Gold Keyless Fusee by Kullberg


Signed   Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd   105 Victoria Strt  sw
Hallmarked London   1897
Diameter   52 mm         

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A fine late 19th Century freesprung keyless reverse fusee with power reserve indication by Kullberg in a gold half hunter case.  Gilt half plate keyless movement with reverse fusee and chain. Harrison’s maintaining power.  Plain cock with diamond endstone, compensation balance employing quarter timing nuts, freesprung blue steel double overcoil hairspring.  English double roller lever escapement, screwed in jewelling including the fusee, escape and lever pivots with endstones under a bridge cock. Numbered white enamel dial with subsidiaries for power reserve and  seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands.  Substantial plain 18 carat half hunter case with blue enamel chapter ring, the back engraved with an interesting motto. Gold cuvette engraved with the name of the original owner.  Gold bow and gilt winding button, maker’s mark “FT” in an oval.  The winding disabled when the front cover is closed.

A fine example of English watchmaking which could still be used today.  Sold by the famous Army and Navy Store who commissioned watches from the best makers of the period.  Victor Kullberg, from Sweden set up business in England in 1856.  Celebrated casemaker Fred Thoms, working at 41 Spencer Street, Clerkenwell, later moving to number 25.