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W. Ehrhardt - British Navy deckwatch - NO RESERVE PRICE - Men - 1901-1949

Lot reference 22634261

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Location: Netherlands
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Manual winding - Silver - Box

Brand: W. Ehrhardt
Model: British Navy deckwatch - NO RESERVE PRICE
Gender: Men
Period: 1901-1949
Movement: Manual winding
Case material: Silver
Material fineness: 925
Extras: Box
Type: Pocket watch
Shipped Insured: Yes
Condition: In working condition with visible traces of use

I am selling this W. Ehrhardt deckwatch, the case with a diameter of approximately 58mm is made of sterling silver. According to the British silver hallmarks it was made in Birmingham in 1902. A deckwatch was a timepiece to be read when navigating with a sextant, often a ship would have a marine chronometer that acted as a mother clock to one or multiple deck watches.

I received additional information about this watch from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, you can examine two photos made from the ledgers about it's history. From these records I was able to find some history about the HMS Pellew that carried this particular watch:

12/12/1917 while escorting a convoy of six vessels in the Norwegian Sea they were attacked by four large German Destroyers. The other escorts, HMS Partridge and 4 Trawlers (Commander Fullerton, Livingstone, Lord Alverstone, and Tokio), were sunk. The ships in the convoy were also sunk (Bolista, Bothnia, Cordova, Kong Magnus, Maracaibo, Torlief.)
Pellew was damaged with 5 dead and forced to break off the action She was hit by a shell in the engine room, killing all the engineers. Luckily the turbines continued to run unattended for awhile and she escaped, badly holed and partially disabled, into Norwegian waters. She was able to make repairs with HMS Sabrina before being interned and made her way home



The handbuilt movement has screwed chatons and a hand engraved balance bridge and it runs accurately. What makes this movement special is the central seconds indication where most pocket watches show the running seconds in a separate sub-dial. It prominently shows the military broad arrow on the movement and on the enamel dial. The case looks very good with only the crown showing some wear, the dial has no cracks or any other kind of damage,

The dial, movement, case and wooden box are all numbers matching, so everything belongs together.

This auction will be started without a reserve price, please examine the photos before bidding.

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    Goed verpakt en precies zoals omschreven
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    AtB1980 January 18, 2019

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    fine pen. flawless delivery
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    materiale spedizione tutto eccellente ! ! !
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    Giorgio10MASS January 17, 2019

  • tutto ok, sia la confezione che la spedizione

    user-c2f6259 January 14, 2019

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    等了將近一個月的貨運時間.終於收到筆了~
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    user-c5306ee January 8, 2019

  • Noto con piacere che questo ordine è arrivato in tempi rapidi ed il contenuto sembra corrispondere a quanto descritto in sede d'asta e nelle foto. Purtroppo non ricevuto ancora un ordine precedente.

    user-3571d85 January 7, 2019

  • J ai bien reçu l article acheté, bien emballé, bien protégé
    Le stylo est un peu plus «  vieux » que je ne le pensais
    Mais je suis contente de cet achat

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    raphael35 January 4, 2019

  • Great. As stated!

    user-f77fd91 January 4, 2019

  • Great!!

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    Fournisseur compréhensif et recommandable.
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    Nabucco January 3, 2019

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    Délai de livraison un peu long
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    As usual, an extremely good service. Thank you so much! I will keep following your offers!
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    jorgefferreira December 27, 2018

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    Spedizione corretta nei tempi e nelle modalità. Contenuto conforme a quanto descritto. Soddisfatta .
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    user-dab9431 December 21, 2018

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    Everything great Nice pen, as decribed in the ad
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    Tomjoost1 December 21, 2018

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    tomaszwachnicki December 18, 2018

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    Prima verkoper met een uitvoerige omschrijving van de deckwatch. De vervolgens nog ontvangen aanvullende informatie heb ik erg op prijs gesteld
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    lucasb December 14, 2018

  • Perfect, thank you!

    mpl1960 December 12, 2018

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    Já recebi a caneta que estava perdida transportadora . Deu trabalho mas valeu a pena. Comportamento impecável do vendedor. PARABENS.
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    Marques Pereira
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    As usual, an extremely good service. Thank you so much! I will keep following your offers!
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    jorgefferreira December 11, 2018

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    Sera culpa mia de no haber traducido bien la reseña, pero pensaba cuando pujé, que era de émbolo. Lo siento, me encuentro un poco decepcionado.
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    stipte levering, pen precies zoals beschreven, in perfecte staat. Prima verkoper zou ik zeggen !
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    erichouben December 10, 2018

  • Great service. Item arrived as described

    user-8ab0b09 December 5, 2018

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France $20.50
Germany $20.50
Italy $20.50
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Netherlands $9.28
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United Kingdom $20.50
Rest of Europe $26.76
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