Important Estate Jewelry - Sale 04JL02 - Lot 47Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 10am
Fine and Rare Gold Hunting Case Chronometer Watch
Albert Potter & Co., Geneve, No. 108
Lever set, nickel-finished, twenty-two jewels, helical hair spring, free sprung, detent escapement with a unique bridge movement that is glazed, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer second track, blued steel moon-style hands, oversized subsidiary dial indicating seconds, the large circular case with engraved monogram on both sides, case, dial and movement signed. Diameter 55 mm.
Albert H. Potter (1836-1908) was born in Saratoga County, New York. Born in 1836 he apprenticed with Wood & Foley of Albany, New York. In 1872 he and his brother William formed the Potter Brothers Company in Chicago. Again, in 1876 he moved to Geneva to manufacture ultra high grade movements and develop more efficient escapements and mechanisms, many of which are patented. In 1896 the firm failed with only about 600 watches having been made. He truly was one of the late 19th centuries greatest watch makers.
Sold for $22,705 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
Front cover does not stay shut, simple repair
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