MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with nicely engraved and pierced balance cock. Blued screws. Fully signed and numbered (11968). Fine condition and running well.
DIAL : 45 mm. White enamel dial, in perfect condition.
INNER CASE : 49.5 mm, silver, hallmarked for London, 1840, maker’s mark JB and engraved with the movement serial number. The hinge is fine and the case closes nicely. Good high dome bull’s eye crystal with no damage. Excellent condition throughout.
OUTER CASE : 56.25 mm, silver, hallmarks matching the inner. The hinge and catch are fine, though the catch button has been worn down and filled with a hard red material. In overall very nice condition with just a couple of scratches on the inside.
William Neale is listed in Brighton between 1823 and 1867.