Information on English verge fusee

DrCar

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I need some help identifying my fusee pocket watch. It is stamped "London" and "118". I cannot make out the watchmaker/company name. I believe it is from the early 1700's.

Thank you for your help.
 

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John Pavlik

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I see the last name Canche,can not make out the first name..There is a James Canche listed in London.. I would assume a releative..James is listed 1692 - 1701.. The movement balance cock and regulation appears to contenetial, but the between plates appears English.. I would say in any event it is later, say 1760 - 1800.. The mainspring setup, under the mainspring barrel was gone for the most part by 1800..
 

Burkhard Rasch

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Hi DrCar,and Wellcome to the message board!IMHO the name reads "Tebeblanche",but I´ve never heard of him.Perhaps some of our friends around here with the big books have any info?The balance bridge and the inscription on the regulator disc point to a continental-maybe french-origin of the maker.They often kept elements of their national style when they emigrated to Britain,mostly because of religious reasons.The rest looks english indeed.I´d agree with the age second half of the 18th cent.HTH
Burkhard
 

DrCar

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Thank you very much for the help!

I am new to watch collecting, but Tebe or Tefeblanche was my first guess as well. Can anyone tell me more about these books with watchmaker's names?
 

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