Fabulous Hunting Case Pocket Watch with Quartz Chain

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An exquisite American Waltham lever set pocket watch, circa 1903. Multi-color, yellow gold, pink gold, and green gold 14K case with heavy box hinge. A high relief stag in detailed form graces the front. Porcelain filigree dial with pink, gold and black accents. Gold hands in fancy scroll. P. S. Bartlett 17 jewel movement. Mint condition. The 7 link gold quartz chain is circa 1880s with ornate rings and gold hardware. The links are each 1 1/8" without the loops.

Lot 165, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Sold $6,655

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"Nome" Gold Nugget Chain with 14K Gold Watch


Magnificent gold pocket watch with gold nugget chain. Hunter cased sized 18, 15 jewel, lever set, adjusted, full plate.  Case features a marvelous rose gold train engine with diamond lights, coming out of a tunnel on a diamond track. Yellow and green gold floral and leaf design beneath. Reverse of case has fancy rose gold monogram plate with initials “MP” (or PM). Face has roman numerals for hours and numbers to mark the minutes, with a second-hand inset. Face marked: "Hampden Watch Co."  Works marked "Railway - Canton, Ohio" 605470. Case marked "ROY / Warranted / 14K / U.S. Assay / 87763”. Circa 1888-89.

Watch is attached to a gold nugget chain with 16 nuggets of varying sizes, along with button hole bar covered in small nuggets. The final and largest nugget features a gold shovel and pick with “NOME” marking. Button hole bar is 1 7/8" with back marked “S.H. / Nome / 14K”. We have not weighed the nugget chain, however the consignor states the weight is 2.75 ounces of nuggets.

Lot 181, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Sold $17,700

Charlie Russell / Will Rogers Gold Pocket Watch

Elgin 14K gold presentation pocket watch, circa 1897, given to Charlie Russell by his friend, Will Rogers in 1919. Engraved with a floral pattern on the front and back, with exceptional scroll engraving, it is inscribed on the verso: “TO C.M. “KID RUSSELL” / FROM WILL ROGERS. / 1919”. In working order. Serial # 6625589 by Elgin Natl. Watch Co. 

PROVENANCE: Included in the lot is a notarized letter of “Chain of Ownership,” and a page from a previous auction catalog entry. 

Lot 307, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $10,030