Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, Movement No. 814969, Case No. 605825, Ref. 5010, Cal. 10''', 26 x 44 mm, circa 1925
A gentleman's rare Geneva wristwatch in a rectangular Curvex case, delivered to "Shreve & Co., San Francisco, Calif." Case: 18k gold, hinged push back, dedication engraving: "Stanley S. Langendorf". Dial: silvered, luminous Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, luminous Mercedes hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 8 adj., 18 jewels, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised "Moustache" lever.
Stanley S. Langendorf Stanley S. Langendorf, baking company executive, was born July 30, 1890, in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts, San Francisco, California and took special business administration courses. He started in his father’s business in 1914; organized the Langendorf Baking Company in 1915, serving as vice president, general manager and director. Organized the Langendorf Baking Company of Delaware in 1926 for the purpose of acquiring additional bakeries on the Pacific Coast, was president, general manager, and director. Organized Langendorf United Bakeries, Inc. in 1928; president, general manager and director. The company absorbed Langendorf Baking Company of Delaware and acquired plants in metropolitan cities of the Pacific Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles; the present company now operates twenty plants. Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~npmelton/sfblan.htm, as of 03/22/2015
Estimate 16,000 - 22,000 €
Price Realised 15,500 €
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