Bonhams watches & clock sale 16793

Bonhams are having another sale of clocks and watches, here are a few that caught my eye:


Lot No: 100

Movado. An 14ct gold centre seconds triple calendar wristwatch
15-jewel manual wind movement, silvered bi coloured dial with applied alternate Arabic and dot hour markers, outer calendar scale, apertures for day and month, addition date hand, sweep centre seconds, polished case with snap on back, fancy lugs, fitted associated leather strap, case, dial and movement signed

Estimate: £400 - 600


Lot No: 287
A rare late 19th century continental digital mantel timepiece in a contemporary case
The arched crossbanded boxwood strung mahogany case with moulded plinth base on brass bracket feet, the cast brass seven inch dial with sunburst mask and winged cherub between the numeral apertures with painted metal flip-down numerals driven by a single barrelled movement with tapering plates and adjustable deadbeat escapement 35cm (14in) high.

Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500


Lot No: 338
Two early 20th century bulkhead timepieces
Smiths Astral, number AP160174 and Sestrel, signed by the retailer Capt. O.M. Watts Ltd.
The Smiths Astral clock with eight inch signed and numbered dial, with concentric inner hour ring and outer seconds/minute track, painted hands, locking bezel, hand-set and stop/start lever to the side of the brass case, single barrelled movement with lever escapement, the second clock with six inch signed dial, going barrel movement signed by Elliott and lever escapement 27cm (10.5in) and 20cm (8in) wide. (2)

Estimate: £250 - 350

[i'm fascinated by the red sections on the dial - are they the point when shifts changed?)


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