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    T. Boxell, Brighton, Very Fine & Rare Half Quarter Hour Repeater With Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases & Lunar Calendar, circa 1880's
    Case: 18k yellow gold, four body, 52 mm, bassine case with recessed gold set buttons on the rim for the calendar and moon displays, gold cuvette, case back with a monogram and engraved heron, hallmarked pendant and bow
    Dial: white enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the days of the week, date, months with leap year indication, aperture for the moon phases with lunar calendar at the edge, blued steel spade hands
    Movement: frosted gilt 3/4 plate, 25 jewels, bi-metallic compensated balance, Massey type side lever escapement, screwed down jewel settings, straight arm index regulator, signed Tho. Boxell 43 King's Road Brighton
    Signed: Boxell, Brighton, gross weight 132.4 grams, with associated mahogany box

    Note: The half-quarter hour repeater is rarely seen, especially in conjunction with an astronomic perpetual calendar complication. The half-quarter hour repeater chimes the hours, then the quarters and then, if the time is in the second half of any quarter, it strikes one more low chime. It is also interesting to note the number of days in a year are marked in the four year subsidiary dial on this watch with "366" listed for the leap year.


    Condition Report*: Type: T. Boxell Brighton Very Fine & Rare Half Quarter Hour Repeater With Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases & Lunar Calendar
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; blued steel spade hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 132.4
    Case Info: four body, gold cuvette, WB makers mark
    Case Width: 52 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: frosted gilt 3/4 plate, 25 jewels, bi-metallic compensated balance, Massey type side lever escapement, screwed down jewel settings, straight arm index regulator, signed Tho. Boxell 43 King's Road Brighton
    Circa: 1880's
    Condition: movement is very good, running strong, chiming well with all functions working, case is good, dial good with two small hairlines and well done restorations to some areas
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    October, 2016
    27th Thursday
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