This is a wonderful English silver pair cased pocket watch, in triple shell and silver cases, with an hour/quarter repeating verge movement. It is in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, and was made around 1805, by Francis Atkins in London.
MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement, signed (Frans. Atkins, London) and numbered (3610). The repeating function is activated by pushing down the pendant, causing one hammer to strike the hours on the bell, and both hammers to strike the quarters. The movement is running well and the repeating function works, though the quarter strike occasionally sticks.
DIAL : The large white enamel dial is about 46.5 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with a small chip on the edge at 11 o’clock, one very light short hairline from the centre towards 11 and two short scratches at 8 o’clock.
SILVER INNER CASE : Beautifully engraved and pierced border. Hallmarked for London, 1805, maker PD. The hinge is in good condition and the case snaps closed. High dome crystal in good condition. The silver is in very good condition with just some scratches around the catch.
SILVER MIDDLE CASE : Matching silver hallmarks and engraving to the inner. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. The catch and button are also fine. Again the silver is in very good condition.
SILVER/SHELL OUTER CASE : Diameter 66mm. The hinge, catch and release button are all fine and the case closes nicely. The shell has a couple of short cracks around the release button, and a few small pieces missing. The largest is on the back, about 5x3mm, near the release button. There are only 2 pins missing. There are no repairs, and the case is strong and a good colour.
Loomes list Francis Atkins in London up to 1809.