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London Observatory Watch

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Item # 80001321
London Observatory Watch is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11.
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Price: 175$175.00
Member Price: 157.5$157.50
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Description

The Museum's London Observatory Watch is adapted from one of master clock maker Thomas Tompion’s (English, 1639–1713) classic timepieces. Tompion was one of the most successful watch makers in Europe during his lifetime, with customers such as King William III of England and Cosimo III, Duke of Tuscany. Developed from a seventeenth century regulator clock designed for the royal observatory in Greenwich, our watch reproduces the sophistication and timeless design of the original.

Produced in cooperation with The British Museum, London.

The Museum's London Observatory Watch is adapted from one of master clock maker Thomas Tompion’s (English, 1639–1713) classic timepieces. Tompion was one of the most successful watch makers in Europe during his lifetime, with customers such as King William III of England and Cosimo III, Duke of Tuscany. Developed from a seventeenth century regulator clock designed for the royal observatory in Greenwich, our watch reproduces the sophistication and timeless design of the original.

Produced in cooperation with The British Museum, London.

Details
  • Stainless steel with 18K gold overlay
  • Mother-of-Pearl dial
  • Water resistant case only 330 feet or 100 meters
  • Black croco-embossed leather band
  • Quartz movement
  • Band: adjusts from 6 3/4'' to 8 1/4''
  • Case: 1 1/2'' diam.
  • Imported
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

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If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Joy Forever One of the most elegant watches I've ever seen and now own. That it is based on a Tompion design only makes it more beautiful. The only reason it's not a five-star rating is that it appears to be battery-operated rather than possess an automatic movement.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over 5 years and going I've owned mine for 5 years. I usually wear it once or twice a week. I love the design and it has been very reliable.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality Nice design but band fell off even before it was worn. Kindly replaced but same problem. Fixed by jeweller. Now the number s have fallen off the dial!
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Case back is impossible to remove. My main complaint, and it's a big one, is that once the battery runs down the case back can't be removed by the owner. I've tried everything and all I've been able to accomplish is to scratch the finish. The problem is that it's a snap back and there's no notch in the seam to get a tool into. Most modern snap backs have a small gap where one can insert a sharp blade or small flathead. Not this one. Very poorly thought out.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor watchband design Loved the watch but the watchband design is faulty. The way it attaches to the watch is unique and once broken cannot be repaired.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL! This is really a unique and beautiful watch - even prettier in person than on the picture. For example, the "white" ring that contains the roman numerals is really more like a "mother of pearl" color, changing with the light. It keeps perfect time and is just stunning. And you can't beat the price!!!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ordinary quality,very tough leather strap.nice design although.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Watch I bought this 2 weeks ago and I'm so happy with this beautiful classic watch. Its weightless and that helps a lot.
Date published: 2016-12-27
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