Premier Skinner Auction for antique watches, clocks and scientific instruments to be held

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A grand auction is to be held soon by Skinner with some of the most fantastic and rare models of clocks, watches and scientific instruments. The auction features a diverse collection offering the Bernhard Stoeber collection, and an array of European and American watches. The collection, in general, is vintage and contemporary. With the help of this auction, the enthusiasts who possess the interest in keeping the antique clocks, watches and scientific instruments can get exposed to a large number of items.  

You can visit Bidsquare, where you can find the information regarding the Skinner auction.  Some of the leading items are mentioned below along with their features and the starting bid prices.

Rolex “Red” Submariner Reference 1680 Stainless Steel wristwatch with Box and Papers

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The “Red” Submariner is an outstanding watch from Rolex. The diameter of the watch is 40 mm. It comes with the Oyster case too. The serial number of the watch is 37400277. The papers of the watch are available with it. You can find the hangtag along with the watch too.

A story of Harold Leavitt and his wife Erma is connected to the watch. The story of how Harold died while diving during the vacation at Caneel Bay is told by his son Robert. The starting bid of the Rolex “Red” Submariner is $6000.

Omega Speedmaster Reference 2998-3

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The Speedmaster Reference 2998-3 is one of the best watches manufactured by Omega. The item which will be put up in the auction has the circa of 1962. The watch has a stainless steel case. The tachymeter is present at a stationary position on the outer side of the watch. You can also get the accessibility to the 5th of the second division in this watch. There are 3 subsidiary dials for the constant seconds, 30-minute register and 12-hour register.

The luminous alpha hands are present in the watch along with the Omega symbol. The column wheel of the watch is rose- gold plated. The diameter of the watch is 39mm. the balance bridge of the watch is marked at “321”. The marking of the escape wheel is 19833254.  The Beryllium Monometallic balance wheel is present in the watch along with the screw-down case. This exquisite beauty comes from the Bernhard W. Stoeber collection.

The starting bid for the product is $4000.

For all the Omega fan out there, you should also check out the Omega “Speedmaster” Reduced Automatic Wristwatch.

Early Nikon M Rangefinder Camera and Lenses

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The Early Nikon M rangefinder Camera and Lenses are manufactured by the house of Nikon and is a rare piece to get hold of! The item is a collective of a camera along with lenses like Tokyo Nikkor- H 5cm f/2 collapsible lens. The number of the lens is 811448. A Tokyo Nikkor-W 3.5cm f/3.5 lens also is present with the cap. The number of this lens is 61222. The other two lenses that are integrated with the item are Tokyo Nikkor-P 8.5cm f/2 lens (no. 801131) and a Tokyo Nikkor-Q 13.5cm f/4 lens. All these lenses are equipped with the front and the rare caps. The starting bid of the camera is $13000.

Also, if you are a photography enthusiast and love the old camera and lenses, do check out the Rare S.J. Levi & Co. “The Pullman” Camera and Rare H.J. Redding & Gyles “Luzo” Box Camera.

Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt Gold Reference 2457 Wristwatch and Original Box

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The item Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt Gold Reference 2457 Wristwatch circa 1950 comes with an original box too. The diameter of the watch is 30.5mm. The dial of the watch is clean and untouched. It is normal in setting and running. The initial bid of the item is $2500.

Also, if you are looking for a pair of pocket watches for yourself and your partner, do check out the Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt Gold Man’s and Woman’s Watches. With the Arabic numerals, you can also see the company name inscribed in the watch.

A. Lange & Sohne B-Uhr WWII “Observation” Watch

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A. Lange & Sohne B-Uhr WWII “Observation” Watch is an exclusive piece made in Germany. With a shiny black dial, you can see the sword hands which registers the inner hour and the outer minutes respectively. With an anti-magnetic alloy case, it is stamped with “FI 23883” on the side of the case and “213490” on the back of the case. You can see the large onion crown present in the watch. Moreover, there is manual-wind movement and the maker’s name mentioned in the watch along with the number 212295. The initial bid of the item is $1000. The estimate of the item is $2000 to $ 3000.

Rare Powell & Lealand No. 2 Monocular Microscope

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The Rare Powell & Lealand No. 2 Monocular Microscope is made of brass, circa 1862 engraved in the arm. The rack-and-pinion focus is present in the microscope, and if you love to collect antique pieces, this is the item you will love to carry home. The condenser is marked with “W. Watson & Sons Ltd./ London/2470″. You can find the large piano concave mirror present in the microspore.  The base is of the typical P&L style. There are three eyepieces and a couple of signed objective lenses and other accessories.  

The height of the instrument is 18 inches and the starting bid is $ 2500. The estimated value that the item can be sold at the auction is $7000.  

If you want out of the box products, you can also check out Rare Norddeutscher Lloyd Breman Line Agent’s Globe and the Rare “Burt’s Solar” Compass Prototype by William J. Young.

So, these are some of the items from the vast collection of watches clocks and scientific instruments that will be put up at the Skinner auction on the 12th April at 7: 30 PM.  Moreover, all the vital information regarding the auction and the products is available on Bidsquare. You must always try to get the total information about the items before initiating the bids.