I have had this Chronometer for just about 20 years now and to be honest I can't even remember how I acquired the piece. When I received the Chronometer inside there was a piece of paper that said this particular instrument was off the SS Hedge Haven. I have searched everywhere I could and I couldn't find a thing about this particular vessel or when this Chronometer was made. I contacted The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic Connecticut regarding this item. It took almost 2 months before I heard anything back from the Museum and they could not find anything at all on the ship or Chronometer. They said this is strange for that time period because of their our online catalogs, they checked the British Lloyd's, but had no luck there either. I also tried looking up "Hedge", in case Haven was the master, but no luck. So if there is anyone out there who can tell me a little something about this piece it would be greatly appreciated.