The Martin and Desmaris Pocket watches are the only two I know of with the lock mechanism, but there is perhaps more examples known?
The inscription "Fecit" on Desmaris pocket watch and not on Martins perhaps means something...
It would bee interesting to study more examples...
Dear Horological firends,
Are there any more known watches from Charles Pitt London with duplex escapement?
This one, with movement no 1083, has a silver case, year 1842, I believe it was made by Charles Hubberd, 9 Poole Terrace City Road, London.
Perhaps there is a connection to Caleb...
Dear Horological Friends!
This pocket chronometer made by James Moore French London is a bit special. The silver case is gilded inside, diam. ca 58 mm, weight, ca 162 gram
Movement no 2735. Is there any similar chronometers from James Moore French known?
Dear Horological Friends,
Yesterday I visited my friend who do advanced repairs on horological objects. The Joseph Spiegel coach watch is still on his bench. Everything is working except the repeating mechanism and we are still confused regarding how the missing parts looked like when it was...
Yes, Spicer made the dust cap but is he known? There was a case maker with the same name I believe...
Photo isn´t 100% clear but i think F.T or E.T
There is also a mark S... under the balance cock...
Dear Horological friends,
Last week I was fortunate and bought several watchmakers cabinets with old parts and repair objects from a retired hobby watchmaker. It´s like Christmas Eve to check every drawer....
This pocket watch is rather large (54 mm) and heavy (153 gram) and even if the...
This pocket watch has something extra. The decoration on movement is rather special.
James Payne London No 2530.
It´s has a rather large silvercase, ca 65 mm. It´s made 1808.
I believe the casemaker is Samuel Atkins, Bridgewater square, London, reg. 1801.
Any information regarding the case-...
Yes, thinking about it this symbol where also common on watch hands. I guess it was a religious symbol or what was the purpose at the time do you think?
Tired yesterday evening.... The pocket watch is marked "B Roberts London No 74..."