Lot 4142. Pocket watch: important and very early Pocket chronometer, Thomas Earnshaw Invenit et fecit, No. 580, Hallmarks London 1801/1811

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Auction date: 15.09.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4142 | Pocket watch: important and very early Pocket chronometer, Thomas Earnshaw Invenit et fecit, No. 580, Hallmarks London 1801/1811
Approx. Ø61mm, approx. 160g, double case, outer case Hallmarks London 1811, inner case, Hallmarks London 1801, watch, paper, early, signed and numbered Earnshaw chronometer with Z balance, magnificent and engraved cock, Diamond endstone, original, signed and numbered enamel dial (fine hair crack), small seconds, gold hands, probably original steel key, functional, very nice condition, a significant collect of the Ruhr. It is one of the earliest surviving Earnshaw Pocket chronometers. The number 581 has already been auctioned in 1989 in Geneva. Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829) was formed in the years 1763 to the watchmaker. From 1780 he exhibited works for Brock banks is finished. In its own manufactory in London developed Earnshaw to 1781 a chronometer escapement with feather, which was for more than 150 years of common and binding. Thomas Earnshaw took 1794/1795 the operation of William Hughes, of High Holborn 119. In the Chronometerbau, specifically in the development of the chronometer escapement, Thomas Earnshaw as one of the pioneers. From his manufactory, about 3,000 pocket watches, and about 1,500 Navy - and Pocket chronometers of the best quality (source: watch-wiki.org/index.php?title=Datei:Thomas_Earnshaw_pocket_chronometer.jpg).

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