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Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 174

Pocket watch, German Federal Shooting Contest of 1897 in Nuremberg; silver

HKD 8,500 - 17,000

EUR 1,000 - 1,950 / CHF 1,000 - 2,000 / USD 1,100 - 2,200


Sold: HKD 13,750

Case-back stamped with a figure in ancient dress holding a harquebus and a target, with a trophy of arms and a coat-of-arms (a heraldic eagle inside a shield) before him, with the motto “XII. Deutsches Bundesschiessen / Nuernberg 1897” (12th German Federal Shooting, Nuremberg 1897) (stamped by Baumberger); silver cuvette (dome).

White enamel dial, with suspended Arabic numerals; yellow gold “Louis XV” hands.

Movement 17’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Year circa 1897

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 4 299 720

Diameter 49.3 mm.

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 89.5 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


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