English Verge Fusee to identify...Help!!

Keven

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Hello again.
I bought another English verge fusee. I have looked and cannot find any info. Please help. You all are great.
The case inside back has an oval with GAR, CAR, CAP, GAP? Can't really tell, it is silver. On the top of the pendent it has the number 3 with a dot after it.
On the movement is has Low & Co or Law & Co. The serial number on the movement is 556.
Thanks in advance or your help.
Keven
 

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John Pavlik

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Interesting marking on the movement.. Low & Co is listed as being from Boston USA.. active around 1832 and listed as imported watches.. so a jeweler or importer ... The movement is a typical, for this time frame, English fusee with a verge escapement..the case mark is not clear.. the case may be an American made, as the visable hallmark does not appear English.. but that is only a guess, based on 2 things, many English movements only were imported to the US, and then cased here.. the pendant style with the thin neck is not very English, despite the 9 O'clock hinge and the bow pin thru the pendant..
 

Keven

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Hello again and thank you John.
You seem to be the knowledgable one on the English watches.
Where do you find your info?
The watch runs pretty good in the pen up position. Face up it goes a little slow. Over all ok.
Thanks,
Keven
 

John Pavlik

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Keven,

You may want to start with a book titled "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World" complete 21st Century Edition by Brian Loomes.. Not inexpensive, but well worth the investment.. after that add as many books as you can find..Gaining knowledge this way, is usually cheaper than throwing money at items..we know little about..
 

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