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Pictured: George III silver pair case pocket watch linked to the Battle of Trafalgar <br />
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A pocket watch which is thought to have been used by a British naval officer at the legendary Battle of Trafalgar has been discovered 218 years later.<br />
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The George III-era silver timepiece belonged to Captain Charles Bennett, who served on board HMS Tonnant at the 1805 battle.<br />
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It had been tucked away in a drawer in a Midlands home for decades before the vendor brought it into Hansons Auctioneers, of Etwall, Derbys.<br />
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The watch, hallmarked London 1788, is being sold with a note penned in 1897 by a James H Waters who wrote that Capt Bennett was his great-grandfather.<br />
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It reads: "This watch belonged to my Gt Grandfather, Capt. Charles Bennett who was on the Tonnant at Trafalgar."