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    Jules Jurgensen Very Fine Gold Pocket Watch For Edmund Roebling, circa 1890
    Case: No. 14553, 18k, hinged back with engine turnings and fancy script ER initials, 50 mm, inner hinged gold bezel and crystal over the movement, inside of the back cover is engraved "Edmund Roebling, 117 Liberty St. New York City"
    Dial: white enamel, black Roman hour numerals, black minute track, sub seconds, blue steel Breguet hands
    Movement: No. 14553, bow set, nickel bridge, 20 jewels, large gold set conical ruby jewels, straight line lever, bi-metallic compensated balance, gold regulator index to a scale on the center bridge
    Signed: triple signed Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen

    Note: John Roebling was one of the most prolific suspension bridge engineers and architects of the 20th century. He is most well know for the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge. Edmond Roebling was the youngest of John's sons but was unable to get along with his very ambitious and successful siblings. According to one brother, Washington Roebling, Edmond was "kicked out" and "he was now adrift with too much money, became a globe trotter, and was somewhat dissipated". Edmund never married and lived in seclusion on the Upper West Side of New York.


    Condition Report*: Type: Jules Jurgenson Very Fine Gold Pocket Watch For Edmund Roebling
    Dial: enamel, Roman
    Hands; Breguet moon
    Metal: 18k
    Gram Weight: 111.4
    Case No: 14553
    Case Info: hinged back, hinged inner bezel and crystal
    Case Width: 50 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 14553, bow set, nickel bridge, 20 jewels, large gold set conical ruby jewels, straight line lever, bi-metallic compensated balance, gold regulator index to a scale on the center bridge
    Circa: 1890
    Condition: case is very choice and like new, movement is very good, dial has an applied clear coat overglaze, hairline near center
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    18th Sunday
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