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Gold Watch no. 101

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18?? - Potter, Geneve

2017 - Bonhams, 13 Dec 2017, est £20-30,000, " Albert H. Potter & Co, Geneva. A very fine and rare 18K gold keyless wind full hunter chronometer pocket watch Date: Circa 1875 Movement: Engine turned nickel finish English lever, heavy bi-metallic balance with gold compensation screws, blued helical balance spring, gold chronometer escape wheel with pivoted detent escapement, screwed down chaton jewels, escapement patented Oct 11 1875, No.101 Dial: White, black Roman numerals, black outer minute track, subsidiary seconds at 6, blued steel hands Case: Polished and engine turned hinged Signed: Case, dial & movement Size: 56mm Accompaniments: Original Albert Potter box, spare glass, spare main spring, anecdote from previous owner Footnotes Originally from upstate New York, Albert Potter began creating his own timepieces in 1855 in New York city. In time he left America and eventually settled in Geneva in 1875 during which period it is commonly held that the watches he created were of his finest. The current lot comes with a typed anecdote dating from the late 40s remarking that after 365 days of regular winding but no re-setting or adjusting the watch was running a grand total of 8 seconds fast. "











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