Skinner’s Clocks, Watches, and Scientific Instruments auction totaled nearly 1.1M, including buyer’s premium. It consisted of just under 400 lots in a wide variety of categories – including timekeepers of all types, early optical objects, and mechanical devices. The sale was offered in Skinner’s online format and was open for bidding over nine days, ending on the evening of April 14th. The auction attracted significant numbers of returning and new to Skinner bidders and saw a 40% increase in bidder participation.… Read More
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MARLBOROUGH, MA – MARCH 18, 2020 – Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments are on offer as an online internet auction at www.skinnerinc.com with bidding open from April 6-14. The sale offers rare and unusual horological and early optical apparatus finds, as well as vintage wrist watches from the 1920s through the early 2000s.
Featured Watch: the Rolex Daytona 6239Single-owner Rolex Daytona Reference 6239 “Exotic” Dial Wristwatch, c.
Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough
Tuesday, February 4 | 1:30PM – 4PM
Specialists Robin S.R. Starr, Jonathan Dowling, Kaitlin Shinnick & Suhyung Kim will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.
Robin S.R. Starr – Director of American & European Works of Art, will be on-hand to evaluate paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography for upcoming auctions. She is looking forward to seeing examples by listed, sought-after artists, as well as iconic works of fine art photography from the 19th through 21st centuries, with market interest over $1000.… Read More
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 | RECEPTION 5PM, TALK 6PM
A talk with Bernhard Stoeber, a third generation watchmaker and one of the last technicians to work with the Lemania calibers. Born into a family of watchmakers, Stoeber is an expert watchmaker with over 40 years of experience working for the Swiss watch industry in Europe, USA, and China. He has worked for leading companies in the industry, including Omega, Movado Group, and Rolex.
This event is held in conjunction with the April 12 Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction.… Read More
Monday & Tuesday, May 14-15 | Bergen County & New York City
The Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Department is now inviting consignments for future auctions. Jay Dowling, Skinner’s Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments specialist, will be available to offer free verbal appraisals and evaluations on Monday, May 14 10AM-3PM at the Bergen County Historical Society and Tuesday, May 15 10AM-4PM at the New York office.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring antique tools and diverse scientific apparatus as well as timepieces of all types in its Marlborough Gallery on April 20 at 10AM.
Previews will be held on April 18, 12PM–5PM, April 19, 12PM–7PM, and April 20, 8AM-9:30AM.
Tools: Their History & Symbolism
A Lecture by Laurent Adamowicz, Author of Codes & Symbols of European Tools
Wednesday, April 18, 6PM
This illustrated talk takes a look at Laurent Adamowicz’s research on antique tools and the codes and symbols associated with them over the centuries. Adamowicz will discuss how they relate to Europe’s history of conflicts, wars, secret societies, and religious and political allegiances.
Laurent Adamowicz holds a BA in International Affairs from ESCP-Europe in Paris, an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master of Arts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University in New York, and is a Senior Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.… Read More
The top lot of the sale was a Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch, c. 1965, (Lot 27, estimate $30,000-50,000). This is the fourth example Skinner has recently offered of this rare timepiece, originally made for the U.S. Navy and withdrawn because of the radium used in the dial. Consigned by the original owner, it sold for $123,000.
The extensive John F. Gelson collection of watches and watch components provided an important core of the auction.… Read More
Gallery Talk with Richard Ketchen, Clock & Scientific Instrument Conservator
THURSDAY, APRIL 27 | RECEPTION 5PM, GALLERY TALK 6PM
Richard Ketchen, of Carlisle, Massachusetts, will lead a gallery walk on Fasoldt clocks and the Holtzapffel ornamental turning lathe and rose engine featured in this sale. A leading clock and scientific instrument conservator, Richard is uniquely qualified to speak on these diverse subjects. Ketchen has restored a large and diverse collection of Fasoldt timekeepers and has made one from scratch to better understand the genius of the original maker.… Read More
Skinner, Inc. is pleased to present an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on Friday, April 28 at 10AM in Marlborough, MA. Robert Cheney, Director of Clocks, comments that the nearly 400 lots in this auction are widely varied, and include great rarities for the specialist connoisseur, fine clocks from America and Europe, intriguing musical novelties, and affordable microscopes and telescopes.
Numerous highlights of this auction are from the Wing Collection, started in the 1920s by Henry Wing of Greenfield, Massachusetts and expanded by his son Donald.… Read More