Detail of Harrison's marine timekeeper H4
This is John Harrison's prize-winning longitude watch, completed in 1759. Harrison had been working on improving watches as a sideline to his development of the much larger H3. In 1753 a pocket watch was made to Harrison's design by watchmaker John Jefferys. This went so well that Harrison began to realise that it pointed to the longitude solution - not in H3 but in smaller watches. Work began on H4 in 1755 and, with its very stable, high frequency balance, it proved the successful design.
- Image reference: F7024-010
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Ministry of Defence Art Collection
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