This is an English silver pocket watch with clear hallmarks for London 1873
This is an English silver fusee pocket watch which has the rare Burdess patent for winding and setting the watch and is one of the higher quality examples of this watch
The watch has a wheel under the dial, which is revealed by opening the bezel. This sets the hands.
When you open the back cover there is a groove cut out in the domed cover with a patent winding setting.
The watch runs well but gains around 10 minutes in 24 hours.
Please note we cannot offer a guarantee on the fusee watch chain. Should this break, repairs will be charged at cost.
Movement – the gilt full plate fusee movement has a lever escapement and a compensated balance with a large ruby endstone and three screw settings. The movement is jewelled throughout. The movement features the patent lever ratchet. winding The movement is signed “A. Burdess, Coventry, 7156” and is in 95% mint condition – a super example
The movement is protected by its original gilt dust cap, which also features the same groove cut into the side to accommodate the lever.
Case – the movement comes in a good quality silver open face case, which has a hinged back and bezel. The watch is wound from the back, set from the front and the movement is accessed from the front also. The case is decorated with coin edged sides with gold hinges and a gold button which is very unusual. The back has a smooth plain finish. The back cover pops open when pressing the button on the stem in. The case is in 95% mint condition.
Dial – the off white enamel dial has a pair of gilt hands and a gilt sub seconds hand. The dial is in 99% mint condition
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch measures 52mm wide x 21mm deep
The watch is patent wound and set but will also come with a key