I have inherited a CPRR Travel Clock from my late Father - It is in a well worn (loose hinges) redddy brown leather travel case. The Watch/Clock is a 15 Jewel (2 adjustments) OCTAVA Swiss movement - engraved U.S.A.P 816321 - fully working (the winder drops out sometimes though (but pushes back in).
This is a very rare Central Pacific Railroad Travel Clock. See attached photos.
Would anyone be interested in purchasing the Clock ? ...
I don't know the provenance other than that the clock was part of my late Fathers Pocket Watch collection. He had travelled in both Canada and America so, I am not sure whether he purchased the Travel Clock on his travels or from somewhere in the UK.
The dial has CPRR printed on it (Central Pacific Railroad), it also has 8 days (8 days on one wind) and 2 red chevrons under the 12.
Engraved on the back it says - OCTAVA WATCH Co SWITZERLAND 15 FIFTEEN JEWELS 2 ADJUSTMENTS U.S.A.P 816321 (hard to photograph due to its position under the back lid hinge). There is also a number 47795 by the balance wheel. It could do with a watch maker to fix the winder in properly as it is detached, but winds and sets the hands when pushed in - The mechanism works perfectly.
I was hoping that you could give me some idea of its value as they are so rare that no-one I have asked has ever seen one coming up for sale. The watch movement itself though is worth over £100.00.