Pocket Watches

Quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Switzerland, Geneva

    circa 1880

    Gold, brass, steel, glass, leather; guilloche, engraving, enamel, painted enamel, silvering

    Diameter 5 cm, 123 g

    On the lids: «18К», «31084», Swiss hallmark ”HELVETIA”. Inside the watch case: "Lorenz Ewald Uhren, Gold - & Silberwaren optische Artikel Lohr a.M."


    Gentleman's fine, heavy quarter repeating pocket watch with concealed automaton. The upper and lower lids are decorated with circular guilloche pattern "barley grain". Smooth engraved cartouche in a round rosette is on the center of the top cover. Swiss marks for gold and identification number are stamped on the mirror-polished inner sides of all lids. White enamel dial with Roman numerals and minutes' graduation, with two black central hands; small second dial with Arabic numerals and seconds' graduation is in the dial bottom. The crown and the pendulum are on the right side in the rim, lever for the hands setting is under it. The automaton with a frivolous hunting scene is concealed under the cuvette. The main plate with painted enamel figures is fixed on a silver field with engraved image of a dog over the bushes, trees and a swamp. The repeater and automaton sliding switch are located on the smooth rim of the body. The clock is stored in brown leather case on sand coloured velvet lodgement.