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1045: Ladies Waltham hunter, gold 14K, 1892

Gross weight 35.8g
Case: 81415, Roy, hinge case, gold 14K (U.S. Assy), guilloche pattern and elaborated engraving, mineral crystal, monogram "MKJ (?), gold dust cover, D=35mm
Dial: enamel, sunk sub second
Movement: 6100089, American Waltham Watch Co., Savety Barrel, calibre Waltham 1891, gold plated, stem wind and set, 11 jewels, 3 visible screwed gold settings, motor barrel, Swiss lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring
Condition: 0-1, scarcely used, serviced 04/2004 (the movement's gold plating is absolutely uniform, just the black camera is reflected there)

No Chronometer
A maximum position error of 20s per day exceeds the present chronometer limit of 10s per day, but nut substantially. As this watch was scarcely worn and just cleaned, it shows the performance, 112 years ago, of a high grade ladies watch, although regarded as unadjusted. Moreover the smooth running of this watch easily outscores an average new ETA 2824-2. However, even in the U.S.A. people scarcely had enough money for both, an expensive case and a movement exceeding the base grade with 7 jewels. This especially applied to ladies watches, making this one actually a higher grade object - also refering precision and durability.


Sold in Auction

Date 10-20-04

High bid EUR 295.00 (~US$ 346.55)

Reserve EUR 295.00 (~US$ 346.55)

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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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