Watch no. 564
18?? - Potter, Geneve
David Penney's watch store, "Albert H POTTER & Co, Geneva. No 564 Item: 14188 Top quality movement by this American working in Switzerland, circa 1890. Potter’s unique ‘AP’ Geneva-striped nickel keyless movement (hunter set), jewelled to the centre, with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape. Straight line detached lever escapement, the steel club-tooth escape with bevelled and polished tips to the teeth. Compensation balance, overcoil balance-spring with fine adjustment regulator. Snap-on signed enamel dial in perfect condition, original blued-steel hands. 45 mm diameter. Re-housed in a Wing-type display case, allowing the movement to be wound and set. Albert Potter, American born, began his apprenticeship in New York and spent some time in Cuba before going to Geneva around 1875. For more information see It’s About Time by Paul Chamberlain. Potter's watches are uncommon and examples are always of great interest to today’s collectors, and often fetch prices well in excess of $10,000 NB: This movement was once owned by Paul Chamberlain, being part of his second collection. This was dispersed after he died by his widow, Margaret. It was purchased by his long time friend Henry C Wing Jr, and is one of the last of the movements from the Wing collection, some of which have been recently sold at Jones & Horan. I shall be posting the others on eBay over the next few weeks, details of which will also be viewable on my website. All will be offered at a low start, with no reserve... In lovely original, almost mint condition, if now rather dusty. Not cleaned by me but will tick happily when wound."