Waltham. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter cased watchAmerican Watch Co., No. 999945, signed "Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance"

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Lot 1227
Waltham. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter cased watch
American Watch Co., No. 999945, signed "Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance"

Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Waltham. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter cased watch
American Watch Co., No. 999945, signed "Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance"
21-jewel M1872 16-size elaborately damascened nickel ¾ plate adjusted movement, jewels in gold settings, lever set, gold train and escape wheel, counterpoised escapement, conventional bimetallic balance capped with gold dome, blued overcoiled spring, tadpole regulator, gold cuvette, white enamel dial with three line signature, roman chapters, blued hands, plain A. W. Co. case with reeded band
50mm, 121.1 grams

Footnotes

  • The complex compensating balance patented by Charles V. Woerd proved to be unsuccessful and was usually replaced with one of conventional design as in this watch.
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Waltham. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter cased watchAmerican Watch Co., No. 999945, signed "Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance"
Waltham. A fine and rare 18K gold hunter cased watchAmerican Watch Co., No. 999945, signed "Woerd's Pat. Compensating Balance"
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