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    Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva Rare and Important Gold Watch with Day Indicator No. 683, circa 1890
    Case: original, 18k, three body with inner gold bezel and display crystal over the movement, inner back lid is marked with the Potter trademark and engraved with the original Geneva based owners name and the date 1890, 50 mm, open face, plain back, original bow with chain guards
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals, black minute track, constant seconds dial at three, day of the week dial at nine, slender blue steel moon hands
    Movement: No. 683, nickel with broad striped damaskeening, 20 ruby jewels, gold settings, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic balance wheel with gold timing screws, right angle index arm, Maltese governor on the barrel, gold lettering
    Signed: triple signed Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva

    Note: Albert H. Potter (1836 - 1908) was one of the greatest watchmakers of the second half of the 19th century and together with Charles Fasoldt, the most renown American watchmaker. It is worth noting that at the height of Potter's career between 1875 and 1895 his watches sold at a cost of $250 to $500. The present example is unique with the addition of a day indication dial at the nine o'clock position. The movement is fitted with one of Potter's patented inventions, an exquisite demi - lune shaped train and barrel bridge.


    Condition Report*: Type: Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva Rare and Important Gold Watch with Day Indicator No. 683
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals, date day dial at nine
    Hands; blue steel moon
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 117.7
    Case Info: with Potter trademark, plain, inner display
    Case Width: 50 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 683, nickel with broad striped damaskeening, 20 jewel, gold settings, straight line lever, bi-metallic compensated balance with gold timing screws, long right angle index arm, Maltese governor on the barrel, gold lettering
    Circa: 1890
    Condition: very very good overall, movement is very good, case is very good with only extremely light surface scratches on the un-buffed, original back, dial is near perfect with one extremely faint hairline at the four minute position
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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