London, South Kensington
29 November 2005
An English mahogany eight-day marine chronometer, circa 1960
The two-tier case with glazed top and plaque to the front inscribed KELVIN HUGHES/LONDON-GLASGOW, lacquered brass bowl and gimbal, 120 mm. diameter silvered Arabic dial, eight day up/down ring, signed Thomas Mercer, blued steel hands, numbered 1002 N to the centre of seconds ring, chain fusee with Earnshaw type escapement, cut bimetallic balance with helical balance, two-tier spot-finished plates, bowl numbered 1004 -- 8¼ in. (21 cm.) square, the box
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