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Thomas Mercer No.571. A burr-walnut 8-day mantel chronometer retailed by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, circa 1920

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Property of a distinguished Italian collector

Thomas Mercer No.571. A burr-walnut 8-day mantel chronometer retailed by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, circa 1920

Thomas Mercer No.571. A burr-walnut 8-day mantel chronometer retailed by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, circa 1920

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,788

GBP

Property of a distinguished Italian collector

Thomas Mercer No.571. A burr-walnut 8-day mantel chronometer retailed by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, circa 1920


5-inch silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down dial, signed Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh, No.571, stop/start lever between XII and I, the rectangular plated movement with four bobbin-turned pillars screwed from both sides, fusee and chain with maintaining power, the deeply sunk platform with detent escapement, split bi-metallic balance and helical spring, the movement and platform with well-executed spotting, the rectangular case with moulded base, glazed side and top panels, bubble level and four adjustable feet, the whole veneered with well figured wood and inlaid to the front with brass stringing

28.5cm. 11¼in. high

Dial and hands in good condition. Movement is in generally good condition, however, the mainspring appears to have broken, fusee chain detached from both ends, fusee stop spring and maintaining power retaining spring both broken but we have them; escapement will run and appears to be undamaged, movement is dirty and there is also some very minor surface rusting to some of the steelwork. Case in good condition throughout with a few minor scratches to the right side of the bezel. With a later and incorrect winder. This chronometer is a very fine example and whist currently unservicable, is worthy of professional restoration.


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Believed to one of five mantel chronometers supplied by Thomas Mercer to Hamilton & Inches for retail in the early 1920s. An identical chronometer, No.514, was sold by Christies, London, 2nd July 2004, Lot 12.