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Type Online-Only Auction
Price Realized 400.00 USD
Date Sold 2/11/2016

Lot # 81
Estimate 600.00 - 1,200.00 USD
Group - Category Jewelry & Watches
Lead Movement only- Bunn adjusted s#2061
With Abbott's conversion, 18S, 45.68mm dial plate diameter, originally KWKS, now SW-LS, WE-SSD with two-line signature, lever escapement, 15J adjusted, gilt mvt, s#2061, the 61st watch of the second run, or the 161st Bunn. The mvt is accompanied by a second of the pair of conversion inserts that would be installed, this one to accept the stem. As noted in our other auctions of watches with this system, there are some who find them interesting, and others who dislike any conversion from original. There are some installations that are factory perfect, and others more amateur, of which this is an example. With a rare mvt like this, offered disassembled with dial and motion work separate to allow inspection, we would side with those finding it unfortunate. Fossette Collection. Condition: From the perspective of the back plate, once wound by key we see motion consistent with GRO, excellent plus mvt condition overall with hardly any speckle, very little oxide, but staining obscuring the regulator scale; from the front with dial removed, we see hammering of the Abbott cover over the barrel arbor winding wheel that also acts as click, we observe skipping of the winding while using a bench key, we find the setting nearly impossible with far too much resistance, even though the cannon can be turned with a key; in short, we see some good arguments for removing the system components and reverting to KWKS, as has been seen in other examples; it is the old case of if you can't do it right, don't do it at all; dial has hl from top of seconds through center to 1, edge microflecks that will not be seen in case; hands are absent, the seconds post present and straight. The spare Abbott section is quite rusty, needing all bright-work refinished.
Name "Mid-Winter Collectible Watches & Pens Auction"
Auctioneer Jones and Horan Auction Team
Type Online-Only Auction
Date(s) 2/4/2016 - 2/11/2016
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Goffstown, NH 03045
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