Deck-watch used by Capt. George Vancouver on board HMS Discovery 1791-5

Made:
1791 in London
maker:
Thomas Earnshaw
Deck-watch used by Capt

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Deck-watch used by Capt
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Silver pair cased deck-watch by Thomas Earnshaw, London, hallmarked for 1791-2. White enamel dial with a subsidiary seconds dial and signed 'Thomas Earnshaw Invt et Fecit No.58'. Movement with spring detent escapement and two-arm bi-metallic compensation balance with wedge weights. Signed on the movement 'Thos. Earnshaw London Invt. et Fecit. no 1514’

This watch was used for navigation by Capt. George Vancouver (c.1755 – 1798) on board HMS Discovery, during his famous voyage surveying the West Coast of America (1791 – 5).

Clockmakers Museum No. 427

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3340
Materials:
silver (alloy), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), enamel, glass and diamond
Measurements:
watch: 67 mm x 49 mm x 23.5 mm,
outer case: 59 mm x 57 mm x 19 mm,
type:
watch and detent
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers