MOVEMENT : Nice clean, gilded movement with square pillars and a beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is signed (Wm.Bushman, Woolwich) and dated (1775). It is running well, to within a couple of minutes per hour.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 36 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with just some very light surface scratches and one extremely light hairline running towards 3 from the centre. Otherwise no chips, hairlines or repairs.
Beautiful matching gold hands.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1774/5, maker’s mark FA+. The hinge is in good condition and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has no chips or cracks but some surface scratches. The bow and pendant are fine but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with no damage. It is beautifully engraved on the back with a monogram “WA”.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 49 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. The hinge is good and the catch and and release button are fine (button slightly worn). The case closes nicely. The silver is in very good condition.
Loomes lists William Bushman in Woolwich, London around 1790.