Lot #3153 – George Sandoz LeCoultre Award Pocket Watch

Estimate: $700.00 – $1,000.00

Vintage Georges-Jules Sandoz award pocket watch.  Made for the St. Gallen “Federal Shooting” archery contest, in 1904.  White Georges Jules Sandoz La Chaux-de-Fonds dial with painted black Arabic hour markers and sub seconds dial.  Keyless mechanical manual wind 17 jewels movement signed LeCoultre & Cie.  Louis XV hands.  Case back has a relief of a man holding a bow and arrow over a village in St. Gallen, Switzerland.  The cuvette has a shield with a bear and an ax and engraved “Eidgenossisches Schutzenfest, St. Gallen, 1904.”  Pink gold plated case edge.  Accompanied by the original fitted presentation pocketwatch box and the original Sandoz certificate.  Approximate diameter is 54mm.

Crystal has some crazing.  Case has a small dent near the top center edge.  Has patina and some discoloration which is which can be expected due to its age.  The pocketwatch has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  The overall condition is good.  The presentation box has wear to the exterior and is in fair condition.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy nor water resistance/proofness.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

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Description

Brand:  Georges-Jules Sandoz
Diameter:  54mm
Dial Color:  White
Case Material:  Rose gold plate and silver
Bezel Material:  Rose gold plate
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes, seconds
Band:  NA
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA

Brand

Georges-Jules Sandoz