This is a George II English silver pair and brass cased pocket watch, in working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, and unusual ‘name’ dial (CATHRINE HYDE), made around 1730.
MOVEMENT : Gilded movement, with wide D shaped foot to the balance cock. Running well. It is fully signed and numbered (819). Very unusual and ornate pillars. There is a small piece missing from the left hand corner of the balance cock foot but otherwise fine.
DIAL : The later (c1760) white enamel dial is about 38.5 mm in diameter. It is in nice condition with just some surface scratches, but no hairlines or chips. The owner’s name ‘Cathrine Hyde’ is spelt out around the edge of the dial.
INNER CASE : No hallmarks. The case is in very good condition and shuts nicely. The high dome crystal has a few scratches but no chips or cracks. The bow and pendant are fine but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with no significant scratches, dents or damage.
OUTER CASE : Silver rims with a brass body. The brass would originally have been covered with leather or shell. The hinge and catch are fine though the catch button worn down. However the brass back has some damage below the neck.