Stock No. : 0475
Gold pair cases
Lever conversion movement
This English watch, in a heavy solid gold pair case, with later lever conversion movement, was made by Robert Allam in London, around 1750.
MOVEMENT : Engraved and pierced balance cock with diamond endstone. It is signed and numbered (1056) and running very well. Very good conversion to a lever movement, probably done around 1800. Clean, good quality movement, in excellent condition, with original signed and numbered dustcap.
DIAL : The white enamel dial is about 37.5 mm in diameter. It is in perfect condition except for a few tiny surface marks and a small repair, right on the edge between 7 and 8.
INNER CASE : Diameter 43.5 mm. No marks but tested as high carat gold, probably 22ct. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The bow has been repaired, with the ends a slightly different colour. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition with just one small scratch but no chips. The gold is in good condition with no dents or noticeable scratches.
OUTER CASE : Diameter 50.75 mm. and again with no marks but tested as high carat gold. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The top of the catch button has worn down but otherwise this case is in very good condition with just some very light shallow bruises on the back.
This is a very heavy gold case, weighing about 75 gms. without the movement and crystal.
Robert Allam is listed in London between 1730 and 1765.