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Lot 54427
James Hatton London Rare Eight Day Marine Chronometer No. 275, circa 1805
Case: brass in gimbals, bezel secured with two side mount thumb screws, domed glass crystal, rotating disc over the wind arbor engraved "Wind to the Left Hand Once a Week", numbered brass winding key
Dial: silvered, black Roman hour numerals, minute track and five minute numbers, subsidiary seconds, blued steel "pear" and baton hands, dial secured with three screws and blued steel bezels
Movement: brass full plate, Earnshaw type detent escapement mounted to the underside of the back plate, screwed cannon pillars, chain fusee, blued steel helical hairspring held on a separate cock with adjustable positioning arm, free sprung bi-metallic balance with trapezoidal weights and two mean time screws, jeweled gear train, spring barrel and plate cut with four slots exposing the edge of the spring for visual inspection
Signed: James Hatton London

Condition

Type: James Hatton London Rare Eight Day Marine Chronometer No. 275, circa 1805
Dial: silvered, black Roman numerals, five minutes
Hands: blued steel "pear" and baton
Metal: brass
Case Info: brass gimbaled tub
Case Width: box is 8 x 8 x 6 1/2 inches
Crystal: domed glass
Watch Movement: brass full plate, Earnshaw type detent escapement mounted to the underside of the back plate, screwed cannon pillars, chain fusee, blued steel helical hairspring held on a separate cock with adjustable positioning arm, free sprung bi-metallic balance with trapezoidal weights and two mean time screws, jeweled gear train, spring barrel and plate cut with four slots exposing the edge of the spring for visual inspection
Condition: dial is good with a few small spots, movement is very good and running, cleaning is recommended, case is good, box is good, later, no key for the front lock. Note: this lot will preview in and ship from our Dallas location.

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54427: James Hatton London Rare Eight Day Marine Chrono

Auction ended on Tue, May 1, 2018
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Estimate $1,500 - $1,000,000
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Auction Curated By:
Jim Wolf
Director of Watches & Fine Timepieces
3500 Maple Avenue
17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219
United States
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