This is an English silver pair cased pocket watch, in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1797 by Robert Webster of Salop (Shrewsbury).
MOVEMENT : Gilded movement with beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is signed and numbered (2006). It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 41.5 mm in diameter. It is in excellent condition with no chips or hairlines but some very light surface scratches.
INNER CASE : No hallmarks. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. Nice high dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage. The pendant is fine and the silver is in excellent condition with no dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.
OUTER CASE : Hallmarked for London 1797, maker IR. The hinge is good. The release button is worn but the catch is fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The silver is in good condition with no dents, repairs or damage.
Loomes lists Robert Webster in Shrewsbury from 1795.