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Glaeser & Sohn, Glashütte
A GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1900, NO. 8915
Movement: 2nd quality, gilded three-quarter plate, gold lever, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulation, signed and numbered Glashütter Ankeruhrenfabrik, R. Glaeser & Sohn, Glashütte, 8915
Dial: white enamel with Roman numerals and outer minute ring, blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds at 6 o' clock, signed Glashütter Anker-Uhrenfabrik, R. Glaeser & Sohn, Glashütte SA
Case: engine turned gold, hand-set button to the band with gold olivette, gold stem and bow, plain polished gold cuvette, case and cuvette numbered 8915 and with hallmarks for 14ct gold, case maker's mark AL 
diameter 52.5mm
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Catalogue Note

August K. Richard Gläser (1856 1928) was a pocket watch maker who worked in Glashütte. He initially learned his skills from his father, also a trained watchmaker but who made a living making watch and clock hands in his factory.

Later, after his apprenticeship under Adolf Lange, the founder of the Watchindustrie in Glashuette, Richard went on to produce quite a considerable number of high quality watches between 1885 to 1920 for his own company, Deutsche Ankeruhrenfabrik.

Even though business was booming at the beginning of the First World War, production was halted in favour of military production. And later, due to the rapidly growing industrialization of the manufacturing process of pocket watches, the company eventually had to fold in 1920.

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