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The Pocket Watch Sale On 09/04/2021

The Pocket Watch Sale

09/04/2021

This is an opportunity to invest in lots from a unique, comprehensive single owner collection of pocket watches, ranging from George III to 20th century, including gold and silver cased, repeating, repousse & moonphase, verge fusee & lever movements.

We have over 140 lots going under the hammer featuring rare & decorative timepieces (plus a selection of watchmakers tools & horologist books).

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Lot 3000

George IV 18ct gold lever fusee pocket watch by Abraham Jackson, Liverpool, No. 5003, gilt dial with...

George IV 18ct gold lever fusee pocket watch by Abraham Jackson, Liverpool, No. 5003, gilt dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, later Victorian engine turned case with cartouche by Henry Stuart, Chester 1860

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

B5218

SOLD £1400

Lot 3001

19th century 18ct gold open face lever fusee pocket watch, No. 10007, gilt dial with Roman numerals ...

19th century 18ct gold open face lever fusee pocket watch, No. 10007, gilt dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, engine turned case with cartouche by Ralph Samuel, Chester 1850

Estimate: £500 - £700

B36919

SOLD £850

Lot 3002

George III 18ct gold pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by John Bolton, Durham, No. 844, ro...

George III 18ct gold pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by John Bolton, Durham, No. 844, round baluster pillars, engraved balance cock with flower decoration and diamond endstone, stop/work lever, cream enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case makers mark V&R, Chester 1819

Estimate: £1800 - £2200

10040

SOLD £2700

Lot 3003

19th century English lever fusee pocket watch No. 4930, round pillars, engraved balance cock decorat...

19th century English lever fusee pocket watch No. 4930, round pillars, engraved balance cock decorated with a mask and diamond endstone, stop/work lever, cream enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, bull's eye glass, case by Hannah Howard, Birmingham 1820

Estimate: £100 - £200

10036

SOLD £600

Lot 3004

George III silver pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by Christopher Pennington, Kendal, No....

George III silver pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by Christopher Pennington, Kendal, No. 3252, round pillars, engraved balance cock with diamond endstone, cream enamel dial with Roman numerals, case makers mark T.A, Chester 1801

Estimate: £100 - £200

10040

SOLD £280

Lot 3005

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Grimalde & Johnson, London, No. 5400, round...

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Grimalde & Johnson, London, No. 5400, round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with a mask and diamond endstone, cream enamel dial with Roman numerals, bull's eye glass, case makers mark J.F, London 1809, later outer case by Jesse Hallam, Chester 1897

Estimate: £100 - £200

9122

SOLD £260

Lot 3006

William IV silver open face English lever fusee pocket watch, engraved balance cock decorated with a...

William IV silver open face English lever fusee pocket watch, engraved balance cock decorated with a mask and diamond endstone, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and Breguet style hands, case by William Harris, London 1832

Estimate: £50 - £100

10020

SOLD £190

Lot 3007

Victorian silver pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by John Bryson & Son, Dalkeith, No. 387...

Victorian silver pair cased English lever fusee pocket watch by John Bryson & Son, Dalkeith, No. 38736, round pillars, engraved balance cock with diamond endstone, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case by Philip Woodman & Sons, London 1866

Estimate: £70 - £100

B36642

SOLD £220

Lot 3008

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Thomas Cape, London, No. 894, round baluste...

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Thomas Cape, London, No. 894, round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with pedestal fruit bowl and birds, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, case by John Taylor, London 1790

Estimate: £100 - £200

10007

SOLD £280

Lot 3009

George III gilt pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by George Flote, Islington London, No. 1790, rou...

George III gilt pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by George Flote, Islington London, No. 1790, round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved cock balance, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, bull's eye glass, case makers mark I.N, with a fabric watchpaper embroidered with 'Oft let us meet in thought'

Estimate: £100 - £200

B36642

SOLD £340

Lot 3010

18th century silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Alexander Hare (London ca.1781-1824), No....

18th century silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Alexander Hare (London ca.1781-1824), No. 200, square baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, beetle and poker hands, case makers mark G H, London 1770, with a fabric watchpaper embroidered with map of Europe

Estimate: £200 - £400

9086

SOLD £750

Lot 3011

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Richard Tompion, Liverpool, No. 3801, round...

