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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Mcgregor & Co, 8-day Marine Chronometer £6750 $8540.78   €7884 Mcgregor & Co, 8-day Marine Chronometer Tyne Antiques William Gerrard, Two Day Marine Chronometer No. 917£2500 $3163.25   €2920 William Gerrard, Two Day Marine Chronometer No. 917The Clock Gallery Charles Frodsham Chronometer Circa 1825£1500 $1897.95   €1752 Charles Frodsham Chronometer Circa 1825Sovereign Antiques Thomas Mercer Two Day Marine Chronometer 1954 £1350 $1708.16   €1576.8 Thomas Mercer Two Day Marine Chronometer 1954 Tyne Antiques
8-day Mantel Chronometer By Parkinson & Frodsham£13750 $17397.88   €16060 8-day Mantel Chronometer By Parkinson & FrodshamCarlton Clocks Fusee Marine Chronometer Sir John Bennett London£6500 $8224.45   €7592 Fusee Marine Chronometer Sir John Bennett LondonTyne Antiques WWII Hamilton Model 21 Two Day Marine Chronometer£4995.00 $6320.17   €5834.16 WWII Hamilton Model 21 Two Day Marine ChronometerJason Clarke Antiques 56 Hour Chronometer£1950 $2467.34   €2277.6 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 $7402.01   €6832.8 Marine Chronometer By John Poole, LondonOlde Time Antique Clocks WW 2 Period Royal Navy Chronometer Watch£925 $1170.4   €1080.4 WW 2 Period Royal Navy Chronometer WatchKembery Antique Clocks Ltd An Elgin Royal Navy Master Watch Chronometer£925 $1170.4   €1080.4 An Elgin Royal Navy Master Watch ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd
Kelvin, White & Hutton Marine Chronometer£2450 $3099.99   €2861.6 Kelvin, White & Hutton Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Fine Quality Ulysee Nardin Ships Chronometer£3350 $4238.76   €3912.8 Fine Quality Ulysee Nardin Ships ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Russian Marine Chronometer£975 $1233.67   €1138.8 Russian Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Russian Marine Chronometer£1150 $1455.1   €1343.2 Russian Marine ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd
Hamilton Marine Chronometer WW2£1250 $1581.63   €1460 Hamilton Marine Chronometer WW2Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd Marine Chronometer Whyte & Thomson Of Glasgow£2950 $3732.64   €3445.6 Marine Chronometer Whyte & Thomson Of GlasgowKembery Antique Clocks Ltd Ships Chronometer£3000 $3795.9   €3504 Ships ChronometerDials Antique Clocks Fine 8 Day Marine Chronometer With Outer Case£8495 $10748.72   €9922.16 Fine 8 Day Marine Chronometer With Outer CaseSteam Mill Clocks
Elgin Watch Ships Chronometer£1750 $2214.28   €2044 Elgin Watch Ships ChronometerKembery Antique Clocks Ltd American Ships Chronometer By Hamilton£2200 $2783.66   €2569.6 American Ships Chronometer By HamiltonCarlton Clocks    
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