Stock No. : 0232

Thomas Brookes
Norton, 1818
Silver pair cases
Verge movement

This is an English silver pair cased pocket watch, in good condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, and polychrome dial, made in 1818. The movement is signed “Thomas Brookes, Norton” and unusually dated “1818”.

MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement in good, clean condition. Beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. It is running ok though occasionally stops if upside down.

DIAL : The painted enamel dial is about 36.5 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with some staining, one light hairline at 11 and some small chips on the edge around 6 o’clock.
Matching brass hands.

NNER CASE : Full hallmarks for Birmingham 1817/18, maker WR. 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 dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.

OUTER CASE : Matching marks to the inner. Again the hinge is good. The catch doesn’t snap the case shut and the button is worn. The silver is in good condition with just a few light scratches but no dents, repairs or damage.

This is a nice early 19th century English watch, with a charming painted hunting scene.