The upcoming Online Only Coins & Jewelry auction, offered by Pook & Pook, Inc, will include an example of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch case. Designed by Rolex in 1926, the Oyster is made of ten parts and is screwed onto the watch case. Rolex added the waterproof winding crown to protect the insides of the watch from outside elements.
The auction also features a variety of coin pieces, including an 1851 Humbert gold slug. This fifty-dollar gold coin, commonly known as a slug, was produced in San Francisco. On the front of the octagonal coin is an eagle resting upon a rock. The bird carries an olive branch and arrows in its claws. Within the circle is text reading: “United States of America Fifty Dolls.” Beyond coins, this auction will also present jewelry items. Featured is an 18-karat gold ring with three old European-cut diamonds in the center. Pocketwatches, writing instruments, brooches, and bracelets will also be offered. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (385), Bracelets & Bangles (57), Earrings (22), Sets & Demi-Parure (90), Necklaces & Pendants (43), Rings (148), Watches & Clocks (57), Collectibles (221)
# of Lots:663
Price Range:$10 - $15,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|1851 Humbert 880 thous fifty dollar gold slug||
|18K gold and diamond ring, size 6||
|100 stainless steel and 18K gold wristwatch||
|Rolex men's oyster perpetual Datejust wristwatch||
|Two American Eagle 1 oz. fine gold coins.||
- Bracelets & Bangles
- Brooches & Pins
- Cigarette Lighters
- Coins, Currency & Stamps
- Necklaces & Pendants
- Pens & Writing Instruments
- Pocket Watches
- Sets & Demi-Parure
- Watches & Clocks
- Moffat & Co.
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