Top quality lever watch with up/down, a good example of this maker's work, with provenance.
Heavy gold hunter case hallmarked 1907, casemaker F.T (Frederick Thoms, Clerkenwell). Typical Joseph Preston supplied Kullberg keyless reverse fusee halfplate caliper with angled escape wheel bridge, jewelled to the 3rd with 'knock out' keyless work operated by the front cover on the push-piece in the band at 4. Double-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, balance-spring with overcoil, allowing use of a regulator. Perfect signed enamel dial with seconds at 9 and state-of-wind at 3, original blued-steel hands. 52 mm diameter.
Victor Kullberg, one of London’s most famous watch and chronometer manufacturers, who also supplied watches for others to retail. Full details of those involved in the manufacture of this watch can most likely be found (the records are incomplete) in the Kullberg record books held at London's Guildhall Library, Manuscript Department. NB: Kullberg's free-sprung watches cost the same as those supplied with a regulator, as both were finished and adjusted to the same high quality - some customers preferred the opportunity of adjusting the watch themselves.
George Edward & Sons, 92 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, retailers, also with a branch at No 1 Poultry, London for a period. Holder of warrants to Her Majesty the Queen and to the Admiralty, and one of the main retailers of Kullberg supplied watches
Case with nicely engraved 'PJH' monogram, with presentation inscription to 'P J Healy...from the Cush Family 1889-1909' on the dome. An almost mint example of a top quality lever watch by one of the best makers of the day. Cleaned and guaranteed.
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