MOVEMENT : Very clean, gilded movement with beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. The movement is signed (Jn. Harrison, DARLINGTON) and numbered (75779). It is running well, to within a minute per hour.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 44 mm in diameter. It is in good condition with just some very light surface scratches and one small cip on the edge at 11. Otherwise no chips, hairlines or repairs. Brass hands.
INNER CASE : Hallmarks for London, 1847, maker’s mark JW and marked with the same movement serial number. The hinge is in good condition and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has no chips or cracks but some surface scratches. The bow and pendant are fine without the usual repaired join to the case. The silver is in excellent condition with just a few scratches on the back.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 56 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. The hinge is good and the catch and and release button are fine The case closes nicely and the silver is in very good condition.
Loomes lists John Harrison in Darlington from 1827 until his death in 1876.