Good keyless watch by this famous firm, with late use of capped fullplate movement.
Plain silver single back case with gold joint hallmarked 1880, casemaker GJT ((George James Thickbroom, Clerkenwell). Fullplate fusee movement with unusual flat cap, the 14-size frame stamped JD (probably John Doke, Prescot). Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Signed enamel dial in perfect condition, both dial and movement with the DENT in a triangle trademark, original blued-steel hands. 51 mm diameter.
The firm of E J Dent, London, at this period with shops at 61 Strand and 34 Royal Exchange, one of the leading watch, chronometer and clock makers of the period. See the book on Edward John Dent... by Vaudrey Mercer
Gilding a bit scruffy, as usual with this caliper, which was often used in Deck Watches by the form, and button lacking its gold shell. Otherwise in good original condition showing few signs of use. Serviced and guaranteed.
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