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18kt Gold Consular Case Massey Lever Watch by John Moncas

Auction:
2502
Lot:
416
Sold for:
$889$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

18kt Gold Consular Case Massey Lever Watch by John Moncas, Liverpool, serial #2128, circa 1820, tapered balance cock engraved with flowers, curved engraved foot, four wheel train with Massey Type III escapement, round steel balance, fusee formerly with maintaining power, engine turned gold dial with raised Roman chapters, gold steel spade hands, case stamped TH & JH (Thomas and John Helsby), band cast with flowers and bearing an illegible Chester hallmark, overall dia. 45 mm.
Estimate $700-900

Engine turned back slightly rubbed, the rest is excellent.

Keywords

John Moncas, gold steel spade hands, round steel balance, John Helsby, Chester, Thomas Helsby, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches, Wheel train