Good early example of Lund's Patent attached key wound watch, with provenance.
Slim gold case with nicely done presentation engraving on the fixed dome, hallmarked 1870, case maker HB (probably Henry Bamford, Clerkenwell). Good second-series three-quarter plate 'all brass' movement, the fusee with female winding. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Gold balance, spiral balance-spring. Signed enamel dial in perfect condition, gold hands. 46 mm diameter.
Paul Philip Barraud and John Richard Lund, one of the leading London watch and chronometer manufacturers throughout the 19th century - see the book by Cedric Jagger Paul Phillip Barraud and the Supplement for extensive details of this important London firm. J A Lund's Patent No 914, March 1870, in which a winding key is held within what otherwise appears to be a standard keyless pendant. Sold as Barraud & Lunds 'Railway' watch' in their Illustrated Price List of circa 1895, of which copies of my 1997 reprint are available in the Book Section on this website.
Dome engraved: Presented to the Revd George PENMAN by the Trustees of the Wesley Chapel, Reading, August 1874, with 'GP' monogram on rear. Penman is recorded as having entered the Wesleyian Ministry in 1859 and remained in its service until 1925.
The watch showing signs of being used, but certainly not abused, otherwise in very good original condition. Serviced and guaranteed.
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