George P. Reed, Boston. An important 18K gold hunter case "Improved Lever" watchNo. 1, signed "Patent improved lever/1857 & 1864"
Lot 1323
George P. Reed, Boston. An important 18K gold hunter case "Improved Lever" watch
No. 1, signed "Patent improved lever/1857 & 1864"
Sold for US$ 32,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
George P. Reed, Boston. An important 18K gold hunter case "Improved Lever" watch
No. 1, signed "Patent improved lever/1857 & 1864"
Gilt divided ¾ plate movement jeweled through the third wheel, key wound using Reed's patent mainspring barrel with Maltese cross stop work, Reed's patent spring detent lever escapement, bimetallic balance with numerous gold screws, overcoiled spring, key set from the back, gold cuvette, signed white enamel dial, subsidiary seconds, blued breguet hands, recased in a contemporary engine turned and scroll engraved M&B 18K case
50mm, 134.6 grams

Footnotes

  • The watch incorporates Reeds spring barrel (patent 17055 of 1857) as well as his detent lever escapement (patent 49155 of 1865).
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