- Museum number
SILVER PAIR-CASED VERGE WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEAT.
Full plate movement.
Gilt brass barrel with tangent screw set up between plates.
Fusee with chain and standard stop work.
Four wheel going train.
Brass three-arm balance.
Spiral balance spring.
Geared regulator with silver index numbered I-IV.
Pierced and engraved balance-bridge with a faceted end stone in a polished steel setting.
Pendant-operated quarter repeat.
White enamel dial with Roman hours I-XII within a minute circle numbered 5-60 at 5-minute intervals.
Gold beetle and poker hands.
Gilt brass dust cap with steel slide lock.
Silver pair cases; outer plain; inner pierced and engraved a pulse piece between six and seven.
Two white watch-papers with printed obverse in outer case. Both with section cut out.
- Production date
Diameter: 42.50 millimetres (dial)
Diameter: 47 millimetres (inner case)
Diameter: 54.70 millimetres (outer case)
Diameter: 48.79 millimetres (watch-paper 1)
Diameter: 46.82 millimetres (watch-paper 2)
Thickness: 31.20 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The fact that the watch has a pulse piece in the inner case and no provision for such a facility in the outer case and the fact that the outer case is not pierced suggests that although a very good fit the outer case is unlikely to be original. The bell being signed Dury might suggest that the watch was modified in the 1760's in London. The outer case, dial and hands are in the English style in contrast to the Swiss style movement.
- Not on display
- Latest: 2 (2016)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.0840 (Ilbert Collection)