MOVEMENT : Gilded verge movement, with “lace edge” bridge balance cock, fully signed and numbered (12664). Some wear to the gilding and scratches to the top plate but complete and running well.
DIAL : 37.25 mm. White enamel. In reasonable condition with some surface scratches and a repair near the edge at 8. Unusual silver (plated) hands. This dial is a slightly later replacement.
INNER CASE : 42.75 mm. Silver, but no hallmarks. The maker’s mark is rubbed. In good overall condition but a clumsy repair where the pendant has been reattached (only visible from the inside). High dome bull’s eye crystal in good condition. The hinge is fine and the case snaps shut nicely.
MIDDLE CASE : 51 mm. Silver, with no hallmarks (which is normal for these repousse cases). The hinge is fine and the catch is complete, with just a little wear to the catch button. A little wear to the high points on the back but no holes or repairs.
OUTER CASE : 58 mm. Silver with horn or shell covering. Wonderful red colour to the horn. There are a few short cracks to the horn surface but none missing and no restoration. No pins missing. The hinge and catch are fine.
This watch was probably made on the continent, with a spurious London signature. The two outer cases are particularly fine.