- Museum number
GOLD CASED QUARTER REPEATING CYLINDER WATCH WITH DATE INDICATOR, AND WITH STEEL CHAIN AND GOLD KEYS.
Circular gilt-brass plates with four tapered pillars. Barrel with ratchet and click set-up mounted on the back-plate. Fusee with chain and standard stop-work. Four wheel train. Cylinder escapement with brass escape wheel and steel cylinder. Brass 3-arm balance, spiral balance spring with geared regulation, the index disc engraved with a scale. Pierced and engraved foliate
balance-bridge with a polished steel coqueret for the balance.
Pendant operated quarter repeat with chain drive powered by a fixed barrel.
Pulse-piece at VII. Calendar mechanism geared from a pinion on the hour wheel.
Gilt-brass dust-cap with blued-steel locking latch. Cap signed on the outside.
DIAL & HANDS
White enamel dial with minutes 5-60 around the outside. Roman hours I-XII and a calendar circle 1-31 around the centre. Winding hole at II. Dial signed above VI. Gold beetle and poker hour and minute hands, blued-steel calendar hand.
Gold open faced case with a snap-in central ring which carries the pendant. Bezel and band are plain, the back has an engine-turned border surrounding a central area engraved with a monogram.
Attached to the pendant is a short length of chain consisting of elongated oval steel double links with one steel split-ring at the pendant and three at the free end. Attached to the end is a gold cranked winding key, a steel key for a lock a brass key handle and a folding gold and steel toothpick?
- Production date
Diameter: 50.30 millimetres (case)
- Curator's comments
- The watch appears to be a strange custom-made marriage. The case was originally the outer case of an English pair-cased watch and has an English casemaker's mark. In order to accommodate the movement etc. a special central snap-in band, which also carries the pendant, has been made to provide a link between the case and the brass-edge. The movement dial and hands are Swiss. The dust-cap although signed "Genève" is very English in character. There are no records of P. Clavel in the printed sources. [DRT 7/92]
See also 1895,1024.2
- Not on display
- Latest: 2 (2017)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number