Rare WELSH pair cased verge by Watkins, Abergavenny c1819

Rare WELSH pair cased verge by Watkins, Abergavenny c1819

Code: 4.60

£950.00 Approx $1196.47, €1109.81, ¥8636.36
 

This is a superb example of a Welsh pair case verge.

The watch has been cleaned and serviced and is keeping excellent time for its age. However this watch has a fusee chain driven movement. These types of movements are extremely fragile and it is very easy to break the fusee chain if you have never handled one of these watches before and so consequently we do not cover this costly repair in the warranty.

Movement – the gilt full plate verge movement has cylindrical pillars, a fusee chain, a verge escapement and a beautifully pierced and engraved watch cock. The movement also has a steel regulator and is signed “Watkins, Abergavenny” 4836. The movement is in 95% mint condition

Inner case – the movement comes in an inner case, which has a hinged bezel and the watch is wound from the back, set from the front and is accessed from the front also. The case has its original stem but the bow has been replaced. It has a smooth plain finish and is in 95% mint condition – a superb example

Outer case – the original and matching outer case has its original clasp. It has a smooth plain finish and is in 90% mint condition – one light bruise on the back

Dial – the white enamel dial has its original pair of gilt hands and is in 99% mint condition.

The watch has a bulls eye mineral glass

The watch measures 55mm wide x 25mm high including the glass

The watch is key wound / key set and comes with a key