Lot 10
  • 10


5,000 - 7,500 GBP
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  • German
  • height 45cm
• Movement: steel movement with fusees and lipped barrels to going and striking trains, later brass conversion to verge and pendulum, alarm train but no alarm dial• Dial: 3-inch later silvered dial converted for hour and minute hands, subsidiary zodiacal dial not connected, strike indication dial to the rear• Case: tower case with conical spire above a pierced dome housing the bell, the splayed foot engraved with scrolls and strapwork


PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS SHOULD INSPECT IN PERSON. DIAL: time dial is 18th/19th century replacement and does not have an alarm disc; zodiacal dial is not connected to the movement CASE: has old repairs, cockerel surmount probably later, retaining some of the original gilding, old scuffs and marks throughout. With a winder. MOVEMENT: has later conversion to pendulum and pendulum appears to be too close to the case, it is not running and needs service and overhaul. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"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."