18 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham

Open face pocket watch by Chas Frodsham in 18 carat gold case. Frodsham and his son were celebrated horologists, competing and winning many prizes at Greenwich, and showing at most of the great exhibitions of the time. In the 1850's he took the appointment of Superintendent and Keeper of Her Majesty’s Clocks at Buckingham Palace. Frodshams manufactured a number of precision calipers, often with additional complications. Approximately 90 Tourbillon and Karrusel watches were made, many of which went to the Kew Observatory, and later Teddington, for exacting trials over 45 days. Some 10,300 pieces were submitted for Kew ‘A’ testing between 1884 and 1912, with the highest marks ever awarded for an English watch. Code 619/1921

£1,995.00

8 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham
8 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham - Case
8 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham - Movement
8 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham - Dust Cover
8 Carat Gold Open Face Pocket Watch By Chas Frodsham - Face