Forgot I had this in the garage until I saw river rats above.
circa . 1978.
It was aboard my last racing yacht and when I sold her at the last minute I remembered my wife bought it for me so I raced down to the wharf and grabbed it just before she set sail. When I got home I proudly told her I retained the ships clock she bought me only to be told it was the barometer she bought NOT the clock. Oh well.
1876 Queen Victoria became the Empress of India. Her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom of 63 years and seven months is known as the Victorian era. It was the longest rein in British history, before Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her in September 2015.
At the same time, an unknown watchmaker in London made (assembled) this watch I have in the collection. It still has a fusée and chain transmission but a more modern pointed tooth escapement and a dust cover. Silver hallmarks: London 1876
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This is my circa-1830 French cylinder repeater – looks and sounds very sweet.
In that year many items competed for your money among the advertisements in The Times. Should you be laying out your spare guineas on one of those new-fangled portable toilets rather than on a pretty little foreign pocket watch? Possibly you would find the greater need lay with the water closet if you’d previously purchased and ingested a dose or two of Mr Bainbridge’s deadly sounding ‘opening pills’!
1990 and this is the first Alfa SZ we brought into England, (for lending to the Motoring Press for magazine road test reports.) When the car was first announced we quickly took deposits for all the UK allocation, but the market soured between then and the beginning of deliveries from Italy. As a result there were many cancelled orders and an unpleasant job for me was checking the batch of cars prior to their being shipped back out of the UK from Sheerness.
A little more successful was a new line of accessories in a range called ‘Stile’ (terrible spellers the Italians.) One of the best was this chronograph which has a Lemania 5100 movement, (which I currently need to get serviced, (£££!).)
This rather small verge fusee pocket watch (diameter 40mm) was made/sold in Geneva, Switzerland, around the end of the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783), with the movement supplied from Vienne, France (same watchmaker family).
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