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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers

    Are there any Arnold & Dent marine chronometers out there? I purchased my Arnold & Dent #916 Circa 1837 in 1966, have not seen one since the purchase.

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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers (RE: Frank Menez)

    Frank, there are a few that show up now and then in Christie's or Sotheby's auctions in the U.K. I have serial number 1333 ca. 1842? which was among the last ones produced by them before they went their separate ways.

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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers (RE: Frank Menez)

    The partnership dissolved in 1840 but material with the names that can be dated via hallmarks appears after that date. Probably Arnold and Dent divided up the work in process.

    Here is an Arnold and Dent chronometer pocket watch. http://www.awco.org/European/Arnold/.../arnold107.htm

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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers (RE: Frank Menez)

    Tom,

    What is the diameter of this watch? I really can
    tell from the photograph. Weren't they supplied in a gimballed case?

    Curious.

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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers (RE: Frank Menez)

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    Thanks for the info. I just posted your chronometer S/N in my John Arnold & Son by Mercer. Over the years I have discovered in various publications numerous Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers that are not listed in Mercers book. It would be nice if there was a complete listing of the firms production. If some one knows where the records I would like to know. I know for a fact that all the Arnold & Dent Marine chronometers are not contained in The Greenwich Index of chronometers.

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    Default Arnold & Dent Marine Chronometers (RE: Frank Menez)

    The Arnold & Dent pocket chronometer is in a 60 mm case and is fitted with Prest's keyless work. The number 107 may be in the Prest sequence or it could be an early Arnold & Dent number.

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