Gold Repeating Watch no. 20271
Case: Gold, hinged cuvette, signed "Haas, Suisse, 18K, 20271", 47mm
Dial: White enamel, Breguet numerals, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds dial, signed "CR Boas" with "Swiss" offset at 31½.
Movement: Nickel, bi-metallic balance with blued steel balance spring with Breguet overcoil with polished steel kidney piece, micrometer regulator, signed "CR Boas, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Haas, Twenty Seven 27 Jewels, Adjusted, Swiss", repeating on gongs.
1??? - Haas Neveux, Geneve
1??? - Charles Ross Boas, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Jewelers' Circular Keystone - August 1950 "One hundred years of continuous business operation in the city of Harrisburg, Pa., are currently being celebrated by the jewelry firm of Charles K. Boas, Inc.
Originally known as Boas and Newhard, Watchmakers and Jewelers, the firm was founded in 1850 by Jacob D. Boas in partnership with J. F. Newhard, a watchmaker. Approximately seven years later, the founder bought his partner's interest and gave his son, Charles A. Boas, a free hand in running the firm. Charles A. Boas passed away in 1885 and his son, Charles Ross Boas, took over and continued active management of the concern until 1922.
The present head of the firm, Charles K. Boas, is the great-grandson of the founder and owner of the business since 1923. He has two sons, both of whom are pointing for the business and, between them, will carry on the great family tradition. They are Charles William Boas and Con Boas, now attending the University of Virginia and Lafayette respectively.
The firm carried on its business in Market Square for many years, at 5 South Market Square and 7 North Market Square. The need for larger quarters in 1896 forced the firm to shift its location to 214-216 Market St. In 1917 it moved to its present location at 28 North Second St."
2023 - Cortrie auction, May 2023, est Euro3-8,000, sold Euro3,600, "Hochfeine Taschenuhr mit Minutenrepetition, B. Haas Jeune/Haas Neveux & Cie. Genève, ca. 1905 Ca. Ø47mm, 18K Gold, signiert, No.20271, Gehäuse und Werk nummerngleich, komplett signiertes Präzisionsankerwerk, vermutlich Kaliber Piguet, Genfer Streifen, Feinregulierung, 27 Steine, Minutenrepetition, originales, signiertes Emaillezifferblatt mit goldenen Minuten, rotgoldene Zeiger, gefertigt für C. Ross Boas, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, sehr schöner Zustand, hochfeine Qualität, im Lederetui, funktionstüchtig. Haas fertigte Taschenuhren in allerfeinster Genfer Qualität."