AUCTION : 0519

Lot#: 860

DESCRIPTION: Switzerland, an unusual Civil War era silver pocket watch with decorative dial and case, 11 jewels, key wind and set gilt bar movement with lever escapement in a silver hunting case, the front with engraved vignette depicting a soldier with rifle and bayonet at the top of a hill with six bayonets visible at his left and right, the case back with ironclad warship, roman numeral white enamel dial with unusual glass center having a colored print transferred to the back, showing two Union soldiers in a landscape, one with rifle, the other with flag, speaking with a seated woman, and with tents in the background, 56mm, c1863.
CONDITION: CASE: Minor dents; Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Fine scratches on inner surface of case; Engraving with moderate wear; Covers with gaps at band when closed; Cuvette and bezel missing; Bow worn; Bow replaced. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 1:00, 11:00; Small chip at edge, 1:00; Dial center a bit loose. HANDS: Mismatched. MOVEMENT PLATES: Marks and scratches on plate; Losses to plating; Spotting; A few specks of verdigris; Bright work with specks of oxide; Some screws with losses to blue; Specks of dirt. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Ticks briefly, balance spring needs truing, needs service.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $325

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