Only Online Auction

Geneva, Sep 22, 2021

LOT 86

International Watch Company, IWC
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 3,000

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

Cover and case-back polished; cover engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the cypher “R I D”; case-band chiselled; cuvette (dome) engraved “Jra R. Downer. / From his Parents. / on his 21st Birthday. / Dec 26th 1891.”.

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

Movement 18’’’, ¾ plate, nickel-plated, going barrel, gold screwed-chatons (setting), straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with long tall.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand International Watch Co., Schaffhausen / Schaffhouse

Year circa 1886

Movement No. 23 066

Case No. 23 066 / 179 (by “J S”, an American case-maker)

Material 14K yellow gold

Diameter 52.9 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 134.9 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial


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.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.