Lot No. 431 (91st Auction)
A collection of 2 deck watches and an escapement model - Waltham Watch Co., "8 Days", Movement No. 19043000, 125 x 125 x 125 mm, circa 1918

A small torpedo boat chronometer with 8 days power reserve indication for the US Navy
Case: mahogany, brass inlays, inlaid brass signature shield, military engraving: "US NAVY N 91", gimbaled brass bowl, three-body, with lid and glass. Dial: silver, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, signed, numbered, nickel-plated, decorated, chatoned, two barrels, index spring fine adjusting device, gold screw compensation balance, adjusted, 15 jewels.

The first mounted chronometer watch purchased by the Naval Observatory was made by Waltham in 1907. The first was serial number 16,628,501. Over the period of 29 years, ending in 1936, Waltham made 16,000 of these clocks with the final serial number being 28,924,500. Waltham "Military Spec" clocks were prized for their accurate timekeeping and the high quality of their cases.
Estimate  2,200 - 4,000 €
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