Jewellery and Watches (6 September 2016)

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Date of Auction: 6th September 2016

Sold for £420

Estimate: £460 - £500

A silver gilt cased quarter repeating silm pocket watch, the engine-turned gilt dial with black Roman numerals, jewelled key wound movement with cylinder escapement and two chimes, engine-turned cuvette inscribed ‘Cylindre, huit rubis’ and bearing French silver guarantee mark for 800 standard, Paris 1838-1962, engine-turned case with blank escutcheon, repeater operated by pushing crown, watch diameter 50mm. £460-500

Condition Report

The dial shows some slight wear and tarnish. The glass is fine. The movement looks fine and runs when wound, and the quarter repeater function appears to work fine; it has not been tested for timekeeping. The engine-turned detail to the case is still fairly crisp, but the gilding is showing wear all over, giving a pale golden colour, and almost completely lacking to the crown and suspensory loop. It is accompanied by a watch key. We recommend all watches purchased at auction will require a full service.