Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva, Switzerland / Spaulding & Co. Chicago, Movement No. 80420, Case No. 201729, 51 mm, 111 g, circa 1887
A gentleman's very fine and rare Geneva five-minute repeating pocket watch - delivered to Spaulding & Co. Chicago to M. Keep Otis, who gave it to his future son-in-law on December 25, 1901 Case: 18k rose gold, polished, engraved monogram, à goutte, gold dome with dedication engraving: E. K. Hubbard Jn., from M.K.O., Dec. 25th 1901, Middletown, Conn.". Dial: enamel, radial Arabic hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, signed, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, wolfteeth winding wheels, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Elijah Kent Hubbard Jr. Elijah Kent Hubbard Jr., born 5.Feb. 1869 manufacturer, of Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, February 5th, 1869. He is descended from George Hubbard, who came from England and settled in Hartford in 1639 and moved to Middletown in 1650. Mr. Hubbard's father is Elijah Kent Hubbard, president of the Russell Manufacturing Company, the largest concern for manufacturing webbing in the world. He has been presidential elector twice and has declined many public offices. He is a man generally admired for his sterling integrity and uprightness of character as well as for his prominence in the industrial life of Middletown. He was especially fond of horses and learned to drive at the age of six. His reading was as broad and general in scope as his capabilities. In politics Mr. Hubbard was a Democrat and he has been a councilman on the city board and was in 1902 a candidate for Lieutenant-Governor of Connecticut. Mr. Hubbard married Helen Keep Otis of Chicago in January 1902. Mr. Hubbard was a member of many clubs and fraternities, including the University Club of New York, the Players Club of New York, the Hartford Club, the Middletown Club, the Masonic Club, the Mansfield Post G. A. R., the college fraternity, Psi Upsilon, the American Historical Society, the Hartford Golf Club and the Arawana Club. "Men of Mark in Connecticut, Ideal of American Life Told In Biographies and Auto biographies of Eminent Living Americans," Edited by Colonel N. G. Osborn, Editor "New Haven Journal and Courier, Vol. III, William R. Goodspeed, Hartford, CT, 1907. Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tazhub1&id=I11639, as of 02/15/2015.
Estimate 17,000 - 20,000 €
Price Realised 20,900 €
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