ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA [ Albert H. Potter & Co.，日內瓦] | A RARE GOLD HUNTING CASED TWO-TRAIN KEYLESS LEVER MINUTE REPEATING CLOCKWATCH CIRCA 1890, NO. 311 [ 罕有黃金雙發條三問懷錶，年份約1890，編號311]
ALBERT H. POTTER & CO., GENEVA
[ Albert H. Potter & Co.，日內瓦]
A RARE GOLD HUNTING CASED TWO-TRAIN KEYLESS LEVER MINUTE REPEATING CLOCKWATCH
CIRCA 1890, NO. 311
• Movement: lever escapement, two-train with tandem keyless winding, highly jewelled, bi-metallic compensation balance, repeating on two-polished steel gongs, signed Albert H. Potter & Co., no. 311
• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, sunken subsidiary seconds, blued steel moon hands, signed Albert H. Potter & Co., Geneva
• Case: gold, plain polished covers, short levers beneath bezel for selecting strike/silent and full strike/hours and quarters, short slide to the band for trip repeat, glazed cuvette, gold pendant and bow, inside case stamped with Albert H. Potter & Co. trade mark logo
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Movement running at time of cataloguing but the repeating work is not operational, the trip slide will intermittently activate the strike train but will then continuously run down without actually striking.
Dial: in good overall condition.
Case: in good condition with light polishing.
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Seth Atwood, Rockford Illinois
Sotheby's New York, Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, 11 December 1986, lot 366
Time Museum, Rockford Illinois
The present lot appeared in the Sotheby's sale Fine Watches from the Atwood Collection, lot 366, where it was mis-catalogued as No. 313.