F.N. Tietz, Kiel, Movement No. 2024/2717, Case No. 2117, 180 x 200 x 180 mm, circa 1930
A rare marine chronometer with 56h power reserve Case: mahogany. Dial: silvered. Movm.: brass movement, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement according to Thomas Earnshaw, bimetallic chronometer balance with 2 weights and 4 screws.
F.N. Tietz of Kiel bought his ebauches from renowned chronometer makers in Germany and England. This English movement is in very good condition and was probably made by Mercer. It bears the number 2717; the dial is inscribed with 2024. Between 1929 and 1937 Tietz presented 16 chronometers to the naval observatory in Hamburg.
Estimate 2,700 - 4,000 €
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