This is an English silver pair cased pocket watch, in excellent working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1795, by Simpson (probably James) of Lincoln.
MOVEMENT : Nicely gilded movement, beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is signed and numbered (288). The movement is in very fine condition, with the gilding still bright and is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 43 mm in diameter and in excellent condition with just some very light and small surface scratches.
Nice matching brass hands.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1795, maker TG. The hinge is in good condition, though the case doesn’t snap shut. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal, with no damage or wear. The bow and pendant are fine and without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition.
OUTER CASE : Matching hallmarks to the inner and again in excellent condition. Hinge, catch and button fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
Loomes lists James Simpson, working in Lincoln between 1790 and 1831.