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  • Description

    watch with perforated gilt case

    round pendant watch with hour strike and alarm, brass wheels, turned pillars, verge escapement with brass balance wheel controlled by balance spring with 2« turns.

    Movement has been converted from stackfeed and hog's bristle to balance spring with sliding index - probably in 18th century.

    Striking and going springs in fretwork barrels. alarm spring in plain barrel. Silver chapter ring with gilt alarm disc. Single hand.

    Gilt brass case is engraved front and back, with finely pierced side, detailed engraving of a coat of arms on back. Dial plate with movement attached swings out and bezel is hinged to dial plate. Hands are missing.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    26 May 1932
  • Other Id

    644 (1885 Mackelvie Catalogue)

    17701 (ethnology)

    H95 (horology)

  • Department
watch, 1932.233, H95, 17701, 644, Photographed by Jennifer… … Read more

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