CIRCA: 1870/ 71
DIAL: Enamel, Grand-feu
BOX: Yes
ACCESSORIES: Moritz Grossmann presentation box, warranty card

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The original Grossmann men’s pocket watch from the 19th century is encased in a gold savonette case. Its white enamel dial is decorated with black Roman numerals and blued pear-shaped hands. The lettering M. Grossmann i Dresden No. 2966 is hand engraved on the gold-plated movement on the back of the watch.
On the outer side of the spring cover is an engraved coat of arms and in the dust cover, the engraving with manufacturer’s signature can be admired: M. Grossmann, Glashutte in Sachsen with the additions anchor escapement, chronometer balance, 19 rubies and diamond and patent index. The inside of the spring cover is decorated with a monogram of the owner at that time. His dedication to Henry P. Egleston January 1st 1872 is applied to the inside of the back cover. It is a gilded, fully chatonised brass movement with 16-toothed pointed tooth escapement in gold. Under the balance cock with diamond endstone there is an oversized chronometer balance. On the ratchet wheel you can admire the three-band snailing finish typical of Grossmann.

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