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Three English Silver Fusee Lever Watches

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
168
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Three English Silver Fusee Lever Watches, late 19th century, all three with chain fusee lever escapement movements in silver open-face cases, a white enamel Roman numeral dial marked Sir John Bennett, London, movement marked with maker's name and 64&65 Cheapside, London, 44827, and two with silver dials and applied gold Roman numerals, one with movement marked I Wiseman, Hamilton, 61166, the other with dust cover marked John Forrest, 35406, London EC, movement marked London, chronometer maker to the Admiralty, dia. 50 to 58 mm.
Estimate $300-500

All three watches will tick. Forrest case hallmarked to Chester, 1891 and has soft solder case repair. Wiseman has matching case and movement number and hallmarked to London, 1873. Bennett has matching case and movement numbers and hallmarked to London 1885, porcelain dial in good condition.


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

John Bennett, John Forrest, Escapement, Fusee, Pocket watch, Roman numerals, Watches, London