This is an excellent old English silver pair cased pocket watch, in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1767 in London. The watch is signed “Rd. Bucktrout” but the watch case includes an old note indicating that Bucktrout was the owner, if not the maker as well.
MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement, with square pillars and beautifully engraved and pieced balance cock. The movement is signed and numbered (27). The movement is in excellent condition, with the gilding still bright and is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 35.5 mm in diameter and in perfect condition except for one very light hairline running from the centre towards 5.
Nice steel beetle and poker hands (18th century, not reproductions).
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1767, maker IR. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal, with very light scratches. The bow and pendant are fine but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with no damage.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner and in very nice condition. The catch and button are complete, the hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. No repairs or damage.
Loomes lists Richard Bucktrout, “from London”, then working in Wakefield and Howden. So I believe that Richard Bucktrout was both the maker and owner of this watch.