This is a nice early English silver pair cased pocket watch, in good working condition, with a verge escapement fusee movement, made around 1763, by Stephen Scarborough (or Stephens of Scarborough).
MOVEMENT : Exceptionally clean with very few scratches, the nicely gilded movement has square pillars and a beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock with unusual zigzag edging. The movement is signed “Stepn Scarborough”. It is running well.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 36 mm in diameter. It is in reasonable condition with a hairline between 2 and 3, another round the edge between 11 and 1 and a third one at the edge near 7 o’clock.
Black steel beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Full hallmarks for London, 1763, maker WM. The hinge is in good condition and the case closes nicely. High dome bull’s eye crystal in good condition. The bow and pendant are fine but with the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in good condition with no serious dents, bad scratches or excessive wear.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 50.5mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again the hinge is good and the catch and and release button are intact although the button is worn down. The case snaps shut nicely. The silver is in good condition with just a few light bruises on the back.