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    John Leslie London Gold Lever Fusee With 1876 Canadian Government Heroism Presentation
    Case: 18k hunter, 54 mm, engine turned covers, knurled rim, inner gold dust lid engraved with presentation
    Dial: white enamel, subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue spade hands
    Movement: gilt full plate, lever fusee, bi-metallic compensated balance, 17 jewels, straight index regulator
    Signed: movement is signed John Leslie London

    Note: The case bears the following inscription:

    Presented by the Government of Canada to Captain Ama. C. Sears, Master of the Barque "Smyrniote" of Boston United States of America in recognition of his humane exertions in the rescue of the crew of the Wrecked Ship "Jacob V. Troop" of St. John, N.B. 21st March 1876

    Ama Churchill Sears (1836 - 1894) was a ship-master in the East India trade and he lived in Plymouth Ma. Canadian vessels records show that the wood ship the Jacob V. Troop was constructed in 1869 and abandoned at sea March 21, 1876.




    Condition Report*:

    Type: John Leslie London Gold Lever Fusee With 1876 Canadian Government Heroism Presentation
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; blue spades
    Metal: 18k gold
    Gram Weight: 139.4
    Case Info: hunter, engine turned, engraved cuvette
    Case Width: 54 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, lever fusee, No. 4427, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensated balance
    Circa: 1876
    Condition: movement is good and working, dial is superb, case is very good, light wear to the outermost engine turnings


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