MOVEMENT : Exceptionally clean with very few scratches, the nicely gilded movement has square pillars and a beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock with “lace” edging (typical of 1760s). The movement is signed and numbered (7197). It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 35.5 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with the only damage around 5 and 6 o’clock where there is a repair around the catch and hairlines around the number V.
INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London, 1760, maker WB. 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 without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with no serious dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 49.5mm. Matching marks 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 and one on the bezel.
Loomes lists James Mew in London in 1760.