BENEDICT BROTHERS SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD
Benedict Brothers, New York, No. 6688. Made circa 1910, presented to Summer
Ballard from William Dodsworth.
Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, keyless, pocket watch with split-seconds
chronograph. Accompanied by document copy of history of the owner, his various
businesses and Benedict Brothers.
Four-body, "bassine," split-second chronograph push-button at 11 o`clock,
hinged gold cuvette engraved: Summer Ballard a Token of Respect and Appreciation
from William Dodsworth and his Sons, case back engraved with initials SB.
White enamel with black radial Breguet numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track
with 5-second red Arabic markers, sunk subsidiary seconds dial at 6 and 30-minute
register at 12. Blued steel spade hands.
Cal. 40 mm.(16 1/2```), "Superior Movement," 21 jewels, straight-line calibrated
lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance
spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.