Wm LOCKWOOD, Huddersfield. No 23550


£ 695.00

Rare example of Ganter's Patent key-wound 8-day watch.

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Heavy silver engine-turned crystal case (flat glass) hallmarked Chester 1900, casemaker CH (possibly Charles Hughes, Liverpool). Capped fullplate movement with twin going-barrels, independently wound. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Perfect enamel dial, signed in full for both Lockwood and Ganter, blued-steel hands. 59 mm diameter.

John Ganter, 11 Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, Patent No 19,583, September 1899. Two going-barrels driving a common wheel, which then drives the train via the centre wheel.

William Lockwood, 37 New Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, retailer.

Rare. Few of these Patent 8-day watches are known - previously sold by me in my 2001 Postal Auction catalogue No 5, lot 117. Cleaned for its previous owner and working well, but can be freshly serviced if required.