MOVEMENT : The gilded movement is signed and numbered (7078). Large diamond endstone, signed and numbered dustcap (7078) and wonderfully ornate pillars. The only problem seems to be the top pivot which is missing from the balance. Mainspring, chain, hairspring and wheels are all ok.
DIAL : The later white enamel dial is about 40mm in diameter. Hairlines across the edge at 5 and 9 but otherwise ok. The under dial motions wheels are present.
CASE : A later case (Victorian ?) though engraved with the movement number (7078). Silver plated over brass, about 47 mm in diameter. The case is in reasonable condition with a few bruises but the hinges are fine and it closes nicely. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also fine.
John Ellicott watches are numbered 6435 from 1770 and 7620 from 1780 so this watch (no. 7078) will have been made around 1775. From 1758 all John Ellicott watches were simply signed Ellicott.