The lever has Bishop crook counterpoise, which H. Zantke in his book "Louis Audemars, his life and work" describes as feature, developed in L.Audemars workshop and specific to his watches. It well may be L. Audemars production, as the quality is typical for high grade Audemars production. The movement is signed by C. Prost in Vevey, but my books doesn't contains any records for this watchmaker, it should be retailer. The back cover bears engraving with cypher W under the crown. This type of crown was used by Princes of Holy Roman Empire. It should belonged to Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834 1906), son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and member of the House of Lippe. Schaumburg-Lippe was created as a county in 1647, became a principality in 1807, a free state in 1918, and was until 1946 a small state in Germany, located in the present day state of Lower Saxony, with its capital at Bückeburg. Condition The watch appears to be in good condition. The movement is in running condition, though I don't guarantee time keeping. Repetition strikes as it should.
Dial is in good condition with small circular reparation to the center of dial, probably factory made. It's free from hairlines or other defects.
Cosmetically watch is quite fine, with some minor wear to the case. Case is hallmarked for 18k gold, dust cover is covered by glass to show beauty of the movement. Please look video below the photo. Good watch with interesting provenance, don't miss it. Video will open in a new window.
The item "HI GRADE REPEATER 18k Gold Antique REPEATING Pocket Watch -PRINCE PROVENANCE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "goodoldwatch" and is located in Armentières en Brie.This item can be shipped worldwide.