George P. Reed. A fine and rare 18K gold "Improved Lever" watchSigned E. M. Shepherd, Boston, No. 23
Lot 1321
George P. Reed. A fine and rare 18K gold "Improved Lever" watch
Signed E. M. Shepherd, Boston, No. 23
Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
George P. Reed. A fine and rare 18K gold "Improved Lever" watch
Signed E. M. Shepherd, Boston, No. 23
15-jewel 18-size gilt ¾ plate movement with Reed's patent pierced top plate, jewels in settings, key wound and set, Reed's patent barrel, stop work and maintaining power, right angle escapement, bimetallic balance, blued flat spring, plain index regulator, gold cuvette, white enamel dial signed "E. M. Shepherd, Malden, Mass.", roman chapters, blued hands, subsidiary seconds, engine turned and scroll engraved C. J. & Bro. case
54mm, 132.1 grams

Footnotes

  • The present watch is an example of Reed's August 18, 1868 patent design for a ¾ plate watch movement incorporating a pierced aperture for better access to the mainspring.
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