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Lot 855 (The Watches Auction, 2nd July 2019)


Sold for £60

Condition report

Each in fair condition
Large keyless wind: winds and ticks at present, metal dull, glass scratched, dial cracked and dirty
Small key wind: metal dull, glass scratched, dial dirty, not tested in house
Fob watch: caseback does not click shut, winds but does not tick


all open face examples, including one by John Barrel and another with a transparent caseback, the John Barrel example with a round white enamel dial, Roman numerals in black, subsidiary seconds at 6, railroad outer seconds track in black, 31mm case

The condition of watches offered at auction varies widely due to factors including age, possible restoration, repair and general wear and tear. Condition reports relate to watches’ condition at the time of inspection by McTear’s specialists, McTear’s cannot guarantee watches to function beyond that point. Watches are not tested in house for accuracy, duration or water tightness. Buyers should assume that all watches purchased will require regular servicing to be useable and reliable. If McTear’s have been unable to open a watch case safely then the completeness and functionality of the movement within cannot be commented on or guaranteed. McTear’s cannot offer any form of guarantee that movements and/or all component parts are original to any watch.