T.S. & J.D. Negus 18kt Gold Hunting Case Pocket Half Chronometer, New York, c. 1880, no. 5700, porcelain Roman numeral dial with sunk seconds marked T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, gilt, half-plate lever escapement movement engraved with name, number and location as above, engraved balance cock with diamond end stone, in a fully engine-turned numbered 5700 case with front cartouche engraved U.S. Navy, dia. 52 mm.
Note: The present watch was one of six watches purchased by the U.S. Navy for use in the Greely North Pole relief expedition led by Captain Winfield Scott Schley on the USRC Bear in 1884.
Watch is currently running. Watch movement and case serial numbers match.
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