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Ger. D. Wempe Two-day Chronometer

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
59
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Ger. D. Wempe Two-day Chronometer, c. 1940-45, no. 3132, 4 1/2-in. dia. screw bezel enclosing the silvered matte arabic numeral dial with gilt hands, up/down indicator and double circle minute subsidiary dial, marked "Gerh. D. Wempe/Hamburg/Abt. Chronometer-Werke," unusual Swiss lever, free-sprung, helical hairspring and bimetallic compensation balance wheel with four weights and two regulating screws, balance wheel with R. Griesbach markings, all housed in a hinged mahogany box with original tipsy key, box wd. 7 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection of Bernhard W. Stoeber.

Note: Ebauche most likely made by Lange & Sohne in Glashutte/Sa.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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Keywords

Bernhard W. Stoeber, A. Lange & Söhne, Balance spring, Balance wheel, Clocks, Ébauche, Horology, Time, Timekeeping, Hamburg