George III silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Richard Tompion, Liverpool, No. 3801, round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with a heart, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and outer quarter markers, beetle and poker hands, bull's eye glass, case by Henry Harding, Birmingham 1792

Estimate: £150 - £250

10007

SOLD £220

Lot 3012

George III gilt pair cased verge fusee seven days pocket watch by Mann & Wall, Coventry, No. 1754, r...

George III gilt pair cased verge fusee seven days pocket watch by Mann & Wall, Coventry, No. 1754, round baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with a classical urn, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic quarter markers, bull's eye glass

Estimate: £300 - £500

10043

SOLD £900

Lot 3013

Early George III silver-gilt repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by William Turner, London,...

Early George III silver-gilt repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by William Turner, London, No. 7775, square baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, the outer case depicting a central classical scene, with scroll borders, case makers mark D.A , London 1766

Estimate: £300 - £500

10040

SOLD £1800

Lot 3014

George III silver repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Tarts, London, No. 2458, square ba...

George III silver repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Tarts, London, No. 2458, square baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, beetle and poker hands, inner case by Thomas Hailes, London 1779, the outer case depicting a central classical interior scene, with scroll borders

Estimate: £250 - £350

9001

SOLD £440

Lot 3015

Early George III silver repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Samuel Weldon, London, No. 2...

Early George III silver repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by Samuel Weldon, London, No. 24807, square baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, Louis XIV hands, bull's eye glass, inner case marked D. P, London 1761, the outer case depicting figures in a garden setting with scroll borders

Estimate: £300 - £500

10007

SOLD £400

Lot 3016

George III silver-gilt repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by John Josephson, London, No. 1...

George III silver-gilt repousse pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by John Josephson, London, No. 14421, square baluster pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, Louis XIV hands, the outer case depicting a central classical scene, with scroll borders, case by Thomas Sones, London 1780

Estimate: £200 - £300

10037

SOLD £650

Lot 3017

George III silver full hunter verge fusee calendar pocket watch by John Bittleston (London ca. 1781-...

George III silver full hunter verge fusee calendar pocket watch by John Bittleston (London ca. 1781-94), No 1945, round pillars, balance cock pierced and engraved with Classical bust decoration and large diamond endstone, white enamel dial with centre seconds hand, subsidiary dials for age of the moon, day, date and time, in later George IV silver full hunter repousse case with 'Libertas' coat of arms to the front case and foliate design to the back case makers mark H G, London 1823

Estimate: £600 - £900

10007

SOLD £1100

Lot 3018

19th century silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by John Roberts, London, No. 9388, round pil...

19th century silver pair cased verge fusee pocket watch by John Roberts, London, No. 9388, round pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with a mask, silver champleve dial depicting a nude female standing on a bridge amongst the stars, wandering hour dial with Arabic five minute markers and single hand, bull's eye glass, case by George Richards London 1832

Estimate: £300 - £500

B20666

SOLD £1100

Lot 3019

18th century gilt pair case quarter repeating cylinder fusee pocket watch by Matthew Hill (London 17...

18th century gilt pair case quarter repeating cylinder fusee pocket watch by Matthew Hill (London 1744-ca.1790), No. 417, round pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock with diamond endstone, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, plunge repeat in the pendant, bull's eye glass, the outer case engraved with initials and bird with inscription 'Hazard Zit Forward'

Estimate: £600 - £900

10007

SOLD £1200

Lot 3020

19th century French 18ct gold open face key wound musical repeating cylinder pocket watch, circa 182...

19th century French 18ct gold open face key wound musical repeating cylinder pocket watch, circa 1820, movement not signed, the gilt metal dust cover spuriously signed 'Musique Breguet A Paris No.3205', gilt dial with Roman numerals, plunge repeat in the pendant, engine turned back case

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

10037

SOLD £2700

Lot 3021

18ct gold open face key wound quarter repeating Swiss lever pocket watch by Garni en Pierre, No. 509...

18ct gold open face key wound quarter repeating Swiss lever pocket watch by Garni en Pierre, No. 5090, the gold dust cover inscribed 'Echappement Libre a Ancre', plunge repeat in the pendant, silver engine turned dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial

Estimate: £700 - £1000

9109

SOLD £1400

Lot 3022

18ct gold open face key wound quarter repeating cylinder pocket watch, the gilt dust cover signed 'E...

