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Joseph White & Son, Coventry
A RARE AND HEAVY GOLD HALF-HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH 18CT GOLD MOVEMENT AND WHITE GOLD BEZEL 1920, NO. 40490
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Joseph White & Son, Coventry
A RARE AND HEAVY GOLD HALF-HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH 18CT GOLD MOVEMENT AND WHITE GOLD BEZEL 1920, NO. 40490
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joseph White & Son, Coventry
A RARE AND HEAVY GOLD HALF-HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH 18CT GOLD MOVEMENT AND WHITE GOLD BEZEL 1920, NO. 40490
Movement: 18ct gold with decoratively engraved hob-nail patterned finish to the plates, lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, diamond endstone, the backplate hallmarked London 1920, signed and numbered Joseph White & Son, Coventry, 40490
Dial: Willis type cream enamel dial, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, the hour hand with double taper, subsidiary seconds, outer minute ring, signed Joseph White & Son, Coventry
Case: 18ct gold case, polished covers, the back with engraved monogram, white gold bezel with blue enamel Roman numerals and inner minute ring, pusher for handset with protective shoulders, plain polished gold cuvette, case front, back, cuvette and pendant with maker's mark FT for Fred Thoms and hallmarked London, 1920 • with a gold curb link chain marked 15, metal clip
diameter 52.5mm
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Catalogue Note

Joseph White and Son were known as manufacturers of deck watches for the admiralty, near Coventry, England. 

Another watch by White also with a movement made of 18k gold, no. 39727, is known. The movement of this earlier watch is hallmarked 1912 and was formerly in the collection of Seth Atwood, Rockford, Illinois and the Time Museum, sold Sotheby’s 11, December 1986, New York, lot 354 and again Christie's  Geneva, 15th November 2010, lot 144.

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