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For Immediate Release: 9th September 2013 Contact: Iona Sale, IONA PR, 01451 832 268, 07721

030 825 or iona@ionapr.com

A TIMELY REMINDER
A vintage Rolex Oyster wrist watch, worn by a Japanese prisoner-of-war in Changi, is to be sold at Chorley's along with many other longcase, bracket and mantel clocks, barometers, pocket watches and pocket barometers in Chorleys two-day sale on Wednesday and Thursday, 25th & 26th September 2013. The owner, Hereward Wagner, who owned a rubber plantation in the Federated Malay States, spent the majority of the Second World War incarcerated in the Prisoner of War camp, his cherished watch the only reminder of his previous life. The watch (Lot 483), with cushion shaped case and champagne dial signed Oyster Rolex, is expected to sell for between 300-500. The vintage timepiece was passed by Hereward to his son Frank, who spent a lifetime collecting wonderful pieces of horology. A keen member of the British Horological Institute, he had a leading role within the local BHI group arranging numerous visits to local horological attractions including the tower turret clocks of Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral and, of course, revelled in his trips to the Elizabeth Tower and the workings of its famous bell, Big Ben. He was immensely proud of his clock collection now being sold by Chorley's and some of the more unusual pieces being sold include: A fine 18th Century month-going regulator clock by George Philip Strigel, former clockmaker to Queen Charlotte; the face of the regulator is also inscribed 'Facing Her Majesties Palace London'. Estimate: 3,0005,000 (Lot 794). A late 18th Century eight-day longcase clock by Park of Liverpool with unusual equation of time dial; as well as showing the phases of the moon to the arch, it has a dial recording the tide times of both high and low water,
Lot 794 th A late 18 Century mahogany eight-day long case regulator clock by George Philip Strigel, est 3,000 - 5,000

Lot 483 A vintage Rolex Oyster wristwatch circa 1935, est 300 - 500

adjusted as necessary for any geographic location. Estimate: 1,500-2,000 (Lot 795). A late 18th Century eight-day longcase clock by Hariman of Workington; the movement of this clock has an unusual moon phase globe to the arch and date recorder to the dial with centre sweep hand. Estimate: 1,500-2000 (Lot 796). A wonderful mahogany longcase clock with eight-day movement by Henry Massey. Estimate: 2,000-3000 (Lot 800).

Lot 794 (detail) " The 10 silvered dial inscribed Regulator and George Philip Strigel 'Facing Her Majesty's Palace London'

Viewing Days: Monday, 23rd September, 9am-5pm Tuesday, 24th September, 9am-7pm Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th September, 8.30am-11am Auction: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th September, commencing at 10.30am each day For further press information or jpeg images, please contact Iona Sale, IONA PR, 01451 832 268, 07721 030 825 or iona@ionapr.com For further details regarding the sale please contact Simon Chorley on 01452 344499, src@simonchorley.com or view the fully illustrated on-line catalogue at www.simonchorley.com

Lot 795 th A late 18 Century eight-day longcase clock by Park, Liverpool, est 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 795 (detail) The brass arch top dial showing the phases of the moon and tide recorder for both high and low water