18K Dent Minute Repeater Demi-Hunter Gents Pocket Watch England; Dent; Mans; SN#44,669; CA1890 CASE: The 18K rose gold 16-size (50mm) #44,669 demi-hunter case features fancy enamel monogram on reverse, and signed G. DIAL: This white porcelain single sunk dial displays Roman numerals and spade hands. MOVT: This 28-jewel pin-set movement is fully adjusted, with lever escapement is gilt with a full plate layout and signed. C 2.5 (The Case is in Almost Perfect Condition) D 2 (Dial is in Perfect Condition) M 3 (The Movement is in Very Good Condition) R 9 (Rarity based on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare) Experts Opinion: A very fine and fully original English top quality minute repeater by Dent of London.
Massive 18K case, quality through out! Demi-Hunter A hunter case with the center designed to allow the position of the hands to be seen without opening the case. Stem-wind, Pin-Set Movements Much like the lever-set movements, these pocket watches had a small pin or knob next to the watch-stem that had to be depressed before turning the crown to set the time and releasing the pin when the correct time had been set. This style of watch is occasionally referred to as "nail set", as the set button must be pressed using a finger. Lever Escapement An escapement is a device in mechanical watches and clocks that transfers energy to the timekeeping element (the "impulse action") and allows the number of its oscillations to be counted (the "locking action").
The impulse action transfers energy to the clock's timekeeping element (usually a pendulum or balance wheel) to replace the energy lost to friction during its cycle and keep the timekeeper oscillating. The escapement is driven by force from a coiled spring or a suspended weight, transmitted through the timepiece's gear train. Each swing of the pendulum or balance wheel releases a tooth of the escapement's escape wheel gear, allowing the clock's gear train to advance or "escape" by a fixed amount. This regular periodic advancement moves the clock's hands forward at a steady rate. At the same time the tooth gives the timekeeping element a push, before another tooth catches on the escapement's pallet, returning the escapement to its "locked" state.The sudden stopping of the escapement's tooth is what generates the characteristic "ticking" sound heard in operating mechanical clocks and watches. Minute Repeater A minute repeater strikes or sounds the number of hours and minutes on demand. The mechanism uses 2 chimes or different tones.
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