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    Swiss Gold Quarter Hour Repeater with Automaton, circa 1890
    Case: highly ornate, 18k rose gold, hunters case, 53 mm, chased with leaves, flower vases, blank crest, two doves, foliage and scallops, fancy engraved inner gold cuvette, display glass over the movement
    Dial: blue steel ground, central guilloche blue dial with Roman numerals, gold spade hands, enameled Father Time and cherub jacquemarts striking bells on the hours an quarter chimes, additional stationary enameled cherub and floral spray
    Movement: nickel bridge, 31 jewels, jeweled thru the hammers, straight line lever with bi-metallic compensated balance, wolf's tooth winding, lever setting
    Signed: Gme. Hoff & Fils, Chaux-de-Fonds on the cuvette and the movement

    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss Gold Quarter Hour Repeater with Automaton
    Signed: Gme. Hoff & Fils, Chaux-de-Fonds
    Dial: fancy blue guilloche, blue Roman numerals
    Hands; gold spades
    Metal: 18k rose gold
    Gram Weight: 118.1
    Case Info: hunter, fancy and ornate
    Case Width: 53 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: 31 jewels, nickel bridge, jeweled thru the hammers, straight line lever escapement, wolf's tooth winding, slide repeat, lever setting
    Circa: 1890
    Condition: case, dial and movement all very good
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    12th-13th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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