AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 722

DESCRIPTION: T.S. & J.D. Negus, New York, two day marine chronometer, 11 jewel fusee movement with Earnshaw's escapement, freesprung, cut bimetallic balance, diamond endstone, and blued steel helical balance spring, the bottom plate with screw holes for break circuit contact, seconds arbor with additional wheel for break circuit mechanism, Roman numeral silvered dial with wind indicator and gold spade and poker hands, contained in a brass bowl, serial #1909, lacking box
CONDITION: oily, minor staining, running, dial with haze and spotting, tip of hour hand shortened, glass with scratches and a few chips, bowl and bezel tarnished, inner surface of bezel with staining, bowl with two minor dents. According to the consignor, this chronometer was recovered by his father from an abandoned Japanese vessel at the end of World War II. He left the box, as it was too bulky to carry in his backpack.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200