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GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800

GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800

GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800

GEORGE III MAHOGANY MONTH-GOING LONGCASE REGULATOR, BY CHARLES HALEY, LONDON, CIRCA 1800


12-inch silvered latched dial with outer minute ring enclosing seconds dial with observatory marks and a recessed hours dial, signed in the shallow arch Chas Haley, London, the substantial movement with eleven knopped and latched pillars, high count five-wheel train with six spoke crossings throughout, deadbeat escapement with jewelled pallets, bolt and shutter maintaining power, fine beat adjustment on the crutch, adjustable end-stops to every available pivot, large movement supporting brackets fixed to the backboard, the separately suspended mercury pendulum with roller suspension, the case with shallow broken-arch top and ball and spire finials, reeded canted hood corners, similarly arched trunk door, panelled plinth and stepped base, the whole veneered with well figured wood

206cm. 6ft. 9in. high overall


Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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Dial in good condition with very minor marks to the silvering. Movement is complete but much in need of a clean and fresh oil, pendulum contains mercury. Case in generally good restored condition with old minor cracks, marks and scuffs throughout, small piece of moulding missing from right side of hood. With mercury pendulum, oval brass-cased weight, winder and 2 case keys.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.


**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."

Charles Haley, a famous and inventive clock and chronometer maker, was apprenticed in 1762 and worked for Brockbank. He was Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1781 until his death in 1823 and had premises in Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square. In 1793 he was appointed to be one of the experts to the select committee of the House of Commons to report on Thomas Mudge's chronometers.