A good verge in fine condition, with interesting Masonic engravings..
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with very well engraved and pierced balance cock. Blued screws, diamond endstone and removable brass dustcap. Fully signed and numbered (1881). Fine condition and running well.
DIAL : 46.5 mm. White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds dial. In perfect condition except for one very light (almost invisible) hairline running through the centre.
INNER CASE : 50 mm, silver, hallmarked for Chester, 1823, maker’s mark TH & Co. The hinge is fine and the case closes nicely. High dome bull’s eye crystal with surface scratches and 2 small chips right on the bezel. The silver is in good condition with one small bruise on the back and a small hole which has been drilled near the winding aperture. Not sure why as it is too small for a winging aperture and the case is definitely original.
The back of the case is engraved “Sunderland 1826” and with some Masonic symbols.
OUTER CASE : 56.25 mm, silver, hallmarks matching the inner. The hinge and catch are fine, though the catch button has been dented. In overall very nice condition.
William Arlot is listed in Sunderland between 1804 and 1829.