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    Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva Special Order Gold Watch With O'Hara Dial
    Case: 18k yellow gold, 52 mm, case back with Knights of Pythias engraving, front with ornate monogram and small bird, inner gold bezel and glass over the movement, Potter trademark in the back lid
    Dial: enamel, signed "O'Hara Waltham Dial Co." on the reverse, hours in gold frames for "Fred Goosmann", blue outer border with five minute numerals, portrait of a young woman at center, subsidiary seconds, gold filigree hands
    Movement: No. 561, nickel, kidney shaped plates, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold and platinum mean time screws, counter poised pallet, 20 jewels, diamond end stone on the barrel in a screw down setting, micro-metric regulator with swan's neck spring

    Fred Goosmann was born in Lingen Germany July 5th 1852. In 1870 he opened a watch and jewelry store in Somerville Tennessee. This is a unique special order timepiece and one of the very few known by Albert H. Potter with a fancy O'Hara dial.


    Condition Report*: Type: Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva Special Order Gold Watch With O'Hara Dial
    Dial: fancy enamel dial, blue, white and gold
    Hands: gold filigree hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 144.7
    Case Width: 52 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 561, nickel, kidney shaped plates, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold and platinum mean time screws, counter poised pallet, 20 jewels, diamond end stone on the barrel in a screw down setting, micro-metric regulator with swan's neck spring
    Circa: 1880
    Condition: dial is very good with no visible hairlines, case is good, movement is good, runs with pressure on the spring but tends to stop, will need cleaning and servicing
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    24th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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