This is a Large 13J Lever Pocket Watch with complications for Date/Day and Moonphase, which is signed “The ATLAS WATCH” on the Movement. This is one of the Trade Names of STAUFFER, Son & Co of La Chaux-de-Fonds and is housed in a Silver covered Desk Display Case dated 1904. It is running very well and keeping excellent time, has a 42 hour Power Reserve and all Dials Work.
The Superb Gilt Bar Movement has 13 Jewels, is in very good cosmetic condition and is Stem Wound and Pin Set. It bears SN 528258 and is working very well and keeping good time.
It is housed in a 69mm Nickle Case, which has a hinged Bezel and Back, with pushers in the rim to adjust the Dials at 10 (The Date) – 2 (The Day) – 5 (The Moonphase) all of which push the hands (Moonphase somewhat stiffly). The case has the same Serial Number 528258 as that on the movement and the Rim is of stepped Design. The Display Case measures 110 x 125mm, has a Birmingham Assay Mark for 1904c and the Maker’s Mark S*B (Synyer & Beddoes – Harry Synyer & Charles Joseph Beddoes)
The 60mm Enamel Dial has Large Roman Numerals and is in very good condition – the only flaw is a line from the centre of the Day Dial to the 2 and the subs appears to have been recoated below the moonphase window. It has a nice set of Blued Steel Hands and a Glass Crystal and is being sold in the condition as described and as shown in the pics.
This is a rare Timepiece with Complications much sought after by discerning Collectors and is listed at €775 – Open to your Nearest Offer – (Ref. L 641).
Here is a link to David Boettcher’s excellent website, where you can read about Stauffer – their relationship with IWC (The International Watch Co.) and many other Horological topics.
Stauffer & Co is also well documented on pages S93-S95 of Kathleen Pritchard’s Opus : Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975.
The S&H WORLDWIDE IS €15.00 for Registered (and signed for) Priority Airmail.
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