This is a George III English silver pair cased pocket watch, in working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1809 by J. Bradford in London.
MOVEMENT : Very clean, gilded movement, signed and numbered (1104). The balance cock has an unusual engraved portrait . The movement is running well, to within a couple of minutes per hour.
DIAL : The white enamel dial has a chip to the left of the centre and a light hairline running from that chip towards 7. The dial is also slightly loose so probably isn’t original.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for Birmingham, 1809, maker’s mark WR. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine except for one very small chip on the bezel on the inside. The bow and pendant are fine without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with just a few small bruises on the back. The back is nicely engraved with the initials JW. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner and in fine condition with just wear to the catch button. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely.