MOVEMENT : Fully signed (Alex Hollisone, London and numbered 7515). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. Excellent original condition and running, but gaining about 5 minutes per hour.
DIAL : 36.5 mm, white enamel. There are a couple of repaired chips on the edge at 1 and 2 but otherwise fine.
INNER CASE : 42 mm. London hallmarks for 1784, maker IL. In fine condition throughout, although much of the gilding has worn through to the silver. The high dome crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : 50 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. The silver is in excellent condition although again the gilding has worn off. The hinge, is fine and the catch and catch button are complete though the steel catch has rusted and the catch is weak.
Alexander Hollisone is listed in Liverpool at the end of the 18th century but there are examples of his watches also marked as ‘London’.