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Watches and Wristwatches / C. Harris, Cornhill. An 18K gold key wind open face half quarter repeating pocket watch with historical interest having been owned by Charles Waring Darwin London Hallmark for 1822

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C. Harris, Cornhill. An 18K gold key wind open face half quarter repeating pocket watch with historical interest having been owned by Charles Waring Darwin
London Hallmark for 1822
17 May 2022, 13:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £2,040 inc. premium

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C. Harris, Cornhill. An 18K gold key wind open face half quarter repeating pocket watch with historical interest having been owned by Charles Waring Darwin

Date: London Hallmark for 1822
Movement: Gilt full plate, cylinder escapement, plain 3-arm balance, two polished hammers striking on two gongs, No.2600
Dial: White, black Roman numerals, black outer minute track, subsidiary seconds at 6, gilt hands
Case: Engine tuned consular
Signed: Dial & movement, case stamped R.D
Size: 54mm

Footnotes

Colonel Charles Waring Darwin was a British solider and landowner. A second cousin once removed of naturalist Charles Darwin, his father changed the family name from Rhodes to Darwin in 1850 in order to inherit Elston Hall from his brother in law.

Darwin entered the British Army in 1873. By the time he left service he had seen active service in the Second Boer War, where he was awarded the service medal with 3 clasps.

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