Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel

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Hele, United Kingdom
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About this item

This is a vintage hand-held bearing compass. An English, oak, marine navigation aid with Sestrel dial, dating to the mid 20th century circa 1950.

A fascinating maritime set
Displays a desirable aged patina
Oak handle and walnut deck box show fine grain interest
Original glass in good order throughout

Compass displays cardinal and inter-cardinal points
North marked with the Sestrel logotype – a trademark of Henry Browne & Son
Built-in sight with optical prism magnifies bearing for ease of use
Bezel engraved with supplying chandler – Capt. O. M. Watts of London

Oak handle complete with unmarked compass card
In period the compass could be illuminated for night time use
Screw-cap bottom reveals the dry cell battery compartment – battery absent
Teak box crafted with compass viewing window and brass loop handle

This is a fantastic vintage compass set, perfectly suited to pleasure yachting or as an interesting desk ornament for those who yearn for the sea. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home or top deck.

Max Width: 11cm (4.25'')
Max Depth: 11cm (4.25'')
Max Height: 25.5cm (10'')

Box Width: 14.5cm (5.75'')
Box Depth: 15.5cm (6'')
Box Height: 34.5cm (13.5'')

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Our Ref: 18.6345


W11.0 x H25.5 x D11.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


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