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Type Live Webcast Auction
Bid History 8 Bids
High Bid 1,600.00 USD


Lot # 59
Estimate 8,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD
Group - Category Jewelry & Watches
Lead Illinois, Benjamin Franklin 25J, 14K hunting case
Description
Illinois, Benjamin Franklin "25 Ruby Jewels," 16S, 14K gold HC recase with gold cuvette, five knuckle front and rear hinges, initials on front shield, white enamel DS Gothic numeral "Benjamin Franklin U.S.A." signed dial, SW-LS, 25J, fully capped lever escapement, capped third wheel, jeweled barrel, gold jewel settings, gold train, gilt trim, two-tone gilt and nickel checkerboard center damascene with bright spotted pattern surround, s#2418714. Gross weight of assembled watch 73.3 dwt (114.0 g). Superb example of this extremely rare top grade watch, total production of the hunting case 25 jewel Benjamin Franklin is believed to be only 35 made. CONDITION: Mvt: GRO, near mint cosmetic mvt condition overall, very strong two-tone color and luster, some scattered small mild surface spots, small oxide spot to mirrored portion of winding wheel; flawless dial; excellent hands, bit of oxide toward end of minute hand; case shows no wear, no dents or dings, superb crisp engraving and engine turning detail, case shows no visual sign of having held another mvt but our consignor notes that he paired it with this watch himself; tight bow, crown shows hardly any wear; good glass crystal.
Name "Live Webcast Horology & Jewelry with All Things Rockford"
Auctioneer Jones and Horan Auction Team
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 4/12/2018 - 5/6/2018
Live auction begins at 11 am EST on May 6, 2018.
Preview Date/Time Please contact us if you need more information. In person preview by appointment at our offices from April 13 - May 2. Partial preview availabe at the auction location on Saturday, May 5 from 4-8 pm EST. Full preview available at auction location on Sunday, May 6 from 8-10:45 am EST.
Checkout Date/Time We will email you an invoice on Monday, May 7th if you are successful. (Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive an invoice, especially if your email is a gmail account.)
Location Webcast Auction (Live + Internet) Home page found at www.jones-horan.com Auction held at the Manchester Downtown Hotel 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Buyer Premium NO Buyer's Premium and NO Reserves
Description
No Reserves. No Buyer's Premium. No Sales Tax. All descriptions are guaranteed with a 10-day return privilege. Our home page is found at www.jones-horan.com. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not receive an invoice by email on Monday following the auction, please check your spam or junk folder. Thank you!
PLEASE NOTE: There is a cap of $10,000 on each bid. If you wish to place a bid over $10,000 on an item, please contact us more than 24 hours in advance of the auction's end time at diana@jones-horan.com. ONLINE PRE-BIDDING: You will be able to place your top bids in the system at any time before the lot is sold on May 6th. The system will bid on your behalf as competively as possible, and will only go up to your top bid if necessary to outbid other bidders. LIVE ONLINE BIDDERS: Be at your computer or device at auction time, register for the auction, and then click on the flashing blue BID LIVE button. Click on the blue ENTER RING button, and you're in! (Please note you will not be able to ask questions or ask that the auction be paused for you; you will only be able to see the progression of bids on each lot as it comes up, and you will be able to place bids if desired. The auction is fast-paced, at about 80 lots per hour, so you will need to have done your research ahead of time! A live feed will be available to watch but there will be about a 2-5 second lag. The live feed cannot be viewed from a mobile phone.) AFTER AUCTION INVOICING: Invoices will go out on Monday. IF YOU DO NOT receive an invoice by email on Monday following the auction, please check your spam or junk folder. Thank you! * There is NO Buyer's Premium and NO Reserves. * Payment by check or wire transfer. (NO Paypal. No credit cards - please see payment section.) * Shipping is NOT free for Live Webcast Auctions. A SHIPPING FEE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL INVOICES. If desired, you may contact us for a quote for International shipping charges. NOTE THAT LARGER CLOCKS are the responsibility of the buyer. We do not ship larger clocks, and a note is found in the description where applicable. * We reserve the right to cancel and/or reopen the auction in the case of system