Verge movement in a fine enamel case, with signed dial, by Gregson, Paris. This watch is not working and requires some work on the the movement.
MOVEMENT : Gilded verge fusee movement, with finely engraved balance cock. It is unsigned but the same serial number (948) is engraved on the dial plate and also set into the enamel on the back of the dial (so the signed dial is original to the movement).
The movement is complete, but not running. The chain slips off the fusee, so may be too thick. The balance swings ok and the movement will run for a few seconds, though fast.
DIAL : The signed white enamel dial is about 45 mm in diameter. It is in very good condition except for a tiny repair on the edge at 6 and some short, light hairlines from the edge between 6 and 7. Nice early gilt beetle and poker hands.
CASE : Diameter 54.75 mm. Gilded brass with enamel back. No maker’s mark. In very good condition with just a little wear to the gilding on the stem and bow. The beautiful enamel back is fine, with no damage or restoration. The hinge is fine and the bezel close correctly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has some scratches and some small chips around the edge (mainly at 8).
Jean Gregson is listed in Paris from 1776 until circa 1780, and was clockmaker to the King during this time.