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English Minute Repeater Chronograph Yellow Gold Keyless Lever Full Hunter Pocket Watch C1898

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Stock Ref 28092210
Brand Unbranded
Case Material Yellow Gold
Price 7,950.00 £
Condition Antique
Year 1890s
Movement Manual Wind Lever
Box No
Papers No
Size 58mm
Gender Men's
Finance 6 Months Interest Free Credit Available

A heavy English minute repeater chronograph 18ct yellow gold keyless lever full hunter pocket watch, C1898.

Dial: The white enamel with Roman numerals, outer minute track with Arabic numerals. The subsidiary seconds dial is located at six o'clock and the minute recorder dial for the stopwatch is located at twelve o'clock. The original blued steel hands with a gold centre second hand.

Case: The massive English hallmarked 18ct yellow gold case (198grm) with plain front and back covers. he slide for the repeater is on the side of the case. The inner cuvette has an interesting inscription stating that the watch was gifted as a Token of respect and goodwill to Brother R. Kelly by fellow members of a Masonic Lodge in March 1899. The casemaker was Philippe Woodman who worked out of Northampton Square, Clerkenwell London

Movement: The unsigned fully jewelled and numbered movement with part Swiss engraved on the movement meaning that some components were supplied by Swiss watch houses. The chiming of the hours quarters and minutes are very clear. The chronograph mechanism is located under the dial.

This is an exceptionally heavy gold pocket watch weighing 198grms, which is very unusual to find. It is a fine example of English watchmaking at its best.

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