Up for sale is a beautiful, rare, mint condition quarter repeater verge fusee 22 karat solid gold pair case antique pocket watch, circa 1780, made by the English eminent watchmaker Eardley Norton. The watch has just been cleaned and serviced and the movement is in perfect working condition. It runs to the end of the fusee chain very smoothly and keeps very good time. The repeater mechanism functions perfectly. The sound is loud and clear. The movement has a push pendant quarter repeating two hammers on a bell. Three arm brass balance. Beautiful engraved top plate and balance cock. The mint fire gilt movement is signed. Eardley Norton, London, and numbered : 29159. Is one of the most eminent English watch makes of England in the 18th century. He is well listed in all the referenced books. For a good example you can look at: G. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Vol. 235: A maker of great repute of watches and complex clocks. He has watches and clocks on display in every major museum. The movement has its original dust cap, which is also signed. The pair case: 22 karat solid gold beautiful florally ingraved and pierced inner case, and 22 karat solid gold plain outer case. The inner case is also numbered : 29159. It is a large and heavy pair case solid gold pocket watch. The gold inner mint case is 51 mm wide and the gold outer case is 60 mm. The watch weighs 133 grams. The extremely mint original enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals is signed. Very nice gold original hands. Every part of this watch is original. As you can see from the pictures, it is a lovely and spectacular watch in an amazing condition!! The item “RARE ANTIQUE SOLID GOLD QUARTER REPEATER PAIR CASE VERGE FUSEE POCKET WATCH” is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “hourtimes” and is located in NETANYA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Escapement Type: Verge
- Material: Solid Gold
- Year of Manufacture: Pre-1800
- Features: 12-Hour Dial
- Closure: PAIR CASE