Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd., 105 Victoria Street, London, Movement No. 8686, Case No. 8686, 48 mm, 120 g, circa 1903
A high quality half hunter with 30h power reserve indicator Case: 18k gold, inlaid radial Roman numerals, gold dome, case maker's punch mark "FT" (Frederick Thoms), turnable pendant. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds at "9", 30h power reserve indicator at"3", blued double spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, optionally key winding or crown winding, frosted, gilt, signed, screwed chatons, chain/fusee, English lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Army & Navy C.S. Ltd. Army & Navy C.S. Ltd. were so-called nautical opticians - dealers who delivered all different kinds of equipments to the army and the navy in particular; they were "suppliers of all types of nautical instruments, i.e. sextants, compasses, chronometers and general supplies". The marine chronometers they sold were usually made by Kullberg and Mercer.
Estimate 4,200 - 5,500 €
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