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Description
Chronometer, Fob-style, with hour, minute and second hands and additional dials for days and stopwatch function (seconds). Case has a hinged inner, front and back cover. The case is decorated with engine turning and has a round plain circle on one side. The movement is signed 'The Ascot, Patent 20th June 1887' Arabic numerals and minute markers in black. White enamel dial has a centre seconds chronograph hand. makers marks.
Classification
CH classification HOROLOGY Chronometers chronometer
Measurements
L77 x W53 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate (Metals - Indeterminate)
Signature/Marks
<Scratched on inside of case> 'L407 / WH 10/02 5/030 N/2-12/LC'
<On inside of case> '[Makers marks] / 0,935'
<On inside of case near workings> 'THE ASCOT / PATENT 20TH JUNE 1887/ SWISS MADE'
History and use
This item is significant as a high precision object which was available (at a price) to ordinary people in the 1890s. It measures not only hours and minutes, but also days, and can be used as a stop watch.
Registration number
H702

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