DENT 'Watchmaker to the King' London. No 62591


Good late watch by this most famous London firm, almost the last gasp of English production.

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9ct gold openface crystal (flat glass) case hallmarked Birmingham 1930, maker's mark DEB (cameo). Rotherham's best quality 'super grade' three-quarter plate movement jewelled to the 3rd, with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, balance-spring with overcoil. Signed enamel dial with the DENT in a triangle trademark, original matching blued-steel hands, the hour of distinctive Rotherham's spade shape. 47 mm diameter.

The firm of Dent, then with branches at 28 Cockspur St and 4 Royal Exchange London, one of the leading watch, chronometer and clock makers of the period - see the book on Edward John Dent and the various Dent firms by Vaudrey Mercer. NB: By 1930, Rotherhams were one of the very few (probably the only one) English firms left still manufacturing watches.

Case, dial and movement in very good original condition, with Rotherham's beautiful style of hands. Showing few signs of wear, as well as being a most wearable gold watch by Dent at a lower price than usually found. Cleaned, guaranteed.