A very interesting silver pair cased watch with “Doctor’s dial” having central minutes, and subsidiary dials for the hours, seconds and date.
MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. Signed and numbered (106). All in very good condition and running well. A stop lever, which should protrude from the inner case at 8 is missing, but otherwise the movement, including calendar mechanism, is complete and running well.
DIAL : Wonderful white enamel, with no repairs, but some damage on the edge at 2, 8 and 12, and at the centres of the hours and date dials. There is only one light hairline, running though the centre of the date dial.
INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarks for London, 1803. Maker’s mark JC. A few light scratches on the back, but in good condition throughout although the stem has been re attached.. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has a few light scratches but no chips.. The hinge and catch are good and the bezel closes properly.
OUTER CASE : Silver, with matching hallmarks to the inner. Again in good condition throughout. The hinge, catch and button are fine and the case closes correctly.
John Wood (II) is listed in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He was born in about 1766 and married in 1816.