This is a nice old English silver pair cased pocket watch, in working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1759, by C. Reynolds (probably Charles) in London.
MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement, with square pillars and beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock with “lace” edging (typical of 1760s). The movement is signed and numbered (2640). The movement is in good condition, with the gilding still bright and is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 36 mm in diameter. It is in quite good condition with one hairlines running down from 11, one around the edge between 2 and 4. A small chip at the opening catch at 6 and one tiny chip around the centre.
Nice matching 18th century beetle and poker hands (not reproduction), with just a little damage to the end of the hour hand.
INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London, 1759. 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 few light bruises.
OUTER CASE : A later case, marked for Birmingham 1804, but a very good fit. Again the hinge is good and the catch and release button are complete. The silver is in good condition with no dents, repairs or damage.