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1123: Gents Denis Brothers Captains Watch, Up/Down, 18K Gold, 1869

Modern technology from Down Under
Gross weight 110g
Accessories: none
Case: 28193, JWS, hallmark London 1869, 18K gold, mineral crystal, pushed bezel, hinged back, dust cover integrated in movement, D=51mm
Dial: Denis Brothers Melbourne, enamel, inserted sunk power reserve display
Movement: 28193, Denis Brothers Melbourne, calibre 19.5''', 19 jewels, diamond cap, 6 screwed gold settings, early stem wind and pin set after Adolphe Nicole (but with fusee/chain!), additional key wind and set, fusee with spring to maintain power during winding, direct sweep second, indirect minute, English lever escapement, bimetallic screw balance, Breguet hairspring
Condition: C1, D0, M1

Down Under
Maybe the reason that everything is arraged head over heals. The movement description reads like a summary of all possibilities to make things not only different, but with expense also better. Remember that the direct second and the indirect minute became common for wristwatch about 100 years later (Miyota volume produced movements still wait for these features). And even crown winding was so extraordinary† in 1869 that additionally key operation was still offerd.

Sold in Auction

Date 12-17-05

High bid EUR 1920.00 (~CHF 2070.59)

Reserve EUR 1920.00 (~CHF 2070.59)

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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