The Boreal Arrow
Code BA21112301: Mother-of-Pearl Dennison Hunter Compass, c. 1920
|This is hunter compass made by the Dennison Watch Case Company of Birmingham. It comes in a Dennison case with internal serial number 117726 M. The last four digits 7726 of the serial number are also engraved next to the bezel. Inside the back lid engraved: MADE IN ENGLAND, DENNISON WATCH CASE CO. This information is not visible unless the back cover is removed. The case is in mint condition without any dings or dents. The lid springs open when the button is pushed as it should. This example has a Mother-of-Pearl Singers Patent dial in in excellent condition without any damage. It has a brass jewelled cap. The thick glass crystal is in excellent condition and free of chips or scratches. The compass is very accurate and points North precisely. The transit lock is also functional when lid is closed. It measures 47mm in diameter.|
The case maker was Aaron Lufkin Dennison of Birmingham UK, he manufactured watch cases from late 1874 at 24 Villa Road, Handsworth UK. As part of the war effort he diversified into compass cases. He was originally the Managing Director of the American Waltham Watch Company in the USA, where he made the very first watch with interchangeable parts and produced watches of Railway quality. He was known as the Founding Father of the American Watch Making Industry.