KENDAL and DENT silver pocket watch in fine working condition after having being serviced. Full hallmarks for Chester 1898. Fine quality English Fusee movement signed Kendall and Dent with a very lovely engraved balance cock. Perfect white enamel dial with black Roman numbers and gold pointers. Seconds dial at number six position. The silver case is in lovely condition with engine turned engraving, and an empty cartouche on the back for your initials. Included is a fine Victorian watch key with a crown shape. Also very collectible.
This is a very special watch in that it was presented to a naval officer by navy officers and members of the Portsmouth lodge in March 1898. This is a rare and special watch to find by a great maker, and the Victorian navy history.
Kendal and Dent Watchmakers are two of the most renowned watchmaking companies in England, with a rich history and reputation for producing high-quality timepieces.
The Kendal Watch Company was founded by John Barrow in 1776, and it quickly established a reputation for producing high-quality watches. In 1815, the company was taken over by the Dent family, who had already established themselves as watchmakers in London. The company was renamed Kendal and Dent, and it continued to produce exceptional timepieces for the next century.
Kendal and Dent watches were known for their accuracy and reliability, and they were used by various organizations, including the British navy and the Indian railways. The company also supplied clocks for prominent public buildings, such as the clock tower at the Houses of Parliament in London.
One of Kendal and Dent's most significant achievements was the production of the Great Clock for the Palace of Westminster in 1854. The clock, which is often referred to as Big Ben, is one of the most iconic timepieces in the world and is still in use today.
Dent watches were also popular with explorers and adventurers, including Sir Ernest Shackleton, who wore a Dent chronometer on his Antarctic expeditions. The company was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1871, which allowed it to supply watches to the royal family.
The company still produces high-quality timepieces. The company's watches are known for their precision and attention to detail, and they are highly sought after by collectors and watch enthusiasts around the world.
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