This is a large English solid rose gold pair cased pocket watch, in fine working condition, with a duplex escapement fusee movement and seconds subsidiary dial, made around 1801, by G. M. Metcalfe of Newgate Street, London,
MOVEMENT : High quality duplex movement with diamond endstone, nicely blued screws and finely engraved balance cock. The gilded movement is signed and numbered (122). The movement is in excellent condition, with the gilding still bright and is running well. It is protected by a removable brass dustcap.
DIAL : The large white enamel dial is about 47 mm in diameter. Generally in very good condition but with some hairlines and repairs around the right hand edge (all outside the chapter ring).
INNER CASE : Fully hallmarked for 18 carat gold, London, 1801, maker IW. The gold is a wonderful rose colour and in excellent condition, with no dents or repairs. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut tightly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is perfect.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner, and again in very good condition. Diameter 56.5 mm.
Loomes list G.M. Metcalfe (Newgate Street) in London in 1811. This is probably George Marmaduke Metcalfe.