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Celebration of the English Watch Part II: John Harrison’s Enduring Discovery

The second in a series of sales entitled the  Celebration of the English Watch honours the achievements of John Harrison, the 18th-century watchmaker who solved the problem of measuring longitude at sea. Senior Specialist Jonathan Hills describes how Harrison’s groundbreaking work saved the lives of countless seafarers and introduces the horological accomplishments of his contemporaries and those inspired by him.

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