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James Pool 18kt Gold Open Face Watch

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
25
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 31, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

James Pool 18kt Gold Open Face Watch, 33 Spencer Street, London, No. 1601, c. 1860, the porcelain Roman numeral dial inscribed James Poole/London/1601, gold hands and sunk seconds, the case back hallmarked with crown and 18, case maker AS, serial number as above and date mark for 1861, the lid with vacant cartouche opens to the three-quarter gilt plate movement inscribed as above, key-wind and set, lever escapement, screwed chatons, bimetallic balance and diamond endstone, dia. 43 mm, 74 g.
Estimate $600-800

Dial flawless, case back engine turning worn off, scratches around key wind and set holes in cuvette, movement starts briskly when slightly wound.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

James Poole, James Pool, London, Cartouche, Escapement, Watch