- Museum number
Silver and simulated tortoise-sheel pair-cased verge watch with alarm (dial not original).
Circular gilt-brass plates with four Egyptian pillars.
Mainspring barrel with ratchet set-up between the plates.
Fusee with chain and standard stop work.
Four-wheel going train. The centre wheel solid, third wheel with three crossings and contrait wheel with four crossings.
Plain brass three arm balance with spiral balance spring and geared "Tompion" regulator, the silver index disc numbered 5-30.
Alarm powered by a fixed barrel. Gilt-brass first wheel. The second wheel and contrait pinion on the dial side of the front plate. Steel contrait and crown wheel.
Later white enamel dial with Roman hours I-XII within a minute circle numbered 0-60 at 5 minute intervals..
Blued-steel beetle and poker hour and minute hands. The flat blued-steel alarm setting hand is later.
Winding holes at IIII-V and IX.
Pair cases. Silver inner case, pierced and engraved around the band with foliate scrolls, birds and fish, a mask at VI. The pendant is a later replacement. Brass outer case with silver rims and pierced silver roundels, the surface painted to resemble tortoise shell.
- Production date
Diameter: 46.60 millimetres (dial)
Diameter: 57.30 millimetres (outer case)
Thickness: 35.70 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The ratchet set-up for the main spring barrel and the very covered back plate suggests a continental origin for this watch.
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (2016)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.0764 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: K4 (Ilbert Ledger)