Silver Pocket Chronometer Consular Case Watch by Litherland, Whiteside & Company
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Silver Pocket Chronometer Consular Case Watch by Litherland, Whiteside & Company, Liverpool, serial #4395, hallmarked 1807, bell shaped balance cock, engraved with flowers on the table, curved foot engraved with foliage, bi-metallic compensated balance in the manner of Pennington with blued steel helical spring, the fusee with maintaining power and Earnshaw spring detent escapement, white enameled dial with black Roman chapters and gold spade hands with 60 seconds subsidiary dial, silver case stamped EI (Edward Jones) and bearing the Chester hallmark for 1807, overall dia. 53 mm.
Provenance: Formerly the property of General Sir John Gibbon, made for his ancestor Edward Gibbon of Liverpool who was a whiskey distiller.
Note: This case features a concealed catch for the front bezel to eliminate accidental setting of the time.
No significant repairs, replacements or condition concerns.