A small silver pair cased watch, with a verge movement, made by Thomas Eastland, London, around 1750.
MOVEMENT : Signed, gilded verge fusee movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. It is running well.
DIAL : White enamel, 31 mm in diameter. It is in very good condition with a few light surface scratches and a very small chip on the edge at 5. No repairs. Good genuine mid 18th century hands (not reproductions).
INNER CASE : Silver, 38 mm in diameter. Hallmarked for London, 1778. Maker’s mark EL. Generally good condition but the pendant has been reattached and one sleeve of the hinge is broken, though the bezel snaps shut nicely. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage.
OUTER CASE : Silver, 45.5 mm in diameter. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Hinge and catch fine and the case closes nicely. The catch button is missing and has been replaced with a brass slotted button.
This pair case is later that the movement and dial, but is a perfect fit. It shows no modifications so may have been made specifically for this earlier movement.
Thomas Eastland is listed in London between 1744 and 1751.