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Index No. A6410

A rare 19th Century continental independent seconds cylinder with unusual dial in a silver open face case. Full plate gilt keywind movement. Two going barrels, both with visible blue and polished steel ratchets. Plain cock, polished steel regulator, plain three arm steel balance with blue steel spiral hairspring. Polished steel cylinder, steel escape wheel. The polished steel slotted disc which releases the independent seconds visible on the pinion below. White enamel dial with centre seconds, the small chapter for time below, Arabic numerals, blue steel hands. Engine turned silver open face case with ribbed middle, slide in the band to arrest the seconds train. Wound and set through the gilt metal cuvette signed by the London retailer.
Signed A Riess - 5 Lambs Conduit St. Holborn
Circa 1830

Diameter 56 mm

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