Description: • gilt three-quarter plate movement, Nicole patent winding, lever escapement, bi-metallic balance, swan-neck regulator,
signed Dent, watchmaker to the Queen, 61 Strand & 4 Royal Exchange London, 41890 • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer minute track with 1/5 seconds divisions, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands,
signed and numbered Dent, 61 Strand & 35 Royal Exchange London, 41890 • plain 18k yellow gold case and cuvette, the outside of the cuvette
engraved No 1 Watch of John Theodore Prestige, born Jan 10 1854, died Feb 3 1922, the inside
engraved Sir John Theodore Prestige, July 15th 1884, Nov 8th 1964, John Radcliffe Prestige July 16th 1919, case and cuvette
with London hallmarks for 1884 and maker's mark C.N E.N for Charles and Emil Nielson, numbered 41890
Dimensions: diameter 51.5 mm
Condition Report: Movement running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph functioning. The split-seconds hand is missing. The dial and hands in very good condition. The case with scuffs and minor surface scratches throughout consistent with age and wear. The bow with wear from a chain. The watch has not been tested to determine 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.
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"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."
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