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Geneva, Sep 22, 2021

LOT 38

Deutsche Uhren - Fabrikation
Pocket watch; 14K yellow gold

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,600 - 17,100


Sold: CHF 2,250

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Guilloché (engine-turned) case-back, with, in the centre, a circle. Gilded metal cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the name of the retailer “G. H. Bethje / Harburg”.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; steel “Pear” hands.

Movement 18’’’, ¾ plate, gilded brass, going barrel, Lange gold straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-12



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01


Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Deutsche Uhren - Fabrikation, Glashütte b/Dresden

Model made for G. H. Bethje, Harburg (Hamburg)

Year circa 1880

Movement No. 21 084

Case No. 21 084

Material 14K yellow gold

Diameter 49.4 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, Lange gold straight-line lever escapement

Weight 90 gr. (approx.)

Signature movement; cuvette (by the retailer)

Accessories original fitted box, original certificate, additional glass and main-spring


G. H. Bethje, Harburg (Hamburg)

This Hamburg watch and jewellery shop still exists under the name of Juwelier Balhorn Gmbh (Standstrasse, 14).


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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