Deck watch. Pocket chronometer in 18 carat gold Hunter case, with weighted mahogany deck case. Enamelled dial, with subsidiary seconds hand at VI. Earnshaw spring detent escapement, oversprung helical spring, barrel and fusee.

Object Details

ID: ZAA0020
Collection: Timekeeping
Type: Deck watch
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Dent, Edward John
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, McClure, 1850-1854
Vessels: Investigator (1848)
Date made: 1853
People: Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; McClure, Robert John Le Mesurier
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 48 x 85 x 102 mm
Parts: 19766

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