18ct gold open face key wound quarter repeating cylinder pocket watch, the gilt dust cover signed 'Echappement En Pierre... Capt J Freundle? A Geneve, No.542', white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, plunge repeat in the pendant, engine tuned case

Estimate: £800 - £1200

10007

SOLD £1000

Lot 3023

Victorian 18ct gold full hunter key wound, quarter repeating fob pocket watch by Charles Frodsham, 8...

Victorian 18ct gold full hunter key wound, quarter repeating fob pocket watch by Charles Frodsham, 84 Strand London, No. 6610, gilt dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, engine turned case, makers mark L C, London 1845

Estimate: £400 - £600

9122

SOLD £1500

Lot 3024

Late 19th century continental silver open face keyless minute repeating pocket watch, plunge repeat ...

Late 19th century continental silver open face keyless minute repeating pocket watch, plunge repeat to the side, the case stamped 0.935, numbered 2594210 and impressed with a makers mark of an open hand, the inner dust cover with applied gold work depicting birds swimming along a river bank under a tree

Estimate: £500 - £700

10036

SOLD £750

Lot 3025

Early 20th century gun metal open face keyless quarter repeating Swiss lever pocket watch, plunge re...

Early 20th century gun metal open face keyless quarter repeating Swiss lever pocket watch, plunge repeat to the side, case stamped 2098 558, white enamel dial with subsidiary dial, in velvet lined Russian? case

Estimate: £120 - £180

9116

SOLD £400

Lot 3026

Early 20th century gun metal open face keyless cylinder fob watch with bow hanger, green/blue enamel...

Early 20th century gun metal open face keyless cylinder fob watch with bow hanger, green/blue enamel dial with Arabic numerals and Louis XIV hands, the enamel back case depicting a clipper sailing vessel, case stamped 22902

Estimate: £50 - £100

10058

SOLD £140

Lot 3027

Semikrograph military gun metal 1/50 second stop watch, patent No.73392/93, back case stamped E & M...

Semikrograph military gun metal 1/50 second stop watch, patent No.73392/93, back case stamped E & M 1051, inner case stamped 83905, movement No. 6050

Estimate: £300 - £500

9086

SOLD £300

Lot 3028

Early 20th century goliath keyless Swiss lever pocket watch by M M & Co, patent No. 10292, retailed ...

Early 20th century goliath keyless Swiss lever pocket watch by M M & Co, patent No. 10292, retailed by J. C. Vickery 'To Their Majesties 179-181-183 Regent Street', with light attachment, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case No. 365501 14 E

Estimate: £120 - £180

10045

SOLD £190

Lot 3029

Early 20th century keyless lever, 15 jewels 8 days goliath pocket watch by Waltham Watch Co. No. 166...

Early 20th century keyless lever, 15 jewels 8 days goliath pocket watch by Waltham Watch Co. No. 16630451, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, case stamped 'Patented Mar 19'12' and numbered 1189

Estimate: £50 - £100

10045

SOLD £160

Lot 3030

Late 19th/early 20th century open face lever 'Russell's Railway Keyless' pocket watch, white enamel ...

Late 19th/early 20th century open face lever 'Russell's Railway Keyless' pocket watch, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, in a Russel's case inscribed 'Late Russell's Patent Regd. 30 May 1881', blue velvet interior, the dust cover and brass case both inscribed ' Henry W. Bedford 67 Regent Street London'

Estimate: £150 - £250

10052

SOLD £220

Lot 3031

20th century stainless steel keyless Swiss lever ship's deck pocket watch, back case No. 101475, whi...

20th century stainless steel keyless Swiss lever ship's deck pocket watch, back case No. 101475, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic minute ring, issued by 'H.M. Chronometer Depot, Bradford-on-Avon' certificate dated 1/7/1947, in fitted wooden case

Estimate: £150 - £250

10003

SOLD £380

Lot 3032

19th century silver full hunter dual time, key wound lever railroad pocket watch by Charles Frodsham...

19th century silver full hunter dual time, key wound lever railroad pocket watch by Charles Frodsham, the inner dust cover engraved 'Chs Frodsam Liverpool Double Time Piece', dual dials with Roman and Arabic numerals and a subsidiary seconds dial, the case with engraved with a train entering a tunnel and numbered 10684

Estimate: £150 - £250

10045

SOLD £280

Lot 3033

Illinois Watch Company gold-plated open face Elinvar 'Bunn Special' 161A, keyless 21 jewels motor ba...

