Lot 260
  • 260


5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • alligator, stainless steel
  • diameter 42 mm
• cal. 178, manual winding copper finish lever movement, 17 jewels • bi-color black and silvered dial with luminescent Arabic numerals and square indexes in 24 hours, outer minute and 1/5 seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer graduation for the slide rule and the telemeter scale, luminescent baton hands, hour hand revolving once in 24 hours • stainless steel case, reeded bezel, snap on case back • case, dial, and movement signed 


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall excellent condition with very light wear. Very small indentations to the back of the lower left lug.Chronograph function working properly. Dial in overall excellent condition with light oxidation to the lume of the indexes. Movement in excellent condition. Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to shipping.
"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."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a letter of attestation by David R. Scott, Apollo Astronaut, an extra strap, and a presentation case.

The present lot not only is a well preserved example of the ref. 806E, but also from the collection of the Apollo Astronaut David Scott. Scott was presented the piece by King Hussein of Jordan during the Goodwill Tour celebrating the Apollo 9 flight, and inscribed to the back with Hussein. Scott crewed Gemini 8 (1966) along with Neil Armstrong, was the pilot of the command module during Apollo 9 (1969), and was commander of Apollo 15 (1971).