Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 462

J. SEWILL, MINUTE REPEATING Very fine and rare, large and heavy, 18K yellow gold, keyless, minute-repeating, hunting-cased pocket watch.

CHF 2,200 - 4,200

HKD 17,600 - 33,600 / USD 2,200 - 4,200

Sold: CHF 3,500

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-24-01

Very good

Slightly chipped

HANDS Original

Brand Joseph Sewill

Year Circa 1900

Numbers Case N.7835, Movement N. 7835

Caliber 19'''

Dimensions 53 mm.

Signature Dial and Movement.


Joseph Sewill was a maker to the Admiralty and the Royal Navy. He was awarded a Prize Medal at the 1862 International Exhibition. He invented and patented his own auxiliary compensation balance. In 1874 he won the Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Contest. Most of his chronometers are two-day chronometers. He used ebauches by Kullberg, Mercer, Poole, Murray. The present one is by Mercer.