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AN ANTIQUE GEORGIAN POCKET WATCH, 1812 in 18ct yellow gold, the circular body with chased foliage and scrolls, full British hallmarks for London 1812, 6.8cm, 106.3g.
I think I should disassemble it to see exactly how they made so thin.. I had another example of a thin one a long time ago, it was quite a project reassembling it, hence my hesitation .. On this one you can see the typical Swiss adjustment for the crown wheel positioned pretty far in...
Jon, as far as I can see looking between plates it is a verge.. .. Unless another type of escapement has the crown wheel and contrate wheel..... At some point I should disassemble, and clean it, but it runs fine when wound ... When set up correctly Would the stop work provide the pre load to...
I think I have my first 22k English watch and case... The information I have indicates that but would
like some expert opinion... The case is marked as the photos show .. Letter date is rubbed but looks like the
London letter date for 1857.. Makers mark AS in an oval, which I feel is Alfred...
I found another, not quite the quality of most of the others... but its has a verge escapement .. Distance
between plates is 1.88 mm .. Unusual plate lay out, appears to be Swiss or French... No makers name except the
reference to LePine on brass dust cover .. Setting from the rear... 57mm...
Graham & John,
I assumed these full plates setting from the back were an attempt at reducing the overall
thickness of a watch ....With the cannon pinion flush with the minute hand, you reduce the height
of crystal needed ... Any thoughts on that ?
I will defer to your more through research on the case maker... I was reading my interpretation as I had it
written on the hang tag many years ago...
The inner dome (dust cover) is gilded brass, in pretty nice condition for all the years.... I would guess it has never
Here you go... I have a couple more examples of winding and setting full plate watches from the 1830’s...The rear inside dome is spring loaded, and a small lever on the inside band is used to release the catch ..
An example of this type of case which I feel is very original to the movement.. The front bezel is not hinged and does not open .. The case is clearly marked With a C in the proper cartouche.. for 1818 and case maker Charles and Jeremiah Mince 59 Banner Sq St. Lukes.. Richard Powis is listed as...
Randy, not sure, but I have always thought the polished tip spade hands were correct for the earlier Howards. They are out there, but they also were made for standard 18 size watches rendering those hands a bit short to reach the appropriate track..
I agree the dial needs the larger Roman numerals to be that early ... the case dated by the inscription could be original..it generally does not have features seen on cases from 1859, ie the pendant pusher and the overall bulk ...... It is a nice movement....