Lot 36
  • 36


1,800 - 2,800 GBP
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Dial: white enamel, subsidiary thermometer dial at 12, subsidiary seconds at 6Movement: gilt, full plate, spring detent escapement, jewelled to the fusee, free-sprung blued steel helical spring, diamond endstone, cut bi-metallic balance with keystone-shaped moveable weights and timing screws, signed Geo. Jamison, Charing Cross, London Case: heavy gold case, stamped TH for Thomas Hardy, and with London Hallmark for 1802Dimensions: 58.5mm diameter


DIAL: in very good condition, and no visible cracks. CASE: with minor surface scratches. MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing but the thermometer has not been tested. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

George Jamison was in partnership with William Howells and Paul Philip Barraud between May 1796 and February 1799. Jonathan Betts, The Marine Chronometers at Greenwich, p.206-207

With thanks to Jonathan Betts for his help with this watch.