Illinois Watch Company gold-plated open face Elinvar 'Bunn Special' 161A, keyless 21 jewels motor barrel, lever railroad pocket watch, No. 5496567, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, screw back case No. 84465, model No. 107

Estimate: £150 - £250

10045

SOLD £600

Lot 3034

Elgin watch Co gold-plated open face B.W. Raymond 'up & down' keyless 21 jewels, lever railroad pock...

Elgin watch Co gold-plated open face B.W. Raymond 'up & down' keyless 21 jewels, lever railroad pocket watch, No. 28933873, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and up down indicator dials, screw back case No. 9635089

Estimate: £100 - £200

9086

SOLD £550

Lot 3035

9ct gold full hunter 7 jewels keyless Traveller pocket watch by Waltham U.S.A, No. 23280142, white e...

9ct gold full hunter 7 jewels keyless Traveller pocket watch by Waltham U.S.A, No. 23280142, white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, Birmingham 1921

Estimate: £300 - £400

B36852

SOLD £600

Lot 3036

American gold-plated full hunter, 21 jewels keyless pocket watch by Hampden Watch Co, No. 1406468, t...

American gold-plated full hunter, 21 jewels keyless pocket watch by Hampden Watch Co, No. 1406468, the movement signed 'North American Railway', white enamel dial with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the case front decorated with applied cartouche and coloured flowers, the reverse depicting a stag within a floral wreath

Estimate: £70 - £100

9086

SOLD £300

Lot 3037

American gold-plated open face, 17 jewels keyless pocket watch by Waltham, No.15607264, white enamel...

American gold-plated open face, 17 jewels keyless pocket watch by Waltham, No.15607264, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic twenty-four hour numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, screw back case engraved with initials

Estimate: £50 - £70

9085

SOLD £90

Lot 3038

Three American gold-plated keyless pocket watches including an Illinois full hunter 17 jewels No. 20...

Three American gold-plated keyless pocket watches including an Illinois full hunter 17 jewels No. 2025386, open face Elgin No. 27217580 and an open face Waltham No. 24136049, screw back case, all with white enamel dials and subsidiary seconds dials (3)

Estimate: £100 - £200

9085

SOLD £320

Lot 3039

Gold-plated full hunter keyless Swiss lever Traveller pocket watch by Waltham U.S.A, No. 23400017 an...

Gold-plated full hunter keyless Swiss lever Traveller pocket watch by Waltham U.S.A, No. 23400017 and one other gold-plated full hunter lever pocket watch by Waltham, No. 24666217, both with white enamel dials and subsidiary seconds dials (2)

Estimate: £50 - £100

9001

SOLD £170

Lot 3040

19th century silver open face key wound pocket watch by Waltham Mass, No. 845724, retailed by J.G. G...

19th century silver open face key wound pocket watch by Waltham Mass, No. 845724, retailed by J.G. Graves, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, engine turned case with engraved initials in cartouche, Birmingham 1899

Estimate: £50 - £100

10047

SOLD £130

Lot 3041

Early 20th century 18ct gold half hunter, keyless English lever presentation pocket watch by Hamilto...

Early 20th century 18ct gold half hunter, keyless English lever presentation pocket watch by Hamilton & Inches 'Makers to the Admiralty', Edinburgh, No. 5253, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the inner dust cover inscribed, case hallmarked Edinburgh 1915, in original Hamilton & Inches case

Estimate: £800 - £1200

B36852

SOLD £1500

Lot 3042

9ct gold open face keyless, 15 jewels pocket watch by J W Benson, London, white enamel dial with Rom...

9ct gold open face keyless, 15 jewels pocket watch by J W Benson, London, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case by Dennison Watch Case Co, Birmingham 1928

Estimate: £350 - £450

B36852

SOLD £600

Lot 3043

9ct gold open face Swiss lever, 17 jewels pocket watch by Collinwood 'Watchmakers to the Admiralty',...

9ct gold open face Swiss lever, 17 jewels pocket watch by Collinwood 'Watchmakers to the Admiralty', white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, Birmingham 1934, in fitted case

Estimate: £200 - £300

B36852

SOLD £440

Lot 3044

Early 20th century Swiss 9ct gold open face, keyless slimline pocket watch, Poinçon de Maître hammer...

