Dent Minute Repeater
Fine and scarce Dent 18K gold minute repeater antique pocket watch circa 1867.
Heavy engine turned case with coat of arms on one side and applied gold
monogram on the other. White enamel dial with eccentric seconds indication,
black numerals,and blued steel hands. Gilt 3/4 plate 19 jewel movement
(some light scratches and a watchmaker's tiny note) with Priest's keyless winding.
When activated, this watch chimes the exact time using different loud and clear
chime tones to designate the hours, quarter hours, and minutes.
Dent, a famous and venerable English firm, was founded in 1814. They were watchmakers
to the Queen and other royalty around the world, provided chronometers for
Charles Darwin and David Livingstone, also were also the makers of Big Ben.
Diameter 53 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.