Lot 233
  • 233

Patek Philippe

6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • diameter 48 mm
• nickel lever movement, 29 jewels, minute repeating on two hammers, presentation inscription to the 18k gold cuvette • gilt dial, dauphine numerals, subsidiary seconds • case with concealed hinge • dial signed by retailer, movement and case signed by maker


The movement is running and chiming in phase, however it may require service. The cuvette is engraved with the presentation inscription "Joseph Forest Sherer 1879-1929 From Marion Osborn Sherer for Joseph Forest Sherer Jr." The dial is in overall good condition considering the age. The case shows surface scuffs throughout.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

With an Extract from the Archives confirming sale on April 2nd, 1929. Together with a fitted Tiffany & Co. presentation box.

The present lot was a 50th birthday gift which was later passed on to the recipient's son, and subsequently the recipient's grandson. The original owner of the piece founded the department store C. T. Sherer in Worcester, Massachusetts, which catered to the prosperous residents of the city.