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    J. Whyte & Co. Eight Day Marine Chronometer, circa 1888
    Case: brass bowl mounted in gimbals, winding key and lock, 9 x 8 1/2 X 8 inch wood box with brass handles and hardware, pearl makers disc mounted on the front
    Dial: silvered, radial black Roman numerals, eight day power indicator, black minute track, red award deals, gold spade hands, subsidiary seconds at six, dial signed "Auxiliary Compensation" in red
    Movement: gilt 3/4 plate, tall turned pillars held by blued screws, Earnshaw's spring detent escapement, cut bi-metallic free sprung balance with blued steel helical hairspring, circular temperature compensation weights
    Signed: J. Whyte & Co. Makers to the Admiralty, 144 Broomielaw Glascow


    Condition Report*: Type: J. Whyte & Co. Eight Day Marine Chronometer, circa 1888
    Dial: silvered, black Roman numerals, 5 inch diameter
    Metal: brass
    Case Info: brass bowl in gimbals
    Case Width: box is 9 x 8 1/2 x 8 inches
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt 3/4 plate, tall turned pillars held by blued screws, Earnshaw's spring detent escapement, cut bi-metallic free sprung balance with blued steel helical hairspring, circular temperature compensation weights
    Circa: 1888
    Condition: dial is very good, case is good, movement is good and running, cleaning is recommended, box with a later top lid, brass edge struts for the top are off but included
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    21st Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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