LUND Bros, 41 Cornhill, London. No 3642


Good example of Lund's Patent attached key wound watch.

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Silver engine-turned crystal (flat glass) case hallmarked 1881, casemaker PW (Phillip Woodman, Clerkenwell). Capped fullplate movement, the fusee with female winding, the 14-size frame stamped JW (Wycherley). Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Signed enamel dial in perfect condition, gold hands. 50 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, as well as as bearing the name of Lund Brothers, as here.

Joseph Wycherley, along with Joseph Preston, one of the best Liverpool manufacturers of rough movements used by the best London, Coventry and Liverpool watch finishers.

Light wear showing to the engine-turning, otherwise a rare watch in very good original condition. Serviced and guaranteed.