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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 157

BENEDICT BROTHERS SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD Benedict Brothers, New York, No. 6688. Made circa 1910, presented to Summer Ballard from William Dodsworth. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, keyless, pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph. Accompanied by document copy of history of the owner, his various businesses and Benedict Brothers.

Four-body, "bassine," split-second chronograph push-button at 11 o`clock, hinged gold cuvette engraved: Summer Ballard a Token of Respect and Appreciation from William Dodsworth and his Sons, case back engraved with initials SB. White enamel with black radial Breguet numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-second red Arabic markers, sunk subsidiary seconds dial at 6 and 30-minute register at 12. Blued steel spade hands. Cal. 40 mm.(16 1/2```), "Superior Movement," 21 jewels, straight-line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

USD 1,200 - 1,800

HKD 9,300 - 14,000 / CHF 1,200 - 1,800


Sold: USD 2,125

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 48 mm. To be sold without reserve