Antique Marine Chronometers

History: The quest to determine a ships longitude in the 18th century led to the development of the marine chronometer. John Harrison, a lone 18th century clockmaker created the first clock (chronometer) that could be used to accurately determine the time onboard ship and in turn the longitude of a ship at sea - an essential development in navigation. Without it, ships couldn't navigate accurately out of sight from land and journeys were often longer and more prone to maritime disasters and shipwrecks. These shipwrecks led to the UK government in 1714 to launch a huge financial prize for the first person to solve the problem of longitude at sea - described at the time as the greatest scientific challenge of the century. Other European countries such as France, Holland and Spain also offered huge prizes but it was John Harrison who perfected it, with a lifetimes work over 4 decades to solve the problem. This undoubtedly contributed to Britain becoming such an important force at sea and

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SHIPS CHRONOMETER By THOMAS MERCER LTD ST ALBANS£3950 $5067.85   €4682.33 SHIPS CHRONOMETER By THOMAS MERCER LTD ST ALBANSSovereign Antiques Waltham Chronometer Cased Working Clock£975 $1250.93   €1155.77 Waltham Chronometer Cased Working ClockSovereign Antiques Mcgregor & Co, 8-day Marine Chronometer £6750 $8660.25   €8001.45 Mcgregor & Co, 8-day Marine Chronometer Tyne Antiques William Gerrard, Two Day Marine Chronometer No. 917£2500 $3207.5   €2963.5 William Gerrard, Two Day Marine Chronometer No. 917The Clock Gallery
Charles Frodsham Chronometer Circa 1825£1500 $1924.5   €1778.1 Charles Frodsham Chronometer Circa 1825Sovereign Antiques 8-day Mantel Chronometer By Parkinson & Frodsham£13750 $17641.25   €16299.25 8-day Mantel Chronometer By Parkinson & FrodshamCarlton Clocks Fusee Marine Chronometer Sir John Bennett London£6500 $8339.5   €7705.1 Fusee Marine Chronometer Sir John Bennett LondonTyne Antiques WWII Hamilton Model 21 Two Day Marine Chronometer£4995.00 $6408.59   €5921.07 WWII Hamilton Model 21 Two Day Marine ChronometerJason Clarke Antiques
56 Hour Chronometer£1950 $2501.85   €2311.53 56 Hour ChronometerThe London Clockmaker Marine Chronometer By Dobbie McInnes  Marine Chronometer By Dobbie McInnesOlde Time Antique Clocks Marine Chronometer By John Poole, London£5850 $7505.55   €6934.59 Marine Chronometer By John Poole, LondonOlde Time Antique Clocks WW 2 Period Royal Navy Chronometer Watch£925 $1186.78   €1096.5 WW 2 Period Royal Navy Chronometer WatchKembery Antique Clocks Ltd
An Elgin Royal Navy Master Watch Chronometer£925 $1186.78   €1096.5 An Elgin Royal Navy Master Watch ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Kelvin, White & Hutton Marine Chronometer£2450 $3143.35   €2904.23 Kelvin, White & Hutton Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Fine Quality Ulysee Nardin Ships Chronometer£3350 $4298.05   €3971.09 Fine Quality Ulysee Nardin Ships ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Russian Marine Chronometer£975 $1250.93   €1155.77 Russian Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd
Russian Marine Chronometer£1150 $1475.45   €1363.21 Russian Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Hamilton Marine Chronometer WW2£1250 $1603.75   €1481.75 Hamilton Marine Chronometer WW2Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd Marine Chronometer Whyte & Thomson Of Glasgow£2950 $3784.85   €3496.93 Marine Chronometer Whyte & Thomson Of GlasgowKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Ships Chronometer£3000 $3849   €3556.2 Ships ChronometerDials Antique Clocks
Fine 8 Day Marine Chronometer With Outer Case£8495 $10899.09   €10069.97 Fine 8 Day Marine Chronometer With Outer CaseSteam Mill Clocks Elgin Watch Ships Chronometer£1750 $2245.25   €2074.45 Elgin Watch Ships ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd American Ships Chronometer By Hamilton£2200 $2822.6   €2607.88 American Ships Chronometer By HamiltonCarlton Clocks  
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