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    A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden Very Rare 1st Quality Massive Gold Hunters Case Watch, circa 1905
    Case: massive four body hunters case, 18k yellow gold, plain, gold cuvette, Jurgensen style lips, 57 mm, gold set lever
    Dial: white enamel, double sunk, black Roman numerals, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, black minute track
    Movement: No. 49449, 19.5 lignes, 3/4 plate, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, gold jewel settings with blued screws, straight line Glashütte escapement, gold pallet fork and escape wheel, Lange Guillaume-type balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, the terminal stud adjustable by a screw, diamond endstone, engraved balance cock with swan's neck micrometric regulator
    Signed: triple signed A. Lange & Söhne

    The signature A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte B/Dresden denotes watches of first quality. The example presented here is exceptional based on the large size and condition. The first quality movements had 16-2- jewels. Four plate jewels and the pallet fork jewel were set in gold screwed down "chatons". The balance staff had a diamond endstone. Only gold (and sometimes platinum) screws were used on the balance. The balance bridges were engraved and the index had a swan's neck micrometric adjustment spring. According to the catalogue, Lange adjusted each watch movement in five positions.




    Condition Report*: Type: A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden Very Rare 1st Quality Massive Gold Hunters Case Watch
    Dial: enamel, double sunk, Roman numerals
    Hands; gold Louis XV
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 154.5
    Case No: 49449
    Case Info: four body, plain, Jurgensen lips
    Case Width: 57 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 49449, 19.5 lignes, 3/4 plate, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, gold jewel settings with blued screws, straight line Glashütte escapement, gold pallet fork and escape wheel, Lange Guillaume-type balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, the terminal stud adjustable by a screw, diamond endstone, engraved balance cock with swan's neck micrometric regulator
    Circa: 1905
    Condition: dial is superb, case is very good, movement is very good, running well, very nice gilt finish, watch has been dormant for many years so cleaning is recommended
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