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Geneva, Sep 22, 2021

LOT 12

B. Jacobi
Pocket watch; silver

CHF 700 - 1,400

EUR 650 - 1,300 / USD 800 - 1,550 / HKD 6,000 - 12,000


Sold: CHF 300

Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Guilloché (engine-turned) case-back, with, in the centre, an escutcheon inside a belt design; fluted case-band.

Silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial with applied radial yellow gold Roman numerals; yellow gold “Pear” hands.

Movement 19’’’, gilded brass, fusee and chain, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) and blued steel flat hairspring, engraved gilded English cock with a shell and foliage.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6-8


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand B. Jacobi, Sunderland (Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, North East, England)

Year circa 1882

Movement No. 55 659

Case No. 55 657 (by “C.H”, probably Charles Harris, Coventry, Master case-maker registered in July 1878 and September 1893; Chester letter-date for 1882)

Material silver

Diameter 146.3 mm.

Caliber 19’’’, lateral lever escapement

Dimensions 146.3 mm.

Weight 86.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature movement


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

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