A quadruple, silver and shell cased pocket watch, with a verge fusee movement and Turkish dial, made by George Charle, London, in 1788.
MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, signed and numbered (8499). It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 44 mm in diameter. There are two hairlines running across the dial, minor damage on the edge at 5 and 10 o’clock and some scratches where the hour hand has rubbed, but no repairs. Very nice old beetle and poker hands which are 18th century and not reproductions.
INNER CASE : Diameter 49.5mm. Fully hallmarked for London, 1788, maker IR. The hinge is fine though the pendant has been reattached to the case. No dents or bad scratches. The high dome crystal is fine.
SECOND CASE : Diameter 59.75mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Very good condition with hinge and catch fine. Just a little wear to the catch button.
THIRD CASE : Diameter 71mm. This case is of silver and shell. The silver is in good condition with the hinge and catch fine, though the catch button has worn down. The shell has some pieces missing from the front bezel, the largest about 15mm near the hinge. On the back there is one large piece missing.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 83mm. This large silver case is unmarked except for some Arabic lettering near the hinge. The hinge and catch are fine. The silver is in good condition though there is an old repair near the pendant.
Loomes Lists George Charle(s) in London in 1785.