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Observatory Chronometers at Auction

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Not affiliated, just know that many here are interested in these Observatory watches.

Christie's next auction features a 1917 V&C Observatory pw that achieved a 1st Prize at Geneva and 1st Class rating at Kew. They are also offering two Longines Observatory movements still cased in the wooden competition holders. Of related interest is a rare V&C gimballed marine chronometer with spring dent escapement.

Crott's next auction has a nice (and bloody expensive) V&C silver-cased deck chronometer from 1923 that also won the Grand Prix at Geneva and a 1st Class rating from Teddington.
 

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