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1021: Gents Molyneaux hunter gold 18K, ca. 1855

Biedermeier hunter with extremely fine hands, gross weight 87g
Case: 24037, Molyneaux Geneva, hinge case, gold 18K, guilloche pattern, coin edge, hinged bezel, free monogram shield, mineral crystal, gold dust cover, D=49mm
Dial: enamel, inserted sunk sub second, blue Breguet hands with polished eyes
Movement: gold plated, blue screws, key wind with Geneva stopwork, 15 jewels, Swiss lever escapement, long lever with counter weight (ligne angulaire), bimetallic screw balance with blue spokes, flat hairspring
Condition: C1, D0, M1, one screw on barrel bearing with broken head

Fine late Biedermeier
These watches appear sensitive dur to the fine hands. But actually very strong cases cared for mint dials. Commonly the lever and his pinion is placed under the balance. The long lever with pinion aside the balance may be heavy, but this is more than compensated by the possibility to use a big and heavy balance in a movement with moderate height. Moreover the movement is easy to service; almost every part can be replaced without disassembling the whole thing.


Sold in Auction

Date 9-22-04

High bid EUR 790.00

Reserve EUR 790.00

Not for Sale!
The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.

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