failures. ALL DESCRIPTIONS GUARANTEED, 10-DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE. If you have any issues with an item or shipment, please contact us immediately and we will resolve the problem. Key to abbreviations: "APW" = American pocket watch | "cal" = caliber | "ct" = carat weight | "ctw" = total carat weight for multiple stones | "DS" = double sunk (for dials) | "dwt" = pennyweight (20 per ounce troy) | "EPW" = European pocket watch | "FS" = fine scratch(es) | "g" = gram (31.1 per troy ounce) | "GJS" = gold jewel setting(s) | "GRO" = good running order (see our grading system, next page) | "HC" = hunting case | "hl" = hairline | "hls" = hairlines | "HS" = hairspring | "J" = jewel(s) | "K" = karat of gold quality | "KW" = key-wind | "KWKS" = key-wind key-set | "LS" = lever set | "mm" = millimeter | "mvt" = movement | "NOS" = new old stock | "NR" = not running | "OF" = open face | "PW" = pocket watch | "QS" = quick set | "ref" = reference | "RR" = railroad | "S" = size | "s#" = serial number | "SS" = single-sunk (for dials) | "SW-LS" = stem-wind lever-set | "SW-SS" = stem-wind stem-set | "WW" = wristwatch The Jones & Horan plain English grading system follows this general order from top to bottom for mvts, component parts, metal dials, hands and cases: Pristine (without defect, untouched) | Mint | Near Mint | Excellent | Fine (the average grade for most used, running watches) | Fair | Poor. We no longer use "good" as a grade as it can be misleading, so it only applies to function (see below). We then describe any salient defects that should be called to the attention of the potential buyer. With respect to wear, we also use the following terms in order: No wear | Hardly any wear | Very little wear | Little wear | Very light wear | Light wear | Medium wear | Ample wear | Substantial or abundant wear | Worn out. These general terms are used in combination with precise descriptions of defects for further elaboration where needed. Enamel dials are not necessarily graded, but called "perfect" when free of cracks, chips or hairlines, which are structural and always noted. Surface defects such as scratches, discoloration or graphical defects may be present on a perfect dial, and are noted separately. The term, "Good," is only used alone to indicate that the watch or its function is doing what it should be doing, as in "good running order, good repeat function and tone, good chronograph and date functions," etc. These functions are not rated or graded. "Good crystal" means without meaningful defect, as does "Good dial." Good running order (GRO) only means that the balance and escapement are performing in healthy fashion and without apparent defect, but does not guarantee timekeeping or warrantee future performance; unless otherwise noted, our timepieces are not serviced by us, and we do not know when they were last serviced from our sources. We do our best to indicate any potential problems or needs for repair.
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 199.00 10.00 USD
199.01 - 499.00 25.00 USD
499.01 - 999.00 50.00 USD
999.01 - 1,999.00 100.00 USD
1,999.01 - 9,999.00 200.00 USD
9,999.01 - 9,999,999.99 500.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium NO Buyer's Premium and NO Reserves
Payment Terms
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A SHIPPING CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL INVOICES FOR OUR WEBCAST AUCTION. For packages valued less than $1,000, we ship USPS Priority Mail, signature required, for Domestic Customers. All packages are insured. Items will be shipped to the address on your invoice unless you request otherwise by phone or email BEFORE making payment. For packages valued $1,000 more, we ship via FedEx 2nd day. IF YOUR PURCHASE MEETS OR EXCEEDS $1,000 AND YOU DO NOT WANT ITEMS SHIPPED VIA FEDEX, PLEASE NOTIFY US WHEN MAKING PAYMENT. Domestic customers: If you desire faster delivery, please notify us immediately. Once payment is received (including the larger shipping fee), we can arrange FedEx overnight shipping. International Customers: Contact us for a quote on shipping charges. For shipments valued under $1,000, we ship via USPS Priority Mail in our own boxes (not flat rate). Where the value is $1,000 or more, we ship via FedEx Priority International. IF YOU DO NOT WANT ITEMS SHIPPED VIA FEDEX, PLEASE NOTIFY US WHEN MAKING PAYMENT. We have found FedEx to be the most reliable and safe method to ship items and get them through customs. We have also found that in order to have tracking available past the United States border, we must ship in our own boxes, not in the cheaper flat rate USPS boxes. ALL SHIPMENTS ARE INSURED.