Typical three-quarter plate keyless going-barrel movement (hunter set) of Rotherhams ‘super grade’ (jewels held in settings) jewelled to the 3rd, with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape, the frame stamped with Rotherhams number and also with the smaller Dent trademark of a D in a triangle. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, balance-spring with double overcoil. Lovely enamel dial in prefect condition, fully signed for Dent along with their triangle trademark, with its original blued-steel ‘English spade’ hands. 41 mm diameter, 8 mm deep.
The firm of E Dent & Co, then at 61 Strand and 4 Royal Exchange, one of the leading London watch, chronometer and clock makers of the period – see the book on Edward John Dent and the various Dent firms by Vaudrey Mercer.
Rotherham & Sons Ltd, 27 Spon Street, Coventry, one of the UK’s most important watch makers and the premier machine-made watch manufacturer, both pocket and wristwatches – see my English Wristwatch section.
All in very good original condition but sadly with a broken pivot and lacking the seconds hand. Not working but worth the price for the hands alone.