Early 20th century Swiss 9ct gold open face, keyless slimline pocket watch, Poinçon de Maître hammer head, No.115, blue Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, engine turned sunburst back case with cartouche, London import marks 1926

Estimate: £120 - £180

B32744

SOLD £280

Lot 3045

Edwardian 9ct rose gold open face, ladies keyless lever pocket watch by Marsh & Co, Birmingham, no. ...

Edwardian 9ct rose gold open face, ladies keyless lever pocket watch by Marsh & Co, Birmingham, no. 1451, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, back case engraved with initials, case makers mark W.S, Chester 1902

Estimate: £70 - £100

9156

SOLD £260

Lot 3046

9ct gold open face ladies keyless lever fob watch, London import marks 1912 and one other 9ct rose g...

9ct gold open face ladies keyless lever fob watch, London import marks 1912 and one other 9ct rose gold open face ladies keyless pocket watches, Glasgow import marks 1913?, both with gilt dials and Roman numerals

Estimate: £70 - £100

10037

SOLD £240

Lot 3047

Gold open face ladies keyless cylinder fob watch stamped K14 and one other rose gold open face key w...

Gold open face ladies keyless cylinder fob watch stamped K14 and one other rose gold open face key wound ladies cylinder pocket watch, stamped 9K, both with white enamel dials with Roman numerals and gold decoration (2)

Estimate: £80 - £120

10055

SOLD £440

Lot 3048

9ct gold open face Swiss lever, 15 jewels keyless pocket watch by J W Benson, London, white enamel d...

9ct gold open face Swiss lever, 15 jewels keyless pocket watch by J W Benson, London, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, London 1936

Estimate: £200 - £300

9086

SOLD £500

Lot 3049

Victorian 18ct gold full hunter, keyless English lever chronograph pocket watch by J. Hargreaves & C...

Victorian 18ct gold full hunter, keyless English lever chronograph pocket watch by J. Hargreaves & Co, Liverpool, 'Makers to the Queen and H. R. H. the Prince of Wales', No. 54351, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, case makers mark J H & Co, Chester 1895

Estimate: £1800 - £2200

10032

SOLD £1800

Lot 3050

Edwardian 18ct gold full hunter, keyless chronograph pocket watch by Talbot & Son, London, No. 17889...

Edwardian 18ct gold full hunter, keyless chronograph pocket watch by Talbot & Son, London, No. 17889, the movement inscribed 'Talbot & Son Chronometer Makers', white enamel dial with Roman numerals, case makers mark B B, Chester 1904

Estimate: £1000 - £1500

B36919

SOLD £1400

Lot 3051

9ct gold open face keyless Swiss lever chronograph pocket watch, white enamel dial with Roman numera...

9ct gold open face keyless Swiss lever chronograph pocket watch, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer seconds track numbered 25-300, case by Stockwell & Co, London import marks 1919

Estimate: £300 - £400

10036

SOLD £420

Lot 3052

Victorian silver key wound chronograph pocket watch No. 94635, white enamel dial with Roman numerals...

Victorian silver key wound chronograph pocket watch No. 94635, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer seconds track numbered 25-300, case by Stewart Dawson & Co, Birmingham 1882

Estimate: £70 - £100

10047

SOLD £140

Lot 3053

Victorian silver centre seconds key wound chronograph pocket watch No. 31741, white enamel dial with...

Victorian silver centre seconds key wound chronograph pocket watch No. 31741, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer seconds track numbered 25-300, case by Samuel Yeomans, Chester 1882

Estimate: £70 - £100

10036

SOLD £180

Lot 3054

19th century silver open face, key wound cylinder pocket watch made for the Chinese market, skeleto...

19th century silver open face, key wound cylinder pocket watch made for the Chinese market, skeleton dust cover, white enamel dial with Roman hours and outer Arabic 15 minute markers,

Estimate: £100 - £150

9033

SOLD £800

Lot 3055

George IV silver open face verge fusee pocket watch by James Henderson, Broomridge, round pillars, b...

George IV silver open face verge fusee pocket watch by James Henderson, Broomridge, round pillars, balance cock with diamond endstone, stop/work lever, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, case by Benjamin Norton, London 1824

Estimate: £100 - £200

10047

SOLD £220