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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

258257 Rolex Prince “Eaton 1/4 Century Club”, Case No. 20177, Ref. 1490, 20 x 42 mm, circa 1937 A gentleman’s rare wristwatch - especially made for Eaton Ltd. of Canada Case: 14k gold, push back with dedication engraving: “Presented to R. S. Love to mark a quarter century of continious service with the T. Eaton Co. Ltd., 1912 - 1937”, Rolex buckle. Dial: two-tone silvered, applied letters for hour indicator “1/4 Century Club”, auxiliary seconds, blued alpha hands. Movm.: rectangular movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 6 adj., 17 jewels, quality “ROLEX EXTRA PRIMA”, monometallic screw balance, lateral lever. “Eaton 1/4 Century Club” These watches were given to employees of the T. Eaton Co. (a prestigious Canadian department store) in recognition of 25 years of continuous service. Their rarity and collectability derives from the fact that almost uniquely among Rolex timepieces, the watches display no external “Rolex” branding. Source: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-t-rare-rolex-eatons-1-4- century-club-watch-121624.html, as of 09/19/2012 Timothy Eaton (1834-1907) The T. Eaton Co. Ltd. had its origin in a small department store Timothy Eaton opened in Toronto in 1869. The business boomed and in the following years many more stores were opened all over Canada. Each of them published its own catalogue and by the early 20th century most families across the country had an Eaton’s catalogue in the house. By that time the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. was one of the largest retailers in Canada. 勞力士 Prince “Eaton 1/4 Century Club” — 罕見的男仕腕錶,為加 拿大Eaton集團的特別款 39258 C: 2, 10 D: 2, 8 M: 2, 8, 41, 51 3.800 - 4.500 EUR 4.800 - 5.700 USD 38.000 - 45.000 HKD Rolex “Prince Chronometer Extraprima Observatory Quality”, Movement No. 75905, Case No. 10481, Ref. 1862, 26 x 43 mm, circa 1926 A gentleman’s very fine wristwatch Case: steel/pink gold, push back with engraving, Rolex buckle. Dial: two-tone silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued baton hands. Movm.: rectangular movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 6 adj., 15 jewels, “Observatory Quality” quality “ROLEX EXTRA PRIMA”, monome- tallic screw balance, shock protection for balance. 勞力士 “Prince Chronometer Extraprima Observatory Quality” — 極 精緻的男仕腕錶 39648 C: 2 D: 2, 8 M: 2, 41, 51 18.000 - 21.000 EUR 22.500 - 26.300 USD 180.000 - 210.000 HKD

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