MOVEMENT : Signed “Etherington, London”. Four beautiful “tulip” pillars and a nice large pierced balance cock with wide foot.
The movement is running well (to within a minute per hour) and is in good condition, with just a corner of the pierced plate missing, under the screw head, near the signature.
DIAL : The signed silver champleve dial is in excellent condition with some of black wax infill missing but very little wear. It is about 40mm in diameter.
Good early black steel beetle and poker hands (originals, not reproductions), with the minute hand shaped to accommodate the winding arbor.
CASE : There are no hallmarks or maker’s mark, which is normal for this period. Both hinges and catches are fine and the glazed bezel snaps shut nicely. The silver is in good condition with some light bruises but no holes or repairs. One small scratch on the high dome crystal but no chips or cracks. The case is about 50.5mm in diameter.
Loomes lists George Etherington in London between 1684 and 1729. The style of this movement dates the watch to around 1700.