My first duplex pocket watch

miguel angel cladera

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Following the path of my little collection of English watches, I want to share my first duplex pw. its from Arnold and Dent number 4855 and as far i know a duplex watch to this firm its uncommon. The watch have the original ruby roller and works so strong. Have Hallmarks for London 1835 and JD signature marker. The dial have a minor restoration at 12h

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The movement with a compensation balance wheel, signed Arnold and Dent

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The duplex (not my picture) but I have permision for the seller.

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And the case hallmarks

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Hope you like my friends.
 

gmorse

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Hi Miguel,

A fine watch. The case was made by Joseph Dewin at 17 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London. The small letter 'T' below the hallmarks is for the jointer, who made the hinges and fitted the parts of the case together.

John Roger Arnold and Edward Dent were in partnership for only ten years, from 1830 to 1840. Following Arnold's death in 1843, the company was bought by Charles Frodsham. Duplexes were highly regarded at this time, even with the ascendancy of the detached lever.

The quarter screws in the balance may be platinum.

Regards,

Graham
 

miguel angel cladera

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Hi Miguel,

A fine watch. The case was made by Joseph Dewin at 17 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London. The small letter 'T' below the hallmarks is for the jointer, who made the hinges and fitted the parts of the case together.

John Roger Arnold and Edward Dent were in partnership for only ten years, from 1830 to 1840. Following Arnold's death in 1843, the company was bought by Charles Frodsham. Duplexes were highly regarded at this time, even with the ascendancy of the detached lever.

The quarter screws in the balance may be platinum.

Regards,

Graham
Thank you so much Graham. I was searching anothers duplex made for AD but i didnt find (only two more)
 

SKennedy

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A very nice watch of its time.

The case was made by Joseph Dewin at 17 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London.
While there is still a Red Lion Street close to Red Lion Square where Harrison lived, I believe Red Lion Street Clerkenwell at this date refers to the road now called Britton Street. There are a few properties on the other side of the road from where 17 was (one is the JErusalem Tavern) that are still there and date from early 19thC, giving a good impression of the sort of place where your watch case was made.
 

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