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George Daniels

2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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  • A mahogany two-day marine chronometer, Daniels/Thomas Mercer, London, circa 1952
  • Mahogany, brass, steel, glass
  • 19cm. 7½in. wide
4-inch silvered dial with subsidiary up/down and seconds dials, signed G W Daniels, London, gold hands, the fusee movement with maintaining power, cut bi-metallic balance and helical spring, Earnshaw's spring detent escapement, the brass bowl gimballed in a plain box with hinged lid; with a tipsy winder and hand setting key


George Daniels Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue, Sotheby's, London 2006, p. 9-10

Catalogue Note

This chronometer is the first horological item made by George Daniels during his time as a trade watch repairer. Having purchased the èbauche from Thomas Mercer, he set about making the escapement and finishing the chronometer. It is said that Frank Mercer was impressed with the final result.  The dial is uniquely signed G W Daniels because he felt that it looked better at the time, even though he had no given middle name.