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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 277

    A Victorian rosewood, brass-mounted and inlaid eight day marine chronometer


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    A Victorian rosewood, brass-mounted and inlaid eight day marine chronometer
    Army & Navy Co-Operative Society Ltd., London, No.4118, Circa 1880
    BOX: three-tier with brass line inlays and recessed side handles, brass cartouche inlay to the top lid and ivory plaque to the front signed 'ARMY & NAVY. C.S.L.D/London No.4118', brass gimbal and bowl numbered '4118' to inside -- 205 mm. square
    DIAL: silvered and engraved, Roman and Arabic chapters with eight day up-and-down ring at XII and seconds ring at VI, signed 'ARMY & NAVY C.S. LD./London. No.4118', with gold main hands and blued steel subsidiary hands -- 120 mm. diameter
    MOVEMENT: two-tier spot-finished plates with escapement mounted on a sub-assembly with chain guard, chain and fusee with maintaining power, Earnshaw-type escapement with cut bi-metallic balance and flat strip steel spring detent, cylindrical heat compensation weights and Mercer's auxiliary, polished steel helical balance spring; tipsy key

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