American Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., a rare crystal plate pocket watch, 4 size, 17 jewels, stem wind and set, gilt, damascened bottom plate with transparent top plate and balance cock, lever escapement, freesprung, cut bimetallic balance, gold timing screws and gold wheel train in a 14 karat, hinged back and bezel open face case with glazed cuvette, arabic numeral, outer red 5-minute markers, single sunk white enamel dial, blued steel Breguet style hands, serial #71, c1885, with silk and velvet lined box.
CONDITION: CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Bow replaced; Precious metal content marked. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00- 5:00, 6: 30, 11: 30. HANDS: Replaced minute. MOVEMENT PLATES: Bottom plate with a few minor scratches; Balance cock with chips and loss at end of foot; Top plate with chips at set lever screw; Pillar and balance cock screws with a few specks of oxide. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks), out of beat, would benefit from service. Box with wear and losses. This watch was last sold at Bonhams, New York, NY, "Masterpieces of American Watchmaking" sale, May 24, 2014, lot 1234.
ESTIMATE: $15000 - $20000
PRICE SOLD: $17000