Stock No. : 0038

Massey
London, 1763
Silver pair cases
Verge movement

This is a nice old English silver pair cased pocket watch, in working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1763, by Massey in London.

MOVEMENT : Gilded movement has square pillars and a beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. “Lace” edging around the balance cock and plates (typical of 1760s). This edging is damaged around the left hand side of the balance cock. The movement is signed (Massey, LONDON) and numbered (7757). It is running well.

DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 37 mm in diameter. It is in very nice condition with just a few surface scratches, a shallow chip on the edge at 3, and a chip at the release catch at 6 o’clock. No repairs.

Nice matching 18th century beetle and poker hands (not reproduction).

INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London, 1763, maker LR. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. High dome bull’s eye crystal in good condition. The bow and pendant are fine but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with just a couple of light bruises on the side but no serious dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.

The back is beautifully engraved with the initials “JP”.

OUTER CASE : Diameter 52.5mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again the hinge is good and the catch and and release button are intact although the button is worn down. The silver is in good condition with just a few light bruises on the back. An engraving (probably originally like the inner) has been worn away from the back.