Fine free-sprung keyless movement by this interesting firm, circa 1890.
16-size keyless going-barrel half-plate movement with raised barrel with chronometer-style spotted finish, jewelled to the centre with cap jewels on balance (diamond), lever and escape. Double-roller detached lever escapement. Top quality compensation balance with quarter-timing nuts, free-sprung balance-spring with double overcoil. Beautifully signed enamel dial in perfect condition. 45 mm diameter, 9.5 mm deep, not including centre arbor.
Wales & McCulloch, London watchmakers and retailers of repute, suppliers of many Deck Watches to the Admiralty, an 'explorers watch' to the Royal Geographical Society, and 1st Prize winners of the Greenwich Trial for centre-seconds chronometers (a tourbillon) in 1914.
Broken staff, lacking hands, and the top plate now with a few added holes from being later mounted. Otherwise a top quality movement in fine original condition, especially the fine balance and balance-spring. Not working.
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