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    Swiss High Grade Gold Watch With Wilmot's Patent Regulator, circa 1880
    Case: massive, 18k yellow gold, engine turned front and back, gold cuvette, inner bezel and display glass, 54 mm, coin edge
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals, blue spade hands, subsidiary seconds
    Movement: 20 jewels, adjusted, nickel 1/2 plate, screw down jewels settings, bi-metallic compensated balance, straight line lever escapement with counter poised pallet, balance bridge signed Wilmot's Patent, snail disc regulator, lever setting
    Signed: movement and dial signed Chas. Wendell & Co., Chicago, Ill., gross weight is 160.5 grams

    Note: F. Wilmot patented his micrometric disc regulator on July 16th, 1872. It was used by many prestigious makers of fine timepieces including Patek Philippe & Co.


    Condition Report*: Type: Swiss High Grade Gold Watch With Wilmot's Patent Regulator
    Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; blue spades
    Metal: heavy 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 160.5
    Case Info: engine turned front and back, inner display glass
    Case Width: 54 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: 20 jewels, nickel 1/2 plate, bi-metallic balance, lever escapement with counter poised pallet, balance bridge signed Wilmot's Patent, snail disc regulator
    Circa: 1880
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    December, 2009
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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