This English silver pocket watch has clear hallmarks for London 1823
This a fusee chain driven watch – a fusee chain is a very delicate chain and easy to break if you have never had a watch before. This watch works well and keeps excellent time but please note we do not offer a warranty on the fusee chain should it break.
Movement – the top quality gilt full plate fusee movement has a Massey I escapement. It has a steel balance, a diamond endstone and is jewelled. The movement also has a stop start slide on the side of the movement. The movement is signed “R N Cox, Pickering, 260” and is in 90% mint condition – a very clean looking movement but there are some scratches.
The movement has its original dust cap
Case – the movement comes in an English silver open face case, which has a hinged back and bezel. The watch is wound from the back, set from the front and is accessed from the front also. The deep silver case has evidence of engine turning on the edges but this has rubbed away. The rest of the case a smooth plain finish and is in 90% mint condition – light signs of wear on this lovely example of an English silver case
Dial – the off white enamel dial has a pair of golds hands and a blue steel sub seconds hand. The dial is in 100% mint condition
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch is key wound / key set and comes with an old period key
The watch measures 53mm wide x 20mm deep