Royal geographical society watch 18k gold rare swiss top quality swiss
Royal geographical society watch 18k gold rare swiss
top quality swiss watch. Scratch resistant sapphire with 18k rose gold bezel, the movement was quality automatic or other quality ones. Gender : men's case material : gold dial color : silver movement : automatic bezel : 18k rose gold bracelet: brown leather clasp: tang buckle crystal : scratch resistant sapphire case size : 39mm water resistant : 50m/165ft the royal geographical society purchased around forty pocket watches between 1878 and 1929. These were issued to various explorers around the world - it is wrong to think they were just for polar use as has been written. Purchased at a cost of £35 in june 1892, no 21 was lent to capt f r maunsel for his work in persia. A year later, in 1893, it was lent to mr beecher for work in the malay peninsula. In 1894 it was lent to major heath for his work in asia minor. In 1896 it was lent to capt h h deary for his work in central africa, and in 1930 was issued to major r a bagnold for use in the libyan desert - bagnold later went on the form the 'long range desert group' which famously operated behind rommel's north afrika korps during the 2nd world war. A rare chance to purchase one of the 100 or so watches and one box chronometer... Most that i have seen show the expected signs of wear and tear, this example being in much better condition than most. Cleaned and guaranteed.