minute repeating chronograph with moonphase calendar in a gold full hunter case. Keyless gilt bar movement, the single going barrel driving both the repeat and going trains. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement. Minute repeating mechanism released by depressing the small button in the band, striking on two polished steel gongs. White enamel dial with flyback centre seconds chronograph. Subsidiaries for day, date, month and seconds. Gold and blue enamel moonphase disc visible through the aperture in the seconds subsidiary. Roman numerals, decorative pierced gold hands. Substantial large plain 18 carat full hunter case, two gold buttons in the band, one for the flyback centre seconds chronograph, the other to release the minute repeating. Four steel levers in the front bezel to allow the calendar functions to be set.
A Rolex centre seconds bubbleback gentleman’s wristwatch in an attractive tonneau shaped case with hooded lugs. Nickel keyless automatic movement with nickel rotor. Signed metal dial with centre seconds, applied gold Rolex insignia and batons, blue steel seconds hand, gilt hands. Tonneau shaped 14 carat case with gold screw down winding crown marked “Rolex Oyster”. Signed gold screw bubble back engraved with a list of Christian names. Hooded lugs for the brown alligator strap with gold Rolex buckle. (Model No. 3065)
An early 19th Century Swiss gold musical seal containing an automated erotic scene. Oval musical movement. Situated above the movement a polychrome scene of a couple who spring to life when the music plays. Centrally wound by the top ring through the free-standing superstructure of gold representations of serpents. Decorated oval band, hinged seal which conceals the scene left plain. Lateral slide to control musical train.
A late 19th Century 9 carat gold graduated curb link watch chain. “T” bar close to one end of the chain and spring clip on the other. On the short part of the chain a gold swivel seal set with a cornelian and bloodstone.
A mid 19th Century English verge with polychrome enamel dial in silver pair cases. Full plate fusee movement with round pillars. Pierced and engraved round cock, steel regulator on top plate below the plain three arm steel balance. White enamel dial, the centre painted with a polychrome enamel rural scene of a farmer ploughing a field with two horses, a church in the background. Roman numerals, gold hands. Matching silver pair cases, silver oval pendant and bow. Maker’s mark “PW” and number corresponding to that on the movement.
An early 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating musical watch with cartouche dial in a gold open face case. Gilt movement with two resting barrels, the larger barrel, being half the diameter of the movement, providing the power for the musical train. Polished steel stopwork to both barrels. Plain sector shaped cock, polished steel coqueret, polished steel regulator. Plain gilt balance with spiral spring, polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. Polished steel work on back plate to control the disc type musical train and a steel “Strike – Silent” lever. Push pendant quarter repeating on two steel gongs, the repeating work situated under the dial. Lateral slide in the band to actuate the musical mechanism, music also playing automatically on the hour. Signed gold dial with engine turned centre, enamel minute ring and cartouches of Arabic numerals, blue steel Breguet hands. Plain gold open face case, engine turned middle. Signed gilt cuvette with apertures for winding and hand set.
A late 19th Century English independent centre seconds lever made by Nicole Nielsen in a gold open face case. Gilt three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Nicole’s patent winding work with extra wheel to wind the Independent seconds train. Engraved cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. English table roller lever escapement, escape and lever pivots with endstones. Signed and numbered white enamel dial with seconds beating independent centre seconds, continuous subsidiary seconds. Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Substantial plain 18 carat open face case, plain clip on back. Maker’s mark “AN” in an oval and number corresponding to that on the movement. Small slide in the band to operate the independent seconds, the hand beating seconds. Turning the crown in one direction winds the going train and the other winds the seconds train.
A late 19th Century Swiss quarter repeating lever in a gold open face case. Keyless nickelled bar movement with going barrel, wolf’s teeth winding work. Plain cock with polished steel regulator, compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. Club foot lever escapement, escape pivots with endstones. Slide quarter repeating on two polished steel gongs. White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Arabic numerals, blue steel seconds hand, gilt hands. Plain 18 carat open face case, signed gold cuvette, gold repeat slide in the band.
A large late 18th Century quarter repeating verge with calendar in silver pair cases. Full plate fire gilt fusee movement with signed and numbered gilt dust cover pierced to reveal the index. Pierced and engraved cock with garnet endstone in a blue steel setting, engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc. Plain three arm gilt balance, blue steel spiral hairspring. Push pendant quarter repeating on a bell in the back of the case. Signed white enamel dial with central chapter for the date, Roman numerals, blue steel calendar hand, decorative gold beetle and poker hands. Silver pair cases, pierced and engraved inner case, silver push pendant and bow, lateral blue steel slide to make the repeat “a toc”. Plain silver outer case.