This is a late 17th century English watch with a beautiful verge movement and signed silver champleve dial, in a single silver case.
MOVEMENT : Signed “Tho. West, London” with serial number 803. Four beautiful split pillars and a nice large pierced balance cock with wide ‘D’ shaped foot.
he movement is running well (to within a minute per hour) and is in very good condition.
DIAL : The signed silver champleve dial is in fine condition. It is 41.35 mm excluding the dial plate and 43.5mm in diameter including the plate.
Good early black steel beetle and poker hands (originals, not reproductions).
CASE : There are no hallmarks (which is normal for this period) and an indistinct maker’s mark. Both hinges and catches are fine and the glazed bezel snaps shut nicely. The silver is in very good condition with some light bruises on the back. The high dome crystal is perfect. The case is about 50 mm in diameter and about 26mm deep, excluding the crystal.
This is a very fine early English watch, in excellent and original working condition.
Loomes lists Thomas West in London from 1687.