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Gold open-faced lever pocket watch, 1847.

Richardson, Claire

Gold open-faced lever pocket watch, 1847.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


This 18-carat gold fob watch with key and chain was made by Benjamin Vulliamy (1780-1854) of London. It has a normal minute hand for showing mean time and an additional minute hand for local time. It also has a table inside the back of the case which shows the differences from Greenwich time for a number of English and European cities. Vulliamy was royal clockmaker to King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria.

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