Stock No. : 0308
Rouen, France, c1820
Verge quarter repeating movement
This is a large French sold gold cased pocket watch, with a quarter/hour repeating movement, made or retailed around 1820 by F. Cebert in Rouen, France.
MOVEMENT : Frosted gilt verge movement. It incorporates an hour/quarter repeating function which is activated by pushing down the stem. The repeater strikes two gongs, with one chime for the hours and another for the quarters. The repeating function can be disabled by a slide button on the side of the case.
The watch movement is running well, keeping good time and the repeating function is working, though it does occasionally miss the last quarter. The chimes are loud and clear.
DIAL : The gold engine turned dial is about 52mm in diameter. It has a few dents and scratches but no splits or repairs. The high dome bull’s eye mineral crystal has a couple of chips right on the bezel but otherwise fine.
CASE : The substantial engine turned gold case is 57mm in diameter (excluding pendant etc.) and weighs 121gms (including the movement). There are French hallmarks on the stem and cover and the case does test as high carat gold. It is signed on the inner cover – F. Cebert, A ROUEN No. 250.
All hinges and catches are fine and both covers (and bezel) snap closed nicely.
The case is in reasonable condition with no repairs but does show general wear to the engine turning. It has a few small light dents and a small hole worn through the top of the stem. The back is engraved with a monogram “SA”.