G. E. Frodsham, London hallmarked 1863

A gold cased pocket chronometer signed on the white enamel dial G. E. Frodsham Gracechurch Street London.

The watch is complete with a gold and steel winding key (key not hallmarked).

George Edward Frodsham inherited the Gracechurch Street business when his father died in 1849, his brother having died the previous year. The trading name was then ‘John Frodsham & Son’, ‘Frodsham Son & Co’ and ‘Frodsham & Baker’ until 1863 when the trading name became George E. Frodsham. George Frodsham traded at 31 Gracechurch Street until 1901, he died in 1903. The case makers mark JWR is for James Walter Redmond of 73 Rahere Street, Clerkenwell. Redmond entered this mark entered at Goldsmiths Hall on 6 March 1861.



The chronometer has a ¾-plate movement with spring detent escapement, engraved balance cock and is signed on the backplate G. E. Frodsham, Gracechurch Street, London. 8394




The 18-carat gold case is numbered 77 K, hallmarked for London 1863 and is stamped with the case maker's mark JWR on the inside of the case and also on the inner cover.



The back of the watch case has decorative engine turning and is engraved with a monogram.


Stock No. C1109

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