William WEICHERT rare 8-day marine chronometer in a brass-strung coromandel case. (Europe, )

William WEICHERT rare 8-day marine chronometer in a brass-strung coromandel case.
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William WEICHERT rare 8-day marine chronometer in a brass-strung coromandel case.

OriginEurope
DateCirca 1873
WILLIAM WEICHERT,
Maker to the Admiralty, 119 Bute Docks, Cardiff, N° 2312.

Signed on the sight ring 'By Appointment to H.M. the Emperor of Austria'.

The three tier case with vacant shield-shaped cartouche inlaid to the upper lid, the interior mounted with rouched velvet, the mid-section with numbered nameplate and the lower section with inset 'campaign' style handles on large inlaid shaped brass plates, with star shaped brass escutcheon, long hinges and brass stay.

The 4 ½” signed silvered dial with outer minute track and Roman numerals, the centre engraved and heightened in red wax with two Exhibition medals for Paris 1867 and Harve 1868, the state of wind subsidiary below XII and the running seconds at VI further signed 'GOLDEN CROSS AND CROWN FROM HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF AUSTRIA', with blued steel hands, in a gimballed bowl with tipsy key, the spotted gilt movement with freesprung helical spring with diamond endstone to a cut and compensated bimetallic balance, set on a sub plate, with maintaining power to the chain fusee and Earnshaw spring detent escapement.

Signed / Inscribed

Circa. 1873 Signed on the sight ring 'By Appointment to H.M. the Emperor of Austria'.
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