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    New York City Watch Co. Rare Patent Lever Winder, circa 1895
    Case: base metal, 20 size, plain snap back
    Dial: paper, spade hands, Arabic numerals
    Movement: patent No. 526871, back set, lever wind from the pendant crank, pin lever, damaskeened finish to the skeleton plates
    Signed: lever winder on the dial, New York City Watch Co. on the movement

    Note: The New York City Watch Co. manufactured watches from 1890 to 1897. The unique crank winding mechanism was patented in 1894 and held by S. Schisgall. All original surviving examples like the lot presented here are rarely seen.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: New York City Watch Co. Rare Patent Lever Winder
    Dial: paper, Arabic
    Hands; spades
    Metal: base metal
    Case Info: plain snap back
    Case Width: 20 size, 55 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: patent No. 526871, back set, lever wind from the pendant crank, pin lever, damaskeened finish to the skeleton plates
    Circa: 1895
    Condition: movement is okay and ticks, cleaning is recommended, case is good, dial good overall


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th Friday
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