MOVEMENT : Gilded movement, protected by a removable dust cap. Beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock with jewelled endstone. The movement is signed and numbered (2842). A lever on the outside of the case allows the movement to be stopped and restarted. It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel signed dial is about 46 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with just 2 light hairlines from the centre to 11 and 1 o’clock. No repairs.
INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London 1807. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal. The pendant is fine without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with no dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.
OUTER CASE : Matching marks to the inner. Again the hinge is good. The release button is worn down but the catch is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The silver is in good condition with no dents, repairs or damage. This is a substantial watch, with the outer case 58.5mmin diameter.
Loomes lists James Masters in the Clockmaker’s Company, London between 1809 and 1812.