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Patek Philippe – a very rare Yellow Gold, Hunter Case Pocket Watch. Manufactured in 1868 as a gift from Matthew Bird for Edward O. Bird.
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, Movement No. 35.566, Case No. 35.566, Manufactured in 1868
Movement: Manual, Cal. 19”’, gilt brass, gold train, 21 jewels. lever escapement
Dial: Enamel, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds
Case: Hunter case in 18K Yellow Gold, 52mm diameter, gold cuvette. Four body, massive case, total weight over 123 grams.
Signed: Case and movement signed – inside front case lid with PP Co. hallmark, case, bottom of the dial and movement plate are all numbered the same
Accompanied By: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on August 8th, 1872 and modern box for pocket watches (not shown on photos).
Very beautiful condition, fine collector’s watch, in very good working condition.
Historical info about first owner:
“Capt. Edward O. Bird, who died suddenly on Friday evening at his home, 13 West Thirtyfirst-street, was well known in military and business circles in this city. He was born in New-York in 1839, and for a number of years was engaged in business with his father, Matthew Bird, an old-time merchant.”
A version of this archives appears in print on November 11, 1889, on Page 9 of the New York edition with the headline: CAPT. EDWARD O. BIRD DEAD